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 »

 

UPelikula 2015 Calls Out Aspiring Film-makers and Video Producers

UPelikula UP Cebu Film Making Contest

Do you love creating videos and films? Are you aspiring to become a film-maker? Then you might be interested to join UPelikula 2015, a film-making contest that is launched by UP Cebu’s Mass Communication program.

UPelikula 2015 calls out aspiring film-makers and video producers to join this year’s video production contest.  Prizes include Php10,000 (plus trophy and certificate) for the Grand Awardee and Php3,000.00 (plus trophy and certificate) to the Special Awardee.  Deadline for entries will be on March 25, 2015.  For submission inquiries contact entries.upelikula@gmail.com or you may contact the organizers via Twitter and Facebook.
What is UPelikula’s Mission?
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Probably the cheapest accommodation I booked via @agoda. For only Php300 plus per night, we got a private room, aircon, wifi connection, and a breakfast like that. Highly recommended for backpackers and budget travelers. #hotel #hotelreview #agoda #lamaria #breakfast

La Marea Pensione Maguikay Mandaue City Cebu

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CBSi 7th Anniversary: 7 Reasons to Celebrate! (Photos) #CBSi7

Cebu Bloggers Society Sandstorm experience 2009 3

Time flies so fast. Our beloved blogging organization will be celebrating its 7th year of founding this Sunday, February 15 at Marriott Hotel.  February 14 is the actual founding anniversary but we’ll celebrate it on the 15th for the obvious reason that everyone is busy during the former.
Cebu Bloggers Society 7 Years Ago
From its humble beginnings, CBSi has become a community that doesn’t only promote camaraderie within the blogging sphere but has also been inspiring its members to pursue careers in the online writing and marketing professions.

CBSi’s main vision is fueled by the passion to promote Cebu through blogging […] Continue Reading…

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I soo love the minimalistic and zen-like ambiance of this place. Would love to go back again and again. #oceansuites #pool #travel #accomodation #hotel #bool

Ocean Suites Bool Tagbilaran Bohol

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What a refreshing view. Sooo love it. #pool #forest #ocean #sea #travel

Ocean Suites Bool Bohol

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Supernatural-based religions are scams – gods and goddesses are imaginary yet they ask money from their oblivious followers to build huge and luxurious cathedrals. #beliefs #religion #atheist #atheism #logic #criticalthinking #reason #logicalthinking #godless #thoughts #michaelsherlock

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Supernatural-based religions are scams – gods and goddesses are imaginary yet they ask money from their oblivious followers to build huge and luxurious cathedrals.

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My coffee set-up when I’m travelling; paper #cup, plastic #spork, portable #heater, packed #sugar, and of course instant #coffee powder.. Coffee in inns and hotels is super expensive. :-) #travel #travelessentials

Coffee Setup while Traveling

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#freethinking #woman #liberation #existentialism

Woman Empowerment

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A question to all #muslims and everyone of those people who shockingly support the murderers. #charliehebdo #jesuischarlie #parisshooting #islam #freethinking #quran RG from FilipinoFreethinkers

Islam

A question to all #muslims and everyone of those people who shockingly support the murderers. #charliehebdo #jesuischarlie #parisshooting #islam #freethinking #quran RG from FilipinoFreethinkers http://ift.tt/1zbQT2V

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Why would a powerful, all knowing god want to be worshipped? Only a tyrant and self-obsessed ruler would want people to praise and at the same time fear him/her. If there is an omnipotent creator, for sure he/she doesn’t need any praises or appreaciation because he/she is NOT INSECURE! #freethinking #godless #existentialism #humanism #atheism #agnosticism #religion

Atheism

Why would a powerful, all knowing god want to be worshipped? Only a tyrant and self-obsessed ruler would want people to praise and at the same time fear him/her. If there is an omnipotent creator, for sure he/she doesn’t need any praises or appreaciation because he/she is NOT INSECURE! #freethinking #godless #existentialism #humanism #atheism #agnosticism #religion http://ift.tt/1AP5yza

