Bloggers’ Event Philippines: Laguna Blogging Summit

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Laguna Blogging Summit is scheduled on October 3, 2014 at the Malayan College Auditorium in Cabuyao, Laguna.  This is the third summit set to empower bloggers with a roster of social influencers as speakers:Pocholo Gonzales (Creative Voices), Boris Joaquin (Saddleback church), Janette Toral (Digital Filipino), Grace Nicolas (Empowered Grace), Art Samaniego (Manila Bulletin), Rod Magaru (The Rod Magaru show) and Lloyd Luna (Motivational Speaker).

Registration is only P200 visit Filipino Bloggers Worldwide’s website or email gracenicolas@yahoo.com

XOXO See you at the event! XOXO – Jonah Chipeco

Dekada Glorietta: Filipino Food Trip

Dekada in Glorietta 3 is a must visit place if you’d like to celebrate Filipino cuisine with your friends and family.  I was invited to dine at the restaurant for the first time last week and had a good experience.

First thing I noticed was the interior of the restaurant which seemed like a mini-museum.  There are various memorabilia which you can take a look while waiting for your meal to be served.

Now let’s go to what you were looking forward to see: Filipino food!  Dekada, is the Filipino translation of decade – and presents traditional Pinoy dishes at its best.

Most of us in the group ordered refreshing dalandan and watermelon juice (named Cardinal Sin on the menu) while waiting for food to be served.  Soon after, a surprising platter of Filipino favorite dishes was served before us by friendly Dekada waiters. By the way, I noticed their name tags has nationalistic Filipino names on it, too (i.e. Ibarra, Makisig) .

Refreshing fruit juices served in jars!

Refreshing fruit juices served in jars!

Magtagumpay platter: all your favorite dishes for sharing!

Magtagumpay platter has all your favorite dishes for sharing!

Dekada’s Magtagumpay platter serves all time Filipino favorites: kare-kare, talong at bagoong with kangkong, hipon, krispy pata, lechon manok, daing na bangus at sinangag.  The platter is good for 6-8 persons and priced Php2,199 on the menu.

P.S. “Magtagumpay” is one of the passwords used by the Magdalo revolutionaries during the Spanish colonization in the Philippines.  It was a secret word then, but this platter deserves to be out in the open. Try it! At pwedeng magkamay!

Last served by Dekada, but not missed out by sweet-lovers like me – DESSERTS!  Pichi pichi and halo halo everyone! XD

 Mabuhay ang pagkaing Pinoy!  (Long live Filipino Food)

XOXO

Nomnom Club

Thank you Dekada Glorietta, and my new friends from nomnomclub.com for sharing this food adventure with me.  More to come! – Jonah Chipeco

Kawaii in Manila 2: Event Photos

Kawaii in Manila 2, the first Kawaii convention in the Philippines was a blast!  Were you also part of this event?   Raise your hand if yes;  I must say me and my sister were one of the many Japanese culture enthusiasts here in the Philippines so we got our attendance checked!

Kawaii in Manila is the second event organized by Kawaii Philippines, a movement that promotes kawaii culture. Kawaii in Japanese means cute; but more than the expression it has now evolved into a lifestyle.

Anime, art, J-fashion, make-up, music and food were all in one place that day.  The convention was held at White Space Manila last September 6, 2014.  If you weren’t able to come at the Kawaii in Manila 2, let me give you a quick recap and tour through the photos we got at the event.

We went straight to the stage area when we got our tickets around 3pm.  A lolita fashion show awaits us.  Earlier that day there were also various J-fashion outfits on the runway. Even if we missed part of the show, we still got a closer look since girls in lolita outfits are still strolling around the venue.

What caught my attention though are these cute couples in their J-rock and mori outfits. Made me wish I can go to an event like this in costume with le boyfie :3 hehehe I’m single now so let’s move on and get over with the idea..

Going to Kawaii Manila had been fun not just for lolita fans, or couples but friends who are into cosplay.  Just outside the venue, we met this group and my sister arranged a mini photoshoot for them.  And who else would be behind the camera but me! But yes I plan to be in front of the camera more often.

There are also merchandise booths, polymer clay workshop, art exhibit and more!

The hightlight of the day for me was my bonding with my sister Aki. (She is the epitome of kawaii!)  I’m such a fan of her and should thank her for inviting me out to the event. Visit her blog threesmittenkittens.com.   I’ll come with her in my lolita dress next year!

kawaiiaki

XOXO Jonah Chipeco

Hershel Supply Co: Well Travelled Launch in Manila

Herschel's well traveled launch invite

Herschel Supply Co unveiled their Well Travelled global campaign in the Philippines and showcased their Fall Collection for 2014 last August 29, 2014 in Makati City.

