One Fine Day with Google and SOCCSKSARGEN Bloggers

I am from General Santos City, and am a member of SOCCSKSARGEN Bloggers.

SOCCSKSARGEN is for South Cotabato, Cotabato City, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and General Santos, and since we are but a few hours drive from each other, we join each other in a small group we call as such - SOCCSKSARGEN Bloggers.

We have blogger friends from as far as Tacurong, Sultan Kudarat, and in the other direction, Alabel, Sarangani Province. But we meet in Gensan, and make different worthwhile activities. We have been doing this since last year. Spearheaded by Bariles of Gensan, we have made a conscious effort to converge our small group and at times, just to enjoy each other's presence.

The first grand eyeball event we had was during the opening of Robinsons Mall many months ago, but we managed to stay close and at hand with each other, and helping each other grow in our blogging life, and staying as friends.

This time, we were asked by Google to help in the mapping of the precincts for this coming May 10 elections, and this is how we did it!

Armed with our laptops, we converged in Grab a Crab at Robinsons Mall, and leeching their wifi, we managed to plot different precincts in the area as started by Google maps.

It was serious work, but we sure had so much fun, as we were with friends and very good company. Google's gift, a Google Map maker shirt all the more inspired us with the work we had.

Our tummies growled too, but our sponsor, Mr Michael Wee of Grab a Crab and Coffee Club 101 rescued us with delicious coffee and siopao.
And we were back to business. Mapping more than what was required, we even went out of our different areas to map those far-flung places we know of. And this makes our small contribution to this May 10 national election.
Mabuhay SOCCSKSARGEN Bloggers!

Mabuhay Gensan Bloggers!


kg said…
sheng, mukhang close na close mga bloggers dyan ha! good for you!

tayo kaya, kelan naman magmeet? :)
Brendel said…
Well done, Sheng! More power to you and the Sox Bloggers.

Namit ang siopao? :-)
Anonymous said…
great idea! sana naisip ko din yan! at super inggit ako sa shirt!!! :(

no contribution is too small for this election because our future is at stake here. paki-'thank you' naman ako sa soccsksargen bloggers, including yourself, sheng!!!
Heart of Rachel said…
It's great that you're an active member of a blogger organization in your place. Looks like a fun and successful event.
Unknown said…
Ok yang activity nyo, hitting two birds in one stone. you all get to see each other plus you helped map the precincts. Galing!
And now the big question is kung may napili ka na. Ako wala pa rin. Tsk!
Anonymous said…
Nice one. I hope we can do something like this again soon. .
Unknown said…
Woohoo! Salamat Sox bloggers :)

For those interested to do this in your respective regions/cities. Please drop me a line.
Cidz said…
Level up talaga ito, nice experienced for me. Ang bilis mo Sheng meron ka ng blog post here =)
escape said…
clap clap clap! galing talaga pag tulungan at maganda ang samahan. congratulations sa lahat. another achievement for the gensan bloggers.
Anonymous said…
ang saya naman! blogging has been my virtual-social life for 3 years now and meeting fellow bloggers in person doesn't happen everyday; so i can just imagine how fun this activity was.
jeanny said…
that looks so fun. Hopefully mag meet tau ulit shengskie. :)
orman said…
yeheeey!!! nakasali kahit papano ang macBook ko sa picture! i had fun doing this activity kaso kaines kasi lagi akong nauunahan ni mandi sa pag-plot ng voting precinct! hahahahaha! looking forward to other events! PAJAMA PARTY na tayo!!!!
Eds said…
ang galing naman! looks so fun ha. congratulations sa group & thank you guys for doing something for the election.

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