One of the things I love about blogging are the new and exciting events I get to experience. Though the Hooq Hangout last September 23, 2016 at the Globe Iconic Store in BGC was the second one, it was still a splendid encounter as I got to see my long time favorite actor, Piolo Pascual!
When I arrived at the venue I was impressed by the comfy and chill vibe of the outdoor venue. I was taken by one of the staff to my seat and was given my meal (burger and fries form 8cuts!) plus they gave me a portable fan that has a sticker saying “I am a Hooq Fan” in the middle (clever pun)!
And in front of us was a huge LED screen. The whole set-up is Hooq’s modern take on outdoor cinema. Too bad I didn’t get to go with a date (haha).
HOOQ Hangouts, also brought to you in cooperation with Samsung, turns the BGC Amphitheater into a free outdoor cinema venue with massive LED screens, beanbags, blankets and cushions to fully enjoy the show.
I went around to check out the displays of some of the Pinoy movies Hooq is offering. Apparently, you can now stream or download thousands upon thousands of Filipino romcoms and blockbuster movies, including hit Pinoy teleseryes!
“In addition to thousands of Filipino movies spanning almost four decades (1980’s to 2016), we also have over 4,000 hours of local television content which includes the best teleseryes, comedy and reality shows,” revealed Cruz-Walker. “Pinoy films/TV shows are closest to our hearts because it tells the stories of our lives, that is why we have signed licensing deals with the top Philippine studios including ABS-CBN, Regal, Viva and GMA ,” Cruz-Walker added.
I also found out that in addition to new movies, Hooq is also offering hard to find classics like Temptation Island, Sana’y Wala Nang Wakas and my fave Bagets!
Later, as I sat comfortably in my seat, I noticed people coming towards my way looking all excited and were enthusiastically taking pictures. So I turned around… lo and behold, I saw… Piolo Pascual behind me! I can hardly believe my eyes! He was indeed a sight to behold! I felt my heart pump rapidly. I can’t believe that I finally saw my long time crush in person!
After a few chit-chats and photo-ops with Piolo (which I was not able to do sadly), the movie started.
They showed one of Piolo Pascual’s fun romcoms entitled “Every Breath You Take”, which I actually enjoyed as I munched on some popcorns and laughed with the crowd.
HOOQ Hangouts will regularly showcase blockbusters and all-time favorites through several massive LED screens at the Globe Iconic Entertainment Zone, transforming the BGC Amphitheater into a free outdoor cinema venue. Participants of HOOQ Hangouts can also enjoy on-ground entertainment, munch on free popcorn and check out on-ground activities and win raffle prizes.
At the end of the movie, I felt “bitin”. I can hardly wait for the next Hooq Hangout! But for now I shall satisfy my movie cravings and watch them on Hooq! You should too!
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