"MY FIRST attempt at mobile blogging: an invite to the launch of Bigg's Catering Clubhouse this Saturday at Jardin Real de Naga."The above text was what I emailed to go.blogger.com to set up my Blogger account's mobile blogging capability. In a zip, Blogger immediately replied, providing me a six-character alphanumeric code I used in claiming my mobile blogging license.
The picture, blurry I may add, shows Bigg's, Inc. unique invite to their big event this Saturday evening, taken using my LG cameraphone. Folded, it is a cardboard version of an analog radio set that my late grandmother used to have in their Sagrada home where I grew up. Pasted in front is a note saying: "Open this box for a blast from the past!"
When opened, the invite looks like the one above, with the following text: "Bigg's Catering presents 'The Spirit of '67' -- A Rock 'n Roll Dinner Concert at the Clubhouse. Hosted by Jaime Fabregas." If I recall it right, the multi-talented Fabregas grew up at barangay Abella and went to the school at the Ateneo de Naga.
While deliberating on the shortlist of this year's Mayoral Awards last night, Ms. Amelita Zaens of the DIBA Foundation brought up this upcoming Bigg's event. Joe Perez, Bicol Mail editor, said he looks forward to it, with rock 'n roll the staple of their parochial days.
And I look forward to more occasional mobile blogging, particularly where there is no internet access and with my laptop mostly left at the office these days, Globe's 3G service is the only real alternative left.