January 9, 2023

Hello 2023



The New Year tiptoed in as silently as feather in the wind last week, barely daring to disturb out of the normal parameters of life. I've found myself incapable of making resolutions this year, not just because the world is still holding it's breath, but because recent years have taught me that every month, every day, every hour and every breath is a new beginning. I'll take advantage of them all. Wishing is not my thing anymore, because I'm a strong believer that you get what you work for and not what you wish for. 

Instead, I simply enjoying the magic of the season, take each day as it comes, free myself from the toxicity of social media, taking up unnecessary space in my life, push my creativity, be more kind, laugh as much as possible and love as hard as I can.

October 21, 2022

The Klook Travel Fest is Making a Comeback! Here's What To Expect

The future of revenge travel is here!
The Klook Travel Fest is back and better than ever! With 2 years of lockdown and pandemic blues, this year's Klook Travel Fest is all about becoming your launchpad towards your dream travel plans. With a whopping amount of hot deals, giveaways, joy challenges, all-expense paid trip raffles, and influencer appearances by Mimiyuuuh, Rei Germar & Migy Romulo, Jaz & Jax Reyes and many more, the next century Klook is truly making the ultimate comeback.

Revenge travel starts here and is happening from October 22-23 at the Glorietta Activity Center. This is one event you wouldn’t want to miss! Best part is that it’s absolutely FREE. Bring your favorite travel buddies with you and book your tickets here!

Itinerary Planning and Booking
You can expect to see immersive Destination Booths to book your revenge travel plans with ease. Klook’s team of specialists and experts will be stationed in the Japan, Korea, Singapore, and Thailand booths to help you plan and book your dream itinerary for your favorite destinations.

Whatever destination you’re headed to, you can count on Klook specialists to help you book the best activities and attractions for your dream holiday – all at a great price!

Note: You don’t need to go to the destination booth to book your deals and activities! These booths work as an assistance hub for those who have further questions on products, booking concerns, and more. As long as you know how to book on Klook – just wait for the hot deal announcement and book right away on the app!

Save even more with promo codes
As always – the fastest fingers get the deals, and at the Klook Travel Fest 2022, it’s no different! With that said, if you want to get dibs on all the best deals during the event, waste no time and familiarize yourself with How To Book on Klook. So for those using the Klook App for the very first time – be sure to check out this How To Book on Klook guide and be an expert in no time!

Hot Deals
A Klook event is never complete without some Hot Deals to spice up our travel. Klook will be announcing unbelievable promo codes exclusive on the event dates. These hot deals will be flashed on the Glorietta Activity Center LED Wall — so make sure to keep your eyes peeled! The schedule for Day 1 and Day 2 Hot Deals is seen below!


You can also check Klook Philippines’ Facebook Page for daily updates on the Klook Travel Fest; or subscribe to our newsletter.

Win an All-Expense Paid Trip to Singapore or Japan
On the eve of each Klook Travel Festival date, you can expect Klook to come through with giveaways and prizes to fuel your future trips! Our major giveaways are (2) all-expense paid trips to Singapore for Day 1 and Japan for Day 2! All guests who book on the app on the festival days will receive a physical raffle entry after every purchase. Winners will be drawn at the end of each festival day, so make sure you stay until the end of the program!

JR Pass Japan
Back with a travel vengeance is none other than our best-selling JR Pass! If you’re restarting your travel era with a trip to Japan, you’re going to want to add this to your plans. No need to wait 2 weeks to get your JR Pass, Klook is offering same-day ticket printing for those who book their JR Whole Japan Rail Pass (Consecutive 7, 14, or 21 Days) tickets on event – with no minimum or maximum number of tickets! There will also be JR Pass representatives to assist in answering your questions, if any!

Note: All JR Passes must be booked before 7PM for same-day printing service. This applies for both days of the festival.


