Friday, December 28, 2018

Vacation | Day 1 - Hundred Islands, Pangasinan

Finally, after months of planning, itinerary changes and hairs falling (mostly from Diane's head, she lost tons as the organizer/planner of this), our much-awaited Pabeeda trip pushed through last 15-16 December 2018.

"Pabeeda" is what we (college friends) are called and by that, you already know what kind of people we are. No need to explain further. 😆

With the unexpected turn of events and uncountable changes in our itinerary, it was finalized 2 days before our actual trip. Fortunately Diane didn't go bald. 😂

Here is our finalized itinerary:




But as Pabeeda as we are, you can never expect it to all go as planned.

Friday, December 21, 2018

GCash | Cash In From PayPal Not Appearing on GCash

Last Friday, 14 December, I tried to Cash In from my PayPal to my GCash, para pocket money ko sana for our Pangasinan trip the following day.

But after I confirmed the amount that I am going to cash in, I got an error message in the GCash app.


Friday, December 14, 2018

GCash | Tried Investing Money for P50

I've created a post last October about GCash' new offer on their app, the GCash Invest. You can check it here: GCash | The New Invest Money For as Low as P50

There I've shared what I've learned about GCash Invest (the things you need to know about it, what I've researched about it, etc) and the registration I've gone through and how many days it took to get approved.

Now, it took me a month to actually try and invest money in it.

I honestly forgot about GCash Invest already after my registration got approved!

I have just been reminded by one person who's interested to invest in it and there we decided to put money at the same time and compare our investment's movement.

We started on December 05, Wednesday.

Friday, December 7, 2018

PLDT | Fibr Plan Plus Additional Billing

When we were still using the DSL plan, we were paying P1,199 (Internet + landline + caller ID).

When we upgraded to Fiber plan 1899, still we are using the same service (Internet + landline + caller ID).

But as I took over the paying of the bill, I noticed we are paying more than what I was expecting.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Lazada | Scarf at Php 44

It's been a while since I bought something from Lazada.

Actually, I love to look and scroll at their deals, adding them to cart or keeping it to my wishlist....but haven't really been proceeding to checkout.

But my aunt liked the assorted scarves so I ordered.


Friday, November 23, 2018

Experience | Bites Turned Into Rashes?

Although I am enjoying the benefits of working from home, the downside of it is I spend most of my time sitting in front of the laptop.

I lack exercise. (But I am starting to do so to prepare my body for the Color Manila Run next year.)

But that's not the problem I faced for the past month.

It is this:



Friday, November 16, 2018

VA Bootcamp | 2018 Christmas Sale!

VA Bootcamp is now on sale!


Friday, November 9, 2018

Experience | Happy Mango

It is one of those days again....

A day I cannot think of anything to share....

But I have my schedule that I need to stick to....

So again, you know the drill...you know what to expect. Lol

Friday, November 2, 2018

Announcement | New Author Joining Soon~

You read it right.

A new author will be posting and sharing experiences and insights here soon.

I won't mention the name yet as I'm not yet informed what nickname will be used (or maybe the real name?)

Friday, October 26, 2018

GCash | Sending Money to Bank

Finally!!!!

We can now send money to bank from our GCash account, REAL-TIME.

Yes, real-time.

And there are about 30 banks in their list which you can send your money to.

I have tried it over the weekend and the transfer was so smooth and easy.

Let's get to it.

Friday, October 19, 2018

GCash | The New Invest Money For as Low as P50

Last September 21, I received an automated message from GCashInvest.



Really? I can invest for as low as P50 and even thru GCash?


Friday, October 12, 2018

Living My College Notes 😍

Another throwback.

Last year around March, I uploaded this image of my notes from when I was still in college.



And I declared that that will be my mission.

How am I doing now with my mission?

Friday, October 5, 2018

Experience | After A Year of Having A Blogging Schedule

A friend of mine recently told me that she's been reading my old blog posts here as she's waiting for the video I'm still editing (for months na), a footage of that very first epic fail birthday surprise.

Actually sounds na lang ang kulang. Nag-iinarte lang ako sa paghahanap ng swak na background kaya natagalan na ng sobra. Lol

Then I remembered to dig up my past blog post about my announcement of my blogging schedule (you'll know the reason why as you read on).

