Converse: The Asia Crown – Philippines

Hey, skateboarders! This is the time for you to show off your board tricks and compete for the title “The first official skateboarding ambassador of Converse Philippines”. Grand champ will represent our country in International Converse Skate Events.

Aside from the bragging rights, the champion will get to bring home One (1) year supply of shoes and apparel
P50,000 cash!!! Whoooaaa!!!

Read on to know more about the contest (from Converse Philippines FB):

Catering to the best skateboarders around the Metro, the Asia Crown aims to give Filipino skateboarders the chance to show off their dope moves on the board and compete with the best of the best skateboarders across the country.

More than bragging rights, the local Asia Crown skateboarding champion will be hailed as the first official skateboarding ambassador of Converse Philippines—That means a year of Converse skateboarding goodies, P50,000 cold hard cash, and plane tickets to official Converse skateboarding events worldwide.

Skateboarders are in for more treats as Converse Philippines is also set to fly in internationally-renowned Converse Skateboarding Ambassador Kenny Anderson, accompanied by Mike Anderson, to show them how it’s done!

Open to all, free of charge, the Asia Crown will be a day-long celebration of physical recreation, while fusing music and the arts, while reinforcing Converse Philippines’ position as a key proponent of the global sport that is skateboarding,

To join:

– You can download the form here: https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?cid=98323d92cadd852a&resid=98323D92CADD852A%21108&parid=98323D92CADD852A%21103&authkey=%21ABfv8s_o8YFArEQ
or simply visit any Converse store nationwide for registration forms.
– Registration is open to all amateur skateboarders, 16 years old and above.
– For downloaded forms, email the complete form to marketing@converse.com.ph/jmetra@converse.com.ph
– For forms from the store, kindly leave it with store personnel
P.S. If you are a minor, you must have a parent or guardian sign your registration form.

Rules:

•Helmets are mandatory for COMPETITION and PRACTICE and all other safety equipment is strongly recommended.
•Registration forms for athletes under the age of 18 require a parent or legal guardian signature.
•All participants and persons going into the competition area are required to sign a waiver of participant liability.
•We reserve the right to change format as needed to provide the safest and most organized competition.
•No spectators are allowed on the skate area (competition area) at any time for any reason.
•Any participant that repeatedly ignores the rules, warnings or instructions from event staff will be removed from the competition. Profanity or unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated.

Judging:

SKILL 30%
CONSISTENCY 20%
STYLE and ORIGINALITY 30%
VARIETY 20%

TOTAL 100%

Prizes
Winner will be the first Converse Philippines’ official Skateboard Ambassador

Grand Prize :
Ambassador to represent the country in International Converse Skate Events
One (1) year supply of shoes and apparel
P50,000 cash

Runner-Up (2 skaters) :
Half year supply of shoes and apparel
P25,000 cash

NEW DETAILS!

ACTIVITIES

Skate Clinic
Pro – Exhibition
Open Skate
Competition
Graffiti Art
Shoe Display/Spring Summer Collection Preview
Concerts by Paraluman, Gracenote and 6 Cycle Mind

Side Activities:

Foam Pit
Tech Deck
Beatbox Philippines Performance

FOR UPDATES: Add on facebook: converse philippines

GOOD LUCK! and Don’t BREAK a leg…   😛

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Splash Island- Binan, Laguna

It’s OFFICIALLY SUMMERTIME! Bring out your flip flops and sunblock, it’s time to hit the beach— or for those in the metro, take a  plunge in the pool!

Have a fun, stress-free day here in Splash Island. They’ve got everything you need to enjoy summer. It was my first time to go to Splash Island… and I’m telling ‘ya, I really had a blast.

Splash Island,the largest water park in the Philippines, is managed and operated by Global Gutz Parks Philippines, Inc.. It has thrilling rides/water slides for some adrenaline seeking adventurers and at the same time, they also have amenities for kids to enjoy.

