31 March, 2010

Girl Talk #5

It has been a while since I last joined this thursday girl bonding. My last post was about first boyfriend. Been so busy with 4th quarterly test reviews, good thing RJ didn't fail 2nd grade.

My comfort food is not home-cooked or eaten at informal restaurants, but it does brings some form or measure of comfort, sense of well-being, or easy satisfaction (wikipedia).

chocnut, comfort food, milk chocolate

chocnut, comfort food, milk chocolate

 Even Kris Aquino is a fan of this inexpensive milk chocolate. I know you want one now -- admit it!

free "make money online" e-book

Amazing what treasures one can find while browsing online.

I am not familiar with SEO (search engine optimization) and how to drive more traffic to my site. Have been researching for days already how to improve my blog. Today, I found a free e-book on how to make money online by Zigfred Diaz and Marhgil Macuja .
free e-book, Guerilla Blogging

Hope this book can help me earn more (online) than what I am earning now.

29 March, 2010

who's fault is it? facebook!

Gone are the days when my dad and mom doesn't even want to look at the computer. Now, my parent's who are now in their 60's, has become computer literate. They now know how to use a computer mouse, yay!

My dad is even willing to learn how to blog. I will introduce him to blogging and google adsense. I am sure he will earn more than me. He spends more time online than I do.

26 March, 2010

thanks izea!

ups, mail, gift, izea

I got this yesterday!
I thought it was the life insurance quote that I was requesting months ago.
Or google adsense payment.
Payperpost stickers from izea, yay!

PPP, payperpost, stickers, gift, freebie
Hoping to get other freebies next time. I want the PPP classic shirt also!

should i give up?

After paying a few thousands, which by the way were earnings from my blogs, they say that they don't accept new applications for this kind of business.

I don't undersand why the barangay clearance was approved. Then the occupational permit, which was located on the 3rd floor of the new building of Makati City hall, was approved. But the City Administration, located on the 6th floor, is saying that they don't accept new applications? After already paying Php 3,650 (taxi transpo not included yet), they now tell me that!?

WTF!!! I am so f*cking confused now? Don't they hold office in the same building? Departments from the same city hall!

Paano ko mamahalin ang Makati, kung ganito tayo?

Are big companies, in this line of business that I am trying to put up, paying the city administration to stop accepting new applications?

Can anybody point me to the right people who can help me. Mayor Binay, Jun Jun Binay, Rico Puno? What the city administration is doing is very unfair.

22 March, 2010

Makati City Hall personnels, do your job!

As I have said on my previous posts dated March 17 and March 19, a Makati City Hall personnel whose name is Engineer Glenn Recamora is giving me a hard time with my occupational permit. After 4 working days of waiting, I am still waiting for this permit to be approved. Take note: they said on March 16, "if you pay now you will get your occupational permit tomorrow". I have to process locational permit, mayor's permit and BIR clearance when I get hold of my occupational permit.

I do daily follow-up's in the morning and afternoon. "He's just doing something, He's outside the office or He's in a meeting."

Friday, March 19, I was able to talk to the Engineer. He said that he's just going to write the report. "When will I be able to get the permit?, I asked." The Engineer said, "Wait until Tuesday next week, we cannot force my two bosses to sign it right away."

"Why is it taking so long for you to do the report? When I submitted the requirements, they asked for payment already, for me to be able to get the report the next day. Do I really have to pay Php2100?". His reply, "I have lots of things to do, did they give you the breakdown when you paid? Php2000, that's for the occupational permit. You can ask a Civil Engineer to do that if you know one, but I already did the report so you can't do that anymore."

At that point, I was so annoyed already. They never told me that I don't have to get occupational permit from their office. I have an uncle who is a Civil Engineer so I could have saved Php2000. I then told him that I will follow-up on monday. He said to follow-up with May monday afternoon.

At 9 am this morning I called Makati City Hall. Anna, the personnel that I talked with March 16, said that the engineer who made me wait 3 working days just for the report finally submitted it. Another boss signed it already and she's just waiting for another official to sign it. "I will call or text you in the afternoon." I asked her if I'll be able to get the permit today, "Yes, definitely, the boss usually signs documents in the afternoon."

No call or text the whole day. I called May at 330 pm, "You can't get it today, there was a problem with the affidavit and we had to do it again." I asked who did the affidavit. Her exact words, "Aba ewan ko, sino ba may gawa ng affidavit mo?" I said I submitted all the requirements tuesday and I don't know who did the affidavit. I have no idea that when she made that "unprofessional" comment, she gave the phone to Anna without even telling me! Anna then explained to me that they did the affidavit but there was a mistake so the boss asked them to redo it again. She then promised me again that it will be ready for pick-up tomorrow.

