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Wine = Whine January 28, 2007

Posted by benj in blogparteeh07, Friends, geek.

To the Philippine Blogging Community

I really don’t know what to make of what happened yesterday. I have no idea if I should stay in character or just clarify what I really meant with the things that I posted on this blog. The number of people who asked me if I really cut myself was in alarming levels and it was a real dilemma whether I should just play with it while flashing my ‘scar-less’ forearm or just be stern in being less sarcastic and sardonic (Ganns Deen, 2007). I leave it to your best judgment, guys. Now, link me! haha


To the dismay of everyone in attendance, I didn’t win the 30GB iPod video that was the biggest prize in the raffle. The iPod went to AJ. He struck a messiahnic rockstar pose as he embraced the big moment of winning the mp3 player. To everyone’s surprise, nobody tried to mug him on the way out.

My name was actually drawn twice for the raffle. I won a Yehey.com pen with laserpointer and pen light as well as a bottle of Bucks Fizz (white wine with orange juice) from Marks & Spencer. The latter would’ve been a perfect prize for me save for one tiny detail – I don’t drink.

The People

People who ignored this event definitely missed out big time. The who’s who of Philippine blogging was there. The ever recognizable Yuga was there along with the Philippine Webby winner Noemi who was friendly enough to approach me (28 years her junior) to ask for signature and name for one of the games. Mike Abundo was also there to face his flamers who unfortunately failed to show up.

It was also great to see the minds behind the blogs I frequent. Ade is as fat as advertised. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to talk to him for a long time. He and Aaron had to catch the last train so they left shortly after the raffle ended. Apparently, they attended for the iPod. Darwin, the young and diminutive owner of Juicelog was also in attendance. The ever gregarious Heneroso Bistokya was also at hand. Irvin – a debater from UPLB — also made it.

The magic tricks of Marcelle were a big hit as well. A few lucky gets were fortunate enough to go home with twisted and flared out forks. His entire magic show cum mentalism schtick was very freaky. Good thing I didn’t really pay that much attention. I wouldve had nightmares for months if I did. Disclaimer: this photo wasn’t taken during the trick. We were just posing with the already bent fork.

Jeff was once again golden as he won his second five-figure raffle prize in two months (the first one being an XBOX).

Since Ganns Deen has been blogging about me for a week already, I’ll be gracious enough to give him his own paragraph. Mister Deen was every bit I expected him to be – though I didn’t expect him to be THAT fat. He had the worst of luck of having to deal with a flat tire but of course, that balanced off with the priceless opportunity to meet me [finally] in person. Ganns was talkative as hell. He made me seem like one those silent types.

To Cathy, yes, your husband is picking on me! Please do something about it. πŸ™‚

The loot

These are the stuff that I took home from the party: [remember, going didn’t cost anything

  • four months FREE subscription to Mobile Magazine courtesy of Kevin
  • a USB fan courtesy of e-Yellow Pages.
  • a copy of Kerygma magazine… yipee?
  • a bottle of wine from Marks and Spencer
  • a wi-fi card worth three hours of surfing.
  • a pen from Yehey.
  • and most of all, half a dozen original glaze doughnuts from Krispy Kreme!

So there. Thanks to all the sponsors and committee members who made the party as smashing and successful as it was. Expect to see me for future blog events. πŸ™‚


1. bulitas - January 28, 2007

i should’ve traded my ipod beanbag with your wine. haha. kidding! nice meeting u again mr debater!

2. benj - January 28, 2007

Naku, I forgot to link you on the post. Pero andun ka na naman sa side bar. Hehe. πŸ™‚

I’ll make the necessary adjustments.

3. Aaron - January 28, 2007

Apparently, they attended for the iPod.



4. billycoy - January 28, 2007

Unfortunately, my proxy for the event didn’t won the iPod too. I didn’t even know if you saw/met him there, i think he was so invisible at the parteeh, hehe.

you dont drink? maybe i can have it instead. hahaha.

5. noemi - January 28, 2007

it’s good you were there! you are so bubbly . Nice meeting you.

6. Darwin - January 28, 2007

So that’s the reason why your sleeves were pulled up… to flash your “scar-less forearm” a.k.a. sanity check.

I wasn’t able to take home a box of krispy kreme. Hehe. It ran out of stock.

7. benj - January 28, 2007


Thanks tita… ate… ma’am… missus noemi. I feel honored that you decided to leave a comment here. πŸ™‚

darwin:Ay, kawawa naman.

Yes, that’s why the sleeves were pulled up. Apparently, only the 17 year-old boy figured it out by himself. What a shame. Now everybody knows thinks I’m psycho.

billycoy: Yes, I don’t drink. I also don’t smoke.

8. utakgago - January 28, 2007

Wait, is Bulitas a debater from UST? [Wala lang, medyo nalito.]

Okay, so UTAKgago’s not there. *sobs*. I really expect that there’s no room for a high school student like me. Plus, a Bulacan-based blogger. Aaaand, a fifteen year old.

Tss, where the hell is that Salcedo Village.

But anyway, I’d just buy a Krispy Kreme!

And when i’d be in College, peks man – I’d join blog events like that one. :p

9. benj - January 28, 2007

You don’t look 15 and you’re a geek. Methinks you wouldve fit in very nicely. It was geek heaven, dude. hehe

10. bulitas - January 28, 2007

hey benj, i’m not from USTe. haha.
i’m a proud isko from the foot of mt makiling.
but anyways, i appreciated the adjustment. haha.

to utakgago: i agree with benj. u would’ve fit perfectly there.

