5 Investments That You Need to Make in Your 20s

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When you’re in your 20s, it’s normal to feel invincible. You think you can never get sick, you think you’ll easily get out of debt, you’ll think you’re ready to live alone, quit your day job, dye your hair pink, et cetera. This is why we make a lot of flippant decisions and forgive ourselves easily. However, when you talk about money, it’s usually a different story.

Money, in our 20s, can be easily mishandled. And that’s okay. From a mere P150 a day when we were still studying, we jump to at least P300 a day when we start working. If you graduated top of your class, have a few awards or go straight to a call center company, most likely, you’ll even start with a 5-digit income. Of course, that is more than enough. That is why you will have no excuse not to save and invest. Continue reading »

Achievement Unlocked: I Cooked Rice Sans Rice Cooker (And Other Thoughts About Cooking)

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(Google Images)

Today,  I cooked rice without the aid of a rice cooker. It felt awesome. But let me tell you the backstory.

I know how to make the good old spaghetti, a few whip-up desserts, some fried breakfast meals, and a couple of Pinoy viands. But I never thought this day would come this soon. The day I’d gamble my dignity trying to cook rice without a rice cooker. (And afterwards telling the blogosphere about it.) Continue reading »

Davao Events: MAYBANK Yellow Garage Sale

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Check out the best deals for prior-owned commercial cars at MAYBANK’S YELLOW GARAGE SALE! This month-long sale features well-maintained repossessed cars with price tags that will make you want to treat yourself even if it’s not your birthday!

These super affordable babies will be on display from July 1-31,2014 at R. Castillo st., Agdao, Davao city, beside the Church of God. The Yellow Garage will be open from 9:00AM to 5:00PM Mondays to Fridays, and 10:00AM to 5:00PM on Saturdays.

Aside from the wide variety of cars to chose from, The Maybank Yellow Garage Sale will also be extending great deals on vehicle purchases.  “We are giving as much as 10 percent discount on all our quality pre-owned vehicles,” according to Mandy Lavandelo, Head of Acquired Assets Sales of Maybank. “Flexible payment plans also include as low as 10% downpayment and financing of up to 48 months, with free insurance and chattel mortgage on the first year,” he added.

The Yellow Garage Sale will also be offered in Cagayan de Oro, at the Yellow Garage located at Barangay Patag Road in Cagayan de Oro City.

For more information and updates, contact the Yellow Garage information hotlines and look for Dong Daleon at 0922 8688224 and Julius Antonio at 0932 8865660.



maybank davao car sale

2010 Toyota Fortuner

Mileage: 99,000kms

Sale price: P819, 900


2010 Mitsubishi Montero

Mileage: 87,000kms.

Sale price: P792, 900


2011 Chevrolet Aveo

Mileage: 23,998kms.

Sale price: P385,200


2012 Ford Ranger (Diesel)

Mileage: 115,693kms.

Sale price: P738,900


2012 Nissan Urvan Estate

Mileage: 49,559kms.

Sale price: P883,000



AND MORE MORE MORE CARS BELOW P300,000! :D Don’t forget to share this good news with your friends! See you?

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CARMEN’S Garden Bistro: Delectable Comfort Food

Located along the not-so-busy thoroughfare of Quirino st., just across JavaJive and near malls, hospitals and hotels, CARMEN’S Garden Bistro is quietly hosting delectable dinners for friends, families and lovers!

Filled with must-try home-cooked dishes that make you miss being a kid, you’re sure to love their great collection of specialty viands and desserts. Comfort food, they say. What’s more, their menu holds a great mix of Filipino and European favorites, so you’re sure to delight in something both different and familiar at the same time. Here are some of their well-loved dishes: Continue reading »

BMW Launches their Gorgeous New SAV: The X5 XDrive 30d

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BMW proves worthy of its position as the global leader through the return of the BMW X5. The founder of the premium Sports Activity Vehicle segment and the global market leader in its class sets new standards in powerful design, luxury, cutting-edge innovation, and sheer driving pleasure with the introduction of the third generation BMW X5. The defining features of the new BMW X5 are exclusive exterior design characters, high-quality materials, and innovative comfort-enhancing functions.


Dynamic Exteriors

The new BMW X5 has an evolutionary exterior design from its predecessor. Its powerful front fascia with twin circular headlight units extending into the BMW kidney grille and elegantly stretched silhouette, redefine its dominance as the boss of all SAVs. The design optimizes the vehicle’s aerodynamic properties integrated harmoniously into its overall design language, including Air Curtains, Air Breathers and Aero Blades for the rear pillars.



