I finally got to attend my first ever Blogapalooza event! WOOH! I am so psyched I was able to fit it in my schedule because it’s the same day as my ZAP Tag PH event. It’s a good thing both events were in the same area. After my ZAP Crawl BGC adventure I went straight to SM Aura and experienced one helluva blogging event.

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If you don’t know yet, this is what Blogapalooza is all about.

Blogapalooza is a community. It’s a link between big and small businesses who have something cool to share and the online community of people who love to share. Blogapalooza is a blogger event on crack! Lots of giveaways for the bloggers and online community and a chance for big and small businesses to present their product / brand / thingamajig to hundreds of influential bloggers and online social media influencers.

This year Blogapalooza had THE Bogart Explorer from Davao City, Mikey Bustos, Boys Night Out DJs and Ms. Karen Borador as speakers and guests.


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What I love about blogging events like this is that you get to know different bloggers, different brands AND get tons of freebies ALL AT THE SAME TIME. Why is this important to a blogger? Well, blogging comes hand in hand with connections. If you get to know more people behind the business, you’ll also meet potential clients for the future.

Here’s a rundown of all the establishments, brands and such that I stumbled upon the Blogapalooza event.

GRAB TAXI 

Grab Taxi is an app (for iOs, windows and android users) that gives you the power to book taxis near your area through your fingertips. I’m sure you hate lining up for hours in the taxi bay like I do. I’m also sure you hate (or rather, DESPISE) taxi drivers who rejects you when they don’t “prefer” your destination. I’m also very sure you’re disgusted with taxi drivers who are just plain rude and dishonest. Grab Taxi makes sure you do not experience all of that by giving you the best possible taxi that helps you reach your destination safely.

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MEGAWORLD LIFESTYLE MALLS

The company behind the mall closest to my heart (Eastwood mall) also had a booth in Blogapalooza. They’re currently promoting their latest app that helps Megaworld Lifestyle Mall goers like me stay updated with the latest happenings, promos, sales, new stores, etc. in their malls. For example, you want to check the screening time a certain movie, just go their app and it will tell you the cinema schedule of the mall you’re going to.

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I won Cirque Du Soleil DVDs from their booth! WOOOOH! ❤

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GURKKA.COM 

Do you love wine? Do you love shopping online? Do you love a good buy? Gurkka.com fuses all three in their website. It’s a website that features affordable deals (AND FREEBIES) to satisfy your craving for alcohol such as wines, alcopops, vodka, whisky, rum. You name it, they have it.

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To be honest, I don’t know anything much about wine but I was lucky enough to win this bottle of  Terranoble wine (Chilean wine) during Blogapalooza. I finally have a reason to drink! HA HA HA. Now, who to drink it with? hmmmm…

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For fashionistas:

LULU NAILS AND DRY BAR

I wasn’t able to have my nails done for free during Blogapalooza (the line was too long and I got crazy with the other booths), but I’ll definitely visit their branch near Greenhills before the year ends. You know, to reward myself for all the hard work I’ve been doing. 😉 hihi

TINO (tinio) SUITS

For men (and women) who likes quality suits; as in legitimate, customized, Italian suits, now’s the time to schedule a fitting session with them. It’s a long process but the wait will be worth it.

MEISTER

If you have a thing for luxury watches I suggest you visit their store/website and gift yourself one this Christmas. Here’s what Meister is all about:

“Meister” is a translation from the German word for “master.” A revered leader and artisan qualified to teach others, and known to others as a superior taste maker, a Meister inspires others and paves the path into the future.

BYS

A cosmetics company from Australia is now available here in Manila! They have a wide range of items including pretty colors for your nails. What caught my eye during Blogapalooza were there caviar nails package and lipsticks. It wouldn’t hurt to have more than one color, right?

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For foodies

PLATO WRAPS 

I have been eating Plato wraps ever since their existence! HAHA! I’m so happy I saw them in Blogapalooza and had a free taste of their mouthwatering wraps. My favorites are “Wrap n’Roll” and “chunky chicken”. They’re literally, “Great Meals in Small Packages”, the ideal food for people always on-the-go.

GAVINO’S

Gavino’s Japanese donuts is a gourmet donut shop specializing in chewy mochi donuts. On their frequent trips to Taiwan, Japan and other Asian countries, the owners experience this kind of donut and immediately fell in love with them.

Actually, when I tasted their donuts, I did fall in love with them. I’m a girl who easily falls in love…

with food. The green tea flavor is a must-try. It’s very soft and moist inside, and it has just the right level of sweetness for my taste buds.

EAT NATURAL, DORSET CEREALS, THE BERRY COMPANY JUICES, AND THE CRACKER DRINKS.

For health buffs, these products are something you should include in your grocery list. It the perfect fusion of healthy and delicious, something that will make your diet a little bit more exciting!

FLAVORS OF CHINA, TEMPURA JAPANESE GRILL, CONGO GRILLE, KARATE KID

These four food establishments gave Blogapalooza attendees one heck of a buffet. I’ve eaten in all these restaurants before and I have no complaints with their food and service. :> I’m actually thinking of trying Tempura Japanese Grill’s Ramen burger. I hope it doesn’t fail me.

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For…”drinkers”? HAHAHA

BROWNBAG COFFEE SOLUTIONS

I particularly like the branding of this one. Watch their video here to find out! *Currently eyeing on their “Christmas Tree” package. It’s the perfect gift to my friends who are coffee addicts.

WHEATGRASS

Another healthy addition for a health buff’s grocery list is easy pha-max by Wheatgrass.

ONLY EASY PHA-MAX WHEATGRASS USES THE LEAVES AND THE ROOTS so you get the maximum amount of proteins, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and chlorophyl.

Plus you get all 17 essential amino acids to help nourish your cells. All in one deliciously refreshing drink. Try a glass of Easy Pha-max Wheatgrass now and feel the difference.

FIGARO

Take a break from foreign cafes and go back to filipino coffee. Nothing’s tastes better than our own. ❤

SLENDA 

Slenda is a weight loss supplement  made from natural ingredients. It’s safe and effective in burning unwanted calories. Get your bora body ready by drinking Slenda. 😉

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ENJOY 

In a nutshell, this is what you get from Enjoy Philippines.

Vouchers: Over Php 300,000 in benefits and offers

Card: 10-50% off at hundreds of the best restaurants, top clubs, shopping, hotel, and lifestyle establishments in the country.

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I’ve been using it like crazy and I’m loving the discounts! A simple free upsize from my favorite cup of coffee really made my day today.

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That ends my rundown of Blogapalooza 2013. There are more establishments there of course, I just didn’t have the time to check ’em all out because I had to leave early for another event. 😐

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Nonetheless, it was still a delightful experience! I went home with bags of freebies, probable clients and new friends! ❤

See you in the next Blogapalooza event!

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