Shower of Major Surprises at GMEA 2017
Yesterday was a day of major surprises! We started the day with simple itineraries — for me, it’s a meeting for the day and a Globe party for the night; for Chito, usual work for the day and the same party at night. Little did we know that there were awesome surprises waiting for us at the end of the day!
Yesterday morning, in the middle of a heavy Mindanao Renewable Energy Cluster meeting, I received a text message informing me that I was shortlisted for the category Blogger of the Year in the Globe Media Excellence Awards (GMEA) – Mindanao 2017. Imagine me trying to hide my kilig with this lovely morning surprise as I sat down, in all seriousness, with engineering educators from different universities and colleges in Mindanao to talk about renewable energy initiatives in the island.
It became an even lovelier surprise when at the GMEA 2017 Recognition Night held at Marco Polo Davao last night, I was called as one of the 3 finalists for the Blogger of the Year category for this entry! I was already happy being shortlisted; actually landing a spot as a finalist sent me over the moon.
The Globe Media Excellence Awards ended, which marked the cue for the start of Globe’s Media and Bloggers Appreciation Night. It was during this part of the night when Chito won Sodexo gift certificates (one of the minor prizes) and a 49-inch Samsung Curved UltraHD TV (one of the major prizes)! Oh yes, he not only won twice, but he actually won this huge curved TV. The new TV goes perfectly well with the Sony Home Audio System that Chito also won at last year’s party.
But wait, there’s more! We got a bonus photo opportunity with multi-awarded journalist Mike Enriquez, who was the guest speaker of the night.
It was a night that brought a shower of surprises for us, and we are truly grateful to God whose generosity overflows! <3