#GlobeUnleashed: A Wild Party unlike any other

With the Color Manila Run just around the corner, Globe has decided to make the September 5 event at the SRP grounds that much more exciting by announcing the arrival of Manila’s biggest dance events in Cebu City – #GlobeUnleashed!

  
Here’s generally what you could expect at the crazy 11-hour dance party (yes, you read that right – 11 hours!):

🎆🎇 🙌💦🔊 #unleashed5 #u5 #getwet #globeunleashed #weedoo #fireworks (c)

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#GlobeUnleashed 5 Best Party Ever.

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Thank you for partying with us last night! 🙌🏼 #GlobeUnleashed #NextLevelKa

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Exciting, isn’t it?

I don’t know about you but I’m actually looking forward to this despite the 10km run I am racing in for ColorRun! After all, the law of inertia states that an object in motion has to remain in motion and there is no better way to stay in motion after a full marathon run than to end the night with a blast of a party!!

Basic details of the event:

Location: SRP grounds, Cauit Island

Time and Date: 5:30pm onwards, September 5, 2015

What to look forward to: Party music by the top DJ’s from Manila and Cebu City and the prospect of getting free tickets to the event!

Generally, walk-in admission to the event costs P300 BUT frre tickets could be availed of from the Globe Store in Ayala Center by simply purchasing a SIM & top up. Cool, right?

What makes it even better? 

One of the most popular DJs in Manila, Mars Miranda, will be giving FREE Spinning lessons at Ayala Center Cebu’s Globe Store on September 5 from 5pm to 7pm! If you have always dreamed of learning how to spin like a top DJ, this Saturday is your chance to tick that off your bucket list!

More prizes in store

Of course, that’s not all you’ll be looking forward to.

Globe will be giving away prizes, freebies and other cool knick knacks to Globe GoSurf50 subscribers at the #NextLevelKa booth at the event grounds! 
What are you waiting for? Get your tickets at the Globe store in Ayala while they still last and see you this Saturday!

Photo & video Credits: @glathis_, @junrixmonter, @enjoyglobe on Instagram and @globeph on YouTube.

eSports Festival 2016

Once again, Cebu is celebrating one of the largest gaming events in the country: the eSports Festival.   

The eSports Festival hosts the largest gaming competitions for online gaming such as DOTA 2 National Championship, The Clash of Clans Tournament – Visayas Leg, and the eSports Festival Cosplay Competition. 

 
  Organized by the Philippine eSports Organization, the event hopes to encourage the participation of more Filipinos in the eSports community as a legitimate national sport.

  
Members of the Cebu Blogging Community were invited to a press conference announcing the participation of top Philippine cosplayer, Miss Alodia Gosiengfiao, as a co-sponsor and organizer of the eSports Festival 2016 in Manila. 
As a huge fan of Alodia and of online gaming, we were naturally excited to be part of the press conference. However, due to a slight misunderstanding from the registration booth, a number of bloggers were unable to participate in the press conference. I was sadly among those who didn’t get inside the board room. 

As soon as I registered, I was given a “Media” ID but when I inquired regarding the venue of the press conference, the ladies at the registration directed me to the entrance of the competition venue which was also listed as the Cebu Trade Hall. After minutes of walking around and finding no press conference, we exited the Trade Hall and asked the ladies at the registration booth again. As it turns out, the board room for the Press Conference was closed shut and several members of the media, including the bloggers who were invited (such as us) were denied entrance. 
As such, there’s not much members of the media could write about when we’re not in the press conference itself.

Thanks to a few calls and messages to the CBC leads, we managed to get in…but it’s too late. The press conference is wrapping up and the most we could do is take photos with Alodia and receive press kits with eSports t-shirts.

   
They did invite us back into the event center where competitors for the DOTA 2 tournament are engaged in an intense fight. In the end, the Quezon City team won against the Cebu team. The Philippine eSports organization then announced their planned introduction of the eSports Festival to several more cities in the country including Manila, with Alodia as co-organizer. 

  
For the most part, it sucked that we didn’t get into the press conference but we did have front row seats and I managed to sit just a few inches away from Alodia so that helped make up for it.

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OOTD: Malibu Barbie

My friend Janice loves to dress people up. She’s cute that way. 

So, on the day we hung out before she leaves for Manila, we decided to have a short photoshoot.

By photoshoot, I mean, she styled me up like Malibu Barbie and took LOTS of photos of me. I’m so glad my friends absolutely approve of my pink hair, no judgments necessary. 

Here are some of the photos from that “shoot”:

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Makeup and styling by Janice Maglasang.

How to get pink hair

If you’ve been checking out my Instagram posts, you would have noticed that I dyed my hair pink.

