We often find ourselves hooked with characters of the mighty, the hopeless romantic, or the adventurous and their stories. It is undeniable that even as a child, we wanted bedtime stories, or even asked our parents to buy us books with colorful drawings and sometimes with pop-up art.
Books were inevitably part of our childhood especially when growing up. We have read school books and when we had the time, novels and poems were always there. But unlike many, Alyne Tamir seemed to have enjoyed books so much that she finished reading more than a thousand books at a young age.
Alyne Tamir is a traveler and a Facebook vlogger with almost three hundred thousand followers. She has travelled to seventy countries in more than two years and travels full-time together with her partner Nuseir Yassin, more commonly known as Nas of Nas Daily.
As a certified bookworm, she often finishes one book in just a day. She shares how books helped her through her travels and how she read more than a thousand books. Books interest her, even as a young child, and she lived with a home library.
“My mom would always read books to me before bed and it was my favorite time of day. The first chapter book I ever read was Winnie the Pooh. I loved it so much,” she adds.
Alyne went to college and enrolled Ancient Near Eastern History and Spanish in Brigham Young University in Utah, USA. As a student of a university for Mormons, she does not drink alcohol or go to parties. Her college activities include camping, road trips and of course, traveling to other countries even before graduating.
“Reading is very important to me in my travels! I did not even have a smart phone for the first seven years of traveling so reading was what I did on long bus rides, airplane rides, or when I’m waiting. Without reading I would’ve been very bored,” she shares.
As her love for reading and traveling grew, she also explored reading novels about countries before booking that ticket to learn more about their culture and local life.
Alyne eats only vegetables and has not eaten meat for more than sixteen years. As an animal lover, one of her favorite books relates to her connection for animals too.
“The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman is one of my favorite books which is the first book in a three book series…it will also teach you a lot about life and control of how life can be fair, and overcoming. It shows you another world,” she remarks.
Her passion for reading might also give birth to her own book, “I’ve been approached by publishers but nothing feels quite right yet. I’m a bit shy with the inner workings of my mind but I hope I can find a way to share them soon. I want people to feel brave to create the life they want and need,” she says.
Also as a full-time traveler, she admits that beyond the books, she learns by meeting more people. She adds, “I learned to open my mind and accept that I do not know everything.”
Currently, she also posts video blogs on her Facebook page, Dear Alyne and started a group called Girls Gone Global by Dear Alyne.
“My goal with it is to reach every girl or woman in the WORLD who wants love or excitement or support. We will all have hard times and a community of smart loving women can make it all better,” she shares.
Books might sometimes be overwhelming and tiring to read but these are eye and heart openers to other people’s lives and minds. She shares that reading a long story is not tiring as long as you love the flow of it.
“Read shorter books and start with simple entertaining books. Start simple and find books that excite YOU. Go to a bookstore or library and spend a few hours browsing,” she advises.
Bringing businesses together: Lalamove paves way for SMEs across the globe to “Make a Winning Move”
The local episode #LalamoveItToWinIt to support MSMEs across PH
To inspire businesses around Asia and Latin America, Lalamove has launched a regional branding campaign “Make a Winning Move” to showcase its various B2B services, strong driver-partner network, and wide-ranging fleet for fast and reliable delivery solutions. Locally, the on-demand delivery platform has kicked off the campaign by inviting its patrons, old and new, to #LalamoveItToWinIt.
Now more than ever, businesses are focusing their efforts on an experience-led customer journey. With deliveries as undeniably crucial for businesses to fulfill their services and win over customers, the central creative idea behind the regional campaign revolves around such scenarios where Lalamove’s services and B2B features help entrepreneurs stay ahead of the intense competition.
Lalamove, as the trusted delivery partner, has been servicing businesses of all sizes in the Philippines. Lalamove’s corporate clients can enjoy the on-demand delivery platform’s variety of business solutions, such as multi-stop delivery, API integration, real-time GPS tracking, a wide variety of fleet for on-demand, same-day, long distance, and last-mile delivery, and a dedicated account manager.
“The Philippines has more than 900,000 businesses, over 99% of which are MSMEs. What Lalamove offers businesses of all sizes is faster, easier, and a more seamless delivery experience to help them save time and costs. Our dedicated partner drivers, the economic frontliners of today, are here to deliver to an even wider reach across Luzon and in Cebu. This campaign is the visualization of what we can do to help businesses jump over hurdles – simply put, just ‘Lalamove It to Win It!’” remarked Dannah Majarocon, Lalamove Philippines Managing Director.
First-time users of the Lalamove mobile delivery app can get up to Php 150 off when they sign up and use the code LALAWINIT. New corporate clients, on the other hand, can also receive a welcome bonus of up to Php 1,200 when they sign up and top-up their Lalamove corporate wallet. Moreover, with Lalamove Rewards recently launched, each delivery for every user is now made even more rewarding.
