Sunday, July 12, 2015

My Day 6 Journey To 40 Days Of Greatness

Day 6. Tomorrow is another day. 

#40DaysOfGreatness for #LGG4

"Every day, my dad would have me looking in the mirror and repeat, 'Today is going to be a GREAT day; I can and I will." - Gina Rodriguez

*This post was written as my entry to LG Philippines' contest on Instagram. You may view the mechanics HERE.*

My Day 5 Journey to 40 Days Of Greatness

Day 5. Stand Out. Stand Proud. 

#40DaysOfGreatness for #LGG4

"I used to walk down the street like I was a star.. I want people to walk around delusional about how GREAT they can be - and then to fight so hard for it every day that the lie becomes the truth." - Lady Gaga

*This post was written as my entry to LG Philippines' contest on Instagram. You may view the mechanics HERE."

My Day 4 Journey To 40 Days Of Greatnes

Day 4. A beauty in a world of beasts. 

#40DaysOfGreatness for #LGG4

"Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born GREAT, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them." - William Shakespeare

*This post was written as my entry to LG Philippines' contest on Instagram. You may view the mechanics HERE.*

My Day 3 Journey to 40 Days of Greatness

Day 3. A ray of hope amid the darkness. 

#40DaysOfGreatness for #LGG4

"You do not need a GREAT faith, but faith in a GREAT God." - James Hudson Taylor 

*This post was written as my entry to LG Philippines' contest on Instagram. You may view the mechanics HERE.*

My Day 2 Journey to 40 Days of Greatness

Day 2. Capturing the serenity after a storm. 

#40DaysOfGreatness for #LGG4

"If you will stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeable, those things can unexpectedly become  GREAT and immeasurable." - Rainer Maria Rilke

*This post was written as my entry to LG Philippines' contest on Instagram. You may view the mechanics HERE.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

My Day 1 Journey to 40 Days Of Greatness

Day 1. Deep, blurry thoughts on a rainy, pourin' Sunday afternoon. 

#40DaysOfGreatness for #LGG4

"When it rains, it pours. Maybe the art of life is to convert tough times to GREAT experiences: we can choose to hate the rain or dance in it." - Joan Marques 

*This post was written as my entry to LG Philippine's contest on Instagram. You may view the mechanics HERE.*

My Childhood Happiness

Childhood for me is the happiest time of a person's life. I have so many wonderful childhood memories, but most of them are like snapshots pictures in my mind. Opening gifts, learning to ride the bike, trips and outings, birthday and christmas celebrations, etc. All of these memories leave me with happy and pleasant feelings about my childhood. There are really some things that stick in our minds and become happy thoughts. But these ordinary recollections don't really carry the same emotional weight.

With my Papa. Yes, I'm a lolo's girl! ❤️
Sitting like a boss with my tita's on the background.
With my childhood bestfriend, Debbie.
(That's me wearing the red and blue polka dots swimsuit.)
With my ninongs and ninangs.
(That pretty woman carrying me is my mom.)
But there's one thing I missed doing and feeling now that I'm already an adult. Going back to the
years when I was still a little girl made me realize that "THIS" gave me the happiest feeling ever...

I realized that the happiest childhood memory I had was during those days when I was being sandwiched on the bed by my mom and dad. It gave me feelings of security and connectedness. That unexplainable happiness when they put a blanket on me, kissed me goodnight and hugged me until I fell asleep. And waking up in the morning with the two of them by my side made me complete.

I may have lots of happy childhood memories but this one is the happiest and the most significant. If I had a time machine or a genie in the bottle, I'd choose to visit this particular moment once again because I miss this kind of happiness.

"'Tis never the place, but the people one shares it with who are the cause of our happiest moments." - Susanna Kearsley

*This post was written as my entry to Modworld Inc's Inside Out movie ticket giveaway on Instagram. You may view the mechanics HERE.*

Friday, June 26, 2015

Of Being An Online Kontesera

I now officially include myself in the list of people who are into joining online contests. And I take pride in branding myself as a CERTIFIED ONLINE KONTESERA! 

I got into this thing after it was announced to me that I won a raffle from Astoria. It was a free buffet dinner and a hotel accomodation to any of their participating hotels (read the story HERE).

The first Twitter contest I've joined was Conzace's #VeyImmunePeraon promo where they would like to know about your travel plan. All you need to do is tweet your answer, tag Conzace and use their official hashtag. Easy, right? 

So I followed the instructions. I immediately received a tweet from Conzace thanking me for joining and asking me to send them a DM with my deets which I obediently and excitedly did. 

I received an email from them giving me further instructions on how I can win their promo for a Limited Edition Travel Health Kit. However, I was not really going to travel during that time so I can't show them a proof of a plane ticket or anything that will prove my travel. 

So, I failed..

Lesson learned: INTEGRITY and HONESTY are important factors in submitting your entries. 

