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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Sights and sound at the Christmas Tree lighting of Resorts World Manila (plus scenes from the media party)

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The big Christmas Tree of Resorts World Manila light up last week and it was followed by a Grand Fiesta event presentation with Masskara Festival inline to the theme they have for this year “The Many Faces of Holiday Thrills. They also shared to us what is in store this holiday season from Christmas month of December up to the New Year of January 2016.

I will make a separate blog post and I will list the exciting events at Resorts World Manila scheduled this November, December and January.

Resorts World Manila - media appreciation party 2015

The Christmas Tree lighting was headed by the executives of Resorts World Manila, Megaworld and Newport Mall. The grand lighting was followed by lighting the grand parol and Christmas displays around the Newport Plaza, also a chorale group sang some Christmas song to add more Merry Christmas feel.

Resorts World Manila - media appreciation party 2015

Me and my wife Lace are there to witness the grand lighting event, Its my first time to be with her in an event coverage all about Christmas. I told her it’s a fun event and we wished that our son is with us.

Resorts World Manila - media appreciation party 2015

The giant Christmas parol (lantern) light up in the middle of the stage. I thought it was some kind of boring backdrop but Im surprised that it’s a real lantern that lights up. Its far more different from the parol that we usually see in Pampanga. But this version is a bit modern.

Resorts World Manila - media appreciation party 2015

The Christmas giant ornaments displays light up around the plaza. Its not a good view below, but it’s a good view if you are at the 3rd floor of Newport Mall.

Resorts World Manila - media appreciation party 2015

Christmas mascots were spotted roaming around the plaza.

Resorts World Manila - media appreciation party 2015

Santa Claus was also there to meet the kids
Btw, that’s Ron and his family.

Resorts World Manila - media appreciation party 2015

Cast of Bituing Walang Ningning are also there to witness the grand Christmas Tree light up ceremony.
I super kilig when I saw Monica Cuenco, the lead star of musical play Bituing Walang Ningning.


Resorts World Manila - media appreciation party 2015

Funny selfie with Jon Santos, one of the star of Bituing Walang Ningning.

Resorts World Manila - media appreciation party 2015

Here’s Jon Santos do a spelling of his name using that candy bar

Resorts World Manila - media appreciation party 2015

Sabrina, the acoustic darling performed some cover songs and a Christmas song.

Resorts World Manila - media appreciation party 2015

President of Resorts World Manila welcomed us and revealed the highlights of their Christmas theme “Grand Fiesta Manila”. watch out for the list of events in my next blog post.

Resorts World Manila - media appreciation party 2015

Resorts World Manila showed off some of their awesome performers and regulars at Bar 360. These performers were recruited from different countries. Here’s an acrobat duo that balances themselves with a steel pole.

Resorts World Manila - media appreciation party 2015

A contortionist performer is one shocking spectacle. The guy twists his arms and then body…super flexibility was seen and we noticed that his muscles are so tough and bones are well trained in the body twisting. I super dislike this performance but its one of the wow moments for me that evening.


Resorts World Manila - media appreciation party 2015

The Masskara Fest was followed and we saw the lights and sound exhibition.

Resorts World Manila - media appreciation party 2015

Here’s a slow shutter shot of the light dance on stage.


Resorts World Manila - media appreciation party 2015

A guy doing some light poi caught on slow shutter, we saw that his light stick displays different kinds of shapes.

Resorts World Manila - media appreciation party 2015

We wondered how on earth he did that??? we see shapes of a horse in one of his poi action.

Resorts World Manila - media appreciation party 2015

The Masskara fest dance and cheer was noisy and cheerful performance on stage.

Resorts World Manila - media appreciation party 2015

I laughed when I saw their mask, it seems that all of them are smiling…..a part of an illusion but that’s how Masskara Festival is the most fun and energetic event here in the Philippines.

I should visit Bacolod City sometime to witness the grand fest there.



SCENES FROM THE MEDIA PARTY
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We went to House Manila at the basement of Remington Hotel for the Resorts World Manila media appreciation party. They always do this every year and I can say that the party is much more awesome this year compare to last year.

I can say that this is the even that made us all dance on the floor hahahah.

Resorts World Manila - media appreciation party 2015

Me and my wife Lace of www.mommylace.com
It was like a date for us….. She told me that we can go dance crazy that night because we can no longer experience this in a normal day hahahaha.

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Friends from the blogosphere and comrades of PBNET was there to dance and party. Each of us showed our own groove with the music mixed by a lady DJ.
Resorts World Manila - media appreciation party 2015

Monica Cuenca performed one song that night…I was hoping she will sing Bituing walang ningning.


Resorts World Manila - media appreciation party 2015

Resorts World Manila marketing and PR team went on stage to thank all the media who supported them through the year. On the mic is Owen Cammayo, Corp Comm for Resorts World Manila.

Resorts World Manila - media appreciation party 2015

Mae Bernardo on the mic.

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Joy Andrade

Resorts World Manila - media appreciation party 2015

I’ve known Archie Nicasio since the start of Resorts World Manila. I can say that for the 6th year, Im so happy that he is still working for the company.

Thanks again Team RWManila… lets do another round for the end of 2015 and let’s do more for 2016.

Resorts World Manila - media appreciation party 2015

Entertainment portion follows.. we listened to mash up music of hit singles

Resorts World Manila - media appreciation party 2015

When they announced…the Resorts World Manila dancers… me and the guys were cheering, then we saw these guys dancing with leather boxers… I laughed to the max until I ran out of air hahhahahahah.
We didn’t expect to see this at the media party.. But hey..Resorts World Manila do entertain everyone with their foreign performers and dancers.

Resorts World Manila - media appreciation party 2015

The ladies do enjoyed the show..but then…it was our turn to watch these tall foreign ladies dance with the groovy music.



























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Laser lights, smoke machine, and foot thumping music was felt after the entertainment portion.
I danced to the max because there’s a prize for the best dancer.

And at the end…Im happy that they chose me as one of the winning dancer ahhahaha
Thank you to my high school days of hip hop, techo and trance hahahaha.

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Thanks for viewing my blog today.
Watch out for my next blog post about the Grand Fiesta Manila of Resorts World Manila.

The blogger

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.
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