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Highlights of the First National Swap Meet

There are different collecting groups and collectors went to the first National Swap Meet held at Function Halls 1-3, SMX Aura, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.  The Philippines Toy Group Association’s first major event.

toys at national swap meet

There are a lot of toys on display and for sale . Some will remind childhood days and nostalgia from the past.

WaycoolGeekPH 1- Booth B12
Waycool Geek PH booth 12

Waycool Geek also had booth during the event. Aside from toys they also have collectible trading cards and NBA cards for sale.

Pinoy Retro Collection 1

Another seller present is Mr. Derrick Ko of Retro Toy Collection  Most of his toys are from the 60’s, 70’s , 80’s and mid 1990’s

There are still a lot of collectibles that are quite left out during the national swap meet. Overall had a fun and exciting day hunting for collectible stuffs. Try to visit the National Swap Meet 

 

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National Swap Meet at SM Aura, Taguig

Collectors in different fields there will be a 3-day swap and eyeball meet from August 25 to 27, 2017 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Premier, McKinley Parkway, BGC, The Fort, Taguig City.

Among the activities includes auction, booths, features, display, talks, games and raffles.

There will be more than 100 toy collecting groups that will be at the ” National Swap Meet”

Toys For Marawi -Donation for Marawi

The 1st National Swap Meet exercises social responsibility through “Toys For Marawi”, an initiative of the Philippine Toy Groups Association that will donate toys for the children of Marawi. This activity aims to address the pressing need for mental stimulation and psychological healing for the children traumatized by the ongoing conflict in Marawi.

The 1st National Swap Meet is produced and organized by ArtisteSpace in collaboration with Philippine Toy Groups Association and the invaluable support of its partners – The Dark Knight PH, Toy Collector’s Lounge, SHFiguarts Philippines,Southside Transformers, Robot Pilipinas, The Mighty CollecTHORS PH, Red Toys, P.D.O.S., Digimon PH Collectors Club, TS 118, PH Star Wars Empire,Playmobil Collectors Philippines, Southern Dollies, Doll Collectors Swap & Sell,Dollvisoria, Barbie Filipino Friends, From Famous to Forgotten Super Robot,Vintage Voltes V DX Collection, Monogatari Series Philippines, MUSICars,PinoyLUG, Toy Collectors of Cavite United, Macross PH, KeithG Bricks, Voltes V Int’l Fan Page, SICness PH, DC Collectors Philippines, Pinoy Batman Kolektors,Gunpla Chuva, POSK & Juansix+ Let’s Volt In Group, DCPH, Comic Artists,Robot Collectors Haven, 3A Manila, Pinoy MInimates and sponsors – GSM, San Jose Builders, Taters and Chimara.

 

 

 

BKK Express : Interesting Dishes and Desserts

  4th Floor Food Hall , UP Town Mall, Bonifacio Global City , Taguig City 

BKK Express is shorten word for Bangkok Express. This is one of the newest concept food stall by the Cabalen group of company . BKK Express just opened their doors at the 4th level of Food Hall within UPTOWN Mall, BGC, Taguig.

Chef Thea and Mr. Roy Fontabla

Chef Thea is from Thailand and  70% of the ingredients were imported from Thailand . ” Not all Thai foods are spicy , which Filipinos and the general public may have perceived , Thai foods are known for balancing its sweetness, sourness, spiciness ” said Mr. Roy Fontabla ( Area Manager Soi, BKK Express).  The rest of the ingredients were locally sourced , this maintain the freshness and one way of helping local producers .

Here are among the favorite dishes that we have tasted at the BKK Expresss.

Isan Sausage 

Isan / Esan Sausage is known as Sai Krok Isan , which is similar with our local longganisa . This dish is normally eaten as appetizer or light snack,  wrapped in fresh lettuce leaves , chopped fresh chilies , sliced fresh cloves of garlic, matchstick sliced ginger, roasted peanuts , cilantro .

One can easily adjust the spiciness depending on how many chopped chilies , one will add to the roll. This is good for 2 persons (Php 350.00) per serving.

Thai Spring Rolls this is eaten as appetizer or meal viand. This is crispy with sweet chili sauce as condiment .

Thai Bagoong Rice with sliced mangoes , dried shrimps, chopped string beans, scrambled eggs , cucumber , salted egg , pork , chopped fresh onions , chilies  with lemon .

Pad Thai Tofu 

Pad Thai – is a stir fry Thai noodles is special homemade tamarind sauce with dried shrimps ,eggs, mung beans sprouts, radish , chives , tofu and crush peanuts .

Pad Thai Chicken

Pad Thai -Singaporean style

Pad Thai Singapore style was a version of Pad Thai made by Singaporean chef , The dish originated in Singapore uses a different kind of noodles compared to the Thai , Eventually this dish became popular in Singapore and in Southeast Asia.

