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Globe whips up another exciting retail customer experience with its “Generation 3” Stores

Globe Telecom is making way for another groundbreaking retail experience as it temporarily closed down two of its biggest stores - SM North Edsa and Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro. The two stores will reopen in December 2014 promising a fresh experience for its customers and unique retail concept, a first of its kind in the Philippines. Pioneering in innovative store designs, Globe made headway in retail shopping experience when it first remodeled its stores in 2010.

Globe Retail Transformation and Management Head Joe Caliro said, “We are taking a giant leap with the new retail concept of our 2 flagship stores. Our Generation 3 stores will bring to life our customers’ digital lifestyle and epitomize the aspirations of our customers. Our stores will be a wonderful place where customers can explore and discover exciting finds in the digital space.”

Prior to opening, the Generation 3 stores will feature themed surprises – Arts, Community and Technology.  Working together with distinguished Filipino artists led by Ross Capili, Globe gave retail customers a live art experience as the artists boarded up the stores. The live art had enthusiasts and followers abuzz in Twitter using the hashtag #Gen3nextACT and photos uploaded in Facebook as the artists wowed retail onlookers at North Edsa. Capili working with the theme ‘past to future’ designs the mounted mural on the Globe stores. The mural is set to surprise onlookers every two weeks as participating artists keep on adding and drawing on the canvass.

The Globe Generation 3 stores are designed by Tim Kobe, founder and CEO of Eight, Inc. whose brainchild is the iconic Apple store in New York. On the future Globe stores, Kobe says, “Globe is transforming the customer experience in the Philippines and it will send shock waves far beyond.” Among his achievements, Kobe is responsible for the designs of the Apple Stores, the Nike Concept Stores, Coke, Knoll, Virgin Atlantic Airways, and Citibank. 

The new stores will also house interactive lifestyle vignettes that will feature a myriad of products within interesting displays that make it more relevant to customers. The installations are made flexible and reconfigurable allowing the store to transform, keeping the environment always fresh and giving customers a reason to return.

To participate in the #GEN3NextACT follow us on Twitter or get updates on https://www.facebook.com/groups/Gen3nextACT.

To know about other Globe stores in your area visit http://www.globe.com.ph/store-locator or call 730-1000 for more details.

Keep posted on my next blogpost as I give you a sneak peak on Globe Limketkai’s take on the #Gen3nextACT :) 

Posted: October 14, 2014
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Happiness is often what we seek everyday. In everything that we do, we do it in hope of finding happiness. What we fail to realize is that happiness is just actually around the corner, it’s just a matter of embracing it. Let me share two secrets with you, which I know are to be true: happiness can be found even during the most difficult of times and happiness can be found in a cup

Earlier this day, my tea buddies (Nick & Jean) and I decided to end the draining week with a good talk over a cup of tea at our favorite tea shop in the city, Chingkeetea, which just opened its new branch! 

While sitting down enjoying every sip of my fave wintermelon milktea, here are 5 ways to find happiness everyday that has crossed my mind:

  1. Practice gratitude. Always appreciate the big and small things that comes into your life. By being thankful in everything that we have, gratitude becomes the key that opens up to a gateway to a happier life. There’s always something to be grateful for.
  2. Always do something you enjoy. Every day, do something nice for yourself. Think about the random things that can make you happy. It’s only when we begin to take care of ourselves, that we can fully sympathize with others.
  3. Live in the present moment. Whenever your mind starts to drift away from the present, it makes you forget what’s actually happening around you. Don’t live life robotically. It’s either you live your life in your head or you can actually live it–the choice is yours. 
  4.  Try making someone smile everyday. I’m a firm believer that whatever we give to the universe, it flows back in return. It doesn’t have to be something grandiose because the little things add up. There are tons of ways to brighten up someone else’s day. Doing something nice for others would make us feel good inside too. It’s a win-win situation. 
  5. Believe in yourself that you can be happy. What better way to be happy than to start it within ourselves? Whenever a negative thought comes into your mind, replace them with positive affirmations. It’s a matter of mind-setting. If you think you’ll be happy, then you will be.

Sipping on my fave drink always makes me explore into my deepest thoughts and Chingkeetea is always the perfect place to just chill and feel the moment.

Their new branch is as awesome as ever! Get more updates thru liking their FB page and follow them on instagramDon’t forget to visit Chingkeetea's new branch in Grand Central and have a cup of happiness! 

