My Top 5 Apps for Budget Traveling #TopListSaturday

In my recent travels, I found a few mobile apps that are very useful when I look for special deals and promos (to lessen my expenses). Using these apps doesn’t guarantee that you can immediately get cheaper deals, but if you know how to use them (and if you are a wise user), you can definitely get a great bargain. The following are my top 5 apps ideal for budget traveling. More »

Ten Important Things You Need in Working While Travelling

Indeed, working while traveling has never been so much easier than it is today. However, merely working and efficiently getting things done are two different things. After all, what clients appreciate more than anything else are tangible results. To accomplish this, you might want to take a look at the following pointers. More »

A Few More Months to A Location Independent Lifestyle

Traveling while working lessens the cost as you can stay in that particular location longer, thus you don’t need to go home right away. Instead of staying at expensive hotels you can stay in budget apartelles or pension house. More »

5 Reasons Why I Prefer Palawan Pawnshop over Other Money Transfer Services

I’ve already been to lots of money transfer services and most of them didn’t meet my expectations. Some have very rude clerks and others employed security guards who are not trained how to treat a customer properly. Others, on the other hand, have unnecessary rules that make the lives of customers difficult, to the point of ruining their day. More »

Why I Decided that I Should Live Frugally

Living a frugal life is not easy. This is the very reason why I decided to blog about it so that I can keep track of my progress. For people like me who can’t resist the temptation in spending money every time something comes to fancy – living frugally can be very difficult to achieve. More »

5 Ways to Bring Your Freelancing Career to the Next Level

Being a freelancer is a very rewarding path for creative and self-motivated people. You’re not tied to a mind-numbing commute or the same drab office day in and day out. You work on different and exciting projects, and meet new people all the time. More »

 

Doctor Stranger – Final Review and 14 Episodes of Quack Couple Moments Plus HoonHyun Alternative Ending

Doctor Stranger - Quack Couple Fan Art by Kiyasnow

I need to close this bitter-sweet chapter of my Kdrama viewing experience by ending it with a more “balanced” review.  I’ve already ranted my disappointment last week and that’s the end of it.  I’m promoting good vibes as I bid farewell to my two favorite characters (Oh Soo Hyun and Park Hoon). Warning: Don’t continue reading below if you hate spoilers.
Final Review and Rating

Of all the Kdrama series that I’ve watched, Doctor Stranger is the only one where I have a love and “more” hate relationship.  Story-wise this series is a big let down, plot-wise the worst, and OTP-wise, [...] Continue Reading…

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Shogun Suite Hotel, Manila – Not Worth It, Shady Surroundings

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The title of this blog post summarizes my overall impression of this “budget” hotel.  I was totally not pleased because they charge higher room rates but the service and accommodation are not good.  Also, I can’t disregard the fact that their rooms are stuffy and dusty.  That feeling when you entered a room and what you expected is the contrary.  Don’t trust the room photos they featured in Agoda.  They don’t look and feel the same.

Family Standard Room

Though, my overall review is negative, still I don’t want to disregard the [...] Continue Reading…

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Doctor Stranger Episode 19 Preview – Agent Cha is Back!

The hot North Korean villain is back! LOLz!

English translation of Episode 19 preview
Translation by @oyeleyeolusina in Soompi.

SH: Tell me, did you all along plan for my father to die.

JJ: Soo Hyun

SH: Get out of this hospital immediately.

Unknown voice ( maybe lollipop ahjussi): It was done by Cha and I definitely have to find it.

PM JSJ: You did it on purpose, you doing this is going to be the end for me.

TS: To betray the PM.

PH:A person like Jang Seok Joo is someone with no right to lead the country.

President: There is a person I would like to meet

PM:Who

President: Doctor Park Hoon.

JH: You are meeting the president.

PH: [...] Continue Reading…

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Doctor Stranger Episode 18 – Jae Joon Is Entrusting Soo Hyun to Hoon

Final scene in this episode. Soo Hyun trying to open the door to his father's office.  She suspects Jae Joon did something awful against him. My favorite “Quack scene” in this episode. (:

In the previous episodes, we saw Jae Hee telling Soo Hyun that Park Hoon loves her.  In this episode, we saw Jae Joon telling Park Hoon that Soo Hyun really likes him.  With this train of events, it is safe to conclude that within the final 2 episodes, we’ll see Park Hoon realizing his feelings towards Hyun.  Awww! Pretty much exciting. *spazzing* Still, I’m keeping my emotions intact because there’s actually a high probability that my delusion won’t happen. ): Check this link to know why I’m focusing [...] Continue Reading…

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Bacolod’s The Ruins – Picturesque Burnt Remains of aTragic Past

The Ruins in the backdrop.

In the midst of a vast sugar cane plantation, there lay a stunning panoramic European structure, a non-living witness of a violent past that will be remembered forever in history.

The burnt remains of  Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson’s grand mansion is now a famous tourist spot in Talisay City, Bacolod.

Tagged as the largest residential mansion built before the World War II era, The Ruins is now just a pale reflection of the 903 square meter structure that was once a symbol of wealth and abundance.
The Violent History

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Doctor Stranger Episode 17 – The Shattering of Jae Hee’s Pretense

Jae Hee talking to Lollypop guy about their mission.

