Tuesday, May 1, 2018

My Experience As A Financial Advisor

Beginning of a new Journey

When a friend of mine suggested I apply for a  job posting as a financial advisor, I was hesitant and thought I can never survive the training away from home. 

I tried anyway..
Team Innovation
 The rigorous training, tests and seminars were not easy. I had to take two licensure exams for traditional insurance and for VUL, a requirement by the Insurance Commission of the Philippines to make sure we really know and fully understand what we are getting into. 

Training bestie - Ryan Gerasta
Unexpected Friendships. 

My month-long stay in Makati City was eventful and fun, thanks to my co-trainees who helped in making it possible. They represent the different provinces of our vast country. Our favourite activities were story-telling, learning their dialects, sharing jokes, and food hopping. But more than that, we learned to cooperate and unite despite our differences especially during our test reviews, presentations and team assignments. 

My Branch of Assignment
What now?

Now I have an 8-5 job and helping families achieve their long term financial goals through Variable Universal Life. It's a 3-in-1 product: Life insurance + Health insurance + Investment. As a licensed financial advisor, we help our clients determine which product design would suit them well through what we call needs-based selling. We are required to explain every important detail and make sure our clients have a thorough understanding, especially on the terms and conditions of their policy, before we process their applications and payments for approval. After-sales are pain in the neck though, one that they've never mentioned during our training. Our job can be super toxic, we eat rejection in the morning as a matter of fact. But as they say, anything worth it is never easy anyway. This job would help me pay bills and for now, that is enough for me to survive.

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Friday, April 20, 2018

MAKATI GIRL FOR A MONTH!!

I saw Jericho Rosales inside Power Plant Mall and that’s the main highlight of my stay in Makati!! #FanGirl


I am currently staying in one of the big hotels here in Makati City for a month-long job training and I can't believe I just saw one of my idols in the flesh! I was in Power Plant Mall Rockwell the other day to buy a pair of shoes for our training, when a familiar figure casually walked past me and I looked up to find it was Echo. Yes, it's so real. My heart seemed to have skipped a beat. I was shookt! It was a slow-mo moment for me, I froze and I was speechless. I watched him reach the main entrance door without a word. I didn't have the guts to ask him for a photo, Jericho Rosales making my day was more than enough. 

Here's a compilation of some of the photos I took with my phone during my stay in Makati City:
s k y l i n e
when the going gets tough, one goes to jolli jeep for lunch

where people meet for the love of art

blood, sweat and tears for sale

you can buy a nice bed but not a good sleep

where jaywalking is almost legal

the red district never sleeps

feeling blue in corporate jail
If you liked this post, please do follow me on Instagram for more photos @lvlygrey 

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Miss Grey 

Sunday, March 18, 2018

WHERE TO EAT IN CALASIAO : Javeritas


Inspired by my WHERE TO EAT IN DAGUPAN Blog Series, I bring you WHERE TO EAT IN CALASIAO! Dagupan City and the municipality of Calasiao has been Pangasinan's main food hub centers for years. So there's no doubt that more people are visiting these place each year to dine or to open a food business of their own. 


I've been invited by the owners through my Facebook page to visit their humble cafe located at San Miguel Rd, Calasiao. It's almost on the exact opposite side of Robinsons Place Pangasinan so it's easier to find. I like the vibe as I enter the cafe, for me, it looked like a bachelor pad with a feminine touch here and there. It's simple with an exposed concrete wall inside and bricked wall on the outside. 


I ordered beef lasagna and a coffee-based frappe on my first visit. Lasagna was good! I also love the fact that they have a window huge enough to give someone who loves taking a selfie a good natural lighting. They have a wide space for parking and may I say a small yet nice comfort room as well.


I recommend this cafe for everyone who wants to chill without hassle. It's relatively a small cafe but it's a worth a try. I also recommend their cakes and tuna pesto, I wasn't able to take a photo of those. If you want to see more from this cafe, just follow @javeritas on Instagram and Facebook!

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Monday, January 1, 2018

WELCOME YEAR 2018!!

New year, new me?

Nope, still the same.

m o o d
We've all been there before right? Making New Year's resolutions and forgetting them before we knew it. SO, instead of posting about what's and what not's, I'm writing about my expectations this year. 

For starter, I expect everyone to be watching vlogs on Youtube rather than reading blogs on the different blogging platforms available online. I expect that more people are going to travel this year after a surge in the number of travel vloggers and travel agencies out there. I expect to see more makeup gurus online and more makeup brands reaching out to every market segment. I expect a crowd at the gym after the holiday food binge, and I expect that I will be one of them. 

