Posted by teacherjulie @ 12:05 am

Every Saturday, participants post photos based on a theme. The theme for this Saturday is TOGETHER.

I have an unlikely pair here, though in extreme weather conditions, these things happen. Please click here, thank you 🙂

There are so many things that go together. Here are pages upon pages of those things 🙂

For this post, I have chosen food photos:

Salt and Pepper (or maybe Pepper and Salt) shakers at Ruby Tuesday in TriNoma.

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Fish and Fries from Fish&Co, also in TriNoma.

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Posted by teacherjulie @ 5:17 pm

I got a lunch invite to go to Bubba Gump Shrimp Company in TriNoma. I was a bit skeptical but I agreed to go since it was a free day for me anyway.

I sent Cookie an sms asking her to come with me and we met at the the venue.

Guess who was there to greet us, the bloggers/guests? It was Forrest Gump of course!

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Posted by teacherjulie @ 12:45 am

I went with the FilipinoMomBlog bloggers (of which I am a member) to the 2nd Philippine Blog Awards 2008.

We sat with Rachel who was a nominee in the Blogger’s Choice Awards. And to you Rach, even if you didn’t get the trophy, you have won our hearts a long time ago.

To the winners, congratulations to all of you 🙂

To Senor Enrique who won the Best Single Post Division in Family and Living (which surprisingly included a post about study habits that I have written among its finalists), congratulations to you, sir 🙂

Posted by julie @ 9:39 am

930am: the dean of College of St. Benilde School of Management (not sure), gave the Welcome Remarks, He said the “Imagination would be our limitation.”

9:45am: Blogie is next, welcoming the participants.

Giving the assigned rooms for the specialty groups. I will be going to the Blogging 102, Basics and beyond.

Later…

Am back.

10-10:255am: I attended the Blogging 102, Basics and Beyond by Jayvee Fernandez. And I learned something that would be good for the FilipinoMomBlog.com.

10:30 – 11amNext was Building Community Blogs by Blogie.

10:30- 12pm was all about SEO by Hans Koch.

Lunch was Shanghai Lauriat by Chowking.

1:00pm : Now we are at the Plenary Hall waiting for Matt Mullenweg.

Updates again later as I go back to Plurking and Photo Hunting…

1:00 – 2:00pm Matt talked about WordPress (of course) and I love that 2.7 which will be released in November.

2 – 2:30pm Joel Disini is talking about i.ph. Their blogs can do offline blogging. This is great!

Argh! My SD Card has error! I may lose all my photos! Oh no! All the lecture photos are there! 🙁

2:30 – 3pm : Aileen is up for Google Analytics. I can’t concentrate because of my SD card.

3pm – 320pm : Web standards lecture was interesting but I can’t concentrate.

3:20 – 3:45pm J Angelo Racoma talking about performancing ads. Getting ads (passive income) for the blogs.

So many raffle prizes were raffled and I haven’t got even one. To think I have lost all my photos!

4:20pm, Q and A with Matt 🙂 Gotta take another set of his photos.

Group and individual photo opp with Matt.

Final publishing, before 5pm.

This is not a time-stamped post. The post was a work i progress as the event was going on.

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Posted by julie @ 1:20 pm

Last Saturday, I got the chance to be invited to join other bloggers to go to the Belo Medical Clinic. Here is my post about the event in my other blog.

I first thought why we were invited to such an event would be to present to us the different services that the clinics offer.

And I was right when Dr. Hayden Kho Jr talked about how the clinic began with its owner’s dreams, the stellar, Dr.Vicki Belo. He presented before and after photos, statistics and the usual line up of their services, focusing on the 80% non-invasive treatments that they have.

But then, when Dr. Vicki Belo put in an appearance, she also talked about how she was inspired to put up such kind of clinics and how the clinics have expanded over time.

She also discussed about the different products they offer at affordable prices. They have soaps and facial wash. I am not sure if they have pimple cream for sale.

Then when she started talking about giving back to others, I was surprised. I didn’t know that the purpose of having the bloggers invited was to spread information about this said foundation, named after her parents, Ike and Nena Belo.

There were questions all around. It was obvious that they are still organizing the details and procedures about how to go with this foundation. This foundation was launched when the clinics celebrated 18 years in the business. Click here and here to read about the launch.

This foundation will try to reach out to those in need of medical attention like the victims who had burns, surgery for children with cleft palate and giving of scholarships to those who are financially challenged.

Of course, the topic about the children with cleft palate perked up my interest though I have not worked with them but the speech-language pathologists I work with have worked with them.

I just hope that the BMG would be able to iron out the details so that they can start their screening procedures as soon as possible.

Posted by teacherjulie @ 7:57 pm

WordCamp Philippines

I registered to attend the WordPress WordCamp Philippines 2008 happening on September 6, 2008 at the College of St. Benilde. This is sponsored by the Mindanao Bloggers.

This chance to attend the first WordPress WordCamp in Southeast Asia is a great way to learn about the intricacies of the WordPress Platform which I personally use in all my blogs and its subdomains.

This event is free of charge.

To those who are interested to join, you can register here.

Thanks to the following sponsors:

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