It was a pleasure for me to get invited to a Yabang Pinoy event. I've known this proud-Pinoy organization for a long time already, and maybe medyo unconsciously I even wished na maging involved sa kanilang projects. Kung Pinoy Pride lang, sobrang malaking bagay to sa akin (school spirit nga oa nako e, hahaha).
It was super mabagyo last night that when I went out of our house, wala pang 5 minutes basa nako. :P My mom even asked me to go home kaagad pag cancelled daw ang event. Told her na imposible ata yun, di naman kami students, hehe.
I got in Bo's Coffee in Glorietta 5, and was greeted by these Yabang Pinoy goodies!
Early birds? With neighbor Megann Jabola! :)
I immediately wore my Yabang Pinoy abaka band!
The bracelet came with a numbered card with the question: "Ano ang maipagyayabang mo bilang isang Pilipino?"
The band also serves as a reminder that we Filipinos are tough, resilient,and exceptional! :)
Had a short chat with Vern while they served food and coffee (salap!), but she had to leave right away! =/
It was cool to catch up with her, though! Bitin lang! :) See you again soon!
Bloggers Represent! Me, Aisa Ipac, Vern Enciso, and Megann Jabola with the Yabang Pinoy advocates! :)
Yup! That's me and Vern doing the "pogi pose", hehe! ;P
After awhile, the program started! We were basically introduced to Yabang Pinoy and all its interesting projects that aim to change the mindset of our countrymen: para from "closet Pinoy", maging mas proud tayong isigaw and identity natin! Kung sino tayo, at kung gaano kaganda ng Inang Bayan natin! ;)
Ms. Maricris Sarino hosted the program:
One of Yabang Pinoy's exciting projects: Wikang May Yabang
In this part, may awe-jens participation! Go Pax! :D
Meg's turn to read words from the screen:
The biggest Yabang Pinoy project that goes once a year: The Global Pinoy Bazaar!
Bet ko to, mga bazaar-bazaar, alamnyoyan! :)
This bazaar, which is on it's 6th year, features businesses with 100% Filipino Love and Pride, showcasing products and services made by Filipino crafters and artists. Kung Facebook page to...Like! :D More on the Global Pinoy Bazaar HERE! :)
After the interesting talk, Yabang Pinoy's Marielle Baun capped the night with a fun-fun trivia game! Nakaka-competitive enebeyen!
Pax won! :) She got a cute sabong magnet! :D
I also won this sticker! :) Woot!
I forgot my pang-Ms. Universe question (hehe), but I remembered it has something to do with kung anong day of the week ang nagiisang Filipino talaga... Linggo! :D Dahil everything else ay in Espanol! Naalala ko lang nahirapan ako sa Spanish class na Domingo ang Linggo, haha! I miss UST! :P
After the prepared program, we chatted some more with Yabang Pinoy's Geri Dela Cruz! :) Thank you for inviting us!
Group picture before leaving! :)
Thank you Pax for taking them! :))
Tourista-peg ang tema for the night! Haha!
Makakasuot uli ng jacket because of the rain!
Bowler Hat, Belt, Tassels Necklace - Anagon
Abaca Band - Yabang Pinoy
Biker Jacket - Landmark
Dress - Thrifted
Watch courtesy of SM
Shoes - Australian
Wore 2 DIYs that night:
My DIY studded / skulls black flats:
And #2: Pag walang masuot, ilabas ang gunting! :)
Instant Scalloped Dress! :)
Joined the girls and their "groupies" (hehe) in Glorietta's Food Choices for more chikahan and kainan!
Awoooo! Ghost na may bangs aka Pax! :D
Showing off our Yabang Pinoy bands! Haha! :D
What a fun night! Sobrang sulit ang paglabas kahit na may Bagyong Pedring! I really love learning more about this group with a powerful cause. As an online shop and someone who sells my own crafts, may impact sakin yung Yabang Pinoy's advocacy of supporting Filipino products. The event also reminded me to be more conscious whenever I shop and try as much as possible to go for locally produced items. Love your own, ika nga nila! ;) Other than that, ang sarap rin na mag "Wow Philippines", and support our local tourism. There are so many ways to express our Pinoy Pride--step-by-step, Yabang Pinoy believes that this will eventually lead to nation-building.
It was great to hangout with Pax and Megann too! Super kulit lang and enjoy makichikahan with them! See you soon, girls!
I will also be giving away free passes to the upcoming grand Global Pinoy Bazaar this November 5-6! Perfect sa pag Christmas shopping! Anagon Collection buyers will also instantly get 2 tickets when I ship your orders...worth P100 each when you buy them sa bazaar entrance! :) Will think of other giveaway mechanics for this soon....Watch out!
Learn more about this movement by visiting www.yabangpinoy.com
Like them on Facebook and follow their Twitter!
Definitely will also be blogging more about Yabang Pinoy projects in the future! :-)