Friday, August 30, 2013

Who's the Boss?

First, I watched a TV ad with the cause of major fan-frenzy, RICHARD YAP or so-called Sir Chief of the phenomenal TV success "Please be Careful with my Heart." Now, look at this cute, light, TVC with one of the most visible, and "reliable" comedians in all of the entertainment scene, VIC SOTTO.

Bossing (fondly called by so many, and yeah, I too am guilty at times), was the newest to marvel at the advancement that is O+ 8.15 Android. And what better way to say that this is new "boss" of Android than to showcase its wonders with no less than the box-office regular.

Bossing's effortless humor and innate charm is the best thing in this brief promo, not to mention all the features that would definitely make the mobile go-getters raving for the newest offering from the US-based phone. Watch as Bossing shows how O+ gives mobile technology a facelift with its air shuffle technology, quad-core operating system and the likes, making it a best bet among the market of smart phones. Instagram selfies ba? See how Bossing takes his, and more!

Gleek Chic

Last June, the whole Philippines enjoyed a bit of a case of a Glee bug with the visit of the four new kids on the McKinley block. Becca Tobin, Melissa Benoist, Dean Geyer, and Jacob Artist, of the season 4 of Glee rocked the Ayala Malls with smiles that got the whole of the three different venues crazy with well, how else will you put it, GLEE! With Enchong, Joseph, Julia, and Kathryn, our four original Philippine Happiness Ambassadors, the Hollywood young stars made an unforgettable tour in celebration of the launch of the new Coca-Cola MISMO.

Fittingly, this is really a Flashback Friday as I got a copy of the September issue of CHALK where the three Gleeks are on the cover—reminding me Jacob, Becca, and Dean are all smiles at the magazine’s Fashion issue. Mark Nicdao took care of the photographs (spectacularly at that), while Pam Quinones and Sidney Yap made the styling extra Pinoy as they showcased posh Pinoy designs from M Barretto, Joey Samson, Rajo Laurel and Rhett Eala.

Fun and fashion combine and the cast of Glee are pure pictures of youthfulness and positivity that’s why the whole world fell in love with the show (duh?!). Grab your copies now, while it lasts!!

Happiness all over!
All beautiful: Kathryn Bernardo, Becca Tobin and Julia Montes
Gorgeous gentlemen: Enchong Dee, Dean Geyer and Joseph Marco
It was a one fab day indeed!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Ipanema Soul Search

I remember making a post last year about an Ipanema event I was invited to in Davao. This year closes the yearlong gap between their Urban Jungle campaign and this new one with a different sort of visual treat. At the Glorietta 2 Activity Center, we witnessed a soulsearching journey through music and movement with a gripping narrative of the new IPANEMA woman. The event was a culmination of the IPANEMA Soul Search raffle promo held until August 15!

STEPS soulsearch dancer representing the modern Ipanema woman.

Fluid motions and impactful music told the story of the new IPANEMA woman of passion.    

TV host Cheska Kramer and basketball star Doug Kramer
Mother & son Pia and Elmo Magalona
UFL Fielder Anton Del Rosario.
Carlos Elizalde, ELRO Corp. Managing Director Patxi Elizalde, and Phillip Hagedorn
ELRO Corp. Sales and Marketing Manager Cecille Loretizo with Managing Director Patxi Elizalde.
Fashion designer & entrepreneur Techie Hagedorn and Philippine Tatler’s Mia Borromeo
Elro Corporation Managing Director Patxi Elizalde with celebrity guests Elmo Magalona, Doug and Cheska Kramer, and Anton Del Rosario joined by the IPANEMA Soul-Search dancers.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Run Run Ironman!

If the ultradramatic viral videos aren't enough, it's that time of the year again when men and women of fiery passion for sports would converge to join the biggest event in all of triathlon (hyperboles aside, it's really big!!) This year, Shangri-La Mactan Resort in Cebu hosted over 2000 triathletes in the bout of the fittest at the Cobra Ironman Philippines 70.3.

And in occasions like this, the Timex family (whom I did an interview not so long ago) is always raring to show support. Starstudded as it was, the Ironman event in Cebu had a great turnout. Of course with the mix of personalities. Piolo Pascual, Tessa Prieto Valdes, Coach Ani de Leon-Brown and the Pangilinan family (headed by couple Anthony and Maricel).

This makes me excited to know where the next meet would be! If its in Palawan (I highly suggest!), then count me in!

Timex endorser and biking enthusiast Piolo Pascual smile before the Timex Ironman Run Trainer 2.0 GPS installation.
Official Timex Commemorative Watches making its Ironman appearance.

Piolo Pascual battle-ready in his full Timex gear.

TIMEX’ very own triathlete Piolo Pascual sweating it out at with his bike at the triathlete’s race for the Timex Relay team.

Coach Ani De Leon-Brown, the only Asian in the Timex International Multisports Team and the first Filipino woman to compete in the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, garbed in her official Timex uniform.
Management trainer and motivationa speaker Anthony Pangilinan taking the Full Ironman course.
Larry Medenilla running for the Timex Relay Team.
Dennis and Tessa of the Timex Team Valdes.
Newtrends International Corporation Brand Manager for Timex Ivy Palencia with international recording artist Ap.
Timex Team Pangilinan in full force: Anthony, Solana, Hannah, Benj, Maricel, Donny, and Ella. 
Timex Relay team with Toniel Ty (Swimming), Piolo Pascual (Biking), and Larry Mendenilla (Running) 
The Timex-sponsored Multisports team. (TOP) left to right: Orland Salomon, Mannie Dela Serna, Oliver Templo, Franklin Penalosa, Mercy Go, Erika Natividad, Mara Guevara, Roy Hervias, Carlos De Guzman, Atoy Jamila  (BOTTOM) left to right: Joseph Nacpil, Don Primero, Sam Lapena, Ias Bernardo, Grant Preddy, Carlo Riveral