Alegria, diversao, empolgacao, euforia, and felicidade at MYOH 2014

07 May 2014

Fellow Havaianaticos, it's time to flock to Glorietta Activity Center for the annual Make Your Own Havaianas event is here!

I had such a great time at last year's MYOH that I said yes straightaway when I was invited to MYOH 2014's media launch. I love that they chose to hold it near the office this time so it was much easier for me to drop by after work.

As always, there were big roulettes in strategic areas to help you mix and match your sole, strap, and pins!
Havaianas transformed the Glorietta Activity Center into one big Brazilian street party! There were performances by the SAMBA School Imperatriz Filipinense, Futkaleros, and Escola Brasileria De Capoiera, a short program hosted by Chino Lui-Pio and Nyko Maca, and welcoming words by Brazilian ambassador to the Philippines George Ney De Souza Fernandes.

Epson Printer also gave away special bonfim wish ribbons you can personalize! I got two.
It is said that bonfim wish ribbons need to be knotted three times while you're making your three wishes. When the knots unravel by themselves, your wishes will come true. Neat-o!
When the main event actually started, the Havaianas assemblers scurried around like ants! It was an organized chaos that was fascinating to watch.

It wasn't difficult for me to choose the colors and pins I want because I already decided on it a day prior via Havaianas's virtual MYOH on their website. I filled out my form with my specifications in no time! We were also very lucky because we waited in line at an assembling station near the pin releasing booth. First dibs! Yay!

My "raw" materials
I got the commemorative pair not only because I liked the design, but also because it's only available for this year's MYOH
Regular top and slim soles plus the straps cost P895 while the commemorative pair and straps cost P995. Pins cost P100 to P150.

The girl who assembled my Havaianas is Jhude. She's so quick! She said my pair is the first pair she ever made, which was awesome for me to learn because it looked like she had already done it many times before.

Jhude at work
Whereas last year's pair's theme is outer space, I figured I should go closer to home this time and chose beach-themed pins. After seeing the pair of two pins attached, I asked if I could add two more, and I'm so glad she said I could!

Slowly coming together...
Aaand it's done!

Thanks, Jhude!
Here's a closer look at the pins
This year's limited edition commemorative pair was inspired by bonfims and wishes the wearer Alegria (Joy), Diversao (Amusement), Empolgacao (Excitement), Euforia (Euphoria), and Felicidade (Bliss). I just love those words. 

Each purchase comes with a free limited edition Havaianas tote bag. Everyone who gets the commemorative pair also gets free bonfim wish ribbons for more wishes!
Come visit MYOH 2014 at the Glorietta Activity Center anytime during mall hours from May 8 to 11 and make your own Havaianas! Entrance is free!

I wore heels to the event and my feet almost wanted to kill me not even halfway through the program; wearing my new flipflops immediately after was such a welcome and sweet relief. Thanks for another awesome experience, Havaianas! I LOVE my customized pair and I can't wait to see what you guys will come up with for next year's MYOH! I am also looking forward to having my bonfim wishes fulfilled. :)


  1. Those are really pretty flipflops! I don't own any havs but my brother assures me that they feel really good on the feet.

  2. I got the Bikini too and Carmen Miranda pins! Super lovely!!! :)


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