TFIOB (The Fault in Our Blogs) is a group of Filipino bloggers from all over the world. It started as just a simple connection until it all turned into camaraderie.
I remember writing about how happy I am that I got over the biggest blow of my life and I wanted to celebrate (metaphorically) but heaven’s gate opened when Kuya Jheff wanted to celebrate as well because it was his birth month (last November). For a while he invited our fellow bloggers but only a few confirmed because most of our blogger friends live far away or their schedule just wouldn’t permit. Anyway, the group have decided to have a coffee date on December 2, 2017. Just as when it was a few days away, Kuya Jheff reminded me of the event WHICH I TOTALLY FORGOT ABOUT. wth.
I had a problem with my schedule because I am bound to visit my father in Nasugbu Batangas and supposedly, I should be leaving Manila on the 2nd of December but since there’s a coffee date with our blog friends, I told my aunt that I will be leaving Manila in the morning of December 3.
I was also a bit hesitant at first to join the coffee date. I find it exciting to finally meet the people behind the blogs I read but the introvert in me was not ready to meet them. However, I said YES already and it’s not at all too bad to go out of your comfort zone right?
Kyx: Go na. Kaya mo yan, mabilis lang yan.
Me: Pero nahihiya ako. Di ko pa sila na-meet ever.
Kyx: Pero nakausap mo na sila before. Okay na yan.
If it was not for Kyx, I would have bailed, I think. Or if it was not for Kuya Jheff, Jas and the rest of those who agreed to meet up, I wouldn’t have found the courage to go out of my way and have a coffee date with them.
I was patting myself in the back the whole time because finally, I am embracing change! If this happened about 6 or 7 months ago, I wouldn’t have gone and met these amazing people!
I was late. I didn’t expect that it was a bit hard to manage time when riding a public transportation, but all is well. When I got there, they all looked so welcoming, they looked so jolly and it’s as if they are not bored. It looked like they were having fun. I sat and tried my hardest to chitchat with them the way I do online. IT WAS SO EFFING HARD. I wanted to cry. HAHAHA. But I guess they made me really comfortable so it’s not as if I was out of the place, more like I AM ALL OVER THE PLACE.
When I was talking to them, when we were having fun, sipping our coffee, talking about random stuff, I felt like I knew them in real life talaga. Like they were really a part of who I am as a person, yung hindi ko lang na-meet randomly sa blog? I felt so comfortable that talking to them didn’t seem a burden for me. GRABE.
It’s as if I can tell them everything and they would listen to me, that they will not judge me, that they will tell me what’s up without being mean. It’s crazy but it’s true!! Parang hindi namin first time magkita kita, hindi ko alam kung magic ba yun or basta. Iba talaga. Feeling close kasi ako sa mga TFIOB bloggers kaya yun din siguro nakatulong sakin hahahahahha. Parang ang tagal na namin magkakakilala, walang dead air, walang dull moments. Ang saya lang hahaha lalo kami ni Jas HAHAAH di ko sure pero close na close talaga kasi kami sa mga commentan namin, umabot pala in real life. ❤ Si Rhea siguro ako siya if hindi ko nakakausap sina Jas sa comments hahaha. Medyo hiya ako kay rhea at first pero nowwww HAHAHAH hindi na ❤ love ka na sila ni Jas hehe
I’m still shy but I’m looking forward to meeting them again and hopefully, other friend bloggers would join us too!
Kuya Jheff, thank you so much for this coffee date. Thanks din sa pa-doughnut mo!
Kuya Keso and Ate, ang saya niyo kasama! 😀
Jonathan, hahaha nice to meet you hhaaha.
Rhea, ang cool mo, magkita tayo ulit!
Jas, beshhhh hahahahah ang saya sayaaaaa love it!!!!!!!!!
It was so lovely to have met these people and I was enjoying myself the entire time I am with them. We talked about a lot of random things and ang cool lang to meet fellow bloggers. I would want to meet a lot of other bloggers as well, especially the ones from TFIOB.
I guess what makes it special when fellow bloggers meet up intimately like this is when you sorta know each other just by reading their blogs and talking to them through comments hahaha. Hindi awkward eh. I hope to meet you guys again and I hope to meet our fellow blogger friends in the near future ❤
Here are the photos that I got from Jas 🙂
I had so much fun! Ulitin natin ito ❤