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Shopee Review & My 12.12 Christmas Shopping Haul 2018

So this will be just a short and sweet review of Shopee Philippines together with some items I bought this December for their 12.12 campaign.


Quick Facts

  • Shopee Philippines started last July 2015
  • Shopee is the fastest growing company in the category of online shopping
  • Shopee is present in 7 countries (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, Taiwan, Philippines)
  • Shopee has two types of seller:
    • Community Seller – Technically, these are the sellers outside the Shopee Mall. You can also see a ‘Preferred Seller’ badge in some sellers shop, these are the shops that hit some Shopee seller criterias. Better to buy in these shops as well.
    • Official Shops under the Shopee Mall – This is where Shopee houses the direct distributors and brands selling on Shopee

Read Also: Get Ready For The Grand Finale Of Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale

Shopee Review

Before we go to what I bought during Shopee’s 12.12 Christmas Sale, let’s review Shopee first. Below are some of the things I love about Shopee.


  • Shopee Website

I love how straight to the point Shopee is. The website and their mobile app are both user-friendly. The combination of the colors used are pleasing to the eyes as well. The branding now is just so strong, thanks to Ann and Jose Marie Chan. Sa Shopee-pee-pee-peeeeeeee!

Below the banners, the buttons you see is to, basically, categorize what Shopee offers. You can get the Free Shipping vouchers here, rebates from the Gadget Zone, get additional coins from the Coin Rewards, and many more!


  • Flash Deals

one thing I love as well are the Flash Deals. Shopee has three windows for the Flash Deals. Basically, these are the items that are being sold with big discounts.


  • Free Shipping

On the homepage, you will see a Free Shipping button. If you click it, it will redirect you to the below page. Shopee is giving Free Shipping here. You just need to click ‘Get Voucher’ and automatically, vouchers will be stored in your account.

Make sure you use it before checking out!


  • Shopee Mall

Shopee Mall is like the premium version of Shopee. As mentioned above, Shopee has two types of sellers, the community sellers and the official shops under the Shopee Mall.

Sellers under the Shopee Mall are the brands itself or the direct and official distributors of the brand so if you’re buying under the Shopee Mall, rest assured that the products are authentic.


If it wasn’t for Shopee, I think I would never get the chance to try online shopping. With its very user-friendly website and mobile app and some research, Shopee got my heart and was addicted to it ever since.


My 12.12 Christmas Shopping Haul

Checking the items I bought, I think I saved around P4,177! Bought Christmas gifts for my family and friends!


Sale Amount: P720
Original Amount: P1,196
Saved P476

2. Lego

Sale Amount: P389
Original Amount: P698
Saved: P309

3. Ishigaki Glutathione

4. Platinum Karaoke KS-10 with Mic

Sale Amount: P1,364
Original Amount: P4,099
Savings: P2735

5. CE Mystery Pouch

Sale Amount: P143
Original Amount: P800
Savings: I think this is worth P400, saved P657

Total Sale Amount: P3,301
Total Original Amount: P7,478
Total Savings: P4,177

Thanks to Shopee’s discount code for employees as well!

Disclaimer: Currently a Shopee employee but all reviews are based on personal experience

Know Her Life Lately Monthly Recap

November 2018 Life Recap

It’s been months since I last wrote here.

I miss those times when I would just write all the things that happened to me including small but significant ones. And I really hope that I will be able to write consistently here just like before.

Looking back, I remembered why I started a blog.
1. Because I love to write
2. To document my life because I tend to forget things easily and to record all the good and not-so-good memories

Read also: Pia’s Life Bucket List

So, let me start with my awesome November 2018 recap.

1.FLEX Program (Foundations of Leadership Excellence)

I think this is one of the best investments I did for myself in my 27 years of existence. Thankful to my supervisor during my Ayala Land days, Martin Arranz, for helping and pushing me to join this program. I really can’t thank him enough.

If you wanna know yourself more and would like to raise their level of self-awareness, I strongly suggest you take this two-day program of OCCI in Ortigas. This is the first step in their Leadership trilogy program with the goal of transforming the understanding of yourself, your relationships, and creating joy in your life.

They are also offering the same program in Visayas and Mindanao. Please check their website at

2. ALC Program (Advanced Leadership Program)

After the Flex (Foundations of Leadership Excellence), I decided to take the next step of the program which is the ALC (Advanced Leadership Program). Here, because the level of self-awareness was heightened in the FLEX, I have been more aware of my fears.

This is actually the best program I had so far. Thanks to Martin again. I can never attend this program in the same month if not because of him.

Without this program, I would not know strangers who I now consider a family. I missed them already!

I learned that it is possible to break free from our past and live life to the fullest with joy and love.

3. Met Ruffa Mae in Shopee HQ

I’m never into any artisas. Local or international. But hindi ko papalagpasin ‘to! Gow, gow, gow! Haha!

If you’re a close friend of mine, I love impersonating Ruffa Mae. I find laughter in the air whenever I impersonate her with her gow gow gow and todo na tohhhhh! Haha! So when she went to the office I made sure that I’ll get to have a selfie with her. I also did a gow gow gow sample in front of her. Haha! She’s so pretty!

4. Visited

TravelBook will always have a special place in my heart. Last November I visited the TravelBook office and saw my ex-workmates! Hi, Ina!


5. Tagaytay Supposedly-Overnight with Mama

Promising myself to have one weekend dedicated only to my Mama, we went to Tagaytay to review a hotel, the Residence Inn. However, after a day of fun at the Ukay-ukay Hub and enjoying the night and cold wind while sipping Bulalo, she asked if we can just go home (even if we already checked in at the hotel).

Of course, I said yes. I want my Mama to have a peaceful sleep. We went home at around 11PM and arrived home at around 1AM. Haha! Great day still.

6. First Christmas with Shopee Philippines

I actually had hesitations in joining the Shopee PH Christmas Party because it was a holiday (November 30) but thinking that this is actually my first time made me go and party with my new friends at work! We had so much fun kahit na nagkasakit ako after. Haha!

Brand Acquisition Team
Go, Business Development!

7. Joy and Peace

I can tag myself as an overthinker. I tend to overthink just about everything but this month, I have experienced overthinking less than the usual. Haha! After FLEX and ALC, I have experience being more joyful and peace. And most of all, I was reminded that I need God in every area of my life.

How about you? How was your November 2018?


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