BKK express had several Pad Thai dishes like Pad Thai crab meat –Php 250 , Pad Thai Chicken –Php 220 , Pad Thai Tofu –Php 190 and Pad Thai Singaporean – Php 250 – Ideal for twin sharing .

Chicken satay

Chicken satay had 2 types of condiments and ideal for 2 to 3 persons ( Php 320 ) There is also a Pork  Sweet Style Barbecue which cost (Php 330) ideal for 2 to 3 person sharing.

Pork Belly 5 Stew with Hard Boiled Egg – This is very similar to Chinese- style pork asado with hard boiled eggs and vegetable , This also comes with special condiment . Ideal for 2 to 3 person sharing ( Php 260 )

Thai Noodle with Roasted Pork 

Thai Noodle Soup – This is a Thai noodle with marinated pork meat, cilantro , bokchoy  and chopped spring onion leaves .  There were five kinds to Thai noodles to choose from – Thai Noodle with Roasted Pork ( Php 160) good for twin sharing MUST Try , Fresh Egg Noodles with Shrimp Wanton ( Php 190) good for twin sharing MUST Try, Thai Rice Noodles with Meat Balls ( Php 190) , Fresh Egg Noodles with Shrimp Wanton and Roasted Pork ( Php 180) MUST Try , Fish Tom Yam with Thin Rice Noodles ( Php 180 )

Desserts – There are a lot of  Thai desserts , some are almost similar to some popular Philippine desserts but not overly sweet .  They can be shared between 2 to 3 person .

Water Chestnut with Crushed Ice and Toddy Palm ( Php 125 ) Toddy Palm or ‘Look Dtahn’ in Thai, is clear and crunchy. This is a type of Palmyra palm which is extensively cultivated from India , mainland Southeast Asia , Madagascar and Papua New Guinea. The palm is highly ornamental and the palm had numerous economic value.

Sticky Rice Mango Sundae with Sherbet – This is another all time favorite with two kinds of colored sticky rice , topped with sliced mangoes, sherbet with grated coconut meat. ( Php 135)

Some of the Must Try juices are the Thai Ice Tea ( Php 55.00) , Thai Iced Coffee ( Php 55.00) , Lemon Grass Juice ( Php 45.00) and Pandan Iced tea ( Php 45.00)

Contact : 805-1328

Note : Prices are subject to changes without prior notice.

How to Commute :

1.) From MRT Guadalupe station , take 1 jeepney ride with Gate 3 , UPTOWN Mall signage – Minimim Fare- Php 7.00

2.) A short walking distance from jeepney stop to the Mall will take around 5 to 10 minutes .

Facebook Joins Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2016

On May 27, 2016 at SMX Convention Center, Taguig, Philippines from 8AM to 6PM, Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2016 #AdMe2016 will happen and this time with Lianne Dehaye who manages the Southeast Asia Small & Medium Business team, focusing on Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines. She has been with Facebook for three years and is currently leading the Account Management program within Asia-Pacific. She has been working in the online advertising industry for almost 10 years and has in-depth knowledge of search marketing, brand solutions and web analytics.

Ms. Lianne Dehave- Manager Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore

Topic: “Facebook for Business: Beyond Likes, Comments & Shares”: Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them. Discover how Facebook’s marketing solutions can help Filipino businesses stay connected with their customers and drive real business results.”

 

Line Up of Speakers;

-Lianne Dehaye, Manager, Facebook (Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore)
-Emmanuel Mendoza, Director for Application Services Global Delivery Philippines & South Pacific, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
-Grace Bondad Nicolas, COO, TAG Media & Public Relations
-Tanya Llana, Sales & Marketing Director, Victoria Court
-Janette Toral- Founder, Digital Filipino Club, Book Author and dubbed as the E- Commerce Guru of the Philippines
-Robert Yupangco, President, Yupangco Group of Companies (Yamaha Music, Zoobic Safari, Manila Express, Misono Restaurant and more)
-Thierry Tea- Managing Director (Philjets Group) & Brand Ambassador (FrenchTech Philippines)
-Ole Oldhoj, CEO (Boolex)
-Lars Jeppessen- Fonder & CEO(Tech One Global)
-Mannix Pabalan- Founder (Hashtag Digital)
-Jojy Azurin, Co Founder (Horsepower PH)
-Spanky Enriquez- TV Host & Writer (Philippine Star)
-Art Samaniego Jr- Tech Editor (Manila Bulletin)
-Erick Kalugdan- President/CEO (Gimeme Unlimited Inc.)
-Avelino Zapanta- Former CEO (Philippine Airlines and SeaAir)
-Charlie Agatep- Chairman (Grupo Agatep)
-Luuk Rietvelt- Finance Head, Finacore
-Paolo Bediones- Founder, TekDeviant Inc
-Mark Vernon- Founder, Tag Cash
-Donald Saurombe, Founder (DibZ)
Reserve your slot now. Limited seats are available as of today. Registration fee is Php 4,000.00 with elegant lunch and snacks. Deposit your fee to TAG Media and Public Relations, BPI Account # 1680 0010 29. For inquiries and registration E: http://www.asiadigitalmarketing.ph M: 09166299381

