THE CHOICE Is Yours! People's Choice Restaurant Awards: Your Vote Counts! [BLOSOMEX Blogging and Social Media Expo]

July 28, 2015
Hey guys, so for a while now I have been dishing out stories of my food adventures here at YedyLicious Manila Food Blog. And as we all know, the restaurants and food businesses featured here are those which I deem Best in Manila (Again, I don’t believe in wasting time writing about those which I only got lukewarm enthusiasm about) Suffice it to say that while I appreciate and heed to your generous recommendations, everything I have featured here are my personal choice.

I have always been grateful to those of you who make my opinion and recommendation matter and count.  

But now it’s high time to turn the table. Yes, it is your turn to make your choice count. 

One of the Philippine’s Most Famous Blogs, Our Awesome Planet together with our group, a Blogger Collective known as The KTG (my blog post about our little group can be found here) have partnered to conduct the first ever People's Choice for our Favorite Food, Restaurants, Bars, and more.  We call it, "The Choice".

And we want you to be part of it.

You may participate with the fun by clicking on the link below (Don’t worry, no pesky advertisement will pop out, I promise. It will just route you to the survey form you may answer. Remember, in this feat, YOUR CHOICE COUNTS!)

[ Click HERE to Participate at THE CHOICE: People's Choice Restaurant Awards ] 
About The Awards:

In a nutshell, The Choice is a list of our favorite and your favorite food, restaurants, bars, and then some concerning Manila food landscape.  Yes, your favorites will be included provided you answer the survey form here and indicate valid information. 

What we are NOT is a “Best of…” list. That job rightfully belongs to our friends and respected colleagues at The MBKRS (Manila’s Best Kept Restaurant Secret) Awards. 

They are doing an amazing job, these cool peeps behind The MBKRS Award. No, we do not intend to replicate nor annoy them to their wits by staging our own awarding ceremony.  As a matter of fact, we support this prestigious bi-annual award by participating as judges and media partners in recognizing restaurants and restaurateurs in Manila. 

To borrow some words from Social Media Maven and a good friend Spanky Enriquez, who is the founder of The KTG;

"The MBKRS are rightly regarded as the Oscars of our ever growing foodie community. So we'd like "The Choice" to be the Golden Globes~ a bit more irreverent, surely less formal, and yes, it ought to be greatly biased. After all, YOU will be voting for your favorites, this is YOUR CHOICE!!!"

The Survey Parameters:

1. For the Favorite New Restaurant category, our coverage period includes restaurants that opened between May 1, 2014 to April 30, 2015.

2. For the Favorite Out-of-Town Destination, the restaurants must be reached by land in 5 hours; thanks to the TPLex, that includes Baguio!

3. There are 45 questions in this survey and answering this survey should take around 5-10 minutes. It is best to give a definitive answer on each question and feel free to skip if you can't decide.

4. All answers are treated confidential and final once you click on the submit button. One survey response for one person only.

5. Please give us your name and email address for our random validation of the survey responses.

About The KTG

If you are regulars in this blog, you probably have an idea who The KTG is. I have already written a blog post about it here.

But to borrow words from Our Awesome Planet;

"The KTG is a group of friends who all just happen to be some of the top food bloggers in the Philippines; every one of their individual blogs ranks among the highest ranking and most influential online publications dedicated to food, entertainment, and travel.

The KTG is composed of some of the more senior food bloggers in the country, including Richie Zamora of "The Pickiest Eater in the World', and Richard Co of 'Tales from the Tummy'. Representing the younger generation are "The Hefty Foodie", "The Food Scout", and "Nines vs. Food". And from the world of showbiz, Mr. Chuckie Dreyfus, a foodie who's also a respected tech blogger.

The KTG's objectives are not limited to discovering the best restaurants, however. While it's affectionately called the "Kain Tulog Gang", it's officially participated in relief efforts in Tacloban and Iloilo after Yolanda; and in Metro Manila, this "Kapatiran sa Tulong at Ginhawa" is on a constant mission to contribute in providing joy and comfort to the less fortunate."

The KTG Members:

The Pickiest Eater | Rina's Rainbow | Frannywanny | The Food Alphabet | Chuckie Dreyfus | The Tummy Traveler PH | Sugargospice | Tales From The Tummy | EricJaz Foodies | The Mommist | Dude 4 Food | Jane D. Chua | YedyLicious | Hefty Foodie | The Food Scout | The Purple Doll | Lynne-Enroute | Food Reviews Manila | Blogalag | Berto In Brogues | Food In The Bag | The Hungry Kat | Rochkristin | Nines Vs. Food | Pepe Samson | Babe For Food | A Not So Popular Kid | Googly Gooeys

Including friends from 

ABS-CBN News Online | Click The City | Juice.PH | Philippine Star's "Let's Eat" Magazine

Awarding Ceremony:

Now the million dollar question is, "When is the awarding?" 

The Answer, at the BLOSOMEX: Blogging and Social Media Expo.

And yes, you are all invited.

Our Awesome Planet, the Philippines #1 Food and Travel Blog and
Kain Tulog Gang (KTG), a collective of the top food and lifestyle bloggers in Manila,
in partnership with World Food Expo (WOFEX), the Ultimate Food Show Experience
in cooperation with Vikings, NIU, and Four Seasons Restaurant
present the first
(Blogging and Social Media Expo)
on August 8, 2015 Saturday at the SMX Mall of Asia.

Blogging and Social Media Expo (BLOSOMEX), co-located event of the country's biggest and most effective food show, WORLD FOOD EXPO (WOFEX), focuses on exploding the commercial activity in the blogging and social media scene in the Philippines in 2015 and beyond. Blosomex aims to be the catalyst in preparing both the businesses and the bloggers/ social media practitioners to take commercial advantage of the digital opportunities.

Early Bird Registration - P1,497
Regular Walk-In Price - P2,000

To register and purchase tickets for the BLOSOMEX Summit,
please email

8:00am - 9:30am: Registration

9:45am - 10:00am: Introduction

10:00am - 10:30am:
ANTON DIAZ, Founder,
Keynote: "State of Food and Travel Blogging in the Philippines"

10:30am - 11:15am:
VIP Guest Speaker : Mark Wiens, Founder,
Keynote: "Food is the Reason YOU Should Travel :
Viral Video Blogging in the YOUTUBE Era"

11:15am - 12:00nn
Panel Discussion with Department of Tourism Secretary Mon Jimenez

The Global Filipino Fiesta: "The Value of Social Media and Blogging in Promoting
Philippine Tourism Worldwide"

*** LUNCHBREAK : 12nn to 1:00pm ***

1:00pm to 2:00pm:
VIBER and INSTAGRAM Presentations:
"The Future is on The Move; Social Media's Dominant New Directions
are on Instant Mobile Apps"

2:00pm to 2:30pm: 

Spanky Enriquez, Marketing and Social Media Consultant
"Restaurant Industry Engagement in the age of Digital Influencers"

2:30pm to 3:00pm
Richie Zamora, Founder,
"Romancing Generation NeXt : Reaching out to the Millennials"

3:00pm to 4:30pm:

4:30PM to 5:00pm: Closing Program

5:00PM to 8:00pm

Sponsored by Zomato


So again, I suggest that you make that vote now to support your favorite restaurants, chefs, food, etc. here in Manila. And we hope to see you at the Blosomex. 

[Click HERE to Participate at THE CHOICE: People's Choice Restaurant Awards]

Thank you dear readers :)

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