Sunday, April 28, 2013

Iya Villania for Bits of Rocks' 5TH Year Blog Anniversary!

TV host, actress, and MYX VJ Iya Villania expressed her greetings to our Bits of Rocks' 5TH Year Blog Anniversary celebration.

Check her out below:




Iya is really cool and friendly in person. She is approachable and easy to deal with! I first met her in the hit Kapamilya variety show "ASAP" last December of 2011. After that, I met her again for the second time in the BlueWater Day SPA new endorsers launch.

Currently, Iya is seen in the Primetime drama series "Apoy Sa Dagat" aside from her regular hosting stint in "ASAP" and in MYX music channel.

Thanks much for this Iya and more power! See you again soon! (RCB)

Rockin' On with Markki, Rocky, and Chris!

The heartthrob Crooner Markki Stroem join me and Chris Cayzer during a one rocky night of fun, party, and music! 

That was during the recently concluded Globe Tattoo Awards 2013 launch held at the URBN Bar and Kitchen, BGC, The Fort, Taguig City.

Here are our photos together:    



For countless times now, I'm with Chris and Markki in most of their gigs. I met Markki in many of our events and took many photos together. Chris on the other hand on almost all of his acoustic nights!

Great jammin' with these two hot guys every week! (RCB)

Chris Cayzer and I on the Globe Tatt Awards 2013 Launch!

Me and the International Heartthrob Artist Chris Cayzer joined the recently held Globe Tatt Awards 2013 held at the URBN Kitchen, BGC, The Fort, Taguig City. 

Chris performed on the said event showcasing his talent in singing and playing his favorite guitar. He performed four of his hit songs during his special number.

Before and after his performance, Chris and I posed for pictures. Check out our photos below:






And here is a video clip of Chris' performance during the event:



Globe Tatt Awards honors the social media (blogs, twitter, Instagram, YouTube) experts who made great influence in their own fields.

This is our fourth time together with Chris! More new upcoming events are coming our way soon! (RCB)

Meeting the Great Icon of Showbiz, German "Kuya Germs" Moreno!


It was really a great privilege to meet in person and mingle with the icon of Philippine showbiz, Mr. German "Kuya Germs" Moreno!

Yes, Kuya Germs is currently celebrating his 50 Years in showbiz. And his contribution in the industry was very much appreciated therefore a special program delegated by the brightest celebrities in the country has been conducted to pay tribute to the one and only Kuya Germs! 

Kuya Germs is the man behind the success of the biggest and brightest stars in Philippine show business. Remember his remarkable show That's Entertainment?! I was a little child then during the hit of the said show!

Let me share with you our first photos with Kuya Germs:
 


Being with Kuya Germs truly makes me feel that I am one of his talents! I even looks like his grandson in the pictures! Hehehe...

Right now, Kuya Germs is still heading the late night show "Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman!" And he is still discovering new and fresh young stars to shine brighter in the future!

Happy Golden Year Anniversary Kuya Germs! More power and God Bless! (RCB)

'Iron Man 3:' Another Winning Experience!

I won another new movie screening! This time, it's for the Marvel box-office flick "Iron Man 3."

And yes, I was able to watch it together with my friend in New Port Cinema 2 in Resorts World, the same venue where we watched last year's "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn."

The third series of this superhero movie is the best among its previous two versions. It's more hi-tech and more breath-taking!

I wouldn't talk too much about this movie for the meantime since many requested to avoid spoiler. But definitely, you will enjoy this film the way we did! And I proved why it was hailed as this year's first-day highest grossing foreign film.

Here are two of the film's trailers:  


The Full Trailer:



The Behind-The-Scene Trailer:




Aside from this blockbuster hit movie, I have more new film line-up to watch out on theaters in the coming days! Hope I can watch them all! :)

 "Iron Man" truly rocks the world! Two thumbs up for this movie! (RCB)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

My Angel Locsin's FAMAS Best Actress Write-Up is Most Liked in Facebook!


Ms. Angel Locsin just won the Best Actress Award in the recently concluded 61st FAMAS Awards held in the AFP Theater, Quezon City, April 21, 2013.   

