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 »

 

Nominate Your Favorite Blogs for Best Cebu Blogs Awards 2013 #bcba2013

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Do you know someone who writes online through a blog site? Do you have a favorite blogger you want to be recognized as one of Cebu’s finest? Then here’s your chance to help them get noticed.  Nominate your favorite blog by filling up this form.  This year’s contest mechanics and guidelines can be found here.

The Best Cebu Blogs Awards has been recognizing Cebu’s finest bloggers in the past five years.  Now, in its sixth year, BCBA continues to pool the best online writers here in the Queen City of the South.  Qualified nominees will compete for the Top 10 [...] Continue Reading…

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Boracay at Night: The Good and the Bad

Boracay at Night

Boracay is tagged as the second best beach destination in the world.  This is already not new to anyone especially among beach bums and tourists alike.  But, for someone like me who grow up in Cebu and had been to its finest beaches, Boracay is not really that super great.  I mean come on.  When it comes to beaches, Sumilon Island here in Cebu is at par, and don’t forget Camotes, Malapascua, and Bantayan Island – these are just a few of Cebu’s best beach destinations.  Also, Panglao Island in Bohol is majestic.  The one thing that makes Boracay [...] Continue Reading…

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My Top 3 Remaining Travel Schedules for 2013

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Sunset Shot with Dude at Pitogo Island
At the end of October, Dude and I, along with Minette, will be moving to Pitogo Island.  We will be basing there temporarily or for good (there’s no final plan yet).  We’ve been planning for this move since early this year.  Dude will be quitting from his office job this October for various reasons but one of them is to have a flexible schedule to travel with me.  One of the reasons of our limited travel trips is his work schedule.  Also, we feel that Toledo City is a hostile place to live [...] Continue Reading…

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Lapu-lapu SuTukil Resto – A Big Rip Off! #ReviewTuesday

Lapu lapu Sutukil

The day we returned here in Cebu from our Manila trip, dude and I already decided that we’ll eat at Sutukil.  The fact that I’ve already went to Sutukil (a seafood restaurant near Capitol) made me think that we’ll be dining at a nice restaurant with fresh and sumptuous seafood dishes in the menu.  But, the next thing that happened to our food trip in Lapu-lapu is contrary to what I was expecting.
The Foursquare Search
Since I have no idea where Sutukil is located in Lapu-lapu, I used Foursquare to search for its specific location.  I found out that it [...] Continue Reading…

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Yoshinoya – An Affordable Japanese Resto #FoodieWednesday

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Dude and I often look for affordable Japanese restaurants and we were amazed at what we found when we visited MOA a few weeks ago.  This Japanese resto is actually located beside J.CO store, the doughnut shop that I was talking in my previous post.  Look at how bloody affordable their menu is.

Their prices are around 20% lower compared to Tokyo Joe’s (another Japanese resto where dude and I go to here in Cebu).  I was really in the mood to eat a lot when we were on our way.  But, my friggin’ migraine has stolen my appetite the [...] Continue Reading…

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My Top 5 Apps for Budget Traveling #TopListSaturday

Top Budget Travel Apps

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.
1. Kayak
Kayak is a travel search engine that lets you search for flights (across all available airlines), hotels, cars, and a lot more.  In my case, I use it [...] Continue Reading…

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Traveling During a Bad Weather – Go the the Mall and Become a Voyeur

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Our trip to Manila was greeted by boisterous thunders and a crying sky, begging us to stay in our hotel  and postpone any plan we have to get out and have fun.  Despite this inconvenience, we decided to go out because our time was very limited.  Instead of going to Intramuros, we decided to spend the whole day in MOA – the 3rd largest mall in the world.

The very first thing that I searched inside the mall is the J.CO store (this doughnut store is not available in Cebu).  After Krispy Kreme had opened two stores here in Cebu, [...] Continue Reading…

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Off to Manila!

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I’m currently packing while dude is catching up with work and min0tte already soundly asleep.  I’m writing now via my tab because I’m not comfortable using dude’s laptop.

