Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Strawberry Fields Forever: My Baguio Strawberry Farm Experience

It had always been a dream for me to go to the Strawberry Farm in La Trinidad, Benguet. I had been to Baguio a couple of times but I never had the chance to visit the famous farm. But during my last visit to Baguio during the third week of February 2012, a few days before Panagbenga Festival, I swore I won't miss it anymore. And so I went.

Tip #1: Never leave for the Strawberry Farm later than 7:00am. Traffic can be ugly in Baguio. The farm opens as early as 6:00am. As much as possible, be there at that time for maximum farming experience. It's fun seeing the dew on the leaves you know?


We arrived at the farm of my dreams at around 6:30am. Not bad. This morning photo of the strawberry field as well as the houses and hills in La Trinidad relaxes me a lot.


When we arrived, we were greeted with a smile by the kind-faced caretaker of the strawberry field we went into. There are actually a lot of them in here but he was the first one we met so we decided to pick in his field. That morning, he had already harvested this basket full of "Festival" breed of strawberries. Festival strawberries are the elongated shaped and bloody red colored strawberries growing in La Trinidad.


Tip #2: Notice that every other walkway in between rows of planted strawberries are wet. Some are dry. This means you can only walk upon the dry ones. Don't get slipped ok? 

My Shanghai Photo Diary (Part 2: The City Tour)

My Shanghai Visual Diary is a collection of photos I took during my half-year stay in a beautiful city in Mainland China. The beautiful city is often called the "Paris of the East" and I spent many days of freedom, friendship and happiness in there. This photo collection is my gratitude to everyone who made that experience for us everlasting and unforgettable.

Part 2 is about our first city tour.

Good morning! Morning starts right when I have a glimpse of the beautiful Wudong Lu. Across our dormitory in Fudan University is another university called Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. 


Our first stop is Pudong. And behind us is the infamous Oriental Pearl TV Tower which is quite the top of the mind iconic structure when Shanghai is the topic. Oriental Pearl TV Tower is third tallest TV and radio tower in the world.

Some of my co-scholars- Diana, Eds, Lani, Renee and Kuya Ritchie.

A photo with my co-fur loving friend, Sol.

My Shanghai Photo Diary (Part 1: The Basics)


My Shanghai Visual Diary is a collection of photos I took during my half-year stay in a beautiful city in Mainland China. The beautiful city is often called the "Paris of the East" and I spent many days of freedom, friendship and happiness in there. This photo collection is my gratitude to everyone who made that experience for us everlasting and unforgettable. 

Part 1 is about the beginning. How we settled down. And how we went with the basics.


February is quite rainy in Shanghai. I always wake up freezing. Thank God water heater was already invented. This is my usual view in the morning taken from where we stayed, the Fudan Foreign Student Dormitory. FFSD is like the United Nations in one building. A lot of foreign students stay there while they take classes in Fudan.  

I heard one Korean said during a seminar for volunteering students that most foreign students go to China not to study. They read the Lonely Planet instead of their textbooks. I couldn't blame them. China was very beautiful. This photo was taken inside the convenience store at the ground floor of the dormitory building. That's my Gege (Chinese for big brother) in front of a gondola with some of the most delicious instant noodles in the world.
This is the storekeeper. She became our friend. She takes care of the store in the mornings. All the foreign students get everything that they need from the store- breads, tissues, drinks, milk, beer, nicotine, notebooks, pens and many more. This is where I get my internet card. 


After breakfast, we boarded the same vehicles that took us from Pudong International Airport to the dormitory. It was a chance to look at the beauty of Shanghai again. Only this time, I'm already taking pictures. Even the ordinary roads were beautiful in my eyes. Manila is still my first love. But undeniably, roads looked better in Shanghai.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Intramuros Bloggers Challenge 2012: The Photo Challenges


BEST PHOTO AWARD
Judge: Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation, Inc.
Prize: Basic Photography Classes (5 sessions) for 1 pax courtesy of FPPF
Start: February 18, 2012
Deadline: March 11, 2012 @ 11pm

