Share the Love

September 27, 2014 Filed Under: Events, Workshop 6 Comments

Sharing a photodiary of our workshop (which was two weeks ago, wow) with photos ℅ our resident Love, Type photographer BerKawaii Philippines representative for the day (and my fellow Capricorn girl / super good friend) Kaila and Share Movement Managing Director (and our collaborator) Jam. :)

To be honest, I had a hard time plotting this project out (I’m just extremely relieved we are a team working on this) in my schedule because it entailed a lot of meetings, planning sessions and basically all stressful things in one. 

Initially this was planned to be last June (before I left for my trip) but due to time constraints, we decided to push it back to September – which I think was much better because we had more time to prepare and do concrete actions to take this workshop to the next level. 

Our first workshop was okay. I mean it wasn’t super successful (I blame the venue for this, mostly, and being very unprepared) but I personally didn’t think it was good enough (you know my standards). So we really set the bar high on this one – and to our surprise, 80+ people signed up!

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Extra effort this time around as we got to do kits and name tags for our students!

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We raffled off goodies too. Thanks to Marvin of Chief Clothing for these shirts!

Cutest addition to our goodie bags were these Keybies from The Keybie Cafe.

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Our lootbags were filled with lots of freebies thanks to Hodge Podge, Sunday Paper, Keybie Cafe & Abbey Sy (well, me, lol). 

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We started off with Jam talking about how Share Movement started, and how collaborating with others has helped them raise funds for Joseph Feeding Mission.

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Then, it was teaching time!

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Den & I have been friends since who knows when (actually, the day we were born) so this was pretty easy for us. We taught the students the basics of hand lettering – from types of type, layouting, and other tips and tricks for beginners.

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Snacks were served thanks to Heston the Happy Monster’s yummy pies.

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Our batch this time around was pretty talented. Most of them didn’t have to call us and were silently working on their pieces.

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(Praise my photogenic arm party-filled right hand, lol)

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Teacher duties!

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After two hours or so of mentoring, the students did their DIY activity and had a photo op on our wall – which we really spent doing just for photo ops (because!).

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Class photo! :) 

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The representatives for When in Manila who covered the event – thank you guys for coming!

Many thanks also to Ber & Kaila for helping out! I appreciate it. Support group forever <3

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Thank you also to AJ of Sunday Paper for dropping by! It was really nice meeting you and we can’t thank you enough for your willingness to collaborate with us.

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Share the Love team. Claps for us for pulling this off! 

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We were able to donate to Joseph Feeding Mission from the proceeds of our workshop, and we were more than willing to share our blessings for the benefit of others.

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This is me on a rare occurrence – signing autographs, lol! Thank you Nicole for the support. I appreciate it. :)

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Many thanks also to the TROMS volunteers who willingly extended their hand to help us out that day! We are more than grateful.

I have to say, our second run was so much better and we were so overwhelmed with the feedback (thank you, students!). Thank you very much to our sponsors, media partners and collaborators who were more than willing to help us organize this event for a cause. Here’s to more future workshops soon! :)

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6 Responses to “Share the Love”

  1. Ria
    November 23, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    When will your next workshop be? I’m very interested to join! :)

  2. Abbey
    November 23, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Hi Ria! Having one with Fully Booked this January! I’ll post details soon :)

  3. Cielo
    November 23, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    Uhhh, It would be great to attend your workshop Ate Abbey. So much feels seeing your blog. xx

  4. Abbey
    November 23, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    Thank you Cielo!

  5. Aleja
    February 29, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    will there be a workshop this April ? :D

  6. Abbey
    March 1, 2016 at 12:12 am

    Yup, please subscribe to bit.ly/learnbyabc for immediate updates!

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