Friday, November 27, 2015


Filipino riders geared up for thrilling bike action around the roads in Metro Manila last Nov. 21 to 22 for the BGC Cycle Asia Philippines. Close to 2,000 cycling enthusiasts joined the event which featured exciting and challenging categories for children, adults and families.

The event, in its third edition this year, is a part of Cycle Asia, a network of premier cycling events across the region that offers participants the rare opportunity to ride on safe closed public roads in major Asian cities.  It was brought here in the country by organizer Sunrise Events, Inc. in partnership with Cycle Asia and Bonifacio Global City (BGC).

"We are excited to continue an active year of sports for Sunrise Events, Inc. with our team-up with BGC and our international partner, Cycle Asia, the BGC Cycle Asia Philippines made it possible for Filipino families to participate in sports activities as exercise to promote their health and ensure a wholesome lifestyle," said Wilfred Steven Uytengsu, CEO of Sunrise Events Inc.

Prior to the ride events, the entire family were entertained with a wide range of fun activities in the Cycling & Lifestyle Expo at the Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila, the Official Residence of the BGC CycleAsia Philippines for 2016.

The fun cycling action started  in the morning of Saturday, November 21 via the kiddie ride categories starting with the 30-minute Junior Challenge ride and followed by The Kid’s Ride and Tricycle Ride categories. This day proved to be a fun bonding activity for parents and kids complete with post-event ride activities such as the bull ride and kiddie inflatables.

On Sunday, November 22, were the Adult Ride categories. The event was kicked-off by the Ride with Robbie with Australian former PRO cyclist and three-time Tour de France green jersey sprinter’s classification winner Robbie McEwen. It was followed by the 40km Challenge Ride and the 20km Community and Foldies Community Rides.

According to Mr. Manuel Blas II, Head of Commercial Operations for Fort Bonifacio Development Corp., “The participation in Cycle Philippines through the years have shown us that cycling is here to stay and that it is going beyond being a hobby and sport where people are more and more using it as an alternative mode of transportation to get around the metro.  This insight pushed us to implement more bike racks around the city. Furthermore, it also inspired us to experiment with a bike-sharing program which will be launched in the near future.”

With Bonifacio Global City (BGC) as the title sponsor,and with the valuable support of Taguig City, BGC Cycle Philippines has attracted a number of additional sponsors: Gatorade (Hydration Partner), 2Go Express, (Official Courier and Logistics Partner), Ascott Bonifacio Global City (Official Residence) and others including Subaru, Rudy Project, Scott Bikes, Rocktape, Regent, Garmin, Pioneer Insurance, Herbalife,, Skippy’s bar and Grill and Purefoods Sexy Chix.  Philippine Star and ABS-CBN Sports+ Action are the event’s media partners while Goya and Cetaphil are its marketing partners.

For more information, check out the BGC CycleAsia Philippines official website, .

About Cycle Asia

Owned and organised by Spectrum Worldwide, Cycle Asia is a network of premier cycling events hosted across the region.

Each event offers cyclists the rare opportunity to ride on closed public roads in major Asian cities, while catering to participants of all ages and abilities. Whether it’s young cyclists on three wheels or the more serious cyclists looking to test themselves on a longer distance, there’s a ride for everyone across the Cycle Asia network.

For more information, go to:

About Sunrise Events, Inc
Sunrise Events Inc was established in 2008 after it has been granted the Ironman 70.3 license by the World Triathlon Corporation.  The vision of the company is to stage world class events to put the Philippines in the sports tourism map of the world.  SEI currently stages at least 12 events per year and has the exclusive rights to the Ironman 70.3, 5150, XTERRA and Ironkids events.