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This meme sends a very hazardous message. Thousands of people obliviously liked and typed amen when this was posted in a very popular Facebook fan page. This tells people that they have no control over their lives, and every crap that will happen to them is their god’s plan. I am angered at how a belief in an imaginary powerful being transform a lot of people into passive individuals, all waiting for a plan that has never been made. #freethinking #godless #atheism #humanism #religion Photo Credit: Marcelino Santos III Facebook fan page

nothing can stop god's plan

This meme sends a very hazardous message. Thousands of people obliviously liked and typed amen when this was posted in a very popular Facebook fan page. This tells people that they have no control over their lives, and every crap that will happen to them is their god’s plan. I am angered at how a belief in an imaginary powerful being transform a lot of people into passive individuals, all waiting for a plan that has never been made. #freethinking #godless #atheism #humanism #religion Photo Credit: Marcelino Santos III Facebook fan page http://ift.tt/1ytHjIh

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I am PROUD of my dark skin. No sunburns, less possibility of skin cancer. Beat that!!! Thus, stop discriminating yourself because of your color. You have the edge, my friend. ;-) #loveyourself #freethinking #darkskin #beach #seashore

Visayas Breeze Resort Bohol New Year 2015

I am PROUD of my dark skin. No sunburns, less possibility of skin cancer. Beat that!!! Thus, stop discriminating yourself because of your color. You have the edge, my friend. 😉 #loveyourself #freethinking #darkskin #beach #seashore http://ift.tt/1xzZRqu

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When non-surf boarding fails. First epic photo for #2015. #beach #travel #sunset #sea #feetup

Visayas Breeze Resort Bohol New Year 2015 Surf Boarding epic fail

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Testing my #IFTTT set up. Blogging from IG to WP. I should have done this eons of years ago. #2014travelphotos #Travel #boracay2014

Boracay 2014 Dmall

Testing my #IFTTT set up. Blogging from IG to WP. I should have done this eons of years ago. #2014travelphotos #Travel #boracay2014 http://instagram.com/p/xJv5eouUj8/

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Avalon is this Year’s Venue Host for the 7th Best Cebu Blogs Awards

The Avalon Cebu Hosts Best Cebu Blogs Awards 2014 - Entrance

Last year’s trophies
Last year, Avalon hosted the venue for the 6th Best Cebu Blogs Awards.  This coming 7th of December, they will host again  the venue for the awarding night of our 7th year of recognizing Cebu’s finest bloggers.  We had a great awarding night in there last year and we look forward to a more fun and enjoyable event this December.  Below are a few throwback photos of last year’s awarding night.

And below is a peek of the entrance to the venue inside the Avalon.

For this year’s awards, we have already wrapped up who the winners are.  […] Continue Reading…

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Harmonis Residences – Affordable House and Lot for as low as 7K Plus/Month

Harmonis Residences Lagtang Talisay Cebu

Photo Credit: Harmonis Residences Facebook
Are you planning to buy a house and lot to be your future home, or perhaps as a property investment? Harmonis Residences is Citrineland Corporation’s very first residential subdivision project located at Lagtang, Talisay City, Cebu.  For at least Php7K  plus (the lowest monthly amortization either bank financing or PAG-IBIG) a month, you can now have the dream home you want.
Top 5 Reasons Why Harmonis Residences is Ideal For You
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Project Happiness Bakehouse Opens in Cebu

PH Bakehouse Cebu Opening

I used to just gawk at PH Bakehouse’s creations via Facebook because they were only exclusively distributed near Cavite area before.  Just lately, I was really surprised that the owners, Iris and Marcel Pulga, had officially opened their very first store here in Cebu.  Project Happiness Bakehouse opened their door to Cebuano customers last Saturday (November 8).  You can visit them at Arcada 5, Highway Tipolo, Mandaue City.
PH Bakehouse Creations
Project Happiness Bakehouse specializes in custom-made celebration cakes for all occasions and dessert buffets.  One thing that I like the most with their cakes is the fondant decorations.  Their Candy […] Continue Reading…

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Home Buying Tips: Bank versus In-House Financing

Home Buying Tips Bank or In House Financing 2

There are definitely many things to consider when buying a house, but this does not stop anyone from dreaming of their very own home. One of the biggest challenges that people face when it comes to house ownership is actually having the cash to purchase one upfront. Applying for a housing loan provides a viable option, and these can be provided by the government’s Social Security System (SSS), the Pag-IBIG Fund, or commercial banks. In recent years, another option has surfaced wherein real estate developers have also begun to offer in-house financial services.

