PHILIPPINE ISLAND LIVING

Philippine Lifestyle, Food and Travel by Kevin Olega.

Join a CrossFit WOD Three Times a Week

CrossFit is most beneficial when done consistently. If you’re new, committing to five days a week can be overwhelming and...

What to Bring to CrossFit for Beginners

If you’re new to CrossFit and don’t know what to bring here’s a really short list. 1. Water I typically...

How To Slowly Start A Meat Based Diet

My favorite minimalist lifestyle writer wrote a guide for people who want to explore a vegetable based diet. While I...

Ten Things I Learned From Biking

Last weekend, after consistently trying to convince myself to buy a bike and to not buy a bike I decided...

Keto Shortcuts

Broccoli soup Pumpkin soup Boiled eggs Scrambled eggs Stir fried bolgogi Adobo Ground beef and tomato sauce

My Menu

My Menu June 9, 2014 Eggs and omelettes Salads Lentil salad Arugula avocado Roma Ceviche Greek salad Lemon carot cabbage...

What's in my Backpack

What’s in my backpack? My laptop. My phones. A bag organizer. Pocket wifi. My wallet. A multi-tool. Some pens. A...

Two Weeks of Carnivore Diet in the Philippines

I’ve tried the Ketogenic diet with some success the past few years. I’ve cut my waist line from 39 to...

September 2018 Grocery List

Protein Source: Korean Beef Chicken Thighs Chicken Liver Canned Tuna Vegetables: Lettuce Cabbage Carrots Fat Source: Butter Cream Cheese Olive...

Top Three Funeral Service Providers in Quezon C...

There was a recent death in the family and I’m assigned to canvass for service providers. I went online to...

Simple Ketogenic Meal Ideas in Manila

Here are some meal ideas. Ground beef stir fry in tomato sauce and onions. Stir fry groundbeef and add salt,...

Buy Patty Arroyo's Art

I’m a big fan of supporting local artists. My comicbook artist friend Michael Urbano recommended I check out the art...

SGM Intensity Review

I got my SGM Intensity at Quiapo. The SGM intensity is moderately heavy. SGM Intensity is a entry level bike...

How to Get Ketogenic Diet Meals Eating Out in t...

One challenge of the ketogenic diet is eating out. Filipinos love rice and eating rice is expected. It’s going to...

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Introduction to Archery Supplies

Archery Supplies can be confusing If you’re new and selecting the correct one can mean the difference between a successful...

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Highlights of the Vatican Museum

  The Vatican Museum highlights access to rich, historic art and extensive collections of sculptors and paintings. Be sure to...

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Where to buy lentils in the Philippines

Lentils are my staple for the slow carb diet. I find it difficult to find them. So I take note...

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Don't leave your bike at SM

Don’t leave your bike at SM. It is the worst place to leave your bike. My bike got stolen there....

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Tips on How to Secure Your Bike

I enjoy taking my bike places. It’s a way for me to travel around the city without spending money on...

blog   Cycling

Giant FD806 Folding Bike Review

The Giant FD 806 is most affordable built bike offered by Giant in the Philippines. I got the Giant FD...

blog   Fast Food

Best Metro Manila Siopao Guide

I like Siopao. It’s bread and meat. It’s a good snack. Siopao can be a meal replacement if I’m in...

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Ketogenic Pork Sinigang

I’m from the Philippines and I’m having trouble implementing the slow carb diet and the Ketogenic diet. I’m experimenting ketogenic...

Fast Food   Restaurants

Note Restaurant You Want To Try in Your Phone

My friend encounter all these nice places to visit for a food trip. Often after a meal we pass by...

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First Day of Using Grab Car

This post has no photos. I haven’t gotten around to using grab car until a couple of Sundays ago. It...

Travel Lighter

If you travel often, the most common complaint would be the weight that you carry. I hate carrying a lot...

baking   cake   cheese   cheesecake   cooking lessons   delivery   for sale   Oreo   paranaque   Uncategorized

How To Make Baked Oreo Cheesecakes

A couple of years ago, I set out to learn how to cook. I started reading the Four Hour Chef...

bike commute   blog   Cycling   cycling

Challenges to Cycling in Manila

I’ve been cycling from Paranaque to Makati a couple of times a week. Sometimes everyday. I’m often motivated to take...

