Businesses and Bloggers unite: The Blogapalooza Experience

My Blogapalooza pass!
My Blogapalooza pass!

It’s my first time to attend in a blogging event and I was only expecting talks from known bloggers and their featured products. But to my surprise, it’s more than that. πŸ™‚

Bloggers and businesses volt in!Β 

Blogapalooza, Photo from Axl

Blogapalooza is jointly organized by Vince Golangco of When In Manila and Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet. It is an invite-only event that gives bloggers a chance to connect with businesses, and for businesses, more chance to expose their featured products and services online.

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(photo by Axl)

Known bloggers and online personalities graced the stage to share their experience. Too bad I wasn’t able to catch Mikey Bustos, Bogart the Explorer and other speakers, but good thing I saw Karen Bordador and the Boy’s night Out trio! πŸ™‚

My camera phone didn’t give justice to super pretty girlcrush/radio and online senssation Karen Bordador T_T #gomennasai (I need a BETTER camera phone SOON!)

I was able to explore the event to hang out on different booths, and here’s what I saw: (sorry for blurry photos! -me)

Tinio Suits PR Manager Ms. Patty
Tinio Suits PR Manager Ms. Patty
Tinio Suits - handcrafted and customized suits
Tinio Suits – handcrafted and customized suits
laserxtreme
laserxtreme
Slenda
Slenda

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Zipmatch site - I find their site helpful!
Zipmatch site – I find their site helpful!
Easy Pha-Max Wheatgrass Honey - yummy!
Easy Pha-Max Wheatgrass Honey – yummy!
Brownbag Coffee
Brownbag Coffee
fun fun fun Chooks-to-go booth
fun fun fun Chooks-to-go booth

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BYS booth
BYS booth
GrabTaxi Booth
GrabTaxi Booth
The Mind Museum
The Mind Museum
Ambient Digital
Ambient Digital

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Megaworld/Line app
Megaworld/Line app
Enjoy Philippines! :)
Enjoy Philippines! πŸ™‚
Lulu Nails
Lulu Nails

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Love their sample treats! Good thing I wasn’t able to have my lunch lol! πŸ˜› (free food ftw! #busog)

 

Gavino's Donuts
Gavino’s Donuts
Plato Wraps (sarap!)
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Congo Grille/Tempura booth – thank you sa food! #burp

I made new blogger friends along the way, yay! πŸ™‚

Say hello to former MetroOfficemate-now-fellow-blogger Hoshi, Axl and Slickmaster, photo by Axl pa rin! πŸ˜›

Got surprised by the flash mob crew, thanks to the Project Awesome team! (source)

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Not just an blogger’s/businesses’ meet

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The #PiggyBankMovement, Pic from Axl

While the bloggers, businesses and the speakers do their own thing, cute pink piggybanks are roaming around during the event. Blogapalooza and Piggy Bank Movement joined forces to raise funds for Typhoon Yolanda victims. All of the proceeds will be donated to World Vision Philippines. One of the typhoon Yolanda survivors (from World Vision Philippines) has shared her story: (source)

Goodies and freebies

Went home with a LOT of goodies from different sponsors: (Thank you very much! <3)

bags and fan from Eagle's Wings Enterprises
bags and fan from Eagle’s Wings Enterprises
Overnight tagaytay accomodation that I won from Enjoy Philippines, thank you sooo much! <3
Overnight tagaytay accomodation that I won from Enjoy Philippines, thank you sooo much! <3
Tumbler from Chooks to go and Tempura
Tumbler from Chooks to go and Tempura
Slenda Capsules
Slenda Capsules (say hello to a sexier me soon!)
from Brownbag Coffee
from Brownbag Coffee (gave these to my mom, can’t drink coffee yet due to heartburn)
that awkward pic souvenir from Chooks To Go
that awkward pic souvenir from Chooks To Go (love the chicken nom nom nom!)
Movie passes from Eastwood Cinemas, complimentary membership from Enjoy Philippines, button pin from Wheatgrass Honey, notebook from Karate Kid, pen from Fujidenzo, GC from Plato Wraps
Movie passes from Eastwood Cinemas, complimentary membership from Enjoy Philippines, button pin from Wheatgrass Honey, notebook from Karate Kid, pen from Fujidenzo, GC from Plato Wraps
Writer's Block
Writer’s Block
Figaro fan
Figaro fan
nail art polish from BYS (love the shade)
nail art polish from BYS (love the shade)
Tinio Suits PR kit
Tinio Suits PR kit
Glutamax freebies
Glutamax freebies
Optical mouse that I got from Gukka.com's pick-a-prize
Optical mouse that I got from Gukka.com’s pick-a-prize
Discount voucher from GraxTaxi
Discount voucher from GraxTaxi (I’ll be having my smartphone soon!)
Wheatgrass Honey and Nice Day Coffee samples
Wheatgrass Honey and Nice Day Coffee samples
I’m one happy blogger! <3

It was a BLAST! It’s a great experience to learn more from top bloggers, interact with businesses and to meet fellow. Many thanks to the organizers Francis Simisim, Vince Golangco and Anton Diaz, the personalities who attended (Bogart the Explorer, Mikey Bustos, Karen Bordador, Json Cruz, Boys Night Out, Comedy Cartel, Philip the Lifestyle Guy, Ana Santos) and to the the following: GoNegosyo, Viewpark Hotel Tagaytay, Eagle’s Wings, Maldita Clothing, Fujidenzo, PRC, Miles & Levels, I Love LULU Nails, NY Theraspine, TRopicana Coco Quench, Gavino’s Donuts, GoNatural, TiΓ±o Suits, LazerXtreme, Richprime Toys, YSA Skin Care Corp., Plato Wraps, Brownbag Coffee Solutions, PLDT, Tempura Japanese Grill, Bounty Fresh, Smart, The Mind Museum, Grab-A-Taxi, Chef’s Noodle, Ambient Digital, Figaro Coffee Company, Wheatgrass, San Miguel Foods, Zipmatch, Gurkka.com, Enjoy the Best, World Vision, the #Piggybank Movement, Megaworld Lifestyle Malls, SM Aura Premier, Project Awesome and Fantastik Manila. looking forward to next year’s Blogapalooza! πŸ™‚

 

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