IMPORTANT: Read the instructions carefully.
  1. MEMBERS ONLY. This challenge is exclusive only to the members of Intramuros Bloggers Challenge group on or before February 18, 2012. 
  2. EVENT PHOTOS ONLY. Only the photos taken during the IBC 2012 Food and Travel events may qualify as entries.
  3. WATERMARKS & PHOTO ENHANCEMENTS. Use of watermarks and photo enhancements are allowable but not encouraged. Watermarks should be placed only at the bottom-right side of the photo. Use only 10-pt. black or white Arial font. Please see sample below courtesy of Ms. Aileen Siwa. (Tip: FPPF doesn't really recommend watermarks and photo enhancements on photo contests. Use your own discretion.)
  4. FOOD PHOTOS. Upload photos taken during the Food Blog Challenge at Barbara's Restaurant on the wall of  http://www.facebook.com/BarbarasRestaurant
  5. TRAVEL PHOTOS. Upload photos taken during the Travel Blog Challenge in Intramuros on the wall of  www.facebook.com/IntramurosManila.
  6. CAPTION. Place the caption "This is a photo challenge entry to Intramuros Bloggers Challenge 2012 organized by www.intramurosmanila.asia."
  7. TAG. Tag as many friends as you can on your photo. 
  8. SHARE. Share it to all your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and others.
  9. UNLIMITED. Submit as many photo as you can. More photos, more chances of winning.
  10. VIDEO. Some or all of the photos shall be used for the IBC 2012 video.
  11. ONE WINNER. Only one photo shall be declared as the Best Photo for IBC 2012.
Sample photo courtesy of AS Photography

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST RESTAURANT PHOTO 
Prize: 1 box Ferrero Rocher chocolates (24 pcs.) + goodies
Start: February 18, 2012
Deadline: March 11, 2012 @ 11pm
  1. UPLOADED PHOTOS ONLY. Only the photos with prescribed watermark and caption uploaded on http://www.facebook.com/BarbarasRestaurant can qualify for the contest. 
  2. TAG. Tag as many friends as you can to your photo. 
  3. SHARE.  Share it to all your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and others.
  4. CAMPAIGN. Campaign it to all of your friends to get the most comments and shares.
  5. UNLIMITED. Submit as many entries as you can. More photos, more chances of winning.
  6. ONE WINNER. The entry with the most number of comments and shares wins!

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST TRAVEL PHOTO 
Prize: 1 box Ferrero Rocher chocolates (24 pcs.) + goodies
Start: February 18, 2012
Deadline: March 11, 2012 @ 11pm
  1. UPLOADED PHOTOS ONLY. Only the photos with prescribed watermark and caption uploaded on http://www.facebook.com/IntramurosManila can qualify for the contest. 
  2. TAG. Tag as many friends as you can to your photo. 
  3. SHARE.  Share it to all your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and others.
  4. CAMPAIGN. Campaign it to all of your friends to get the most comments and shares.
  5. UNLIMITED. Submit as many entries as you can. More photos, more chances of winning.
  6. ONE WINNERThe entry with the most number of comments and shares wins!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Intramuros Bloggers Challenge 2012: The Wrap Up

Intramuros Bloggers Challenge 2012.

I thought at first that this project was an impossible dream. In the second module of my online classes at the Ateneo-Digital Filipino Certified Blog and Social Media Entrepreneur Program, we were only given about two weeks to create a campaign for our blog. My blog is about Intramuros and in my mind, there’s just no other way that I can truly promote it but to let others experience the beauty of the Walled City by themselves. From the start I know that it is going to be an event for bloggers who shall be experiencing the Walled City and then create blog posts about it.

And yes! It turned out how I envisioned it to be.

IBC 2012 Official Poster | [Creatives by Cristel Diaz]

Three days of creating a full campaign plan. Ten days of making cold calls to potential sponsors and donors and convincing them to invest on my humble project. Three days of encouraging the heritage-loving bloggers to join IBC 2012. Two days of implementation. And then at last! All my efforts paid off. And this is my wrap-up post.

This post- I’d like to fill with my overwhelming gratitude to everyone who supported my project from beginning and until the end and for agreeing with my belief that there is so much to see within the Walled City- that the whole wide world deserves to know about.

