Monday, April 30, 2012

It's Official: UNIQLO is Coming to the Philippines on June 15, UT Vote & WIN a Trip to Japan

It's official! All of those rumors are true. Finally,the most-awaited fashion retailer will open stores in our shore! \(◦'⌣'◦)/ Uniqlo is coming to the Philippines! Yay!

Gotta start making your mental wish list, peeps, because the minimalist Japanese brand is boldly expanding its presence in the Philippines and it's officially gearing up for a landing in Manila on June 15! Actually, I already picked out some of my favorite pieces! :)

I'm bracing myself for the crush Uniqlo opening and I'm psyched to see the massive, spanking  brand new store. On June 15, the retailer will open a flagship store on Manila's biggest and one of the most famous shopping malls: SM Mall of Asia.

Here's my little girl lounging while waiting for the press launch to start. :)
Yep, she's busy! Really busy. :)

The UT hoarding wall at SM MOA makes me positively giddy and excited! :)

UT is unlike any other T-shirt. It is a tool to “make a statement.” As embodied in the UT Philosophy -- “A T-shirt is more than just a T-shirt. It’s an expression of who you are. Where you’ve been. What you love.  That’s the UT philosophy.”

Hello Kitty UT! How adorbs!

Going extremely bonkers over Orla kiely and Hello Kitty UTs for Uniqlo! Just how hip can Rockstarmomma get? :) And I'm so ready to rock those tees!

Love love the Lulu Guinness designs! Classic.
Superior, high quality fabric!
The first UNIQLO store opened its doors in June 1984. They proved the success of the SPA manufacturer retailer model controlling the entire process from product planning, production, distribution and marketing. UNIQLO enjoyed superb growth by providing high quality casual wear at remarkably low prices. 

UT shirts are more than just clothes! It's a clothing innovation. UNIQLO continuously innovate and ensure that its products serve a valuable function to improve one’s daily life. Noting the discomfort brought by summer heat, UNIQLO launches its new CLOTHING INNOVATION – AIRism.

Anyone would probably agree that summer is the worst time of year to be stuck wearing an uncomfortable tee. You can get sticky with sweat all over. Eewness! Thanks to UT's AIRism!

AIRism innerwear delivers cool comfort, and is light as air. AIRism is a new concept in functional innerwear created by UNIQLO for the spring and summer seasons. Made from ultra-fine fibers that regulate the circulation of air, AIRism innerwear feels so light and soft to the skin that you will forget you have it on. With AIRism, each fiber“ breathes” to release moisture from within and keep your body comfortably dry.

So why wear t-shirt when you can wear a UT?

What I love about my UT:

Universality + Function = Future Fashion :) I love UT's unique, simple, well-designed clothes. Exceptional high quality with expert tailoring.
Nothing beats Uniqlo’s AIRism that will keep you cool, comfortable & feeling light as air.  Perfect for summer! It's 36° but that's cool because I'm covered in my Barbie UT! :)
Incredible, affordable prices. And, at a time when consumers are tightening their belts, it also helps that UT is affordable, with tees that cost as little as PhP590 and other designed tees that go for PhP790.
Quirky, cute style and has a wide range of designs that captures people's imagination and desire for self-expression. It reminds me of a more hip J Crew, with a slapsh of Guess and Gap Clothing! Their line is FUN and they have the coolest screen tees! It's a complete statement of confidence, a brand of personal expression and a tool to make a statement.
Like cotton, only better.
One little UT + a whole lot of personality = HAPPINESS It's absolutely the best and most comfy tee I've ever tried! So now, it's your time to shine, and it’s time for you to step into summer comfort. Their tees are designed for just that supreme comfort and they're perfectly casual.

What I hate:
Uhmmm... absolutely nothing! :)
Made for all!
And lest I forget, Uniqlo's clothing is "made for all" and doesn't cater to one specific age group or demographic. Because if all people can look and feel better every day, then maybe the world can be a little better too. :)

Mr. Katsumi Kubota, Managing Director, Fast Retailing Philippines, Inc. 
"For UNIQLO, T-shirts are not just T-shirts. UT is a brand that helps peole express who they are, their character and personality. Whoever you are and what you feel, there will always be a UT just for you," explains Katsumi Kubota, Managing Director, Fast Retailing Philippines, Inc.

