Wednesday, August 29, 2007

THANK YOU, SM HYPERMARKET

Thank you, SM Hypermarket:

  • for my first ever big bloggers bash last Thursday, August 23 at Mall of Asia.
  • for the drinks that flowed and the buffet table that groaned (with my fave shrimp tempura and baked tahong and other yummies)
  • for my prized, pricey pair of Nike shades, a consolation win in the blogwriting contest that consoled me no end, never mind that it was spirited away by son within minutes of arriving home.
  • for the bag of groceries I should have won if daughter had agreed to stay just five minutes more.
  • for having it all and giving it all -- without stint -- for blogger me and other 399 bloggers who gathered together.
  • for fun, fun, fun!

Here are some reminiscences of the bloggers night .. in pics.

Being called on stage to receive a prize

Feeling almost as vibrant as buddies Chats, Cookie, Weng and Rhodora

Posing happily with kids who came with mom


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42 comments:

Gina said...

yey, akong una!

Gina said...

Hehehe, I just clicked submit before anybody beats me to the first commenter slot.

What a fun day it must have been Anna. Congrats on the prize you have won.

And it must be interesting and fun to meet the people behind the blogs you read/visit.

lady cess said...

congrats AM! im sure your son is the happiest that you won, teehee!

dimaks said...

Congrats! mukhang tuluy-tuloy na ito ah, di na mapipigil hehe.

more tempura! i mean, blogging :)

ScroochChronicles said...

Yehey!! And I can proudly say that we're friends!! Hehehe :)

BTW, you look absolutely vibrant in a very serene way. I, on the other hand, look like a complete dork.

snglguy said...

Congrats anna, so who won first prize? :-)

myepinoy said...

Congrats!

rowena said...

Hi Myrna, am so honored to finally meet you, fan mo ko di ba? I'm looking forward to another get-together soon.

intsik said...

hi dear! congratulations sa mga papremyo1 parang gus2 ko ng pumunta ng manila para makisama sa kasiyahan diyan1 hehehehehe

zeroimpact said...

Wow
Congratulations
:)
It must have been a grand event

Belle said...

congratulations Anna! you have been raking in prizes, am sure marami pang susunod iyan for an awesome blogger like you.

Abaniko said...

400 blogger all in all? Dami noon ah. What was the occasion? I'm so clueless. Hehe. But congrats, anyway. Wala bang laptop for a prize? :)

Leah said...

Wow! congrats. I knew you'd bag a price somehow one way or the other.

vernaloo said...

Nike Shades??? coolness Anna hehehe

Hey wag mo kaming kalimutan ha kahit sikat na sikat ka na sa blogosphere :)

Cheers!

Annamanila said...

Gina!

Yeah, it was fun. Wish you were here!!

Annamanila said...

Gina!

Unfortunately, I didn't really circulate and kept to those who I really know ... mostly from the moms network. he bloggers I met for first time were Teacher Julie (and her daughter) and Rowena (Weng). So delightful to meet them. Well, I also asked to be introduced to a blogging master, Jayvee Fernandez, for an article I had to write.

Annamanila said...

Lady Cess!

Exactly! So perceptive of you! hahaha.

Annamanila said...

Dimaks!

Tuloy tuloy ang ano? At di na mapigilan ang ano? Dimaks, whatever it is, that sounds nice. :) But am still blogging peripherally although nakakaswerte sa mga papremyo kahit consolation prize! :)

Annamanila said...

Cookie (scrooch)!

A dorky doll? Are you fishing? Okay .... One of the refreshing faces I have ever seen. Writes up a storm too. :) ayah ha.

Annamanila said...

Snglguy!

Ty.

Anito Kid won first prize. Then ganns, then butch dado.

I suppose i should have published a list of winners?!

Annamanila said...

Myepinoy!

Thanks, I am sure!

Annamanila said...

Rowena!

Oooh I was delighted to meet you too. You're a cutiepie, yayayay! Bakit ang gaganda ng mga bloggers ha? (Kasama ako duon. hehehe)

Annamanila said...

Intsik!

Oo nga you are missing out on a lot of bloggers fun! Maybe SM in your province will also organize similar event.

Oo nga pala, I am now on my second Ann Tyler book. I finished Dinner at Homesick Hotel and I am about through with Accidental Tourist. Ty, sweetie, for introducing Tyler to me. :)

Annamanila said...

Zeroimpact!

Yup, it was fun. Do you have bloggers parties too in Malaysia?

Annamanila said...

Belle!

Thanks ... am just lucky .. especially in the Janette Toral Contest. That was just luck of the draw. :)

Annamanila said...

Abaniko!

The blog releases didn't reach you? That was the second bloggers party organized by SM Hypermarket at MOA Taste of Asia. First time ko din ... I wanted to be there in case I won a prize. :) Baka ako mahirapan magclaim eh. :)

The first prize is a trip to KL for two. Hmmm tagal na kasi ako di naka-biyahe eh. hahaha

Annamanila said...

Leah!

Thank you! -- for the confidence. :

Mitch and I have arranged to meet! Excited.

Annamanila said...

Verna!

Thanks.

Sus hindi naman. Eh ... sino ka na nga ba? Kilala ba kita?! ahhahaha.

pining said...

Congrats Anna!

Annamanila said...

Ty, ty Pining.

exskindiver said...

nice pics AM.

ScroochChronicles said...

You naman, I'm not fishing...ahem. Pero sa totoo lang, I should get smiling tips from Noemi. She does it so well, don't you think. Pero if I want the "taray" look, I might as well ask tips from you....hehehe :)

annamanila said...

Ty, Chesca!

annamanila said...

Cookie!

I look Taray? Ty pa din. :)

rowena said...

Hi Annamanila, how's my buddy-blogger? Want a good laugh today, come visit my site. You'll surely laugh.

chateau said...

Hello there! I thought I left a comment here already... ??? All the multi-tasking/chatting/telling got me confused. haha
It was fun as usual seeing you and the rest of the ladies. Til next EB... You're just around the corner, ikanga. :)

Jerry said...

Bloggers never had it so good? I should start blogging now.

Heart of Rachel said...

Hi Annamanila. Thanks for sharing the highlights of your evening. Congratulations for winning. I enjoyed that article you wrote about shabu-shabu and was delighted that I didn't have to crave much because my in-laws prepared a shabu-shabu dinner.

I wish I'll have the honor of meeting you in person soon.

Take care!

Julie said...

Annamanila, it was fun meeting you though it was only briefly. I sure do hope that our paths would cross again, and this time, we would be seated to enjoy each others' stories. I just hope we can do this soon!

Take care!

Toe said...

Oh darn... nawala yata comment ko kanina.

Anyway, congratulations Annamanila! You're really a successful blogger now. May you keep on reaping more blogging triumphs! :)

JO said...

hi... just blog hopping...

[heart of] rachel's said i should read your blog... so here i am.

febeth said...

It seems u r having such a nice time getting together there in Manila.San ganyan lagi walang intrigahan

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