Wander With Me: #SHAISBLOGLAUNCH Party + Giveaway

It’s been two weeks since I formally launched my blog and I still feel elated about it! I remember a few months ago, I am at lost whether creating my own site is a good idea or not. The blog works sound tedious and with all my scheduled activities and responsibilities at hand, writing seems to be another pile on my work load. I prayed earnestly and when I started receiving numerous invites from companies and PR agencies and when stories started popping out of my head, I thought the angels were giving me big nods.

And so, hello blogging journey.

Fast forward to August 15, I finally decided to make the newly-constructed page live. I had around 20 stories up – events, reviews and a few interesting stuff. I believe it was a success with the layout and content organized and presented neatly just as how I’ve planned it (credits to Nonah Li for doing a good job). I’m happy I got hundreds of notifications – all good reviews and cheers from family, friends and followers who have been very supportive since Day 1. Thanks mga bes!

Last August 20, I had a formal launch, an event called #shaisbloglaunch party. I invited family members, PR friends, former classmates, blogger friends and other people who have been instrumental in my personal and writing journey. I wanted it to be just a homey, very relaxed affair with good food, drinks, a round of music and a few freebies from my brand sponsors and of course, from Shy Shop. We also prepared raffle prizes and loot bags for everyone to take home.

Here’s a photo-heavy post (huge thanks to Lion Vs Sheep events for helping me organize everything) that will show you a glimpse of what happened during my BLOG LAUNCH PARTY in Liberty Asian Refuge + Bar. You can also watch that beautiful video (scroll down, baby) prepared by Insel Culla.

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Love the table set up and the whole vibe of this place! Liberty is such an instagram-worthy spot!

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Hello to Ate Elma from Ateneo Tulong Dunong! Guys, please do click the donate button on the right side of  this page to know more about TD and how they help scholars (just like me!)

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‘Di ako masyadong masaya dito ano?

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Small chitchat with my friend Momo of http://momoalamode.blogspot.com/

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I decided to free up seats for some of my Instagram followers and here they are! Thank you  Arra for celebrating this event with me! 

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Sweet talks with Shopitude owner Diane Perez and partner Roi Andaya. They spoiled the guests with free, freshly baked brownies from Panaderos. 

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Hi Ian!

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Enjoying the afternoon with my MA friend, Ryan 

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Fashion stylists Ian Castillo and JM Gumatay 
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Loving all the Tita vibes with fashion stylist, Jed Ypaguirre

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Cutie alert: With my blogger friend and occasional photographer @dpocholomendoza

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My SOFA friends are the bomb!

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BFF influencers Mariane Lim and Cholo Mendoza loving the food and the ambiance.

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Oh and I showed my shoot BTS! Thanks to UNAROSA for doing this collaboration with me. 

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Love this “Kalma Lang Besh” tarp wallet from Miss Bella Mode

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AND HERE ARE THE RAFFLE WINNERS!

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Of course, we could not miss the food! We got all kinds of veggies without the veggie taste! I swear, these meals taste like real meat (plus Liberty’s mocktales are the best!)

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YASS! I am really happy I got to share this new venture with you. My blog’s title is “Wander with Me” because it is not just about my personal story, it’s my journey with YOU. It might sound MADRAMA guys but believe me, I don’t want this blog to be just any other blog. I want you to be able to learn new things and find stories that you can relate with.

Of course, this could not end without me thanking all the people who have helped me bring this “passion to life”. My site developer Nonah Li, my blog shoot photographer Aeron Almoneda, my blog shoot stylists and my ever supportive SoFa friends – JM Gumatay, Carl Pabilona, Ryan Gullem, Jed Ypaguirre, Ian Castillo, my HMUAs Alan Bolivar and Aiko Villaruel. I’m also very grateful because my blog launch event turned out well. I owe this to you girls – Rizza Villaflor and Lace Tiburcio of Lion Vs Sheep events. Thanks also to Liberty Asian Refuge + Bar for the good food and the wonderful event set up.

