Being a Filipina blogger is not complete if you are not a member of Pinay Mommies Community. PMC, as we fondly call it, is one of the continuously growing communities of Filipina mothers (and wife, too!) who consider blogging as a passion. This community has been on its existence for almost four years already, since it started last January 21, 2008 as the brain child of Mommy Ruby, who is also known as Pinay Mommy, or Mommy Rubz. (You know, I owe a lot to Mommy Ruby because she’s one of those supportive people who helped me out when I was still a newbie in the blogging world.)
I don’t remember when or how I become a member of PMC. I think I was blog hopping (3 years ago), and I stumbled on one of the PMC member’s blog. I noticed the badge that says “Proud Member of Pinay Mommies Community”. And because of my curiosity, I clicked on the badge, was directed to PMC site, and the rest is history.
My PMC Badge
What I love being one of the members of PMC is that I gained new friends (online and offline), that even though we don’t know each other, we still get the chance to share our sentiments, whether in blogging or sentiments with our personal lives as wives or as mothers. Aside from sharing, we also get the chance to give advices and suggestions to help each other; so it’s really a win-win situation. In addition, as a member of PMC, I’m also entitled to join some online contests, online tasks and other money-making opportunities that are only exclusively available to the members. Plus, membership is absolutely FREE!
Because we, the members, together with the founder, Mommy Ruby, thought that we have been online friends for years and that we need to know each other personally, a Grand EB (eye ball) was considered. After several “planning” and taking some things into consideration (like the venue of the 1st GEB and the date, because we come from different “islands” of the Philippines), the 1st Grand EB was held last April 2011.
Photo during our 1st GEB
This was the time where I finally get to meet my PMC friends; though I have already met some of them, still it was my first time to meet majority of the members of the PMC and finally put a face to the blogs I have been constantly visiting and reading. To sum it up, the first EB was successful, though it was some sort of a “rush” due to some reasons. Thus, Mommy Ruby and the rest of us decided to hold another Grand EB.
Finally the 2nd Grand EB was held last November 22, 2011 at Aling Tonya’s Seafood Restaurant located at Macapagal, Dampa, Pasay.
There were 48 participants who came to meet each other, get-to-know each other and have fun, the PMC way! Take note, the mommies and wives who were there came from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao plus 3 Pinay mommies who came from Canada, US and Germany!
Our lunch buffet
Cute and Yummy PMC cake from Project Happiness
Our wacky hosts – Ning and Cielo
Arlene for Opening Prayer and Divine for Welcoming Remarks
PMC Founder Ruby Ricafrente and PMC PRO Pehpot Pineda
After the welcoming remarks, Mommy Ruby discussed how the group started and what should we expect next from PMC:
- A Charity event
- A new network called PR Moms
Anyway, the 2nd Grand EB was more fun and exciting because the participants almost doubled in number, as compared to those who attended the 1st Grand EB. In addition, more sponsors were also generous enough to help us out in making the event successful and for that, in behalf of the whole PMC, I would like to thank all the sponsors who undoubtedly supported the PMC’s 2nd Grand EB and they are the following:
Smart Steps is a new brand that offers high quality but affordable baby products from EVEolution, Inc. Some of the products they offer are Baby Fabric Conditioner, Bottle Cleanser, Laundry Detergent, Disposable toilet seat cover and hand spray toilet seat sanitizer.
Unilab is a pharmaceutical company that offers several trusted and leading brands in the market today. During the event, Unilab distributed loot bags to the participants; each loot bag contained Rashfree (for the prevention and treatment of diaper rash), Diatabs (for diarrhea), Multivatimins Enervon, Dolan (antipyretic/analgesic), a tumbler, pencil case with pencil plus Ascorbic Acid Ceelin (500 ml bottle).
Unilab Raffle winners
Scotch Brite is a trusted brand for house cleaning needs such as gloves, mop and scrubbing pads, Erasing Pad, Heavy Duty Bathroom Scrub Sponge, and Antibacterial Scrub Sponge.
Procter and Gamble (P&G) a giant conglomerate gave away Ariel Stain Lift with deep cleaning technology and Pampers Active Baby during the event.
Geiser Maclang brought Krispy Kreme doughnuts plus Alaxan – Pacman shirts.
Items that were given as prizes during the raffle are from:
Ainon Baby – gave 2 strollers and PMC decided to give them as gifts on a planned charity event next month. Also, I’m one of the winners of Ainon Baby Products.
Avon – donated products such as Skin so Soft lotion, Advance Techniques straight and sleek hair product, Ultra Color Rich lipstick and Mascara
Drypers gave Diapers, Libresse products plus 1000 pesos worth of McDo GC.
Richwell – gave toys like Barbie and Hotwheels.
Goldquest Biotechnologies financially assisted the PMC organizers for the realization of the 2nd Grand EB.
Other items received by moms and wives during the events are Ajinomoto Umami Seasoning, Crispy Fry breading mix, SoQuick Marinade Mix, Aji-Sho seasoning mix, Fres-C concentrated drink mix, Tasty Boy all purpose breading mix, Ajinomoto Sinigang sa Sampalok, Ajinomoto Ginisa Flavor Mix and Pal Sweet Calorie Free Sweetener.
KrazyPix Photobooth (that’s mine!) – it is a portable photo booth for all occasions such as weddings, birthdays, baptismal, parties, reunions, anniversaries, product launchings, corporate events or any other kinds of gatherings.
Please don’t forget to like KrazyPix Photobooth’s Facebook Page here: https://www.facebook.com/krazypix.
To sum it up, Pinay Mommies Community 2nd Grand EB is a grand eyeball event indeed!!! =) Kudos to the organizers and to all PMC GEB committee! I can’t wait for our next gathering!!