I've been praying for this meet and greet to happen, really. I receive tweets, comments and emails almost everyday from people who appreciate Raid My Closet, and those kind words make me kilig, fulfilled and happy. Whenever I'm down, I just (back)read the sweet messages you guys give me and all of a sudden I feel better. This might sound overly cheesy, but aside from my family and closest friends, I get my strength from my readers. From YOU. You're the reason why Raid My Closet's a blessing to me. So for my blog's second anniversary, I figured it would be great to hold this kind of celebration as my "thank you gift" for your continuous support. As much as I'd love to meet everyone, had to trim the mass down to 10 in order for the sponsors and I to accommodate the participants better.
Without the venue, this entire meet and greet thing won't be possible! Huge thanks to Ms. Ani and the staff of Tea 101 for this amazing chance! My readers and I had so much fun over Tea 101's delicious food and drinks (plus the WiFi)! ♥
Pens, foldable fans and a tumbler courtesy of Tea 101! All for my Raid My Closet babies ♥
Cupcakes courtesy of DonCha Pastries
Thank you so much to Charissa Tia for sponsoring these sweet treats! My "babies" and I munched on these the entire afternoon. I heard them rave about the Oreo Cheesecake. On the other hand, Red Velvet's my favorite forever!! ♥
Blogging about DonCha Pastries on a separate post soon! Make sure to support their Facebook page here.
Loot bags!!! :)
Foremost, I'd like to thank (and virtually hug haha) Paul for sending over more more products for the loot bags of my readers! Saturday morning, I got veryyy surprised to see him at our gate, holding a bag filled with goodies from Lolita, Defensil, iWhite Korea and Kojie-san. Grabe yung gulat ko. HUHU Paul seryoso naiyak ako hahaha! Thank you talaga! :)
Of course, I wouldn't forget to thank these brands for providing more items for the loot bags. I deeply appreciate your generosity!
• CESA for the turbans
• May Fashion Online Shop for the gadget cases
Included in the game prizes were Romwe sunnies, Pop Phone, Manels x Bloggers United key holders and a top from Ensembles.
In all fairness, my babies were punctual! Days before the meet and greet, I told them we're starting at 2PM. They arrived 2PM nga! Oh my gggg!! Buti tapos na ako mag-set up! Hahaha!
Grabe tensyonado na ko neto!!! Hahaha! Gabi pa lang sobra na yung kaba ko. I was afraid walang pupunta, or baka magka-bad weather, or may mag-cancel, or biglang di na available yung venue mismo, baka wala akong masabi, baka ma-bore sila, etc. Praning hits sobra!! But to my surprise (and no exaggerating here), sobrang no dull moment with them simula umpisa until we ended! Nonstop laughtrip and kwentuhan! No wonder why I love my babies so much ♥
Before starting with the activities, I made them choose any drink they want from Tea 101. I also provided name tags for them, na pwedeng-pwede sulatan ng nicknames nila, para mas masaya chikahan :)
Sobrang enjoy ng kwentuhan with my babies! It was fun getting to know them more. Got so shocked when I discovered na some of them came all the way from Cavite (na 8AM umalis ng house for this), Taytay Rizal and Marikina pa. Sobrang na-appreciate ko yung effort nilang lahat for coming! Despite the rain and distance, pumunta pa rin sila.
May isa pa kong baby na di malilimutan na may UPCAT kinabukasan but she was there with us the entire afternoon. Hahaha! And another who was supposed to celebrate her 9th monthsary with her boyfriend pero ayun nandun samin! Hahaha! OH MY GOD. I LOVE MY BABIES!! ♥
Nadurog puso ko when some of them arrived na basang-basa ng ulan :'( Really hoping walang nagkasakit sa kanila!
My babies and I talked about the most random topics ever!! Sobrang interactive nila, I love how they had a lot of questions and they were also very open to tell stories about themselves, too. Studies, favorite food, personal style, love life, blogging, and a whole lot more! I don't know why, pero tawa kami ng tawa during our entire stay at Tea 101. Baliwan!! The best talaga Raid My Closet family ♥
Stay tuned for my next post!!! I'll be sharing with you more stories and photos from last Saturday's meet and greet session! Games, gift-giving and more kulitan times with my babies! ;)
Some of them already made blog posts about the meet and greet! Check out the posts of Patty, Jaws and Monica!
Photos by Charls Uytanlet