Friday, December 20, 2013

Got nominated for the Liebster Award! Wohoo!

  1. Today is a great day! 

A while ago, I was just busy minding my own business, logging into my account, saying hi to my (online) boss, and checking my blog. And guess what, I received a message in my tagboard left by Veron from Joy-to-the-World informing me that she nominated me for a Liebster award. 

Liebster huwat? WTH is that? So I went to the link that she left and found out all about the good ole' Liebster award.

Well, a Liebster Award is an award given by bloggers to fellow bloggers that they have discovered. It is a way of recognizing new and up-and-coming bloggers and welcoming them to the blogosphere.

Once nominated, all you have to do is to answer the 10 questions that was created by the one who nominated for you and inform him/her that you already answered them. After that, you should also nominate your fellow new bloggers. It's that simple, right?

So here are Veron's set of questions:

  1. What movie never fails to make you cry?
  2. - For me, The Notebook is a total tear-jerker. I still cry even if I already saw it more that 50 times.
  1. What is/was your favorite subject in school?
  2. - PR & Marketing 
  1. How did you meet your spouse / girlfriend / boyfriend?
  2. - I met him in High School
  1. If you could visit any country in the world, where would you go?
  2. - Thailand
  1. Who are some people you’d like to meet someday?
  2. - Mario Maurer, Bill Gates, and Mitch Albom (International)
  3. - Cez Orena-Drilon, Randy David, and Ramon Bautista (Philippines)
  1. Who in your life has influenced you the most? How did they do it?
  2. - My high school teacher, Anabell Bedia. She always believed in my writing skills and has inspired me to take up Communications in College.
  1. If you could try out any job for a day, what would you like to try? 
  2. - I'd probably like to try being a baker and bake some lovely pastries.
  1. What’s the first thing you notice about people?
  2. - Their smell. I don't like people who smell bad.
  1. What’s the biggest turnoff in a man/woman?
  2. - Their smell. They have to smell good all the time
  1. How do you feel about public speaking?
  2. - I'm comfortable with it. ^_^
  1. Would you ever sky dive or bungee jump?
  2. - No! Hahahha
  1. What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?
  2. - I'm a professional!
  1. Have you ever unplugged from the Internet for more than a week?
  2. - No! I can't do it! I'll probably go crazy. 
  1. What’s one mistake you keep repeating (and repeating)?
  2. - Eating lots of chocolate even if I already vowed myself to reduce my chocolate intake.
  1. Have you ever stolen anything?
  2. - Yes. Uh, puberty!

Okay, so I'm done answering Veron's questions.

Here are my questions for my nominees:

1. Who was the last person you hold hands with?2. Are you outgoing or shy?3. What kind of people are you attracted to?4. What does the most recent text that you sent say?5. What are your 5 favorite songs right now?6. What are you bad habits?7. Where would you like to travel?8. Favorite part of your daily routine?9. What part of your body are you most uncomfortable with?10. What do you do when you wake up?

And my nominees, are.....

Kate from I Flaunt
Susan from FyeahSusan
Valerie from Fashionciao

Monday, December 16, 2013


For three years, I’ve always been a “social” kind of person, preferring to establish a career that requires me to put my greatest asset into good use: “communicating”. I was the kind of person who would rather go out in the field than sit in front of the computer the whole day.  However, motherhood had changed my life and lifestyle more than I had expected and my preferences had also changed. Gone are the days of partying and dining with clients and going home late at night. So when I had the opportunity to change my career a year ago, I opted to go for something that will let me literally work closer to home, if not at home.

I’ve found my first online employer at It was a reputable real estate company in Australia and they are focused on promoting and selling houses of their affiliates. But even if they say that they are a reputable company, I have no other means of knowing if this is true or if they are legit. Working online has posted itself as a risk for me at first since it doesn’t have stability and credibility that the corporate world can give you. There are a lot of scammers that exists online. This real estate company could be a scammer but I just had a great feeling with it that I was willing to risk my stable job.  So with a great deal of courage and faith, I started working online.  And guess what, I didn’t regret it at all.

My first client was an Australian real estate company. My role in the company was a Marketing/Admin Suppor. I was in-charge of creating logos, creating brochures and other marketing collaterals, and other media kits for their new clients/affiliates. I was also in-charge of creating and sending webinar invitations and monthly newsletters. I learned a lot from them. They were the ones who encouraged me to learn about web designing with the help of Adobe Dreamweaver and learn more about social media management using Hootsuite.  It was indeed a great first online experience and I am very thankful for it.  Unfortunately, their company shut down and we had to part ways.