I’m grateful to have witnessed the event as representative of Habitat for Humanity Philippines, an NGO assisted by Herschel through their recent Typhoon Haiyan relief backpacks.   This initiative helps the ongoing rebuilding homes in the Visayas.  Thanks again to the charming and hardworking Janelle De Leon for the support (and the event invite) ;) XD

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Herschel Supply Co Well Travelled launch in Manila was graced by no other than Primer Group’s Managing Director Mark Chim, Herschel’s Product Manager Michelle Gault, Primer Group’s Vice President Paul Sy, and Herschel’s Co-Founder Jamie Cormack.   Herschel Supply Co in the Philippines is under Primer Group of Companies.

We  were welcomed by a giant puzzle game which was a sure hit during the event! A pouch with three puzzle pieces were given to each guest.  You will receive a Herschel bag as prize if your piece falls on the part of the puzzle board with a logo :D

There were cocktails and canapes for us to enjoy, and of course I wouldn’t miss tasting the coffee rum from Yardstick ! ;)  The venue, for me, was perfect for the event.  I became interested when I learned that they have workshops about coffee making, too.  By the way, the iced coffe rum on the photo was mine!

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“Herschel bags are about telling a story”, I remember these words from Jamie and Michelle during the night.  This photo montage proves the claim, and pretty much explains what the #WellTravelled campaign is about.

The stars of the night, of course, are the 2014 Fall Collection from Herschel Supply Co. Which one of these do you like?

Click here to know where to get these Herschel bags in the Philippines.

Congratulations to the event organizers ;)

 

From Siam w/ Love:Speed Dating Photos

From Siam with Love, a speed dating night organized by Telu Events last August 9, 2014 was a success!  Congratulations to the Irene, Darika and Maiah (event organizers) for putting up a fun activity. Yes, yes,, i was there.. and here’s my story XD..

Meet the ladies behind Telu: Irene, Darika and Maiah. Cheers!

Meet the ladies behind Telu: Irene, Darika and Maiah. Cheers!

I came in to cover the event for my blog that night not knowing a surprise awaits me – I ended up being one of the speed dating participants!  I wasn’t ‘dressed in a dress’ and was less lady-like as the rest of the girls but of course, you know me… I was game for anything and gave it a shot.   Besides,I am a qualified single who is free to join.  As expected, there are awesome guys (and ladies) I met during the night.  Their identities are a secret .

We are given 5 minutes to talk to each of participants from the opposite gender.  If we ran out of conversation topics there are cards with random questions faced down on our tables which we can pick.  My favorite ones were: “If you were an ice cream flavor, what will you be?” and “What will you do if you one a million  from the lottery.”

15 ladies and 11 gentlemen attended the event

Fifteen ladies and eleven gentlemen attended the event. Everyone was awesome!

Bangkok Cafe at Pearl Drive Ortigas was the perfect venue for the Thai themed event

Bangkok Cafe at Pearl Drive Ortigas was the perfect venue for the Thai themed event

During breaks, Darika will ask trivia questions. Freebies are given away for participants who answer correctly.

During breaks, Darika will ask trivia questions and freebies are given away for participants who answer correctly. Thanks to the sponsors! XD

I am no newbie in speed dating but it seems I haven’t mastered the art of making guys comfortable when we talk yet.  Come on, I didn’t give them a hard time but there are still awkward silent moments with some. I still find 5 minutes too short to arrive at a common interest to discuss.

Oh well, “you can’t please everybody” is a rule that still applies.  However, confidence in who you are is still key.  Everyone has their own “type”, and if love springs from events like this, that is just a BONUS!  By the way, i learned that there was a successful couple from the first batch of speed daters (I attended batch 3). That is good news, right?

A week after the event, I received my matches!  I was excited to know who among the guys I liked are also interested.  Of course, I won’t be gossiping about them here.  One thing in common among the gents is how easily it was to find a shared interest with them.   Haha, the ball is now on their hands!

xxx

Organizers with bloggers Jonah Chipeco (Flaring Felicity) and Pepi De Leon of kampeonngpagibig.com/

Organizers with bloggers Jonah Chipeco (Flaring Felicity) and Pepi De Leon of kampeonngpagibig.com/

Keep posted about speed dating events in Manila organized by Telu events through subscribing to teluevents.blogspot.com.  Also visit Pepi De Leon’s blog www.kampeonngpagibig.com