Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Life | This Year and New Year

We're on the last day of 2019 and I still haven't got the chance to grasp everything that has happened to me this year.

Lots of roller coaster rides in life but still managed to live it with positivity and optimism.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Palawan Trip | Day 3: Baywalk Park, Crocodile Farm & Baker's Hill

Our last day in Palawan was meant for city tour.

Buti solo na rin namin ulit ang van for this.

First stop is the Baywalk Park.

I actually have nothing to say here because we only stayed around 15 minutes.

I was only able to breathe the air and take this photo:

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Palawan Trip | Day 2: Underground River, Ugong Rock & Kitu Kito Firefly Watching

Underground River and Firefly watching are our activities for Day 2.

But before that, we had to have our fill for this long trip.

Good thing is that Ala Amid, our hotel, offers a free buffet breakfast. 😃👍

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Palawan Trip | Day 1: Honda Bay Tour

Another new experience that has been ticked off from my list: Ride a plane!

Although I'm a salimpusa in the trip, walang makakapigil sa'kin. Hahaha

It was actually a trip of Auntie Zen and her friends which they have long since talked and planned about and luckily I was spared of generosity and they included me when they booked it on 12 September. Nakalibre ang lola niyo. Thank you po!

It's a 3-days and 2-nights Palawan trip starting from 25th to 27th of October.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

GCash | Unable to Process Cash In from PayPal to GCash

"We are unable to process your PayPal Cash-In request at the moment. For assistance, please visit https://help.gcash.com or email support@gcash.com"

Have you received this message when cashing in from PayPal to GCash recently?

I've received it multiple times since Monday last week, 28 October, when I was trying to cash in as well.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

It Pays To Wait

See these greens?

This just makes me proud and makes me want to share!

It may be a small achievement for some, but it is a big deal for me!

This is home-grown, my friends, and were only planted with pots we bought from Farmers, Cubao way back in August.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Saturday, September 21, 2019

GCash | Forest

Let us be a nature lover for this post. 

This September I received a notification from GCash about their additional feature called GForest.

According to their website, GCash Forest is a new feature that gives you the power to plant and grow real trees -- all through the GCash App.

How does it work?

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Saturday, September 7, 2019

GCash | Save Money

So there's this option on the GCash app named GSave which I've been hearing about for a few months now.

I have pre-registered in it last month as I was updating my GCash Profile which you can read here: GCash | Updating Profile As A Fully Verified User

And now I have finally tried it.

So basically it encourages users to save money which will earn 3% annually.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Worst Stye as Yet!

Last week, 19 August to be exact, I was doing my usual routine, doing my online work and having my normal day.

Least that I expect that I am about to experience something I wouldn't want to.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Vacation | Valleypoint Campsite Tuba Benguet

Before I start telling our experience with Valleypoint Campsite, I'll pop the bubble: We did not camp! Hahaha

There are lots of reviews about its camping or glamping amenities and experience, but Pabeeda as we are, ours is kind of different.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Accelera | CPD Units For CPAs

After my post before about my PRC license renewal way back in 2016, it is that time again for my second renewal.
The difference this time is that the CPD units are now mandatory for the renewal of license.

A lot of professionals are aching for the required units for each profession, especially us, CPAs, as the required units as per the CPD law for our profession is 120 units!

But thanks to the guidelines released and effective last 01 March 2019, the required units are now down to 15 units for renewing CPAs as long as the BOA hasn't released its own guidelines for CPAs.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Happy Birthday, Hatputito!

Just a personal post to acknowledge me gaining a number in my age. 😆

Being in the mid-20s, I know I still have a lot to learn in life and that is happening every single day.

I know I am still young, but when I was still a lot younger, I've been so hard on myself, pressuring me about all the aspects of my life, being so affected by what other people say to me or about me and being so in a hurry about reaching the goals/standards set by the society.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

GCash | Updating Profile As A Fully Verified User

Have you ever received this kind of notification even if you are a Fully Verified GCash user?

Saturday, July 27, 2019

FarmOn | Investing in 2.0

I posted about the new FarmOn 2.0 few months ago which you can read here:

FarmOn 2.0 | What's it About?

Now I can finally tell something about it as I tried to invest in it just last week.

As I said in my post about 2.0 before, the investment here is measured in unit and the price per unit is Php 100.

My first intention was to fund 30 units as a starter.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

FarmOn | Payment Process 23rd cycle

It's been years since the last time I added funds to my FarmOn account.

The reason is that I am just reinvesting my existing fund.

But because my available balance fell short to cover my 23rd cycle investment, I had to add a some.

And there I discovered their new process for the payment of investment (or maybe it was just really added for this new cycle?)

Saturday, July 13, 2019

FarmOn | 23rd Cycle Opening

I was not informed beforehand that the opening for the 23rd cycle is right around the corner.

I was actually surprised to see this Wednesday that it is already open!

Checked their Facebook page and there’s indeed a post about it. (Obviously I’m not browsing Facebook regularly)

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Lazada | ITOP NotePal ErgoStand (Cooling pad for laptop)

ITOP notepal ergostand notebook stand cooling pad for laptop

One problem I have when working is my posture. 

