TOY CON PH 2015 Weekend at Resorts World Manila

TOYCON2TOY CON PH is back May 30-31 2015 weekend this time at The Plaza, 2F of Newport Mall, Resorts World Manila. Gates are open to the public starting 12NN. Bring your kids and friends to this yearly anticipated gathering of the world’s BEST BEST cartoons ever!!!

Good luck to my blogger friend Azrael Coladilla who’s part of the organizing team of this fun event!

Share your tweets and IGs and Facebook posts during your visit using #TOYCONPH2015 #TOYCONPH

See you there guys! Going to be FUN FUN FUN! ☺☺☺ Super excited to meet the cosplayers, view the collector’s items and do unlimited selfies!

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Triqstar, Gonzo, Junior New System & Alodia at Animax Carnival 2015

ANIMAXIt is ANIMAX CARNIVAL time again here in Manila and the time of the year when cosplayers from all over the country troop to gather and showcase their love for this very colorful and creative passion!

I myself am excited to be seeing them all again upclose this May 30-31 weekend at MOA SMX. I simply admire how they spend time, money and a whole lot of effort to be dressing up to their favorite Japanese anime characters and bring them to life for the pleasure and enjoyment of more fans and die hard fanatics.

So the great people at Animax, Asia’s first channel specializing in Japanese animation, will be bringing its annual flagship event back to the Philippines! Viewers and fans will be treated to two days of fun-filled anime-themed activities at Animax Carnival Philippines 2015, to be held at Hall 4SMX Convention Center, Pasay City on 30 and 31 May 2015, 11am to 8pm.

Anime lovers can look forward to a bigger event this year with more exciting activities such as special performances by renowned cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao, the Animax Cosplay Competition,exciting activities and sale of exclusive anime merchandise and special guest performances from Japan.  Admission to the carnival comes at Php200.

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The Queen of Philippine Cosplay, Alodia Gosiengfiao will be performing onstage bringing some of her best costumes and pegs. Her passion for anime, video games and other creative media has led her to contribute to the rise of Cosplaying activities in Philippines so better watch out for her.

Animax Cosplay Competition

Animax Carnival Philippines 2015 will see the return of the acclaimed Animax Cosplay Competition for cosplay lovers!  Cosplayers can once again showcase their costume-making talents and emulation of their favorite anime characters with a range of realistic costumes and gravity-defying anime hairstyles to thrill visitors.  This year, the competition will feature two categories, a solo category on 30 May, and a group (no more than 5) category on 31 May, both happening at 2pm to 5pm.
Participants of both categories will stand a chance to win cash and exciting prizes and goodie bags, with attractive prizes worth over Php10, 000!

To enter the competition, interested participants must submit their entries to the Animax office by 22 May 2015, 6pm. For more information, please refer to http://www.animax-asia.com/acph2015/cosplay

ANIMAX7Exciting activities and anime merchandise

Fans will get to be submerged into the world of anime and the Japanese culture through this year’s carnival.

Attendees will be able to play traditional Japanese games and preview all of the anime posters and character artworks that have been featured on Animax. They can experience iconic Japan by learning how to write their names in Japanese and folding Origami for display. There will also be purchasable Japanese fashion pieces and Japanese food from a variety of designer booths and food stalls. Furthermore, fans will also be able to immerse themselves in products and gaming activities sponsored by Sony.

Event goers will also get to have a chance to win various merchandise and premiums from Animax such as drawstring bags, sticky notes, folders, fans and much more.

Special guests and appearances

Animax Carnival Philippines 2015 will also be celebrating Japanese culture with the performances of special guests.

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ANIMAXGONZOWe have  performers from Japan namely “Triqstar” , Asia’s Got Talent (AGT) finalist who is known for mixing traditional Japanese Kabuki elements with new-age dance and very entertaining, AGT semi-finalist Tambourine Master “Gonzo” will also be featured in the event.  A Jpop dance routine will also be staged by our very own group, Junior New System, AGT finalist.  Wow, ain’t that super cool?!
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For more details on the carnival and the cosplay competition, visit the official Animax Carnival Philippines Website (www.animax-asia.com/acph2015); Like Animax Asia on Facebook: (www.facebook.com/animaxasiatv); Follow Animax Asia on Twitter (@animaxasiatv).  Fans can also join in the conversation through the official hashtag #ACPH.

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Animax Carnival Philippines 2015 is jointly organized by Animax Asia in partnership Royal Tru Orange and Brothers.  Animax is available in the Philippines on Skycable Channel 46 and Cignal Channel 34.

See you all there! ☺☺☺

HONDA PH Encourages You To #LetYourBeatOut

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Honda Philippines Incorporated lets the beat go rockin’ with its latest promo on Facebook, a fun video upload contest called “Let Your Beat Out”.

