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Make Your Own Havaianas

Matte or metallic? Pastel or bright? Simple or sparkly? Ahhhh! These were written in the “Make Your Own Havaianas” invitation and these were the exact same questions running in my head yesterday at the Limketkai Atrium, where people, like me, rushed to get their hands on their very own pair of customized Havaianas. I almost missed it as I was so loaded with work the entire week! But ahhh, the idea of having your own customized flip flops was just too good to miss. I sent Trisha and Vanessa Tamparong, the two dazzling entrepreneurs of Spruce (Who never seem to run out of brilliant ideas) an SMS telling them that I was on my way, making my way through traffic and that I did not want to miss out on getting my own pair! And…. I got there right before Trisha could send me her reply. How’s that for driving? The choices were endless and I had so much fun going all through those colors. I was happy that my friend Zoia was there to help me decide (when presented with way too many choices, I begin to have second thoughts … hmm… is this why I can’t seem to …… naaaaaaaaah). Even if there were so many people there, everything was in order. There was an organized process to follow from picking your colors, to assembly, to payment and there were assistants to help us out too. After picking my choice of colors, Audrey, the Havaianas consultant (is that the right term? I think that’s what she did … help me all throughout the process) assigned to me, took me to their workbench and assembled my pair. I had a choice too of putting pins and other designs (which were all cute, by the way), but I opted to have mine simple but elegant. This is the first in Mindanao too, this kind of event. For those who happen to read this blog and the event is over, you can visit the Spruce shop at the Limketkai Mall and get your pair of Havainas there too. So, now I have my own pair of customized Havaianas. Thanks Trisha and Vanessa for inviting me!

Zoia choosing her design

With Audrey and Zoia after I got my pair

At the workbench where Havaianas lovers eagerly waited for their pair

My New Pair

Oh, speaking of right process and getting the right assistance, I’d like to invite you to Join the Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines. Being in an organization of people who know their stuff is always a good idea 😉

About The Author


Stephanie Caragos is the President & CEO of the 19 year running IT Company, Syntactics, Inc. and is the founder of, a program and initiative that envisions in helping young Filipinos hone their skills in IT and increase their chances of getting stable and profitable jobs. She is also the founder of Syntactics PINK (Promoting Innovation Networking and Knowledge) for women to encourage and empower more women in IT and to encourage the younger generation of women take up STEM. She is a speaker and mentor in various Startup, Online Marketing, Web, ICT and ICT businesses related seminars and talks and works tirelessly in finding innovative ways of marketing online for clients. She is also a staunch supporter of Filipino Small and Medium Enterprises as she continues to develop products and services that would benefit SMEs as well as help them increase their success rate in using technology in business. Stephanie is currently the president of the CDO ICT Business Council and works with the members and stakeholders in the city in promoting ICT to support more startups and create more jobs in the city. She also currently serves as a director for the Eisenhower Fellowship Association of the Philippines. She has completed her Eisenhower Fellowship and was awarded as the Douglas Dillon Named Fellow for the year 2016 and recently completed her term as National President for the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines last 2017.


  1. Uhmm…Who’s that lady in the Freddi Kreuger shirt? She looks hot..Hihihihi….;-P

  2. Hahaha… that would be Zoia. She can be as “Cruel” as Freddy too *wink wink* hahaha …. Joke lang zong!


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