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Our New Online Tote Bags Shop for Working Girls in Instragram

What makes you busy? Is it your work, family, studies, career or love life? As for me, it’s all of the above (except for the love life part. *grins*). As I am nearing the big day (May 2015 Board Exams), I figured that I would not be able to commit in my money-making escapades aka online jobs. So, I already quit some of them. Right now, I am only accepting freelance projects such as press releases and write-ups. My latest project was that of an ice ball molds company. Anyway, projects like this rarely come up so my extra income is a bit limited. Hence, I decided to establish my own business online where I can earn my passive income while preparing for the big day.

Penny for a Tote IG Account: @penny4totes

Penny for a Tote IG Account: @penny4totes

Living across the bag and shoe capital of the Philippines (Marikina City) and having some relatives operating a bag and shoe supply business in the city, I have realized the potential of selling high quality bags at a cheaper cost online. Because of this realization, Penny for a Tote, our new tote bags shop was born on Instagram last June. Well, if you are a familiar with the old song A Penny for your Thoughts, that is where I got our shop’s name.

One of my Personal Favorites <3

One of my Personal Favorites ❤

Penny for a Tote mainly caters to working girls around the country that are always on the go. Because of this, we focused on selling high quality tote bags that can accommodate more stuff that smaller satchels or sling bags cannot do. Laptops, notebooks, folders—they can all fit in inside our 12x18x7 tote bags. Don’t just overdo it as everything has its limitations. *winks*

Purple + Stripes= WONDERFUL

Purple + Stripes= WONDERFUL

Aside from being high quality (Marikina Made bags are!), unique and work savvy, the bags that we are selling at Penny for a Tote were equivalent to one third of what branded bags offer to its customers. So, that’s like buying three bags for a price of one. Well, why should you buy your bags at extravagant costs when you can have it for less and cheaper prices, right?

The Color of this tote is love. It's very pleasing to the eyes, isn't it?

The Color of this tote is love. It’s very pleasing to the eyes, isn’t it?

I know. I know. I know. I somehow suck at promoting our own shop. *giggles* But, who cares? Perhaps, a product that sells itself need not so much advertising.

Follow @penny4totes on Instagram and check out our bags yourself to see what I am talking about.

Please Support Penny for a Tote in IG.

ciao.  

 ****marj****

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Quick Movie Review: She’s the One (Bea Alonzo & Dingdong Dantes)

After waiting for several days, I’ve finally got the chance to watch She’s the one. For the information of everybody, She’s the One is one of the latest chic flicks in the movie scene in the Philippines right now. This Star Cinema produced movie was portrayed to life by Bea Alonzo, Dingdong Dantes and Enrique Gil. On this post, I will going to give you my insights about the film to guide all the moviegoers out there who are torn whether they will watch this one or not.

She's the One Poster photo credit: wikipedia

She’s the One Poster
photo credit: wikipedia

STORY

She’s the One’s story line is great. I think many will be able to relate with the “bestfriends-turned-lovers” relationship of Cath (Bea Alonzo) & Joaquin (Dingdong Dantes) here. Aside from this, “May-December love affair” is also another interesting subject that was addressed in the movie.

ACTING

The chemistry between Bea and DingDong is  undeniable. Plus, their acting looks so natural that I felt like I was watching a real-life scenario with my own eyes. I would  also like to acknowledge Enrique’s acting here. He has played his role as Cath’s young lover so well that my mom and I couldn’t help but laugh with his “juvenile” courtship strategies. 😀

MY RATING: 8/10

I’m giving She’s the One an eight out of ten because I didn’t feel so much emotion while watching it (I laughed several times though throughout the film). Maybe, it’s because I haven’t experienced the same thing as the characters did. I really don’t know. But, overall, the movie is great. If you want to watch some feel-god movie amidst your stressful life, then I am recommending you to watch this with your family and friends.

ciao

 ****marj****

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My AirAsia Zest Wish List: My Top 5 Destinations I Want to Go YOLO-ing

YOLO stands for “YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE”My friends and I usually use this term in our conversations to refer to leisure activities that we cannot miss in our lifetime. So, if you have read my blog post title right, you will expect to see my TOP 5 Destination Picks that I don’t want to miss in my entire lifetime on this post:

