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. […]

How to Open a Philippine Bank Account in Canada

For such a long time, I’ve been curious on how to open a Philippine bank account in Canada through online banking. You see one of my money-related mistakes is not opening a bank account while I’m still in the Philippines. Now I’m realizing the consequences. But I’m not yet ready to give up because of […]

Send Package from Philippines to Canada

As silly as it sounds, I always wonder on how some typical things can fit inside a balikbayan box. Can I dismantle my bike and send it to the Philippines just so I have an excuse to buy a new bike? (No . . . no . . . way. Just like my mom used […]

Send Money to the Philippines with Transferwise

As a newcomer, like any other OFWs, I send money through remittance centers in Calgary before I tried PayPal. I’ve been wanting to send money to the Philippines with Transferwise but hesitant to do so because of mixed reviews I’ve read online. Then Minimalist Ninja, one of my favourite YouTubers, shared her positive experience of […]

Pag-IBIG Offices Overseas

Learning the ins and outs of Pag-IBIG housing loan is challenging for OFWs. I often ask my family to inquire on my behalf but still it’s different if I could do it myself. I’ve been asking a lot questions online so I decided to collect the contact information of the Pag-IBIG offices overseas for OFWs. […]

How to Send an iPhone in the Philippines (Part 2)

This is the second part of How to Send an iPhone in the Philippines. Find out how to back up your iPhone on the first part of the post. As promised this post is less technical but with more personal experience on how I deal with customer service of different carriers. Step 2: Unlock the […]