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August 2015

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BLOSOMEX: “2015 is the Year of Online Video!” – Mark Wiens (Don’t miss on Aug. 8)


Mark Wiens is one of the top food travel bloggers based in Bangkok. He is the Chief Chowzter in Bangkok as part of the Foodie Hub TV Network.

He shares his latest travel meals on, everything about Thai food on, and publishes food and travel videos on YouTube with over 200,000+ subscribers

He is set to keynote the first Blogging and Social Media Summit (BLOSOMEX) this Saturday August 8 at WOFEX, Function Room 3, 2nd Floor, SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City.

I interviewed him to give a preview on why you should not miss his keynote this weekend:

1). What works now on the internet in 2015 and beyond?  

There are many things that work and there has never been so much opportunity to reach and connect with such a huge worldwide audience, or a highly focused audience. 

2015 is the year of online video. While online video has been popular for many years, due to the development of social media and the wider prevalence of mobile devices and better internet speeds, this is the year when video is really expanding, both with viewers and creators. In my opinion, as an online business or blogger, video must be a part of your social strategy

I also think blogging is still just as important as it has been in the last 10 years and will continue to be in the future. However, gone are the days when you can type a few words and add a photo and click publish. In order to succeed as a blogger in 2015 and beyond, you need to publish high-quality content that provides real value to readers.  

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MAISEN: Finest Tonkatsu Restaurant in Tokyo now in Manila! @BenchTM

Related post: 10 Most Awesome New (Franchised) Restaurants in Manila 2015! 

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MAISEN is one of the finest Tonkatsu restaurants in Tokyo founded by a Japanese housewife, Mrs. Koide, in 1965 and later on bought by Suntory Holdings Limited of Yamazaki and Hibiki whisky fame. Its name is a coined word, which means “go for it”.

Check out our feature of the Maisen Aoyoma flagship store in Omotesando, Tokyo early this year:
The MAISEN Tonkatsu Difference: Different Shades of Pork (Soon in Manila!) @BenchTM

Ben Chan’s Group (Suyen Corporation) will finally open the beloved Maisen franchise in Manila!

Here’s what to expect and what to order at Maisen Philippines… 

G/f Greenbelt 5 (in the middle of Lorenzo’s Way and Torch)

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A KidZanian Guide to the Play City of @KidzaniaManila!

Read More: Here are… 10 Most Fun Activities in Manila (2016 Edition)! @TourismPHL

#TeamOAP has come up with a quick guide for activities and fun things to do inside KidZania before it opens.

Kidzania Manila

1. About KidZania

KidZania Manila is an education- and entertainment-themed city for cool kids aged 4-14, where you can role-play your dream profession, learn how to earn money, and assert your independence.

You might get overwhelmed inside with 55 activity centers to choose from. With just a minimum of 4-hours inside KidZania, you will only have enough time to do 8-9 jobs.

A friendly message from the Governor of KidZania.

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First Timer’s Guide to Auckland, New Zealand! @PureNewZealand #NZMustDo


Kia Ora! Welcome to New Zealand!

AUCKLAND, located on the North Island, is the largest urban city and serves as the gateway to your New Zealand adventure. It is where the international airport is located and what most people would use as a jump-off point to Queenstown in the South Island or to Hobbiton.

Here’s a first timer’s guide to planning your trip to Auckland in New Zealand…

Official Website
Facebook: New Zealand 100% Pure
Twitter: @PureNewZealand
Hashtag:  #NZMustDo

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