Urban Ready with Urbanize

Friday, November 04, 2016

For a commuter, everyday is an adventure. It's one thing that I commute during my travels, but count in my daily bus-jeep-tric-train-grab hopping and call me the epitome of an Urbanite.

Now here's a brand that I recently just learned about that speaks right through me. URBANIZE gears us up to be #UrbanReady and #UrbanBrave by equipping us with products with FASHION AND FUNCTION.

The Venue:

During the event last October 27, the invited bloggers first met up in MELT, UPTown BGC for lunch and chit chats. We were served with dishes upon dishes, all containing CHEESE much to my pleasure! Everything's good!

When the program started, we learned more about URBANIZE and all the brands that they carry: 

Urbanize is a one-stop shop for the highly mobile lifestyle of today's Urbanites (City Dwellers) with everything you need to face your city adventures.

Urbanize carries an impressive assortment of international brands that covers everything you'll need to stay mobile, safe, organized, and focused.

Urbanize Brands:

- Organization from Pinqponq® and Focused Space®
- Tech Protection of STM® 
- Security Bags of Pacsafe® 
- Women’s urban minimalist nature inspired women’s bag by Sherpani®
- World’s Thinnest Wallets from Allett®
- Genuine leather from Kiko®
- Mobile Accessories from Japan’s No. 1 brand on Mobile Peripherals Elecom®
- Innovative Hydration Gear, Artiart® Suction Mug and the Hydrapak® collapsible water bottle with no-leak™ guarantee
- Multi-tool Gear Swisstech® first in key ring tools
- Car Accessories Highroad® that organizes your car essentials inside
- Audio essentials from Mifa® with outdoor ready speakers

Everything sounds interesting in my books!

The group visited the Urbanize store just inside UpTown BGC to check these brands and products out:

Fjallraven backpacks!!!! Huhu, still on my wish list! I heard that they're also bringing in ANELLO bags soon!

Mobile and car accessories:

Bags that are perfect not only for travels but for your everyday needs:

Sleek backpacks for your laptop:

The impressive Artiart® Suction Mug so you won't have to worry about accidental spills on your gadgets while working:

Next to the suction mug is the genius that is Hydrapak®, a collapsible water bottle with no-leak™ guarantee! We tested its durability by dropping it from the building, and it stayed intact! This is perfect to bring around without the fear of spilling liquid on your bag:

The Challenges!

To make the event even more exciting, we were grouped into three groups with four members to face three Urbanize challenges! I was groupmates with Marga, Joana, and Jeanne - Girl Power! Hehe!

With game face on, we ran back to Melt for the first challenge:

The first one was to create a flatlay with all these essentials, take a photo and upload on Instagram. Here's what our group came up with in a span of less than 15 minutes!

Organizing my valuables for my next travel tomorrow is a breeze with @urbanizeph. ❤️📷: @joanazandra#iamurbanbrave #urbanizeph #flatlay#vsco #vscoph #travel

The second challenge was to upload a Boomerang photo to showcase the durability of the Hydrapak® collapsible water bottle:

And lastly, and also a good challenge so we can take our group photos, we were given less than 15 minutes to pick one item per person inside the store, and have a mini photo shoot within the mall vicinity. This was a fun part even with the time constraints!

Squad goals with our #urbanizePH bags! A shop that can cater to all types of urbanites. We live to explore! #iamurbanbrave

Still in competitive mode, we played more games inside the restaurant. But another highlight was...

The Talk with Sir Francis Kong

Not only to equip us physically, Urbanize invited a great businessman and speaker Sir Francis Kong to equip us with LIFE. His talk was practical and inspiring. And he also gave away his books to a few lucky winners!

Some takeaways from the talk:

Master and Manage: 
1) Attention
2) Energy
3) Time
4) Money
5) Relationships

"You attract who you are."

"Power is how fast you will go, Energy is how far you will go."

"Success has to be sustainable and replicable."

"Provide solutions. PROFIT is just society's reward."

Thank you Sir Francis for making this an even more meaningful afternoon. I am motivated to work harder, and I am reminded on my dream of becoming a successful AND inspiring entrepreneur!


As for the challenges, guess who won!? Our group bagged the first place, yehey! I am so proud to take with me this Urbanize backpack during my La Union trip last long weekend. It reminded me not only how motivated I was during the Urbanize event, but also on how years of city dwelling taught me to become more patient, more curious, more emphatic and generally become a better person.

Excited for the next exploration!

Urbanize is located at U.P. Town Center, Gateway, Shangri-La, Glorietta3, Uptown BGC, Venice Grand Canal, Kiss & Fly NAIA Terminal 3, Alabang Town Center, The District-Imus, Solenad and Serin - Tagaytay. 

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