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Problems You Might Encounter Biking to Work fro...

In the beginning I had a difficult time biking from home to work and work to home. I live in...

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Things I Wish I Knew About Biking to Work in Ma...

In case you don’t know, I bought a bike. Not just any bike. I’m on my third bike. My first...

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Consider Buying Kitchen Gear at the Landmark De...

I’m not really a chef or had any training in the culinary arts. When I was young, I cut my...

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Budget Trip to Tagaytay

I’ve been working seven days a week straight for a few months now. I had one rest day and will...

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How I Ended Up Beating a Street Kid In Ortigas

The post is written by Kevin Olega follow him on twitter. My best friend from Cainta always warned me to...

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A Visit to the La Mesa Eco Park and Meeting the...

A few months ago, I got invited by Euna to an event with the Philippine Animal Rescue Team. They were...

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Ten Things I Learned From Biking in the Philipp...

The post is written by Kevin Olega follow him on twitter. Last weekend, after consistently trying to convince myself to...

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How To Bike To Work

The post is written by Kevin Olega follow him on twitter. I recently bought a bike and I finally took...

Food   Restaurants

Fukuya Japanese Restaurant Festival Mall

      I went to church with my friend Mau at Victory Alabang at the top floor of Festival...

Promodoro Pasig First Impressions

My friend took me to Promodoro Pasig. Verdict: Food is reasonably good and affordable. I like the size and taste....

Food

Debut By Juan Carlo Winner Katrina Vistan's Spe...

Debut by Juan Carlo recently held an online contest where they picked 18 finalist from a selection of seven thousand...

Cooking   Food   kitchen tools   microplane   zester

Microplane Zester Grater is Worth Every Peso

I’ve been learning how to cook lately. My influences include Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay and Tim Ferriss, the author of...

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Brooklyn Pizza at Tahanan Village BF Homes Para...

I get really depressed when all I do is just go to work and go home. As a remedy, I...

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Lose Weight By Eating This Tasty Meal for Lunch...

Eat the same meals over and over again. According to a study done by best selling author and human test...

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All Day Breakfast At Guernica's at SM BF

My brother and were about to watch X-Men: Days of Future Past when we found out that the next showing...

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Heaven's Barbecue Mayapis Buendia Area Makati

Heaven’s barbecue is a place I’ve been seeing for a long time but haven’t had a chance to go to...

Food

Apple Almond Lettuce Salad

I got really lazy the past few weeks. Luckily for me I found this recipe. It’s a fast filling meal...

Cooking   Food   Restaurants   Simple Meals   Spaghetti   TOSH

A Simple Pasta Dish From The Old Spaghetti House

I just bought an iPad. It was on sale and I’ve wanted one for the longest time and I mastered...

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Treat yourself to a small bowl of ramen for und...

I had to cancel a hangout after church. I’ve been very busy the past few weeks and I’ve been working...

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Baked Spicy Lemon Adobo and My Journey to Prepa...

I learned how to cook after reading The Four Hour Chef by Tim Ferriss, I learned more dishes by reading...

Food   Restaurants   Throwback

Spend Faturday at JCO

I ended up eating five and a half of seven. Last year I went on a strict no carbohydrate and...

tips

My Old School Money Saving Allowance Strategy

Whenever a strategy to save my money gets complicated, I tend to drop doing it. I do so whether consciously...

Restaurants   Throwback

California Pizza Kitchen at Lucky Chinatown Mall

I spent the most part of last year catching up with my friends visiting them where they are and trying...

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How to Enjoy Your PNR Train Ride

The Philippine national railway or PNR is a chain of train stations that I’m taking more often recently. It’s a...

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Get Fresh Beef at Mahogany Market for Almost Ha...

I’ve been buying everything from the supermarket and for the longest time I believed that the price was pretty reasonable. ...

Church   Iglesia ni Cristo   See through my eyes   Smallest

The Smallest Iglesia Ni Cristo Church I've Ever...

The Iglesia ni Cristo is a local religious group that is founded in the Philippines that has a large following....

Cooking   Food   Lentils   Recipes

How To Make A Lentil Base For Your Lentil Recipes

I like lentils because it’s nutritious, filling and most importantly, you can eat as much as you want and never...

