bloggers-conference

Bloggers' Conference 2 x UFL game

Fresh from commuting (READ: WALKING) around Taft, here’s a rundown of how my day went.

One of the things I was looking forward to before I got SO sick was the Bloggers’ Conference at DLSU. The lineup was stellar; it was a gathering that shouldn’t be missed.

Met up with Maine at Gateway then took the MRT to Taft, then LRT 1 to Vito Cruz station et voila! Hello DLSU! That was one hell of a commute! Ate at McDo while waiting for Ishi. Umaapaw sa tao ang McDo and the only vacant table was this:

Maka-kain lang at ‘wag mainitan sa labas, go! So nice of the crew to let us occupy the table. When Ishi arrived we went straight to the Yuchengco Building. It was the first time I set foot again in DLSU since I took the entrance exam in 2003. 

Rob Cham, who was a replacement for the original speaker Christian San Jose, was already speaking when we arrived. 

Rob was so laidback! What I loved most about him was his 'I don’t care, OK lang’ attitude. Someone from the audience asked him if he did/does anything to those who steal his artwork, and he’s like 'Nothing’ because he understands how big the Internet is, and that he doesn’t blog for the sake of recognition. He’s all about sharing his talent to anyone and everyone.

The next blogger who took the stage was none other than Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet (OAP). By this time the fangirl in me started kicking in. OAP is one of my go-to blogs to keep me updated with new dining haunts and tourist destinations I can only appreciate in photos (haha).

He shared the history of how OAP was founded. Anton and his group of friends love to travel. Back when everyone in Manila was still discovering Boracay, his group was already going to Cebu and Pagudpud. His constant travel companion eventually became his wife. Sweet! 

The concept of OAP was 'a love letter to their sons’. One day they’d want their three sons to read the blog and look back on how they spent their childhood. Oh my! That’s one delicious/adventurous trip down memory lane!

In the middle of Anton’s presentation, I had to rush to MoA for some work-related stuff. I was so anxious thinking I’d miss out on Camille Co and Saab Magalona’s turns. 

Well what I was supposed to cover was scheduled at 7 p.m. pala, so I went back to DLSU just in time to catch half of Camille Co’s talk.

Words to describe Camille: stunner. statuesque. stylish. (And according to Saab: fashionable, tall and thin - well, she really is!) 

She talked about the perks of being a fashion blogger, and how she decides which outfit to wear and which brand she writes about. She stressed on being humble and grateful, and to avoid negativity on your blog especially if you’re running one that focuses on a specific topic (like fashion, food, travel, etc.) “Rant to your friends na lang,” was her advice.

Finally, it was Saab Magalona’s turn to speak. I cannot stress enough how much she influenced me when it comes to blogging. On the other hand, she cannot stress enough on how she’s not a public speaker. Considering that, she still pulled it off. 

I was really expecting her to wear her signature shorts - and she did! Saab’s been blogging since 2003, and she started one because she had no real-life friends to turn to, she was mad at the world - just like any teenager around that time. She found comfort in the Internet, to the point that she converted her 8310 to a modem just so she could stay online beyond her curfew.

To a person like me who saw Saab’s early blogging days, you’ll see she’s come a long way from her 'saabthestrange’ and 'incugirl’ days. Being a celebrity blogger has taught her to be mindful of her actions when she’s out. She knows her readers, who are mostly young, consider her a standard for 'cool’ so she’s also careful of what she promotes on her blog.

Snacks and a meet and greet with the guest bloggers followed. 

Iced tea + nachos + Chiz Whiz = WIN. Why didn’t we do this when we organized events in college??? 

Of course, we won’t pass up on photo ops

I told Anton I owe him for introducing me to Happy Lemon!

And of course, with Saab! 

Ishi and Maine (with a little Rob Cham action at the back!)

After DLSU, a spur-of-the-moment decision: UFL to cheer for KAYA! Well, we could hear the drums of the UP team from the classroom so what the heck, right!? 