I’d also like to thank my sponsors for spoiling me and my guests – Shopitude, Eastwest Bank (Tandang Sora branch), The Cream Factory, Cliqnship and Missbellamode.

Lastly I wanna thank my family and friends who shared this wonderful afternoon with me. Nakakaiyak guys! To my mom, dad, boyfriend Allan and all my friends who came to the launch and those who have sent me cheers and congratulatory messages via text, PMs and IG messages, THANK YOU. My blog may not be a big deal for some but still thank you because you all made me feel special.

Certainly, this is “God at work” and I couldn’t ask for more. 

Again, I want to encourage you to take some time to look through my new website! My goal is to make stories and features every week so that every time you browse through it, you’ll see something new. I have been dreaming, praying and hoping this day would come…and it is finally here!

LET’S CELEBRATE.

I wanted to thank all my blog readers especially those who have been super sipag in dropping comments and sharing my articles. There are so many of you out there! I am putting together this giveaway to have a little fun and spice things up!

GIVEAWAY MECHANICS

  1. Follow @shairahabon, @shyshopii and @missbellamode on Instagram
  2. Like my FB page – www.facebook.com/shairahabonblog
  3. Comment “DONE” on this post and share with me your thoughts about the launch and why you want to win this giveaway

PRIZES

Two winners of the following items:

1 Tarp pouch from Miss Bella Mode

1 SONY headset 

1 Loreal White Perfect Moisturising Day Cream

1 Travel Toiletry Kit from Shy Shop

1 Maybelline Creamy Matte Lippie

1 Braided Belt

1 Pair Korean Socks 

Don’t forget to follow all the mechanics! Winners will be announced on September 30.

Good luck and thank you for reading this post! Excited to hear from you!

XX,

Shai

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67 comments

  1. Yehey! Congratulations again Ms. Shai to your blog launch! I was here! Hahaha! Thanks to you! I am so happy to finally meet you. Sana more persons pa makabasa ng blog mo kasi ang dami talaga matutunan dito through your experiences because of the invites you are getting. Clap clap clap! More blogs to post pa! ☺

  2. The glow radiates in your smile at any angle! I can feel your happiness through each words you’ve had written in here. But you still haven’t gotten back at me about the stilleto boots I’ve been inquiring on IG haha✌?️ kidding babe! More power and God Bless us all, chicas?

  3. D O N E The reason I want to win cuz I’d like to get a hold of that Sony headset! It’s been a long time since I’ve owned one from a brand that’s been a quality maker of music gadgets for decades!!!!!!

  4. DONE. Hi sis Shy! Congrats to your blog launch! I’m so happy for you! Hindi man ako nakapunta but looking at those photos I can say na successful ang launch ng blog mo. Thank you for being a nice supplier to us. Naalala ko pa yung Outreach Program na ginawa natin. Dun ko nakita na napakabuti mong tao, kaya you deserve GOOD KARMA. Well, I want to win this giveaway kasi feeling ko ang haggard ko na. Need ko nang magpa-kikay ng konti. Iba pala talaga pag nagsisimula ka pa lang mag-adjust sa buhay mommy. Hindi mo mauna yung mga bagay na gusto mong bilhin para sa sarili mo. Uunahin mo yung kailangan ng baby mo kahit gustong gusto mong bumili ng para sayo. But I’m very happy sa buhay ko ngayon. Plus mahilig ako sa music, mahilig ako kumanta eh bumigay na headset ko few months ago. I will try my luck here hahaha! Again, congrats to your blog. More blogs to come! 🙂

  5. DONE! Kudos Shai for your successful launch! Sayang lang hindi ako invited. Lol. Kidding aside, I have been following your blog since you posted about it on Facebook. I know that I will learn a lot of things here (I’m also proud and happy that you have gone this far! ?). As for the giveaway, well, the items seem fabulous (and I’ll love to have them!) but those are just an added bonus for me(and birthday present for me, I guess?lol) because reading your blog is worth my time. Cheers to a more successful career for you! ?

