A Fresh Start: Best Cebu Blogs Awards 2018

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Life is always on a roller coaster ride. Bad things. Good things. It happened. The important thing here is you get to enjoy every ride no matter how bumpy it can be. Earlier this year, I had struggles updating my blog because I hardly had enough time sitting in front of the laptop, typing everything I’d like to share. And whenever I had one, some important personal matters will get in between. And I, as a blogger has had inner conflicts, losing the passion to blog, is one. Do I need validation to continue doing what I started six years ago? Maybe!

Some time summer of this year, I lost Goddess In Disguise. To those of you who do not know, Goddess In Disguise is my blog’s first name. It breaks my heart because how can I took for granted something that has been a part of me for long.  I, unfortunately, forgot to renew the domain even with the grace period given to me. I had a little to no chance of connecting to the internet for roughly three months. I was probably reminded but I could not trace the email. Worst, the redemption is too much for me already. I might need more years to earn such big amount. And believe me, I tried the best I can to haggle. Literally. I spent most of my nights regretting, blaming myself and crying. Maybe I should just forget about blogging and move on! But then, why should I? I am strong, right? That’s how I see myself. And because when you love doing something, you’ll do it no matter the odds. Everything must go on.

Then, there’s Che Goes On. Though I moved the contents of Goddess In Disguise, I know I will have to start from scratch. But that won’t hinder this passion to blog. So much of that story anyway! Last year, I was one of the finalists of Best Cebu Blogs Awards under Personal category. And this year, I am (again) shortlisted as one of the finalists for . . . drum roll, please, Style category! Unbelievable, I know. To be honest, fashion/style is really one of the reasons I started blogging. I used to have a Multiply account where I shared all the fashion stuff and shoots I had back then. And when I had the chance to finally start having my own blog, I grabbed the opportunity.

I was teary-eyed when I received an e-mail from the team. And puzzled at the same time because I can’t imagine having me lined-up with those fashion bloggers who posted their OOTD’s almost every day across the internet. I love dressing up. I love glamming myself. I love trying out different outfit styles. And I love experimenting every trend today. And I thought after giving birth that I may not have the chance to do what I love, because I do not know. Maybe because I am more into becoming a full-time and hands-on mother. Or maybe I’m just hesitant because of the physical change during and after pregnancy. Having said that, I ventured into women’s apparel business last year to indulge style cravings. If I can’t do it to myself, maybe I can share it with others, I thought. Small but it’s kinda satisfying.

Anyway, the Best Cebu Blogs Awards (BCBA), founded by Mark Monta on December of 2008, is a yearly awarding ceremony of Cebu-based bloggers. It is the only and pioneering award-giving body that recognizes the existence of blogs and bloggers in Cebu’s blogosphere. It acknowledges the existence and importance of Cebu bloggers in the Visayas and in the Philippines. BCBA aims to recognize the finest blogs of Cebuanos and Cebu-based bloggers which are at par even with their foreign counterparts.

This year’s 11th Best Cebu Blog Awards won’t be possible without the help of the following awesome sponsors and partners:

BCBA 2018 is Co-presented by:

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Being part of the list of finalists is already a huge honor for me and my blog. I must have done something good and right to deserve this recognition. Win or lose, being recognized and being able to keep this blog up is already winning. Congratulations to all the finalists. I hope to see you all at the awarding night. xo


  1. Jennylyn Prado Reply

    Super inspirational story mamsh. May mga panahon talagang minsan nawawalan tayo ng pag asa, minsan may puro saya naman. Pero kahit sa anong sitwasyon na dumarating sa ating buhay kailangan nating lumaban at maging matiyaga sa buhay. ♥️ Congratulations for you achievement mamsh, na iinspire po talaga ako.

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  2. Xansollaor Reply

    Thanks for sharing your blog adventure..looks enjoy and have fun to read like this

    • Kathleen Kate Pabia Reply

      Awww! Congratulations for your great achievement! Everything happens for a reason. Always choose what makes you happy!

  3. Mariya wendy Reply

    Yay. Im happy for your another achievement! Im one of your silent supporters. Xoxo

  4. Eddielli Bungay Reply

    Wow! Congrats po kahit matagal na ito! Continue to inspire people thru your blog! ❤️

  5. Salmazan Bernadet Reply

    Congrats and enjoy your life your right ,whatever happened must life goes on and enjoy evry minute , your a great blogger ,thnks for share your blog ♥️♥️♥️ your such an inspiration .

  6. Bernadet Salmazan Reply

    Congrats and keep it up you are right, even life like a roller coaster life must goes on and keep fighting all trials thnks for sharing your blog, you are such an inspiration ….

  7. Annjaysept Reply

    yey just go with the flow lang po ,believe in yourself and congrats for your new achievement .

  8. Mary Gen Sabanal Reply

    Keep fighting! Laban lang! Thanks for sharing and congratulations for the achievement!

  9. Mira Flor Tacle Reply

    Thanks for sharing your blog… I’m happy for you. God bless.

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