Friday, February 18, 2011

Cebu Bloggers Society

IF YOU'RE looking for a group that flaunts Cebu City, you'll have hundreds of results. One of the line-up of names of those groups would include nothing less than the Cebu Bloggers Society (CBS).

The Cebu Bloggers Society is widely known for it's uniqueness of flaunting Cebu not only to the different parts of the country but to the world as well. So what makes CBS a unique group among the others? Good question! CBS promotes the Queen City of the South in terms of blogging.
Numerous organizations help promote Cebu City through writing, televising, and speech -very common channels of handing down messages to people may it be locally or internationally. These means of communication in promoting Cebu are hard to achieve when you have small budget.

Differ blogging. Blogging as it sounds, is very fun to do. You need less speech, less chattering and less watching. You make your fingers do the talking. Yes! That  unique! Aside from the fact that you only need a creative mind to publish out attractive articles in the net, you can create it all for free.

The Cebu Bloggers Society has transformed the face of blogging in Cebu. Founder Mark Monta has started it all; from quite a number of Information Technology (IT) enthusiasts now comes a group of a hundred Cebuanos gathering for one goal- promote Cebu through blogging.

From simple online journals, our blogs have become vital to the society making us more determined to work further at our best. Blogging at times, is considered as a media and we have turned into media people.

CBS participates both government and non-government activities. Its members have learned and experienced many things that made them better beings in the community. All these and more have made Cebu Bloggers Society a multi-awarded group in Cebu.

Being a member of CBS, I can say that the best thing about the organization is the treatment of one another. The creation of the group turned out to be a creation of a family with members of pure creativity and personalities from photography, to graphics to writing, to encoding, to video and a whole lot more!

Cebu Bloggers Society on 3!
In celebration of the 3rd year founding anniversary of the Cebu Bloggers Society, the group opened its doors to its newest members last February 19, 2011 at PAGCOR, Casino Filipino Parkmall Satellite BranchThe gathering was simple yet a memorable one as members introduced their selves, chattered about their blogs, played games and enjoyed the food prepared on their tables.

Big thanks goes to Mr. Renato Z. OsmeƱa Jr. of PAGCOR, Casino Filipino Parkmall Satellite Branch for the venue and Holister, Inc. for the overall set-up of the place. You made our celebration successful.

Throughout the years, the Cebu Bloggers Society has and will continue to live up its goal in promoting Cebu Province by means of blogging. Congratulations Cebu Bloggers Society! More power to us all!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Brief Review of My 18th Year On Earth

Today is a very special day because it is my birthday! Yup! The day after Valentine's Day, February 15 is the birthday of Adventurouslei. Happy Birthday to Me! Yehey! First of all I want to clarify that I am not online. I will not be online for the whole 24 hours of February 15, 2011 as I will be busy rejoicing my day with my family and friends. This is just a scheduled post.

I have plenty of things to share and this time, I want to share a run-through of my 18th round of 365 days of life here on Earth. I already have the words and my 2010 planner to help me do it but I thought of just simply stating the bottom line of the whole thing and that is to thank everyone who has been a part of my life.

Thank you so much to Papa God, the paramount giver of all. If not because of Him, I wouldn't be alive. Yes, there are times where I tend to forget the value of life and find it easy to say how I wish I never lived but truth is, I am very grateful to receive the best present of all.

Big thanks goes to my family who has been in my life through and through. Of course, my wonderful friends, awesome classmates, coolest schoolmates, witty mentors, twitter followers- lol just kidding and my ever-dearest readers in my blogs. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

New Game to Invade Facebook this February 2011

Hey everyone! How have you been? While many of us are hooked with the internet because of social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Plurk, we have forgotten to pay attention on thinking about our environment.

There has been so much raining the past few weeks and a couple of scorching hot days. It is because of Global Warming which is terribly destroying our planet. There is no reason to fret because from now on, you can help resolve this environmental problem by playing Facebook's newest game.

Yup! You read it right! Here's something new and exciting to watch out online- Alter Space! It is the first Filipino environmental awareness game in Facebook. It is developed by AboitizPower and it will be launched soon!

I am one of the many Facebook users who are waiting for the grand launch of the game. Let's reduce our carbon footprints and support Filipino works by playing Alter Space.

