On my 5th Blog Anniversary: Refuel Your Passion

Refuel your passion.

Don’t let your schedule ruin your endeavor. Find time for you to do your passion and hone it. There may be dry moments along the road, but you have to bear in mind that it’s just part of the process.

Your passion will demand your time, energy, and effort so you have to deal with it. And when you get older, your schedule become tighter and heavier.  So the challenge is, how would you keep your passion?

Read more on heramazingstory.com here: On my 5th Blog Anniversary: Refuel Your Passion



Facebook joins Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2016

Facebook Manager

On May 27, 2016 at SMX Convention Center, Taguig, Philippines from 8AM to 6PM, Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2016 #AdMe2016 will happen and this time with Lianne Dehaye who manages the Southeast Asia Small & Medium Business team, focusing on Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines. She has been with Facebook for three years and is currently leading the Account Management program within Asia-Pacific. She has been working in the online advertising industry for almost 10 years and has in-depth knowledge of search marketing, brand solutions and web analytic.
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Only few slots are available at Asia Digital Marketing Conference 2016



Asia Digital Marketing Conference/Expo is fast approaching and slots are limited now and will be on May 27, 2016 at SMX Convention Center, Taguig from 8AM to 6PM with the following case studies and round table discussions:

  • The Future of the Philippines Digital Economy and the Digital Landscape in Asia and Beyond
  • The key to powerful creative campaigns: How can you effectively reach the hyper-digital, super-busy consumer? And The power of digital media and branding,
  • Breaking down the challenges of running a business that is ‘multi-country’: How can you successfully expand across the region by using the right technology?4

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ShopBack Philippines: Get Paid When You Shop Online

With my heavy and tight schedule as a college graduating student, going to the mall to shop is quite a hassle idea especially for me who usually shops for more than an hour  – my shopping hours can be trimmed to window shopping, scrutinizing and comparing the products until I decide which products to buy.

I recalled when I was in Japan last month, (Read: How I travel to Japan for Free) I had a hard time buying goods for my family and friends. Since the activity is well-scheduled and tight, we were only given an hour to shop. Imagine! An hour to shop in Japan where products are in good quality and less expensive than here in the Philippines.

But what makes me crazy now as I do my online shopping is my new discovery, an online shopping/CashBack site where I felt like I’m paid to shop. Isn’t that cool?  

Read more on her amazing story: ShopBack Philippines: Get Paid When You Shop Online

JENESYS 2015: How I traveled to Japan for Free

Going to Japan fully-funded was just a dream before. And who would have thought that my bucket list of visiting Japan with an all-expenses-paid trip would be accomplished just right before my college graduation?

It was all made possible through the program, Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS 2015) and the National Youth Commission (NYC). JENESYS 2015 is a people-to-people exchange program initiated by the government of Japan. The exchange program is open to all students (high school, undergraduate, graduate).

Mt. Fuji view
Mt. Fuji view during our ride in the Shinkansen

Selection Process

The selection is quite rigid since participants will be coming equally coming from NCR, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. You are up with the other student leaders coming from different prestigious universities all over the country.

Some of my short reminders if you’re highly interested on the exchange program:

1. Credential speaks

How will you stand out among the other hopefuls? Of course, your credentials will do it for you. If you have a leadership experience or an active member of an organization especially a national organization then it is an advantage for you.

2. Write your essay succinctly but with impact

Sell yourself on your essay. Make sure to express who you are and your interest in the program for just 300 words. (No exceeding!). Don’t forget to create an interesting introduction and a powerful conclusion.

3. Send ALL necessary requirements

Before hitting the send button on your email, make sure you already attached all the needed documents. Don’t send incomplete files because that would automatically disqualify you.

But if you strongly desire to pass the program, just try and try until you make it! Some of my co-delegates on my batch had their second, third, and even fourth attempt before they got to the list.

Going back to my story. With that idea of rigid selection, I was first hesitant to apply because of fear of failure. Nevertheless, I still tried since I applied for my passport just to be qualified for the program. I sent my application 30 minutes before the deadline and I was a bit shattered that time for I felt that I will have a less chance to pass the program.

