Tumblr Ala Eh is an evergrowing family and now, we are on our way to the biggest TAEMU yet - Tumblr Ala Eh Meet Up 12: The Amazing Race Batangas!
Yes, you heard it right. One of the most consistent Tumblr meetups in the Philippines is on its 12th installment, and yes, we are doing it, Phil Keoghan style. Fifteen (15) teams of two (2) will run the streets and landmarks of Batangas City to face challenges and obstacles, as they make their way to the final pitstop, to win the very first The Amazing Race Batangas.
The final pitstop will also serve as the venue of the 12th meetup (also to be held at the same day after the race) were you’ll get to meet and greet (and kiss) the amazing people of Tumblr Ala Eh!
HOW TO JOIN
The race is open to all Tumblr bloggers in and out of Batangas.
First fifteen (15) Batangueño bloggers and fifteen (15) from outside of Batangas to sign up will be eligible to join the race. Ten (10) more bloggers (5 Batangueños and 5 from outside of Batangas) will be shortlisted for the race, in the event that racers part of the first 30 back out.
View the online application form hereand fill it out. Only applications sent via this online application form will be entertained. Any direct application to one of the organizers will be considered invalid.
You HAVE to sign up for the race as an individual racer, meaning - you have no teammate. Be up for the thrill of being randomly teamed up with another individual racer, minutes before the race starts.
Your application and participation to the race will be confirmed with a reply from Tumblr Ala Eh’s Gmail account.
The race itself has a registration fee of three hundred pesos (Php300) per racer. To confirm your slot, you have to secure your payment on or before August 2, 2014. The registration fee is non-refundable, but is transferable.
Winners of TAEMU 12: The Amazing Race Batangas shall receive cash prizes - Php3,000.00 (first place), Php2,000.00 (second place), and Php1,000.00 (third place).
The final pitstop of the race will also serve as the venue of the afternoon meetup. So if you are not going to join the race, and just going to be there for the meetup, we will soon post the link where you can RSVP.
Race is on August 23, 2014, Saturday, 8:00 AM. Meetup will start as soon as the race ends.
Note:The starting point of the race will be announced one week before the race itself.
For inquiries, follow and reach out to any of the following organizers of this amazing feat!
Bukas na to, at sasama ako, eto ang pinaka unang beses na pupunta ako sa isang meet up na inorganize ng mga kapwa ko tumblrista , hindi naman ako mismo pinilit na sumama dito pero lahat naman daw ay welcome at lahat naman daw ay invited kaya hindi ko na kailangan na mag pa importante/ papilit pa.
nakikita mo yang picture na yan? mag papa picture ako dyan, LOL lahat ng mga rides sasakyan ko(natural), susulitin ko ang araw na to, minsan lang naman ako umattend kaya, lulubusin ko na.
just got home. thank you beloved Batangueno friends for the very warm company you gave me. really enjoyed it. your outmost hospitality is one of the reason why I kept on coming to your province. again, thank you very much.
Guys! Only few more days before the 14th cycle of Tumblr Ala Eh Meet Up begins! We are hoping to see most of you guys there! But few reminders for all who will attend the said event.
First, There is a change of location due to strict policies of SM and killjoy guards (lamnyoyan), so we will be transferring our event to Robinsons, Lipa, just a few kilometers away from SM Lipa. See you!
Second, we are forcing you to bring pen for our activity.
Third, we would appreciate if you could come ahead of time so we can start early. Registration starts 2:30 PM! So be there by that time.
Fourth and last, and the most important, wear any black or white attire on that day. Prints are allowed as long as black or white is the base color of your shirt/dress etc. It’s our Black and White Day! :)
PS: Bring your energy and enthusiasm! 😁
We are excited to see you guys! #TAEMU14 is about to begin! :)
Dahil naging sobrang sucessful ng nakaraang TAEMU10, napagtripan ng 11 nagagandahan, naggagwapuhan, nag uumapaw sa sex appeal at naglalandiang tumbloggers na mag organize ng panibagong meet-up, ang TAEMU11. Dahil naniniwala kami na pagkatapos ng 10 ay 11 naman. Yung parang Christmas Party/ Year-ender Meet-up para sa mga Ala-Eh Bloggers. At eto na nga yun. =)
Halos sabay sabay nagdatingan ang mga bloggers suot ang kanilang cute hats at nagsimula ang program at exactly 2:01pm.
