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 »
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…
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
Due [...] Continue Reading…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
Photo Credit – Jorich Ponio
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…
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…
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…
In these tough economic times, many people are starting to feel the pinch. Getting out and seeing friends is an important part of your social life though, and it can be difficult to think of exciting things to do when you’re on a budget.
Here, we take a look at five ways to enjoy time with friends without breaking the bank.
Host a dinner party
Going out for dinner can be expensive, though it’s something that so many people enjoy. After all, what could be better than sharing good food with good friends? While restaurant bills can add up to hundreds [...] Continue Reading…
While Boracay remains a world-class tourist destination that hosts a vast number of luxurious and renowned hotels, the island still has a lot of affordable hotels and inns to offer. So, if you are bound for Boracay, and you are looking for the best and most affordable deal for your accommodation, make sure to consider these budget hotels in Boracay:
Bans Beach Resort
Photo credit: majorpanicuk
Bans Beach Resort is a budget resort that is just situated three kilometers from the white pristine sands of Boracay, and just a few minutes away from the Station 2 D’Mall. For one thousand five hundred [...] Continue Reading…
Anyone who wants to lose weight or lose the belly fat must perfectly understand that to achieve that goal, diet and exercise should go together. Not just one, but both. But given our modern trying times, another key factor comes into the picture: budget. And honestly, it plays a very big role in your goal plan, especially if one adopts frugal living as a lifestyle.
While researching diet plans and weight loss techniques over the internet, I have found numerous articles that encourage dieters to eat high-protein meat like turkey, red meat, or salmon. Consume healthy unsaturated or monosaturated [...] Continue Reading…
At a time when there are around 197 million people unemployed across the globe, there’s no doubt it can be incredibly difficult to find a job. This is highlighted even more by some of the latest figures from recruiters which estimate that upwards of 100 job seekers are now applying for a single vacancy.
So what can you do to make yourself stand out from the crowd and ensure you are picked ahead of numerous other candidates?
Get some experience
According to a study by High Fliers Research – a company investigating recruitment opportunities for university leavers – 36 per cent of [...] Continue Reading…