#🙆 #pinkhairdontcare #pinkhair #ArcticFoxHairColor #virginpink #mermaidhair

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  I’ve always wanted to have pink hair and now I finally managed to do it. Although the attempt was riddled with anxiety (bleach is a bitch), you don’t have to worry as much as I did. 
In fact, getting your hair to pink doesn’t have to be difficult.
How do you dye your hair pink?

  
First, go for an attitude shift.
How? By forgoing any fear of getting unnatural hair colors and just go to feeling inspired!
I get my inspiration and motivation through Tasha Leelyn’s video: https://youtu.be/87Qmt8sSHtI

Also, I stalk the #pinkhair and #pinkhairdontcare tags on Instagram fairly often. 

    
The inspiration will definitely leave you feeling more excited to get pink hair and less anxious to dye it.

Two, BLEACH.

I cannot emphasize this enough. You have to be fearless enough to go for a bleach.

Yes, it will damage your hair. 

Yes, it will leave your hair feeling dry.

But, yes, you need it so the color pink has to come out. 

No bleach = no pink. 

I would suggest going to a professional for a bleach. I didn’t want to try bleaching at home since I wanted to have my pink hair be perfect AND I don’t want to risk the damage of amateur bleaching. 

I read that to get the perfect white for pastel hair colors, you have to bleach it at least twice. To do that, you need to leave at least a month interval between bleaches so you don’t ruin your hair.

I only bleached my hair once since I didn’t want to spend a month with white-blonde hair. It still had yellow tints, though, so you have to be patient in order to get the second round of bleaches. I’m lucky my hair absorbed the bleach well enough.

The bleach should only be on your hair for an hour, at most. Not more than that so your hair stays safe and healthy. Don’t forget to wash it off with shampoo and conditioner afterwards.
Three, use Virgin Coconut Oil.

To make bleaching easier for you, try using coconut oil and leaving it on the night before you bleach your hair. It’s also better to use coconut oil as hair treatment weeks before the bleach. Use it on your hair before performing the actual bleaching. I found that it made the bleaching process that much more tolerable and less painful.

  

Four, choose the right hair dye.

I used Arctic Fox in Virgin Pink but I also read several good reviews of Manic Panic. I chose Arctic Fox because it smelled so good and it was what Tasha Leelyn used. Also, it’s vegan and wasn’t tested on animals. 

  

Five, use white conditioner to dilute the pink dye.

The conditioner has to be white. You can use any conditioner so long as it’s white. 

On a plastic bowl, mix two-thirds white conditioner with one-thirds of the hair dye. If you want it to be lighter, use only a few drops of hair dye. Use too much and it will turn into a reddish pink, use too little and it will be very pale (which fades really fast). I used more dye since my hair still has the yellow tint and I wanted to avoid looking orange.

 
Six, enlist a friend to help you apply the dye.

Start at the roots then work your way to the ends of your hair. Having a friend to help is much easier since they can deal with the hard to reach areas such as the back of the head.  

 
Seven, set the color for 30 minutes or more.

This would depend on how dark you want the color to be. Wrap your head with a shower cap to protect your hair. I didn’t have a shower cap so I used a plastic bag (teehee) and helped the color absorb faster by heating my hair with a hair dryer. 

Make sure to always check your hair color so it goes according to how you want it to look like.
Eight, wash it off.

Don’t worry about the color washing off the drain. It won’t affect your hair color. 

Don’t use shampoo or conditioner. Use an old towel to dry your hair, keeping in mind that hair color looks darker when wet and it will lighten up by a shade if it’s dry.

I air-dried mine and, now, it’s looking fantastic! https://instagram.com/p/6H19B3IFbZ/

Have fun playing with colors!!

Get HOOQ’d!

This just in: one of our sponsors for the CBC First Anniversary, HOOQ, just sent us participating bloggers the ultimate freebie – a free one-month subscription to HOOQ! 

If you’re as much of a movie junkie as I am, this is definitely a wonderful perkup. You see, HOOQ is a movie streaming app. It allows users to stream several movies and television shows (along with the option of downloading up to five movies for offline viewing!)

HOOQ served as one of the major sponsors of the CBC First Anniversary celebration last July 4, 2015. As is the case, they didn’t limit our support to our ever-growing blogging community to just giving out wonderful take-home prizes at the actual anniversary event. 

Naturally, as soon as I received my code and followed the instructions for creating then verifying my account, I started streaming the movies I’ve always wanted to watch!

Of course, I don’t want to limit the experience of using HOOQ, so I’ll be sharing how you can also enjoy using the app. 

Here’s how to sign up and watch all those wonderful movies and TV shows:

1. Download and install the app HOOQ on your device. 

  

2. Fill in your details.

 

3. Select your payment method. 

 

Since I was given a voucher code, I had to choose the last option and fill in the voucher code. For those who have voucher codes, it’s important to note that the code is case-sensitive.

4.   Prepare to be HOOQ’d!

Simply validate the email account used to sign up and you can login straight to the app in order to start browsing their long list of available movies & TV shows!