Friday, November 21, 2014

Join the 3M Post-it and Scotch Revolution!

Truly, there is nothing greater when it comes to stationery and office supplies except for Post-It and Scotch! 3M Philippines solidifies its ground as the world's revolutionary leader for organization tools for office and school. And being part of this year's brand launch, where the latest amazing additions to the impressive Post-It and Scotch lines was truly a blessing and an honor! Here I am below with my childhood friend and now senior brand manager, the beautiful Missy De Rivera!

Check out that amazing stage backdrop above! Held in Makati, members of the press, bloggers and trade partners came to witness 3M Philippines' staff share their latest products while moving and groovin' to the most happening beats - same way as the company has been dancing at the top - as they continue to innovate the basics that we have loved for the past years. It's more than just my favorite magic tapes and Post-It notes now - it is a revolutionary stationery and supplies experience! 

Juggling life as a corporate manager, a passionate (and always hyper) events host and most of all, a proud single mom, entails that I am always organized and on top of all the daily brouhaha. My life is just so fast-paced, and that is why it is no secret that Post-It is my BFF when it comes to organizing my schedule, letting me stay in control and focused in whatever task, letting me dance to whatever tune I am at. 

But more than my favorite Post-It notes, I have my newest favorite - the Scotch designer scissors in Zebra print. It is handy and posh - just what I like - functional and fabulous! Below is the creative Post-It Revolution wall. The Step Up inspired event is perfect for this is similar to how 3M Philippines always Steps Up, and Dominates! 

Thank you so much, 3M Philippines for the chance to work with your world-class company. This event was unforgettable; an energetic party which I love to relive all the time, through this video link: 
A Revolutionary Opening Number by 3M Philippines

- Marylaine Viernes 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Always a Fairy Happy Halloween at SM Makati!

Growing up, I would frequent SM Makati. I loved everything about that mall - its convenience, proximity to my home back then, plus the fact that it was in the middle of everything. And now, I have more reasons to love it, since I have hosted their exciting Halloween Party for the second straight year! Last year, I was a WINX Club Fairy, and this year, I rose up a notch as a Fairy Queen! Donning my same pair of lovely, shiny wings as last year! Only this time, I had a silvery crown! 

I am always thankful each time I get to host for SM Makati, one of my most favorite SM Malls and SM Store branches, because not only do they let me soar on my fairy wings and spread my giggly loud happiness and game ideas; I have also made a ton of lovely friends! Above are the awesome marketing team of the SM Store Makati, and special shout out to Ms. Nikki Angela Cruz, the Marketing Manager, and of course the handsome Prince Miami Santos (above) who continues to trust me with their events. Plus my friend and former high school classmate, Jonner Galerio a.k.a Blue Cabanlig, all part of the efficient & talented SM Makati team. 

The place was packed! We had fun games, a dog show, a costume parade and of course, trick-or-treat! Everyone took home loads of fun... and Candy!!! 

So here's my son's stash for this year... How can we ever gobble these all up??? And so, to end my blog, I would like to share a photo that is very, very special to me. The very first time my little sweet joy went trick-or-treating with me (yes, he enjoyed Halloween even before he could even walk!) Here he was, I believe only a year old or less... I was dressed as Maid Marian and he, as my very own Robin Hood! My first year as a mom, but you can never take my love for Halloween away from me. Indeed, so many reasons to love this time of the year; it is totally a sweet season, and I am not just talking about Candy!

-Marylaine Viernes  

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Day 2 of the Monster High Freaky Fusion Howl-o-ween Party!

The show, the prizes, candy during the exciting Day 1 wasn't enough, for more little monsters came back for Day 2 for another Howl-tastic time at SM Megamall! I still had my Nefera De Nile look but this time my dress was all ghoul-den (golden) glam! 

For the second day, we had more games and surprises, plus another fab round of Meet & Greet and Photo Op with the favorite Fusion Monsters from the latest hit movie! 

Thanks so much to my awesome friends at Richprime Global Inc., partner of Mattel for all the best toys in the world, and for making me part of these claw-some events that lets our toys and imaginations come to life! And thanks, Badette (photo above) for helping me fix my royally misbehaving mummy lace! 

I just love Monster High! And I also love this adorable Skelita girl here, who came back to have fun with me and our skeleton crew on Day 2! 

- Marylaine Viernes  

Day 1 of the most Fang-tastic Halloween Gig ever!!!

This year, I got to host not just one but two Monster High Shows at SM Megamall. And as I always say, "Halloween is the one time of the year when I can be myself again..." Indeed, even as a young girl, I have always loved Halloween, from those fun trick-or-treating activities with my childhood friends, and now even as an adult, I still get to take part in this fabulous fun time.

The stage is set! Look at that HUGE Crowd at SM Megamall! And this was just Day 1! It was really so fang-tastic, monsterrific and ghoul-ectrifying to be there! 


For the 2-day Monster High Meet & Greet Howltastic Howloween Party, it was all about the latest Monster High movie, "Freaky Fusion." I chose to get dressed as one of my many favorite characters - Nefera De Nile, big sister to her royal highness, Cleo De Nile, captain of the Fearleading Squad, and daughter of The Mummy. And well, among all of the characters, Nefera is oldest and it is apt to take on an older character. This calls for a MEGA MONSTER SELFIE! 

Top photo shows the winners for the Day 1 Freaky Fusion Costume Contest. I had so much fun, probably more than the kids did! LOL. From dressing up, putting on makeup and accessories and totally leading the party, I got to do what I love to do most, while being my "true" self. And of course, my sweet son had to tag along. Here is his photo as CLAWD WOLF, and I as his "Mummy."

And here I am with my very own dear sweet young skeleton crew. I first met these three lovely gals at our summer event held at SM Aura Premier. They are dressed as my favorite, Jinafire Long, Draculaura and the popular Frankie Stein. Hope to see you again girls!

And to end my post, bet you didn't know these cool Halloween Trivia: 

1. Halloween is known to begin in Ireland back when Irish people were known as the Celts. This tradition was first known as Samhain. - Thinking of Ireland makes me remember by very special friend, John, who is half-fairy just like me. 

2. Did you know that some people actually fear Halloween? This condition is called Samhainophobia. Again, this term has its root word, "Samhain", which harks back to the first days in Ireland. 

3. Among kids all over the world. 93% go trick-or-treating per a survey done last year. What happened to the 7% they truly are missing out on a lot! But thanks to super cool establishments like SM Malls, Halloween is able to reach out to more kids, and thus pepper their childhood with fond (scary) memories, and tons of cavity from candy! 

Thanks for dropping by, and Happy Halloween, Beautiful Monsters!!! Here's my photo with the Monster High SKELETON CREW; fabulous COSPLAYERS dressed up as ( From L-R): Lagoonafire, Cleolei, Clawvenus and Dracubecca... With yours truly, Nefera De Nile, big sister to her royal highness, Cleo De Nile, descendant of Pharaohs. And don't you forget that. So, don't you wanna be a Monster too?

Please watch out for my Day 2 post, plus my awesome hosting gig for SM Makati too, dressed as a fairy queen! 

-Marylaine Viernes