Thursday, February 17

My First AXN/Resort's World Experience

I had to change my body clock for me to be able to attend this event (as well as tomorrow's check-up of my wife at The Medical City). After getting home as early as 7:45am, I went straight to bed and get some good sleep. My wife my still sleeping and won't be getting up until 9:30am or so. I Crawled into bed and put my eye mask on to simulate a dark environment before I was able to get some good sleep. 5 hours later, I got up at 1:30pm and went online for a few more minutes before getting myself ready and left home at 2:45pm. 

I got to our meeting place at around 4:00pm and looked for a place to eat. Having no other places there to eat, I just relaxed at Starbucks 6750 with their Oreo cheesecake and a cold frap while reading today's paper. Then after a few more minutes, I went outside to wait from there. I saw a group of people (bloggers I think) that were also waiting for someone. Then my good friend Azrael came and started calling people before our bus to Resort's World arrived. 

I took the back seat so as to get my things ready to take some snaps. Some of the bloggers in the front seat mingled and chatted with the others while I took some snaps and see if my camera is in good condition. It was quite odd for me NOT to mingle with the others and introduced myself. Probably because I was still sleepy as I try to alter my body clock or probably I'm too shy to initiate a conversation with a group of people who probably knew each other for quite a long time.

We got to the Resort's World in less than 30 minutes. As I stepped inside together with my fellow bloggers, fronting the entrance was its Casino as it prohibits from taking any pictures from the premise. We went right straight to Newport Ultra Cinema to watch the media/bloggers screening of Blue Blood. But the screening won't start until 6:30pm so I took some pictures of the Newport Mall. 

Before the screening started, there were also media (ABS-CBN) who interviewed The Riches (ARA Season 4 Winners) whom I initially thought as Fil-Am guests for the show but apparently they were there as hosts portraying NYPD cops (Sorry, I haven't been watching ARA for the show for quite sometime now XD). Once we got inside, I was amazed on how the cinema looked like. It has recliner chairs and a personal butler taking care of your needs. Not to mention unlimited popcorn and soda at your disposal while enjoying the show.

TARA's Riches with Mario Dumawal

The cinema is not as crowded as those seen in SM and Robinson's malls. It was so comfortable I almost fell asleep and forgot that I'll be working tonight XD. After the screening, there were trivia games hosted by The Riches before calling it a night. We left the place with some goodies with us. I hope my wife will like the perfume I got from Penshoppe.

From Az's Blog

A drama about a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement, Blue Bloods marks multi-award winning Tom Selleck’s (Magnum P.I., Jesse Stone) return to prime-time TV. The stellar cast of young and seasoned actors include Donnie Wahlberg (Righteous Kill, Band of Brothers), Broadway luminary Len Cairou (Damages, The West Wing) and Bridget Moynahan (Coyote Ugly, Sex and the City). 

BLUE BLOODS is a drama about a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement. Frank Reagan is the New York City Police Commissioner and heads both the police force and the Reagan brood. He runs his department as diplomatically as he runs his family, even when dealing with the politics that plagued his unapologetically bold father, Henry, during his stint as Chief. A source of pride and concern for Frank is his eldest son Danny, a seasoned detective, family man, and Iraqi War vet who on occasion uses dubious tactics to solve cases.

Indeed, what sets Blue Bloods apart from the run-of-the-mill cop drama is its focus on blood ties and the clashes that inevitably arise from having a family of cops and a daughter as a prosecutor. As Tom Selleck shared in an interview, “One of the key elements of the show almost every week is a family dinner. Frank is a patriarch of a family… They’re Irish and they’re Catholic and they argue a lot at family dinner but it seems to be one of the favourite parts of the show.” 

Blue Bloods’ balanced combination of nail-biting detective drama and family struggles offers rich material rarely handled so well by both a cast of actors and writers. It invites you to fall in love and admire the men and women who struggle in and out of themselves to maintain order in New York City and their families. Sometimes, law enforcement means more than blood ties.

Blue Bloods debuts with a double-episode premiere on:
Tuesday, 22 February 2011 at 9.05PM (PH)
Subsequent episodes at 10PM
First & Exclusively on AXN

It was a good experience for me who attended a blogger's event for the first time. I hope I could attend more whenever time permits. =)


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