Speakers
For this year’s Klook Travel Fest, local talents and influencers who are all about the future of travel and have notable insights on how the landscape is like will be present. Check out who you can expect this October 22 and 23 below:

Mimiyuuuh
Fashion and social media megastar don’t begin to describe the sensation that is Mimiyuuuh. Taking the world by storm, catch your travel gurl on Day 1 as she talks about her latest trip to Singapore on the Klook Travel Fest stage!
Schedule: October 22, 5:30PM

Rei Germar and Migy Romulo
Lifestyle icons who are stealing the scene are Rei Germar and Migy Romulo. Catch them on Day 1 as they talk about their travel experience to Thailand during the post-pandemic normal!
Schedule: October 22, 2:00PM

Jax Reyes
This TikTok star is someone you’re going to want to see on Day 2! Jax Reyes is dropping his best travel hacks when traveling to Japan.
Schedule: October 23, 11:30am

Hangout Buddies
The people behind the internet giant “Homebuddies” are breaking the mold and coming out with their best insights during their recent Korea adventure. Catch Mayora, Jesh and the crew on Day 2 for their game-changing talk and get first dibs on their limited time promo codes for bigger discounts!
Schedule: October 23, 3:30PM

Local Merchants
To really complete your revenge travel plans in the future, Klook invited a couple of local merchants to come in and join in the comeback hype!

● Uniqlo Philippines will be having an interactive booth for all 2 days of the festival. They will also have a special travel segment with special guests.
● Resorts World Cruise will be offering a special Hot Deal promo to give away free 100SGD credits with their cruise package.
● Globe will also have an interactive booth for all Globe subscribers. They will also have a travel segment to give away special prizes only for Klook Travel Fest Attendees!
● GCash will be present with an interactive booth for all GCash subscribers.
● J Park will be giving away exciting prizes during their exciting game segment.
● Singapore Zoo and Night Safari will be giving away exciting prizes during their exciting game segment.
● Shopback will be having exclusive deals on both Klook Travel Fest days to help you earn more cashback.

Pre-KTF Preparations
Like any stellar trip, preparation is key! Before the event, make sure you’ve got all of these ticked and ready to go for smooth and seamless revenge travel planning!

1. Download the Klook App
2. Have your free admission QR Code ready
3. Familiarize yourself with How To Klook
4. Double check our Fest Schedule on Facebook*
5. Subscribe to our Klook Newsletter
6. Don’t forget to bring the essentials:
          ○ Water, pen, paper, government I.D or passport (if necessary)

Frequently Asked Questions
1. Where will be this year’s Klook Travel Fest? It will be held in the Glorietta Activity Center.
2. Will there be parking available? Basement parking is available within the Glorietta mall.
3. Do we need tickets to attend the Klook Travel Fest? Yes! You can get your free admission vouchers here!
4. Where can we book our activities? On the Klook App! Download it now! All activities will be booked on your personal smartphones.
5. How do we avail of the travel deals? Drop by the Klook Travel Fest – we’re announcing hot deals throughout the two festival days.
6. Can Klook create itineraries for us? Yes, we can! Drop by the different destination portals during the event and we’ll plan and book your dream itinerary for you.
7. Will Klook have same-day printing and pick up for JR Passes? Yes, we will!
8. Will there be flights? Yes. With Klook now offering flights, Klook will be offering walkthroughs on how to book flights within the platform.
9. How can I avail of Hot Deals on KTF? Guests need to be physically present at the event to redeem the actual promo code. Hot Deal codes will be flashed throughout the event. Kindly note that all codes are redeemed on a first come, first served basis.
10. When will the Hot Deals come out? Check out the schedule within this article and take note!
11. What prizes can we win? Tons! Apart from Klook Credits, Klook will also be giving out all-expense paid trips and merchant sponsored items.

#### 

About Klook
Klook is Asia's leading travel and experiences platform. We curate the most joyful experiences so that users can satisfy their relentless curiosity for adventure and experiences at home and around the world. With our website and app, users can experience a world of joy, from attractions, tours to local transportation and hotels. Founded in 2014, we are here to inspire and enable more moments of joy through over 490,000 activities in over 1,000 destinations.

September 25, 2022

Getting Back Into the Groove

 

Hey, long time no see. It's been 14 months since I've blogged, and I am so disappointed in myself, I mean honestly you guys. I definitely didn’t expect my blogging hiatus to last this long, it’s just that lots of things had happened in the last 14 months. I've been practicing my cooking and videography skills. I started a YouTube channel and a small plant business. We've moved to our newly built house and all that stuff you probably don't care about. It all happened in the 14 months that I'm gone, and I am happy to be back.

I’m a massive procrastinator and it actually requires a level of concentration. Actually, I’ve written this post many times, as I’ve planned to comeback many times throughout the ber-months of 2021, however it wasn’t possible. But now I’m sure that I’m ready to get back into the swing of things, armed with a whole slew of new ideas and interesting topics to write about.

