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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The 10TH PIPC #PyroMusicalPH Experience in Clark, Pampanga

After more than one year, it's great to be back in Clark, Pampanga! This time, to experience and cover the greatest world musical fireworks competition participated by the different countries around the globe!

The event took place in SM City Clark. I've joined the Saturday,  March 2, 2019 event. But before wed discussed my last Saturday night's experience, let me tour you back in my first SM Clark experience way back in 2017. Yes, me and my #TeamRR  team been here to cover the VIOS Cup with the celebrity racers. My interviews and event coverage were on my official YouTube channel if you want to watch them all!

Now back to the present, here are my pyromusical story:

The Philippine International Pyromusical Competition (PIPC) is a tradition at the SM Mall of Asia that has brought endless enjoyment to millions of Filipinos each year. For the past 9 years, the pyrotechnics have always complied with the international standards for environmental safety, at par with countries like Canada, Australia, Hongkong and famous theme parks around the world.

In full support of the ongoing Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program of the DENR, SM Supermalls will move the 10th PIPC from SM Mall of Asia to SM City Clark in Angeles City, Pampanga starting on February 23 to March 30, 2019.

The Wide Field New Venue in SM City Clark

The Philippine International Pyromusical Competition’s annual program has 10 competing countries who take on a battle of breath taking fireworks performances amid symphony of sounds.

On March 2, Germany’s 9th PIPC champs “Steffes-Ollig Feuerwerke” and Portugal’s “Pirotecnia Minhota” will treat the crowd with their tradition and mastery of skills in the sky.

On March 9, the Pampanga skyline will witness France’s “Brezac Artifices” followed by a burst of vibrant colors by Finland’s Oy Pyroman.

Italy’s very own “Viviano S.R.L.” and last year’s champion, United Kingdom’s “Pyrotex Fireworx” will battle it out on March 16.

Here are some of my photos taken during the event:

Canada’s turn to paint the night sky bursting with colors on March 23 with their very own “Fireworks Spectaculars” and China’s Polaris Fireworks will surely stun the crowds.

To cap off the competition and close a decade of giving the best pyromusical exhibition in the Philippines, March 30 promises the most spectacular display of colors and surprises with Poland’s Surex Firma Rodzinna and the Philippines’ own Platinum Fireworks Inc. in a grand finale like no other.

The annual PIPC Photo Contest will also highlight entries from amateur and professional photographers wherein winners will receive special prizes from PIPC’s partners and sponsors.

Tickets to the most-awaited 10th PIPC are available at or through SM Tickets, SM Cinemas, SM Mall of Asia ticket booths starting February 13, and at SM City Clark ticket booths starting February 14, ranging from the Patron with dinner at P1,800, VIP at P600, Gold at P350 and Silver at P120. Ticket prices will be different on the closing day of 10th PIPC. Ticket coupons will be available for purchase in Metrodeal starting February 13, 2019.

Reunited with the Racer Heartthrob James Deakin. He's One of the Judges

This magnificent family-friendly bonding experience is made possible with Platinum Fireworks Inc., the City of Angeles, Pampanga, the Department of Tourism, Tourism Promotions Board, Philippine Reclamation Authority and our many sponsors.

For more information about PIPC show schedules, visit the SM Supermalls social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and or call any of the following hotline numbers:

Platinum: 0966-9682256;‬ 0947-5989523‬; (02) 3591486
SM Mall of Asia: (02) 556-0660
S Maison: (02) 946-3848
SM By The Bay: (02) 556-6244
SM City Clark : (045) 499-0198
SM Tickets: (02) 470-2222
Metro Deal: (02) 823-1955

It was such a great experience like no other! Until my next visit here! 03/05/2019 (Bits of Rocks)

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Back-to-Back Events in Two Consecutive Days!

The weekends of January 28 and 29, 2017 was truly a very busy days for me. I had two back-to-back events on two consecutive days transforming me from a blogger to a runner to a ninong and to a host! 

