Claimed my Klout Perk — A business card from Moo.com

19 Aug

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An organic skin care line in Paris, Entensi told me about Klout and he was amazed of my high scores and that I am present in almost all social networking sites. So I signed up to Klout and gave away Klout points to other online peeps.

I have totally forgotten about clout until my blogger friend Gen of genzelkisses.com said she claimed hers; so I immediately logged in and hoped that I can still claim the perks.

And voila! I was able to redeem it.

I went to moo.com site to customized the design and chose the eco-card (if I remember the name correctly). I paid for the minimal shipping fee from UK and it arrived a week before the ETA they told me.

I am very satisfied.

Now I can use this card for my blog, makeup, and events.

It’s nice to have sites that have such  wonderful perks. Now I want my scores to go higher and get more perks.

SAMMY

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AYOS REASONS WHY PINOYS ARE MODERN HEROES

19 Aug

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What does it mean to be a hero for you? For each person, the idea of being a hero can change. But heroism doesn’t always involve having to risk your life for your country. Sometimes, it springs from the simplest forms of kindness and ingenuity! Buti na lang, marami niyan ang mga Pinoy! (Good thing, Filipinos have heaps of that)

This month, as our nation commemorates heroes of all forms, let’s look at 3 Ayos reasons why even regular Pinoys (you, me, anyone!) deserve bragging rights to be called a modern hero:

  1. Filipinos are happy spirits.

When was the last time you shared a hearty laugh with a friend? Believe it or not, that tender moment may have turned a day around.

It truly is more fun in the Philippines, where as a nation, we comprise of people who just loves to live from the lighter side of life. When the times get rough, you can expect someone to make you laugh with a joke, an advice, or even a song! Always remember that a smile is powerful. Wear it, feel good with it, and next thing you know, someone else is better because you shared a smile with them.

  1. Filipinos are accommodating.

Ever got hit by the “I just need someone to talk to” bug; where unloading some thoughts and feelings to a confidante is enough to make your feel better? You’re not alone in that. Fortunately, Filipinos are easily open to listen, even welcome you to their homes when you just need to feel like you’re not alone.

  1. Filipinos give life a second chance.

Despite the tragedies that hit the country, it is part of the Filipino continue to rise up and try again. Sometimes, this even extends to how they treat the stuff they have lying around the house. Clothes, toys, and hobby items that Pinoys once loved, end up finding a renewed purpose when sold online.

AyosDito.ph, a leading online classifieds portal and key player in driving consumer-to-consumer (C2C) e-commerce in the country, is part of a global network of online classifieds sites in more than 30 countries. Since the start of its operations in 2009, the company has fielded a dedicated staff of ad reviewers to check the legitimacy of ads and thus provide a higher quality of experiences on the site.

True enough, more and more Filipinos have embraced the idea of online buy and sell through AyosDito.ph, a free online classifieds website. In fact, during a 12-month period from May 2013 to May 2014, AyosDito.ph soared with a 177% increase in number of ads posted on its platform.

Ayos maging pinoy diba? 

but the most responsive to change…

11 Aug

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Last week was crazy.

  • I tried to change my beauty blog’s theme
  • I was assigned to a new beat, fitness facility
  • I was in a shocking meeting
  • I slept
  • I went to a bazaar to buy my sister-in-law’s evening gown

I feel that I am in a chaos of responsibility and I want to juggle everything. I cannot give up one, I do not know why, I am still figuring it out. One night last week, I thought about my family. I haven’t seen them in months, but I have to stay here in the city to sustain my urban jungle life. What a twenty-five year-old woman could do? Live her life, of course, but I am not living  my life the way I want it to be.

I am not saying that I am wasting my years, I wonder what can I do to change the course I am in. Maybe I worry too much and keep on pretending that life is easy on me when it is entirely not.

Life goes on for everyone and I am thankful for the courage I have to face a new day. Maybe I am not there yet, but maybe I am near, my purpose is still unknown and the excitement to unveil it disturbs my sanity.

Someday it’s going to make sense.

xoxo SAMMY

P.S. Wherever you are, please do not lose hope, I am here at the other side of the world, praying for you.

Disconnected: My phone was stolen

5 Aug

 

If there’s something I am embarrassed of my country; it’s the rampant case of theft and robbery, most of the time it’s a gadget. Maybe it’s easy to pick a pocket or slash a purse to get one, right? So last July 31, I was on my way to Asian Institute of Management, Makati, I rode a bus from Ortigas Center and found myself stuck in a heavy rain and slow-moving traffic. The moment I reached my destination the bus was overloaded, I had to struggle a human maze to find the exit and poof, my iPhone became a koko krunch — GONE!

I telephoned my carrier and they temporarily barred my line (which means I will still pay monthly). I printed a stolen phone report at NTC (which I haven’t submitted because I don’t know how) then changed all my passwords. I did not set up my iCloud that is why I cannot remotely erase the content. Luckily my main notes are not there.

