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Special Shopping Treat from WeChat and Lazada Philippines

 

Lazada is one of my favorite online shopping hubs. In fact, I purchased a number of items from the site when they were relatively new in the Philippines.

WeChat-Lazada

Time flies really fast because the leading cyber shopping destination is celebrating their 2nd Anniversary today! To make things more exciting, they collaborated with WeChat, the leading social mobile app in Southeast Asia. Lazada and WeChat joined forces to make their subscribers happy with an exclusive deal.

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199Jobs.com: New Marketplace for Filipino Freelancers

The growth of virtual assistants and online gigs is increasing every year. If you’ve noticed, there are more companies who are hiring home-based freelancers to do some tasks. After college, I had a short stint as a Virtual Assistant (VA). I even made a short film about it! The experience opened my eyes to the vast opportunities available for me even if I am not employed in a company the ‘traditional’ way. Of course, the urge to go corporate was so strong and as a fresh graduate that time, I was relieved to discover that I have other options.

199Jobs.com - New Marketplace for Filipino Freelancers

199Jobs.com – New Marketplace for Filipino Freelancers

Now that the graduation season is over and job hunting is on, I am quite sure that a lot of college graduates are looking for work now. Updating their resumes and writing interesting cover letters. Let’s be realistic – it takes enough patience and perseverance in order to get that corporate job you’ve been eyeing. Instead of sulking when receiving rejection feedback, why not go online and look for some freelance gigs to keep you busy?

199Jobs.com is a new portal for freelancers. Inspired by the popular website Fiverr, 199Jobs.com aims to give fellow Filipinos more alternatives when it comes to searching for possible extra income opportunities. Although the website is considered as ‘fresh’, it has been featured in a number of TV shows, newspapers and online journals.

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Downloading Memories and Letting Go

It all started with Friendster. I remember I was in first year high school when my cousin Gabriel asked me to sign up for a Friendster account so I can give him a ‘testimonial’. At our young age, we were already addicted to the internet. I spent hours browsing forums and Yahoo Groups to exchange views with some friends, who are either fans of the Spice Girls, Britney Spears or Christina Aguilera.

It all started with Friendster. Don’t forget to post a testimonial, k?

Our classmates signed up personal accounts on Friendster as time goes by. We used it to post testimonials (a.k.a. pampalakas ng self-confidence) and exchange pictures. It was also through this site that I met some cool people, who eventually became my friends outside the cyberworld. It was the first website to give us the opportunity to get in touch with our friends and relatives. I loved the simplicity of Friendster’s first layout. For me, the testimonial part is their biggest asset. I guess they were threatened with MySpace since that social network site kept on upgrading its features. You can post all glittery things on each other’s wall, embed music and videos, create groups and many, many more. I seriously got disappointed when Friendster decided to let go of the ‘clean and simple’. They even deleted the ‘Testimonial’ feature and converted it to ‘Comments’. I dunno, but Testimonial sounds more appealing to me!

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