Empowering Women in Subic: Connected Women Subic Hosts An Innovative Meetup Experience

  Exciting news for the women of Subic!  Get ready for the first Connected Women Meetup of 2023 , happening simultaneously in different municipalities across Zambales and beyond. The Connected Women Subic Meetup will be hosted by Jen Cajucom and co-hosted by Mitch Carvalho and Lynn Singian. It will be held on February 15, 6pm at Kairos House of Blends , located at the ground floor of the Balai Subik building along National Highway, Mangan-Vaca, Subic. And that's not all. Other municipalities in Zambales will also be holding their own meetups, with Myra Concepcion hosting Connected Women Castillejos, Melissa Moscoso for Connected Women San Felipe and April Mora for Connected Women Olongapo. This will be in conjunction with Connected Women's community-led meetups held all over the Philippines and in other countries. Since 2018, Connected Women meetups in Zambales have been hosted by Jen Cajucom and held as a single meetup for the whole province every 6-weeks. This time around, a

Sunday, Fun Day

I really enjoyed the get together with the two of my best blogging friends Mhel “BlankPixels” and Eihdra “One Proud Momma”.  We met last March 13, 2011, Sunday. 

from left to right: Eihdra, Joy, Mhel

My husband and my youngest son Yahmir accompanied me.  We were the first ones to arrive in our meeting place at PureGold Supermart along Monumento, Caloocan City.  While waiting, my two boys roam around, while I was so busy answering text messages from Mhel and Eihdra.  It’s a good thing that I always bring along my mobile landline aside from my cellphone. Eihdra and I were calling each other of our whereabouts, every 10 minutes, ahaha.  Finally after 30 minutes, Mhel arrived, we do some grocery shopping first before we fetch Eihdra at the LRT Station.  We were all so happy to see each other.  You can imagine the three of us who doesn’t refrain nor stop from chatting even while walking getting back to PureGold. J

I thought Mhel’s place is near in our meeting place, well, I was wrong.  It was still a 30 minutes drive from the meeting place.  Anyway, the distance does not matter. 

Mhel’s parents were very warm and accommodating. Because it’s almost 1 pm, all of us were already starving.  Yahmir kept on bugging me that he wants to eat already (lol).  The table was already set and prepared with foods by the time we came in.  Though hungry, we still managed to do some posing for picture taking ahaha.  Nobody wanted to leave the table.  Nanay’s Beef and Seafood Kare-Kare were really very delicious, plus the Shrimps and the boneless Bangus (Milk Fish).  To add up the ripe mangoes and watermelon.  The meal was really sumptuous.

the foods! 

all smiles though hungry already, except for Yahmir ahaha

We brought Chicharon (pork cracklings),and gave the gift (a microwave oven) to Nanay and Mhel as a token of appreciation. Eihdra bought two Red Ribbon cakes that we forgot to eat ahaha.  We got so many stories and topics to talk about, that the whole afternoon was not enough (lol). 

the gift: My sincerest gratitude to Mhel for helping me out, and for the unending patience  

Nanay, even entertained us with a song then followed by Eihdra who has a good singing voice. Tatay and Noi (my husband) were busy roaming around the place, taking a look at the nearby fishpond and resort, then had a couple of brandy shots.  Guess what is Yahmir doing? As always, He is playing at the computer at Mhel’s Computer Shop, he’s the lone customer because the shop took a holiday on that special day J.  Eihdra, Mhel and I sat in their sofa the whole time while having a little drinking spree too.

Nanay rendering a song with matching dance number

Eihdra concentrating on her Taylor Swift voice alike, sing it baby!

Enjoying with Tanduay Ice 

cheers! Tatay and Noi

Three's Company

Due to Noi’s early office meeting on the next day, we cannot afford to stay much longer. At around 6pm, we packed up to end the day’s party.  On the way back to Monumento, Mhel accompanied us to guide the route/way once again.  We passed by at the famous Dolor’s Kakanin to buy some pasalubong (bring house).  We dropped off Eihdra and Mhel at the LRT station before we went home.  We came home at around 8:30 pm, tired but happy. I slept with a smile on my face J

Hey ladies! (Eihdra, thank you for the VS. To Mhel and Nanay/Tatay, thank you for hosting the get together), I am looking forward in meeting you again in the near future!


  1. I super enjoyed our get-together, sis! Ahihihi. I knew we're going to have fun talaga. I'm so glad to finally have met you, Yahmir and Noi. :)

    Thank you SO MUCH for the gift, sis. I never expected such appreciation. We're putting it to good use. Thank you talaga!

    I can't wait to see you again! I'm hoping to meet JM na rin. Tagaytay!!! :D

  2. wow another proof that indeed we can find true friends from blogging...

    its me
    Cielo of <a hred="http://www.brownpinay.com>Brown Pinay</a>

  3. Looked like you guys had a lot of fun
    sarap naman ng food 8)

  4. it was so much fun, i played Call of Duty :)

  5. Parang ang saya nyo. Sayang,kung anjan lang kao,baka sumama pa ako. We only live in Araneta Village,lapit lang sa Monumento,I think I went grocery shopping plenty of times jan sa Puregold.

  6. Cielo, am very happy for you have restored your blog, lagi tuloy ako me kaba lately :(. Yes, i have found two true blogger friends and praying to find more :)

    Me 8, hello, welcome to Notepad Corner :) yes, the food is very masarap :)

    Yahmz, ah, basta computer, you never get a dull moment hihi

    Willa, HI sis! sayang, pero di bale pag uwi mo kita kits hihi

    Sis Mhel, ikaw ang taong me malaking puso! i am blessed to have found you! tagaytay na! lol

  7. Boneless bangus! Wow! Yan ang pinakagusto ko sa picture! :-D


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