Filled with people. Booths complete with adorable stuff. Inspiring bloggers here and there. Live music. Hosted styling games. Sounds of applause and clicks of cameras, I bet, were heard everywhere. Stylish. Interactive. FUN!!
That’s the scene, or just a glimpse of Bloggers United 3! Last Saturday :) I saw the blog entries of my favorite bloggers and also fellow candygirls’, and indeed, I saw the full-of-people-super-lively-ambience of the event. It was really unforgettable.
But what’s left to a girl who got lost in Makati for not reviewing the address before leaving home (which is three hours away)? When my feet first stepped in the venue, I saw some booths being closed. Some few shoppers. Some of the bloggers I’m really looking forward to see—especially Miss Angeline Rodriguez of Wonder Woman Rises—were already gone due to other events, etc. Then I looked at my clock, and it ‘shouted’ 7PM to my eyes. Okay, I missed the peak of the event I’ve always been looking forward too O.o
BUT, you know what, dearies? NO REGRETS! NOT EVEN ONE BIT :) In the cab, I was like "OMG once I saw my favorite bloggers, this is ALL worth it. No regrets at all. No regrets! Even if our travel time+searching/inquiring time would be more than the time I’d spend there. Meeting them is more than enough! :)" Thankfully the driver was so patient in asking other people where the building is. And indeed, those last two hours of #BU3 were really memorable. I went home haaaaappy. Thanking GOD still for the opportunity! I met many, though not all, of the bloggers I look up to, and it made all the difference! That’s the primary reason why I went there anyway :’))
Anyway, here’s a bit of why we got lost. (but you might as well go on with the pictures below because I am a random talker :/) Hoho. So excited, I didn’t review the address before I left the house. I was preoccupied with two things…One, which is my main reason, was meeting the bloggers I look up to; and two, buying some of the cheapest yet cutest clothes or stuff from their closets :) (btw we didn’t search since 11am okay haha) Mom has appointment earlier so we met later in the afternoon. We were in Makati by 6. And, no driver/traffic enforcer/person we talked to know where the place is. O.o I actually don’t believe deep inside, but nevertheless I just kept praying. I told God to reserve (hihi) the stuff He wills for me. Haha. I prayed for a satchel, an envelope bag, bow accessories, and few pieces of clothes. Because we’re on a budget :) But then again, the important thing for me is to meet them face to face :”D Ugh, my fault that I did not look at the address again :(” I saw it last May in a quick, quick glance and you know my memory, which is always preoccupied with nostalgia, doesn’t easily remember, hoho. (except for moments to reminisce)
Anyway, so much for the blabber, here are the pictures! :D
there, i first saw Kelly Medina of The Travelling Boots. He does the trend color blocking really well! (i hate that this shot is so blurry. sayang :’c)
Miss Fashion Eggplant Sarah Tirona was really nice!
OMG, answered prayer! Finally, with the top fashion blogger-Laureen Uy! I remember how I said “I’m gonna see her again soon.” because I haven’t had a picture with her last Candy Style Awards due to the tons of fans around her :)
because I’m such a fangirl!.. :) I have my Paris notebook with me and asked for autograph signs. Yey! :) Sadly, I have only asked five of them coz of time constraint and shopping “busy-ness” LOL (I took shots of the signs but I plan to upload them on a different post~ayan na naman ang next time :O sana matupad ko) I love this stolen shot btw. Mom loves taking stolen shots ever since O.o Haha
with the hot, Wicked Ying!
the beautiful Marj Sia. Sigh. If only I could hire her to be my make-up artist :)
saw Verniece and ate Vern again! >.< Yey, they’re two of the sweetest bloggers, i tell you:) the first time I met them made me teary-eyed hihi (last Candy Style Awards) these sisters are BEYOND AWESOME :) So talented, yet so down-to-earth. Btw, the woman behind is their Mom, now I know where they got their beauty :)
Yey, good thing I saw her before she left! :) ate Krissy of Krissyfied! :) She was friendly too :’)
OMG my heart is screaming while this picture is taken. The superb bloggers behind Paradigma and It’s Camille Co! Have I told you that ate Camille Co is the best fashion blogger in the world? (in my opinion) :D oh yeah, I think I said that at least three times? Hihi. (btw I wrote about her here last year, because that’s how much impact she had in me :)
with the stylish Cebuano blogger, ate Gizelle Faye of Vanilla Ice Cream! I am totally in love with her maxi skirt that I hoped it was included in her booth. Haha. And oh btw, Mom and I bought over ten pieces in her booth! They were sold for really low prices :D I’ll blog about all the stuff God reserved for me in a different post. Yey! :) (Thank you, Lord!)