About Bonifacio Global City:

Bonifacio Global City is the proud venture of Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation (FBDC), managed by the powerhouse partnership of Ayala Land, Inc., Evergreen Holdings, Inc. (Campos Group) and the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA). The combined formidable wealth of real estate development, expertise, and investment from each group has established Bonifacio Global City as one of the world’s finest and fastest-growing premier cities. For more info, visit

For media queries, please contact:
Sunrise Events, Inc.
Vima Mendoza 
Telephone: +63920-9760139

Cycle Asia’s Chris Robb, Ascott Manila’s Philip Barnes and three-time Tour de France Green Jersey Sprinter’s Classification winner Robbie McEwen pose with the Jr. Challenge riders prior to flag-off

The kiddie ride category provided a fun bonding activity for kids and their parents

Cyclists in the Philippines get to ride with three-time Tour de France Green Jersey Sprinter’s Classification winner Robbie McEwen only at the BGC Cycle Asia Philippines event

Close to 2,000 cyclists geared up for the two-day BGC Cycle Asia Philippines ride event which took off from Bonifacio Global City

------- PR `

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

First time Moms PH

First Time Moms PH aims to be the go-to source and community of first time moms in the Philippines.

This community is started by RookieMommy.Ph with the following objective in mind:

1. To be able to help expectant moms on their pregnancy journey

2. To be able to help new moms on dealing with their new babies, postpartum, family planing, etc.

3. To be able to provide or at least give relevant information or to point them in the proper community on the topics of (Breast feeding, Bottle feeding, Milk Pumping, Baby wearing, Gentle Birthing, etc.)

4. To be able to help brands that RookieMommy.PH is collaborating with to tap new moms so they can better reach out to their target market.

5. Get exclusive updates on giveaways!

Community members are encouraged to share and ask fellow moms in this support group.

Keep your lips looking healthy, happy, and heavenly!

The nights are getting longer and the weather is getting colder! Caring for your lips during this time of the year is just as important as it is during summer.

Colour Collection's Lip Therapy Scrub

Exfoliate your lips with Colour Collection’s Lip Therapy Scrub once a week to remove the dead cells. Add this to your lip care regimen to get super soft, kissable lips. Colour Collection’s Lip Therapy Scrub contains biogommáge, a natural exfoliant composed of cellulose and hydroxypropylcellulose, which is effective, safe for use, and efficient in exfoliating dead skin. No scratching effect, no redness, no irritation and skin aggression! Just apply the Lip Therapy Scrub on your entire lip area and leave it on for about 2 – 3 minutes. Use a wet washcloth to remove the Lip Therapy Scrub and rub it across your lip area using gentle, circular motions to create a naturally rosy and plump pout. Then, pat your lips dry and apply your preferred lip balm or Colour Collection’s Moisture Intense Lipstick for hydration with a hint of color and shine.

Colour Collection Moisture Intense Lipstick

With 10 times more moisturizers than a regular lipstick, the Moisture Intense Lipstick comes in seven sexy shades guaranteed to make your lips look extra soft and supple enhancing your natural beauty!

Colour Collection Pure Naturals Lipstick

For those who prefer a multi-benefit lipstick, from Tupperware Brands comes a new creamy, but lightweight lipstick formulated with natural extracts to soothe and moisturize dry lips. Colour Collection’s Pure Naturals Lipstick contains jojoba oil to keep lips smooth, soft, and moisturized, avocado oil that helps lips become more plump and full, shea butter to help heal dry and chapped lips, and cupuacu butter that helps restore lip elasticity to avoid wrinkles and lines. The best thing about Colour Collection’s Pure Naturals Lipstick is that it’s suitable for women with sensitive skin!

Applying lip color is a great and simple way to change a look. Keep them looking healthy by consistently applying a lip care regimen. Colour Collection’s Lip Therapy Scrub, Moisture Intense Lipstick, and Pure Naturals Lipstick give your lips the care they need!

--- PR

Celebrate with Songs of Hope: A Christmas Fundraising Concert

Manila, Philippines - Lyric Opera of the Philippines and the Resorts World Manila to organize a special campaign for this year’s “Breast Cancer Awareness”.

Celebrate with Songs of Hope: A Christmas Fundraising Concert” will be held at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila on December 16, 2015. The event will start at 7:30pm as part of an ongoing campaign to fight Breast Cancer, a disease that has claimed thousands of lives over the years. The organizers aim to educate people about the symptoms of Breast Cancer, and what they can do to survive it. Each ticket you buy will send one Breast Cancer patient to much needed Chemotherapy Treatment.

