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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

My Best Pasalubong from the Philippines (I Can’t Live Without!)

As much as I wanted my family to send my favourite pasalubong I enjoyed from my childhood days, I refrain from asking … with much effort. How can you not miss the Chocobot while trying not to relish the pain of seeing “try again” inside the wrapper every single time? Bittersweet memory. Painful toothache. Moving […]