Catchy teasers right? Stay tuned for updates about the game here in Adventurouslei as I will be covering the revelation and opening of the game next month. Cheers!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

White Shoes - The Musicale

The University of San Carlos College of Nursing, Student Body Organization, and Theater Guild in cooperation with Teatro Sugbo, Inc. Directors presents White Shoes - The Musicale.

Watch the play on February 11, Friday (1pm, 4pm 7pm) or on February 12, Saturday (10am, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm) at the Ayala, Onstage. Tickets are sold at Php130.00.

Story Synopsis

White Shoes is the personification of destiny in our lives. it is a story of how each our decisions change the course of our future. A taste of not wanting, giving and sacrificing oneself to survive destinies game of luck, disappointments and life contentment of how one will be in the future. A roller coaster ride full heart breaking events that will lead us to the greatest lesson life has to offer that is LOVE.
A compilation of different life stories from different walks of life that gives us a spectrum of how a student may face the challenges of the real world. Where faith and patience are tested, where true love must sacrifice and wait and the hearts of those who fight for their love prevails.
A story of five individuals who ironically became friends because of a task they need to finish before they could all pass the course they where in.LIZ the achiever, who in all her life was obedient and was focused in achieving her dream of becoming an outstanding nurse abroad. DUSTINE the happy go lucky, who has so many bitterness and hatred in life despite its breeze because of things he could not have. BREE the facade, who took up the course he never really wanted for his mom who turned out to be the life of the group. RIZA the outcast, who despite her richness and loud personality is often misinterpreted and unwanted by so many people and MARK the diligent one, who has worked his time to perfect and be on top of his league despite major unfavourable circumstances. As the story progress each one developed a sense of belongingness and family perhaps. All have dreamed and decided to go abroad and destiny seemed to have favoured all except one which turned out to cause so many changes that each on of them has to face especially for the first time lovers LIZ and DUSTINE.
Everything could turn out possibly wrong from a very promising and successful start. The story believes that everything will be in its proper place and time and all things we come across have a purpose. Each may relate to a particular character or circumstance in the story but one is truly unique in the search for what is truly ahead of us.
White Shoes is a musicale drama from the University of San Carlos College of NursingStudent Body Organization Theater Guild in partnership with Teatro Sugbo Inc. Directors featuring the talents and some original composition of our very own students and clinical instructors.
At the end of the journey the creativity of such an attempt will go back to a simple question we must face. For in this complex world the rit fit for us is very hard to find, will we survive our own destiny…
For ticket reservations or inquiries, contact Emma at 09222943817.

Monday, February 7, 2011

My Dalaguete Fun Run Adventures

The Summer Capital of Cebu, Dalaguete, celebrates its 300 years of grace and pride. In line with the event, sports competitions are conducted to showcase camaraderie and sportsmanship among 'Dalaguetnons'.

Yesterday, I received an invite from two bloggers to join them in covering one of the sports activities Dalaguete will be having. Of course, I affirmed to accompany them in the adventure.

February 5, 2011
Everything that I needed was prepared and I hurriedly filled my backpack with it. It was already 2:40pm and I was on my way to the University of the Philippines Cebu College to have a peek at what's happening at Otaku Fest 4.0. I only had a couple of minutes to stay inside the campus to meet and greet, take shots and observe cosplayers and anime fanatics roaming around. Twenty minutes after 3:00pm, I rode the taxi going to Cebu City Sports Complex (CCSC). I met a lot of runners and some people from the media.

Miss Juliet and Janice

Mark M., Me and Mark G.

There were two buses used for all of us to transport going to Dalaguete. Runners dominated the two buses as there were only less than 10 people who were media. My fellow bloggers sat beside me. Across our seat was the seat of Miss Juliet; the person who invited us to join the event and Janice; her close friend. The long ride began at 5:00pm and ended pass 8:00pm.

Touchdown: Maria's Batchoy & Restaurant


After dropping the runners at Dalaguete's Municipal Hall, we went to a a nearby restaurant and took our late dinner. The name of the place is Maria's Batchoy & Restaurant.  The bloggers and newspaper writers got the chance to know each other. The food there is really good. I love the Chicken Curie and Chapsuey.

By 9:30pm, we all rode a service van to the town's sports complex where many of the locals trooped. Why? There was a basketball competition. Who were playing? Good question! The game spiced up because it was played by the Dalaguete Basketball Team and the PBA All Star Team. Yup! You read it right! The PBA All Star Team.

