love in the time of coca-cola.

My name is Paolo, and I’m a Coke-aholic.

If you know me, then you probably know about my run-ins with Coke-ahol in the past.

Shaving off my hermit-beard (but still in bad need of a haircut), I left the batcave to attend the Buhay Coke ng Bloggers thing at MoA.

Fast-forward to around 7:30, went in with Drei and Ven, and among the dozens of new faces, I saw a good buddy of mine. (Okay, so it was the Coke.) Saw Gary and new-best friend Chai — Drei and Ven left for Get Smart — so we sat ourselves down.  BTW, I saw Arpee by the entrance, hehe.

I saved the seats and exploited the FREE Coke thing while Gary and Chai set out for the buffet. The usual buffet rule applies: the amount of time you spend not falling in line is inversely proportional to the variety of food you’ll get.

A thing I did notice though, is that there were a lot of new faces (and this isn’t just the hermit talking) during this event. (And yes, I say that and it sounds like I know everyone’s face, but really, it’s pretty cool to know that each and every one of these new faces is entering the blog scene.)

Fortunately, Chai got sum squids — hence the new-best friend thing.

A couple of pounds later, I spotted Jori and he joined up in our table. He pointed towards Tarugoman — and while we were saying our hellos to people inside, we witnessed some banana-dancing bloggers. (LOL)

We moved outside and we drank. And smoked. And talked with Jayvee about Age of Conan and that Warhammer MMO.

Cathie arrives, while we continued to drink. And smoke. Missing out on the costume contest thing — olats.

Jori, Iggy, Mike (tama ba?) from TFPH set out to watch Wanted. Azrael arrived just a couple of minutes after the Wanted group left, and a little while later, Gary and Chai left too — leaving me with Cathie and her sister, Tin, along with John. (Around this time the venue was slowly turning into a disco, of sorts, lol.) Cathie told me that they were about to leave, and since I was going to have to wait ’til Get Smart was finished; I started chatting up fellow bloggers beside me. (Arvin and Red) How sad would it be to be hanging out with a case of Coke? (I asked for a couple more cans of Coke.)

Introduced Whored myself out to Coy and Kring, both of whom introduced me to a couple of their blogger friends. (This was cool, since I was looking for some allies to kill time with.)

Met Joe, Poyt, Eric, Marcelle and Juned. And also, instead of hogging all the new blogger friends, I introduced them to the other bloggers I met earlier. (Connector? LOL — it was nice meeting you guys!)

While this was all happening, Get Smart ended a bit early, so essentially, I was getting picked up from daycare. It was time to go back to the cave.

All in all, (lahat sa lahat, yeh) I had a blast! Thanks to Coke and SM Hypermarket for making this happen. And thanks to Aileen’s ever-active Plurking for the live updates of this event.

Photos here. (Feel free to grab ’em)


Arpee Gary Chai Jori Jayvee Iggy Aileen Cathie Tin Azrael Red Arvin Coy Kring Joe Poyt Eric Marcelle Juned


More Coke-related posts and whatnot:
An Apple a Day, Happiness = Coca-Cola
Jehzlau Concepts
Ka Edong
Azrael’s Merryland
Galwin Fabian
Jester in Exile (in his new home)
AWHoldings (Plurk’s Arbet Loggins)
Think of Me
Kape ni Lattex
Brighter than Sunshine
Something Sweet & More
Pinoy Life at Large, Arpee Lazaro
Melo Villareal
Brian Ong
Jason King Ong (the Banana Dancer)
Cigarette Girl
Ade Magnaye

And more photos here:  (probably ones from the actual event inside)

An Apple a Day Photos
Fritz the Paparazzi
Juned’s Flickr

Thanks for all the linkbacks, people!

25 Responses to “love in the time of coca-cola.”

  1. June 28, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    Thanks for coming ha! Next week ulit! =)

  2. June 28, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    Ah so there you are! Nice meeting you! :))

  3. 4 funnysexy
    June 28, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    Nice meeting yah! ^_^

  4. 5 paolo.
    June 29, 2008 at 6:27 am

    @aileen: Thanks for the updates! I had a blast!

    @poyt, eric, funnysexy: It was equally cool meeting you guys!

  5. June 29, 2008 at 10:27 am

    Marcelle here. If you don’t mind, I shall be borrowing your pics for my posts. No worries, will upload to my own photobucket and credit you. 🙂

  6. 7 paolo.
    June 29, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    @Magikel: Go ahead, grab any photo from the album. Sayang lang, wasn’t able to take too many photos — the Coke and the talking distracted me, hehe

  7. 8 Coy
    June 30, 2008 at 10:12 am

    Cool meeting you Paolo!

    Is that your drawing? Haha!

  8. 9 paolo.
    June 30, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    @Coy: haha, yep — “inspired” by this strip: http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/1999/5/12/

    @everyone else: Thanks for the pingbacks!

  9. June 30, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    been there too bro, & until now my children & I are not yet done gulping the Coke Zero ☺

    It was fun!!

  10. July 1, 2008 at 12:07 am

    gawa mo yung caricature? nice!
    kitakits next time!

  11. 12 paolo.
    July 1, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    @cielo: I shared the Coke with my family who watched the Pacquiao fight. Ubos na!

    @ka edong: kitakits!

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  14. 16 IvanLeamn
    June 4, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    Всем привет!
    Наступило долгожданное лето и я решил приобрети складной бассейн для дачи. Габариты бассейна: 3м в диаметре, высота: 75 см. Подскажите на что нужно обратить внимание при покупке? Должен ли быть песчаный фильтр или можно обойтись средствами? Какие еще вещи надо учесть?
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  15. 18 Robertmok
    June 13, 2018 at 11:47 am

    more feel

  16. July 3, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    Вероятно, почти все согласятся с таким, что ремонт – это теперь весьма хлопотная и дорогая затея, которая часто отнимет море сил и времени. Тем не менее на самом деле все это и не так страшно, и многочисленные ремонтные работы сможете сделать довольно быстро и без излишних экономических трат. В данном сайте позволительно понять об этом, как возможно самостоятельно исполнить разные строительные и обслуживающие функции по жилью, и вы удостоверитесь в подобном, что это впрямь отнюдь не так уж трудно и расходно, как сможет показаться со сторонки.

    с чего начать ремонт в квартире

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