The Guide to Pay Less Driving Violation in Canada

Waiting in a bus stop in downtown Calgary, I always wonder what’s the inside of Calgary Court looks like. What should I do to have the reason to quench my curiosity? A quick yes did the trick. My friend has found a way to pay less driving violation in Canada. Such idea and my schedule […]

Reading a Book About Minimalism for the First Time: Goodbye, Things

Last year, I’ve mentioned on a post about my financial review that I started taking minimalism to heart. (Although I think I’m already a minimalist in one sense or another and that includes the dislike of shopping in store.) This year, I read a book about minimalism for the first time. It’s called goodbye, things […]

I Need a Break: Balikbayan Box Shopping Ban. Maybe You Too

Don’t be alarmed. There’s no recent absurd policy change about balikbayan boxes. It’s just me challenging to change my habits of sending stuff in the Philippines. The balikbayan box (medium size from Forex Alberta) in my room is well wrapped and waiting to be shipped in the Philippines from Canada. I plan to have it […]

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 […]