Blogapalooza

These days I rarely attend blog events because I’m so out of the loop from it now compared to before. Granted that I do not update my blog that much anymore, simply because I’m almost always “working” and there aren’t much interesting stuff to share on my blog unlike before. It was all about school before, then lately it’s about the events I go to.. which isn’t consistent because I’m picky (also, can’t fund all the events I wanna go to, hehe).

My ID from Blogapalooza

Heard about the Blogapalooza event from a blogger friend from few weeks back (or was it a month ago) who couldn’t made it because she’s based outside the Philippines as of the moment. Looked over it and it seem possible for me to go, so why not? I signed up and then was granted the privilege to go to it (yay!).

Fast forward to the day itself…. my buddy and I braved our way to SM Aura. This would be our first visit to this new mall, and probably my 5th visit to BGC as a whole. I don’t really go to The Fort that much, it isn’t that accessible to me as a commuter. Yes I commute.

Anyway! Here’s what went down in Blogapalooza 2013.

We arrived late. I feel like I should emphasize this because being late made us miss a lot of stuff. That includes not having available seats in the area anymore where the mini-talks and program proper was held. We spent most of the time roaming around the booths, trying out their services and having our ID signed/stamped after.

Despite that, it was still a fun event full of activities. Kudos to everyone who took part in it and congrats to the organizers and sponsors for a successful event. Also, one thing to be proud of is that this event alone was able to raise PhP 80,000+ donations for the victims of typhoon Haiyan. :)

My only regret is that we wish we came by earlier so we did not miss on the important booths! Oh the fun activities we could have participated in.

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Blogapalooza 2013: I'm going, and why you should, too!

Blogapalooza 2013

I heard of this event from a friend sometime last week and thought of registering even though there’s no guarantee that I’ll be granted a slot. At the time, it was strictly implied that it is an invite-only event and somewhere along the way, the word “influential” is there.

Here’s the thing: I don’t think I am influential, and certainly my blog doesn’t even rank that high or known to most people. I just post photos of events I go to.. but I still tried. And I was surprised to find out upon viewing this list that I made the (first?) cut! Continue reading..

"Tuhog" blockscreening at RW Manila

I was part of a team that produced a blockscreening event for Enchong’s indie film “Tuhog” last month. Everything was done in a short span of time, sometimes it’s hard to believe that we were able to do everything in such a rush. We partnered up with EA group from the US too. :)

Of all the events that I was fortunate to be one of its producers (or should I just say “organizer”?), I feel like this is the most extravagant one yet. Just the place itself where it was held is already bongga! Haha. I don’t think anything would be able to top that anytime soon.

Here are some photos. I did not get to take a photo nor get a hi-hello from good ol’ E because I was busy trying to accommodate everyone and at the same time document everything (as much as possible?).

Before hitting the cinemas, we had dinner at Recipes first. The photos were still taken by me, only it’s using different watermarks because these are the photos for documentary purposes of the group. :))

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#Tuhog Symposium (DLSU Manila)

In my entire stay at CSB during my college years, I can count the number of times that I have visited our sister school, DLSU. Now that’s not exactly a good thing because that only means that the reason why I can count the number of times I’ve been there is because I haven’t visited that much at all!

To count, and from what I remember, I visited four times during college. First was to pickup my ticket for Graphika Manila 2007, second was during their Animo Jumpstart event because Up Dharma Down was part of the bands who were going to play, third was to accompany a friend to watch Silent Sanctuary, and lastly when I had to report a student there (thanks AC for hooking us up, haha!) for a project in one of my classes.

Would you believe that every DLSU visit, I always, always seem to get lost around that school?! LOL I guess I’ll never get used to big schools. I’m perfectly fine just being confined in one building, thank you very much. Just imagine if things turned the other way around, I’d be studying there.. I would probably end up being late all the time. :))

Anyway.. my DLSU frustrations aside, I would like to share my experience in going back to that school 5 years later. (Sorry for the very long ‘intro’, lol)

Last Tuesday became the 5th time I paid a visit to DLSU. This time I was not a student anymore. I have no business to do there, so why the visit? Well…

The non fangirl-y version of it: Tuhog, a maindie film by Star Cinema and Skylight Films, had its symposium in the school. They’ve been going around schools around the metro since last week (I think), and this is the school that’s closest to me that I could go to if I wanted to watch and get some insight from the people behind this film.

Fangirl version: This guy. YUP. =))

As usual, the same with all my previous visits to this school.. I got lost before I found my way to the place where the talk was going to be held. Ugh. Mave accompanied me as much as she could. Funny, she’s actually not from DLSU and she was more familiar with the place.. haha!

The room was starting to be full when I entered. Apparently, I was already late.. but it’s okay because it hasn’t started yet. =)) Glad we got seats near the front too!  Continue reading..

#GleeforCoke: Ito na, Mismo!

Coca-Cola Philippines launched their newest product yesterday, the Coke “Mismo!”. What’s different about it compared to the regular 12 oz. Coke you see at stores? AFAIK it’s the same old Coke (lol), but in a cute, sarap to carry 300 mL bottle for only PhP 10. Now I am wondering WHY I didn’t see one in the event itself. Weird. :))

As usual, the brand always goes all-out whenever they have something new to share to the public. This is where the all-star event that happened yesterday comes in. The series of mall shows whose big guests include our Happiness Ambassadors (Enchong Dee, Kathryn Bernardo, Julia Montes, Joseph Marco) and these fresh new faces everyone were so ecstatic to see in personal for the first time: The cast of US TV series Glee! Jacob Artist (Jake Puckerman), Becca Tobin (Kitty), Dean Geyer (Brody Weston), and Melissa Benoist (Marley). They went to three malls: Trinoma, Market Market, and lastly, Glorietta, to promote the Mismo! beverage.

Glee cast

Jacob Artist, Becca Tobin, Dean Geyer, Melissa Benoist

Happiness Ambassadors

Enchong Dee, Kathryn Bernardo, Julia Montes, Joseph Marco

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