November 26, 2014

Ariel Brought Higanteng Linis, Saya, Kantahan, Kainan at Higantes Festival

I haven't been to Angono so Martin's invite to cover Ariel detergent's Higanteng Linis, Higanteng Fiesta event immediately appealed to me even if it was a Sunday.  I felt overflowing excitement knowing I'd be able to experience Higantes Festival.  By the way, for my readers who are not familiar, Higantes Festival is Angono's joyous fiesta celebrated the 23rd of November in honor of San Clemente. It is highlighted by parading "Higantes", paper-mache giants measuring four to five feet in height.

Upon alighting the van, I rushed to take photo of the giant paper-mache holding Ariel pack.

While covering the event, I heard someone calling my name. I looked back, it's Mang Paul - our friendly neighborhood school service driver at Angels School. He was there to help the caterer, Mabel Leon, who's my former neighbor. What a small world, eh!

The event hosts, DJ Cha Cha & DJ Charles of MOR 101.9, 
brought fun and laughter from start to end.

Higanteng kainan started from this giant palayok. Dito nila iniluto ang lahat ng pagkain, hehehe! 

Games like bring me and raffle kept the participants on their toes. 
Two lucky winners brought home P4,000 each!

In between the program, I sneaked to talk to some people for I believe that the real soul of any place resides on its inhabitants. It was a joy to know more about Angono thru them.

Shared my snack to mom and daughter.

Bought mani and sweet beans to manang as pasalubong.

And so the party started when Teddy Corpuz of Rocksteddy came out!

It was my first time to meet Teddy so, piktyur-piktyur before and after his performance.

The event was not just about the world’s leading detergent that epitomizes superior stain removal since 1999.  Ariel brought higanteng linis, saya, kantahan, kainan at Higantes Festival that made the people of Angono happy. Watch the videos I uploaded and feel the fun I experienced.

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November 25, 2014

Recycled Gift Bags

With so much events, I bring home a lot of paper bags. I don't throw it away. It's that time of the year when I need those brown bags! All you need, old catalogs or magazines, glue and scissors.

November 24, 2014

Hunger Games Block Screening - Golden Ticket Events First Ever Event

Even if Golden Ticket Events is new in the business, their first ever event - Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 block screening and bloggers night, was a huge success! It was held at SM Megamall Cinema 4. Everyone were treated with popcorn and a bottle of Aquabest, plus raffle prizes from Torch, Bioessence, ToppCock, Cadbury, Mary Kay, Jelly Nelly, Regroe, and MX3. 

Prior to the jam packed movie screening, Golden Ticket hosted a fun filled blogger's night at Rack's Megamall where a sumptuous dinner consisting of their best selling ribs and sides were served. Over dinner, Jeanil Alcantara - Rack's Operations Manager, updated everyone on Rack's new branch in Timog Quezon City. 

Food Panda Philippines  CEO Mauro Cocchieri presented an overview about the company and its app. Food Panda is an online food ordering site which has an app that can be downloaded from the App Store, Google Play, and the Window's Phone Store. The Food Panda app allows users to choose from hundreds of food merchants. The app determines the users location and shows them a wide variety of choices to satisfy their every craving. 

Capping the bloggers night was a raffle from Torch, Bioessence, and Great Image who along with Regroe gave away freebies to the bloggers.  

Making the event possible are Golden Ticket's sponsors; Food Panda, Great Image, Mary Kay, Alveo, Aquabest, Evee, Skinlyn, Regroe, Pregroe, Torch, Bioessence, Chooga, El Lobo 2 in 1, Tea Kingdom, Cadbury, Bubbatealicious, Huang Shang Developent Corporation, Victoria Towers, Amada, Topp Cock, and Jelly Nelly. Golden Ticket was also assisted by its media partners; ANC, ASTIG.PH, Business Mirror, Cook Magazine, and View Magazine.

November 23, 2014

Teriyaki Boy Unveils New Look

It used to be just black. That's how I remember Teriyaki Boy - Tokyo inspired Ramen House. The popular Japanese casual dining restaurant, who's always been known for authentic yet affordable Japanese cuisine, has recently been acquired by Max's Group, Inc. (yes, the company that serves the best chicken in the country).

With the proliferation of Japanese restaurants in the Philippines, MGI is making sure that Teriyaki Boy will still be up on its game by unveiling it's new look at its flagship store, Teriyaki Boy Glorietta. Other branches soon to follow the new design.

I was privilege to have been invited to feel the ambiance, and of course to partake the sumptuous Japanese food that Teriyaki Boy has been serving for the past 13 years. The first difference I noticed is the logo. It now feature an icon of a boy with a headband in a shape that is reminiscent of the elegant forms of Japanese calligraphy.

Wood is part of my house interior so Teriyaki Boy's seamless use of wood was a feast to my eyes! I particularly like the long table where family, friends and peers can enjoy eating while talking.

Though I cannot comprehend what's written on the ceiling, 
its vibrant mix of colors brings those happy thoughts. 

I wondered if they'll change the recipe but MGI has not strayed from the signature chicken teriyaki, it's still grilled to perfection and topped with a savory sauce that is distinctly Teriyaki Boy and one of the best in town!


Under MGI, I'm pretty sure Teriyaki Boy will go through upgrading of not just the products but more so with the service to build a better, happier and yummier dining experience. 

November 22, 2014

Breeze and Jollibee's Clean-up Drive for Maaga ang Pasko

Breeze and Jollibee's Clean-up Drive for Maaga ang Pasko brought together media, bloggers, volunteers and showbiz personalities, namely Tintin Bersola-Babao, Regine Tolentino and Betina Carlos together in cleaning books and washing stuffed toys before Santa Aga send the stuff to the children this Christmas.

Breeze and Jollibee are targetting to wash and clean more than 500,000 plush toys donations with Breeze ActiveBleach. With Breeze 1 Laba Guarantee, the old toys are transformed to good as new before they are delivered to beneficiaries.

This event is close to my heart for many reasons. First, because it's an advocacy to make children happy. Second, the venue's near my place. Third, because three of the celebrities I have worked in the past are part of this clean-up drive.

 I first met Regine Tolentino when I guested in Unang Hirit last 2004.

Worked with Bettina Carlos at Pop Talk last year

Celebrate a more meaningful Christmas and be a part of the Maaga ang Pasko Campaign. Aside from dropping donations in Maaga ang Pasko Boxes in Jollibee stores nationwide, anyone can also take part in the campaign by making online donations at

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