All that the promo involves is uploading personal video entries that state your life aspirations, particularly in the areas of Street Sports, Extreme Sports and Music. Just state your name and then showcase how you do your beat!

To choose the best video, 50% of the final score will be based on the number of likes and shares while the remaining 50% will focus on content creativity and uniqueness of presentation. Uploading of video entries will be from May 18 to May 28, 2015. Don’t forget to include the official hashtag #LetYourBeatOut when uploading your enrtries. Good luck!

BeatOut4BeatOutbeatOut3What are the exciting perks at stake?

The winners for each category will get the chance to share the limelight with the main product endorsers during a launch event entitled “Let Your BeAT Out!” happening this coming May 30, 2015 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall starting at 4 p.m. Also up for grabs are VIP Access Passes and exciting Honda BeAT goodies.

The Honda “Let Your BeAT Out” launch event will showcase the unveiling of Honda’s latest scooter model, which is also powered by the revolutionary Honda’s Smart Technology. Other electrifying activities in this much-anticipated event include a Streetdance Competition, a 3×3 Streetball basketball contest, Skateboard tricks and Dunking/Ball Handling exhibition and finally a grand scooter ride by Honda’s latest product endorsers and awarding of competition winners.

So upload those cool and exciting videos to Honda’s Facebook page here and don’t forget to #LetYourBeaTOut and see you on May 30th! ☺☺

Say Hi & Hello to… 7Flavors! Your 3-in-1 Food Place

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Hear ye! Hear ye!
There’s a new restaurant go-to on the block in the San Juan area. Only more than a week old, 7Flavors restaurant will surely tickle your fancy and get you curious what in the world are these seven flavors in the yummy world of eats?!

Address:
196 A. Mabini St. Brgy.Addition Hills
San Juan, Metro Manila
Contact number: 543-0325

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Hi there, Chef Boy Logro! ☺

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7Flavors is the latest and newest exciting 3-in-1 food place and one stop dining venue when it comes to the world of gourmet cafe, artisan bakeshop and eat-all-you can world of fusion buffet treats! And if you are familiar with GMA-7’s resident food expert, Chef Boy Logro, he is one of the owners and is proud of this latest food venture.

P1210357P1210358Just recently fellow blogger Ms. Kathy Kenny extended an invite to check out this place and try out the sumptuous food 7Flavors has to offer. She gave us a heads up that the place has buffet. And
when it comes to buffets, it’s music to my ears! Yay!

Ms. Rina alongside with co-owner Mr. Karlo Aquino warmly welcomed us at their high-ceilinged cafe lounge where what struck us most is this huge and colorful Menu Board and a string
of handwritten options when it comes to drinks, pastries and pasta.

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Inferno Milkshake for P80. Don’t be deceived by its “refreshing” look!

Their beverages is mainly composed of interesting and fascinating fruit and juice shakes, hot or cold coffee and their bestseller milkshakes! A lot to choose from, I got curious and ordered this
drink called Inferno Milkshake at P80. What makes this drink unique? It does not really look fiery red or so but the secret is in the “hot” taste via its… Well, I will let you find out for yourself!

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Dreamy Milkshakes Galore!

Even the milkshake names are unique and catchy. My fellow bloggers ordered these refreshers:

Bubblegum Dreams @P120.00
Butterbeer Milkshake @P155.00
Smores Milkshake @P140.00
Mango-Banana Smoothie @P110.00
Elvis Shake – @180.00

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Great to know from Mr. Aquino that they came up with a cool milkshake tribute to iconic Elvis “The King” Presley who is among my all-time favorite performer.

If you’re a Harry Potter fan on the other hand, you will love to sample their Butterbeer Milkshake. Worth the exciting taste!
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Our group was personally escorted and ushered upstairs by Mr. Aquino himself and he pointed out that the interiors and ambiance of the buffet area is different from the looks of its ground floor
cafe area. And he was right after personally stepping foot on perhaps the most went-to place of the resto —– The World Fusion Buffet of 7Flavors!

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Consisted of its main dining hall, the buffet area has also allotted a mini-private space for families or groups good for at least 15-20 pax who opts for a little privacy in enjoying all the food.

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Vegetable Salad

 

 

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Pork Bagnet with Fermented Shrimp

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Garlic Green Beans

 

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Buttered Chicken

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Pumpkin Fritata

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Fried Potato with Cheese and Bacon

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Chicken Drumstick Sticky Lemon Sauce

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Malaysian Beef Randang – One of my fave!

