HappyFresh | Joy Delivered To Your Home

HappyFresh | Joy Delivered To Your Home

I am not a fan of online shopping. That’s because I prefer going to malls and personally see the items I want to purchase, so I can have a look-and-feel of it before I actually buy it. That was my preference –  until I became a Momma. You know, the usual mommy problem that even trips to the restroom are time-constrained and even a 10-minute bath time is already a luxury?

I used to have the luxury of a whole day roaming around the mall, like a shop ’til you drop kind of life. But after giving birth, I found myself browsing online shopping sites and mobile applications because I don’t even have the time and energy to go to shopping malls anymore! Good thing, technology brought a lot of innovation that helps give convenience to people, especially to busy moms like me! And I have the latest discovery!



HappyFresh | Joy Delivered To Your Home


I recently downloaded HappyFresh mobile app in AppStore (it’s available on Android, too!). I met HappyFresh at the Blogapalooza Horizons: Uncharting the Uncharted event held on May 21, 2016. At first, I thought it was a brand of fresh juices because the logo looks like a happy fruit, but it wasn’t! Lol.

HappyFresh is the first and fastest growing groceries platform in the Southeast Asia! They offer services that deliver groceries from the stores you love right in front of your doorstep! They recently launched here in the Philippines and right now they are in partnership with Robinson’s Supermarket. In the busy world of mommas, isn’t this a happy treat to all of us who barely even have time for ourselves? Technology has just given us another convenient way to do the shopping and I can’t get any more excited about this. I’m yet to try this application, but let me share with you the 5 things I instantly love about HappyFresh and why I’m convinced with this new innovation.

1) You can do your shopping in front of your laptop or PC, and even on your smartphones!

Yes, you’ve read it right! HappyFresh is available in a web-based or mobile application so you can choose your groceries at the tip of your hands and be at home. And when you’re done, you just sit down on your couch, bond with your family, or do other household chores while you wait for your groceries to be delivered to your doorstep. Now, wouldn’t that be a convenience for you? 🙂

2) It’s Cash-on-delivery basis.

I know you’re probably worried about not receiving the items you ordered online. I’ve been skeptical about online shopping as well, for such a long time! But with HappyFresh, you don’t have to worry about not receiving your groceries because you will only pay for them when it has already arrived at your doorstep. I hope someday they will accept credit/debit cards as the mode of payment as well. Hmm, well, maybe in the future.

3) Your groceries are handled and delivered by a specially screened and trained shopper and driver.

For the shopper, you only have to pay them a fee which will depend on oh how much you’ve purchased. It’s like paying the service charge in a restaurant. And you don’t have to worry if the items you selected are suddenly out of stock in the market because you have the option to let the shopper contact you if that happens or you will let the shopper choose for you or not replace anything – before you place your grocery list.

Meanwhile, the delivery fee costs a fixed amount of 149 Php regardless of how many bags or boxes will be delivered to you.

Those fees are already included upon checkout of your item so you get the total amount of how much you have to pay when your groceries have arrived.

4) There are deals and discounts available for you.

Those are magic words to the Mommas, I know right?! 🙂 We’re always on the look for items that are a great deal because, what? We’re mommas, right? We do the budgeting most the time. So it’s good if we got to save money by being able to avail of discounts!

5) They deliver your groceries in just an hour – or even less.

Here’s our usual setup when we have to do the grocery:

An hour to get ready to go out, an hour of commuting to get to the shopping mall, then if we’re hungry we spend another hour (or two) eating in a restaurant, then another hour for doing the grocery. After doing all the errands and we have to go home then that’s another hour of commuting again.

All those hours and effort VERSUS the HappyFresh’s online grocery platform and an hour of delivery. Tell me, what’s not good about that? I get to save not just time but also an amount of energy. I get to play with my son or watch a movie at home with my husband instead of personally doing the grocery. Yay! 🙂

HappyFresh is an answered prayer for the SAHMs, WAHMs and also the working in the corporate office Mommas who are most of the time in charge of doing the grocery stuff. Instead of personally going to the supermarket to buy the stuff, you can just lie down in your bed while selecting the items you need to buy via the web or the app, and wait for it to arrive on your doorstep! You get to relax at your home instead of falling in line at the cashier. Less hassle, more rest! Who wouldn’t love that?

