Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Philippine TOYCON: The Biggest Pop Culture Event in the Philippines celebrates its 13th year

What’s bigger than dinosaurs? Giant robots. What’s bigger than giant robots? Godzilla. What’s bigger than Godzilla? Freakin’ outer space! Where a bunch of aliens are busy guarding the galaxy. 
There nothing that can compare with bigness. But sometimes, even the thought of “bigness” is an understatement when you find something that can contain all these things and add in a huge dose of fun and thrills. Prepare for the biggest one yet! It’s time for TOYCON 2014!! 

The Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention, or TOYCON as it’s more widely-known, is Asia’s biggest and longest running convention for collectibles, toys, anime, comics, cosplay, gaming and anything and everything related to hobbies and collections. The convention has been ongoing since 2002 so it is now on its 13th year of thrilling fans and aficionados alike. It is, simply put, the biggest pop culture event in the country. 

This year’s TOYCON will highlight the 75th Anniversary of DC Comics’ caped Crusader, Batman with a huge Batman display area, a life size Batpod, a kids’ activity area, exciting new Batman merchandise, and a gallery of art and collectibles of the Dark Knight Detective. 

Also catch the Samurai X fever as Warner Brothers previews the Rurouni Kenshin live-action film trilogy Parts II and III with a display of original costumes from the sensational Japanese hit movie. 

Get ready to be blown into space with Marvel’s latest epic movie, The Guardians of the Galaxy, with awesome displays, sneak peeks at the movie’s trailers and behind-the-scenes, special fan activities, and the Marvel roster of superstar artists like Leinil Yu, Carlo Pagulayan, Stephen Segovia, Roy Allan Martinez and Kim Jacinto.

The TOYCON also gives you the biggest gathering of toy collections with the following prominent toy exhibits – The G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary exhibit, Philippine Lego Users Group exhibit, the Coca-Cola Collectibles exhibit, One Sixth Republic and Pinoy Sixth Scale collectors exhibit and the awesome Toycon Gallery exhibit area which showcases the best of the local toy group community. 

Fans of a galaxy far, far away unite with the 10th Anniversary of the Star Wars 501st Philippine Outpost. Enjoy a parade of your favorite Star Wars characters, Stormtroopers, Jedi Knights and droids and, of course, the Dark Lord of the Sith himself, Darth Vader as they invade the Philippine ToyCon stage. 

The TOYCON also features the biggest in Cosplay with the Philippine Finals of the World Cosplay Summit happening at the event and TOYCON’s own Cosplay Universe unleashes a barrage of individual and group cosplayers led by Asia’s Cosplay queen, Alodia Gosiengfiao. 

Gaming takes center stage also at the TOYCON with the biggest game companies, like Level-Up, War Gaming, Cherry Credits and Uplink releasing the latest versions of their top games. 

And off course, TOYCON would not be complete without the biggest exhibitor floor of all pop culture merchandise in terms of apparel, collectibles and memorabilia, graphic novels and comics, cosplay paraphernalia, and toys, toys, TOYS! 

The Philippine TOYCON 2014 will be held on June 20-22, 2014 at the SM Megatrade Halls 1, 2 and 3, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. 

This is co-presented by Collectibles Unlimited and the SM Megatrade Halls, and sponsored by Maxi Collector, Toy Kingdom, Toy Empire, Warner Brothers Pictures and Pacific Licensing. With special thanks to Big Boys Toy Store, Great Toys, Arigatoys, Authority Hoodie, Transfer It, Otaku Asia, War Gaming, Uplink, Level-Up, Cubizone, Canon, Level-Up, Cherry Credits, CIIT, Loctite, Walt Disney Studios, gaming Library and Resorts World Manila. With media partners, ABS-CBN, Flip Geeks, Reimaru Files,, Chalk Magazine, UNO Magazine, Manila Bulletin, and 99.5 PLAY FM. Also supported by Anime Alliance and World Cosplay Summit. 

