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Hodge Podge turns 4!

By on March 30, 2016

Established March 20, 2012 and already being the first, Hodge Podge stood firm to its claim that they are the ORIGINAL one-stop shop for bottlecap accessories in the Philippines.

Photo from facebook.com/heyhodgepodge
(c) Hodge Podge Facebook Page

Now it’s 2016, I was looking back on my blog for my first ever Hodge Podge purchase and I found out that it was the same year as Hodge Podge was founded! Necklaces for me and my friends were my first ever Hodge Podge items. I remember encountering some miscommunication then that I received an item which I didn’t order but was immediately settled as I informed them about it. I even got the mistaken item for free as compensation. I can still remember, a short letter of apology was also included on the shipment of my then actual order which I found really thoughtful considering they’ve already compensated the item plus, shipping fee was on them. Also, it was not that big of a damage at all too but they still took time to ensure me that it won’t happen again. I admired the costumer service, their shop in general, since then.

Bottlecap Queen. Claiming it heart emoticon (c) Gel's Facebook Profile
Bottlecap Queen. Claiming it heart emoticon
(c) Gel’s Facebook Profile

Reading my blog post regarding my first Hodge Podge order, I also found out that I used to call the owner Ate Gel. Hihi. I wonder when did I start calling by her name only. Hi Ate Gel! 😀

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Screenshot from Hodge Podge Facebook Page

I really fell in love with my L Lawliet necklace that I wear it everyday at school then. What I love about it is that it can match any school outfit that I wear. Hence, judging by the search results on my blog, I almost joined all of online giveaways with Hodge Podge accessories as prizes.

Photo from my blogpost: http://princessdiaries.info/unexpected-gift/
Photo from my blogpost: http://princessdiaries.info/unexpected-gift/

Four long years have passed, Hodge Podge has been growing with more products and collaborations. They have their products sold at different shops too. This makes me proud that I was able to “watch them grow in beauty” both figuratively and literally. Their designs are becoming more diverse and vary from fandoms to personalized stuff, motivational quotes, anime, literature, I can’t even name all. 🙂

"Want to save on shipping costs? Hodge Podge keychains/bag tags are now available at Kramer : Toy Warden, UP Town Center! grin emoticon 3rd floor beside Digital Walker! Our items are right by the entrance! Limited stocks only so swing by ASAP!" (c) Hodge Podge Facebook Page
“Want to save on shipping costs? Hodge Podge keychains/bag tags are now available at Kramer : Toy Warden, UP Town Center! grin emoticon 3rd floor beside Digital Walker!
Our items are right by the entrance! Limited stocks only so swing by ASAP!”
(c) Hodge Podge Facebook Page

Let me just include the links from their Facebook page:

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/heyhodgepodge/

Designs availablehttp://bit.ly/HodgePodgeDesigns (see WAVE albums) – link doesn’t work via mobile browsing

Sample accessories: http://bit.ly/HodgePodgeSampleAccessories (price list found on the album description)

Sample add-on charms: http://bit.ly/HodgePodgeCharms

Combined Hodge Podge Facebook profile pictures since 2012. (c) Hodge Podge Facebook Page
Combined Hodge Podge Facebook profile pictures since 2012. (c) Hodge Podge Facebook Page

Knowing Hodge Podge for years, I’ve observed  that they’re always being generous to their followers. I myself have experienced their generosity for a couple of times. Back then, when blog giveaways include simple stuff yet, they sponsor the hosts with assorted items. Nowadays, they give discounts on conventions and conduct giveaways too from time to time.

#hodgepodge4thbirthdaygiveaway
#hodgepodge4thbirthdaygiveaway

I am writing this actually not just to greet them a Happy Birthday but also to share their ongoing birthday giveaway. The prizes are much more exciting this time because, of course, it’s their birthday! Having second thoughts? Along with their bottlecap accessories, they’re also giving away a Harry Potter Funko Pop and Cardcaptor Sakura necklaces… and more!! Thinking twice still? You just have to follow very simple steps and you’re in! Check out this link for the complete details

Hodge Podge 4th Birthday Giveaway
https://www.facebook.com/heyhodgepodge/photos/a.270180113066570.65326.260942623990319/977948925623015/?type=3&theater

On most days, I'm juggling a whole lot of things including work and of course, Hodge Podge. But at the end of it all, one thing's for sure... I feel extremely blessed and grateful for each day despite the "stress" (c) Gel's Facebook profile
On most days, I’m juggling a whole lot of things including work and of course, Hodge Podge. But at the end of it all, one thing’s for sure… I feel extremely blessed and grateful for each day despite the “stress”
(c) Gel’s Facebook profile

Humility, pure hardwork and dedication. That’s how I can describe what lead Hodge Podge to where it is now. Four years is a really long time to maintain a business, talk about specialty products even. I believe there are challenges along those four years but Hodge Podge is still here, reaching out to more people. Serving clients from all-over the world with their one of a kind bottlecap accessories. And I know most of us wish them more years to come. So we can have more of what they can offer. I personally wish that they won’t lose that passion and creativity in producing more designs and variety of accessories. More projects especially kawaii-ness! 🙂

Happy 4th birthday Hodge Podge!

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Because I just can’t wait

By on June 22, 2012

Death Note has been a very frequent topic in all of my blogs recently because it’s the latest anime and movie that I’ve watched. I don’t fancy movies that much but when I do, I do it fangirl style! Hehe. Anyways, my love for L. Lawliet, one of Death Note’s main character, has reached the point where I think about him all the time and I want to see him wherever I am, which most probably won’t be possible now because classes already started. Good thing that Ate Gel from Hodge Podge was very eager in reminding me of what design I would like to use in my Hodge Podge order.

By the way, Hodge Podge is an online shop where they use bottlecaps in different accessories that they make. They do fridge magnets, keychains and necklaces.  Here’s their Facebook page if you’re curious: Hodge Podge Online Shop 🙂

So after weeks of deciding, I came up with this design for my necklace:

Yes! It’s Matsuken as L!!! Now I can be with him all the time. I can see him whenever I want. Eeeeee~ This Hodge Podge necklace is really cute even if I haven’t seen it personally yet. But I received a text message from Hodge Podge saying that my orders have been shipped already so in the coming days, I’ll be seeing my Lawliet in my necklace. I’m so excited!!! Really! Hahaha!

I also ordered two necklaces for my two bestfriends. It will be a surprise so I can’t tell the design yet. Just in case they’re reading this. Haha!

Hodge Podge is the best!

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