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Thank you everyone!

I would like to take this opportunity to thanks everyone for being part of my journey in 2019. Most especially when my nanay Nenita (mother) and my brother Fr. Oliver came to visit me here in Montreal.

Thanks to all Macarine family. Likewise; Nang Thata, Nong Loloy & family for inviting nanay and my brother to celebrate Gib’s confirmation, let Nanay, DJ and Ynna blew their birthday candles. You welcome us at your home warmly.

Heartfelt thanks to Nang Linda and Nong Ravie for inviting us with Nanay and my brother Fr. Oliver, with nice panihapon (supper) and for the second time you invited Nanay and for the fruits we brought home. Thanks na inyo me gipasaka sa inyohang mansyon.

Thanks also to Nong Loloy and ate Janet for inviting my Nanay and brother Fr. Oliver to have a tour in some of the beautiful places here in Canada.

Thanks to Nong Tidok and Nang Nening for hosting a welcome and despidida party for Nanay and my brother. You made Nanay feel at home while away from home.

To Em-em and DG, I really appreciate that you brought nanay and bro to see the famous waterfalls in Canada “Niagara Falls” and other beautiful places. Nanay had a great experienced and every time she talked about that experience, her beautiful smile will showed up.

Thanks also to Nang Consing and Mama Eda for inviting us for a dinner. I truly appreciate it. Also, for the great time during apple picking.

Last but not the least, to Nong Cecelio and Nang Daday. You brought Nanay and bro to beautiful places in Quebec. Thank you very much also for accepting my balikbayan boxes even I do not have money to pay for it.

Over all, thank you everyone. My old and new friends, family and relatives. You all made my 2019 awesome.

Mabuhay Kayong Lahat!!!

Claimed damaged after 1 month & 1 day in her care, Is it Possible?

As an online plant seller, I know that there’s a lot of issues and questions that I received from my potential customers and of course I’m gladly accept to whatever are the questions related to the plants I am selling online.

Just to make it clear, I did make a Plant Shop Policy, so any potential customers can see and be aware of everything. I also stated to ask any questions before or after buying the plants. In every item posted on the shop, some have description, some have not. It is very clear that I did not promise anything that I sell full grown plants but sadly some people think that it is full grown plants.

This buyer, asked question related to certain plants but she bought different plants on August 20 this year. I shipped the plants the following Monday (August 26, 2019) and she received the plants on Sept. 04, 2019. This buyer did not even send me any message or whatsoever as she claimed she did. After 1 month and 1 day, she sent message on one of FB page and asked me to message her. So, I message here right away, I was so excited at first like any other customer who had given me an update about their plants but this one is different. She is truly exceptional. She told me that the plants were not doing well. She sent me pictures. Two pictures I noticed that, that pictures were taken right when she opened the box. The plants were fine. The rest of the pictures were probably taken after she decided, she will going to message me that the plants arrived damaged as what she claimed. After five days, I received a message from Paypal for the dispute. She did not mention in our message that she wants a refund, instead she went to Paypal and open a dispute of “Item not as described” then added “Damaged”

I replied and explained everything to her and to Paypal but because of the so-called consumer protection law. Paypal decision was asked the buyer to return my plants to me. The decision was made on October 15, 2019. The buyer and I received this noticed at the same time I hope. Unfortunately, the buyer waited again another 9 days to return the plants. Today, October 24, 2019 at 4:42 PM is the day she shipped my plants back to me as Paypal noticed me. My heart really badly broken because there is no way that these plants will ever survive. There is no justice in this. The refund is not the issue here but her claim because if the plants are really damaged when she received there is no way that you have to wait for another month to make a claim. If she only contacted me right away and decided to return the plants, there’s still possibility of reviving the plants.

I myself, bought plants online as most of my plants I ordered online. Some plants were damaged, some will not survived however, I did not make a claim whatsoever for a refund. As a buyer, I know there is always risk and I took that risk. Anyhow, I am just trying to voice out my sentiments because of what had happened. “There’s always rainbow after the rain”, as what they say, so I just smile and say “It’s okay, if she is happy of what she is doing right now, let it be, make her smile shine upon herself and let her be proud”.

Furthermore, I am still wishing her to have a happy life and contentment. I hope that it will not be happening to her in the future. I wish her all the best in life and May God bless her more.

Photos: damaged/imperfection leaves

This photos are attended for the attention of my buyers for these following plants that has imperfections before I ship to them to clarify any issues whatever may happen. I am so thankful for the two buyers that they accept them and continue the transactions. They are super nice.

I just want to be honest. Thanks a lot and have a great day.

Celebrating One Year as a Plant Seller

Wow, I never thought… What??? it is already a year!!! Wow, again congrats to this journey and thanks to my family who always help as my partner in this endeavor for without them I am just nothing of course “Thank you Lord”

How did I start to sell plants online? Hmmm, due to my financial status… I went to LPN program but unfortunately, financial problem arise and I need something that can help me that time. I have a collections of plants and I tried to propagate most of them. One of the plants I propagated was the Variegated Rubber Tree, that’s was August 09, 2018. By October, the young plants grew into healthy little tree. I was so happy of course. I had 5 young Variegated Rubber Tree. When financial problem got stuck on our side, I decided to sell the young plants, some other plants and tools in Facebook Marketplace. I really amazed of the results, it really helps a lot. I was able to buy something for my children they needed and that’s how I started.

The online plant seller is not easy, there were a lot of things to be done and to consider. Aside from having a full time job, family with 3 children, taking care of the plants and so on, sometimes it can be overwhelming yet worthy because even there are stress everyday because of the nature of my job, tendering my plants when I get home will cease that negativity, I feel relax.

Furthermore, the worst experienced I had was when we have to deal with people that they thought they owned me. Receiving some nasty message when they want to pick up plants yet the time sometimes would be compromised because of emergency issues especially when it comes to my children, I will cancel everything. Another thing, was when you have to bring the plants to a place to meet potential customer and they will not show up nor message anything but I truly understand sometimes things happen.

There are so many things or issues that if I will enumerate everything I am for sure, this blog will go on and on and on…… So, I marked up today as my “First Year Anniversary”

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