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Curses! Foiled Again! {The Glorietta Midnight Madness Challenge!}

May 29, 2013

As an avid fan of The Amazing Race, you cannot tell me that we’re going to have a racing challenge and expect me to noo-nee-noo through it all. NO. I am going to take it pretty damn seriously.

And so, when the SoMoms were called upon to take the Ayala Malls Glorietta Back-To-School Challenge, I went back to the year 2005 and put on my uniform of that era: one of my Threadless tees (that thankfully still fit, albeit a little snug around the tummy), jeans, and sneakers (thank you Feiyue!). All the more to outrun you with, you scrappers!

Friends pa kami dito.

Top: Marc/TheFatherland; Jenny/My Mommyology; Kris/OCMomInManila; Patty/Nonstopbabble. Bottom: Me; Jackie/Go! Jackie Go; Tin/Manila Fashion Observer; Cai/Apples&Dumplings

So we were tasked to visit a few participating stores around Glorietta, snap up some back-to-school bargains and get back in time to prepare a themed presentation. Points were given for originality, ability to keep within budget, the theme, relevance and presentation. The prize at hand: a Hello Kitty mp3 set that would be such a cool thing for me for Basti to have.

The teams:




We had to go around Glorietta, post on Twitter and Instagram, go to participating stores, shop, make sure we were on budget, and rush back! Exercise galore! There were so many good deals!! Majorly marked down tops at Gingersnaps and Kamiseta, a Baby Couture bag at half-price, sensible flats at Janylin for 399, etcetera, etcetera, ubos pera!

Serious kami ni Jackie. We even did change costume and everything! Along with Patty and Marc, we were in the running for first place.

And the winners are…. PATTY and MARC???? PFFFFFFT.

Haha! Kidding! Congratulations to our new SoMom and the first ever SoDad! You deserve it! They won because they kept within budget and had a wide variety of cool yet affordable things.

Thank you to Baby Couture, Basics for Kids, Big and Small, Gingersnaps, Janylin, Just G, Kamiseta, Mayoral, Papemelroti, Payless and Pinkbox for being so patient with us.

This race was in preparation for Glorietta’s Midnight Madness happening this weekend! On May 31 to June 1, stores will be open till 12 midnight, with huge, huge discounts of up to 70% off! On June 2, the stores will be open till 9PM. It’s the perfect time to go shopping for your back to school items!


Thank you again Ayala Malls! It was really fun.

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