You will be treated to a night of song and music courtesy of the conductor Chino Toledo and the Grupo 20/21 Orchestra. Artists who are expected to perform at the concert are Jose Mari Chan, Anna Feleo, Noel Azcona, Randy Gilongo, Sherwin Sozon, Franco and Ayen Laurel, John Glenn Gaerlan, Jane Wee, Andrea Melisa Camba, Stephanie Aguilar, Dave de Jesus, David Cicero Pado, Raymond Muyot, Nomher Nival, Mary Patrice Pacis, Naomi Sison and Marie Antonette Pascual.

Tickets for the event are available at the Ticketworld and .

The ticket prices are as follows. If asked for code please use this : CelebrateHope138

Total Seats - Price

SVIP 267 -PHP 3,000
VIP 288- PHP 2,800
GOLD 280 -PHP 2,500
SILVER 439 -PHP 2,200
BRONZE 126 -PHP 2,000

Resorts World Manila (RWM)  is a leisure and entertainment destination in the Philippines that showcases thrilling lifestyle choices, unique events, first-rate performances and recreational thrills. Strategically located near the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, it is a direct portal to the world-class hospitality of the Philippines. RWM is home to top-rate brands such as the Marriott Grand Ballroom, the Remington Hotel, the Marriott Hotel Manila, and Maxims Hotel. For more information, please visit .

The goal of Lyric Opera of the Philippines  is to offer opera productions of exceptional quality, and to develop an appreciation of the performing arts, music and opera through outreach and educational activities. The institution wants to emulate and recognize the efforts of legends such as Aurelio Estanislao, Manny Gregorio, Gamaliel Viray, Mamerto Villaba, Fides Cuyugan-Asencio, Sylia La Torre, Mercedes Matias Santiago, Salvacion Yniguez, Armida Siguon-Reyna, Gloria Coronel, Conching Rosal and Irma Potenciano.

For more information, please visit .

Knowlarity SuperReceptionist, a Powerful Cloud Telephony Service

Vinea Distributions Inc., recently launched a powerful cloud telephony service in the Philippines which is one of its kind in the country, Knowlarity SuperReceptionist. Together with the people behind Knowlarity they offer a powerful solution that could revolutionize the way businesses conducts its communication process.

Vinea Distributions Inc. Team

Knowlarity Team

"There are massive number of SME in emerging markets but are under-served because of sales, marketing and distribution problems. We are solving this problem," says Ambarish Gupta, Founder of Knowlarity. Knowlarity is the pioneer of Cloud Telephony products for SME in emerging markets and is invested by the famed venture capital firm Sequoia Capital.

Mr. Ambarish Gupta - CEO and Founder of Knowlarity

SuperReceptionist is a hosted business phone system that allows you to record, route, forward, and track every call that your company makes or receives. This new cloud telephony service practically replaces the traditional PBX systems ‘need to pay' model with cloud's ‘need now' concept of paying only for what they require.

In time for trade liberalization being offered by the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and the ASEAN Economic Community, businesses in the Philippines could maximize their capacity by integrating Knowlarity SuperReceptionist in their businesses.

How can Knowlarity solve your business problem?

Knowlarity SuperReceptionist can be said as a communication equalizer specially for Micro, Small and Medium Enteprises (MSME) since they experience a massive communication disadvantage due to their inability to spend money on equipment and manpower. Cloud telephony being a managed service, users are freed from the day-to-day management of non core-activities allowing them to concentrate on their business.

Knowlarity launching by VDI

Vikas Kakarr, Vice President and Head of International Business Receptionist

Resellers of VDI at the launching of Knowlarity

"Knowlarity is to communications what Amazon Web Services is to applications. Knowlarity provides the tools needed by businesses to build today and scale tomorrow," Knowlarity founder and CEO Ambarish Gupta said in a statement.

If you want to avail and know more about this powerful cloud telephony service, SuperReceptionist you can visit or call 535.7333 (connect to Vinea Distribution Inc. local 111, 112, 164).

To know more about Knowlarity. Watch this video.

Empower your business now.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Get a Makeover and feel like a Celebrity at The Makeover Lounge

Sometimes all a woman needs is a makeover to make herself feel prettier and boost her confidence.
At Makeover Lounge it can be a reality.