We HIKED from DLSU to Rizal’s Adriatico entrance! Score board read 2-3 Kaya when we got there and stayed that way until full time. Got to see Nate Burkey, Anton Del Rosario and Yannick Tuason (who left Rizal shirtless. Damn) Joanne Samson (aka the Ms. J every Azkals fan loves) was there and got a photo with her too :) Aly Borromeo was nowhere in sight though. Just now did I learn that he tore his ACL during the game :(

So sleepy already! My bed is calling me so I’d have to put on hold other stuff I picked up from the conference.. these will do for now haha!

Tiring day but definitely worth it! :)

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The Provacouture out-and-about: Blogger’s Conference at KERRY manwomanhome

Project Runway Star Korto Momolu returns to Jamaica for a second time at KERRY manwomanhome for an exclusive holiday retail event. Known for constantly reinventing and reshaping what our Local Boutique Industry KMWH hosted another Jamaican first with their first ‘Blogger’s Conference’. Rightfully so, we followed our Chief Blogger the Provacouture through the sea of Fashion bloggers meeting and greeting the Designer Herself. Sipping on Freixnet and biting into the devilishly delicious Tami Cake cupcakes our night was brought to an end with an extensive photo-op with our Favorite bloggers. See links below! 

http://www.beautyjamaica.com/2012/12/korto-momolu-in-jamaica-pic-heavy-w.html
http://www.kingstonstyle.com/2012/12/korto-momolu-resort-2012-at-kerrymanwomanhome/
http://hautepeople.blogspot.com/2012/12/haute-people-korto-momolu-cut-toe-mo-mo.html
http://kingstonbelle.tumblr.com/post/37495740924/the-provacouture-out-and-about-bloggers
http://randyrichardsphotography.com/post/37566594748/kortomomoluxkerrymwh
http://randyrichardsphotography.com/post/37567165442/kortomomoluxkerrymwh2

OPM Fresh Fans Day and You're My Boss Bloggers Conference

OPM Fresh Fans Day and You’re My Boss Bloggers Conference

March 28, 2015 was the OPM Fresh Fans Day and You’re My Boss Bloggers Conference held in Ayala Fairview Terraces Central Garden.

For the first part of the program, the artists of OPM Fresh album performed live.

For the second part, it was the “You’re My Boss Bloggers Conference.

Yung pagpapatawa, tingin ko innate sa kanya e. Pag pinipilit namin siya magpatawa, dun kami mas nahihirapan.” Said…

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My first life testimony

I made my first life testimony recently before a group of bloggers.

It was totally unplanned.

Judah Paolo, who has hosting the Becca Music bloggers conference called my name to share how I started my blog and what it is all about.

You see, I cannot talk about my blog without talking about how it came to be as it is today.

I need to tell people that I started blogging about beauty and fashion but I shifted to talking about faith and inspiration as a response to God’s call.

 

I started this blog last December 2010.

After several days of asking God how I should name my blog, mannaforjenny came to me on a dream. I woke up remembering the name and I dutifully created my personal space in tumblr. At first, I was contented posting about beauty and fashion. I got invited to several lifestyle events which I found entertaining, a breather from my routine of gathering news. But six months into blogging, I felt that there is something more that I could do. There was something more that I wanted to do. So in one of my quiet times with God, I adamantly asked “Lord, what do you want me to do for you?” and His answer was “I want them to know me.”**

 I felt my heart beat faster and tears streamed down my cheeks because I heard from God.** I knew right at that moment that I’m going to steer this blog into a new direction. I also knew in my heart that I would do what the Lord asked of me and I am sure that He will equip me and He will provide me with all that is necessary to carry out His will.

 

From ‘Confessions of a Practical Fashionista’, this blog now stands on the title ‘Live a Positive Life. Influence Others’.

 


…and it is my goal to spread God’s love through social media.


