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Close Up Pyromusical + Concert!

DSC_1005It felt like I threw a big birthday party! LOLz!

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I was invited to the press conference, pyromusical, and concert held by Close Up Philippines on the same day my birthday is! I really had plans with friends to watch the fireworks on my birthday when they invited me so I requested if I can bring along Angela and Hanna as well! Thank you to Close Up for accommodating me and my friends!!! I really felt special that day – they even greeted me on Twitter that day, it was so crazy!

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We were led to the VIP section of the Close Up stage. They had a separate stage from the SM stage (which is near the bay area.) Very excluded from the crowd outside, and it was just comfy there. I didn’t even have to worry about my things. Most importantly, I could see the artists perform really near, and of course, take good photos!

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DSC_1021Thanks to Audrey, Dom, and (missing in the photo) Carla for the invite!

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The pyromusical was up first! Italy presented first —

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Then, an intermission. The #NewCloseUpSong was introduced and some former Close Up hits were also played.

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DSC_1088Gino Padilla

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DSC_1096Rico Blanco

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DSC_1110And Never The Strangers with the #NewCloseUpSong, Moving Closer

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The winners of the Pyromusical were announced, then the Philippine team  presented. There was a technical difficulty, and seriously SM needs back up plans when this happens again. Anyhow, they recovered after some 30+ minutes and continued with the show. Nothing really spectacular but it was good.

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And then more artists performed!!!!

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DSC_0055Barbie Almalbis

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Rico Blanco, who was also celebrating his birthday that day, was the last to perform! He did quite a set and I was actually singing to Antukin and Liwanag sa Dilim. Thank you, Rico, for singing such beautiful songs! It was very appropriate for our birthday!

DSC_0066Another Rico! DJ Rico Robles!

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It was a tiring day (and night) at MOA, but the party ain’t over since some friends are waiting over at Delish in Maginhawa for some drinks!!! Love these guys to bits!!!

I can’t wait til my next birthday! So far, it just gets better and better!

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Close Up Pyropalooza

DSC_0112Close Up Pyropalooza media launch was held at Cirkulo Restaurant in Makati City

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Bloggers were gathered over dinner at the Cirkulo Restaurant in Makati City for the launch of Close Up’s Valentine program (as we all know Lovapalooza) along with the 3rd Annual Pyromusical Competition; aptly coined as Pyropalooza. Close Up will open the competition proper on February 11, Saturday, with eyegasmic fireworks and musical concert featuring the following artists:

American Idol star and now TV5’s newest Kapatid David Archuleta

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Pop star Zia Quizon

Never the Strangers, and

Indios

DSC_0093Cirkulo food is soooooo good. I wish I can remember what I ate.

DSC_0095Angel, Kaye, Vergil, Dianne, Erika, Lloyd, and Hanna

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DSC_0103Bloggers with Dom from Media Contacts PH

DSC_0107Y U SO EDGY B?

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Y U SO DAINTY E? 

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Solo black button up shirt, Guess denim pants, Bloggers United (Victor Basa) vintage man heels, Paradigm Shift x Leatherengines noose neckpiece

I love dinner-parties! Dressing up isn’t very hard. And as usual I went with black and other dark elements like my uber dark blue denim from Guess. It wasn’t really very dressy, but the slight height raise from my man heels gave it a dressy effect IMHO. I know I should try to experiment my look, maybe I’ll try to do that next time. Somebody teach me how to wear colors and not shade!!!

DSC_0113Post-event Mcdo session with Erika and Dianne

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I haven’t seen these two girls for months! Last time I saw them was S/S12 Fashion Week. Both have been busy with studies as Erika is graduating this March (congrats, E!) and Dianne is pretty busy with thesis (go girl!) I won’t be spilling the milk (wahahahahaha, internal joke) but that Mcdo session was really fun! Slumber party soon, girls!

Going back to Pyropalooza! Valentine’s Day can seem tedious for some (owyeah, am not one of them, but… malay nateeeen :P) with all the planning, being conscious to make it special, and moreover the budgeting. Fret no more! Close Up offers an affordable yet equally romantic and fun Valentine’s option.

Buy any Close Up product and exchange proof of purchase at these redemption booths for a PhP 100 ticket, or 50% discounts to PhP 300 and 500 tickets! Get a romantic spot, astounding fireworks, and musical entertainment and not rip off your wallet!

Last day of the Pyromusical competition is my birthday. Care to bring me there? *ehem, ehem*

Holiday Break Photodiary

Met up with Moonleaf Planner winner
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DSC_0884Everyone, meet Zeti and her le boyf :)

Dinner at Yabu with blogger friends! Review coming up :)
DSC_0921Thank you Connect Agency and Yabu!

New Year’s Eve
DSC_0926Nopi, our dog (don’t ask about the name), was running in circles while biting its tail the whole time there was fireworks. HAHA!

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DSC_0930We don’t do fireworks. We love the environment and more food on the table. But we enjoy watching ’em

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DSC_0964Looks like Hyper Beam in Pokemon. Or is it just me? HAHA!

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My niece Akira’s binyag at Barosain Church in Malolos.
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LOL at that face!

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It’s a happy 2012 alright! :)

2nd International Pyromusical Competition: Japan v Canada

Don’t you just love playing with your senses? SM Mall of Asia brings you the 2nd International Pyromusical Competition! Last week, Japan and Canada showed spectacular play of lights and music.

Japan. Very mainstream and entertaining! I heard Mario, Doraemon, and Addam’s Family theme songs! Bombarding and eye-popping!

Canada. I like them better. With solemn orchestra-ish music and just simple yet romantic play of lights.

It was my first time to shoot fireworks, though I know the settings required from reading several photography books. Pardon my hands, they are very shaky too! HAHA! My settings are:

ISO 100
F 22
BULB

Thanks to Ada of Photobloggers Philippines for inviting me to participate in this event! Thank you also to Melo and Migs, for accommodating us, and SM Supermalls for sponsoring the Pinoy bloggers.

Last leg of the 2nd Pyromusical Competition in the SM Mall of Asia is happening this coming Saturday (March 12.) Australia and the Philippines are presenting this time. Ticket prices ranges from: P100 (SILVER – Grounds), P200 (GOLD – Bay Area), P500 (VIP), P1500 (VIP with Dinner.)

Tip: Come early. I heard from a fellow blogger that people are reserving every bit of good space to watch from because Philippines is finally showing! Pilipinas Represent!