Friday, March 8, 2013

Swensen's presents Strawberry In Love

     MOUTH-WATERING. The perfect word to describe the newly addition to the exciting ice cream flavor selection offered by Swensen's Philippines. The said ice cream sundae shop hosted again another exciting food-tasting event for food bloggers and the media last March 5 (Tuesday) at SM Mall of Asia where their pioneer store was located. 

   This time, the international ice cream sundae shop introduces “Strawberry In Love,” with two new delightful products sure to make your heart melt.

    History of a thing always catches my attention. Let me take you from the time when Swensen's is still young and freezing cold. Swensen’s was first established in 1948 by Earle Swensen, who opened his first ice cream parlor in San Francisco and eventually made a name for himself—concocting more than 180 flavors of ice cream, which dubbed him as America’s “Ice Cream Man.”

   The latest incredibly delectable sundaes on Swensen's menu focused on bringing together two killer combos—strawberries and chocolate, both in yummy plates sure to leave you craving for more.

   First of the two is the Strawberry Chocolate Lava—made with scrumptious chocolate lava cake, topped with cold fudge, strawberry syrup, and fresh strawberry fruits. This is finished off with a scoop of strawberry ice cream, some whipped cream, and almond slices.

   The second is the Strawberry Crepe—a mouth-watering combination of crepe with cold fudge, scoops of whipped cream, blended strawberry toppings, and topped off with almond slices, fresh strawberry slices, and icing sugar.

   With branches now open in Eastwood Mall and SM Mall of Asia, there’s no doubt that Swensen’s Philippines is more than ready to spread the love with the lineup of Strawberry In Love sundaes available in both stores. 

     Let's move on the store's design, interiors, some of my artsy "photography" happened on the event plus photo dump on how we enjoyed the experience.
Framed Ice Cream Sundaes on their walls make the store unique 
and the tag line "Ice Cream is My Life Since 1948" 

Valentine's Day is not yet over. I fell in love with this rose and to someone. LOL

I called this "Vandal Glass". Well, I liked how this glass was designed, it's entertaining for me.

I found these Spoon and Fork, a sweet couple. *kilig*

Wide selection of ice cream flavors by Swensen's Philippines. HEAVEN. 

And when the waitress handed the menu of the new flavors, here's my reaction. 
Not happy right? Blame that big, WIDE smile. LOL. I'm so excited that time. 

     Digging some sweets like ice cream would not be that so sweet without sharing it with your friends. So, here's my company on that day. We all indulged our selves to gigantic scoops of ice cream. Isn't it fun? 

Kim, Duane, my cousin Grace and DJ

Soperman, Kim and Grace

Soperman, Duane and DJ

Daryll and Kim aka "Love Shit". (Kim coined that not me. LOL)

With bloggers Gerd Perez and Angeline Rodriguez

     And the event hasn't yet ended, we were able to meet one of the owners of Swensen's Philippines, Ms. Lizzie Guerrero who also brought Old Spaghetti House and Grilla Bar and Grill together with her business partner Mr. Chito Guerrero. 

     "Swensen's has been a popular watering hole in our neighbouring countries Thailand and Singapore. Knowing that most Filipinos are born with sweet tooth, as well as discriminating taste of ice cream that is also value of money, we felt that Swensen's will be a craze in Manila." adds Lizzie. 
Ice Cream Army.Duane, Kim, Soperman, Ms. Lizzie Guerrero 
(one of the persons behind Swensen's PH), DJ and Daryll

     And another round of rich-tasting ice cream has landed on our table. It is an ice cream with a punch of rice. YES! Rice! We all know that Filipinos' staple food is rice, and Swensen's idea of combining sticky rice to ice cream is genius. 

Presenting "The Ultimate Ricecream Sundae"

I found the waiter's uniform so fashionable. The red "vandal" tie said it all.
 I also commend their staff's alertness, politeness and good vibes. 

Neil Armstrong RiceCream Sundae had a smooth landing.

A closer encounter. Whipped cream, caramel syrup and sprinkled with almond. I'm speechless. 

Pa-cute version and Shocked version. Who did it better? #laughs

Uh-oh. DJ, the photo bomber. Caption this. 

My favorite frame. I found this one, classic. It's like Mona Lisa, but the Ice Cream version.

     I will definitely go back here because they offer not just ice cream sundaes but also happiness to every scoop of delectable dessert that will suffice the sweet tooth of every Juan Dela Cruz. 

     To know more about Swensen's Philippines and also to receive updates to their next store opening or new flavors, check their FB Page ( and Twitter Account (@SwensensPH).

Saturday, February 23, 2013

BLOG GIVEAWAY WINNER: Diamond Peel Treatment

     And the winner is........

(Will DM you the details soon, please tweet me.)

