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On Getting Inked

Most elderly people look at tattooed men or women as if they have just been fresh out of jail (read: jail ink). I totally understand this as our elders lived in a time when people got inked while serving time. So when my husband got his very first tattoo recently, he hesitated a bit as he knew how his parents are going to react.
I, however, supported him all the way, as I am open to this kind of penchant. I have an uncle who's a tattoo artist, who happened to be the one behind the tunnel piercing for my ears (done 11 years ago) . And oh, by the way, I've got a plan on having my own tattoo but I haven't really decided yet as to which tattoo designs I'll have. I'll have to choose something that's not unpleasant.It's quite common for older people to disapprove of getting inked. "Dinudumihan nyo lang ang balat nyo" (You're only tainting your skin), they usually say. Or most often it's "Mukha kang adik!" (You look like a substance ab…

Time For A Break!

Whew! I have never felt so refreshed. I've had another project done. Yay! Good vibes! It really feels good to know that at least one person believes in my ability as a writer. Though I'm just making some baby-steps to my own success, I am on my way to reaching it. I'm a hard knock, y'know. Haha! No one and nothing could stop me from pursuing this career. And Stef Gonzaga released "The Freelancer's Manifesto" just in time. It's such an inspiring piece that freelancers must read. In case you're wondering what I'm referring to, here's the link to the book: The Freelancer's Manifesto.To any freelancer who might be reading this, you can click on the link I've provided, make sure to share it with anyone whom you think might need it. It'll surely boost your confidence and morale.

Reading it made my day. What a nice way to have a break. Plus warm hugs from my husband and son. I had no idea that freelancing can be physically and emotio…

My RCBC MyWallet Visa Experience

I recently got my RCBC MyWallet Prepaid Visa Card and initially, I was happy with the service. I got a personalized card (with my name on it) and Paypal verification was a breeze using it. The RCBC Cabanatuan branch personnel made sure that all the necessary fields in the form were filled out during application

Note: Paypal cannot make a charge for verifying the card if your email address was not included in RCBC's system, so you better fill out the email field during application)

For the application process, I just presented my police clearance (I have no other valid ID card at that time, as I have surrendered my company ID when I resigned and great, I lost my postal ID). I had to photocopy it for bank records purposes. I made an initial deposit of PhP 120.00, activation fee included. I was then advised to come back after a week to claim my card. And so I got it and happily went home to have my Paypal account verified. Once I linked the card, I immediately sent an email to their …

Casapsapan Beach in Aurora Province

Here's another must-try whitesand beach in the Philippines. The Casapsapan beach in Aurora Province (I'm a fan of beaches in this province 'coz they're just a few hours away from Nueva Ecija). In case your point of origin is Manila, here's a map showing the route that you will have to take to experience one of the less popular but great beaches in the Philippines.
For me, it's one of the best beaches in the Philippines as it's not been commercialized yet. Many beaches in the Philippines like Boracay Beach has been receiving too much amount of popularity that most people, celebrity or not, choose to explore it than the other less known ones with the same amount beauty.

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The map above shows only the route that you can take using your own vehicle. There's a different route available if you take public transportation

The snapshot above gives you a clear view of what to expect during your travel to Casapsapan beach. Notice the muddy terrain, w…