usually go to events like this because I am an introvert – I don’t know how to
get along with people, I am socially awkward. I registered, nonetheless, I figured I had
nothing to lose; I could just chicken out if I didn't feel like going, like I usually do.Funny
thing, I’m down for any adventure. I'm not even afraid of any extreme activity but socializing terrifies me, ha! Then when the event was fast approaching and I got myself to thinking, if not now, when?
Horizon 2.0: Charting the Uncharted
is an event that directly connects Business and Bloggers, perfect for business
that is looking for bloggers to feature their product and for bloggers that is
looking for content to feature. The said event was held at the Novotel Manila
located in Araneta Center, Cubao last November 5, 2016.
As a first timer,
I didn’t know what to expect but atleast I expected it to be held in an air-conditioned room. Although the event setting was amazing, it was a bit of disappointment because it was really hot at that time. Especially when we arrived there at about noon, the sun was on it's peak. The email reminder told us to wear comfy clothes so I imagined I should wear pants, a cute top and no heels. If I would have known it's an outdoor event, I would have worn my usual tomboy shorts and a shirt outfit.
2. Inspirational talks from successful people. People like Mafae Belasco who's a mom/beauty queen/business woman who is very passionate about helping others discover and enhance their talents. And then there was Jhet van Ruvyen who wrote an auto-biography book Tale of Juliet which was about her life as a poor vendor to a very successful author. Sky Gavin, co-founder of wheninmanila.com was the one speaking when we got there, missed most of her speech though.
3. And there are a lot of freebies!
Here I am with my smug face because I won Fragrance Factory's memory game in their booth and made a record of 17 seconds. ;)
Yummy Nutella bun from San Mig Food Ave.
It's too bad we didn't get to finish the event because I needed to be somewhere. But it was a real blast! I am definitely going back on the next Blogapalooza! I hope we see each other there fellow bloggers. I'd love to meet everyone someday! :)
Special thanks to my boyfriend for the never ending support for whatever it is that's going on with me. Even though he was (supposed to be) busy, he made sure that I wont be alone on the event because he knows how awkward I can be with people, hahaha. Credits to him as well, AJ took most of the photos above because I was busy hoarding freebies! Always, babe. :)