Property experts from Lamudi have created a […] Continue Reading…

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Nominate your Favorite Cebuano Blogs for the 7th Best Cebu Blogs Awards

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Are you fond of reading blogs? Do you have a favorite blogger you want to be recognized? Then nominate him/her by filling in this nomination form.

The Best Cebu Blogs Awards  is still accepting nominations for Cebu’s finest blogs.  If you haven’t nominated your favorite blog yet, you have until October 25 to do it.

Mechanics and guidelines for the competition can be found here.

The Best Cebu Blogs Awards has been recognizing Cebu’s finest bloggers in the past six years.  Now, in its 7th year, BCBA continues to pool the best online writers in the Queen City of the South.  Qualified […] Continue Reading…

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Parkmall Celebrates Cebu Talents

Parkmall Cebu Events

Parkmall continues in giving recognition to homegrown Cebuano talents by having VISPOP artists Earl Andrei Ornopia, Kenneth Corvera, Johnever Canlom, Jerika Teodorico as featured guests on October 17 and 18 for their month-long anniversary celebration .  On October 24 and 25, BISROCK band The Agadiers will also jam with the mall goers.  Earlier this month, the Quaruplee Band and violinist Adrian Niño Beltran had also performed.

Catch these local performers at the Atrium as Parkmall commemorate their 6 years of improving the lifestyles of Cebuanos.
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SKILLS Cebu Offers Guaranteed Employment for 500 Scholars

SKILLS Cebu Offers Guaranteed Employment for 500 Scholars

Photo Credit: www.flickr.com/photos/matchfitskills SKILLS Cebu Offers Guaranteed Employment for 500 Scholars after they’ll past their trainings.

The skills trainings are FREE because they have funds for 500 scholars but do not have the scholars/students.

SKILLS is offering FREE Construction related TESDA training for:

Carpentry NC II
Masonry NC II
Reinforced Steel Bar Installation, NC I
Scaffold Erection NC II
Heavy Equipment Operation – Wheel Loader NCII
Heavy Equipment Operation- Rough Terrain Crane NC II
Heavy Equipment Operation- Tower Crane NCII
Heavy Equipment Operation – Hydraulic Excavator NCII
Heavy Equipment Operation – Road Roller NCII
Heavy Equipment Operation – Bulldozer NCII
Heavy Equipment Operation – Forklift NCII

Minimum Qualifications:

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La BUSA Italian Restaurant & Bar, Newly Opened Hangout Place for Italian Food Lovers

La Busa Italian Restaurant Cebu - Namesign

Last night I went to La BUSA Italian Restaurant & Bar with my CBSi pals to check out the newly opened place.  We were entertained by Stefano Quaquarelli, the chef and owner of the resto.  We had a good time checking their menu while catching up with each other.

La BUSA is located at the ground floor of  Tsai Hotel and Residences.  It is a few walks away from JY Square Mall in Lahug.
Highly Recommended Courses in the Menu
Chef Stefanno assured us that all foods in their menu are cooked from fresh ingredients.  He goes to the market daily to […] Continue Reading…

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Help Victims of Childhood Abuse, Join Gaisano’s Fun Run on October 26, 2014

Gaisano Country Mall - Cebu Fun Run October 26, 2014

Run for your health and of course, for a Cause.   Gaisano Country Mall is organizing a fun run on October 26, 2014 to help children who are victims of abuse and cyber sex/pornography.  This is also to celebrate their 21st Anniversary.  All the proceeds of the activity will be given to C.U.R.E. Foundation, an organization that helps and rescues victims of child abuse.
How to Join?
Registration has already started last September 15 and still going on.  You can register at Gaisano Country Mall Customer Service Area or at Runner Ayala Center Cebu.  You can also RSVP through Facebook here.
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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

Shogun Suite Hotel Manila Mural at Reception Area Reception Area

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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