Thursday, May 26, 2011

[Odesk] Very wonderful Buyer!

Im officially back in oDesk and also got myself verified recently. I didn’t now that even as a contractor, you also need to verify your identity. A bit worrisome at first but oDesk will always be special in my heart because it saved me a lot of money and time as well so the heck with the worry, I sent a scanned copy of my passport, utility bill and photo. After a few hours, I received a news that Im verified. So prompt! Anyway, good news afterwards, I became more hirable. I received invitations after applying to several job openings. Two at the same time. I guess becoming verified will show how serious I am in my freelancing career. Very good move for me!

First Buyer: Asking me to create a Powerpoint presentation of him (Hourly rate)

Second Buyer: Asking me to research several websites, list their twitter followers, tweets, and all other social media requirements. To be sent via spreadsheet. (Fixed Price)

Two of these I got last May 24. And now I am done with the tasks especially with the second buyer.

I just want to tell a story regarding my very wonderful second buyer, she is really famous in Youtube. She hid her name but I know that its her based from the sample spreadsheet that she gave. I'm so thrilled to work with her because I found out that I recently subscribed to her Youtube. Her videos are inspirational by the way. So excited to work with her. Even though the work is a bit tiring and repetitive, I still tried to do my best and today I finished the work.

By the way, she is also very understanding that I only work during PH time. She even says have a good rest during the night. How sweet of her!

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So glad I found her! Just look at how very satisfied we are at each other. I really believe in destiny, yes even if its not in the romantic sense. I believe in work destiny! This employer an I are meant to be workmates lol!

Anyway she told me she loved the job and even if she doesn’t have any work to give me right now, she would love to contact me again in the future. She even asked for my permission to recommend me to her folks! (Of course, ATE! LOL)

That’s actually a 100% boost of morale over there because of this buyer. Thumbs up

Anyway, the second buyer has yet to respond to my work but even with this one, he liked my work saying these:

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Totally loving working at home. Rainbow

xoxo,

C

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

[Odesk] Buyer asking a lot of work with a bid of $5 only!

Well its been a while! Hello Odesk for me. And my come back title doesn’t sound like Im a happy kid lol.

History: Its been a year since I started working again with oDesk. I have sent some cover letters before but I wasn’t too serious at all thus ended up not replying to interested buyers. Everything has changed today!

So a few hours ago, I decided to do some ‘raket’ because I want some chachings again lol. I am totally unemployed again right now as SG has been quite hard with me this past few months….(cries about the long story)

Anyway, I was very lucky that three buyers responded immediately with my application. I was totally ecstatic when one hired me right on the spot. Ecstatic and afraid at the same time.

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You see I only bid for $5 for fixed price but upon constant messaging, this buyer is asking a lot of things which is not totally acceptable for the agreed price of $5.

Imagine: Buyer is asking for number of specific tweets/ per day and per month. I need to categorize it as well if the tweets are RTs, @replies and original post! Imagine how grueling that is. Then I found out that there is no free app for me to generate that. Major bummer. And I need that within an hour?? KMN?! 5 dollars and an hour only?!

The ad is a bit vague but I still decided to apply cause I am into the challenge. I mean after all, we will still exchange messages before he can totally hire me right? Wrong. He hired me immediately!

Cause of that I am once again reunited with oDesk help ticket. (READ: Major suki ako niyan noon lol) Cause whenever I don’t feel right about the assignment, I just click the help ticket and ask for advise. Here’s what I found out:

I would suggest that you get in touch with your employer to get all details possible and then decide if you will continue or not….Whoever ends the contract is required to leave a feedback. If nothing is paid though feedback is given its not visible in public…Your feedback score wont be affected. (Hay salamat.)

By that, I decided not to continue anymore with the Buyer. I do not trust the conversation already (because he gives little instructions as well. He also doesn’t seem to be happy that I am hesitant. The contract hasn’t ended yet though. Im still thinking whether Ill give him the right to end it or I would just rather do it myself.

This buyer is a good catch, (has good feedback, and paid a lot already. Unfortunately we didn’t click) Nice. Sounds like we are in a relationship lol.

 

Now, Im off to the next buyer..

