|Azrael Colladilla in the house.|
I am sorry for posting this quite late. I had a lot of backlogs and it had coincide with Holy Week where I had to spend time back in the province. But as they all say, it's best to be late than never. Where do I begin my blog post about the bloggerfest? Thunderbird Resort in Binangonan Rizal where the bloggerfest was held was truly breathtaking. Imagine seeing the entire Metro Manila right before your eyes. It's also quite a long trip from Makati, where the shuttle buses had been waiting. It was a bit sad that my good friend Vix wasn't able to come. Her son Jared had a cold and of course, family comes first. So no matter how Mommy Vix would love to come and attend, she had to stay at home to take care of her little one. Even my friend Momo Adam could not make it that day, she was suffering from colds, cough and headache.
It was a good thing, other blogger friends of mine like Ia Adam-Lim, Millette Sison and Daryll Dial-Dillena were present. They were enough to save the day, so to speak. Our jaw dropped when the announcement of video contest winners were called. The Nuffnang Extraordinary best video winner had brought home a whopping P100,000! Not only that, he gets to spend days at the Thunderbird Resorts as well. We had a notion that, if we only knew how to shoot and edit videos, we could also come up with a concept of our own and perhaps be able to join.
There were also a lot of speakers who shared their expertise and knowledge on blogging styles and how to attract traffic etc. Neophyte bloggers like me were all ears as each speaker explained briefly how to make a good blog or become a better blogger.
|The video contest winner.|
|Moi at the Thunderbird entrance.|
|Bloggers Millette Sison , Moi and Resly George Amador at the Casino Fiesta.|
We were also given special coupons to use for the Fiesta Casino. For attendees of Casino 101 seminar, we were given another P100 worth of coupon. As you can see in the photo above, fellow bloggers truly enjoyed the evening. Darryl Dial-Villena won P500++ from the casino slot machine while Ate Millette Sison won P200++ in the same slot machine. The three of them had all won in the raffle, it was just me who was an unfortunate soul--for I had not won anything...Except perhaps for new friends like Ruthilicious, Dennis Angulo and David D' Angelo. I also had the opportunity to meet people like Ms. Mhel Pixels Ignacio who was friendly online and even friendlier and prettier up close.
|The Bloggerfest Bag|
I'd like to thank Mr. Azrael Colladilla for organizing an event such as this. i had so much fun at the Bloggerfest that when I realized I have not taken photos of the resort, it was already dark outside and too late. I was also glad that my bus seat mate, Joyce Anne Bolalin, who's a budding photographer won one of the top raffle prizes (yes, an overnight stay for two at Thunderbirds Resort), I'd like to believe my good luck had rubbed off on her, the very reason why I had not won anything that night. (Just kidding!)
I hope to see you guys again soon. And hopefully, I could win next time...