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Join OPPO F1S #SelfieExpert Blog Contest and get a chance to win an OPPO F1S unit!

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How to Join?

  • The contest is open to all Nuffnangers (Nuffnang-registered bloggers)
  • Create a blog entry about the topic of the week: “Head turner: How to be a selfie expert” 
  • Each Topic of the Week is only valid from Tuesday to Sunday
  • Bloggers are free to write their own interpretation of the blog topic.
  • Pictures to be used should be in “selfie format” 
  • We will be choosing three (3) winners
  • Announcement of winners is on August 31, 2016 (Wednesday)

To validate your entry:

  • Register your entry in the form below to let us know you’ve joined the contest!

Blog Contest: OPPO F1S #SelfieExpert

  • Add the analytics code on your blog. The code will be provided by the Nuffnang team after bloggers submit their entry.
  • Share your blog post on your Twitter account with the hashtags #CelebrateBeauty, #SelfieExpert, and #OPPOF1S and tag @oppophilippines and @nuffnangphilippines
  • Share one selfie from your blog entry  on your Instagram accounts with the hashtags #CelebrateBeauty, #SelfieExpert, and #OPPOF1S and tag @oppophilippines and @nuffnangphilippines
Joanna Yap
Nuffnang Community Team

We already have the winners of the SM Supermalls Pokémon Go Lure Party Contest! Thank you to all the Pokémon trainers who joined the Lure Party and sent us their entries!

SM winners

Please wait for an e-mail from us to know how you can claim your prize.

Here are the videos from our three winners:

Watch out for more fun and exciting contests from us! 😉

Nuffie Ren
Instagram: @adriennetupas
Twitter: @adriennetupas

Ren Tupas
Nuffnang Community Team

Hey Nuffnangers!

It’s definitely a Friday to be thankful for! Here are the winners of the #WorklifeAyEasy blog contest! We sure got a lot of fun and awesome tips from you on how to make work bearable!

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Please wait for an e-mail from us to know how you can claim your prize!

Here are the entries from our top 4 winners:

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lesterenjoy.blogspot.com

amiciness.com

gluttonkid

thegluttonkid.com

mojitomonologues.com

THANK YOU to everybody who joined! Stay tuned for upcoming contests!

Stay healthy, everyone! 😊 #FernCSubokNa

Nuffie Dana
Instagram: @daananess

Dana Picazo
Nuffnang Community Team

Hey, Nuffnangers!

Send us your stylish and fashion-runway ready selfie and get a chance to go to London Fashion Week 2016!

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Here are simple steps to join:

1. This contest is open to all Filipino residents in the Philippines with VALID passports (not subject to renewal).

2. Download the MakeupPlus App on Google Play and the App Store.

3. Create and edit your stylish and fashion-runway-ready selfie using MakeupPlus App. You may get some inspiration from the pegs below:

Peg4. Post your selfie on your Instagram account with the hashtag #MakeupPlusLFW. In your caption, tell us what you love about your stylish look with the MakeupPlus App. Feel free to invite everyone to support you on your quest to attending the London Fashion Week.

5. To validate your entry, follow and tag the MakeupPlus_Ph Instagram account on your post. Make sure your account is in public for your entry to be seen.

6. Register your entry in the form below to let us know you’ve joined the contest!

#MakeupPlusLFW

Rules and Regulations:

  • Each image submitted must be original and unpublished work of participant. Images that won prizes in prior competitions or have been used for commercial purposes and/or been published will not be eligible.
  • By submitting an image for the competition, the participant will be regarded as having granted the organiser the right to use the image in print, broadcast and/or electronic media without any fee payment, for the purposes of promoting the competition.
  • Usage of Auto Likes or other hashtags (aside from the contest hashtags) are prohibited.
  • Entries should not contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content.

Winning photo will be selected based on the following:

i. Quality of Photo – 40%

  • Clear and High Resolution JPEG
  • Relation to theme (High Fashion and Beauty)
  • Composition and overall impact

ii. Usage of MakeupPlus App – 40%

  • How well the makeup filters were incorporated to add visual appeal

iii. Likes – 20%

  • No. of Instagram VALID likes gathered per entry.
  • Use of auto likes and usage of other hashtags (aside from “#MakeupPlusLFW” and other contest hashtags) are prohibited.

Winner will win a round trip ticket to London for a 4-day, 3-night stay at a 5 Star Hotel & exclusive access to their Fashion Week Social House.

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Promo will run from August 19, 2016 to September 6, 2016.

Entries will be accepted until 11:59PM of September 6,2016.

Announcement of winners will be on September 8, 2016 at 7PM.

Nuffie Ren
Instagram: @adriennetupas
Twitter: @adriennetupas

Ren Tupas
Nuffnang Community Team

Hi Nuffnangers!

Our parent company, Netccentric, is now on its 10th year!

As part of its celebration, we’re taking a deeper look at how social media has shaped and changed the lives of the people who live through it everyday. Nuffnang PH Country Manager, Abe Olandres, shares his #WeLiveSocial journey. Read about his extensive blogging and social media experience as he tell us about the beginnings of YugaTech.com.

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Indeed, #WeLiveSocial everyday. What is your journey? Share your stories with us by tagging #WeLiveSocial.

A journey very few had dared: A look back at the beginnings of YugaTech

After 15 years, I think it can be said that my entire career has evolved completely around blogging and social media.

While the term blogs and social media might not be that popular back then, the foundations of online publishing and social networking are already in play. Aside from LiveJournal and forums, sites like Friendster really solidified the potential of social media as a force of change and movement.

