Why I Decided Not to Rely on My Family to Pay My Monthly Contribution Anymore

At first, it seems logical to ask my family to pay for my monthly contribution for Pag-IBIG and SSS. I am already sending monthly remittance so to save additional expenses why not ask a favour to my family to pay on my behalf. It seems that I thought of a great idea . . . […]

Another Bad News at Work: A Scary Realization of an Employee

“Did you know somebody was laid off? Two of them.” This wasn’t the first time I heard this. But I pretend I didn’t know because I’m more annoyed and don’t want to show it. Ever since the price of oil went downhill there has been massive layoff in Calgary; and where I work has the […]

Are You Afraid of Sending Balikbayan Boxes in December?

Sending balikbayan boxes in December wasn’t in my plan. It is a superstitious belief of OFWs that I’ve been hearing as a child. My excitement of opening boxes coming from Canada is off season in December. And I carried that belief till such time that it is time for me to send balikbayan boxes from […]

Sending Balikbayan Box from Calgary

I wrote Balikbayan Box Shipping from Canada to the Philippines a few months ago. I decided to narrow down the list for the purpose of sending balikbayan box from Calgary only for my own reference and other kababayan who have decided to settle in Cowtown. So that’s how I come up with a blog post. […]

How to Apply Online for an OEC (Overseas Employment Certificate)

I was ready to board my flight. Checked in the baggage and that was it. Or not. Where’s my OEC (Overseas Employment Certificate)? Whatever the reason I wasn’t able to have an OEC on that day was a mystery to me. I may have been stressed out with all the requirements and excited and anxious […]

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. […]