#AirAsiaRedTalks: Amazing Stories to Inspire your Journeys

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“Open your mind and experience with your heart.”

This line sums up my love for travel since I don’t know when. I’m always amazed by the beauty of the new places I visit, and they feel like home when I return. Aside the warmth of every people, it brings so much joy to my heart to be able to experience everything that is so loveable in every destination my wandering self brings me. I even enjoy it more now that I have my own family to travel with. We’re all very thrilled with new discoveries and adventures.
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When I was invited to join the other bloggers and media influencers to fly to Cebu for #AirAsiaRedTalks Season 2 launch, I didn't think twice. I see events like this as opportunities for me to learn something, enrich my knowledge, widen my connections and of course make lots and lots of exciting memories. 

#AirAsiaRedTalks brings a whole new social media experience in a series of travel webisodes (web episodes) that premiered in AirAsia’s Facebook page last year. It’s like bringing back talk TV and magazine shows in a more sociable and innovative podium. What better platform to connect to people than online, right? It received such an overwhelming reaction from the audience, thus giving birth to the second season.
Once again, AirAsia has teamed up with multi-awarded TV host, producer, entrepreneur, blogger, and UNICEF Special Advocate, Daphne Oseña-Paez. We had the chance to personally meet her in the event held at the Twilight Roof Deck of Bai Hotel. AirAsia Philippines Chairperson Maan Hontiveros, AirAsia Philippines CEO Captain Dexter Comendador and AirAsia Foundation’s Executive Director Mun Ching Yap definitely made their presence felt, too.

AirAsia is a sociable and innovative brand and we embrace social media not only to engage our fans but also to inspire and connect with our guests. With RedTalks, we are bringing back the era of talk TV and magazine shows to online audience with a refreshing approach using a platform that has become so effective and popular. - AirAsia Philippines CEO Captain Dexter Comendador 

The ever gorgeous Daphne Oseña-Paez gave a hint of what to expect this season,
The quality of stories and the online engagement we got last year when RedTalks was launched have been overwhelming. For this new season, we aim to raise the level of discussion and cover a wide range of topics to engage our audience and inspire them to have meaningful connections. 

Getting an exclusive sneak peek of the show’s pilot episode titled “Sweet Connections”, I believe that a lot of people, not only those who love to travel, will really embrace and get engaged to this refreshing approach. 

Personally, it made an appeal to me because I have experienced what they featured in this episode first-hand – Malagos chocolates. I’m a chocolate lover! 
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During the event, we’re so lucky to have been served the Malagos chocolates. Oh my gosh, as soon as tasted it, it went straight to my heart, then my stomach, and back to my heart!

Here’s what to expect this season:
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Episode 1: Daphne travels to Davao with Chef JP Anglo, who has been regarded as one of the new generation “rock star chefs” because of his flair for creating edgy dishes with strong local Filipino identity. They talk about creating something fresh and new using the award winning Malagos chocolates and included it in AirAsia’s in-flight menu called Santan in April.

Episode 2: Empowering women is a subject matter that AirAsia has been championing through the airline’s former CEO and now serving as chairperson, Maan Hontiveros. Before Maan assumed the responsibility of establishing AirAsia operation in the Philippines in 2011, she was a staunch advocate of performing arts and the environment, a broadcast journalist, and a civic leader who has been hailed by the Filipina Women’s Network as one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World (Global FWN100)™ - Builder award category in 2014. Maan’s story of disrupting the ordinary to create value in the lives of women and marginalized groups was presented in a lively discussion during the press launch hosted by radio DJ Tracy Abad-Prado.

Episode 3: This features David Foster and AirAsia’s collaboration to find the best and tap into a diverse pool of talented, skilled, and creative individuals in the ASEAN region.

Episode 4: Human Trafficking being a serious global issue has reached the ASEAN shores at an alarming rate. AirAsia Foundation tackles the issue head on in raising awareness and training airline personnel across the region and beyond to combat trafficking.

