The new Scribe at Glorietta 4

11 October 2017

Scribe is one of those stores I can spend a long time in just ooh-ing and aah-ing at the stuff available for sale, pestering the sales assistants with endless questions about this and that, and taking a mental note of everything I wanted to add to my insatiable wish list. I was saddened when their Glorietta 5 store closed and got really excited when I got the invite to their Glorietta 4 store opening!

And it's a lot bigger with more merchandise to ooh and aah at!

The new look of Scribe and its owner Marian Ong
What immediately struck me with the new store is its updated look, starting with the logo. They ditched their longer name Scribe Writing Essentials and stuck with just Scribe and gave it a more modern, sans serif branding but still retaining its identity with the nib serving as the "i" on the logo. The interiors also have a more industrial and open feel to it, giving it a fresher and a more inviting vibe. Marian told me they're also planning to update the look of the other stores soon so watch out for that in the Scribe stores near you!

I thoroughly enjoyed tinkering with the products on display and I'd like to share some of the things I saw that might be of interest to you.

My Digital Walker Madness Sale Haul

09 October 2017

J and I managed to catch the last day of the Digital Walker Madness Sale at the SM Megamall Megatrade Hall 3 yesterday and snagged a LOT of deals! Christmas came early, indeed!

It was my first time to go to one of these and ohmygollygoodness everything was at 70% to 90% off!

There was still a long line outside when we got there but it being the last day already it was not as crowded inside and we didn't have to wait in line that long to pay as compared to the previous days. But then a lot of the premium items were sold out already so I guess if you really plan to hoard and shop it still pays to be there early.

Still, we are very pleased with our loot!

ComicCon Asia 2018: Tourism, Entertainment, and Homegrown Talents

02 October 2017

The year's not over yet, yet I'm already looking forward to March 2018! It's because ComicCon Asia, a newly-formed regional convention that aims to go beyond your average fan experience, is slated to happen on March 24 and 25, 2018 at the SMX Convention Center.

I took J to the Bloggers' Night hosted by the organizers of ComicCon Asia last week and we were given a brief introduction on how the event was conceptualized as well as a short teaser on the attractions that will be offered for us fans during this two-day shindig.

Backed by the combined expertise of PSL and Nam Entertainment Group, ComicCon Asia is being spearheaded by Event Producer Pauline Sofia Laping, Business Development Consultant and StartUp Village Founder Jay Bernardo, and Program Director/ multi-awarded writer and cartoonist/ Filipino creative advocate Hugo "Boboy" Yonzon.

When asked why they felt they needed to create another event seeing as how our country has been enjoying a lot of other conventions lately, they answered it is for tourism, entertainment, and to showcase homegrown talents. According to them, ComicCon Asia was "created as an event to showcase Filipino, and Asian, talent, and apart from international and regional celebrity guests, there will be plenty of industry panels. It is not just a meet-and-greet with famous actors and actresses, it is also a proper industry con where one can learn from the people behind the scenes: the artists, creators, and producers."