IGMNL tastes Yoshinoya’s #FamousJapaneseBeefBowl

On, August 15, 2015, IGersManila held the second leg of the photowalk for the upcoming 4th Philippine Instagram Photo Exhibit #PIPE4 at SM City North EDSA .
We have dined at Yoshinoya Philippines, a Japanese restaurant, and we were treated with their #FamousJapaneseBeefBowl.

The tenderness of the beef will melt inside your mouth leaving you want for more. Served with rice and a sprinkle of sesame seeds, their Beef Bowl will give you a genuine Japanese flavour and will definitely give you gustatory delights! The perfectly chilled red tea will satisfy and quench your thirst, too.


What’s the best way to end a satisfying meal? Of course, a dessert! Yoshinoya’s Mango Tiramisu, one of their sweetest treats will provide and satisfy your sweet buds’ cravings.


Our huge thanks to Yoshinoya Philippines for treating IGersManila’s #TheMods, #TheColl, and #PIPE4 Batch 2 Qualifiers a sumptuous meal and for letting us experience a taste from the land of the rising sun.



Always, keep the good vibes rolling! #ktgvr

#IGMNL conducts #PIPE4_B1 Photowalk

On Saturday, 25-July-2015,  @IGersManila, in collaboration with @SMNorthEDSA, @SmartCares and @StoryTellPrints and major sponsor @PowerMacCenter conducted the first photowalk leading to the 4th Philippine Instagram Photo Exhibit #PIPE4 this October 2015.
Set at the brideway of Sky Garden in SM North EDSA, the event started with the traditional #IGMNL getting-to-know-you activities led by #TheMods @CCLozano, @EdCalaycay and @iPetim.

Ms. Joy Arsenio, Assistant Mall Manager of SM North EDSA, welcomed the qualifiers for #PIPE4_B1 Photowalk.

This was then followed by a hearty-merienda/photoshoot courtesy of @zarksburgers.


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An hour of photowalk followed through covering SM North EDSA’s The Block, City Center and Sky Garden.

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The qualifiers then reconvened for a session of editing and uploading entries for #PIPE4 with Ms. Abbie Real of Smart Communications joining and sponsoring our post-photowalk dinner.

See the submitted entries of the qualifiers for #PIPE4 Batch 1 in Instagram. Check the following hashtags:
and the behind the scenes shots at #PIPE4_B1BTS
Interested to join us for #PIPE4? Read the mechanics here. 
Keep the good vibes rolling! #KTGVR

IGM conducts photowalk at Museo Pambata

As part of #SocialMediaDay2015 #ChangePH at Museo Pambata on Saturday, 27-June-2015, @IGersManila was given an exclusive all-access pass inside the museum.
Geared with their smartphones, IGers gamely snapped, filtered and shared visual stories featuring the rooms of the interactive museum–the first of its kind in the Philippines.
Check out the photos submitted by IGers who joined us for the photowalk inside the museum.

Social media allowed me to give a hand to help others #changeph #igersmanila #igm_museopambata #socialmediaday2015

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Meet the Flying Whale #SocialMediaDay2015 #ChangePH #IGM_MuseoPambata #IGersManila @museopambata

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Socializing with nature @museopambata. #SocialMediaDay2015 #ChangePH #IGM_MuseoPambata #IGersManila #smxchangeph #smday

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Makinilya. #SocialMediaDay2015 #ChangePH #IGM_MuseoPambata #IGM_ChangePH #IGersManila

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 Check the rest of the visual stories shared on Instagram using the hashtags below:
  • #IGM_MuseoPambata
  • #SocialMediaDay2015
  • #ChangePH
Get to see more of Museo Pambata by visiting it at Roxas Boulevard corner South Drive in Manila from 9 AM to 5 PM, Tuesdays to Saturdays.  Admission fee is only PHP150.00 with discounted price for residents of Manila. Visit their website at http://www.museopambata.org/.
Keep the good vibes rolling! #KTGVR
*Featured image courtesy of @star211/@sellie_gf

Photowalk in Manila: Tips and Experiences

When a fellow IGer friend (@malignantquiapo) informed me that he’s coming home from Canada after 4 years, we decided to organize a photowalk with other IGers around the city of Manila.  It was my first time to organize such event so I was so thrilled and, at the same time, tense if it will be a success.

So, I searched up the internet for some photowalk tips and I stumbled upon this blog of Alexis Lim wherein he wrote an article that he contributed to Shoot.ph about Tips for a Photowalk. And here are some of pointers that I picked up from his post, and added my own take on it:

1. Know the place.

Choosing a location for a photowalk is very crucial. You must be familiar with your destination, how to go around the area, and the do’s and dont’s of these places. So, for our photowalk, we chose the City of Manila. We considered a lot of places like Luneta, Intramuros, Fort Santiago, Binondo, Baywalk. We researched and asked people on what’s the best route, what place should we start. And with that, we came up with a plan. Quiapo to Binondo to Intramuros to Manila Bay then Mall of Asia.  That was our itinerary.

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2. Prepare your gear.

