Jollibee Choice ko Yum Awards Night 2013

Jollibee, the country’s leading fast-food chain, and Myx, the number one music channel in the Philippines, are proud to present the results of the first ever Choice Ko Yum Awards! These represent the youth’s top picks in music, film, fashion, sports and everything else they are passionate about. It’s all about giving young Pinoys the chance to express themselves and celebrate their best choices with their favorite langhap-sarap burger, the Jollibee Yum!

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The event was held at Music Museum last November 4, 2013, with the very talented Myx VJ Chino Lui Pio and Julia Barretto who bagged the Local Choice Female Hearthrob award as the event’s hosts. And what better way to jumpstart the event than to witness an epic performance by the award-winning crew of the Philippine All Stars!?

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A total of 6,258 votes of the youth have been cast via from September 18 to October 24, 2013. Below are their top choices:

Youth: Crush-worthy charmers and thrilling talents that bring pride to their schools and universities.

Choice Rising Performer: MAC Dancers (AdU)
Choice Athlete: Rachel Daquis (FEU Alumnus)
Choice Campus Cutie (Female): Kate Leong (AdU)
Choice Campus Cutie (Male): Daniel Velasco (ADMU)

Rachel Daquis Male & Female Campus Cuties

Let me quote myself from the previous blog post I did for Jollibee, when I was still convincing you guys to vote,”Who do you think I’m rooting for? Well if you’re going to ask me, it’s definitely Rachel Daquis for the Choice Youth Athlete! I mean who can resist that angelic face of hers!?” Thank You for making it happen! Haha! I know she deserves it more than anyone else.

Lifestyle: From fashion to flicks, tunes to travels, sports and social media, these are the picks that define today’s generation and their diverse interests.

Choice Barkada Trip: Palawan
Choice Dance Craze: Gentleman
Choice Fashion: Street Style
Choice Fitness Challenge: Running
Choice Flick: Romantic Comedy

Choice Dance Craze - Gentleman

From PSY’s Oppa Gangnam Style who made history for the most viewed video on YouTube, it’s not surprising anymore to know that Gentleman won the Choice Dance Craze. And if by any chance you don’t know this music video, well you probably isolated yourself from the face of world. Just kidding!

Choice Kilig Date: Weekend Getaway
Choice Sport: Basketball
Choice Superhero: Iron Man
Choice Teen Beats: Rock
Choice Social Hashtag: #TBT

Choice Superhero - IronmanIMG_6303“A genius billionaire playboy philanthropist”, just by saying this statement, I know you already have an idea who am I referring to. Come on, if you don’t think Iron Man shouldn’t get that choice superhero award, then screw you! Just so you know, Robert Downey Jr. who played Iron Man is the highest paid hollywood actor. How much? $75 million. #justsaying

Local Entertainment: Homegrown favorites that today’s young Pinoys are most proud of

Local Choice Band: Callalily
Local Choice Performer: Sarah Geronimo
Local Choice Song of the Year: Chinito – Yeng Constantino
Local Choice Music Video: Chinito – Yeng Constantino
Choice Internet Sensation: Mikey Bustos

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Local Choice Social Media Celebrity: Bianca Gonzalez
Local Choice DJ: Chico and Delamar
Local Choice Female Heartthrob: Julia Barretto
Local Choice Male Heartthrob: Enrique Gil
Local Choice Style Icon: Anne Curtis

Jollibee Reps & Julia Julia Barreto

Julia Barretto is probably the most sought after young actress in the Philippines right now after she was introduced as part of the 2013 batch of Star Magic. Had an opportunity to work with her this year when we both walked for American Eagle as part of the brand ambassadors and she’s really charming and gorgeous! No wonder she is named the local choice female heartthrob.

Foreign Entertainment: Top foreign acts that make young Pinoys smile and sing, sigh and swoon

Foreign Choice Band: One Direction
Foreign Choice Performer: One Direction
Foreign Choice Song of the Year: Best Song Ever
Foreign Choice Music Video: Best Song Ever
Foreign Choice Style Icon: Louis Tomlinson
Foreign Choice Female Heartthrob: Selena Gomez
Foreign Choice Male Heartthrob: Zayn Malik

Need I say more? One Direction took home 6 out of 7 awards under the Foreign Entertainment category! I will definitely be surprised if they also won the foreign choice female award. Haha! That would be crazy!