I was not able to attend the said awards night due to other commitment and failed to see again my counterpart Angel Locsin. But then, right after the announcement of winners, I wrote a new article for Angel sharing her new winning moments for their blockbuster 2012 MMFF movie "One More Try."

I posted the said article on my entertainment blog site TV Series Craze. And it was shared by Angel's Official Facebook Fan Page. Upon sharing, the said post immediately got many Shares and Likes in the social media site.

Here is the said post:   

My Article's Initial Likes and Shares in FB

The Recent Number of Likes and Shares

Angel's latest victory as Best Actress in the FAMAS Awards was actually her 10TH Best Actress trophy from the different award-giving bodies! Great one!

That said post and response from the netizens were another proofs that many people were truly loving and supporting Angel. And of course, it is another concrete proof that she is the brightest star in her and in this generation!

Once more, congratulations Ms. Angel Locsin for this another success! See you once again soon! Two thumbs up and more and more and more awards to come! (RCB)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

"Naruto: Road to Ninja" Unleashes Its Power!



One of the well-loved anime cartoon TV series is now conquering the big screen! And I'm one of the witness as he unleashed his power on the silver screen!

Two weeks ago, I got an invite for the grand premiere night of Naruto's movie called "Naruto: The Road to Ninja" in the Director's Cut Cinema of SM Mall of Asia. I used to be a fan and an avid viewer of different cartoons and anime TV shows way back in my childhood days that's why upon receiving the invite, I immediately RSVP the PR. 

I was not able to watch the whole "Naruto" series on TV because of work and busy schedules. But I've heard good reviews from this cartoon character from my friends, classmates, officemates, and co-bloggers. Therefore, I came with my friend to watch its movie version!


The story in the movie version is different from the TV series. And yes, it's much intense and powerful specially when watching it seating on the very relaxing VIP seat of Director's Cut Cinema!  

To give you a glimpse of the story, here is its synopsis:

Sixteen years ago, a gigantic demon called Nine Tails was secretly released by an unknown ninja. The Nine Tails caused grave destruction to the village of Konohagakure. In order to save the village, Minato Namikaze and his wife Kushina Uzumaki—who was the jinchuuriki at the time of the attack—sealed away the demon inside their new born son Naruto Uzumaki. This act cost them both their lives leaving Naruto alone to grow and survive in the ninja world.

Though the demon has been sealed off, the town did not enjoy the peace for long when members of a dreaded shinobi group called the Akatsuki caused chaos in Konohagakure. Naruto managed to launch a counter-attack however, he wonders why these ninjas are alive when they were meant to have died.  Naruto feels lonely of the thought that he doesn’t have any parents left to care for him and congratulate him on his success against the shinobi group. During that time, a masked man appears in Konoha where Naruto and Sakura are both attacked by the man's mysterious new dōjutsu.

Suddenly, Naruto and Sakura found themselves in a different dimension where everyone they know is acting differently. However, this got more complicated when they saw Naruto’s parents alive in that world.

And take note, we were not only watched Naruto in the movie, I even met him in person together with his counterpart! And we posed great shots as seen below:




Hahaha! But did you know that the Naruto I've met in person was a girl?! Yes, she was a girl! Did you noticed it?! She has a long black hair when she transformed back in person! That's the power Naruto unleashed!

The  said movie officially opens exclusively in SM Cinemas on April 9, 2013. The premiere night took place on April 8.

During that night, all of us truly felt that we were one of them! We joined and merged with Naruto in his quest and battle for the road to Ninja! (RCB) 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

A Haggard Day with Enrique Gil!

"Tambay muna with Enrique Gil!" As I termed our photos, this is our haggard day! Well, as you can see, both of us were natural - no make-ups, no foundation, no powder! We were very simple yet awesome in the photos!  

Check out our cute simple photos with Quen perfect for the summer:



We took our photos one afternoon right after our dance rehersal for "ASAP 18."