Tokyo view in the morning

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Robert Yupangco Joins the Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2016

 The man behind the opulent success of the Yupangco Group of Companies that caters to different industries such as electronics, travel and leisure, industrial products, transportation, real estate and restaurants will grace the biggest gathering of digital innovators at the upcoming Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2016 happening on May 28,2016 at SMX Convention Center, SM Aura.

With remarkably performing businesses all over the Philippines and abroad, Robert Yupangco believes that it is through his effective time management and his employees’ persistent passion that keeps his ventures on top of its game.

Beside with his expertise and his faith with his driven staff, Mr. Yupangco also believes that digital marketing has a vital role in growing his business empire. Nevertheless, he’s making a point that his ventures were all keeping up with the online marketing trend.

Have the chance to meet Mr. Robert Yupangco and learn how he cleverly integrated digital marketing in managing his business conglomerates on May 28,2016 at SMX SM Aura Taguig.

Alongside with Mr. Yupangco are top executives from different industries that will share their great digital sagacity.

Below is the complete list of speakers;

Great speakers who will grace the event

 Thierry Tea- Managing Director, Philjets Group
 Mannix Pabalan- Founder, Hashtag Digital
 Janette Toral- Founder, Digital Filipino Club, Book Author and dubbed as the E- Commerce Guru of the Philippines
 Lars Jeppessen- Managing Director, Tech One Global
 Robert Yupangco- CEO,Yupangco Group of Companies
 Jojy Azurin- Co-founder, Horsepower.ph
 Spanky Enriquez- TV Host & Writer (Philippine Star)
 Art Samaniego Jr.-Tech Editor, Manila Bulletin
 Mike Grogan-Founder, Best of You Consultancy
 Charlie Agatep- Chairman, Grupo Agatep
 Ana Kim-President, Onnet Global
 Avelino Zapanta-CEO,SeaAir

For more information about the event and for partnership and sponsorship, please call or text 09166299381 or send inquiries to grace@asiadigitalmarketing.ph

Sam YG at Tree Top Adventure newest Zipline activities

Tree top

Tree Top Adventure’s Website Launching Experiencing the extreme is now easier as Tree Top Adventure launches its new interactive website!

On February 26, 2016, from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM at NIU by Vikings at SM Aura Taguig, Tree Top Adventure will launch its new interactive website in which over twenty participants from the TV and print industries will attend.

The program will be graced by Tree Top Adventure’s General Manager, Ms. Ma. Camille O. Montejo, Marketing and Branding Head, Engr. Grace B. Nicolas and of course, Tree Top Adventure’s Ambassador, Mr. Sam YG.

Tree Top Adventure offers the first and the only motorized ziplines in the Philippines. From a zipline that is seated to a free fall from 60 feet above, one can truly appreciate nature at its best while quenching one’s thirst for adrenaline rush.

Tree Top Adventure has six outdoor activities which offer a different experience for every thrill seekers. If one wants to relax, then, one might try the Canopy Ride, a ride similar to the concept of cable cars. The Trekking and Skywalk is good for adventurers who just like to walk and appreciate the beauty of nature. Want to fly like a superhero? Then one might want to try the Superman Ride, a horizontal motorized zipline in which you’ll be flying once backwards and once forwards. Or, Silver Surfer Surfer might be for you in which you’ll be standing on a specialized platform and glide up and down diagonally for multiple cycles.

Want to try more extreme? The Interactive Free Fall will. You’ll be going up and be dropped down suddenly when you reach the 100 feet mark.

The Tree Drop also offers the same extremeness rather; one will be suspended 60 feet parallel to the ground and be dropped as fast as 2 to 3 seconds.

