Wednesday, December 22, 2010

vertorama view of a Christmas tree @ Dusit Thani

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Just trying out the vertical panorama

Christmas tree set up in Dusit Thani

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I saw this Christmas tree set up in the lobby of Dusit Thani, I heard its a Christmas tree competition. I saw Tessa Prieto-Valdes's entry and its a Christmas tree with lots of Barbie dolls with awesome dress.

vote her entry here by pressing LIKE here at the photo page

Victory party lunch @ Dusit with Amazing Race Asia Season 4 winner RichHardin with media and bloggers

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its a victory party treat with Rich Hardin, one of our Philippine team member of the Amazing Race Asia Season 4, Richard Herrera is not around and he's in Gen. Santos doing some official business and work (looks like a new tv show ), they won 1st place in the race and the first pinoy to win the Amazing Race Asia series. The event is well attended by bloggers and media friends, we also enjoyed eating at BASIX, from all kinds of food at Basix.. Kare Kare yung kinain ko, sarap e.

thanks and congrats guys!

final look of the poster ad of Christmas Toy Con outside the mall

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The poster that I layout for months will end here, having the last look before it will be removed by the utility guys of the mall. See you again next year!

the egress view of Christmas Toy Con

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Its a wrap! All exhibitors manage to packed out smoothly after the hours of the closing of the event.

inside Christmas Toy Con in Megamall

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here's a panoramic view inside the day 3 of 5th Christmas Toy Con in SM Megamall

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Inside the new location of Toy Kingdom in SM Megamall basement

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I got a chance last Sunday to check out and visit the new store location of Toy Kingdom inside the basement level of Mega Bldg A of SM Megamall. The old bowling center is gone and now converted to a humongous spacious Toy Kingdom store.

I love this toy store now!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Giant Christmas Belen @ Ayala Triangle

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Another major attraction is the giant Christmas belen in Ayala Triangle, behind it is simbang gabi for everyone, the simbang gabi mass occurs every night after the Christmas light and sound show.

Christmas lights and sound @ Ayala Triangle

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Check out the dancing lights in tune with the Christmas music played at the Ayala Triangle. All trees and plants are lighting in and out like equalizer in sync with the Christmas song that are played in the area. Lots of people are visiting the place and watch the show at 6:00pm and another repeat of the show every hour.

*im not sure if the show repeats after an hour

Pho 24 Vietnamese Pho Noodle @ Ayala Triangle

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This is their 2nd branch in Ayala Triangle, the first branch is at Powerplant Mall. Their menu is all Vietnamese and I tried their Pho Dac Biet special noodle soup last night and it taste delicious when you add that special chili sauce.Also the Vietnamese coffee is a must try.

Golden Spoon @ Ayala Triangle

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finally! this will be the nearest branch for me of Golden Spoon in Ayala Triangle in Makati.
I haven't tried their frozen yogurt, my tummy is full last night and I'll save my yogurt madness for my next visit next week.

Bon Chon @ Ayala Triangle

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My first time to try their chicken recipe here at Bon Chon located at Ayala Triangle in Makati. And after tasting their hot and spicy chicken wings, my taste buds and tummy wants to go back! And yes! we are going back next week.

Friday, December 17, 2010

5th Christmas Toy Con day 1

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here's my panoramic treatment from our event awhile ago in Megatrade Hall 1, the floor is wide and the distance of our vendor booths are spacious, this is day 1 and I'm expecting that the floor will be crowded on day 2 tomorrow.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

raffle time @ 2010 Philippine Blog Awards

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Everyone are waiting for the announcement of the winners for the lucky raffle draw. They raffled 2 units of Nokia phones and Cebu Pacific plane tickets to Beijing and Kota Kinabalu.

the audience area @ 2010 Philippine Blog Awards

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Everyone started to stand up and exit the venue, but then later on, the organizers announced that there will be a raffle after the event. The audience went back to their seats to join the lucky raffle draw.

The blog winners of 2010 Philippine Blog Awards

Featuring the winners of the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards on stage. Congratulations to all winners and participant.

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Winners list


Best Blog in Advocacy Category – Web Safety Philippines by Sonnie Santos
Best Blog in Beauty and Lifestyle Category – The Reluctant Stylista by Alexandra Lapa
Best Blog in Business Category – Ready to be Rich by Fitz Villafuerte
Best Blog in Culture and Arts – Anik-anik Love by Mitch Mauricio
Best Blog in Entertainment Category – Without Wang2 by Nickie Wang
Best Blog in Food and Beverage Category – Happy Foodies by Ferdz Decena
Best Blog in Gaming Category – Back 2 Gaming by B2Gamers
Best Blog in Hobby and Recreation – Back 2 Gaming by B2Gamers
Best Blog in Home and Parenting Category – iMom by Chats Siao
Best Blog in Humor Category – The Professional Heckler by Loi Reyes Landicho
Best Blog in Lifestyle – The Creative Dork by Robbie Bautista
Best Blog in Literature / Literary Category – City Buoy by Nyl Lim
Best Blog in Personal/Diary Category – by Yoshke Dimen
Best Photoblog – Gerryruiz Photoblog by Gerry Ruiz
Best Blog in Social, Politics and History – The Pro Pinoy Project by The Pro Pinoy Project
Best Blog in Sports – Filipino Boxing Journal by Kenneth Ragpala
Best Blog in Technology Category – My Silly Point of View by Richard D. Feraro
Best Blog in Travel Cateogry – Just Wandering by Nina Fuentes
Best Blog in Video and Podcasts – Pinoy How To by Buddy and Yael Gancenia


Best Blog Design – The Reluctant Stylista
Bloggers’ Choice Award – CHKSLG
Readers’ Choice Award – Green Archers
Best Filipiniana Blog – My Sarisari Store
Top Blog Post for 2010 – Do They Read Blogs in Heaven? by

Top Posts for 2010
EXCLUSIVE: GMA Breaks Her Silence by the Professional Heckler
Sometimes We Are Lost by I am Fickle Cattle.
Fireworks, Hormones and this Blog Post by

Top Photo Posts for 2010
A Solo Traveler’s Photo Story of Backpacking in Palawan by Ambot Ah!
Pahiyas Festival by Biyaheng Pinoy

Top Video Posts and Podcasts for 2010
Krimmy Couple: Of Bad Words and Saranghae by My Korean Boyfriend
Podcast 6: Being Friends with the Ex by Ria Jose
Krimmy Couple: The Korean Eats Balut by My Korean Boyfriend

source: 2010 Philippine Blog Awards

Gabe Mercado @ 2010 Philippine Blog Awards

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I'm sitting in front of the stage. Took this photo while Gabe Mercado did a short recap of the winners of the 1st batch.

2010 Philippine Blog Awards - stage and audience

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I stood on the right side of the stage and took a photo of this great view of the stage and the audience area at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in RCBC Plaza bldg. Everyone are relaxing on their seats and preparing for the award ceremony.