|Up close and personal with Journey's frontman Arnel Pineda|
After fetching the kids from school, we rushed and braved through lunch hour traffic, finally arriving at the popular Mann Hann Chinese restaurant in San Juan where the function was held. After a sumptuous lunch buffet, Arnel table-hopped for a tête-à-tête with the select group of media representatives. Luckily, our table was his last stop and my fellow bloggers just began their Q&A when I came in.
|My late lunch, after the interview|
The mental and physical demands from his flourishing music career made him more conscious and appreciate the value of clean and healthy living. Arnel is all for safe and natural food supplements to maintain a balanced and healthy lifestyle, for himself and for his family. That's why he accepted to become the corporate ambassador for Nattural Quality Corporation (NQC)-- a Filipino-owned company that "develops and markets innovative herbal-based food supplements known to contain essential elements that help maintain good health and wellness."
Herbal food and dietary supplements from Nattural Quality Corporation
With his very active and stressful lifestyle, Arnel Pineda swears by Enduranz, which he brings along wherever and whenever he goes on tour as it promotes men's overall health. Slenda is the company's answer to the growing problems in obesity and weight control. It has an all-natural formulation that contains resveratrol. NQC's latest product is Renalin, an herbal dietary supplement to help support the kidney.
"Nattural Quality Corporation continues to produce health products that aims to achieve their vision -- a better health and improved quality of life for Filipinos all over the world.
Nattural Quality Corporation (NQC) is a 100% Filipino-owned corporation established in 2000. NQC has its products manufactured in a facility that is BFAD (Bureau of Food and Drugs) registered with CGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practice) and ISO (International Organization for Standardization) certification." - www.gonatural.com.ph
|Arnel with (left) John Lim and Dr. Gerniliano Aligui (right), marketing consultant and medial consultant respectively,|
for Nattural Quality Corporation
After the brief rounds of personal interviews, Arnel happily obliged with requests for photographs and signed autographs. He even signed my cookbook (see bottom photo) complements of NQC! Also present were consultants from NQC, and members of the singer's entourage who proudly showed us a preview of the final TV commercial with Arnel as their newest endorser.
"Bibilib ka sa galing ng Pilipino!" -- Arnel Pineda
(Loose translation: You'll be impressed with the Filipino's abilities / natural gifts! )
Watching the preview of the commercial
This was one memorable event for me and my blog buddies, for sure! It's not everyday that you get to meet, and even interact with an international rock star! To quote Arnel: "Mabuhay Pinoy!"
|Starstruck moms: Me, Joy, Pehphot, and Abbey (Photo from mommy Pehpot)|
After a busy weekend, I tried the Ampalaya Delite Herbal Tea and it was so fragrant, soothing and relaxing. I recommend you try it, even if you are not diabetic like me :) I liked the calamansi (calamondin) flavor and hint of ginger spice. You can barely taste the bitterness of the ampalaya. Take it hot or cold with a teaspoon of honey and enjoy! Soon, I will try some dishes from this cookbook by Ms. Susana Guerrero with Renal Diet recipes.
Cheers to health and wellness!
Cheers to health and wellness!
Know more about the health products of Nattural Quality Corporation.
Arnel Pineda gives back. You can also support Arnel's advocacies here:
Arnel Pineda Foundation, Inc.
For those not familiar with Arnel Pineda, watch Journey with Arnel here on Oprah, as he sings "Don't Stop Believing", and "Faithfully". The second one being, as Oprah puts it, "the song that got him the job" (as the band's frontman).
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