To all who've joined my first giveaway, thank you so much! 'Till the next giveaway!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Different Kinds of Media in Advertising in the Philippines

Media is defined by Encarta as “the various means of mass communications considered as a whole, including television, radio, magazines, and newspapers, together with the people involved in their production.” The term, in this context, is taken as synonymous to mass media, so called because it is designed to reach the mass of people.
In the Philippines, mass media forms can be divided into three major categories: print, electronic, and special media. The print media includes newspapers (both broadsheets and tabloids) and magazines. Electronic media, strictly speaking, encompasses both analog and digital types of media that use electronic equipment for its distribution. Hence, this comprises radio, television, cinema, and the internet. Special media refers to forms that cannot be classified as either print or electronic. Examples of special media forms are the billboards, t-shirts, balloons that also carry messages meant for the masses. The most widely used media forms in the Philippines, however, are print and some forms of electronic media.
Media has a tripartite role in Philippine society: political, economic, and social. It is the political aspect that media satisfies when it disseminates information, creates and reflects public opinion, and serves as as a watchdog on government. This role is mostly carried out by the different news and public information media forms, both in print and broadcasting, through the varied journalists, reporters and broadcasters of Philippine media.

Kinds of Media in the Philippines 

Print media began in the Philippines during the Spanish era, through Spanish-language newsletters. National newspapers during that era, however, aided greatly to the Philippine Revolution. The first English language newspapers came out in 1898, which ushered in the era of modern media.
Of the print media, the most popular are the newspapers, both broadsheets or tabloids, being the cheapest and most accessible to the public. Several newspapers enjoy national distribution, although each region in the country also has its own regional newspapers. Apart from these, the print industry, through varied trade, educational, and magazine publishers, produces glossy and non-glossy magazines, comic books, pocketbook series, textbooks, trade books, and periodicals.

BROADCAST MEDIA (Radio and Television)
Radio broadcasting began in the Philippines in 1922. Since then, radio has become the most accessible electronic media. Filipinos either own or enjoy its services even in public transportation or areas. Aside from the newspaper, it is the most favored source of information, opinion, and entertainment.
Philippine radio stations broadcast in either FM or AM bands. Some stations, especially in the AM band, broadcast mostly talk or news programs. Music radio stations are usually found in the FM band. Often, radio stations specialize in a particular type of music, such as pop, classical, new wave, or mellow. Radio stations also broadcast either nationally or regionally.
The first television broadcast in the Philippines occurred in the 1950s. Since then, the television industry has been considered as a very strong influence on society. There are hundreds of local stations that populate the airwaves, most of them belonging to a broadcast network, the largest of which are ABS-CBN and GMA, also the most popular television stations.
Television networks and stations broadcast through satellite or “free” channels and cable channels. Most channels broadcast in both English and Filipino languages, and programming is mostly general interest. Networks, though, often reserve certain stations for a specific format, such as music, news, animation, children's programs, educational TV, etc. Philippine TV programs range from canned foreign series to locally produced soap operas or telenovelas, fantaseryes, news and information programs, variety shows, game shows, educational shows and reality TV, starred in by a bevy of Philippine celebrities. Most of these celebrities are connected to a specific television network.
The content of television programs is monitored by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), which also assigns ratings to the TV shows.

Considered as the youngest of Philippine arts, film first appeared in the Philippines in 1904. As a media form, Philippine cinema, at present, is thriving industry. Movies in the Philippines are mostly produced by one of the major film studios. The most popular genre among movies is the drama. However, there is also a big niche for comedy, romance, horror, and historical films. Philippine cinema has also been used to promote or foster certain political or historical insights.
Film stars are among the most popular celebrities in Philippine entertainment. The country also has its share of renowned film makers and films which have gained recognition in several international film festivals.
Currently, independent films are gaining a stronger footing in the industry, with the establishment of groups like Cinemalaya.

INTERNET (Social Media)
Social media refers mainly to digital media forms such as computers and the Internet. The Philippines is relatively new to this media, officially entering the world of global Internet only in 1994. However, in a span of less than 10 years, the country has made up for it by being avid users of the Internet and digital communications in general.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Soperman Will Treat You: DIAMOND PEEL

     Shine bright like a DIAMOND. I know you guys are familiar with Rihanna's song "Diamond" DIAMOND PEEL. Don't you? In case that it's your first time to encounter the term, here's an overview on what it all about. 

     What Is It?

  •      A diamond peel treatment is a non-surgical procedure in which the skin is exfoliated to remove dead skin cells (microdermabrasion)using actual diamond chips to vacuum the skin away. In order to do this, the top layer of skin is removed in order to rejuvenate the skin. The epidermal cell structure is actually restored, increasing the skin's elasticity and collagen levels.


