Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Hosting for women of substance at the Unilever CatEx Awards Night

It was truly a night to remember: all dressed in royal blue, a la Pia Wurtzbach, (the third Miss Universe to hail from the Philippines), I got to emcee for the most beautiful women I have ever seen; each confidently beautiful, and each with the strong, indefatigable heart of a Filipina. My first time to host for Unilever Philippines, for their scintillating gala set to honour the best category experts and ambassadors for their beauty and home care brands. 
 Everything was bright, blue, brilliant... truly beautiful! Or more like Be-U-tiful... 
Having a chat with these three lovely girls onstage in photo below... can't get over the theme's mesmerising royal blue & silver colour motif... I just feel like a beauty queen too! That night, we were all Miss U's... maybe not Miss Universe; more of Miss Unilever... Definitely, everyone shone bright that night! 
I loved the fact that this event - more than just celebrate these ladies' contributions to this multinational corporation - served to empower and inspire all the ladies who've attended. They honoured three heroes for this year, three ladies with a story each: one a wife and mother who has fought to keep her family intact, another a single mother who has braved life's uncertainties for the sake of her beautiful daughter, and the last a survivor of personal tragedies that have made her into the woman that she was today. Different ages, paths, characters and destinies, but same beautiful and mighty hearts!  
As usual, I did spill out some of my usual inspiring spiels, but only because I too was inspired, being in the company of women who were set to soar high but at the same time had their heels firmly planted on the ground. This is your night, ladies, may you continue excelling at your craft as category and product experts, and may you continue inspiring us all with your strength, beauty and wisdom! Truly, from beauty queens as in the case of the current Miss Universe, to these product ambassadors - category experts, Filipinas are truly world-class, definitely worth it. And being master of ceremonies of this event makes me proud to be Filipina!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Glad to MIT you at the Mitsubishi Air Philippines Dealer Conference

So elated was I to emcee for another meaningful corporate event: the MIT-AIR Philippines (Mitsubishi Air Conditioner) Dealers Conference 2016, held at the breathtaking Marriot Grand Ballroom, Resorts World Manila! It was an extraordinary night for all their dealers all over the country came to participate in the business review, past year's milestones, and the exciting things up ahead for all of them this coming year! Esteemed Mitsubishi principals from Japan and Thailand flew all the way from their respective bases to take part in this momentous affair. Here I am below with Mr. Andre See, MIT-AIR Vice President who trusted me to be the master of ceremonies of this conference... 
I don't have a lot of impressive photos of that memorable night, but I would like to express my thanks and delight to the Mit-Air Group. But I do have photos of this exciting night, don't forget to click on the links leading to my YouTube Channel below: 

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Rhythms, young love and sweet notes with #BAILONA at Robinsons Galleria

The sweetest little girl in the whole wide world... meet my BFF Chin-chin! 
This year's was definitely the best Valentine's Day ever! I may not be dancing to romantic tunes this Valentine's season, but that doesn't mean that my Valentine's day didn't brim with so much love. In fact, this year's unforgettable Valentine's Day proved to be the sweetest one so far... I've seen that Love comes in different forms, and I can most certainly say that love for my craft, and people expressing their love towards me and what I do truly makes my heart sing with joy! This is the sweetest Valentines card I ever got, only from my dear CHIN-CHIN: 
I have been dubbed, "B.H.E." (In the Philippines, Bhe is a mass term for lover; the shortened form of 'Babe' or 'Baby') but it's not the Bhe that you think; it actually stands for BEST HOST EVER. Now that melts my heart all over again! And what makes it extra special is that this beautiful young lady here, named Chin Chin who I met in a few events I have hosted last year for Robinson's Galleria made this amazing card herself! Here I am with her lovely mom too, Ms. Thet who heads the marketing division for Galleria... 
There was just so much love that day; I was so glad to be the emcee for the highly-anticipated "Rhythm of Love" concert at Robinsons Galleria with one of the hottest love teams today, #BaiLona which is comprised of the lovely Ylona Garcia and Bailey May (can you believe they're both only 13 years old? Oh, to be young and in love...) who are not just talented and popular, but both very kind and humble young superstars. 
Check out their huge following... it was a record-breaking lovevent indeed! (Lovevent = Love Event) #BAILONA the monicker of this adorable duo made everyone fall in love... 
Giving the hottest love team some good ole Love Advice... and my only advice is... Don't listen to me when it comes to love and romance! LOL.
Yes it was one happy hearts' day celebration indeed; it makes me realize the many blessings I continue to enjoy, in this amazing life I am truly very thankful to live! And here I was backstage with #BAILONA... can you believe they're both only around 14? Don't even ask how old I am okay! Oh, to be young and in love... 
Don't just work for a living... in whatever you do, make sure it's love and life you're giving!
I am just thankful that I love what I do and do what I love!