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 . . […]

Why I Made the Switch from DIY to Real Dumbbells

I need to gain weight. Or should I say muscles. I have a mesomorph, a lean body type; fast metabolism allows me to eat as much without gaining weight. That is also due to the fact I like to stay active: biking, walking, running, or playing Tumbang Preso when I was a too young to […]

Do You Belong to the Rambo Generation? Affirmative!

You are strong. You are fast. And you’ve been wanting to go to the other side. The side that plays with everyone and not guarding a piece of can everyone is aiming at with their tsinelas (slipper). What I am talking about? Chances are we’ve all experienced playing Tumbang Preso when we are young. It […]

Balikbayan Box Shipping from Canada to the Philippines

As a child I patiently wait for new episodes of cartoons. A week seems like forever. But when it comes to a balikbayan box shipping from Canada to the Philippines, I was excited with every passing day. The struggle in opening the box. The cold, pleasant smell of everything inside. It’s all worth the wait. […]

Boost Your Philippine Financial Literacy through TV Shows

I have a confession to make. I’m a TV addict. I used to watch TV so much that I can fall asleep while watching—and still sitting. I remember watching Ewoks on black and white TV on Sunday night while everyone was sleeping. (Hmmm . . . no TV curfew?) Don’t worry I never had any […]