The 5th Annual Artwork T-shirt Design Competition


13 to 30 years old

Get a plain t-shirt upon registration.
Upon submission, attach your registration form and a copy of your birth certificate to your t-shirt entry.
Take this to the same Artwork Branch where you registered.
START OF REGISTRATION: September 1, 2011.
One person, one entry only.
FOR DETAILS: Visit any Artwork store nearest you.

Preliminary: October 26, 2011
Final: November 5, 2011

Grand Prize: Macbook 13.3″ Laptop
Second Prize: Php 15,000.00
Third Prize: Php 7,000.00
Fourth Prize: Php 5,000.00 (BDO Bank Account)
Fifth Prize: Php 3,000.00
5 Special Awards: Php 3,000.00 worth of Gift Packages each
25 Semifinalists: Php 1,000.00 worth of Artwork Gift Certificates each

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NOTE: I am in no way connected to Artwork. This entry was posted only as an information dissemination to whoever might be interested to join the contest. For questions, you may ask Artwork directly through twitter: @ArtworkTshirts.

Korean Film Festival 2011

You could mope in your room next weekend or you could be in Korea (theoretically speaking) as the Korean Art Film Scene invades Cebu.
Expect to be treated to a visual delight by 7 films featuring a thematic rendering of 7 Different Colors of Love.

korean film festival 2011

Kpopsters and film enthusiasts rejoice as powerhouse names like Song Hye Kyo, Jang Geun Suk, Cha Tae Hyun will grace the big screen in the following movies:
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Book Giveaway Worth USD 20

One of the highlights of the Book Blogger Appreciation Week or BBAW is the huge (and I mean HUUUGGGEEEE) bunch of contests and games. Most blogs, if not all, would host one or two, with books and other swags as the major prizes. But the real strength of BBAW is the growing community of bloggers and readers who are committed to make reading a pleasure that should be enjoyed by everyone.
Here in The Traveling Reader, I would like to take part in this yearly celebration by hosting a contest as my way of saying thank you to everyone who stopped by and left kind words. It was only this year that I have become serious about blogging and reading, that’s why I’m paying back to the reading community by hosting a book giveaway. Yup, you read that right. CONTEST ALERT!!! Read on to find out more. 😉

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BBAW 2011 Interview Swap with Sara Gundell

It’s the second day of celebrations for this year’s Book Blogger Appreciation Week which runs from September 12 – 16. And today, I get to introduce you to the uber cool and blogger extraordinaire Sara Gundell.

Sara Gundell of Novel Novice

The maiden with the fiery red mane is part of one of the best blogs out there – Novel I have had the pleasure of discovering her blog through the BBAW Interview Swap and why I haven’t found that sooner is completely an oversight on my part. (Yeah, so many great blogs, so little time.)

Meanwhile, Sara gamely answered all the questions I posed (some of her responses just tickled me). Should you like to ask her something, just put that in the comments portion.

Ready, set, go!

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New Year, New [Reader] You

Happy New Year! 🙂

Hope you’ve had the best Christmas vacation ever. I spent mine watching anime marathons, lounging around, sleeping late (and waking up even later..hehe), and reading, reading, reading.

Now, I am more than happy to wish you all a new beginning and more exciting adventures for 2011 and beyond. As Christine Gilbert of Almost Fearless said in her New Year post, The Year is New and the World is Waiting, “2011 is the Year of “Not Being Boring”“. Right on. We should make this year the best ever – meet new friends, try new things, be more productive, be more daring, be bolder and just be the best version of ourselves as much as we can.

And with that in mind, Pachuvachuva is also going to introduce new stuff here in the next coming weeks just to spice things up a bit. Promise. You’ll be reading more book reviews (I know I haven’t done much of that last year..hehe), book thingies I’ve found and just about anything in general.
Wheee! I’m very excited. Hope you are, too! 🙂

So here’s a sneak peak of my New Year purchases after I spent at least an hour or so going through the aisles and bins at Booksale Emall yesterday:

I have yet to read these (and some others that I was able to find during my two-week Christmas break) but I picked those with themes ranging from facing new challenges to making new starts to becoming newer persons.
Well, to be honest, I didn’t pick those for those reasons. They just happened to fall into those categories but just as well. 🙂

Standby for my reviews of these titles:

I have another stash that I would also like to share but that will be for another post. 😉
Image taken using a Panasonic Lumix DMC-F2. © Pachuvachuva, 2011.

Trivia: This post has 13 words that are or contain “new“. ^_^

Christine Gilbert was a Fortune 500 company manager now turned freelance writer/blogger touring the world. Catch her adventures on or follow her on twitter. 🙂