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Korean Style Mafu Tofu

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The Menu List on the day of our food-tasting visit:
Vegetable Salad
Seasonal Fruits
Hot Soup
Steamed Rice
Bagoong Rice
Garlic Green Beans
Pork Bagnet with Fermented Shrimp
Buttered Chicken
Pumpkin Fritata
Fried Potato with Cheese and Bacon
Chicken Drumstick Sticky Lemon Sauce
Buttered Vegetables
Malaysian Beef Randang
Norwegian Meat Balls
Korean Style Mafu Tofu
Beef Bourguignon
Fried Fish with Tropical Fruits Salsa
Eggplant Parmigiana
Asian BBQ Pork Ribs
Shrimp Coconut Tempura
Chicken Wings Butter Spicy Sauce
Waffle-maker sandwich

Being the buffet lover that I am, I loved all the food line up! But among my stand outs included the Asian BBQ Pork Ribs, Bagoong Rice, Korean Style Mafu Tofu, Chicken Drumstick Sticky Lemon Sauce plus the hot corn soup!

Since it was a Sunday close to lunch time when we visited the place, it was cool to have dined at 7Flavors with several families and groups of friends all trooping the buffet section! Jampacked!

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Strawberry Cup Chef

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Mango Bar

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Lime and Tea Shots

Dessert Bar:
German Chocolate Bar, Mango Bar, Apple Caramel Cramble Shot, Lime and Tea Shot, Strawberry Cup Chef.  —– I’ve got the sweet tooth so all the desserts are thumbs up especially the Lime Shot!

Mr. Aquino also encouraged us to try out their Italian Soda version which looked very enticing complete with its cocktail sugar on the glass rim. So my fellow blogger-tablemates requested for the Blueberry, Passion Fruit, Strawberry and Kiwi flavors. You guys better try it out too for only P80.
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After all the delish buffet dishes, tasty milkshakes, sweetest of desserts we’ve had, what I would guarantee as our 7Flavors highlight is the sampling of their in-house bestsellers, the 7Flavors Ensaymada and Cheesecake creations!

As described by their pastry chef, this lovely cheesecake has infused calamansi on a Coconut and Graham Crust topped with Ube and Langka mixture and fresh Durian frosted with Coffee Cream and dusted with Chocnut Crumble. Who would ever think that the King Durian of Davao will successfully blend with Langka and Ube and Chocnut? Amazing isn’t it? As I took a bite, durian immediately took over (as per the warning of Mr. Aquino, haha!) as the strongest taste but further on, the other sweet/bitter blend came rushing in making my first time 7Flavors Cheesecake (for only P120/pc) experience exquisitely memorable.
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Another foodie favorite, the 7Flavors Ensaymada version is definitely another must-try folks! For only P50 a piece, you’re going to have these flavors— vanilla butter cream,
cheese, flan, ube, pandan, coconut and bacon all rolled into one! Wow, it is fascinating that bacon is present in this yummy bread as a topping. You will have a nice time trying to imagine and taste the other flavors. I also found the dough texture really “gummy-bear” like! So expect a very chewy and fun ensaymada treat only from 7Flavors. Kids and adults alike will surely love it!
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Mon-Thurs (Lunch) @P399.95
Mon-Thurs (Dinner) @P499.95
Fri-Sun (Lunch/Dinner) @P599.95
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Do keep these schedules handy for your 7Flavors visit:
7Flavors Artisan Bakery: 7AM-8PM Daily
7Flavors Gourmet Cafe: 8AM-11PM Daily
7Flavors World Fusion Buffet: 11AM-2PM (Lunch)
6-10PM (Dinner)
P1210360Wacky moment with owners Mr. Karlo Aquino and Chef Boy Logro…Super fun! I gained a few pounds, haha! See you again soon!

To answer the hanging question I posted earlier, here are your SEVEN popular flavors:
7flavahI would definitely come back to 7Flavors and try out their other yummy foodie line up especially in the Cafe Gourmet. Pasta pasta…wait for me! Would love to bring in my family and recommend this awesome restaurant to my friends and food-loving soulmates! The staff are polite, courteous and warm. Keep it up!

Many thanks to Ms. Kathy Kenny for the invite and Mr. Karlo Aquino for all the info and exciting “kuwento’s” you shared with us. Thank you as well to Ms. Roselyn and Kuya Ricky for the food assist. 7Flavors is definitely the newest and latest food place to be in the heart of historic San Juan!

Do visit and LIKE their Facebook page for more info and promo updates. Thanks guys!
Let’s EAT!
https://www.facebook.com/7flavorsphilippines

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“The Hangover” is Kojie.san’s Last Hurrah for Summer

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Celebrate Summer with Kojie.san’s “The Hangover”

 MANILA—You think summer is over? Think again.

One would definitely needs an all-out party to cap off this year’s summer vibe and one of the leading skin care company gives you just as you wish.

