Spell Saab

I’m not one to count my blessings but I will say this: if I did, I’d count you, my blog reader, as one of them FOR SURE (#blessed). Hehehe. Last month at my blog meet up to celebrate my blog’s 12th anniversary, I had the best time with some of Spell Saab’s readers. It was  a fun-filled afternoon where we got to hang out and play some games!

Since this was the first meet up I’ve ever had, I wanted it to be more intimate. I pre-selected not more than 30 Spell Saab readers and as a special treat, I put together these loot bags for everyone to take home!

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Personalized tote from Printpedia (designed by Gelo Yellow), a journal from Bratpack, Goodies from Oreo, Toblerone, Cadbury, a loaded sim card from Sun, a pack of Claritin (just in case allergic ka sa chocolates LOL), exclusive Spell Saab bookmarks, stickers, postcards made by Gelo Yellow, and a book from Fully Booked!

We started off the afternoon with everyone introducing themselves one by one a la first day of school haha and then sharing when they first came upon my blog. Have to say, it was super awkward to do something I thought was so self-indulgent. Thankfully my best friend Candy said she’d love to host it for me. Some of my guests had been reading my blog for all 12 years, others were newer readers, I had to stop myself from tearing up because they were all so sweet.

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Milky & Sunny in Makati was a great venue for the get together because it was nicely lit and great for photo ops hehehe. Really love Candy for hosting it. Eh Candy nga naman pangalan niya, kaya sweet siya. Huhuhu ang corny ko.

Joey was also a hit during the party, unfortunately I don’t have a picture of her huhu nakaka-stress kasi siya. During one of the games, sa sobrang competitive ng groups, one of the girls knocked over a waiter’s plate and some food fell on the floor. Joey sneakily got a piece garlic bread and she was on some shark-from-Finding-Nemo-smelling-Dory’s-blood vibez the whole time. Haha. You’ll see her in the video later.

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I’d like to thank one of my readers, Meryll Kae Barandon for coming up with the program for the meet up! We played a trivia game and each group came up with different team names. They named their groups as follows: Newspaper Girls, Saababes, LELZ, Saabado, and Team Millennials.

One of the trivia questions gave birth to a little inside joke among us but I will be lame enough to share it with the rest of you. The question was, “What is Jim’s nickname short for?” and I think one of the groups answered Jimwell!! Hahaha!! It’s Jeremiah FYI. But good try.?

We also played Pinoy Henyo. All the games gave the girls a chance to win some special prizes!

Gift packs from Kiehl's

Gift packs from Kiehl’s

Shoes from Kickers

Shoes from Kickers

Surprise packs from Jansport

Surprise packs from Jansport

Bags from Bratpack

Bags from Bratpack

Sony Xperia phones

Sony Xperia phones

Pinoy Henyo was a LOT of fun because everyone had already gotten to know each other! Lots of angry OOs and HINDIs by teammates hahaha. My favorite part was when some girls got the correct answer in less than 15 seconds!! WHAT THE HECK, RIGHT?! Hahaha. Ang galing!!

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Jim was the self-appointed DJ for the day. He was a hit.

Jim was the self-appointed DJ for the day. He was a hit.❤️

Just for fun we also played The Newlyweds-type game where our guests could ask us any question and we’d have to write down the same answer!

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"Ummmmm"

“Ummmmm”

When and where was your first kiss? Hahaha sorry, Maxx ?

When and where was your first kiss? Hahaha sorry, Maxx ?

Some girls traded books  that they got from Fully Booked with each other. They also played bato bato pick over some FrancisM Clothing Co. goodies!

Some girls traded books that they got from Fully Booked with each other. They also played bato bato pick over some FrancisM Clothing Co. goodies!

I’m so glad we did this and I do wish to have a bigger gathering this 2016 to accommodate more people!

Thanks for coming, guys!!

Thanks for coming, guys!!

Good job, team!!<3

Good job, team!!<3

Thanks to Gelo for the photos and for putting together a video to let you in on the fun! Enjoy!

♥,
Saab

Saab

39 Comments

  1. Reply

    Karen

    January 18, 2016

    Looks so fun!!! Lucky girls indeed! Hope I’ll be able to join the next spell saab meet up! Hihi. I love you my girl crush! Happy 12th year to spell saab! ???