Whether you want to hang out with your girlfriends or have little time to get your nails done - Makeover will make you feel beautiful in any way you want.
They have nail services such as the express manicure and pedicure to clean the nails and push the cuticles. Or if you have more time you can get the classic manicure and pedicure in which you can pick from a wide array of nail polish colors from known brands like Essie, OPI and China Glaze.
You can also get your hair and make up done at makeover lounge by their Professional Hair and Make up Artist by appointment.
And if you want a whole spa experience they also have massage and waxing services provided for you.
Want to spend the whole afternoon with your girlfriends without the fuss of other people in your party? You can get the Sparty Package with 8 of your girlfriends and try their services and enjoy the afternoon away!

With The Makeover lounge, It will make you and your girlfriends feel prettier and happier.

Check out more about Makeover Lounge's services and rates at their Facebook Page.

*** Ongoing GREAT DEAL HERE .

 The Makeover Lounge
81 Xavier Residences, Greenhills
Call 0926 6415865 for Spa Party Inquiries

--* Photos from The Makeover Lounge Facebook page

Friday, November 13, 2015

GIRO DE PILIPINAS : Cycling as a Sport

Cycling is now becoming a good form of exercise with most Filipinos - especially those that are training for a triathlon or duathlon. And with this a huge surge of cycling events are now happening within the Philippines - with the first from Giro de Pilipinas.
3Q Sports Event Management with its partnership with 97.9 Home Radio, Aliw Broadcasting Corporation and the Lighthouse Marina Resort Giro de Pilipinas' aim to make the Filipino a great contender for the international cycling circuit, they tested the Filipino cyclist's energy, endurance and stamina with its one of a kind courses. .
Held last October 9-11 at the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, the registrants - both local and international were given multi stages to conquer.

With huge show of support from over 550 individuals, 50 executive cycling teams nationwide and almost hundreds of participants all over the world including riders from from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Scotland, USA, China, New Zealand, Kenya, Germany, Korea, Dubai, Canada and Japan Giro De Pilipinas gave a new experience to all the participants with a new course to test them that also showcases scenic routes of Subic, Zambales and Bataan.
To help promote Cycling in general as a tool towards healthy living and to encourage everyone to get out and form a team, Giro De Pilipinas paved way in making this possible with also showcasing scenic routes of the Philippines.
To know more about Giro De Pilipinas, Check out their Facebook page for more updates.

---- photo grabbed from Giro de Pilipinas' Facebook page

My Mommy's House of Kare Kare : Home of The Best Kare Kare and Crispy Pata in Subic

When in Subic.... eat at My Mommy's House of Kare Kare!
Subic Freeport is a melting pot of diverse people - both local and foreigners love visiting Subic Freeport not just for the outlet stores of our favorite brands but also the food.
From Japanese, Korean to Indian food Subic has a lot to offer. But the best is still home cooked meals prepared by our Mommy. If craving for some you can have your home cooked meal by Mommy at My Mommy's House of Kare Kare.

Its quaint design brings a very homey feel to its customers that they keep coming back for more.
And being known for their Kare Kare, My Mommy's House of Kare Kare brings you delicious Kare Kare that is so good that even without the preserved fish paste it still tastes great.
If craving Italian, My Mommy's House of Kare Kare also offers authentically made Pizza - all its ingredients are all from Italy to be true to its word and also cooked in an oven for that perfect bite.

Check out My Mommy's House of Kare Kare when you are in Subic.
To know more about My Mommy's House of Kare Kare follow them on Facebook for updates.

----- PR
* Photos grabbed from MMK's facebook

The Big Difference Communications Supports Business Mirror on its 10th year

Now on its 10th year in business, Business Mirror is getting stronger with its bringing news to its readers and providing excellent information to them. They opened the celebrations at House Manila in Remington Hotel with a whole night of surprises and fun for all the people that have supported them.

One of the attendees is the CEO of the Big Difference Communications Ms. Jennifer Catherine Bustamante Burwell who have supported Business Mirror tremendously because of their dedication in bringing great features and headline news that will benefit their Filipino readers.

