Know yourself and know what you’re good at

A few weeks ago I had the privileged to be interviewed by The Big Picture Philippines Podcast to share my experience of working from home.

I have been working from home since 2010 as a freelance and in June 2011 I am affiliated with a company, so basically about a little more than 8 years now. I had my fair share of ups and downs in the industry but thankfully I am still here, grinding and learning at the same time.

Instead of retelling what I shared on the podcast you can just watch it on the video below or visit The Big Picture Philippines website.

What I wanted to talk about is a portion of the advice I gave during the podcast. I was asked what advice I can give to those who wanted to work from home.

“Know yourself. Know what you’re good at.”

Even before the internet era, there are already jobs from home like sewing, selling (sari-sari store), electronic repairs, and etc. but the internet gives a different freedom of work from home. Now we have the choice to work office type of jobs from home.

There are so many types of works you can find online and sometimes it gets overwhelming that you tend to jump from one niche to the other, and it is totally okay especially if you are just starting out. But when you are at it for 3 or more years already and not yet settled in, then it is a different story.

The online industry is fast-paced and its niche is evolving in just a blink of an eye. The perfect strategy today may not work tomorrow and the tools highly used at the moment will get outdated and replaced.

Know Yourself
Knowing yourself will give you the opportunity to recognize what you really want in life, therefore, you will have a clear idea on what path to take hence it would be easy for you to decide on what job to get.

Know what you’re good at
The highest benefit you can get from knowing yourself is to be able to distinguish the things you are good at. Now you have the upper hand over your job. There is still effort as everything has, but it is lesser.

Work from home or not, if you know yourself and know what you’re good at then success is an arm’s reach.

 

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My Danasan Eco Adventure Park Journey

I have been longing to write about Danasan Eco Adventure Park, like circa 2012 but each time I told myself well next time if I tried this adventure and the next time, the same thing and it took me 5 visits to at last write something about this great place in the highlands of Danao City.

Danasan Eco Adventure Park Review

The year 2012 – The Unplanned Visit

1st visit with Team Buktot. This is actually an unplanned trip. Babe arrived home with his close high school friends.

I forgot all the details but I remember tatay telling us that we can ride with the owner’s service ma’am Inday and sir Mike going to Danasan Eco Adventure Park. So we hitched with them – the owners. The guys at the back of the pick-up car and me inside.

This time the park just opened, thinking of its current activities over the 2012 visit the park looks bare.

We are lucky that ma’am Inday tours us around and gave us details on their plans of the 133-hectare estate.

We tried the zip-line, wakeboarding, and horseback riding.

The Year 2013 – Advocates Unwind

2nd visit with my Bagumbayan family.

A planned trip that started with an alcohol-filled night at home (yep been there too) we rode a 1-hour habal-habal from Danao proper to Danasan Eco Adventure Park.

We arrived late so we only did wakeboarding and caving.

The Year 2014 – Taptweens Getaway

3rd visit with my Taptweenz cousin.

Have to tour around the cousins from the country down under. The cousins stayed at home for the night, we play cards as we always did since we were young and exchange shots on the side.

We enjoyed the ATVa lot and during this time that I fell in love with the ATV ride.

We did not miss the fun of the wakeboarding. A couple of splak then a few minutes later everyone is competing for wakeboarding.

Some of my cousins went horseback riding then after the tiring wakeboarding we enjoyed our self at the swimming pool.

The Year 2015 – Farewell Adventure

4th visit with my fellow adventurer baby cousin Maitha and babe of course who is always behind the scene taking photos.

Babe and I did not know that this is our farewell trip with our baby since she is pursuing her career in the land of Kiwis.

We Trek to the waterfalls did the rappel and of course, the Tyrolean in which at first I am having a second thought if I will do it, and courage prevail so I did.

We also ride the skydrop which is the newest adventure of that time. I and Maitha doing the tandem and babe doing it alone because he is brave like that and height adventure is his favorite.

The Year 2018 – BFF Laagans

5th visit with my BFF Laagans Mr. M – Cebu’s Lifestyle Blogger of facecebu.net and ate Chubs, the ultimate ate of all.

They both told me that this is our official annual trip for the year, but it is what they told me during our Western Cebu Backpacking Trip last April 2018 in which by the way I will be blogging next.

Aside from the fun and craziness this 2 brings, it also means that I will have lots of instagrammable photos.

 

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We tried a lot of rides, we did zip-line, horseback riding, skybike, speedway, ATV, and skydrop.

I am still looking forward to another adventure with this two this year.

Activities and Adventure to do in Danasan Eco Adventure Park

Thrilling Height Activities in Danasan Eco Adventure Park
Adrenaline Rush Speed Activities in Danasan Eco Adventure Park
Wet and Wild Water Activities in Danasan Eco Adventure Park
Soothing Nature Activities in Danasan Eco Adventure Park

My every visit to Danasan Adventure Park excites me. Each visit is different that is why I keep on coming to Danasan Eco Park.

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Kaiser Medical Center SM City Cebu

The newest Kaiser Medical Center is now open in SM City Cebu. More accessible to every Cebuano who wanted to improve or maintain their health.

