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CLOTHES BUFFET MANILA: 10 Tips & Tricks on How to Survive the @ClothesBuffetPH!

Clothes Buffet Manila

CLOTHES BUFFET MANILA is a shop-all-you-can experience where you can pick whatever you can grab, and zip it into the buffet bag for 15 minutes. The first season of Clothes Buffet Manila is happening this coming October 17 & 18 at Il Terazzo, Tomas Morato for P1,999It’s a nice concept 🙂

Here are 10 tips and tricks on how to survive clothes buffet manila from the Founders in no particular order!
#1 Keep Calm and Shop On
Follow common courtesy and avoid running to keep the atmosphere sane. Have fun. It’s not supposed to be stressful. It’s a party. 
#2 Finders Keepers

Clothes aren’t the only things up for grabs in the Buffet Floor! Find them and bring it to the validation area (and yes, no need to put it in the buffet bag).

#3 Get The Clothes Rolling

The best way to fill in as many pieces as possible is to put the clothes into a sausage roll. The key is to make the roll the thinnest it can possibly can!


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Best Shopping Secret 2009!

DiscOVIries Photo Contest WEEK 7
(Contest Duration: 12.00am November 16, Monday to 11.59pm November 22, Sunday)

For DiscOVIry contest week 7, please share your Best Shopping Secret Discovery this 2009!

Finally, Outlet Stores are mushrooming in Pampanga in the North and in Sta.Rosa, Laguna in the South. Our favorites are the Marks & Spencer and Debenhams Outlet in Paseo de Sta. Rosa. We literally stopped and went down to check out the outlet store when we saw it. Up to 40% to 60% off branded clothes — but of course most of the stocks have odd sizes.

Don’t miss it when you are going up to Tagaytay this Holiday season!
(Tip: Pass through the Greenfields SLEX Exit and you won’t miss this at the back of Paseo de Sta. Rosa.)

So, do you have a Shopping Secret you discovered this 2009 that you’d like to share with us?

The Best Shopping Secret for 2009 wins P2,000 Worth of Ayala eGC’s!
(And a chance to win a brand new Nokia Phone, too!)

And the winner of the Unusual Food Combinations that Work for Week 6 is…

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Cubao Expo, Shopping Secrets

Grand Thrift House

Cubao eXpo: The Next Evolution Series

The Grand Thrift House is the home of vintage items, nostalgia and kitsch in Manila. They have several old copies of Wakasan (the dramatic comic magazine made by Carlo J. Caparas) and other discontinued Filipino comic magazines. It is a very interesting shop — you need to have an eye for what is valuable to cut through the clutter.

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The Best Enjoy Card Deal EVER Challenge!

Enjoy Card is releasing a Holiday Booklet on or before December 1, 2009 containing additional deals with additional merchant partners. This booklet will be released for FREE to existing Enjoy Card Holders so this is already inclusive of the P1,495 that you paid for. (Awesome!)

Read the Enjoy Card Related Blog Post:  10 Best Deals from Enjoy Philippines!

I want to challenge potential merchant partners to come up with the BEST ENJOY MERCHANT BARGAIN EVER!  The best deal receives a One (1) month  Professional Blogging and Internet Marketing Consultancy from me at least worth P70,000

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The Biggest Bargain Blog (BBB)

I’m doing a soft launch of The Biggest Bargain Blog (BBB). I’m separating all my blog posts about Manila’s best bargains and deals in the BBB Blog. This is where I also put some of my commercial posts and attractive promotions from different companies that are worth mentioning.

Check out my first few blog posts:
The Mango Outlet
Delifrance’s My Secret Santa
Free Nike Running Clinic

If you noticed, I’m launching sub-blogs under the Our Awesome Planet franchise. As promised, I am keeping the Main OAP blog focused on Food and Travel Secrets. You can subscribe separately for The Biggest Bargain blog. I also put a link on the right sidebar for easy access to the blog.