I slouch a lot and it gives me backache at the end of the day.

And one problem that my laptop has is it gets hot when used throughout the day especially during the dry season (“summer” sa iba).

So as a shopper of Lazada, lol, I searched for an adjustable cooling stand and found a lot of choices.

After pondering for a while which one to buy, I settled with ITOP’s ergostand notepal.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Lazada | MeetBeauty Ionic Hairbrush

From electronics, let’s jump to a random item I bought from Lazada. Haha

I just saw a Facebook ad which is kind of interesting for me, as a girl.

This was the original product I saw: Ionic Breeze

Having a long, frizzy hair, it caught my attention how this comb tames those frizz easily.

Being curious I checked the ad out but as you may have known, those ads from Facebook costs much, and this likewise.

So I searched Lazada for a cheaper one and found this:

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Lazada | Angel Stuff Mini Wireless Keyboard and Mouse

Since I said from my previous post that I bought a new keyboard to replace the existing one, yes, yes, today's post is about that. 😆

I ordered this on 11 June and got delivered on 13 June.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Lazada | CTmall Wireless Keyboard and Mouse

So I am slowly setting up my work area in our home and one thing that I needed is a keyboard.

The cooling pad was bought from Lazada too but I haven't written a post about it yet because I am prioritizing this first.

So yeah, I searched the app with a criteria of a fair price and good ratings.

And I found this one from CTmall (CATOo back then).

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Lazada | Using GCASH10 Multiple Times

Did you know that you can use the GCASH10 discount code multiple times when shopping in Lazada?

Or am I late with the news? Lol!

But anyways, if you did not know it before this post, then yes it is true, we can use the code multiple times.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

PLDT | Fibr After A Year of Use

So I said last week that my posts in the coming weeks might be about my online purchases from Lazada. 😅

But this post is scheduled for today as our Fibr plan turns one year and I want to share my experience about it.

Later na lang yung mga online purchases ko. Haha

Pinunasan ko na yan sa lagay na yan for the sake of this post. Lol

So how's my experience with PLDT Fibr?

Saturday, May 25, 2019

GCash | PayPal USD Balance Not Appearing in Cash-in Tab

You might have felt a mini heart-attack when you did not see your PayPal USD balance when you tried to cash-in on your GCash app.

But don't worry. It wasn't gone.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Experience | A Very Meaningful Week

Right after the short getaway we've done, I have been up to so many things in the background that I forgot what topic to share for this week!

I thought of sharing my condition since it's been around this time of last year since it developed but I still have a follow-up checkup on July so I'll leave that for later.

I thought of sharing about my experience with the recent national election, but I'd rather not. 

The only thing I can tell about it is that we voted around 6:00 AM (because I still have work afterwards). There are still few people around, the sun hasn't fully risen yet and the process went super smooth with us.

So what should I write for this week?

What have I been up to?

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Vacation | Manuel Uy Beach, Calatagan, Batangas

If you are looking for a short getaway to just chill and relax this summer, then Manuel Uy Beach is one of the answer.

With just 2-3 hours commute-away from Manila, you can have a relaxing experience in the beach by pitching your own tent or renting one and just do whatever. Lol!

Saturday, April 27, 2019

FarmOn | 22nd Cycle Opening & Registration

After skipping investment for the last 2 cycles, they now included Squash (Growers) and Watermelon (Growers) in the products available for this current cycle so I reinvested my funds.

Last 22 April, the 22nd cycle opened which will last until 07 June and the start of real farming will be on 15 July, 2019.

How did the registration go?

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Experience | La Union Getaway

Random photo on the way.
I can't remember when's the last time I met up with my girls from high school...I think the last one was when we were still students in college.

And since Jul and Mot are coming home for vacation (mga OFW na sila), we took the chance to meet up and bond when they arrive.

The night before I traveled to Pangasinan, wala pa ring final plan kung saan kami mag-i-spend ng weekend. 😅

Basta ang sabi ni Jul, April 07-09 lang siya pwede with us while Mot can't come (she'll be watching BTS in Thailand 😆)

So ang naging tema namin is "Come what may". Lol

Saturday, April 13, 2019

FarmOn | 19th Cycle Squash Harvest & 22nd Cycle Opening

Last 28 March I received an email from FarmOn that my product has been harvested.

How was the return?

Saturday, April 6, 2019

FarmOn 2.0 | What's it About?

Basically, FarmOn 2.0 is an improved version of FarmOn 1.0, but in a different level.

First thing though, even though they have introduced FarmOn 2.0, I haven't received any news that the old FarmOn investment process (or the now called FarmOn 1.0) will be removed. (Although I'm not sure when will they open the next cycle for it)

As I visited the FAQ section on FarmOn's website, it has now been divided between 1.0 and 2.0.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

GCash | Reaching PayPal Pre-approved Payment Limit

Cashing in from PayPal to GCash has been like an ordinary routine for me whenever I need cash for paying bills, withdrawing money or sending money to my family.

