Monday, December 7, 2015

Kandaya 1st Anniversary was a Blast!

It was a party to end all parties! 

For starters, congratulations are in order to the Kandaya Resort team headed by Martin Yeung with the help of event planner, Tisha Cue, for the memorable evening bash they organized. Kandaya is now synonymous to FUN, party, dance and Makumba! 

Cocktails by the poolside jumpstarted the celebration followed by the cutting of the Kandaya anniversary cake by resort owners Mariquita and Carlos Yeung at the Resort's Dining place, Kusina.  The ritual was also a commemoration of the couple's 37th wedding anniversary. 

Before everyone headed to the tent where dinner and entertainment were held, GM Fritz Sommerau popped some bubbly to toast the couple and Kandaya's first anniversary celebration.  During dinner, there was a show of African inspired dances by 10G troopers. A Filipino Band, Live Wire, set everyone in the mood for dancing.  But the 'piece de resistance'  was the infectious music of the African band, Makumba, which sent every guest to the dance floor- wriggling, wiggling, jerking, twerking, hip hopping and whatever else dance moves invented by mankind! During the break, handsome crooner Chad Borja sang love songs that made every lady swoon. Kandaya owners  Mariquita and Carlos Yeung danced to his first number, You are so Beautiful, which he dedicated to Mariquita. 

Gift certificates of a weekend stay at Kandaya were given to best female costume, won by Tessa Valdes and best male costume won by Sun Shimura. 

The guests, young and old, continued to party till dawn. Oh, What a night! 

Mariquita and Tim Yap with the savages 
African dance
Imported African band made everyone dance

 37th anniversary of loving couple Mariquita and Carlos Yeung
Jewelle Yeung and her fiancé , Phil Mugglestone 
Martin Yeung, Tessa Valdes, @mayennesworld
Carlos Yeung, Hera Gerienne, Mayenne Carmona, Jun Selma, Congressman Ben Hur Salimbangon, Mariquita Salimbangon Yeung, Carla and Joel del Prado
The African theme party 
Jun Selma, Mayenne Carmona, Chad and Emy Borja
Nora Sol, Margie Lhuillier, Dr. Marilou Ong, Cary Santiago, Congresswoman Gwen Garcia
Dance Divas
GM of Kandaya, Fritz Sommerau, Consultant Andrew Jones, Owners Martin and Carlos Yeung
Martin Yeung dedicates a song to his parents
Dennis & Tessa Valdes, Cary Santiago
Bikini clad Sexy DJ
Jordan Mouyal, Ruffa Gutierrez, Mariquita S. Yeung, Sari Yap, Bum Tenorio
Martin Yeung, Sylvia Fu, Phil Mugglestone, Jewelle S. Yeung
winner for best female costume was Tessa Valdez, best male costume was Sun Shimura, who painted his whole body with clay
Chad Borja's love songs made guests swoon
Lovebirds danced to Chad Borja's You are so Beautiful