Not too many years ago, I was an anxious 17-year old dealing with what then felt was the biggest problem of my life—to shift or not to shift courses/ degree in college. … More If I wasn’t in law, I would be in the medical field
The internet has blown up about Manila commuters’ horrendous stories of living without Uber, which was meted a one-month suspension for violation of LTFRB rules in accepting applications beyond the approved number. I feel their pain, truly. And so I’ll jump in with my own. … More Much ado about Uber and Grab/ Manila cab drivers are the worst in the world
In 2014, I was 27 years old when I made my first adult purchase – a condo. By then I had been working as a lawyer for only about a year and a half. I had done the travelling and the shopping and felt that I was ready for real property … More A look back at my first adult purchase at 27 – a condo
It’s a raging hot summer in Cebu! 33.7 degrees celsius, and that’s still indoors. To cool off, frugal husband and I went to Boracay Island. … More Summertime at Boracay
Our dear reader, Brad** was nice enough to take the time answer some questions in order to give us a little insight into what it’s like to practice law in Canada. He is a practicing lawyer in Ontario, Canada engaged in the field of corporate law with his student loan fully paid up! … More Career Series: Legal profession in Canada
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