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I'm here in Los Angeles for the 1st Hello Kitty Convention

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It was 3.5 hours trip from Chicago going to Los Angeles. My flight was delayed but we arrived earlier!






According to American Airlines we will be arriving at around 12:40 pm but we landed at 12:35!






My destination today is Little Tokyo. My first mission is to get my badge and check what's inside. I don't have much time inside so i just took some random photos.






Better bring your $$$ coz the goodies inside are expensive. Have a lot of patience coz the line is really long even the penny stretcher had the most number of people. There are exhibits, workshops for everyone, sale goodies, photo gallery and a lot more.






Expect a huge crowd. So wear something comfortable. Hydrate yourself and take a lot of photos for souvenirs.

I got some to buy list but i cant think which one to buy first. I want something worth memorable. Hmmm.






See you tomorrow. Its Day 2. Hello Kitty rules!

Is Hello Kitty really a CAT? Here's the catch!

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The moment you read this post you'll probably think where I am going. I might be in the airport or boarded or already landed. Take a wild guess!

Before giving you an answer, here's what I read (latest) about my fave character. Is she really a cat or not? This issue became viral and everyone debated on this. The fact that she doesn't sound "meow" to us but looked like a cat? So how Sanrio describes her is she is a reference to a 'little girl.' Yup, she's not a cat. Hello Kitty has a pet cat who is Charmmy kitty, obviously a cat!

Kitty White (her real name) lives in London apart from believing (I thought it was!) that Hello Kitty came from Japan because Sanrio is a Japanese company hehehe. She has twin sister, Mimi. HK loves red (but I used to collect pink kitties, lol) and enjoys baking and playing piano.

You may read the entire article about Hello Kitty on this page:
http://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/everything-you-need-to-know-about-hello-kitty-who-tur…

ELY BUENDIA: The Greatest Hits Live in Antipolo!

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ELY BUENDIA: The Greatest Hits Live in Antipolo!
December 17, 2014
Ynares Center, Antipolo City, Rizal



TICKET PRICES
VIP - Php 2,500 (Reserved Seating)
Patron A (Center) - Php 2,000 (Reserved Seating)
Patron B (Side) - Php 1,200 (Free Seating)
Box - 750 (Free Seating)
General Admission - 350 (Free Seating)

Tickets are now available at all SM Tickets in SM Cinema Branches nationwide and trough online at www.smtickets.com. For ticket inquiries and reservations, please call 470-2222.

SM TICKETS LINK:
https://www.smtickets.com/event/details?event_id=2698

FACEBOOK EVENT LINK:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1482764831963568/?notif_t=plan_user_joined

Buy your tickets today!

The Citizen Services Call Center for Filipinos by Filipinos

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Need an NSO birth certificate? A DFA passport? SEC documents? GSIS helpline or chat?

Since 2000, Pilipinas Teleserv has been providing dynamic services to Filipinos with cutting-edge customer management solutions and innovative business process outsourcing services. Primary of these solutions is Citizen Services, an integrated customer service solution that has changed the way people transact with government agencies.

Citizen Services is comprised of essential people-oriented solutions in partnership with the National Statistics Office, the Department of Foreign Affairs, the POEA, Civil Service Commission, BIR, DTI, PhilHealth, NCC, DOH, the Government Service Insurance System, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the DPWH over the last decade.

The central services available to Filipinos are:

NSOHelpline.com
Pilipinas Teleserv provides Filipino citizens with a stress-free alternative to acquiring their civil registry documents from the National Statistics Office (NSO) through NSOHel…

Habitat and Minka collaborate for a common purpose

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For Immediate Release
Habitat and Minka collaborate for a common purpose
Manila (October 20th, 2014)

“Minka” a South American term meaning “collaborating together for a common purpose” is now starting to be the trendy byword amongst the health-conscious market with its advocacy of being known not just as an ordinary toothbrush, but spearheading a so-called “toothbrush movement” .

In a groundbreaking partnership, Minka Toothbrushes, which are available at all Healthy Options stores nationwide, have partnered with Habitat for Humanity Philippines in its ongoing social advocacy campaign.





(from left to right) Anthony Fernandez, Habitat’s Online Fundraising Officer; Jonah Marie Chipeco, Habitat’s Mass Marketing Manager; Mark Rivera, Minka’s Managing Director; Xrell Nikki Mallonga, Minka’s Director of Operations; Charlie Ayco, Habitat’s CEO and Managing Director; Yvonne Lih, Habitat’s Chief Marketing Officer; and Luisito Baclagon, Mass Market Development Head.

For every sale of a Minka Toothbrush…

Blogapalooza 2014: Post-event write up and observations

This is the biggest Business-to-Blogger event in Manila, Philippines because they have invited over 700 bloggers and the venue was jampacked with brands pitching to bloggers on how they can score a "post" in blogosphere.

[Read more of my posts about Blogapalooza in 2011 and 2013]

Sadly, while researching for "Blogapalooza" I couldn't find a good blog post about the event.

I was excited to read the updates since I was away and this is the only chance to read them.

