Scaling Up Your Home Based Business in the Philippines

You have your home based business set up and running. You feel like it’s time to scale up and do bigger things for your business… how do you do it? First, let’s define what scaling up a business means. As per Merriam-Webster, ‘Scale’ is increasingly being used as shorthand for ‘scale up’ (“to grow or […]

I Stopped Feeding My Child Yellow Colored Food

My youngest is 4 years old but as early as 2 months old, Luzy has exhibited bronchial problems. When she was about a year old, we transferred to Antipolo and the pollen in our backyard was really harsh for her. We’ve had bouts of asthma attacks that led to her being nebulized every 3hrs, hence, […]

FIG: Leading the Way in Legitimate Job -Subcontracting

Press Release October 29, 2018 The issue of Job Sub-contracting is a hot-button topic these days and mired in a lot of confusion and misunderstanding. Ruby Pacis, President and CEO of Faith in God Professional and Technical Services Corporation (FIGRPMPTSC), one of the top Job Contracting and Subcontracting Corporations, wants to clarify a lot of […]

How to Handle Customer Complaints On Your Product or Service

I don’t mind new mistakes.  It’s the old ones that are repeatedly made that makes me question everything. – RDA It’s normal for a business to face complaints from customers, take it as a room to improve and be better. I always say, complaints are either expensive mistake or expensive learning. Before giving you my […]

Running a Small Business in the Philippines and Why I Strive to be a Fair Business

Running your own business is a challenge. Running a business in the Philippines could be tough. I’d attribute it with how most businesses here are low-ballers and unfair. We’ve known a lot of small to big businesses who get away with dodgy business ethics from client- business approach to business – employees treatment. And the […]

Live Selling on Facebook is a Huge Success in the Philippines

When Facebook live was first launched, I projected that web based entrepreneurs will benefit mostly. Well, I’m not wrong but I didn’t realize even direct sellers and retailers will monetize this feature to the max. And what’s very interesting is that Philippine based retailers have picked up on this trend and made it really big. […]

Taiwan Itinerary With Young Kids

Let me share with you our easy and hassle-free Taiwan itinerary with our 4-year old and 10-year old. I know how hard it is to travel with young kids especially if you make your trip packed, tight and always in a hurry. That’ll make your little one cranky, tired and whiny all the time. Who […]

App Review: Epic! Digital Library for Kids

My eldest daughter is a voracious reader. She read 16 books this summer (2018) alone. To think that we’ve had weekly family getaways at that. She’s really not into using phones or Ipad like girls her age. She’d rather mine craft her way out of boredom or read. So a few days ago, she’s read […]

Cebuana Lhuillier Loan Experience and Review

It has been a goal for me to look for a good loan provider for my business for expansion purposes. I’m willing to pay for the interest charges because I will use the loaned amount for business. So in July 2016, I tried Cebuana Lhuillier’s loan offer. I met with their sales representative and forged a […]

Register Your Sole Prop Business as BMBE

There are plenty of benefits when you register your sole prop business as BMBE or Barangay Micro Business Enterprise. A BMBE is defined under the BMBE Law, RA. 9178 Act of 2002 as “any business enterprise engaged in production, processing, or manufacturing of products, including agro-processing, as well as trading and services, with total assets of not more than P3 million. Such […]

Closing Sole Prop Business in Manila (Pasig City)

It’s not easy, I’m telling you that. I had to close down my sole prop business registration in Pasig because I moved to Antipolo and wishes to register there and pay business tax to where my roots are and where we are based at (makes sense?). Anyway, it was all good until the BIR decided […]

Why Post Construction Cleaning of Your House Is Important

When our new house was ready for move in, I had a team of professional cleaners do a thorough scrub down of our house because I wanted to thoroughly remove dusts, bad smell and deeply embedded dirt from the construction. And isn’t it good practice to clean the house before moving in? Even Feng Shui […]

Face to Face with Depression

Most of us have seen depression but not all of us know it or rather…. not all of us accept it. Most of us feel depressed at some point but not all of us can differentiate if it’s from a mental disorder or just a passing emotion. I have personally been exposed to depression early […]

Jollibee Party Review

My youngest daughter had her 3rd birthday party in Jollibee last June 10th and it’s actually her 2nd Jollibee party because we had her 1st birthday at a different branch. We were planning of going out of town for her birthday but the little one insisted on having a Jollibee party instead. So there’s really […]

8 Years of Being a Work at Home Mom and Still Rocking It

Oh wow, it has been that long? Tell you what, it has been one of the best decisions I ever made.   It was not easy but I knew it was what I wanted and with some luck, I was able to sustain being a work at home mom (WAHM). I’ve had run ins with not […]

Aveeno Baby Philippines

Aveeno Baby recently entered our beloved, Philippines! No more asking our relatives and friends in other countries to buy for us. No more “hoarding” when we, ourselves, go to countries that sell Aveeno Baby products. There are two major product lines that Aveeno Baby released in the Philippine market:   The Therapeutic Line and the […]

Tips In Buying a New House in Metro Manila

Few more days and we will celebrate our first year anniversary with our new home. It was a roller coaster ride but soon after it was officially handed over to us, I could say that it went well moving forward. We do deal with crappy carpentry from time to time and notice bits of bad […]

Choosing the First School for My Toddler in Antipolo

My toddler is 2.9 years old and will be 3 by June so it’s really the time for her to try her school for Nursery. Initially we had 2 options- Assumption Antipolo and First Crayon Learning Center. My concerns for my girl are: Her readiness to start school and accepting the concept of a teacher […]

What You Should Know About PRC ID Online Renewal

When I first heard about PRC ID online renewal, I was really happy because my last renewal was 2013 and I didn’t renew last year because it was such a hassle to travel from Ortigas (with a baby) to the PRC Central Office. You know how the lines could get there. Few days ago, I […]

From Poveda to Assumption Antipolo and Why It’s The Best Move We Did

When we started deciding on moving from our condo in Ortigas to a house in Antipolo, our decision heavily relied on an opening in Assumption Antipolo for our eldest who at the time was turning Grade 3. After looking at some potential houses on sale, I inquired at AA’s admission office and luckily, they are […]