Alliv Samson is a 20-something tech entrepreneur surviving between Auckland and San Francisco. She is a graduate of the University of Auckland (BA Political Studies and Film, Television, and Media Studies) and a proud De La Salle University-Manila alumnae (BS Computer Science and AB International Relations). She specializes in a lot of things, including marketing, social media, website development, graphics design, photography, film production, creative direction, and more.

She currently spends most of her time working as the chief operating officer of Notable PDF, which she co-founded. Amongst her achievements is growing a blog into a media company in New Zealand—Alliv Media Limited, which owns one of New Zealand’s most popular sites XYNZ Magazine. By now, you get the picture that she doesn’t have weekends or holidays.

Alliv failed a couple of times but still believes that pursuing your dream is better than being cautious. “Risk it,” she says. Failing is the best way to learn.

This site contains her blog posts and essays, a collection of failures and achievements. You may learn a thing or two.

Also, she usually refers to herself in the third person.

And, oh, she wrote this bio too.