I decided to review Doctor Stranger even though it’s already too late because it causes so much disturbance in my Kdrama routine.  If I’ll rate this series, story-wise, I can’t even include this in my top 15 best dramas.  Honestly, I have second thoughts if I’m gonna recommend this to anyone.  I still have to see the ending before I’ll decide if this drama is worth anyone’s time.  As of this writing there are 2 more episodes to go until the finale.  This series will end next week, Tuesday night.

Though I enjoyed the medical suspense part, the utterly obvious [...] Continue Reading…

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Grand C Hotel – Value for Money, Not Ideal for Meticulous Travelers #CheapTraveltoSingapore

Grand C Hotel Singapore small private room

Singapore is indeed a very expensive city.  But, I did manage to travel there (with my hubby) on a “budget”.  One of the difficult things I had to do before our trip was the search for the most affordable room.  Since my hubby doesn’t want us to check-in in motels or dormitory type inns, I had to look for a hotel that has private rooms.
Grand C Hotel at 165 Kitchener’s Road
Photo Credit: Agoda.com

In Agoda, this hotel only garnered a 5.9 (above average) rating.  This is really too low considering that I have never booked a [...] Continue Reading…

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Doctor Stranger Episode 16: Review, Thoughts, and Reactions

Soo Hyun slapped by a thug - Doctor Stranger

Oops! You’re not lost. This is still my blog. Incorporating dramas and gore movie topics in this blog has been part of my content plan long time ago, but I excused myself for always being “too busy” that I never had a time to do it.  Yet, I’m doing it now. *claps*

Though I’m now too late to start reviewing this messy series that has disturbed my normal Kdrama routine, I still want to get on and ride along with the “crazies” who decided not to drop it until the very last episode.
What is Doctor Stranger?

It is a Kdrama series [...] Continue Reading…

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Top 5 Deadly Reasons Online Freelancing is Not for You

5 Deadly Reasons You Should Not Become an Online Freelancer

Almost two months ago, I received a private message via Facebook from one of my ex-colleagues.  She told me that she needed my opinion whether she’ll go full time in freelancing and leave her regular job.  Of course, the very first thing that I told her was to go for it.  That was in the context that I know fully well that she’s a pro in her field and she’s a very talented, skillful, and resourceful woman.  A few weeks later, she informed me that she just handed in her resignation letter.  Hooray!!! *Claps*  But wait…

I might be an [...] Continue Reading…

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A Visit to the Farm – Toledo, Cebu #TravelReview2013 (Photos)

Note: This is part 7 of my #TravelReview2013 photo-blog post series.  Since I haven’t blog that much last year, I’m doing this series to feature all the travels I did on that year.  And, because my brain is still not yet ready for lengthy word combats, let all the photos do the talking. (:

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WellCome – A Budget Hotel with a Rooftop Pool #TravelReview2013 (Photos)

Note: This is part 6 of my #TravelReview2013 photo-blog post series.  Since I haven’t blog that much last year, I’m doing this series to feature all the travels I did on that year.  And, because my brain is still not yet ready for lengthy word combats, let all the photos do the talking. (:

More about WellCome at www.wellcomehotel.com.

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Tips for Planning a Trip with Kids

Tips for Planning a Trip with Kids

Most people believe that traveling with kids is an extraordinarily expensive and strenuous affair since you will have to pay more and spend most of your time watching their every move. As such, they would rather leave their children with a nanny or a trusted friend than travel with them to their holiday destination. It is however important to note that holidays can be fun even with your children present as long as you consider several important factors when planning the holiday. Some of these include:
Research about your destination
Since you have kids on board, research on destinations that would [...] Continue Reading…

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How to Save Money during the Year to Go On Your Dream Vacation

How to Save Money during the Year to Go On Your Dream Vacation

For too many people, going on a dream vacation can feel like an unattainable goal. While it would be amazing to travel to exotic destinations like Thailand, Australia, Singapore or Jamaica, many of us think that we would never be able to save up enough money to travel to these places comfortably, even if we were able to score last minute vacation packages. After all, most of us have mortgages, tuition payments and other assorted bills to worry about.

Night shot of Marina Bay during our Singapore trip – December of last year.
Thankfully, this line of reasoning is completely wrong. [...] Continue Reading…

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Freelancing is a Blessing – Jonalyn Jabinez #FreelanceroftheMonth

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From here onwards, I will be featuring fellow freelancers who successfully created their own career path through online freelancing.  Here, we would take a closer look on how they survive doing it on their own.

For the month of February, I’m featuring a friend who I personally know way back college days.  This person is a very strong woman with a big heart and has great passion for her work.  Above anything else, she loves her family, a doting mother to her two kids.  She’s one of the very few people in my circle that I respect a lot.

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Top 5 Health Insurance Providers for Freelancers

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Working freelance can be an envious idea for fixed-time employees. The idea of being on top of your schedule without the need of dragging yourself up every morning to get yourself at the office on time or squeezing yourself on a bus every afternoon rush seems to be a perfect thing. What is even more exciting about this job is that you could schedule your own break, and oversee your house needs while working in your pajamas. You could even take two, three or more jobs at a time if you can, which is very unlikely for a regular [...] Continue Reading…

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