Meet Nico Alcedera, Event Director

Hey Guys! I hope you can follow me on Twitter. I have a lot of stuff happening on my Twitter account so hope you guys can follow and be updated.

I am an Event Director from the Philippines. I do corporate, lifestyle, and fashion events.

Some of the events i handled were Converse Block Party, Nickelodeon Wishology, Nokia Nights, American Express Launch, Accenture BPOSH, and more.

You can check my profile here: Portfolio

and please do follow me on Twitter.

Twitter Account is Https://Twitter.com/NicoAlcedera or click this link to automatically direct you Twitter

 

Thanks!

Nico

Hong Kong: For First Time Travelers

December 2011

I was in Hong Kong last December 6-10 and it was my first time to visit HK. It was also my first time to travel alone. I’ve been to Singapore and Thailand before but with my classmates back in College, so my Hong Kong trip was really different and even more exciting.

Weeks before my flight, I started filling my itinerary with names of shops, museums, and some interesting places to go. I also got some tips from Mom and Dad, who travelled to Hong Kong a few times already, on where to stay and where to dine. Planning ahead really helped me not to miss some exciting places in Hong Kong. Plus, it also helped me maximized my stay.

At the Airport

When our plane landed in Hong Kong, the first thing I did was had my dollar exchanged to the local currency. I ended up having some regrets. I later realized that the conversion inside the airport was pretty low.

Tip 1: Don’t have your dollars exchanged inside the airport. If you really need some Hong Kong dollars, just bring out a small amount to be exchanged.

Tip 2: Grab yourself a Map. It’s for free!

I learned the map thing when I was in Thailand. The HK map was really helpful and easy to use. It even has some markings on where to find the shopping districts and tourist attractions.

After getting my map, I bought myself an Octopus Card. It’s a card that you can use for MTR, trains, and other things. Then I searched for the bus terminus and rode A21, bound for Tsim Sha Tsui.

Tip 3: The Airport Express and Taxis are pricey. I suggest you find your bus code online and take the bus. It even gave me a chance to see some beautiful places in HK.

Day 1: Where to Stay, Eat, and Go

I remember my Mom telling me not to book an expensive hotel because I won’t be staying inside most of the time. I can’t agree more; I only used my room to keep my things, take showers, and sleep.

Since I did not book any room at all, I ended up searching one place to another. I wasn’t looking for a hotel then; I was looking for a guest house.

I finally had a room at a certain guest house in Mirador Mansion. There were also guest houses in Chungking Mansion which is a block away, but I decided to stay in Mirador instead for HKD 300 a night. Mirador is situated right at the center of Tsim Sha Tsui, one of the busiest shopping district in HK.


The room was just simple, clean, air-conditioned, and it looks safe.

Tip 4: I’ve seen a lot of British, Japanese, and American staying in Mirador Mansion guest houses. Find HK guest houses online and book it. You don’t need an expensive hotel to enjoy Hong Kong.

Where to eat? I actually had a problem filling my empty stomach since I don’t eat fish and vegetable. I am not even a fan of Chinese cuisine. I’m glad to find some coffee shops, pastry shops, and fast foods in HK. I even ate at McDonalds and KFC for a few times. There are some products in KFC that can’t be found in the Philippines so I ended up ordering their Flava Crava Chicken (My favorite!) and Chocolate Egg Tart.

But if you are not as complicated as I am, you can try some Chinese Restaurants along the streets of Hong Kong. They serve authentic Chinese cuisines and they are a lot affordable compare to those huge restaurants that serves the same thing.

But if you are really into restaurants, try visiting “The One Mall” along Tsim Sha Tsui, Nathan Road. Aside from being a great shopping mall, the building houses lots of restaurants.

Most notable ones are: Harlan’s, Star of Canton, and Joyous One. And even Happy Lemon and MiO MiKO sweets.

After eating, I walked along Tsim Sha Tsui towards the Hong Kong Museum of Art. I was even lucky enough to find a new friend there. He’s a German guy, travelling along just like me.