L-R Roxy Nicolas, Ms. Jennifer Catherine Burwell - CEO of The Big Difference Communications, and Me

As being a great contender in the Public Relations' world, The Big Difference Communications  handle Public Relations, crisis management, sponsorship management, and also marketing to leading companies of today such as Hattendo Philippines and Apag Marangle.
Owned and managed by Ms. Jennifer Catherine Bustamante Burwell, The Big Difference Communications brings a whole new level of Public Relations and Marketing to different brands with its one of a kind projects to its clients.
Congratulations to Business Mirror on its 10th year, and also to the Big Difference Communications for its utmost support to one of the Philippine's best newspaper Business Mirror.  
For more information about Business Mirror and The Business Mirror you can check out their social networking sites respectively.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Bamboo at Resorts Wold Manila on December 7, 2015

On December 7, 2015 at Resorts World Manila,  Redstone Media Productions will bring us the Prince of Rock: Bamboo at The Newport Area Theater.

Whether you've been naughty or nice this year, The Prince of Rock will still bring the house down with his song, music and dance. Mark your calendar and be ready to dance the night away for an unforgettable concert -a Kick off to Christmas.

Let's celebrate Christmas with the one and only Bamboo.

Tickets are  available at all TicketWorld, Ticketnet outlets or for discounted rates, please contact TAG Media and Public Relations at 09166299381 or send email to

Or you may reach me at 0917 3328000 for discounted tickets.

Friday, November 6, 2015


Stay awake, hear your heartbeat pounding, blood in your veins rushing as the rising excitement heightened in the night’s summer breeze. Zoobic Safari brings back the much awaited “Night Safari”, packed with more thrill and excitement. Discover your braver side and tour around this exotic sanctuary at night, the first of its kind in the Philippines, all Saturdays starting this October 24 up to January 1 & 2, 2016.

Gear up your nocturnal senses and prepare for a series of roaring nights of fun in visiting Zoobic Safari’sclassic attractions, Serpentarium; a wild encounter with snakes, lizards and iguanas, Zoobic Park, a walk-through petting zoo, Tiger Safari, an enclosed safari jeep ride that will take you to the tigers’ natural habitat, Croco Loco, a crocodile lair where you will have a chance to feed them. Take a walk together with the greyhounds and follow the night trail in Greyhound Walk.. Enjoy a different and bolder show specially prepared for the night’s entertainment; expect an explosive presentation that will surely growl your mind away.

Anticipate a wilder quest as Zoobic Safari offers you its latest feral attraction, the Lion Safari on a day adventure. Witness these ferocious Kings of the Jungle up close and more intimidating.


Package 1: Entrance Only  

Php 695  -  Adult  
Php 595  -  Kids 4 ft and below, FREE - Kids 3 ft and below                          

Night Safari Tour (Zoobic Park, Serpentarium, Zoobic Cave, Forbidden Cave, Tiger Safari Ride, Greyhound Walk, Croco Loco) for approximately 2 hours.
Zooper Tram
Nigh Safari Jungle Show

Package 2: Entrance with Set Meal

Php 895  - Adult
Php 795  - Kids 4 ft and below, FREE - Kids 3 ft and below

Night  Safari Tour (Zoobic Park, Serpentarium, Zoobic Cave, Forbidden Cave, Tiger Safari Ride, Greyhound Walk, Croco Loco) for approximately 2 hours.
Zooper Tram
Night Safari Jungle Show
Set Meal

Package 3: Entrance with Accommodation

Php 1,990  - Adult
Php 1,290  - Kids (4 to 6 years old)

Overnight Stay at Tiara Hotel on a sharing basis (located at Crownpeak Area, only 15 mins drive away)
Night Safari Tour (Zoobic Park, Serpentarium, Zoobic Cave, Forbidden Cave, Tiger Safari Ride, Greyhound Walk, Croco Loco) for approximately 2 hours.
Zooper Tram

Registration starts at 5pm and tour starts at 6pm. This is a guided tour of about 2 and a half hours.

