Blogapalooza 2013: Bloggers and Businesses Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

It’s not yet Christmas but for bloggers like me, Blogapalooza is indeed the coolest time of the year!

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Last Saturday, over 400 Bloggers, Business owners, Non-profit organization, PR and Marketing Executives and even the Media witnessed this one of a kind celebration.

Who said that overflowing gifts, surprises, food, and simply enjoying everyone’s company is only for Christmas?!

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Blogapalooza was actually spearheaded by the three geniuses in the world of blogging and online marketing namely, Vince Golangco (who’s also the host of the event) of, Francis Simisim of and Anton Diaz of


Its also a day full of ideas, insights and laughter from different experts like Philip Abadicio of TV5, Radio DJ Karen Bordador, Tim Tayag and three other Comedy Cartel comedians, ToniTony, SlickRick and SamYG of The Boys Night Out and many more.


The Function Room 1 of SMX Convention in SM Aura Taguig City was like a mini North Pole where booths served as Santa’s Workshops where gifts and surprises are being produced!

Different booths offered different products and services and catered to different types of bloggers. Of course, as much as I wanted to focus more on the travel-themed booths, I also wanted to make the most out of the event, so here are some of the booths I visited:

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EnjoytheBest Philippines – Many thanks for the Privilege Card.

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Tino Suits and Barongs – I was surprised to see this cute bow tie!

Wheatgrass C.A.N. International – for a free taste of their delicious wheat grass drink and a free Blood Analysis/ Test.

Plato Wraps – Your wraps taste great! Thanks for the samples and GCs.

Megaworld Lifestyle Malls– Super thanks for this huge LINE stuffed toy.

Many thanks for the mouth-watering lunch:
Tempura Japanese Grill-Alabang Town Center/ 850-2136
Congo Grille-El Pueblo, Pasig City/ 638-3857 or 632-7649
Flavours of China– SM City North Edsa- 4420030 / Trinoma- 9015688
Karate Kid
and for the Whole Roasted Chicken:
Hungry Juan – 702-5826


Thanks for being welcoming and for all the freebies!:
Whirlpool /Fujidenzo,
Chef’s Noodle
RichPrime Global
Ambient Digital
Mister Watches Philippines
PRC. Inc
NY Theraspine
Figaro Coffee
YSA Skin and Body Experts
Nice Day! Coffee
Gavino’s Donuts
Eagle’s Wings Enterprises

As a budgeted wanderer, we wanted to focus on travel, leisure and products that help local communities and offer solutions to other businesses. So please keep on visiting BudgetedWanderer for the reviews of these products and services:

Brownbag Coffee Solutions – Thanks to Mr. Enrico Curioso and staff for being so accomodating and for giving me a bag of 250g of Premium Arabica + Robusta v.2 Coffee.

Brownbag actually offers free use of their espresso machine for businesses/ entrepreneurs who wanted to venture in the coffee industry. Reach Brownbag through their website or through these contact infos:

View Park Hotel, Tagaytay– I haven’t been to View Park Hotel before but I’m sure that I would have a great time there since I had a blast with the people manning their booth. Thanks for being so inviting and for all the freebies you guys gave. I’m in the middle of planning my visit to your hotel, so see you guys soon.

By the way, the hotel actually runs a promo entitled, “Make Great Memories with your family, Make a Special Child Happy”. To get to know more of this heart-warming campaign, you can visit their website or contact Kobe Pasahol/ Sales Executive of View Park H. at these numbers- 09326624639/ 6500793 or email him at

The Mind Museum – I always wanted to go to the Mind Museum but since I’m a budgeted wanderer, Im always having second thoughts of spending P600 for the ticket. But worry no more, we “kuripots” now have the chance of getting to at least an exhibit (Da Vinci: The Genius, An Inspirational Exhibition) of the museum which will be open to the public this coming weekend (Nov. 23-24). So see you guys there!

Thanks Ms. Trixie Tacardon, Marketing Manager. The Mind Museum is located at JY Campos Park, 3rd Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. Trunk line: 909-MIND (6463)

GrabTaxi– A safe and convenient travel is the utmost priority of every wanderer. Download Grabtaxi’s app in your smartphone and start your everyday journey (if you’re the type who always rides a cab) with ease and comfort.

Globe or Touch Mobile subscriber? Enjoy P20 off your booking fee. Click here for details.

Thank you GrabTaxi for the Free coupons!

LazerXtreme – Thanks for the free GCs. Would publish a separate blog regarding my experience at LazerXtreme. For the mean time you can check out their website or contact them through these numbers: Market! Market! Taguig- 856-6467 or Alabang Town Center- 403-9071

World Vison staff and typhoon Yolanda survivor shared her inspiring story.

World Vison staff and typhoon Yolanda survivor shared her inspiring story.

At the end of the day, what made this event more meaningful was it’s campaign to help the victims of the typhoon Yolanda thru the Pink Piggybank Movement. All that was collected which amounted to P82,000 (this isn’t the exact amount, but more or less) during the event was turnedover to World Vision.


It’s almost two months since I’ve started blogging. Just like any journey, the first few steps are shaky. But after this event, I know that I’m in the right path…and soon these steps will be solid and firm. Many thanks to the organizers of this event and to the other bloggers who gave me this realization.

Congratulations and Job well done!


Till the next Blogapalooza! Happy wandering!

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4 thoughts on “Blogapalooza 2013: Bloggers and Businesses Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

  1. Pingback: Enjoy while Helping Yolanda survivors through ENJOYthebest Philippines | BudgetedWanderer

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