Launched in the Philippines in late 2016, Lalamove is an on-demand logistics company that matches drivers with customers and SME businesses to fulfill same-day deliveries. Lalamove’s mission of making local deliveries faster and simpler across North, Central, and South Luzon, and in Cebu is achieved through innovations such as instant order matching, real-time GPS vehicle tracking, 24/7 services, and a driver rating system. Lalamove also allows businesses to scale their deliveries and operations at an accelerated rate. Lalamove now operates in over 30 markets across Asia and Latin America. Visit Lalamove’s website: http://lalamove.com
King-size Treats Await Dad this Father’s Day at Seda Central Bloc
King-size Treats for the King!
by Ryan Daniel R. Dablo
Seda Central Bloc celebrates the hardworking hero and steadfast lynchpin of the home with its offerings for Father’s Day weekend.
At the Misto, Seda’s restaurant, Dad gets to sample the delicious international cuisine for free when dining with five full-paying adults. If an evening dine-out is more the family’s speed, the Straight Up bar offers a dinner buffet with a continental menu and mocktails, all enjoyed amid a backdrop of excellent cityscape views from the rooftop. Staycation at the hotel comes packed with perks for the weekend as well, such as complimentary lunch at the Misto, drinks at the Straight Up bar, and breakfast for two.
Honor your number one hero and highlight the love you have for him this Father’s Day weekend. Celebrate at Seda Central Bloc!
37 Years of High Fashion; Arcy Gayatin leaves a Legacy of Edginess and Elegance
Arcy Gayatin: A Legacy of Luxury in Fabrication
By: Allain Dumon Fonte
The brand Arcy Gayatin gave the Queen City of the South a distinct reputation in the fashion industry. The fashion line of Arcy Gayatin sets the bar higher each year for clothing luxury and fabrication techniques.
Araceli “Arcy” Ancajas Gayatin is the daughter Galileo Ancajas and Remedios Zanoria Ancajas who founded Cebu’s home brand, Gal’s Bakery. Arcy went to the University of San Carlos and studied Political Science. And just like Dr. Muccia Prada, who completed her Ph.D. in Political Science and established the luxury line of Prada, Arcy also got in touch with her artistic side and started her own fashion line. However, it was not Prada that influenced Arcy. Arcy was introduced to fashion and tailoring at a very young age by her mother, Madame Remedios Anacajas whom they dearly call Mama Eme. Mama Eme was running a tailoring business back then. It was called Arabel; named after Arcy and her sister Belma. Ara from Araceli and Bel from Belma. In those years, Arcy was fascinated by fabrics and was intrigued by how to manipulate the fabrics to come up with fashion-forward designs without compromising comfort and taste.
After 37 years of creating haute couture pieces for the most fashionable personalities in the Philippines, Arcy Gayatin is now laying down her sketchpads and pens to rest. As she enjoys her retirement, may be on a cruise to the Bahamas or a holiday to the Swiss Alps, Arcy Gayatin has left the fashion industry a legacy of elegant and edgy clothing ensembles that understand and define the shape of women; without compromising comfort and good taste.
To salute the lady who brought Cebu fashion to the world, a retrospective exhibition of Arcy’s incomparable masterpieces can be seen today at Ayala Center Cebu’s The Gallery; curated by fashion editor and writer, Clint Holton Potestas, and interior and fashion designer, Jul Oliva.
BALANCE. Arcy Gayatin is known for her perfect symmetrical lines when fabricating. She knows how to balance edginess and class; understanding well the strength and the finesse of a woman.
RHYTHM. Arcy’s expertise in draping and fabric manipulation can be seen in how she achieves rhythm between architectural lines and soft fabrics like silk and cashmere.
TEXTURE. With her thorough knowledge on fabrics, Arcy Gayatin has achieved the perfection of fabrication by working on different types of fabrics and creating a single piece of art out of them.
HARMONY. The simplicity of the silhouette plus the intricacy of the details create a wonderful harmony, making Arcy Gayatin’s design a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
The photos below show an up-close look at the intricacy and the exquisite craftsmanship of Arcy Gayatin’s fabrication techniques:
THE SPIDER WEB: one of Arcy’s genius fabrication techniques.
MATCH and PATCH: Arcy’s unique fabrication craft by patching layers of different types of lace and lace patterns
PLEATS: The perfection of symmetry in pleats on silk.
LA ROSE BLEUE: U.P. student, Danielle Alessandra Deutsch, inspired by the artistry of Arcy Gayatin, designed this midnight blue dress. The cabbage rose made from layers of silk organdy gave this evening ensemble a romantic appeal.