I am excited to try HappyFresh! I checked my planner and I am scheduled to do the grocery this coming weekend. I hope to have a pleasant online shopping experience with HappyFresh.

How about you? Have you tried HappyFresh yet? Let me know of your feedbacks below. If you’re planning to try it out for the first time, you may use my code v3KYT in the HappyFresh app to get a voucher for free delivery if you shop for ₱5,000.00. May you have a pleasant shopping experience, too! 🙂


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Of Letting Go and New Beginnings

Of Letting Go And New Beginnings

Hey there! I am back! I have been idle for the past few days because a lot of things happened that sapped out the energy out of me. I thought I should share it so here it is.

Last Wednesday has been one of the hardest days in my career life. It was a day full of mixed emotions that I had to take control, else I would have cried. In fact, I am supposed to write this post on the day I quitted my corporate work but I was too tired to even finish it.

I graduated year May 2012 but I started working as an Associate Software Engineer on March of that year. I am a degree holder of Bachelor of Science in Information Technology where 1 year was spent in taking up AB Mass Communication because I thought I should become a journalist or a writer.

I was a shifter. I shifted courses because IT is more practical, they said. Well, it is – as one of the industries that have the highest paying jobs. 🙂

In college, I have learned to love computer programming and forgot about writing for awhile. I told myself that it will be the career that I will push through. That I will pursue my passion for writing on a later part of my life.

Fast forward to my corporate years, there were a lot of things happened. I got hired, then I was retrenched, then got hired again but I’ve quit because of personal reasons. Then I got a chance to be part of an awesome company with awesome people whom I love but I got retrenched again for the lack of projects. It was so depressing and frustrating that I have lost my job not just once, but twice, and to the companies which I really loved the people and its environment. But I was able to recover from those, pretty fast I may say. I stayed in my 4th company for more than 2 years. I enjoyed doing my job because I am also with fun-loving teammates. But I know deep inside that there is something missing.

Then there’s one instance that changed my life. It is the day when I became a Mother.

Motherhood is the turning point of my life. I was just myself before. Then I became a wife. And now, a Momma. It was indeed overwhelming and I had to share and express it, so this blog was revamped to become my haul for my Momma Life.

Writing made me feel that I am who I am. It’s one of the things that gave me fulfillment aside from mothering my son, of course.

You know the popular saying by Confucius?

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

It is in writing that I have felt it. It is my passion. It is something that I wanted to improve on. And it is my calling. More than just computer programming or finding software defects. Along with being a woman of God, a wife, and a mother.

And last Wednesday, I have freed myself. It took me a very long time before I have realized that writing is what I really wanted to do in life. Now, it made sense to me why I got retrenched twice. It’s now clear to me why I had a hard time in finding a job in line with being a software engineer. God has been telling me that I am taking the wrong path all along… Every day, I would always pray for God to give me more strength for my everyday struggle as a yaya-less wife and mother. Every day is tough. Every day, I am tired.

Do you imagine letting go of a thing that you thought you really want so you chased it, looked for it, did whatever it takes to finally hold it in your hands? It’s what I have gone through. It’s what I learned to do.

I left my day job, my corporate life, so

  • I can spend more quality time with my family,
  • I can focus on more important things – which matters to me most (like building my writing/blogging career).
  • I can give way to my plan of being a WAHM (work-at-home-mom).

I have been freed.  I have finally let go. Yes, it was hard. It was one of toughest decisions I have ever made. But it is worth it. And now, to summarize (and cut all the drama), this is me, finally waving goodbye to the corporate life (which I thought was really my dream), and saying hello to my new venture as a blogger, a soon-to-be WAHM, and a full-time wife and mother to my family.



Of Letting Go and New Beginnings

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need. –Lao Tzu



A leap of faith, indeed. So help me God.


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