What is a Cedula — and what is it for?

During the Spanish era, one of the highlights of the Philippine revolution was when Andres Bonifacio and his fellow Katipuneros tore their Cedulas to signal the start of the Filipinos’ revolt against Spanish rule. That moment in history is called “The Cry of Pugad Lawin” (also known as “The Cry of Balintawak” where in August…

GrabTaxi and Lazada – Making Life Easy

I am not exactly the techie type and I easily, easily get rattled when my Smartphone acts up and I have no idea why. My work demands that I immerse myself in social media while my foray in blogging has kept me sane — however, deep in my heart, I am still an old-fashioned girl…

Why is it hard to be financially responsible?

How do Filipinos rank in financial literacy? News from Rappler, 16 July 2013 The Philippines recorded 68 index points and ranked 8th among 16 Asia-Pacific countries covered by the latest MasterCard Index of Financial Literacy. The Philippines’ score in MasterCard’s 4th annual survey is almost the same as the Philippines’ index score of 68.2 in…

Brave A.F.

It’s not everyday that you decided to do something brave. Or crazy. Or equally both. In my humdrum life as a corporate slave, I woke up one day and decided to jump the gun and just do it. Whatever opportunity that life will offer me, I told myself, I will take it. Blindly and crazily…

Tales of Sayuri: Have you ever tried to bathe a cat?

I didn’t know when I started to be a cat person. For as long as I can remember, I have always been in love with dogs. I owned a good number of dogs growing up — the oldest was Nick who lived to 70plus in human years. Nick’s whole name was Nicholas Carter-Mesias, yes —…

Together…let’s try new things

One of the things I have committed to honor this year is to have more time for Dear Hubby. The past year has been very tough for the both of us due to me being too busy and too preoccupied with my career; and him having to also face a lot of challenges professionally. 2014…

How our garage sale paid for our New Year’s Eve Feast

I don’t know about your family, but in our family, we mark the New Year by cleaning the house like crazy. Since our mother is a hoarding fiend that saves even the tiniest of papers, the house tends to be cluttered by various oddities like barely-used electronics, trinkets, barely-worn clothes that are two sizes too…

We are now www.kamikazeegirl.com!

My first purchase this year: I have been toying with the idea of purchasing the kamikazeegirl as my domain name, even during the heyday of its blog when my lack of work allowed me to update this more frequently. A few hours ago, I finally decided to go ahead and buy the domain. I am…