It was around this time last year when I created my resolution to make Friday as my blogging schedule, and posts being published at exactly 12 noon.

Actually, it was the 6th of October last year when I did that! Turning one year tomorrow!

This is the post I am talking about: Announcement | Blogging Schedule: A Resolution To Make

I said there before that the Number 1 key that I have read in successful blogging is consistency that's why I decided to post every Friday and be consistent with it.

Although I cannot say that my blog is now successful, did it make a difference after a year?

Friday, September 28, 2018

Experience | From P1.8K to P2.4K Phone

Graaaagh! I've had enough of SKK Chronos Ace Plus' malware and decided to upgrade to a more reliable phone.

As you may have read my blog posts about my experience on SKK's budget phone, I can't deal with the intrusive malware anymore.

It just makes me feel uncomfortable using it with my accounts logged in so I decided to buy a new phone and just use SKK for games and reading manga. Magkakasundo sila ng mga popup ads ng mga yun.

Luckily, I found a new option to change my phone with. And it is a major jump on cellphone brands, my friends.

From SKK Chronos Ace Plus to Apple's iPhone 6~!

Friday, September 21, 2018

Experience | Personality Test


This experience was so spot on so I decided to share it here.

I've said so many times that I am not good at expressing myself, but this described me almost perfectly (some I disagree kaya almost lang xD) and took the words out of my mouth.

As what the title of this post says, I took a personality test last September 13, just out of curiosity when I saw Chico Garcia's tweet with the link of the test.

So what's the result? Who am I?


Friday, September 14, 2018

The Evolution of a Freelancer - From TFF Talk

As what I've said in my last blog post, today is about Coach Jason Dulay's talk on The Freelancer Fair 2018 last August 25, The Evolution of a Freelancer.


Friday, September 7, 2018

Relaxation and Peace. (Plus a Bonus for Next Week)

"Real happiness will come, not in gratifying our desires or in gaining passing pleasures, but in accomplishing God's will for us."

That's true......but......I'm confused....How do we know what God's will is for us?

Every day, I've been thinking and asking, "What do You want me to do today, Lord?"

.......Silence.......

Friday, August 31, 2018

Experience | The Freelancer Fair 2018 : Up Your Game!

Slowly, I am coming out of my comfort zone.

And one of the biggest thing I have ever done as yet when it comes  to conquering my weakness, is by attending The Freelancer Fair last Saturday, August 25, 2018, which was held at Metrotent, Pasig city.



If you have been reading my blog ever since, you may have already been familiar about my trouble in communicating and socializing with others.

But, huwag ka, I went to the fair alone!




Friday, August 24, 2018

An Epic Fail Birthday Party Surprise 2.0

When are we going to do this right? 😂

Another birthday surprise was set to fail last Tuesday, the 21st, yes, the double holiday of August which Diane and Jussel had prepared and planned for to celebrate my and Clarisse's birthday, a double celebration as well.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Can't Think What Title To Give.....

Last Wednesday, I went out with my friends to watch the movie, "The Day After Valentine's".....

..........

......Sorry, Marion Aunor's song "Akala" is playing in the background while I'm writing this and it started to rain outside. The feels, man. The feels. 😅

A lot has been commenting about the lead actors' similar acting with their last movie while here I am, too focused about the story. 😆

If you haven't watched the movie yet, don't read this.

Friday, August 10, 2018

A Birthday Gift To You~



Hey there!

You might be wondering why you'd receive a birthday gift from me?

I celebrated my birthday last Wednesday and figured I won't receive a gift from you, so instead I'll be the one handing it over to you.

But it is not for everyone.


Friday, August 3, 2018

Freelancing | Am I Ready To Move Forward?



It is no secret for me that this job I got into is a long-term one and that it will eventually grow.

But never had I imagined that it will be this soon.

I feel like I am not yet well-prepared....

Friday, July 27, 2018

FarmOn | 19th Cycle Investment

As you may have already know, FarmOn's 19th cycle opened for registration last July 16 and will run up until August 31.