Please feel free to let me know if you have feedback or other suggestions.


Text and Photos by by Anton Diaz. Copyright 2008.

Mobile: +63917-LOVEOAP (5683627)
Email: [email protected]

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OAP Garage Sale

We just launched our virtual Garage
It is an online site for selling our personal things, prizes that we don’t need and second hand belongings. We first publish it here, one month before selling them on eBay to give priority to OAP friends who might be interested with the items.

You might be interested with the following items:
FreeAgent Go 120 GB USB External Hard Drive (Brand New)
Sony 5.1 Surround Home Theater System
Shu uemura Eyelash Curler (Brand New)
Watsons Foot and Back Massager
Samsung S760 7.2 Mega-Pixel Digital Camera (Brand New)
Timbuk2 iPod Flip Case (Brand New)
Pinko Mirror For Sale Brand New
Sanyo 5 Mega-Pixel VPC-S500 Digital Camera
Adidas Sports Watch (Brand New)
Imarflex Rechargeable Vacuum Cleaner (Brand New)
Lowepro Computrekker AW Camera/Notebook Backpack
HP Laptop Bag (Brand New)

Check them out in the OAP Garage Sale!


Text and Photos by Anton Diaz. Copyright 2008.

Mobile: +63917-LOVEOAP (5683627)
Email: [email protected]

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Awesome Sale That I Don’t Want You To Miss!

I just came from the Ultimate Ilocos Norte Trip which included surfing sessions in Blue Lagoon. While I’m getting back to the blogging grove again, I don’t want you to miss five (5) four (4) awesome sale events that are happening in Manila this coming week.

19th Philippine Travel Fair Triple X:
Xtreme Adventure, Xtreme Wellness and Xtreme Leisure in the Philippines
Date: September 12-14, 2008
Venue: SM MegaMall Mega Trade Hall
What Makes it Awesome: This is where you can get the cheapest airline tickets, and hotel rates you can use for 6-12 months.

The Big Garment Sale
Date: September 11-13, 2008
Venue: STAC Warehouse in Meycauyan, Bulacan
Blog Posts: The Great Bulacan Sale
What Makes it Awesome: Otherwise known as the Bulacan Sale that only happens 3x a year. This is the best and much anticipated factory sale event in Manila. This is where we buy cheap fashion branded clothes.

The 29th Manila International Book Fair: Words without Borders
Date: September 12— 16, 2008 10:00 A.M.— 8:00 P.M.
Venue: Halls 1-4, SMX Convention Center Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
What Makes it Awesome: This is where you can find really good books at a good price.

Oakley Sale
Date: September 18-20, 2008
What Makes it Awesome: This is where you buy Oakley from the distributor sale.

Style Therapy Sale
Style Theraphy at Trinoma
Date: September 11-14, 2008
Venue: Various Brands, Trinoma Mall
What Makes it Awesome: Fashion Brands Sale. We will check this out this weekend.

(got feedback from OAP reader that the selections are not that good so I’m scrapping this from the list)
Live an Awesome Life!


Text and Photos by Anton Diaz. Copyright 2008.

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Big Garments Sale in Bulacan this Summer…

The Big Garment Sale
I was not planning to post this anymore but a lot of recent OAP readers requested me to post the next Big Garment Sale. They are not giving out invites anymore since they already issued membership cards as the gate pass for this sale. We love this sale but we try to avoid it because of the crowd and we always end up charging 5 digits to our credit card.


Top US UK Brands

May 1-3, 2008. 8am to 6pm

Blk. 4 Lot 3 Acefree St. Sterling Ind’l Park, Iba, Meycauayan City

Telefax: 02-2996061/Mobile +639189918677

Note: Please bring your membership card as your gate pass.

For first timers to this sale, it is either you go with a person who has a membership card or call them if you can apply for a membership card on site. You can mention that you are friends of Anton of Our Awesome Planet.

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