How to Find your Dream IT Job

It comes to no surprise that IT jobs continue to be very hot and in demand. Just look at the deluge of new apps available in smartphones and on Facebook, and you basically have a small snapshot of this huge industry. IT, or Information Technology, is a vague word that encompasses almost anything related to computers and telecommunications – computer hardware, software, electronics, semiconductors, internet, telecom equipment, e-commerce and computer services. Naturally, many have images of grandeur when they think about landing a cushy job in the industry. First and foremost, being an IT professional is always equated to getting … Continue reading

Where to buy Cookie Butter, Ovomaltine & other “Trendy” Food

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Cookie Butter. Ovomaltine. Japanese Kit Kat. These are some of the many imported food items that made quite a buzz in the market especially last 2013! At its highest point, the cookie butter craze sparked dozens of creations made from this delicious lightly spiced spread – from pancakes to polvoron to sandwiches. I was finally able to try it a few months ago. What do I think about the cookie butter? It’s delicious. It’s good on top of those instant pancakes. But whether it’s “to scour the whole world for” and “to spend exorbitantly for” is another thing entirely. I’m … Continue reading

How to Accept Credit Card Payments via Paypal

Accept Credit Card Payment via Paypal

If you own an online store, chances are, several customers must have asked if you accept credit card. Online shopping has become more and more sophisticated and prevalent and many buyers have embraced the idea of making online purchases using their credit card. This is thanks in large part to deal voucher sites. The common misconception is that using Paypal requires the customer to have a Paypal account AND funds inside that Paypal account. But good news: that is not the case! The other misconception is that you need a website or HTML know how to do accept payments. Again, … Continue reading

How to Create a Tab (eg. Order Form) on Your Facebook Page

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If you own a Facebook page, chances are you’d have wanted to put a tab into your page. If you don’t know what a tab is, it’s that permanent thumbnail / photo right at the upper portion of your page, beside Photos and your Likes counter. If you’re running a Facebook online shop, you would use it to place a permanent link to your order form for everyone to clearly see. Or an FAQs page to reduce all those redundant inquiries you may get. Here’s how to do it: 1. Login to your Facebook account, the one that’s set as … Continue reading

MMDA Double Number Coding: Another Superficial Fix

The traffic problem in Manila has continued to snowball, so in an attempt to “fix” this problem, the MMDA is considering a double number coding scheme. What exactly is the double number coding scheme? Well, to put it shortly, it’s every car owner’s nightmare. If this gets implemented, your car will not be allowed to go out the road not just for one day, but for TWO days. Those plate numbers ending in 1 to 4 can’t pass on Monday Those plate numbers ending in 5 to 8 can’t pass on Tuesday Those plate numbers ending in 9, 0, 1, … Continue reading

Buy Homemade Ice Cream with a Manila Flair!

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Summer’s always the time when I scream for ice cream! And while there are already a lot of delicious ice cream brands to choose from in your local grocery, how about trying out some fresh homemade creations and feel the special care and love that was given to every scoop? Another great thing about-home made is that you get a chance to try out some unique flavors! Pint Ice Creamhttps://www.facebook.com/PintIceCream Some flavors you should really try out: * Goat Cheese with Wild Blackberries – gourmet at its finest * Sugarfree Strawberry ice cream, whose strawberries come straight from Baguio, THE … Continue reading

Unique Mother’s Day Gifts from Philippine Sellers

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Mother’s Day is 3 days away… I repeat: 3 DAYS AWAY! If you don’t have a gift yet, you better look for one PRONTO because mothers deserve a special gift for their special day, don’t you agree? Our job here is to always recognize great Filipino stores (especially online ones) so we’ve rounded up some of our recommendations: 1. Mommy Treats Especially suitable for mommies to be or mommies with very young children (below 2 years old). We all know that breast milk is beneficial to a baby’s health and development. These treats will help increase mom’s supply… at the … Continue reading

Will Xend’s New Shipping Rates help Online Businesses or hurt them?

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Flat Rates – Bane or Boon? Xend, one of the favorite courier choices of online businesses, is changing its rate computation starting March 1, 2013 and introducing FLAT shipping rates. In the past, Xend has always based its rates on weights. 0.5 kg packages, the least amount of weight, cost P44, 1 kg 58.00, 1.5kg 75.00, 2kg 81, 2.5kg 99.00, 3kg 103.00, all of which were subject to a 12% VAT. Now, rates will be based on the size of pouch you use. As long as your items fit a large pouch (9×14 inches), shipping cost is 59, while an … Continue reading

Online Gift Guide#2: Filipino Food Products

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Food is one of the most practical gifts to give this holiday season! For one thing, it’s ideal for people who don’t want extra clutter in their house. A food product would take temporary space in someone’s refrigerator until it is completely devoured but forever remembered (assuming it tasted awesome). You know what would be an even more meaningful gift idea? Buying Filipino-made food products! It’s a great way to support our fellow citizens’ culinary crafts and shout out to the world (or at least to your recipient) that you’re proud to be Filipino. Here are some ideas you can … Continue reading

Online Gift Guide#1: Novelty Items from Quirks

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Christmas is inching closer and closer. Are you done with your gift shopping? Every year, I tell myself I’d do my shopping MONTHS in advance so that I can step back and relax when the countdown to the holidays begins. I failed for several years but guess what? This year, I actually managed to do just that! My gift list items are all pretty much checked off… and that was since the first week of December. How did I do it? Through the awesome magical world of online shopping! My work has been piling up during the holiday season, but … Continue reading