Enhanced Luxurious Interiors

As compared to the BMW X5’s predecessor, the third generation model has increased spaciousness, airiness and luxurious high quality materials in the interior. The seating position gives the driver a very commanding driving position in a very ergonomic cabin. It has a low-set instrument panel with horizontal lines extending into the door trim and additional trim surface. Furthermore, it has an enhanced interior variability thanks to 40:20:40 split/folding rear seat backrest. Boot capacity is 650 – 1,870 litres.


The new BMW X5 also has automatic tailgate operation as standard, which can be opened and closed by remote control function. The rear comfort seats can now be moved fore and aft. The backrest angle of the rear seats can also be adjusted based on individual preference.


Versatile Engineering


BMW X5 xDrive30d: Six-cylinder in-line diesel engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology (turbocharger with variable inlet geometry, common rail direct injection), Capacity: 2,993 cc, output: 190 kW/258 hp at 4,000 rpm, max. torque: 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) at 1,500 – 3,000 rpm. Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 6.9 seconds, top speed: 230 km/h (143 mph). Average fuel consumption according to EU standard: 6.2 litres/100 kilometres (45.6 mpg imp), CO2 emissions according to EU standard: 162 – 164 g/km (figures depend on the tyre format specified), exhaust standard: EU6.


Innovative Technology: BMW EfficientDynamics and BMW Connected Drive

The commitment to reducing fuel consumption and emissions are strengthened through weight minimization, optimized aerodynamics, engine technology and the standard-fitted – and extremely efficient – eight-speed sport automatic gearbox with additional BMW EfficientDynamics technology.


Lastly, its cutting-edge equipment options set it apart as the leader of all SAVs. Its 10.2” Control Display is standard-fitted for the iDrive operating system. The new X5 also comes with 20gb hard drive memory. This feature allows you to transfer media files and mobile information into the vehicle’s on-board computer system. All of these features keep BMW’s iDrive system at the forefront of technology as far as on-board computer systems go.

Here are some photos at their Davao launch yesterday, at Las Terrazas Clubhouse. Corporate event coordination by PREP.

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^Bloggers and Media friends L to R: Angela, Jesse, Rudolph, Ms. Corrine Bollozos (Sales Manager, Premium Motoren BMW), Mr. Seng Thiew Seow (VP for Operations, VisMin BMW Dealerships), Yasmin and Suzzette


For inquiries, reservations and test drive schedules, you can contact  their Sales Executives Marissa Abadiano at 0915 261 8728 and Ralph Monteverde at 0923 230 4886. Happy driving! :D

Take Back the Power, Just Stop Procrastinating

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A lot of people say that they work better when they are pressured, that their creativity comes out best when deadline is drawing near, et cetera. I think this is dump. And by dump you know what I truly mean. The thing is, if we only put importance to things, that’s when we prioritize them. I’ve seen several “marketing executives” claim to do their jobs but only get terrified and work hard when the quota deadline is heading near. Or the advertiser waiting for the last minute to think about that creative presentation pitch. And don’t forget the college students who only work on their thesis the night before it’s due. Continue reading »

JCI Asia Pacific Conference (ASPAC) 2014 in Yamagata, Japan

JCI Aspac 2014

Head to Junior Chamber International’s most awaited event in Asia — the Yamagata Asia Pacific Conference in Yamagata, Japan (ASPAC) this coming June 4-7, 2014. This 6-day affair is jampacked with business and personal branding trainings, inter-chapter competitions, fellowship activities, and most of all, national awards for the best JCI-led projects for 2013. Continue reading »

Why You Should Hire a Mobile Bar for Your Wedding

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Weddings are wonderful events. Since we’re kids, we were taught to believe in the power of love and the beauty of finding “the one”. Truly, among seven continents, seven billion people, and over seven thousand islands in the Philippines, finding THE ONE is one triumph. This is why, in our country, a wedding is one of the most celebrated occasions in our lifetime. And when a proposal is around the corner, any Filipino easily has a run through of the wedding basics.

Today, a new trend has been changing the landscape of weddings. Even here in Davao city, more and more couples are cozying up to the idea of hiring a mobile bar. For those who are new to this idea, a mobile bar is a satellite bar set-up with a full bartending service, a lineup of unique mixed drinks, and customizable drink sets according to the preference of the guests.

If your own wedding is coming up and you’re still deciding, here are a few good reasons on why you should hire a mobile bar for your wedding: Continue reading »

Business Advice: Keep the Cash Coming


Every business should strive for success, and one of its biggest markers is continuous income. Smart entrepreneurs prioritize this, and accordingly map out a comprehensive marketing plan around it. I’m proud to say that I’ve started my business from absolutely nothing, and I just learned these ropes along the way. What I’ll share with you here is the shortcut, compact version. I’m still learning but this info will help you get where you want to, only faster.

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