Tuesday, April 29, 2008

A Paradise named "Club Noah"

Recently, My wife and I (plus our babies ) packed our bags and took off to take our long deserved vacation together. 

We went to a paradise resort named "Club Noah" in Palawan, Philippines.

It's one memorable journey into clear waters, fantastic beach, great food, superb service, privacy, and an experience of a lifetime.

This is the place where i've learned to snorkel. And by golly, i thought i'd never

Most importantly, it was a perfect birthday gift for my wife - Lyne. 

It's been a long time since we both had the private time together.

The Club Noah Staff prepared a birthday cake and sang "happy birthday" at the doorstep
of our Cabana.  It was just perfect!

Thanks to Professor Tommy Lopez, who made it all possible for me to discover this
paradise named "Club Noah".

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Close Encounters With Happy Slip

Last January, Ms. Christine Gambito a.k.a Happy Slip visited the Philippines.
I was privileged to be part of her entourage. 

Traveling with her for 14 days, from Manila to Bohol, Cebu to Boracay, and Palawan to 
Nueva Ecija.  Jeepney rides, Coaster trips, Airline flights, Tricycle bumps, Motor-boat wave like
ride, Speedboat buzz and Sedan cozy drive.

I was with Happy slip for her media press interviews, from early morning TV show guesting to the Hypnotic-like guesting at popular noon time show,  to the dazzling camera clicks and flashes of photo op, blitz-like blog interviews up to fans-clapping at her meet-and-greet events.

Up close. I saw her smile and yes, shed a tear. I witnessed her overflowing energy and how 
she can transform a routine-like day  into laughter filled-stomach-crumpling-hey-it's-a-happy-slip-day.

I felt her sincere attachment with her fans. 

One can really sense how much her fans mean to her.  She was always wanting to talk to every one. No matter how tired she was, she has this reserve strength always for her fans.

Being with Happy Slip is like taking a trip with Peter Pan going to Neverland. 

It felt like being around with Mickey Mouse at Disneyland.

I was like a kid all over again. It seems that my "cruel roller coaster" world of advertising stopped for two weeks. I was laughing, bubbling, inspired and beholden to Christine's world of Happy Slip. 

Happy Slip made me become a believer again - - that yes, Ed there's still good things amidst today's cruel world and that yes, old and weary Ed, dreams do still come true. At my stage in my advertising career, no one would ever believe me when i tell them of my dream of creating a Philippine campaign that will entail collaborating with a certified global internet celebrity! This Happy Slip campaign was a dream come true!

Maraming Salamat, Christine : - )

Monday, January 7, 2008

The Rocker In Me

After years of hibernation, i've finally found the apt time to unleash the hard core rocker in me!
Last December at the Euro RSCG Christmas party 2007, i went bazooka!
Man, it sure felt great!