You’ve just heard me rave all about them, now’s your chance to check out Uniqlo’s UT for yourself FOR FREE!  Own it...and LOVE it. So cozy.

Win a UT or even a trip to Japan. Join UT Vote and Win promo. Simply LIKE the UNIQLO Philippines Fan Page. Vote for your favorite UT for a chance to win it! There will be 100 winners of UT T-shirts weekly. The winner of the Japan trip, on the other hand, will be chosen among participants who voted the winning UT design via electronic raffle and will be awarded on the opening date of the UNIQLO Philippines store on June 15! Plus, if UNIQLO hits 150,000 likes, more UNIQLO fans will have a chance to win a trip for Japan! Yay!

Lucky me! I have voted and I've won a Barbie UT at the event plus another Hello Kitty UT as token from Uniqlo! Yay! Thanks Uniqlo! 
So what are you waiting for? Visit their Facebook page to see the full line of UTs and pick 1 up for Uniqlo's UT Vote and Win contest  See deets at:

UT hit stores June15th! Mark your calendars guys! Counting the days! It's time for new tees! :)

Until then, start voting now and get your own UT!


KPEPS 2012: Achievers of Today, Ready for the Future

Hey moms! As parents, have you confused criticizing with nurturing? I hope not.

Our children need the nurture that only a mom can give. Moms give their kids unconditional love that no one can match! Although, I also believe that the guidance and active presence of both parents would be the ideal situation... a father and mother that work hard but still spend quality time nurturing their children.

Sadly, kids nowadays are being raised by young parents who aren't as nurturing as they should be. They rather party than raise a kid. It's just sad.

So moms, it's times like these when you just need to take a step back and ask yourself.. right now, in this moment;

Is your child ready to take on the challenge and the change in our country’s educational landscape? How can you support your child as he faces the bigger world?

It's a good thing that KPEPS 2012 is set to share with the parents the current scenario of our country’s education system along with the possible enhancements to be implemented and how all these can affect the learners of today. Aiming to help every parent support their child in achieving their full potential to triumph in any test of life, Kumon Philippines, Inc. is all set to once again deliver values and insights for the parents and educators of today through their annual Kumon Philippines Education and Parenting Seminar (KPEPS).

On it's 5th year, KUMON, the leading after school supplementary learning program, enjoins all parents and educators to attend this year's KumonPhils. Education and Parenting Seminar (KPEPS).

So mommies, you are all invited!

What: KumonPhils. Education and Parenting Seminar (KPEPS 2012)
When: May 19, 2012 Saturday from 2:00-4:30PM
Where: SM North the Block Cinema 4
How to register:  Email your complete name, mobile number, and general address to or call 885 0226.

KPEPS 2012, tagged "Achievers of Today, Ready for the Future!", is set to share with the parents and educators the current scenario of our country’seducation system along with the possible enhancements to be implemented and how all these can affect the learners of today. To be joined by industry professionals, KPEPS will provide helpful insights for the parents in guiding their children as they face the challenges of today and the future.

Mr. Henry Tenedero, an Education Reform Advocate who is the Board Director of the Executive Council of the International Learning Styles Network (ILSN) and President of the Center for Learning and Teaching Styles Philippines (CLTS, Phils.), will articulate the different challenges that children currently face and the possible changes in our education system such as the introduction of the K to 12 program in the local education setting.

In the next module, “Kumon: Every Child, an Achiever,” Ms. Susie Tsoi, a Kumon Instructor for more than 10 years, will give parents helpful tips on how they can effectively guide their children in facing the current challenges in the educational system and the changes prompted to come in its progression. With Teacher Susie’s extensive experience with students of varying ages, and the countless times she has witnessed how every child can be an achiever, she will share real stories on how parents play an important role in helping their children succeed in school and in life.

With passion for excellence and sincere belief in every child’s unique capability, Kumon has been steadfast in spreading the Kumon Method of Learning to as many children possible, making an impact on the lives of parents and children of different generations around the world. Inspired by the belief that every child is an achiever, Kumon Philippines, Inc. continues to work hand in hand with parents and educators to help every Filipino child harness his great potential towards the realization of his dreams.

The event is FREE of admission and will be hosted by mother and TV personality, Ms. Chiqui Roa-Puno. To register, email your complete name, mobile number, and general address to or call 885 0226.

I look forward to seeing you there lovelies. :)