I will forever be grateful

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Lion Polo shirt c/o Giordano | Skort Thrifted | Oxfords c/o PaylessNecklace Bazaar
My everyday messenger bag c/o Accessorize
Shoes c/o Payless
Wore this outfit for a day filled with errands, two days before Bloggers United 2!
See how I style the same Giordano polo shirt in this post.
As I strive to juggle blogging and all my projects (hosting / production and events management / entrepreneurship), there's one thing I would never want to lose in the process - myself.  Indeed, the social media arena is a world of make-believe. No matter how we try to be as real as possible, we just can't. There will always be things about us we can't share with other people, things we should opt not to say and darkness about ourselves we don't want our readers (I'd rather not use the term followers) to see.

Of course, this is very much understandable and inevitable. That's why we have terms like personal space and privacy. However, it doesn't give justice to being fake. The social media public won't forgive us for that. We bloggers, as well as the other internet personalities, in one way or another have inspired and influenced other people. Putting on a show to create a certain "image" just for popularity will never be worth it. Because at the end of the day, we will definitely feel vacant inside knowing that what people believe in is just the characters we are portraying.

It's okay if we can't reveal everything about ourselves. But one of the many things Eugene Domingo has taught me is to value myself, be natural and be thankful for everything, to everyone that makes up for who I am. 2012 is just a few days away and as I look back, this year was a redemption from my previous shortcomings. It was great and I'm thankful to God, to my family, friends and to the readers who have made Style and Soul their constant read (I don't want to say daily read! Haha.). I will be forever grateful and grounded because the internet has expanded my world and has made me see how teeming this universe is with talent and awesomeness!

Before I end this post, I'd also like to express my deepest gratitude to the brands / companies who have supported Bloggers United Bazaar 2. Because of you, we have achieved our dream project for a worthwhile cause. You've made our (the bloggers') voices even louder because you made us act beyond our blogs. As one of the co-founders, in behalf of the whole team, thank you very much to:

Event Partners 

Co-presenters 

Shades, scarf and Skin Food bath gel courtesy of  Accessorize (Handed 30 gift items to bloggers)

Major Sponsors



Minor Sponsors 

Posh NailsRio MintsNivea, OishiSM Dept Store

Sugar free mints from  Rio Mints! My favorite flavor is the Green tea peppermint and Honey Melon!
Yummy snacks from  Oishi !
Nivea Sparkling White beauty package

Online Shop Donors
Anagon CollectionArchive ClothingAsian VogueBelle YorkBubblesExtreme FindsF-STOP (Fashion Stop)Flattering TopsMarisPosh Pocket ShoesScrunch , Shop DaintySole SisterSparkle Shop

Thank you to all the sponsors who prepared special gift packs for our participating bloggers!

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6 comments

  1. Am so happy with all your achievements Melai!bilib na bilib ako sayo girl!:)

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  2. You do have a lot of things to be thankful for, but really, you deserve all these, Melai. Congratulations again! ☺ Stay beautiful inside and out! Btw I love how you styled your Giordano shirt! ♥

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  3. "to value myself, be natural and be thankful for everything, to everyone that makes up for who I am". Well said. :) kudos to you!

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  4. Congrats! <3 Too bad I wasn't able to go (again! </3) Will there be a part three? *_* kahit December next year, okay lang! I really want to see all of you! Congrats ulit for your success :)

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  5. Lovely outfit dear, and i really like the title, everyone should always be grateful for what they have! XOXO

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