 Experience the wild nights and see the other side of time of the animal kingdom. For inquiries you may contact us at 09166299381 or visit our website at TAG Media and Public Relations handles Zoomanity Group for Marketing, Branding, Public Relations, Events and Promotions.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

My first ever Blogapalooza Experience : I survived!!!

Be warned... This is a looong post. *wink*. This post may contain photos not suitable for very young audiences. Parental guidance is advised.

My Blogapalooza Badge

Twas my first time to attend this event, been hearing a lot of good things about it from my new found online friends- both old- timers and newbies. And when I saw my name in the list of bloggers who will join -I was stoked!

My "Buwis-buhay" shot of the venue - One Esplanade

Finally, that day came. Last October 25, held the most-awaited , most-talked about , the grandest bloggers event at One Esplanade - Blogapalooza 2015. I will give you the details of my experience of the event. I arrived before lunch time, you can see the time in the picture :) . No hassle in registering, I just typed in my name in a gadget (tab/ipad) ...voila! I'm already registered. The person in the registration area, gave me my name tag. After which, I dunno where to go. I came in, saw many people inside. I was like... Yes? what to do now? where to go first? Should I call my blogger friends to meet me and be with me? :) I decided to explore the area all by myself.

Here are the booths I visited;

1. The first booth I came across is the iamcardboardph  -man! This booth is really awesome! I got to try their product, but wasn't lucky enough to be chosen as one of their winners. It took me I think 30 mins before I left their booth because I'm still trembling and my knees are still shaking. Can't contain. Best VR kit!

2. Emporia Philippines - They gave me eco bag, ref magnet and ballpen. Yay!!! What I love about their group is their advocacy - win-win for both consumers and merchants. I was privileged to talk to their CEO/Co-founder Mr. Carlo Lim. I was so impressed that convenience, variety and security are rolled into one. Their greatest concern and top priority is the buyers and sellers security. If you are looking for a variety of dress in one page to mix and match, Emporia is a big help.Thumbs-up! Download their app now!

 3. Chips Delight Cookies - my whole day buddy! Couldn't have lasted for 8hrs without their yummy chips. My favorite cookies since College.Don't ask for my age. Haha. Thank you.

4. Sydenham Laboratories - They let me sit and answer some sort of survey to know how stressed out I am, while waiting for my result's print out, a lady talked to me. Forgot her name, (she ran out of business card) but she's the one who announced their winners on stage. She told me that my stress level is extremely high, we had a short chit chat about my condition and she gave me 2 caps of Lactium and even advised me to take 1 capsule of it to last the day. I think it worked. Coz I made it til night, feeling good :)

*Panda hug* 

5. Food Panda - though I wasn't able to get a food stub, I just joined their games, fortunate to win an umbrella. This app caters online food delivery from 1000+ restaurants. Panda hug re-energized me. ;)

By the cherry blossom tree

6. Cebu Pacific - Our family is a CebPac flyer (domestic). They offer lower rates than the other airlines. so love this booth, I was advised by their staff to swing by every hour because they are giving away different tokens depends on their requirement. Lucky is the guy who won the roundtrip ticket to Japan. Hope to visit Fukuoka Japan, soon! ;)

Frosty the Snowman
7. Ace Water Spa - Our family's happiest place has brought christmassy feels in the event. Already did a blogpost about them last June.

The STAR of Blogapalooza 2015
8. Manong's Lechon Cebu- finally before I left the venue, I got to try the most sought-after lechon. Twas a long line though, but worth the wait. Their Cebu Lechon, is still crispy even after they exposed it for the 30-min pictorial(Parang Aldub daming fans na nag aabang. lol) All I can say, is that, it's the best lechon I've ever tasted, no sarsa(sauce) needed.

Other booths I visited (L-R clockwise)
* JB Music Philippines with Urbandub,
* Breakout Philippines with my zombie friends lol
* Project Headshot Clinic - digitized headshots online
* Sosro Fruit Tea PH- my thirst quencher
* Victoria Court - (ssshhh) Feel the Distinction

I wasn't able to go through the other booths because of the long queue.