SM City Cebu kaiser Medical Center

Kaiser Medical Center Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are you open to everyone?
A: The center is open to everyone. You can visit as walk-in or call for reservations.

Q: What is your clinic hours?
A: Sunday – Thursday: 6 am – 9 pm, while on Friday – Saturday: 6 am – 10 pm. If visiting before mall hours, enter thru door 3 or door 6 (by the Jollibee entrance facing APM mall) just say you’re going to Kaiser Medical.

Q: What services do you offer?
A: Please see below image for the list of services offered by Kaiser Medical Center.

Kaiser Medical Center SM City Cebu list of available laboratory test

Q: Do you accept non-Kaiser Insurance plan holder?
A: Kaiser Medical Center is open to everyone, even for non-Kaiser Insurance plan holder.

Q: Do you have available doctors?
A: Kaiser Medical Center Sm City Cebu have doctors available daily. They have Internal Medicine, EENT, Pediatrician, and Radio-Sono.

Kaiser Medical Center SM City Cebu Doctor Schedule
Here is the list of schedules for the doctors at Kaiser Medical Center Cebu SM City.

Kaiser Medical Center Internest Schedule

Kaiser Medical Center EENT and Pediatrician schedule

Kaiser Medical Center Radio Sono doctor

Kaiser Medical Center Laboratory Prices
Here is a list of price for some of the laboratory services offered at Kaiser Medical Center SM City Cebu.

Breast Ultrasound – 1,000.00 php
Kidney Ultrasound – 900.00 php
Pelvic ultrasound (non-pregnant) – 800.00 php

ultrasound available at kaiser medical center sm city cebu

Pelvic ultrasound (pregnant) – 1000.00 php
ECG – 300.00 php
2D Echo – 3,000.00 php

ECG and 2D Echo Kaiser Medical Center

Pap smear exam – 500.00 php
Urinalysis – 80.00 php
Total cholesterol – 180.00 php

kaiser medical center cebu lab test

CBC with platelet – 235.00 php
FBS – 100.00 php
Blood typing with Rh – 150.00 php

kaiser medical center equipments

Potassium test – 200.00 php
Annual Physical Package – 550.00 php
*include a physical exam, urine test, stool test, CBC, and chest X-ray

Annual Physical exam package kaiser medical center

Kaiser Medical Center is also available in SM Seaside and MEPZ 1 click here to learn more.

The Clinic – Kaiser Medical Center SM City

Kaiser Medical Center SM City Cebu Contact Information
Phone number: (032) 342-7133
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Great Food and Amazing View at Balay sa Busay

Living 33km. away from Cebu City and working at home makes me not to explore more of Cebu’s gastronomic side, and when a good friend invited me to visit Balay sa Busay I said, why not give it a try and I was impressed.

Balay sa Busay

Breathtaking View

Balay sa Busay is perfectly situated in Busay, where most people go to witness the perfect view of Cebu City as well as a glimpse of Mactan and nearby cities like Talisay in the south and Mandaue and Consolacion in the north.

Restaurant in Busay with amazing view

The Food

Balay sa Busay offers unique Filipino Cuisine most of us Bisaya is much more familiar. They are the dishes our grandparents, parents, uncles, and aunties prepare at home. Childhood memories and family gatherings flashback while I was enjoying my food and was happy to savor familiar tastes Filipino dishes that Balay sa Busay creatively innovated to make it its own.

Balay sa Busay Menu - Pomelo Salad

Pomelo Salad – Rate: 5/5 Price: 212php Serving: good for 2-3 Note: Pomelo (boongon) mix with cucumber (pipino) drizzled with sesame seeds

Balay sa Busay Menu - Watermelon Salad

Watermelon Salad – Rate: 5/5 Price: 235php Serving: good for 2-3 Note: a mix of watermelon, cucumbe, and singkamas

Balay sa Busay Menu - Mixed Root Crops

Mixed Root Chips – Rate: 5/5 Price: 115php Serving: good for 2-3 Note: deep fry root crops drizzled with sugar and chili powder

Balay sa Busay Menu -

Fried Mandunggo – Rate: 5/5 Price: 195php Serving: good for 2-3 Note: beef tripe fried and drizzled with sugar and chili powder

Balay sa Busay Menu - Sisig

Ang Paboritong Sisig ni Tatay – Rate: 5/5 Price: 210php Serving: good for 2-3 Note: not that spicy

Balay sa Busay Menu - Bisayang Manok

Bisayang Manok – Rate: 4.5/5 Price: 329php Serving: good for 3-4 Note: bisayang manok with kamunggay, lemon grass and sibuyas dahunan

Balay sa Busay Menu - Pancit-Batil-Patong

Pancit-Batil-Patong – Rate: 5/5 Price: 190php Serving: good for 3-4 Note: It is like pancit guisado mix with lechon kawali. Not oily, walay sabaw but not dry as well

Cebu Filipino Restaurant - fried Tuna Buntot

Fried Tuna Buntot – Rate: 5/5 Price: 360php Serving: good for 3-4 Note: well fry tuna, tender meat and not dry.

