Why I’m Loving Zap

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I first got my Zap early this year but I just started using it a couple of months ago. Anyway, Zap is a way for consumers to earn a cashback everytime they purchase or dine in merchants who are partners with Zap.

This December, they are giving out 50 points to every successful referral you have. In return, the person you referred will also earn 50points. This promo will run until the 31st of December. And so I decided to refer as many friends as I can so we can both earn at the same time.

Zap has over 500 merchant partners and still counting, which is of course a good thing. I’ve been using my Zap lately for movies, restaurants and even in nail salons. I love the fact that I get to earn cashbacks each time I spend. Typically, you’ll get 5% to 20% cashback depending on the merchant, which you can then use on your next visit since 1 point is equivalent to 1 peso.

Another thing that I love with Zap is that, I can just key in my number if I don’t have my ZapTag with me. You’re going to receive a confirmation that you have earned a certain cash back amount. Usually, it will be credited to your account within 48hours.

Getting a Zap account is easy because all you have to do is to go to their Zap website and sign up! You can order your tag(photo above) from the site itself and you will have to pay 100php. I got mine for free because they had a promo back then for Smart Subscribers.

Spending has never been this good with Zap!

A Different Kind Of Christmas

This year, we celebrated our typical Christmas with some of our relatives who now live here in our house temporarily. It was unusual since we usually celebrate Christmas with just the 3/5 of us. And thank God, it turned out fun since my granny kept on insisting to have an impromptu “program”. She ended up singing a Christmas song with my mom before distributing the gifts. (I decided not to post the video anymore)

Anyway, we just had a simple Christmas eve and I must admit that I enjoyed it. Yes, especially because my mom prepared everything for our dinner.

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Simply Delicious!

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Granny, mother, sister and I with this mini Christmas Tree.

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With a blurry photo of everyone.

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Our maid took the last 3 photos so I’m sorry if it is such a pain to look at. I tried editing it using my phone but I don’t think it did any good lol!

Merry Christmas everyone till the next!

Rant Journaling?

I was wondering if I should buy this journal that I saw from Fully Booked. I know that I already have 2 planners, but those are planners and not journals. You can’t rant on planners right?

Some may say that writing in a journal is too old fashioned, but who cares? I’m not the type of woman who will spend time blogging about my rants in life, especially personal ones. Ranting makes me feel relaxed since it helps me release the stresses that I am going through in life. Okay enough, I don’t want to talk about it here.

Anyway, I was wondering if this is worth it or not, if I am going to use it, like literally use it often. It costs expensive for a journal, but I like the design. It suits my personality, in fact, I already reserved one for myself and it’ll be transferred to my chosen branch within 5-7days. I think it’ll be available for pickup this weekend. Yes, just right after Christmas. I’m certainly sure that I’ll have a lot of things to rant about.

It’s That Time Of The Year

Tis the season to collect stickers and stamps from two of my favorite coffee shops here in the Metro. Thanks to my friends who helped me complete all the necessary stickers and stamps for me to be able to claim my 2015 planners.

I first got my Starbucks 2015 Planner and I loved the packaging that it came with.

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This reusable pouch is what got my attention at first. You can use it to store stuff or even as a lunch bag.

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I chose brown since I kind of like the design. I overheard the baristas talking about the colors this year and brown represents the Coffee Via. The planner comes with a name plate bookmark, pen and a marker in one, and a bookmark.

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Of course, coupons!

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I love this part of the planner, where I can assess my mood all throughout the year by putting smileys and all. Lol that’s just me, I really don’t know what this part of the planner is for.

Anyway, a couple of weeks after, I got to redeem my Coffee Bean The Giving Journal 2015.

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It came with this packaging, where it can also be given as a gift, which is a good thing if you plan on giving this journal as a gift.

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I chose purple among the four available colors. This year, they chose to give stickers, which I love.

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I love that they have a “bucket list” like page!

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Well, this page will be my guide, for me to be able to do good stuff this year.

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Oooh another set of coupons!

Okay, so between the two, I think I’m going to use my Coffee Bean 2015 Journal all throughout the year. I’ll be keeping track of everything in my life this 2015.

As for the Starbucks 2015 Planner, I think I’ll be using it as a notebook for work and all.

Until the next!

I Wonder What It Will Be Like To Love Somebody New

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It will be strange at first. You’ll ask me out on a date, and I’ll nervously do my hair and makeup, wondering if you prefer my hair curled or straight. I never had to wonder with him. You’ll pick me up right on time, and I’ll slide into the front seat of your car and we’ll make small talk and I’ll smile, but I’ll feel awkward messing with the radio, something I never had to think about before.

During dinner I’ll nervously play with my food, wondering if you find me attractive, if you’re judging me for ordering a salad, if you’re thinking my weight makes me undesirable. I always ordered a burger when I was with him — and I almost always finished whatever he left behind. I knew he loved my body, but with you, I’m not sure yet.

When the check comes, we’ll fight over it, but in…

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The Diary Of A Professional Third Wheel

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KathSunga:

I definitely can relate to this, which is why this needs to be reblogged!

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:

Friday

5 pm: Roommate and I sit in our living room after the end of a busy week of work. As we recap the day, we discuss Boyfriend’s arrival. She says, “He hates driving in rush hour traffic, I hope he’s not pissed off when he gets here.” As do I, Roommate. Nothing is worse than being the third wheel to a cranky couple. We third wheels like our couples happy and carefree. It makes our job so much easier.

8 pm: The past 3 hours (our only girl time for the weekend) involved us splitting a full pizza and discussing the trials and tribulations of our respective weeks. Boyfriend will arrive any minute.

10pm: Boyfriend has been here for almost 2 hours and he has shown no signs of irritability. Dodged a bullet there. We settle on a gender-neutral movie that will not bore Boyfriend while still keeping the interest of Roommate and I. I offer to make…

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How Was Your Day?

I spent the entire day today with my sister whom I don’t often go out with. That is why today, I decided to spend the day with her.

We went to the mall to have lunch and have coffee. We didn’t talk much because there’s actually nothing to talk about. She just read a book while sipping an iced caramel macchiato, while I used my phone for random stuff.

I wanted to go home early so I can take a nap, since my left eye decided to act up today. I often get a pain behind my left eye due to my sinusitis. Been suffering for more than a year now, and I’ve been relieving the symptoms using Sinutab. I hate it when my sinusitis starts attacking me whenever I’m out. It just ruins everything all the time. Well luckily, today’s attack was just mild so I decided to just stay and go on with the original plan.

We went home after having dinner and now I am planning to watch a movie entitled “Last Night”. It’s about a married couple who needed to be in two different places in one night for certain reasons. So what I’m going to find out is what happened during that night.