Mar 4, 2021

4 Reasons To Have A Career Change

Whether you are in a career you love or not, you may not be fully satisfied. You may enjoy your job but have no free time. Or, you may have lots of free time and your work isn’t satisfying you financially. There is always time to change career and it’s never too late to change jobs. If you are contemplating a career change, here are four reasons to help you make up your mind. 


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More Money

If you are struggling financially and finding it impossible to make ends meet, this is a sign that you need to ask for a pay rise or change your career. If you are highly qualified and can offer your services elsewhere, then there is no harm in changing the company you work for. 

For example, you might be in the MT4 trading industry and know that another company can pay you more money. You need to be appreciated and valued, and changing your job might be the solution to make more money and feel more secure.

More Freedom

If you feel your job is tying you down and not offering you enough freedom, then a career change could be a good option. Whether you want to work remotely or fewer hours, many companies out there can offer that. More freedom is crucial to create a better work-life balance. 

If you do find you have a bad work-life balance, a career change can help that. In your new job, you might feel happier and more able to pay attention to when you are most productive at work and block that time off for your most important work-related activities. You can make sure to avoid checking your emails and phone every few minutes, as those are major time-wasting tasks that derail your attention and productivity.

Your Happiness

Always remember that nothing is impossible. If you want to change your career and be freer with remote working, you are the one that has to take the plunge. There is always the opportunity to rejoin your previous job or find something new if the new job doesn’t work out. But, you have to believe in yourself and you will never know until you try. Your happiness comes first, always remember that. 

Make Better Use Of Your Skills

If your current career doesn’t make the most of what you can offer, you know you can do better and go further in a different field.

Changing a career or company may come with more benefits than your skills feeling valued. For example, changing to a different company may result in more money and flexibility with your work hours. 

We all know that the ‘job for life’ culture no longer exists. Most people will make several career changes throughout their working life. So why is it that most people are so intimidated by the idea of making these changes? Use this guide to help you decide whether or not a career change will be good for you.


Mar 1, 2021

Hello March


Time flies so fast. It was only a year ago when my life was full of excitement and motivation to do better so I can achieve my dreams. I had a lot of plans in mind like I wanted to continue with my work as a nurse reliever or apply for a fulltime work as a nurse. But everything has changed because of the lockdown. 

Now, I feel lost because I lost a lot of time and there's a lot of things that are bugging my mind. Should I stop this and find another way? Or should I just keep going and wait? I don't really know. There's a part of me that's really confused.

But I can't really give up just like that. I am still trying my best to keep fighting. This pandemic really sucks! My plans changed big time because of you.

So March, please be good to me. 

Feb 27, 2021

Become a Handy Man Easily With a Window Screen Kit


Not everyone finds themselves able or capable to be a handy person around the house. Home repairs, upgrades, and more aren’t always as easy as simply looking it up online and then doing a perfect job after. Never fear, however! When it comes to the upgrade, maintenance, repairs, or addition of window screens to your home, you are in luck.

You don’t need to be a handy person at all to use a window screen kit. A few simple tools you may have around the house and 15-20 minutes of your time are all it takes to install or upgrade an old window screen with a new one. Best of all, today’s window screen kits are easier than ever to put together thanks to manufacturers creating clearer instructions and providing everything you need in a single kit.

What You Get in a Window Screen Kit

  • Choice of frame colors.
  • Choice of screen colors.
  • Spline roller tool
  • 4 pieces of 5/16” x ¾” (.020 ga.) frame
  • 4 external corners (no miter cuts or miter saw needed)
  • 2 slide-in corner leaf springs
  • 2 lift tabs
  • Correct size spline
  • Detailed, easy to understand illustrated instructions
  • Addition of optional items if needed: 1 crossbar and 2 crossbar clips.

A great window screen kit should have items that are included with it, like the one above. Why? It has every single thing you need without the complications, making it extremely convenient and easy to use. 

Trying to find, or pair up a window screen with the properly sized spline can be difficult to navigate on your own. Second, some window screen kits will require that you make the cuts yourself. That requires extra tools to be purchased such as a miter saw, a spline roller, a hacksaw, and a miter box at the minimum. Additional purchases mean an additional price tag to what would have been a cost-saving DIY installation.

The Benefits of a Window Screen Kit

Color range

The variety of colors available for most window screen kits tends to be far larger. Using some of the most popular outdoor home décor colors that seamlessly match almost any home, it is easy to add a beautiful touch of color and elevation to your home with brand new window screens. Some of the colors you can find in window screen kits are:

  •        White
  •        Bronze
  •        Silver
  •        Tan
  •     Champagne

All of these are attractive, clean, and neutral colors that will effortlessly blend in with whichever exterior décor or paint you’ve chosen for your home. Second, you can often choose what shade of screen you will install, such as charcoal or silver-grey. 


Not being extremely handy around the house can sometimes lead to extra expense. Most of the time, if something needs replacing, repairs, or an upgrade—you will likely hire a professional to fix or upgrade items around the home. A window screen kit that comes with detailed instructions and every tool you need that is easy to put together removes the need to hire a contractor. 

This not only saves you the cost of hiring but the hourly cost to the contractor as well. You also won’t need to make an extra trip to the hardware store to shop around to find the right tools, nor struggle online to try and find the correct sized spline—as it’s already provided for you.

No worries about cutting the frame either. Window screen kits can be ordered to exact size, the extra costs for the proper tools for cutting to size are eliminated.

Suitable for Both Large and Small Windows 

These innovative window screen kits including everything you need to make your window screens both for small and large windows. All you need is your window size to grab the right kit for your home. No wasted money on extra materials or having to buy individual parts from different places.

A window screen kit is also a fantastic means to save money on shipping as everything is all in one package.