For more information, you could contact (047) 252-9425, 0915 838 9354, 0922 576 9156 for Subic and (074) 442-0800 or 0932 404 1112 for Baguio. You could also visit our website www.treetopadventureph.com. To be more updated, you could like our Facebook page /treetopadventurecamp and follow us on Instagram @tree_top_adventure and Twitter @TreeTopPH

Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2016: One Digital World Connected


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Social Media is fast becoming an effective marketing and communications tool for businesses, which are constantly coming up with new ways to reach their target market. Social networks allow people to collaborate and communicate at almost zero cost. So TAG Media and Public Relations will present speakers who are leaders from different industries and engaged in momentous pursuits of significance to the ASEAN region. Attendees are senior business people, high-ranking government officials and media journalists. Depends on the expo, the speakers from that industries are the best from the best to give insights and to discuss different cases to improve your products and services.


Partial list of Speakers;

  • Janette Toral- Founder, Digital Filipino Club, Book Author and dubbed as the E- Commerce Guru of the Philippines
  • Kristian Melquiades- Country Manager ( Viber)
  • Thierry Tea- Managing Director (Philjets Group)
  • Lars Jeppessen- Managing Director (Tech One Global)
  • Mannix Pabalan- Founder (Hashtag Digital)
  • Spanky Enriquez- TV Host & Writer (Philippine Star)
  • Quintin Pastrana- TV Host ( Bloomberg)
  • Art Samaniego Jr- Tech Editor (Manila Bulletin)


We are expecting 1000 visitors on the event with 30 Exhibitors from different industries; Hotels & Resorts, Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Tourism, Automotive, Hospitality, Business Process Outsourcing, Academe, Health, Information Technology, Food and Service to showcase their products and services and to give you gigantic discounts from their packages. The exhibition floor is FREE to all to encourage target clients to visit the booths with a “stamp card” so that each booth will be visited. With the complete stamps, the visitors can claim after their loot bag at the reception. This is to help the exhibitors to reach all participants and their target clients.


  • Gain Direct Access to Potential Clients during and after the event
  • Address the delegates as a KEY speaker
  • Branding opportunity
  • Profile Yourself As An Industry Leader
  • Enhance Your Corporate Image
  • Enjoy extensive publicity
  • Learn from the speakers
  • Increase revenue from the sales generated from the expo if exhibitors


Participating companies from our previous events

 Adec Innovations
Air Asia Philippines
Alfox Printing Services
AMA Computer College
Apag Marangle
Artstream Hospitality Management Group Inc
Asian Institute of Management
ATR Kimeng Asset Management
Australian Embassy
Azalea Residences
BAhama Realty & Development Corporation
Blue Dynamics Inc
Bounty Fresh
Business Process Outsourcing International
Café Lupe
Canadian Embassy
Chalre Associates
Commission On Election
Compos Mentis Inc
Creative Voices Production
Department of Science and Technology
Digital Club Filipino
Elabram Systems Group
Embassy of Chile
Forward Direct Selling Company
Fuego Hotels
Gardenia Bakers Philippines Inc
Geiser Maclang Marketing Communications
Globe GCash
Helix Technologies
Hotel La Corona De Lipa
Infinity Hub
International Tankers Corporation
Korean Chamber of Commerce
Laguna Science Polytechnic University
Makati Tourism
Melba’s Farm Bacolod
Misono Japanese Restaurant
NWSteel Tehnologies
One Lightning
OneA Events Place
Onnet Global
Orchid Cybertech
Paradigm Global
PhilAm Life Insurance
Philippine Software Industry Association
PMCM Events Management
RaiRaiken Restaurant Group
Santuario Divino Memorial Resort
San Miguel Corporation
Subic Travelers Hotel
Summit Media
Sunlife of Canada
TAG Cash
TAG Fund
Tech One Global Phils, Inc.
Toyota Motors Philippines
Tree Top Adventure Inc
University of the Philippines
Victoria Court
Xyxon Pte. Ltd
Zoomanity Group

For partnership/sponsorship and speaking opportunity, please contact the organizer at 09166299381 or at grace@asiadigitalmarketing.ph. TAG Media and Public Relations is the organizer of Asia E- Commerce Expo, Asia Digital Marketing Expo, Asia Leaders Talk, Asia Leaders Forum, Asia HR Expo 2016: The Digital Talent Acquisition and Asia Travel & Tour Expo 2016: The Digital Tourism. For delegate pass, registration is Php 4,000.00 (Full Conference).



