A year ago, I was just starting to learn the basics of blogging. I got my free wordpress.com account, around 3 blog posts and a very empty site. I did not have someone to help me out so everything was Googled. All I wanted was to share my photos outside of Facebook but I doubted if I can keep up with this new found interest.
Everything started to change when I began attending events where I met new friends from the Cebu Blogging Community (CBC). But it was the Social Good and Cebu Blogging Summit 2014 that really got me inspired. So when I heard of the CBC’s First Ultimate Meet Up and Pool Party, I made sure I wouldn’t miss it.
The event was held in Diamond Suites and Residences in Cebu City and they were very generous to let us use their function room and swimming pool.
There were talks and discussions about the guidelines and regulations of the blogging community, social and bloggers responsibilities and signed a manifesto to be accountable and respectful netizens promoting social good. It was a fruitful conference filled with ice breakers and raffles. 🙂
After the talks, I think we were all on the same page so we need a class picture. 😀 (that’s me on the right most)
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We had a quick room tour with one of the staff. The Diamond Suites Cebu have 102 Superior and Deluxe rooms along with 27 condominium units.
I personally liked the ambiance and feel of the hotel. The artistic interior design is pleasant to the eyes and for me that is a big plus for comfort. First impression starts at the reception area and they nailed it.
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Finally, it was time to check out their swimming pool located at the rooftop on the 6th floor. After spending few hours inside the function room, here comes the pool partey! 😀
Lights and sounds were set up for the party vibe and the place was ours for the night. There was also a singer and guitarist that played country and classic songs.
The night just got more fun with the talented bloggers taking over the mic and guitar.
Check out this rapping skills by Jeph of Kiat Cebu. 😀
Of course, the pool party wouldn’t be complete without getting wet. It was a fine night for a swim. 🙂
I am deeply thankful to the Cebu Blogging Community, Diamond Suites Hotel and Residences, Flawless Face and Body Clinic, Cebu Teambuilding Services, Cebu Domain, Philippine Information Agency and the people behind the event. More power to you guys and I hope to meet again these fun community especially those I haven’t got to bond yet.
I had a blast! I got to meet new friends, learn new things, sing my hearts out and had a swim. It was indeed an ultimate meet up and I look forward for the next edition. This experience gave me more reasons to enjoy blogging and at the same time make a difference. And I will. 😉