Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Designer Stuff for Less: Reebonz

Finally, I found a safe website to purchase designer stuff. And when I say designer stuff, this doesn't only limit to bags - but there's shoes and accessories too!

What is Reebonz? Here's what I found in their website:

What is Reebonz

Reebonz is about transporting you into a world of pleasant surprises - a place where discounted luxury is not an oxymoron. We bring you straight into the world of private sales, with exclusive members only deals.

Reebonz Fashion

A section of events catered to selling overstock of apparels, handbags, accessories and shoes.

Join

Membership is free as long as you know somebody. Only members have access to events held on Reebonz.

Shop

Events held on Reebonz are for members only and last typically between 2 to 3 days. Each event is held only for the stated period - once ended, it is gone for good.

Spread The Love

Invite your best friends and only those you want in our community. You decide who gets access to Reebonz. Invite a friend and get 5% credits when your friend joins and makes her first purchase.

Waiting List

Entrance to Reebonz is by Invitation Only.
Reebonz is an exclusive online shopping destination of premier brands and private sales. Events are held for short periods of time and are open to members only. Joining us is free but you have to be invited by an existing member.

So I'm posting this to invite you all to become a part of this fabulous community. Also, let's help each other earn credits. Hehehe.

the shoes

Chanel flaps, baby!

See? they have accessories too!

Sign up in Reebonz now!

Thursday, June 02, 2011

The Traveling Story that SCARED Me.

Chyng is a virtual friend. I have encountered her many times in a forum especially in Out and About section. She loves to travel. That's something we have in common. But if we measure our travels, she's waaaay up the notch already. She's been to several provinces and countries. She traveled with friends and most couragiously, ALONE! I have admired her courage to go to other countries alone. She and Nina are two of my favorite travel bloggers. Almost everyday, I get to check their blogs for any new posts. Then just this afternoon, she mentioned in the forum about her latest post. It was not fun. It was traumatizing. And she here's her story.

I was really scared. To be honest, it is one of my goals this year to travel alone. I had four countries in my mind: Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. But watching some traveling documentaries got me scared. You see, I'm a 100-pound-5-1-lady. Anybody can take advantage of me, especially if I don't know their language. And so I invited friends. Well, we're still on the planning stage. I'll tell more of it once we've finalize everything.

Going back to her story, I know how it feels to be questioned in immigration in the first place. When we have our passports checked in immigration, the officers just do the normal checking of the passport and sometimes the irrititating look-you-in-the-eyes-for-the-nth-time. But what scares as most of the time is when they begin asking us questions. I have my own traumatic story in HK last April.

Officer (looking at my passport picture): Is this you?
Me: Yes.
Officer: So are you flying back to the Philippines after in Hong Kong?
Me: No, I will go back in Macau.
Officer: How many days are you going to stay in Hong Kong?
Me: 2 days only
Officer: Can I see your plane ticket?

At this point, as I hand her my e-ticket, my  heart was already at my throat. I can already see my friends waiting and looking at me on the other side of the immigration counter. I felt they were all nervous too.

When the officer saw my e-ticket, she gave this comment "oh gosh!" I don't know what that means but she stamped my passport and left the counter in time for her reliever. I could pass out. But I just wanted to believe nagtitrip lang yun. That night, I had a hard time sleeping.

Is there something I should be nervous about? Well, maybe. I don't have any illegal business. I don't do drugs. I am not a drug user. As far as I know, I haven't been in jailtime. But... I was a DOST scholar. You see, when you're a DOST scholar, you're not allowed to leave the country while your bond with the scholarship is on effect. After your scholarship and graduation, you should be serving your country equivalent to the number of years you had your scholarship with them. Proof? I had a hard time getting my NBI clearance for my passport. I had to get my certificate from DOST that I am no longer in bond with them. So now you know why I'm allergic to immigration counters.

This is another traumatic story I have to consider... at the time of my planning stage for my next trip. How ironic. But this is really something we need to be serious of. Points to ponder. If this would've happen to me, I might get insane.

So another pat on the back again for my friend, Chyng! I'm glad you've overcome that incident. Isipin mo na lang, this is one of your adventures. Charge to experience na lang sis. Goodluck sa atin na manlalakbay! Maybe this is the best time na magpahinga muna sa gala. Cheer up na! : )