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Thank you to my friends and http://www.jeffreylimbauan.com/ for the event photos
Yes, with 700 bloggers who officially signed up, almost 5% on my estimation had a good write up about the event. I don't know why, maybe because:

1. There are too many brands, and they don't know which one to start with apart from giveaways and prizes they offer. Yup, there is some kind of contest which if your post is chosen, you'll receive a priz…

Unboxing my package from Google

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I'm excited to share this awesome gift I received today from Google Partners.

Can you guess what's inside?




Tadaaaaaahhhhh soo cute!!!!!

Thanks Google Partners!

Best holiday gift guide from iPrice

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Are you working all day and starting to realized that holiday is fast approaching? Have you started your list and thinking how you can accommodate buying stuff because of your busy schedule?

Today, we can enjoy purchasing presents both offline and online! This is less stressful because all you need is to create an account, set up your billing address, authorized your bank or credit card or paypal then you're ready to browse and select items you want to purchase from the comfort of your home or office.

I dug up some of few good let us say, a must have for this season from famous brands like Nine West, Marc Jacobs, Kate Spade, and a lot more! See more brands from A to Z at iPrice Shop  or http://iprice.sg/shop/ 



[caption id="attachment_9946" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Kate Spade purses are so fab![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_9947" align="aligncenter" width="640"] A little bit pricey but you'll fall in love with …

My PayPal Debit Card

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Long time ago I got a hard time in withdrawing my money through PayPal. There are a lot of process to complete in order for your account to get verified and enjoy the privilege of using this payment system.

During my first year of using PayPal, I have to scanned some of my valid documents that includes my government issued ID with complete details written on the card like date of birth, address and your full name. We were happy when some banks offered its service to Paypal, wherein we can connect our account and deposit our earnings (with certain fee of course during the transfer).

As I migrated, things changed...I was able to force to shutdown my first PayPal account since my address won't be valid and I won't be able to use my account in some of my transactions and PayPal suggested to create a new one. The bank account connected to it also got terminated because I can't remembered my password (my UnionBank eon card got expired too!). So, its pretty useless.



I've been do…

Macy's Pink Pony Pin - Ralph Lauren

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and let us support any organization to raise funds against Breast Cancer.


Quote from Press Release:
Macy’s will once again host the online “Pink Shop” featuring a wide variety of pink product from beloved designers and brands, and a visit to www.macys.com/pink will give customers another opportunity to fashionably join in the crusade against breast cancer. Coach, KitchenAid, The North Face, Wacoal, Waterford, and Under Armour along with exclusive product from Ideology and Style & Co., are just a few of the brands to support the cause by donating a portion of the sale of special pink merchandise to various organizations.

One can also look good while doing good by purchasing dedicated cosmetic and fragrance items from brands such as Ahava, Bare Minerals, Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Estee Lauder, Marc Jacobs and Origins.
Visit Macy’s “Pink Shop” for additional details on the complete assortment of what’s pretty in pink in support of the cause.

http://mb…

Another debate: Is it SEO's job to create contents? What do you think?

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I'm writing this on my own perspective view of different scenarios I've encountered personally as a SEO specialist.

Do you really want to do your job everything? From analyzing the websites, optimizing, building links and Social Media?

Are you a person that excels everything? How do you manage your time?



Honestly, when it comes to content marketing or web writing...I delegate it to my copywriters. I think it is the best idea to delegate the task esp if we are talking about contents, articles or blogs! Why? --- the answer is, why not?

The reason is simple, they are the experts in the writing field. They know how to build contents without re-writing or duplicating topics we found online. They can transform a topic into more interesting story. They are talented. Period. So do not attempt (for all SEOs I know, ahem this is for you), to write because you are just creating a huge mistake in your life.

I admit, I am not a writer. I usually decline writing stuff projects unless it is for b…

Why everyone should know about #SEO?

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Each morning, it's my daily routine to read some interesting articles about SEO, Internet Marketing, Social Media, PPC, and any digital trends or events happening around the globe. I have been working for the SEO industry or Internet Marketing for almost 7 years (whew!!!) and I have witnessed the domino effect when each Search Engine algorithm changes from time to time and met new friends named Panda, Penguin and Pigeon.

If you will read my portfolio in LinkedIn (add me!), I have listed all the tasks I've been practicing since 2007. I am so happy that I also reached one of my goal as a practictioner - to pass the Google Adwords certification. And, now am planning to study more about different aspect of Internet Marketing that includes analytics, benchmarking, data analysis, behavior structure, cost planning, etc.

As an individual, do you really need to know about SEO? It's really hard to explain the scope of work we have to other 'non-seo' people because we are too t…

Brands you love, blog and share it at #Blogapalooza 2014

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You often hear the word, "blog" which means publishing a content online whether it is a context, image or video with tons of areas of topics whether it is for pleasure, business, food or travel. Each individual has their own preferred online platform to publish their own stories and different opinions in various issues like current events, entertainments, brands they trust or products they used.

If you are not yet into this "blogging" trend, I highly recommend that you start building your own brand online. If you manages to post a status in Facebook (almost everyday) or into Tweeting, then, you are now building an online presence! If you share a brand you love most and dine in a classy restaurant ... after Instagram(ming) your food, and your friends asked you how do you like the food or service, you're probably not aware that you're starting to build an online reputation for any brand or service you have endorsed.



In blogging, you have to list down all your o…