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Review: HopShopGo

By on May 8, 2019
HopShopGo

I am no stranger to online shopping. Aside from groceries, most of my other purchases are online. For one thing, it’s usually cheaper than buying at the malls. Also, because of my provincial location, most of the stuff I like can only be found online.

Locally, my usual “haunts” are Shopee and Lazada. Occasionally, I buy from international shops as well, mostly from the US. Shipping from the US to the Philippines could cost more than the purchase itself, so I rely on cargo forwarders to save on shipping costs. In the past, I have used (LBC) Shipping Cart and My Shopping Box. The latter’s rates are cheaper, but Shipping Cart provides a more comprehensive tracking. To their credit, they both delivered on time.

Recently, I had the chance to use another cargo forwarder, HopShopGo. It’s tied up with Paypal (which I use and deem pretty legit) so I figured they oughtta be decent as well. Their rates are higher than both Shipping Cart and MSB’s but they had a pretty sweet deal at the time of $1 shipping for the first half kilo. I had an Amazon voucher so I used that to buy a Roku Express, which is pretty small and light, and had it delivered to my HopShopGo address in Portland, Oregon.

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Arts, Crafts and Designs | Bullet Journal | Calligraphy | Reviews

Initial Review: Limelight Sketch Book Dotted Notebook

By on May 15, 2018
Limelight Sketch Book Dotted Notebook

Sometime before, I posted a review of the Limelight [plain] Sketch Book. I ended that review with a wish that they would make dotted notebooks as well. And lo and behold! 🎉 Back in January, they posted a teaser video for their much-wished-for Limelight Sketch Book dotted notebook:

 

Due to insistent public demand, we bring you Limelight Dotted Sketchbook ⬇⬇⬇⬇

Oh wait there’s more! To start the year with a B-A-N-G this February, we will be giving away One Limited Edition Sketchbook and One Artroll everyday! YES! You read it right!

Then every Saturday one lucky winner will win the much awaited Dotted Sketchbook plus an Artroll.

How to win? Follow and Like our social media page to keep you posted.

#limitless #pageworthynotes #noteworthyideas

Posted by Limelight on Tuesday, January 9, 2018

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Foodstuff | Reality | Reviews

Review: Orven’s Cafe

By on March 16, 2018

Orven’s Cafe

Purok 6 No. 182 Sta. Rita Karsada, Batangas City
Contact number: 0942 563 2818
>> Facebook page <<

I have posted about some popular coffee shops here in Batangas before. My list is but the tip of the iceberg, as new ones pop up more and more frequently all over the province. I am all for trying these new places, and I do every now and then. So it’s a bit rare for me to keep coming back to any one particular place unless (1) I really do like the food, (2) the price is reasonable and (3) there’s parking space (fast-food chains don’t count as my daughter defaults to those whenever I ask her where to eat). I have been to Orven’s Cafe several times (for both dine-in and takeout orders), so that right there should tell you something.

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Bullet Journal | Reality | Reviews

Review: Kokuyo Systemic Refillable Notebook Cover

By on March 13, 2018
Kokuyo Systemic Refillable Notebook Cover

My current bullet journal is an A5 softcover Victoria’s Journal dotted notebook. It’s got 40 leaves / 80 pages of 80 gsm cream paper, which is sufficient enough for daily use but could use some improvements. Being a pretty thin notebook with thin pages, it’s a lot more susceptible to damage from everyday wear than, say, a hardbound dotted notebook like Scribbles That Matter or Leuchtturm1917.

As it is part of my EDC, I need it to last me the whole year, or at least until it runs out of pages. Being thrown into different bags every other day is not exactly conducive to its lasting me as long as I need it to. The solution? A sturdy notebook cover. This is where the Kokuyo Systemic Refillable Notebook Cover comes into play.

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Arts, Crafts and Designs | Bullet Journal | Calligraphy | Reviews

Review: Limelight Sketch Book

By on May 25, 2017
Limelight sketch book

Confession: This is a product of my hoarder tendencies in action. See, I already have an art journal, a ream of practice paper, a calligraphy practice notebook, a mini-tower of a memo pad, 2 dotted notebooks, and an extra planner which I also use for calligraphy practice. That is already more than enough. That is, in fact, already too much. *cringe* But no, when I saw this available at the local National Bookstore, I just had to get myself one or die of wanting.

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