with new found friends (and fans), Ice and Madz :)
FINALLY! (and yes, it was for real!)..
We met Christine "Happy Slip" Gambito, Filipina Youtube Sensation, at mag:net cafe, Bonifacio High Street last February 7, 2008.Janina
and I were chosen to be part of the meet and greet
. WE WERE SO ENTHRALLED (right word?) to be part of this one..
Thanks to Department of Tourism
, mag:net Cafe, and of course, Team Yehey!
for organizing this successful Meet and Greet Event. Congrats!
To start the day off, we woke up a tad bit later than the time we wanted to wake up. haha. We had breakfast lang then got ready na. We were supposed to leave ng 9 AM, but ended up leaving my 10 na ata or past 10. But we were in Serendra na by 10:40 AM. Haha. So we headed na to mag:net.. and registered. Weeh! We were among the first ones to be there.. so we got a pretty good table. :)
We were handed an envelope
upon registration.. It contained the Program flow, food and drinks and raffle stub and CHRISTINE'S PICTURE in Rizal Park! Woohoo! So we TRIED to settle down while anxiously awaiting for Christine's arrival. :)
Then we had company! Yey! We have 2 new found friends: Ice
.. our cheatmates =) Buti na lang we guys had the same "wavelengths" haha. So yeah, thanks! It was verrry nice to meet you. :) We also met some bloggers like Sir Manuel
, and Sexy Mom Dine
. Hello to all of you! Nice meeting you all! =)
Anyway, Christine arrived at around 11:30 or something.. But the had media interviews first. So lunch was served (in fairness) while videos of Happy Slip were being shown on stage. After a few minutes, Josh Verdes
, (Christine's cousin, btw), graced the stage and performed his songs (used in Happy Slip videos) "Save Me" and "Home" [yea, my current faves]. We asked for an encore and he sang "Love at First Sight" woot! I'll try to post links to videos taken by other people in the event next time :)
So after that, Christine finally took center stage. She thanked the people wholeheartedly for making that connection
with her work. She said that bloggers should find that unique thing in them and find a creative outlet for that. Those things should never be kept hidden but rather shared for everyone to see. She's glad that she inspires people and was overwhelmed by the acceptance and love "radiating" from everyone. :)
I'll try to post the Q&A part next time. :D
Anyway, after this, each table were asked to line up for the meet and greet proper by around 1:30 PM. Woot! Since we got there early, we were like the 3rd or 4th group of people to approach her. She was really, really nice in person. She's very approachable and warm, and she smiles sincerely at each and every one. As for me and Janina, we decided to have a pasalubong for Nica. So when it was her turn, she asked Christine a favor, to say hi to Nica on a video. :) [I edited the video afterwards.. so it turned out to be a surprise. You can watch it HERE *click me!*
So there, she signed her picture, got a picture with her.. and that's about it. We waited till she totally left the venue before we headed "home" hehe.
After this, we headed back to Serendra.. BUT, we stopped by All Flip Flops first to buy my dad his Anniversary present from us and my birthday present from Avery
. Weeh. New Havaianas Spring for me and Brazil for my Dada. :) Janina was supposed to buy rin but she said next time na lang =)
Tapos we "fulfilled" one off our to-do things that day. We went to Marta's Cakes
@ Serendra to decorate cup cakes! Weeh! It was so fun and their cupcakes are really yummy =) You get to decorate 2 cup cakes or cookies for only 90 bucks. Great place :)
Then we headed to Market! Market! to meet up with my Mom and Titas. We walked around Fashion Market.. err.. Janina ended up buying this white cardigan type of thing. I dunno what it's called. Hehe. Then we headed to my favorite store, in Villareal. I bought her a pair of oversized glasses. Coz you see, my goal is to make everyone wear big-ass shades so we can all look fierce together. Of course I bought a pair for myself (again, sorry). I bought a vintage one, VERY similar to one I almost bought in People are People, but it's just 1/3 of the price. HAHAHA. Good buy, indeed. Then Tita Didith treated us to halo-halo at Razon's. Yey! Then we went home.
It was such a long day! (Thus, my uber-long description for this entry.) I should've placed this in my blog instead. HAHAHA. Why not? Will put this in my blog
na lang din.
I had fun, and I hope Christine comes back! :)
Thanks to Yehey.com again and Janina, thanks for the company! Till next time!
, thanks for introducing Happy Slip to us! Hurrah! :)
Credits for the Pictures.. (Yeah, stole some of 'em, you see)
THANK YOU: Ice
, Tita Noemi
, Sir Manuel
, Jori from Team Yehey
, and Google. HAHA. :)
Enjoy the pics! =)