Pero meron talagang mga pasaway na hindi nagdala ng kanilang cute hats at ako pa talaga ang pinapagproblema kagaya na lamang ng mga malalanding nilalang na nasa itaas na larawan. Kaya wag na wag silang gagayahin, utang na loob.
As usual, marami na naman akong nakitang mga bagong mukha o di ko alam kung makakalimutan lang talaga ako pero nakakatuwa lang dahil kapag nagbabatian at nagpipicturan kami parang ang tagal tagal na naming magkakakilala. O feeling close lang talaga siguro ako. Ewan. hihi =)
At siyempre hindi hindi mawawala yung mga close friends mo na palagi mong kasama kahit saang meet-up na puntahan mo. Yung tipong sila pa yung pahirapang mapasama dahil sadyang mga pa-chix lang. :3
Isa sa pinaka naging highlight ng program ay mga games. At dahil puro bata ang mga attendees at malalandi ang mga organizers, sinadya naming maging as wholesome as possible ang mga laro. Kagaya na lamang ng GAME #1, “Suck and Blow”. Isa lang yung sinisigaw ng puso ko ng mga oras na yon, “Sana ako na lang yung baraha huhuhu!” #SuperHarotToInfinityAndBeyond
GAME#2 :“Viva La Vida Brocha” o “Kainan mo Mani ko ohhh!"
Halatang halata sa mga larawan kung sino ang mga nasarapan ng sobra.. sa Nagaraya. At kung sino ang matagal ng tigang kung ibabase natin sa facial expression. Hashtag batangmilo
GAME#3: "Iputok mo sa Akin” ( The Balloon Kadyot ).
Kung andun ka ng mga oras na yun, malalaman ko kung sino sa kanila ang hindi makaputok dahil (1) sadyang weak or (2) Dahil sa kapwa lalaki gustong iputok. Charot lang.
Meron ding mga raffles na sponsored ng mga organizers at ibang bloggers. As usual, hindi na naman ako nabunot pero sakto din lang dahil masarap pa rin yung feeling kapag ikaw yung nagshashare. =)
At sila yung mga nanalo kasama yung sponsors. =)
GAME#4: "Trip to Heaven" o “Upuan mo ang Naghuhumindig kong Talong Sige na Please”. Kayo na lamang ang humusga base sa mga larawang nasa ibaba.
At siyempre, hindi mawawala ang kainan dahil andito talaga yung “The 250 pesos” Salamat kina marckbolero at porchipor sa pagsponsor ng spaghetti at pansit bilang sila yung mga December birthday celebrant na nagkusang magdonate. Hindi ko na napicturan yung ibang food kase gutom na ako.
Sa larawang ito, Inyo pong nasaksihan kung sino yung mga sinusulit ang 250 pesos dahil galing pa sa malayong lugar. LOL
After “magkainan, literally and figuratively, nagstart na ang magic show ni mahikerongtorpe.
Lahat nag-enjoy pero halos malulungkot pa rin yung mga single ngayong pasko dahil walang lumabas na tunay at wagas na pagmamahal sa loob ng magic hat. Better next time na lang okay?
Si @jhomartadeja at si hanydej ang tinaguriang Male and Female Headturner.
At si @batangmilo at @mahatmajandi ang tinaguriang Ms. and Ms. Congeniality. Walang Mr. Congeniality. Aba teka.
