When Max’s invited us for dinner, may bilin sila na “be ready to go to another location.” Kaya naman habang kumakain, walang ibang bukam-bibig ang co-bloggers ko kundi “SAAN??!” The PR Team really kept mum. Walang talagang clue kahit 0.125!
When they asked us to board the bus, everyone was anxious, curious and excited. Kami nina Kumiko (of www.lovingsunshine.com) and Maureen (of www.abs-cbnnews.com), may kutob na. In fact, medyo confident kami na makikita namin si Coco Martin! Bilang siya ang latest endorser ng Max’s. Makes sense diba? Kaya naman kuntodo make-up at pag-aayos kami sa bus for the ultimate celebrity pin-up.
When we arrived at the Meralco Gym in Pasig, napaisip kami. May shooting kaya dito si Coco?
Pagpasok namin sa loob, OH MY GULAY! Wala nga dun si Coco Martin, but we did not miss him. Bakit? Kasi ISANG BATALYON NG VERY TALL, DARK, HANDSOME ATHLETES ang sumalubong sa amin – TEAM GILAS PILIPINAS!!!
Max’s launched its campaign in support of Team Gilas Pilipinas. With the hash tag #PusoToTheMax, Max’s calls on every Filipino to express their support for the team through social media as they prepare for their stint at the FIBA World Cup this August in Spain.
“Puso to the Max seeks to ignite the spirit of nationalism and solidarity among Filipinos as we support the first Philippine team that has made it to the FIBA World Cup after 35 years. It is more than a hash tag, it is an expression of national pride and support for Gilas, who are our modern-day heroes and champions.” — Mark Gamboa, Marketing Director for Max’s Group of Companies.
Imagine, the last time the Philippines made it to the FIBA World Cup was 35 years ago. Kaya naman, yung makasali lang ulit tayo ngayon is definitely a feat worth celebrating!
At totoo, nag-MAX nga ang tibok ng PUSO ko nang maka-meet and greet and picture ko ang Gilas Pilipinas Team members.
May napansin ba kayo? Halos ma-crop out na ang ulo ko sa pics bilang hanggang kili-kili lang ako ng basketball superstars! Take note, naka-3 inch wedge na ‘ko nang lagay na ‘yan ha!!!
They were all so accommodating and friendly. Naging instant fan tuloy ako!
Eto ngang si Paul Lee, sinabihan ba naman ako ng “Beautiful!” Inaaaaay! Ang #PusoToTheMax, naging #KiligToTheMax!!! (Peace, Papa N!)
Watching these men put in so much hard work into their practice, hindi kataka-taka na ang Team Gilas Pilipinas ang isa sa powerhouse teams in Asia. Suklian naman natin ang dedikasyon nila by showing our support. This close to the championships, malaking bagay ang simpleng pag-hash tag natin ng #PusoToTheMax.
Thank you to Max’s Restaurant for a chance to meet Team Gilas Pilipinas. Pero mas nagpapasalamat kami for supporting this great team!
To Team Gilas Pilipinas, we’ll be rooting and praying for you! Lalo ka na, Paul Lee! 😛