Filipino Bloggers Network Christmas Party 2016

Being a blogger entails various kinds of things. Some do it for the compensation that it offers, some do it to serve as an outlet for all their innermost thoughts, some do it to make friends and meet new people from all walks of life and some just love to write.

What started as a passion project for me since 2014 has eventually bloomed into something more than what I initially bargained for. Through my blog,  opportunities were opened and people from all walks of life became my friends. It widened my horizons too since I was invited to a couple of new product launches and up and coming hot spots in the metro.

For me, it is more than just getting freebies from your sponsors or brands but it is more of a personal expression. An online diary wherein I can vent what I feel and what I want to say. It is more of sharing my personal thoughts on various subject matters and releasing off some steam when I’m down in the doldrums.

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Members of the Filipino Bloggers Network having a group photo after the party.

Last December 28, one of the blogger groups that I joined celebrated their Christmas party  at the St. Nicholas Catering and Restaurant in Mandaluyong City .

Blogger members took the opportunity to make new friends and catch up with old friends they have not seen for a while. Representatives of different PR groups and brands also graced their event and personally thank bloggers, online writers and influencers who have supported them in the past years.

FBN currently has more than 1,800 blogger members and continue to expand as it provides a venue for Filipino bloggers to interact with other members from different part of the Philippines. Moderating the discussions and posting opportunities from different brands for the group are co-admins Divine RC and Richard Mamuyac. With the support of MetroBuzz led by its admin Lariza Garcia, the annual event has become even more bigger on its fourth run.

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This sumptuous smorgasbord of dishes was placed in the center of our table that night for everyone to enjoy and feast on.

Some of the sponsors for the party to be made possible are as follows:

St. Nicholas Catering & Restaurant  – Mandaluyong’s newest food craze. Experience quality but affordable dining experience at Barangay Plainview. Open from Tuesday to Sunday at 11am to 12am. Follow them on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/st.nicholasresto/.

Various Filipino dishes were served that night for everyone’s consumption. 🙂

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Phones from Acer Ph were also raffled off that night to  lucky winners 🙂

Acer PH – Founded in 1976 with a mission to break the barriers between people and technology by offering innovative and leading technology products, empowering people to achieve their goals. Follow them on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/AcerPH/.

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Breakfast food staples like my ultimate favorite tapsilog and tapa flakes were also served that day from GoodAh 🙂

Goodah!!! – The first ever, all-native food chain in the country and is famous for introducing the now ubiquitous “Tapsilog” to the Filipino vocabulary. Contact (02) 9667582 for orders and inquiries or visit their website at www.goodah.com.ph

Also Loaves of bread containing various flavors were also raffled off to lucky winners. 🙂 All the loaves were provided for by a brand that we have known and loved through the years which is none other than Gardenia.

Gardenia – Offers a wide array of superior bakery products including white, wheat and health breads, flavored loaves, pandesal and snack items like snack cakes, muffins and toasts. Gardenia breads are known for their good taste, freshness, softness, oven-baked aroma and nutritive value. Follow them on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/gardeniaph/

One of my favorite make up brands also graced the night by raffling to us some of their prized beauty products. All you had to do was upload a selfie in your Social Media Accounts and use their hashtag for that night.

Their Marketing Manager Ms. Alaine along with her boss would choose the winner for the best in photo contest and of course the prize would be none other than Dearberry Products. 🙂 Being a fan of Korean skin and their make up products I wasn’t expecting to win or bag a place at all but I was secretly hoping so. Towards the end of the program Ms. Alaine called up on stage the winners of their photo contest and to my surprise I bagged the second place. They gave me a loot bag with some of their make up essentials like the brow pencil, facial masks, eyeliner and of course my favorite mascara. Since I have sparse eyebrow and eyelash hair I decided to use it immediately upon getting home 🙂 Couldn’t contain my excitement I guess.

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Thank you Berry Much 🙂
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Tonight’s loot 🙂 Thank you Dearberry! 🙂

Dearberry Philippines – The brand essence of dearberry is “affordable high quality cosmetics made with ingredients from nature ”. Dearberry believes the simple truth, “healthy skin is most beautiful” and sticks to the basics, “firstly keep skin healthy, then optimally solve target issues”. Their products are manufactured by such top-tier factories like COSMAX and WINNOVA to achieve the high quality standards of our products. COSMAX is the main & most important manufacturer of L’OREAL group and other world famous branded cosmetics. WINNOVA is the main & most important manufacturer of Korean branded cosmetics like TONYMOLY & THEFACESHOP. Follow DearberryPH on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/dearberry.ph/  or visit their website – http://www.dearberryphilippines.com/  for updates and promos.