I have made a post regarding the changes in registration for the 19th cycle >>Here<<

Sinubukan kong mag-log in ng umaga pero ang um-appear sa screen was like nag-u-update pa sila ng website and that 1:00 PM mag-o-open ang cycle.

Oha, may paabiso na.

But here comes 1:00 PM and there the usual error for the first day of registration occurred.

As expected, nagkita na naman kami ni Pareng Error 502 Bad gateway at ni Mareng Error 520 Web server is returning unknown error.

Friday, July 20, 2018

FarmOn | 17th Cycle Harvest

As the 19th cycle opened last July 16, Monday, I received an email notification from FarmOn on July 18 that my 17th cycle crops of Watermelon-Growers has been harvested.

How was the return?

Friday, July 13, 2018

FarmOn | 19th Cycle Opening and Registration

FarmOners, prepare your investments as the opening of the 19th cycle has already been announced in FarmOn.ph's Facebook group (I haven't checked their page yet).

The registration will be this coming Monday, July 16, 2018 until August 31, 2018.

And there are some things to note about with this upcoming cycle.

Is Freelancing For You?

These questions might help you decide if freelancing is for you:


  • Are you tired of the every day traffic going to-from work?
  • Are you lazy waking up too early to beat the traffic and be at the office on time?
  • Are you fed up of corporate politics?
  • Are you not feeling any growth in your career and wealth in your current position?
  • Do you miss your pets whom you leave at home every day and wish you could be with them while working?
  • Do you have enough time for your family and friends? Or has your time been eaten by your office workload already?
  • Or maybe you just miss your pillow whenever you are at work? (Well this is me, I don't know if there's anyone else feeling this.)
Deadlines, stressful boss and office mates, bills eating your wealth (yun bang hindi ka pa sumusuweldo, naka-allot na agad halos lahat para sa mga bayarin).

You work hard, but feel like you are not getting what you deserve.

You feel like you are not doing what you want. What you love.

But what do you want to do? What do you love?

The answer might be clear to others, while to some, they are clueless (like me before).

But here's what you can do to discover what you have to do:

Friday, July 6, 2018

Ubo, Sipon at Lagnat

Nakikiuso ang lola niyo.

Sa umpisa, makati lang ang lalamunan ko (Tuesday night).

Then kahapon ubo ako ng ubo, friends.

Nilubos ko ang pag-inom ng Vitamin C at pagkain ng orange para palakasin ang immune system ko pero pagsapit ng gabi, nagjoin na rin si sipon sa party.

Friday, June 29, 2018

An Epic Fail Birthday Party Surprise!

By reading just the title of the post, my loyal reader already knows this post is for her. HAHAHA

Friday, June 22, 2018

SKK Chronos Ace Plus | Malware Apps Automatically Installs

This is getting out of hand.

Before, I just thought that frequently updating Malwarebytes' database will prevent apps from installing itself on my SKK Chronos Ace Plus phone.

Friday, June 15, 2018

PLDT Fiber Review | Cainta, Rizal

It has been 15 days since we migrated from PLDT DSL to Home Fibr.

I know it is still too early for a review but I just want to share my first impression and experience so far with our new plan.

As you may have read in my past post, we were able to migrate to PLDT Home Fibr even though they keep telling us that it is not yet available in our area. *Thanks to their technician that endorsed our account for migration!

Friday, June 8, 2018

PayPal | How to Release Funds From 21-Day Holding Period Faster

Are you a freelancer who got your first ever payment from your client then received this email from PayPal?




In pending balance? Seriously? And you'd have to wait for 21 days for it to be available?

Frustrating isn't it?

Friday, June 1, 2018

How to Migrate to PLDT Fibre From DSL

This is for those who have inquired about Fibre but have been told that it is still not available in their area.

If you have been reading my blog posts since last year, you may have seen my experience on PLDT's DSL internet plan.

You can check it out here.

Experiencing an intermittent internet connection is not new to me and have been dealing with it since I don't know when.

But after I got my full-time client, it has been remarkable.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Warning | Excuses Ahead...


Oh my! It's that day of the week again.

Obviously as the title says, you know what's ahead of you if you continue reading this post. 😝

So you can leave this post now before it's too late.

