Sunday, December 28, 2014

Rocky Interviews Robin Padilla for "Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo" (Video)



For the second time around, me and Robin Padilla participated in the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).  Last year we were both together for the award-winning "10,000 Hours" and this year for the historical "Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo."

Yours truly got a chance to have an exclusive interview with this Philippine movie idol. We talked about his current movie entry to the 2014 MMFF wherein he played the famous Filipino hero Andres Bonifacio.

In my interview, he revealed interesting  facts about the movie. As per him, the movie is more on entertainment rather than historic. The movie is also made with a modern touch.

Here is the full video of my exclusive interview with Robin together with the people behind the film. Let's watch this:



The movie is really worth watching! Congrats idol Robin Padilla for playing such another remarkable role. Until the next MMFF! (RCB)

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#Throwback2014: "Once a Merman"

Mermen and mermaids also became a trending topic in 2014 as ABS-CBN made they own TV series version of Mars Ravelos' "Dyesebel." The title role was played by Anne Curtis. But in the said TV series, it also gave rise to the mermen played by the hunk actors like Albert Martinez, Markki Stroem, Jay Gonzaga, Rigor Gorospe, and Sam Milby.  

Yours truly also joined the bandwagon. Before the summer of 2014 ends, I also became a merman with a blue tail.

Check out some of my photos during my once in a lifetime merman experience:






Will my character as a merman be included in my 2014 yearend list?! Well let's find out in my Yearender Report to be posted before 2014 ends. (RCB) 

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#Throwback2014: Habitat for Humanity Behind-The-Scene

2014 is also the year when I took part in an advocacy. Yes, I became the so-called Online Champion or ambassador of the NGO, Habitat for Humanity.

Habitat for Humanity is actually an organization which help builds home for the needy.

We had our pictorial / photoshoot for Habitat which they will use for the posters, billboards, and online campaigns. And here are some of our behind-the-scene (BTS) photos for the organization's different campaigns :









One of the campaigns was the Habitat's Christmas program dubbed as the "Pamaskong Handog" wherein they solicit donations to give as a Christmas gift for the homes of the needy. 

This is one of the significant events I participated with this 2014. Find out more on my 2014 Yearend Report to be share soon. (RCB)

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#Throwback2014: The Year of the #MakeUpTransformation

The year 2014 is also a year where the so-called Make-Up Transformation becomes a trending topic. Most of the netizens made their own version of  this trending craze where they transformed themselves to a celebrity after applying a make-up. They posted their version on Instagram making the topic as a worldwide-web craze.   

Make-Up Transformation evolves into variety of versions based on the creativity of the person. Well, yours truly didn't left behind with this trending topic. I myself had made my own versions of it. And here are my three version:    

From RB to Albie

Transformation to Gerald Anderson's Character as 'Tiyagong Akyat'

When TomDen (Tom Rodriquez and Dennis Trillo) Trasforms - Miccky (Michael and Rocky)

Will Make-Up Transformation be my No. 1 highlights of my 2014?! Find out on my 2014 Yearender Report to be posted here on my personal blog before the year end. (RCB)

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

#Throwback2014: The Year of the Runs!

2014  is the year of the runs for me! Yes, this is the year that I started to run long distances and started to join in the different marathons!

My very first running event was only mid this year - the AmCham ScholaRun followed immediately by the 21 Km. World Vision Run, May 2014. Afterwards, every month, I have different running events!

Running then becomes my major sports! I got addicted to it. Inline with this, my new blog for running which is  Runner Rocky was born! You may visit it at www.runnerrocky.blogspot.com.

By the way, let me share with you my recent run, the 16 Km. AffiniTea Brown Race








The details and the full story of this run as well as my other major runs can all be read in my running blog, the Runner Rocky  at www.runnerrocky.blogspot.com.