You can bask in the sun and play in the sand along Agos Grandes. It feels like being in a beach- you can rent a kayak, ride the zorb ball, or hit the waves while listening to live music. Ohhh yeah!!!

You want more thrill? Try the zip line or bungee trampoline. How about wall climbing, mini golf or paintball? For some entertainment, they have the Polynesian dancers, fire dancers, and live band. Don’t be shy, go ahead and shake that booty! Hehehe…

WIN a prize with fun games like shooting the ball for Php50… oh, and you can also have your picture taken from their photo booth also for Php50.

Bringing of food/drinks isn’t allowed. Don’t be sad because they have food pavilion and stalls scattered around the park OR you can also have your lunch in the parking lot…no problemo.

Just in case you forgot to bring shampoo/soap/sunblock/swimsuit… don’t  ya worry, just go to the souvenir shop and they have  those stuffs there.

Here’s a map of Splash Island… make sure you try all the rides… don’t be a chicken. hehe…

Here’s the park schedule. It’s best to check the time each ride/slide opens just so that you won’t miss it. Notice that they open as early as 8am… whoooaaa… I can stay the whole day…

I wanna slide again and again and again… I will definitely go back to splash island before summer ends. I know there are a lot of discount deals on the internet. For more information about Splash Island and promo deals, you can check their website http://www.splashisland.net or Splash Island.

Bring your family and friends for some thrilling, fun, and exciting summer adventure. It’s a clap, clap, clap for Splash Island.

Share us your splash island experience. 🙂

Splash Island

Address: Southwoods Ecocentrum, Binan, Laguna

Contact Number: Landline: 986-5058/ 710-5878

Mobile: 0918-9129177/ 0915-7843527

Facebook: splash island

Magnum Ice Cream Launch – White Space, Makati

Magnum ice cream hit Manila with a red carpet launch held last Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at White Space Makati.

Thanks to Unilever-Selecta for bringing Magnum in the Philippines. Inside the packaging marked with the famous Heartbrand logo for Unilever’s ice cream products is a premium ice cream bar covered with Belgian chocolate. It comes in three flavors- classic, almond, and chocolate truffles.

Check out who were spotted on the red carpet.

Brand Ambassadors: Liz Uy, Erwan Heussaff, Rajo Laurel, Tessa Prieto-Valdez, Raymond Gutierrez and Solenn Heussaff.

Thanks for the delicious dinner catered by Bizu and the unlimited Magnum ice cream.

Don’t be the last person to indulge in the “royal goodness” of Magnum ice cream. This is what everyone’s talking about in social networks- status and photos of your friends’ magnum experience. Beat the heat with Magnum ice cream! Grab ’em now.

Special thanks to Canon Philippines for the invite. See you on the next event.

Raza’s Kabab and Persian Cuisine – Katipunan Ave.

It’s past midnight and we’re hungry so we searched for a place to eat. We drove along Anonas.. checked out 70’s Bistro and found out Parokya ni Edgar was playing. Oh, only if we knew they had a gig that night we could’ve gone there earlier. We then drove to Teacher’s Village but most of the restaurants were closed… and we ended up in Raza’s, a new restaurant in Katipunan. It is located where Blue Finn Grill & Restaurant used to be.

Raza’s offers Kabab and Persian cuisine though some Filipino food are also part of the menu.

On the table:

Raza’s Beef Shawarma (Php 85) has minced beef,  cucumber, tomato and onion wrapped in pita bread.  Add garlic- yoghurt sauce and hot chili sauce for some kick. The pita that was served was good… it’s puffy and hot.

Here’s Chelo Kebab (Php 95) that comes with ground beef with tomato and onion. I was quite disappointed with what was served. How am I supposed to eat kebab without pita bread or rice? The meat is juicy and tasty but still overpriced. I wished I ordered Beef Shawarma instead.

Extra order of pita bread costs Php 15 each. We ordered 5 more for carryout.

Also on the menu is Pancit Bihon (Php 130), obviously not Persian, but tastes satisfactory for a group with hungry tummies. It is cooked upon order which is good.

