Filipinos have a knack for catching onto what is hip and trendy. From fashion to food, we Filipinos have been able to take a concept from other countries, give it a new twist and called it our own. Not only have we dominated social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, we have also taken to online classified ads sites like AyosDito.ph.
AyosDito.ph, the preferred online classified ads for Pinoys by Pinoys and awarded the 2011 No. 1 Classified Ads website by Digital Filipino Search Profile Index, had recently organized its first Ayos Dito I-Ball, a blogger event attended by GMA Channel 7’s latest IT-GIRL – model/artist/singer/actress Solenn Heussaff and ABS CBN Channel 2’s upcoming dramatic actor John Medina and funny yet naughty DJ Tony Toni of Magic 89.9 at the COWO Asia in Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
“Ayos Dito I- Ball,is a blogger event that celebrates the fun and unique Filipino lifestyle, that is reflective of how people buy and sell online. Buying and selling online with AyosDito.ph is free, easy and hassle-free, just how we Pinoys like it.” says Jon Santico, General Manager of 701 Search Inc., the company behind the site.
“This event is also to say thank you to the community closest to our hearts. Bloggers who have experienced using the website have shared their hassle – free shopping experience online, and were instrumental in bringing other users to our site." Santico added.
Tanya Cabbab, AyosDito.ph’s marketing manager shared “Aside from having the chance to get to know the AyosDito team and learn more about the site and what were about, we hope everyone had a great time, simply hanging out with us and enjoying the food, the games and the raffle prizes.”
The food served at the Ayos Dito I-Ball was a twist on regular pinoy comfort food. Tempura Quail Eggs (a modern take on streetfood favorite - Kwekkwek), Mexico meets Pampanga’s best sisig tacos, Chicken Pate on Fita a childhood favorite, The simple tuyo, glammed up in a Tuyo Pasta, oh so yummy Angus Corned Beef Pan de sal. The iced tea was a refreshing honeymansi by Nestea. A special treat was the kakanin ice cream in 3 flavors – Champorado, Mangga’t Suman and Sapin Sapin ice cream by Sebastian’s .
There were 2 games at the event, an old party favorite – Bring Me, and a special game - Find a great deal which familiarized bloggers with how the site works which involved the celebrities who attended the event.
The much - anticipated raffle, A Samsung Galaxy phone, a Fuji Polaroid Camera, and the grand prize was an Apple iPad 2.
Each blogger brought home a lootbag with an AyoDito.ph t-shirt, a notebook, a coffee tumbler and an AyosDito.ph pen with 1G USB.