If there was one word to describe my previous weekend, it’d be “SWEET!”
Why? Simply because I attended one of Summit Media‘s biggest events of the year: The Candy Fair 2011! CANDY = SWEET! Get it? Hahaha! 😉
Candy Magazine has been a part of my life since 2002, when I got my hands on my very first issue (it was the July 2002 issue)! However, it started to become a BIG part of my life in 2008 when I was chosen to be one of the members of the Candy Council of Cool 9 (CoC 9), wherein I instantly became a CONTRIBUTING WRITER in my own right for my beloved teen magazine! From then on, I never stopped and my life just got sweeter and sweeter… 😀
Anyway, the Candy Fair is held every year (around September or October) and this is my third time to attend it. I started going in 2008, and the only time I missed it was in 2009 — during the Ondoy incident! Obviously, I really had no choice. 😦 Thankfully, the Fair is an annual event and this year, I went with my childhood friend Meeko and her sister Mariella.
Aside from that, the Fair also serves as a “reunion” place for friends and of course, a place to make new friends! And last weekend, I was able to do both:
And of course, no Candy Fair will be complete without…
Speaking of Candy Cuties, I had my eye on a particular Cutie but I felt so OLD I passed on the opportunity to have my picture taken with him! Sayaaang! Ayan tuloy, sobrang nagsisisi ang lola niyo! And when I say “lola“… well, bahala na nga kayo! Hahaha! But fine, his name’s Francis Salvador — so Francis, if you happen to read this, this is me saying HI!!! 😀 (Hays, iba talaga umasa ang mga lola! Wahahahaha!)
Dino Imperial and Myx VJ Janine Ramirez
And oh, before I forget, my friend UNION JACK was also present at the Fair! I saw several girls sporting their Union Jack-inspired bags, tops, and whatnot. At syempre, isa na’ko sa mga ‘yon! REPRESENT!!!
I was so happy I was THIS|CLOSE to approaching every girl I saw — I wanted to ask where they bought their Union Jack-inspired whatever, and even take their pictures! But of course, the Lady (ehem!) tried her best to still be ladylike. So no, I didn’t do those. What I did, however, was just smile… and smile… and smile… and keep asking myself, “sa’n niya kaya nabili ‘yon?” Hay.
To sum things up, I’ve been a Candy Girl for almost a decade now! 😀 And even though I’m not a teen anymore (alam naaa!), I know in my heart that I’ll always be one (or at least FEEL like one! Heehee.) ♥
Once a Candy Girl, ALWAYS a Candy Girl!
See you at the next year’s fair, fellow Candy Girls!!! 😀