This is not a movie nor a drama in real life. Yet, 48 addicted to friendship moms from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao and even from Germany and U.S.A gathered to celebrate a day of fun filled event and a get together that will surely marked each others life for a long period of time.
I am lucky that I have been a part of this community. I have been a very private person until I have learned how to blog and there i have started to share my thoughts and eventually help me earn a little. For all who does not know the meaning of PMC, it’s a Pinay Mommies Community, a group of Filipino or Pinay Mommy Bloggers that help one another through thick and thin. It was founded by Mommy Ruby Ricafrente or Mommy Rubz for short. The word, solidarity is not an exaggeration but pictures would be the living proof of how this community is growing and striving to create a dominant name that will be known not just here in the Philippines but also worldwide.
The recently, 2011 Most Influential Blog Awards is just a proof that this community has something to say in terms of camaraderie and solidarity but of course just any other group, we are striving our best to create loyalty and deeper friendship.
The 2nd Grand EB that happens last November 22, 2011 at Aling Tonya’s Seafood Restaurant, D. Macapagal Avenue Pasay City is only the beginning of a far better future for the group and of course, I would not missed the opportunity to meet my fellow bloggers. That is why, as early as May this year, my mind has already settled that I will join this event but it does not goes smoothly as planned and there were indications that even at the last hour, I could not attend the event but with much gratitude and faith from above, I was able to do so.
MY FIRST BICOL EXPRESS RIDE
It was a rainy afternoon when I left Naga City, I have high hopes but my mind is also lingering from the thoughts of my darling babies and at the same time excited for my first Bicol Express Ride (separate posts will follow). I thought, it was also a good time for me to try the train ride, an experience yet to share with my readers too. The 11 hours train ride was all worth it. It goes smoothly and i had a wonderful time and great stories to tell about my experience.
Riding the Bicol Express
Even the rain could not stop the enthusiasm of this 48 moms and the room which we occupied was filled with laughter and endless stories. More laughter echoes because of the two emcee, Sis Ning and Cielo who is far better than celebrity hosts Pokwang and Eugene Domingo.
INSPIRATIONAL TALK from PMC founder;
Pinay Mommies Community would not be PMC or vice versa without it’s brain and founder. Mommy Ruby who even came from Cagayan De Oro along with her whole family gave a brief introduction and history of PMC and the future plans that we all look forward to have.
Mommy Ruby of Pinay Mommies Online
FOODS & GENEROUS SPONSORS
Seafoods, pork, vegetables, Soups, it’s a complete meal that made my hungry stomach craves for more. The food was great but it is more good if i was able to eat the crabs well. I wish to eat it using my hand but i thought that I would be in a mess and I might not able to wash my hands, so I opt to eat them using my spoon and pork .
At Aling Tonya's Seafood Restaurant
We are also lucky because we have mommies like Mommy Pehpot and the other PMC moms who talked with major companies to sponsor items for our event.
Smart Steps : Caters products like Baby Laundry Detergent, Baby Fabric Softener, Baby Bottle Cleanser and Holy ly Seat Disposable toilet seat cover and Holy Seat hand spray toilet seat sanitizer. They provide each attendees a paper bag full of samples of their products and also three boxes that includes a complete line of baby cleaning products.
Unilab: Is not a new name for me. It has been our trusted brand for as long as I can remember, after all they develop, manufactures and market a wide range of prescription and consumer health products which is one of the leading companies here in the Philippines. Each of us went home with a bag of goodies that includes:
A big Ascorbic Acid Ceelin vitamin – Ceelin has been a part of my daughter’s life. Since then until now, we always believe that she is protected.
Protektodo from Ceelin
Her jolly nature and enthusiasm is just a proof that she has strong bones and she rarely encounter coughs and colds but when she got sick once in a while, we know that things will goes smoothly and she will able to pass it because we always have our Ibuprofen Dolan , it is true to it’s promise to give faster relief for kid’s fever.
Enervon: I am happy and you know it and I just can’t hide it! I’m always happy because I am healthy, because I have Enervon with me and afternoon would not be a problem because I will never be “Hapontukin“.
Rashfree : I never had a problem with diaper rashes with my two children but it is always good to have something you can rely on.
Loperamide Diatabs: In time of troubled stomach, it is always safe to have a handy pack of Diatabs in your bag and in your house. It is the safest way for a symptomatic relief of acute diarrhea.
Unilab is really very generous to give aside from the 50 lootbags for all the moms who attended the event, they also gave away raffle items consists of (3 bags of Ascorbic Acid Ceelin, 3 bags of Ibuprofen Dolan and another 3 bags full of various items from Unilab) which names were picked up by Ms. Rochelle L. del Callar of Unilab.
