Angeli Dione Gomez (L) after being crowned 2013 Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism International by 2012 Miss Tourism International Rizzini Alexis Gomez (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide/Bruce Casanova)
Angeli (center) answering a question during the pageant’s Q&A with hosts Chris Tiu (L) and Pat Fernandez (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide/Bruce Casanova)
During Bb. Pilipinas 2013 last April, Angeli Dione Gomez was hoping to bring pride and honor to Cebu City by securing one of the crowns (or at least a top placement) during the finals. Alas, her name was not even called to join the Top 15. There was personal disappointment, aside from not being able to add joy to the Kagandahang Flores
The pretty Cebuana moved on after that. But it was only a matter of time before we see her stepping into another set of pageant heels and swimwear. Mutya ng Pilipinas became her next objective. And not to be denied for a second consecutive time, she poured all her best efforts into the competition. Her reward was handed over last July 26 – the Mutya-Tourism International crown. What sweetened the victory even more is that fact that her predecessor is another Cebuana (Rizzini Alexis Gomez). This could only mean that a back-to-back Cebuana and Philippine win in the Kuala Lumpur international finals (set for New Year’s Eve this year) is a possibility.
Could Angeli be looking at greater things happening in her quest for the 2013 Miss Tourism International title? I sincerely hope so. 😉
Uniqlo Philippine Ambassadors (L-R) Athlete/TV Host Chris Tiu, TV/Movie Actress Iza Calzado, Singer/TV Presenter Nikki Gil and ‘Parokya ni Edgar’ vocalist Chito Miranda
Whenever I visit Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok and Taipei, a trip to the Uniqlo store is always a must. I just love their always current merchandise – be it shirts, round-necks, denims, walking shorts and what-have-yous. The price tags are never exorbitant. And the quality is reliable.
I just love Uniqlo’s Japanese-engineered jeans…the slim straight fits me like a glove!
So just imagine how wide my eyes opened upon learning that the Philippines (with the help of SM) will have its first Uniqlo store opening this coming Friday, June 15. I know that the mystique of not having one in our shores will already disappear, while lessening the appeal of visiting their overseas branches. But it still doesn’t make me lose the interest of buying a Uniqlo item.
Check out the store at SM Mall of Asia and you’ll see what I mean. I’m pretty sure opening day will have an avalanche of customers. If you hate big crowds like I do, then you can schedule a visit another day. 😉