Baskets filled with Mondelez products were also raffled off that night to various lucky winners. Too bad, I wasn’t included in the raffle since I wasn’t able to post the Press Release ahead of time due to me being all too caught up with other things 🙂 Next time, I’ll be more vigilant with regards to these posting announcements.

Mondelez – Maker of some of the best-known snacks brands around the globe. Their 15 global Power Brands in biscuits, chocolate and gum & candy are expected to drive 70 percent of company’s growth going forward:

Biscuits: Oreo, Chips Ahoy!, TUC, belVita, Club Social and Barni.

Chocolate: Milka, Lacta, Toblerone and Cadbury Dairy Milk.

Gum & Candy: Trident, Chiclets, Halls, Stride and Cadbury Dairy Milk Eclairs.

Follow Mondelez on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/mondelezinternational for updates.

Gadgets from Oppo were also doled out that night which included power banks, head seats and phone holders.

Oppo Philippines – A global electronics and technology service provider that provides customers with the latest and most exquisite electronic devices and mobile internet service in over 20 countries such as the United States, China, Australia and many other countries in Europe, Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Follow them on Facebook –  https://www.facebook.com/OPPOPH/  for promos and updates.

OTHER BRAND PARTNERS for that night were:

Novuhair – Like the common factors that spawn hair loss, finding the right solution to your hair woes is one confusing process that could only worsen the trouble. Before, most of the products available in the market offer empty promises, temporary and even expensive solutions to address the problem of hair loss. Now, nature has provided a safe and effective solution, NOVUHAIR® – NATURE’S ANSWER TO HAIR LOSS! Like Novuhair on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/NovuhairOfficial/

Unilab – The biggest pharmaceutical company in the Philippines, with a market share of more than 20 percent which it has consistently maintained for more than three decades. Its portfolio includes some of the biggest prescription, consumer healthcare and personal care brands in the country. Follow Unilab on Facebook –  https://www.facebook.com/Unilab/

Happy Clinique https://www.facebook.com/happycliniquePH/

E-Prime Skincarehttps://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010909299776

Skin Stationhttps://www.facebook.com/skinstationph/

Gluta/Regroehttps://www.facebook.com/MinoxidilRegroe/

Vistaland http://www.vistaland.com.ph/index.php

Manang’s Chicken https://www.facebook.com/manangschicken/

Mplifyhttps://www.facebook.com/mplifyph/

Dermcare https://www.facebook.com/i.like.dermcare/

Philcarehttps://www.facebook.com/philcareph/

Quims Cakehttps://www.facebook.com/quimscakebakeshopcafe/

iACADEMY https://www.facebook.com/iACADEMY/

ATC https://www.facebook.com/atchealthcareph/

Also some PR PARTNERS wee generous enough to grace the event that night 🙂

Havas PR – The first full-service media agency providing end-to-end solutions in the Philippines. It does not only offer the most complete and cohesive set of media services in the Philippines, it also aspires to provide clients work that is best in class in all the media channels on offer. Follow them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HavasMediaOrtega / for inquiries.

M2Comms – As a PR agency, M2.0 understands that perfection doesn’t exist – but greatness does. Their team won’t waste your time by coming up with perfect plans that will be easily derailed by circumstance. For them, It’s better to execute now with a good plan and get immediate feedback. If the results are not good, they’re ready to own up to our mistakes and revise the plan. And if the results are good, they’ll improve the plan until the clients achieve greatness. Visit their website – http://www.m2comms.com/  for inquiries.

Strategic Works, Inc. https://www.facebook.com/StratWorks/

EONhttps://www.facebook.com/theEONgroup/

Perceptions, Inc.https://www.facebook.com/Perceptions.Inc/?fref=ts

DDB/ Ripple 8https://www.facebook.com/DDBGroupPhilippines/

PRC.Inchttps://www.facebook.com/PRCinc/

BLOG SPONSORS: Thank you also to our blogger friends who generously offered some of their stuff to be raffled off to the other event attendees that night. Truly sharing is caring 🙂

OneProudMomma.comwww.oneproudmomma.com

Samu’t-Sari www.www.samut-sari.com

Echusera www.echusera.com

Sugarsmilewww.sugarsmile.info

TheRoadTrippers.comwww.theroadtrippers.com

TechandInnovations.infowww.techandinnovations.info

Looking forward to more years of attending events and product launches.

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