Sunday, October 26, 2014

75th Anniversary of CKSC

Chiang Kai Shek College is celebrating its 75th Foundation Anniversary and we ensured to pay a visit to our alma mater! Luckily, the celebration was scheduled in a Sunday night! Nothing hindered us from visiting our old school! For this year's anniversary, CKSC once again created an event which has a bonfire set-up or party! The last time they did this was two years ago when the school earned eight succeeding championships. They offered it as a tribute to the victors. They even had a buffet for everyone back then. Perhaps a buffet could no longer cater the alumni, students and teachers of the school. Plus, the food booths will be out of customers in case there was food for free. xD

Photography by Kiwi
Camera used was Canon SX50 HS
The school prepared a bunch of gimmicks such as bonfire, fireworks display and performance numbers! They also invited some celebrities and performers to keep everyone entertained! The bonfire before was quite bigger and the circle or people surrounding the bonfire was also missing this year. The fireworks display was seemingly more enthralling because everyone stopped and looked up as soon as the firecracker light sparkled and eventually the noisy sound started! (Light travels faster than sound, pretty much what we learned in high school physics! Hahaha!)

We were able to reunite with our friends in high school! It was fun meeting and chatting with old friends again! Visiting our alma mater made us miss our high school life. All the memories suddenly hit us and then realization comes next. High school is actually full of fun despite the drama that you'll have to deal with. When you're in high school, you have that thinking that you want to finish it as soon as possible. Something similar with a teen wanting to be an adult instantaneously. But when the time you're finally through it, you'll get this epiphany that you shouldn't have clicked the fast forward button. Just like life, do you want to end it the next day? Or food, do you want to finish your food with only two bites? Take it slowly, have some fun and seize every moment! Enough of this words of wisdom, Happy 75th Foundation Anniversary Chiang Kai Shek College! Cheers to endless years of success and happiness! :D

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Coffee Chitchat with Girly Geek

GirlyGeek.Ph recently held a contest in commemorating its first blog anniversary! 500php Starbucks card and a coffee session were prizes up for grab! Since we wanted to learn more about blogging, we decided to join! Kiwi was one of the winners and the other one was Pau of! The meeting happened at Starbucks 6750 in Ayala Avenue, Makati. Ms. Irene Enriquez, the girl behind Girly Geek PH personally suggested some of her favorite Starbucks drinks and snacks. The winners preferred frappe and sandwiches while Ms. Irene grabbed a tea even though she's a hardcore coffee lover! She ordered a tea in lieu of coffee because she already had caffeine intake earlier. :)

Photography by Kiwi
Camera used was Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
The chatting started even before the meals were finished. We took time to get to know each other first. Ms. Irene gave us some helpful tips about blogging and freelance writing! Here are some of Girly Geek's recommendations:
1. Know your target readers. Who do you want to read your blog? Choose a topic that people can relate to you!
2. Document your blog post ideas. This will make it easier for you to remember what was on your creative mind!
3. Select some helpful plug-ins. Add blog plug-ins that could make sharing and commenting easier for your readers!
4. Write about something trending. Observe what's currently viral on the internet and have your own entry about it!
5. Socialize with other bloggers. Learning from the experience of other bloggers will make it easier for you to excel!
These five tips were just a few of what Ms. Irene taught us. There were more things we learned from her which we will not disclose here anymore. In case you're not familiar with Girly Geek PH, it is a tech blog handled by Ms. Irene Enriquez. She writes about mobile games, applications and other technological gadget-related topics. She also covers events or campaigns of tech news. Thank you Ms. Irene for sharing your knowledge and expertise to us beginners. :)