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My friends and I get to try The Zombie Room, Breakout at TriNoma last February 28, 2015. We were divided into two groups – Girls vs Boys! The girls’ team almost made it out but upon reaching the last door, we were not able to enter the correct passcode until we ran out of time. So close! 🙁

About the boys… well, the girls don’t know what REALLY happened to them while inside the Zombie room. Haha!


I have found out today that Breakout Philippines will have 2 intense Halloween events this coming November. They partner-up with FOX International Channels and Victoria Court to bring us an immersive horror like no other!

#VPartySeries: Midnight Mysteries

Midnight Mysteries is an Interactive Horror Experience. This time, breaking out of the room is not enough… Check-in, be trapped, and try to survive!

Immerse yourselves in an experience that takes you out of your comfort zone! Join with friends but prepare to be separated and be left alone in the dark.

Click here to read more about this special event. 

The Walking Dead

Can you BREAKOUT from a room with a lurking walker? FOX’s The Walking Dead is once again teaming up with the country’s premier escape room game to bring you an experience like no other!

You and your friends have 45 minutes to escape while trying to keep your wits together as a flesh eating walker breathes down your necks. Can you Breakout? Or will you be walker bait?

Click here to check out this room game.

Reading the details excites me already! I want to try both rooms with my friends. 🙂 Are you brave enough to take the challenge? Book now before you miss all the fun!

Sneak Peek To My First Blogapalooza Experience!

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The event happened on October 25, 2015 at One Esplanade from 10AM to 9PM. I thought I won’t be able to attend the event because I got fever early that morning. 🙁 I was starting to get hopeless until I somehow felt better at around 1PM so I rushed over to One Esplanade with the boyfriend. Haha. Yco was very supportive to me on that day even though he knows that I’m too sick to go out. He was my personal assistant on that day, reminding me to eat, to drink water, med, and etc. But later that night, my fever still went back.

Moving forward, in my previous post I explained what Blogapalooza is. But in case you have missed that post, Blogapalooza is the biggest B2B (Business-to-Bloggers) event wherein businesses will present their products and services to Bloggers and Online Influencers. Freebies/Samples will be also given to Bloggers and Online Influencers then they must help those businesses to gain exposure by sharing their honest insights thru online.

I’ve been waiting for this event since last month so I filed a vacation leave and even my fever can’t stop me (I’m sorry body). Haha. Here’s a sneak peek to my first ever Blogapalooza!

These are the freebies that I received from the event. So many, right?! But take note, there are booths that I did not visit because my fever went back. 😉

Booth #1: I AM Cardboard

This one is simple yet amazing. Yes, the products were made from a cardboard! I AM Cardboard is a group that is developing a virtual reality headmounted device. The apps they use can be downloaded in smartphones. Once you get your own VR, just place the smartphone inside the cardboard then enjoy your virtual life!


Booth #2: Chips Delight

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Chips Delight Striped Chocolate Chip Cookies is one of my favorite cookies! I didn’t actually know that they have at least 12 different flavors so during that night, I was able to try some of the other flavors; they even gave me my own pack of Chips Delight Chocolate Chip Brittle Brownie! Hoho. I was munching it last night with my mom while watching my favorite night show. Haha. Grab one and #ShareTheDelight!  🙂


Booth #3: Fruit Tea

The booth with many activities! They have photobooth, caricature artists, contests and Fruit Tea samples. Sosro Fruit Tea was our thirst quencher that night and they offer 4 flavors: Freeze, Apple, Strawberry and Guava. I chose Guava flavor while Yco chose Freeze, both taste good anyway. 🙂


Booth #4: Lactium

They have this game wherein I have to pop-out the balloon with the image of the main cause of my stress in life; that’s how I got my heart-shaped stress ball. They also have a sample of Lactium capsules and stress test where I answered 35 questions and got a “Low Stress” result! Yey for me! Maybe it is also the result of keeping a positive vibes. 🙂 If you want to know more about Lactium, click the link below.


Booth #5: Ace Water Spa

I love how they gave out a bag with many freebies inside of it! Thank you so much Ace Water Spa! I haven’t tried their spa yet but hopefully I could try it out before this year ends. 🙂 Well, aside from their spa, you could also stay and relax in one of their hotel suites or unwind at the Sky High Bar.


Booth #6: Food Panda

It’s okay that I didn’t get to hug the Panda mascot because at least, I got a chance to mingle with these cool Food Panda crew! Yco got the Hungry? shirt from a game while I got a Food Panda tumbler. 🙂 Download Food Panda app and browse hundred of menus to find the food that you want to be delivered. Worry no more!


