What Happened in the WU Fest 2013?

Partnering with Wazzup Pilipinas, What’s Up Manila Magazine has launched an event last July 6, 2013 at the A. Venue in Makati Avenue, Makati City called WU Fest 2013. There were over 50 booths which participated in providing food, drinks and a wide variety of entertainment and activities.

Our Favorite Exhibitors and Sponsors

1. Sprinto

Founded in Hong Kong, Sprinto has long been established as an expert in creating extraordinary watches. Now it has extended its market horizontally as it began to also offer top of the line quality eye wears that are equipped with both practical and aesthetic functions.

The brand believes in “bringing utmost comfort and safety to all its customers, sparing nothing less than the best colors, design and quality, while still making it unbelievably affordable.” The good news is that this collection is available in major fashion hubs in Manila! Other places where you can find these shades are: Dubao, Singapore and Hong Kong.

2. Bistecca

Bistecca prides itself for having the finest steaks in the metro, specifically at the Joya Lofts and Tower in Rockwell City. I personally have not heard of this restaurant before but it might have been creating much buzz in other foodies’ world. Inspired by the traditional Italian way of eating steaks, this establishment aims to offer customers what they feel is the best way to have a steak – shared among friends or family, accompanied by great sides, and a few bottles of wine. In the WU Fest event, Bistecca generously provided the lunch for the bloggers.

3. Bayani Brew

Direct from the Gawad Kalinga farm at Angat, Bulacan, Bayani Brew is the social enterprise that produces all-Filipino, all-delicious, all-nutritious iced tea. It originated from the native brews introduced by the nanays (mothers) of the Gawad Kalinga community in the GK Enchanted Farm. It advocates the use of indigenous ingredients such as lemongrass, pandan, and sweet potato tops which are the main ingredients of “Bayani Brew Classic” and “Bayani Brew Purple Leaf.”

Bayani Brew wants to be remembered not only for its refreshing beverages, but also as part of a movement brewing a new breed of Filipinos crazy in love with our country.

4. Eat My GF (Garlic Fries)

Wah liao. Looking for scandal ah? Probably a lot of attention has been caught by this stall named Eat My GF (Garlic Fries) that served burgers and potato chips. This one offers lasting taste and lasting experience. To confirm this, let us visit their two restaurants located in Alabang Town Center and in Little Baguio in San Juan.

5. Bear Beer Philippines

Bear Beer Philippines gave away free booze for the bloggers who attended the event. These beers are the best-selling ones that came a long way from Germany. It claims to be “the most affordable imported beer in the Philippine market.” But don’t just take my word for it, come on and try  their different variants of beers!

6. OK Quench

Bloggers should have left home hungry to take advantage of the numerous free samples given by the distributors of OK Quench: thirst-quenching sparkling juice drink made with Natural Fruit Juice Concentrate.

7. Naughty Ninja

Naughty Ninja is a modern brand aimed to bring out the naughty, sarcastic, evil genius side in all of us. They just recently launched the wrist band as their first product of their accessory line. These are silicon wrist bands with motion sensors and LED blinkers which proved to be quite popular among concert and party-goers.

They will soon be in the business of producing witty, fun, and satiric t-shirts and undergarments for men and women. The shirts designs (Ninja Tees) will be released soon with references incorporated to movie or TV quotes, parodies of movie posters, word play, wit and humor, and day-to-day events. The fun in being naughty is that it’s low key, subtle and discreet, just like a Ninja is.

Wrap Up

There were simply a lot of fun, wild and crazy things that happened in the WU Fest 2013 event, and these could only be best appreciated if you were there! So boohoo to those that did not make it, and cheers to the many people who joined us in the celebration. 😀


Health and technology freak. Food and lifestyle blogger with a large appetite for food and travel.

Related Posts

14 Responses

    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Dining trends are highly mercurial, varying by season, region and even by city. Knowing them through engaging with people in this event is never the same as when you just read the latest happenings from an article.

  1. Gil Camporazo

    Good event for new products promotions… a very good opportunity for the producers. Kudos to the organizers.

  2. jared's mum @ mum eats

    this looks like one great gastronomic experience! Am a fan of Bayani Brew which reminds me it has been some time since I had these bottled goodness. Maybe it is time to order online again! ^_^

    Those fries from Eat my GF looks really delish, I hope I can sample them one of these days!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.