Monday, August 14, 2017

CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice Supports SickKids

If you're like me, who enjoys drinking bubble tea - take note of this great cause CoCo is supporting. It's a win-win for you & Sickkids! Read on to find out more...


The Canaccord Genuity Great Camp Adventure Walk in support of SickKids is back for its 5th year on September 23, 2017. Coco Fresh Tea & Juice will be partnering with SickKids to give back to the community!

The Canaccord Genuity Great Camp Adventure Walk is a fun-filled adventure to benefit SickKids. In the course of one day, more than 3,000 walkers unite with one common goal to support children’s health. The whole family can challenge themselves to the finish lines at 5km, 10 km, 15 km or walk to the big finish line at 20 km, having fun at ‘campsites’ through the streets of downtown Toronto along the way. All funds raised for The Great Camp Adventure Walk go to SickKids Foundation to support its highest priority needs.


Coco Fresh Tea & Juice introduces the STAMP CARD in support of SickKids in Toronto.  
From July 19 to September 19, help Coco raise fund for the Great Camp Adventure Walk in support of SickKids.

CoCo needs your help!
Pick up a stamp card from any Coco location, collect 5 drinks by purchasing any 5 beverages and get the 6th beverage for only $1. Coco pledges to donate every $1 earned from the 6th drink and in addition, donate another dollar ($1) to SickKids Foundation.

As a token of appreciation to those who help CoCo support The Great Camp Adventure Walk, each participant with a completed STAMP CARD can enter to win a $1000 Prepaid Mastercard.

Be sure to take this opportunity to help out one of the greatest foundations in Toronto and raise money to help those in need. Your money will be going towards a great cause and every beverage purchased will help!

Time to go for some CoCo & support Sickkids! What's your favourite drink to get? Cheers!!
Click here for CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice locations.


Monday, August 7, 2017

Good Time - Win Advance Screening Passes!


Enter for a chance to win a pair of advance screening passes to go check out Elevation’s Good Time! A total of one double pass each for Toronto & Vancouver = 2 winners! Thank you Elevation!

The screening will happen in Toronto & Vancouver!

TORONTO
Date: Monday, August 14
Time: 7pm (NOTE: Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. I suggest arriving early, at least an hour to reserve seats, as all advance screenings are overbooked to ensure capacity.)
Location: Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas (10 Dundas St E #402, Toronto, ON M5B 2G9)

VANCOUVER
Date: Wednesday, August 23
Time: 7pm (NOTE: Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. I suggest arriving early, at least an hour to reserve seats, as all advance screenings are overbooked to ensure capacity.)
Location: Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas (88 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9)


Synopsis: After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine "Connie" Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city's underworld in an increasingly desperate—and dangerous—attempt to get his brother Nick (Benny Safdie) out of jail. Over the course of one adrenalized night, Connie finds himself on a mad descent into violence and mayhem as he races against the clock to save his brother and himself, knowing their lives hang in the balance.
Theatrical release date: Friday, August 18 in Toronto and Friday, August 25 across Canada.


To enter, simply go visit David Chiu’s Stuff Facebook page, ‘Like’ this post and comment which city you’ll like to attend the screening: Toronto or Vancouver.  A LIKE to my page & sharing of the post would greatly be appreciated! Contest closes midnight on Friday, August 11. Good luck

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Garnier Ombrelle - The Sun Made Safer


I've recently been introduced to Garnier Ombrelle brand of Sunscreen products and really enjoy using them - especially the Sport Endurance.

Protect yourself from the sun! Sunscreen should be use everyday and not just when you're outside for a long period of time or just during the summer time.


Some Facts: Did you know?
- The sun can penetrate water up to 30 metres.
- To completely protect our entire body, it is recommended to use 2 tablespoons of sunscreen (approx. the size of a golfball)
-UVA causes long-term damage and contributes to premature aging and skin cancer. UVB causes skin surface damage such as sunburns.
- 70%  of all UV rays penetrate through the clouds

Ombrelle was created by Canadian dermatologists and continues to be recognized as effective sun protection by the Canadian Dermatology Association.

To ensure your sunscreen protects you from UVA rays, look for products with the new UVA mark.

Ombrelle's patented formulation of Mexoryl techonolgy and other sunscreen filters provide more complete coverage against all UV rays.

Garnier Ombrelle offers sun protection that fits all of your needs! From kids to sports, lotions or sprays,  click here to check out Ombrelle's Sunscreen products.

Some of Garnier Ombrelle's sun protection products.
 