Having a new friend with me, we decided to spend the evening at the Avenue of Stars while drinking our expensive cups of Starbucks Coffee.

Tip 5: Make sure to be at the Avenue of Stars before 8:00 PM so you can choose the best place to watch “A Symphony of Lights”. Also, try to find the hand prints of Jackie Chan and Jet Li.

(To be continued)

More from Cosmo Centerfold Hunks/Bachelors 2011

As promised, i shall be posting more about the gorgeous men from the 2011 edition of Cosmopolitan Centerfolds.

Yesterday, i already mentioned the names of the 10 hottest Bachelors of the the country for this year and i even posted their Cosmo pictures. Today, i will be posting some of my favorites from the list. They are definitely drool-worthy, and they are here to make your imaginations go wandering!

Tourism and Hospitality Management student from UST- Mauro or Maui Lumba.

John Victor Susim or Jovic Susim of Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition. He is from Albay and is a student from the College of St. Benilde. I saw him once in Greenbelt and he kinda reminds me of a young Jordan Herrera.

Jaco Benin is the son of former Side A member Joey Benin. This cute and very talented hottie is 1/4 of ASAP’s A-Pop.

I was surprised to see Vincent Bueno shirtless. Vincent is the winner of Austria’s Musical Die Show and a recording star signed under Star Records. Check his videos on Youtube and you’ll be mesmerized by his enchanting vocals.

The Guy with the “For All Eternity” Tattoo- Carlo Sawit. Aside from being a model, this charming hunk is also a public servant.  With his towering height, flaming abs, mysterious glare, and tattoo right on his perfect chest; Carlo Sawit indeed is worthy of the spotlight.

Sebastian Castro studies at Savannah College of Art and Design and he is from New York. This Artist/Painter is more of a boy-next-door type than a hunk. I mean, he looks so innocent and young.

And my personal favorite- Dexter/Dex Quindoza from Starstruck and Mossimo. I remember telling Jiro about how i adore this guy. I find him really mysterious and interesting, plus he got some really good smile. I love DEX!

So there! some of my favorites from Cosmopolitan Magazine’s 69-and-beyond Bachelor Centerfolds for 2011.

Buy the magazine and see the complete list of hotties- and get ready to drool over and over again. 🙂

 

Cosmopolitan Centerfolds 2011

It’s September and that means everyone should get ready as the hottest Bachelors of the country flaunt their body for the Annual Cosmopolitan Bachelor Bash.

I’ve been attending the bash 5 years in a row and i am pretty sure that this year will another memorable event for the Cosmo Magazine fans. With this year’s theme: The Male Expedition- be ready to be mesmerized as you journey towards your Ultimate Hunk!

Leading this year’s list of Hotties is Azkals’ coverboy- Phil Younghusband. And joining him are his teammates Aly Borromeo, Anton Del Rosario, and brother James Younghusband. To complete the list of the mythical 10 are Paolo Avelino, Ejay Falcon, It boy Enrique Gil, Hideo Muraoka, Enzo Pineda, and Ahron Villena. Neil Etheridge and Simon Greatwich (with his very revealing photo) are also part of the 69-and-beyond Bachelors for 2011.

And great to know that some people i personally know also made it to this year’s list.

Rafael Davila from Lyceum

 Soon to be Engr. Kelvin Mangalit. He appeared in various campaigns including Hang Ten and Onesimus.

Charles Gerardo. He recently had a lead role on Globe’s TVC for Unlimited Text.

Former Volleyball varsity player from DLSU- Mark Lee. His dimples are to-die-for!

So there! be sure to grab the September issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine for the complete list (with hot pics) of the 69 gorgeous Bachelors.

What i love about this year’s Cosmo is that they have a fresh list of Hotties. And all those Bachelors who made it in the list are really deserving.

I’ll be posting some favorites from the 69 Bachelor’s list tomorrow! enjoy!