I also have an experience in contact generation and internet research for another client. My main role in this company was to profile companies and search for their IT contacts with the help of their corporate websites and Linkedin. I also have to provide the right email addresses and contact numbers, if applicable, of the IT contacts. We were given a target of ten companies per day with seven IT contacts each. Sometimes, guessing a contact’s email address can be tricky and frustrating but it was definitely a great online experience. Unfortunately, there was a problem with my client’s customers that he had to shut down our production.

One of my clients that I am still working for now is an online reputation and social media management company. I have used the skills that I had acquired while working for my first client in this job. The job requires me to schedule tweets and Facebook posts for their clients. I also do their monthly advertisements and post it in sites such as,,, and the like.  I also do their social bookmarking once a month in sites such as pinterest, stumbleupon, reddit, and delicious.  This is just a part-time job though and just requires me to work for 1-2 hours per day.

Working online has opened me up to a whole new world of possibilities. It had helped me acquire new skills and develop my so-so IT knowledge. I’ve learned how to use Adobe Dreamweaver, Hootsuite, Google Docs, and Camtasia among others.

Working online has also given me the opportunity to earn a decent living without having to sacrifice the time I spend with my son and my family and work at the comforts of my own home.  With its flexible working hours, it allows me to manage my time more efficiently. 

Although there is the so-called instability of working online, the online lifestyle is working for me. I can therefore say that I, Supah_Diva, has been virtual-lified. 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Shopping with the Boyfriend

I can say that I have the best boyfriend in the whole world!

Why did I just say that? Well, he does not complain when I ask him to come with me when I indulge in countless hours of total shopping. I'm such such a lucky, lucky girl!

But, last Saturday, it was my turn to be the ever-supportive girlfriend and help him shop for his outfit for their company Christmas party, which happen to be on the same day. Pressure!

Their Christmas Party theme as Street Fashion. So, before going to the mall, we did some research on Google just to have a clear idea of what Street Fashion looks like.

My boyfriend is a little (not that little) picky with his outfit.

1.) He doesn't want to look gay-ish.

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2.) He's not keen on wearing a lot of layers because he sweats really easily and the venue of their party is not air-conditioned.

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3.) He wants to buy something that he can wear again in his everyday life. So these things are definitely out: 
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There you go! Those are his conditions. Hahaha.. And now, it is time to shop! That couldn't be so hard, right?

WRONG! Shopping for someone other than yourself is really, really hard. I thought it would be a walk in park but it was not.

We've been to 3 shopping malls that day, looking for outfits that would fit his personality and his preferences.

We opted to look for a denim jacket that we plan to cut the sleeves so that he would have that macho rugged look or something like that. We were aiming for one of these looks since we think that not a lot of people will be wearing denim since what's really in fashion nowadays are the university jackets and bowties/neckties.

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And since this look is not really "uso" nowadays, we really had a hard time finding for something that looks similar to these looks.

So we tried to utilize what was available in the stores. He tried on some long sleeves shirts and some green-colored and yellowbrown-colored jeans. 

Two different shades of the same shirt Hahahha

Me, patiently waiting outside of the dressing room.

 But, it didn't seem to work. So we searched again and again and again.

Good thing, I remembered that he owns something that looks like a denim jacket but is colored brown. So we decided that he's just going to wear that and just buy some pants and shoes that would complement that top.

One part of the outfit = DONE!

Then, we went to the nearby mall and started to rummage the specialty shops that they have there. We already picked the perfect pants for him in one of the shops and decided just to go back if we can't find anything else.

So we proceeded in buying his shoes, sneakers instead of boots, that can still wear after the party. My boyfriend is really particular with choosing the perfect shoes because he loves walking, and his job requires him to actually walk a lot.

Shoes = DONE!

While he was lining up to pay for his shoes, I went to the accessories section and searched for a dog tag.

Wearing a dog tog with any outfit, whether you are a male or female, will give you an edgy look. I actually also love wearing dog tags when I want to look punky and edgy.


So, we went back to the specialty shop and found out that the jeans does not look good on him. It's those super skinny kind of jeans that only looks good on some ladies.


Geez... We were back at square one!

Boyfie probably saw how tried I was already so he decided that he's just going to buy the jeans that we saw at the other mall. By this time, it was almost 6PM and their party will start at 6PM. Wow! Talk about procrastination. Hhahahah

So we walked to the other mall (Yes, walked since it was already traffic time) and bought the jeans.

The sales representative even asked me, "Ma'am, wala pa japon mo nakapalit? (Ma'am, you still weren't able to buy jeans?)". I just smiled at him and laughed to myself.


Finally, we were headed home. ^_^ I was really tired and my feet and legs were already shaking but I dared not to complain. I don't want him to think that I don't like spending time with him. 

 And guess, what the effort was all worth it and he held my hand, look into my eyes, and said "Thank you, be. I love you so much."