First, I would like to thank everyone from Filipino Bloggers Worldwide for trusting me to be one of the photographers during the event. This means a lot to me as I know I have to start building my portfolio and hopefully earn in the process.
By the time I got to SM Megamall at around 6:00pm, a few bloggers starts to come in signaling the beginning of the registration process.
I had to make sure to take note of some requests like taking pictures of items from our sponsors. This event won't be possible if it wasn't for the Admins and Volunteers who gave their best in making this event a success.
At around 7:00pm or so, the program proper has already started. FBW Admins Ness and Franc did the honors of hosting the event. Both of them did a great job. A slideshow was presented featuring the FBW Admins c/o Tristan.
To make the event even more livelier, a human bingo (I think that's what is called) was played for the audience to interact with fellow bloggers. I think this would be the best way to keep them busy for a while and at the same time, get to know other bloggers as well.
Then, dinner time. Almost all of us queued-up to get our fill, thanks to Sir Orly Ballesteros of Ex-Link Events for making this possible as almost all of us got hungry XD.
Everyone had a good time especially during the raffle portion. I think almost all bloggers won at least twice (except for me XD) and I'm sure they're all smiles when they got their prize.
Also, Mr. Mel Cortez of Bawal Magshoot Dito (BMSD) paid us a visit with some tokens to raffle-off.
After the first round of giving away some prizes, it was time for some serious learning. Jason Cruz of
Of course I was able to take some snapshots of other people while listening to Jason as well.
By that time, I was already enjoying taking pictures more. I didn't noticed I had 300 shots in only a short span of time. XD
After Jason's talk, we had more raffle prizes that were given away...
All smiles once their names were called during the raffle part. XD
The top 10 travel bloggers were also awarded during the event with three of them available for picture taking.
After awarding the top 10 travel bloggers, another set of prizes were raffled off care of our sponsors. XD
And despite those hiccups and mishaps happened during the event, I could say it was still a success. I'm sure the next grand eb would be planned ahead a year from now (I think). The backdrop for the photobooth was used by some as most people were starting to leave already.
Of course, the event won't be complete without a group picture. Again, I would like to thank the FBW Admins for trusting me to be one of the photographers for the event. ^_^
This event won't be possible without the help of our sponsors.
Again, Thank You!
Sorry for the very long post. XD