Showing posts with label Merci Pasalubong. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Merci Pasalubong. Show all posts

Monday, October 01, 2012

Merci's Newest Baby

Now it can be told. Guest, clients and visitors of MERCI food products can now enjoy the services of their newest baby, the MERCI Shuttle Bus! The air-conditioned MERCI flagship 31-seater bus is the newest value-added service of CM & Sons Food Products, the company behind MERCI products.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

My Masskara 2O11 Experience

After years of indifference, I decided to attend the 2011 Masskara Festival.  I have experienced only 2 Masskara festivities since this started in the 80's...the first time in the mid-80's when I was taking my MBA and classmates convinced me to join the fun in the Bacolod Plaza (at that time, that was the only venue) and last year, when my son dragged me for help with a project to Lacson St.  where it was raining on and off the whole evening. This year, I joined my fellow Negros Bloggers in attending some of the events we were invited to. First stop was the Electric Masskara which is now on it's 5th year.  My friends, and I braved the crowd and pushed our way in to get a good look at the floats. I have no idea which barangay is which but it was great to see the dancers and their beautiful costumes up close.




There were still several floats to see but as the crowd was moving, we had no choice but to move along and eventually found ourselves in front of the Merci Pasalubong Treats photobooth where their Marketing Officer Ria Akamatsu gave us Merci twistable mini fans to counter the heat. We then went to cool off in L'Fisher Hotel and then had this ice cream soda across the street before finally going home but not before walking several blocks to where I parked my car.



The next day, October 15, the Negros Bloggers had VIP access courtesy of Globe Tattoo to the OPUS Black Party with DJ's Bigboy, Santi Santos, Mars Miranda, Scarmixxed and Ace Ramos.  It's been so long since I got into the party scene that I surprised myself by staying till the wee hours in the morning.  It was fun partying with a purpose...hahaha.


So would I do it again next year?  Yes, with the right company.  All these events were fun because the people I was with made it worthwhile. The Masskara Festival has evolved from it's simple beginnings to something quite different from what it was originally conceived for.  Many critics have wondered what exactly is the purpose of the present-day Masskara Festival?  Well, my Masskara 2011 experience tells me that it is not just about the merry making, parties, street dancing, parades, carnivals, etc...but more importantly it also brings people together and that this atmosphere of camaraderie can actually create lasting and meaningful friendships.


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Merci's Pasalubong Treats

Two weeks ago, the Negros Bloggers got an invitation to see the operations of Merci, which not so long ago was a bakeshop but has now evolved into other businesses like a pasalubong center, a fast food restaurant, among others.  Unfortunately due to classes I can no longer reschedule, I was not able to go with the group.  However to my surprise, I got a small box of their pasalubong treats, which of course made my kids' sweet-tooth very happy.
  
To be honest, this is the first time I have tasted Merci's Mango Tarts, Cheese Tart and Butterscotch. My relationship with Merci is purely about loaf breads and pastries/cakes (their cake rolls are good).  Now, my family loves butterscotch but I usually buy the other brand since their outlet is near my home...so what was the final verdict?  The mango and cheese tarts were good but...The Butterscotch was really special! It was chewy, soft, with just the right sweetness. It is the best I have ever tasted among the commercially available ones. Hmmm, I wonder if their bakeshop here in our market has them?  I am definitely a convert and will surely get our supply of butterscotch squares from the many Merci Pasalubong Centers found conveniently in the main streets and malls in Bacolod. There is also one conveniently located in the 2nd floor of the Bacolod-Silay Airport Terminal building.  Happy shopping!

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