#DBSparty2014 : Davao Bloggers Acquiantance Party

#DBSparty2014 : Davao Bloggers Acquiantance Party

It was the second week of April when I’ve read a post in the Davao Bloggers page that there will be an incoming acquaintance party on April 12, 2014 at the Bucket Shrimps. I was excited because I was planning to be an official member to this respected organization. I am unofficial member for almost a month now. I looked at the poster and was astonished for the reason that they have lots of sponsors namely Smart Communications, Inc., Cebu Pacific Air, Lachi's Sans Rival Atbp, Tune Hotels, Banana Beach, Bucket Shrimps Davao, Krispy Kreme and My Skin Essentials, Phils. There were loads of surprises and raffles that was given away on the event. 

I joined their activities and realized that this organization fits me. I had been blogging since 2009 and I change my URL a number of times. I started at Blogspot then moved to Tumblr and Wordpress. Since then, I have not met any bloggers in the real life. I thought I was the only one who has passion in blogging. Then 2014 came. I was frustrated to meet new people who have the same passion. I searched and searched until I found the page of the Davao Bloggers. I joined at February, 2014 and luckily, my request was accepted. 

I was thrilled as I will then be an official member of this renowned organization. Since I looked forward for the acquaintance party, I arrived at the place at 5:00p.m. And the starting time will be at 6p.m. With so much eagerness in me, I arrived an hour before the party! I waited patiently beside the Bucket Shrimps until I met Princess or Cess. She is my closest friend in this association. She also brought with her daughter with her. After, other bloggers keep on arriving. There are bloggers whom I met before and some new faces. I want to meet them all! Opportunely, Cess helped me out. She introduced me to the current members and to the officers. They are so welcoming, friendly and kind. They always try to reach out. 

There were great prices from the sponsors. Some of the big prices include roundtrip ticket to DVO-MNL-DVO c/o Cebu Pacific Air, overnight accommodation for 2 at Banana Beach Resort and overnight accommodation for 2 at any Tune Hotels in the PHL. Congratulations to the winners!

Here are some of the snapshots of the event.


My First Liebster Award

My First Liebster Award

I was emailed by Clari from Clarisays and guess what, I'm receiving my first Libster award! Actually, I've heard this a few times ago but never received an invite. So, I'm thrilled to answer her questions. 

Libter Award is like a chain message. It is passed from one blogger to another. It aims to let others get to know your blog more. I think it is fun so I've accepted the invitation. Thank you so much Clari!

The rules include the following:
  • Mention the person who nominated you with a link to their blog
  • Answer the 11 questions asked
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers with a smaller following but with lots of potential
  • Create 11 of your own questions for them to answer
  • Notify your nominees
Here are my answers:

1. How would you describe yourself? 
I am a happy-go-lucky person though I used to be a serious one. I love to explore life and make the most of it. I believe that the future holds mysterious gifts that would only be unlocked if you will make some efforts and take risks and opportunities. 

2. What did you want to be when you were younger? 
As a child, I am a dreamer of limitless. I used to dream to be a pilot though I am studying Food Technology as of the moment. 

3. Why did you start blogging? 
I started blogging back in 2006 though I never had a stable blog. I used to blog at until such time I started to blog in Blogspot, Tumblr and Wordpress. I tried lots of sites that offer blogging services. That was 2009 when I started to have a half stable blog. In the year 2011, I started to blog at which is now I changed my blog URL for the fact that it is hard for others to remember. I think hellolysa is catchier than the old URL. 

4. What do you do to get inspired to write? 
I do not force myself to write, I just write if I am inspired. Most of the times, I listen to old songs to be more inspired in writing. 

5. What is your favorite topic to write about? 
My favorite topics would include my past adventures or some new events. I also blog things that has something to do with the invites from Davao Bloggers and I also do some promotions. 

6. If you could go back in time to change one thing what would it be? 
If I could go back to the past, I would not change a single thing. I believe that the things that happened to me in the past have brought me to where I am now. The fact that I love where I am now and where I am going has made me love my past. 

7. What was the last film you saw? 
The last film that I watched was entitled Hello Ghost and directed by Kim Young-Tak. I watched it along with the Davao Bloggers during the Four Square night. It is an inspirational movie and centered to the life of a man named Sang-man. He grew alone and he did not know where his family was. With that reason, he often has suicidal thoughts but every time he tries to commit suicide, he is always saved. After some time, he began seeing ghosts. He began seeing an old ghost, crying ghost, smoking ghost and an elementary school student ghost. As the story progresses, he will meet a young lady and he will know how the four ghosts are related in his life. 
This story has its comedy and dramatic side. I love how the two genres were used in this movie. 

8. What are you afraid of? 
I am afraid of living a boring life. 

9. What series or movie can you watch over and over again? 
The series that I will watch forever is the Meteor Garden. It is a vintage movie but the characters never fail to bring me to their world. 

10. If you were to write a book, what would it be? 
Ever since I was a child, I dreamt of writing a book of my own. I dreamt of writing a philosophical novel and an inspirational book. 

11. If you were a book character who would you be? 
If I would be a book character, I will be Harry Potter. I love adventures and discovering new things. It is my hobby. 

My questions are: 
1. Describe your blog in five words.
2. How would you describe yourself?
3. Since when did you started blogging and why?
4. What do you love to write about?
5. What is the story behind your URL?
6. What are your future plans with your blogging career?
7. What are your hobbies?
8. What kind of music do you listen to?
9. What kind of books do you read?
10. What kind of movies do you watch?
11. If you could be a celebrity in a day, who would it be and why?

For this post, I am tagging
Jaiza from
Abrille of
West of
Jean of
Anna of
Char of
Shania of
Mika of
Lyka of
Lia of
Valerie of


Alley Cat Tea House

Alley Cat Tea House
Hi readers! How have you been? Lately, I’ve been addicted to tea. It tastes natural and oh so yummy since it has no artificial ingredient. Every morning, I got confused whether to drink tea or milk. I am confused because both of them are my favorites. Later on, I realized that the combination of both would result to a good outcome! *Drum rolls* and milktea was born! The best part with milktea is the natural aroma of the tea is combined with the sweet taste of milk. 

In Davao, Philippines, lots of café offer different kinds of milktea and if you happen to be here, then I recommend you to visit Alleycat Tea House. They offer milktea, cookies, and many other. The best part with this café is that it has a sort of mini library on the second floor where you can chill and relax with your friends while drinking the delicious milk tea. If you are with you friends then you can avail their cards, snakes and ladders and other board games on the second floor. They also have colorful pens in which free to use if you want to draw something.

These paintings can be found at the front of the Alley Cat. I love the style because  simple, cute and adorable. 

The graphic design on the left side of the door.

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