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UPDATE: Sun Cellular – Baguio Bloggers Dinner Party at Hill Station

It’s Sun Cellular and the Baguio bloggers turn to take refuge at Hill Station.  I’ve never been here with a large group of people before (mostly just Race and me or P3) and I loved every minute of it – dining on good food in the midst of the Hill Station ambiance (Oh yeah, wide windows), meeting new friends, making new friends, and learning about what’s new to the Sun Cell product line.  As dark as it was outside on that February evening, it all became bright and sunny with the arrival of light and bubbly, oh so cheerful, Sun Cell representative, Maam Carissa. (“,)

Sun Cell-Baguio Bloggers Party at Hill Station

Sun Cellular – Baguio bloggers meet and greet at Hill Station =)

Past introductions, our attendant made his way around the table distributing menus.  Maam Carissa gave us all the go signal for choosing our own meals and we picked stuff from the house favorites and slow cooked stews.  To make the wait for our meals bearable, baskets of bread were served.  They had an interesting twist on the ‘dinner waiting bread’, it’s the only one I’ve had that had to be dipped in oil and then in crumbs mixed with what seemed to be herbs and spices.  That additional texture transformed the bread from regular bread to bread on steroids! ^^,  For drinks, Race and I got glasses of fruit milk shakes.  I appreciated the comforting creaminess these beverages had in comparison to the in-your-face cold fruitiness of the basic slushes.

some of the dishes at the Sun Cell-Baguio Bloggers Party at Hill Station

Of textured bread, fruit milk shakes, Mediterranean lamb stew, Cambodian coriander and garlic chicken, Moroccan spiced baby back ribs, and Spanish callos.

When our food arrived, it was ‘galitgalit muna’ while we relished our meals.  I got Cambodian coriander and garlic chicken which was savory.  I don’t like spice (in this case, pepper) but this dish was wonderful.  I might have the coriander working with the other spices to thank for that.  It was a party with every spoonful and I shared some with Maam Carissa.  As accommodating and friendly as she was, she also gave me a taste of her order, Spanish callos.  Remarkable the soft, fatty flavor that was tripe, it was almost milky.  (In hind sight, I would’ve gone for this, too. Oh well, next time. =b)  I then poked my fork around Race’s plate of Moroccan spiced baby back ribs.  (So usi me. *hihi) The tender meat had a nice charbroiled-iness to it, a smoky taste that also found itself on the rice it was served with – yum!

Sun Cell-Baguio Bloggers Party at Hill Station

Sun Cellular Digital Marketing Officer, Maam Carissa about to enjoy her order. ^^,

Angry moments over, the representative for Sun Cell asked who among the group makes use of Sun.  Sir Dean and Sir Yam had nothing but good things to say about their mobile plans and their internet connection.  Cheaper than other plans, strong signal, no issues, and fast. (I recalled my sister’s whole family has a Sun Cell mobile plan.  Meanwhile, Race began thinking about switching to Sun broadbad. =))

Speaking of Sun broadband, Maam Carissa raffled two of these out by asking us two questions about their products.  Waiting for the ever popular death by chocolate dessert (as recommended by Foursquare upon check in to Hill Station), we put our thinking caps on for the name of the SIM which you can personalize the number of and the price of some of Sun Cellular’s  broadband plans.  With quick thinking and also quick fingers to access Hill Station’s wifi, Ms. Sam and Sir Ash got the right answers. \m/ They’re basking in Sun connected-ness right now.  Oh, me envy, me envy!

Sun Cell-Baguio Bloggers Party at Hill Station Sun broadband winners

Sir Ash and Ms. Sam, winning! \m/

I took solace in our sweet treat which arrived just in time after the raffle.   The table fell quiet for a moment as everyone experienced dying at the hands of chocolate cake topped with ice cream. =)) With every bit I shoveled into my mouth, I felt better.  The ultimate comfort food, it seemed to be working its magic on Maam Carissa, too. =D  Getting to the edge of the ramekin, I was reminded of happy pizzuki with the choco stuck on its sides.  Race and I scraped away until there was nothing, absolutely nothing left in the ramekin.

Sun Cell-Baguio Bloggers Party at Hill Station dessert

Comfort food: Death by chocolate (“,)

Just like any self-respecting party, Sun Cell sent us off with parting gifts, a goodie bag of sorts wherein I had quiet imaginings of a cellphone inside.  I’m that kind of dreamer, a big dreamer *heeharhar.

The Sun Cellular – Baguio bloggers dinner party at Hill Station goes to show that happy meetings go perfectly with good food, a nice place, and good friends (both old and new).  (“,)

Sun Cell-Baguio Bloggers Party at Hill Station at Casa Vallejo

With our goodie bags. Eeiii, excited much! We’re so grateful, Sun Cellular!  (Thank you, Sir Dean of watwatworld.com for the group photo!) (“,)

So what’s in the goodie bag?

