Shut up and take my money.

Yes, the much awaited mall is finally open, and SM Naga finally has a reason to up their efforts and give consumers what we've been wanting for years: more stores to spend money on (I have no beef with SM though, just saying). Kidding aside, Robinsons Place Naga is the newest (and currently the largest) mall around, so of course, we couldn't have an opening without a grand launch. On August 15, 2017, they did just that.

Thank you to everyone who joined the Grand Opening of Robinsons Place Naga! #RobinsonsPlaceNaga #RobinsonsPlaceNagaNOWOPEN #RobinsonsMalls
Posted by Robinsons Place Naga on Tuesday, August 15, 2017

One of the things I love about being a blogger is getting invited to events. I don't really care if there's compensation or a token of some kind, but as long as I get to experience what I am meant to, I'm in blogger heaven (of course, I wouldn't decline any payment if the brand is really generous).

I had asked my boss to give me a day off to attend this event, and thankfully, he agreed. So, on the morning of the 15th, I was super pumped to be able to witness Robinsons Place Naga in its full splendor.

We were ushered in by Miss Luzelle, Digital Marketing Manager for Robinsons Malls, and led through the stores already open. We were six bloggers in total, most of us going live on Facebook all at the same time while taking photos with a DSLR (or was that just me?). It felt great to be able to see the stores with no one around to get in the way of our live streams, and the place was spotless (as expected).

Aside from the usuals (Department store, Supermarket, Robinsons Applicances), Robinsons Place graced us with stores that made me feel like we were closer to being a city than just a fraction of a region. Hello there, Toys 'R' Us, Daiso, Payless, and Outlander (among others)! Found myself wanting to stay at Toys 'R' Us longer than the others - too many collectibles to buy! (Wound up buying one a few days later.)

There are other chic brands that have yet to open like Guess and Uniqlo, but that doesn't take away the fact that Robinsons Place Naga is the new saucy place to be. After weeks of seeing just blueprints, I was quite happy seeing the actual thing, in person.

We had time to ourselves from 8am or so onwards, until they finally opened their doors to the impatient, excited crowd outside the glass doors. That's when the event really began. Robinsons Place was awesome to bring in a few of the best celebrities in town: Maja Salvador, RK Bagatsing, Joseph Marco, and Bailey May. We even got to attend the Meet & Greet and have our photos taken! I'm still recovering from Maja's hotness to be honest.

Posted by Robinsons Place Naga on Monday, August 14, 2017

Too bad I wasn't looking at the main camera and was so stupid to not realize it. Was busy staring at my phone the whole time! Oh well. At least I have proof. This meet and greet happened after they performed on stage, much to the delight of the audience.

Stay tuned for my next post! I'll take you around the cinema and the rest of the stores that have already opened. Ciao!