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 […]

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 […]

Are You Afraid of Sending Balikbayan Boxes in December?

Sending balikbayan boxes in December wasn’t in my plan. It is a superstitious belief of OFWs that I’ve been hearing as a child. My excitement of opening boxes coming from Canada is off season in December. And I carried that belief till such time that it is time for me to send balikbayan boxes from […]

Sending Balikbayan Box from Calgary

I wrote Balikbayan Box Shipping from Canada to the Philippines a few months ago. I decided to narrow down the list for the purpose of sending balikbayan box from Calgary only for my own reference and other kababayan who have decided to settle in Cowtown. So that’s how I come up with a blog post. […]

How to Apply Online for an OEC (Overseas Employment Certificate)

I was ready to board my flight. Checked in the baggage and that was it. Or not. Where’s my OEC (Overseas Employment Certificate)? Whatever the reason I wasn’t able to have an OEC on that day was a mystery to me. I may have been stressed out with all the requirements and excited and anxious […]

Not Again: Car Key is Stuck in the Ignition

I am not a big spender. I don’t like spending a lot for unnecessary things, well, except for a dream house where I can retire and do gardening (and read the newspaper cover to cover except the sports and classified ads). So when it was time to buy a car, I wasn’t ecstatic . . […]