Mrs. Elisa S. Montecastro memoriam- a tribute to a collector and friend

She was fondly called Maam Elisa , I first met her in one of Philippine Horticultural Society’s meeting in 2005 . She was very funny person and is considered as a friend to everyone who knew her. She was down to earth and never forget to share her personal stories and plant adventures to everyone.

A certified globetrotter and plant lover , her house and resort would attests the variety of plants , furniture and wood carving bought from different parts of the country and the world.

I have the chance  of working with her as part of the volunteer committee during the Flora Filipina 2006 held at the Ruins of San Ignacio in Intramuros.  She is quite active in various fields.



Old Manila Photographs and Postcard Exhibit at SM Sta. Mesa

Manila is an old and beautiful city ,  Old photographs and postcards tells an interesting stories behind the glamor and hidden beauty that is ” Pearl of the Orient ” and ” Milan of the East ” from the collection of internationally known architect Paulo Alcazaren . The exhibit will run from June 28 to July 12, 2012  in SM Sta.Mesa .

Ferrari Racing Car F12 2012 exhibit

SM, North EDSA – The Block, Quezon City, Philippines

Shell Philippines in cooperation with SM chain of mall had a roving exhibit of Ferrari racing car 2012 model. The car is said to be worth millions of pesos and was brought to the country from England. According to the event organizer, the  car engine is missing, maybe the car is just for exhibition purposes. The exhibit was highly successful when the roving exhibit was open last week at the  SM Mega Mall in Mandaluyong ,   with several vip’s from Shell and SM Super mall were on hand to open the exhibit.

In the Philippines, there are countless of race car enthusiast and Ferrari car die cast toy collectors.

Ferrari racing car enthusiast gather and admire ( viewed from the second floor )

The Ferrari racing car exhibit was held  from June 15 to 17 at SM Mega Mall in Mandaluyong City and from June 22, 23 and 24 in SM North EDSA. The roving exhibit is schedule to tour in various SM malls in Metro Manila.

For more information :

Shell Philippines :

Ferrari :

Manila International F.A.M.E. 2012

Manila International  FAME – your top choice for sourcing design forward, high-quality, Philippine-made products with an artisan touch.

Partnering with the country’s major sourcing events – Manila Now, Cebu next and Bijoux Cebu. Together the four event brands provide one convenient venue for showcasing furniture & furnishings, holiday & gifts and fashion.

Manila FAME Secretariat:

Tel: (632) 833 1258 / 831 1265 • Fax:  (632) 832 3965 / 834 0177 • Email:


Manila Social Media Day 2012

The Social Media Day is a worldwide event spearheaded by, which celebrates the connected generation around the world on June 30, 2012. In the Philippines, several key cities would take part in the celebration, which is very appropriate because the country is hailed as the social media capital of the world.

Celebrate Social Media Day 2012 at Tomas Morato, QC this June 30!


One of these events will be a networking event for social media citizens, bloggers, and digital personalities at Tea 101 Taiwan’s No. 1 Drink located at Scout Bayoran corner Tomas Morato Extension, Brgy. Laging Handa, Quezon City. The venue is in front Hotel Rembrandt and IL Terrazzo Mall. The event starts at 7 PM on Saturday. Manila Social Media Day 2012 in particular aims to provide an appropriate venue for the community to mingle and meet-up offline, which can support better camaraderie afterwards through various social media and digital platforms.

The first 100 pre-registered participants at the venue will receive unlimited tea drinks and loot bags. In order to pre-register, just simply e-mail your contact information, social media accounts, and your answer to “What makes you interesting?”

Acclaimed director, producer, writer, & blogger Jose Javier Reyes (@DirekJoey) will share his insights about the new aspects of socialization on the Internet. Manila Social Media Day 2012 is brought to you by Flawless Face & Body Clinic, Smart Communications, the genuine Thermos brand, Wild Ones Tattoo, and Dentiste Toothpaste.

Contact person :

Mr.King del Rosario – Volunteer Organizer

Manila Social Media Day 2012


manilasocialmedia [@t]

One of the major sponsors of the event:

Wild Ones Tattoo is a tattoo shop which offers professional tattoo and body piercing services. The shop is located in Paranaque City. It is independently owned by three friends that go way back to their days in college.

Among the three are Eric Hotchkiss, drummer of an established local metal band called “Sultans of Snap” and Marketing Manager of Wild Ones Tattoo, and superb tattoo artist Mark Rodriguez, bassist and vocalist of the same band. However, Mark is now more popularly known as hip hop artist “Batas” of

the Fliptop Battle League—an organization of MC Battle rappers that is currently gaining much attention from viewers all over the world.

For tattoo work and/or scheduled meetings, please feel free to contact Eric Hotchkiss at cel number 0915-295-95-05 or email  us at

For the latest updates, pictures, and general news about Wild Ones Tattoo, visit us and like us on facebook at

These three guys also hold occasional musical production gigs featuring several reputable artists as

Wild Ones Tattoo Productions at popular gig venues.

Address: Unit-6, J32S Building, No. 35 President’s Ave., Teoville, BF Homes,Paranaque City.

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