Is running takes the No. 1 spot in my Top 14 Highlights of my 2014?! Well, let's find out in my Year-Ender Report to be posted later on so stay tune! (RCB) 

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December 2014: "Ending the Year Right"




The last page of the calendar is yet to peel. The year 2014 is set to say goodbye! Is this year has been good or bad to me?

As many of you expected, yes, this month of the year is the month where we count down the best and the least of the year that was. This is the month where yours truly will be posting the highlights of my year, for 2014, I'll be having my 14 of 2014. And there will be a twist in this yearender of mine that you should watch out!

Aside from the much awaited personal yearender report of mine, I will be having a throwback post of some of the important things that happen in my life that took place from January to December of this year. Of course, expect for more surprise posts that will come bit by bit.

So, let's end the year right! Let's start to count the blessings of 2014 and learn from the challenges that it brought me.  (RCB)

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Video Interview: Jake Cuenca Reveals his Career Plans!


I had an opportunity to interview one-on-one the hot hunk Kapamilya actor Jake Cuenca during his solo presscon in ABS-CBN.

On my exclusive interview with him, he revealed his career plan of pursuing his acting study in New York. Though he already showcased his effective acting in different movies and TV series, Jake still wants to further improve his craft. 

Jake is truly one of my favorite bida-kontrabida actors in TV and movies. He can effectively shift from being a well-loved leading man to the most-hated antagonist. Well, he proved this from being the bida George Luis in "Maria Mercedes" to being the main kontrabida Franco in "Ikaw Lamang." 

Inline with his varying roles in TV and movie, I've asked Jake in my interview if what is more challenging to him - to play as bida or to portray as kontrabida? And here is our video interview conversation:
 
Before leaving the country for his sole-expense study abroad, Jake will lead in an episode in "MMK" and will once more show his sexy sizzling body in the upcoming Bench The Naked Truth  Denim and Fashion Show.

Great one Jake! Keep up the good work and nice seeing you again! (RCB)

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#Selfie - Jake Cuenca and Rocky!

Before the hunk actor Jake Cuenca expose his butt and sexy hot body in the recent Bench The Naked Truth Denim Fashion show, yours truly had my selfie with the actor.

Well, check out my selfie with the one and only sizzling hot hunk actor Jake Cuenca:


This was during his solo presscon held in the ELJCC building of ABS-CBN where he revealed his future career plans.

On my next post, I will share with you my exclusive interview with this yummy hunk actor! So, stay tune folks! (RCB)

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Shake, Shake, Shake at TSK!


  
Tambayan Sa Kanto or TSK is a restaurant known for serving authentic Filipino cuisines from the different part of the region. Best-selling dishes like crispy bagnet, roasted garlic chicken, crunchy grilled lobster, baked tilapia, kare-kare, and many more all-time favorite Pinoy goodness were some of the signature dishes of the resto which put it on top of the competition against the other. But aside from these, did you know that TSK is also champion in terms of serving desserts and coolers?!   

Yes, I admit, I'm a big fan of shakes and coolers. Whenever I'm in a restaurant or in any food establishment, what I order for drinks is always shakes or coolers. I love the milk, chocolate, or pearl shakes. And I'm glad that TSK also offers my favorite delight. :)  

Knowing Tambayan Sa Kanto, they make ordinary foods extra ordinary! I've already proved that in my previous posts. And they made it again this time in terms of my favorite shakes and coolers. Well, let's take a glance in some of Tambayan's binabalik-balikang shake goodness!

TSK's Very Own Ripe Mango Shake

My Favorite Chocolate Shake Served in Tambayan's Way

Mango is Philippine's national flagship fruit. Definitely, this is part of restaurant's recipe. And they serve it in their own creative way. They put greatness in the unripe mango converting it into their very own Green Mango Shake.

I love how TSK presented their ripe mango shake. Yes, it was very creative! They serve it in two versions - the first one with red watermelon on top decorated with green mango skins while the other is colored with blue berries and with slices of green mango standees. Their creative presentation of green unripe mango shakes depicts an island cove!   

