WordCamp Philippines – a WordCandy experience

Those who have known me for a long time would vouch for my craziness. They say I’m a dare-devil. Seeking for new things at a rate of speed of light! But cherishing still the old things I love to do.


What indulgence did I do this time?


Nope, I didn’t pose for FHM or Playboy Philippines…




Nope, I didn’t try skinny dipping yet…


skinny dipping


Nope, I’ve never eaten fire yet…

fire eater


And I definitely didn’t join the Circus!





Now what did I do this time?



I have just attended this amazing boot camp-ish kinda thing called WordCamp! It has been held in many countries and now, it’s the Philippines’ turn!




with Matt Mullenweg - founder/creator of WordPress
with Matt Mullenweg - founder/creator of WordPress




WordPress has been a leading blogging platform for bloggers all over the world and has a large number of users here in the Philippines as well… I just migrated to WordPress from blogger didn’t I??? And I didn’t regret having so for if not, then I wouldn’t have been in this event! With WordCamp, bloggers found time to share, network and learn more about WordPress.


Now to be honest, I went to this event – unprepared! See most of the bloggers brought their laptops with them…  Good thing i have my trusted p910i PDA, i could still plurk through mobile and take down notes easily with its rubber qwerty keypad…


with Jehzeel Laurente
with Jehzeel Laurente



Thanks to Jehz again, to batangyagit and to Bloggie for helping me in this WordCamp. You just don’t know how much it meant to me… *tears*


With Winston Almendras a.k.a. Batang Yagit
With Winston Almendras a.k.a. Batang Yagit




Why did you say this was a challenge I had to face? Imagine me not knowing anyone there just appear all of a sudden… Good thing Jehz was so friendly and accommodating, if not for him, my WordCamp experience would be a total disaster or I wouldn’t have even made it to the registration… And me, being new to the blogging world, I’m just at blur for many things! And the people who have attended this event (around 300++ – ish) are like already pros!!! In the meantime me… a lowly, conceited, personal blogger who blogs about nothing but what happens to her vain self in this crazy world playing the role of a Crazy Candy!


But! … A very BIG BUT! This challenge was one I enjoyed the best and this event definitely tops in the events I would never forget in my entire life!


I only attended half a day so I only got to attend two classes and they are:

1. WordPress Themes (and customization) by Gail Villanueva

2. WordPress and SEO by Hans Koch


Other speakers were Jayvee Fernandez, Markku Seguerra, Elymar Apao, Kring Elenzano, Karla Redor, Danilo Arao, Aileen Apolo, Regnard Raquedan, and Matt Mullenweg, the founding developer of WordPress. Too bad though I wasn’t able to attend all.


This is where I also met the Nuffnang Ladies: finally!


with Jing


And also, the after-party at Magnet – Bonifacio High Street:



with Roanna
with Roanna



More Pictures here at my multiply gallery.

Media Coverage and Articles:

