Blogging has changed our lives but there are people and brands in particular that did big time. Verniece and I have a list of dream brands we want and pray to work with and 4 years ago, one came true and we signed on with Smart! Here’s how they changed our lives:
1. It’s fast LTE internet here in the Philippines and abroad has helped us stay connected with our loved ones and readers. Whether we want to admit it or not, we only get to talk and catch up with the people close to us is through messaging apps and social media accounts we use. Gone are the days when we have to see each other just to know what’s up! Our dad actually works in another city now on weekdays so all thanks to Smart’s fast LTE, we still get to see him everyday through facetime. It’s so cute because we have our own viber group and we share pictures of what we’re up to there! He even sometimes shares what he’s eating to us :P Don’t we have such cool parents??
2. … especially when we’re out of the country working. This is very crucial. Smart’s #SmartSurfAbroad promo helps Verniece and I stay updated with what’s happening here back home. We both get so homesick so easily because of our baby brother and the promo makes it so much easier for us!
3. It’s strong signal anywhere helps us get work done even when we’re stuck in the middle of Manila traffic. It’s inevitable to be stuck in traffic for hours nowadays. I’m even sure that we fix our schedule depending on rush hours and what areas are prone to it. However, even when we’re in the middle of edsa and the cars are bumper to bumper, we still get to blog, update our social media accounts and even do phone call meetings! We also started doing Skype meetings with brands who are based abroad and believe it or not, we do them in the car! haha! :)
4. We never get lost trying to get around the metro and from meeting to the other thanks to Waze. We all have this app to be thankful for!
5. We’ve experienced some of the best festivals in the country. Ever since we signed on with Smart, they’ve brought us to Boracay, Bacolod, Davao and Cebu for LaBoracay, Masskara, Love Dance, Kadayawan and Sinulog to live more! :)
6. I have a love life cause of number 5. I’m not sure if you’ve connected the dots already but I actually met Ben because of a Smart Sinulog event 2 years ago! So imagine how this has changed my life! lol
7. We are always in the know of the latest trends in fashion, music, movies and television shows. Thanks to Smart’s fast internet, we can easily browse through Instagram, Spinnr, Iflix, Netflix and Youtube to know what’s in and what’s not. Our job as bloggers entails us to always be updated so we will never run out of things to write about and Smart makes that so much easier :)
8. We met our blogging family all thanks to Smart. We met our blogging mommy (Hi Ms. Abbie!) and met the few people we consider like family in the industry (Hi Tob, Yeg, Kim, Crissy, Diane, Sir Gerard and Ms. Apples!) because of the company. They signed us on when we were just starting and they always believed in us. They were one of the few brands who always supported us whatever venture we try :)
on Verniece: Coat from: EAST COATS, Bag from: Kate Spade, Sneakers from: Adidas
on Vern: Bag from: Celinè, Shoes and Pants from: Zara, Shades from: Dior