As they say, "para nga lang kaming mga totoy sa picture..." But still, looking great! :)

Me and Quen already got many photos together. I'll share them all with you one by one in my upcoming posts! Quen and Aki rock! (RCB)

Luis Alandy for Bits of Rocks' 5TH Year Blog Anniversary!

Kapuso  hunk actor Luis Alandy joined me and the other celebrities in the Bits of Rocks 5TH Year Blog Anniversary  celebration.

Check out our cool fan sign greetings of Luis and yours truly for this once in a year celebration:   




This is actually our first meeting with the hunk actor. Before, I used to watch him on different TV series, now I can talk and mingle with him!

Luis is a former Kapamilya star. His noticeable and remarkable TV series on the said network was "Sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan" opposite Claudine Barretto. 

In GMA-7, he appeared in various teleseryes like "Impostora," "My Lover, My Wife,"  and "Indio" among others!

Luis also appeared in different magazine covers and centerfolds exposing his sexy yummy body!

Thanks much for this Luis! God bless and more power! (RCB)

Friday, April 19, 2013

Chris Cayzer's Cover Songs During His First 'Acoustic Night' in 'Tambayan Sa Kanto!'



The international heartthrob artist Chris Cayzer had his very first gig in "Tambayan Sa Kanto" in The Podium, Ortigas Center, Pasig City on the Friday night of April 12, 2013.

The event was dubbed as the "Acoustic Night" wherein Chris performed his versions of the different love songs from the 80's up to our present generation.  

Some of the songs that he performed during the night were were Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know,"  Bruno Mars' "Marry You," and Rihanna's "Diamonds."     

Here are my videos clips showing Chris performing his cover of the said songs. Let's all watch and listen to these:


"Somebody That I Used To Know"




"Marry You"




"Diamonds"




Chris got a standing ovation before and after performing "Somebody That I Used to Know." Then, he captured the hearts of many as he sang "Marry Me." And of course, he let us hear his own acoustic version of Rihanna's "Diamonds". And take note, he dedicated this song to me! He mentioned my name before singing it! :)

While getting inspire with his love songs, we at the same time were also enjoying the foods served by "Tambayan Sa Kanto." On the said night, we had the Baked Tilapia and Enpanada for dinner plus the crunchy home-made Turon for dessert. Definitely, our hearts and stomachs were satisfied both at the same time!    

"Tambayan Sa Kanto" is actually a resto-bar which serves all authentic Filipino cuisines of the different regions. It even offers an "Eat-All-You-Can" buffet promo during lunch and dinner for only Php399. And during Friday and Saturday nights, they serenade the audience with "Acoustic Nights" wherein different artists perform on the center stage.  

Tonight, April 19, 2013 performing in Tambayan's "Acoustic Night" is former South Border's member Vince Alaras. On Saturday, April 20, it's the acoustic princess Alijah Parcs. Then next Friday, April 26, Chris Cayzer returns back-to-back with Janjay Coquila on Saturday, April 27.

Chris Cayzer and Tambayan truly rocks! (RCB)

Enjoying Good Food At The Same Time Good Music at the 'Tambayan Sa Kanto!'


For the second time around, I met and mingled with the international heartthrob singer Chris Cayzer. This time, during his very first gig in "Tambayan sa Kanto" resto-bar in The Podium, Ortigas Center, Pasig City on a Friday night of April 12, 2013. 

Chris is a solo performer on the said night in an event dubbed as "Acoustic Nights with Chris Cayzer"  wherein he performed collections of love songs from different eras. Yeah, Chris performed combination of acoustic love songs from the 80's up to the present generation. 

Aside from enjoying and getting inspire with the music of Chris, we even discover something great with the venue, in the "Tambayan sa Kanto."   

My Bet Chris Cayzer Performing Acoustic Love Songs on the Mid of the Night

Tambayan Sa Kanto Serves All Types of Filipino Cuisines

This Crunchy Turon Delicacy is My Favorite 

It's nice to know that this resto-bar serves all the best Filipino dishes from the different regions. This is the place in the Metro where we can find all the authentic Filipino cuisines. As they say, it's the place for the "orihinal na lutong Pinoy!"     