What I love most in these Tambayan's shakes were not only their artistic presentation, but also their great taste! Yes, the taste combines the sour goodness of the unripe green mango blended with its sweet toppings and cream milk. "Ang sarap! Talagang umulit ako!" First and second rounds were definitely not enough! "Mapapa-ulit ka talaga ng maka-ilang beses..."     

Taking a Selfie with My Favorite Shake

I'm Proud to be a Tambayan's Shake Endorser

Tasting these Tambayan's shakes, I couldn't help myself to take a picture of myself holding and tasting a shake goodness. And if given a chance, I want to become an endorser of Tambayan Sa Kanto's shakes with a huge billboard up and posted in the busy road of EDSA! Hehe... 

Aside from the green mango shake, TSK also offers the ripe mango, the chocolate, and the vanilla flavored shakes. Below are some of their photos that will quench your thirst:  

The Sweet TSK Mango Shake

Tambayan's Version of Vanilla Shake

To complete the list of Tambayan's fruit shakes, joining the bandwagon are the banana, the papaya, the pomelo, and the melon shakes!

For only Php85.00, you can taste the goodness of Tambayan Sa Kanto's very own version of fruit, milk, and chocolate shakes! 

Before I end up my post, I will let you visualize how creative TSK serve their very own ripe mango shake. Here is the said goodness blended in blue:   

Another Creative Version of Tambayan's Ripe Mango Shake

What Makes This Ripe Mango Shake Blue?

Wow oh wow, which among these Tambayan Sa Kanto's shakes do you like and love the most?! Which will you taste first?!

Well, feel great and fulfill your desire after tasting these shakes! Come and visit Tambayan Sa Kanto located at the G/F The Podium Mall. ADB Avenue, Ortigas Centre, Mandaluyong City.

For other recipes and services, you may also visit their official Facebook Fan Page at https://www.facebook.com/TambayanSaKantoResto.

So c'mon, tara na at tambay na sa Tambayan Sa Kanto and discover those great Filipino dishes! (RCB)

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Bloggers Rock Tambayan Sa Kanto!



After the success of our "Fun with Philip" program launch last July 2014, me and my blogger friends returned in our favorite food tambayan, Tambayan Sa Kanto. This time, we enjoyed the event so-called "Tambayan Sa Kanto Bloggers' Night Food Trip" which I spearheaded.  

The event's main goal is to taste and review some of the best-selling Filipino foods offered by TSK and to have more information about this fine-dinning restaurant which serves all the best Filipino dishes around the region. But the event eventually turned into a fun-filled and another food-fulled night as the group enjoyed different social media games and wacky picture takings!

Social media played a great impact on the night of August 23, 2014 as the blogger participants posted cool, wacky, and yummy photos, activities, and statues in their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts about the happening in TSK. The most creative, artistic, and cool posts with the most number of likes and shares won exciting cash prizes!

Well for the meantime, I will not focus on Tambayan's food. Rather, I'll share with you our cool and fun moments during our food trip. Here are some of our 'not-food' photos:

The Artistic Menu List of the Foods Served to Us

Philip and his Fun-Kicks Also Joined our Gang

The Wacky Bloggers' Dinner

The Very Accommodating Ms. Margaret Estreegan, the Beautiful Woman Behind TSK

The Techie Guy David Who is Responsible for Our Sound System

Oops, the fun and excitement didn't yet stop on that Saturday night! Bloggers who joined this cool bloggers' night food trip were all entitled for a new competition called as the Battle for the Best Blog Post! Oh yes, the blogger with the best blog post for this event will win a special prize! Exciting! 

On my next posts here in my personal blog and in my other lifestyle blog which is The Lifestyle Portal, I'll share with you the foods served to us by TSK making all of us hyper-active and enthusiastic!  

