The first ever Blogapalooza, held last September 17, 2011 at the Top Shelf, Fully Booked in Fort Bonifacio was, in my opinion, one successful event! This fun-filled fantastic afternoon was stormed by a number of sponsors and ever eager bloggers meeting up, exchanging ideas and business cards.
Here are just a few of the highlights...
|I am honored to be a member of the Blogapalooza community. =)|
...armed with my trusty cam and handy, dandy notebook, was actually quite early to the event. I hate tardiness and I applaud the Blogapalooza organizers for trying their damnest to start on time.
T'was ok, though, as I was able go around and meet some interesting people -- both bloggers and company representatives alike.
|Don't let the empty seats fool you. I was just really early. Hehehe! =D|
Don't let the seemingly empty seats in the background fool you (yes, I was that early. Excited much?) for this was what the venue looked like at the end of the day.
(photo from Azrael's Merryland blog)
...the The Average Jane website posted on the Blogapalooza board! (Who knew I could still squeal like a little girl in delight?) At least it confirmed I wasn't a gatecrasher and that the invite really wasn't just an error in judgement by the organizers. =D
|Oh joy! =D|
...and was even treated to some yummy food offerings.
|Muffins and juices from Healthy First, Pasta from Italliani's and burgers from Size Matters.|
Missing in the photo: water from Aqua Best (GQ West)
...and met a whole lot of wonderful people who had tons to say about their companies, advocacies and projects.
|So many booths, so little time...|
|Some of the 30+ business representatives who regaled us with stories about their enterprises.|
More on them and their products/services in full detail in the succeeding posts! So watch out for them!
...and met some interesting presenters and bloggers on a more personal level. Here are just a few:
|Sir Romel Delosa of Avira and also a fellow early bird. =)|
|Ms. Ida Bata (she's the one behind the booth) of Easy Pha-max, and also a fellow UST Liberal Arts alumnus (Go USTe!) who regaled me with stories about our school during her college years. =)|
|Patrick Gaerlan of Shopinas.com who is a fellow book lover as well. (Ei Patrick! If you're reading this, I'll tell you when I finally jump ship and opt to own a Kindle na talaga. Hehehe!) =D|
|The kuyas of Lipton (Unilever) who convinced me to try their Cinnamon Chai Latte (more on that in a future post!) -- and that's speaking a lot from someone who's not really into hot creamed teas. =)|
Was able to personally thank (finally!) Mr. Stonibert Lim of Manila Life who has always been so accomodating of my posting requests. (Thank you again, sir!)
Also, a special shout out to Jaycelle of Dollhouse Diary who I met after the event on our way to EDSA. (I am truly humbled, sis!) =)
...some interesting and attention grabbing presentations.
|The M.I.-inspired presentation from the people behind LazerXtreme.|
|PoleCatsManila gave the audience a sneak peek into their Polarity show scheduled on October 16, 2011.|
My funny photo for the day (picture below.) I was too short to view the PoleCatsManila performance (as most of the tall male bloggers quickly stormed the stage. Hehehe!) And me, being of such a vertically-challenged stature, had to content myself with a view from a fellow blogger's cam. Patethic, I know but at least I was able to watch the performance. =D
|My funny photo for the day|
...participated, and even won a prize in the raffle! Oh happy day! =D
|Me in orange! Woot! =)|
(photo courtesy from Azrael's Merryland blog)
|My prize from Blue Water Day Spa.|
...slash that -- make that will be blogging about some of the great products and services I received, heard and tried at this first ever Blogapalooza event (stay tuned for that, folks!)
|Goodies galore! Thank you sponsors! =)|
Congratulations again to Vince Golangco of When In Manila and the organizers of Blogaplooza for a great and fun event! =)
For more information on how you can join the Blogapalooza community, check out the website here or visit the Blogapalooza facebook page.