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    Cali

    January 18, 2016

    The question was, “What is Jim’s nickname short for?” and I think one of the groups answered Jimwell!! Hahaha!! It’s Jeremiah FYI. But good try.? – THIS IS ME!!! OMG!!! Nakakahiya!!!! Sorry Saab and Jim! I was being too competitive kaya naisip ko ang Jimwell. Para makasagot kami, agad agad! Lels!

    It was an unforgettable afternoon, Saab! #TeamLelz

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      Saab

      January 18, 2016

      HAHAHHAA AYUN IKAW PALA!!:))

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      Real

      January 18, 2016

      Team #LELZ for #JimWellz <3

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        Saab

        January 18, 2016

        Woohoo see you at the next Cheats gig ?

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    Sarah Sy

    January 18, 2016

    I simply can’t pass up the chance to comment in this blog post. :) Thanks again Saab for the invite. I was telling you na mas socially awkward ata ako than you but then, I gained new friends during the event (oha!). It was really a day full of fun. More power to your blog and hope to see you again soon. :)

    PS. I have more airtime (lels) in the video than I expected. Nahiya ako bigla. Haha!

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      Saab

      January 18, 2016

      Thanks, Sarah!! I love that you have a lot of airtime!!!

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    Andi

    January 18, 2016

    Omg ako yung nag-ask ng when and where was your first kiss!!! Hahahaha kasi matagal ko nang gustong malaman yun :)) finally had the chance to ask it and PERSONALLY pa!! Hihihi

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      Saab

      January 18, 2016

      Yayyyyy!!

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    Janine

    January 18, 2016

    Looking forward sa meet up for 2016!! Sana mapili na ako hahaha :)))) Grabe I wanna see and meet you so bad yay! Plus naiiyak ako nung na watch ko yung part na nagmemessage ka. As in. Huhu. I love you Saab! Thanks for inspiring me in every aspect of my life! <3

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    Real

    January 18, 2016

    Hello Saab!!! Maybe the charter batch (yeeeez charter kamiiiii hahaha!) can help out in organizing the next meet-up? :) Also you can tap us should you need a committee for your external affairs like charity events (mehganern) or other ganaps! Or you know, paramihan na lang ng lucky charm para mapili ulit next time! :D Thanks so much for still allowing me to join kahit na 18 hours late yung reply ko sa email huhuhu

    PS. Next time I see you, palagyan naman ng dedication yung book ko from your loot bag? <3 Thank youuuuuu!

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      Saab

      January 18, 2016

      Taraaaaa!!!!!

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    Shane

    January 18, 2016

    OMG :( I hope for the next meet ups! I’ll be there!! :)

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    Liezel D.

    January 18, 2016

    Im soooo inggit :( Sana makasama na ko next time :)

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    PIAAAA

    January 18, 2016

    This is definitely a memory I won’t forget, a time I’d always love to go back to, & one of the best Christmas gifts I got last year!! It was a privilege to be able to meet you personally, and by ‘meet’ I do not refer to like just bumping into you somewhere because we didn’t bump to each other, we LITERALLY met, we hanged out, had fun, we played games & it makes my heart SO happy & overwhelmed because this is a BIG CHECK on my bucketlist. Thank you soooo much for choosing me, Ate Saaaab. I hope you still remember me (Pia from CEU Makati, we often dine in Milky bec were hoping to see you haha) Thank you also for the exposure haha bec we were in those pictures & in the video. Love you!! I read you blog religiously everyday. Hahahaha

    ** I am the girl wearing pink on the picture playing bato bato pick over the Francis M. bag hahahaha I won & I am using it right now in school. Many have told me that the bag looks good, and it really is!! Yay :)) **

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      Saab

      January 18, 2016

      Yayyyyy thanks for coming, Pia!!!

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    Jamie

    January 19, 2016

    This makes me sad and happy both at the same time. Next time talaga, school just really got in the way. And I’ll help again next time!! :) Sana matuloy na yung workshops hehe.

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      Saab

      January 19, 2016

      Missed you there!! See you next time and yes, will work on those workshops :)

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    jie fuentes -van eeckaute

    January 19, 2016

    Thank you again Saab! had fun sobra, and more SpellSaab meet up pa in the future for your readers. I”m glad i was part of the first batch. This is something that i will cherish forever.. :)

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      Saab

      January 19, 2016

      Hey, I see you’ve changed your name! Married na? Congrats!!!