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2014 Personal Projects and What I'm currently i...

Here are some things I’m in to right now. Slow Carb Diet. Since I started working, I neglected my body....

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Expand Your Borders

I started traveling lately. I haven’t been for a while. All I did the past few months was go to...

Throwback

Sencha is a Relaxing Place for Colorful Sweet D...

      I sometimes have trouble working at home. With mom streaming Korean soap operas the internet is really...

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Philippine Christian Book Store

Philippine Christian bookstore is a good place to find inspirational books at a lower cost. The price of good books...

Tronix Image Center

Tronix image center is my default place to go to for ID photos. Here in the Philippines it is common...

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What I Learned and Blessings for in 2013 Part 2

Part one of this post can be found at my other blog Minimal Changes. Earlier today I wrote a long...

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Alternate Lifestyle to Philippine Stereotypes

Many people consider me weird. I consider myself weird. In a lot of cases, I end up not agreeing with...

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Hong Kong Style Dimsum and Noodle House

I’ve been seeing this place a lot on my way to work. A few weeks ago, my new friend had...

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A Short Post on Chefs Siomai The Best Siomai Stall

The best siomai stall I’ve ever tried is Chef’s Siomai. You can get 4 large siomai for about Php30. So...

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Why I Stopped Getting My Meals From Eateries

I previously recommended local eateries but I’m never eating in one again. Eateries are the ideal places for cheap meals....

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How to Safely Commute in Metro Manila

The streets of Metro Manila are both dangerous and safe. I can walk confidently because I’ve seen the ins and...

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How to Enjoy Travelling the Philippines for Two...

It’s a nice place to take a walk. I’ll definitely take her here one day. What would you wish you...

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Khaleb Shawarma Shawarma Rice Cravings

Every now and then I have a craving for shawarma rice. Shawarma rice is a version of shawarma that is...

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Khua Thai BF Paranaque

My friend invited me to accompany her while shopping for… I don’t really remember. I got hungry and I saw...

Meals

I’m learning to cook the following meals. Each meal is home made, the only way I know how. With love...

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Lunch and Dessert at Serye

It’s been normal for me to treat my friends to a meal and dessert during their birthdays. My foodtrip buddy...

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How to Make California Maki Salad

California Maki without rice or bread? Challenge Accepted. -Kevin Olega to Ella During the past break a lot of things...

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Going Barefoot in the Philippines

Vibram Five Finger shoes are commonly referred to by their hard core fans as VFF’s. In the past couple of years I...

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Nexus Money Income and Expense Tracking Applica...

Nexus money is a money management app that helps you track your spending and your income. Logging your expenses and...

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On Break

Hi friends, I’ll be on an indefinite hiatus for Philippine Island Living. At the moment I’m working on my other...

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How to Sleep Safely in a Bus

I normally recommend staying awake through out most bus trips especially if you’re alone. There are times though that you...

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First look at Black King's Bar and Juniper Face...

My friend Sheenah invited me to watch her band Juniper Face The Corner at Black King’s bar along with other...

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Things I Love About Ireneville Sucat Parañaque

In case you’re wondering I live in Ireneville Sucat Parañaque. I’ve been staying here for a while and as I...

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UP Village

A couple of years before High School I lived with my mom and my little brother in UP Village Quezon...

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What's Awesome About Sucat

I live in Ireneville in Sucat Parañaque City I’ve been staying here for a while. I grew up in the...

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Please Help Me End This Nightmare

Originally published on my personal blog. The message last Sunday at church was about how desensitized we were about the...

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Appa's Korean Street Food

I’m normally the guy who introduces new food places to my little brother this time it was the opposite. Traveling...

Food

Mongkok Lunch

Me and the family went to Mongkok at Sucat Santana Grove in Parañaque for lunch. I liked the place because...

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Have a Siomai Saturday at TsienPao Before Your ...

I went out with my friends to hang out at Bagaberde to watch Freestyle pefrorm. Before that, I met up...

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Eva Soquena Interview":"Philippine Lifestyle","...

I met Eva when we were both invited to the grand opening of Xoi Vietnamese Kitchen. Eva blogs about lifestyle,...

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Ten Philippine Lifestyle Suggestions To Enjoy W...

