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Diyosa Picks at TOPS Davao 2016

Happy September! In our jolly Philippines, Christmas season has begun. And lucky us! The Off Price Show is back in our city. Yup TOPS Davao 2016 is happening this weekend.

From today, September 2 until Sunday, September 4, 2016 Davao will play host to the largest roving sale in the Philippines.

I got a sneak peek at TOPS Davao 2016 selections and here are some of my top picks.

Melissa at TOPS Davao 2016

Melissa and Mel at The Off Price Show Davao 2016
Melissa and Mel at The Off Price Show Davao 2016

My favorite brand at TOPS Davao will always be Melissa. I am a big fan of Melissa. Their footwear is sexy but comfy. Even their four inch stilettos are easy on the feet. And all their footwear are just too adorable for words. Just look at these beauties…

Melissa (and sister brand Mel) is quite pricey for me. So whenever I get the chance to buy Melissa shoes at discounted prices, I grab the opportunity.

Diyosa Ria with new Melissa Flip Flops at The Off Price Show Davao 2016
Diyosa Ria with new Melissa Flip Flops at The Off Price Show Davao 2016

I bought these Melissa flip flops for only P750. Awesome!

Jockey at TOPS Davao 2016

Another brand I look out for at TOPS is Jockey. Jockey has comfy basics in white, black, and in pretty colors.

Jockey at TOPS Davao 2016
Jockey at The Off Price Show Davao 2016

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Kadayawan Invasion 2016

Kadayawan Invasion 2016 is just a few days away. And I can’t help but get excited and reminisce on my fondest Invasion memories.

It was in August 2014 when I received my first invitation from telecom giant SMART to attend and cover the first Kadayawan Invasion. Needless to say, I was overly excited. Look at excited me in 2014.

Diyosa Ria on the way to Kadayawan Invasion 2014
Diyosa Ria on the way to Kadayawan Invasion 2014

I didn’t think it was possible for Kadayawan Invasion 2015 to exceed my 2014 experience but it certainly did. The stage was bigger. The eagle was stunning. The lights, smoke effects, and over all production took my breath away. And the beats was perfect to get everybody in a party mood.

MC Pao at Kadayawan Invasion 2015
MC Pao at Kadayawan Invasion 2015

SMART brought Brand Ambassadors Nix Damn P and MC Pao Avila to liven up the party and Inno Naguit to play at the after party. David Guison, undoubtedly the number one male fashion blogger in the country was also present to join the fun.

So when the opportunity to attend Sinulog Invasion 2016 came up, I could not resist. And I didn’t regret any part of it at all.

Diyosa Ria at Sinulog Invasion 2016
Diyosa Ria at Sinulog Invasion 2016

There was a much bigger crowd that Kadayawan Invasions and the crowd was wilder but not too rowdy or crazy. Just enough to keep the hype up until past 2 am.

After 2 Kadayawan Invasions and 1 Sinulog Invasion, I still have not gotten tired of it and I am more excited than ever to attend Kadayawan Invasion 2016.

Kadayawan Invasion 2016

So here we are, Kadayawan Invasion 2016 is just days away.

Kadayawan Invasion 2016
Kadayawan Invasion 2016

Once again, the Crocodile Park Grounds will play host to the kick off party of Invasion Tour 2016. I! Am! Excited!

Just look at that line up: Tom Taus, Mother Bass, Nix Damn P!, Inno Naguit, Funk Avy, Jack Ripper, and awesome hypeman MC Pao. The beats and mixes are gonna be so hot that I will definitely find it hard to resist.

Plus, there will be a fun Smart dome in the middle of the field. Like this one at the Sinulog Invasion.

Smart Dome at Sinulog Invasion 2016
Smart Dome at Sinulog Invasion 2016

I am expecting games, special promos, freebies, and a raffle.

Plus, there will be mobile bars, food stalls, and other merchants.

The crazy thing is, I am not usually fond of big crowds and anything held outdoors. Being the extra sweaty person I am, I sweat even when I am inside an airconditioned room. So imagine how uncomfortable I am in the middle a large hyped up crowd in an outdoor setting. But here’s the thing… when you’re in the company of good people, in the midst of an overwhelmingly good production, with top DJs, MCs, and spinners on stage, how could you not love every moment of it. (Even if you have to sometimes get literally dirty and have to pee in a dark portalet.)
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