  6. DONE.. yehey first I want to congrats you Ms. Shai for your successful blog launch. I am of your many fans on youg ig account and your blog. I may not always be your first commenter but I would like tell you that I always read your blog even before you announce it in your ig account. ? I like reading it because it’s very imformative and it is relaxing to read too. Sometimes when I have nothing to do I read your blog even if I already read it. In short hindi po nakakasawa basahin simply because the way you write your blog is simple and easy to read and almost all of us can relate to your stories. Its sad I didn’t get a chance to meet on your blog launch but I will always be your number 1 fan and it will always be my dream to meet you. ? I saw in the pictures that everyone is happy and you talk to each of them. You are very humble because you welcome tour guest and mi gle with them. I hope someday I will get a cgance to meet. If that happens I will hug and take selfie with you. Haha. ?I would like to win the giveaway because all the prizes are super cute. I always see @shyshopii with cute products and you are so generous to collaborate with some bloggers to do a giveaways with prizes from @shyshopii. I am excited about this little giveaway and thank you for giving us a chance to win. I wish you more success, blessings and good health to come. Giving you all my support and love. ??? Hugs and kisses for you! Mwuah! ??love you always and thank you for inspiring me. ?

  7. Done. Of course ikaw pa.. 🙂 i teally wish i couldve been there sis.. but im so proud and im so happy for you.. you deserve all the good things that are coming your way.. i will always be here for you.. keep that in mind, ninang ka ha.. 🙂

  8. ❤Done❤
    I’ve been an avid customer of shyshopii. And i’ve already been reading your blogs. I’m just so inspired of how an amazing woman you are that with the business and blogging, events, and other things you still stay fashionsble and grounded at the same time. And actually winning this would give me a boost i just need. Especially when it came from someone so inspirational. ??

  9. Done! Hellooo Ms Shai! Congratulations to this new journey of yours! Indeed a good person like you deserve much more blessings like this! Ive been a fan and a silent reader of your posts in different social media because not only that i love how you write and express your thoughts and opinions but because you love and interact with your fans and followers as well. Super humble and you share looots of blessings to us followers too! Isa na ko dun, thank you so much! This is why i think a lot of blessings comes your way. Im so happy for you in this event of yours because i now this is super special to you and i can see na you are very happy and excited too! Pati narin mga friends and followers mo. Wished i was there too! I want to meet you too! Hihi. I want to win this giveaway since i think all of this is very much useful for me everyday at school and work, walang sayang. 🙂 Plus i can share it with my mom too, sharing is caring! This is what ive learned from you, so yeah. Excited for this! Thank you for the oppurtunity and may He bless you more po! ❤️

  10. DONE. I just love your enthusiam and the support given by your loved ones. Blogging may eat up some time but it is fulfilling to be able to write and share a part of you to others.

    Would appreciate to win the giveaway because I saw a Sony headphone. Its sometime I could give to my boy. And the other items, I could with loved one.

  11. DONE! ? I want to win this prizes because I really really love make up and I can’t even afford it. I hope I win. ? and also congratulations!!!

  12. Done! 😀
    Congratulations on a very successful blog launch party! I’m sure it’s just the start of more exciting things. God bless along the way. 😀
    I’d love to win this giveaway because the loot is so nice! 😀

  13. Congrats on your new blog ate Shai! Hope you can have a simple meet and greet with your readers real soon! (Even without those giveaways I’d still wanna see and meet you and learn something from your outlook in life) Looking forward to that. More power ate and keep inspiring! ❤

  14. Congratulations on your successful blog launch party!! I’m pretty sure you are still elated with all the good things happening in your life? Those pictures I saw showed happiness and a lot of friends and family who supports you in your new path;if I may say “new” but then again it is such an overwhelming feeling to be loved and interact with fellow people who loves the things you love as well. I really wish to win your giveaway because I feel I also deserve some pampering because it’s my birthmonth!! So I wanna be happy in joining your giveaway much to win these all too!!?? More power and Goodluck!!