Post written by Kevin Olega connect with him on twitter | facebook | g+ I’m enjoying my life in the Philippines. For you to know what it’s...

Fun Makati Dates Without Overspending

Dating in the Philippines can be expensive if you are not mindful. It is easy to walk in to the...

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Mann hann

Food

Save Money By Eating in a Carinderya

Eateries, Canteen’s and Cafeterias are commonly called Carinderya in the Philippines. If you work in the city and you have...

blog   Food

Hana Yo Is My New Korean Food Spot at BF Paranaque

Hanna Yo is a Korean restaurant in BF Paranaque that serves Korean cuisine and Japanese Cutlet. I don’t recall eating...

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How I Shop at Ukay Ukay

Photo credit It usually takes me a trip to five different stores to find something I really like at an...

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Majayjay Falls and the Town of Liliw Broke Trav...

During out Broke Travel Adventure in Tagaytay, Kaye and Mau discussed plans for travel. Oh boy, looks like I put...

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Sushi Boi Will Satisfy Tuna Sashimi Cravings Fo...

In a previous post I wrote about how Zagu changed my mood. What made my week was this part of...

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Zagu Makes Me Feel Good When Im Down

I was feeling pretty down the past few weeks and if you’ve been following the updates on my other blog...

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Xoi Vietnamese Kitchen Alabang Town Center Chin...

For a long time, my only experience with Vietnamese cuisine has been from LJ’s sister who made us spring rolls...

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Pancit Malabon Made

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Le Gourmet Is My Secret Snack Spot At Shopwise

This is one of my (and my mom’s) favorite spots to enjoy good food. This is seemingly invisible place in...

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Tuor Lousoy Chicken

Tuor’s Lousoy Chicken? You say? Is that a mutant from a horror movie because it sounds like it. Long story...

Food

Enjoy Twenty Peso Bibinkas From Bibinkinitan

Get the softest moistest bibinka for under 20php at Bininkinitan. For the longest time, I’ve been seeing the food stall...

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Retirement in the Philippines

[caption id=”attachment_856” align=”alignnone” width=”640” caption=”This place is somewhere I want to be many years from now.”][/caption] Retirement in the Philippines...

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Relax with a Boracay Lamp From Baclaran

I’m currently enjoying my large Boracay Lamp. I got one recently for the relaxing effect and mostly because I’m tired...

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What is a Rice Meal

Rice meals are the most common available foods when eating out in the Philippines. Almost all cafeterias, canteens, eateries, fast...

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Take the MGP bus if you live in Sucat for added...

If you live in Sucat a good option to get to EDSA is to use the MGP bus. The MGP...

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Tagaytay Nuvali Birthday Broke Travel Adventure

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”640” caption=”Bartolina's Famous Birthday Spaghetti”][/caption] Broke Travel Adventures: My Birthday Celebration. Here’s the story on how I...

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How To Get Free Seats at MRT and Busses

When you live in the Philippines and you have no car and will be taking public transpiration it’s usually a...

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Baguio Broke Travel Adventure

In the past, I wrote about an idea to start broke travel adventures. Although I currently have no plans to...

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How to Avoid Being Broke Because of iPhone

I met a lot of friends who were super excited when the iPhone came out. Unfortunately as soon as they...

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Use Sealed Containers For Better Tea

Tea affects its environment. The thin is the environment also affects tea. If you’ve ever left tea in the cupboard...

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Unstuck Yourself With Broke Travel Adventures

For the longest time I wanted to travel. I’ve been stuck around places I’ve been comfortable in it’s embarasing that...

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Travel Lighter With Small Microfiber Towels

Here’s a travel tip I discovered by accident: A few days ago I had a sleepover at a friend’s place....

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Pick The Smaller Home Option For Extra Cash

Pick a smaller place than you think to save money and make the most of it. If you want to...

tips

Tips for Riding the MRT

If you’re like me you probably hate taking the MRT. Sometimes we really don’t have a choice but brave the...

blog   buying   tips

How to Find Prices of Various Things Online at OLX

When I want to buy something. I go to sulit.com.ph to search for the prices just so I know what...

blog   Uncategorized

How a Filipino Can Communicate Better- Ditch th...

It’s common practice for Filipino’s to call superiors with ma’am or sir. I often get frowns or rude remarks for...

