Showing posts with label Events. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Events. Show all posts

Monday, December 05, 2011

Philamlife Christmas Concerts

The Philippine American Life and General Insurance Company (Philamlife) maintains the Christmas tradition of conducting, at its Head Office in U.N. Avenue, Ermita, Manila, a series of nightly concerts featuring some of the country’s best chorale groups.

Here is the schedule for this year:

December 5 (Monday) – Philippine Madrigal Singers
December 6 (Tuesday) – UE Chorale
December 7 (Wednesday) – UST Singers
December 8 (Thursday) – University of the Visayas Chorale
December 9 (Friday) – Kilyawan Boys Choir & Voces Aurorae

Admission is free. Programs start at 6:00 PM.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ford Expo 2010: Meeting the Fiesta and the Shelby

Last October 16-17, Ford Group Philippines staged the largest ever Ford Expo at the SM Mall of Asia open grounds. Since Mechanical Engineering is a class of its own, I decided to drag my Mapuan brother to witness Ford’s lineup of vehicles.

The Ford Fiesta

The event featured Ford’s newest baby and the most anticipated car in the Philippines, the Fiesta. For European peeps, the Fiesta needs no introduction since it has been plying their roads for years already. Very unique about this car as compared to its competitors is its Voice Control Technology which is available in the Sport version. You can literally talk to your car to control your mobile phone (via Bluetooth) or your music. It’ll also make a pretty good surfer’s car if you ask me.

Although it bears some external resemblance with the Mazda 2, the Fiesta has the upper hand because of its engine power (121 bhp at 6,000 RPM and peak torque of 15.1 kg-m at 4,050 RPM in the 1.6-liter version). Also, the best part is the price. It starts at Php. 670,000 for the 1.4L sedan with a manual transmission and goes at Php. 816,000 for the top of the line Sport version. This is the Fiesta’s advantage over the Honda Jazz. In comparing it with the Chevrolet Cruze as to fuel efficiency, the Fiesta is our winner because basically the former weighs more.

A replica of the Ford Fiesta DC-Ken Block Rally Car was also available for special display. Ken Block hails from the U.S.A. and is widely known for his amazingly insane stunt driving. He is reported to be visiting Manila this early December (Update: His visit will not push through.). I was stunned after watching him do donut tricks with the Fiesta. Try searching “Ken Block gymkhana video” at youtube to see what I mean. Pity the tires.

The Ford Shelby

The event also showcased the 2009 Mustang Shelby GT500. Expect 540 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque with this muscled-up car’s 5.4-liter 32-valve Quad Cam V-8 engine. This eye candy also sports a set of 18-inch alloys aside from the racing stripes. Of course, don’t forget the requisite Cobra badge.

Test Drive & Racing Simulators

All vehicles were available for scrutiny. We were supposed to check out the Fiesta in both its sedan and hatchback variants for ourselves but unfortunately the test drive was only until 6PM.

Visitors were also treated to test their pro driving skills through the Focus-TRS Racing Simulators. Winners in the challenge received prizes from DC apparel and Ford Philippines. I did not participate and only tried the simulator because my gaming skills are already too rusty for competition.


In total, the Expo was a huge success and a great weekend alternative for the driving public. Aside from parading the usual steaming models, Ford Group Philippines did a great job in introducing the Fiesta. The marketing guys are also worth commending because of how informative they went in presenting the product while maintaining client interest all throughout, as compared to other dealers.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Law School Partying: Curiously Awesome

Last December 18, 2008, my friends from SBC Law & I went to attend a party sponsored by the Law School Government. It was a Gossip Girl themed party. The male to female ratio was really surprising, deflecting from the fact that the law profession is purely dominated by the male species. Besides, what’s the use of a Gossip Girl theme if all the attendees were bro’s. Big Bry was also spinning that night so we’re also there for support.

I never expect this side of law school to be so much fun. Events such as this give us more than just a break from studying and digesting cases--- these events enable us to get to know the fun side of the community we thrive in as law students. Hey, we can’t be serious all the time.

