National University Students of Culinary Make It BIG With Jolly University

7th Floor – College of Hospitality Management, National University , Mariano F. Jhocson Street, Sampaloc, Manila – Philippines

L-R Ms. Michelle Ann S. Mori , Ms. Chezper Ann B. Carullo and Ms. Jennilyn C. Merin

Team 2 or THE JIP Girls ( known as Jolly , Incredible and Productive ) or Joke in Public bested 2 other teams in an inter-college competition which brought the best teams in tough elimination round .

team competition

The team garnered a total score of 86.7% earning the final slot , (12 colleges and universities in Metro Manila ) which earn the team the right to represent their school in the 2nd Jolly University Grand Culinary Challenge which will culminate on March 7, 2015 from 1;00pm to 5:00pm at Robinson’s Place -Midtown Atrium, Manila.

Robinson’s Place – Manila :

L- R panel of judges included Mr. Marius Hernani Garcia ( Purchasing and Logistic Director – National University ) , Ms. Dolly Rose Manalang ( Marketing and Admission Director – National University ) and Mr. Ralph  Rebulanan ( Assistant Product Manager-  Fly Ace Corporation)

Jolly University Booth Camp

The team will also have a chance to participate in a 2-day boot camp starting February 28 to March 1, 2015 at the Fly Ace Corporation main office in Pasay City .

Prof. Errol Martin – Faculty Members in Charge for Activities and Competitions

The special invited guests , bloggers, freelance media and journalists were warmly “welcomed” by Mr. Errol Martin of the College of Hospitality Management, National University.

Mr. Paul Quimbo

Mr. Paul Quimbo delighted the audience with his jokes and on the spot contest

Ms. Frances Ann Riva , Mr. Paul Quimbo , Ms. Ma. Rinalyn Lopez and Ms. Chen Wun Huei

Jolly University Campus Tours

Participating colleges and universities includes Arellano University ( Legarda )  , San Sebastian College, Technological University of the Philippines , Saint Louis College -Valenzuela , Perpetual help College of Manila , Far Eastern University – Manila , Universidad de Manila , Colegio de San Juan de Letran, La Consolacion College , Polytechnic University of the Philippines , University of Santo Tomas and National University .

Team Makatang Kusinero

Team Makatang Kusinero ( Team # 1)  led by an all male students  Mr.  Archival Ace Fernandez , Mr. Ken Daniel Leul and Mr. Marck Nestor Rodriguez  ( The team garnered a total score of 83. 7% )

Criteria for Judging

Each of the team is required to submit a food bazaar dish recipe , using the different JOLLY Food line products. This enhances the students ‘s knowledge of the various Jolly products and its usage . This activity aims to develop their creativity in coming up with innovative recipes that are perfect for a start -up business .

registration desk officers

Winners are chosen based on the following criteria : Food Execution (25%) , Relevant Usage of Jolly Food Items (25%) , Organization and Sanitation (20%) , Taste and Texture (20%) and Creativity and Visual Impact (10%)

shrimp ala pasta corn peas

creme de fruitas

Team Chrizeynee ( Team number 3) The group nicknamed their team ” The Jolly Chef ” . The team composed of Ms. Christine Rodriguez, Ms. Renee Charisse Seneres and Ms. Kryzane Gutierrez . The team garnered a score of 86.3%

fish and vegetables burritos with tomato salsa

fruity jelly pudding

L-R Ms. Michelle Ann S. Mori , Chezper Ann B. Carullo and Ms. Jennilyn C. Merin

Team JIP Girls ( Team number 2)

vegetable samosa

lychee panna cotta

They will represent their school in the Jolly University Boot Camp and the Jolly University Grand Cook-Off on March 7 at Robinson Place – Midtown Atrium / Ermita

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L-R  Mr. Ralph  Rebulanan, Ms. Niña Daza-Puyat , Professor Errol Martin , Ms. Jasmine Capule  and Ms. MJ Cordova

small token of appreciation were given by the officers of Fly Ace Corporation to Professor Errol Martin ( National University )

Appetite Magazine:

Cash Prizes for the National Grand Culinary Challenge includes Php 15,000 and gift packs for the First Place, Php 10,000 and gift packs for the Seond Place and Php 5,000 and gift packs for the Third Place.

