PHILIPPINE ISLAND LIVING human adventures

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 foods and restaurants serve rice meals. A rice meal contains rice as the staple and ulam (the main dish). Rice meals are often served in canteens, cafeterias, and fast foods as a rice bowl or rice toppings or on a ... Read more

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

If you live in Sucat a good option to get to EDSA is to use the MGP bus. The MGP bus is an ordinary “non-airconditioned” bus that runs from Sucat to Fairview. It’s pick up an drop off point in Sucat is between Goodwill 2 and Caltex in front of Loyola Memorial Park. The MGP bus seem to be the preferred bus of people who live in Sucat because... Read more

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 got the idea for Broke Travel Adventures: I celebrated my birthday last October eating at the canteen, having a FaceTime session and feasting on Sean’s home-made spag... Read more

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 hassle to find seats during rush hour. I almost always get seats in the MRT or in a bus. Here’s a quick trick I use to find free seats. In most cases, people don’t pack themselves tightly enough to accommodate more people so to almost ... Read more

Baguio Broke Travel Adventure

In the past, I wrote about an idea to start broke travel adventures. Although I currently have no plans to be a full time travel blogger or food blogger. Here’s one of the stories from one of my trips. Baguio Broke Travel Adventure My workmate’s wedding was held in Baguio and it was my first time to go there so I decided not to pass the oppor... Read more

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 made the purchase they became short on cash because a lot of them paid an arm or a leg and in some cases both to get one. The typical Filipino worker earns an average of 15,000php - 35,000 php per month and if you spent 40,000php for an iPhone... Read more

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 only to find it smelling like soap or coffee or something else. Likewise your cupboard may start smelling like tea. Bread and noodles tasting like tea doesn’t sound like a good idea. Here’s a quick tip. Put your tea in a sealed ... Read more

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 I never got to really do so. When I asked myself why, I learned that all my reasons are just excuses and I ended up begining anyway. The bottomline was I was just too lazy and scared (of nothing really) to give it a shot. I u... Read more

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. I came from the office and know that I’ll be going straight to in the morning. I packed one regular face towel and two small (face towel sized) microfiber towels. When I took a shower in the morning I pulled out a microfiber towel and to my sur... Read more

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 rent a house, consider an appartment. If you want an appartment consider a condo. If you want a condo, consider a studio. If you want a studio consider a room. If you want a room consider room sharing or bedspace. The only reason I’m getting a place t... Read more

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 hassles of taking it. Here are some tips to make the trip more bearable: 1. Buy 2 stored value tickets at a time. - if by any chance you have to take the MRT regularly you would want to avoid long lines. MRT lines are really long and it wou... Read more

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 to expect when it comes to the pricing. If I don’t have time to go around canvassing and would like to do a quick canvas I simply go to the site. Sulit.com.ph has a large amount of sellers for brand new and second hand items. What I like about the s... Read more