The holy week has commenced and it’s a time for prayer and sacrifice.
I tread the line between agnostic and practicing Catholic. I can’t call myself a devout Catholic but I like believing in a god. I don’t keep a strict schedule but I pray. Roman Catholicism to me, is pure and simple, being a good person, to yourself and to others, no matter what their religion may be. I’m betting that’s a common thread among all religions.
My country, the Philippines, is mostly made up of people who were raised and so are, roman catholic. This religion is a Spanish colonial inheritance. A favorite line of the struggling Filipino is this:
“We may not have enough money to eat but at least we got our money the good way and that we are happy.” … More The pursuit of financial literacy doesn’t make you less spiritual
Parental privilege has its benefits and pitfalls. We have seen that parental privilege does have its merits.
Writing from the perspective of both the adult-age kid and the parents, here are the potential perils of parental privilege. … More The perils of parental privilege
In the Philippines, it is common for adult-aged (20 onwards) Pinoys to continue living at home even after graduating from college (usually we graduate at age 20-21) and getting a job. Most stay even after marriage! … More The merits of parental privilege
It’s almost a quarter into the year, how are you doing on your financial goals? I’ve been having a little too much fun lately but to keep myself accountable to an audience, here’s my updated net worth: … More Net worth update 16 March 2017
After a three-hour bus ride from Tacloban city and our ferry ride back to cebu being only in a few hours, frugal husband and I didn’t have much time to explore Ormoc.
We managed a quick and easy walking tour though. Ormoc’s … More A walking tour of Ormoc
Frugal husband is set to go back to school for further studies this June so we’re upping our vacation time (while he still can vacay)! Last weekend, we spent 3 days and two nights at Tacloban city, Leyte. … More My romantic weekend for two for less than PhP 6,500.00 all-in
I just heard in the news, regarding the car rental scam, that banks gave out car loans to borrowers who have clearly no capacity to pay – either mga “walang trabaho” (unemployed) or “tindera lang” (saleslady). … More Subprime car loans in the Philippines worry me
As an outdoorsy girl, one of my main frustrations while living in Makati was the complete lack of nearby places to hike. Makati is a concrete jungle and there is just no room for trees or hike trails. … More Hiking in the city
As the temperature rises, we need to hydrate. And I just found the most adorable place to do just that. Enter Snowbowls – a dessert place located at Raintree Mall Cebu. It prepares snowy, yummy and pretty desserts that are just too adorable to even eat! … More Review of Snowbowls dessert
Prior to being married, I seldom, if never, dropped by Carbon public market. Even while living in Makati, I used to shop at Landmark Makati for my grocery needs – vegetables, fruits, meats, fish and others. While in law school in Quezon city, I relied on Trinoma grocery for food. I plainly did not know how to do palengke (public market) shopping! … More Frugal shopping at Carbon, Cebu