It was 2009 when I started my relationship with Havaianas, not only the brand but Terry S.A., the company which distributes it in the Philippines (though I had my first pair in 2006). It was in that year that I began working with them, when I was still part of my previous company. I did many online videos for them, directed their live streaming shows and became friends with many of the fun, awesome people who handle the brand.
In the last two years that I was freelancing, I didn’t have the chance to see them so imagine my surprise when I got invited to be one of the first to see their 2013 collection last December. As a blogger this time… ^^ [click to enlarge photos]
Clockwise: They now have a showcase room with really nice and artsy installations! ; That’s me, posing by the Havaianas tree. LOL. ; My new pair! So much cute. Elephants to attract more power and wealth. #fenghui #lakasmaka-auntie
It took me a while to write about this because 1) I got busy last December and 2) I didn’t know what to say exactly. I’m no fashion or lifestyle blogger (and I even felt kinda out of place because I was amongst fashionistas hahaha) so I couldn’t write with that angle but I love the people behind the brand and I was sooo happy to have seen them again after soooo long!
Top: With Ejohn Pacaba, now the brand manager of Havaianas. NAAAKKKZZZ!!! ; With the other boggers! Hallleeerrr~
Over the weekend, I was invited by Tattoo, along with some power bloggers and celebrities to the official launch of an exciting addition to the Tattoo family. So many awesome things happened there and I made new friends so I suppose this calls for a 2-part feature, the latter one being about the crazy trip. For now, let’s talk about the portal, yeah? Prepare to be excited.
LiveTattoo.ph is the first-ever online lifestyle site in the Philippines created by Tattoo, the number one broadband in the Philippines. Whether your are a passionate Trendsetter who is the style guru of your family and friends or an Adventurer, snapping away hot travel deals and constantly checking out on the coolest destinations or a Techie, Culture Vulture or an Audiophile, LiveTattoo.ph wows you with exciting privileges and discounts that allow you to satisfy your unique passions with no limits. I don’t necessarily fit a particular category so I’d say I’m the “Customize Your Passion” LOLZ.
I even totally look like Georgina Wilson.
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LiveTattoo.ph allows Tattoo subscribers to customize their passion and choose items that interest you so you get only the exact array of info and freebies that you want and need. All Tattoo subscribers can enter the site for free – no load deduction for prepaid, just keep a maintaining balance of P5.00, and no charge to bill for postpaid.
For you to understand the portal better, I’d let our friends from Tattoo explain it to you in their own words as it may get technical. Italics are mine. Teehee.
Enter the LiveTattoo.ph site and live your passion in 4 easy steps:
- Identify your Passion. Whether you are a Trendsetter, Techie, Culture Vulture, Audiophile or Adventurer, there is a whole gamut of perks, tips, information and freebies for you to enjoy. Passion, customized. Harhar!
- Sign-up using your Tattoo Prepaid or Postpaid number or Tattoo@Home account number to enter the LiveTattoo.ph site. Hmmm… I wonder if my Superstick account would work but I have the new Tattoo Player Stick!
Player. Like a bawz.
- Navigate the site to select your desired deals and perks! Find exclusive offers, downloads and subscriptions to over 50 partner websites and establishments such as games, music, tools and utilities, magazine and newspaper subscriptions, free surfing, discounts and added values on purchases. Dear 50% off deal at the Ayala cinemas, you will be abused.
- Click and claim your freebies and enjoy the Tattoo lifestyle. According to The Secret, you should claim it lolz.
I’m well aware that this post is two months late but please understand that what I’m about to share is not only limited to things that happened during this event. As some of you may know, I was invited to be one of the bloggers who represented the Philippines at the Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards 2011 (aka NAPBAS) last Dec 16-18 in Malaysia. It was fun, it was crazy but above all else, it was quite life-changing.
Sorry, I do not mean to sound like a drama queen but I never really thought I would learn so much and would have so many realizations during that trip. Hence, I share with you… the 5 important things I that learned from NAPBAS.
1. Bloggers are a force to be reckoned with.
There was a time when people did not take us, bloggers seriously. To be quite honest, many people still don’t but at least, we have already gained some kind of leverage especially in the world of online media and advertising. I was so honored to be in the same group and room as some of the most prominent bloggers in the country and in Asia. I mean, c’mon! Yugatech, Kenny Sia, Xiaxue (among many many others)! These people have literally changed the landscape of the digital world!
With the Filipino power bloggers!
Many of these self-publishers are now even more influential than other traditional media companies and agencies. I guess because we are “real people” with faces and lives that we share to the public, readers tend to listen and believe… I’m not really sure though (but don’t get me started on bloggers who not only NOT write their own content but even feel entitled to receive freebies and become pseudo-celebs as well). Bottom line is, whether you like it or not, bloggers are steadily gaining power. Like a boss.
2. You can earn bajillions of money through blogging
I was so shocked to learn how much some of those people are making! In a freakin’ month! But just like with multi-level marketing aka “pyramiding”, not because some people have made money from it does it mean you will automatically get to lie down on a bed of cold cash just by starting a wordpress blog and writing about your dog. It does not work that way, honey. You need the right mix of quality content, proper SEO, a whole lot of dedication, even a spunky personality/good looks (so you can be a brand ambassador), and of course, luck.
Lots of money from blogging. They can haz eet!
I was so inspired and motivated to take this blogging thing to a new level (naks!) and hopefully by the end of this year, I can make half of what they are making. AJAFIGHTINGBITCHES!!!