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Poor Pinoy In The Mirror

Most Filipino’s consider themselves poor. For some unknown reason there isn’t always enough. Money always is depleted. Debt issues are...

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Philippine Commute Tip EDSA Bus vs MRT EDSA

I take the bus over the MRT when going through EDSA. It’s definitely slower because there are more pick up...

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Really Short Guide to the Philippines

The Philippines is a country composed of 7,100 islands. We are a democracy with a bit of insurgency in the...

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Direction of Philippine Island Living as of Aug...

Hi Everyone, I recently had my hands full so I wasn’t able to update the site. Now I’m back to...

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Welcome to Philippine Island Living

Philippine Island Living Is originally a site intended to invite dirty old men to live, love and retire in the...

blog   Philippines

This is so Unfilipino

The current trend in the Philippines is that a lot of people want to work abroad for what they believe...

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Philippine Charity

In my other blog Minimal Changes, I talk about how a minimalist lifestyle allows you to give more. Seeing kids...

blog   Fast Food   Food   Philippines   Restaurants

Jollibee

Jollibee is the most popular fastfood in the Philippines and is the only fastfood to rival Mc Donald's here in...

comics   graduate   work

Reality After Graduation

announcements   blog

The New Philippine Island Living

I love the Philippines. But I don’t like selling it. There’s nothing I can do to add to it’s beauty...

being polite to waiters   blog   dine in the philippines   eat in the philippines   eating in the philippines   restaurant etiquette in the philippines   restaurant in the philippines

25 Philippine Lifehacks

Tips for eating anywhere. Not just the Philippines. Recently I saw the film Fight Club which reminded me of my...

blog   filipina   filipina bride   filipina girl   filipina mother   filipina parenting   filipina wife   filipino parenting   find love in the philippines   finding love   love   opportunities to meet filipinas   women

Why Filipina Women Make Great Wives and Mothers

According to a lot of foreigners I’ve met if they were to marry somebody outside of their race they would...

blog   major business opportunities in the philippines   Major Business Opportunities in the Philippines   philippine business   philippine business opportunities   Philippine Media   Philippine News   Philippines

Major Business Opportunity in the Philippines N...

There goes every possible positive media coverage - kevin olega This is a part of Major business opportunity in the...

The Philippines

Jollibee

Jollibee is the most popular fastfood in the Philippines and is the only fastfood to rival Mc Donald’s here in...

blog   business opportunities in the philippines   Filipino Time   major business opportunities in the philippines   Major Business Opportunities in the Philippines   philippine business   philippine business opportunities   Philippines

Major Business Opportunity in the Philippines F...

This is part of Major Business Opportunities in the Philippines Another major business opportunity in the Philippines is called Filipino...

blog   major business opportunities in the philippines   Major Business Opportunities in the Philippines   Philippines   Pwede na

Major Opportunities in the Philippines Pwede Na

This is a part of Major Business Opportunities in the Philippines Pwede na is a Filipino mindset that means good...

blog   business opportunities in the philippines   major business opportunities in the philippines   Major Business Opportunities in the Philippines   philippine business   philippine business opportunities   Philippines

Major Business Opportunities in The Philippines

Most people see difficulty in every opportunity. Successful people see opportunity in every difficulty. Most people are not trained to...

apartment   bedspace   blog   budget lodging   condo   house   Philippines   Rent   room share   studio   Where to Stay

Quick Guide to Affordable Places to Live in the...

Quick Guide to Places to Live in the Philippines if you're on a Budget This is a quick guide I...

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Quick Guide to Premium Places to Live in the Ph...

A Premium Guide to Where To live when you Philippines One of the first questions people ask when it comes...

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How Filipinos Can Change The World

Post written by Kevin Olega. Follow me on twitter. A lesson from Filipino’s about Minimalism Filipinos have the potential to...

Why Do I Want To Stay In The Philippines?

Its a common mindset for Filipinos to want leave the country to work overseas for higher pay. Since Filipinos are...

blog   Philippines   Uncategorized

Go to the Philippines for a New Begining

There’s a story about some Nazi officials who hid in the Philippines shortly after World War 2. The story went...

blog   Philippines   Uncategorized

Textbook Philippines Info

The Philippines is a country composed of a group of 7,100 islands and is one of the preferred hubs in...