  15. Done!?Congratulations on your successful blog launch party!! I’m pretty sure you are still elated with all the good things happening in your life? Those pictures I saw showed happiness and a lot of friends and family who supports you in your new path;if I may say “new” but then again it is such an overwhelming feeling to be loved and interact with fellow people who loves the things you love as well. I really wish to win your giveaway because I feel I also deserve some pampering because it’s my birthmonth!! So I wanna be happy in joining your giveaway much to win these all too!!?? More power and Goodluck!!

  16. Hi ate shy! First of all i wanna say Congratulations on your blog launch. I’am very happy for that coz im one of the million people waiting for this.;) your blog serves as a guide on dress inspirations and what events occured in manila since im from Davao. Hope to win one of the give-away especially the headset since i broke mine on my last trip to cebu. Huhuhu. Hope to have a collab soon. Xoxo

  17. Congratulations, Shai on your milestone! As a blogger, seeing fellow bloggers succeed is indeed an inspiration. Thanks for sharing your blogging journeys with us and looking forward for more from you.

    By the way, I want to win the loots because I simply want to have a “remembrance” from the bloggers who keep on inspiring me to pursue blogging…thanks for the chance! =)

  18. DONE. ? Hi Ms. Shaira! ? First of all, I would like to congratulate you for the successfull of your #shaiisbloglaunch party! Yey! ??? I may not be there. But I know it will lead to successfull launch party! ?? I’ve been followers of you since Day 1. I may not be a an active followers of you. But I always here to support you. A silent followers of you. Haha. In that launch party I know how happy you are in that time. Your family, friends and followers in that event are so happy too. Theyre so happy in your blog launched. ? I loved you blog tittle’s “Wander with Me”. I like the concept of your blog. Not just the journey of you but, we your follower’s journey are join in your blog. Yay! Super like it! ? Thank you for sharing with us your blog. ? This where you how you comminicate with us! ? I want to win in this giveaway because the prizes is so amazing! ? I always joined in your giveaway but I didn’t win always. Hehe. So hoping that you will pick me as one of the 2 lucky winners! ? We love you Ms. Shaira! Keep on inspiring me, your followers! We’re always here to support you! Good luck to your journey as well as our journey too. ??

  19. DONE!!!

    WhatI loved about the launch of your blog Ms. Shai is that you are really happy to share your journey in life with US. I am an avid follower and one of your reseller too. I love the setup of the launch because it is simple yet classy and elegant.

    I would like to win your giveaway because just like you I would like to travel and reach my goals with warm feet touching the ground, face that is looking well and is always ready to look at people and mingle with them and always on the go, a beltthat would let me know of my limitations and lastly, some musicin my ears to inspire me everyday with the sounds of life po. You inspire a lot of people like me to dream big and never stop working till you make it a reality.

  20. Wow! Congratulations Shai! That was an awesome blog launch! I’m happy for you! I’m sure you’ll do great in the blogosphere! I’ll be honest, this is the first blog launch I’ve seen so far. 🙂

  21. Congrats miss shai for your very successful blog event, mukhang nag enjoy lahat sa event, wish nakasama ko. I’ve never been to this kind is event.

  22. Done!

    Hi, Ms. Shai. I would just like to congratulate you first for your blog launch. I wish I’d known you way before, because to be honest, I found your blog just now – but I love every bit of it! How could I have missed such an awe-inspiring blogger?

    I admire how passionate you are with blogging; reading your posts remind me to always write with heart, no matter how far I get, and no matter how big I become.
    See, I’m also an aspiring blogger, though I admit I’ve way more to go!

    I hope to win your giveaway simply because I want to write about the products you’re generously sharing with us.

    That being said, more power to your blog. Keep inspiring young bloggers like me!

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  23. Done! It feels so great that you have a successful blog launch Ms. Shaira Habon. I’m new to blogging and after reading how successful hour launch was, I can’t stop myself from dreaming of having my very own official blog site in the future. Because as of now, i’m still trying to get the hang of it.

