Hotel Review: Budget Inn Patricia Hotel in Vancouver

Have you been to a place and thought of going back . . . soon? Then you realized years have passed and nothing happened to the plan. And that’s not part of the plan. I’ve been thinking of going back at Vancouver in British Columbia (BC) then I remembered my plan to write a review… [Read More]

Top Frugal Habits I Still Do as an OFW

“Sorry . . . ” That’s what I say like a born and raised person in Canada when what I meant to say is “Excuse me.” I’m adapting, all right. Occasionally adding “eh” to conversation. Ang eh ay karaniwang ekspresyon sa Canada. But I’m still me. Mini me. Kahit ang vegan milk hindi na ako… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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]

Where to Buy Flip Flops for less than a Toonie

Who can forget the days of playing Tumbang Preso? I remember getting the slippers at home so I have more chance to hit the can. But my favourite slippers/flip flops is the ever durable Rambo. Well time has changed. We all have to outgrow the traditional Filipino children’s game. But one thing doesn’t change: I… [Read More]

My First DIY Father’s Day Greeting Card

The “Little Mermaid” is the first movie of Walt Disney that I’ve watched on a projector at school, then followed by Beauty and the Beast on Betamax. The habit persists and so are the fairy tales I’ll forever cherish in my memory. From the TV screen the characters ended up on every paper I deemed… [Read More]