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With Angel Locsin

Nice meeting and Mingling with Ms. Angel Locsin during the lunch and presscon of their hit movie "Unofficially Yours." She is really beautiful inside and out.

With Piolo Pascual

Meeting the Ultimate Heartthrob and Most Bankable Leading Man Piolo Pascual during the pictorial and photoshoot of "Dahil sa Pag-Ibig."

With Coco Martin

The Indie Prince turns to a Mainstream Primetime Actor during the presscon of the Philippine's Phenomenal Hit TV Series, "Walang Hanggan."

With Gov. Vilma Santos

The Star for All Season Ms. Vilma Santos-Recto is truly kind and approachable in person. This is during the media con of her first horror flick, "The Healing."

With Chantavit Dhanasevi (Ter)

Great meeting this Thai Heartthrob Actor-Model Ter during the red carpet premiere of their Thai Movie "ATM." He is also the lead actor of "Hello Stranger."

With John Lloyd Cruz

Having a lunch with Lloydie during the presscon of their blockbuster movie "Unofficially Yours."

With Dennis Trillo

Great meeting the Kapuso hunk actor Dennis Trillo during the 2012 Yahoo OMG Awards Night. Many says, "Para raw kaming kambal!"

With Cristine Reyes

Nice Meeting the sexy Cristine Reyes during the pictorial of "Dahil Sa Pag-Ibig."

With Derek Ramsey

Meeting the Universal Leading Man Derek Ramsey for the second time around during his contract signing in TV5. We first met during the presscon of "Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang."

With Julia Montes

From Clara of "Mara Clara" to Katerina of "Walang Hanggan," Great to Know that Julia and I have the same Birthday!

With Enrique Gil

For the fourth time around, I met Enrique Gil. This time during the "Amorosa: The Revenge" Blog Con.

With Rafael Rosell

Hunk actor Rafael Rosell sings and dances the Bruno Mars' "The Lazy Song" during the "Dahil Sa Pag-Ibig" Soundtrack Launch. Nice meeting him!

With Kim Chiu and Enchong Dee

My first time to meet Kim Chiu and Enchong Dee during my first celebrity exposure in "ASAP".

With Jericho Rosales

Jericho Rosales is so cool, nice, and energetic! Nice meeting Echo on the pictorial and photoshoot of "Dahil Sa Pag-Ibig."

With Elmo Magallona and Julie Anne San Jose

For the third time, I've met the Kapuso hottest love team JuliElmo during the red carpet premiere of their first movie "Just ONe Summer."

With Iya Villania, Ian Batherson, and Aljur Abrenica

Chilling and having fun with the newest BlueWater Day SPA endorsers Iya Villania, Ian Batherson, and Aljur Abrenica. Great time with them!

With Cesar Montano

Many say that we look like "father and son." According to them, I got a resemblance with Buboy. Nice meeting and sharing hosting moments with Kuya Buboy.

With Erich Gonzales

A "Suddenly It's Magic" Moment with Erich Gonzales!

With Borgy Manotoc

Hunk model Borgy Manotoc surprises us in the presscon of the 2012 Yahoo OMG Awards.

With Dingdong Dantes

Sharing my "Protege: The Battle for the Big Artista Break" moment with the host Dingdong Dantes during its first Gala Night.

With Gretchen Barretto

An afternoon talk and interview with "Princess and I" Ashi Behati, Gretchen Barretto during our set visit.

With Gerald Anderson

Finally meeting the Action-Drama Prince Gerald Anderson during "24/7 in Love" premiere, our second meeting right after the Star Awards for TV.

With Shamcey Supsup

A great party with the 2011 Ms. Universe First Runner-Up Ms. Shamcey Supsup during the presscon ofthe 2012 Yahoo OMG Awards.

With Eula Valdez

Glad to meet the legendary Ms. Amor Powers of "Pangako Sa'yo," Ms. Eula Valdez during the presscon of "Mundo Man ay Magunaw" Finale. It's Rocky meets Eula moment!

With Alden Richards

Spending a great afternoon lunch with the youngstar heartthrob Alden Richards of GMA Telebabad's "One True Love."