Anyway, of course my night wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t meet the three gorgeous ladies who I and hundreds of people owe this event to :) The founders! Who happened to be the friendliest bloggers I everrrrrr met so far! :D
I was really happy when I met ate Ana Gonzales! :) She was really one of the specific people I soo wanted to meet because I watched the video about the venue on her blog..I tweeted that OMG, i just watched the vid in miss Anagon’s blog sobrang friendly pala ni miss paxieness! Then she replied “hehe see you!”, and the fangirl in me was jumping in front of the computer last week. Haha. Yes, even that simple act makes me happy, dearies :)
Anyway, after the picture was taken, she chatted with us for a few minutes *weeee i got happier of course!* (oo na, dears, ganyan na kababaw ang kaligayahan ko, owki? teehee..) When she figured out that we’ve been lost in Makati and she figured out we’re from LB, she said “Sorry ah, naligaw kayo.” OMG i didn’t expect it, hihi, she was that nice. Of course I said it’s totally okay, (it’s all my fault by the way haha.) Yet I wish I also told her that meeting her and them makes it ALL WORTH IT :) But more than that,she even said "Thank you sa pagpunta niyo dito ha." Awwww, those words, those words were echoing in my head even on the way home. Her concern and appreciation of the effort which I didn’t even expect to be noticed just touched my heart. (okay, sorry I’m too corny I know, but really, I. Mean. It. :’) Those few minutes of chatting with her made the night more worth it for me. I can’t wait to meet her again.
After that, I was so happy to meet the genius jack-of-all-trades yet so down-to-earth and friendly, ate Melai Entuna!! When I first approached her if I could take a picture, her first reaction was “Uy, girl! Sure” Haha, she’s that friendly to her readers :) It’s like, they’re not readers. It’s like they’re highschool classmates or something like that. :D she was the host of the event but sayang, I was late so I didn’t witness much. But indeed, she’s a good, good emcee that I wish I might be able to hire her as a host to one of my events.. *ehem, October*
But anyway, her shop F-STOP is definitely worth stopping at! Look at the clothes behind us, dears. I got most of those, including the clothes in my hands (except for my Mommy’s jacket, teehee:)
And yes, I finally also met @Paxieness of Drowning Equilibriums! ate Aisa’s probably the jolliest blogger you will ever meet haha. I told her I was the one who tweeted that i watched their vid and became more excited when I saw how jolly she is. Haha. Her “ay tama!” in the vid is one of the echoing lines in my ear after watching it last week. I also remembered how she jumped in the first part. Haha! She’s such a fun person! BTW when I saw her, I also saw Mr. Paul the PR guy and Fashion Fangirl-Tracy Ayson but I dunno why I was too shy to ask them for a picture with them then.. O.o maybe next time hopefully..
And with the two of them! Yeheeeeeeeeeeeeey :’) ate Pax said “With Ana din! tayong tatlo.” Then later we saw her so she said “Ana, sama ka, dali!” And thanks a lot for that, we had this picture :)
I forgot to have any outfit shot of what I wore O.o So here’s my outfit went I went home :) I changed my boots to my floral sneakers. Of course, still wearing my favorite black socks. And look what I am wearing, I didn’t change it, I just added something: that polka-dotted polo with a hoodie which I bought it at F-Stop’s booth! :) (excuse my bangag face LOL)
Anyway, here’s a sneak peek of what I bought. :) This is not even a half of what Mom and I shopped for a very low priceeeeee :”) Mostly from Vanilla Ice Cream and F-Stop :) GOD is sooo sweet to give these gifts ^-^
My sister! ;) a.k.a my Mom :) and bestfriend, cheerleader, confidant, etc., lahat na. (monster, too, when she’s angry HAHA but it’s okay :) Teehee we ate at KFC after.
Indeed, though if Bloggers United was a cake, and I only got the chance to eat the leftover because I was so late, it still tasted so sweet. That means, the event in itself was sooooo much sweeter :) So sweet that I cannot wait for the next. Gonna save up for you now, BU4. haha!
And next time, I will finally meet all the inspiring bloggers I’m just seeing through the net but in person, not yet..especially WonderWoman, Kryz Uy (i saw her last CandyStyleAwards but, you know if you saw my post :o), Lissa Kahayon (and finally thank her for my Candygirl shirt! :”) David Guison, Artsy Fartsy Ava, Paul Jatayna, Cheyser Pedregosa, Jessa Ang, Bjorn Bedayo, THEAIDXPAREDES, ate Charlene Ajose, Joanna Ladrido, Crissey, Dominique, Valerie Chua and soooo many more :))
And oh, next time, I will
MEMORIZE THE ADDRESS OF THE VENUE BEFORE LEAVING ;)
(And plus next time, DaddyGod will give me more money for shopping Yey! sigh. *by faith* hihi)
That’s it for now :) SORRY I am never concise :/ teehee`. hope to see you at #BU4, lovely deariessssss <3
PS. Sigh I have so many things to post yet. So many drafts undone :( an dami ko nang next times diba? LOL (hay ano ba, I also want to post some stuff I am posting in my private personal blog here like the One-year-ago’s and years ago because I remember the dates and moments so vividly it bothers me a lot O.o)