Sarap ng Pasko & NomNom Foodie Club Christmas Party

It was NomNom Foodie Club‘s first ever Christmas party! It was held last December 1, 2010 in SM Mall of Asia at Kraft‘s Sarap ng Pasko Christmas platform near SM IMAX. Food and venue sponsor was Kraft Eden Cheese and made possible with GeiserMaclang.

NomNom Club Christmas Party

NomNom Club Christmas Party

I wasn’t really planning to have a Christmas party for the foodie club this year since we just celebrated NomNom Club’s first anniversary with Greenwich last August and a thanksgiving party last October when NomNom Club won in the Emerging Influential Blogs for 2010. However, when Kraft started their “Sarap ng Pasko” campaign, I thought it was a very fitting theme for the foodie club Christmas party since it was about food and Christmas as well. And hence, through GeiserMaclang, the proposal for Kraft Eden went through.

To share what transpired in the event, I believe the best way to narrate is through visual photos which shows how much the participants – NomNom Foodie Club members and guests – enjoyed the event. ๐Ÿ™‚

Kraft Eden Cheese Inspired Dishes

Kraft Eden Cheese Inspired Dishes

Traditional Exchange Gift

We first had dinner and some socialization among the members and guests. it was followed by the exchange-gift-giving where each one of the attendees were required to bring a P50 simple gift. It was drawn similar to a raffle system. The best gift within the prize range of P50 was also given an extra prize.

Exchange Gift / Gift Giving

Exchange Gift / Gift Giving

Raffle Draw withร‚ย  Samsung Microwave Oven Grand Prize

Joy Ramos, Samsung Microwave Oven Winner

Joy Ramos, Samsung Microwave Oven Winner

It was followed by the main raffle where Samsung donated the major raffle prize -ร‚ย  Samsung Microwave Oven. Other prize donors included GeiserMaclang for the Havaianas slippers, and Angel’s Pizza Pasta for the gift certificates. Major winners were Ms. Joy Ramos who won the top prize and Ms. Ryan Joson who got the Havs slippers. Other raffle items included a Sunpiology Piolo Pascual Planner for 2011, gift certificates, and branded tokens.

Round 2 of Raffle Draw

Because I wanted everyone not to go home empty-handed, I brought around 50 raffle prizes forร‚ย  the online registrants which reached about 50 as well, but since the actual attendees were only about 40, the excess prizes were given away on a raffle draw round 2. So some got two raffle prizes. ๐Ÿ™‚

Christmas Party Raffle

Christmas Party Raffle

Subdomain Service and Food Tour

In closing, GeiserMaclang had a message of thanks for the crowd and gave away Manny PacquiaoAlaxan shirts to everyone for pickup at their Makati office. I also thanked everyone for a fruitful year and revealed NomNom’s plans for 2011 including a paid subdomain service (ie: jenjen.nomnomclub.com) which includes a number of free services for the clients. We are also targeting for a food tour for summer or the second year anniversary.

More Photos - NomNom Foodie Club

More Photos - NomNom Foodie Club

Thank you again to our main sponsor Kraft Eden Cheese who had a similar successful “Sarap ng Pasko” campaign, to GeiserMaclang,andร‚ย  to Samsung for the major raffle giveaway of a Samsung Microwave Oven.

Venue and Sponsors

Venue and Sponsors

Merry Christmas from NomNom Club!

Merry Christmas from NomNom Club!

Thank you to all the readers, subscribers, and members of the NomNom Foodie Club! Belated Merry Christmas and a fruitful, yummy, and nomnom-y new year this coming 2011!

Foodie Club Christmas Party with Kraft Eden theme “Sarap Ng Pasko” Set for Dec 1

It’s NomNom Foodie Club‘s first Christmas together and what most fitting activity to celebrate the holiday but with the traditional Filipino culture of a Christmas Party!

To be held at the first day of the last month of the year, this Christmas foodie party will indeed start the Christmas month symbolically.

Geiser Maclang

Geiser Maclang

The theme of our NomNom Foodie Club Christmas Party is “Sarap ng Pasko,” in recognition of our food and venue sponsor Kraft Eden Cheese‘s Christmas campaign “Sarap ng Pasko.” This was also made possible with the support of GeiserMaclang.

It will be held at the Kraft Eden Cheese Keso de Gallo Christmas Tree area and platform installation in front of Gerry’s Grill and IMAX theater entrance on the first floor of SM Mall of Asia.

In support of this campaign, we would like to encourage you to promote “Sarap ng Pasko” by simply posting in your Facebook walls any and at least one of the following links from November 27November 30 (specifying that the deadline of voting is Dec 1, 2010):

  • http://www.SarapNgPasko.com/
  • http://www.SarapNgPasko.com/mechanics
  • http://NomNomClub.com/affairs/2010/sarap-ng-pasko-christmas-food/
  • http://YummyManila.blogspot.com/2010/09/world-longest-christmas-food.html
  • http://www.LetsGoSago.net/2010/09/bauan-batangas-vegeden/
  • http://www.SarapNgPasko.com/about
Kraft Eden Cheese's "Sarap Ng Pasko"

Kraft Eden Cheese's "Sarap Ng Pasko"

In your Faceboook wall, make sure to tag ‘@’ ‘NomNomClub’ or ‘@’ ‘Yummy Manila.’

If you are a blogger, you also have the option to blog about Kraft Eden Cheese’s “Sarap ng Pasko” campaign. Best blog gets a special prize from Kraft Eden during the party.

