5 Exciting Booths at RetroCon 2019 at Lucky Chinatown Mall

RetroCon 2019 had a successful  three day event from August 2 to 4, 2019 which held a trade show, bazaar, eyeball, comic autograph signing, live entertainment and on the spost raffle at the iconic Lucky Chinatown Mall along Reina Regente street and De La Reina street, Binondo, Manila. 

Funko Pop toys for sale

There were several booth selling toys, postcards, stamps, coins, soft drink bottles, poster, photograph, figurines, game console, stickers, comics, funko toys among others at the RetroCon 2019.

crowd at the RetroCon 2019 in Luckytown China Mall

Philippine Christmas greeting card probably printed circa late 1950’s to 1960’s


5 Exciting Booths at RetroCon 2019

5.) Modern Vintage Collectibles– This is the booth which specializes on modern, vintage toys and other stuff which are collectible.

Mr. Jan Kevin Lao

4.) Pixel Hero PH– This booth specializes on pixel art, button pins and stickers with hundreds of different designs to choose from.

Ms. Christel Manalo and Mr. Glenn Mallari

3.) Dekada Collectibles and Antiques– This booth had a lot of items for sale. I have bought several old postcards.

2.) Kikosky Toys and Collectibles – Nice booth with a lot of interesting stuffs and collectible items.

Pugad Paboy comic books

Mr. Pol Medina Jr.

1.) Pol Medina Jr. and Comic book artists booth- One of the best time to meet these people who illustrate creative works of art.

RetroCon 2019 will be having a much bigger event slated next month at SMX Convention Center, Pasay City.


Retrocon 2019 at Lucky Chinatown Mall

Retrocon 2019 is a gathering for all collectors, fans, enthusiasts and admirers of vintage items, collectibles, memorabilia and anything of value which remind them of not so distant past.

Retrocon 2019 poster

There will be a lot of side events like meet and greet, stalls, talks, games at the three-day event which will happen on August 2,3 ,4 at Lucky China Mall in Binondo, Manila.

This will be the 4th time that the Retro Con will be held, the first two edition was held at the iconic Ali Mall in Cubao, while the last one was held in Bonifacio Global City (BGC).

Retro Con 2019 is one of its kind and is aiming to bring in collectors and vintage collectibles in one venue for the appreciation of the public.

Unlike other trade fairs, the convention is FREE and open from 10:00 am till 8:00 pm. Hope to see you all !!!!

Photography Exhibit : Children at the CrossRoads in Lucky Chinatown Mall

Lucky Chinatown Mall , Binondo , Manila-Philippines

Lucky Chinatown Mall main lobby

The photo exhibit  were composed of 28 4‟ x 6‟ panels and a 10-minute video capturing the faces of children, the scenery, stories of  people who speak about the conflict within the conflict areas of Mindanao .

photo caption : An entire battalion of the First Mechanize Brigade pose for a group photo before they leave for combat operations in the Mamasapano area.
Their commanding officer said:”Kunan niyo kami ng picture habang buo pa kami. Baka pag balik anmin mamaya, kulang na kami.”
(Please take our picture while we are still complete. When we come back, we may not be complete anymore.) 
Photo taken at Barangay Kabingi, Datu Saudi-Ampatuan, Maguindanao on March 15, 2015


audio-visual presentation

 Entitled, “Children at the Crossroads” by Mr.  Jun de Leon’s photographs with stories by An Alcantara will be on display until from June 6 to  June 10, 2016  at the main lobby area of Lucky Chinatown Mall in Binondo , Manila.

Lucky Chinatown Mall

This exhibit is the 10th of the series of exhibits which aims to raise awareness on the effects and impact of armed conflict in the Bangsamoro on children. This is a very sad reality in which over 120,000 people were killed in the ongoing insurgency problems in Mindanao ( 1970 to 1996) .

people posting messages

This is a roving exhibit within the country  and will be visiting malls , schools and exhibition places.

row of M16hang on a window of a farmer’s hut at Camp Afghan ( photo taken on Guindulangan, Maguindanao -March 12, 2015)

caravan 2

A pair of kuliglig , farm carts , usually used to carry harvest of corn , rice or vegetables to market are converted to mobile homes when families are forced to evacuate from their communities . These are carabao -drawn or, if the families can afford it, pulled by Kubota tractor . Some have potable solar panels, which they use to charge their cellphones- Barangay Nabundas, Mamasapano, Maguindanao on  March 13, 2015  .

 when i think of home

This exhibit is organized by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP), in partnership with Australian government -Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade ,  Lucky Chinatown Mall management .

Website links: http://philippines.embassy.gov.au/

Lucky Chinatown Mall: http://megaworldlifestylemalls.com/main/mall/info/luckychinatownmall/page/555

This photo exhibit is FREE and can be viewed during mall hours .

Mall Hours: 10:00am to 10:00pm



Gerry’s Grill Grand Launching at the Lucky Chinatown Mall

3rd Floor Lucky Chinatown Mall , Binondo , Manila-Philippines

Gerry’s Grill -Lucky Chinatown Mall branch

Gerry’s Grill launched their 54th branch at the Lucky Chinatown Mall in Binondo – Manila .  I was quite lucky to be invited to the grand launching event.

Gerry’s Grill singage

We always eat at Gerry’s Grill  Congressional and Trinoma branches whenever we had company guests and important clientele .  Their unique Filipino style  dishes  are the crave of balikbayans, yuppies and even foreigners ! Some of their branches like in Boracay and Mall of Asia have a Department of Tourism seal ! ( getting a DOT accreditation is not that easy !)

a priest blessing the restaurant outlet

The big event was capped with a guest list of  invited  vip’s, celebrities , loyal clientele base,  social media , branch managers and marketing people from the company.

guests enjoyed their evening buffet meal

tuna sisig

We were given a sample of their signature dish ( tuna sisig) This dish is  far healthier option compared to the traditional sisig made from pork face, ears and fats !

pork barbeque

This is one of the favorite signature dishes of the restaurant .

photo opportunity with Mr. Pido Jarencio

Mr. Pido Jarencio is the current coach of UST Growling Tiger  ( UAAP) basketball team . He is a professional basketball player and played for San Miguel Beer, Presto, Swift, Ginebra / Gordon’s Gin Boars.

Mr. Gerry Apolinario together with lifestyle and food bloggers

Special ” Thank” To Mr. Andi Requintina , Ms Babes Gatan , Ms. Chikki Fontanilla and Mr. Gerry Apolinario for the invitation and accommodation !

Website link: http://megaworldlifestylemalls.com/main/luckychinatownmall/category/dining

Gerry’s Grill : http://www.gerrysgrill.com/