But if you insist to continue, then don't blame me.

I won't pay the time you spent reading this.

Friday, May 18, 2018

A Month From Work Plus 7 Winning Rules to Nail Your Day



Time flies so fast!

It has been exactly a month now since I started working with my first ever full-time client as a freelancer.

How do I put this?

All I can say is I am very blessed my client came across my profile and invited me to apply.

If that had not happened, I may still be sending proposals every day on Upwork.

Really, as what other WFHR graduates said, the right client for you will come at the right time.

It does not matter how soon or how long the right one will come, just be patient and do what you can do every day and eventually he/she will.

I actually have 7 rules that I apply in my life every day.

I think I got this from "The Millionaires Club" or something. Not sure because there's so many things I jot down from inspiring articles I read everywhere.

I do not know if this will make an impact to you or if you will apply it too but I will just enumerate it here:

Friday, May 11, 2018

Post-VA Bootcamp | Getting A Client

Of course, my journey does not end with just finishing the boot camp I paid for.



It is the beginning of the real journey which I have been aiming for years.

Working. From. Home.

Was investing with my self-learning worth it?

Did I get my money back?

Friday, May 4, 2018

Experience | Mt. Daraitan and Tinipak River Caving/Swimming

I'd be direct, this was my very first trekking experience and the trail is not beginner friendly!!!

You can put anything on my knees that need to be mixed and expect it to be done with how my legs were shaking! (Of course, this is an exaggeration, but you get the point.)

Friday, April 27, 2018

Re-Linking PayPal to GCash

Done linking your PayPal account to GCash before?

But for some reason, when you try to cash in thru PayPal, you get this error message?





And when you log in to your PayPal account, there is no G-Xchange in your pre-approved payment plan as well?


You are not alone!


Given the screenshot, I've experienced it too.



Friday, April 20, 2018

Vacation | From Camayan To Inflatable Island

Have you seen the Metrodeal promo for a Camayan Beach Resort getaway?




Yes! We've seen that too! And we grabbed it at a speed of light!



Friday, April 13, 2018

"EASY" Work, Don't Fall For It!



Disclaimer: I am not saying that all of the job posts who screams as an easy work are bogus.

What I just realized is oftentimes, those job posts with that word in the title will probably have a catch.

Just like what happened to me. 😑

Friday, April 6, 2018

Project Ending and Another Blessing!



I know I said in my previous post that I will update you guys, supposed to be last Monday, about how my very first VA project turned out.

But since the contract just ended yesterday, I decided to make it a new post for my Friday blogging schedule. Tee hee~

Friday, March 30, 2018

I Got My First Ever VA Job~!



After my 'coming out' post last week, I had another leap to freelancing.

And as the title says, I got my first ever job on Upwork!

Friday, March 23, 2018

I'm Finally Coming Out~!



Years back when I realized that this is what I want, I struggled so hard to not be misunderstood by the people around me.

Whenever I am asked of this question every time we meet up, I answer hastily and shy away.

Because I can see the regret on their faces like 'Why are you choosing that path?'

Sayang. Sayang. Sayang.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Experience | Books For Less Warehouse Sale!



Since they used the phrase: "Books as low as", I thought that this advertisement is somewhat "click bait" for book lovers.

You know, like the ones we see at the mall with the "For as low as 70%" or something but when you try to dig in to the box, only few have that discount.

But Books For Less is my first to have really lived up to it.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Our Laptop is Back to Life~!



As you may have read in my previous blog post, I accidentally spilled water on our laptop last February 28, Wednesday.

[I use "our" because there are two of us using it, me and my aunt.]

It happened while the laptop was turned on and it really was chaos trying to turn it off.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Hatputito.com on its 1st Anniversary~!

In a blink of an eye, a year has already passed and Hatputito.com has turned 1 year old. Yipee~!

Kung hindi ko pa ito ibinilhan ng domain name eh hindi pa ako mapi-pressure na maging active dito para masulit ang ibinayad ko. Lol!

But now I see it as a good thing that I took that step because I became more active in posting and even made an additional pressure of having a Friday blogging schedule.

