Unboxing Crumpler Loo Roll with Road Test: Two thumbs up!

As a niche leader in comfortable bags, Crumpler also produces some of the most bizzare schwag. Thanks to the generosity of Charlie Paw at last night’s PhilMUG party we have the chance to do an official unboxing and and first impression run of the Loo Roll, Crumpler’s tissue roll that doubles as a paint by number coloring pad.

In depth review after the break.

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Nike+ 10K Human Race Updates: Running with Coach Rio!

Hey folks! So we have two weeks to go till the Nike Human Race. A few folks were asking if Manila, Philippines is part of the 25 cities that will be holding an official race. Manila is not an official city for a physical race, but the Philippines is still part of the Race the World Challenge and very much part of the 10k virtual race. I’m running with PhilMUG.

The friendly folks from Nike have partnered with Coach Rio, who will be, in turn, organizing a physical run on 8.31.08 at the Fort, Bonifacio High Street.

8.31.08 Race Details with Coach Rio

DATE: AUGUST 31, 2008


SPECIAL PRIZES: Finishers will receive Nike Drifit socks and a 4×6 photo

Prizes include P15,000 worth of Nike GC’s for the first place (male and female).

More details at Coach Rio’s blog.

Important details

Participants of the race must have a Nike+ Sports Kit (iPod) or Nike+ Sports Band to join. I am still giving away ten 20% discount coupons for the kits. I have already given away 5 Nike+ Sports Bands to a few bloggers who wish to clock in on this date. If you want to avail of the 20% discount coupon, leave a comment here. Details on how to participate is posted here.

If you already registered, you can drop by the Nike outlet store at the Bonifacio High Street to pick up your 10k race kit starting tomorrow, August 18 2008.

See you on the 31st!

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So … when was the last time you bought a Collezione shirt? Me — 1992? :)

Oh god. When was the last time you bought a Collezione shirt? I’m VERY SURE that at one point in our lives (maybe during the late 80’s, teehee) we owned a Collezione branded tee. Because I guess that was the in thing then: a plain collared polo shirt. Hah! That was nostalgic.

So the nostalgia faded until about last week when I started to see “Collezione C2” ads being displayed on the blogs. I first thought that Collezione was launching a partnership with the tea drink brand but as it turns out, Collezione C2 happens to be the new division of Collezione that’s well … not stuck in the 80’s really very innovative with keeping up with the times! 🙂 Here is a photo of me wearing one of their shirt. Skeptical I was at first but it really fit well when I put it on. The tela isn’t thin and though it isn’t stretchable like my Threadless tees, they’re warm and comfy.

Other than that I haven’t seen more of the designs. More designs here! But this isn’t their new line that will be unveiled on the 11th of June.

Well, if you’re curious to check out Collezione’s new line, there are a series of two events that will be happening next week:

On June 11, Wednesday, 6:00 PM at CAV Restaurant in Bonifacio High Street, Collezione C2’s Creative Director Rhett Eala unveils My Pilipinas the Series. What a neat-o URL www.mypilipinas.org — makes me wonder why nobody had that parked. If you’re interested in coming you can confirm with Sara at 0917-5334624.

If you can’t go, there will be an open exhibit from June 12 to 14 at The Spa @ Bonifacio High Street from 12 noon to 10:00 PM.

* CAV is that wine bar in front of mag:net. The place caught my eye the first time I tried it because they were serving wine ala dispenser! There have been mixed reactions to this from wine lovers because it might “cheapen” the experience as you don’t get a bottle. Customers are given a card which they have to punch into the machine and choose between full glass, half glass and “sample.” Personally, I think the concept is geeky and CAV allows you to appreciate wine if you just want to taste.