Sunday, March 10, 2013

Forever a Wallflower

I was in a 'blog event' the other day, make it a beauty event! Yes, being the huge introvert that I am I dragged my lazy ass to attend a social gathering of some sort. To be honest I'm not that into makeup. Don't get me wrong, I buy makeup and I'd like to believe that I know how to put makeup on. I see makeup as an art. You know how a painter appreciates a good painting? Only in this case, I appreciate a beautifully made up face. That kind of thing! But I'm a kikay at heart. I might not look like one but I am, just on my own messed up way.

It was Project Vanity's 5th year anniversary. I've been reading Liz's blog since her Ukay Manila days and it was so awesome to have finally met her in the flesh. She is so nice that when she noticed that I had no one to talk to, she approached and introduced me to some of the bloggers. And of course the others too! It's good to have finally put faces to the names that I just see on her blog. Everyone was so pretty and fasyon! As Tita K has mentioned: Gaganda ng kilay! It was actually the first time that I went to a blog event. I had a great time people watching!

Well I had to be at the back because I'm tall! Char!

I'm not a fan of meet and greet. I don't have social skills. I blurt out things I'm not supposed to say. I stutter or freeze most of the time. That's one reason why I like to blog so much cos in real life, I suck at talking. But then I thought that it's too self-centered (add pathetic too) of me to think that I should just stay in the house and stop meeting new acquaintances. Cos no matter how shy I am, I still like meeting different kinds of people. 

Oggling galore! Haha! Had a side-shave last year just like hers.

Ms. Nelly See of Pinkbox and Karrots of Live Love Lolz

These are exactly the kinds of  people I look up to. Beautiful, passionate, strong-willed and down-to-earth. Women who inspire other women in their own little way. I was thinking that maybe one day, I'd outgrow my ridiculously-awkward-self, or not. Who knows? I'm grateful to have met these women. Grateful that we have these things called blogs and the internet.

8 comments:

  1. Hi Khristine! Thanks for blogging about the Project Vanity Event. <3 And thanks for the wine as well! We'll keep it for something special.

    You know, I was also very very socially awkward back in college. I only had a few friends and didn't do much in the way of school activities. I didn't know the right things to say to people so I just preferred to keep to myself. Actually up to this day I get shy when I'm in a crowd I don't fit in!

    I got over it by discovering that it's better to talk about something - anything - than just being quiet and all shut up. Even if all you have to talk about is where you ate just go say it! Ask a lot of questions! Before you know it you have a new friend. ;)

    Liz Lanuzo
    projectvanity.com

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    1. Thanks for this! It means a lot, Liz. :)

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  2. Hi Khristine, it's Kim! Nice meeting you, and my social skills are below par also. Glad I survived that day. haha :)

    xx, Kim
    Kimpossibly Gorgeous

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    1. It was nice to meet you too, Kim! :)

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  3. Hiyee! So glad to have met you, and buti na lang you did decide to talk to me, because actually I was going to talk to you na nga and introduce myself, because you did look like you wanted to say something. My own social/PR skills have much to improve on haha. And btw, I agree with Eula, you're really pretty and your skin is gorgeous haha! I forgot to tell you that. I need to post about this event soon, too :D Mind if I gank that IG photo?

    Alex
    http://www.reluctantstylista.com

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    1. Haha. Thanks, Alex! It was nice to have finally met you. :)

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  4. Hi Khristine! It was nice meeting you there. I'm so glad I spoke to you and appreciated your glasses! I'm also not great with small talk but I think we managed. Right? I hope to bump into you some other time. :)

    Jean

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    1. Yes, hope to bump into you too. Really nice of you to have noticed. Haha

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