4th Year Anniversary Special: 4 Things I Have Gained and Learned from Blogging

Who would have thought that we are already celebrating 4 years in this industry? :) I started my site out of boredom from being a bum as a fresh college graduate. I was supposed to start a Youtube channel when I realized I am not yet ready to show my face over the internet. I just decided to make a blog instead. Everything was unplanned. I almost stopped blogging and deactivating this account, MANY TIMES. But as they say, EXPECT the UNEXPECTED. I never expected this blog would get engagement, will be one of the top blog posts on Google, bring me to different places, meet new friends, have recognition, and force me to post on my personal social media accounts. 

Because my baby has turned 4, I would like to give an inspirational list of the things I gained and learned from blogging which I know a lot of you would want to know.

4 Things I Have Gained and Learned from Blogging

1. Collaborations

This is the most exciting part of blogging life. I remember the first time I got a collaboration with a brand. I almost got teary-eyed that someone already notices my blog. At that time, I was not after the product I will receive, but the point that my blog is already existing. If my memory serves me right, I even asked on email how did they find my blog. HAHA. I was soon then invited to attend events. Again, as a person who doesn't believe my blog is making name, I directly asked the company if they will have an event  (Usually, for big companies, they hire agencies to handle their event). I think I just don't want to get scammed during that time. #excuses HAHAHAHA.

Just a tip: Always be honest if you are giving a review. Not because you are paid or have a collaboration, you always have to give them positive review or praise the product. Always be honest. Your audience will know if you lying to them. What I usually do is that I always try the product/service first. If I don't like it, I would tell the company the product doesn't work good to me, and would not just blog about it. This is to give respect as well. :)

TRIVIA: I started to get collaboration after two years of being in the industry.


Shopee: Hassle-free Online Shopping Review

Hello online shopping fanatics! :) Today I'll be sharing my newest discovery in online shops, Shopee PH! :)

What is Shopee?

According to their Linkedin account, Shopee is a mobile-first social marketplace where everyone can browse, shop and sell. It is a platform tailored for Southeast Asia, combining the authenticity of a customer-to-customer (C2C) marketplace with payment and logistical support, making online shopping easy, secure and fuss-free.

I accidentally discovered them when I was craving for Samyang Fire Noodles. I kept watching Spicy Chicken Noodle Challenge on Youtube, and being an adventurous person, I also wanted to try on my own. :) Since there are only few physical stores that sell this, I need to find alternatives. :) I have browsed thru different online shops, but found the cheapest on Shopee. When I say cheapest, it's almost 50% less than other shops. :)

Ordering to Shopee is  easy. If you want to know, check this out. :)

1. Download their mobile application.

2. Type the product you want in the search box.

3. Look for the best deals. They also indicate which are preferred. :) What's good is that there are online shops who accept Cash on Delivery. Yey! :)

4. You may message the seller if you have inquiries. You may also click add to cart if you will still be looking for other products. Or if you are ready to purchase, click Buy Now. Don't forget to indicate the quantity. :)


The gift of healthy ‘crowning glory’ fit for the queen this Mother’s Day

CLICHE it may be, but there’s indeed a woman behind the person we are today. And that’s no less than her—our mother. We used to call her nanay, inay, ‘nay, mama, mommy or simply mom. Needless to say, she deserves more than that given the pivotal role she fulfills in rearing us from childhood to adulthood and possibly for the rest of our lives. 

There may be opposing beliefs whether that greater maternal instinct is biologically predetermined or socially imposed, but everyone would agree that a mother is hardwired to love and care about the whole family, especially the children, all the time. For better or worse, it’s always the welfare of everyone at home on top of her priority. 

No wonder she’s an epitome of a doting human being that touches everybody’s life. So, it’s but right to honor and return all the favors she has done for us. And what a better way to do this than this Mother’s Day.

Still drooling over the ways on how to spend this time of the year again with her? Well, you may opt for the basics of gift-giving from simple trinkets to expensive items. But take note, your appreciation of her is not equated by the tag price of your present. It’s the thought that counts, as an adage says. 

You may consider a set of hankies that will bring back the memory of her wiping out her tears of happiness upon knowing that she’s conceiving a li’l creature inside her womb. That’s you, of course. A loose yet comfy clothes shall make her remember that sort of a duster or preggy dress she wore in the laborious yet exciting “nine months” of gestation.


Doublemint Gum: Creating Sweet Connections Through Lovewraps

Being part of the media industry, I am always proud of my friends in the advertising world. They always make contents not only remarkable but also inspiring. :)

Garnering over 4 million views on Facebook and still counting, the latest Doublemint commercial about Sarah & Juan’s love story has touched the hearts of many Filipinos. It’s a love story filled with simple gestures of Sarah, offering Doublemint to Juan, and the latter, sketching the moment onto the wrappers.

Netizens have expressed their kilig for the couple and their story.

“Oh, I love this commercial, so much feels! Good job for creating this wonderful commercial Doublemint.” says Vera Reyes. Inchet Flores complimented Wrigley’s Doublemint Team saying that the commercial is perfect and she loved the story of the commercial.

Being the sentimental lot we are, one can't help but document moments like these--the first conversation, first date, anything that is a memory worth keeping. The story of Sarah and Juan has reached through our deepest feelings of finding love in the simplest things. We watched their story unfold and were glued to our monitors just to see how the story ends.

Now imagine if you could put your love story in those wrappers and share it to the world, just like what Juan did.

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