Thursday, May 05, 2016

Extra Income: Sophie Paris Philippines

Taking this path to my financial freedom, I needed extra income to build my emergency fund. We know how important this one in financial journey. My money in savings bank is as slow as the running turtle while expenses runs like a rabbit. I'm currently building my emergency fund and emergency also happens along the way so it is hard for me to achieve my target amount. That's why I started looking for an extra income. I thought about having a loading station, but the income wouldn't be enough. Direct selling is the easiest option, with small cash out. you can earn by selling while staying at your regular job. I was studying Avon (which is country's #1 direct selling), Natasha, Broadwalk and all the kinds but all are required to submit documents for membership although it's free, then I saw on my way to my work one day: Sophie Paris business center in Guadalupe Makati.

Sophie Paris is a direct selling fashion and MLM company from Indonesia founded by French entrepreneur Mr. Bruno Hasson. Sophie Paris sells French-designed and well-priced bags, wallets, watches, accessories, cosmetics, shoes and garments. Sophie has been around the Philippines since 2002 and has more than 100 business centers throughout the country.

The all time best seller Sophie Magic Pink Cream. Myself and the actress Nadine Luster use this ;)

I registered as member in September 2015, membership isn't free. It cost Php200 with membership from,  and free bag, membership ID,  and a banner. I became active in October because it was the month I had the latest catalog and started telling friends and colleagues that I'm a Sophie Paris seller. To my surprise, I became one of the business center's top sales of the month! I had so many orders, it was like everyday before going to office, I was in business center for picking up my ordered items. the sales staffs there recognized me immediately. They were all very accommodating, by the way. I'm happy that I found Sophie Paris, earning money here is as easy as 123! What I love about being a Sophie Paris member is the generosity. I've received plenty of freebies since my first month. I've got premium bags, watch, wallets, etc. that I got also to sell and earned from it. The whooping 30% discount of every Sophie Paris items is the best and I also receive rebates and bonuses. Clearly, Sophie Paris income helps me to achieve my target amount for my emergency fund and I got also for my fun fund! I am so happy being with Sophie Paris that I dream myself having my own business center someday ;)

One of my sold items from Sophie Paris

Sophie Paris orders!

Currently on sale preloved Sophie Martin bag

Some of the freebies I've received

My Sophie Martin wallet

If you want to become a Sophie Paris member, let me know, just comment below!

Saturday, April 04, 2015


Nakaranas na ba kayo ng ganito:

Friend: Uy, tara Bora tayo.
Me: Wow, Bora pa... di nga ko sumasama sa mga beach kahit sa Batangas.
Friend: May ipon ka naman eh, bawasan mo lang ng konti.


Friend: Uy, regalo mo sa inaanak mo,huh.
Me: Oo naman, basta pupunta ako.
Friend: Cash mo nalang, P1000 minimum ha para makabawi ako sa gastos sa party. Hehe.
Me: Wow.
Friend: Sige na, may ipon ka naman saka 5 years na utang mo sa inaanak mo.

Although I knew she jokingly said about sa "makabawi sa ginastos sa party" but heck, joke is always been half joke, half meant. Halos replayan ko sya ng "Wow. Di ako nagiipon para mag Bora dahil wala yan sa priorities ko at lalong di ako nagiipon para sa anak mo, bakit hindi ikaw ang gumawa nyan. Magipon ka para sa future ng anak mo hindi yung magiipon ka lang para ipang-party sa anak mo." But I didn't, malamang hindi magiging maganda outcome pag sinabi ko yun. I heard nagkanda utang-utang pa sya para lang mafulfill nya yung bet nyang party celebration para sa anak nya. Nawalan na tuloy ako ng gana umattend sa party na yun. Ipaabot ko na lang sa friend ko yung ibibigay ko.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Demi Lovato!!!

I was browsing my Facebook newsfeed when I saw a post from Manila Concert Scene Facebook page. Demi Lovato is coming back for a concert on 30th April!!! I'm so thrilled! I'm a fan of Demi's music!! I was so gutted when I missed her concert here last time cos I wasn't making money during those time and I'm done with college so no school allowance either. Now I am able to see her now!! I'll be fine with Gen Admission ticket as long as I enjoy her music live! :) I'm planning to spend my shift allowance which one of company's benefits to buy my ticket. Ahh, excited! 

Friday, January 16, 2015

Financial Aspect: Nice one, 2014!

Looking back at the year passed, I may say, it's not a great one but not that bad, aswell. If I'm going to see the bad side of this 2014, it's definitely the promotion I missed. But the good news is I'm over it. I may have fault on my part but I knew deep within, I'm not in the current career that I really wanted. Sooner or later, I'll be changing my career. It will happen this year. (So good, it rhymes!)

Despite of all the missed, I'm grateful cause I didn't miss time to work myself towards my financial freedom. May 2014, I got myself a VUL. My job helped me to pay for it every month. Having an insurance and investment makes me feel like I'm ahead of most people I know. Although they have all the cool lifestyle to post on social media and myself stuck at home living frugal, I still feel good at myself knowing that I will experience everything I want with a feeling of financial security soon. I've told my friends about saving for the future and investment and share what I've learned. I even offered them to lend some financial books I have but they all just do the talk, won't do the walk. Well, I can't help them because they don't want me to. Kind of sad. So anyway, when I received my bonuses (Christmas and performance bonus), I've opened a mutual fund alone, also in Sun Life. I have also used the rest to open a savings account to build my emergency fund in Bank Of Makati, Inc. Why BMI? Because I've learned non commercialized banks offers low opening for passbook accounts and high interests compare to the 'sikat' banks. And it's located on my way to office. I'm not seeing myself investing in direct stocks anytime soon. There are so many factors for me to consider before I enter that kind of investment. For now, I'm happy seating on the passenger's seat.