With Paulo Avelino

Great Meeting Again for the 4TH Time the Famous Nathan, Paulo Avelino. This time, he is Lance in "Kahit Konting Pagtingin."

With JM De Guzman

Glad meeting "Angelito Batang Ama," JM DE Guzman! It's a moment called "Si Batang Ama at Si Batang Bato."

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

"Nagmahal, Nasaktan..." Those Applicable to Me...



JTeri, a now popular graphic artist created these cool caricatures dubbed as "Nagmahal, Nasaktan" spreading good vibes in the world wide web. His caricatures teach how a person deals with heartaches and eventually move on from pain, improve himself, and emerge into a better person.

From his creations, I have picked 14. And yes, these picks speak to myself as these things were what I did during my breakups. Here they are:

"Nagmahal, Nagsaktan..."

... Naging Blogger
... Nag-emote sa Bintana
... Nag-selfie
... Nag-gym
... Naging yummy
... Bumili ng House and Lot
... Nag-Stalk
... Naghabol
... Nag-jogger pants
... Nag-trending
... Nag 25K Run (nag-ultramarathon pa!)
... Nag-mowdelling
... Nagmahal uli
... On Repeat (wag na sana uli!)
 
How about you, what's your "Nagmahal, Nasaktan" story?! Feel free to share!

Thanks again to JTeri for sharing these caricature photos through his Facebook account. More power to you bro! (RCB)


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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Through the Years with Ken Chan

We already met with today's hottest chinito actor Ken Chan wayback in 2014. That was during the launch of his very first self-titled album.

In 2015, we met very often. The first one was during our set visit in his previous afternoon teleserye "Healing Hearts." And then before the year end, we had a Kapuso Christmas party and that time, he was already playing the character of "Destiny Rose."

Now in 2016, we had a great time during the GMA Bloggers' Style Camp where he won the most number of awards. And he was also prepping up for his upcoming concert "My Destiny."

Check out below my three years with my chinito brother Ken Chan:


Well to sum up our years:
   2014 - album
   2015 - TV series
   2016 - concert

In 2017, what do you think will be our major project with Ken? Will wait and see! Ken Chan and Rocky Chua truly rule! (RCB)


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A Cake Treat

As part of our celebration for the successful sign-off of our Europe Fanfare Project, I have treated my teammates with a chocolate cake from Goldilocks.

And here is the said cake with an artistic design:


This is such a cool modern design truly fits for a celebration like this. Cheers for success! (RCB)


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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Crazy Little Thing Called Mario

Thai heartthrob actor and today's in-demand endorser Mario Maurer made his new visit in the country to promote Thailand via an event dubbed as "Experience Thailand with Mario Maurer," August 6, 2016.

This was actually my third time to meet Mario - first was for "Suddenly its Magic" movie presscon in 2012 while second was in 2013 for "Pee Mac" premiere night.

Finally on our third meetup, I already had selfies with him. Check these out:


I already shared my story with Mario Maurer on my fitness blog Runner Rocky wherein he showcased his own version of Thai boxing! You may also check out my YouTube channel Runner Rocky for exclusive video clips of his new visit.

Great seeing you again Mario! 'Till your next visit! (RCB)


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Saturday, July 30, 2016

What is your Viber's Emoticons?



Viber, the worldwide most used communication app just celebrated its success as it reached it 25 Million Filipino Users. And because of that, yours truly becomes part of this celebration held at the Valkyrie, The Palace in BGC.

We had enjoyed the party as well as enjoying the app's emoticons. As seen in the above photo, I've played the widely used emoticons. Which of those are your favorites? Feel free to share them and send me some if you want! 

Meanwhile, you may read the full stories and my experience joining the party in my other blogs namely:



Congrats Viber! More and more users to come! Toast! (RCB)



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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Runner Rocky on Its Fresh New Look

Yours truly's sports, fitness, and marathons blog Runner Rocky now sports a fresh new look! 

As I celebrate my second year anniversary in the running community and as I upgrade myself into the field of running and fitness, it's now time to upgrade my fitness blog as well!  

And yes, it now clearly defines its three major topics - sports, fitness, and marathons! And my fitness interviews with the different celebrities and personalities are also featured in this new website.