Oh well, I don’t want to make a really long post as I’m not sure if you guys even remember me, or if someone is even going to read this post ‘coz I knew that a couple things happen when you go on a blogging hiatus. First, the stats take a hit – the longer you are away from your blog, the lower they dip. Second, you begin to lose momentum – the longer you are away from your blog, the harder it is to return. Makes sense, right? Blogging isn’t as popular as it used to be but I do enjoy the process of it and the work that goes into it. It gives me so much creative freedom I’d never have on social platform owned by someone else. I don’t really own my account on Instagram, on Pinterest, on Facebook or on my other social media accounts, but I do own ItsJulieAnn.com

And regardless of what life throws my way, or how many breaks I take, I always keep coming back to my first love -- blogging.

July 25, 2021

Get your Perfect Smile with White Republic

I’m really excited to tell you something I’ve been doing the past few months that has truly boosted my confidence and literally brought a brighter smile to my face!

I’m a big fan of smiling. I think that smiling can do wonders in so many situations and can go a long way in making you look more approachable, whether you’re trying to win over a friend or charm a business client. It helps you build better and stronger relationships with the people around you especially of you have a set of perfect white teeth just like celebrities.

Bright white teeth not only make you look beautiful but also boost your self-confidence. It is also a sign of health and beauty but for some people it’s a dream that stays illusive. Simultaneously, people who have stained, yellow teeth tend to avoid smiling or speaking in public, it can significantly impact their personal life, especially when embarrassed by the appearance of their teeth.

Everyone wants whiter teeth, right? Including me, of course. But, those years of wine and tea drinking take their toll on my teeth and before long my pearly whites are covered with yellow stains that I can't seem to quite get rid of no matter how much dental products I tried. Luckily, there is a simple and affordable solution for stained and yellowed teeth; the White Republic Smart Teeth Whitening System Kit.

   

The Complete Teeth Whitening Kit from White Republic is designed to give you results from the first application. 

The kit contains: 
  • 1x Activating Light
  • 3x Whitening Pens
  • 1x Desensitizing Gel
  • 1x Shade Guide
  • 1x User Manual
  • 1x Pouch Bag

1x Shade Guide, 3x Whitening Pens, 1x Desensitizing Gel 

1x Activating Light

The White Republic Teeth Whitening kits are easy to use at home and you don't need to prepare or mix anything. You can start right away.  They're easy to use - simply apply some teeth whitening gel evenly on your teeth after brushing your teeth.  Connect the activating light tray to your smartphone or power bank then wear it and turn it on. It's recommended to use the whitening kit for 16 minutes or when the activating light mouth tray automatically turns off to achieve the best results.

The mouth trays are flexible to ensure a comfortable fit and maximum performance. The whitening pens contains Carbamide Peroxide which is a powerful whitening agent that penetrates tooth enamel to lift stains. It is a faster acting ingredient that is perfectly suited to at-home teeth whitening.

I am currently halfway through my treatment and I am so impressed as I haven’t felt any sensitivity on my teeth, which I do usually feel with other teeth whitening products. I am very excited to see my final results as half way through and I’ve already seen a difference! 

February 17, 2021

Fall In Love with Yourself




Falling in love is the most beautiful feeling in the world. We all receive and give love in so many different ways and to so many different people in our lives. And yes, falling in love with someone is a truly beautiful experience, but it’s also terrifying and generally a veritable rollercoaster of emotion that’s wonderful and hideous at turns. On the other hand, loving yourself totally can be the hardest. It’s more difficult but more rewarding, and also the most important thing you can accomplish in your life.


 

Before you can love another, you really do need to fall in love with yourself. When you do fall in love with yourself, several interesting things happen and you receive more love in return. When you exude confidence and happiness, you’ll attract others with the same zest for living. It is essential to your own happiness, to your success in relationships and to the way you interact with the world.

When you truly love yourself enough, other people’s opinions can’t get you down anymore because you’ve realized your own value. You gain a deep appreciation of your own worth and capabilities. You see that you’re awesome, and they’re the ones who are wrong if they disagree. You knew that you are here to understand yourself...not to be understood. 


When you truly love yourself enough you will never settle for less. You will not accept a type of love that is less than what you deserve. You’ll start feeling worthy, valuable and deserving of the best love and life has to offer. You are worthy of a beautiful life.

