Sunday, November 22, 2009

An Invite (good news) + Rant (bad news)

Hello everyone! How was your weekend? I have spent my weekend with my mom and grandma..we went shopping at Trinoma mall and SM North haha should I say mall-hopping? My grandma bought some stuff that she will need in Mindanao. She's going back there on Friday and will stay there for another 3 months or so before they (my grandpa is based there for his work) come back here at Manila for a visit. I hope you also had a great weekend like me ^_^

Also, I'm both ecstatic and sad today. Hmm which should I share first? I think I'll go for the bad news first..

Here goes...Half of my pocketbooks/novels collection are destroyed by termites! Yes, you heard that right. TERMITES!!! I hate them huhu I bought a wooden bookshelf a year ago to house my big collection of books in my room (I want to organize them and keep them in good condition). I know I'm risking it because our house is really infested with termites already (our house is already 22 years old and 70% of it is made of wood) and buying a furniture made of wood is a bad idea BUT I fell in love with the shelf. I really love the design and that it was on sale the day I bought it was an added plus. But now, I'm regretting getting it coz I was unable to notice the infestation a lot earlier since it has a cover in front. I only noticed it when I returned a novel inside the shelf and I tried to get another book from the back portion of the shelf. I was so shocked that the termites was there and one of my hard-to-find hard bound novel was already eaten (20% of it) and majority of the novels at the back part are damaged (around 25-30 pieces) already...I actually cried that first night I found out about it..I am still on the process of saving the books and looking for a new container for them..I might go back to buying plastic containers again...I still can't let it go..I can't help but feel so sad that the books I bought and cherished are not in pristine conditions now...

Check out what is a termite here.

I want to inform you all that Venus and Mars Botanicals / Pure Glow is joining the Noel Bazaar at the World Trade Center this end of Novemeber. I will also be there on the 29th and 30th the whole day to help out Jamie (owner of V&M) in her booth. So I am inviting everyone to drop by and say hello. I would love to meet you all! And I will be very happy to assist you guys in choosing and testing out their beautiful products. Most of you already know that I'm an avid user of V&M products and I am so excited that they had already launched their own line of mineral makeup (Pure Glow). They contain very few but high grade ingredients so they are perfect for people like me with sensitive skin. I will give out an intensive review on each of the products once I have tried them for at least 2 weeks (I do get late reactions lately) so I can give out a good review for you guys.
*from the website*
WHAT: Noel Bazaar: A Christmas Shop Expo
WHERE: World Trade Center
Booth #47 under High Prime Full Booth PURE GLOW/ VENUS & MARS
WHEN: November 25-30, 2009
Weekdays: 11am-9pm
Weekends: 11am-10pm
Jamie's Mobile Number: 0927-924-0961
What to expect from the bazaar:
(for V&M, Pureglow Mineral Cosmetics and Traditonal Makeup)
2. Special Gift Packages
3. Limited Edition sizes/products
4. Resellers may claim their bulk orders from the booth. (CONTACT JAMIE).
5. CHANCE to TEST the products!
6. Makeover yourself with Pureglow Mineral Cosmetics!
There will be about 500 concessionares participating in this bazaar so expect a very fulfilling Christmas shopping experience! This shopping event is for the benefit of of chosen organizations and their worthy causes: Bantayog ng mga Bayani Foundation, GMA Kapuso Foundation, Associate Missionary of Assumption.
I really hope to see you guys there! Let's have some fun and chat and do makeovers ^_^
See you soon! Bye!


Nina said...

How exciting to help out Jamie with the booth! I really hope I can make it to the bazaar! :)

Crystal said...

aww i'm sorry about what happened to your books sis.

~tHiAmErE~ said...

i feel you,girl!

same thing happened with me din. i lost like 3/4 of my novel collection.

im slowly building my collection again but this time i am extra careful ne where i put them
don't want a single insect near it!

Askmewhats said...

so sorry about termites, you know what? i have a wooden bookshelf as well and I transfered all my books in a huge luggage! to keep it safe! heheh

have a great week ahead, don't be sad :)

Pammy said...

Sorry to hear about what happened to your books. :(

Crystal Gale said...

Nina - I hope so too! Para I can chat with you in person this time hehe ^_^

Crystal - thanx sis. I hope I can save a lot more pa...

Thiamere - yeah, I think I'll start building my collection again..where do you put your books now? I bought thick plastic covers already to wrap them up but I don't know how to store them...

Nikki - thanx sis. hehe that's a pretty good idea especially if the luggage is made of hard material :)

Pammy -thanx sis.

Ida said...

I'd cry too if that happened to my books! Sorry to hear about what happened Gale.

Crystal Gale said...

^ Thanks sis. Oh yeah, I just saw your comment on my chatbox about the pool..I want to join :)