Because of my work, I get lots of invitations. But for me to actually go to an event, there must be something special or different about it. This invitation from Oishi was difficult to ignore—a giant pack of chips landed at our front door.
Inside the mother sack are tons of Oishi’s newest chips featuring Team O’s Elmo Magalona, Daniel Padilla, and Ramon Bautista.
The package included an invitation to a Snacktacular meet and greet with Team O at Glorietta.
“Who likes Daniel Padilla?” I asked the maids.
“Ma’am, lahat po,” said Mariza.
“Sinong pinaka die hard?” I asked.
“Si Aiza po.”
I would have liked to take Aiza to the Oishi event, but they decided Yaya Joan would come with me and Christian.
In case you didn’t know, Daniel Padilla—nephew of Robin Padilla and son of Rommel Padilla and Karla Estrada—is equivalent to Justin Bieber in the Philippines. I can’t remember the last teen idol adored at this level by the masses (do you?). Even Mich Dulce likes him.
So one Sunday I packed my son Christian (6) and Yaya Joan to Glorietta 2′s Activity Center.
My heart was weeping for Brazil, so Christian wore this despite his father’s disapproval.
The activity centre was packed. It was difficult to cut through the crowd and enter the venue. Good thing Franco Santos of Bridges spotted us and let us in.
While waiting for celebrities to arrive, I took Christian around the activity booths. First, we hit the soft serve machine made of Oishi milk with oats. He chose chocolate.
Then celebrities arrived and all of a sudden everyone went wild
Good thing Yaya Joan was there. I don’t know these people…it’s Colleen Garcia
She is dating Billy Crawford apparently
Christian and I went to the next booth, where you take an empty sack and fill it up at a mock grocery filled with chips. Christian loved this activity.
He knows his Oishi favourites by heart so he knew exactly what to get, starting with Marty’s Cracklin’.
Elmo Magalona did it too, though not as wild as Christian
Then Christian hit the trampoline, where he appeared to be jumping out of a pack of chips. It was hard to pull him away, trust me.
Ramon Bautista did it too
My favourite booth was the Make Your Own Snack Mix
You get an empty paper bag and choose the type of chips you like (I chose potato fries)
Then you choose from different flavoured powders
I chose nori, or Japanese seaweed
Shake, shake, and OMG this was so good!! I wanted to go back the next day to make some more, but the booth was already gone. Oishi, please make these chips for sale!! You can call them Chuva Chips, hehe
Robbie Becroft made some too
We like Robbie
We took our seats while waiting for the program to start. Christian was such a good boy.
And then screaming happened. Daniel Padilla had arrived.
My camera doesn’t quite capture the sound of my eardrums breaking
Oh, and Kathryn Bernardo was there.
They were brought backstage, and the show began with Team O’s Ramon Bautista, Slater Young, and Elmo Magalona
Through the wonders of technology, Elmo sang a duet via music video with his father Francis Magalona
Elmo never fails to make his mom Pia smile
Daniel serenaded the fans
And the show ended with Daniel’s latest TV commercial for Oishi. Watch and see Daniel Padilla in action
I totally get why they love him, Mich Dulce included.
Thank you Oishi for the fun Sundate!!