February 2, 2017
Written by Cat Arambulo-Antonio
Categories: Motherhood, Travel


I finally did it. For the first time in 6 years, I packed up and travelled without my husband or kids. But quite frankly, with FaceTime and WhatsApp, it’s like I never left. haha!

Dyson Supersonic Launch

I felt like I was in high school going on a field trip. According to Ellie Diccion PR & Branding Executive of Dyson Philippines, the group that was invited to join the trip was composed of “32 top media, journalists and influencers in the country”. I actually just heard that now. And wow.. I am truly honored.

Camille Co, Phoem Barranda, Pat Dy, Cristalle belo, Cat Arambulo-Antonio, Sarah Mier, Pam Quinones, Ria Prieto, PJ Pascual Jing Monis, Cat Arambulo-Antonio, Warren Sy, Ria Prieto

We were way too many to squeeze into a photo. Team Philippines, REPRESENT!!!


Touchdown, Bangkok, Thailand. Sawasdee!

Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centere at CentralWorld

We stayed in Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld. I haven’t travelled alone in so long that I didn’t know what to do with myself. It was so quiet and I had so much space. haha! Check out the view from my room, it was literally a few steps away from the shopping mall, Siam Paragon.

Breastfeeding Mommy

But first things first, I had to take care of my breastfeeding duties. Meet Anira, he warmly assisted me and made sure my milk stayed cold until the very last minute that I needed to check out. Click the link to know more about: How to Pack & Travel with Breastmilk.

Dyson Supersonic

Now, this is when I said: Hello, Dyson!


The first night was a very casual International Media Dinner… I forgot to take a photo of all the “Internationals”. Ooooooops!


Don’t be surprised that it’s all the same faces in the photos. We all just pretty much stuck together!

Dyson Supersonic

Day 2 was a little more hectic and jam packed with activities. I just have to say that it’s pretty amazing how everyone in our group was all on time!

Dyson Supersonic Launch

Have you ever seen this many TukTuks in one photo?

pat Dy, Cat Arambulo-Antonio and Camille Co

Pre-convoy photo with Pat Dy and Camille Co!

Phoem Barranda & Sarah Mier

And of course the party TukTuk. Phoem and Sarah painting the town pink.

Dyson Supersonic Launch

I’ve been to BKK a few times but this is my first time to experience a TukTuk motorcade. Woohoo!

Dyson Supersonic

Here’s a photo snapped by my TukTuk mate Pat Dy. I can’t believe he was able to capture this shot in a speeding vehicle. No wonder he’s one of Manila’s top photographers. What an amazing shot & moment!

Dyson BKK

Next up, the Tha Maharaja Pier.

Sarah Mier, Pam Quinones, Rajo Laurel, Tessa Prieto valdes, Ria Prieto, PJ Pascual, Cat Arambulo-Antonio, Tim Yap, Jing Monis

We travelled via boat on the Thai River to get to our lunch venue.

Dyson Supersonic Lunck

Here are snippets of our early afternoon:

img_4878 Dyson Supersonic Tess Prieto Valdes

Our Queen Bee, Tessa Prieto Valdes.


And YEEES, she blew us away with her smashing, un-choreographed and impromptu dance number.

Dyson Supersonic

Back at the hotel, we had time for a quick change before heading to the highlight of our trip: Dyson Supersonic.

Dyson Supersonice

Ok, I’ll admit it, I do a little reading or research before I head to events so that I don’t look, sound or burst out a stupid question. hahaha!

Dyson Supersonic

What’s the first thing you think of when you see this? To me it’s definitely: POWER.

Dyson Supersonic

Full house. Different nationalities, countries and personalities gathered to witness the unveiling of one of the most life changing inventions: Dyson Supersonic.

Graeme Mc Pherson

Meet Graeme McPherson, Head of Haircare Product Development at Dyson. He is based in Singapore leading the Dyson Supersonic project and working with over 100 engineers to bring new technologies to life.

Miss Thailand Ani Aniporn Chalermburanawong & Krit Jirakietwattana

Krit Jirakietwattana, one of Thailand’s leading hairstylists gives us a demo of the world’s lightest yet powerful blowdryer to be invented. With no less than Miss Thailand Aniporn Chalermburanawong.

Dyson Supersonic

Behind the panels of the stage, we were invited to touch, feel and test out the Dyson Supersonic hairdryers. Check out my behind the scenes shots:

Pat Dy

Ever wonder how long it takes Pat Dy to dry his hair??? Well whatever that time was, it’s cut into half!

Tim Yap, Jing Monis, Tessa Valdes

Oh and I forgot to mention, it was Tim’s birthday!!!

Camille Co

Look at the power of that little thing. It’s strong enough to blow Camille Co’s hair considering her distance.


And it’s so small, compact and light.

Jing Monis and Pam Quinones

During the trip, I was able to chat with one of Manila’s leading hair stylist & salon owner, Jing Monis and he raves about his Dyson Supersonic experience. He told me that he super loves it. If it’s approved and recommend by Jing, then it MUST be good. *wink*

Graeme McPherson, Head of Haircare Product Development at Dyson (short profile available) Krit Jirakietwattana aka Kong, Thai hairstylist (short profile available) Aniporn Chalermburanawon aka Nat Aniporn, hair demo model, Ms. Universe-Thailand 2015, Cat Arambulo-Antonio

Graeme McPherson (Head of Haircare Product Development at Dyson), Krit Jirakietwattana aka Kong, (Thai hairstylist) and Aniporn Chalermburanawon aka Nat Aniporn (Ms. Universe-Thailand 2015)

I definitely got lucky with this photo!

Warren Sy & Bobby Yan & cat Arambulo-Antonio

And of course, the people who made this trip possible: Warren Sy, Managing Director and Bobby Yan, VP-Communications from Whiteplanet Inc., Dyson Distributor in the Philippines.

Dyson Supersonic

Team Philippines, representing at that the Dyson Supersonic Launch in BKK. We have so many photos and yet were never complete. hahaha!


After the event we celebrated Tim’s birthday. Unfortunately, this is the only photo I have to remember the rest of the night. Fortunately, I had a blast getting to know Yvette and Camille on a more personal level. Love them!!!

Dyson Supersonic

Meanwhile, back at the hotel… I couldn’t help it. I just had to take a photo of the blowdryer which is typically used in most hotels. Raise your hands if you think the blow dryers in hotel rooms are small, compact, light but simply put: useless. :-P


The Dyson Supersonic has redefined haircare by reinventing technology!

Don’t worry, this baby is going to change our lives, FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m getting my blowdryer next week and I can’t wait to try it!!!

Til then… stay tuned because I will be sharing my thoughts, experience and will be giving a full review about the Dyson Supersonic.



Dyson Supersonic can be found at Greenbelt 5, Century City Mall, Rustan’s Makati, Abenson Bonifacio Global City, and SM Mall of Asia. It is available at PhP 21,500. And guys….. there’s a really LONG waitlist.

P.S. I’m keeping this experience in my memory and saving this photo for the books.

pat Dy, Mia Borromeo, Pam Quinones, Jing Monis, Rajo Laurel, Sara Mier, tessa Valdes, Tim Yap, Yvetter Fernandez, Camille Co, Ria Prieto, PJ Pascual, Cat Arambulo-Antonio,

and kudos to the Paparazzi tandem: Javi & Patty for keeping us together, aligned and on time. You guys rock!

Javi Martinez & Patty


- Cat Arambulo-Antonio


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