Ito yung first time kong sumama sa pag oorganize ng isang meet-up. Ganito pala yung pakiramdam kapag kitang kita mo na tuwang tuwa at nag eenjoy yung lahat ng umattend. Sobra akong nagpapasalamat sa mga co-organizers ko lalo na kay beben-eleben na sobrang nagbigay ng oras para maging masaya ang meet-up na ito. ( Parang speech sa entablado lang hihi )
At sa lahat ng mga bloggers na nagpunta, Ala-eh Bloggers man or bloggers outside Batangas lalo na sa mga kaibigan namin na nag effort talagang pumunta dito kahit sobrang layo at hirap ng biyahe from Manila, Laguna hanggang dito, Maraming maraming salamat. Hindi lang to basta nagmeet-up lang tayo or ano. Kase hangga’t may mga ganito, patuloy nating pinapatunayan na nag eexist pa din ang tumblr, na blogger pa rin tayo active man tayo o hindi na at iba pa rin kapag kasama mo yung mga kaibigan mong sa tumblr mo unang nakilala. Drama ko ryt? :3
Thank youuuuu!!. See you sa TAEMU12? sa EK naman? =)
Tumblr Ala-Eh Meet Up presents its 13th cycle, the “Chrisma-jama Special”, TAEMU13 Christmas Pajama Party!!!
As part of the taemu tradition of having it’s annual Christmas Party, this year’s twist is we’ll be celebrating it on our pajamas!
It will be held on Dec 13, 2014, Saturday, at the TCC (Teacher’s Conference Center) Batangas City near East, Elementary School from 1 PM onwards.
The event is open for Batangueño and Non-Batangueño Bloggers!
Part of the event is that every participant is required to pay the fee of Php 350.00. That money will be allotted for the catering services and fee for the venue. Don’t worry, we know it’s too expensive but we’ll make it sure that your money will be worth it. As what taemu does always! Also, get boozed by the exciting freebies you’ll get along the way! :)
If you have furthermore questions and inquiries, you can ask anyone below:
You need to acquire a slot for taemu13 because the slots are limited! So you better have your reservation with these organizers asap! Deadline for the payment will be until Nov. 25, Sunday. You can also pay via depositing money on bank account. Details about this will follow.
See you all on this year’s exciting event as we celebrate the Yuletide Season the Ala-Eh way!
For a Tumblr meet up to reach 11 cycles in four years, it must be the persistent organizers, combined with sociable tumbloggers and a bond that will never get old. Tumblr Ala Eh has established a mark as the only provincial meet up to be this consistent throughout the golden years of Tumblr. We interviewed seven organizers (from the pioneer, the recent ones, and the first timers) to take us in the four-year journey of a gathering that made Batangas a meet up haven from here on out.
Take us to your first TAEMU experience. When and where was it? How was it?
BEBEN (@beben-eleben): I was one of the organizers of the first TAEMU with masterbaker held at Starbucks and Robinsons Lipa last October 2010. Some elbikadas (bloggers from UPLB) were present on our meetup and we were able to meet some bloggers from Batangas (finally) because I think there were only few Batanguenios who were blogging on tumblr that time. The meetup was fun since we were able to communicate with each other well because we had just, I think, 10 attendees. We played card games and hanged out inside the mall. For a little trivia, the time I was thinking of a general name for meetups in Batangas, I thought it would be catchy if I used TAE short for Tumblr Ala Eh.
AERON (@porchipor): Yung una kong punta ng TAEMU at kaunaunahan ko ring meetup sa talang buhay ko ay nung August 2011 ata yun. Hindi ko na tanda kung TAEMU # ano yon eh. Sobrang saya kasi first time ko at madaming nagpunta, maraming naging kaibigan at kakilala. At sobrang cool katulad ko nung meetup!
MARCO (@): My first taemu experience eh ung taemu4 na di pa ata naka 20 ung mga ummattend. Kaya ang dami ko nakuha souvenirs. Mga 3 pin at 3 keychain. Oh diba? Haha
PAOLO (@paolodee): My first TAEMU experience was TAEMU11. I can’t remember when, pero ang alam ko sa SM Lipa yun. Actually, dapat sa Sizzling Lomi ang punta natin pero nagpatak tayo sa Hotel La Corona sa tapat ng SM para magvideoke and have some fun. My first experience was fun, kasi dahil dun I have friends na from Batangas na super close na sa akin.
BRY (@brytamins): The first Tumlr Ala-Eh Meet Up I attended was TAEMU10. Also the first time I hold and organized such event. It was an unforgettable experience for me because I never expected the whole thing will work, from all the faulty ideas and childish thoughts of how a TAEMU event suppose to happen. It was held last October 28, 2013 at SM Batangas from 1:00 PM onwards. It went well and as the head organizer, I was very happy with the feedbacks coming from the best Ala-Eh bloggers and yes, I can’t still hide the fact that I was in awe seeing them in person. And from then on. TAEMU is a must attended event for me.