As mentioned, I really like the Sport Endurance Sunscreen. It fits my active lifestyle! It provides 80 minutes of water-and sweat-resistance. It's quick-absorbing, oil-free lotion goes on clear, even on wet skin! It's non-sticky lotion leaves my skin feeling refreshed when applied. I also liked that it's 100% Hypoallergenic, fragrance & colourant-free.



If you're in the market for some sunscreen - definitely go check out Garnier Ombrelle! FYI - Ombrelle is actually the #1 recommended brand by pharmacists, physicians and pediatricians.

Enjoy the outdoor and have a fun & safe summer!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

LANDLINE – Enter to Win Advance Screening Passes!


Enter for a chance to win a pair of advance screening passes to go check out Elevation Picture’s LANDLINE! A total of THREE pairs of passes = 3 winners! Thank you Elevation!

The screening will happen in TORONTO!
Date: Thursday, August 3rd
Time: 7pm (NOTE: Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. I suggest arriving early to reserve seats, as all advance screenings are overbooked to ensure capacity.)
Location: Cineplex Odeon Varsity & VIP Cinemas (55 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M4W 1A5)



Synopsis: When two sisters suspect their father (John Turturro) may be having an affair, it sends them into a tailspin that reveals cracks in the family façade. For the first time, older sister Dana (Jenny Slate), recently engaged and struggling with her own fidelity, finds herself bonding with her wild teenage sister Ali (Abby Quinn). The two try to uncover the truth without tipping off their mother (Edie Falco) and discover the messy reality of love and sex in the process. Set in 1990s Manhattan, LANDLINE is a warm, insightful and comedic drama about a family united by secrets and lies, co-written and directed by Gillian Robespierre (OBVIOUS CHILD).


To enter, simply go visit David Chiu’s Stuff Facebook page, ‘Like’ this post and comment who you’ll bring to the screening.  A LIKE to my page & sharing of the post would greatly be appreciated! Contest closes midnight on Sunday, July 30. Three winners will be selected randomly from all the entries. Good luck! Thank you again Elevation Pictures!





Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Converse Reintroduces The Fastbreak


I've always wanted to become a basketball player and these Converse might be able to help me, lol.

Back in 1983, the Fastbreak was designed for basketball players to jump high and fly and considered to be performance innovation! Converse has brought back the Fastbreak with a few new style takes making it the perfect street style sneaker for summer!


The Fastbreak was designed to be lightweight and breathable featuring a foam-backed nylon and leather upper to shed unnecessary weight.



Super comfy with the Lunarlon insole!

In the NEW Fastbreak - it is a leather take on the classic style that still retains the classic paneling and iconic look. The new style doesn't sacrifice comfort either, a shock absorbent sole with flexibility and a pivot point make it ideal for everyday wear. From a legendary court legacy to a street-level lifestyle, that authenticity is retained in a leather reinterpretation of a shoe that helped make history.

This Fastbreak collection is now available in Casino Red, Candy Grape and Green. You can pick up a pair in select Footlocker stores and Converse.ca for an SRP of $110 CAN.




I love them - classic yet modern style! These Converse Fastbreak will definitely be in my sneakers summer rotations!



Sunday, July 9, 2017

I'll be performing at Night it Up!


Just a quick FYI - I'll be performing at Night it Up! Night market this year! I will be singing on the main stage Saturday July 15 at 4:25pm. If you're free or interested, come by and check me out : ) Click here to see the full performance schedule.


Night it Up! is an annual night market - styled in the vein of night markets from across Asia. It features delicious foods from local vendors and performers from all across Toronto - including me, which I'm very excited about! There are lots to do, see and eat - definitely worth stopping by! Plus, it's a FREE event!


It is happening this weekend July 14-16 at Markham Civic Centre, 101 Town Centre Blvd. For more info, you can check out their website here. It'll be lots of fun, so hope to see you there!


The Big Sick

I know, there are lots of big blockbuster movies coming out this summer for example, Spiderman: Homecoming. However, I'm also very excited for the smaller movie, The Big Sick! I've heard lots of great things for it too - so, I can not wait to see it. What movie are you excited to see this summer?


CAST STARRING: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, and Ray Romano

DIRECTOR: Michael Showalter

PRODUCER: Judd Apatow

SYNOPSIS: THE BIG SICK tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents.

When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart. THE BIG SICK is directed by Michael Showalter (HELLO MY NAME IS DORIS) and produced by Judd Apatow (TRAINWRECK, THIS IS 40) and Barry Mendel (TRAINWRECK, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS).

In select theatres June 30 and everywhere July 14.


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Converse.ca GIVEAWAY - Win a pair of Converse!