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        jie fuentes-van eeckaute

        January 20, 2016

        hi saab, yes last november ;) kaya i’m so glad i was part of your spell saab first batch, will be migrating soon to EU. thanks again saab! more blessings to come and keep on inspiring people. if ever maligaw kayo ni jim uli sa Europe, go to Belgium, see you there! hahaha ;) <3 – jie

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          Saab

          January 25, 2016

          Ooooh sosyal!! See you!!!

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    ylaiza

    January 19, 2016

    I envy those who were chosen for the first ever meet and greet of your blog. Hopefully next time I will be able join the meet up. hihi It looks really fun and superb! ♥

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    Meryll Kae Barandon

    January 19, 2016

    Huhuhuhu naiiyak ako sa special mention. I’m so excited sa next meetup. Ako ulit gawa ng program ha! :D Love you, Saab! <3

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    Dona Agudo

    January 19, 2016

    Awww! We totally missed out! :( Looking forward to the next one. :D Nakakatouch yung nung nagbigay ka na ng message for them. I got teary eyed! Haha. You, Candy & Jim were very accommodating (ramdam ko kahit wala ako dyan sa meet & greet). <3 Sweet!

    Hoping to be one of the chosen people on your next meet & greet, Saab! :D

    P.S. Ang tagal ko ng hoping sa Eastwood if I'll get to see you there since dun ako nagtatrabaho. But no, malas lang kasi hindi talaga kita nakita everrr when you used to stay there (if I'm not mistaken). :(

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      Saab

      January 19, 2016

      Yes, I used to stay in Eastwood! Hehe, it’s okay I still go there from time to time! Maybe you can be part of the next Spell Saab get together!:)

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    Nina

    January 19, 2016

    Waaaah!!! I came across your blog post for those who wanted to be part of this party a few days after the deadline was over, all because of school-related stuff :(( Nakakainggit! Hopefully magkaroon this year at makasama ako huhu. More power to you, Saab! Hope this year will be awesome! :)

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    Tin

    January 19, 2016

    huhuhu Cebu din soon Ate Saab pls.?????

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    ANCELA

    January 19, 2016

    OMGY. NAKAKAINGIT NAMAN SILA ATE SAAB HUHU :( I WISH NANDYAN DIN AKO KASO NASA BICOL AKO EH. HOW I WISH TO SEE YOU IN PERSON *IDOL8 I REALLY ADMIRE YOU SO MUCH :*

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    Adelle

    January 19, 2016

    Yay!! So happy I was one of the lucky readers na nakasama sa event na to. At nanalo pa talaga ng new phone from Sony. Thank you again, Saab! Until next time!!!

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    Gigi

    January 19, 2016

    Ang saya naman! Sana pwede rin ako sa spellsaab meet up, i really wanted to see you inperson, ive been your blog reader since 2009 and nanalo na rin ako sa isa sa mga giveaway mo, hope swertehin din ako sa meet up mo! God bless always! ?

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      Saab

      January 25, 2016

      Next time!!

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    Anna Althea

    January 20, 2016

    Waaahhh! I hope I can join the next meet up! Naiiyak-iyak pa ko while watching the video haha! Lucky girls indeed. But hey! We’re all lucky kasi we’re your avid readers and kasama na talaga sa morning routine ko sa office magbasa ng blog mo haha! Sana talaga mapili ako next time. More power to you, Saab!

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      Saab

      January 25, 2016

      <3

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    Mayee

    January 20, 2016

    Yaayy it was definitely a day to remember!!! Can’t wait for the next bigger and better meetup/HOHOL session!!! Pero sabi nga namin kahit kung san lang basta andun ka okay na!! Hehehe :D

    Ang dami ko rin pala exposure sa video!! Hahaha. BTW thanks again for the smartphone from Sun Cellular! I ended up giving it to my mom as a gift :)

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      Saab

      January 25, 2016

      Haha yayyy!! Very good!:)

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    Lala

    January 22, 2016

    Cebu next pretty please? :) *wink

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    Ja

    January 29, 2016

    Yay! I know bawal mainggit pero nakakainggit naman talagaaaaaaa. Hahaha!

    Sana meron na agad and mas madami! :D Conference ito ng mga Saab Lovers. Charot! :D

    I can help sa Dessert Committee! (May ganun ba?) HAHAHAH!

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