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CBC Ultimate Meet Up at Diamond Suites Cebu

CBC Ultimate Meet Up and Pool Party

When I started my first personal blog in 2010, all I cared about was my daughter. She was a few months old then and I was a very young first-time mom. I was working from home so my world revolved around breastfeeding, changing diapers, and working on an old laptop. It was both exciting and exhausting so I created a private blog as an avenue to write about those times.

Blogging for me was merely a personal diary at that time, until I joined our local Cebu Blogging Community (CBC) last year. Things changed as I enjoyed reading other blogs and learned more about blogging. I realized that there’s more to sharing your own stories. That blogging is about engaging and building connections in the online community while sharing posts that would help promote social good at the same time.

So when I got an invitation for CBC’s First Ultimate Meet Up and Pool Party, I was excited to join and meet “real” bloggers, yet kind of hesitant that I might be out of place. At first, I thought, “Omg, basin di ko ka-relate sa mga pro ani! Ay bahala nas Batman!”  Haha

But since I was available on the scheduled date and I really intend to learn more about blogging, plus it was a free event sponsored by Diamond Suites and Residences, I decided to join.

The event was held last March 7 and my experience was absolutely better than what I expected. First off, because of the venue’s easy access, I got to the event a little early (Yey!). Diamond Suites Cebu is conveniently located along Apitong Corner, Escario Street.. just a walking distance from Ayala Terminal.

Diamond Suites

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Next, the event itself was really fun and packed with information beneficial to bloggers, especially to newbies like me. It was a day of learning and gastronomic experience as we listened to meaningful talks and relevant discussions, had some raffles (I won! 😀 ), ate good food, signed a manifesto, and basically just enjoyed the rest of the night. 😉

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We even had a room tour..

room

And did I mention about the Pool Party?

pool

Pool + Food + Music + Roof deck = AWESOME!

roof deck

It was indeed an ultimate meet up! The people were very warm and outgoing. It was so nice to finally meet awesome bloggers of Cebu, especially those I often chat with online. 🙂

After attending the event, I felt like I now needed to move this “blogging” thing to a higher level. Hmmm exciting and challenging! 😀

My heartfelt thanks to Cebu Blogging Community for welcoming me last year and for this great experience! 🙂 A huge thanks to our event sponsors for making the whole event possible: Diamond Suites and Residences Cebu for our cool venue, good food, and wonderful service; Flawless Face & Body Clinic for the raffle gifts and vouchers; Cebu Teambuilding Services; Cebu Domain; and Philippine Information Agency (Cebu).

Diamond Suites Cebu
No. 8 Apitong cor. Escario Sts.Cebu City 6000 Philippines
Tel: (6332) 402-9800 Fax: (6332) 402-9888

Email: inquiry@diamondsuitescebu.com.ph

To the awesome Cebu Bloggers, thank you and hope to see you guys next time! 🙂

Cheers,

Mommy Rose

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30 Comments

  • Reply work@homeMillie

    Brilliant! I love blogging communities who think nothing but to help fellow bloggers, too. 🙂 Cheers to us!

    June 26, 2015 at 7:40 am
  • Reply Janice

    After 4.5 years of blogging, I've attended my fair share of bloggers get-togethers already and most of them are really fun. I've never attended one with a pool party though. Haha! Glad you had fun!

    June 26, 2015 at 7:40 am
  • Reply BA Isla

    I haven't been to Cebu, but I'm planning. 🙂

    This is inspiring. I want to take my blogging to the next level too.

    You have wonderful kiddos there 🙂

    June 26, 2015 at 7:40 am
  • Reply Rose Angelie

    I agree! Let's all keep it up! Thank you. 🙂

    June 26, 2015 at 7:40 am
  • Reply Rose Angelie

    That's good, ako bago palang sa community. hehe Aaah the pool was so inviting pero I didn't join them though kasi ang lamig. Haha 🙂

    June 26, 2015 at 7:40 am
  • Reply Rose Angelie

    Super late reply sad. hehe It was wonderful to see you too, Rea! Hopefully I could attend more events with you guys! 😉

    June 26, 2015 at 7:40 am
  • Reply Rea

    Super late comment na. But so good to see you there Rose! Hope to see you in our future meet-ups! 🙂

    June 26, 2015 at 7:40 am
  • Reply Viva Kitchen Goddess

    Kudos for having a blogger's manifesto. More power to the Cebu Blogging Community 🙂

    June 26, 2015 at 7:40 am
  • Reply Rose Angelie

    Right, it's amazing how the same interest brought very unique people together. It was surprising how different each of our fields are plus not to mention the age range. Hehe

    June 26, 2015 at 7:40 am
  • Reply Rose Angelie

    Though I didn't attempt to join swimming, the party was already enjoyable! But now I'm thinking I should never skip the pool next time. Haha Thanks for your comment ☺