Booth #6: The Diff

The most artistic booth in the event, The Diff! They offer a customized phone case but wait there’s more! They also displayed the other works of their artists such as posters, books and cookies. I also met Apol Sta Maria the Author/ Artist behind the Ang Alamat ng Panget & Many Other book that I bought for Php 200, he even signed it with my name! 🙂 Characters were drawn creatively, the story is so witty and the book is in a black and white so I’m currently fighting the temptation to color it. Haha!


Booth #7: Outbreak Manila

What will you do if you see a Zombie? Run! I once tried Outbreak Manila and those zombies really gave me a scary feeling! Like I have to run as fast as I can just to escape from them. OMG! Everyone behind the fun run acts as if they are real. Good job for scaring everyone. Haha. Anyway, I got a shirt from the raffle in their booth. 🙂 If you want to feel what I felt, don’t forget to register and gear up on their next run.


Booth #8: Aqua Best

My thought about the game, “Ha! This will be easy, I play beer pong!” then ta-da! I shoot 1 ball inside the cup and I got a foldable fan. Just what sick people need, water!


Booth #9: Flawless

I know how to play golf so I cannot… accept… the truth that I did not shoot any of the 3 balls! lol. Well, the good news is I still got a P500 discount voucher valid until 2016. Ha! If only I came earlier, I would have seen Maxine Magalona. *cries*


There are still other booths around the corner but didn’t go there anymore because for the Nth time, I’m not feeling well already. I even saw Urbandub with Mommy Reylen of Made It Through Mom in the JB Music photobooth but I didn’t get a chance to say “Hi”. 🙁 I also saw from other accounts that Kamikazee went there. Geez.

Obviously, I enjoyed my first Blogapalooza event so I’m looking forward for the next one and hope to see familiar faces (also not to have fever on that day). Congratulations to all the people behind this successful event! And oh by the way, here’s my contact card. 😉 I love meeting other people!


Why you should start a healthy lifestyle now, not later

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We’ve been hearing the quote “Health is wealth” since our childhood. Do we really know the real meaning of it?

Correct me if I’m wrong, in my opinion, health is everything and its importance is more than the wealth. A healthy person will not just have a healthy body but will also have a healthy mindset; healthy mindset can lead him/her into a healthy lifestyle. Having a healthy lifestyle might help him/her to become a successful person. Domino effect. 🙂

Good health keeps us always happy and gives us feeling of complete physical, mental, social and intellectual well-being. Sounds nice and easy, right? But it’s easy not to do as well.

Let me share to you my experience that triggered me to start a healthy lifestyle. February 11, 2015 – I was confined for 2 days. Before it happened, I was experiencing a mild headache for a week but I chose to ignore it because I thought it was only due to lack of sleep and will be gone soon. But after a week, it became too painful to the point that I cannot concentrate with my work, my hands were shaking and pale; so I decided to have a half-day at work and go to hospital.

I went straight to ER, had a blood test and after an hour, they found out that I have Anemia. My hematocrit count is too low so I will need a blood transfusion. I got confined on that day but one blood bag wasn’t enough so I had to stay another day. Two days of pain! Yes, blood transfusion is painful. 🙁 The main cause of it is my heavy menstrual flow.

During those days, I realized how unhealthy my body, my lifestyle, the foods that I eat and etc. For me, it’s sign that if I continue to become unhealthy, I might experience more health problems or other difficulties in the future which I do not want to happen. Of course, no one wishes to be unhealthy.

Loss of good health causes unhappiness and is very expensive too! Thankfully, I already have an HMO card from the company that I am working for that covered all my hospital bills. Imagine if I do not have health card yet during that time, I might have paid Php XX,XXX for my two days confinement. 🙁 Expensive, right? What if I do not also have that amount of money? How will I pay for it?

Bottom-line, if you do not start a healthy lifestyle now, then when? Once it’s already too late for you to bring back your health? Do you know that being unhealthy affects your whole being and will also cost you a lot of money? Reflect and think about it.

