It’s a Bigger and More Exciting #TLCFest16

Bonifacio High Street transformed into a huge global village thanks to TLC Festival 2016.

This exciting event from the lifestyle channel that brought us amazing shows has come back to our shores to offer an even bigger celebration for all those who are looking for a one-of-a-kind travel, lifestyle, and culinary experience.

Last year, thousands of fans flocked to BGC and took part in the exciting activities prepared by the entire TLC crew. This time, the crowd is bigger; and they are more eager.


Long lines can be traced from the entrance to the registration booths. These fans braved the intense weekend heat just to be part of this free-for-all festival. Who wouldn’t when you can get the chance to see TLC’s biggest stars like Janet Hsieh (Fun Taiwan Adventures), who was last year’s guest, Dan Churchill and Hayden Quinn (Surfing the Menu: Next Generation), and THE Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro?


I would stand in line for hours to have that opportunity.

Lucky for me, I didn’t have to endure the long line to meet my baking idol. More on that later.

So what went down in #TLCFest16?

Check out these photos:



There are many activities for the entire family. For kids who are into baking, they can try their hands on making their own cupcakes. They can decorate these little munchies and tell all their friends how they made their own treats!


Cake Boss obviously has a lot of fans. People are lining up in this booth, probably hoping to catch a glimpse of the real Cake Boss.


Don’t be frightened or surprised when these guys suddenly move. Take a selfie, instead.


For first-timers, the festival is a whole new experience. But if you want another experience, this booth will allow you to literally be in another world.


Or why not become rock stars? This Karaoke Booth was a hit.


Hungry? No problem. There are lots of concessionaires in the area.



But one that stood out is this cool vintage Beetle car that’s converted to a barbecue grill, courtesy of our friends at Baler Surfer Grill.

TLCFest has brought the world to Manila. Everyone was treated to something unique and fun at the various booths, like this Japanese Calligraphy session.




The Taiwan booth has something for flower lovers.


Of course there’d be a Pinoy Booth here. There was a playground where kids (and kids at heart) can take part in the street games we all grew up playing. These folk dancers also entertained the crowd.


There was literally something for everyone at this year’s TLC Festival. The crowd was bigger and you can see that they were all eager to check out all the booths and try what each one had to offer.

For those who were simply strolling along High Street, photo ops with the several TLC logos were a must. That’s because everyone needs a lot of TLC.




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