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Last year it was my dear inspiration Christian Bautista’s Bloggers conference that completed my 2011.  I can’t explain how I feel that time but let’s just say that I’m in a cloud nine moment.  My tummy’s trembling both in pressure and thrill as that fateful afternoon of November 13, 2011 came.  There I was seated with all the bloggers and throwing a question on the charming Asiansation Christian Bautista for the very first time.  It was really a dream come true for me.  An aspiring writer and fangirl wish granted.

I’m the girl seating 2nd to the right of Christian

And I really dressed up for this event only to see that most are in their jeans and shirt only.  Oh well you’d know that I am a fan in an instant. 🙂  A picture beside Christian sealed that day!  For a more detailed story see my full blog post

onsite Christian Bautista’s Bloggers Conference

the picture that completed the day!

This year, I think November is really a lucky month for me as I got another invite for a thing close to my heart.  As a testament of my Korean addiction and blogging world presence I got a seat at the grand opening event for media/press/bloggers of Korea’s No.1 coffee chain Caffe Bene in Eastwood.  As of writing they are opening tomorrow, November 29 at 8pm in Eastwood City Walk 2.  Thanks to this career blog post My Caffe Bene blog I have written and juggled in my busy full time corporate word that I’m getting this rare chance.

Caffe Bene sample interior (cr. to Caffe Bene Facebook)

Just thinking of being with all of these people of the writing and media world I can’t help but be elated. Caffe Bene is dubbed as Korea’s Starbucks in terms of popularity and number of stores.  It’s a favorite filming location of Korean dramas, the most recent and popular of which is Secreat Garden’s kilig scenes (for more information about Caffe Bene follow them on twiiter @CaffeBenePH) Anything about Korea ignites a smile on my face and to add more to my giggles the handsome Asia prince Jang Keun Suk (star of hit kdrama You’re Beautiful and the more recent Love Rain) endorses the brand.   Waah, I heart him much and this could be a chance of bringing him here in Manila.  So that’s two bird in one shot, blogging and Korean stuff, enough to make my hyperacidity attack again in excitement. 🙂

Caffe Bene website cover

Jang Keun Suk for Caffe Bene (credits to owner)

I am just thankful given the above two chances of a lifetime.  My blog has been up only for a year and I do not blog that often, posting only about 2-3 titles per month.  Despite of this I’m so grateful that rare chances to be on the limelight were presented to me and that’s a big thing for me.  I’m sincerely glad up to the top of my lungs.  It gives me a venue to post my craziness, the things I love and some inspirations to my readers.  I just wanted to thank all friends and colleagues who were so appreciative of the things I write.  Special mention to my creative writing friends who opened me up to pursue this thing and help me in my poetry, grammar and to learn more about my craft.  Looking forward to more next year as we are preparing a yet another dream come true for me.  Of course golf course I wouldn’t forget to thank Starbucks Matalino for being my friendliest and most conducive place to write.  Have written loads of things inside that corner in Matalino Street, I could not count them to date, hahaha. And they also helped me to promote my blog site as I get a lot of hits with my “Loving Starbucks Matalino” blog post. 🙂

So friends see yah all at Eastwood Caffe Bene grand opening tomorrow and hoping you will support me on my next blogging gig. 🙂  Fighting!

 

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We all dreaded Mondays. It’s back to work after a short weekend that we always wanted to extend. But just today I can say that there are some exemptions to that rule. After my whole Sunday was spent in prepping up a long overdue Kim Hyun Joong blog (will post this promise in a few days) and an already sleepy me stayed awake watching the much anticipated comeback of Mr. Christian Bautista in The Kitchen Musical TV series premiere last night,  these are the things that surprised me and made me jump in excitement on a Monday morning. 🙂

A retweet by Christian Friends’ twitter account (official fans club of Christian Bautista) on my Kitchen Musical tweet reply to a friend.

My smile caught attention of my fellow commuters in the FX ride. I was going gaga when I opened my twitter this morning on my way to work. It’s as if Christian himself tweeted me for the second time around.  Flashback: Even though I’m too sleepy last night waiting for the 11pm premiere on ABS-CBN I still managed to watch it till the end and make that tweet not expecting a reaction. Oh yeah, it’s me and my clever blogger ideas that made me worthy of a retweet!  Even his Indonesian fans tweeted me back.   This just proves that I’m still his most avid fan in my own sense of the word.  I always say that I’m not that excited anymore to see Christian everytime he has been far away for a long time, that I’m not so eager waiting for his comeback.  But when I saw him last night on TV I can’t help it, he is so gorgeous and realized I missed him so much.  I’m just in denial since I waited for him so long, as if I didn’t see him in that ultimate Christian B day on A Special Symphony’s red carpet premiere.  Sorry guys if I sounded like a girlfriend but he just inspires me in the deepest sense (emo mode).  Yahoo, Christian is back!  :) 

Got my General Assembly (GA) invite for the Korean heartthrob Kim Hyun Joong’s official fans club Henecia Philippines.

Yes don’t be surprised, I really joined the Korean star’s fans club. 🙂  I’m super envy my fellow Henecians (fan club members) who already got their GA invites last night. My yahoo unread messages inbox is still empty. I’m 99% sure it was sent through my work email so for that reason I’m excited to go to work on a Monday. I’m not disappointed, it’s there and it’s the first email I read and opened. There’s this unprecedented thrill when I saw Kim Hyun Joong’s forever handsome face on the official invite and the fact that they are giving loot bags full of KHJ items. Now I have to decide if I will still go to the Citibank Community day early in the morning or just go straight to this lunch general assembly of Korean addicts.  Anyway no matter what I’m just super overly excited for Oct 15, too anxious on what to wear (wishing our K-pop  golden boy would grace us).  This is my first time to attend a fans club gathering in my entire life. 🙂   Nevermind the Korean haters.  I just love Kim Hyun Joong.   So my next is for Christian Bautista’s CF fans club.  Oh well, dont be surprised that I’m also a member now. 🙂

A possible workshop to attend for a short story writing this coming Oct 21.

Still browsing through my work emails another one tickled my attention. It’s from Filipinas Heritage Library – the organization that opened me up to my writing craft last year. It’s a short story writing workshop this October. I paused for a while before I clicked the link. Hmmm, why not.  Though I know fiction is not my forte this workshop information popped an idea on looking for a writing boot camp of some sort.   Now I know how to spend my 2-week work leave in November.  This is it; maybe I should really give focus to my writing craft in the remaining months of 2011. Truly a change of priorities for me and just lie low on corporate stress in which I have immersed myself for the last 9 years.

I know these things are so trivial (particularly the first two) but this is me now. I just enjoy and learned to appreciate simple things that others may find childish. I’m just a late bloomer on these.  I’ve been too serious for the first 31 years of my life, now it’s time to just laugh and do what I love most.

Today I had to leave from work earlier to attend to my dentist appointment. It’s a pain both physically and financially since I have to do this twice or once a month after I got this sort of jaw and bite problems last summer.  But with a Monday full of surprises I felt I’m going to a mall for shopping.  I dropped my office bag and changed to a a casual top and shorts outfit for my regular check-up. I ended up doing grocery shopping (with a few head turns from cute guys in the shopping complex) after seeing my dentist. Who says going to a clinic is dragging?

Before I end there’s one more thing I forgot.  Just when I thought my day is complete an old friend sent a message of concern that touched my heart.  He is just a concerned individual I guess and thank you for that.  Don’t be too curious friends hahaha.

With the malls now decorated with Christmas trees, there’s a lot of reason to be jolly these ber months right, Reg? Aja aja!  Fighting! 🙂

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