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Photos by: Stratworks Inc.

Your choice, Your winner!

ad-01The banner says it all! Jollibee’s Yum burger is now named as the best tasting burger and the only choice of the youth! This was made possible because you guys made it your favorite. Jollibee wants to show their appreciation to everyone by letting your choice be heard! Yes, you read it right, YOUR CHOICE! Not only that, you also get to take home fabulous prizes just by simply voting and nominating! How cool is that!? Excited to know how you can participate? Check the one and only requirement below.

Step 1: Visit this site – Choice ‘ko Yum! and register

Screen Shot 2013-10-15 at 8.09.59 PMJust fill up all the necessary information and that’s it! A confirmation message will be sent to your e-mail, make sure you input a working one. After which, you are now eligible to vote and nominate! Who to vote?

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Jollibee made it easier for you to vote for your personal favorites! There are 2 categories: Lifestyle and Youth. Under lifestyle, you can choose from Choice Teen Beats, Choice Barkada Trip, Choice Social Hashtag, Choice Sport, Choice Flick, Choice Fashion, Choice Fitness Challenge, Choice Dance Craze, Choice Kilig Date, and Choice Superhero. As for the youth, you can choose from Choice Campus Cutie Female, Choice Campus Cutie Male, Choice Rising Performer, and Choice Athlete. Who do you think I’m rooting for? Well if you’re going to ask me, it’s definitely Rachel Daquis for the Choice Youth Athlete! I mean who can resist that angelic face of hers!?

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Told you, it’s your choice, your winner! Aside from voting, you can also nominate different personalities who are deserving for the title. I see Julia Barretto, Charice, and Sam Concepcion on that side bar. How about you? Who are you rooting for? Nominate now!

You know what’s the best part after voting and nominating? PRIZES! Jollibee is giving away 25 Jollibee GCs worth P1000 each and 4 passes each to 5 lucky people to see their idols live! So what are you waiting for? Register now and you just might be the lucky person to bag all these amazing prizes!

Read the full mechanics here: Mechanics

Jollibee’s Choice ko Yum Awards Media Launch


If you’ve read my latest outfit post, I told you that I wore that denim-on-denim outfit to a yummy event, and I’m 100% sure that as soon as you hear the word Jollibee, and their famous take on burgers which is the Yum! burger, we’ll all agree that it’s definitely the best tasting burger! From the moment I got word to join its media launch, I didn’t hesitate to reply a big-fat yes because of three things:
1. Jollibee always brings back good childhood memories;
2. They are already part of our lives – Filipinos; and
3. For sure, there will be infinite/countless Yum! burgers to devour. Yum!


Host of the night: MYX’s VJ Chino Lui Pio with MYX Channel Head Andre Alvarez and Jollibee’s Marketing Manager Cathleen De Los Santos explaining what Choice ‘ko Yum Awards is all about and the partnership between MYX and Jollibee.


After the brief introduction, VJ Chino called Jollibee’s Vice President for Marketing, Mr. Harvey Ong to join them on stage to tell us more why the Jollibee Yum! burger is the youth’s all time favorite! Yum burgers are made with 100% pure beef patty topped with a special dressing that’s why it is deemed to be the only choice of burger for us Filipinos! Before we moved on to the best part (to finally take a bite on our own burgers) we had to do the Jollibee way of toasting which is via the Yum! burgers. Cheers!

While eating, Jollibee launched the Choice ‘ko Yum site and encouraged us to take part in crowning the best lifestyle picks from Choice Teen Beats, Choice Barkada Trip, Choice Social Hashtag, Choice Sport, Choice Flick, Choice Fashion, Choice Fitness Challenge, Choice Dance Craze, Choice Kilig Date, and Choice Superhero! They also have the hottest youth personalities to choose from – Choice Campus Cutie Female, Choice Campus Cutie Male, Choice Rising Performer, and Choice Youth Athelete!


Here’s Model/DJ Callum David voting for his favorite lifestyle and youth personality! You too can vote and support for your personal picks while gaining prizes! Yup, you read that right – PRIZES! Jollibee is generous enough to give away 25 Gift Certificates worth P1000 and 20 passes for a chance to see the winners on the awards night! For a total of 45 prizes to be given away starting September 24 – October 24! Vote HERE!