I am very angry right now.

19 March, 2010

restrain yourself...

Every credit card owner should remind that to themselves. Unless they don't want to be debt-free. Having a credit card is a big responsibility to one's self.  I myself had a credit card, for the first and I hope the last time, 10 (ten) years ago. I'm proud though to say that I was very responsible in using my credit card. I diligently pay my dues in time, mind you I pay a day after I use it. 

Funny right? Sometimes, when I use it in the morning to buy something, I ask my sister to pay for it in the afternoon. I do have a very valid reason for doing that, I am a very forgetful person.  I fear that I might forget paying for my credit card bills eventually if I wait until the due date.

Advantages of having a credit card? Many people will probably say "a lot". For me though, I can only think of disadvantages of using credit cards. I would rather spend the money that I have in my pocket than use a credit card. I don't want to owe anything to anybody. I would rather buy a small and inexpensive thing using my own money than purchasing a very expensive item that I can't even pay later on.

I am proud to say that I am debt-free. What about you?

getting a business permit in makati will test your patience!!!

It has been 4days already. The engineer that was supposed to make a report is just letting my papers gather dust on his desk. I already paid them Php2,100. No receipt was given. They said that in lieu of a receipt, they will give me the occupational clearance needed to get the locational permit.

Give me Patience

"If you pay now (Tuesday), you will get the permit tomorrow." Every f*cking day I call, Engineer is either out or in a meeting. I have to be nice when talking to them. If I p*ss them off, they might deny my application. I already paid Php3,650, that still doesn't include the Mayor's permit and BIR.

Does anybody here know somebody from Makati Cityhall? I need help.

17 March, 2010

business registration in the philippines

I registered my business name 5 years ago. Here in the Philippines, business names should be renewed every 5 years. So yes, my business name is going to expire in 8 months. For the past 5 years I didn't apply for a business permit yet because my son is my main priority. Now that he is 8 years old, I feel that this is the right time for me to finally do what I have to do to make my business legit.

I'm now done with the baranggay clearance, only waited 30minutes for it. I had to pay Php1,550 and this includes the General Liability insurance already. I already paid for the Locational Permit and they are processing it already. It's been two days of waiting and I am so stressed out already.

Why stressed out? I still have to process the Mayor's permit and BIR clearance after the locational permit. I am already stressed out thinking how much I still have to pay. A lot of people, even inside the Makati City Hall, are saying that I still have to pay Php6,000. That's how expensive it is to get a permit to operate a small business here in the Philippines?

13 March, 2010

have you checked your weight lately?

I have.

And guess what? I gained 2 pounds. Yes, only two pounds but I feel like I gained a hundred. I just don't understand how two pounds can make my face look sooo big! And my stomach is so huge I look like a walking ball. I may be exaggerating a bit but I feel uncomfortable. Everytime I look at myself in the mirror, it looks like the two pounds all went straight to my cheeks. And when I am sitting down, the excess baggage around my waist is making me feel so uncomfortable I just want to stand up even while in front of the computer.

I should start removing carbohydrates on my diet. Or try to limit my rice to half cup per meal. I admit that I have been a rice-glutton these last few months. I should snack on low carb bars, chocolate flavored would be nice.

This summer, I will try to eat more fruits. Fruits at this time of the year are so cheap and therefore I won't have any excuse not to buy. Instead of preparing fried chicken, I will just roast it and not eat the skin (how will I do it, I looove chicken skin). More steamed fish instead of the usual, easy to cook, fried fish. More vegetables also in lieu of the half cup rice that I will deprive myself in every meal.

02 March, 2010

are you forgetful? you need this...

I am a very forgetful person. Not sure if it has to do with the anaesthesia used when I gave birth to my son. That's my excuse for being forgetful, the anaesthesia, and NO I am not getting old!

I forget important dates. My friends don't greet me on my birthday anymore. I think it's because I usually forget to greet them on their birthday as well. Sad but true.

That's why I have a collection of notebooks! Yes, notebooks. I have a notebook for passwords. I have a notebook for business ideas. I have a notebook for to do lists.

Here is my fave notebook. Why is it my fave? I can bring it anywhere with me. Look how small it is.

notebook, forgetful, my solution

And admit it, it's so cute right?

Are you forgetful also? Do share what you do to solve that problem.
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