Balikbayan Box Shipping from Canada to the Philippines

As a child I patiently wait for new episodes of cartoons. A week seems like forever. But when it comes to a balikbayan box shipping from Canada to the Philippines, I was excited with every passing day. The struggle in opening the box. The cold, pleasant smell of everything inside. It’s all worth the wait…. [Read More]

Send Money Online to the Philippines from Canada (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of the blog post Send Money Online to the Philippines from Canada on which you’ll find out the other online international money remittance services. 7. First Globay Money The First Global Money allows customer to send money online in the Philippines through the web application or 33 agent locations in different… [Read More]

Send Money Online to the Philippines from Canada (Part 1)

Aside from sending balikbayan boxes in the Philippines, we Filipinos are also known for closed-family ties and hospitality, qualities that are extended to others, to strangers. So it’s not unusual to see Filipinos in remittance centers standing in queue to send money in the Philippines to financially support their loved ones back home. I’ve shared… [Read More]

5 Places to Visit in Vancouver for Free

I realized that this is my first post about travelling in Canada. Well, chronologically, I wrote about my stay in Budget Inn Patricia Hotel which led me to write about the places I visited in Vancouver for free. But this is special because it thought me that I can travel on a budget. It was… [Read More]

Hotel Review: Budget Inn Patricia Hotel in Vancouver

Have you been to a place and thought of going back . . . soon? Then you realized years have passed and nothing happened to the plan. And that’s not part of the plan. I’ve been thinking of going back at Vancouver in British Columbia (BC) then I remembered my plan to write a review… [Read More]

Top Frugal Habits I Still Do as an OFW

“Sorry . . . ” That’s what I say like a born and raised person in Canada when what I meant to say is “Excuse me.” I’m adapting, all right. Occasionally adding “eh” to conversation. Ang eh ay karaniwang ekspresyon sa Canada. But I’m still me. Mini me. Kahit ang vegan milk hindi na ako… [Read More]

OFW Pag-IBIG Members: Check Your Contribution Online

Every Pag-IBIG members probably know by now that one of the requirements for housing loan is to make 24-month contributions or a lump-sum, which I still don’t know how it works. So to qualify for the Pag-IBIG housing loan, every member should pay the contribution however they prefer: Lump-sum payment for the whole year (a… [Read More]