Tickets are now on sale at SM Tickets (

For more information on schedule of activities and event details please visit:

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Wheatgrass C.A.N. Inc and World Vision Team Up for Fun Run

Read on for further details and how you may win a race kit for the 10k division #WCIRunYourMotto

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C'mon join the Fun Run and let's have fun
We're pleased to announce that WCI (Wheatgrass Can International Phils.) is a sponsor in this Sunday's World Vision Run 2014 (Run for Children) at the BGC, 34th St.
About 5,000 participants are expected at the event.
In the spirit of family fun and encouraging family healthcare, WCI is holding a slogan contest that wraps up this Friday (June 20) at 4 p.m. We'll give away one free race kit to the winner. Visit our Facebook fan page also at
Tell us in a catchy motto why you must keep yourself physically fit.
The most "fun & clever" phrase will win Wheatgrass CAN products and ONE 10k Race kit for this Sunday's Run for Children road race organized by World Vision Philippines at the Bonifacio Global City.
This is brought to you by Wheatgrass Tabs, the food supplement for busy, dynamic people.
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World Vision Philippines holds regular events like this fun run to help fight poverty and improve children's lives in the poorest areas.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Riviera Catering Solution by Chef Patrice at the Brides and Beyond Fair this June 7-8

Chef Patrice Freulson invites you to come and visit Riviera Catering Solution at the Brides and Beyond Fair this weekend. Get a taste of our finest food selection to give you a kick start in choosing dishes that will surely spark your interest. 

See you this weekend, June 7-8, at the Rockwell Tent! Riviera would love to be part of your special day.

​Landline: 408 1852

Address: G/F Atrium Building
Makati Avenue near corner Paseo de Roxas,
Makati City, Metro Manila

Dr. Kong Footwear for Footcare

Dr. Kong is a line of “healthy” shoes from Hong Kong. Established in 1999, they now have about 200 stores, scattered around China and Hong Kong and has reached the Philippines last year. 

Dr. Kong is first to provide the innovative “Check & Fit” foot examination and insole fitting service. It is a free professional examination of foot provided to people of all ages, which after, they recommend the most suitable and economical foot care products according to the customer’s feet. Dr. Kong products range from shoes for children and adults, school bags, and foot care accessories.

Dr. Kong Comfort and Healthy Shoes is available in the Philippines at the following branches: 3rd Level, The Gallery of Robinson Galleria, 2nd Level Robinsons Magnolia, 3rd Robinsons Place Manila, GF Sekai Center Building Greenhills, San Juan and 3rd Level SM Aura Premiere.

For more information on their products, click here.

June 2014 events of SM City BF Paranaque

June 2014 Mall events
Zumba Party @ Main Atrium
Every Friday at 6pm-7:30pm
June 6, 13, 20 and 27

Transformers Collector's Exhibit and Cosplay
@ Main Atrium
June 16-29

Playmore @ SMBF by Neutral Grounds
@ Main Atrium 
June 7-8. 10am-9pm

Loom Summer Craft Craze @ Main Atrium
Every Friday-Sunday

K-fest song and dance cover contest and exhibit
@ Main Atrium
June 28 at 2pm

Independence Day events
"Jeepney" by Jeffrey Rogador

June 29 @ 10am-9pm

"Eco Mosaic" by Kookooo ramos
@ Main Atrium
June 1-12 at 10am-9pm

"Roots" by Jessie Blancaflor-Macaraeg 
June 1-11 at 10am-9pm

Flag Raising Ceremony
Open Parking 
June 12 at 7am

Musicfest: UP Dharma Down
Main atrium 
June 12 at 5pm

Father’s Day events 
Vintage wheel display
Main Atrium
June 9-15

Beerbelly: His favorite drinks
Main Atrium
June 15 at 6pm

Playlist: feat. South Border
Main Atrium
June 15 at 6pm

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Toy Con 2014 30-second TVC

The 13th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention 2014 will be held this coming June 20, 21 and 22 at the Megatrade Halls 1, 2, & 3 of SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.