If you've been following, I'm sure you've heard the launch of Converse.ca! I know, finally! How exciting?! The site has been live for a few weeks now, so hope you guys had a chance to check out and shop. And what better reason to check out Converse.ca, then being able to pick any pair of Converse sneakers from the site?!! Well, that's the GIVEAWAY I have for one lucky reader/follower. More details at the end of this post.

I absolutely love Converse.ca! There is such a large selection of not only Converse sneakers, but also apparel and accessories! As mentioned in my last post, I especially love that it includes those limited drops! Speaking of limited edition - it was actually my very pick up from Converse.ca.


I picked up these Converse X Undefeated One Star Suede Low Top in the Olive. A limited-edition collaboration with west coast brand and cultural sneaker hub, Undefeated. (Currently all sold out) It fuses the iconic silhouette of the One Star and Undefeated’s design esthetics of military and sports; featuring a soft suede upper and leather-lining, calculated Undefeated logo placement, and a striking red outsole. What do you guys think?




Now, back to the GIVEAWAY! To celebrate Converse.ca, ONE lucky winner will have the opportunity to pick ANY regular price Converse footwear product from the site! How cool is that?!

This will be an Instagram giveaway, so make sure you're following! Click here to follow @stardchiu.
Go and look for this pic below, my first pick up from Converse.ca - Converse X Undefeated Low Top.
To enter this giveaway, you'll need to:
• Follow me @stardchiu
Visit Converse.ca, and tell me which pair of Converse sneakers you'll get if you win the giveaway
• Share the giveaway by tagging Two friends

Your comment will look something like this:
 Chuck Taylor All Star x Nike Flyknit High Top @tom @rob

Look for this pic on my Instagram to enter the giveaway

And that's it! One entry per person. Giveaway runs until midnight, Sunday June 25 and opens to Canadian residents only. One winner will be chosen randomly from all the entries. I will DM the winner a promo code for them to use on Converse.ca. Good luck!!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Now Internetting - CONVERSE.CA



BIG news! Converse.ca is here - finally! How exciting?! Now, go check it out! It's about time that Canadians now will have easy access to the largest selection of Converse stuff 24/7!! FYI - it's not only sneakers, but also apparel and accessories in the widest range of colours, patterns, prints and fabrics!






There are the classics, the future, and my fav - limited drops! Check out the latest limited edition collaborations here with fragment design & Undefeated.



Now, go see the depth and breadth of Converse styles available for purchase online in Canada! CONVERSE.CA -  Happy shopping!



Sunday, March 19, 2017

One of a Kind Spring Show & Sale - Tickets Giveaway!



Happy Spring! The One of a Kind Show is coming up very soon! A leader in the maker movement, the OOAK Spring Show returns March 29 - April 2 at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place in Toronto. This will be its 39th year and there will be exciting new sections that showcase the range of artisanal products available in Canada. This includes the Craft Drinks zone where you can sample small-batch wine, beer and spirits from local "makers and shakers". How neat is that?

Other NEW sections this year include:

One of a Kind Marketplace
This section is open to all new and emerging makers looking to grow their business. Over 40 talented emerging artisans will have the opportunity to exhibit their unique craft.

One of a Kind French Pavilion
Together with The Chambres de Métiers et de l'artisanat - Ile-de-France (CRMA-IDF), there will be a French Pavilion at the Spring Show. In this pop-up section, nine artisans from the Parisian region will make their Toronto debut. Showcasing quality handmade goods from fashion accessories to home decor, this will be a chance for visitors to see the treasures of Paris without leaving the country.




In addition to the new sections available this year, visitors will also be able find their long standing favourites at The One of a Kind Show. With over 500 makers — 132 of which are new this spring — the Show will feature an array of handmade goods including artisanal food items, décor and dining, fashion, accessories, art, children’s clothing and toys.

Who's excited for the OOAK Spring Show? Mark your calendar and go discover the best in Canadian Handmade! For more info about the show, hours or to purchase tickets - check out the OOAK website here. Happy shopping!

Now, GIVEAWAY time - who want to WIN a pair to tickets? 
I will be giving away FIVE pairs of tickets! Simply enter with the rafflecopter widget below, if you leave a comment, don't forget to include your email address. When you're visiting David Chiu's Stuff Facebook page, a LIKE to my page would greatly be appreciated. All 5 winners will be randomly chosen with random.org and they will have 24 hours to reply back to my email/direct message. Please make sure that you will be able to attend the show happening in Toronto from March 29 - April 2, 2017. Transportation will not be included. Giveaway closes midnight March 27, 2017. Good luck!

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