Our flight schedule tomorrow is around 1pm and I’m intently praying that the weather would be good.  Rain is not travel-friendly.

First time together in Manila

This trip would be quite memorable because it will be our first time to travel together as a group there.  My last trip there was way back 2009 and dude’s was on 2010.  For this time, it would be purely travel and a bit of  leisure.

Tagaytay trip cancelled

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Top 5 Reasons Location Independent Lifestyle Is Ideal For Budget Travelers

Working while Traveling Panglao Island Bohol 2013

Location independent lifestyles have received a great deal of press in recent years, and it’s easy to see why they’re such an attractive prospect for many. Instead of tying yourself down to a mortgage and a traditional job, you too could roam the world, settling only where you like, for as long as you like.

If you’re on a budget and want to see the world, it’s a brilliant option. Here’s why.

Longer-term accommodation is often cheaper
When you’re booking accommodation as a holidaymaker, you often end up spending a lot more than what is really necessary. When you’re free to stay [...] Continue Reading…

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Juggling Freelancing and a Day Job: It Can Be Done

Juggling a Day Job and a Freelance Job

Having a day job AND doing freelancing work is something that is quite common nowadays. Many employees feel the need to take on freelance work for many different reasons.

Financial considerations are, of course, the most common reason for getting freelance projects despite having a day job. The chance to earn extra money is an opportunity no one wants to ignore. But there are also other benefits to getting freelance work while having a day job:

The security of having a regular job while at the same time dabbling with additional work that would allow you to add more to your [...] Continue Reading…

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How to Move Into a House without Breaking the Bank

Moving into a New House in Tight Budget

Moving can be a costly endeavor, even if you try to do most of the moving yourself. After all, there are so many details to be tended to, many of which cost something. For instance, the process of turning off utilities at the old place usually incurs a fee, as does turning on utilities at the new one. With this in mind, it helps to know what while there are some financial aspects of moving that just can’t be helped (you need lights, right?!), there are some other ways you can mitigate the cost of moving so that it [...] Continue Reading…

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Ten Important Things You Need in Working While Travelling

Working While Traveling

With all the advances in telecommunications today, people can easily and efficiently accomplish important work even while going on a holiday. For instance, people can now have important client meetings via video conference while waiting for their flight, or answer urgent emails on their smartphones while on the train or bus.

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 [...] Continue Reading…

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Make Your Own Havaianas 2013 and My Honest Review #myohc13

Make Your Own Havaianas 2013

MYOH 2013 in Cebu on July 18 to 21

For all Cebuano havaianaticos and fashionistas, the yearly Make Your Own Havaianas starts today, July 18 and will run until July 21 at SM Northwing Atrium (during mall hours).  Head to SM City and customize your new pair of Havs now!
My Honest Review

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Since 2010, I’ve been attending the annual Make Your Own Havaianas Special Preview event here in Cebu.  Though I’m not a fashionista (and definitely not a brand conscious person), I still enjoy some fine things especially if I don’t need to buy them.  (: In [...] Continue Reading…

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A Few More Months to A Location Independent Lifestyle

Location Independent Lifestyle

It’s been almost a year now that I am readying myself to embark into a radical life-long journey that would change my life forever. If not because of my partner’s 8-5 job, we may have already been whisked to our dream destinations – a distant reality in the past with no possibility to attain. At least that reality is not that far now. (:

When I thought of traveling before, I often scolded myself not to think about it because it’s way too expensive and my 8-5 job salary is not enough to support frequent travel expenses. However, these days [...] Continue Reading…

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12 Tips on How to Become a Frugal Shopper

The list of expenses that demand us to hand out more and more of our hard earned cash seems to grow longer by the day. As if not inconvenient enough, times remain tough for many of us when it comes to finance. Couple that with the recent research suggesting that the key to happiness is saving a little money each month and this means we really could all benefit from being able to cut back when we hit the stores.

Have a list: Whether you are intending to buy one item or a week’s worth of groceries, writing down exactly [...] Continue Reading…

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