Thursday, April 08, 2010


So I just got home from the Nuffnang+Glutamax event empty handed. Yes, I'm a big fucking loser. I left the event with a full tummy though.

Unbelievable as it may seem, it was actually my first time to be in Eastwood. And I think the cab driver didn't take the most convenient route.

Let me just say that I officialy like Eastwood! It's clean, there's an endless selection of shops and restaurants, the corridors of the Eastwood Mall are spacious, and the restrooms are in top shape. I hope they'll be able to maintain the cleanliness and keep everything in order.

I can't help but compare Eastwood to Rockwell and The Fort.

What wasn't exactly in great order was the event that I mainly came there for, which was the awarding of the Glutamax 'The New Me' contest. The program was quite the hot mess. No wonder the crowd was less than enthused when applause was needed.

The program was hosted by DJs Mojo Jojo and this other this girl whose name I unfortunately didn't catch because I was too busy being alone observing other bloggers getting to know each other.

Don't get me wrong though. Between, bites of pastries and hors d' oeuvres, I managed to do a little chit chat with an equally cold and seemingly introverted editor of a tabloid called Diretso.

The food, provided by Delifrance and Old Vine, was abundant. The organizers made sure the guests were well-fed. The entertainment however was quite weak.

The first to perform was this male group called 100%. I'm not sure if it's supposed to be in numerals or spelled out. They sounded fine but weren't exactly quite crowd pleasers these boys.

Then there's this belter who didn't appear onstage until the third time she was called out. She's got great pipes though.

Nyoy Volante, the only familiar performer to me, did his thing. He had to ask the audience to clap. Just saying.

The crowd was a good sprinkling of organizers, bloggers, media professionals and other guests.

Coinciding with the awarding was also the unveiling of Glutamax's new endorser. Jinky Oda out...

...Gretchen Baretto in!

I must say she was very pretty and her skin looked divine. I wonder why she was wearing so much make-up.

Anyway, it sucks not to get any of the cool prizes especially the MacBook! I wasn't bitter until I saw it between the winner's arms. She looked pretty by the way and I thought she looked cute in her short skirt-tank-pumps combo. But the best dressed there in my book is this girl.

Who is this Prada-toting, jumpsuit-in-stretchy-sweat pants fabric-wearing showstopper? Marie Lozano? She looked gorge.

Meanwhile, I kept it simple.

White, short-sleeved, button down shirt from Levi's, Skinny jeans from Maldita, gray espadrilles from Zara, bag from Marithe Francois Girbaud, vintage sunglasses from my mom

Though I did not win, I don't regret going to the event. It was good to finally visit Eastwood and to attend a Nuffnang event for the first time.


  1. Hey there, James. We saw you at the event. We're the first ones there and I was with my partner.

    It was also my first blogger event. I'm not the type who initiates conversations with strangers, but I also wanted to go because I want to meet fellow bloggers. Too bad I didn't get to meet you, you were on the other side of the red carpet and at the table next to us. I only met about 3 bloggers and I wasn't able to remember the blog URL of one of them. Next time, I'll bring a mini notebook and pen so I can take note of the URLs of the bloggers I meet. LOL.

  2. Hey! I think I remember seeing you there. At least you got to meet fellow bloggers. I didn't even talk to one! Hahah... Oh well. Next time!