Ultra Super Green is a little piece of heaven for organic products located along Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City.
Locally grown and manufactured, the products are certified organic yet lower cost compared to the counterparts found in most supermarkets. I got excited to find items i only find in high-end supermarkets being sold at a more affordable price since they are locally produced.
Ultra Super Green products are all natural grown, eco-friendly and prices are competitive compared with supermarkets.
Featuring the some of the top local brands:
Greenola flax seeds
Alaminos Goat’s Milk Star
Creative Baker’s Organic Gluten-free
DeMetrio’s local wines
Coco Dolce Dark chocolate
The store’s location is accessible to all residents near Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City and situated near by schools/college campuses and nearby UP Town Center. They also encourage organic shoppers like health conscious and some people who wanted to switch to organic food and beverages to visit their store.
Most of the store’s products packaging are unique and creatively labeled. You will also notice that the store uses a weaved basket in the counter and some free sample food testing of variety of organic products they are currently being sold in the market.
Now, you don’t need a special trip to different bazaars and farmers market. Ultra Super Green has an extensive selection of organic products that you could afford.
Due to some personal matters, I wasn’t able to attend the the inaugural ToyCon + PopLife FanXperience event last year. Thus, when given the opportunity to cover this year’s iteration, I excitedly made trek to the SMX Convention Center at the Mall of Asia, despite an aching ankle.
And I got a nice treat in exchange for the pain.
A Parade of Celebrities
While the Philippine Toys, Hobbies, and Collectibles Convention does have celebrity guests every year, this is only the second time that they take centerstage in the event. That is thanks to ToyCon’s partnership with Pop Life Entertainment, bringing in FanXperience.
Dubbed the “Ultimate FanXperience”, the pop culture collaboration showcased exclusive show merchandise, exhibitions, and, of course, celebrity guests.
For this second installment of FanXperience, the event had an impressive lineup of guests. During Day 2, which served as ToyCon + op Life FanXperience 2017’s grand opening, present during the ribbon cutting ceremony were:
Stefan Kapicic (Deadpool’s Colossus)
Karen Fukuhara (Katan from Suicide Squad)
Kevin McNally (Pirates of the Caribbean’s Joshamee Gibbs)
Lindsay McKeon’ (Supernatural’s Tessa the Reaper)
Cas Anvar (The voice of Altair in the Assassin’s Creed: Revelations game)
Charlie Bewley (Dmitri from Twilight)
Aside from their appearance during the opening ceremonies, the guests also participated in the Meet and Greet event held at at the upper floor of the Convention Center.
Aside from the international guests, there were also a bevy of local pop culture celebrities present. Among them were YouTube personality and former DJ Sir Rex Kantatero and popular Sentai/Power Rangers cosplayer Chris Cantada.
Popular cosplayer Chris Cantada
I unexpectedly bumped into Cantada and his troops of Spidermen while they were rehearsing for their skit later in the evening and he happily posed for some quick shots.
But what was arguably one of the highlights of the event for for local comic book geeks (and showbiz fans) was the appearance of the latest actress to inherit local superheroine Darna’s magical stone: Liza Soberano. Soberano is set to portray the iconic Mars Ravelo character in a new Darna movie to be directed by Erik Matti.
To celebrate her appearance in the event, ToyCon and ABS-CBN, Soberano’s home network, launched a contest on Facebook for the chance of having a Meet and Greet session with her. I joined the contest just for fun and amusingly ended up being one of the fifteen. winners. Due to time constraints, the Meet and Greet event ended up being a quick photo op. But I did get this great pic with her.
The much awaited Pinoy pop culture convention for all ages is finally happening on June 30 to July 2, 2017 at SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City. After the success launch event in Uptown Mall BGC last weekend, Toycon Philippines celebrates its 16th year anniversary of pop culture, toys, comics, geek stuff, fangirling/fandomness, and the ultimate catch phrase combined “FanXperience” which means those who will witness the three day craziness are very lucky ones because not only they moved to a larger space (second time), Philippine Toycon is partnered with Pop Life Entertainment. If you are the chosen one, you’ll get a chance to meet and greet some International celebrities and personalities, inspired by their live talks plus you’ll also get an opportunity to unveil world class exhibits and score hard to find exclusives.