Friday, February 23, 2018

GCash | Messenger Pay Bills Rebate Promo

It is the final week of the month again and you know what that means, Pay Bills Time!

Yung hindi mo pa nahahawakan ang pinaghirapan mong pera pero naka-allot na sila para sa mga bayarin.

To conciliate us [<<this is just me imagining], GCash Messenger has a promo for us.



Friday, February 16, 2018

SKK Chronos Ace+ | How Was It After 1 Year?

Around this time last year, February 14 to be exact, I received my SKK Chronos Ace Plus phone bought from Lazada.

You can see my first hand experience of it here.


Sure it faced some difficulty but how is it exactly doing up until now?


So far, after that one time noise problem, it did not happen again.





Friday, February 9, 2018

VA Bootcamp | Finally Finished!

After more than two (2) months of taking the course, I finally finished the VA Boot camp last February 2 and done with the Accelerated lessons on February 7.



Now it is time for me to apply what I have learned and get a job!

The question is, what did I even learn?

It feels like I have not retained anything in my mind.

I am too focused on worrying and being anxious that it feels like I did not learn anything even though I listened and watched every video religiously.

I do not want to be too dramatic since I am still starting out and have not even experienced failure from this or even being rejected from sending proposals or getting interviewed.

But just thinking about it makes me too emotional, specifically fear.

Friday, February 2, 2018

FarmOn | Video of My Investing Experience [17th Cycle]

As promised in my previous FarmOn post, I would share the video I took while investing on January 08.

I'd say this first, baka magulat o mabingi kayo @ 05:28 dahil sa message ringtone ko.

Second, good luck sa mga mata niyo. Wahahahaha~

Matagal ko ng tanggap na wala akong talent sa videography.

[Note: As of this writing ay nag-a-upload pa sa YouTube yung video, but it will be live here as well kapag natapos na.]





Friday, January 26, 2018

GCash | 100% Rebate is Back This 2018!

My post about GCash Messenger's 100% Rebate on Buy load option last December 15, 2017 is back this January!



You can check out my previous post >>here<<.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Lulu | Revenue PayPal Withdrawal

I finally reached the threshold for receiving sales revenue from Lulu.com.

As a non-US resident and my ebooks include a free Lulu ISBN, the IRS requires Lulu to withhold US income taxes on any sales delivered to the US.

As per written in their support page (Support > My Account > Taxes > Income tax information)


"We distinguish between "other revenue" and royalties. Only sales of titles with a Lulu ISBN count as royalties, which are reportable by Lulu to the US tax authorities and subject to US tax withholding.
A valid US tax form on file can reduce or eliminate the tax withholding amount."

The U.S. standard rate for these sales is 30%.

To apply reduced tax treaty rates (if available), I must submit a completed W-8BEN form.

Friday, January 12, 2018

FarmOn | 17th Cycle Opening

Last January 08, nag-open ang 17th cycle ng FarmOn.

Magtatagal ito hanggang February 15, according sa kanilang Facebook page announcement.



Pero siyempre, para makapili ng short-term crops, kailangang makasingit sa server nila sa opening day pa lang.

Finally, pagkatapos kong magfail sa huling 2 cycles noong nakaraang taon ay nakapaghanda ako ngayon.

Iyon ay salamat sa pagsesend ng FarmOn ng announcement kung kailan sila mag-oopen ng cycle thru email, Facebook page at pati sa FarmOn account.

Nakapaghanda nga ako pero ang tanong, nakapasok ba ako sa website nila sa opening ng 17th cycle at nakapag-reinvest?

Friday, January 5, 2018

VA Bootcamp | My 3rd to 6th Week

Ideally if you follow the given course outline in the bootcamp, you will be done with the course in 30 days.

Obviously, I am not an ideal student who was able to finish it within 30 days. HAHAHAHA

As of now, I have just finished Module 9 which is about creating a freelancing profile.

I took my time in creating my Upwork profile overview [as what Jason have also said in the lesson] since I have already been rejected before I entered the bootcamp.

I was able to finally resubmit my profile in Upwork on January 2, and I read their email confirmation on January 4 informing me about the approval of my profile. Finally!