Zombie Apocalypse in Manila
If you've no idea what I'm talking about, Season 7 of the walking dead came out in October, and I was able to be part of it!
It all started with an idea of experiencing a zombie apocalypse in a traffic jam, and the company that I worked for was appointed to create the VR simulation for that experience, and it was called THE RIDING DEAD
It was a crazy big project with Fox Asia, Zeno Malaysia, Cake Experiential Communications, Kix, Grab & Uber across a few different countries where the experience would be hailing a Zombie Ride through Grab (Malaysia & Philippines) or Uber (Indonesia), and getting to try on the VR simulation during your transit to your destination
After finishing the launch at KL, Tilla and I packed our bags and headed over to Philippines to prep the Philippines Fox & Grab Team for the campaign. It is pretty awesome feeling when you get to travel for work.
Tilla & I flying to Manila
We arrived at Manila and the team there was so nice and friendly, from picking us up to recommending us places to eat and showing us around, definitely it is a place with the best hospitality!
I used to frequent Philippines a lot in the past, as I was one of the Ambassadors for Cebu Pacific Airlines. How nostalgic it is to finally return to this paradise
After checking in, work started! We had a real blast briefing and teaching the drivers, as they were so keen to learn. And also had a tour around the Fox office, where we met all the awesome people in there!
The Fox office
Pretty cool with all the props
One of our Grab Cars
The drivers even brought their own props!
Part of the shooting in Manila
If you're wondering what the VR experience is like, Check out the video here:
And of course, after a few days of work, its definitely time to relax! The hotel we stayed at (F1 Hotel) was top notch, and the food around us was fantastic!
The hotel I stayed at
Lunches with Tilla
One of the famous organic restaurants
Brunches are always good
Another great part about this trip is that I was finally able to meet up with my 2 favourite Filipino friends from Cebu Pacific Airlines, Joy & Michelle! They were the ones who organized all my trips in the past when I was an ambassador.
This time, they brought me to one of the street markets, to finally taste the authentic Filipino food which I long craved for!
Joy, Michelle, Kit & Jj
A fine beer!
All in all, it was definitely a great time over there as I got to meet so many faces, discover new experiences and of course, reconnect with my beloved friends.
I would definitely love to once again thank the team for making it all happen!
If you would like to read about my old posts to Philippines, do check it out here:
Post 1: http://www.seraphsam.com/2013/06/my-first-all-expense-paid-trip-to.html
Post 2: http://www.seraphsam.com/2013/06/riding-jeepney-in-manila.html
Post 3: http://www.seraphsam.com/2013/06/the-balut-challenge-taal-volcano.html
Post 1: http://www.seraphsam.com/2014/01/boracay-getaway-awesome-beaches-and.html
Post 2: http://www.seraphsam.com/2014/01/flying-skies-sinking-deep-below-ocean.html
Post 1: http://www.seraphsam.com/2014/03/exploring-palawans-city-with-crocodiles.html
Post 2: http://www.seraphsam.com/2014/04/the-ultimate-zipline-camwhore-and.html