Converse Block Party!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

It was post-Bloggers United, and the day of Tamems' birthday celebration, but still, I dropped by the Converse Block Party last Saturday to check out the event one of my closest friends from college Jam co-organized.

Jam and partner Jason, at work!

I tried to go there as early as I can so I can bond with Jam pa. We stayed at the registration booth for media people for some chit chats. I love seeing my super sipag friend in action too! :D Go Jam!

With the other half of J&J Team...Jason! :) 

Jam then handed me these food stubs, and I got it that this event is like a mini fair :)

Some of the food stalls: Hotdog On Sticks and Chow King!

We walked around the area to check out the different cool booths brought to us by Converse in the Mall of Asia Music Hall:

Graffiti Galore!

Looks fun! :) Namiss ko Art Club high school days ko, hehe! :)

People lined up for the photo booth:

Hey Mr. DJ! Stage area for the sounds and grooves!

The Philippine All-Stars, Krumpinoy, Callalily, and Gloc 9 also performed later that day.

In this casual event, anyone can just go inside the activity area, and play a mean game of basketball! There were pros who arrived later that day, sayang di ko naabutan kung sino, haha!

Finally! Ate May and Krissy arrived! :) We previewed the other activities and fun booths...I wonder what they were checking out:

Cool! Artists designing Converse cut-outs! We can bring our own shoes din pala para macustomize, sayang!

I love it! I wish I can paint in one myself! :) Heehee!

A 3D booth! May ongoing show, but I wasn't able to watch na because of time constraints hay. :P

Converse Box Giant Chair! Hih!

I love CHUCKS! :)

Photo ops galore with Krissy:
photo from ate may

And Ate May! :)
photo from ate may

Jam-packed! :)

We also spotted a Converse stall set-up:

Of course I have to have my...
Top 5 Picks:

1) Will forever be in love with gray:

2) Converse High Tops always have this "too cool" factor...and the comics print is a plus! :D

3) High Top na, checkered pa. <3

4) I can't choose what color for this faded low cut Chucks is the best, I love them all! <3

5) Last but not the least: The newspaper-iy sneaks! <3

Gusto ko nito! :P

Hang out for a few more minutes with the girls...
photo from ate may

Great to talk with my blog sister Krissy post Bloggers United. :) Thank you talaga for always being there for me. It's cool too that we were both wearing our black hats--although of different styles! Sa akin bowler, Krissy wore her boater hat! :) Swap! Haha!

It was a fun and laid back afternoon, much like the brand Converse. This event then became a perfect venue to catch up with my friend Jam. Thank you for inviting me, nakapagusap din tayo outside of Facebook (hehe). :) 

Inspired by the Fourth of July Block Parties in the US, Converse brings an entire community together for an entire day of street games, basketball-skateboarding-and-dance exhibitions, musical performances, and the chance to win fun prizes. The Converse Block Party is a celebration of unity, friendship and camaraderie...dissolving barriers and getting people to gather together. That's where Converse's "street cred" comes from.

Of course, Jam and I were in our favorite Chucks! :)

The Converse Block Party is one of the perfect send-offs, last hurrah of my summer. Summer 2011 may not be the best summer because of all the "glitches", but still, Converse goal is to celebrate FRIENDSHIP and MEMORIES, LIFE and FREEDOM. So yeah, cheers to all of that! :) <3

Bloggers United 1: Thank you Sponsors!

The Sponsors
Thank you so much for all the support, and for all the goodies and programs you've prepared for our bloggers, readers, and guests. I know it's cliche to say this but really, Bloggers United will not be like this without you! *tears*

Giving away snacks and drinks from Oishi, Vitamin Boost, Sonja's Cupcakes, and goodie bags from ETC, Lay Bare, Maybelline, FabriChild, CloseUp, Kotex, Tomato, Payless, IZZO, Ichigo, Cyleina, and all our other sponsors were part of what kept me running around The Malayan in my wedges last Friday! :)

At THE Denise Katipunera's booth! :)

With Ms. Kim of Close Up

Drinking my Vitamin Boost later that day, kelangan ng energy refill, hehe:

Ava's Loot Bags! (thanks Beb for the photo :))
All the bloggers went home really happy!

Our Close Up fun booth:

With one of our volunteers, Den, we got first dibs of CloseUp's photo booth right after they set it up!

Next was with Beb Ava and Twin Sis Reg:

One of the few photos I have in this event, hehe! :P

Sonja's Cupcakes booth was next to my mom's. So I got to check on ate and kuya from Sonja's a lot of times. My mom did a lot of PR stuff too in this area where lots of sponsors and food concessionaires where situated. Go mommy! Hehe.

The bloggers and guests love the free mini cupcakes! :P Unlimited Sonja's Buffet ang tema!

Also right next to my mom is the Lay Bare booth. I didn't know they have free eyebrow shaping/threading there, sabi lang ni mom! :P Nagpaayos pa sana ako ng kilay in between the pressures, hahaha.

The registration booth girls! Thank you Gela and Charles for all the hardwork! It was great to work with you both! :) <3
Ang gaganda naman ninyo hanggang huli! :)

Along with other people I had to meet in our entrance/registration booth is Sir Christian Hortaleza of Hortaleza company and Cyleina! Thank you for all the organic soaps!

Bloggers LOVE Cyleina! :)

Nuat Thai was also in our registration booth:

I am sure everyone needed a Nuat Thai massage after the bazaar! Hah!

Fun booths inside the conference room courtesy of Maybelline and Posh Nails:

Free nail polish service at the Posh Nails stall:

Kate Torralba X Paperdolls Booth:
They were actually the first sponsors to arrive few minutes after I arrived The Malayan! They also carry Vitamin Boost. 

Maybelline, Chictopia, and MEG.
MEG gave away these magazines during the event! :)
And I think they had

The cool STATUS Magazine was also there!

John Robert Powers gave their all-out support for Bloggers United!

AUDIOLINE was our lights and sound sponsor! Thank you for all the equipment we needed to make our program succesful!
Flashed in the screen is Spot.PH! Summit Interactive supports Bloggers United. This includes Spot.PH Style Bible, and!

I love Ritratohz photo booth! :) Super cute pa ng border: BU Poster c/o Edrick! :D

Again, I can't thank you all enough for supporting our first ever event! Pax, Melai and I are grateful to these companies and people who made our event possible:

Media Sponsors:,,, Fashion DepotETCMeg MagazineStatus & Manila Streetstyle

I am sure that a "part 2" is coming up, and I hope you will all still be part of our event! Thanks for making Bloggers United a success, dearest sponsors!
Till the next! :)


PS: By installment ang BU post! Haha, I don't have lots of photos, but lots of things happened during the event! :) A lot of thank yous had to be sent out, and I'll try my best not to miss anyone! And in every post I'll end with: To God be the Glory! All for You! =)