Just this morning, my wife and I were watching a TV show about how potato chips are made (or cooked). Did you know that potatoes actually have sugar content? And it is 80% water? According to the show, the sugar content, when heated gives the potato the crispness that we all so love. And the… Continue reading How potato chips are made?
For the past couple of months, I’ve been trying to track my expenses. But my problem is, I haven’t found a nice way to track cash. Yes, I use cash. In this part of the world, cash is still king. I remember when I was assigned to the US for a 6-month stint. While in… Continue reading 3 tips on how to track cash expenses effectively
Over the last couple of months I’ve been contemplating to go into business. The thing is, I have no idea what business to be in. Or how I plan to do that. I don’t even have any background in business. I’ve been raised from a family of hard workers, working for the government, working for… Continue reading 3 tips on starting a business and why I am still clueless
The thing I miss most while being away from the Philippines is the delicious, though not always healthy, delicacies. As I was browsing through my Christmas photos, I saw these two yummy pictures of pork barbecue and chicken adobo. Pork Barbecue Last Christmas, my dad prepared the pork barbecue with his own special recipe. I… Continue reading Craving for chicken adobo and pork barbecue
About two years ago, me and my fiancee (now my wife) went to my hometown – Ilocos. Instead of taking the usual bus trip at night, we decided to drive the whole stretch of Manila to Ilocos during the day. We wanted to explore and do some sight-seeing while taking the long trip to Ilocos.… Continue reading Trip to Ilocos – welcoming arches, amazing bridges, and refreshing sceneries
Last December, me and my wife spent our Christmas vacation in the northern part of the Philippines. As I grew up in the north and am a true born Ilocano, I had special memories to reminisce as we visited the sunshine city of Laoag, Ilocos Norte. Scenic view from the Gilbert Bridge “Laoag” is the… Continue reading Laoag Philippines – Sunshine City of the North
Last December, my wife and I along with my in-laws went to Tagaytay, Philippines to have our anniversary lunch at Sonya’s Garden. Tagaytay is a 2-hour drive south from Manila, the Philippines’ capital. It’s a windy place similar to Baguio (the summer capital of the Philippines) with its scenic hills and slopes. In Tagaytay, there’s… Continue reading Tagaytay, Philippines – Sonya's Garden Anniversary Lunch
First day of the year 2009. I was on a plane going back from my home town in the Philippines to my work in Malaysia. It was an interesting flight for me for two reasons: 1) It’s New Year! and 2) I didn’t need to go to work the next morning, which was a Friday. … Continue reading Goals for the year 2009
Happy New Year to all! It’s been a long time since I wrote on this blog. Almost a year has passed. So many things have happened. New year. New perspective. New beginning. This year I’d like to focus on three things: 1) my own financial education, 2) my new photography hobby, and of course, 3)… Continue reading Happy New Year!