1. The Best and Most Memorable Blogger Event in the Phils by Jehzeel Laurente

2. I Got Wordcamped! by Tess Termulo

3. The First WordCamp in Southeast Asia by Adrian Jeric Peña

4. My WordCamp Experience by Master Betong

5. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Nina Fuentes

6. Matt at WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Binary Silver

7. Matt Mullenweg Highlights from WordCamp Phils by The Bachelor Girl

8. WordCamp Philippines Report by Fear the Spork

9. WordCamp Philippines Shirt Please by Evenly Piece

10. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Alrenz Cabasa

11. WordCamp Philippines 2008: A Success!
12. WordCamp Phils, 1st Southeast Asia WordCamp by Ana Katharina Pena

13. WordCamp Philippines 2008 Aftermath by Zero Blade

14. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Mae Paulino

15. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Green Bucks

16. Matt Mullenweg by Charmed Mom

17. WordCamp PH 2008 and Afterparty by Carlo Reid

18. WordCamp Philippines After-Party by The WordCamp Philippines Blog

19. WordCamp Philippines 08 by Project 365 Days

20. WordCamp 2008 Philippines by Karla Redor

21. Live Blogging from WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Spilled Lustre

22. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Aja Lapus

23. Experiencing WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Here’s to Life!

24. WordCamp Manila Blow-by-blow by Jonel Uy

25. Just got home from WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Jayvee Fernandez

26. Bloggers’ Event: WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Ada Lajara

27. WordCamp Philippines 2008 Winners and Bloopers by Funny Sexy

28. WordCamping 2008 by Billycoy

29. Ernie Meets Matt Mullenweg by AJ Matela

30. Matt Mullenweg, Volunteers, and WordCamp Phils by Misteryosa

31. The WordCamp in Philippines by Mark Aethen Agana

32. Matt Mullenweg by Animo Hosting

33. WordCamp Manila 2008, I was there! by Sha Ang

34. On WordCamp 2008 and Meeting Mr. WordPress by Diventare.org

35. My WordCamp Philippines 2008 Experience by Regnard Raquedan

36. WordCamp Philippines Status Report by AWB Holdings

37. Live from De La Salle CSB, Marocharim is at WordCamp! by Marocharim

38. For the Love of WordPress by Kristina Ana Matanguihan

39. WordCamp Pilipinas Success by Ikabon

40. WordCamp 2008: For Healthy and Wealthy Blogging by Hitokiri Hoshi

41. WordCamp 2008 Philippines Success by Arvin’s Thoughts

42. WordCamp, Meeting Matt Mullenweg by Miss Wicked

43. Meeting Matt at WordCamp 2008 by Urriza.net

44. Finally, WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Estan

45. Toothache Vs. WordCamp Philippines by George Putong

46. Notes and Photos, WordCamp Philippines a Success by Tonyo Cruz

47. Some WordCamp Philippines Afterthoughts by Undercover

48. Live Blogging in WordCamp by Pageman

49. My WordCamp Experience by Junele Malaga Caravana

50. WordCamp Philippines A Success! by WordPress Philippines

51. Bakla Goes to WordCamp Philippines by Bakla Ako

52. My WordCamp 2008 Experience by Micaela Rodriiguez

53. WordCamp 2008 Philippines: It’s a success! by Joyceish

54. My WordCamp 2008 Experience by Fitz Villafuerte

55. A Personal Evaluation of WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Danny Arao

56. An Event Which I Failed To Attend by Dexter Panganiban

57. The WordPress WordCamp Fever by Pinoy Web Listing

58. WordCamp Philippines by Batang Yagit

59. Philippine WordCampers 2008 by Sabrina Lajara

60. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Roanna Roro

61. On Meeting with Mr. WordPress, Web Standards and Other Stuff by Shari

62. WordCamp Philippines 2008 Highlights by Sophia Lucero

63. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Mong Palatino

64. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Rowjielogy

65. I was WordCamped by The Industrious Time-Waster

66. HURAH! for WordCamp Philippines by Migs Hipolito

67. WordCamp is on today at De La Salle – CSB by AIM CSB

68. WordCamp Philippines 2008 Updates by Teacher Julie

69. My WordCamp Philippines 2008 Experience by Icezorg

70. I was at WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Gail Villanueva

71. WordCamp Philippines 2008 Ramblings by Sarah Cada

72. Weekend Snapshots #6 WordCamp Philippines by Joni Ang



1. WordPress developer previews new version in RP by Inquirer.net

2. WordPress enthusiasts meet for WordCamp by GMANews.tv

3. WordPress Developer lauds RP blogging community by Alexander Villafania


Gallery from other Wordcampers:

1. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Jehzeel Laurente

2. WordCamp 2008 Photos by Jayvee Fernandez

3. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Tess Termulo

4. WordCamp Philippines by Ada Lajara

5. WordCamp 2008 by Regnard Raquedan

6. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by AJ Matela

7. WordCamp at Benilde by Normz

8. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Micaela Rodriguez

9. WordPress Philippines 2008 by Shari

10. WordCamp Philippines by Sofimi

11. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Andrew Dela Serna



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  1. Didn’t get to see you sa after party.. guess u were in the same table with jehz? sensiya na dun sa registration, i tried to help accomodate u, ang strict kasi ng orders ni ria sa walk-ins 🙂 glad to have seen u there.. sa uulitin ha 🙂

  2. @Chiq – hi hi! I know how strict they are thank you for being friendly and accomodating still at a time where much pressure is being put on you guys… I must say “A job well done” by you volunteers and organizers 🙂

    @Roanna – welcome.. yes you look so dainty at the pic 😛 why don’t save a copy of it 😛

    @Ada – hinanap ko nga kayo sabi ni Jehz uwi na kayo dahil gagabihin… aww.. saan ulit kayo nakatira? next time ah…

    @Joyce – welcome dear kita tayo ulit next events 🙂

  3. @ Dexter =.=’

    @plus63 u were at wordpress too? whaa.. went to your site so nice got nice graphics.. be back again there next time.. was that a contest or something?

    @Roanna double =.=’ haha it’s Panasonic Lumix DMC-TC5
    here.. take a look at the shots i took with it… I think it’s close to having a dslr

    my post on it.. and if you wanna buy from my supplier:

    @I Am Downloader.. haha thanks for visiting my site 😛 pinaka-mmmmp?

  4. @Dexter – nyokkkkkkkkkkk 😛

    @Hanah – Basta ang importante naka pasok 😀 hehehe… ang dali lang utuin nung guard sa labas eh.. sasabihin mo lang na authorized ka mag add sabay pakita ng WordCamp ID! bwahaha !:D

  5. Hi there. Saw you talking with Jehz at WordCamp. Saw this blog through his blog, too. And um, I surely remember looking at you during the event and I was telling myself, “Cute niya naman”. Hehe. I was wondering what’s your name and your blog the whole time. Too bad I didn’t have the guts to approach you.

    Hoping to see you again on the next event. 🙂

  6. @Jehzeel and may idea din ako para sa kuriskuris.com mo… wait lang over the weekend kse masyado akong busy this week!!! WWAAAAHH demanding clients =.=’ I will tell you about it ASAP 😛

    oh, and I had to change my theme kse nag error siya sa ie6… eh ie6 kme sa office di mabasa ng mga officemates ko =.=’ no choice.. sabog nga lang nanaman huhuhuh

    @Deranged – whoah you should’ve come over coz I don’t bit rawwrr!! 😛

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