Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Joseph Marco for O+

I fell in love with this brief video I've seen with one of my favorites, Joseph Marco. The video is a 15-second preview of the coming O+ Bench Fashion Exhibition at the new Glorietta 1 Activity Center on Sunday, December 2, 2012.

A Bench endorser, the video shows Joseph marveling at the new offerings of the O+ 8.5 Android. I love how the video showed him enjoying these features, suiting his young and playful vibe.

On Sunday, Bench and O+ join hands in showcasing a first in the country, a unique fashion exhibition featuring 6 of Manila's top fashion and celebrity stylists including Sidney Yap, Ton Lao, Myrrh Lao To, Edlene Cabral, Adrian Concepcion, and Kate Torres. I am so excited to see how these pack of six stylists would present their aesthetic fused with vital elements derived from the two brands' stamp and personality.

So I guess, let's see all of their works on Sunday!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Coke-Araneta Christmas Tree Lighting 2012

Nothing lights up a festive season than the yuletide sparkles of a Christmas tree. But when you can't be satisfied with an average sized one, where do you run to? Simple, make a beeline at the Smart Araneta. Every year, Coca-Cola rouses the refreshing occasion with a Christmas tree lighting, but wait, it's no ordinary tree, make it 100 feet tall and you've got yourself 100 more reasons to cheer, just like how long Coca-Cola has been sharing happiness in the Philippines.

Last November 9, I came across this cheerful gathering and was filled, not only with festive glee, but with servings of the most delicious Pinoy food fares as well, sum it up with a cold glass of Coke and you're all set to open happiness! And as varieties may have it, there are food, drinks, freebies, and some of the hottest and youngest stars of today, from both ABS-CBN (Coke Ambassador Joseph Marco, Enrique Gil, Matteo Guidicelli & Jessy Mendiola) and GMA 7 (Jeric Gonzales, Thea Tolentino, Louise delos Reyes & Alden Richards), not to mention the dolled up beauties from the Bb. Pilipinas (2012 Bb. Pilipinas, Universe Janine Mari R. Tugonon, 2012 Bb. Pilipinas, Tourism Katrina Jayne Dimaranan, 2012 Bb. Pilipinas, International & 2012 Ms. International Semifinalist Nicole Schmitz, 2012 Bb. Pilipinas, Supranational & 2012 Miss Supranational 3rd Runner Up Elaine Kay Moll, and 2012 Bb. Pilipinas 2nd Runner Up Annalie M. Forbes). I could clearly say that it was an early Christmas treat for everyone!

Coke bottle mockups welcomed the guests!
Different booths were available at the venue.
Coke Happiness Bus
Loving the fiesta set up! Perfect for salu-salo! Kainan na!
A ribbon cutting ceremony welcomed everyone to the joyous occasion.
Salu-salo treat with Kapuso stars: Jeric Gonzales, Thea Tolentino, Louise delos Reyes & Alden Richards
And the Kapamilyas: Enrique Gil, Joseph Marco, Matteo Guidicelli & Jessy Mendiola 
2012 Bb. Pilipinas, Universe Janine Mari Tugonon, 2012 Miss Supranational 3rd Runner Up Elaine Kay Moll, 2012 Bb. Pilipinas – International Nicole Schmitz, 2012 Bb. Pilipinas 2nd Runner Up Annalie Forbes, 2012 Bb. Pilipinas, Tourism Katrina Jayne Dimaranan
From Coke Philippines team: Jaideep Kibe, Franz Decloedt, Nikki Lee at the Coke Happiness Truck
Hosts Robi Domingo & Megan Young
Protégé male winner Jeric Gonzales
Protégé female winner Thea Tolentino
Louise delos Reyes
Alden Richards
Matteo Guidicelli
Jessy Mendiola with Coke Philippines' Franz Decloedt.
Coca-Cola Ambassador Joseph Marco
Enrique Gil
Light up the happiness: 2011 Ms. Universe 3rd Runner-up Shamcey Supsup, Philippine Pizza Inc. COO Lars Peterson, Q.C. Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte, Araneta Center Inc. COO & EVP Rene dela Cruz, Congressman Bolet Banal, Coca-Cola Philippines President & General Manager Guillermo Aponte, Marketing Director Anubha Sahasrabuddhe, Happiness President Caloy, and Councilor Pinggoy Lagumbay
All stars on stage!
X-Factor Philippines grand winner KZ Tandingan and the Mandaluyong Children's Choir singing "Ako," the Christmas anthem of Coke.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Coca-Cola Christmas Carol

For years, Coca-Cola has produced television commercials that are undeniably heart-tugging. Remember the video of our kababayans overseas who were gifted with a trip back home? Never fails to make me just grab a tissue. This year's commercial was no exception. Along with the message of keeping the spirit of Christmas amidst uncomfortable situations, the new Christmas commercial for the leading beverage brand showed one too many reasons why we are fortunate to spend another Yuletide season with our loved ones. "Sa kabila ng lahat, mas marami tayong dahilan para magpasalamat." As the new Coca-Cola commercial says. I've been singing this Christmas carol from the moment I first clicked on the link of the commercial and the thousands (and I'm pretty sure it'll be millions in a few days' time) of video views that it has attest to this. If you want to "experience" the video, watch the heartwarming video after the jump.

Maligayang Pasko, Pilipinas!