4 Ways to Send Money to the Philippines from Canada

Don’t get confuse with the title. There’s something for you to discover in this post. You’ll see. Although I  emphasize that you can send money to the Philippines from Canada, the different ways that you’ll learn on how to remit money can help you in one way or another wherever you are. How to Send […]

Items You Cannot Send to Canada from Philippines

When I wrote the about the courier companies that can send package from Philippines to Canada, I knew that something is missing. For a long time I let that missing piece be deliberately forgotten. Who wants to talk about importation of goods? I don’t. But like a bland smoothie that I don’t want to finish, […]

Should You Buy an Air Bed? I Did and Here’s Why I Love It

TV shows always ask the actors on what would they take with them if they would be stranded on an island. Pretending I’m an artist myself with conviction, I dare say maroon me in an island with Wifi and nuts. Both are essential for survival even if I break out eating almonds. Who’s there to […]

Unexpected Mail: Free Nescafe Gold Cappuccino

I used to love coffee that I helped myself with a huge cup of coffee three times a day. Adding a lot of cream like hazelnut and vanilla further encourage my cravings. Flash forward: I am now coffee free for four years and counting. When I see a sample of free Nescafe Gold Cappuccino in […]

How I Pack Balikbayan Boxes in Canada

There’s the art of paper folding called origami and kyaraben is to the art of packing lunch. For OFWs there’s the art of packing balikbayan boxes. I know it’s not that artistic or traditional. But it’s part of the Filipino culture that we OFWs have to learn; the sooner the better. Have you seen the […]

uTest: Get Paid to Test Mobile and Web Apps

This is not a sponsored post yet a good opportunity for an online side hustle. On my one-hour commute to work in the Philippines, I would either sleep or daydream on how to make money online. Because why not. Then I discovered that I can earn online by blogging. These days, netizens have more choices; […]

Why You Should Cancel FIDO Premium Device Protection

Shopping is the least of my favourite hobbies, yet when it comes to getting a new phone, I wait for the best deal. I gifted myself a new phone and sent the old iPhone in the Philippines for my sibling who is celebrating her birthday this month. There’s nothing wrong with my old cellphone. It […]

How to Transfer TD e-Series to Questrade

When I started index investing in Canada, I was fortunate like many others to find the model portfolio of Dan Bartoloti on Canadian Couch Potato. I was able to choose the portfolio that helped me start while learning instead of worrying that I didn’t know enough. That investment portfolio is TD e-Series (mutual fund) placed […]