How My Mother Avoid Borrowing Money and Keep Our Family Stay Afloat

Borrowing was never encouraged in our family. My parents never had a credit card, mortgage loan, or owe any bumbay (Indian lending money in the Philippines). If borrowing would ever come up in a discussion, my mom would always say to pay what you owe. Or do not be buried in debt to buy any […]

Scary Story: Getting a Refund from an Amazon Seller from China

As early as now, let’s be clear with one thing. I have no xenophobia nor a prejudice against a nationality. I am merely sharing my experience so others can learn from it. And yes, the issue was resolved in spite of many frustrations and communication barriers. By far this is the longest blog post in […]

Furniture Manila: Buying Furniture Online in the Philippines

What’s one thing you don’t like to do? For me, I’m not excited to shop because it takes me so much time looking and checking the criteria on my list. But I like window shopping at IKEA where I bought my so called minimalist bed. I wished there’s IKEA in the Philippines where my family […]

How I Get Rid of Moustache for Less than $5

This is my 101 post, the first post after the hundred is a special milestone for me that I want to do something different. Something I’veĀ  never written about before. For the ladies, I am revealing my secret on how I get rid of my moustache for a price of one almond milk without discount. […]

How I Save on Grocery at Freestone

Note to self: This is your 100th blog post. What? Already? I’m not crying tears of joy. OK. Write more. Looking at my spreadsheet, I noticed that the only expenses that is flexible to budget is my grocery and apparel shopping. The latter is easier to handle. As for my grocery, I need to have […]

Items You Cannot Send to Canada from Philippines

When I wrote the about the courier companies that can send package from Philippines to Canada, I knew that something is missing. For a long time I let that missing piece be deliberately forgotten. Who wants to talk about importation of goods? I don’t. But like a bland smoothie that I don’t want to finish, […]