Join @chuvafinds random giveaway
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Hello! I’m off to Tokyo tomorrow for the holidays. Which means…. I don’t know how often I can post when I’m over there. Because when in Tokyo I am the kids’ yaya. My feet gets seriously tired that all I want to do when I get to the hotel is lie down.
I will try my very best to chronicle our Tokyo trip because I know you guys like that. In the new year I will try my best to be a better blogger.
In the meantime I would like to invite you to share and join my holiday giveaway of fun stuff I’ve collected over the last few months.
There will be five winners who will each get:

1) A witty, extra large fan created by Fan Man, Monchet Olives for Tesoro’s

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Tesoro fans
Tesoro fans
Tesoro fans
Tesoro fans

2) My favorite “Hi Haters” pouch created by Dog Eared

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3) Best notebook ever: Chuvaness x National Book Store perforated notebook

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4) Uniqlo x Jollibee T-shirt, just because they’re cute

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5) H&M x Star Wars mirror coin purse

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6) Chuvaness x National Bookstore gridded note cards and envelopes

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7) A random reusable eco bag

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8) A Tickles x Chuvaness bag charm

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I know right! It’s all about collabs!

How to join:
1) You must have a Philippine address for shipping.
2) Share this post on Facebook or Twitter by using the links at the end of this post. Or share via Instagram, by creating your own post. Use the hashtag #chuvanessgiveaway
3) Register for the lottery HERE.
4) Promo ends on December 26, 2016. Then five winners will be chosen electronically using
5) Winners will be announced on this blog, via email, text, or social media. Basta, I will contact you.
6) Prizes will be shipped after December 29 (after my trip).

Follow @chuvafinds on Instagram for more of my fun finds.

Maggie Wilson-Consunji and Parul Shah just won US$100,000 in “Amazing Race Asia”
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The Philippines does it again, as AXN crowned Filipino beauty queens Maggie Wilson-Consunji and Parul Shah as winners of The Amazing Race Asia Season 5.
In the gripping final episode, Maggie and Parul arrived first at the pit stop in Bali with just minutes to spare, having survived challenges in six countries, 12 cities and over 12,000 kilometres, beating 10 other teams to claim the ultimate US$100,000 cash prize.

Maggie Wilson and Parul Shah

Malaysian beauty queens Chloe Chen and Lee Yvonne arrived in second place, with Filipino fan favorites Eric Tai and his wife Rona Samson arriving in third.
The exhausted but jubilant finalists were welcomed to the last pit stop by series host Allan Wu, and the eliminated teams.

“We warmly congratulate Maggie and Parul on winning this season of The Amazing Race Asia. It was our toughest race yet with several surprising twists and some extremely challenging conditions. All 22 racers should be super proud of what they achieved during their journey. Their determination, camaraderie and sense of humor ensured that The Amazing Race Asia was the top program in its time slot among all English general entertainment channels in Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines,” said Virginia Lim, Senior Vice President and Head of Content, Production and Marketing.

“It was such a relief to win because the money can help my family, especially my Dad who suffered a stroke,” said Parul Shah, who won Binibining Pilipinas Tourism in 2014. “He taught me to never give up in life and I did this to prove that no matter what life throws at you, never give up,” said Parul.

“We played the game really well and climbed the ladder ever so slowly. We didn’t want to come in first in any of the legs because we didn’t want to have a target on our backs. Who would have thought that two beauty queens would win! I’m pretty sure we’ll be talking about this moment for decades!” said an ecstatic Maggie Consunji.

AXN fans across Asia tuned in every Thursday night to watch the latest drama and hijinks unfold as the 11 teams competed in a series of physical and mental challenges against diverse geographic backdrops. Connecting fans to the racers, AXN hosted Facebook Live sessions immediately after each episode where fans could ask questions and post messages of support to the eliminated teams. The 18 Facebook Live sessions collectively reached 9.5 million fans and garnered over 2.7 million views to date.

The NORDLYS/P-NOiSE in 1st Manila Contemporary Dance Edition
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To commemorate 70 years of Danish-Filipino relations, a Nordic assemblage of contemporary dancers of high magnitude will perform in Manila this December 15-18, 2016.
NORDLYS/P-NOiSE Contemporary Dance Edition will bring together Nordic and Filipino artists in an interaction of space, performance and audience in a unique cultural experience.
NORDLYS (Northern Light) is a collective of artists from Denmark, Sweden Norway, and Finland. Their walking performances take the audience with them in an exploration of bodily, emotional and spatial relationships.


Watch a sample of their work here:

P-NOiSE serves as a platform for challenging yet-to-be known Filipino and Nordic artists to showcase and express their artistry and vision.
Art performances and a debate by artists Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen and Tanelli Törmä will also be held.
This event is made possible through the support of Statens Kunstfond, Kulturkontakt Nord and Nordiska kulturfonden.

December 15, 2016 at 7 PM
Opening night at Pineapple Lab, 6071 Palma Street, Barangay Poblacion, Makati
Debate, art performances by Antoinette Helbing, Tanelli Törmä and Russ Ligtas, and film screening featuring the works of Karolin Kent (SE), Sarah Armstrong (DK) and Baijie Curdt-Christiansen (DK) (“Nordur”), and Ali Abbasi, Gry Raaby and Marie-Louise Stentebjerg (“Locomotion”), and art works by Nikolaj Kleist Burkal (“Movements Measured”).
Tickets: Php 400

December 16 and 17, 2016, 6 PM
Opening of Nordlys at The Metropolitan Theater in Ermita
Dance and walking performances by NORDLYS: Sebastian Lingserius (“D ANCER”); Ingvild Isaksen, Maren Fidje Bjørneseth, Elisa Vassena and Masako Matsushita (“People); Ellinor Kristina Ljungkvist and Georg Kammerer (“I Dwell Upon People”); Valterri Raekallio (“Where Does The Light Go?”); Raymond Roa (“Phantom Muse”)
Final destination of walking tour is Fred’s Revolucion in The Hub
Tickets: free

December 18, 2016, 7 PM
Closing Night at Pineapple Lab, Makati
Art performances and debate with Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen and Tanelli Törmä. Live music by
‘Beats across Boarders’
Official closing party will feature live vocal & DJ performance by P-NOiSE co-founder Andy Roda featuring members of Sinosikat. (Venue to be announced)
Tickets: Php 400

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