Super8 Funfest 2017: “Bida Ka Sa Savings Serye!”

I headed to the World Trade Center before 8:00 a.m. last Thursday, April 27, to witness the opening of the Super8 Funfest 2017.

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I thought I was early but I was wrong. When I arrived at Entrance Hall B, there were already a multitude of people eagerly waiting for the doors to open.

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See that huge crowd?

I could feel the euphoria! And I perfectly understood where it’s coming from. Everyone’s fired up for the awesome surprises that await them inside. I felt giddy with excitement, too! And who wouldn’t be? Moms and dads, grannies and kids, sari-sari store owners, wholesalers and just about everyone look forward to this exciting event every year.

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The Super8 Funfest is an annual event that brings together Super8’s key business partners. As a way of giving back to their loyal customers, this event showcases exciting shopping deals, fantastic entertainment numbers, and thrilling raffle prizes and freebies.

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Super8 Funfest 2017, aptly called Bida Ka Sa Savings Serye, made all shoppers bidas (protagonists/stars) in their own right. Imagine the big savings they got from the huge discounts being offered in the various booths inside. Amazing prizes like gadgets, appliances, Super8 gift certificates, motorcycles and a brand new Toyota Avanza were also up for grabs! Plus their favorite celebrities also performed for them on stage. Bida talaga!


Once inside, customers would have a hard time deciding which booth to visit first.

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Colgate-Palmolive booth

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Mondelez booth

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NutriAsia booth

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San Miguel PureFoods booth

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CDO booth

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Leslie Corporation’s booth

The booths were all so colorful and lively!


Super8’s slogan, “Discounted Na, Discounted Pa!” couldn’t be truer!

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Customers likewise get big savings from buying bundle packs.


And if the huge discounts weren’t enough, Super8 Funfest 2017 had the most exciting raffle promo, too!

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Every Php1000 single or cumulative purchase of items in Super8 Funfest 2017 entitles customers to one raffle entry for a chance to win rewards points, appliances, gadgets, a motorcycle, a trip for 2 to Boracay, and a brand new Toyota Avanza.


While shopping, customers were likewise treated to fun games.

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Customers got to bring home freebies from joining these games.


Checking out will be the least of customers’ worries at the Super8 Funfest 2017 because of their organized payment system.

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There are separate terminals for cash and credit card purchases.


Free taste, anyone?

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Customers get a short respite from shopping by getting free food and drinks samples. Cool, right?


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For longer breaks, there’s a designated food court on the left side of the stage. Tables and chairs were provided for the tired shoppers. There were also food stalls nearby for the hungry peeps.


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And what could be better than seeing your favorite celebrities on stage? That’s Richard Yap up there rocking the house!


Super8 likewise understands the role that technology plays in today’s businesses. That’s the reason why they came up with their own mobile app that customers can download on their smartphones.

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Super8’s mobile app allows customers to (1) check their rewards points, (2) know exclusive rewards, promos and discounts and (3) get updates on exclusive promos.

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Left to right: Mr. Jay Dy (Admin Manager of Circle K), Mr. Alvin Lim (CEO of Super8 Grocery Warehouse) and Mr. Armand Mendoza (General Manager of Super8 Grocery Warehouse)

Super8 Funfest 2017 Bida Ka Sa Savings Serye happened on April 27, 28 and 29 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City. The first two days of Super8 Funfest 2017 were exclusive to Super8 Rewards cardholders and the third day was open to the public.

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What a euphoric experience! I’ll definitely be back for Super8 Funfest 2018!

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Let Your Kids Experience Summer Fun with McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop’s Newest and Biggest Program

I try to find productive things for my son to do every summer, and like most moms I know, I also let him join the McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop. He was just 7 years old when he participated in the 5-day workshop, and it was pretty exciting seeing a little boy like him do adult work, which includes serving customers, cleaning the table, making his own cheeseburger, etc.

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It was really a fun experience for my son and fulfilling at the same time because of the values he learned from the experience. If you also want your kids to learn new things this summer, then let them try McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop.

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Now on its 25th year year, McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop excites participants with a refreshed program that combines their all-time favorite activities with new ones guaranteed to make them look forward to the 5-day sessions!

