Spell Saab

I’ve been with Nuffnang officially for 4 years now. For those of you who have no idea what Nuffnang is (and I assume that’s because you don’t have a blog of your own), think of blogs as celebrities and Nuffnang as their manager/handler. Nuffnang gets us writing jobs, advertisements, and fun events to cover. For the better part of my four years with the company, I was mostly in touch with only one person from the company. Sadly, she left the company late last year and I was forced to go outside of my comfort zone and talk to new people. I know it’s hard to believe but I am really bad at social events. I literally sweat just thinking of having to go to an event alone especially because it usually means I need to walk in heels, brush my hair, and make eye contact with people I have never met.

Thankfully, my social anxiety has gotten better over the years. I’m still very shy though and I try to get out of every social event I can because I know I’ll just make a bad impression – how could I not with the uncomfortable “hehe” I reply whenever someone asks me “how are you?” Oh God, I could go on and on but I’d rather talk about our annual dinner party that happened last Thursday.

I went to last year’s party with Jim and we didn’t exactly make new friends because he’s just as shy as I am. When he told me he couldn’t make it to this year’s party, I was ready to send my regrets to the group until my BFF Nyko sent me a text asking if I was going! YES! Nyko was the best date to bring to a dinner party (Jim agrees haha)!

At a denim party, wear denim. #DineAtVyne #NNCMDinner

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It was a GREAT party. I’m so thankful for our country manager, Abe Olandres, for being so approachable and inspiring when it comes to building communities through blogging.

My night’s highlights:

The food! It was my first time to dine at Vyne and I was impressed!

I was awarded top earner of the year alongside David Guison and Victor Basa (Abe’s Yugatech blog doesn’t count because he’s the country manager hahaha!)

Vic and Abe

Vic and Abe

Our table won the name-that-song game because I’d had a bit to drink and was as overly-competitive as Tracy Flick on election day haha

Table 5!

Table 5!

Exchanged ideas with other bloggers — I was advised to definitely get an intern a.k.a. blogger apprentice to help me out so yeah I’ll need one very soon haha!

<3

Nyko won best dressed of the night as I predicted!! Haha he also did some impromptu hosting

If you hadn't already guessed, the theme of the night was Denim Fever!

If you hadn’t already guessed, the theme of the night was Denim Fever!

Danced the night away with my fellow Nuffies and taught them some silly dance moves!

Fail blurry photo at the after party at Hyve haha

Fail blurry photo at the after party at Hyve haha

It was definitely a night to remember! If any of you are reading this: you guys were all so nice and smiley that I felt so comfortable! I know you weren’t doing it for me but I would just like to thank you for making me realize meeting new people doesn’t have to be such a pain – you’ve made me more confident in a way. Hoping to make up for the past years I’ve been so quiet! Also, I will always make sure Nyko is by my side when there’s another Nuffnang event. ;)

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Saab

13 Comments

  1. Reply

    Janine Gandia

    December 8, 2014

    hi saab! Thanks to @maxenemagalona for RT about ur new blog layout that’s why I saw it. You made me smile many times becoz of your bratiness!! In short, loka-loka ka! Haha I really like how u write!! I laughed many times while reading about your wedding and that you don’t hire a wedding planner. Hahahahah!! Looking forward to read more!
    P.S. I’m kinda in

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    Arianne Munar

    December 9, 2014

    Saaaab! I love this! Thanks so much for coming, the Nuffies love you! You rock! :)

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      Saab

      December 10, 2014

      Yayyy thanks Arianne!!:D

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    Ardel galope

    December 10, 2014

    I love your new blog layout!
    Until now iniisip ko pa din nung na meet kita sa madfest sobrang tili ko at nilayuan ako ng mga friends ko then i asked them ‘nakakahiya ba ako?’ Medjo daw. Haha! Sobrang bait mo at ganda mo grabe. Loveyou saab

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      Saab

      December 10, 2014

      HAHAHA Thank you Ardel!! And I’m so happy you enjoyed!<3

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    Marianne

    December 10, 2014

    Awww!!! Thanks Saab! So happy you made it last Thursday! We all enjoyed! ’til next year! :)

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      Saab

      December 11, 2014

      Thanks Marianne <3

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    Awkward

    December 11, 2014

    I remember you’ve mentioned that you’re an extrovert (at least virtually) and you have a fear of public speaking.
    Hear, hear, don’t despair, for we, the socially inept individuals, are the future of our generation. “We live among them hidden in plain sight. We have a different language but we don’t speak it. We are special but we don’t flaunt it. We are different but we are one and we’re here to stay…”–haha..ano daw?…ripped off from Globe tvc ’02.

    I feel you. I can barely handle shaking hands w/ other people and the “beso” + hug combo would make me freeze half to death (Exagge…eh pano kung crush mo? Pano nga ba?Haha!)

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      Saab

      December 11, 2014

      Hahaha yay I’m not alone

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    Camie Juan

    December 12, 2014

    same sentiments with attending events! I used to avoid them at all costs too because virtually I can be very talkative and extroverted (it’s easy when you’re “hiding” behind a device and not really interacting face to face with humans) but I’m just terrible at social situations and small talk makes me feel weird. Haha but I slowly got to know the talent managers and they’ve helped me a lot with getting comfortable so even if I’m off to an event without a date I would just stick by anyone from Nuffnang and I’m okay. Haha!

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      Saab

      December 12, 2014

      True! Thanks to Dianne, Marianne and Arianne especially!! Hi Camie!:D:D

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    Jamie

    December 17, 2014

    Where can I apply to be your apprentice? Lol! I love the new layout! <3 <3 There's something comforting about it. (I don't know why that's the first word that popped in my mind. Hahaha!)

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      Saab

      December 23, 2014

      I love that you think it’s comforting!! Jamie!! Well, I know you’re reliable since you’ve been managing my Facebook page haha! Still fixing things before I get an apprentice kasi di ako marunong mag manage nang tao!! Haha! Getting help from friends. Will announce what I need soon :)

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