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! Read more…

90s Trip Back to Memory Lane: #SugarSmashGin

Went out last week to watch the #SugarSmashGin concert w/ a friend. I have heard of this event months ago but never thought I’d actually come out and watch them. Why? Financial reasons, what else is new? However, I had thoughts that out of the three bands playing.. GB would be be the one I would watch out for. Little did I know that they’ve already been here before, and that this is not the first time they’re visiting the Philippines to play a show.

And then, the sudden turn out of events revealed a surprise that I would be, once again, watching a concert I had zero hopes of even going to, for free. It was a last minute thing: Shereen won tickets a few hours before the concert. She rang me and asked if I was available to go out that night. I was in the middle of catching up w/ The Mindy Project when she called. :)) But the gist of the conversation was I said yes and I hurriedly left the house to get to the venue.

PS: What do you think of the GIF as a banner for my future events-related posts? :)) I figure that since I shoot in burst mode, might as well find a use for these other photos so they won’t go to waste. Yay or nay? 

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Photodump: Street Team Night at Black Kings’ Bar

Street Team NightI rarely get to watch local bands anymore because of #brokeassbloggerproblems reasons but recently, I made time to come out and watch the collaboration event of ISTPh w/ 3 other local street teams in the PH and Alay Productions. And I’m glad I did. Read more…

Music Heals: Radio Republic Benefit Concert

Radio RepublicRadio Republic’s #MusicHeals Benefit concert

Lyrically Deranged Poets (LDP)Lyrically Deranged Poets (LDP)

Radio Republic held a benefit concert last August 25 for the victims of Typhoon Maring. Over 50 artists gathered for this cause. I didn’t stick long but I heard that the event went from 1PM-3AM the next day? Wow that’s a lot of artists, all helping out for the same cause. I also heard that the folks over at RR only had 3-4 days to setup the whole event? That’s pretty amazing, kudos to the people behind the production!
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