Check out below a glimpse of the new www.runnerrocky.com:




Green is the color theme of the new Runner Rocky. And different topics were also segregated in different tabs on the header.

We will be having a grand online launch of Runner Rocky's new website theme together with its new logo soon. 

What can you say on the new Runner Rocky? What other suggestions can you give?! (RCB)





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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Enjoying a "Move-A-Thon" Experience!





Have you experienced watching your favorite movies 24 hours at the same time dancing?! Well, we did... we did witnessed the audience watching and dancing at the same time! And we owed that for Star Movies who brought this one of a kind record-breaking event for movie marathoners! 

On June 27, 2016 at the House Manila in Resorts World Manila, yours truly together with my friends Miyo Briones, Vin Ello, and Gabriel Nico Los Banos had a chance to witnessed the 7TH Movie Marathon installment of Star Movies dubbed as the "Move-A-Thon." As the term suggests, "Move-A-Thon"  is a combination of movie marathon and dance moves at the same time. Hence, "Move-A Thon" or move (dance) + marathon. The event was actually a competition - a movie marathon that required non-stop dancing from contenders who wanted to be declared the Philippines’ ultimate film lovers. Groups of avid film viewers shimmied and shook their “groove thang” for up to 24 hours straight while watching the best and most popular movie musicals of all time—all for the chance to win the grand prize of PHP200, 000.  

This was not the first time that Star Movies spearheaded a movie marathon like this. Take a look in the following years with creative movie marathons from Star Movies:

2010 - Straight-Up Movie Marathon with Unlimited Food and Drinks
2012 - A Fitness Theme with Yoga and Physical Challenges
2013 - A Rigid Boot Camp Theme
2015 - "Scare-A-Thon" of All Horror Movies
2016 - "Move-A-Thon"


Since I'm a horror movies lover, I got interested with their last year's installment! In this event, 500 participants were required to sit completely still until one winner remained.

This year's "Move-A-Thon" was also the first time that the contestants formed a team. Contestants danced non-stop for an entire day while watching the most entertaining musicals in movie history, and because of the nature of the contest, Star Movies took the movie marathon out of the cinemas and onto the dance floor, holding it in the nightlife mecca of House Manila at Resorts World Manila. The channel and partner sponsors also provided contestants with food and beverages throughout the day.   

During our stay in the afternoon, we had watched two of the musical theme movies - the "Dirty Dancing" and the Disney's "Frozen." And yes, we also enjoyed unlimited food and drinks! The event also served as our hangout at the same time!







In the end, the team dubbed as The KPop Moveathoners composed of Regiely Prado, Rona Liezl Cruz, Paul Ian Lorica, Michael John Prado, and John Wilford Prado was hailed as the grand winner!

Sponsors like the Cadbury, Dosfenal, Listerine, and the Resorts World Manila itself gave their own special prizes as well!

This was such another remarkable and unique event from Star Movies for all the movie lovers! looking forward for its exciting edition next year! (RCB) 



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Friday, July 8, 2016

July 2016: "Work. Blog. Run. Repeat."


"Working, blogging, running..." These are the three verbs that describe my month of July 2016 keeping me busy on the start of the third quater. My calendar for the whole month was already blocked by different commitments related to the said three items.

Work - Yours truly is currently the Team Lead of our Project which is set to released on August. Well, I'm coordinating tasks, status, updates, issues, etc. to our onshore counterpart and leading the team here in Manila. 

Blog - Blogging is already part of my system. Everyday during my free time or before I go to sleep, I always ensure that I update my 4 blogs a minimum of one article post per blog. Attending events is also part of my blogging hobby

Run - My four Sundays of July just like last month were already booked by four major diffferent running events. Name it, I have it. And I feature those runs in my sports, fitness, and marathons blog Runner Rocky. Just like blogging, running then turns into my passion, my hobby, and my interest. 

Weekdays for work and blog, weekends for run and blog...and then the process repeats. That's how I manage for the meantime my month of July. And all the stories related to the mentioned three will be shared here (hopefuly all). So see you all in my suceeding posts. (RCB)


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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Korean Barkada Dinner at Big Mama


The glaze chicken is what we love most...! Therefore we returned and satisfied our cravings here in one of the Korean restaurants located in Makati City.