2014 has been full of learnings. I thank all my books I've read. The blogs that I'm following. People that I look up to. I'm proud of what I've done something for myself. For now, for my financial aspect, I'm focus on building my emergency, sticking to my budget and looking for an additional income. I've search on the internet, I see there's a lot of extra income opportunies, sadly I don't have a computer nor internet. I'm thinking of direct selling like Avon. What do youthink? Networking? hmm.. Networking is not for everybody and it'll cost me money and time. Not for me. Having an internet at home is the best option for me to find another source of extra income so I guess I'll work on that to have one. I'm interested at those 'working-at-home jobs', let's see if I can do that.

So yeah, that's what I'm currently dealing right now. Proud of my 2014. Ciao for now!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Metro Manila Film Festival

Taon-taon nagkakaron ng piyesta ng mga pelikula sa araw ng Pasko. Smart move, dahil alam ng lahat na maraming pera ang mga tao sa panahon ng Disyembre kaya daan-daang milyon ang kinikita ng mga pelikula, hayahay ang mga producers. Hindi ako masyado nanunuod sa sinehan, pwera na lang kung nagkayayaan o may nang lilibre. Huling beses akong nanuod ng pelikula mula sa MMFF ay ang Spirit Warriors: The Shortcut, last 2003 pa. Hindi masyado masaya, hindi dahil sa pelikula kundi dahil ilang oras kami nakapila na umabot kami sa Annex ng SM North Edsa bago nakabili ng ticket tapos pagpasok namin, punong-puno ang sinehan, sa sahig kami nakaupo malapit sa fire exit. Mind you, January 1 na kami nanunod nun, (ah so 2004 na pala yun) we expect hindi na ganun kadami ang mga manunuod. Sabi ko kung ganito lang pala tuwing MMFF di na 'ko makikipagsiksikan sa susunod. Ipapalabas din naman lahat sa cable or local tv eventually. So ngayon, as usual, MMFF na naman. Kagabi nakanuod ako ng MMFF awards night sa Channel 2, bandang kalagitnaan na, just in time sa mga major awards. Nakita ko naman na sa Facebook yung results. Natuwa naman ako at big winner ang Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo, medyo nagulat lang sa rom-com na English Only, Please. Wala pa kong napapanuod sa mga kasaling pelikula kaya bumabase ako sa mga trailers. Bet ko talaga ang mga history movies kaya #1 sa'kin ang Bonifacio. Ang ganda ng pelikula, base sa trailer ha. Maganda rin naman ang reviews. Balita ko pa, may taga Hollywood filmmakers na isa sa likod ng pelikula ni Binoe. Yung Feng Shui 2, nakakatakot din yung part 1 nuon, I especially love the ending. Sa tingin ko naman hindi disapppointing yun. Pati ang Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles, balita ko complete package daw yun, nakakatawa, nakakatakot, action at drama (?). Akala ko maganda ang comeback ng Shake Rattle and Roll kasi may eroplano scene, eh bihira lang naman tayo gumawa ng mga ganung klaseng pelikula na may kinalaman sa mga sasakyan lalo na yung mga malalaki kasi takot tayo magpasabog o kahit magkaroon ng gasgas ng mga kotse pero yung nakita ko yung tyanak, ay putek parang dati lang. Bakit hindi naten magawang hindi halatang peke ang mga visual effects naten? Inuulit ko, wala pa ko napapanuod ni isa sa mga pelikula ng MMFF.

So why am I making this post?

Hindi BluRay.

As expected, highest grossing ang Praybeyt Benjamin 2 as of the moment. Bakit nga ba? Kasi Vice Ganda. Star Cinema. Comedy. Vice Ganda is known for his sarcasm as his comedic style. Benta- benta sa'tin, kaya nga ganyan sya kasikat ngayon. Tapos ABSCBN pa sya, magaling magbenta ng products nila kaya halos lahat ng media pinasok si Vice Ganda sa hosting, recording, concert, films. We all love to laugh, kaya mabenta din sa'tin ang mga comedy. Pero yung napanuod ko naman yung trailer, dyosko naman, wala na bang bago? Yung bago ata, si Al Tantay naging tatay ng karakter ni Vice sa pelikula, di tulad nung part 1 si Jimmy Santos. Luma ng mga punchlines, ni wala ngang nakakatawa sa trailer. Pilit lang eh. Nakakatawa si Vice Ganda pero he needs to reinvent himself. Naalala ko pa yung unang movie nya na pinanuod ko yung remake ng Petrang Kabayo, dami ko tawa nun kasi yung ang unang major film nya. Fresh pa mga tirada nya. Pero ngayon, dahil sa araw-araw na sya nakikita sa tv, araw- araw din sya nag-iisip ng punchline for the day nya na halos nauubos na kaya nawalan na sya sa pang pelikula nya. At sana kung gagawa ng comedy films, yung may sense naman. Yung may kwento, hindi yung mangongolekta ng mga punchlines saka pilit isisiksik sa isang pelikula na minsan off na or korni na.

Kelan kaya tayo makakagawa ng ganitong klaseng pelikula?

Star Cinema is disappointing. Mas gumagawa sila ng mga romantic, comedy, rom-com movies kasi alam nilang yun ang mabenta. Puro pera na lang. Business nga naman. Pero sana tayong mga Pinoy, sumuporta tayo sa mga dekalidad na pelikula. Maging wais na sana tayo, kung gagastos lang din ng P200 sana yung sulit na. Hindi yung magbabayad pa kayo para sa mga bagay na araw-araw lang din naman natin makikita sa TV, na libre naman.


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