What You Need To Know About "I Know Write Manila"
Blogging is becoming increasingly popular that it became a craft on its own. Because of the multiple platforms available on the Internet, the blogger community is continually inflating. With the thought of building a more intimate blogging community in their mind, and extra amount of motivation and creativity in their veins, teen bloggers Jodie Alejaga, Arielle Guevara, and Nina Alvia from Manila started I Know Write Manila.
Here's a quick interview we had with the young creatives behind the event:
What lead you to creating I Know Write MNL?
The three of us have been blog buddies for a while now and we've always wondered how cool it would be if we got to meet the rest of our blog friends face to face. We decided to take action instead of just having the dream, and here we are!
What is IKWR MNL?
I Know Write MNL is Manila's first ever blogger's meet up for the rapidly growing Manila teen blog scene! Proudly brought to you by the teens, and for the teens!
What should the participants be excited about?
1. Food (You know you can't resist that!)
2. Our guest speaker, Arriane Serafico of Wanderrgirl.com
3. A whole new group of friends! (A blog barkada! How about that?)
Details about IKWR MNL (payment, date, venue, etc):
I Know Write MNL will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kuppa Roastery & Cafe, Bonifacio Global City at 2:00 - 4:00 PM. Registration fee + merienda is P300.
We are limited to 20 slots only, so register now at: http://bit.ly/1dSwLmt
A message to your fellow young creatives:
If you've got a dream, go for it! Don't let people say you're too young to do anything. Break boundaries and take action! Show the world you've got a special something in you!
What're you up to today? Submit your OOTD, fanfic, essay, school project, org event, a pic of your latest hobby, or anything you want to be posted on the Candy Bulletin page!
Outdoors Danielle Flestado @artdkf | May 1, 2020 "I miss the outside world. The last time I went outside of our house was on my birthday. We just bought coffee across our village and went back home immediately. This painting made me feel that I'm in a field, just appreciating the beauty of God's creation. Can you imagine the green grass and pink flowers?"
When everything around you suddenly turns dark, the first thing we'd prolly do, as humans, is to find and grab anything that is closest and nearest to us. We'll hold onto them for as long as we can, trying to collect ourselves and gather courage to adjust our eyesights to the pitch black environment that's consuming us minute by minute. And then you'd hear nothing. Your sense of hearing would somehow go off after not seeing anything for quite awhile. You'll let loose. Cry. Panic. You'll be exhausted for fighting your way out. Then just when you're about to stop and give up, you're no longer afraid. There's only this deafening silence and pithole of darkness that's gonna eat you up alive. And surprisingly, you'll make a home out of it.
You'll make a home out of the darkness that when a ray of light suddenly hits you, you'll try to avoid it. You'll try to cover your eyes. You'll try to cover your ears from the voices trying to help you get out of it. You'll try to hide because your mind and body will go against your will to come out and live. Because the darkness that used to scare you, now comforts you in a way you thought has helped you survived life. And you'll try to live. Day by day. In the darkness. Not knowing where to go. Not knowing where to start. Not knowing who is with you. You will try to live until the darkness that once surrounds you is now within you. And everyday, it's gonna be a cycle of subtle torture. But let me tell you a secret. The darkness won't make you whole.
You'll be broken. And in those hair-like cracks, the light will stubbornly fight its way through until it warms you up. Until you realize to check the switch and turn it on. Until you allow other people to help you find your way back in the light. Until you realize you're ready to live in light again. There's a light at the end of this long and dreading tunnel. The only question that matters: will you let them in?
I always thought of life, like a bead where each piece makes it worth sewing together with other piece of beads to make a stronger bond and to create a beautiful result. Today, how do we bond well with different people especially this difficult time? As this day challenges us to a new normal, may we continue to bead along positively with our life.