I won a $500 giveaway from Katharine Story

On November 24, the day after Thanksgiving, I went for a hike near the Ventura pier. I took a break to look at my Instagram account. I was tagged from @katharinestory with the message “We have a winner! Ruchel @popbuffruchel please contact the boutique or DM us to claim your prize.” Sure, I joined the […]

Anti-Cancer Challenge Celebration with Sheryl Crow

The ’90s was the decade of grunge music and alternative rock. It was also the time where you could buy 10 CD’s in the mail and get a couple CD’s for free. I love all kinds of music  … and Sheryl Crow’s CD was one of the CD’s I bought during the 90s. The CD […]

Superstar tennis player Maria Sharapova launches book in Los Angeles

On September 15, I had the opportunity to meet tennis superstar Maria Sharapova. The professional tennis player and five-time Grand Slam winner launched her book entitled Unstoppable: My Life So Far at the Barnes and Noble The Grove in Los Angeles. Rockin’ a blue long sleeve pin-striped shirt and light brown baggy pants, she looked […]

Brian May founder of Queen Launches 3D book at Book Soup

On July 24, rock legend Brian May, founder of the band Queen hosted a book signing event at Book Soup in West Hollywood. I’ve always been a Queen fan ever since I was in elementary school in the Philippines. I’d hear the beautiful music of Queen from my cousins  who were six-10 years older than me. […]

Festival of Arts/Pageant of the Masters Celebrating 85 Years of Arts

Every year for about 10 years my friends and family never failed to see this theatrical spectacle Festival of Arts/Pageant of the Masters during the summer art fest in the beautiful Laguna Beach. Aside from the one-of-a-kind living pictures, it also includes musical theater, a narrator that tells the story behind the art, and a […]

Michelle Branch Performs at House of Blues Anaheim

Michelle Branch who brought us hits such as “Everywhere“, “All You Wanted“, and “The Game of Love” in early 2000’s is back on the road with The Hopeless Romantic Tour. I could not be more excited to see her live last July 23 at the House of Blues in Anaheim. When I told a friend […]

New Kids On The Block Performs at House of Blues Anaheim

Can you believe it has been 30 years since New Kids On The Block started in the late 80s? Long before NSync, Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees, Hanson and One Direction, there was NKOTB. I was working for TEEN magazine in Manila, Philippines when I covered the arrival of the boy band three decades ago and […]

Jack Ketsoyan and Kevin Dickson talk about their book Blind Item

Jack Ketsoyan is one Hollywood’s veteran publicists. I first connected with Jack on Instagram as a fan and we have been communicating ever since. We met at his first book launching in Barnes and Noble in Santa Monica. Jack is down to earth, personable and the anti-diva of publicists. In fact, he was the first […]

House of Blues Anaheim Opens with Dan Aykroyd & Jim Belushi

On February 28, one of the most noted live music concert halls and restaurants in the country, House of Blues Anaheim opened at the Garden Walk in Anaheim. They recently moved from their old location in Downtown Disney. Outside of the new venue, a light blue carpet rolled out in front of the building, a step […]

2017 World of Children Hero Awards

Since 1998, World of Children Award has invested $8 million in cash grants for program support to more than 100 Honorees who are the mainspring behind programs serving children all over the world. World of Children is a funding program that focuses on children’s only issues: health (including hunger and nutrition), education, safety, and human […]