Saturday morning of January 28 during the celebration of the Chinese New Year, we had ran a fun run called the CNY Lucky Run 2016 together with my very own running team, the Team Runner Rocky.

Night of the said day, my team then attended a media launch for a Valentines event called the Love Locks Fair 2017. And we enjoyed the buffet dinner at the Prestige Cruise. I have shared a glimpse of these two events in my fitness blog Runner Rocky via the post Team Runner Rocky on CNY and Prestige Cruise. 

 A Proud Ninong and a Host to Our Friend's Birthday on Sunday

A Runner of a CNY Lucky Run and A Blogger of Love Locks Fair with Team Runner Rocky on Saturday

Then on Sunday morning, January 29, I started the day attending the baptismal of my new goddaughter Olivia Green. She is my second inaanak to my college bestfriend Marfe Antoneitte Bermudo-Mallari. And the church where baby Olivia was baptised was also the church where Marfe tied the knot to his husband Richmond.

Then on the evening, we have hosted a big surprise birthday party to our TRR teammate and friend Nelson Cuevas in Malayan Hotel, Ortigas. 

And look, seems that each day have their own color coding - red for Saturday and blue for Sunday!

That was really a very busy weekend! This week, another back-to-back events were set to happen! And I'll definitely keep you posted on them! 02/01/2017 (RCB)

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Another Feature in Philippine Daily Inquirer!

Yours truly is again featured in the major newspaper broadsheet. This time via the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Our bloggers' event last Saturday, April 26, 2014 in Marina Seafoods Resto wherein they launched the very first unlimited Halo-Halo dubbed as "Halo-Halo Sorbetes All You Can" was featured in the said broadsheet on their Sunday (May 4) issue.   

Here is the feature's photo of yours truly together with my blogger friends:  

I already bought a copy of the said newspaper. If time permits, I'll share with you the whole feature story in the said broadsheet here in my blog.

Thanks much for this and looking forward for more print, TV, and probably movie appearances in the coming days! (RCB)

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013 and Rocky Rock the Red Ribbon's 'Macaroons for a Cause!'

For the first time, I finally met in person the international singing sensation! Yes, he is a Filipino who became famous worldwide as the lead vocalist of the band called Black Eyed Peas.

What good thing about this man is that he is not only busy sharing us his great music! He is also busy helping the needy via his foundation called, the Foundation! And one of the projects of this foundation is the "Macaroons for a Cause" which aims to bridge the gap in education in the Philippines. Right now, they were building its first school.

Joining together with the widely loved bakeshop Red Ribbon and Franklin Baker Company, Foundation launched the project in an event dubbed as "In Tune for Education: The Macaroons for a Cause" launch held in Teatrino Music Hall, Greenhills, San Juan on June 4, 2013. 

The people behind the project gave their inspiration messages. What more, even serenade us with his signature songs like "We Can Be Anything (An education campaign song), Where Is The Love, and Bebot.

Check out some of our photos during the event:

You may even read the full articles regarding the events in my lifestyle blog which is The Lifestyle Portal.  Here are two of the links: Apl.De.Ap and Red Ribbon Launch "In Tune for Education: Macaroons For A Cause"  and Meet the People Behind the "In Tune for Education: The Macaroons for a Cause" Project

You may even watch's videos message posted in my other YouTube account. Here: Vids of Rocks

Congrats Apl.De.Ap and Red Ribbon for this great project! Keep up the good work guys!  (RCB)

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Food Bits: The Red and White Spaghetti!

I enjoyed different foods and dishes in the different events or presscons I have attended from the different restaurants or hotels. Before start eating, I took first photos of the foods. And I really lots of them in my camera.  

Since I'm not a food blogger, I didn't include those foods in my posts. But since those foods were really great and may caught your interest, I am now starting again my food segment! Remember years ago, I shared with you my own recipes. This time, I'll share my food events.  

