Friday, February 24, 2012


Tomorrow will be the very first Behavioral Sciences Conference by the Behavioral Sciences Federation composed of De La Salle University, University of the Philippines- Manila, and University of Santo Tomas.
These will gather various students of Behavioral Sciences from the 3 schools and other schools invited. 
For this year, University of the Philippines- Manila will be hosting the conference.

I am part of a committee to get this conference going. To say, I am in-charge of getting sponsors and believe me! It was not an easy task to-do. I am marketing this activity to every company I know and not, expecting they will reply and support this very first conference of ours. Well, there are two companies I'm very giddy about. They replied and stated their interest but no more after that. We were given a three-week of hell to get sponsors. Eh some really takes time that three weeks isn't enough to receive and confirm their availability on that day.

Few weeks left. One week or two. Still nothing. Luckily, alongside February is our University Week and bazaars were all over area. Unfortunately, though we asked, they declined while some, their mails weren't working or facing problems.

Fortunately, I found that two companies who are willing to sponsor. I will introduce them to you and in exchange, support them also on their projects and advocacy.

For our first sponsor, BELLE DE JOUR

About Belle de Jour:
How it All Started
The Story of BDJ
It all started with a search for the perfect planner. The year 2006 was about to start and I wanted to be able to manage my life - be more organized, do more things, be clearer with what I wanted to do with my life. Yet, despite searching bookstore to bookstore, no planner could satisfy my idea of the perfect planner. Thus, as a last resort, I designed my own planner. I followed some time management principles I read up on and personalized the layout. I even included my favorite illustrations and poems/articles in the planner. After I finished the design and the content, I printed out the planner and had it bound. I was really happy with my planner.

My friends then started noticing my planner, complimented me on it, and suggested that I mass produce it, with some tweaking of course! My planner was extremely OC, with more time management frameworks. I decided to make a business out of it then the ideas came from my closest friends and mentors. I asked some of my closest friends to join me in the business, each bringing something unique that complement all of our talents. And there you go, we had Belle de Jour Power Planner. Until we started selling did we only realize we had a great product! It was really exciting getting orders and hearing from our customers about how much they love the planner.

Now, because of all the excitement and buzz around the product, we just had to extend the Belle de Jour power planner online. We envision creating a community for you that's also made up of you - the fashionista achievers, the stylish go-getters, or better yet - the Belle de Jour girls.

They have given 50+ NAVI planners!! Yes! They are so much generous to make it a giveaway on our activity. 

About the NAVI planner:
NAVI is inspired by the navigator who constantly embraces uncertainty; his main tasks are to be aware of the ship or aircraft’s current position at all times, to plan the journey, and to ensure hazards are avoided. Your life is your ship and we want to help you navigate it by reminding you to take stock of the present, and by inspiring you to keep moving forward.
With NAVI, we bring you to places you might have already been to, if not to places you can only dream about. Flip through the pages of NAVI and get inspired to create your adventure, write your rules, set your goals, make things happen, take daring leaps, find reasons to celebrate, and above all, go places.

NAVI is for anyone who has ever been bitten by the travel bug, seized by wanderlust, or simply wants to achieve his goals in life. Wherever you are now and wherever you are headed this year, NAVI reminds you about the importance of going places and belonging in those places. NAVI is about seeing your life as one big adventure.
Whether you’re looking back fondly on your traveling days, or you’re just about to embark on your own great adventure, flip through the pages of NAVI and remember: the sensation of that sunset that never left you; that brief experience of feeling elemental; your most personal prayer, answered.

Our second sponsor, MOONLEAF TEA SHOP

Even I can't believe. I just tweeted them and ask if they can sponsor an event and ta-daah! We're one lucky group to be sponsored by the one of the rising tea shop companies in the Philippines. I mean, every one love their products in an affordable price.

Will they be serving milk tea or fruit tea? Not now. They have given 40 planners.
Wow! They're making the Behavioral Sciences students to be organize and set priorities. Together, with Belle de Jour. What a nice team-up then! 

What about Moonleaf?
Moonleaf is a tea shop offering freshly-brewed tea mixed into a variety of delicious and refreshing concoctions, milk tea being the most popular.

From what started as a quaint shop on October 3, 2010 along Magiting St., UP Teacher's Village in Diliman, Quezon City, it became a big hit among the student and young professional crowd in the area. As long lines formed and word spread like wildfire about this affordable and delicious beverage alternative, Moonleaf expanded to a bigger space along the famed foodie street of Maginhawa in the same village, to accomodate its now varied clientele. Today, Moonleaf has branches in the main metropolitan centres north of Manila, in the nearby provinces and soon in metropolitan centres of the south.

Moonleaf's tea drinks and mixes are made from freshly brewed, top-quality tea leaves imported from the best tea-growing regions of Taiwan. The tea is brewed, steeped and served in authentic Taiwanese tradition-- no machines. You are assured of a drink expertly handled with a human touch.

Our shops, bright and comfortable with minimalist decor and friendly staff, thrive on the engaged community of Moonleaf lovers who make it a place for great conversations that create memories of great times. 

All these plus that one cup of your favourite tea drink makes for the unforgettable experience of a different brew. - taken from About page, 
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Wish us luck!


D-day it is,
Marie :)