First of all, I’d like to thank my Ateneo-Digital Filipino mentors, Ms. Janette Toral and Ms. Fleire Castro, for patiently answering all my makulit questions and countless Facebook messages asking for tips and advices on what should be done and what more can be done. They are my greatest motivators and cheerleaders for getting this project done. Without them, I am not sure if I will have my own initiative to think about creating a project like this- in the middle of my work and other personal responsibilities.

But it turned out to be one of the most fulfilling things I have achieved as a blogger. Thank you so much, Ms. J and Ms. Fleire!

Our first Google Hangout | [Photo Credits: Ms. Fleire Castro]
Secondly, to IBC 2012’s generous donors and sponsors. I can’t imagine IBC 2012’s Food Blog Challenge without the FOOD and the Travel Blog Challenge without the TRAVEL. Your “yes-es” made all the difference for this project and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for being our “gateway” to get inside the “Walls”. Thank you Sir JC of Barbara’s Restaurant, Sir Carlos of Celdran Tours, Jeff of Mabuhay Guides, Mr. Sta. Maria and Sir Georgy Porgy of Castillan Tours, Sir Jun of Intramuros Administration and Sir Lito of Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. To my friends- Dan of URC’s Payless Pancit Shanghai, Ate Wyeth of Starbucks Philippines, Ruth of Ruthilicious and Kuya Jonel of GadgetGambit.com. To my family and to my ever loyal co-organizing friends who helped me during the event- Gian, Iris, Cristel and Marco. You are all gold to me! I thank God for you all!

Ms. Lorna Quion and Mr. JC Delos Reyes of Barbara's Restaurant
Mr. Carlos Celdran of Celdran Tours

Mr. Jeff Velasco of Mabuhay Guides

Me with Mr. Geronimo Sta. Maria and Sir Georgy Porgy of Castillan Tours


Intramuros Bloggers Challenge 2012 is, to the truest sense of the word, an event for bloggers. Without my ladies and fellas’ from the crazy and beautiful world of Philippine blogosphere, IBC 2012 won’t be the same. You are the letter “B” in IBC 2012. It CAN'T be and WON'T ever be just- IC 2012!

The bloggers posing with the management team of Barbara's Restaurant

I’d like to thank you all for always being excited, for always having the need “to be there”, for always having that insatiable itch to express and share your thoughts to the world through your blogs, for taking extraordinary pictures which I can only wish I took and for crafting words that create positive impact and influence – I THANK YOU. This project is for you and for Intramuros. You are the modern-day bricks and mortar of the online world. The old Walled City called for our help. Thank you for responding with me.

Florencio Jusay, Jr., a blogging participant, dancing Tinikling with a Kultura Filipina dancer 

Let us all hope that in our own little way, we can usher many to discover what’s within the Walls and to experience the same beautiful experiences that we have had within it. Kudos to all of you!

Briefing the Travel Blog Challengers

Above all, I thank the Almighty who is the source of all beauty, creativity, gratitude and positivity. Thank you, Papa, for this wonderful experience.

San Agustin Church, the oldest church in the Philippines and the only surviving structure within Intramuros during the World War II

With all pride, I’d like to share to everyone the blog posts created by the participants of the Intramuros Bloggers Challenge 2012.

The Food Blog Challengers at Barbara's Restaurant

Food Blog Challenge
February 3, 2012
Barbara’s Restaurant

It was jampacked that night at Barbara's Restaurant

Binausan, a Filipino folk dance that requires great amounts of balance and grace. We were wow-ed by this performance that night.


A Spanish-inspired dance by the Kultura Filipina dancers

Tinikling, a Filipino folk dance that uses bamboo poles


Intramuros 1, the exclusive tranvia of the Intramuros Administration official and guests

Travel Blog Challenge
February 5, 2012
Intramuros

Redge of Starbucks Intramuros initiating a coffee tasting that day

Ms. Racquel Flores of Intramuros Visitors Center before the 12-minute video documentary about Intramuros

The facade of Fort Samtiago with the image of St. James of the Moors

A painting of the last few days of Jose Rizal by the National Artist, Carlos "Botong" Francisco
The paved floors of Calle Luna and Rela de Palacio near Plaza San Luis Complex

Reminders: The Best Food and Travel Blog Entries shall be declared very soon. Please keep yourselves updated with IntramurosManila.Asia blog. Also, the Photo Challenges shall be rolled out in a short while. Please bookmark this page or follow the blog through these social networks:


A blackboard with special messages from the blogging challengers for me. Thanks Kathy for this awesome surprise!

