Last Sunday, December 4, 2016, through SM Kids and SM Accessories, the Princess Academy came to the Kingdom of SM City Bacolod. We got an invitation to attend as guest and this will be the first time that Preemie girl will be attending, so you can imagine our excitement! But with the school intramural just finished, the on-going practices for her First Holy Communion, and as a full-time working mom nursing a bad cough, I simply had very little time and energy left to prepare. In fact by the end of the working week, I was trying to convince Preemie girl not to attend anymore. However, unlike in the past where my little girl was not that interested, this time she really wanted to go.
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
I first heard of UNIQLO watching a news documentary about 2 or three years ago. Back then, I thought it was just another retail store trying to make it big in the world market. When a branch opened in Manila and friends would rave about the clothing the store sells, I became curious. Of course, not being fond of Manila, I never really got to shop in their branches there. Fast forward to June 15, 2016 when Negros Bloggers were invited for a press tour and VIP shopping as a preview to their grand opening on the 17th of June. Well, folks...it was love at first try!
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Finally, after months of waiting, the SM City Northwing expansion and SMX Convention Center are now open and with them, comes a new and improved SM Foodcourt. As expected, the north wing expansion is huge, making the mall the biggest and largest of all SM Malls in the Visayas and Mindanao and the first SMX outside Metro Manila. Last Friday, October 17, just before Masskara weekend, members of the Negrense Blogging Society, Inc and Skyscraper City Bacolod were invited to view, taste and experience what the new foodcourt has to offer the people of Negros.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Even when I began blogging more seriously, I never quite realized the reach and power of social media. Although we started getting some invitations to events sponsored by Globe, Google and Multiply, it was only when several businesses started knocking that I saw the importance of social media in influencing opinions and outcomes in almost everything it touches. So that when SM City Bacolod invited the officers of the Negrense Blogging Society, Inc. to attend it's Media Night last January 5, 2013, we decided to attend. It was fun to be part of the "media" even though I am not what is considered a "real" media practitioner. But I'd like to believe that as bloggers, we too are writers and also, what is more commonly known, citizen journalists. Our friends from Skyscrapercity.com were there (of which I too am a member but have not been very active) and personalities from the different radio and TV stations in the province. We were entertained by the talented, lusty, hilarious, pretty and amiable Ms. Giselle Sanchez who told us that she too, blogs :) And it was a surprise to know that Ms. G can sing, good enough for a broadway musical!
|photo courtesy of Anton Manso|
And of course, don't forget that there's the new four-storey building of SM City Bacolod which will open in March 2013. This will house it's department store in it's entirety! Shopping galore! And that is not all, because the second phase of it's mall expansion and convention center (?) will start this January or early February. All these within 5 years from when SM Prime Holdings started their investment in Bacolod!
So thank you SM City Bacolod Mall Manager George Jardiolin, Marketing Head Nep Grandea, and indefatigable PR Director May Castro, for making the Negros bloggers one of your partners in progress.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
The Negros Bloggers in cooperation with SM City Bacolod sponsored a Blogging Seminar entitled “Everything About Blogging: From Hobby to Money” this morning at the SM Event Center. More than 50 participants registered to listen to our 2 invited lecturers, Enrico Dee of Biyahilo.com and Lloyd Tronco of Talonggo.blogspot.com. We would like to thank SM City Bacolod through Lorena Quizan Martinez, for allowing us the use of the Event Center, Audrey for the delicious Sugarlandia barquillos and barquiron, Eduardo Mirambel Joven for the tee-shirt raffled off and most of all to Enrico and Lloyd who shared their time, talent, experience and passion for blogging pro bono. To all of us...happy, fruitful and prosperous blogging today, tomorrow...and beyond!