No, your eyes are not playing tricks on you. Yes, that is a 6-foot plus half-naked guy wearing only tights, painted gold from head to foot, standing behind us, making the “nag-level up ka na!” hand gesture. He was the life-size Orion award, who posed with all the media guests in the hosting we did for Greenwich. They were launching the Greenwich Xtreme Cheese Level Up Pizzas, the commercial for which you probably caught while watching American Idol, with John Lloyd winning an Orion Award for “Bala Sa Bala” (hence the half-naked golden guy). And also the Greenwich Big Time Lunch Meals with their newest endorsers from Smart Gilas, Chris Tiu, JV Casio, Dylan Ababou, and JR Cawaling.
Chris and the guys were very friendly and unassuming. If not for the throngs of photographers angling to get shots of them, you’d think they were just a regular barkada hanging out. They were very approachable, and more accommodating than you’d expect. Lots of stuff happened, like the showing of the behind-the-scenes of the Orion ad, the introduction of the new members of the Greenwich barkada (Chris and the gang), of course John Lloyd was there with the rest of the original barkada, a birthday surprise for John Lloyd (I think his bday is on the 24th?), a song set from “Bruno” (Lloyd Zaragoza), the launch of the Greenwich website (SLICE), and of course giveaways including an iPod Touch!
Thank you so much to Luis and the rest of the Greenwich team for getting us to host some of their events, it’s always a pleasure, and double thanks for sending us some of the photos their photographers took during the event. I was only able to take the first 2 photos because we were on the job, so I really needed these pics, courtesy of Greenwich. Here are some of them:
(With Mika, John Lloyd and Lloyd)
(With JR, JV, Dylan and Chris)
(With Luis of Greenwich and Mr. Orion)
(Luis is the one with clothes on)
(Need I introduce…)