Miss-match’s People’s Choice Award

I don’t know why, but I found myself always in the look-out for new giveaways and contests thrown by fellow bloggers or companies.

And as I was in search of it, I dropped by in one of my favorite blogs which is Glam-o-Mamas. There I saw what I’ve been searching for- a partner giveaway with Miss-match for the Valentine’s Day! (Hey! Don’t get me wrong. I don’t blog-hop just for the sake of giveaways. I also do that because I really find myself awed with their articles plus I get a hint from their reviews and other stuff! Swear! Pinky promise!)

I was really excited about thisย  since it’s something different from the rest that I’ve encountered. It’s something interactive, requires creativity and sense of fashion! No Rafflecopter this time! Plus, the beau also benefits from this! Yippppppeeeeee! Two is really better than one!

The mechanics involve creatingย  your own outfit in miss-match‘s website and have friends love your style. So being this “competitive” person, I asked them to love my style. However, Glam-0-Mamas still have the final say. Sad to say, I wasn’t able to bag the prize and I was really disappointed. But a few days after they announced the winner….

…..Miss-match contacted me and told me that I won the People’s Choice Award and so I get all the prizes listed! Yehhheeyyyyyy!!

Here are the prizes we won:

Pevonia Products

  • Pevonia Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser for me (the white one) and Pevonia Soothing After-Shaving Balm for the beau (the brown one)
  • Pevonia Restorative Water Lily Facial for me and Pevonia Body Renewal for Men which is for the beau again
  • Barre 3 trial for 2

I was really happy!!!! Hahahahaha! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you Glam-O-Mamas and Miss-match!

By the way, if you want to see my winning piece, you can click here.


Money & Time Saving Tips (When Renewing a License)

Time is GOLD so as your MONEY. Every day, we have to make a conscious effort to save even just a few coins and our precious time. At the end of the year, you’d be surprise at how much your piggy bank contains.

Last Monday, I had the chance to visit one of the renewal centers of LTO (Land Transportation Office). I am so glad that there’s one nearby where I reside! Yipppeeee! ๐Ÿ™‚

Despite its proximity, I still wasn’t able to save money and, sad to say, time. That’s why I came up with this post to serve as a reminder to those who are about to take the same process and to myself, too.

First. Renew your license (or any document that needs renewal) before it expires.

It won’t hurt to check your license’s expiration date and make a list of their dates where you get constantly reminded. Most of the time, the expiration falls on your birthday. In my case, I was so dumb not to notice that my license had expired. It was only when the bank teller asked me to present another valid I.D. that I realized it. If only I knew it before it has expired, then I would have saved 75.00 (even more for other licenses).

Second. Bring your own pen.

It has not been my habit to bring a pen with me every time I leave home (at least when I finished studying). So this goes to those who have the same habit. You have two options in case you find yourself not having an ink. One, spot a person who has a pen or wait for the person next to you finish filling that application sheet. Two, go buy a pen worth 10 to 20 pesos which is actually only 5 pesos when bought from a local store. Both of these are waste of time and money. It doesn’t have to be your fountain pen, you know? Next time you need to renew or apply for a license, bring a pen and save 20.00 and 5 minutes.

Third. Bring candies and biscuits.

You’d never know how long the queue is or how quick the teller functions. So better bring with you something to silently munch on while waiting for your turn. This will save you from buying those 25 to 100 pesos worth of snacks, especially if the booth is located inside the mall.

Fourth. Bring a small bottle of water.

This is very important if you’ll be renewing your license that requires drug test or urine sampleย  (like the driver’s license). If possible, drink water on your way there so that you’re ready to pee anytime the specimen needs to be collected. This lets you save 30 to 40 minutes of your time (if you’ll go there not having the urge) plus 25 to 30.00 for not buying bottled water from the booth.

Fifth. Have all important digits written down on a paper or saved on your mobile phone.

Different agencies have different identification number. Of course, we can’t expect ourselves to have everything memorized. So make sure that you keep a copy of the list of these myriad number combination inside your wallet or on your phone so that you’re ready to write it down any time the form requires it. This will save you like 10 to 20 minutes by not calling your house help or relatives at home and start rummaging your file for those digits that you need. It’s also going to save you like 10 pesos if you’re not on unlimited call.

Sixth. If all possible, renew your license at the same time you need to buy something from the mall or do the grocery.

Again, this is applicable, most especially, for renewal centers located inside the mall. This will save you a range of 10 to 100 pesos, even more than that, depending on the location of the center. Imagine if you will do it on two separate days, then that would mean you have to spend money for your fare or gas. While waiting for the result, you can start ticking off the items on your grocery list, and for sure, once your done, your license is ready to go and that saved you time.

To sum it all up, this saves you almost 1 to 2 hours and 100 to 300 pesos. That’s already a box of treats for the kids or for family members.ย  All steps might not be necessary but I hope you still find them helpful and thoughtful! ๐Ÿ™‚

Is there anything you want to add here? Feel free to leave a comment. ๐Ÿ™‚

To Trash or Not to Trash?

I’ve never been a fan of branded bags! Okay, I’m a liar! I really am, but I just can’t afford it! Haha! ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve never really had a very expensive bag. Expensive, for me, is when it goes more than P2000.00. Perhaps, the most expensive bag I had was an Adidas Sports Bag.

Okay, now I’m caught in a dilemma. I have these bags for more than two years now and the leather finally gave up. I’m thinking of what to do with it. Of course, I can’t use it any more as it looks like this.


Doesn’t look aesthetic at all, eh?

Neither do I want to throw it away. I don’t want our poor Mother Earth carry another pile of unwanted bags.

Any idea on what to do with these bags? Give your suggestions in the comments field. ๐Ÿ™‚


Say Hi to my passport! My UNSTAMPED passport! ๐Ÿ™‚


It’s been inside my document envelope since 2009. I only take it out if I need a valid I.D! Yup! A valid I.D! That’s the only purpose it’s served for the last 4 years since I had it.

It’s going to expire in less than 18 months. I hope that before it does, I’d be able to bring myself to another country and have my passport, finally, stamped! ๐Ÿ™‚