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).
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.
It wasn’t my lucky day. Most of the booths had games/activities and they had cool prizes up for grabs. Nearly all the booths my friend and I went to, she won something.. and I did not. No big deal, there’s always next year. Plus it was her first time to attend one of these so.. let’s consider this a well-deserved beginner’s luck. Haha. Her loot bag looked a lot more interesting than mine though. I liked the ecobags I got.. but all it had inside were leaflets and brochures mostly.
I found some interesting companies that I could possibly contact about and/or recommend to my friends in the future. Like useful companies. What’s better about these newly-found/discovered companies in Blogapalooza is the confidence that they’ll provide quality service because they are endorsed (that’s how it looks to me) in this event. Hahaha. Well I liked the following: Grabtaxi, Eagle’s Wings Enterprises, Gavino’s Japanese Donuts, Mind Museum, Plato Wraps (knew about them from the start, was surprised to see them in Blogapalooza tbh!).
To give a short background about the companies I liked:
Grabtaxi basically makes your taxi experience better, and more importantly — safer. Eagle’s Wings is perfect for all things giveaways. Gavin’s Japanese Donuts could be a future competitor for our current “in” donut brands right now. Mind Museum is a place I’ve always wanted to go to but have yet to actually pursue visiting it. Plato Wraps.. where do I even begin? I LOVE THEM. They’re very affordable, fast to eat, not high maintenance food, delicious, can fill up a hungry, empty tummy.
Will be talking about some of these in the next couple of days.. 😉