PERALYN (@pusongpera): First Taemu experience ko was Taemu4 sa Sm Batangas around August 2011 yun siguro. As a first timer I must say na sakto lang yung first meet-up na na-attendan ko. I met Yani, Maw, and others na naging friends ko na din outside tumblr. It’s like the usual “barkada hangout” kasi. Ewan ko nga ba, after namin mameet yung isa-isa parang naging instant close kami agad. Well maybe that’s a Batangeño thing (yung maging fc chos! haha).
Of all the Tumblr Ala Eh Meet Up you’ve been to, which one is the most memorable and why?
MARK (@marckbolero): Ako kase, dalawang TAEMU na yung na-organize ko na mag isa lang ako. TAEMU 8 and 9 so para saken yun yung memorable kase sobrang nahirapan ako.
BRY: The most memorable for me is of course TAEMU11, very fresh from all the TAEMU fanatics. We made it special starting from the place it will be held, up to the prizes and souvenirs each and everyone will get. What made it memorable is that it happened within the height of the Christmas spirit and everyone did enjoy what the efforts of the organizers have produced. The smiles of the attendees is already worth the hard work we gave to make TAEMU11 special and successful.
MARCO: Di ko makakalimutan yung 1st christmas party meetup ng ala eh. Masaya din naman yung meetup nitong huli pero angry bongga lang talaga nung first christmas party. Kung katulad sa glee na may uuliting kakantahin sa 100th episode nila, yung 1st christmas party meetup ang gusto kong ulitin.
AERON: Yung TAEMU 11. Unang una, kasi part ako ng organizer at first time ko maging organizer ng meetup. Pangalawa, sobrang daming bagong mukha at bagong kakilala ang nandun. Pangatlo, kasi may venue kami nun, syempre parang awesome ang datingan nun kasi Christmas Party na hindi lang sa tapat ng SM o sa tapat ng CBTL yung event.
BEBEN: Can I answer two? LOL. The first one was TAEMU 5 held at SM Batangas on September 2011. It was memorable because that was the first time that some bloggers from Manila attended TAEMU and that was the first time that the number of attendees increased compared to the prior meetups. The other one was the latest meetup (TAEMU11) held at Wanam Sa Bukid on December 21, 2013. It was memorable because it was the first time, we held a meetup inside a function hall with food catered by the restaurant. I think the attendees enjoyed well the program we prepared since there were funny adult games, awards to those who stood out that day and raffle prizes.
What was the hardest part of organizing a meet up?
PAOLO: The hardest part of organizing the meetup, siguro for me yung sa mga attendees, yung mga pasaway. Yung tipong, we gave them a lot of time to make sure na makakasama sila tapos magcoconfirm eh tapos na yung cut off. Medyo mahirap kasi pag ganun. And kaming mga organizers din yung nahihirapan.
BRY: Organizing such event without having no idea of what to expect is very challenging for me. Knowing that I broke the silence of the Ala Eh People from being snoozed off from the previous TAEMU events and gaining their interest back starting from the announcements and teasers from a not well known Ala Eh blogger is a hard job to do. Also compiling all of the requests of the attendees of how they wanted their TAEMU experience be held.
PERALYN: Well may downside din naman yung pagiging oraganizer. You are the one who’s in-charge of everything. Plus, nandun yung kaba if magiging successful yung meet-up or not. Pero at the end of the day, sobrang worth it naman yung hirap at kaba kasi makikita mo naman yung smiling faces ng mga attendees pati yung mga appreciation posts after meet-up.
What is it with Batangeños & Tumblr Ala Eh Meet Up that makes it one of the most interesting, consistent, talked-about, and attended tumblr gathering now?
BEBEN: Of all the meetups I organized and attended, TAEMU is the most interesting because I always feel the positive vibes on the meetup. We practice equality because we don’t care if you’re “tumblr famous” or not. As much as possible, we communicate to all attendees so that they may not feel being out-of-place. One thing I love about TAEMU, we don’t care about the posts you blog or reblog, but we just accept you who you are.
