A Kitty Wonderland: Part Two

12 Nov

As promised, here are some more photos of the Hello Kitty Christmas Village at SM City North EDSA. The display and scheduled activities will run until January 6, 2013.

This was my favorite “house” of all. Why? Because I “live” here! Teehee!

Still don’t see me yet? Here I am, all in pink! Oh, yeah, I don’t have delusions about being Hello Kitty because I am… ehrm… her mama!

I love the balloon centerpiece on the cocktail tables set up on the left side of the venue, behind two of the houses. I’m glad I was able to take a picture of even one as this was the last one there. I ignorantly did not claim this because as soon I stepped away from it, someone else claimed it for herself. No doubt, that was a Hello Kitty fan.

Remember I had one of these for my birthday before? BreadTalk has new designs for the cakes and you can preorder these yummy beauties just a few days in advance for any special occasion. Nom nom nom nom nom.

Those are Anthony and Margaret George, Hello Kitty’s loving grandparents.

The best part about the whole event was seeing so many people who love Hello Kitty as much as I do. Many were dressed up in their best Hello Kitty fashions. I requested this mother and daughter team in matching Hello Kitty dresses to pose for a picture. (Thank you, mommy and daughter!)

Look, she even has a friend in a Hello Kitty dress too!

Here is the vivacious Ms. Prieto posing for a picture. (She said yes after she had me take her picture for her Instagram account, hehehe.) I took this for my friend Cynch. I only wish I had not forgotten the paper banner I made that said “Hello, Cynch!” *toinks*

And here is Gift Gate Philippines’ very own Operations Manager, the lovely Ms. Cleo Balingit De Ocampo. She was running about the venue until I had her freeze for a shot. 🙂 That is grace under pressure!

An additional blessing: I met a very nice Hello Kitty collector at the event. Her name is Denise Lao. She came up to me and said very nice things that flustered me a bit. *blushes* I’m glad I made a new Hello Kitty friend. I borrowed the picture below from Denise’s Facebook album of the event. Sorry if I looked sweaty and red all over.

As I told you in the previous post, Hello Kitty fashion makes it big at Forever21 so catch them before they run out! Unfortunately, sizes run in the regular range and not in the plus size range, eliminating me at once as a target audience. Oh, wait, I do fit under the umbrella! The neck pillow too! And the scarf!

No need to walk to the Annex to get your Sanrio fix, as they’ve set up a selling area in the venue. I want the bed table!!!

And even SM has Hello Kitty clothes and toys for sale, including toys imported by my favorite toy distributor, Ban Kee Trading.

Upstairs, on the 3rd floor, the exhibit started quietly and without much fanfare…

and then I suddenly noticed a bunch of photographers taking pictures of the ones beside me. So engrossed was I in looking and taking my own pictures that I didn’t realize I had run into Mr. Hans Sy again! Unlike snobby VIPs, he didn’t make a big fuss that I was blocking his view (though I could feel the bodyguards’ stares boring through me). I quietly slipped away, pretending I hadn’t noticed.

These are DJ Nicole Hyala’s Loungefly bags.

And her popcorn machine. And her cotton candy machine. And her bling cases for her gadgets.

And her microwave oven!

Part of Ms. Dianne Abella’s collection. The Anteprima wire bag is worth PhP25,000- and that is only the small one!

She also has very nice plushes.

Want to see more Hello Kitty collections? There are more to see! (P.S. Ms. Denise also has some of her collection on display so look for it, please!)

It took all of my willpower NOT to publish here or in Facebook all 286 pictures I took of the event using two cameras. I figured, a sneak peek is all one needs because the experience is definitely better than a bunch of photos. So if you want to see more of the Hello Kitty Christmas Village and the Hello Kitty Exhibit, head on now to SM City North EDSA!

~0~ ♥ ~0~

My thanks to:

SM City North EDSA and the SM Marketing Group

Ms. Zelina Baluyan and Ms. Mares Palma of Yehey! Digital Team

Sanrio and Gift Gate Philippines, with special mention of Ms. Cleo De Ocampo


8 Responses to “A Kitty Wonderland: Part Two”

  1. Just A Friend November 13, 2012 at 10:50 am #

    Wonderful pics! The village looks really nice. 🙂

    • Kittymama November 13, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

      Yes, it is! You might want to try and visit. I don’t know if all the activities will push through but the exhibit is just as worth the visit.

  2. Cynch November 13, 2012 at 11:45 am #

    Didn’t know that Dianne’s collections were gonna be there ^_^. Thanks sooooo much for the lovely photo of Ms. Tessa ^_^. Love her <3!!!

    • Kittymama November 13, 2012 at 12:42 pm #

      You know Dianne, Cynch? She has lovely items! When I was looking at the exhibit, I suddenly regretted not having said yes to displaying mine (I am shy, heehee). And I’m glad you liked Ms. Prieto’s picture! I ran after her for that one, and you know what she said to me “I can see your camera from up on stage!” (I used my pink Nikon J1 kasi.)

      • Cynch November 30, 2012 at 1:58 am #

        Yep yep…. she’s a sweet and a so “kikay” lady ^_^. Will show her your blog :). I’m sure your BAB, smallfrys and dress me babies would’ve basked in their glory had u agreed ^_^. I would’ve seen your camera from afar too …. LOVE PINK ❤ ^_^ !!! If I'm not mistaken…so does she 🙂 .

  3. Anita November 16, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

    I like the matching mother and daughter Hello Kitty dresses, adorable X).

    • Kittymama November 19, 2012 at 10:55 am #

      Me too! And it turns out a friend knows them personally! Small world!

      • Anita November 20, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

        Ha yeah that’s cool though!

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