  •      During a Diamond Peel, a skilled professional gently runs a hand-held device with a diamond tipped wand over the skin. A steady layer of diamond dust is applied to the skin and then vacuumed away, exfoliating away dead skin cells and removing fine lines and wrinkles. Wand tips of varying sizes are used to get into the tighter areas, such as around the eyes, nose, and mouth. Wands of different coarseness are also used on spots of the face where the skin is more sensitive. Each treatment should take about 20 minutes, but may take longer depending on the special needs of your skin. For instance, if you are getting treatment for deep stretch marks or another specific skin condition, the procedure will take longer because they require more thorough, focused work. 


  •      Immediately following treatment, your skin will look slightly pink and rosy, but should not be irritated or red. Even after the first treatment, you will see visible results. Age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, freckles, and stretch marks will be less noticeable, or may disappear completely. The results of each treatment will not be lost, but instead will gradually improve with each treatment you have. For long-term results, you will need to schedule regular maintenance appointments to ensure that the effects of your peel are not lost.



  •     Diamond peels are popular due to their many advantages. First of all, a diamond peel is an effective, safe and precise treatment that will produce the results you want without requiring any surgical procedures. Diamond peels are not irritating or uncomfortable, and are in fact, considered painless. One of the biggest advantages of a diamond peel treatment is that there is no unsightly redness or peeling following the procedure, so you can go back to your day-to-day activities immediately following treatment.
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BLOG GIVEAWAY: Diamond Peel Treatment


     1) Follow me on Twitter 

     2) Follow my blog via GFC (Right corner of the blog)

     3) Tweet this: "I want a DIAMOND PEEL TREATMENT to keep me shine bright like a diamond everyday! Join now at  #SopermanGiveaway "

     4) Answer the question: "Why do you deserve a Diamond Peel Treatment?". Don't forget to tag me (@soperman22) and include the hashtag #SopermanGiveaway

     5) Comment your Twitter username and the link of your tweets (3&4) at this post.

     5) Deadline of entries until February 23, 2013. 

Good Luck! Winner will be determined by an electronic raffle.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

My Bloggin' Valentine : Pre-Valentines Day Party

     Few days left before the Valentine's Day. A day of Love not just for couples and lovers but also for people who are celebrating life with love. Welcoming the Valentine's Day with the beat of music, sway of your hip and river of booze is a perfect combo. So, what are you waiting for? Come and join us with your fellow bloggers at G.E.B Superclub, February 13, 9PM-12MN

All bloggers attending and blogging about the event will receive an extra 1k GC as token plus you can bring one(1) special guest to the party. 

All must fill up the registration form and submit your blog URL at the comments section of the form so we could add you all to the guest list. 

     Non-BLOGAPALOOZA members may also join by liking the Wazzup Pilipinas and When in Manila Facebook pages, and joining the Blogapalooza Bloggers and Wazzup Pilipinas Facebook group to qualify and get an automatic invite to the event. 

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Leg Love and Elements by GoldToe Holiday Collection Launch

    November 14, 2012. My friend's friend was invited by Bianca Valerio for Leg Love by City Lady launching event and I was texted by my friend Joanna if I want to join them. Without further ado, I replied to her and confirmed that I'm going to join them.

     The venue was at Zuellig Building in Paseo de Roxas, Makati attended by some celebrities, media andpress and notable persons in the industry. 

Lovely, sexy and scorching hot Bianca Valerio for Leg Love by City Lady

 Me, Joanna and Fifi doing our thing.

They also served foods that were not just delicious but also pleasing to the eyes. A+ to their creativity.

The venue and the set-up. It's not the usual 'air-conditioned' room but a sky garden where you can feel the air at the top of the newly inaugurated building.

     The foot crowns showed first designed by Ferdi Salvador under the Elements by Goldtoe. In the VTR, one of the lines that Ferdi said that I will never forget is that, "Socks are the extension of your character". Take a look to the ''green socks'' (made from bamboo fibers) where Eco meet Fashion. (Sorry for noisy pics.)

     Next in line was the I Love Hue Collection by Renan Pecson. These colorful and sweet stockings gave new vibes to the whole look of the girls. It's like a candy in legs which made them yummier. LOL.

     This part! Whaaaaa! What I remember is that I had a high fever and suddenly became a petrified human. LOL. They're simply burning. Couture by Bianca Valerio (who's damn sexy that night wearing panty and her famous stockings. HOT!)

     Don't like colorful or ultra revealing stockings? Why not try the Designer Series by Pablo Cabahug? Intricate design, geometric, cuts etc. these were the collection of Pablo.

     Models with the geniuses behind the awesome show. They made a new, fab and fashionable statement about hosiery and will soon catapult and love by Filipino Fashionistas.

 Bianca Valerio, Renan Pecson, Pablo Cabahug and Ferdi Salvador

    With the scorching hot Bianca Valerio. Thanks for inviting us.

With Phoemela Baranda

Outfit Of The Day. Wore fitted sando requested by Joanna for Sando-Jacket combo

     I enjoyed the night with new friends and got some goodies from Leg Love and Elements by Goldtoe. Giveaway soon!

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