FIRST STOP:SOUTH KOREA

Gyeongbokgung Palace and Teddy Bear Museum phto credits: visitkorea.or.kr

Gyeongbokgung Palace and Teddy Bear Museum
photo credits: visitkorea.or.kr

K-Dramas, K-Pop, K-Fashion, K-food—wait, did I mention something “K”? Oh yes, I’m in love with the Korean Culture. The reason why I want to visit Korea is not just because I am interested in their culture. I badly wanted to go there because I want to experience what my favorite K-drama stars went through when shooting their dramas. On that note, I am thinking of these itineraries if I am given a chance to visit “The Land of Morning Calm”:

  1.  I’ll trace the steps of my favorite Korean stars on the sloppy roads of Seoul.
  2. I’ll drink soju in the stalls just like on the dramas.
  3. I’ll go skiing and make a huge snowman just like in Winter Sonata.
  4. I’ll drop by the Teddy Bear Museum.(as featured in Goong) 
  5. I’ll even visit the Gangnam district if I had the opportunity and see if there’s a chaebol prospect for me there. *winks*

So many fun activities cross my mind with just the mere thought of going to South Korea someday. I’ll probably do another post about it next time. :”>

SECOND STOP: MALAYSIA

Petronas Tower & Legoland photo credits: www.asianpictures.org ; http://www.legoland.com.my

Petronas Tower & Legoland
photo credits: asianpictures.org ; legoland.com.my/

My fancy for Malaysia started when I’ve seen a Filipino movie entitled “Miss You Like Crazy”  (You see, my whole life is influenced by the movies I watched. *winks*) Anyways, I wanted to go to Malaysia simply because I want to witness it myself if Petronas Towers do really look like  a couple holding each others’ hands as mentioned on the said movie.

Aside from seeing the Petronas Towers with my own eyes, I am also planning to do the following in MY:

  1. I’ll go YOLO-ing in Genting
  2. I’ll return to my childhood in LEGOLAND
  3. I’ll eat at KL Tower

THIRD STOP: BORACAY

Boracay & Parasailing photo credits: Agoda.com ; my.opera.com

Boracay & Parasailing
photo credits: Agoda.com ; my.opera.com

It was 2004 when I first stepped on the pristine sands of Boracay. It’s already 2013 right now and I’ve heard that many things have changed on that amazing place since my last trip. So, yes, the main reason why I want to return to Bora is this: I  simply want to rediscover the island and the islets around it.

Anyways, if ever I’ll be back on the famous white sand beach, here are some of the things I will do:

  1. I’ll go helmet diving definitely. Oh, how I love the underwaters!
  2. I’ll conquer my fears and try parasailing.
  3. I’ll stay in Station One and see what’s in store for me there. (We stayed at Station Two previously)

UPDATE:  

Our Parasailing Experience! 🙂

Last May 2014, I had tried Parasailing with my parents and although we did not stay at Station One as I was hoping for, I did enjoy the serenity of the sea at Station Three. I’d also really love to go helmet driving. I just had second thoughts of trying it after reading some post about a nurse taken to the emergency room after doing the activity because of the strong water pressure.

FOURTH STOP: TAGBILARAN

Bohol

Bohol’s Cable Car; Alona’s beach Panglao ; Chocolate Hills
photo credits (Alona Beach) : wikipedia

Ah Tagbilaran, the gateway to Bohol’s Panglao. I first had a glimpse of this city in 2005. We just recently went back here last summer to treat my grandmother (she died two months after our vacation. May her soul rest in peace). Anyways, I should say that I will never get tired of Bohol. Although some of its facilities have rapidly changed in just a span of 8 years, it’s still beautiful as ever. If II’ll go back there, here are the things I will definitely do:

  1. Swim in Panglao all-day.
  2. Eat at Bohol Bee Farm. (This is a very nice restaurant in Bohol. Great food. I loved their pesto and Bahalina wine)
  3. Zip-line back and forth. (It was my first time to try zip-line last summer so I just opted the one way zip-line and returned to the base using an open cable car.)