BRY: Maybe its because of the interest we give and how the past TAEMU events from 1 to present became a success. We all know what are the purpose of having these kind of meet ups, it is to gain more friends, not getting out of place and specially feel welcome by the company of the other bloggers in person. And in TAEMU, we bring the dashboard to life.
PERALYN: It’s a Batangeño thing. Kung gusto niyong malaman kung anong meron, go na kayo sa Taemu12. haha Pero seriously, feeling ko yung pagiging friendly, hospitable, and madaldal talaga ng mga Batangeños yun eh. Yung after ng first meet-up magiging friends mo na sila in and outside tumblr.
MARK: siguro dahil hindi kami yung basta meet up lang na hindi katulad na nangyayari sa ibang meet up dito sa maynila or kung saan pa.. gusto namin may nangyayari. tipong hindi masasayang yung pagpunta ng mga bloggers don sa meet up. not just a meet up, but a gathering na hindi makakalimutan ng lahat.
How do you see TAEMU in the future? Do you think the enthusiasm will live on? Any future plans for this meet up?
MARCO: Feeling ko, habang tumatagal lalong tumataas ang standards ng taemu so hindi ko masasabi kung gaano ka-bongga ang meetups sa ala eh sa future. Pero ang gusto ko talaga ma-push na taemu ay ung mala project x na meetup. Pagbigyan na natin ang kati ng mga tumblrista diba?? Haha kidding. We’re planning taemu goes to Enchanted Kingdom para naman hindi lang dito sa batangas. Explore din pag may time.
BRY: From all the feedbacks I got from the attendees. Based on the joy that they felt both Batangueños and Non-Batangueños from attending TAEMU events, surely they would regret it if they wouldn’t be able to attend the next TAEMU lined up. I can predict that the next TAEMU will have a massive number of attendees just because of how they enjoyed and treasure how was it in the previous TAEMU they have attended.
MARK: Naumpisahan na namin yung bonggang meet up at inaasahan na namin maraming magtataas ng epectation nila sa mga susunod na TAEMU, and yes pinaghahandaan na namin sya para hindi namin mabigo yung mga taong nanghinayang sumama nung 11 kaya sasama sila ngayong TAEMU12. Mananatiling maganda, maayos at organisado ang meet up na ito , lalo nat nanjan si beben na nagbuhos ng sobra sobrang effort maging successful lang. pati yung mga co organizers ko. And we’re planning nga na kung hindi SWIMMING eh mag EK kame sa TAEMU12. at sana mas maraming sumama. coz, we’ll make sure na ipaparanas namin sa inyo yung feeling na “ mga isang linggo na ang nakakalipas di pa rin kayo nakakamove on sa meet up.”
AERON: Mas magiging masaya at exciting ang mga darating na meet ups. Sana matuloy yung EK/Swimming Meetup sa Summer. Kaya sumama na kayo, kahit outside Batangas, we, Tumblr Ala Eh Bloggers will welcome everyone.
BEBEN: I don’t want to make TAEMU a weekly or monthy or quarterly meetup to preserve the excitement on every event. Twice or thrice a year is enough. I’m excited about TAEMU in the future and I strongly assure everyone that enthusiasm will live on. For now I have plans, but it depends on the external factors. Some of them are TAEMU on other towns in Batangas such as Tanauan and Taal. I’m also thinking about TAEMU on EK, collaboration meetup with other groups (I’m eyeing Laguna Tumblristas), sportsfest and Amazing Race Batangas. Hopefully, we may able to pursue this kind of TAEMU in the future.
(photos courtesy of Israel Lumanglas, Melvin Tordecilla, Faye Alcoriza and Paolo Dimaculangan)
It was like a disease Raphael Balbaboco injected on the three of us. Me and two other classmates back in college. We were tumblr noobs and the next thing we knew, we were on our way to a commercialized coffee shop where a couple of tumbloggers from Batangas were waiting. That one fine afternoon, when (if i’m not mistaken) we have to skip a minor subject for an experience we’ll never forget, to take part on the the first Tumblr Ala Eh Meet Up.