During the night, we were able to taste their very own Baked Tilapia for dinner, Enpanada dipped into the spicy vinegar, and the crunchy Pinoy Style Turon which was my favorite dessert for the night!  

Actually "Tambayan Sa Kanto" offers an "Eat-All-You-Can Buffet " with Acoustic Nights every Fridays and Saturdays for only Php399. Wow, that is really affordable! Imagine, you enjoy the yummy Pinoy foods at the same time, you enjoy the goodness of inspiring music! Awesome! 

The resto's lunch buffet starts from 11am to 3pm then their dinner buffer begins from 6pm to 10pm.  
Of course as we always do with Chris,  we posed again for another great shots! Below are two of our many photos taken during the night:

Photo Shoot with Chris After His Performance

Posing with Chris After our Dinner

On my upcoming posts, I will share with you more of my cool photos with Chris! And of course, his great performance during his first gig on the said Filipino cuisine resto-bar!  

Next, next Friday, April 26, 2013, me and Chris will return in "Tambayan Sa Kanto" for another soulful acoustic night! So you should catch us then! :)

If you're really looking for authentic Filipino dishes at the same time listening and watching for live acoustic performance, definitely, "Tambayan Sa Kanto" is the place to visit! Great one Tambayan for this very awesome offering! "Tambay na tayo mga ka-tropa sa Tambayan sa Kanto!" (RCB)   

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Food Bits: Delights at the Seventh High!


We had a fun night last week at the APEX Lounge of Seventh High in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), The Fort Taguig. The international heartthrob Chris Cayzer serenaded us with his rock and melo music together with his band led by Ali Alejandro in an event dubbed as the "Soul Nite." 

But aside from the music of Chris, we enjoyed more the foods served by the resto bar. Yes, the Seventh High brought us four of their newest best offering which completed our night. Well, check out those dishes that fulfilled our senses:  


The Chicken Barbeque Quesadillas

Yes, this is the menu I love the most! It is a Barbeque chicken Breast and Monterey Jack Cheese Sandwiched between Crispy Tortilla! It's so yummy that you will truly ask for more! Take note, I ate three plates of this dish! It's tastier and yummier than the regular taco we used eat.     

Chicken Barbeque Quesadillas Was The One I Love Most

The Wild Mushroom Pasta

As the term suggests, this is the type of pasta recipe that will drive you wild! Yeah, this food made me wilder on the said night. Imagine that I even went up the stage jammin' and singin' with Chris! Wow! This recipe is made up of Shitake White button porcini mushrooms sauteed with cream and tossed with linguine pasta, finished with truffle oil.   

Wild Mushroom Pasta Made My Night Wilder

The Steak and Egg

What if an ordinary egg made so special blended with meaty ingredients?! Well, that was the third dish served to us during the "Soul Nite." At first, we can easily recognize it as a simple egg. But when you taste it, ...awesome! The menu is made up of seared beef tenderloin topped with sunny side up quail egg. It is served with English muffin and bearnaise sauce.   

My Tummy Made Full with Steak and Eggs

 The Sticky Rice and Mango Flambe

Now it's time for dessert! And since I'm a dessert-lover person, I appreciate all the desserts served to me and even want to make my own style! During the said night, I discover something new and interesting dessert to serve to our guest. It's a combination of two popular Pinoy delicacies - rice cake and mango! Who knows that these two foods can be put together to give us something new! This dessert is a local rice cake and fresh ripe mangoes tossed in caramel syrup.   

Oh I Like This Sticky Rice and Mango Flambe

Great, four new dishes which captivated our taste buds! Now, there were four new menus to crave for! Thanks to Seventh High for letting us taste their new masterpieces!  

If you were to ask, which of these four servings do you love and like the most?! Which of them will you taste first?!

The said "Soul Nite" event not only fed our ears with great good songs from Chris Cayzer, it fed our stomach with yummy foods as well! Two thumbs up Seventh High for this! We will truly come back for more! (RCB) 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A Party with the Young Businessman Marvin Agustin!


