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Toy party for a birthday bash; Coca-cola, Tupperware mark milestones


BIRTHDAY boy Keren Pascual (second from left) with Maricar Reyes, Mariole Alberto, Enchong Dee and Joseph Marco

Models, TV personalities and dash of the social set came in full force as Keren Pascual blew out another candle of his exciting life, dahlings.

The Special Exhibition Hall of the newly opened Mind Museum in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig was packed with toys—yes toys—for a totally fun happening meant for “every kid-at-heart,” said the celebrator.

From toy cars to action figures, humongous rubber ducks and stuffed animals, toys cheerfully adorned the place. My palangga, Liza Ilarde Cuenca told me, “I really feel like a kid again.”

PHOEMELA Barranda, moi, Myrza Sison-Wisniewski, Liza Ilarde Cuenca, Andrej Wisniewski, Jackie Aquino

The surrounding walls were transformed into dynamic viewing screens playing visuals from epic runway shows and documentaries featuring the world’s most famous fashion icons.

The stunning setup was jointly conceived by Julie Aguila of Saga Events, Marvin Buenaventura of Stage Masters and Lopee de Guzman of RSL Lighting. Amazing music mixes were by Jon Herrera.

It was really a time to throw all our inhibitions away and bring out that playful vibe in us, palanggas, thanks to the master publicist and our Toy King of the Night, Keren, naturellement.

ARIEL Lozada, Miguel Pastor, Noel Manapat, Ben Chan

Coca-Cola as well as Belvedere Premium Vodka provided endless flow of drinks. Cibo provided the excellent to-die-for dinner, palanggas.

Geisha opens in style

Geisha, the premium Japanese restaurant, has opened at the new Bonifacio High Street Central.

GAKUYA’S Kim Gan, chef TomHines, Geisha owner Michael Dargani, Nameeta Dargani, Hisako Hirayama, chef Ramon Antonio

For the launch, there was an extra dash of cleverness—gorgeous models moving dramatically around the resto in an all-black Kimono-themed collection by designer Kim Gan of the Gakuya label.

Gliding on an 8-inch platform “geta” sandals, the models carried Japanese umbrellas and fans as props, showing us “the modern-day Geishas.” Hints of fine Japanese instrumental music surrounded the place, dahlings.

With the beating of a gong, plates of premium-grade Japanese A5 Wagyu were laid before the guests, as well as Salmon and King Prawn Rolls, Sushi Platters, Kurobuta Gyoza and Green tea Cheesecake, from chefs Tom Hines and Ramon Antonio.

There was also an awesome range of sake cocktails, wines and beers to lighten up further the already festive mood, palanggas.

FORMER Internal Revenue Commissioner Jose Mario Bunag, Rotary Club of Makati president Ver Angelo, Speedo Philippines president Chandru Mahtani

“A premium establishment founded on the premise of bringing the finest Japanese dining experience to the country, executed with chic designed interiors and set in a fabulously landscaped area, Geisha goes beyond being just a Japanese restaurant. True to the artistic connotation of all that is suggested by the restaurant’s name,” explained the tres charmant restaurateur Michael Dargani, as his attractive wife Nameeta Dargani went around entertaining the invitees endlessly, dahlings.

More info? Call 0917-5692181 or 6213196, or visit Geisha Modern Japanese Cuisine on Facebook.

Coca-Cola concert

Once again, Coca-Cola made history, dahlings, with the massive “Coca-Cola Concert ng Bayan” to celebrate its awesome 100th year in the Philippines.

ARRAN “Caloy” Sese of the Coca- Cola Happiness campaign enjoys the concert.

The concert drew close to 40,000 viewers at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds and was shown live nationwide at SM malls in Baguio, Lucena, Cebu and Davao, streamed via coca-cola.com.ph, allowing the world to be part of this incredible energizing music festival, palanggas.


“This ‘Coca-Cola Concert ng Bayan’ is our gift to the Filipino teens whose positive spirit, refreshing creativity and passion for happiness have always been indestructible,” said Guillermo Aponte, president and general manager of Coca-Cola Philippines.

“The last 100 years would not have been a success if not for the Filipinos who made Coca-Cola part of their everyday lives.”

Some 20 bands and world-class artists performed.

TV hosts Robi Domingo, Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola, Monster RX 93.1 DJ Gino Quillamor and MYX VJs Mike Advincula, Joyce Pring, Chino Lui-Pio and Bianca Roque gave tons of Coca-Cola products and other premium items to raffle winners.

GAB AND Gary Valenciano

The concert signaled the start of a summer filled with even bigger surprises as the 100th year celebration of Coca-Cola gets to a whole new high.

(Visit www.facebook.com/presidentforhappiness, www.coca-cola.com.ph, or @Coke_HappyPrez on Twitter).

Tupperware marks 20th year

TUPPERWARE execs Fifi Feliciano, Melody Yap, Cris Nivera and May Samson

Tupperware unveiled its new campaign for 2012, “Better Lives…One at a Time,” dahlings.

“As we begin our journey toward our 20th year in the Philippines, Tupperware Brands has become a globally trusted multibrand through a campaign that truly empowers Filipinos to aspire for better lives.” said Perry Mogar, charming president and managing director of Tupperware Brands Philippines, no less, dahlings.

The company announced its partnership with World Vision and sponsoring the education of 100 children through its “Share the Love” promo.

TUPPERWARE execs Cel Torres, Mina Bato and Charmane Abad

“For every Tupperware Brands bought, the company will give a portion of the sales to the Share the Love Fund, to be donated to World Vision,” said World Vision associate director for public engagement Jun Godornes. “Tupperware has raised funds supporting 58 kids and “urges our customers to support the remaining 42 through this promo.”

TUPPERWARE Brands president and managing director Perry Mogar andWorld Vision associate director Jun Godornes

Après the launch, palanggas, the Mandaluyong Children’s Choir gave an awesome rendition of “Bawat Bata.” There was also a brilliant performance by theater child wonder Anton Posadas from “The Sound of Music” production at Resorts World.

Here’s to another fruitful year for Tupperware Brands. We commend it for its commitment in making a positive difference in the lives of Filipinos, palanggas!

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