But I didn't stop there. I started following official Twitter accounts (PH accounts) of establishments, brands, restaurants, famous people, bloggers, etc. I cleaned my list of "following" by deleting some accounts that I follow. 

From then on, my eyes were opened to the many promos being offered online. I was engaged in stalking Twitter accounts (am not really into FB and IG) with hopes of bumping into an online giveaway. I particularly join online contests which do not require any purchase. You may call me CHEAPSKATE, I don't care! At least, I am exercising my brain, enhancing my creativity and most especially, I AM WINNING!

Just to share (and to slightly brag) after less than a month of joining online contests, I've already won 17 of the promos I've participated in. And that included winning a VOOC Flash Charger from OPPO and a GC worth 1K from OLX. Isn't that amazing?! 

But I must warn you though, searching for online contests can eat up too much of your time since you need to refresh your feed every now and then. Plus, being infront of your gadget for only you know how long causes eye strain. So be wise and careful. Don't let it take you away from your other obligations and think about your health too. 

So there goes my story on how I started being an Online Kontesera. How about you? Have you joined online contests before and have won? Hope you did! 

To be updated with online contests, you may follow: 
@Hashtag_Phils on Twitter 

Just like what Hashtag PH always says.. 

" Good luck and always use the right HASHTAG! " 

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Modworld Production's #JurassicWorld

Last night, June 13, was the Special Block Screening of Jurassic World in 3D at SM Megamall Cinema 1. 

I was fortunate to have won 2 movie tickets to this event through @ModworldInc's Twitter giveaway!

I gift the movie tickets to my boyfriend's mom and she chose her apo to watch the movie with her. 

I didn't go so there was no moments to write regarding last night's experience. What I would like to share though is this.. 

What I appreciate most about ModWorld, aside from being GENEROUS in giving away free movie passes, is their EFFICIENT CUSTOMER SERVICE.

I've only known that I won free passes the day after they've posted their announcement on Twitter. And upon me knowing about their tweet, I sent them a personal message to ask if I can give the movie tickets to someone else..

Modworld said yes and proactively suggested the option to change my name on their list to the name of the person whom I'd give the tickets to. 

I very much appreciated that! 

It led to a hassle free claiming of the movie passes. I don't even have to go with them or give my valid ID so they can claim the tickets on my behalf. 

So it was a movie date between the lola and the apo. So cute! 

The boyfriend's mom and the boyfriend's nephew enjoyed the movie as much as they've enjoyed their take home lootbags!

They brought home two bags full of stuff from the sponsors. The nephew gave one bag to her ate and gave the other one to me as pasalubong. 

One thing though, the nephew wasn't able to take pictures of him showing his best dinosaur pose in the ModWorld Popcorn Club photo wall so we can have an entry to the Best Dinosaur Impression Photo Contest

But that's okay. We'll give chance to others! 

If you also want to be as lucky as me follow Modworld Productions' social media accounts and get updated with their promos and giveaways. 

Follow them on 
Twitter @modworldinc
Instagram @modworldinc

Thanks again, Modworld Production!!! 

Friday, June 12, 2015

Manila Bulletin's #MBJurassicWorld

Have you already watched Jurassic World? 

If your answer is no, you'd better go see it before everybody talks about it! 

Don't worry, I will not blog about the movie because I know you don't want to hear any spoilers. 

I just want to share how I scored 2 free passes to the Block Screening of Jurassic World. 

I was one of the lucky people who had the chance to see the movie on it's first day of screening here in the Philippines and thanks to Manila Bulletin for making that possible! 

They had this twitter contest where they post questions (related to dinosaurs and the Jurassic movies) daily and all you have to do is answer their question of the day. You can check how the game was played here.

And alas on June 06, I won! 

Joining this kind of contest requires patience (a lot of it) and creativity (in answering the question).

The day of the Special Block Screening came. We arrived at Powerplant Mall around 6:30pm. Approached Cinema 6 where the movie was shown and found Manila Bulletin's booth where I claimed my movie passes.

Since it was still early (movie starts at 7:30 as printed on the movie passes), we went around the mall and did some window shopping. And by the time we went back to the cinema, the line was already 

In the line, the event organizers/sponsors had us signed a sheet and Security Bank (one of the sponsors) gave out foldable plastic fans. 

There was a short program and a mini contest before the movie started. Questions pertaining to the sponsors were asked. And prizes were given out; Umbrellas from Security Bank and Varsity jackets from Manila Bulletin. 

I braved one question and got myself a nice jacket! 

Sponsors to the event were Manila Bulletin, Sky Cable and Security Bank.

As promised, I will not speak about how the movie ended, who died and who made it out alive. 

All I cay is, It was really an awesome movie! 

Again, thanks to Manila Bulletin for my free passes.

Until next time *wink*!!!