Let me start with the food during my recent UNIQLO Spring Summer 2013 Launch in Venice Piazza, Mickinley Hills. We had our dinner in Tokyo Cafe. The major dishes they served was the red and white spaghetti.   

Here are the photos of the foods I've tasted: 

The Red Spaghetti

The White Spaghetti

I Love Tokyo Cafe!

Tokyo Cafe is actually a Japanese resto. They were serving Japanese foods. The Spaghetti and the piazza were in Japanese style. Actually in the red spaghetti, there are shrimps. And the taste was truly extra-ordinary!

The white spaghetti is actually their style of carbonara. There are some strands of fish in the meal making it more delicious!

The two spaghettis were served together with fried chicken, bread, and fresh ice tea! So tempting! Love it! (RCB)

An Afternoon with the "Apoy Sa Dagat" Directors and Creative Staff!

"Apoy Sa Dagat" is the newest Primetime TV series of ABS-CBN which stars Piolo Pascual, Diether Ocampo, Angelica Panganiban, and Angelica Panganiban! With its flaming hot title, I really thought at first that this will be a sexy teleserye. But after meeting the directors, writer, and creative staffs of the said TV series, my outlook to this teleserye eventually changed! 

One Saturday afternoon, we had a Bloggers' Conference together with the Creative Team of "Apoy Sa Dagat." This was composed of the two directors FM Reyes and Nick Olanca, writer Arden Condez, and creative manager Henry Quintain.

My first question to the teleserye director FM Reyes was all about the title of the series. I got curious why this TV series was dubbed as such since it suggests a sexy name. Added to the fact, the series is led by three of the sexiest stars who showed skins in the trailer and poster giving me a hint that this is a Rated SPG TV show. But Direk FM explained why.     

According to him, the title "Apoy Sa Dagat" is actually a figure of speech. It was derived from the figurative phrase "fire on water," two objects that can't never be together! In the story, this pertains to the lead characters continuously battling! The title also suggests facing stiff challenges - how the lead characters will face the challenges which were impossible to win! 

"The story is not that sexy or daring everyone is thinking of. Yes, there are some sexy scenes in the first part of the series but as you will go along, you will see how it differs from the other teleserye," the director said. 

It's good to note that Direk FM Reyes is also the man behind the successful and phenomenal hit TV series like "Lobo," "May Bukas Pa," "eBoy," and "Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas."  And it's proud to know that "Lobo" and "Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas" were continuously hitting the other parts of the world as their rights were sold to other countries the way we did with the different Koreanovelas airing in the country.  

With Direk Nick Olanca, Writer Arden Condez, Creative Manager Henry Quintain, and Direk FM Reyes

The "Apoy Sa Dagat" Team!

A Sizzling Hot TV Series Poster of "Apoy Sa Dagat"

The teleserye writer Henry Quintain expressed how he admires Angelica Panganiban. "Nung una talaga ayaw na ayaw ko kay Angelica lalo na 'nung time na kontrabida siya ni Camille Prats. Kase big fan ako ni Camille then naging artist pa namin siya sa Marinella. But after ko siyang makatrabaho dito sa Apoy Sa Dagat, talagang bumilib ako sa batang ito! Wow, ang galing niya!" he shared.

Angelica is playing a dual role in the series. She is playing the poor and humble sea girl Serena at the same time playing the rich and the fighter Rebecca. "Hindi mo na kailangang ibahin ang itsura nung dalawang Angelica eh na 'ung isa is mahaba ang buhok at maiksi ung isa. Sa acting niya pa lang kitang-kita mo na ang pagkakaiba. Ganun siya kagaling," the writer and director agreed.

Aside from Angelica, the team also talked about the other characters in the series like the two leading men Piolo and Diether, the antagonist Angel Aquino, and the other veteran stars. 

They were all laughing as they shared how cool the character of Ms. Perla Bautista in the story. "Kilala natin si Perla sa mga roles na martir na ina. Pero dito, pokpok ang role niya! Lipstick ang katapat ng kaligayahan niya," Direk FM revealed.

