Bring Your Minion To Spruce

One of my favorite homegrown retail merchants, Spruce, has something despicably adorable for everyone! In line with the premiere of the much awaited sequel of the animated film “Despicable Me”, Spruce celebrates it’s successor “Despicable Me 2" with the "Bring Your Minion To Spruce" photo liking contest.

I was invited along with other influential youths yesterday for its pre-launch discussion at Spruce Centrio. With me were writer & Gil Ex model Nadine Legaspi, videographer & Glitterati model Paola Pilapil and athlete & blogger Zee Paduganan. Present were Spruce Marketing Coordinator for Visual, Media & Public Relations Lai Serrano & her partner, photographer Fourth Legara of




So how to join? It’s really easy and fun & creative too!

Head over to Spruce Centrio and bring with you your Minion Toy (figurine/plush/whatever)

Find an item from Spruce 

Let your minion strike a pose with that item and snap a photo of it

Complete the sentence “My minion loves Spruce because…”  

Send it (via personal message) on Spruce Facebook fan page

Submission period will be from July 3-6

Photos will be posted for online voting from July 8-10

Winner with the most like will be declared winner! And the winner will have the Spruce item for free!

Here’s my promotional entry, but unfortunately it does not qualify as an entry for the contest as it should only be ONE (1) Minion toy only.


And here’s an instructional teaser video that I made just so everyone can comprehend the contest even more:

*Error: I captioned it as “bring your Minion toy to any Spruce branch." Just to clarify,

1 year ago on 07/03/13 at 05:50pm


Crisp, elegant, neat, ethereal.. the list of adjectives to define your ideal wedding gown & entourage can go on and on. And the month of June is something that’s always associated with weddings for reasons still unknown to me. 

Last 28th of July 2013, 13 of Cagayan de Oro’s amazing fashion designers presented a parade of creams, ivories, pearls & several other shades of white (although a few designers played around with a spectrum of colors) in a pristine fashion show entitled “Boda.” Held at the rotunda of the Lim Ket Kai Mall, you could seriously hear the echoes of bedazzlement from the audience with every piece that was on the runway.

Among my personal favorites were Boogie Rivera's closing gown which was a serene ivory gown with an almost sculptured looking bust accent, Gil Macaibay III’s first groom’s suit which would make any groom look like your epitome of a dream guy. Other favorites include Alma Mae Roa's finale wedding gown that resounded every inch of a blossoming bride. Juniel Doring’s unique stage direction & styling for his show was also a stand out.

But don’t get me wrong, every piece on the runway was exquisitely breathtaking and made me proud to have such talent in my hometown of Cagayan de Oro City.

Unfortunately, I missed out on 4 designers since I had to cut my stay because I was already late for my Friday youth service. Nevertheless, I’m pretty sure these 4 other designers did an amazing job as well.

And no, I didn’t take photos. In an attempt for Cagayan de Oro City to have it’s own version of FTV, I took videos & check out my very first video entry:

Video stills of (some of) my favorite runway moments from Boda 2013!:





1 year ago on 07/01/13 at 08:17pm