FINAL STOP: CAGAYAN DE ORO (CDO)

River Rafting & Divine Mercy Shrine photo credits: lakwatsero.com ; newsinfo.inquirer.net

River Rafting & Divine Mercy Shrine
photo credits: lakwatsero.com ; newsinfo.inquirer.net

I remember visiting this place with my mom and dad when we went to Camiguin in 2007 or 2008 since the latter do not have its own airport yet at that time. Two days after, we returned to this place and rode a cab to Lanao to see the Majestic Maria Christina Falls. On that same day, we came back to CDO and took a bus to Davao to see Pearl Farm. To cut the story short, we just utilized the town’s transportation facilities to go to our primary destinations. I didn’t have the chance to see what Cagayan De Oro can offer me back then so if I’ll be given another chance, I want to explore this place and go YOLO-ing there.

Here are my plans in Cagayan:

  1. I’ll go River Rafting of course even if I am too nervous for it! (Rio Grande in Enchanted Kingdom is too mainstream.  *winks*)
  2. I’ll visit the huge statue of Divine Mercy on the town
  3. I’ll discover why its is called “The City of Golden Friendship”

YOLO-ing on the top five places I have mentioned used to be close to impossible since airplane rides before were just for the rich and famous. But, lucky us, budget travelers, because airline companies such as Air Asia Zest is there to provide us cheap fares.

AirAsia of Malaysia? Yes! It’s official. Malaysia’s AirAsia and our very own Zest Air have teamed up to give all of us a chance to travel in the Philippines and explore its amazing tourist spots such as those located in Cebu, Davao, Kalibo (Boracay), Puerto Princesa, Tagbilaran, Cagayan De Oro. Aside from that, they are also giving Filipinos the opportunity to travel in Asia with Air Asia Zest as the latter is also offering flights to Asia’s most popular cities such as such as Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Shanghai, Incheon at very affordable prices.

 Wee! I’m so excited to go YOLO-ing On my top 5 destinations! For sure, with Air Asia in Manila plus its partnership with Zest Air, I will be able to save money from buying tickets and use my savings instead in my YOLO-ing activities.

 You Only Live Once.

ciao

 ****marj****

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Additional Tips in Linking PayPal with RCBC MyWallet Card

  • Make sure your PayPal email address as well as your RCBC’s matches.
  • Be mindful of the charges imposed by RCBC My Wallet Card. Balance Inquiry for instance costs 1 PHP. If you want to inquire your debit card’s balance for free, I recommend you to enrol your card to RCBCAccessOne Online Banking.
  • PayPal will deduct 100 PHP from your debit card but it will return that fee after the process so better watch out for that and check if there were lapses.
  • In case you want to load your card, you may do so at any RCBC branches (Both Savings and Commercial). Each reloading transaction costs 10 PHP regardless of amount.
  • You may also load your card in accredited LBC branches. They charge 3 PHP per 100 PHP. So, if you are loading your card for 1000 PHP, you need to give them 1030 PHP.
  • Opt for RCBC MyWallet Card with MERCURY DRUG’s SUKI CARD instead of the plain one to maximize the use of your card.

So, there you have it. You can now withdraw your money from Paypal without limits. If you got any questions, key them in on the comment box below or press the heart button (if you see one) on the upper left portion of the page.

Good luck. 😀

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ciao

 ****marj****

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How to Verify your Paypal using RCBC MyWallet Visa debit card?

1. Open a MyWallet Visa Debit Card on the nearest RCBC COMMERCIAL BANK.

Notes:

  • Make sure you are in RCBC’s commercial bank and NOT on their savings bank.
  • Bring your valid ID as well as its photocopy when applying for the card.
  • Make an initial deposit of 120 Php to your account. It’s the minimum requirement for setting up your card.
  •  DON’T inquire your balance on any ATM (even RCBC’s) because it will deduct 1 Php from you making your balance insufficient for the verification procedures.

IMPORTANT: Tell the person-in-charge to key in your email address on their database.

2.   After getting your card, log in to your PayPal account and click the “GET VERIFIED” link. Enter the necessary details on the online form that will appear on the screen. If PayPal has successfully received your request, you should receive an email like this within 24-48 hours.

