Last Saturday (Dec 10, 2011) I had the chance to be part of the 3rd Saranggola Blog Awards. It was my first time to be part of this annual event aimed at honoring bloggers who share the advocacy of promoting Filipino writings (so ironic I’m writing now in English, LOL). Held at the Skylounge of Tivoli Garden Residences in Mandaluyong City, the event went great in spite of heavy rains brought by typhoon Sendong. And because of the rain also, the event wasn’t able to start as scheduled. But after it was started the night went all the way fun and great.
I was able to meet new blogger friends like Lei of ForbiddenLei, Mar C of Taympers, Cuteberl of Simpleng Inhinyero, Nina of Word from a Princess, Zyra of Blessed Zyra, and the “Famous” PBA Blogger’s Choice Awardee Otep Zablan of Libre Lang Mangarap plus other bloggers who are also part of the event.
The main program was opened by a prayer, followed by welcome remarks from SBA main man Bernard Umali. But the fun really started all out with the performance of stand-up comedian Bullet, who got the audience all laughing out loud. After his “historic and acrobatic” performance then came the announcement of winners. First awards were given to BlogSikat Categories followed by the BlogGaling. Most of the winners were not present to receive their awards but some were able to send their written and video speeches.
All in all the event went so fun and great. I may not be one those trophy recipients but having part of the event was enough for my first time. The experience is worth like the trophies and cash prizes plus meeting new blogger friends is priceless. Will be looking forwards to future events like the Saranggola Blog Awards 2012. And I will continue to chase that Saranggola until it landed on my hands.
“Dream your dreams, work on your dreams, chase your dreams”