Balikbayan Box Shipping Review: Forex Alberta

When it comes to finding the right freight forwarders, I guess I’m lucky to get recommendations from the pioneers, the people who came before me in Canada. The first freight forwarder company that I’ve tried was Forex Alberta. Second was Jenrich Fast Cargo. I’m availing the service of the latter for a long time and […]

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 […]

PNB Debit Savings Account Fees and Charges

An avoidable waste of money prompted me to search high and low for the PNB Debit Savings Account fees and charges. Before we delve into that and embarrassing mistake, here’s a little bit of information on how to save on Philippine National Bank. The Philippine National Bank (PNB) has three types of deposit accounts: Peso […]

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 […]

Do I Really Need a Cordless Waterpik Water Flosser?

On the last post, I wrote about my disappointment to Tom’s of Maine aluminum-free deodorant. I have a similar experience again to share with you. This time it has something to do with dental hygiene. Ever since I moved to Canada, I became meticulous with my dental hygiene. It’s ridiculously expensive to have any dental-related […]

Did I Stink Using Tom’s of Maine Aluminum-Free Deodorant?

For a long time, I’ve been wanting to try an aluminum-free deodorant. Would I buy or make my own deodorant? Buying is convenient but I hesitated for a long time because of the negative reviews I’ve been reading online. Then one day at Superstore, I grabbed Tom’s of Maine aluminum-free deodorant (64 g, unscented, $6.98) […]