Blog Archives

How to survive the estate tax process

It took our family almost two years to complete the estate tax process here in the Philippines after my dad passed away. He died in August 2015 and we only moved forward with the whole thing a few months after … Continue reading

January 09, 2018 by Lynn
Categories: Hmm - Leave a comment

Some reminders if you’re traveling with an elderly parent

I discovered that last weekend when my mother and I went to Hong Kong. My mother has had trouble walking for many years now, and it’s progressively gotten worse. It’s one reason why she generally refuses to do anything that … Continue reading

November 26, 2017 by Lynn
Categories: Hmm - Leave a comment

No relationships allowed

Photo from @ABSCBNNews ABS-CBN reports that Golden Heritage Polytechnic College in Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Philippines, is banning relationships among students to prevent teenage pregnancy. Based on their mission, I suppose they’re okay with homosexual relationships then given … Continue reading

August 17, 2016 by Lynn
Categories: WTF - Leave a comment

Balanga Wetland and Nature Park

Last Friday, we decided to go birding in a different place and drove out to Balanga Wetland and Nature Park in Balanga, Bataan. The park has been the site of the Philippine Bird Festival; the tenth one was held on … Continue reading

April 10, 2016 by Lynn
Categories: Click, Yay! - Leave a comment

Musings on Martial Law

Earlier this week, I briefly attended the book launch for Raissa Robles‘s book Marcos Martial Law: Never Again held at Balay Kalinaw in UP Diliman. Noel Cabangon performed “Bayan Ko” before the main discussion with the panel, which featured Robles, … Continue reading

April 07, 2016 by Lynn
Categories: Hmm - Leave a comment

Fire at the UP Diliman Faculty Center

Photo from the Facebook page of the Philippine Collegian Fire hit the UP Diliman Faculty Center on the morning of April 1, reaching Task Force Alpha or just one level above the fifth alarm. The fire was eventually put out … Continue reading

April 05, 2016 by Lynn
Categories: Hmm - Leave a comment

The futility of signing up to BIR’s eFPS

I’ve been trying to enroll to the eFPS of the BIR and I keep getting this message: “The TIN and/or Branch Code you entered does not exist in the eFPS Registration database.” So I e-mailed them asking for help, and … Continue reading

February 15, 2016 by Lynn
Categories: Grr - 7 comments

Thoughts on the AlDub phenomenon

Let me start by saying that I’m neither an AlDub nor an Eat Bulaga fan. I first heard of “Yaya Dub” when I was considering applying for a website management job, which entails updating a news site every day, and … Continue reading

October 27, 2015 by Lynn
Categories: Hmm - Leave a comment

Some things still haven’t changed

I’ll be renewing my passport later this month, so I was reading an old post I wrote about the passport renewal process here. It’s amusing to see that there were “technical difficulties that cause a delay in the processing of … Continue reading

August 04, 2015 by Lynn
Categories: WTF - Leave a comment

Birding in La Mesa Ecopark, again

And by again, I mean this is another post about birding in La Mesa Ecopark, not that it’s our second time there. I don’t know how many times we’ve gone there to bird, but it’s definitely way way way more … Continue reading

August 04, 2015 by Lynn
Categories: Click - Leave a comment

← Older posts