Bank Details:

TAG Media and Public Relations

BPI Checking Account # 1680 0010 29

*Only TAG Media and Public Relations will accept/receive and negotiate for any fees from the delegates, partners and sponsors.

Presented by TAG Media and Public Relations to promote the ASEAN region as a premier business destination. The conference serves as a hub for networking and  spreading of ideas that help executives overseeing enterprises across the Asia Pacific region. Speakers are leaders in their industries and engaged in momentous pursuits of significance to the ASEAN region. Attendees are senior leaders, high-ranking government officials and journalists covering the event.



I Just Moved to my Self-Hosted Site



After 6 years of blogging here, I finally moved to my self-hosted site www.heramazingstory.com. Moving to my own site has been my goal ever since I started blogging. (Read the story here) But for some reason, I wasn’t able to achieve it until last month I had the courage to pursue having my own site. I believe this move is kinda challenging at first since I decided to have my new domain name which is her amazing storyThat means I have to work extra hard to crawl my new site on search engines and to build my readers again. 

I am currently using wordpress.org for my site and it’s also quite different from wordpress.com. So I’m still learning it. Anyway, to all my loyal readers and my community here, I hope you could support me as I moved to an improved platform. Don’t worry, I decided not to delete my account here even I moved some of my posts here to my new site. 

I just can’t delete this site that brought so much memories, friendship, experience, and most of all the site that help me find what I really love to do for the rest of my life. I’m getting nostalgic already. Thank you for the love everyone. I’m so grateful that I met the best and crazy people here that turned to be my mentor, constant cyber friends, and supporters. I couldn’t mention all of you but you know who you are. 

As corny or dramatic as it sounds, I have to be honest that I got emotional as I peruse my previous stories I posted years ago. I was full of vigor and energy to change and impact the world. Well, it hasn’t changed up until now. But I can see all my wordpress family supporting me through their encouraging comments. I recalled that I posted of being so emotional because I haven’t found any inspiration or push to write again, then bulk of comments came uplifting me to just write. I was 16 back then and all my wordpress followers were encouraging me. 

Indeed, Thank you so much for the overwhelming support. (If you have the luxury of time, you can check my previous posts and see and laugh) I also have my facebook page already, I hope you could view it as well and like it. Like it here (www.facebook.com/heramazingstory)

Much love from Amae!:)

Power Of Three 2016 at Paradizo


Get the chance to experience one of the celebrated events in the field of agriculture as Paradizoo reveals the annual “Power of Three” (floral, vegetable and livestock festival).

From January 9 to March 31, they will expand and relish your understanding towards agriculture as they will exhibit and display farm produce, orchids, bonsai, veggies and livestock.

On the other hand, be enthralled to variety of breathtaking floral designs, orchids and flower arrangement, opening of Bonsai at Eclectic Garden and Seminar with Atish during Flower Festival starting Jan 16 up to Feb 6.

And since  love month is just around the corner, they will have a Pre-Valentine’s Day Special Event on the 13th of February. And on February 6 get a chance to listen and learn from Senator Cynthia Villar about Agriculture and Sustainability.

Aside from Valentine’s special, there will also be briefings, discussions on rabbit breeding and egg production programs and also witness the amazing animal parade on March 26.

So what are you waiting for?

We are inviting EVERYONE to join us! Paradizoo is just located in Mendez, Cavite, an ideal place for picnics, educational field trips, outdoor, family and group outing programs.

It is an enchanting paradise with soothing beauty of its flora and fauna. Paradizoo is one of the theme parks under Zoomanity Group. Zoomanity Group operates 5 Theme Parks in the Philippines and 1 in Japan :Zoobic Safari in Subic, Zoocobia in Clark,Pampanga, Zoocolate Thrills in Bohol,Paradizoo in Mendez, Cavite, Residence Inn in Tagaytay and Zootopia in Nagano, Japan.

TAG Media and Public Relations is the Marketing & Branding arm of Zoomanity Group under Yupangco Group of Companies. For more information, please call or text: 09166299381.