*My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. John 10:27 (NIV)

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Silver “bent bar” coin, c.600-400 BCE, India, Taxila?, 11.101gr.,
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More than a year ago now your intrepid blogger attended a conference on the beginnings of coinage in the western tradition. These days, I’m back at it, only looking to the origins of coinage from other places. This coin, yes, coin, these are not recognized as bullion, is one of the very earliest from northern India. These are known as “bent bars” and measure around an inch in length, and are marked on the inner, obverse side with matching punch marks at each end. This coin, in the center, also bears a mark from what is presumed to be a banker, verifying the value of the coins. The regions of northern India where these coins are found roughly corresponds to known routes of the Silk Road through India. It is believed that these coins were struck by merchant guilds to facilitate their trade with coins of recognized quality.
Ryzenberg On: Getting Lucky at LuckyFABB Day 2

The second day at LuckyFABB was more of a learning, exploring, networking event filled with informative panels, amazing gifting suites and of course, new gals!

I started the day mingling with Amy from Amy’s Vintage Closet, Danielle from Lou What Wear and Ashley from Golden Divine and attended a chat with Guess North America Advertising Director Andrea Chao, who gave us all the tricks of the trade when it comes to pitching brands. 

Soon after, I learned about affiliate programs and blog marketing from the CEO at Beso, and got a few new ideas and the juices flowing for this dog-and-pony show. 

As if this wasn’t good enough, I spent the afternoon mingling with brands and visiting the incredible gift suites to find out about collaboration prospects, trends and good inspiration.

What an incredible two days it was and expect a lot of additional coverage, considering I have nearly 500 photos I want to share with y'alls! (but not all at once, I mean everything in moderation) 

The Fab Four: Yours Truly, Amy from Amy’s Vintage Closet, Danielle from Lou What Wear and Ashley from Golden Divine

Friday’s Sartorialisms: T-shirt: Got it in the Mission District and I use it to go to the gym | Blazer: Aqua from Bloomingdales | White Jeans: Levi’s | Booties: Sam Edelman | Bag: Miu Miu (thanks Sarica for letting me borroe it) | Necklace: J.Crew | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: Banana Republic | Lip Color: NARS Funny Face
 

Feelin’ Gifted: One of the many LuckyFABB gifting Suites

Love at First Sight: New York-based jewelry line Julie Vos has Ryzenberg On gal written all over it. Gold, stones an statement pieces artfully made and ready to take any ensemble to the next level. 

Get Up Close and Personal With Luxury: Can’t afford a Chanel? A Proenza Schouler PS1 is beyond your price range? Well, most of us dream of these beauties, but now thanks to the clever folks at Thursday/Friday you can enjoy a Balenciaga, Celine or even a Birkin all made out of canvas! Perfect to run errands, take on adventures or even use as an everyday-tote. 

From France with Love: L'Occitane introduced me to a whole new world of scents perfect for the warmer months ahead. 

California Cool Denim: AG Jeans gave away fantastic scarves from their collaboration with Liberty and this vignette is just a few of the goodies they had in stock for spring inspiration. 

Match Made in Candy Heaven: Iconic American bag brand LeSportsac is teaming up with candy mega store Dylan’s Candy for one sweet collaboration that will leave most fashionistas with a sweet tooth rather satisfied. 

Baubles, Baby: Tacori had an exquisite diamond display that was simply magical. Just wait until you see me model one of these half a million dollar marvels. 

Want more from LuckyFABB, well my friends, you are in luck. For the next few weeks I am going to be doing special spotlight pieces on some of my favorite highlights.

Ryzenberg On, is Signing Off 

My first life testimony

I made my first life testimony recently before a group of bloggers.

It was totally unplanned.

Judah Paolo, who has hosting the Becca Music bloggers conference called my name to share how I started my blog and what it is all about.

You see, I cannot talk about my blog without talking about how it came to be as it is today.

I need to tell people that I started blogging about beauty and fashion but I shifted to talking about faith and inspiration as a response to God’s call.

 

I started this blog last December 2010.

