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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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…
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…
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.
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…
Note: This is part 5 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. (:
Cool and sleek red lounge pods.
Giant Coca-cola cap and Big big pop corn.
The ever beautiful Inday Minette.
The northern part of lounge, and the counter area.
Chiel, the one and only…
More about IMAX Theater at www.imax.com/theatres.
Note: This is part 4 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. (:
A close-up photo with Chiel in the telescope.
One of the best views from Mall of Asia.
Inside and outside the mall.
More about Mall of Asia at www.smmallofasia.com.
Note: This is part 3 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. (:
BE Resort’s Deluxe Room Interior
Their beach front and the amazing lounge pods.
Amazing beach shots.
And the star of the event, Inday Liana Gail. (:
More about BE Resort at www.beresorts.com.
Note: This is part 2 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. (:
Morning stroll with inday Minette at Alona Beach.
Early morning beach shot.
Testing the water for a quick morning swim.
I was left alone, ruminating by myself. LOL!
The beach-lover chick.
Save mother earth. (:
Afternoon shot by the beach.
Bohol Diver’s Club beach
Dude at BDC’s beach garden.
Morning breakfast with dude at Bohol […] Continue Reading…
Note: This is part 1 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. (:
My pretty little sister enjoying the mountain view at the private rest house of Soulmate’s hubby.
The view from the private rest house.
The epic carabao pic. In the photo is my younger sister and Chiel, one of my close buddies. (:
Nice skyline view. This is the path […] Continue Reading…
MUJI, an international Japanese lifestyle retail store, opened their first branch in Central Visayas on December 20, 2013. It is located at the New Wing of Ayala Center Cebu, Level 2. They offer unbranded yet high quality products and goods that are sold at reasonable prices.
Minimalism and Recycling
All MUJI’s products are manufactured and designed with minimalism and recycling in mind. From their complete line of household supplies, electronics, furniture, to cosmetics, apparels, food, travel and daily essentials, they focus more in creating functional products with simplistic packaging to reduce waste and help conserve the environment.
MUJI Store in Ayala Center […] Continue Reading…
Because I didn’t find the time to get my media ID from a prominent blogger who offered us an ID pass, I had no choice but to battle my way down to the street dancers. Starting from the very strong crowd, photography enthusiasts, and down to a group of Caucasians (a foreign TV crew I guess) who dominated the street every time a group of dancers passes by.
At first I was kind of contented just taking photos from afar, but then I thought, I was there to document the event. It’s just unfair not take some close-up photos.
I easily […] Continue Reading…
Starting off in a new home isn’t cheap. Apart from the initial cost of deposits and agency or mortgage fees, you’ll have to stump up the funds to kit out your pad. The good news is, there are lots of money-saving tactics that you can employ in order to keep your spending down.
When you’re on the hunt for kitchen appliances and other items, make sure you shop around for both larger white goods and smaller appliances like toasters, kettles and grills. There are lots of deals available online, and by taking a little time and using price comparison […] Continue Reading…
DON’T do Helmet Diving if you have ear and heart problems. Also, if you have high blood pressure, you are not allowed to do it as it be very risky.
I apologize if I need to emphasize those serious health risks in this blog post. I was quite unaware of them myself before we arrived in the diving site. My mother who has high blood pressure was out-rightly prohibited when the diving instructors knew her condition. Min0tte, on the other hand, tried to dive but she gave up because she experienced unbearable pain in her ears (caused by the pressure […] Continue Reading…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…