Study hard, party harder!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Precious Adona's FHM Autograph Signing

Slim Oriental Morena Chick with Curves at the Right Places = AWESOMENESS

I attended the FHM Autograph Signing of Precious Adona at Robinson’s Movieworld in Robinson’s Galleria last May 9. The line was long and it was filled up by nerds like me (yeah right! :P).

Presh was really nice to her fans and she was the exact opposite of everything that is snobbish. She was “kalog” enough: she gestured a peace sign like a Japanese Girl whenever her picture was taken. Presh hugged and kissed her female fans. I think that was very sweet of her. And yes she was hot… she wouldn’t be a cover girl if she wasn’t noh? I don’t know what the judges of Be Bench were inhaling when they eliminated her, but hey Presh got up when she fell and right now she’s in front of a huge standing ovation. Pun not intended…

I really think she’s that type of girl you can introduce to your Mom that’s why it saddens me whenever I recall that she did “this movie” to elevate her career in showbiz. What’s even more saddening is that she had scenes in the movie with this asshole. Sigh

"So Are You..."

Friday, March 14, 2008

Cleaving Myself to Photographs

I love visiting malls on weekday evenings because you don’t get stressed out from the crowd. SM Mall of Asia (MOA) is no exception. Actually, it would be a perfect time to visit MOA these days because the Philippine Institute of Architects is celebrating its 75th Anniversary and is sponsoring a photo exhibit from March 12 to 15, 2008 about the rich history of Pasay City.
I am a photo hobbyist myself so seeing some old photographs provided me tips in improving my angles. There were also pictures of Pasay City’s current structures such as MOA and One Esplanade. Wonderful stained glass shots of catholic churches were also featured.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

A Day After The Glorietta 2 Explosion...

Angel Mama: “Anak, nabili mo na ba yung pantalon na gusto mong isuot sa darating mong kaarawan… yung Guess?”

Little Yummy: “No Mom, they blew up the mall yesterday.”

Angel Mama: “Susmaryosep!”

Assuming that it was an accident and that it was all shit gas killing eleven people, I still think that the negligence behind this disaster should be looked into and dealt upon accordingly. It is the responsibility of the management to look after the well being of its patrons. Shopping should be fun, not fatal.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Cristine Reyes' FHM Autograph Signing

After reportorial deadlines barred me from seeing Bianca King and Iwa Moto in the flesh, nothing will keep me from attending Christine Reyes’ FHM Autograph Signing. I grabbed a copy of FHM Philippines’ August 2007 issue and rushed down to Robinsons Galleria.

Setting up an FHM Event in front of a supermarket was terribly wrong by all means. I think that the FHM Staff should have browsed some statistics on how many people shop in supermarkets at rush hour. Cristine sure drew some crowd. The line could have been shorter if not for the Uziseros taking pictures with their mobile phones.

Cristine was very beautiful, by the way, with the dress that she was wearing. Her dress was fashionable yet very sexy. She balanced everything up with a rosary necklace. Her legs were also a sight to behold! She also smiled frequently that made her even more glamorous.

When my turn came up, I said hi and Cristine greeted back with a smile. She was very warm and accommodating. After signing my mag, my un-chivalric nature asked her to stand up for a photo with me. As usual, the FHM Staff who took our picture bungled the shot (see the hand?).
All in all, Cristine was really scorching hot! I can’t wait to see her upcoming movie.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Mossimo Bikini Grand Prix 2006

Little Yummy: "Thanks for coming! I never thought I will be watching this with you."
Bhabyness: "I couldn’t believe you invited me."
Little Yummy: "This will be my first time to watch a show of this kind. Buti na lang kasama kita…."
Bhabyness: "At least may purpose ang pag-attend natin dito."
Little Yummy: "I’ve thought about it talaga. Now you’ll get to see half-naked men!"
Bhabyness: "And who said I’m here to see half-naked men?!"
Little Yummy: "Aww… That’s so sweet of you. So you’re here to spend some time with me pala…"
Bhabyness: "Nope! I’m here to see half-naked women."