This was our second time around to spend our barkada dinner in Big Mama, a Korean restaurant in our city. Well, as its name suggest, you will truly enjoy its big serving! The chicken will definitely surpass your expectation!

Aside from the chicken, what captured our senses were the seafood soup, the kimchi, the veggies, and the shrimp and tuna makis!

Well as you can see in our group photos above, happines fulfilled the place - we were all delighted not only with the food served but also with our cool kulitan bonding together!

Big Mama is now our second Korean resto hangout next to Dong Won. 'Till our next barkada food trip...! (RCB)



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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The 7-Day Nature Photography Challenge


Challenge accepted and surpassed! For 7 consecutive days, I have posted different nature photos of the 7 places I have visited in the Philippines. My friend nominated me to do this for 7 days. And I will do the same - to nominate a Facebook friend per day which corresponds to these 7 nature photos.

And here are the 7 nature photos I have posted:

Day 1 - Benquet
Day 2 - Corregidor
Day 3 - Ambon Ambon Falls
Day 4 - Tayak Hills
Day 5 - Cagbalete Island
Day 6 - Puerto Gallera
Day 7 - Caliraya

You may check the details of the said travel photos in my Facebook and Instagram accounts. (RCB)


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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

June 2016: "Let's Talk About Something"


We are now on the second half of 2016. As always, things and events keep on happening. 

We have too many things to discuss and too many topics to blog about. But the question goes, can I blog all of them in a very limited time? 

This month of June is also the month to celebrate my 2nd year in the running community. So in my running and fitness blog Runner Rocky, expect for a month-long runniversary feature stories. 

So let's continue blogging and sharing of the different things that made us busy within these days here in my personal blog as well as in my other blog sites and social media. (RCB)


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Friday, May 27, 2016

It's Rocky to be with Ate Vi

For the second time around, I have met again the Star for All Season, Gov. Vilma Santos!

Well despite her busy schedule, she was still able to grace the bloggers for the blogcon of their movie "Everything About Her."

Fresh from my marathon in Laguna, I didn't missed a chance to see and talk with her again. And yes, aside from lots of selfies, I even had an exclusive video interview with her.

For the meantime, I will share with you first two of our selfies together. My video interview with her to follow. Here are our said photos:



We really look like mother and son on these selfies. And I can even replace her son Lucky Luis Manzano. :)

I first met Gov. Vi in 2012 during the blogcon of her horror movie "The Healing."

Thanks for the time Ate Vi. If you enjoy our photos together, definitely, you will love more our video. Watch out for that! (RCB)


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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Happy Meal - A Food Trip for the Angry Birds

We're having another round of Barkada Food Trip. But this time, we spent our snack or light meal in McDonalds for the sake of collecting the Angry Birds toys.

Well, before I share with you my collection of the said kiddie toys, let me share with you first our Happy Meal moments:


During this night, I got my first Angry Bird toy which is the Light Up Red. I wil show it to you on my next post.

The toy is just a part of the thing that makes you happy. A simple dinner like this with good friends is already a huge thing that makes you happy... a moment to thank for! #HappyMeal :) (RCB)


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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Batman V Superman: The Collectible Hexagon Toys

Collector's Mode On! This time for another "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" toy collection.

SM Cinema is bringing these cute miniature characters of the said 2016 hit superhero movie inside a hexagon. 

There are seven characters to collect. They are batman, superman, wonderwoman, the armored batman, the batman in shades, the superman statue, and lex luthor. Check them out below:



If you collect all these seven hexagons, you can form a huge hexagon putting them all together!

And also when you buy each toy, there's a popcorn inclusive that you can enjoy! So for the price of Php179 each, you can have a toy and a popcorn! :)

As of this writing, I already bought batman, wonderwoman, and superman. There's 4 more to go to have them all! Goodluck! (RCB)


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Seven Years of TV Series Craze


TV Series Craze, my most successful blog site in the field of showbiz and entertainment is now on its Seventh Solid Successful Year!

This website which started on April 2009 is today's one of the pioneers, most searched, and most visited entertainment website. This also serves as one of my achievements as a blogger. Yeah, this blogsite even paveway for me to enter showbiz. 

