Hello Colombia Prohibited in the Philippines

Miss Universe pageant is still fresh in the mind of Filipinos and every year, new types of firecrackers were being developed by the firecracker manufacturer’s in the Bocaue, Bulacan province which is nicknamed ” Firecracker Capital of the Philippines “.

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 illegal firecracker PNP has discovered “Goodbye Bading.” and ” Hello Colombia Photo Credit: Chiara Zambrano/Twitter

For the past years, different names were identified to classify these firecrackers from the weaker ones to the stronger ones.  The creative minds of these sellers really know how to attract their customers.

With the pageant still fresh and controversy hound , The raid conducted by PNP on some firecracker stalls on tuesday December 29 yielded , the new names .

Banned firecrackers are those that contain a net explosive content of more than 0.2 grams or approximately 1/3 teaspoon under Republic Act 7183, the law that regulates the manufacture, sale, distribution and use of firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices.

Goodbye Bading and Hello Colombia trended in local social media like twitter and instagram users.

Some of the newest types of crackers are:

  • Goodbye Bading (Goodbye Gay)
  • Crying Bading (Crying Gay)
  • Goodbye Universe
  • Hello Colombia
  • Goodbye Chicser
  • Yolanda
  • Pop Pop
  • ALDUB fireworks

Some of the weird names includes Gangnam Boom, End of the World, Babasi, and Pacman Ultrana all of which are banned.

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A Trip to Baclaran Plant Bazaar

Bayanihan Street corner Roxas Boulevard , Parañaque City – Philippines orchid and native plant lovers living south of Manila would always refer this narrow street alley corner as one of the best places to find native plants particularly orchids , native ferns and hanging plants. According to plant enthusiasts and people living near the Baclaran […]

Miss Philippines Wins Miss Universe after a Terrible Blunder of the Host

After 42 years, The Philippines finally got a well-deserved 3rd crown  . I have met Ms. Pia Alonso Wurtzbach several times in some events.

Her third attempt to join Binibining Pilipinas and luckily won on her 3rd try.

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Mr. Steve Harvey the host initially announced Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez Arévalo of Sincelejo, Colombia as the winner of the 64th edition of the pageant, and then proceeded to apologize and said that Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach had actually won the crown.
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Although there was much confusion made during the LIVE telecast , There is also another confusion at the twitter . He misspelled Miss Philippines and Miss Colombia country’s name.

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Miss Philippines glamor shots is one of the best
Congratulations to the new Miss Universe 2015

 

Ermita Malate Business Owners Association Gift Giving with 500 indigent street children

Remedios Circle, Malate, Manila-Philippines

Manila local tourism head , Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada , Ms. Michelle Pe

Ermita Malate Business Owners Association ( EMBOA) members gave Christmas presents and cheers to at least 500 indigent children  aged between 7 years-old to 12 years-old and their families at the newly landscaped Remedios Circle.

Special guests of honor includes Manila’s Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada , officials from tourism office, barangay officials , EMBOA members and schools.

Partner schools include Ermita Parish School choir, Emilio Aguinaldo College choir, Universidad de Manila choir and Philippine Women’s University choir.

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Aside from the traditional gift giving , participants were treated to Christmas carols, cultural dancers and folk dances.

 Universidad de Manila students

The students of Universidad de Manila performed folk dances like Pastores Talisay – A Christmas folk dance which originated from the town of Talisay -Bicol region.  This folk dance with voluminous dress similar to Poblana China which dates back during the Manila-Acapulco galleon trade.

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This year’s activities and theme ” Maligayang Pasko: Handog Pasasalamat ng Ermita , Malate Business Owners Association ( EMBOA) , sa Remedios Circle , Malate .

Mr. Tetsuhiro ” Show”  Suzuki and Ms. Angel Jores host of the program

  The said occasion is one way to give ” Thank” to the 16 barangays which are partners of the organization . They are the ones who give their time ,  people and resources to improve the community .

” This Christmas Season, we wanted to share joy,love ,happiness and peace to the people most especially to the less fortunate kids. We want them to know that we care for them same as we care a lot for the development of Ermita , Malate” according to Ms. Michelle Pe ( President of EMBOA).

crowd which includes officials , media and bloggers

There were at least between 1,000 to 1,200 people attending the event.

After the program we were treated by the organization to a hotel tour , I will post the stories of our exciting tour .

I would like to ” Thank” the organizers and the PR’s for the invitation to the event.

Website: http://www.emboa.com.ph/

 

 

 

 

Interesting Items at the Chrristmas Toy Fair 2015

SM Megamall , Megatrade Hall B, Mandaluyong City -Philippines

Chrristmas Toys & Collectibles Fair 2015 (X Mas Toy Fair) from Dec. 11-13,2015 .

There are almost 100 booth and there were a lot of shoppers and buyers . For those who wanted to shop toys and collectible items for upcoming Yuletide season, This is the best time to shop .

Here are some of the interesting items , toys and collectible items .

NBA cards

National Basketball Association trading cards are always a collector’s item . I still remember that we used to collect them and trade them. These NBA trading cards are the ultimate collection starter and collection addition to have in your possession. Available signed and unsigned, NBA trading cards are a valuable investment you should stop overlooking today.

During the height of the NBA trading card collecting ( late 1980’s to late- 1990’s)  some schools had imposed guidelines to their students not to bring NBA cards during class hours ( They are subject to confiscation )  . There are also some incidents before that trading NBA cards also involves money thus are branded by some as some form of gambling.

In the Philippines, the fad of collecting NBA cards had begun to fade , but there are still a big number of collectors around.

Postcards

Postcards is always part of communication and an important  collectible items ever since. It started the mid- 19th century and gradually became important in the tourist trade .

The most popular theme are the tourist , scenic , map , flag,flora , fauna, anime ,costumes, cartoon characters and gotochi ( shaped postcards)

Though Wagon Marketing-Mr. Carlos and China Cabanlig

The couple had started their own anime -related gift items and is gaining some online fans for their creative items for sale . They created cute characters like mokatokki , binky burrow and sachiko .

Among the collectible items for sale are the button pins , note pads, key-chain holder , stuffed toy and postcards ( 9 designs) . These items are locally patented and the design will surely catch your eyes.

I gave them a few handy tips on how to improve their products and especially their postcards .

Address#108 Road 3, Project 6, Quezon City , Philippines 1100

+63 998-975-8829, +63 22964227 Landline : (02) 926 4004

Website: carlos@twmgraphics.com

Website: http://www.thoughtwagon.com/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ThoughtWagon/?fref=nf

Vintage Toy Raygun

Pope Francis

At the toy fair , Buyers can buy Pope Francis stand-up for ONLY Php450

Retro Toy Collection

Die-cast toy cars -Super Mario Brothers

Before leaving the toy fair, i was able to purchase some hot wheel die cast toys

I would like to ” Thank” the organizers for the invitation