Thank you and hope to see you on the next Intramuros Bloggers Challenge!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Tokyo Cafe

It was my first time at Tokyo Cafe. As usual, when I'm new to the place, I'll ask for a recommendation. The friendly waitress who served my table told me to try out their Chicken ala Pobre.


Since I was a big fan of chicken and mayonnaise (need not be together), this dish was a big hit for me. It was sprinkled with sauteed garlic and the chicken was juicy and tasty. I really like it!

Sole Service Spring/Summer 2012

Inspired by international street style and the outdoors, Sole Service found its niche as a unique source of footwear for Manila’s hip and trendy. Sole Service reinvents classic pieces and creates a wide variety of designs with fresh and modern shapes, fit and feel.


Sole Service Manila recently released its S/S 2012 dual campaign featuring back to back day and night theme.

Apples & Almonds Cupcakes

Hear ye! Hear yea! Cupcake lovers! There's a new sweetie in town.

(Drum roll here.)

Apple & Cinnamon and Banoffee! Perfect for Valentine's or anytime. =)

Up above are the delicious cupcakes made by Apples & Almonds. I am so proud 'coz it's made by a senior from college and it's nice to know that she actually ventured to this kind of business which I am such a big fan of-- sweets!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Digital Technology for Social Change (British Council)

[Source:  http://www.britishcouncil.org/philippines  ]

What is the project all about?
The British Council is going all around the Philippines to give FREE seminars on how the youth may foster change through the use of digital technology. It’s all about incorporating social media with social responsibility. Gone are the days that blogging, tweeting and uploading photos were just mere pastimes or hobbies but through the seminar the young people will be given a new perspective- how to foster change through social media.

Where and when will the project be held?
The first two legs were held last January 26 and February 4 in Manila and Davao, respectively. The next three legs shall be held at the following venues and dates:
  • Bacolod on February 13, 2012 at University of Saint La Salle
  • Baguio on February 20, 2012 at Saint Louis University
  • Naga on February 27, 2012 at Ateneo de Naga University
How to join the project?
  • You must be 18-25 years old and must be actively engaged in community development. They highly encourage applications from minority groups.
  • You must fill out the Application Form which can be downloaded here.
  • Email the application form to changemaker@britishcouncil.org.ph
  • Deadline of submission is at 12:00nn of the following dates:
    • Bacolod on February 2, 2012
    • Baguio on February 10, 2012
    • Naga on February 17, 2012
  • Successful applications shall be posted on British Council Philippines’ Facebook page.
What if I can't come during those dates on those venues?
You can participate in the webinar which may be livestreamed during the event dates.

Where to get more details?

BRITISH COUNCIL
Website: http://www.britishcouncil.org/philippines
Email: changemaker@britishcouncil.org.ph
Facebook: British Council Philippines
Twitter: @BCPhilippines
YouTube: britishcouncilphils
Multiply: britishcouncilph.multiply.com

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

4th Manila Transitio 1945

[Source:  http://carlosceldran.tumblr.com  ]

MANILA TRANSITIO 1945
Date: February 26, 2012, Sunday
Time: Tour @ 4:00PM
Meet-up Venue: Fort Santiago Ticket Booth

In February of 1945, the City of Manila was completely destroyed in a battle between the United States Armed Forces and the Japanese Imperial Army. An estimated 120,000 people were lost and our beloved City of Manila was never the same again.

This February 25th, to mark the 67th Anniversary of the Battle of Manila, Walk This Way Tours and Carlos Celdran will present the 4th Manila Transitio 1945. This art event hopes to become an annual commemoration/memorial where we as ManileƱos may reflect upon the passing of this event in our history.

The evening will start with a sunset tour of Intramuros at 4:00pm.

Art installations and musical performances will follow at the main field of Fort Santiago at 7:30pm. Stay posted for the listing of participants.