If you will ask me to name a successful actor today, I will definitely put on my number one list the actor, chef, and businessman Mr. Marvin Agustin.

Yes that is because, Marvin is very successful not only in showbiz but also in business! Despite the fact that he is starring in many TV show projects today with various TV commercials or endorsements, Marvin is also a young businessman! He manages and owns different business just like restaurants. And one of these restos is the Sumosam which has now 25 branches!    

Last Friday, I'm glad that I received an invite for the opening of new Sumosam branch in Olympia Tower, Makati City. And I finally met in person one of its owners, Mr. Marvin Agustin! 


Marvin was even the one who performed the ribbon-cutting ceremony! But he did it in a very unique way! Instead of ribbon-cutting, he did a sushi-cutting! 

Check out Marvin below cutting a big sushi which is part of the opening ceremony:



Sumosam is actually an Eat-All-You Can resto offering Japanese dishes. And since sushi is a Japanese food very popular to Filipinos, they use this one to symbolize the grand launch! 

Aside from being an actor and a businessman, did you know that Marvin is also a chef?! Yes, that's why majority of his TVC were more on cooking and his current TV reality show is "Karinderia War." Marvin is even dubbed now as Ser Chef! :)

I want to be as successful as Marvin Agustin in the future - a career-oriented man at the same time a successful businessman! Thumbs up Marvin! (RCB)

Arjo Atayde for Bits of Rocks' 5TH Year Blog Anniversary!

The son of the versatile actress Ms. Sylvia Sanchez has something to say with your favorite blog! Arjo Atayde expressed his greetings to Bits of Rocks' 5TH Year Blog Anniversary!

Here is Arjo joining the brightest stars in our celebration:



Arjo is currently leading the newest action-drama afternoon soap "Dugong Buhay" together with Ejay Falcon. He is portraying the bida-kontrabida character of Raphael, the real brother of Ejay's character.

I met Arjo for third time now. I first met him on the early part of 2012 during his first TV series project "eBoy."

Arjo is really kind and friendly. We call each other as "bro."

Thanks much for this Arjo! Good luck to your new teleserye. See you once again soon! (RCB) 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Chris Cayzer's Australian X-Factor 2012 Full Audition Video!



Chris Cayzer is an International Heartthrob artist. He is a half-Filipino half-Australian singer dubbed as the "acoustic pop prince."  Chris is truly a man of complete package! He is gifted with a good voice, a good looks, and a good masculine body! He is even talented in playing musical instruments and creating his own song.

Last year, Chris became more popular after joining the prestige reality singing competition, the "Australian X-Factor" wherein he emerged as one of the finalists. He was Top 6 in the over 25 category and Top 24 overall in the said singing competition!

Here is the full video of Chris Cayzer's "Australian X-Factor" 2012 audition. Let's all watch this and get to know him more: 



I'm glad and I'm so lucky that I finally met him in person not only once but twice! And I even had a duet jammin' with him in one of his gigs in the APEX Lounge of 7TH High bar and resto weeks ago. I even got series of videos with him!

Aside from being famous as the Australian X-Factor finalist, Chris already appeared in the different movies and TV shows from the three giant networks in the Philippines. 

In ABS-CBN he was a mainstay and performer before of "ASAP" then band members of Sarah Geronimo in the TV series "Bituing Walang Ningning." Then he appeared in the Sam Milby-Bea Alonzo-John Lloyd Cruz romance flick "Close to You."   In GMA-7, Chris also became a regular performer of "SOP." Then appeared in the Kris Bernal-Aljur Abrenica soap "All My Life."  When Chris trabsferred in TV5, he also became a performer in the musical variety show "P.O.5" and appeared in the drama series "BFGF." 



Prior to our first meeting with Chris, I already wrote different articles and blog posts for him. And one of these was for his previous hit song "Drive" which I posted in my music blog "Rhythm of the Rock" in April 2011. If you want to visit the said post, here is the link: http://rockyrics.blogspot.com/2011/04/drive.html 

I'll share with you more interesting posts about my idol Chris Cayzer. So stay tune here in "Bits of Rock!" (RCB)