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Rockin’ at Jackstock

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on August 31, 2009 by planetchuckie

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Jack TV turns four this year. Not bad for a channel that has battled its share of demons – from monopolistic cable companies to rosary-whipping EWTN junkies who once waged a “holy war” to get the channel off-air. So what better way to mark this milestone than by celebrating the three things they know best: fun, comedy, and non-stop music!

Last Saturday, Jack TV celebrated its anniversary with Jackstock 2009, a 12-hour extravaganza of all things definitely funny and definitely Jack.  Throughout the day, the Eastwood Central Plaza became a Mecca of fun activities which culminated in the evening with sets from the Comedy Cartel and performances from today’s hottest bands.

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Hosts Tim Tayag and Kim Maravilla. Tim and Kim. Get it?!

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Paging Ms. Cora Adorador, you didn’t tell us you had a goth for a twin sister.

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Tara-lets! Tara Tara Tara-lets!

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What’s a celebration without overflowing booze?

Click on Mr. PieFace below for more photos:

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Sapul.

Here’s to more years, Jack TV!

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I love the smell of xylitol in the morning

Posted in 2nd Avenue, event coverages with tags , , , , , , , , on August 26, 2009 by planetchuckie

This morning marked the second leg of 2nd Avenue’s Today@Breakfast office tour. It didn’t push through in the Ortigas area as originally planned, but it’s a good thing  we were able to find an alternative venue  much closer to our office – the RCBC Plaza Courtyard.

Just like last May, this breakfast event was supposed to promote The Today Show, although I bet most people in attendance weren’t even aware of the fact because their eyes were mostly transfixed to the free food.

And just like last May, the event was sponsored by Orbit  (Oh, excuse me: Orbit Xylitol Sugarfree Gum) – which explains the  product samples strategically placed on the tables. Thankfully, the show was spared from feeling like a 3-hour commercial.

Entertainment was provided by jazz artist Olivia once again. She has the voice of an angel, but she needs someone to write her spiels for her, fast. (Kumusta pagkain? Sarap?) Conspicuously absent, though, was Aisaku Yokogawa, the Manila-based Japanese crooner who is known to sing Tagalog songs albeit thickly-accented.

Oh, but it was great working with host Anna Buena (AKA Danielle from RX 93.1) again. Being the resident scriptwriter, I always make it a point to make friends with the event hosts, and she was no exception. And of course , always count on the 2nd Avenue team to be a fun bunch. You could lock all of us in a bomb shelter and still have a party. 😉

It’s these things that really perk up my mornings.

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Clockwise from left: Nescafe Fit sample dude, Ehm, Mella, Kervy, David, Leah, and Kris (who unfortunately is spending her last few days with the company)