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Thursday, November 21, 2013

coverage: 2013 Blogapalooza - brands meets bloggers in SMX SM Aura

By John Bautista
on November 20, 2013

The 2013 Blogapalooza held at SM Aura’s Convention Center as it welcomed the bloggers to witness the renowned and aspiring brands across the country to seek new opportunities in sharing and promoting their brand’s products and services.


Registration started and followed by the opening ceremony and ribbon cutting to formally open the event to all guests as the number of brands welcomed the bloggers and reporters with a smile on their faces, greeting and promotional services and products to be advertised.

Before the brands… 2 of the YouTube sensation appeared before the crowd and they are…

The infamous Bogart the Explorer and Mikey Bustos (with wings)

Here are a few brands as reviewed and presented as AFFI (Association of Filipino Franchisers Inc.) supports the event.

From varieties of food, coffees, cosmetics, electronics, internet and coverage services and even down to personalized stuffs and entertainment… name it, they have it…

To start the day right, a free buffet was served by Congo Grille and Tempura

The Food section:
Chooks to Go, Karate Kid, Flavours of China, Chef's Noodle, Hungry Juan Roast Chicken, Plato Wraps, Gavino's Japanese Donuts and more... , Flavours of China and Karate Kid
Drinks and Beverages:
Figaro Coffee Company, Brown Bag Coffee Solutions, (wines), Tropicana, Wheatgrass C.A.N. International Inc.,

Media and Electronics
PRC Inc., Ambient Digital, When In Manila, Our Awesome Planet, AFFI, Whirlpool, FujiDenzo
Recreation and Lifestyle
Megaworld Lifestyle Malls, SMART Live More..., View Park Hotel, YSA skin and body experts, LULU, Vince's Suits TiƱo, RichPrime Global Inc., ZipMatch - Real Estate Made Easy, Enjoy Philippines Inc., LazerXtreme, Natural, The Minds Museum (Taguig), Grab Taxi, Eagle's Wings Enterprises


As the crowd started growing and the interview with the two YouTube sensations brought the people’s humor to life with their comedy acts and answers the questions thrown at them.

Excitement grows bigger as the event progresses with the talk on relevance of blogging and was spearheaded by and later on…

With a few aces up their sleeves, Sam YG announced the raffle of the most awaited gadget from Apple Inc. The iPhone 5c.

Several veteran bloggers were spotted and posed for a time to take a picture before going home.

Ted Claudio of
Ron Villagonzalo of
and Raffy Pekson of

Megaworld lifestyle malls promoted their new app on Android and IOS wherein you can check the latest trends, deals and movies for convenience right at your fingertips. In-line with other application and partnership with LINE, Fitness First and other partners. This will surely start your day with a smile.

Gavino's japanese donuts and more... on the other hand, tickled the taste buds of their customers for their exquisite product of mochi donuts. A chewable donuts unlike other products tested and with a mix of our favorite and popular flavors like m&ms, green tea and the like...LAZERXTREME
If you're looking for excitement and bonding moments with the family, groups and peers. LazerXtreme offers their services with the latest trends of technology for shooting and target practice that will definitely blow your wild and crazy world. This is by far the safest and fun-filled activity for all ages.


Brown Bag coffee solutions offers their cards to aspiring entrepreneur and business minded people to share their coffee experience and products ranging from local coffee to international brands of full beans and ground coffee. This will surely lighten up your day for a wonderful coffee experience.


Chooks to Go spiced up the day right by having people play and test their physical chooks ability in order to gain as many points possible and to tasted the mouth watering roasted chicken as your senses will turn to greet the taste of their innovative sauce-less chicken.


GRABTAXI reinvented the experience and convenience of catching a cab... you'll no longer have to wait to get a cab as it will locate the nearest within your area and by far might be able to fetch you in your current location by using GPS... with one click of a button then you'll have the best experience in riding a taxi...


And for the kids to enjoy and simply trail away with their favorite characters, Richprime Global presents the brands of toys and collectibles from renowned and famous toys from Mattel, Fisher Price, K's Kids, Hot wheels, chicco, megablocks, vtech, and other toy brands. This will surely give your kids the time to fully enjoy their childhood.

The Blogapalooza 2013

The aspiring and renowned brands gathered together to present their best at the 2013 Blogapalooza held at SM Convention Center @ SM Aura, BGC Taguig. With the sun shining and the crowd starting to grow, presenters gathered all their enthusiasm for the people to enjoy their fun games and jam packed services. This is an impeccable timing for the bloggers to take pictures and write their stories from the event down to the participating brands.

Cool stuffs and giveaways were given to all guest and bloggers courtesy of the participating brands. Bright ideas were also shared by

But the fun doesn't stop there... kicking off with a piercing start crowd's attention were caught by the raffle item of Apple's newly released smart phone the i-Phone 5c. Not quite sure though who won... hehe

This event was totally a blast

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, Philippine Bloggers Network, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. Azrael's Merryland Blog is included in a list of top 50 Blogs in the Philippines , ranked 65th in Top 100 Blogs that Matter , 49 must read lifestyle blog in the Philippines. and rank 40th in 100 Top Philippine Blogs by Feedspot.
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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