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Well-loved activities are still there, like the Make-Your-Own Cheeseburger, and on-floor, Drive-Thru, and front counter trainings that give kids the opportunity to experience what it’s like to be a McDonald’s crew. And for the first time, participants will get to satisfy their sweet tooth with the Make-Your-Own Dessert activity and experience how to prepare customers’ orders through the McDelivery Game.

As McDonald’s flagship family program, the Kiddie Crew Workshop gives kids an opportunity to experience in-store restaurant training and learn time-tested values such as teamwork, hard work, discipline, responsibility, and sharing.

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Registration is ongoing until April 30, 2017 in almost 500 participating McDonald’s restaurants nationwide. Kiddie Crew Workshops happen weekly from March 20 to June 2, 2017. The registration fee is P650 only, inclusive of workshop materials, meals for 5 days and the official Kiddie Crew shirt, bag, lanyard with ID, chef’s hat, apron and graduation tokens.

With McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop, kids will surely have a delightful summer to remember! Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity for your kids to learn new skills and values, experience new things, and make new friends while having fun.

Visit for more info.

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Visit the Healthy Choices Bazaar in BGC on April 22 to 23

Kickstart your road to health and wellness with Healthy Choices Bazaar, a weekend market in Bonifacio High Street offering a wide selection of organic and conventional harvests and services from different distributors and wholesalers.

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The Healthy Choices Bazaar, in partnership with organic food distributor Yamang Bukid, is happening simultaneously with Bonifacio High Street’s FITSREET 2017 today and tomorrow (April 22 and 23). FITSTREET 2017 is an event centered on health, fitness and wellness, featuring fun activities and games for the whole family.

Expect great offers and discounts on a broad selection of products including the high-quality brewed coffee from Buttr Coffee, the easy and convenient coffee in a tea bag from STEEP Coffee Bags, coffee and tea from Equilibrium, chewy Caesar cookies that are hand-crafted without preservatives from Twisted Monkeys, Filipino artisan delicacies from Native Gourmet, nutritious meals offered by Grit, meat-free food from Herbivora and the vegan, gluten-free and plant-based food selection from Jertie’s Kitchen.

You also wouldn’t want to miss the eco-friendly items from Grood and Sidlan along with natural organic skin care products from PILI, NAIOE, Wild&Pure, Krave and a lot more!

The two-day activity with various food finds and green shopping selections also showcases fresh talent featuring up-and-coming artist Dane Hipolito, whose acoustic tunes are set to fill the FITSTREET scene.

For more information on Healthy Choices bazaar, visit their FB page ( or Instagram (

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Beat the Summer Heat with ELRO Retail Corporation’s Summer Specials + Shoe Holiday

Do you want to stay cool, comfortable and chic this hot summer season? Well, you can if you’re prepared for it. Just make sure your summer must-haves are ready when you are. Make sure you have sunblock and sunglasses to protect your skin and eyes from the sun’s harmful rays plus light-colored clothing to keep you cooler in the sweltering heat. And to complete your summer OOTDs, remember to wear light- and neutral-colored footwear, too.

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Yours truly was one of the few bloggers invited to the launch of ELRO Retail Corporation’s Summer Specials last Wednesday held at the Dumas Function Room of Discovery Primea in Makati.

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Present during the event were Mr. Patxi Elizalde (owner and president of Bambu Ventures Inc.) and Ms. Cecille Loretizo, Head of Marketing of ELRO Retail Corporation.

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ELRO Retail Corporation’s Summer Specials, consisting of Pastels and Neutrals, will definitely give you the ultimate glam look even on a hot weather.


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Ipanema Class Fem, Php1,295

Look good and feel good this summer with the Ipanema Class Fem which comes in 4 different colors: pink, blue, green and black. This style is available in selected Ipanema and Bambu Stores nationwide and in select SM Department stores (The SM Store) , Shoe Salon, and Landmark Department Stores.

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Ipanema Classic POP Fem, Php1,295

Wanna be sizzling hot this summer? Then try Ipanema’s Classic POP Fem. Exuding a vibe of individualism, freedom and liberation, this style is the perfect fit for you to relax, leave behind all excess baggage and keep your calm. Show off your feet and make a statement!


Now if lounging in the beach is not what you have in mind this summer, there’s still a perfect pair for you.

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Gola Wasp Php3,295

Gola brings you the pastel collection of the WASP, a pair that offers both style and comfort.


