Migs and Alaine

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Top 3 Reasons why I am excited to attend Blogapalooza 2014

It’s the time of the year for the most awaited B2B event…Blogapalooza 2014!
Allow me to share with your my Top 3 reasons why I am overly excited to attend this year’s Blogapalooza.

1. Because of Blogapalooza 2013, we met a lot of business owners/marketing people who gave us freebies and some even collaborated with us (the latter we greatly prefer). This year, we are expecting a bigger Blogapalooza. Which means, it will open more doors for bloggers and business owners.

2. When we attended last year’s Blogapalooza, we weren’t that active with the blogosphere yet so, we only met very few familiar faces thus, made the event a little boring and made us decide to go home after after two hours. But this year, Mommy Bloggers Philippines, an online community for mommy bloggers which I am part of is officially one of Blogapalooza’s media partners. Mommies are cooking a meet-up after the event!

3. As you all know, my husband and I met Tim Tayag and Patrick Cruz of Comedy Cartel last year at the Blogapalooza. So, it’s like his first year anniversary with them. But what’s more exciting is that my husband will be performing on stage with the rest of the Point-of-view Stand up comedians of Comedy Cartel!

Looking forward to a more fun Blogapalooza this year!
Have you signed up yet?

Find out how to be part of Blogapalooza 2014 here.

See you there!


Comedy Cartel – The true pioneers of Point-of-view Stand Up Comedy in the Philippines

Comedy Cartel, the true pioneers in point-of-view stand-up comedy in the Philippines produced another quality comedy show last night as they held the 8th Leg of the Laugh and Stack Open Mic showdown.

We invited blogger friends over, so they could witness the type of comedy that Comedy Cartel offers and to help us spread the good news that there are superb comedians waiting to be discovered.

The event was held at Relik Tapas Bar and Lounge at BGC.

Before the show started, we were treated by Relik Tapas Bar and Lounge with sumptuous dishes.

Relik Olla Mia, is a platter with Spicy chicken empanada, garlic mushroom, patatas bravas, baked mussels, pepper pizza rolls and my personal favorite, fried chicken skewers.

Relik Olla Mia, Php. 1,150

Flaming Pork Belly Hamonado, hamonado, baked to it’s perfection placed in a bed of mashed potato and some veggies. I’m not really a fan of sweet meat but if you guys are…this could be a bang for your buck. It’s perfectly plated and it adds excitement when you see your food served at your table with flame.

Flaming pork belly hamonada, Php. 695.00

Chorizig. One of Relik’s most popular dishes. I’ve tried this before and this is really, REALLY good. Who doesn’t love chorizo and sisig? 

Chorizig, Php 220.00

Relik’s Nachos. These nachos tastes authentic with 3 dips served for your satisfaction.

Relik Nachos, Php 275.00

I ordered some beer and Relik Spicy Beef barbeque (photo not available) as a token of appreciation for the bloggers whom I invited and showed up despite the short notice.

Comedy Cartel aims to develop fresh stand-up comics by giving them a room/venue with a real audience to practice their materials and hone their comedic skills. At the same time the genius behind the show(Patrick Cruz) spiced it up by turning it into an open mic competition with a cash prize for the champion.
All comics are being coached by veteran comedians right after their sets, and are also undergoing workshops to assure 100% improvement.

The open mic competition will run till the end of the year. They are already on their 8th leg. The audience, professional comedians and the open micers gets to vote who’s gonna be in the top 5 for each leg. The top 15 comics will qualify to hit the stage for the finals in December. 

The show started at 9:15 PM with 11 contestants who shared their comedy prowess to the crowd. The house is packed with comedy fans from all over the globe. Relik even turned down 20 walk ins because the place is already a standing room. So if you wanna see the show, you better book your reservation as early as now. The Next leg will be on the 26th of July 2014. 

Comedy Cartel is known for producing good comedians like Alex Calleja (who was discovered by Tim Tayag and now writing for a Comedy show at ABS-CBN) and GB Labrador, one of the founders of Comedy Manila. Other talents of Comedy Manila like Victor Anastacio, Red Ollero, Ryan Rems, Ryan Puno, James Caraan and Jeps Gallon also started with Comedy Cartel and are now reaping the fruits of their hard work.