This is the Seafood Chopseuy (Php 130). It looks and tasted the same as the toppings on the pancit bihon. Hahaha… Sorry but price is the same, tastes is the same, except that it doesn’t have noodles. Serving is good for 1-2 persons and yes you need to order a cup of rice separately.

Another Filipino dish on the menu is the Chicken Inasal (Php 90). The chicken is covered with sweet sauce,  you won’t need a dipping sauce anymore.

I checked out Raza’s facebook page and it’s good to see that they’re offering value meals ranging from Php60 to Php 90. That’s GREAT!!! There’s room for improvement and with a little more staff training (familiarity with the menu), Raza’s will go a long way. See you again a few months from now.

 

Raza’s Kabab & Persian Cuisine

 

Address: 361 Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Philippines 1101

Contact Number: 4347336

They are open until 3:00 am.

Gloria Maris – Araneta Center, Cubao

It was past 7pm and my mom didn’t have enough time to prepare dinner… and so we had an impromptu dinner. It took us more than 30 minutes to arrive in Araneta Center due to heavy traffic. It was James Ingram’s concert that night, hence the heavy traffic and the full parking lot. We spent another 10 minutes looking for a parking space in Gateway Mall. Oh… I was thinking, dinner should be good…

We headed to Gloria Maris for some tummy-filing Chinese meal.

 

On the table:

 

We couldn’t decide what dimsum to order; I thought the Dimsum Combination platter (Php 247) is a great choice. It has assorted dumplings like hakaw, japanese siomai, siomai, beancurd roll, and some sort of seaweed with sesame seeds. It was a solid starter while waiting for our main course to arrive.

 

The Asado Noodle Soup (Php 178) arrived steaming hot. Each sip was packed with the tasty Asado flavor. The meat was tender and easy to cut and chew, same with the noodles that remained firm yet tender.

The Lechon Macau (Php 268) was cooked nice and crisp. I love the sauce that came with it, it went well with the tender meat and crispy skin of the lechon.

Mom wanted a fish dish and chose Sweet and Sour Fish Fillet (Php 268). The seemingly ordinary dish turned out to be a flavorful meal. Not to mention, healty too! The fish fillet was loaded with sweet and sour sauce with lot of carrots and bell peppers, and onion strips. The flavor brings fireworks to the mouth… yum!!!

Among all the food on the table, the Fried Squid with Salt and Pepper (Php 278) was my favorite. Dunk it on the vinegar with chili and chow it down… ooohlalala… It’s undeniably the best dish for the night. I love the easy to chew squid… not gummy, and the crunchy breading. It explodes in the mouth like a bomb!!!

We thought we should get a noodle dish other than the Asado noodle soup so we ordered Crispy Noodle with Mixed Vegetables (Php 228). It is like the usual noodle/pancit dish just with a crispy noodle. I didn’t get to eat much of this pancit.

I ate and ate until such time I realized I ate too much there’s no more room for the Seafood Mango Salad (Php 168) or for dessert. Still, I ate about 2 spoonfuls of this salad. I find it interesting to combine seafood and fruits, though I’m not a big fan of it. As for the Seafood Mango Salad, it has crabsticks and shrimps and mango chunks topped with cream and cherry. Surprisingly, it was good. The sweet and tangy mango chunks paired well with the crabstick and shrimps.

Overall, I give Gloria Maris a clap, clap, clap for the good food that we had. Though I hope you could improve more by maintaining clean and presentable tables/seats. Some of the  seat covers are already torn and badly need a replacement.

For families and friends who are looking for some good tasting Chinese food, visit Gloria Maris and you will definitely leave the place with a smile… and a heavy tummy.   🙂

 

Note: I didn’t bring my camera that night and so I would like to thank my sister-in-law, Cy, for taking photos of the food using her Iphone.

 

Gloria Maris

 

Address: G/F Coliseum Circle, Araneta Center Cubao, Quezon City

Contact Number: 63 (2) 421-7362