During the press launch, they announce the list of International celebrities that Filipino fans will get a chance to meet them upclose:
Carla Perez – Rita Repulsa in the Power Rangers 90s TV Series
Charlie Bewley – The Vampire Dmitri, from the Twilight movie franchise
Lindsay Mckeon – Tessa the Reaper from the hit TV series, Supernatural
Karen Fukuhara – Katana of the Suicide Squad
Stefan Capicic – Colossus in the Deadpool Movie
Cas Anvar – the voice of Altair in Assassins Creed:Revelations
Kevin McNally – Joshamee Gibbs in all 5 Pirate of the Caribbean movies
I’m sure you all love to visit the biggest exhibits that this year’s highlights:
Japan’s top toy brand, Kotobukiya, displays its latest line of Marvel, Star Wars and DC figurines along with the launch of the Frame Arms Girl Anime and merchandise.
Warner Brothers features its movie exhibit of its upcoming line of hit movies, IT, Ninjago, Justice League and the original movie prop doll of the horror cult classic, Annabelle.
Mars Ravelo’s Superheroes are featured in their classic art and comic form courtesy of the Mars Ravelo Estate and ABS CBN Licensing.
The TOYCON Toy Club Gallery – The biggest toy collectors’ exhibit ever assembled under one roof featuring top toy brands, Kotobukiya, Enesco, Bandai, Hero Cross, Hasbro, Mattel, Hot Toys and Lego. This exhibit makes ToyCon one of the most photographed events in the country.
Artists Alley and custom artwork – fans meet their favorite local and international guest artists for custom sketches, signing and art critiquing.
The biggest dealer floor of around 240 merchants of various pop-culture merchandise, comics, accessories, cosplay merchandise, toys and collectibles
Other event highlights include:
The grand finals of the World Cosplay Summit Philippine Championship and our very own TOYCON Cosplay Competition
The awarding of the very first Pinoy Pop Culture Awards
Musical performances by British electronic duo, Addictive TV and top local bands
ToyClicks toy photography competition and the Toy Customization contest
WHAT NEW FOR THIS YEAR’S CONVENTION?
Pop Life Entertainment brings your ideas to life in the Creator Stage! All digital content creators and online celebrity aspirants can make their mark on the digital stage by creating their own content right at the Pop Life Creator Stage at the 2nd level of the SMX Convention Center. Share your genius and get a chance to be part of a global leader in multi-channel networks, Pro Am Studio! Enjoy a brand new set of toys in a whole new playground as the TOYCON POP LIFE FANXPERIENCE happens on June 30 to July 2, 2017 SMX Convention Center Manila Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City The event is organized by the Asian Comics, Toys & Hobbies Collective Inc. and Pop Life Entertainment
and co-presented by GLOBE. With sponsors MaxiCollector, Arigatoys, the Gaming Library, Warner Brothers Pictures, Bankee, Toy Empire, Ano Toys, Great Toys Online, Hygienix, Bully Boys Collectibles, Big Boys Toystore, Hubbyte, Kramer Toy Warden, Devant, Mogu-Mogu, and Bruder Toys.
With media partners, ABS-CBN, History Channel, Psicom, Manilascape, PBNet and Retro 105.9 DCG FM.
Everything about ToyconPH is posted on their official website – www.toyconph.com
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My blogger-kumpare friend, Jeff was invited to try one of their services and his experience was remarkable. He mentioned on his blog post that ROMA Wellness and Beauty is celebrating their anniversary this June and expect a lot of surprises coming (more promotions on their treatments, I guess).
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Here’s the latest gadget for all Filipino crafters, Brother ScanNCut and Hobby cutting machine is one of the best & incredible invention ever made electronically design in scanning, cutting, built in scanner and Wi-Fi capability. This machine allows you to create patterns and scan in virtually and designed to cut fabrics, papers and user-friendly interface.