You don’t need to be a handyman or person around the house thanks to a window screen kit. You can do this project at any time of the year, and chances are you’ll end up doing it better than any stranger from a hardware store because you can control this project from start to finish. The money saved by using a DIY window screen kit makes these a must for new screens!

Celebrating my Niece's Birthday Amidst COVID-19


Last month, we celebrated my niece's birthday at home. Since it's not allowed to have social gathering, there were only few guests. There were only less than 10 of us who celebrate her birthday. But I think she was very happy. Me and friend arranged the decoration on my background. My niece was really happy because she loves LOL Dolls. The celebration was very simple. We ate lunch and drank some wine while the kids were playing. 

Feb 13, 2021

Need A New Car? How To Narrow Down The Options

 Are you on the hunt for a new car? Whether you’re shopping for a brand new car, or you’re looking for a used vehicle, it’s important to take the time to narrow down your options and ensure you make the right choice. Here are some top tips to help you find the perfect car. 

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Setting a budget

Setting a budget is a great place to start because it will enable you to determine what kind of car you can afford and prevent you from falling head over heels for a mavailable to you when it comes to buying a new or used car. You can purchase the vehicle outrightke or model that is out of your price range. Before you start booking test drives or making a short-list, analyze your finances and think about how much you want to spend. There are various options a or you can take advantage of solutions like Vauxhall hire purchase if you want to spread the cost over a period of time or swap your car every 2-4 years. If you do choose to buy the car on finance, or you’re looking at hire contracts, make sure you can afford the monthly payments before signing on the dotted line. 

Outlining your priorities

There are hundreds of different makes and models to choose from, but not all of them will be suitable for you. Once you’ve set a budget to either buy a car outright or make a monthly payment, think about your priorities. What kind of vehicle are you looking for? What types of features are essential? From family-friendly SUVs and compact hatchbacks to estate cars and luxury sports cars, consider the type of vehicle that suits your lifestyle. Do you need a car for business purposes? Are you an auto enthusiast who wants to enjoy the driving experience? Are you searching for a car to do the school run? Are you keen to go green and buy an electric car? Once you know what your priorities are, you can focus your search on vehicles that cross those boxes. 

Test driving

Test drives are hugely important because they enable you to see how the car runs, how much space there is inside and what the vehicle feels like. You can’t gather this information by looking at pictures or reading brochures. If you’re going to invest in a car and drive hundreds or thousands of miles every year, it’s crucial that you feel comfortable and that you enjoy your time behind the wheel. If you have a list of contenders, organize test drives and make your decision once you’ve really got a feel for the cars. You don’t want to think you’ve bought the perfect car to find that you’re uncomfortable when you actually drive it. 

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There is an incredible array of cars available today and this can make narrowing down the options tricky. If you’re looking to replace your car, set a budget, establish a list of priorities and essential features, create a short-list and then organize test drives. 

Jan 25, 2021

Celebrating Christmas during the Pandemic

After so many years, I get to celebrate Christmas with my friends again. But there only 3 of us since there is still pandemic. I also got to have exchange gifts with friends. Afterwards, we headed straight to our friend's house where we celebrated the rest of the night until morning.

Of course we did karaoke, drink alcohol and had a lot of chitchats. I miss this moment that I get to spend (longer) time with friends. Ever since we started being adults, we barely had time to see each other and not all of us will be available. 

Anyways, it was really a time well spent with friends. Before I went abroad, I always celebrated Christmas with my family.

Dec 6, 2020


Before the 'Plantita' was a thing in our country, I was already into this hobby but most them are fruit bearing plants. While browsing my past photos, I couldn't imagine how many plants we had in our backyard before. So I want to share it on my blog.

I used to be obssessed in planting sunflowers because I saw how beautiful they were in UP Diliman. Unfortunately, I was not able to plant many sunflowers. But I'm still happy since they grew and the flower blossomed. 

Oregano and Santan


I forgot the name of this plant. It has bulb and  I believe this plant belongs to the lily family. But the flowers are really beautiful. Until now, we still have this kind of plant in our yard.

We also had plenty of fruit bearing plants. I love to eat fresh veggies that's been picked from our garden. It's organic and we were able to save a penny.

Here's some of our plants. 

I love spicy foods that's why I always wanted to plant chillies. We still plant chillies until now. As we all know, they can be expensive in the market.

We always have 'malunggay' or moringa in our backyard. They are full of nutrients and can be mixed with a lot of different Filipino dishes like 'monggo', 'ginisang sardinas', 'tinola', or 'dinengdeng'

Not everyone likes the taste of bitter melon but it is healthy and I like eating it's leaves. I just boil the leaves and add a little bit of 'bagoong' and 'calamansi'

Papaya. They're perfect for 'tinola' and 'dinengdeng' or 'inabaw'.

We used to have plantains. They were from Ivory Coast but unfortunately we were not able to maintain them. 

Eating green leafy vegetables are healthy. I also love to eat kamote (leaves) salad mixed with tomatoes and onions. 

We had 'calamansi' plant. It had lots of fruits before I left to work abroad that's why we didn't have to buy to the market. We just pick the fruits when we need it. Calamansi is a good source of Vitamin C. I used to love making calamansi juice or shake.

I also eat okra that is boiled, steamed or fried. I dipped it in bagoong or soy sauce with calamansi.

Lastly, our eggplant. I love to eat eggplant omelet for breakfast. I also like it fried and dipped it in soy sauce with calamansi.

Gardening is really therapeutic and it's a good hobby. We are able to pick fresh fruits from them. Fruits and vegetables are getting expensive so it's better to plant at home even if it's in a small pot. These days, we have to be practical and wise in saving money ang to being healthy. 

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