The evening will be highlighted by the release of spirit balloons.

Reasonably priced food and refreshment will be available.

Picnic baskets and bringing of your own refreshments allowed. Bring enough to share with others if you wish.

Cost: PAY WHAT YOU WANT.

*Php100.00 or more is RECOMMENDED.

This post was reblogged from http://bit.ly/wC5v2O.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Livin' La Vida Imelda (Barter Show for Bloggers)


Blogging friends! Mr. Carlos Celdran is opening his LIVIN' LA VIDA IMELDA shows on Feb. 7 and 8 to bloggers in exchange of barter gifts- anything! He said he would love to hear feedbacks from people. So if you're free today or tomorrow and you would want to write about his new show, please help me tweet and share this post to all your blogging friends! Format below.

By the way, this is not my own event. I'm just helping out in taking more bloggers to the event. To know more about the show, please visit this link.
Twitter: Watching @carlosceldran's LIVIN' LA VIDA IMELDA show with @sleekinthecity! Barter show for bloggers! Click http://bit.ly/yWHJT7
Facebook: Watching Carlos Celdran's LIVIN' LA VIDA IMELDA show with Sleek in the City! Barter show for bloggers! Click http://bit.ly/yWHJT7
FOLLOW CARLOS CELDRAN

Facebook: Carlos Celdran
Twitter: @carlosceldran


FOLLOW SLEEK IN THE CITY.com
Facebook: Sleek in the City
Twitter: @sleekinthecity

SHOW DETAILS
Venue: Silverlens Slab gallery @ 2/F YMC Building II, 2320 Don Chino Roces Extension (formerly Pasong Tamo Extension), Makati City
Time: February 7 or 8, 2012 @ 7:40pm
Website:  http://carlosceldran.tumblr.com/post/16196996110/livin-la-vida-imelda-carlos-celdran-in

BONUS
First 10 bloggers (watching the show tonight) to text me their names, I shall treat with one tall Starbucks drink! Redeemable tonight! +63 917 838 7545. They'll receive my confirmation via SMS too.

For DTI compliance, the bonus part is open only to Pinoy Bloggers group members on or before Feb. 7, 2012.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

IBC 2012: Best Travel Write-up Mechanics


BEST TRAVEL WRITE-UP CHALLENGE
Judge: Mr. Ivan Henares of Ivan About Town
Prize: An exclusive tour around Intramuros and Rizal Park with Castillan Carriage and Tours plus the book Intramuros of Memory authored by Dr. Jaime C. Laya and Esperanza B. Gatbonton
Deadline: February 10, 2012 @ 11pm

MECHANICS:
  • WORDS. Using 1,000 words or less, create a blog post about your Intramuros Wall-king experience.
  • PHOTOS & VIDEOS. As much as possible, do not place too much elements and big watermarks on your photos. You may also insert videos.
  • STARBUCKS. Include a little bit about your Starbucks Intramuros experience. 
  • CODE. At the bottom of the post, place the mandatory element. See it below.
  • COMMENT BOX. When you're done, place the link to your post at the comment box below.
  • TWEET. Tweet your post! Use this format: I blogged about my Intramuros Wall-king experience for #IBC2012 by @sleekinthecity [Insert short URL here via bitly.]
  • SHARE. Share your post to your other social networks too such as your Facebook wall, groups, pages, Google Plus and etc. 
<---- Travel Write-up mandatory element below. Don't forget the links. ---->
This is a Travel Write-up entry to the Intramuros Bloggers Challenge 2012 organized by IntramurosManila.Asia

IBC 2012 is fully supported by the Intramuros AdministrationBarbara's RestaurantCeldran ToursMabuhay GuidesPilgrimage PilipinasCastillan ToursFederation of Philippine Photographers Foundation, Inc.DigiEntrepreneurDigitalFilipino, Third Team MediaPayless Pancit ShanghaiRuthiliciousRuthilicious Fanpage and GadgetGambit.com.
<---- Travel Write-up mandatory element above. Don't forget the links. ---->
This post was updated last February 6, 2012.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

