• Digital,  Work

    Hooray for Today!

    This past week, I did a lot of thinking over my current employment after I had an opportunity to assess another job by chance (I swear I didn’t go looking for it, it just happened! =p). I realized that even though there are things that I dislike about my current job (namely: having Saturday work, having too many tasks/projects at once, and having to deal with colleagues who do not know the definition of “teamwork”) it also has its plus points that I can’t just neglect if/when presented with a fatter paycheck, generally speaking. In a span of a week, I’ve learned to appreciate it more due to the following…

  • Digital

    A Chaotic One Hour

    From the time I wake up in the morning at 7:00 am until I leave the house at 8:00 am, I always have this intense reflective moment in between wherein I think about how different things would be if I’m just working at home. Think of the money I’ll be saving on gas, food, laundry and the things I buy or do on the side on my way home in the afternoons (e.g.: stop by the mall). Think of the additional time I can spend bonding with my parents and my hamsters (hah), and the time I can use to work on my freelance projects. Think of the full control…

  • Digital,  Tech

    Withdraw From Paypal to your Philippine Bank Account

    Last month, I waited two weeks for Union Bank to activate my EON card. I’ve only used it once, and now I may never have to. We (people residing in the Philippines) can now withdraw funds from our Paypal to our local bank accounts. I just tried adding my BPI account, and it was a success. Try adding yours too! As you can see, it’s way cheaper to withdraw funds to a local bank account than to a credit / debit card. The former only costs PhP50.00 to withdraw an amount of PhP 6,999.99 or less, and free for PhP 7,000 or more; while the latter costs US$5.00 for every…

  • Blogging,  Digital,  Friends,  Life

    The car that blogging bought

    Hey guys, this is my new pre-owned car! It’s obviously not the best one, it’s just an old Toyota Corolla ’92. But at least now I don’t have to go through the torture of finding a cab ride and/or arguing with the cab driver (who either doesn’t want to drive me to my desired destination or overcharges me). I’m sure this is every Filipino passenger’s nightmare! The downpayment I gave for the car was the money I recently earned online. I also pitched in my 13th month pay so technically this is a car that blogging and my Christmas bonus bought! Lol. Before you comment anything, let me just mention…

  • Digital

    Filipino: The Master Craftsman

    I’ve always admired my fellow Filipinos for the world-class skills they possess. Just from browsing the web, I can already come across some Filipinos who are internationally renowned web developers, web designers, web copywriters, software engineers, etc — and that’s just in the IT field. Steer your wheel in another direction and you’ll discover some more interesting facts about the capabilities of Filipinos here and abroad. Last Monday, I had the chance to meet a bunch of Pinoys who belong to a not-so-well-known industry here in the Philippines: manufacturing hand-carved military, civilian and airline display models. I could tell you about some of the handmade display models our company sells over…

  • Digital,  Tech

    Tips For Creating Landing Pages

    Pay-Per-Click is one of my favorite areas of SEM. And right now, I’m in the process of setting up new PPC campaigns — from scratch! This is the first time I’m doing this because in my previous work, the PPC campaigns and landing pages were already established way before I joined the company, so today, I’m kind of groping in the dark. I think I like designing Landing Pages better than the usual Web pages I tweak, because I really don’t need to optimize them for search engine visibility (which tremendously racks my brain!). Only problem is I have to think like a buyer would think in order for me…