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Grendha Is Raizes Php 1,095 and Grendha Exclusive Sand AD, Php 1,495

For a more sophisticated yet lighter look this summer, Grendha offers the Grendha Is Raizes (left) and the Grendha Exclusive Sand AD (right). Be simply chic and beautiful as you bare your feet this summer with these two stunning styles.

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Grendha Is Natural Sand Ad, Php1,695

Another head-turner this summer is Grendha’s Is Natural Sand Ad. Perfect for any occasion, this is an all-around style that will surely bring out the modern elegance vibe.


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Feeling hip and boho? Then go for the Zaxy Glass Sand Ad.

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Zaxy Glass Sand, Php1,295

This nude strappy sandal doesn’t only feel light and look light, but it’s also extremely stylish and goes with any color.

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Zaxy Vibe I Sand, Php1,595

Another hippie variation is the Zaxy Vibe I Sand. This pair will give your feet ultimate comfort. Pair this neutral sandal with your coolest summer outfit and stand out in a crowd.


Because our feet are the most abused part of our body, they deserve a break, too. So how do we pamper our feet? For one, we can have a good foot massage. We can also reward our hardworking feet with a pair of comfortable and stylish footwear. And last but not least, we can go to ELRO’s Shoe Holiday.

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Shoe Holiday Summer Adventures is ELRO’s biggest summer promotion where renowned brands like Ipanema, Grendha, Rider, Zaxy, Gola, Sofft and Anacapri will all be available at a special discount. All brands in all stores nationwide (Bambu, Ipanema Store, The SM Store, Shoe Salon, Robinsons Dept. Store, Landmark Dept. Store, Olympic Village , TAF and a lot more) will be carrying a 20% discount on new collection and regular items, while other selected items will be priced at 30% off.

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Exciting games likewise await shoppers in select stores (Bambu Trinoma, Bambu Glorietta, Bambu Nuvali, SM North Edsa Dept. Store, Shoe Salon MOA, Shoe Salon Magnolia, Shoe Salon Glorietta, Shoe Salon Ermita, Shoe Salon Trinoma, Sports Central MOA). Awesome prizes like towels, accessories, umbrella and shirt are up for grabs. And there’s more! Shoppers will also get a chance to win a trip to Bohol for their summer adventure when they visit these stores.

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Give your feet these well-deserved holiday treats with ELRO’s Shoe Holiday Summer Adventures. Promo runs from April 28 to May 7, 2007. Visit for more information.

Ipanema, Grendha, Rider, Zaxy, Gola, Sofft, and Anacapri are exclusively distributed by ELRO Retail Corporation.

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Back to Musikgarten Manila for Summer Drum Lessons

Last Tuesday was Justin’s 1st day of summer drum lessons at Musikgarten Manila. He first enrolled at Musikgarten Manila in Robinsons Galleria in April 2014 under the now famous Pepe Herrera, then at Yamaha School of Music in La Salle Green Hills (LSGH) in the summer of 2015. He said he wanted to enroll again, but Yamaha already cut its ties with LSGH (or is it the other way around?), and Musikgarten Manila was not in Robinsons Galleria anymore. Good thing Musikgarten Manila has an FB page, and that’s how we learned about their new location, in AIC Grande Tower, a building just across our place.

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Justin with Teacher Fernando

I signed him up for a 12-session course which started this month and will end on the last week of May. He goes to Musikgarten on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons for one hour each session, and he is now being coached by Teacher Fernando Mendoza Jr., a fellow Thomasian who majored in Jazz Studies, Emphasis on Drum Set.

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We bought his musical pieces from Yamaha which Teacher Fernando used to refresh his “drum memory” with. They reviewed note reading and did some practice drills on the first day. Today, his second day at Musikgarten, Justin learned how to play drum rudiments. We also bought him a drum pad yesterday so that he could do drum exercises at home to improve his drumming skills.

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So far, so good! My son looks forward to his drum lessons. I hope his passion and enthusiasm to get better at playing the drums will not wane. We also hope to continue with this musical pursuit even when he’s already back in school.

Musikgarten Manila offers lessons in voice, piano, guitar, ukulele, violin, drums, saxophone, flute and recorder. Visit their website to know more about their programs and summer offerings.

Musikgarten Manila
Unit 107 AIC Grande Tower
Garnet Road, Ortigas Center
Pasig City
Telephone No.: 633-6270
Cell Phone Nos.: 0917 859-9936; 0939 275-5072

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