Friday, June 24, 2011

OMG! I see purple!

Republiq Bar at Resorts World in Pasay City was in full swing party mode last June 21st as the 1st Yahoo OMG! Awards was held there.  As you look around the place, one would feast on the color purple as this is the carrier color of Yahoo! I so love how the purple throw pillows on the couches contrast with the white leather seats.  They also came up with a somewhat bluish-purple colored cocktail to match the event which they called Yahoo Drink (mixture of Blue Curacao, Absolut Vodka and some other stuff). Not to mention, most of the attendees, including me, were dressed in accordance to the purple theme.

Drinks were flowing, everybody smiling, photo ops with celebrities, everybody seemed to be in high spirits, a refreshing sight to see coming from a gloomy, rainy afternoon.  The party kicked off around 8:00PM and was hosted by JM Rodriguez and Andi Manzano, live music played throughout the night.  After party music was hosted by  DJ Chris Myk.

Winners were picked poll-based at

OMG! Celeb of the Year:
Shalani Soledad

OMG! Major Impact:
   Shamcey Supsup
Hottest actor:
Piolo Pascual

Hottest Actress:
Jennylyn Mercado

Funniest Comedian:
Vice Ganda

Funniest Comedienne:
Eugene Domingo

Breakthrough artist – male:
Coco Martin

Breakthrough artist – female:
Cristine Reyes

Awesome young actor:
Albie Casino

Awesome young actress:
Kathryn Bernardo

Favorite TV host – male:
Luis Manzano

Favorite TV host – female:
Toni Gonzaga

Amazing newcomer – male:
Alden Richards

Amazing newcomer – female:
Ritz Azul

Coolest singer – Male:
Christian Bautista

Coolest singer – Female:

Coolest band:
Parokya ni Edgar

Designer of the Year:
Joey Samson

Most Animated Personality:
   Barbie Forteza

Most Watched Stunner Celebrity:
  Marc Nelson

Most Healthy Award:
   Marc Nelson

Touch By The Expert:
   Alodia Gosengfiao

Clear Men Award:
   Piolo Pascual

Clear Woman Award:
   Sam Pinto

The Awards night was presented by Wi-Tribe and sponsored by Ponds, Sunsilk and Clear.  Drinks were sponsored by Pernod Ricard, which kept my friends and I, happy all night long.  To sum it up, I think this event was a huge success for everyone present that night.  More power to Yahoo! Philippines!

Thanks to Ryan of The Black Fedora Blog and also to Myke of mixofeverything for some of the photos seen here. Special mention to my Juan Manila for being our photographer for the night. :) 

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Yahoo! Philippines rolls out the purple carpet for the inaugural OMG! Awards

Press Release:

June 16, 2011, MANILA – Yahoo! the premiere digital media company announced the launch of OMG! Awards – the first of its kind purple carpet event that will recognize the most-searched celebrities on its newest and leading entertainment property in the Philippines. The Awards combine Yahoo! Search and rich news content from Yahoo!’s celebrity and entertainment news site, OMG! to recognize the top trending web celebs, those who have propelled to stardom in cyberspace and used the power of the Internet to reach their fans

The awards ceremony which will take place on June 21 comprises 72 nominees in 18 categories; the winners of which will be selected through popular search queries and polling methods.

The categories for the most-searched award include OMG! Celebrity of the Year and OMG! Major Impact, while the winners for Hottest Actor/Actress, Funniest Comedian/Comedienne, Breakthrough Artist Male/Female, Awesome Young Actor/Actress, Favorite TV Host Male/Female, Amazing Newcomer Male/Female, Coolest Singer Male/Female, Coolest Band categories and Designer of the Year will be selected through popular polls. The poll site is located at

Hosted by JM Rodriguez and Andi Manzano, Yahoo OMG! Awards will feature acts by top local performers including Someday Dream, Johnhoy Danao and Up Dharma Down, and appearances by popular Filipino celebrities. Noted fashion designers Joey Samson, Jun Escario and Kate Torralba will present a purple themed fashion show while “Cosplay Queen” Alodia Gosengfiao will live blog from the event scene. An after hour party will be hosted by DJ Chris Myk.

Erwin Lemuel Oliva, Country Editor, Philippines, stated, “To determine the winners in each category, our editors will do a thorough trend analysis by assessing the percentage increase in the online searches to identify the most-searched Filipino celebrities. From this short-list, readers will be asked to vote for their favorite.” 

The Awards show will be presented by Wi-Tribe and sponsored by Ponds, Sunsilk and Clear. In a true celebrity style, OMG! icons will be escorted in luxury cars provided by Jaguar and Land Rover while Pernod Ricard, producer and distributor of premium wines and spirits will be the official beverage sponsor.

“OMG! Awards is a direct response to the increasing popularity of Yahoo!’s entertainment site which was launched in March this year and has quickly grown to become the number one property in the Philippines. consists of the latest news on the local and global entertainment scene receives 682,000 unique visitors per month,” stated Oliva.

Updates from the OMG! Awards event will be posted on Yahoo! Philippines’ Facebook Page on while Tweets from the purple carpet can be followed on A Flickr page has also been set up for Filipinos to share photos with their favorite celebrities on

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Cereals and More!

Cerealicous is usually flocked by kids and teenagers, in short, the young ones.  But now, mommies and daddies (who were young once) can enjoy full meals too while kids have fun with their cup of Cerealicious Blockbuster cup at the New Cerealicious Cafe!

The people behind the Cerealicious trend came up with the concept last year, wanting to be more than just a dessert bar which not only caters to kids but to everyone, therefore, Cerealicious Cafe came to. 
By expanding their menu, the cafe offers yummy and nutritious meals that are affordable.

In line with the expansion of the menu comes the Pasta dishes and Entree. Most of the goodies in the full meal menu are infused or made with cereals, making it yummy and still healthy.  The Cerealicous Chicken Pesto, for example, is served with their homemade pesto mix with cornflakes crusted chicken fillet.

I just love their Bubba Shrimps because the serving of shrimps were of the right size and enough crust that doesn't drown the taste of the shrimp itself served with paprika sauce, spicy!  Oh yeah, the breading is also made out of corn flakes.
The Creamy Chicken Casserole, I think, would appeal to kids with the colors of the veggies (corn, peas and carrots), smothered in creamy sauce and topped with rice crispies.

Another item on the menu that would surely be a winner with the kids is the Oatrageous Burger Steak, yes, it is spelled correctly, oatrageous.  Using oats as a binder gives you tender, yummy, healthy burger.

Are you a heavy eater?  Go for the Cerealicious Chicken Cordon Bleu, big serving, heavy meal. 

Offerings of soups, salads, sandwiches and bites (pica-pica) are also available.  The cafe still holds their carrier product, Blockbuster Cereals so you need not go to a dessert bar to have your dessert after your meal.   Scrumptious meals with heavenly good desserts, what more could one ask for?

To date, there are 4 Cerealicous Cafe open to serve your cravings:  BF Las Pinas, Katipunan Ave, University Mall Taft and SM Megamall.

See you there! :)

Photos by Jeman Villanueva - Orange Magazine TV