 PayPal confirmation email upon linking your debit card

3.   Request for the EXPUSE CODE PayPal has sent to your debit card by sending an email to customercontact@rcbc.com. When sending them a message, indicate the following details:

  • Full Name
  • Card Number
  • Issuing Branch
  • Birthday
  • Mobile Number
  • Address
  • E-mail address
  • Date you linked your debit card to PayPal

4.   When RCBC gives you your unique 4-digit Expuse Code, log in to your PayPal account once again and click the “VERIFY NOW” link (upper left). After typing the 4-digit code, this should be PayPal’s prompt message:

 PayPal Successful Verification Prompt
Suggested Readings:

ciao

 ****marj****

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Verifying PayPal Account with a Philippine Debit Card

PayPal is one of the most common platforms for both paying and receiving money online. So, if you are planning to have an online job in the future, set up your PayPal account now and verify it with them.

Why Do I Need to Verify my PayPal Account?

This was also my first question when I got a PayPal account several years ago. You see, I had this online job before where I am paid via this online platform. I did not see the need for PayPal account verification at that time since I earned less than 500 PHP from the said online job. (Note: The minimum amount of money you can transfer to your account is 500 PHP. So, I really had no chance of transferring them to my bank account.) Now, I realized why I should need to verify my account. That’s because if you don’t verify your account, you’ll have withdrawing and sending limits —limits that were set by PayPal to protect their users from unauthorized account access.

What Do You Need to Verify Your Account?

You will need either a debit or a credit card. In my case, I used a debit card instead of my credit card because I am somewhat skeptical in using credit cards online.

What are Accredited Debit Cards in the Philippines for Verifying PayPal?

According to my research, three debit cards in the Philippines can be use to verify your PayPal account. These are Union EON, RCBC MyWallet Visa, and BPI e-Prepaid Master debit cards. After weighing my options, I opted for the RCBC MyWallet Visa Card.

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ciao

****marj****

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Reviews about ONLINEJOBS.PH

I promised myself that if I ever got paid through this online platform, I will definitely make a good review about it. So, here it is.

Two weeks ago, I was quite desperate on looking for online jobs that will not be burden-some for students like me. I’ve heard loads of stuff about being virtual assistants or VAs so I tried searching for those kind of jobs in google. Luckily, I stumbled on a site called onlinejobs.ph.

onlinejobs.ph home page

Upon signing up for an account and completing all the necessary tests (Yes, you need to take some basic tests to increase your chances of getting hired), an Australian company contacted me to do some online task for them which basically involves some writing and uploading tasks.  I was fortunate enough because my employer is quite patient with me because I must admit even though I’m into content writing for some time now, there are still many things about it that I don’t know yet.

So, you might be asking, is onlinejobs.ph legitimate? Yes, definitely. Here’s a snippet of my payment via paypal.

Proof of Payment

NOTE: I covered the name of my employer’s name with a purple ink for the sake of his privacy. These are my income for 10+ hours of work per week. Not so bad if you are doing some simple and basic tasks, right?

Oh and by the way, before I forget, onlinejobs.ph serves only as some sort of a mediator between Filipinos and foreign companies. So, the modes of payment, communications, monitoring software, etc. are independent of the site. These things will highly rely on the preferences of your employers. More often than not, this is the scenario: You’ll get to communicate with your employers via skype; You’ll get paid through paypal; and Be supervised through basecamp and worksnaps software. In my case, we are using worksnaps to track the time I’ve spent in doing my job.

Additional Tips:

  •  Don’t be lazy in rating your skills upon signing up. This way, your employers will get to assess if you are qualified for the job.
  • Be honest in rating your self. Don’t put 4 stars if you are not the best at it. Remember, it’s alright to admit that there are things you don’t know rather than showing off. Anyway, your employers will eventually know whether you are lying or not.
  • Take onlinejobs.ph tests and post the results to your profile. Don’t worry these are just basic tests that involves IQ, English and a little bit of psychological exams.
  • Upload a government issued identification card and link your profile to your Facebook account to get high ID trust ratings.
  • Don’t apply to jobs you cannot be committed with. Usually, a job at onlinejobs.ph indicates a required time allotment per week. If you think you can do the job, then go for it. But, if not, just give them to more deserving applicants.

So, that’s it. If you have other suggested sites where we can earn money to prepare for the upcoming holiday season, please put them on the comment box.

Good luck for finding your online job.

P.S.

Not an employee? Are you seeking for the best Filipino VAs for your company? End your search now by posting job ads at  onlinejobs.ph 

ciao

****marj****