Presented by TAG Media and Public Relations to promote the ASEAN region as a premier business destination. The conference serves as a hub for networking and spreading of ideas that help top management overseeing enterprises across the Asia Pacific region. Speakers are experts and leaders in their industries and engaged in momentous pursuits of significance to the ASEAN region. Attendees are senior leaders, high-ranking government officials and journalists covering the event.

1st European Motor Show at Bonifacio Global City

Fairs and More Inc. will be holding the first European Motor Show at Bonifacio High Street, Taguig on March 11 to 13, 2016.

 

The show will feature top European car makers to showcase their latest models. According to the organizers, the theme of the first European Motor Show is “See, Feel, Drive” which stresses the opportunity to:

See for yourself the wonders of European car design, technology, tradition and brand equity;

Feel the luxury of European vehicles to convince you why they are ‘A Cut above the Rest’ as you experience the great comfort and elegance that go with any European car; and

Experience the Drive that brings out the quality and superiority of European cars when it comes to safety, performance and reliability.

The first European Motor Show is organized by the Fairs and More Inc. (a subsidiary of the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines) in cooperation with the EU – Philippines Business Network comprising of the Belgian, British, European, French, German, Italian, Nordic and Spanish chambers of commerce in the Philippines.

The event is supported by Shell, MAN .  Exhibiting during the event are Audi, BMW, BMW Motorrad, MAN, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Peugeot, Ural, Volkswagen and Volvo. Also showcasing their product lines are Car Lack, Continental, DB Schenker, Liqui Moly, Philips and Wuerth.
Unlike other car and motor shows , This is Open and FREE Entrance to the public . I am encouraging my avid viewers of my blog to try and visit the car show this weekend. Aside from European cars and variety of car accessories , there is also a chance to get photo opportunities .

Reconnecting Our Roots : Binondo Heritage Group Goes to Tiong Se Academy

 

  Teletan Hall , Tiong Se Academy 708 Santa Elena Street,Binondo,ManilaPhilippines

Binondo Heritage  Group, Tiong Se Academy officers and school officials,  Phil Lingnam Athletic Federation , Phil. Sen Hua Dragon and Lion Dance Group

lion dancers enters the schools
Pagoda Philipines , Philippine Pink Panther Dragon and Lion Dance, Phil.Rui Lion Dance
Phil.Trigold Dragonlion , Phil.Wong Lion Dance and Tiong Se Lion Dance and
the Phil.DRAGON. And LION Dance Sports Asso.( Long-Shi Philippines
)

The event started with an official registration for Tiong Se Academy students, alumni , invited special guests., Binondo Heritage Group officers and members and Chinoy Television.

lions and dragon dancers associations

The formal ceremonies started with a  photo opportunities then lion and dragon dancers were lined -up outside the school.

firecrackers donated by dragon fireworks 

The firecrackers were donated by dragon fireworks and by the Binondo Fireworks and Firecrackers Lovers Organization

Tiong Se Academy facade

Ms. Carlos Chung – Vice Chairman – Tiong Se Academy

Good Life by FlyAce Food Corporation

Good Life products such as pancit , bihon , seasame oil and canned whole kernel corn are popular during festival and special occasions. The company also gave away sample of canned whole kernel corn and pancit canton to the participants and visitors of the event.

ready to eat and easy to open can – whole kernel corn

For Almost 50 years, Fly Ace Corporation has been bringing top quality food and beverage products to Filipino homes.

Website : http://www.flyacecorp.com/

Mr. Dewey Tan

Mr. Dewey Tan demonstrated his skills in Chinese calligraphy

Tiong Se Academy students

The group led by  Ms.Tuesday Manan, Ms. Marjorie Liao, Mr. Jhonvid Bangayan , Ms. Angela de Jesus,  Ms. Trisha Galura among others .

Group photo

Mr. Wilson Lee -Flores and other prominent members of the group

Dr. Judy Tan -Head Principal of Saint Stephen High School

Ms. Valerie Tan – Chinoy TV host and QTV Channel 11

The program was hosted by Ms. Valerie Tan, Mr. Joemar Colinares and Mr. Ivan Mandy .

Theais Satering Service 

The early morning breakfast was catered by Theais Catering – They are the ones who catered the Cha Misua ( vegetarian ) , Cha Misua -Meat , Misua soup , Pancit Bihon and hard boiled tea eggs.

