It’s always heart-warming to connect and re-connect with fellow pageant bloggers. The air of friendly competition is pervasive, inspite of what some readers might think. And in the recently-concluded Charity Gala Night of Miss World Philippines 2013 at the Solaire Grand Ballroom, one table was reserved for members of the online press (plus two more for those representing the broadsheets and tabloids).
I’ve had the pleasure of bonding – even for just a few hours – with Joyce Ann Burton-Titular of ABQ and her husband Ron, Brix Vera/Christianne Bernardo/Raymond Golez of Sash Factor, PJ Anonuevo of Pageant Tribune and Carol (her surname slipped my mind) of Rappler.com plus Georgia of ETC.
Of course, the eternal regulars and respected colleagues from OPMB Worldwide – Noli Berioso, Jory Rivera, Bruce Casanova and Melvin Sia – were also in attendance. So it was really a perfect opportunity to have all these pageant-dedicated individuals under one roof.
And where does your blogger fit into all of this? Everywhere! Like a pseudo-host of the night, I was hopping from one table to the next, looking for familiar faces to greet and engage in small talks with. That’s me after I started warming up to the event. 😉