Beauty Elements Venture Inc. (BEVi), maker of top skin care brand Kojie.san, brings you “The Hangover”—the hottest and wildest summer ender party to hit Manila this year.

“Just when they think summer is already over, Kojie.san sun block brings you “The Hangover” party that will satisfy that lingering thirst to end your summer,” according to Kojie.san Brand Manager Rachelreilyne Soriano.

The summer ender celebration, which is set to hit Valkyrie on May 30 at 7pm, is the last leg of Kojie.san’s summer campaign, “You’re Covered for a Wild, All-out Fun Summer 69.”

Hosted by Mc Aoh, partygoers are sure to enjoy a night of good food, fun games, and good music brought by of the country’s finest local DJs—Ron Canlas, Mars Miranda and Ace Ramos.

The night’s celebration will also not be complete with Kojie.san’s announcement of its one lucky winner of the trip for four to Boracay, who participated in the barkada photo contest using the hashtag #MyKojiesanSummer69.

The summer campaign kicked off with party last March 24 and was followed by Road to Summer 69 Activation at selected gas stations situated along North Luzon and South Luzon Express Way.

“We can’t wait to hear your great summer stories and we know that in every experience, Kojie.san will always come in handy to protect you under the scorching heat of the sun,” Soriano said.

Kojie.san sunblock is a new revolutionary product that offers one of the highest and definite sun protection factor (SPF) 69 that provides full-proof shield against the harmful ultra-violet (UV) rays.

Soriano also added that Kojie.san, being every itchy feet’s companion in every outdoor activity, not only gives you the ultimate skin protection, but also leaves your skin soft and smooth as you go on the rest of your day.

And even if summer is about to bid its goodbye for now, Kojie.san guarantees that you are covered all year round.

 

ABOUT KOJIE.SAN

Kojiesan, a product of Beauty Elements Ventures Incorporated, is a one of the leading skin care brand in the market today, with its banner product original kojicacid soap in the country. Kojiesan is available at Watson, Mercury Drug, SM department stores, and other leading departments store and supermarkets nationwide.

 

 

 

Katy Perry’s Prismatic World Tour PH 2015 Tickled My Fancy…Again!

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Philippine Arena
Manila

May 7, 2015 

She came back and she re-conquered the hearts of many “kitty” fans here in the Philippines after her 2009 debut visit. What a grandiose and colorful and entertaining package Katy Perry always brings to her world tours and to the hearts of millions of supporters around the world. And last night, Manila was the center of her Prismatic world and how we shone so bright!
11243756_1631015407112674_134221363_nThe Manila leg is extra memorable to Katy due to the fact it’s the 138th show in the list of 150 performances and at the same time exactly one year since the Prismatic World Tour was launched in Europe.  “Let’s go all the way, Manila!” she declared during the concert.
11230472_810909535657222_27605035_nKaty’s shows just gets better and better aside from her classic popular hits. The magnitude of the sets and costumes and elaborate creative wardrobes is a testament that Katy is serious with her thing and she always aims to give her fans their time and money’s worth whenever she’s out on the road wherever they may be.
11205831_809153095799803_798835602_nKaty was able to pack in more than 30,000 screaming fans here at the Philippine Arena and was considered the first ever solo artist to hold a major show. Congrats PA! Clap clap! We are once again in her concert book!
11236007_832302940182067_1007087285_n  The fans were treated to all the greatest hits from opening number “Roar”, “I Kissed a Girl”, “The One that Got Away”, “Dark Horse”, “Unconditionally”, “California Gurls”, “By the Grace of God”, “Vogue”, “Part of Me”, “Wide Awake”, and encore “Firework” among a setlist of 20 songs.
11205883_846865005396552_152268404_n 11208100_625421807594103_722990947_nA lucky fan named Marty, was super lucky he got pulled out by Katy in the middle of her show for some cute chat time like what Katy always does. She loves to interact with fans and make new friends. Marty was clad in the same costume as that of her “Vogue” number – a fish suit! And as expected, they both had a “selfie” moment onstage and rare Katy hugs to the envy of the crowd.
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11230544_368399790034448_64096121_nThere was no dancing shark in this one and how we missed it, shucks! Maybe Katy did it on purpose. The sharks were perhaps only exclusive to her NFL performance. But dancing left shark or not, the Prismatic World Tour is a surefire box office hit for Katy and her travelling production team of at least 128 hardworking and dedicated peeps!

Thank you Katy for coming back and we hope and pray for more success, hit songs and another world tour in the works very soon! You are such an inspiration to the millions of “Katy Cats” here and your songs will always warm our hearts and tickle our fancies.

God bless you and your family and keep on rockin! We see you again!

Photo Credits:  Awesome Instagram pics. Thanks to all the owners including Katy’s IG (last photo) and how I loved her message re the Manila leg.

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