    June 26, 2015 at 7:40 am
  • Reply Rose Angelie

    We surely all had fun! If you have the chance to attend similar events, go for it! Hehe;)

    June 26, 2015 at 7:40 am
  • Reply Rose Angelie

    That's true! Meet ups like this really inspires and motivates us more in what we love doing, cheers! 😉

    June 26, 2015 at 7:40 am
  • Reply Rose Angelie

    I agree, it's just exciting to see them like "Oh finally, it's you!" Haha

    June 26, 2015 at 7:40 am
  • Reply Rose Angelie

    I'm glad you enjoyed reading it! Honestly, most of my posts are still pretty like a personal diary but I'm working on writing for social good as well. I'm sure you can too, at the end of the day, we all aim to inspire diba? Thanks! ☺

    June 26, 2015 at 7:40 am
  • Reply Rose Angelie

    It was our first and we are all looking forward to more.. hehe Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

    June 26, 2015 at 7:40 am
  • Reply Rose Angelie

    I'm glad you were here before, hopefully you can visit again soon. And yes, do check on Diamond Suites, I'm positive that you'll enjoy your stay! 😉

    June 26, 2015 at 7:40 am
  • Reply Rose Angelie

    That's good to know how one event somehow made you start to blog. For sure, it's one of those moments you'll be forever thankful for. Hehe Yeah, how I wish I can be in Manila soon.

    June 26, 2015 at 7:40 am
  • Reply Maria Teresa Figuerres

    It's really nice to meet people who share your passion for blogging. CBC seems to be an exciting group. Glad to hear you had fun at this event.

    June 26, 2015 at 7:40 am
  • Reply sarah tirona

    looks like so much fun!!! im so in need of a party esp in a pool right now!

    June 26, 2015 at 7:40 am
  • Reply Rose Angelie

    Hi Pam, sorry to hear about. May I know if you signed up through FB or from the google link? Did you try to contact the page admins? I believe you can get through them faster in fb than signing up through the google form. Please visit the fb page Cebu Blogging Community to know more details (sorry I can't view its url as I'm on mobile) Hope to catch you around! ☺

    June 26, 2015 at 7:40 am
  • Reply Pam / Hey, Miss Adventures!

    I'm really envious about this event. I already signed up to become a member of CBC but I haven't heard a word from them. 🙁 I hope they accept me – at least I get to have some affiliation with a group I can actually see (on a regular basis, I hope).

    June 26, 2015 at 7:40 am
  • Reply usgirl88

    That seem to be a lot of fun. I sure hope could belong to a gathering like that.

    June 26, 2015 at 7:40 am
  • Reply tweenselmom

    Meeting other bloggers makes blogging more fun 🙂 Here's to blogging communities, may all our blogs prosper and may we be good social movers of the country.

    June 26, 2015 at 7:40 am
  • Reply Celerhina Aubrey

    Yay! I love attending blog events and meet fellow bloggers i usually meet online. It's so refreshing to match the faces with the blog name. 🙂 Looked like you all had fun.

    June 26, 2015 at 7:40 am
  • Reply Aleigna Lin Tejada

    I have been blogging since I was in highschool back in 2002 and up until now, I am still writing just as a personal diary of sorts. Posts like this make me want to take it up a notch. Thank you for sharing your meet-up! Ang saya, may pool party pa! 😀

    June 26, 2015 at 7:40 am
  • Reply Michelle Martinez邱碧玉 (@xoxoMrsMartinez)

    Wow! You have your own meet up there! So nice!

    xoxo
    MrsMartinez

    June 26, 2015 at 7:40 am
  • Reply May De Jesus-Palacpac

    Been to Cebu and I miss it a lot. I wish I was able to go around, but I came there as a sessionist for a semi-popular band that time and we had to be ferried around in a van and had limited tour. 🙁 will look up Diamond hotel when we go there.

    June 26, 2015 at 7:40 am
  • Reply Jacq Paraguya

    This was a fun read! I remember when I attended my first BDJ event in 2013 and everyone was nice. I wasn't a blogger then but because of the friendship I made, I was encouraged to start. 🙂 Shout out to the awesome Rochelle Rivera and Mizi Sarte – the first bloggers who encouraged me to start my own.

    I hope to meet you one day in an event here in Manila, Mommy Rose! 🙂 God bless you!

    June 26, 2015 at 7:40 am
  • Reply Rose Angelie

    It was definitely a great time! I wish I could attend events in Manila soon too. Hehe

    June 26, 2015 at 7:40 am
  • Reply Vance

    Wow, this is great! You guys sure had fun with other bloggers from Cebu. At least, bloggers everywhere are also as active as the ones in Manila.

    June 26, 2015 at 7:40 am
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