IBC 2012: Best Food Write-up Mechanics


BEST FOOD WRITE-UP CHALLENGE
Judge: Mr. JC Delos Reyes of Barbara's Restaurant
Prize: Dinner for 2 at Barbara's Restaurant
Deadline: February 6, 2012 @ 11pm

MECHANICS:
  • WORDS. Using 1,000 words or less, create a blog post about your Barbara's Restaurant experience.
  • PHOTOS & VIDEOS. As much as possible, do not place too much elements and big watermarks on your photos. You may also insert videos.
  • CODE. At the bottom of the post, place the mandatory element. See it below.
  • COMMENT BOX. When you're done, place the link to your post at the comment box below.
  • TWEET. Tweet your post! Use this format: I blogged about my Intramuros Wall-king experience for #IBC2012 by @sleekinthecity [Insert short URL here via bitly.]
  • SHARE. Share your post to your other social networks too such as your Facebook wall, groups, pages, Google Plus and etc. 
<---- Food Write-up mandatory element below. Don't forget the links. ---->
BARBARA'S RESTAURANT
Facebook: Barabara's Restaurant
Email: barbarasrestaurant@yahoo.com
Mobile No.: +63 917 838 7545

This is a Food Write-up entry to the Intramuros Bloggers Challenge 2012 organized by IntramurosManila.Asia

IBC 2012 is fully supported by the Intramuros AdministrationBarbara's RestaurantCeldran ToursMabuhay GuidesPilgrimage PilipinasCastillan ToursFederation of Philippine Photographers Foundation, Inc.DigiEntrepreneurDigitalFilipino, Third Team MediaPayless Pancit ShanghaiRuthiliciousRuthilicious Fanpage and GadgetGambit.com.
<---- Food Write-up mandatory element above. Don't forget the links. ---->
This post was updated last February 6, 2012.

IBC 2012: Final 15 Travel Write-up Challengers


CONGRATULATIONS!
  1. Enzo Luna
  2. Michael Joseph Romero
  3. Jinkee Umali
  4. Zheyme Manahan
  5. Sumi Go
  6. JayL Aquino
  7. Kathy Ngo
  8. Ferdinand Bondoy
  9. Cha Sy
  10. JC Ordonez
  11. Estan Cabigas
  12. Karla Mae Brazil
  13. Ethel Joy Caguitla
  14. Cristel May Diaz
  15. Lloyd Salac
  16. Dan Patacsil
  17. Bernie Sy
KEY ACTION STEPS:
  • FREE SLOTS. I still have three more free slots. Please share to your blogging friends how can they join us in this activity. You may send them this short link: http://bit.ly/zNKkOk
  • CONFIRM. To confirm your attendance, send me a PM via Facebook with your mobile number and pre-qualifying entry with complete mandatory elements (they change regularly). Catch me at www.facebook.com/markjosephdelgado
  • REMINDERS.Read carefully the event details and important reminders below.