Contact Person : Ms. Bebion Cheung -732-17-78 / 364-8417

King Chef sponsored packed meal for students and guests

Mr. Sherwin Tan

Sherwin Tan is an artist, currently with an ongoing exhibit from February 4 to March 4, 2016 at the Elements Gallery , SM Aura , Taguig City

students

umbrella dance

There was also an umbrella dance performed by the students of the school

Eng Bee Tin and Ho-Land Bakery

Eng Bee Tin and Ho-Land Bakery sponsored snacks and gave away the new Matcha Green Tea flavored tikoy ( sticky rice cake )

There are interesting lectures about -Reconnecting with our Ancestral Roots – My Search for familial roots by Mr. Eduardo dela Cruz 

Introduction to Geneology database/ website – Mr. Jerry Tieng

The History of Chinese Migration to the Philippines by Dr. Richard Chu

There is also a book signing autograph session and the book entitle ” Chinese and Chinese Mestizos of Manila ”  was sold at 10% discount specially for the event. I took the time to buy a copy and let the author autograph.

Introduction of Ateneo Confucius Institute  – Dr. Cynthia Liang 

LCFM Intoduction Mr. Josiah Go

AFICS Speech and UPCSA – Mr. Steven Chua -AFICS President and Mr. Daniel Chan Ratilla

 winners of the raffle

At the end of the short lecture there was on the spot raffle for all the attendees of the event .  Merrian Webster Bookstore, Peerless Products , Fly Ace Food Corporation , Orocan , Goodlife provided some items for raffle.

audio-visual room

After the program , the founder of Binondo Heritage Group and some members took a chance to meet and have their luncheon together with Tiong Se Academy officials and board members .

Tiong Se Academy FB Page : https://www.facebook.com/TiongSeAcademy/

LGV10 New Innovative Smartphone Grand Launching

The Brewery at the Palace , Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City -Philippines

Mr. Jay Wun and Mr. Sung Wun Nam

LG Electronics has always been in the forefront of coming up with impressive innovations and up to date technologies.

It had been announced last month that it was going to be offered in some countries.  LGV10 had its grand launching a few hours ago at the 2nd floor The Brewery at the Palace in Bonifacio Global City .

For people who like to take their selfies or make a short movie videos with the hassle of getting all sorts of permits . This new mobile phone come in very handy.

LGV10

What primarily sets the LGV10 apart is its distinctive dual-screen and its dual-selfie, front-facing cameras that show off LG’s interest in trying new technologies.

Some reviewers have called those features “trendy” or even “oddball,” but analysts said the features also demonstrate a capable manufacturer willing to explore new things and add more features to an existing phone.

 Mr. Charliebebs Gohetia-award winning director

LG had made some collaboration with local award winning director Mr. Charliebebs Gohetia in making a short movie out of the new LG V10 phone. He shot some beautiful Manila sunset using the mobile phones.

Farewell Fair Weather band

Farewell Fair Weather band is composed of Vocals/Guitar: Mic Manalo Keys: Gani Palabyab Bass: Ethan Muriel Guitar: Kim Hue Jin

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/farewellfairweather/

Website : http://www.farewellfairweather.com/

There were a lot of fanfare and product demonstration at the grand launching . There were on -the spot raffle , video dub-smash making contest  , sumptuous buffet meals, rock band performing , taking time to chill out and relax.

official video: courtesy of LG Mobile Global

Features

They have pioneered unique smartphones features such as Rear – Key design, Knock Code and Gesture Shot which now comes standard issue with LG’s mobile line.

Durability

LG has been known to innovate the Knock code , a personalized security feature for most of their smartphones, Taking things to the next level , LG V10 now also features a finger sensor to unlock the smartphone and turn on the display simultaneously .

It is durable both inside and outside , V10 sports a resilient Dura Gaud frame that firmly secures the display from accidental drops. the frame is composed of SAE grade 316L stainless steel , the same tough ,hypoallergenic material used to make surgical tools and high-end watches.

DURA Skin is soft to the touch but also is highly resistant to nicks and scratches . What’s more , the back grid pattern was designed specifically to offer a more secure grip.

Price

The LG V10had begun to roll out in South Korea , United States and key countries in Asia, Latin America and in the Middle East . as the country welcomes the LG V 10 to the local market for a retail price of just Php 37,990

Promo

LG Mobile -Philippines will be giving away a FREE 200 GB memory SD card valued at Php 11,000 starting from November 27 to November 29, 2015 in participating LG concept stores in the country.

For more information about their latest products and promos:

LG Philippines : http://www.lg.com/ph

Mobile Phones: http://www.lg.com/ph/mobile-phones/lg-H960

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LGMobilePH/?fref=ts

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