11. benj - January 28, 2007

UPLB ka pala?! WTF… All this time akala ko taga UST ka.

I graduated from UPRHS dude. I dunno if you met Anton Dator, but he used to debate for UPLB.

12. Marcelle - January 28, 2007

Thanks for being my main audience before I went up to the stage. You cleared out the butterflies in my stomach. Hehehe.

13. benj - January 28, 2007

Marcelle: Right. It sure looked like it was your first time. *yeahright…*
Our mini Magic convention was a stunning success. We should always have one of those sorties during blog events. haha

Dammit, now that frickin’ Mister Vader song is playing in my head.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is Marcelle – Satan errr… Magician/mentalist extraordinaire.

14. Shari - January 28, 2007

I didn’t ask you if you really cut your wrists, although at least 2 people asked me that. πŸ˜€ Shoulda give me that bottle of wine. I was totally craving for it.

Gaah. Marcelle really did me in. *looks up*

Ganns was more than talkative as hell. Period. Haha!

Ang dayaaaa! Hindi ako nakakuha ng Krispy Kreme box. 😦

15. ade - January 28, 2007

Um. iPod. Yeah.

16. ganns - January 28, 2007

*glare* It was the LIGHTING!

17. AJ - January 29, 2007

“He struck a messiahnic rockstar pose as he embraced the big moment of winning the mp3 player. To everyone’s surprise, nobody tried to mug him on the way out.”

LOL! One hell of a description.

Mug me on the way out?! I was almost raped in the elavator going down!!

18. mr nice ash - January 29, 2007

kabayan, sayang hindi kita naka-“bonding” ng matagal. actually ako ay taga batangas city rin dati, c.tirona st. lumipat lang sa Mabini…

anyway, nice meeting you as well… next time…

19. Tess - January 29, 2007

Benj, no need to be shy πŸ™‚ Hehe. Sayang hindi kita masyado naka-chat during the party. I felt my energy has been zapped early that, midway during the party, I felt almost tired. Must be with the whole signing thingy…ang hirap mag-autograph! Like writing prescriptions for whole bunch of people in so short a time! Hehe πŸ™‚

20. BlogParteeh Aftermath - January 29, 2007

[…] ==================== Ganns wrote something funny about the way I accepted the iPod. “3. The winner of the I-Pod, AJ, accepted his prize in the coolest way ever…” Benj followed it up with “The iPod went to AJ. He struck a messiahnic rockstar pose…” […]

21. karla - January 29, 2007

ey benj! did you join the UP College of Medicine battle of the bands?
I cannot remember the year but me and my friend became a judge there πŸ˜€

22. Tina - January 29, 2007

I think I might be the first one who asked if you really slashed your wrists? My bad. πŸ˜›

But anyway, that was surely an attention getter…at least you have some sort of rep…albeit a bit freaky. But hey, people would be curious and that’s a great conversation starter. πŸ˜›

Anyway, I’m sorry I didn’t get to talk to you guys as much except for welcoming you at the lobby. πŸ˜€ Next time I’ll quit being an organizer and sit down with other people. πŸ˜› Hope to see you again next time! πŸ™‚

23. helga - January 29, 2007

What a waste of white wine πŸ˜›
And.. Kerygma? But why!

24. the jester-in-exile - January 30, 2007

helga and shari are both right — what a waste of good booze.

no matter, it’s not a red, so all yours heh heh

good to have met you, dude.

25. ganns - January 30, 2007

Hey, BlogParteeh Lucky Table seatmates! Joni and I are inviting you to a KKBEB (Kanya-Kanyang Bayad Eyeball) this Feb 2, Friday, 1130AM at Chef D’Angelo Greenbelt (near Mercury Drug).

Bakit Chef? Dahil #1, the price is great for its value (sampler 1 nila, P110 lang, inclusive of large chicken, pasta, and pizza). #2, no way kakasya ang PHP500 Bubba Gump GC ko sa inyong lahat! 1130AM ang proposed time dahil pag 12NN yan, puno na ang Chef D’Angelo.

If you have other venues in Makati in mind, please share before Thursday. O, ano, BlogParteeh Lucky Table? Game KNB?

26. j4s0n - Conquering the web 1 website at a time. » Blog Archive » Krispy Kremes - January 30, 2007
27. benj - January 30, 2007

helga: I was actually considering calling this post KERYGMA = SMEGMA but I chose to not do it. Some people might think I’m rude.

karla: If you remember anyone doing an all original set, that means you saw us. We’re the only band in the college who does originals. Heck, I’ll take it to another level. We are the only band in the college, PERIOD. All the rest are just a group of people who like to cover stuff. Gawd, I hate them.

Mister Dean: Sorry man, can’t go. I have to report for my group and I’ll probably up at around 11:00ish. If I just didn’t commit to that it would’ve been easy to scoot off. hehe

28. jozzua - January 31, 2007

Yo Benj, nice seein and meetin ya.

29. benj - January 31, 2007

Jozzua: same here, man.

30. Xtina - January 31, 2007

uyy.. sarap yung wine πŸ™‚ and *sob* wala nlng kwenta yung nasa visayas? luppit..

31. bulitas - February 3, 2007

wow! orgmate ko si anton!

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