EVENT DETAILS:
  • 1:00pm - 1:15pm - Meet-up at Starbucks Intramuros. As a challenge, I won't be answering any inquiries on how to get to Starbucks Intramuros. Also, punctuality for the meet-up shall be rewarded with a free beverage coupon by Starbucks, where will we be staying for an hour. And lastly, choosing of tour guides is on a first come first serve basis. If you are eyeing a slot for a particular tour guide, do your best to be on time. 
  • 1:00pm - 1:40pm - Caffeine fix at Starbucks Intramuros. Starbucks Intramuros is one of the most unique Starbucks stalls in the whole Philippines. You will know why. I'm sure you will want to hang out inside it and get some caffeine into your system while taking some pictures before the tour. There are just some rules on picture-taking that we need to observe while inside the coffee shop. These things shall be relayed to all of you during the event.
  • 1:40pm - 2:00pm - Tranvia transfer to the venue. No blogger should miss this exciting experience. But I'm afraid those who won't be able to make on or before 1:40pm shall have to walk or ride a pedicab to the venue. Ask the Starbucks folks where did we go. (Keyword: Club Intramuros)
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm - Snacks while meeting. Some special reminders before the tour while munching some snacks in a very exclusive place within Intramuros. (Keyword: Mulligan)
  • 3:00pm - 6:00pm - Walking tour. All I can say is that I am very much excited about this part.
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm - Parting of ways. Before we part ways, there shall be some short reminders and quick survey form to be accomplished. Afterwards, see you on the next Intramuros Bloggers Challenge!
IMPORTANT REMINDERS:
  1. INTRAMUROS. Research about Intramuros as early as now to get a teaser of what you will have before the walking tour. 
  2. TOUR GUIDES. Research about the tour guides. This will help you a lot in getting ideas on how to maximize your tour on Sunday. We got Celdran Tours, Mabuhay Guides and Castillan Tours.
  3. UPDATE. Update the mandatory element from your pre-qualifying entry regularly to avoid being disqualified. The mandatory element can be found at the bottom of this post.
  4. BE COMFORTABLE. You will be in a walking tour. Wear the most comfortable clothes that you have. And as much as possible avoid bringing heavy stuffs.
  5. EXCLUSIVE. As much as we want you to be accompanied by your friends and loved ones, this event is exclusive for the blogging participants only.
  6. PUNCTUALITY. Be on time. Punctuality shall be rewarded.
  7. AVOID BACKING OUT. Avoid backing out a couple of hours before the event. Give me at least 12 hours to search for someone to take your place.
  8. PHOTOS & VIDEOS. Take really good pictures and videos. You might win for yourself a free Basic Photography Workshop courtesy of our sponsor, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation.
<---- Pre-qualifying mandatory element below. Don't forget the links. ---->
This is a pre-qualifying entry to the Intramuros Bloggers Challenge 2012 organized by IntramurosManila.Asia

IBC 2012 is fully supported by the Intramuros AdministrationBarbara's RestaurantCeldran ToursMabuhay GuidesPilgrimage PilipinasCastillan ToursFederation of Philippine Photographers Foundation, Inc.DigiEntrepreneurDigitalFilipino, Third Team MediaPayless Pancit ShanghaiRuthiliciousRuthilicious Fanpage and GadgetGambit.com.

<---- Pre-qualifying mandatory element above. Don't forget the links. ---->
This post was updated last February 6, 2012.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

IBC 2012: Final 15 Food Write-up Challengers


CONGRATULATIONS!
  1. Enzo Luna
  2. Michael Joseph Romero
  3. Jinkee Umali
  4. Zheyme Manahan
  5. Florencio Jusay, Jr.
  6. Sumi Go
  7. JayL Aquino
  8. Kathy Ngo
  9. Ma. Aleah Taboclaon
  10. Cha Sy
  11. Krystle Marie Pingol
  12. David D'Angelo
  13. Janese Halabaso
  14. Mark Chino Pantua
  15. Han Abello
  16. Ria Hazel Lumanog
  17. Lloyd Salac
EVENT DETAILS:
  • Venue: Barbara's Restaurant inside Plaza San Luis Complex in front of San Agustin Church
  • Time: February 3, 2011 @ 5:40pm
IMPORTANT REMINDERS:
  1. RESEARCH. Research a little about Barbara's Restaurant. This will help you a lot in the upcoming challenges.
  2. UPDATE. Update the mandatory element from your blog entries regularly to avoid being disqualified. See the mandatory element at the bottom of this post.
  3. BE COMFORTABLE. Bring less stuffs with you as much as possible and wear the most comfortable outfit too.
  4. INVITE. Invite your other blogging friends to join the Travel Write-up Challenge on February 5! We still have few more slots. Deadline is extended until February 2, 2011 @ 11pm!
  5. EXCLUSIVE. As much as we want you to be accompanied by your friends and loved ones, this event is exclusive for the blogging participants only.
  6. PUNCTUALITY. Please do come on time. You have to witness the cultural show right from the start!
  7. AVOID BACKING OUT. Avoid backing out a couple of hours before the event. Give me at least 12 hours to search for someone who will replace you.
  8. PHOTOS & VIDEOS.Take really good pictures and videos. You might win for yourself a FREE Basic Photography Workshop courtesy of our sponsor, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation.
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This is a pre-qualifying entry to the Intramuros Bloggers Challenge 2012 organized by IntramurosManila.Asia

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This post was updated last February 3, 2012.
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