 

Cat faceRainbow

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Hair Rebond




93908350Also see this post: (Hair Rebond last 2009)
Okay this will be my fifth hair rebond since 2006. I forgot to post my fourth rebond last year due to major busy-ness of my life at that time heeh~

History of my hair:

Dec 2009: Had medium blonde highlights (I remember I was depressed thus I visited the salon and needed a ‘’change’’)
March 2010: Decided to make the highlights more prominent. Actually my hair was in lowlights. (More blonde than black hair)
May 2010: Had hair rebond (Tony and Jackey), Two weeks after, I went again to the same salon and asked them to color my whole hair to blonde (result disastrous looking for an Asian!) On the same day I had blonde hair, I begged another salon (Vivere Salon) to color my hair back to natural color) Yess…that day was really too much for my hair.
August 2010: Colored my hair with Liese Platinum Blonde
December 2010: Colored my hair with Revlon Medium Blonde
March 2011: Colored again my hair with Revlon Medium Blonde
And now May 2011: Loreal Matrix Hair Rebond (Jesi Mendez Salon)

Result Pictures:

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Decided to keep a long, less layered hair. Wanting to have a hair until pass bra length. Like that of Jinkee Paquiao? hahaha.
The whole rebonding process lasted for two hours only (Hairstylist told me that since my hair is previously colored already, the length of time will lessened)
I also had cellophane (Loreal Diacolor Richesse after and this took another two hours plus with Matrix Biolage (Hair Treatment)
Overall, I am very satisfied with my hair. :) Btw, the hairstylist commended my hair prior to rebond. He told me that my hair strands are still thick despite hair coloring? Wanna know why? I never fail to use hair treatments in my weekly shower. Sometimes, I even use it daily (as needed)



Maintenance Products:


I bought Citre Shine Colour Prism and Ah Glow Keratin Conditioner (as seen in the second pic (middle product in the photo)

When to shampoo hair? Normally after two days or a day (esp if the scalp becomes really oily)
Till then, xoxo
RainbowCat faceThumbs up

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Products I am currently using (May 2011)

For reference, please check out my first post about this: (Updated last January 2011)

Beauty Statistics:

  • Skintype (Face): Combination skin. Currently
  • Hair: Colored medium blonde hair by Revlon Colorsilk Luminista Haircolor, Medium Blonde 175. Semi – Long Thick hair.

Face & Body:

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Cleanse: Avalon Organics Refreshing Cleansing Gel (Love this and the smell Red heart)

Tone: Avalon Organics Balancing Facial Toner (Bought it only today so its too early to tell…)

Treat: Epiduo Topical Gel (Been using this for three weeks now, so far so good!)

Moisturize: Desert Essence 100% Pure Jojoba Oil (Putting it back in my regimen)

Body Wash: Cyleina Organic Tomato Soap (Had some minor bacne so I want to see if this works)

 

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Hair:

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Shampoo: Dove Colour Care (My hair likes it though its an SLS based shampoo)

Conditioner: Dove Colour Care Conditioner and Organix Hydrating Teatree Mint Conditioner (Smells like a Stork candy lol but it claims that its Organic and has teatree as antibacterial thus Im using it)

Treatment: VO5 Shower Works (I used this today and I like it! 60% less hair fall in my shower)

Leave On: Desert Essence 100% Pure Jojoba Oil (This is a good natural alternative to tame your hair)

Some of the products I have tried.

(Either Ive finished using them already and decided to move on OR are currently being shelved)

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Neutrogena Skin Clearing Toner: Skin stings, didn’t like it. Gave it about two weeks then I stopped it already. It has Salicylic Acid probably why it stings cause I am also using a Retinoid at night)

Olay Regenerist Serum: The serum is not runny. Its thick. (didn’t really rave about the thickness) Broke out and it gave me a weird texture in my face. I could give it another chance because I wanted to see if the peptides inside is really effective in collagen build up. Unfortunately, it has a big amount of silicone, thus  mimicking the tighter looking face after using it but in reality its just the silicone acting (I think?)

Organic Aid Vitamin E Cleansing Foam: I was in Malaysia when I bought this, I ran out of facial cleanser at that time. I saw this in the shelve…almost missed it because it is located in unnoticeable location (Its not probably saleable) It claims to be organic so I gave it a try. I must say it’s a so-so product. Didn’t break me out neither it gave me a very clean feeling. One thing I noticed, after finishing it for almost 80%, foam started to subside. And by the way, the product is expired as I have seen in the date but I still used it lol.

 

Ok till then, hopefully I can post another review next time.

Thumbs upRainbowCat face

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