When you truly love yourself enough, you will believe that you’re beautiful the way you are. That you’re free from every illusion of insecurity. You will become so proud of your own skin because you believed that there are so much strength and beauty in your flaws and in your scars. That you are worthy of being spellbound by your own divinity. That you are deserving of remembering that you are a goddess in disguise. 



When you truly love yourself enough, nothing could, or ever will break your heart and in every inch of your existence. The eternal you are untouchable. Your pain does not make you less worthy. You’ll let your self-love become your salvation as you rise in the darkness. 

However, another person can never do all of these things for you. You have to do them for yourself. Remember, self-love is our natural state of being.
 

Click HERE for more photos!

October 25, 2020

Women Step Up to #TheNewBrave with Whisper

This pandemic has shaken our world to its core -- it is constantly challenging us in many ways, both as individuals and as a community. The overwhelming effects of this global crisis may seem insurmountable, yet a whisper of hope persists and continues to grow stronger, letting us know this crisis is not impossible to recover from. 


This pandemic has shown us a tremendous amount of hope in womankind. It’s no secret that through history, women have continued to inspire with a brand of bravery that’s empathetic, persistent, and unapologetically themselves. In this new normal, as we are all forced in a new environment we need to adapt to, we see a new brand of bravery from women also emerging. 

Embrace #TheNewBrave 
Whisper’s call to action during this new normal is #TheNewBrave campaign. In these changing times where bravery no longer means the same, Whisper celebrates the new bravery women have embraced in this pandemic by adapting to the situation. Developing a new hobby, learning new skills to complement their work life demands, learning how to relax and gain new self-care practices, and reawakening older interests are just some of the things women are doing to step into #TheNewBrave. 

#TheNewBrave is not about defeating struggle; #TheNewBrave encourages women to embrace their vulnerability because we know that discomfort is temporary and growth awaits us on the other side of our struggle. 

This campaign is about finding joy and victory in the small things, believing in our strength, and celebrating who we’ve become. #TheNewBrave is about thriving and growing through the pavement, learning how to bloom where we are planted. 

Today, we are brave; Tomorrow, we are braver -- and on days when it feels like we’re taking a step back, #TheNewBrave mindset reminds us that even though our growth isn’t linear and all our paths are unique, we are growing and getting stronger all the same. 

Be Brave When You Need It Most 
Whisper’s campaign aims to amplify #TheNewBrave at a time when people are most afraid of life’s uncertainties. WHISPER #THENEWBRAVE CAMPAIGN PRESS RELEASE Women understand physical and emotional pain because it comes to us every month in varying degrees which has developed a brand of bravery that’s rooted in empathy. Now, more than ever, the world needs this culture of empathy and acceptance so others can get involved in finding their new bravery as well. 


Whisper’s 3x better protection* holds space for our most vulnerable moments as women, allowing us to move freely during our periods. The Whisper Pink (Cottony Soft) variant comes with dermacare lotion which helps reduce skin allergy, moisturizes and reduces friction, and improves the skin barrier. Whisper helps enable women to still embrace #TheNewBrave and be the best that they can be even during even their most difficult cycles. 

Whisper’s support extends beyond its already impressive pads with 3x better protection. More than being the pad trusted by millions of women all over the world, Whisper uses its platform to celebrate all manifestations of our womanhood. 

For a glimpse at what #TheNewBrave means, watch Whisper’s new video below. Together, let’s celebrate our small victories, find joy and meaning in where we are today, because as women of Whisper, we can face it together and embody #TheNewBrave in this new normal. 


Share your inspiring #TheNewBrave stories with Whisper by using the hashtag #TheNewBrave on Facebook and Instagram and tagging Whisper’s social media accounts (Facebook: @WhisperPH, Instagram: @WhisperPhilippines) 

Whisper Cottony Soft and Super Clean & Dry is available in different packs in all leading supermarkets, grocery stores, drugstores, and department stores nationwide. *Whisper Super Clean & Dry vs Leading Low-Priced Brand, based on 3 rd party gush runoff test. 

 xxx 

To know more about Whisper Philippines, you may visit their official brand social media accounts at: https://www.facebook.com/WhisperPhilippines/ and 
https://www.instagram.com/whisperphilippines/?hl=en