7 years with more than 7 million hits, TV Series Craze is indeed one of Rocky's huge success in the blogging community.  And yes, I'll promise to write more interesting articles and blogposts about your favorite celebrities, TV shows, movies, and other trending topics.

Let me also take this oppurtunity to say thank you for your continuous support in this blogsite.

Happy Seventh Year Anniversary TV Series Craze!!!

... Seven years and counting...Toast to our success! (RCB)


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Monday, May 9, 2016

Breakfast for Four

They always say Friends are FourEver! And yes, it sounds true. Friends will never let you down and will never leave you (hopefully) even though you had done the craziest thing on earth!

Friends stay on Four. Let me share with you below our last Saturday's cool breakfast together ending our busy week:   



Well, "buti pa ang friends may FourEver, eh sa relasyon kaya..." Just cracking a hugot line for friendship. :)

What are friends four?! Let's enjoy, chill, have fun, and enjoy the moment! (RCB)


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May 2016: "Change is Coming"


Are you ready for the coming out of the new day? "Change is Coming," the trending topics nowadays!

This month of May, we'll not focus ourselves on election or any political topics. Insteads, we'll be dealing with our own changes and personal growth. How are we on the past few days?! As we stepped on the second quarter of 2016, can we assess ourselves on how far we've already reached?!

So for this month, join me as we embrace the changes in our lives. Measure our own success and achievement and ready ourselves for the next challenges. Go on and fight! (RCB)


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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Derrick Monasterio Launches his Self-Titled Album


From a tween heartthrob to an actor to a hunk and now... to a singer!

Kapuso young star Derrick Monasterio proves his other talent aside from being an actor. This time as a singer. He launched his newest album, a self-titled album under GMA Records containing love songs and his choice of music.

The album contains six tracks, the love songs namely "Kailangan Kita," "Batobalani," "Give Me One More Chance," "Kailangan Mo, Kailangan Ko," "Pa'no Nga Ba?" and "Reyna" with bonus track called "Ang Aking Puso," a duet with Julie Anne San Jose.


Except from "Kailangan Kita," all the songs in his album were all original. "Kailangan Kita" is an original composition of Ogie Alcasid. Derrick is so thankful for Ogie who let him revive the song for free. 

During our blogcon, Derrick gave samples singing some of the tracks in his album. He even shared kulitan moments with us the bloggers. And he gave funny comments with his co-stars and real-life friends Bea Binene and Alden Richards.

Well, just like Derrick who is now a fitness enthusiast, I've conducted a fitness video interview with him. He gave some workout and diet tips. I'll share the said video interview with him on my fitness and running blog Runner Rocky.

Meanwhile, here are our selfie and wacky shots with Derrick after the blogcon:


Derrick is currently leading in the hit afternoon teleserye "Hanggang Makita Kang Muli" pairing him with friend Bea Binene. According to him, this TV series is one of the best project he had ever done. The story is so unique and interesting. 

Great one Derrick! More power on your singing and acting career! More new projects to come. (RCB)


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April 2016: "Celebrate Success"


After one month of hiatus, yours truly Bits of Rocks is back to give you exciting happenings and updates in my life and things around me.

The month of March kept me too busy in event, work, sports, travel, and in my personal life and relationship. But this month of April, I will share with you those things which made me too busy.

April is a celebration of success. This is because April marks the rise of my blogs at the same time, the birth month of my hit entertainment site TV Series Craze. This month also marks my 3rd successful year in my current I.T. company. And of course, I will also share with you my last month's series of birthday celebration.

So let's celebrate success this April! And let's give thanks to all the blessings with have received! (RCB)


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Saturday, February 20, 2016

February 2016: "Rock the Year Right"


The start of the year 2016 is really good to me. In terms of career, blogging, running, or even in personal aspects, I can say that the year of the monkey brings me luck.

As we entered the second page of the 2016 calendar, seems that it keeps me more busy. Well, forgive me for not updating this blog regularly as I keep on attending my commitments in the different fields I have mentioned on.

So before the month of February 2016 conclude, hope that I can share all those things to you. 

Let's rock the year right and let's embrace the good things coming! (Bits of Rocks)


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