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. […]

My Costly Life Insurance Mistake You Can Avoid

While writing my biggest OFW mistake, I realized I have another mistake which made me spend from not so much to unnecessary expenses. I guessed it’s common for OFW to make mistake and my story is another thing of the past. But I wrote about it anyway so that others can AVOID and don’t have […]

The Pricey Cost of Sending Package through DHL

For a long time, I was thinking of whether I’ll be sending package through DHL or a small balikbayan box from Calgary to the Philippines. It is cheaper to send balikbayan box (big or small) than a parcel through international shipping of courier companies such as Canada Post, DHL, Purolator, and UPS. But it will […]

I Unintentionally Payed Twice Online My Pag-IBIG Contribution

It’s one of those days, I should have paid attention before confirming an online transaction. And moving way back further, I should have updated my spreadsheet. Yes, I successfully paid my Pag-IBIG monthly contribution online . . . twice . . . for the same month (April). Obviously, it was NOT part of the plan. […]

How to Open a Philippine National Bank Account in Canada

It wasn’t long ago when I wrote on how to open a Philippine bank account in Canada. After asking other bloggers and customer service, not surprisingly, I often received auto replies. Then came a lot of impossibilities. OFWs should open a bank account before they leave. OK so I learn from my mistake; what’s next […]

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 […]