Amihan Sling by Hinabi.ph

This is my first native (rattan) sling bag aptly called Amihan Sling. I purchased this through Hinabi.ph. I got interested in the bag after seeing my friend post (or share) about it on Facebook. 

What’s so interesting about this bag is that it was made (one of the many products weaved and produced) by Alangan Mangyan Tribe from Paitan in Oriental Mindoro. 

According to Hinabi.ph, they are helping the Mangyans bring their handicrafts to a wider audience. Check out their FB page here.

Back to my sling bag. I bought the large size to accommodate important things when going out. I picked the one with dark brown leather strap, which Rei (from Hinabi.ph) said is free vegan leather made by the local leather artisans of Marikina. 

So, what do you think of my Amihan Sling? I’m just excited to use it soon. 

Fun Things To Look Forward to at College This Fall

As a senior in high school, you may have felt like college was never going to come, and then one day, it does. While you enjoyed your last summer with your friends back home, you’re anxious about freshman orientation, meeting new friends and participating in fun and exciting new adventures on campus. With your roommate assignment made and your schedule set, take a look at some of the fun things you may have going on around campus this fall.

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Freshman Mixer

The best way to get to know other people is a party. Some groups and organizations sponsor a freshman-only affair to allow new friendships to form and promote their clubs and activities. A college event planner may even come up with a fun theme that appeals to freshman. These parties are usually held on campus and endorsed by the school.

Rush Week

If you are interested in community service and fellowship, Greek life may be up your alley. These groups delineated by Greek letters have a week every fall where they invite interested candidates to try different houses to see which they fit into best. Since each group is diverse, with different goals, focuses and membership, it’s an excellent way to find like-minded individuals.

Parent Weekend

While you love the idea of being independent and away from home, there is bound to be a time where you miss your family. Luckily, every fall, there is a parents weekend event. The campus is invaded by doting parents who do fun things like attend lectures, get tours of the school and spend time hanging out with their kids. You may even score some new bedding for your dorm or a night out at a nice restaurant.

College is a time of transition into adulthood, and while you know the focus is on your academics, you also want to participate in some fun events. Keep an open mind and know that your freshman year is just the beginning; you don’t need to do everything right away.

Choosing the Right Event Planner for Your Wedding

Planning a wedding can be the most exciting, overwhelming thing you have ever done. There is so much anticipation leading up to the big day, and you want everything to run smoothly with no detours from the plan. While there is never a way to completely safe-proof a wedding, having an experienced event planner Westport CT can make all the difference in how your day plays out. When searching for the right wedding planner, consider if they have worked with your venue before, if they are in your budget, and if they are available for your date.

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Pick the Venue

Having an event planner that has thrown weddings in your chosen venue before can be a great help when it comes to the logistics of party planning. Your wedding planner may have insider tips and know exactly who to communicate with at the venue to get things done. Even if your planner has not worked with your venue before, they can be your advocate for making sure everything runs smoothly.

Stick to the Budget

Planning a wedding is an expensive venture, and making sure you can afford your event planner is a critical step in choosing the right one. While you want a wedding planner who is competent and capable, do not blow your wedding budget choosing someone out of your price range.

Save the Date

Be sure that your wedding planner is available for your date. One of the last things you want is for your planner to be absent or running back and forth between other weddings on your big day. Having their familiar face around will bring comfort on your day that everything is under control.

Planning a wedding can be stressful but yet so fun. Before you choose your event planner, decide what is important to you and find a planner that fits with your needs.