The first National Thank You Day is now part of history. It was a worthy celebration of this simple gesture often neglected by Filipinos. We are trained to say “po”, “opo” and “please” ever since childhood more than “thank you”. It wouldn’t hurt to start including “thank you” in the children’s vocabulary and train them to be always grateful about simple things in life.
There was a low turn out of people who supported the first ever National Thank You Day Concert. I have a few hypothesis:
1. Most people decided to avoid the malls after the Glorietta bombing which claimed the lives of 11 people and > 80 people injured.
2. There were two other competing activities within the same area: Channel 23 Day Break in the MOA Bay Area to celebrate semestral break ala Spring break and Anlene’s bid to break the most number of people dancing simultaneously in a single event as part of the World’s celebration of Osteoperosis in CCP.
3. Media is not really sold-in to the idea of Thank You Day since this is more of a marketing gimmick by Toblerone. You can’t even find any press news about last night’s Thank You Day in the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
I would love to believe that it was number #1 but reality is, I don’t think we acknowledged that we have an issue with saying “Thank You”. What do you think? Please share your thoughts on this…
The Thank You Wall was full of thank you notes from those who attended the event. I wonder where will they put this Thank You Wall in MOA.
Thank You for all those who initially supported the Thank You.PH Art Campaign. This will be an ongoing campaign until next year. I will select the most creative thank you posts each month and the winner/(s) will be entitled to a signed complimentary copy of Our Awesome Planet: Philippines — a Travel Guide Book. My target is to complete the book in early 2009 or earlier in 2008. Thank you for all the encouragement for this project.
Check out the highlights of the first ever National Thank You Day…
This is the closest that I could get to one of my showbiz-blogger idol. Actually, I had a chance to take a closer picture when the hosts acknowledged all the bloggers who supported the event and called them up on stage.
I was torn between having a picture with Bianca and the bloggers on stage or getting these shots of the Toblerone chocolate shower. I decided the latter one and I was happy with the results.
Most people were disappointed that it was only confetti shower of triangle shaped red/white paper and not the actual Toblerone chocolates as we were led to believe the entire show. It would have been cool if there were really Toblerone in that shower.
Thank You Toblerone for making us part of this campaign! The blogging community is grateful and we are looking forward for a bigger celebration next year!!