Soo what are you waiting for NomNom Foodie Club members? Simply email your link/s to admin AT NomNomClub.com with the link of your Facebook wall post and you are automatically registered to the Christmas party. Due to the limited space of the venue, we can only accept the first 50 (out of 100+) NomNom Foodie Club members to submit. You will receive a confirmation email a day after your submission if you are part of the first 50.

Please bring a monito-monita gift worth NOT MORE than P50 for your mystery monito-monita. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is the program flow for the Christmas Party:
0600 p – Registration and Dinner
0630 p – Short Introdution & Game
0700 p – Raffle Set 1 + Word from Kraft Eden Cheese
0730 p – NomNom Club 2010 and Plans for 2011 + Monito- Monita
0800 p – Raffle Set 2 & Closing Ceremonies

Some NomNom Foodie Club members during the 1st Anniversary Celebration at Greenwich SM North

Some NomNom Foodie Club members during the 1st Anniversary Celebration at Greenwich SM North

Raffle Prizes would include Christmas Packs and other items
Special Prizes:

  • Best Monito-Monita Gift under P51
  • Best Christmassy attire/costume that best embodies the theme of “Sarap ng Pasko”
  • Best Blog post on Kraft Eden’s “Sarap ng Pasko” campaign.

Summary:
What: “Sarap ng Pasko” NomNom Foodie Club Christmas Party
When: Decemeber 01, 2010 (Wednesday)
Where: SM mall of Asia – Kraft Eden Cheese Christmas Tree area & platform (near Gerry’s Grill & Starbucks MOA)

Requirements:

  • FB wall post for “Sarap ng Pasko” campaign AND P50 Monito-Monita Gift.
  • Email your links to admin@NomNomClub.com. This serves as your official registration for the party llimited to first 50 members.

Sarap Ng Pasko

Sarap Ng Pasko

Merry Christmas indeed! See you soon at the NomNom Foodie Club Christmas Party with Kraft Eden Cheese‘s “Sarap Ng Pasko.”

NomNom Club Celebrates 1st Anniversary

365 days and 121 foodie articles after, NomNom Club turns 1 today! From its first article in Sept 9, 2009, this food blog has evolved in leaps and bounds.

NomNom Foodie Club Members

NomNom Foodie Club Members

Based from the internet slang “nomnomnom” which refers to “eating,” NomNom Club has featured a number of restaurants, new dishes, recipes, food events, and other food related matters.

We have also started a NomNom Foodie Club open to all enthusiast of anything related to food. We have foodies who simply love to eat, mommy chefs, recipe-seeking housewives, food bloggers, and food industry players such as restaurant owners. Membership count is now at a little more than a hundred.

It was a fruitful year and I am thankful to all who supported NomNom Club through email subscription, joining the NomNom Foodie Club, or even simply commenting in the articles. My heart also goes out to those who nominated NomNom Club as one of the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2010. Your votes of confidence meant a lot.

NomNom Club 1st Annoversary Celebration

NomNom Club 1st Annoversary Celebration

Greenwich Pasta Feast

Greenwich Pasta Feast

Lastly, the Foodie Club also celebrated the anniversary in advance last September 4, 2010 at Greenwich SM North Edsa with about 30 members and guests.

It was extreme fun and food fiesta supported by Greenwich and SolidHosting.ph.

Pizza, pasta, and prizes were overflowing – almost everyone won in the raffle :). SolidHosting.ph gave away 15 webhosting packages worth more than P10K.

Greenwich and SolidHosting.ph supports NomNom Club

Greenwich and SolidHosting.ph supports NomNom Club

From here on, this food blog of 200 email subscribers will slowly turn into a group blog by having memeber-guest bloggers write for us at least once a month. Moreover, we will make it more interactive by having top commenters of the month join us in monthly food activities. We alsoo hope to have other foodie activities such as contests, coffee 101 seminars, and food article writing seminars for foodie club members.

Games and Raffles Winners

Games and Raffles Winners

Get free foodie updates in your inbox by being an email subscriber. Follow us on Twitter @NomNomFoodie, Facebook and join the NomNom Foodie Club! Cheers to another year of more NomNom Club nomnoms and fun!

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Introducing the NomNom Foodie Club!

Exactly one month away from NomNom Club‘s first year anniversary, we’re officially announcing the establishment of NomNom Foodie Club! ๐Ÿ™‚

Actually, it has been open to the anyone (public) with the link located at the header of every page. We are now at 70+ foodie members and counting.

NomNom Foodie Club is the community-based arm of NomNomClub.com food blog. I have also decided to take out the prior membership classifications to prevent biases. Although it was intended to facilitate group organization and effective communication, I think it is better off this way at this point in time (ang serious!). ๐Ÿ™‚

The establishment of NomNom Foodie Club is part of the blog administrators plan of slowly opening up this blog to become community-based in the next two years; and eventually having the foodie club SEC (gov’t) registered if circumstances permit. For the short term, we could be having you guys guest blog! ๐Ÿ™‚

I foresee a lot more potential with our foodie community like possible taste tests for new products, food group activities, and even themed food tours!

If you are a foodie and thinks that you can contribute to our community, please Register Here. It’s open to any foodies from anywhere in the world.

NomNom Club

NomNom Club

As a final note, I would like to invite all our members to reserve their Saturday afternoon on September 04, 2010 to celebrate NomNomClub’s 1st Year anniversary 5 days in advance with NomNom Foodie Club’s first Get Together! We are most probably having it in one of Greenwich Pizza branches in Metro Manila, Philippines. Talks are underway with concerned sponsors as of this moment (advance Thank You to Greenwich; woot!).

Thank you for supporting NomNom Club!