Eleven meet up in three years, 2 from back in 2010, 5 in 2011, 2 in 2012 and a couple of blockbuster meet up from last year, TAEMU 10 and 11, done in two consecutive months. As the hype increases so are the attendees, it’s safe to assume that Tumblr Ala Meet Up might be one of the most anticipated, most attended, consistent and most successful local meet up there is.
For our 30th issue, we welcome 2014 with our Annual Power Issue dedicated to all the tumbloggers’ gathering on the record. This month we magnify the timeline that brought Tumblr Ala Eh Meet Up on nearly a dozen cycle, a special interview with the organizers, and what we can learn from them. We’ll also tap our resident tumbloggers on how they feel about their first meet up experiences. We also have James Hernando on the Tumblr Meet Up for Dummies: Everything a Newbie needs to learn, expect, and know in able to Survive a Meet Up. Plus, Pael balbaboco on the roster of active celebrities on tumblr. All that and more on our primer issue this year.
Happy New Year to our beloved readers. Our deepest gratitude to you all for all your messages, submissions, comments and suggestions. your participation really matters to us for it keeps our online magazine alive and still on the run. Thank you!
What is this event all about? When and where is this happening? Who are the organizers and the expected participants/attendees? Why did you choose this concept for TAEMU 15? How is it different from the past TAEMU and other Tumblr Meet Up?
TAEMU stands for Tumblr Ala Eh Meet Up which is a gathering of Tumblr bloggers mostly from Batangas. TAEMU happens twice to thrice a year. This season, on its 15th installment, TAEMU is back to change the face of Tumblr meetups in the Philippines. This time, we will do it in Jeff Probst style. We will be playing Survivor on October 24-25 in a resort (which we cannot name at this point) in Batangas.
The main organizers of TAEMU15 are also the ones who brought TAEMU12 - Amazing Race: Batangas last year, me and Pael, but this time, one of the racers, Cyd joined to help us both. The expected participants of this event are the fans of the US reality show; some who want to experience the TAEMU moments. We also invite some TAEMU12 racers to play again for second chance. We chose this concept for TAEMU15 because Pael and I are superfans of Survivor.
Last year we did the Amazing Race, and it was succesful, so we decided to play Survivor this year, and I know this will be more exciting than of TAEMU12. TAEMU15 is different from past TAEMUs because this meetup is not open for everyone, meaning the participants who will join are only exclusively invited by the organizers.
Walk us through the mechanics, rules and regulations, twists and prizes, just so they can have a vision of what to expect for TAEMU15: Survivor.
The game mechanics is the same as the reality TV show Survivor. There will be three tribes fighting for the tribal immunity to save from elimination until there will be one at the end of the day to fight for the individual immunity necklace. The losing tribe will eliminate its one member; he or she can be the weakest link or the biggest threat. It depends on who will vote.
For the twists, there will be immunity idols to be hidden around the camp or at the middle of challenges and other twists that cannot be watched on Survivor such as Double Elimination and the power of jury to vote out.
You’ve mentioned before that this is probably your most favorite TAEMU yet. Why is that?
TAEMU15 will be my favorite meetup that I’ve organized because as I said, I am a superfan of Survivor. We have five months to prepare this epic meetup. Lastly, we put so much effort for TAEMU15 to be the biggest and most exciting TAEMU to date.
TAEMU keeps on revolutionizing the definition of a rad meet up. What are your future plans for TAEMU? Any plans yet for the next one after this?
I will be resting in organizing TAEMUs. That’s why I put so much effort on TAEMU15 because this can be my last (but hopefully not). I have other priorities to focus on next year. However, I am thinking of TAEMU Gives Back meetup on Christmas season where the participants will be visitng an orphanage or home for the aged to entertain the benficiaries and give them gifts.
Why should we anticipate, participate and join TAEMU15: SURVIVOR?
You should participate TAEMU15 because this is once in a tumblr lifetime opportunity!
Where can we follow you guys for inquiries? Any shoutout or announcement you have? Sponsors you’d like to thank?
For now, thank you Monde MY San specifically Skyflakes for sponsoring TAEMU15! They’re so generous! They will be giving so many freebies for our survivors! For more details, inquries, further announcements, tumblr ask the organizers or follow our TAEMU Twitter Account@tumblralaeh.