FBN + Metrobuzz Bloggers’ Get Together Party

49948084_2015095525239404_4066145001975840768_nOnce again, members of Filipino Bloggers Network {FBN} and Metrobuzz Bloggers proved how teamwork can make a difference as their Get Together party this year became successful and filled with fun and camaraderie.

The Thanksgiving party was held on January 5 at Salu, a popular Filipino cuisine in Quezon City.

FBN and Metrobuzz members took the advantage of the annual gathering to caught up with old pals, met new fellow online influencers and socialized with PR groups and brand representatives.

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FBN currently has almost 2,000 members and continue to expand as it provides a venue for Filipino bloggers from around the Philippines to interact with other members from different parts of the country.

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This year’s celebration was made possible by the support of the following regular and generous sponsors:

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Thankful Thursday: Of Practicing Gratitude + Paying Attention

To keep an attitude of gratitude, I only need to pay attention to the here and now, to my own breathing, my bodily functions that allow me to thrive and live and do all the things I must and love to do, to my surrounding where blessings and wonders abound.

These are the things I am thankful for this week:

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Mum Reads: Fantastic Beasts ~ The Crimes of Grindelwald

We have seen the film when it was shown late last year and I loved it. Of course, it was such a treat to see Newt Scamander’s latest adventures but it was a delight to see our beloved Harry Potter character, Professor Albus Dumbledore {portrayed by Jude Law}, and discover how Johnny Depp would bring to life the villain that is Gellert Grindelwald. All in all, it was a good experience to see the wizarding world all over again. Oh how I missed it!

Reading the book after seeing the film is also such a nice experience. It was a joy to relive the scenes of the films as I poured through the pages of its printed version.

Here is a synopsis of the book from Goodreads:

At the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured in New York with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escapes custody and sets about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists Newt, his former Hogwarts student, who agrees to help once again, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

This second original screenplay from J.K. Rowling, illustrated with stunning line art from MinaLima, expands on earlier events that helped shaped the wizarding world, with some surprising nods to the Harry Potter stories that will delight fans of both the books and films.

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