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 […]

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 […]