Here are the Top 5 for Laugh and Stack’s 8th Leg.

1. Walter Mark “Nonong” Ballinan.

current winner

2. Haresh Daswani

3 time winner

3. Justin Harmon

first time open-micer

4. Rene Cruz

consistent member of the Top 5 comics

5. Juan Miguel Alejandrino

2 time winner

The Open Mic showdown started and ended well with closing performances by professional comedians, Uli Oposa and Mike Unson.

’til next time,


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Comedy Cartel’s Laugh and Stack

Happy Monday! 

Last month, we blogged about Comedy Cartel’s Laugh and Stack and some readers asked us the type of comedy that this group offers. Miguel joined the Laugh and Stack Open Mic show down last Saturday and I was able to take a video of his performance. So, for those who asked, and who’re still asking, here’s the video clip of Miguel at the Plantation Bar.

The contest is still open to those who’d love to try stand-up comedy. Please check out Comedy Cartel’s Page for more details.

Leg 4 of Laugh and Stack will be at Relik Tapas Bar this coming Saturday, May 24, 2014. Entrance is FREE but expect that the venue will be jam packed so make your reservations early.

eCircle Entertainment and Management Corporation
“The Official Management & Booking Agent of The Comedy Cartel” 
Mobile: 0922-8596144 | Tel: 533-9316 | Fax: 531-4136

See you there!

Migs and Alaine

Comedy Manila – Changing Stand up comedy in the country


Ever been to a show by Comedy Manila?
If your answer is no, well you’re missing half of your life!
Comedy Manila has the best line-up of talented comics who doesn’t use sarcasm or insults as a form of entertainment.
Here’s your chance to catch the funny men of Comedy Manila with their very first international feature with Daniel Spaulding!
We guarantee that these men will give you a stand up comedy experience that you’ll never forget for only php300!

For updates and inquiries, please visit Comedy Manila’s facebook page or contact 0917 883 7486.

Migs and Alaine

PS:Out of budget? We hear you! You can catch Comedy Manila every Wednesdays at Tomato Kick, Katipunan for their regular open mic where they test their new materials. Entrance is FREE!

Hello, 2014!

Hello, loves!

2013 had been one of the most challenging year for us Filipinos, and yet we were still able to celebrate despite the disasters that hit our country. Thanks to all Filipinos who made us happy and proud. It was indeed the Philippines’ year for Beauty Pageants and boxing!

For us, as a couple it was a memorable year because it marked our first wedding anniversary. It was also the year where we were able to do the things that we really love. Highlights include Para Kay Mamu, a fund raising event where Migs had the opportunity to share his talents in performing (singing and playing guitar) in a series of bar tours. Second would be honing his talent as a stand-up comic every Wednesdays at Tomato Kick Katipunan as one of the funny guys of Comedy Manila (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxrPu57zhwk).
As for me, my dream of being part of the Red Cross Philippines finally came true. 

Last year also opened many doors for us, as bloggers. Vince Golangco of When in Manila helped us meet business owners who gave us opportunities to write for them. It was indeed a wonderful experience and we will always be thankful.

We both celebrated our New Year’s eve at work but we still got the chance to celebrate yesterday!

working on a holiday?! LOL!

Let’s all make 2014 OUR year by staying positive!

To all our readers,friends, family and colleagues, we love you and we look forward to sharing more wonderful years with you!

Much love,

Migs and Alaine

We just created our facebook page today and we would really appreciate it if you share us some love by hitting the “like” button. Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/migsandalaine

Walk in LOVE


Still thinking of what gifts to buy for your loved ones?
True Love Waits Philippines invites you to shop, dine and help all at the same time!

Walk in LOVE” is happening on December 6-7,2013 at Gen. Lim St., Brgy. San Antonio Pasig City.

Here’s a list of the partner brands who will “Walk in LOVE” at the Christmas Bazaar for Typhoon Yolanda survivors and TWL Philippines.