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How about you? What are your expectations this year? Comment below! Photos by JD Tomagan
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Monday, November 13, 2017

JAMES REID, NADINE LUSTRE LIVE IN DAGUPAN!!

YES! You read that right..

 Last night, we got to party with James, Lauren, Brent and Nadine during the Emperador Hot Shot Brandy Party in Dagupan City. It was jam-packed with JaDine fans from all over the province, but minors were not allowed to get inside. No brandy for you JaDine babies!

James Reid performed his latest single, he even sang a duet with Nadine Lustre and that made the crowd roar even more. The rest of the gang were giving out brandy shots, taking pictures and dancing the night away. 




You can see how James was so protective of Nadine in one of the clips, can't help but swoon over this power couple. Watch the rest of the video here and tell me what you think! 
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THANK YOU WHAT'S UP DAGUPAN

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

HALLOWEEN MAKEUP IDEAS

The last quarter of the year is always my favorite because I get to celebrate my birthdays in October, dress up on Halloween in November, and enjoy the festivities in December. 

I've been really into making different makeup looks these past few months and today I decided to share with you guys the three halloween makeup looks that I did. 

This was supposed to be inspired by a Mobile Legends character name Estes. I used whatever is available in my makeup kit and immediately  wished I have prepared enough for this, like maybe, I should've bought some face paint or something. But yeah, I still enjoyed doing this very easy and very simple makeup look. I used a brown masking tape for my ear to make it look like elf ears. You can watch some tutorials on Youtube. 

Estes-inspired
Halloween is not supposed to be all dark and scary, so I chose to dress up and honor one of the most talented female artist in the history - Frida Kahlo. Since I didn't have a floral head dress, I just edited one on a phone app called Photo Grid. Watch my Frida Kahlo makeup tutorial on Youtube by clicking on the link here. 

"I tried to drown my sorrows, but the bastards learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling." - FK

For this look, I used BYS Philippines Cosmic Eyeshadow Palette and it worked like magic! I may need to iron some details the next time I try to recreate this, but overall, I loved the finish product. This is my favorite halloween look so far and this is inspired by Archie Comics and Riverdale. Watch my makeup video tutorial here. 

Straight outta comic book.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and I hope to see you guys again soon. If you liked this post, don't forget to comment below and share this to your friends. 
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Summer in October??

Summer is everyone's favourite season, even in the Philippines where it is sunny almost all year round. We especially reserve that 'summer vibe' for the months of March, April and May. And our main activities? Food trips and going to the beach with family and friends. 

Now we don't have to wait for those months to come, because there's a new cafe in town that will give you a taste of summer even in the month of October. By The Beach Cafe is located on the shore of Nibalew beach in San Fabian, Pangasinan and the nearest land mark is the Coast Guard Sub-station. 

Summer vibes
Water Bikes and Teepees
Blue Lemonade
On top of the beautiful location, By The Beach San Fabian Cafe offers affordable rice meals, snacks and drinks. Here's a menu guide for you under their 'Comfort Food' category:
3 Cheese Pizza - Php90

Pica-pica Sampler - Php200
Salsa & Cheese-Jalapeno Nachos -Php120
Honey-Glazed Chicken Wings - Php175
Chicken Fingers - Php150
Sausage & Chips - Php80
Potato Fritters - Php150
Beefy Dynamites - Php120

Summertime madness
 'Charred Favorites'
Grilled Liempo - Php150
Pork Barbeque - Php150
Chicken Teriyaki - Php150
'All-Day Breakfast'
Bacon, Egg, Rice - Php120
Pork Tocino, Egg, Rice - Php120
Pork Longanisa, Egg, Rice - Php120

Perfect for friends and family
 'Cocktails'
Cuba Libre - Php100
Vodka Lime - Php100
Bubbly Daiquiri - Php100
Whiskey Ginger - Php100
SMB Pale Pilsen - Php75
SMB Light - Php75

Beach + Sunset = Love
 BTB San Fabian Cafe is open Tuesdays-Sundays from 5PM to 11PM. Make sure to bring a camera and charge your phone batteries for photo ops! Watch out for By The Beach Cafe's new offerings and take part in their Halloween Masquerade Party on October 28, 2017, Saturday at 8PM! Don't forget to wear your local spooky mask or head dress to get a chance to win a prize. 

That's all for now folks! So check out my Youtube channel, I also made a short vlog last month. Watch here: 


xoxo