Camera, check. Batteries, check. Memory space, check. These are the things that should be ready when doing a photowalk. But not only that, you must also prepare other stuff like tripods, extra lenses, and most importantly, money. Yeah, even if you’re expected to just walk (since it’s a photowalk), you will still gonna spend some bucks for other things.  With me who’s using an iphone camera in photowalk, a battery pack is a must! So I made sure that everything are fully charged and all my cable wires are with me. I deleted some unnecessary photos in my camera roll and unimportant apps to free up more space. These things are my usual pitfalls, and luckily I learned from my past experiences.

3. Be comfortable.

Since it is a photoWALK, expect that there will be a lot of walking. And our plan was a whole day thing so we will be out there under the heat of the sun. So I dressed up with my shorts and light clothes, and a comfortable footwear. I also brought an extra shirt in case it’s a sweaty day, and water to rehydrate.

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4. Safety first.

This is one of my major concerns that moment. Since I’m the one who “organized” the event, I was praying that everyone will be safe. There are areas in Manila that are really risky (especially for me who’s only using my phone to take pictures) so an utmost precaution is really needed. So when we were taking pictures, we made sure that someone is checking on us, on the surrounding, and during the walk, we made sure that we’re together.

5. Camera on, and Be Aware.

Never stop clicking. That’s what you should keep in mind when doing a photowalk. Just like what Alexis Lim said in his article, “Perfect moments happen in an instant and it wouldn’t last that long.”. You should have a quick eye on your surrounding to capture everything that looks good, that has drama, that has a story. Be aware.

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6. Just keep walking.

Maximize the whole time of photowalk, Alexis says. Unfortunately, we didn’t. Haha. We spent most of our time eating and chilling and chatting. But we had enough walk for that day, and I guess we captured enough photos along the way.

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7. Know the rules.

Our first destination that day was San Sebastian Church. We were able to capture a lot great structures and perfect moments inside the church. Then we transferred to Quiapo Church after that. We mindlessly entered the place with our cameras and phones when the guard called our attention and told us that it’s not allowed inside. Only at that moment we learned that there’s such a rule in Quiapo Church. So, lesson learned, always ask permission before you shoot. Not just in places, but also with people.

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8. Just have fun.

Events like these are best to be experienced with friends. Walking around and during stop overs are much fun when you are having a good conversation with people. I’m glad that the people who joined us that day are all fun to be with. We had a yummy lunch at Sincerity Cafe in Binondo, chilled over coffee at Starbucks Harbour Square, watched Pyrolympics at MOA together, and had dinner at Hap Chan after. It was not just a photowalk but also a fun get together or instameet as well.

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9. Share.

Of course, the main goal after this activity is to share all your photos and visual stories online, specifically Instagram.

Over-all, I could say that the photowalk that we did was a success. We captured a lot of great pictures and moments, but most importantly, we gained more friends along the way. Big thanks to the following who went with us from Quiapo to MOA: @malignantquiapo, @dorayg, @vin_aranas7, @jag_013, @tineortiz, @ivanborlongan, @bryantotz, @imalexxe, @fotoniron, @gapz_a15, @christofferking, @egguillermo, and @abcdefgelay. Let’s do it again soon!

#GlobeIGers Photo Walk – Rizal Park

04 August 2012 (rescheduled due to heavy rains) is the first of a series of exclusive photo walk sessions with Globe Telecom. At Starbucks Coffee, San Miguel by the Bay, IGers meet up for registration and briefing. Participants were picked up by three vans with security escorts provided by Globe.

The signature @IGersManila mugshot. Thanks to the Batch 1 to 4 winners of the #GlobeIGers #9pmhabit and Random Photo Challenge who joined us: @kimpopot @paulpaulite @2408mike @dabid_isaac @a_minimalist @iamronjosef @masterxiao @jigenjigolo @annalizadonna @drdietcola @mixedphotography @winthoughts @aboynamedxander @docjesse @paulieastridge. With #TheMods @cclozano @edcalaycay @ipetim and Globe representatives Chester Subagan and Ian Velasco.

The historical Rizal Park (or Luneta) located in the heart of the city of Manila, one of the major tourist attractions of the Philippines, venue of the first exclusive photo walk sessions with Globe Telecom.

Photo-ops at the famous landmarks in Rizal Park Manila with #GlobeIGers winners, #TheMods, and Globe representatives. Not minding the intermittent rains, walking the whole stretch, participants worked on their creative shots from different angles. See their entries with the hash tag #GlobeIGers001 in Instagram.

After the Rizal Park photo walk, IGers were treated to a sumptuous dinner at the White Knight Hotel in Intramuros Manila, where they were also given time to do photo editing and then upload their entries in Instagram. Chester Subagan of Globe Mobile Internet, gave a short presentation about data usage, and the matching mobile services based on uploading/downloading activities. @IGersManila ended the program with #TheMods thanking all the attending IGers and Globe Telecom for sponsoring the event. Designated vans then dropped off participants to points in North EDSA, Makati, and MOA/Alabang.

We’re still on the look out for the next batch of IGers to join us in exclusive photo walk sessions with Globe Telecom. Join the #GlobeIGers Random Photo Challenge, read the full mechanics here

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