Hi everyone! How have you guys been? I’ve been pretty busy lately trying to get things in order in my life (lol at that statement haha). Well anyway, last Friday, I was invited to FILED‘s Bloggers Assembly. And for the record, it was my first bloggers event here in Manila (the downside of being a blogger in the province). I was also invited to their event last year but I wasn’t able to come because I had to prioritize our thesis. So this year, I didn’t miss the opportunity when they sent me an invite!
The event’s venue was at The Royal Piccadilly Restaurant and Cakery. I gushed (in my mind) about the place the moment I entered. It’s such a dainty place with a British feel because of the love the owners have for London. It’s a perfect place for family, friends, and even officemates to hang around, eat and have a cup of tea or two. Also, it was nice to finally meet the people behind the brand I’ve admired, loved and supported for more than a year now. I guess they could tell how a bit shy at was first that I even hesitated to have my picture taken in their photo wall. But nonetheless, I did because it would be a souvenir of some sort. Plus, their photo wall was very a lovely sight!
I was seated with the loveliest tablemates ever! Shout out to Charlene, Melissa, Ava and Chelsea! After taking obligatory photos (#bloggerprobs, haha hi Char!) and an icebreaker introduction of FILED and the bloggers, we were then grouped by three and we had to come up with a name and creative poses.We, Raniel and Chelsea, had a hard time coming up with both the name and ideas, and believe it or not, we only came up with ours on the last minute! We did it LIKE A BOSS! 😉 Well, we didn’t win that challenge, but hey, we still have a chance to win some goodies for you (I’ll talk about this later).
We were introduced to their Brand Ambassadors and products of FILED were then presented to us by Mileng (I’ve memorized these products by heart, I’m not kidding) together with the new ones. I must say, they never fail to amaze me with the innovation they always showcase in their products. I know I’ve told you guys last year what’s the big deal about Filed, but this year, they’re even better! Their TopNotch campaign showcases new products and the old yet improved ones. These products will surely help you in school and in work to be totally ahead in your game. They come in seven colors so you could take your pick from Flamin’ Red, Magma Orange, Sunburst Yellow, Funky Green, Electric Blue, Hot Pink, and Midnight Black.
Tea time came next! I should’ve recorded a video on what bloggers usually do before they “devour” something. It took us almost 15 minutes before we finally ate because we had to arrange everything for IG. The Piccadilly Circus Set was given to each table and I must say, I loved their tea (because yes, I am a tea person)! Included in the set are scones, tea sandwiches, puffins, caramel bars or mini cupcakes.
After that, we had a group picture and FILED and The Royal Piccadilly were so generous to give us lovely goodies! And I just couldn’t let the opportunity of having a photo with the Filed team pass away so I asked them if I could, and they were all so kind to agree!
As of posting, I now have seven Filed products in hand (excluding my 2013 planner), namely the Catcher Folder, Flip Folder, Keeper Folder, Filed Folder, Pocket Wallet, Pen Capsule and the Pen Roller. All of which I love so dearly. I can’t wait to collect them all! I’m looking forward to the success of this brand and more events I could come to as well!
And as I said earlier, I can help you win FILED goodies if you help me, Raniel Hernandez and Chelsea Ajose, first! 🙂 All you have to do is like this photo (link here) and let’s all hope we win so that we could giveaway products to our readers.
Visit The Royal Piccadilly Restaurant and Cakery at the 2nd Flr, Petron La Vista Gas Station, Katipunan Ave cor Mangyan Rd, Loyala Heights, 1116 Quezon City. Like their Facebook Page!
So what are you waiting for? To be a topnotch student or employee, go on and GET FILED! 😉
* Photos without watermark from Mileng Valencia, edited by yours truly in VSCOcam.