Sueňo Espadrilles Manila
Grace cookies
Chelsea and Pia
Styista Diaries
Zipp Tea
His Love
Mr. Fox

Tree of Life
MDP Foundation
Haggle & Kisses

Urban Flavors Kitchenette

Instead of going somewhere crowded, drop by “Walk in Love” Christmas bazaar on December 6-7,2013 for a one of a kind shopping and dining experience,and a chance to meet new friends! Helping has never been this cool!

See you there!

Migs and Alaine

The Mind Museum: Uniquely Filipino

In celebration of Andres Bonifacio’s 150th year, The Mind Museum joined Bonifacio Global City’s Passionfest with “Science sa Plaza“. Mind Museum’s Cafe Scientific also had a presentation entitled “Why should Pinoys bother with Science?” with guest scientists,including those from Phivolcs, Pagasa and The Manila Observatory. Maria Isabel Garcia, Dr Gemma Narisma, Dr Gerry Bagtasa and Dr Renato Solidum discussed very timely and important issues – climate change, science culture in the Philippines, and a whole lot more! Glad they made this discussion open to the public!

The Mind Museum is a project of the non-profit Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. It is dedicated to providing an extraordinary educational experience that inspires the public understanding of science.
This 8,000 square meters museum boast about their uniquely Filipino concept. 

When I entered the museum, I felt that I was eight years old again! There were 250 interactive exhibits through five interconnected stories. 

Every exhibit were pretty fascinating. “The Majesty of the Universe” was my favorite!

I was also lucky to visit Da Vinci: The Genius‘ last day of exhibit.

It can get really busy at weekends, but even so I was still able to enjoy the exhibits. 
Cafe is also available inside the museum so you won’t have to worry about your growling stomach after hours of wandering. Their restrooms are clean too.

In line with the Christmas season, The Mind Museum is running a promotion! You can get the museum all-day passes for only Php450! 

You can also share the Mind Museum experience by sponsoring a child. Details here

Geek or not, every Filipino should visit The Mind Museum.

Happy Monday!


The Mind Museum


Got plans for the weekend?
Before heading to your favorite Malls for some Christmas shopping, drop by The Mind Museum this Saturday!

The Mind Museum joins Bonifacio Global City’s Passionfest to celebrate Andres Bonifacio’s 150th year on November 30.

Check out our SCIENCE SA PLAZA this Saturday, open from 1-5pm. Entrance is FREE!

You can also join #CafeScientifique for an open discussion with guest scientists from Phivolcs, Pagasa, and the Manila Observatory.

Saturday, November 30, 2013
4pm, Canopy Plaza

Event is FREE but seats are limited. Please RSVP via email:

Bring your whole family for some awesome science experience!

See you there!
Migs and Alaine

Laugh Off with Tim Tayag and The Comedy Cartel

Laugh off with Tim Tayag and the Comedy Cartel at Relik Tapas Bar and Lounge .Show starts at 9:30PM. All proceeds will be given to Sagip Kapamilya. 

Map to Relik

For reservations call:
E-Circle Entertainment. 
09178860706 / 09228596144
landline 02 5339316 

See you there!

Migs and Alaine

Blogapalooza 2013 at the SM Aura

Last Saturday was probably the longest yet a very fulfilling day. We both came from our shifts (Alaine attended a Red Cross training) and helped out with our respective company’s relief operations.

Due to lack of sleep and inability to drive back home, we decided to check-in a motorist hotel near SM Aura for the Blogapalooza.

We were welcomed with Blogapalooza staff’s sweet smiles. We were both excited to attend this Business to blogger event and we’re even part of the first 150 bloggers who signed up. We were  delighted to know that Blogapalooza tied-up with the Piggy Bank Movement and was able to raise Php82,000.00 for the typhoon victims!

Being Comedy Cartel fans, we enjoyed watching the hilarious guys and we’re even lucky to have a quick chat with Tim Tayag after the show! 

There were a lot of Bloggers who graced the event and the venue was raining with freebies and raffle items.

our side-trip to Uniqlo. LOL! we couldn’t resit their sweaters!

Aside from the Buffet and the over flowing coffee and cake from Figaro, these are just some of the items that we got:

Will post more about these cool items soon! 
We had so much fun despite our 3 hour sleep. Looking forward to a bigger Blogapalooza next year!

Much love,

Migs and Alaine

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