Just when I tapped on Confirm the amount I'm cashing in, for my family's needs, last 25 March, a message appeared informing me that I have reached my PayPal pre-approved payment limit.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

PayPal | Downgrading to Premier Account

Last 16th of February, I shared my issue with PayPal about confirming my identity and I mentioned there that I requested for a downgrade for my account, from Business to Premier.

You can read it here: PayPal | Confirming Identity

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Renting a Bike in Marikina City

This has been put off for so many times already until finally, Diane made it happen last 09 March.

(Siya kasi ang may alam kung saan. And she's the one who reallyyy wants to bike. 😝 But in the end, I'm the one who really enjoyed it.)

We went to Marikina River Park and there, lots of bikes are available for rent.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Experience | Treasure Mountain

Another planned trip that we're able to finally cross out from our getaway list is our Treasure Mountain glamping experience. 😃

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Hatputito.com on its 2nd Anniversary~!

Who would have thought? Hatputito is now on its 2nd year anniversary of having its own domain name!!!

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Experience | Pinto Art Museum

After years of wanting to go to this place, natuloy din sa wakas last 16 February.😁

Saturday, February 16, 2019

PayPal | Confirming Identity

Last 09 February, as I was doing transactions from my PayPal account as I usually do, cashing-in to GCash, I received an email from them with a subject "Please complete your identity confirmation".

Part of PayPal's email said "As part of our continuous efforts in complying with regulatory requirements, we need you to confirm your identity at a particular milestone with us. You're about to reach this milestone with the total transactions on your account approaching your account limit."

And to confirm my identity, I needed to provide more information.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Experience | DFA Passport Application Process

1. Confirmed Online Appointment
2. Personal Appearance
3. Accomplished Application Form
4. Original Copy of PSA Authenticated Birth Certificate on security paper (in short, yung birth cert mo from PSA. Haha)
5. 1 photocopy of Valid ID

I started completing my requirements way back in November 2018 (from getting my PSA birth certificate to confirming my online appointment)

(I can't share the details about the process in getting the birth certificate because nakisabit lang ako sa pagkuha ng aunt ko ng birth certificate niya. So I totally have no idea how she got it delivered to her office 😅)

So for the first requirement, I went to https://www.passport.gov.ph/ for my online appointment.

As I was looking at DFA's appointment schedules for December 2018, there were only weekday schedules para sa malalapit na DFA Consular sa amin.

This was way back in November 2018.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Blogging Schedule Change

As we enter the month of February, I would like to make a change with my blogging schedule.

It has been noticeable that I am consistently not able to meet my current posting schedule every Friday at 12 noon....

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Experience | Getting My Parcel From the Post Office

Christmas is a season for gift-giving. (I'm not limiting it only to that though)

And I, myself, was part of that season, not just as a giver, but also a receiver of gifts.

I wasn't really expecting anything but when my client asked for my address in early December, medyo nagkaroon na ng hint ang lola niyo.

But as we neared the end of our work hours for the year (we talked on 20 December that our last meeting for the year will be on 21 December and we'll see each other again the next year), my client opened up that she has intended to surprise me with a gift but ever since the parcel has arrived in the Philippines, she hasn't heard/got any update about it from the courier.

Friday, January 18, 2019

GCash | Tried Redeeming from Invest Money

I shared my experience before about how easy it is to use GCash' Invest Money and invest for as low as P50.

You can check it out here if you still haven't: GCash | Tried Investing Money for P50

It is easy to invest, but is it as easy in redeeming your money as well?

Let's check it out.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Experience | Color Manila Run 2019

Another new experience~!

After months of waiting and preparation (been jogging/walking at Marikina Sports Center every Friday to condition my body for the run), Color Manila Year 7 has finally come! It was held last 06 January 2019, Sunday, at the SM MOA Event Grounds.

But before I share my experience with the event itself, let me share the registration we've gone through too.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Vacation | Day 2 - Patar Beach and Bolinao Falls

(Paalala: Photos are to be uploaded over the weekend. Gahol na sa orassss. My mind was left on the holiday break and hindi pa bumabalik. Pakisauli po sa akin kapag napulot niyo please. xD)

Part 2 of our getaway trip to Pangasinan is in Bolinao which is an hour-drive away from Alaminos city.

You can check out the Part 1 here: Vacation | Day 1 - Hundred Islands, Pangasinan

Since we ended our Hundred Island trip earlier than expected (supposed until 3:00 PM ang tour pero around 2:30 PM pa lang nakabalik na kami ng Lucap Wharf), tumuloy na kami sa Bolinao to rest and prepare for our Pabeeda Christmas party later the night.

Actually ang nasa voucher ng Hundred Island trip namin is hanggang 5:00 PM but that means 5:00 PM dapat nakabalik na ng Lucap Wharf para makaiwas sa high tide.

Although I just said Bolinao is an hour away from Alaminos city, it took us 2 hours to get to the inn (ang layo niya pre).