ala eh meet up

Enchanted Kingdom Meet Up 2011


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.



(An exclusive interview with Melvin Tordecilla)

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.