I captured short video clips during the event. Check it out below.

I felt so happy and excited when Miss Juliet told me that I can interview all the members of PBA All Stars. I didn't wasted time; I went out of the sports complex and took some papers and a ballpen in the van. I continued watching the game when I got back in the complex. A couple of minutes later, I felt so down because the driver of our service van wanted to rest already which means we have to go to the resort we will be staying over the night. We had no chance because the resort is quite far from the complex. We all had to go because nobody else can drive us to the place. We were not able to watch the last quarter of the game.

Before we arrived at Dalaguete, we already knew that the PBA All Stars were playing in the town and that they were staying in the same resort we were going to stay, but we also know that the stars won't be staying there all night. They were going to play a round of game and then go back to Cebu City to prepare for their flight back to Manila, tomorrow at 10am. Just when I thought that everything was over in meeting the stars, we knew that their bags and luggages were left inside our rooms at Jonadels Resort. I had hope. Haha. If the stars don't have assistants, it could be possible that they are the ones who'll carry their bags from the resort.

Slacking outside the resort
(L-R) Janice, Ms. Juliet, Me, Merlita

To make the very long story short, I met all the members of the PBA All Stars that night. I was able to sit in their van and check out their room. I took a lot of videos and pictures of them. I was so happy. Usually, in blogging, I keep on meeting artists and singers but I don't feel so excited to meet and greet them. Often times, I don't even hope to see them personally because I always dreamed to be a star someday. I know it- I believe it, so I think I don't need to take pictures with them. LOL. Yea. I dream big, alright.

A few of my pictures. I also have vids of them too!

I wasn't able to sleep right away after the incident. I was starstrucked! I had the stars in one roof with only me and a good friend who offered to be my photographer of the night. I was so happy! The stars invited me to come with them going to Cebu and have some dinner but I had an event to cover (The Fun Run-which is the main reason I went there). I felt no worries after refusing them. After all, I just met them. I don't have much trust in them.

Moving on, I was able to sleep at 2:00am which is the time the stars arrived at Waterfront Hotel (yea, I know :P they told me) I woke up at 3:00am. Oh wait! Did I mentioned that the room the guys stayed in is my room in the resort? Hahahahhaha!!

Dawn. I prepared all my stuff for the Fun Run and realized that I left my running shoes at home (Talisay) Yikes! Didn't saw that comin! But I didn't worry because I thought that I can always use my Fushu- but of course it will keep me slow in running so as for me to not wreck it.

February 6, 2010
Time check- 2:20am. The vampire in me was alive! I was still awake and wasn't sleepy at all. I settled myself on my bed and unconsiously fell asleep. Hurrah! My phone rang by 4:00am and goodness gracious- I hooked-up with sleeping. I wanted to sleep more but I have to move since the assembly time for the Fun Run is 5:00am.

After fixing myself, I called the boys outside their room which was just beside mine. And as I knew it, they were still sleeping. Haha. They woke up right away and hurriedly fixed themselves. We waited for our service van outside the gate of the resort and after a while, we joined the race. Mark M., Mark G., and I took 5k Track. The next parts of the story, will be told by my pictures.

The awarding followed right after the last racer crossed the finish line. I could tell, this adventure is for sure, one of my blogging events which I will never forget. It is so unique in so many ways. You can raise a good question to the previous line.. "How is the race in Dalaguete different from other fun runs?" Well, the town boosts well-known mountainous barangays where runners pass. Unlike other fun runs, in Dalaguete you won't be breathing gas exhaust and you won't be killing your seconds in crossing roads to give way to passing vehicles.

At exactly 10:00am, the runners and we, the media rode a big bus going back to our meeting place yesterday, CCSC. It was a very long ride. Since I live in Talisay, the bus driver dropped me at Gaisano Tabunok. Five minutes after, I was home alas! =) It seemed like I wasn't home for the last three days. Haha I was one long and awesome adventure!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Otaku Fest 2011 Shots

Hey guys! How have you been? Did you attend Otaku Fest 4.0? I did but I only stayed for around 40 minutes. It is because I had an important appointment to attend which I will be telling you in my next post. To make the long story short, I simply roamed around and took some shots which I want you all to see. 


Being a passionate cosplayer, I want to thank everyone who made Otaku Fest 4.0 a successful event. 'Til the next wave of Otaku Fest everyone! Cheers!
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