My interest with the Internet started during my college days. I was taking up Chemistry and Computer Engineering back then and the Internet has just started in the Philippines.

Abe Olandres is the Country Manager of Nuffnang Philippines and founder of  YugaTech.com, top technology blog in the Philippines.

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Image Source: YugaTech.com

So when I graduated, I instantly looked for a job that’s related to the Internet instead of pursuing Chemistry or working for multi-national companies like Intel. I didn’t have enough knowledge about making websites and fixing networks, but since you can find almost anything on the Internet, I learned how to start.

I have always thought that the Internet had huge potential, if only everyone can get on it. At that time, access to the Internet in the Philippines was very expensive. If you can’t afford an unlimited 56K dial-up account at home, you’ll have to settle with PHP25 per hour on the nearest Internet café.

I would buy load cards worth 10 hours for PHP100 (around $2.00) and log on to my dial-up account for only 1 hour each day, opening up all the pages that I needed to read or tutorials I follow then log-off to save on cost. The rest of the evenings are spent reading up and learning everything that I could off the Internet.

I put up my own website, signed up for every forums and looked for paid opportunities from the classified ads section of the weekly Buy & Sell newspaper at 7-Eleven. But it was thru a PinoyExchange.com that I got my first gig to build a database site for an international organization. I didn’t actually built the website myself. I sub-contracted it to one of my colleagues in the office while I act as the project manager.

That was the time I realized the true potential of social networking and the Internet.

It got me hooked. Later that year, I quit my day job and focused on looking for projects on the Internet, while also cooking up my own websites.

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The succeeding years were a mixed of highs and lows – I’d survive doing online projects for 6 months to a year only to run out of money and end up finding another day job, then quit when I have enough funds to sustain doing freelance works. This cycle repeated itself three times.

In between jobs, I would teach myself web design with Dreamweaver and Photoshop. I even used the office printer to print out 500 pages of the PHP manual that I can read while on my bus ride from Ortigas to Bacoor where I live, then fire up my Pentium 3 PC at home and try to run a LAMP sever from my bedroom so I can learn how to program for the web. In the process, I managed to create a web portal, a text-based lyrics search engine, and a blog CMS (even before the days of WordPress). I documented all these learnings and created a tutorial that I sold for $25 per CD. I only sold 1 copy – that was one of my most fulfilling moments.

It was only in 2005 that decided to quit my day job for the last time and focus on my Internet dreams.

I barely had enough savings to survive one and a half months of rent and food money. If this last attempt did not pan out, I’d be forced to quit on this dream, pack up and go back home to the province.

I’ve been following several blogs around that time but the one that I’ve been fervently reading is ProBlogger.net by Darren Rowse. His blog post on “The House the Blogging Bought” gave me the courage and motivation to pursue the same path.

Cracked open the piggy bank and saved up on everything that I could. No more TV to save on electricity bills. Bought 2nd hand books at Makati Cinema Square so I have something to pass the time while resting or just before going to sleep. Slept most of the day and woke up late in the afternoon so I can catch the 1am to 7am free dial-up access from ISP Bonanza. First meal of the day was banana que and Mountain Dew at 3pm and the next meal is tapsilog and Mountain Dew around midnight (yeah I love the Dew). That’s my Php60 daily meal budget.

With all the experience, knowledge and guts I had left, I soldiered on. My blog, my networks on social media, the forums I frequent and the friends and contacts I met online through the years were all the help that I had. I worked 18 hours a day but who’s counting anyway? I only had 6 weeks.

Team YugaTech

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Image Source: YugaTech.com

That was 10 years ago. Yet, those 6 weeks are too vivid to forget. Today, I have a team of 8 people working with me to continue growing the site I was working on since 2002. I got everything that I hoped for and some more. It was a combination of passion, perseverance, great timing and a lot of hard work. Maybe, luck was also on my side.

Nuffnang Team at Blogopolis 2016

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Abe with Nuffies and Bloggerati Talents

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The Internet and social media has paved the way for stories like mine to be told with humility and pride. Being in Nuffnang Philippines allows me to witness more that have followed, maybe even surpassed this path. And each story is still worth telling. This one’s mine.

#WeLiveSocial

Dana Picazo
Nuffnang Community Team

Hey, Nuffnangers!

Assemble your parties and gear up, because SM Supermalls is throwing the BIGGEST Nationwide Pokémon Go Lure Party! Not only will you get to catch Pokémon, you’ll also get a chance to win Php 10,000 worth of shopping spree at SM Supermalls!

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Here’s how to join:

1. The contest is open to all Nuffnangers (Nuffnang-registered bloggers).

2. Join the SM Supermalls Nationwide Pokémon Go Lure Party on August 12, 13 and 14 happening at SM Supermalls’ 50 branches (including SM Jazz Mall, SM Light Mall and SMDC Green Residences) all over Metro Manila, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

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3. Upload a screenshot of a rare Pokémon that you will catch during the Lure Party on your Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, all with the hashtag #GottaCatchEmAllAtSM.

4. Upload a video of your SM Pokémon Go Lure Party experience and post it on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #GottaCatchEmAllAtSM.

5. Register your entries in the form below on or before August 15, 12MN to let us know you’ve joined the contest!

#GottaCatchEmAllAtSM Pokémon Go Lure Party

Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

Creativity – 40%
Relevance – 30%
Overall Impact– 30%

Three (3) lucky winners will get a Php 10,000 worth of shopping spree at SM Supermalls!

Winners will be announced on August 22, 2016, Monday.

Nuffie Ren
Instagram: @adriennetupas
Twitter: @adriennetupas

Ren Tupas
Nuffnang Community Team

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