I was not lucky enough to get the prizes but bringing a big Ascorbic Acid Ceelin (not to mention the other treats on the bag) had already bring a great smile and happiness to my daughter.
If you thought that it was already a big treat, then your guess is all wrong. We also have some companies to thank for;
Ajinomoto has been a constant name in every kitchen/household. Even I had a story to tell of how helpful it was on our daily food. It does not bring good taste but it also enhance our lives for the better.
The red bag includes the following items: Ajinomoto Ginisa Flavor Mix,Ajinomoto Sinigang sa Sampalok, Tasty Boy all purpose breading mix Aji-Sho seasoning mix (garlic and pepper), Crispy Fry breading mix, Fres-C concentrated drink mix, Pal Sweet Calorie Free Sweetener and So Quick Marinade Mix.
Scotch Brite: Who would not need it? It’s something my kitchen would always had and for years, it has been my constant help for my household plates and pans to be strikingly bright and clean. It includes, Scotch-Brite Easy Erasing Pad,Scotch-Brite Heavy Duty Bathroom Scrub Sponge, cotch-Brite Heavy Duty Antibacterial Scrub Sponge, Scotch-Brite Kitchen Gloves, Scotch-Brite Light Duty Scrub Sponge with fun designs.
Ainon is a household name in children’s accessories. From bottle to babies wear, Ainon is something worth buying. Ainon Baby also gave two (2) pieces of kids stroller. (this was not raffled anymore because it will be a great help for the Charity event that PMC is cooking up this coming December. (Aiming for the next level, don’t you think?)
Geiser Maclang is a transformative marketing company that gives positional advocacy, online interventions, community relations, buzz activations and had been the occasional event organizer of some blogger events. I have experienced to worked with them personally through Ms. Janette Toral.
Krispy Kreme from Geisler Maclang
I so love Krispy Kreme and it makes me say wow, when I saw it. The Pacquiao T-shirt is also a hit to hubby.
Drypers, no more wee wee leaks when you have your Drypers beside you. Thanks to their generous heart on giving Drypers but too sad, I was not able to win.
Lucky Drypers Winner with 1 Thousand Mc Donald's GC
The company that knows what women wants, something alluring and fabulous. Ten beautiful ladies got a chance to win the loot bags.
Richwell – distributors of Barbie and Hot Wheels also gave some beautiful treats.
Grendha also gave some shoes that was raffled of to some lucky moms. Goldquest Biotechnologies send some cash to add to our fund for the event.
Procter and Gamble also gave Ariel Detergent Soap and Pampers Diaper which my lovely friends donated to my baby. LOL. I so love them, Thank you again Mommy Vix, Mommy Hazel, Mommy Eihdra and Sis Ning. (this only mean a lot of saving for my part. I will look for their websites as promised, as a way of saying thank you, I will give a linky love to my other blog.)
Attack of the pampers
It is just not my lucky day for winning. I even told everyone before that it would just be fine even if i will not win the major prizes as long as I can bring home the “Walis Tambo” which Ane brought coming all the way from Baguio and it does happen, even my husband laugh when he learned about what I bring home.
My Lucky Broom
Of course, in any event, Photobooth is always a hit. We are lucky because we have our very own Krazy Pix Photobooth owned and managed by none other than Sis Iris. For all your party pictures needs, don’t forget Krazy Pix Photobooth, (That’s an additional advertisement, hoping she will give me more discounts, LOL)
Time flies fast and all of us is so “bitin” because we have a very limited time to talk with each other and get to know each other more. We never had the time to play games because all are very busy giving/exchanging the tokens we brought for each other. If you were there, you will personally experience the loud voices and commotion we had during that time. After all, every body is trying to had their share of this beautiful loots.
Token from our PMC EB
It was like Divisoria and Baclaran combined into one but it was a lot of fun, fun, fun.
Proud PMC Moms
and of course, I would never missed the chance to take a souvenir pose from the brain (promotor as we called her) itself.
With Mommy Rubz, a friend, my host, mentor,
PR moms is officially launched and future projects are now in the subject. This coming December, PMC will take big heights in helping a charity institution and of course another get together that will serve as a Christmas Party. (Too sad, i could not make it this time) but this is just the beginning of many projects to come.
Even the newspaper is sharing our happiness as People’s Tonight , November 24 issues shows our beautiful and happy faces. (did you see me in the middle?)
People's Tonight, november 24, 2011 issue
PMC’s second EB is a success and we are looking forward to many get together in the near future. Now, we are back on the comfort of our own home again, and our only communication is the internet. The memories we all shared that day will linger on and every time we see each other in the net, there is always a good thoughts to reminisce, funny things to talk about and of course, wonderful memories that are captured in photographs.
P.S. Special Thanks to Mommy Eihdra and Mommy Mauie Flores for the pictures and of course to all the organizers who have worked hard.