Posted: October 11, 2014
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Is it just me or does everyone also feel the same way that a day would never be complete without having to upload a photo or update a status on Facebook almost every minute? Haha! The thrill of having to share and connect with my friends whatever adventure I had in a day is always exciting! But, looking for a free internet connection can sometimes be troublesome. Worry no more because you can already stay connected with your friends 24/7 with the comeback of Globe Telecom’s FREE FACEBOOK OFFER! Yes, you’ve read that right! All Globe prepaid and postpaid customers can enjoy a wonderful browsing experience with NO STRINGS ATTACHED. Globe is already rolling out its access to the social networking site beginning Friday, October 3, 2014 to Sunday, October 5, 2014. 
The free Facebook can be accessed on feature phones and smartphones via the FB app or FB’s mobile site m.facebook.com! There is no limit on this offer, which means everyone can use the service all day long and no maintaining balance is required for prepaid customers. 
What are you waiting for? If you’re a Globe/TM user, don’t miss the chance to share & like posts on Facebook for FREE! To register, all you have to do is text FREEFB to 8888 for free information and you will receive a text message with a link to open to start accessing Facebook for FREE! 
Spread the news to your friends! And stay connected with them 24/7 without having to connect to a Wi-Fi network at zero data charges.

Is it just me or does everyone also feel the same way that a day would never be complete without having to upload a photo or update a status on Facebook almost every minute? Haha! The thrill of having to share and connect with my friends whatever adventure I had in a day is always exciting! But, looking for a free internet connection can sometimes be troublesome. 

Worry no more because you can already stay connected with your friends 24/7 with the comeback of Globe Telecom’s FREE FACEBOOK OFFER! Yes, you’ve read that right! All Globe prepaid and postpaid customers can enjoy a wonderful browsing experience with NO STRINGS ATTACHED. Globe is already rolling out its access to the social networking site beginning Friday, October 3, 2014 to Sunday, October 5, 2014. 

The free Facebook can be accessed on feature phones and smartphones via the FB app or FB’s mobile site m.facebook.com! There is no limit on this offer, which means everyone can use the service all day long and no maintaining balance is required for prepaid customers. 

What are you waiting for? If you’re a Globe/TM user, don’t miss the chance to share & like posts on Facebook for FREE! To register, all you have to do is text FREEFB to 8888 for free information and you will receive a text message with a link to open to start accessing Facebook for FREE! 

Spread the news to your friends! And stay connected with them 24/7 without having to connect to a Wi-Fi network at zero data charges.

Posted: October 05, 2014
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LIFESTYLE LUNCH AT BIGBY’S.

Last friday was no ordinary day after Bigby’s has invited me along with 5 other student bloggers for a Lifestyle Lunch. A week before the event, I was already looking forward to it. I mean, who wouldn’t want to munch on our all time favorite food spot in CDO? 

We started off with a simple GTKY and Mikko told us what the lifestyle lunch was all about. It’s just simple actually. Every Friday, a set of 5 different people will be invited over lunch at Bigby’s and all they have to do is answer the question, “How does Bigby’s fit into your lifestyle?”. For me, as a student nurse, we’ve studied in school about nutrition and it made me realize that dining at Bigby’s is not only good for the belly, but also good for the heart! They offer a variety of food and beverages that would surely make your meal a pleasurable homecoming. 
We were given the chance to order anything (and I mean like anything) so I ordered the ever famous rack-a-bye-baby-back-ribs and I got really tense when Mikko told us he was going to video record our answers and while we’re eating. I’m really really camera-shy! Hahaha chos! But hey, who knows? That might be the start of my showbiz career haha! Jk.
Right after the luxurious meal and chitchat over good food. I got the chance to tour myself around Bigby’s new interiors and enjoy the sight of their all new look and atmosphere. Like seriously, I felt like having lunch in another dimension or something! I mean, the whole place makes me feel like I’m not in CDO at all! Every nook of the place is just instagram-worthy. As a food enthusiast, I must say that a resto’s ambiance would really matter coz it would leave a mark to every diner’s great dining experience! Kudos to Bigby’s for a successful revamping! 
(From L-R: Mikko, Nicole, Karen, Frances, Me, and Jassie.) *insert Penda on the photo* lol.
Since it was a school day, which means all of us were wearing our school uniforms. But, all thanks to Mags and Andre by Mags for providing us our get ups in our lil’ fashion emergency haha! Indeed, it was not an ordinary lunch break.It’s really nice to meet new friends and have a good talk over good food. I can’t wait for the outcome of the video! I’ll share it with you all soon if it’s already out. Big thanks to Mikko Mahinay!
 
Visit Bigby’s Cafe & Restaurant at Centrio - Ayala Mall, Ground Floor, Cagayan de Oro City and have experience an out-of-this-world dining! #thechubbybuddyapproves 
Posted: September 30, 2014
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