The Last Meet-Up
I can't remember when I had my first meet up EVER for Anagon Collection. But since I have officially declared that I am removing this mode for my online shop, the fondest memories I've accumulated from the 5 years of meeting up buyers all came rushing in to me...Especially last Friday, which I'll call "the epitome of a meet up day".
A typical meet up day will start with scheduling at least 5 buyers (para hindi sayang ang pamasahe) before the date, and then commute my way just to deliver accessories to them in person. And in between hi and hello...There's the "waiting time"--kung saan gagastos ako for food para may matambayan! ;p
First stop for last meet up day: Coffee Bean Araneta.
I met Doughna at around 11am, and while waiting for Bianca, I ordered my lunch and coffee, bought the latest Preview magazine, and brought out my notebook just to waste time. Spell gastos?
I was also texting some buyers that time, so it's a good thing that I am also earning while I am on a meet up.
I was texting Krissy too...and also my sistah Ana, telling her nagkaka "separation anxiety" ata ako knowing that this may be my last meet up day. Kung mapanindigan ko, hehe.
Memories of first meet ups -
Still new with online selling, and it wasn't a craze yet at that time, I hold meet ups wherever na convenient for the buyer. As in WALANG RULES. So I went to SM Bicutan, or even far away UP riding a cab..Only to deliver items na worth LESS sa taxi fare ko. Hahaha! I learned to create meet up points and add meet up fees after that.
Most memorable meet up -
One of my memorable meet ups was in ATC I think 2 years ago. It was with the mom of a new showbiz personality (winner of a singing contest). The nice mom bought headbands from me so she can sell them daw to other girls in SOP, or have her daughter wear them. We met I think 2 or 3 times, and her orders didn't go down P5K!
Worst meet up -
I can't remember specific meet up that I hate...Except maybe when I forget additional orders, kasi sayang din yung kita, andun narin. Or even CANCELLED meet ups, especially when I am already on the way to the venue. I also remember getting stuck in UST after a meet up...Kasi bumaha na! :P I NEVER even experienced "the great 4 rivers" ng UST while I was studying there!
After my yummy lunch, Bianca arrived fresh from work. We had a little catching up, and I even told her about "the last meet up":
The "separation anxiety" grew when she told me, some girls prefer meet ups just because they want to meet me. =,)
Term of Endearment -
I got used to calling my buyers "Sis", but some girls have already called me "Dear" or "Babe"!
Parang Di Nag Meet Up-
I have buyers na nasanay na akong dapat kakain kami if we schedule a meet up. In short, parang di narin nag meet up kasi isspend din sa food ang kinita, haha! But I don't mind that at all! Meeting up with Kat G. or my college seatmate Niz meant that I have to dine with them, and have a little chit chat with them.
Biggest Meet Up -
One big meet up I had was with Jowan, who is also an entrepreneur. I met her I think 3x in the Fort area, and her orders never went down P8k! I also had a meet up with DLSU kids--one big barkada who ordered A LOT, parang nag bazaar ako bigla sa Mc Do in just one meet up that barely lasted 30 minutes!
After Cubao, I went to DLSU (utilizing our trains) to meet two girls in Mc Do (near South Gate)...and then headed to my UST buyer, and waited for her in Beanhoppers:
Favorite Meet Up Tambayan / Meet Up Food Discoveries:
Always on the look out for comfortable places where I can hang out while waiting for my buyers. My favorites are: Burgoo in Gateway (I love their Angel Hair Pasta!), Beanhoppers in UST (photo above - Iced Americano), and Zen Tea in DLSU! :)
Friends I met through meet ups:
There is Anisa, Anna G (my only UPM regular buyer!), Ashley, Megann, Ava!, Ella, Kat G, etc. =)
So yes, I guess that's it! Let's see nalang kung mapapanindigan ko talaga ang no-meet ups hahaha. I pray magkaroon na ako ng stall this year, or consignment in a huge department store (hello SM and Rob! Hahahah..A girl can dream! :)). At the end of my meet up day, I went to Ayala to hang out and talk with fellow bloggers Pax and Melai on our entrepreneurial plans (hehehe):
|photo from pax|
I was all haggardous versoza already, that I wouldn't want to have my whole body photo taken with the two fashowniztaz...heheheh, but sige na nga...as Pax will say carry lang yan teh. Hahaha! =)
Thank you to my for-meet up buyers, I'll miss you all! :)
PS: Want a floppy hat? I sell them na! CLICK HERE! :)
Add 70s flavor to your summer by donning this big black floppy hat!
Photo from Pax.