The creative team also unveiled how cruel the character of Angel Aquino. "Kung sa Magkaribal at Maria La Del Barrio naintindihan natin at minahal ang pagiging kontrabida niya, dito sa Apoy Sa Dagat, grabe at magagalit talaga kayo at kasusuklaman niyo siya!" It's really evilness to the fullest Angel Aquino is in the series!

Here is the full trailer of "Apoy Sa Dagat:"

The series also explores the beauty of the Philippines. Yes, the scenes were also taken in the different tourist spots of the country. The team even narrated how they shoot in the cruise and in the mid of the sea.  

"Apoy Sa Dagat" just premiered last Monday, February 11, 2013. And it truly got high pilot ratings beating its rival TV series! This week and in the next succeeding weeks, expect to see more exciting twists as the story progresses!   

This is such another great teleserye from the home of breakthrough TV series, ABS-CBN! Once more, two thumbs up Kapamilya! (RCB)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Meeting the "Acoustic Princess" Sabrina Orial, I Finally Met the Girl Who Sings "Saranghae!"

Finally, I met the sweet voice behind the Tagalog version of the "Perfect Match" theme song, "Saranghae!"  She is no other than the so-called "Acoustic Princess," Sabrina Orial.   

Last week, my night seemed like an acoustic night when I attended the BlogCon of Sabrina. The event eventually turned out to be a night giving us lot of fun and surprises. 

Sabrina is now one of the hottest acoustic singer in Indonesia and in other part of the world because of her sweet soulful music. Her previous album  I Love Acoustic 4 already turned double platinum abroad. And in that night, Sabrina together with the MCA Music launched her fifth album titled I Love Acoustic 5. 

Before starting the actual question and answer portion, Sabrina serenaded us with two of her original compositions "Make Believe" and "It's Over Now".

I was one of the first bloggers who asked Sabrina preliminary questions but later on, I was the one who gave Sabrina lots of questions. And she gamely answered every question with fun and humor.

I got curious about the selection of songs in her album which include the latest hit songs like "Payphone," "What Makes You Beautiful," "Call Me Maybe," "Starships," "Somebody that I Used to Know,"  and "One Thing."  Take note some of these songs were performed by male singers or lady rappers, but Sabrina is very successful in giving new life and rendition to these songs! And yes, I really admire her for this! Good job Sabrina! 

I even asked her if how she will handle competition since in terms of acoustic and bossa nova, we already have the names of Siti, Princess, and Juris. She said that all of them have their own style, they have their own uniqueness. It's better to think that all of them can contribute in giving us good music rather than thinking that they are competing. And she humbly said, "Si Juris, Juris na talaga 'yun at idol ko siya noon pa!"

If she has given a chance to star in either movie or TV series project, Sabrina said that she like John Lloyd Cruz to be her leading man! And she want to have a duet with Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano  and International Star Justin Bieber if given a chance!

I even confirmed during the conference if she is really the one who sang the Tagalog version of "Saranghae," the theme song of the hit Lee Min Ho's Koreanovela "Perfect Match." She didn't only answered yes, she sang it for me! Wow! I'm so amazed and inspired that night! A big surprise which I didn't expect!

Sabrina was paired with Christian Bautista in the music video of "Terrified," another original composition which already created a worldwide hit. This song is also part of her current album.

Aside from her tandem with Christian, Sabrina is also part of the rap song "Dota" which is now hitting the different radio stations.

Before ending our Q&A portion, Sabrina sang as "Oh Boy" which she said her favorite musical composition. The song is fun in nature but deep inside it tackles heartaches.     

More on this beautiful lady with a beautiful voice, Sabrina is a graduate of Bachelor of Arts from UP Los Baños. She is writing her own songs. According to her, she made her composition when she was depressed or brokenhearted.

Indeed, Sabrina is another icon of Filipino music, a newest discovery that is now creating another phenomenon in the world of music! Two thumbs up Sabrina and more power! (RCB)

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