Observations/ suggestions;

1. I hope next time, we could have a "simple" visa-like, where the participating brands would sign after we visited their booth so that we would know what are the brands and what booths are still to be visited, and not on our name tags :)

 2. I was looking for food truck(S) that were mentioned in one of the posts in Blogapalooza's page. Only found 1truck and 2 food stalls (na may oras lang din ng pag serve ng tusok-tusok) :(  .
 The food stub ran out (argh. Famished). so not all bloggers were able to eat, some are even asking "oh,really? There's food?! Haha " - that's why I'm so thankful for chips delight and sosro fruit tea for bein my buddies that day. I couldn't survived the event without them and the Lactium capsule as well. The food provider should have anticipated the # of attendees since there's a plus1 allowed for every blogger.

3. As per my veteran blogger friends, the first ever Blogapalooza, is solely for bloggers, it's an avenue to meet bloggers and brands and not their family members or friends coz there's a diff event/venue for that. An anonymous blogger once PMd me, and told me he/she (sorry I really don't know the person until now) is not in the list of bloggers who got the chance to attend the Blogapalooza, when his/her blog was active since 2006. Only to know, non-bloggers were in the event. I should have ask that person to be my companion though but I dont even know his/her name. But then again, I don't like havin' a plus 1 during blogger events in respect of the organizers, even when a plus1 is allowed. It's not a family/friends bonding day. I don't know with the others. But I've been hearing complaints from others as well who are not brave enough to state their piece. It's a bloggers event why have a non blogger there? It should be an exclusive bloggers event.

 4. There were speakers in the stage pala? I just found out when I went near the stage (Ace Water Spa booth). Many were unable to listen to the speakers and their featured products. Because everything is happening simultaneously. Unlike the first Blogaplooza event, as per a veteran friend again, there's time for a forum- all bloggers in one place, where one by one the participating brands will introduce their company and brand. Then there's time to eat. And then after, that's the only time the booths will be open for everyone to visit. More organized I think. Too bad I didn't hear any speakers that day :( everybody's busy roaming around.

5. The place is okay, I just hope next time not in an enclosed area where our connections were hampered. I brought my own pocket wifi as advised, but still since we are in a concrete/enclosed place the connection was intermittent.

6. Post event contest - sorry for those who have great entries and really would love to join, but failed to join cause they don't have their data connections and the wifi in the area is very poor. I think some brands are having their post event contests cause I've been receiving emails from different brands. A chance also for those who went home early. And another thing, when announced as winner, give the prize to the winner. Even if she/he is not in the event anymore, coordinate with the person on how to claim the prize. She/he won't be declared as winner if there's nothing special with their entries. What if there's really an important matter to attend to? Saw a friend's post, was announced as winner. But when she said she went home already due to urgent matter, no response from the brand :( Tis the reason why it took me a while to have this posted, coz I'm still waiting for the brand's update to the winner, but to no avail.

7. I hope when a brand is having their games or raffles, announce it on stage, for everybody to know. The winner might be on the other booth having her caricature done. :)

8. Tables and chairs in one area within the venue. I sat on the floor out of exhaustion ( before I took Lactium ).

But all in all, my first experience with Blogapalooza is magnificent. I'm happy to finally meet in person my "online" friends. I was able to meet other bloggers as well and the brilliant mind behind Blogapalooza and founder of When In Manila, Mr. Vince Golangco. I think that's what really matters. Meet and connect. And got to take home lotsa eco bags and pens! Yay!!!

Kudos to the people behind Blogpalooza 2015. Looking forward for next year's Blogapalooza for Bloggers :)

* Bloggers to Business event.

How was your Blogapalooza experience? Care to share? :)


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Change Comes at Midnight: Beyond the Box’s iPhone 6s Midnight Launch

Be the first to experience the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus and the big changes that come along with Apple’s latest iteration of their most coveted device!

Guests who will purchase a unit (or units) at the event will be given store credits worth PhP 1000 so they can deck out their new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus with the swankiest accessories.

Line up for the event on November 5, 11:00 pm and get treats from our partners Krispy Kreme, Scout’s Honor, The Beef by Hole in the Wall, and Edsa Beverage Design Group. When the clock strikes midnight on November 6, ardent Apple-holics and tech enthusiasts can finally get their hands on Apple’s best iPhone yet!