Gerald Anderson Mall Show, SM City Batangas

It was July 21, 2010 when I was tasked to host Gerald Anderson’s mall show at SM City Batangas. Who am I to miss this?

I must admit this is one great gig I would forever be grateful for. It was my first hosting gig at SM City Batangas and having one of the country’s most coveted actors with me was one elating experience. When I first went on stage, as Gerald prepares for the show back stage, camera flashes welcomed me. Hey, I’m no celebrity!

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I was thinking maybe they thought I’m from ABS-CBN (Gerald’s mother network) or something. Haha! But Gerald’s fans were all nice they patiently waited for him until the clock tick in time for his appearance.

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Geez, sharing the stage with now hunky Gerald Anderson wasn’t an easy task as I tried my best to hide how kilig I am to stand beside him and talk to him and look into his eyes and endure all those shrieking of his fans. Whew!

A lot of girls (even guys) were teasing me for being so lucky to host the show. Comments rushed in my Facebook account when I uploaded the photos of the show. Gerald Anderson, check. Okay, who’s next? ­čÖé

Kim Chiu Mall Show, SM City Batangas

Equipped with my DSLR and laptop, I was ready to cover Kim Chiu’s mall show (for a usual WOWBatangas task) one Sunday afternoon. I arrived early then so I decided to watch a movie before the 5pm event coverage. But even before reaching the story’s climax, I received this message from Ms. Lina, the then Marketing Officer: “Hey, Gerlie do you know someone who could host Kim Chiu mall show later at 5pm?” Because it’s already 4pm, i replied: “I know some friends in Lipa who could do the job perfectly but they’ll be late for its already 4. If you’ll find no one who could do the hosting later, well i guess i can do it.”

And so, look at the photo and guess what happened next… Aha, I hosted the event!

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National Book Reading Day

Hosting this event was quite tough for me. Aside from the usual emcee tasks, the client also required me to do some story tellings before super kulit graders. Catching kids attention was really the hardest. Good thing those story books include visual presentations that kids enjoyed.

The event was National Book Reading Day headed by SM Supermalls and Vibal Publishing house. The audience were grade 1 and 2 pupils from different public elementary schools in Batangas City.

I didn’t know I would enjoy such task (story telling). Maybe because I love kids and of course, I love to see them happy and smiling.

Juris Album Tour, SM City Batangas

Juris is one of the country’s female artists who got the best-selling voice. She’s more popularly known as the other half of the acoustic duo who mesmerized us with their feel-good music and hit song covers.

Juris went to SM City Batangas last Sunday Aug. 15, 2010 (Ed’s note: date of publish was changed into an earlier one) to promote her latest album, her first since she went solo. I was the one who hosted her mall show. I’m a fan of Juris and I was just as excited as everybody else. It’s always an advantage when you know enough about the artist you’re hosting the show for. With Juris’ mall show, it wasn’t a burden to do some spiels to make the crowd wait patiently for Juris.

As the event host, you have to be flexible as there could be last minute changes on the flow of the program. Good thing that people really stayed to see Juris perform live. After all, it was worth the wait. She has that charming voice that probably pursued quite a number of people to actually buy a copy of her album right there on the venue.

SM Eco Bag Launching

August 6, 2010, SM Supermalls including of course the two SM malls here in Batangas launched their new Eco Bags – SPARK, FLOW, RENEW and BREATHE. These eco bags are not only intended to replace plastic shopping bags but to help environmental protection and rehabilitation programs in the country.

I feel lucky to host this another CSR event of SM supermalls (particularly SM Cares). It feels so good that I have contributed (even in small ways) in SM’s drive to help save the environment. KUDOS to SM Supermalls and Thanks a bunch for choosing me to host the event.