To spice things up, Jollibee introduced a game called “Rockeoke” wherein the contestants are tasked to pick a category and from that category, they are going to choose one song and perform it! Ex PBB-housemate Divine Smith made my night because her group accidentally picked a tagalog song popularized by Ogie Alcasid and she apologized to everyone before the start of  their performance ’cause she doesn’t know how to speak in tagalog! But she did well and her voice is really good! The lucky winners won P3000 GCs each and the Male & Female Rockstar of the night won iPad Minis each!

So what are you waiting for? Vote now, take home Jollibee GCs, and treat yourself or your whole barkada the best tasting burger! Choice ‘ko Yum!

STATUS Bloggers Tea Party

Got invited to a “Bloggers Tea Party” organized by the creative minds behind STATUS Magazine in collaboration with Moonleaf (Tea shop). The event was held at their artsy-craftsy-cozy HQ in Makati. Pardon the adjective I used to describe their HQ — It was an artsy-craftsy-cozy HQ mainly because of the jaw-dropping photographs displayed on the walls giving you a feeling of comfort and relaxation even while working. When I received the invitation, I didn’t hesitate to say a big-fat YES. As a blogger, you shouldn’t expect something in return if you’re going to feature someone/something in your blog ’cause it’s part of your work. But for STATUS, bloggers = family. That’s why they gave us the opportunity to preview their July issue over Milk Teas!

Milk Tea Madness c/o Moonleaf!

Chips and Cookies!

STATUS Magazine’s July ish with Maroon 5 on the cover!

I also took the chance to meet other bloggers, interns of STATUS, and a lot more awesome people in the event!

Jhane Pueblo! Looking very beautiful in her leopard dress.

Lovely interns of STATUS!

Oxygen interns Kath and Aeyvee!


Moonleafteashop’s Thysz Estrada doing her part in the “Moves Like Jagger” music video

Bloggers vs Team STATUS – “Rolling in the Deep” game. A.K.A “Trip to Jerusalem”

This game made me realize that chairs are essential to our lives. Haha!

To cut the long-exciting game short, the bloggers won this game. Haha. It was really a fun-filled afternoon with fellow bloggers and the entire STATUS team. Made the right decision to attend this event despite of the long travel that I did (I came from the south) :) Just wanna take this time to thank STATUS for inviting me, love you guys!

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P.S. Sorry if some photos are blurred. I still can’t remember where I dropped my Photography skills. Haha. 

Gluttony at its BEST!

Fine dining, local and international cuisine, sumptuous dishes, all are offered in one spectacular place. I had the chance to  experience all of these things with my family last saturday. At Acaci, Acacia’s very famous dining place, we all get to try the goodness of life. A place that’s not very far from the city, Acacia Hotels Manila lies. It is located at the corner of Commerce Avenue in Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang.

Acacia's Lobby

One thing that struck me most as soon as I entered the hotel lobby was  its distinct design. Their walls have different patterns, shapes, vibrant colors, and works of art that complement each other. Now, going to the main part which is all about devouring food at Acaci, here are some of the photos I’d like to share to you guys. :)

Assorted Sushi and Sashimi! And prawns. :)

Another range of cold cuts!

Lechon Kawali!

A Filipino Delicacy: Sisig

These are just few of the dishes that were present at that time and I don’t know how many times I went back just to try everything! Believe me, they are all delicious, and plus points for the very very beautiful plating/arrangement. As for their staffs/crews, they’re the best in terms of service! :)


Cream Puffs!

Ingredients for Halo-Halo!

This is my favorite part! lol. And I think we all agree to that? :) I was so kilig when I saw the ingredients in making a halo halo (another Pinoy delicacy). I mean most of the time we just order it in restaurants, mix everything, and eat it. But this time, I felt like I was a kid again pointing on the ingredients I like and beg my parents to put this, put that! But of course, I did it on my own, trust me, it’ll be twice the happiness if you get to put what you want and shout to the world that you made your own version of Halo-Halo! :) As for our pictures, here they are:

My brother, donning my dad's Oakley! :)

And yeah, me. :) With ze new hair!

I guess that’s it. :) Well, as I promised in my previous blog post, I’ll be undergoing a major hair change and this was the outcome. Not used to this hair ’cause I have to fix it everytime, but it actually looks good on me. Don’t you think? :) lol. Didn’t have time to take an outfit post ’cause I was rushing to meet a friend at ATC at that time. Maybe next time. :)