Showing posts from December, 2011

First oDesk Payment via Metrobank

I have been doing some oDesk jobs since October 2011. It's just a part-time job for me and I started out with $1/hour rate. So, come December 2011, I had accumulated $43 for several writing and blogging jobs. My initial payment method was through my Metrobank ATM Savings Account. I thought of withdrawing my oDesk salary since the first withdrawal is for FREE. So, I withdrew all $43 last December 21 and I got an email that I am expected to receive the payment on December 27 at Php 42 per $1 exchange rate, so, I should expect Php 1,700 plus worth of payment.

Lo and behold, I was really glad when I checked my ATM I indeed received my writing and blogging money from oDesk! I was so giddy and relieved that my hard earned money was in my account even with a few days of waiting. It could have been faster if December 26 was not declared a US holiday. Nevertheless, I just wanted to share with you how happy I am about this very smooth transaction. Kudos to oDesk team and to Metrobank as we…

Work at Home versus Routine Office Job

I have been pondering on giving up my full time job so that I can focus more on my online job. I have been working in the school setting for almost 9 years and my work entails research and other routine office jobs. Although I enjoy meeting children and parents, I would still want to have the FREEDOM to be my own boss and have a FULL CONTROL on my schedule.

Here are some of my reflections on having a ROUTINE FULL TIME JOB versus WORKING AT HOME.

Why I like to retain my ROUTINE FULL TIME JOB?

1. I like the sense of security that I earn monthly (even though, its still insufficient for my expenses).
2. I have the health benefits where I do not have to shell out money in emergency cases.
3. I treasure the friendship I've built through time.
4. I like the minimal dividends I get from the cooperative.
5. I would still like to finish my Master's degree thesis.

Now, here are the reasons why I would just like to WORK AT HOME-FULL TIME:

1. I earn dollars which is relatively higher than…

Food Tripping in Tagaytay City

We went on a road trip to Tagaytay one weekend. A road trip which turned out to be a food trip as well. Years back we visited Gourmet Restaurant in KM 52 Aguinaldo Highway Tagaytay City. It has an old-vintage feel with a grand piano on the center of the restaurant. After 3 years, we visited the place and it has transformed into a whole niew modern Greek-inspired restaurant. I must say that I miss the old restaurant which has the "homey" and warm atmosphere as compared to what it is now which is like a one big reception hall. 
Well, just to share some photos of the food we ate:

 After lunch, we proceeded to Cliffhouse in Tagaytay and splurge on a variety of crepes for dessert at Cafe Breton.

I wonder where will be our next food trip this holiday season. Happy Food Tripping everyone! :)

Kojic Soap For Sale

I am selling KOJIC SOAP  for only Php 50!!! It's very effective in removing pimples and skin blemishes. I've been using it for almost 3 years.

For orders you can email: or or text 0927 211 6283 (c/o Christine).

Disclaimer: Dermatological effects may vary.