Monday, February 23, 2009

My Valentine's Day and Shopaholic Loot

Belated Happy Hearts' Day!

Sorry, I let Valentine's day pass without the customary V-Day post and greetings. I wasn't able to partake in one of the most commercialized holidays of the year. So?

I didn't want to bore you with the story of not having someone to be with on that day. Well actually, I didn't make plans because I had to work. I came home from work early that day to do some more work at home. I would've dropped everything for a date, but, I absolutely had to attend to something um, rather important.

Bored you already, huh. I told you! ;P

Anyways, I was able to attend Nuffnang's awarding ceremonies for the Confessions of a Shopaholic Contest at Heaven 'n Eggs. It was great to meet fellow bloggers I only know through their respective URLs and a couple of photos in their blogs.

Lizz, Annabel and I weren't able to join the rest near the "stage" as it was already full. The program was short, fun, and quite surprising because we each had to talk about our entries. I also learned that my post was among the Top 10 because apart from the advance screening tickets, I also got premium Shopaholic items. Thanks, Nuffnang!

• The Top 15 best entries from the top 20 will win advance screening tickets for 2
• The Top 10 best entries from the top 15 will each get a “Confessions of a Shopaholic” premium items
• The BEST ENTRY will win the limited edition “Confessions of a Shopaholic” Gucci bag.

Even though I did not get the limited edition Gucci bag (only 100 of them in the whole world!), knowing that I'm in the Top 10 among 70++ entries is more than enough.

The Loot

These are the stuff I got in my lootbag: 2 tickets for the advance screening, pink Shopaholic wristlet pouch, Shopaholic charm keychain and Shopaholic cube pad care of Nuffnang, freebies from movie sponsors Meiji, Astringosol Specialist, Ipanema and OK! magazine from Frances, the Best Entry winner. She was so nice to bring back issues for all of us. :)

Obviously, I forgot my camera, so no photos here of the event. I won 2 tickets, so I was able to watch the movie and had the overdue post Valentine's date by myself at the same time. Too bad no one is available to use the other ticket, but I had a blast, nevertheless!

The movie is not just another chick flick. It's a story of a woman who had overcome an addiction and turned her life around. And just when things are going great for her, career-wise, Derek Smeath turns up with the help of Ms. Spider Long Legs to pull her down. Ahh, what is life without the presence of green monsters, eh? They are just everywhere! I can't help but relate with dear Becky there.

Pretty much the same scenario with my shoes!

There are a couple of lines in the movie that I wish I could have jotted down, but they all point to the lesson that we are not defined by the things we possess. I'm definitely going to get this in video and watch it all over again. I believe the original book version is better though, if only I can finish the E-Book of the series sitting on my hard disk for ages now. But if you're on for some feel-good stuff with a moral lesson, don't miss this movie. You'll surely enjoy the ride! You can watch the teaser HERE.

The Dance

P.S. Hugh Dancy is a revelation! ;-)