Last May 28, 2011, I was invited to join the “Converse Block Party” held at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall together with the bloggers, media and the community to celebrate and achieve worthy goals which is inspired by the classic Fourth of July Block parties, staged by various communities in the US with it’s main aim is to build stronger bonds between neighbors, unite communities, and foster a better relationship with one another.

In the event, CONVERSE brings the entire day of street games, basketball, skateboarding, beat boxing,  graffiti wall, face painting and other activities which had enjoyed by the kids accompanied by their parents, youth, adults and everyone involved.

Prizes and tokens was given away to the winners including the persons who joined the contest and other activities in the said event.

The event is also part of launching the products of Converse such as shoes, apparels, bags, caps and other accessories for men and women with different and unique styles and designs.

I am one of those guys who had bought the products during my 5th grade in elementary (all star shoes for basketball game during Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA)) and college days (shirts and casual shoes).

Thank you Converse, sponsors, organizers and everyone involved who made the event possible and successful.

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In the year 2006, Gong Cha was first introduced in Kaohsiung, Taiwan which offers the best tea to the Emperor from all possessions of China in the ancient time. Eventually, has expanded its stores over 100 outlets worldwide from Taiwan to Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau and China.

Moreover, Gong Cha is tea fit for royalty. A combination of the characters “gong” (貢) which means reward or contribution and “cha” (茶) referring to the tea plant.

Amidst of the challenges and as part of the company’s growth, businessmen has decided to expand its outlet in the Philippines, the “Gong Cha Philippines” and in fact the first outlet is located at the SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City, Philippines. Gong Cha is in the process in expanding its second branch at SM North EDSA.

Gong Cha sets the highest standard when choosing materials, and takes the most severe attitude in quality control in order to provide the best tea with the most considerate services to the customers.

The management insist on choosing materials that are healthy to people, and use Taiwanese fresh tea to make every beverage. In order to control quality severely, even though the liquid tea doesn’t go bad, they throw it away every 4 hours. Every beverage is tailored for the customers and is made by well trained people.

This month of May 2011, Gong Cha finally opened its doors to the market introducing the best milk tea ever to the Philippines.

During the event, the management has recommended  three (3) ways to taste Gong Cha Exclusively with details as  follows:

  1. Drink with your mouth! Feel the tea going though our specially made foam.
  2. Use the straw to taste the original tea.
  3. Mix the foam & tea. Feel the splendid texture of the mixture!

In fact, Gong Cha also offers beverages blended with coffee, chocolate, caramel, and milk. Aside from that, Gong Cha offers drinks with ice cream and even Yakult to the customers.

To know more about the products and  more than just a tea of “Gong Cha” that offers to the customers and interested parties may visit the following links:

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