After several days of asking God how I should name my blog, mannaforjenny came to me on a dream. I woke up remembering the name and I dutifully created my personal space in tumblr. At first, I was contented posting about beauty and fashion. I got invited to several lifestyle events which I found entertaining, a breather from my routine of gathering news. But six months into blogging, I felt that there is something more that I could do. There was something more that I wanted to do. So in one of my quiet times with God, I adamantly asked “Lord, what do you want me to do for you?” and His answer was “I want them to know me.”**

 I felt my heart beat faster and tears streamed down my cheeks because I heard from God.** I knew right at that moment that I’m going to steer this blog into a new direction. I also knew in my heart that I would do what the Lord asked of me and I am sure that He will equip me and He will provide me with all that is necessary to carry out His will.

 

From ‘Confessions of a Practical Fashionista’, this blog now stands on the title ‘Live a Positive Life. Influence Others’.

 


…and it is my goal to spread God’s love through social media.


*My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. John 10:27 (NIV)

VBR at the Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference #BBC15

VBR at the Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference #BBC15

We’d like to take a little time out from our regularly scheduled program to talk about what we have coming up. We love to write about Virginia and we love to write about beer. The process is fun and exciting, but we always strive to be better. And there are two ways we can achieve that. First is that we can try beer outside of Virginia. We are humble enough to understand what the beer culture is…

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How Do You Teach Your Teen To Love Themselves?

In just 10 days we will meet at the Collingswood Senior Community Center in Collingswood, NJ with 50 teen/tween girls to teach them about Dreaming Big, going after their goals, discussions about self-love and closing out with a dance party with many other activities planned. I met Dr. Angela Clack in 2007 and over the years I continue to cherish her pursuit for women and girls to have them live…

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How to WIN BIG at BlogFest Part 2

How to WIN BIG at BlogFest Part 2

Two weeks (ish) until the biggest fitness conference of the YEAR and one of the MOST FUN fitness blogger events! You’re excited and you’re putting off packing until the last minute. In order to make the most out of your BlogFest trip, here are packing and snacking plans you can begin to prepare/shop for now! I’m too excited to think straight! Just a reminder, make sure you check the to-do’s…

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Meralco Launches 1st MTECH 2015


We’re in the Meralco Technology and Innovation Summit today at the Meralco grounds in Ortigas. This is a 3 day summit designed to push Meralco’s goal for innovative solutions and customer service advancement in the power industry. They call it Visioneering, a combination of forming a vision and engineering innovative solutions that would in turn increase customer interaction, empower them, integrate environmentally apt and distributed resources, plus sustainable and reliable energy. This is the first MTECH forum and they were led by Meralco Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan, President and CEO Oscar Reyes, Meralco SVP Alfred Panlilio and their Chief Technology Adviser Gavin Barfield in simple ceremonies. 


Meralco’s VP and CIO Marthyn Cuan says “Tech is a powerful tool to differentiate Meralco Business from the others as we continue to engage and empower our customers. It will shape a brighter future for the company and our customers.”



Confirmed to speak in the conference is IBM Scaleable Solutions Architect and master inventor Kerrie Holley who will talk about his topic “Rethink Disruption”. Also, they had IBM Analytics Chief Data Scientist Dr. Olav Laudy talking about big data and analytics and how to use it in utility companies. Siemens Asean Chief Technology Officer and Engineering Head Anand Gopal Menon and Sajin Rejan the Managing Director from Opower APAC on the other hand discussed smart technologies and customer based applications. All of these of which is to make Meralco 2021 a reality today.
MTECH2015 has also partnered with Cisco (hello! I know you’re reading this LOL), Cotrix, Cloudera, Dell, Indra, Landis + Gyr, Microsoft, GMS, Hitatchi, Huawei, IBM, Pay Maya, Safezone, Salesforce (oh hello there too!), Samsung Business, Schneider Electric, Siemens, Toshiba and a lot more so they could showcase their products, software and services at the venue.
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