    And I love giveaways but it seems they are all beauty products but it’s alright. I can give to my boyfriend’s sisters or my other friends. But I really want to get the Sony Headset! Though I love music and just like you, I’m a bathroom singer, I’m planning to give it to my boyfriend since it was his birthday a week ago.

    Thanks!

  24. You had a blog launch? Wow! When I started it wasn’t this big hahaha… It looked like a fun event and there were even giveaways. For sure, the attendees had fun and were happy for you for starting your own blog. You are lucky to have them because not many of us had people who believed in us from the very beginning. So welcome to the blogging world!

  25. DONE!!!

    Hello, Shai! You’re now one of my blog-spirations. I’m quite impressed with the number of responses you already have on your blog considering that you only started last August. I’m an aspiring blogger and I only started my blog just this July. I’m inspired with the success of your blog launching. I hope you can give me tips as to how I can grow my blog.

    More power to you. God bless!

  26. Done! First of all I would like to congratulate you for the successful launch of your blog. Ang ganda ng tagline, ang ganda ng content, nakakatulong ka pa sa ibang tao. You are truly an inspiration for all of us di lang sa mga girls meron din sa ibang gender. I don’t know you personally yet, pero ramdam ko ang kindness in your heart. Keep being a down to earth person because the more you stay humble, you will be more blessed. Nasayo na ata ang lahat, the looks, the brain, wealth, most especially the positive attitudes. Love you Miss Shai! Hope to meet and greet you soon! It’s @edrielaigne_16 of IG! ???

  27. Sure you had a successful blog launch event. It’s my first time to hear about blog launch event and that made me think of something. HA! If only I can afford, though. Time and money, most probably… hopefully soon. Congratulations by the way. 🙂

  28. Done. Having a blog and writing about you stuff is like getting you know more not just as an entrepreneur but what insterest you. I just hope that you’ll post entrepreneur tips someday for aspiring entreps and hownto be successful in business just like you 🙂 Inspire more people on that. Thabks in advance.

  29. DONE ❤️ Congratulations on your blog! Would really love to win your first ever giveaway on your blog. Would love fo see you in your future events. thank you and God bless ??❤️

  30. DONE ✔✔✔

    I am genuinely so proud of how far you’ve come over time. I remember you as someone who answers queries in your group page of Shy shop because i am also a part time seller before and yours is my favorite because it really gives me a lot of puhunan. You update your group everyday and you’re not getting tired of entertaining questions from your customers even though some were already answered ❤ that’s how i knew you as an entrepreneur and i guess that is your secret to success that you have now. I’ve been with you since the start, and i’ll be here in the end….. oh scratch that! I’ll be here forever to support you and your goals and careers. I knew from the start that you’re gonna do great things out there because you are beautiful inside and out. Now that you have a blog, i am always excited to see your fasyownnnn posts coz you’ve really got a sense of style sistahhhhh ❤ lastly, i’m just glad that i got to witness you from the beginning and now that you are in the highest level of maslow’s hierarchy of needs which is SELF ACTUALIZATION because you already achieved your full potential and so much more!!!

    Sis you are beyond blessed, and that said, i would like to achieve what you have done in your life. I’m leaving first quarter next year for my practicum abroad and the prizes above such as the Tarp pouch from Miss Bella Mode will keep my passport and other documents safe, SONY headset to calm the storm and pressure in me, Loreal White Perfect Moisturising Day Cream to avoid my skin from drying up, Travel Toiletry Kit from Shy Shop is definitely the best i could ever receive bc it is useful for someone travelling, Maybelline Creamy Matte Lippie to put some color in this dull world, and a Pair Korean Socks will definitely go a long way ❤ thank you ❤

  31. Wow! This is so inspiring for someone who came back from a blog hiatus like me. I hope I can do something of this sort. Congratulations and all the best on your blog 🙂

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