Animetric’s 9th Anniversary Reader Meetup

I’ve been blogging for 9 whole years but this is the first time I’ve done a reader meetup. I guess I was afraid to because I get to thinking… what if no one comes? Wahahaha! Anyway, I launched my 9th Anniversary Giveaway last January. The theme was surprise bags. K-Palette Philippines, Starbucks Philippines, Esfolio Philippines, Netflix Philippines, Curves Magnolia, Oishi Philippines, Cathy Doll Philippines, and Watsons Philippines all gave one surprise bag each. Then Greenwich decided to award 15 winners nationwide so that those outside Metro Manila can join too. 🙂

Animetric 9th Anniversary Reader MeetupI had announced prior that for the surprise bags, I would be awarding the winners personally and treating them to lunch somewhere on March 24. That somewhere turned out to be Vanilla Cupcake Bakery BGC (I also didn’t know this was going to be my venue when I started the giveaways). I was so amazed that some came from as far as Bulacan, Batangas, and Cavite.

Animetric 9th Anniversary Reader MeetupVanilla Cupcake Bakery has really filling and affordable all-day meals that are all priced at P198 each. I opted for the Crispy Kare-Kare which is their bestseller. Crispy pork knuckle, veggies, and rice are served with peanut sauce and bagoong (shrimp paste). Love that they don’t use exotic parts like animal tails etc. for their kare-kare.

Animetric 9th Anniversary Reader MeetupI ordered some assorted tea cakes for dessert too. I got Carrot Cake, Vanilla, and Red Velvet. Each one costs P100+ and can be sliced into 4 servings. I wanted to make sure everyone was well-fed. 😀

Animetric 9th Anniversary Reader MeetupAfter lunch I awarded the winners of my 9th anniversary giveaway their prizes. This is Geraldine, the K-Palette Surprise Bag winner. She’s familiar with my anime site from way way back, yay! Thank you Geraldine for the gifts. 😀

Animetric 9th Anniversary Reader MeetupThis is Jenny, the Starbucks Surprise Box winner. She was the first to arrive, so she also won the early bird prize from Cathy Doll Philippines. 😀

Animetric 9th Anniversary Reader MeetupThis is Louise, the Esfolio Surprise Box winner. I had to transfer the box’s contents into a bag so I could bring it along easily. Thank you Louise for the organic goodies from your farm! 😀

Animetric 9th Anniversary Reader MeetupThis is Rocel, the Netflix Surprise Bag winner. I’ve actually met her before when she took part in my joint beauty workshop with Marj. 😀

Animetric 9th Anniversary Reader MeetupThis is Cathryn, the Curves Magnolia Surprise Bag winner. She’s Chinese, like me! 😀

Animetric 9th Anniversary Reader MeetupThis is Bianne, the Oishi Surprise Bags (there are 3 bags) winner. I’ve talked to her quite a bit on IG. Thank you for the gifts, excited to try the gold mask! 😀

Animetric 9th Anniversary Reader MeetupThis is Luz, the Cathy Doll Surprise Bag winner. Thank you so much Luz for helping me set up, for the lovely anniversary present, and for all the support through the years. 😀

Animetric 9th Anniversary Reader MeetupThis is Carissa, the Watsons Surprise Bag winner. Hope you enjoy all the beauty loot from Watsons Philippines and Spark It! 😀

It was a really fun, casual lunch. I think we stayed at the venue for 4 hours lol, we just had to leave at 2pm because the place was going to be closed off for a party. We all got to talking about beauty, health, blogging, and a whole lot more. I’m definitely doing this again on my 10th anniversary. Also thinking of having a similar giveaway and meetup when my Instagram account reaches 10k followers (I’m about 1.7k away from that goal lol).

Thank you again K-Palette Philippines, Starbucks Philippines, Esfolio Philippines, Netflix Philippines, Curves Magnolia, Oishi Philippines, Cathy Doll Philippines, and Watsons Philippines for the awesome prizes that made my 9th anniversary so much more special.

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  • Reply Love Compoc March 27, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    wow congrats to all 😉

  • Reply Arleen oboguin March 27, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    Yay! Sana mameet din kita soon.

  • Reply Eddielli Bungay March 27, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    Wow Congratulations to the winners! I hope, manalo ako SA susunod Na giveaways pa! 🙂 Sana next reader meet up ay SA qc naman haha!

  • Reply Luz Soriano March 27, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    Thanks too Ms. Romy pleasure to help youwe really enjoy the meet-up..Thank you for being so kind and generous May God bless you and your family… More years to Animetric’s World❤️❤️❤️

  • Reply Monaliza Valencia March 27, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    Wow. Sana next time nakasama ako. And goodluck sana maging 10k followers mo sa ig. God bless and more power Ms Rowena

  • Reply Bianne March 27, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    Congrats sa 1st meet and greet mo Ms. Rowena/Wendy anu po b mas prefer mo itawag sayo? hehe! Thank you po ulit hope to meet you again soon. God bless and more success to come. nakalimutan ko na kung anu year ako ngsimula dito sa blog mo pero naalala ko kpa nun. gusto ko din tlga sa blog ung walang masyado advertisment haha! almost wala nga sayo hindi pa nghahang lol.

  • Reply Louise March 27, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    I still can’t get over the fact that I have met Ms. Rowena in the flesh. It’s one thing to just be reading her posts and to actually hear her voice live. I was sitting there in awe just observing like a creep hahaha and I really had a lovely time learning so much about her, blogging and beauty. I think i am still in shock. lols. Ms. Rowena is my PH equivalent of Tati minus the videos hehehe, I trust her reviews and I enjoy the topics she covers and cares about. Thank you Ms. Rowena for hosting us. I truly appreciate you❤️. For
    me, meeting you was the best prize that came out of this anniversary giveaway!

  • Reply geraldine modesto March 28, 2018 at 6:02 am

    congrats nice meeting you and hopefully this wont be the last to see you again.. sana next time meet and greet na ☺

  • Reply catherine vinluan March 28, 2018 at 7:16 am

    congratulations ladies! Happy 9th Anniversary po… more to come.. 🙂

  • Reply Mariya Bektorya March 28, 2018 at 9:05 am

    Congratulations! ^_^

  • Reply Michele de Guia Ereño April 9, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Though, I’m kinda late in my greetings but still Congratulations!! for that succesful Meet and Greet. Kinda sad not to be able to join you and meet you. But still thankful that two of my friends are their to celebrate with you. Cheers for more success on your blogging career!

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