My recent trip to Manila was no exception, though unlike before, hindi ako nag-organize ng meetup this time. What I did was, I just let the other bloggers know that I will be going home for holidays via this blog and Twitter. Kapag gusto nila akong makita at merong free time, nakikipagkita ako sa kanila. Mahirap kasing magpakita ng intention to meet and greet certain bloggers in person tapos ayaw naman pala nila akong makita at makilala. Hehe medyo allergic kasi ako sa rejection. LOL!
Medyo iwas din ako sa malalaking meetups. I had been to some and they were fun (even organized one before), pero minsan sa sobrang dami ng kasamang bloggers, nagiging divided ang time and attention to get to know them better. Mas preferred ko minsan 'yung onti lang ang kasama para mas intimate at mas masarap ang kuwentuhan over coffee or bottles of beer.
Dahil limited din ang time, I only managed to meet up with a few bloggers in Manila. They're the following:
1. Aajao & Kuri - I must admit, biased ako sa dalawang 'to. I always keep it a point to allot time to meet up with them sa tuwing umuuwi ako. They are the 'daddy bloggers', and both mostly blog about family, career and fatherhood. The first time I met up with these two, it was instant camaraderie. Parang matagal ko na silang kilala. I always get inspired with their stories about taking care of their families and raising up their kids. Dahil sa kanila parang gusto ko na ding magkaroon ng sariling pamilya. LOL!
3. Andy & Ahmer - Hindi na masyadong active sa blogging ang dalawang 'to, pero nakakakulitan ko sila sa Twitter. It was my second time to meet up with Andy, and first with Ahmer. They expressed their interest to meet up, so I gave in. Saka birthday din ni Andy that time, sayang ang free dinner. LOL! The meet up, I must say, was quite memorable because of our topics of conversation. No details muna, but yeah, they're quite cool to hang out with.