CBC’s Ultimate Blogging Meetup + Pool Party

Cebu Blogging Community Ultimate Meetup and Pool Party

I have been blogging for more than a year, but like most semi-newbies who are weaving their way in the blogosphere, it has not been an easy journey for me.

Just the sheer amount of information I need to learn in order for blogging to make sense can oftentimes leave me overwhelmed and lost.

It is very fortunate on my part to have found a local blogging community that I can tap with to help fledgling bloggers like me to take the right steps in blogging. Every serious blogger dreams of being successful in this endeavor, so any support we can get from and eventually contribute in the future, is highly appreciated.

The Cebu Blogging Community is one of the growing communities that gathers talented bloggers in Cebu. Yesterday marked our first-ever official meetup at Diamond Suites Hotel & Residences.

Cebu Blogging Community Ultimate Meetup and Pool Party

 

Cebu Blogging Community Ultimate Meetup and Pool Party

After the registration, I entered the room with this programme.

Since we had a few minutes to kill before we started, I had the chance to exchange warm pleasantries with my seatmates Rose (not pictured), Jeph and Iris (below). It would be really awesome to collaborate with them and the others in the future when my schedule permits.

Cebu Blogging Community Ultimate Meetup and Pool Party

 

Cebu Blogging Community Ultimate Meetup and Pool Party

Diamond Suite’s charming Executive Marketing Officer, Mr. Keene Albert Tan (leftmost) formally opened the meetup and introduced to us his team.

The major highlights of this meetup were discussions on  CBC rules and regulations, accountability manifesto and blogging as a social responsibility. One of the best takeaways I had was when Ms. Eleanor Valeros said, “once you hit publish, everything becomes social.” Couldn’t agree more.

It’s great that we were finally able to make everything official now. In order for this small group to grow, it’s only fitting to set rules and the right expectations to keep everything smooth-sailing and organized moving forward.

Cebu Blogging Community Ultimate Meetup and Pool Party

Ms. Eleanor Valeros shared her thoughts on Blogging and Social Responsibility

During one of our raffle games, I was the first one to win something cool.

Cebu Blogging Community Ultimate Meetup and Pool Party

Never been lucky with winning any raffles my entire life, but today, I’m proud to say I won a Coca-Cola USB.  The curse is gone, hopefully forever.

Break time.

Cebu Blogging Community Ultimate Meetup and Pool Party

Our snacks: sandwich and fries with cold iced tea.

We also had our LOL moments.

Cebu Blogging Community Ultimate Meetup and Pool Party

Mary and Jeph demonstrated how to use the Flawless Skin Protect Mist: Spray, Protect and Play–much to everyone’s amusement.

 

Cebu Blogging Community Ultimate Meetup and Pool Party

Miss Rachelle Nessia from Philippine Information Agency discussed why we should care about social issues in our country and beyond.

Beautiful, shiny people.

Photo Credit: Bloggers of Cebu

After we were done with our meetup, we went around the hotel to get a good view of the rooms and other facilities in Diamond Suites and Residences. They offer more than 100 Superior and Deluxe Rooms, all-day dining restaurant, swimming pool, WIFI and host of other facilities that’s just right for every traveler.

Diamond Suites and Residences Cebu City

 

Diamond Suites and Residences Cebu City

 

Diamond Suites and Residences Cebu City

 

Diamond Suites and Residences Cebu City

 

Diamond Suites and Residences Cebu City

 

Diamond Suites and Residences Cebu City

These beds look really cozy.

 

Diamond Suites and Residences Cebu City

 

Diamond Suites and Residences Cebu City

Just checking out their mirror. See if it works for selfies.

 

Diamond Suites and Residences Cebu CityDiamond Suites and Residences Cebu City

 

Diamond Suites and Residences Cebu City

 

Diamond Suites and Residences Cebu City

We capped the evening with a pool party–complemented with sumptuous hors d’oeuvre, drinks and an impromptu live entertainment.

Cebu Blogging Community Ultimate Meetup and Pool Party at Diamond Suites

 

Cebu Blogging Community Ultimate Meetup and Pool Party at Diamond Suites

Food, anyone?

 

Cebu Blogging Community Ultimate Meetup and Pool Party at Diamond Suites

The resident chef will cook your dish right in front of you.

 

Cebu Blogging Community Ultimate Meetup and Pool Party at Diamond Suites

A gorgeous view of the pool.

 

Cebu Blogging Community Ultimate Meetup and Pool Party at Diamond Suites

Ka Bino chillin’ like a boss.

 

Cebu Blogging Community Ultimate Meetup and Pool Party at Diamond Suites

Singing the night away.

 

Cebu Blogging Community Ultimate Meetup and Pool Party at Diamond Suites

Smile!

 

Cebu Blogging Community Ultimate Meetup and Pool Party at Diamond Suites

We’re not just a community of bloggers, some of us can also sing well.

Overall, the meetup was a huge success and we had lots of fun. I’d like to make special shoutouts to our sponsors: Flawless Face and Body Clinic, Cebu Teambuilding Services, Cebu Domain, Philippine Information Agency and last but not the least, Diamond Suites and Residences for providing us with the venue.

The community is still obviously far from perfect but it holds a lot of potential to becoming a respected media organization one day. It’s my only hope that we don’t just grow in numbers but also in the quality of members we introduce to the community.

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Jazmine

Hi there and thank you for visiting this blog. I’m Jazmine, a free-spirited life traveler whose quintessential pursuits involve searching for the best spa experience in Cebu and beyond. This blog is where I share my reviews, tips, how-to tutorials, interesting articles related to spa, wellness and health.

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