I arrived to Manila on the 16th November 2011 at lunch time. After some problems in Hong Kong, I was happy to get some afternoon nap and not really feeling like going to any party at night. But as me and some more travel bloggers (Mica from www.senyorita.net, Marky from www.nomadicexperiences.com, Monette from www.fliptravels.com and Lauren from www.epicpotato.com) were invited as media to Captain Morgan party in Manila, launch of a new brand of rum, I had to keep my word and go.
It was another blogger Jerik from www.pinoyboyjournals.com who invited us there and big thanks to him. And you know how it is, sometimes when you don’t really want to do something, it turns out to be the best thing ever in the end. And it was the case of this party, too. I will remember it for very long time.
We arrived and registered. It was very nice to hear on my first day in the town at the entrance to the party ”Oh dear, I know you, you are a blogger.” Then we took one of those tables designed as ”media” and it really felt good to be media After a while, we got some free food and drinks – Captain Morgan with coke, ice tea and water. The food was great, first we got some kind of nachos that reminded me of my first trip to Mexico earlier this year, and I already started loving it there at the party. Then they brought us more traditional food, fish that was prepared straight in front of us, meat, vegetables and potatoes. Great to eat potatoes in Asia as I miss them so much from Slovak cuisine.
The party time started. A sexy DJ girl was playing very lovely music, everyone started to dance when waiting for the Mr Captain Morgan in red. When he finally came, he made an amazing show, dancing all around the tables and picking up people to go to the treasure box. He gave us all a key so we could open the treasure box and get something from inside. Some people chose Captain Morgan bottles, some necklaces, hats or Captain Morgan’s head scarves like I did.
The show was very nice and I really enjoyed it taking a lot of photos and videos, so did everyone else from the media. A lot of cameras everywhere.
Then I saw a very hot girl with a guy coming and saying hi to everyone. I knew their faces, just didn’t know where from. I found out it was Bettina Carlos and John Avila. I was excited to see some famous people at the party (which meant the party was important if people like them were invited), so I told Lauren to go with me and take me a photo with John.
But when I stood up, all of a sudden there was a big mess, too many people around and it was then when I saw two extremely hot guys in front of me. So I was like, ”Lauren, take me a photo with them first.”
Turned out it was Hideo Muraoka and Daniel Matsunaga (the boyfriend of Heart Evangelista, a famous Chinese – Filipino actress), both Brazilian-Japanese models famous in the Philippines as ”Brapanese”. So obviously, I took a photo with them and then one with John Avila, too
The party was so much fun and in the end I made friends with Hideo as he is such a cool guy, so later more pictures came
Captain Morgan party in Manila was for me together with the Bloody Night Con event in Barcelona the best parties of 2011. Thanks again for inviting me