Note : I would like to ” Thank ” Ms. MJ Cordova ,Mr. Paul Quimbo , Prof. Errol Martin of the National University  and  Fly ACE Corporation for the invitation extended .

Fascinating Collectibles at Collection 2013

Robinson’s Place -Midtown, M. Adriatico Street  Ermita – Manila, Philippines

Robinson’s Place- Midtown, Ermita- Manila

Hobbiworx ,, Wazzup Pilipinas and Collector’s Connection  in cooperation with Robinsons Place Manila presents Collecticon 2013.

Tomica Die Cast Cars  scale 1:64- for sale

It was supposed to be a three-day event with a third day scheduled  until September 22 ,2013  Sunday but was cancelled due to unavoidable circumstances to give way to an in-house mall event ( Chinese Moon Cake festival ) by the Chinese Embassy . The organizers have shared their deepest apologies for the very short notice of cancellation.


It was a rainy and cloudy day when i visited the annual convention. There were about 70 stall holders selling different kind of collectible items from fancy jewelries, key chains, t-shirt printing, anime , comics, coins, postcards, coca-cola collectible items, die cast toys, stuffs toys, stickers, button pins, trading cards, model toys among others.

Coca-cola die cast toys

Coca-cola die-cast toys price ranges from Php 400 to Php 600 depending on the condition , rarity and market demand.

Coca-cola trucks

Coca-cola hummer truck  ( Off Road Carrier) copyright 2003, manufactured in China and distributed the United States and Latin American markets.

Mrs. Myrna and Ms. Kaycee

Mrs. Myra and Ms. Kaycee are re-sellers or dealers of die-cast toys and other collectible items . They have a small consigned outlets at Greenhills . The mother daughter tandem also participate in some flea market bazaars or tianggues .  They source most of their items from the United States .  Their selling instinct never surprise anyone “ Baka may magustuhan po kayo sa mga items namin ”  Maybe you like some items from our stall.   They specialize on niche market like cartoon characters , coca-cola cars , walt disney , figurines

Contact : Ms. Kaycee (0916-538-8697)SMART

Ms. Myrna (0915-544-5088) GLOBE


 trading cards and sticker from Japan

living dead dolls

These are living dead dolls on sale at Php 1,800 each . The dolls are popular in the United States, Europe and some parts of Asia like Japan and Korea.

Ms. Desi and Morena Teh

Mother Morena  and Daughter Desi . They are active collectors of different stuffs . The husband , Mr. Antonio Teh is a member of various collecting clubs like PNAS, BNSP, Bayanihan , FSCC.  They also would participates in collecting bazaars and club bourses.

Lincoln Global

746 Sabino Padilla street ( formerly Gandara) corner Tetuan street. Santa Cruz Manila – Landlines : 733-96-82/ 0927-3361371


most of the coins are in mint condition , almost all the coins are silver and are highly collectible . Philippine Numismatic and Antiquarian Society is the foremost leader and authority when it comes to coin collection. The club had hundreds of member nationwide and international affiliation .



Among the highly anticipated event is the live auction of toys and other collectible items. Some of the toys starting bid at Php 1.00 and some good items were also sold .  Most of the bidders are students with loose pocket change .

Mr. Raul Jr. II Q. Rivera

He won this original Uron / Oolong the Terrible  stuff toy – Uron/ Oolong  is a character in Dragon Ball  in the on the spot auction . The stuff toy reached Php 265.00 – relatively CHEAP for an original stuff.

Ms. Josele May D. Ong

She started her own business 3 years ago making customized handmade polymer clay jewelries, crochet accessories, tatted couture . She also maintained a facebook page for on-line selling .

Contact : 0906-544-55-44

cute accessories made from polymer clay

She shared the booth with 3 other small time traders Gyaru/ Harajuku , Paper Pitaka and Gyaru Shoppe.


Before i left the convention, i managed to buy a couple of  Matchbox die-cast toys !!!! Yipee !!! LOOT of the Day.

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