Episode 5: Daphne goes to Bali, Indonesia to take part in the much celebrated food festival in Ubud and interacts with farmpreneurs to learn about upscaling farmers through innovation.

Episode 6: Cambodian Living Arts (CLA), a non-profit organisation based in Phnom Penh, has been facilitating the transformation of Cambodia through the arts by providing arts education, capacity building of arts leaders, and opportunities for emerging artists to generate income and create a sustainable environment for the arts. This inspiring finale will feature CLA’s success story.
I'm pretty sure this will be another huge triumph for AirAsia, the world's best low cost carrier. Absolutely, #AirAsiaRedTalks Season 2 is one for the books!

Dear Traveler, 

What is your next destination?

Let's all catch the pilot episode of #AirAsiaRedTalks series on AirAsia's Facebook page on February 24 at 7:00PM.

#AirAsiaRedTalks is brought to you by AirAsia Foundation, AirAsia Big Loyalty and Rokki

Follow Daphne's journey with the hashtag #AirAsiaRedTalks and keep updated with AirAsia's latest promotion and activities via 
Twitter: @AirAsiaFilipino 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/airasiaph/

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  1. Ang gandanv experience nito Ms. Rochelle 😊 proud kami sayo, at deserve mo po ang blessings na natatanggap mo. 😊 Meeting new people makes you a better person. I'm happy for you Ms. Rochelle 😘

  2. So much happenings and amazing event. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  3. what a fun and enjoyable experience Ms Rochelle. Nabasa ko sa Air Asia page na nasa Cebu si Ms Daphne :) Plus may Malagos Chocolates pa and Chef Jp pa. Daming ganap sa red talks with Daphne :) Congrats sa experience po

  4. #AirAsiaRedTalks series Must watch, Travelling is More to enjoy with Airasia.
    Hoping to travel with my two kids & hubby this year - First stop, hopefully Malaysia 😊
    Our suprise Birthday treat gor ouemr Eldest who really Loves LEGO..
    Were excited to her reaction when she finally sees the Real Legoland than of watching it on Youtube 😊

    how’s Cebu Lechon?hihi
    Miss Dried Mangoes there..
    been to cebu 7years ago for a travel event.
    Keep Safe, Enjoy
    All the Best Ms Rochelle..

  5. Travelling allows you to discover the beauty of other places and creates lifetime memories. Though I don't travel a lot, but i love to watch travel shows. And it is great that Air Asia come up with the idea! This will surely be a great hit! They did great on their pilot episode earlier!

  6. Thanks for Sharing Ms. rochelle....

  7. Nice! magandang talk ito, to know more about under the sun here in our country and also outside the Philippines 😍😘💜👸

  8. ive watched the vid na :) cant wait para sa next naman from AirAsia esp foodie ��
    sarap sana sagutin ang whats your next destination hehe kaso di pa ngayon :)

  9. Hi #RochelleRiveraLoves
    Stay healthy, beautiful and intelligent. god blessed us all year round.

  10. Wow it's such a great experience po talaga, hopefully someday magawa ko din po yung mga nagagawa mo. You really inspired a lot of people, salamat po sa mga article or blogs na ginagawa mo kasi po nakaka-tuwa na you we're able to share your experience to us. Kami pong mga readers at supporters mo ay sobrang blessed sa knowledge na naibabahagi mo. I love to see more blogs and posts coming from you madam. Always take care po and God bless you more! 😘😘❤❤

  11. Eunice Lalaine E. ReyesFebruary 27, 2018 at 9:07 PM

    Wow, wanna travel soon. Loving the contents of this blog.

  12. Wow! Ang swerte mo dito kasi nanalo ka ng round trip. Congratulations ^_^

  13. Your so lucky din pala sa giveaways! hehe. Congratulations ^_^

  14. Hope you had a wonderful travel miss Rochelle! More more blessings pa sans ang dumating sayo Love yah!😘


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