Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Traversing the Orient Celebrates at the Marriott Hotel!

The Premiere issue of Traversing the Orient was launched at the Marriott Hotel in a grand scale.  Manila's A-listers mingled with the magazine's Cover Boys, Kenner Chua, Mikee Romero, Joseph Calata, Marc Nelson, and the beautiful Carla Abellana.  Sadly missing was Derek Ramsay who was busy filming his blockbuster movie, Secret Affair.  But he was represented by his lovely mom, Medy Ramsay. 

Traversing the Orient was already in circulation in Thailand since 2006.  The publisher, Amy de la Cruz Maneelaichitigul, decided to "Filipinize" the magazine and bring it to Manila. With astute businesswoman Dr. Rebecca Wata as her partner and an all Filipino team composed of Mayenne Carmona, Suzette Lopez, Mia Ong, Mark Bumgarner, Tina Jacinto, Ryan Jago, Joy Roa and Margaux Arambulo, the glossy is all set to embark on a long journey.  

The launch was well attended by Manila's gliteratti. 
Award winning wines and bubbly courtesy of Manny O Wines kept the spirits high and a sumptuous buffet jointly sponsored by Marriott and Cravings satisfied even the most discriminating palates.  Raffle prices courtesy of Cathy Valencia Skin and Body Centre, Discovery Shores Boracay, SM Accessories, Integrity Aesthetic and Wellness Center, O.N.E. Naturales, Human Heart Nature, Smiles by Dr. Cecile, Seair, and jewelry by Angela Angeles kept the excitement in high gear.

The team- Ryan Jago, Amy de la Cruz Maneechailitigul
Dr. Rebecca Wata, Mayenne Carmona
Carla Abellana, Mia Ong, Suzette Lopez, Marc Bumgarner
Frances Lim, Gracie Glory Go, Jeannie Goulborn
Pops Fernandez, Aiko Melendez
Cathy and Mike Turville
Posing Manny O Wines ladies Camille
and Yes Dumagan
Atty. Rene Puno, Charade Galang, Dody Puno
Pinky Puno and David Lim
Ruby Chua, Lilibeth Campos, Sonnie Vergara
Atty, Hilda Lim, Ryan Jago, Belinda Adora
Marc Nelson and Mayenne Carmona
Ito Curata, Lilibeth Romero, Bob Miller
 and Sen Sanchez
Amy Arcilla, Rima Ostwani,  David Lim and Linda Ley
Len Olbes, Jean Chua, and Emma Pante
Ann and Atty. Rene Puno and Pinky Puno
Carla Abellana and Marc Nelson
Kenner Chua, Mikee Romero, Carla Abellana
Marc Nelson and Joseph Calata
Suzette and Manny Lopez
Rupert and Tina Jacinto, Hans Hauri
Michelle Garcia
Sheila and Mikee Romero
Yolly Ayson and Becky Garcia
Pilot Joy Roa and Amy Arcilla
Cathy Agar, Carlo Chunungco, Cecile Infantado
and Lexus CEO Daniel Isla
Sonny Tanchanco, Jojo Zabarte and John Gaddi
Cynthia Carreon, Medy Ramsay
and Dr. Rebecca Wata


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