The 1st Filipino Bloggers Worldwide Grand Eyeball
I was supposed to be in the office yesterday but I filed my vacation leave to give way to this much awaiting Filipino Bloggers Worldwide Event – the Filipino Bloggers Worldwide 1st Grand Eyeball at the SM Megatrade Hall 2. This was the first event that I attended for the sake of my blog. I’ve never been to any event like this before where I’ve seen my fellow bloggers rubbing elbows with each other, and I didn’t imagine that it was really fun!
I registered and got my invitation to this event a couple weeks ago. I was actually nervous. I thought it would be a very intimidating event because, you know, I would be with the Philippine’s famous bloggers – you know, mine is just one of the blogs somewhere out there. Good thing, my friend Ron, blogger of Nite Writer, was also coming so we went there together.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t the early bird – thanks to the Friday night heavy traffic – I was there just right on time. Venue was held at the 5th floor SM Megamall Megatrade Hall 2.
I was expecting a few people to come but I’ve seen and met a lot of big time bloggers from the FBW group on Facebook. I’ve seen plenty of sponsors too. It’s too many to mention but I’ve recognized Ystillo (by Vina Morales), the thirst-quenching tea by Share Tea and the prize I was eyeing for, Manny O. wines.
The event was hosted by Admin Franc and the funny Ness who always noticed me laughing hard. They are the bloggers of “http://nessmercader.tumblr.com” and “http://francramon.com” and the people I mostly see on our Facebook group and my twitter feeds. At the beginning of the event, they introduced the sponsors and the admin of FBW and also the super early bird of the event.
Tasty buffet food was also served…
Plus, I get to enjoy the Share Tea’s Winter Melon and one of our bloggers’ cute little cupcakes! Unfortunately, there was no mochi. I was little expecting for it, but it was okay. :p
Highlights, Awards, Prizes and Giveaways.
One of the purposes I went there is to grab knowledge from co-bloggers on how to get blogs known. Fortunately, Jason Cruz of MRM gave us helpful insights on teaching bloggers how to blog. That was a short speech but it opens a lot of idea bulb on top of my head.
Aside from giving Jason Cruz the award of recognition, FBW also awarded the group’s top travel bloggers and the winners are:
1. The Chronicles of Love Mindanao
2. The Adventures of AdventuRoj!
4. Franc Ramon.com
5. Budget Byahera
6. South Cotabato
7. Vivi’s Random Ramblings
8. Traveling Morion
10. Journey ni Ikoy
But the much awaiting part of the event were the GAMES!!! Almost all won the prize – including me. Ha!
Here are the raffle winners:
I also brought home plenty of giveaways. This is the first event I went to where I bring home gifts – well, most of those are for girls. Perhaps, my sister will be happy tomorrow.
All-in-all I really enjoyed the event and I hope there would be another one soon. Nice to meet all the bloggers! It’s true when Orly Ballesteros said that “I always believe in this dictum: there are no strangers only friends you haven’t met.”