There is NO secret here. Customized flip-flops are turning heads and you certainly don’t want to not be noticed! Managing Director of A.L. Amizade Marketing, Sole(!) distributor of Havaianas in Visayas Leanne Florendo had to concur!

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This was taken from last year’s Make Your Own Havaianas 2009 at the same venue. Can you believe its been 5 years since the inception of this much awaited event from Havaianas who gave us unbridled liberty to dress up our footsies with those top soles and colorful straps? If you are a true blooded Havaianatico, you probably place an X on your calendar every year for Make Your Own Havaianas.

Make Your Own Havaianas 2010 in Cebu will be open to the public on July 30 all the way to August 2.  The Cagayan de Oro/Mindanao leg for Make Your Own Havaianas 2010 will be on August 13-15 at the Atrium of Limketkai Center Mall.

Do you still have your Havaianas from the previous MYOH? Which day are you going? Or are you going to be present the entire weekend? I wouldn’t be surprised if people camp outside SM! This media and VIP invite is too cute to pass up on this Thursday though!

“We always endeavor to improve Make Your Own Havaianas every year” says Anne Gonzalez, Managing Director of Havaianas Philippines. “This year, though, we can really say that we’re going all out.  We’re celebrating the 5th installation of this trademark event in honor of all the Havaianaticos that show up each year.” Happy 5th Birthday Make Your Own Havaianas!

I saw friends who were part of the Manila Make Your Own Havaianas leg blogged about Philippine-designed MYOH@5 Commemorative soles and really pretty pins! Well, I certainly don’t want this to be a huge spoiler to you bbbbbbut…. Havaianas fans can now choose from stylish new options—from silver letter pins and crystal studded pins to jelly, fluorescent and glow-in-the-dark Top straps! Isn’t that fabulous? IT JUST GETS EXCITING YEAR AFTER YEAR.

Caution: You might want to head early. I heard the queue is astonishingly um, long. Do you think celebrities will drop by? I wonder what the Havaianas team came up for entertainment this year! The firedancers from last year’s Make Your Own Havaianas was too much fun!

See you Cebu! You might spot me staring at the flip-flop wheel for 48 years trying to unsuccessfully to decide which should go which!

A.L. Amizade Marketing, Inc. is the exclusive sub-distributor of Havaianas in Central and Eastern Visayas.  In Cebu, Havaianas is available in All Flip Flops SM and Ayala, Rustan’s, July, Republik, Maribago Blue Water Resort, Abaca Boutique Resort and R.O.X Ayala. The Havaianas Kid’s line is also available at Ballooney Shoppe.  Celebrate 5 years of chic and colorful customization at