Curios about the place?! Well, come and visit Tambayan Sa Kanto or TSK or Sa Kanto located at the ground floor of The Podium, ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. See yah! (RCB) 

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September 2014: "Let the BER Begins"



The BER month begins! Yes, the season of Christmas is truly fast-approaching! "Parang kailan lang at Ber month na naman..." And it will truly make me more busy!

Well for this month of September, I have lots of things to share! First, all my pending activities from the previous months. Second, my upcoming events and engagement from this month onwards. Third, all my running moments that were not yet shared! And finally, my real-life teleserye!

Of course, expect also for other topics that are surprise for now! As they say, "abangan ang mga pasabog."

So, let's cheers and embrace September! Let's then get excited for the beginning of the yuletide celebration! (RCB)

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

My Top 10 List of Emerging Influential Blogs for 2014 #emergingblogs2014


Since 2010, I am joining this writing project which aims to recognize the new and emerging blogs which are creating huge impact in the world wide web. And for this year, here is my most-awaited list:


1. The Dailypedia

  - This is my No. 1 in my list for this year. This blog site deals with the extra-ordinary things and trending topics around us. Though it is very new in the blogasphere, it already gained popularity and huge hits and readerships. And yes, this blog site truly inspires me to do the best in my blogs. Very soon, I will be one of the writers in this blog.

    - Talking about inspiration, I really admire the person behind this blog. Yeah, she is truly super active in Social Media and a very transparent to all bloggers. And yes, every year, she has a new blog and she can maintain it though super busy. Of course, I'm her No. 1 supporter in every new blog she had created.

3. Center Tech News     
    - I'm a techie guy and my profession deals with technology. Definitely, I always love to see and visit new tech blogs. Therefore, this blog site lands on my third place.

    - This blog deals with social issues and human interests. Therefore as a person, I need to equip myself about social issues around me.

- This blog is very informative. Every time I visit this blog, I learn new things. I love how the author behind this blog presented his topic.  

I love foods specially desserts! My meals wouldn't be completed without desserts on my table. That's why this blog captivates my taste and put it on my list.

Since childhood, I love to read comics. And my comics craving really comes to live visiting this blog site.

8. Astig
-"Title pa lang Astig na!" Well, one word to describe why I put this blog on my list - Astig! This is the blog I that I always see on Facebook. Yes, the owner of this blog is really big time that he can afford to advertise on Facebook.
9. Xolxol
- Very cool title! Truly catchy that you will really tempted to visit the site. Ang Galing!

-     And to complete my Top 10 list for this year is no other than this blog. Yeah, I put this one on my list because I love how the author of it presented the issues with in-depth analysis. Great one!

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Join now and create impact in the Blogging Community and promote it in your social networks using the hashtag #emergingblogs2014.

Congrats to the new blogs born this year! Enjoy! (RCB)

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Arjo Atayde Shares his Character in 'Pure Love!'


I already met this young actor Arjo Atayde for many times now. Our first meeting was during the presscon of "E-Boy" way back in 2012 where he was introduced in the TV series and in the showbiz world. I remember our wacky and cool photos together in the photobooth! :)

Two years later, Arjo is not anymore an 'introducing' actor. He is now leading in his own TV series pairing up with different young actresses. And take note, his different characters given to him were very challenging - a protagonist and antagonist at the same time! 



I'm glad that I met again Arjo now via bloggers' set visit in his current teleserye "Pure Love." And yes, aside from having more new photos with him, I even had more new questions to him about his current role as a bida-kontrabida in the said TV series.

In "Pure Love," Arjo is playing the character of Raymond Dela Cruz. And this character is very much significant in the story!

Here is a video clip of my solo interview with the actor during our set visit:


Well, if I were to ask you, how will you differentiate his character now in "Pure Love" from his previous roles before?! Is it more challenging to play the character of Raymond Dela Cruz? 

"Pure Love,"  one of my favorite Koreanovelas aired in ABS-CBN in 2011 is now airing again in the Kapamilya network via their very own adaptation weeknights right before "TV Patrol" in the undisputed Primetime Bida! (RCB)

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