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… [Read More]

Send Money to the Philippines with TranserWise

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… [Read More]

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas: Financial Learning Campaign for Overseas Filipinos

This is not a habit I imagined myself to develop as an OFW–spending time on Facebook. Yes, I fall into the trap of scanning my feeds on Facebook, a social media platform on which every Filipino probably has an account. Or accounts, one for stalking and one for socializing. But don’t worry. I cleaned up… [Read More]

Pay the Pag-IBIG Contribution Online

At first I pay the Pag-IBIG contribution by sending remittance to my family in the Philippines; later on, because of the many reasons not to ask a family member to do it for me anymore, I decided to pay the Pag-IBIG contribution online. As of this writing, I made 13 Pag-IBIG contributions online . I… [Read More]

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 . . …. [Read More]

Why Did I Buy a Car on Kijiji

I started to commute to and from to school when I was in fourth grade or maybe third. Since then I’ve been commuting to work, mall, photowalk with my sister, and lakwatsa without asking permission to my parents (a rebel with a cause). I love travelling on my bike. On jeepneys, on which I should… [Read More]

Remittance Centers in Calgary

Note: This is not a sponsored post. It is written based on experience and research. Newcomer or not, OFWs has a common question and that is How to send money to the Philippines from Canada? And here in Calgary, I tried different ways of sending money to my loved ones back home. I look for… [Read More]