  • A Sun Cell pen,
  • A bright light-my-way super-amusing keychain *ohhh, flashy!,
  • The Sun Cell lanyard (the good choice!),
  • A Sun Cell sports bottle (Wee! I can carry water on walks with my furry loved ones more easily now! \m/),
  • and MY VERY OWN Sun Cellular Name Ur Numb3r SIM card.

We’ve got a strong Sun support!  Weee! ^^,

Goodie bag from Sun Cellular

Thank you so much, Sun Cellular! ~from Race and me. Waggy tails of thanks, too! ~that’s from my doggies *hihi

More about Sun Cellular’s Name Ur Numb3r SIM:

The first in the country, you can pick your own digits and have a number that spells out something meaningful to you.  No more settling for numbers like 0922-777-8888 just so you can remember them easily.  Name your number with Sun Cellular SIM starting with the number prefix 0942-8 like 0942-8-I-KIKAY or how about your business name like 0942-8-1-UKAY-2? (Stands for #1 ukay-ukay. So sorry, I’m not good at naming things. *hee)

Sun Cell-Baguio Bloggers Party at Hill Station at Casa Vallejo

It was great to see you again, Sir Vince, Sir Clayre and Ms. Sam! It was nice to meet you, Ms. Ane and Sir Omeng (highnesses *bow), Sir Dean, Sir Ash, Sir Jaytee and Sir Yam! Delighted to make your acquaintance and thank you, Maam Carissa of Sun Cell. ^^,

Upon registration of your number, you get your SIM loaded with a P50 call and text combo free.  Not only that, you get 200 texts to other networks.  You also get 200 Sun texts and 70 minutes worth of Sun calls. (Five-day validity.) Get all this from a P59 SIM and name ur numb3r in a snap!

Now, if you guys will excuse me, I have to give some thought to what my Sun Cell number’s going to be.  How does 0942-8-I-M-XINE sound? Hhhmmm, 0942-8-X-MARKS?  0942-8-GO-FOOD?  0942-8(ate)-BAGUIO?  …

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26 responses to “UPDATE: Sun Cellular – Baguio Bloggers Dinner Party at Hill Station”

  1. Anonymous says :

    thank you so much for this wonderful blog!!! thank you thank you

    From all of us Hill Station

    • XiNE says :

      Good morning all at Hill Station! My pleasure po …not a difficult task writing about a(nother) fantastic experience at your restaurant. See you all again soon! As usual, there’s something (callos, avocado and jalapeno ice cream, etc.) that calls me/us back to you. *hihi Have a great new week po! (“,)

  2. XiNE says :

    Session Road in Bloom starts today! I didn’t see the Sun Cellular booth in our early morning walk https://www.facebook.com/FindGoodBaguioFoods/posts/562753710411245?notif_t=like but if they’re there, I’m sure you can get your Name Ur Numb3r SIM where you can do just that – name your number. Enjoy, guys! (“,)

  3. XiNE says :

    Hello, lesleycarter! Thank you so much! Im so excited for you, your video’s number 1! Yey! Have a great new week! (“,)

  4. Nickie says :

    Wow Xine, I want a SIM like that. 🙂

  5. omeng says :

    considering the analogous nature of the network and your name, sunxine would be a good number but then that’s a 7-letter word… : ) nice to meet you as well! : )

    • XiNE says :

      Hello there po, Sir Omeng! Sounds good po, SunXine, will scheme about how to make it work *hihi. Have a great new week to you po, Highnesses! (“,)

  6. Samantha Justine Zamora says :

    Loved our picture here! hahaha!

    • XiNE says :

      Hiyee, Sam! Super no, galing ng concept ni Sir Dean! Wave, Cordillera Bloggers! Whooo! Happy Wednesday, Sam! (“,)

  7. Ane says :

    Wow, “hignesses”? 😛

    I like 0942-8-BAGUIO and 0942-8-IM-XINE 😀

    Nice to meet you too, I hope to see more of you and get to know you better. 🙂

  8. Clayre says :

    Nice idea po un ah sunxine, parang samcellular lang heheheh

    • XiNE says :

      Hi, hi, Sir Clayre! Weee, sunxine, samcellular, what’s your number? Triple C – Sun!…which letters to drop for sam and me, which letters to drop?! *head scratching Sooo confused.*hihi Have a wonderful day, Sir! (“,)

  9. Keith says :

    Good Day. Are you selling your Sun Cell Lanyard? Give me ur price and contact me @ 09267174239. Thanks.

    • XiNE says :

      Hello Keith! So sorry but it’s not for sale. Sentimental value *hihi. Thank you for visiting my blog. A wonderful month of April to you! (“,)

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