Since I do not want to be hospitalize again, I started appreciating vegetables, fruits, tons of water, drinking vitamins and regular exercise! 🙂

P.S. No offense intended, just my two cents. 😉


Flexwear Emotions: Henna Brown Contact Lens

After how many months, I’m back with colored contact lens but the color is different from my previous one – Slate Grey. Last week, I bought this contact lenses from Executive Optical (EO) at Glorietta. After browsing and trying out different colors, I have settled with Henna Brown because it’s like I’m not wearing any colored lenses. But if you look closer, it’s a little bit bigger than my natural eyes. 🙂

Brand: Flexwear Emotions

Flexwear Emotions contact lenses are designed to make your eyes look fuller and more enchanting by using Brown Limbal Rings to enhance and soften your eyes. Popularized in Japan and Korea, Emotions lenses are the most natural looking Doll lenses you will find.

Flexwear Emotions contact lenses are available in 5 different colors: Periwinkle Purple, Henna Brown, Grey Mist, Green Tea, and Riviera Blue

Color: Henna Brown (with grade)

Lifespan: 12 months

Price: Php 630

It also have free Flexwear Solutions and case.

Flexwear Solutions

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Left: Natural Right: With Henna Brown lens

Henna Brown mix Both eyes wearing Henna Brown contact lenses

I’ve finally found a colored contact lens that enhances your eyes but still gives you that natural look! 🙂 I’m pretty sure that not everyone in the office have noticed my new colored contact lenses yet. Haha!


Aurika Matias: 5 Facts About Me Vol.2

I find this day unusual, no agenda/commitments at all. 🙂 A good day to post a volume 2 of 5 Facts About Me:

  1. I hate being stuck at home… The number one reason of my blog title, Gumala with Aurika. 😛
  2. Aside from my love of being anywhere/everywhere, I love reading books. My taste in books changed just last year from dystopian to inspirational books (welcome adulthood).
  3. I have to admit that I’m a very talkative person! I kept on blabbering about random things. Just hoping that the people around don’t get irritated. Lol.
  4. Twix over Reese’s. Yes.
  5. I’m 5’1” but they think I’m smaller than that. Oh, please. 😐

5 Facts About Me Vol. 1


Halloween Preparation

Halloween is approaching, are you ready?

Halloween is definitely a fun excuse for adults to decorate their house and to put costumes on their children to spook their household and/or their neighbors. If you are interested to join the fun you can either go in a haunted-house or a fairy-tale theme for the upcoming holiday. Well, for this year, I would like to do a simple fairy-tale theme for our house.

So as I browse through online for decorations and costumes to use, I stumbled upon I am actually having a hard time to choose because they offer too many cute costumes and decorations for a very cheap price. Most of the items that I am eyeing have LED lights because I want the house decorations to be seen not only during at day but also at night. I also believe that a fairy-tale theme should be colorful, even at darkness. (Check it out: here)

Fairy-Tale Decoration #1Led Candle Light(Direct link: here)

To add a little colorful effect even in the dark, I want to try this led candle instead of plain real candles. LED candles are much safer to use because they have no actual flame. This means they can be used in any room in the house including children’s bedrooms.

Fairy-Tale Decoration #2


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Pumpkins symbolizes Halloween, even before. Show your Halloween spirit, indoors and out, with these festive pumpkin lights!

Fairy-Tale Decoration #3


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Did I say fairy-tale theme? Yup! This will surely add a fairy-tale feels around the house. Obviously, I will put them over the plants ooor on magnetic things because if you check the product description, it is magnetic. Haha. 😛

Fairy-Tale Decoration #4


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A flower-filled room will make you and your visitors feel lost in a beautiful forest where fairies live! Ohh, too much imagination! Haha. I could also partner this with butterflies. 🙂

What do you think? Are these too much or too simple? Nevertheless, I’m excited and I still have a lot to browse!

Sign-up and join Blogapalooza 2015!

Hey there, fellow bloggers! One of the most awaited event for bloggers is still open for sign-up! Great, isn’t it? 🙂

What: Blogapalooza 2015!

When & Where: October 25, 2015 at One Esplanade from 10AM to 9PM

How? Click here to sign-up

So what is actually Blogapalooza?

Blogapalooza is a community of Bloggers and Online Influencers wanting to feature and connect with Businesses.


Blogapalooza Events are composed of a Interesting Business Presentations, Entertainment, Trade Shows and Networking. Our events are always well attended and has always reached our target number (if not more) and promise to Businesses and Sponsors. We intend to improve this as we do more and more events in the future.

Today, Blogapalooza has diversified, from simply running one big annual event to running smaller events and a newsletter. We’re in the process of restructuring to offer more services and help more Bloggers and Businesses.

All you have to do is sign-up and wait for their confirmation. 🙂 I will be part of Blogapalooza 2015 so see you at One Esplanade!