18 April 2008


Going to meet-ups (or eyeballs or EBs, as they are more commonly referred to) is always loaded with fun and laughter. In the 90s, I used to attend a lot of these but it was with only one group: the CampV5 people. Some of us still get in touch occasionally but in our heyday it was every week!

Well, I haven’t attended that much social gatherings, and I’m not particularly fond of going to parties anyway where I am not acquainted with half the people mingling about. But with blogger EBs, it’s different. People who meet face-to-face for the first time ask how the kids are doing, how was their vacation last weekend was, and share laughs like they’ve known each other for years.

And when it rains, it pours. This week, I was in three blog-related EBs. The first one was at the book launching (see previous post) last Monday. And then there was the big EB at the Mall of Asia by good online friends Ann and KD last Tuesday. Among the merry crowd, I was only familiar with a few so I whipped out my pen and paper and got their “autographs”:

Razzy’s Anything Goes | Left without a note | Litaniya ni Tekla | Masterbetong’s Vantage Point | Lady Cess’ Occupation: SAHM | Cielo's Brown Pinay | tin-esopheric.blogspot.com (not found?) | Malaya’s My so-called World | Wendy’s The Maven | Rems’ Bigrhome.com | Rachel’s Life is Fun | Noemi’s About my Recovery | Sexy Mom’s The D Spot

Photos courtesy of Masterbetong:

Whew! That’s quite a list! If I forgot to include anybody, let me know please! The hosts, husband and wife tandem KD and Ann are nice company. I chatted with KD and Masterbetong most of the time, and learned some interesting tidbits about significant happenings in their online life. Thanks again for the wonderful meet-up and the loot bag full of goodies!


And then, the following day, Blogkadahan had a dinner EB at BatJay’s favorite place, Pots and Noodles located at SM Megamall. We also had a special guest that night: Mec and Jojo’s son Yakee! It was great having dinner with Doc Emer (http://emeritus.blogspot.com/), Mari (http://avantgarde-deux.blogspot.com/2008/04/ang-batang-kaning-lamig-take-2.html), Apol (http://apolthegreat.blogspot.com/), Tito Rolly (http://titorolly.blogspot.com/), Mec (http://delisyusness.blogspot.com/2008/04/meeting-legend.html), Jojo (who I met years ago), and of course, BatJay (http://kwentongtambay.com/), who was interviewed that night and signed some more books for us.

Photos courtesy of Doc Emer:

After dinner, we trooped to Starbucks for late night coffee and we ended up leaving the shop when the chairs and tables were already being piled up. Hahaha. Thank you, BatJay, for the treat, and have a safe trip going back to Jet!


  1. Anonymous2:25 am

    twas a lot of fun meeting you all there, nice food, happy faces, thanks to you All!

  2. Anonymous4:49 am

    wow, what a busy social life you have :) I would have loved to have been in both EBs. In the first, to meet PinoyMoms I've only talked to online, and in the second, to meet old friends that I still haven't met in person.

    I tagged you for a name game on my blog. Sagot naman :)

  3. Looks like fun! Meeting all your online friend in real life!
    I am much too shy for this kind of gatherings :-(

  4. Anonymous3:55 pm

    Hi Watson,

    It was nice meeting you all.. Penoi and I had fun... Sensya na, ngaun lng nakadalaw, na-block na kac sa opis ang blogspot =(

    I'll link you up.. C u soon.. :)

  5. ehm...social gathering is great but i just couldn't find time to go out with frens!!!

    and...what does nangumusta mean? *wink wink*

    i linked from...don't know where to your blog. have a nice day! :)

  6. it is a pleasure meeting u...hope it will not be d last of it :)

  7. pareng nick.

    maraming maraming salamat sa pagdalo sa eb at sa booklaunch. it's always nice seeing you. sana next time, kasama ang buong pamilya.

    mabuhay ang patatim!!!

  8. Anonymous4:09 pm

    hi watson, a pleasure to meet you too. i dare say you look years younger in person than in your pictures here on your blog.

  9. dami nyo ha...saya siguro

  10. wow!bolera si cess..hehehe...

    pero sabi rin ni kd mas bata ka nga raw in person.

    we are now in vigan, next week tuloy kmi ng baguio, meet namin si tina.

  11. Anonymous12:58 pm

    It was nice seeing you too bro, hmmm... sabihin mo sa akin kapag nakabili ka na ng camera, I'll be happy to share some tips to you.

  12. Sexy Mom: Sexy talaga in person! :-)

    JMom: Meron pa silang business card with the "Yan ang Pinay" logo! Cool nga eh. Name game tag? Sige try ko po.

    Sidney: Oh, you won't feel out of place. Believe me!

    Rachel: Salamat sa link-up! Link rin kita! I think Penoi is not in the list... matingnan nga. Although sa photo blog ko sya napunta :-)

    Elween: thanks for linking me up! Tingnan ko where you did

    Cielo: Oo nga... nice meeting you too!

    BatJay: Pata tim and cuapao poreber!

    Lady Cess: Uy thanks for the compliments ha!

    Tutubi: sa sobrang saya dun kina Ann at KD, nakalimutan ko yung meeting ko sa office. Sa sobrang saya kina BatJay, kami na nagsara ng Starbucks!

    Ann: Salamat talaga for inviting me! With Tina na yung pasalubong, and also your books!

    Master: salamat in advance!

  13. Anonymous4:19 pm

    Aba! Ikaw ay isang EB king. :) Kelan na tayo magbe-breakfast ulit?

  14. Toni: shhhh! Hwag ka maingay! baka sabihin nila, lakwatsero ako! hehe. Kelan nga ba breakfast EB? Dapat within April daw e


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