 

My life was? Oh, terrible in a sense that I don’t have an internet. I use my iPhone as a hotspot to my iPad where I do most my work so now my iPad became a game console.  I am not really sad, but I felt crippled, having that phone for three years already. My loyalty contract will expire next year so might well get an inexpensive phone first. *sigh*

Life goes on and it’s a just a phone.

SMILE.

SAMMY

Street Food at home version

29 Jul

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It’s been a long time since I write a food post as I don’t cook that often in our apartment. I don’t even bring a camera whenever I dine out. I realize I eat more convenient store fried chicken often than real food.

Anyway, yesterday I took a work off and decided to prepare a snack for us. These kind of food are considered ‘street’ food where you will find it in carts along the alleys. What make it special is the sauces – sweet, spicy, and seasoned vinegar.

Although we cannot copy the signature taste of those sauces, some said we should incorporate germs in them to copy the taste. *laughs*

What we did in this version was to mix chop chili, onion, vinegar, sweet chili sauce, and sugar; the taste was pretty close, I tell you.

Get the Frabelle sweet chili sauce for this! it’s the most commercially available sweet chili sauce for me.

I really enjoy snacks like these. Maybe next time we’ll copy the grilled intestines or inihaw na isaw ng manok at baboy. This calls for a neighborhood business, by the way.

Gonna grab my dinner now.

SAMMY

Love is still in the air

20 Jul

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For the past eight years I’ve been in a relationship, I must agree with the quote I posted above. As days go by I noticed that things changed between us. I remember the three stages in a relationship and I believe we are on stage three, attachment phase.

This could be the most boring and challenging phase. Boring because you knew everything about your partner, how many moles does he has, if his fart smells disgusting, if he snorts, if he eats like a pig, or if he is plain pain in the a**. The surprise factor and getting-to-know stage is all over.

Challenging on the other hand because you will try really hard to make that boredom fun again. To trigger every spark you two have and to ignite the romance you had when you first laid eyes to each other.

Hugs, kisses, cuddles, and sex still feels amazing; you just have to remember to give it. Arguments most likely to be present in this phase too because you are too comfortable with each other and you are likely to speak your mind this time.

In any romantic relationship there could only be two different path. It’s either you make it to the wedding bells or break it and then walk away. I am in a moment where I want to end what I have right now because I feel I am being strangled but the reason I am writing this now is because I realize something.

Commitment will always be your choice, making it work will always be your choice, being happy is definitely a choice too. Just because there are days that he doesn’t seem to be the person you want him to be doesn’t mean that you will suggest break up. It’s true that indifference is the reason why most people are hurting but if you will open your self up and feel the love, you will find happiness.

I smell him and I can tell that his DNA compliments mine so I should let go of my frustrations and enjoy every single minute I have with him.

True love is not rare it’s everywhere. Just keep an open mind.

I don’t know why I wrote this but I guess I will say…

I will never let go.

Ooh cheesy!

Sammy

P.S. Just love.

My weekly roundabout: Typhoon Glenda

18 Jul

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Monday
Work as usual. I started to wonder if I still belong in the place. I have a feeling that I don’t anymore. For the past five years that i spend more than eight hours of my life. My nose wanted to smell a new green.

I started to branch out and it smells nice.

Tuesday
I went to work and when I stepped out of the vehicle my view my turning. I tried my best to reach our office and I was not productive. I rest the whole day on my desk and wonder why I am uberly dizzy.

Some colleagues said I’m pregnant, so I bought a test kit on my way home. I have a feeling that it was because of my emotional stress the night before. The feminist side of me is screaming at the of her lungs.

Wednesday
The Philippines, specifically metro Manila, undergone signal number three typhoon named Glenda. I didn’t report to work because the roofs were flying outside, trees being uproot, and flood.

The eye of the storm passed by. We don’t have electricity, my phone is dead. I am thankful that my families are safe. My dad told me that in Laguna, which is signal number three also, was devastated. Our tent flew away and our turkey at the rooftop, well I forgot to asked.

My electricity was restored and yes I charged my phones.

As for the pregnancy test kit results? It’s negative.

Thursday
I hit the snoozed button. I checked the clock to found out it was ten o’clock. I skipped work once again. I finished the laundry and went to the bank to pay bills. It was a headache. LOL

Friday
It’s three in the morning and yes I am reading a book while spotify is on. I cannot sleep, though I am sleepy, my mind is busy thinking about everything. So it might be useless if I will close my eyes and think of my what if’s.

I see my self hanging steadily at the edge of my imaginary box. It’s life I feel the breeze of change and yet I don’t want to let go to feel it.

I will let go now

I am organizing our team building to better to talk my committee forts and yes fix my life so I can start helping others fix theirs.

Xoxo,

Hoping everyone’s safety.

Sammy

P.S. To all my beauty blogger readers and YouTube subbies I’ll do my best to manage my time and serve you all. I miss you a lot.

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