Filipino Food - Pinakbet Rice

Pinakbet Rice – Rate: Price: 335php Serving: good for 2-3 Note: Paella inspired rice. This one is rice mixed with the famous pinakbet (mixed veggies with shrimp paste). *No rating because I don’t eat rice

Filipino delicacy - Adobong Binisaya

Adobong Binisaya ni Bebe – Rate: 5/5 Price: reg-399php, half-250php Serving: Note: deep fry adobo cut pork.homie way of cooking adobo. my most favorite.

Cebu seafood - Shrimps in Buko

Shrimps in Buko – Rate: no rating, because I am allergic to shrimp but friends say it’s really good. Price: 299php Serving: good for 2 Note: sauteed shrimp with sauce in coconut.

Must Try Filipino Food - Pochero Rice

Pochero Rice – Rate: 5/5 (I only ate the pochero part) Price: 385php Serving: good for 3-4 Note: Rice and pochero mix together

Balay sa Busay Chicken menu - Honey chili Wings

Honey Chili Wings – Rate: 4.5/5 Price: 225php Serving: food for 2-3 Note: fried wings with honey and drizzled with chili powder * I love it but would love it more if it has an option to drizzle fried garlic on it, same with Tiktilaok

Filipino dessert - palitaw

Palitaw Plain – (There is a palitaw yema option) Rate: 4/5 Price: Serving: 3 pieces Note: flat rice cake rolled in coconut, sugar and sesame seeds

Unique Filipino Dessert - Banana Cue Ala Mode

Banana Cue Ala Mode – Rate: 4.7/5 Price: 95php Serving: good for 2 Note: fried banana cooked with brown sugar served with vanilla ice cream drizzled with sesame seeds

Pinoy dessert - puto

Putong Itom – Rate: 5/5 Price: 60php Serving: 3 pieces Note: ground black rice

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A Tour of Balay sa Busay
I am loving the homey and spacious interior of Balay sa Busay. You have an option to stay indoors on the air condition room or stay outdoors and enjoy Busay’s fresh air.

How to go to Balay sa Busay?

Balay sa Busay is located at Cebu Tops Road, Busay, Cebu City. Just about 250 meters away from the main Cebu Trancentral road.

  1. From SM City Cebu – Around 13.2km via Banilad Rd/Gov. M. Cuenco Ave and Cebu Trancentral Hiway. Around 11.7km via Pope John Paul II Ave. and Cebu Transcentral Hiway, and 12.9km.
  2.  From Ayala Mall (Terraces) – Around 12.3km via Banilad Rd/Gov. M Cuenco Ave and Cebu Trancentral Hiway.
  3. Cebu I.T Park – Around 9.2km via Cebu Trancentral Hiway.
  4. JY Square Mall – Around 8.4 km via Cebu Trancentral Hiway.

Balay sa Busay Contact Information
Phone number: (032) 354 7169
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Filipino cuisine restaurant in cebu - balay sa busay Balay sa Busay - Filipino Cuisine Restaurant in Cebu

Other Amenities of Balay sa Busay

  • Operating hours 11:00am to 11:00pm (Merienda hours is 2:00pm to 5:00pm)
  • Parking Lot
  • WiFi
  • Ramp for wheelchair
  • High chair for toddlers
  • Accept cash and card (debit and credit)

Filipino Restaurant in Cebu with good view Aunthentic Filipino Restuarant Cebu

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Adulting Priorities: Quality Healthcare and Exceptional Medical Center

As we mature and build our own family, priorities change. When we are all about how to pass student life during our teens, Yolo on our twenties, then thirties is the time for hardcore adulting. Yes, we have to enjoy life to the fullest but it needs toning down a bit. If paycheck before has only two partitions – Yolo and food, then now is a different story.

Kaiser Medical Center Cebu

As babe and I starts our own family we decided that it is also time to have an HMO. We have the basic healthcare provided by the government but we believe that it is prudent if we get a health care that will meet our medical needs in case health comes to worst, in which we are trying not to. We have been home-based workers so we don’t have any idea of what HMO to get or where to get it. We search online and ask friends and through this, we discovered Kaiser International Health Group.

Kaiser International Healthgroup, Inc.
Kaiser is an HMO Company caters to both corporate, group, family and individual accounts with various short-term plan packages that would suit your healthcare requirements. It is a health care provider far more than an HMO. Aside from mentioned above, Kaiser’s product is geared to address the long-term health care needs of individuals, especially after their employment and retirement years.

Cebu Kaiser International

One of the many benefits of Kaiser International Healthgroup, Inc is Kaiser Medical Center, Clinic & Diagnostics.

Kaiser Medical Center, Clinic & Diagnostics.

Kaiser Medical center is a diagnostic clinic equipped with highly committed experienced professionals willing to provide utmost excellent healthcare service at all times.

Kaiser Medical Center Cebu SM City

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Why Kaiser Medical Center?

1. It is committed to providing the highest quality patient care.
2. Affordable state of the art diagnostic facilities.
3. Top of the line medical equipment.
4. Experienced medical doctors and staff.
5. Excellent customer service.
6. Stand for integrity, competence, commitment, passion, & service.

Kaiser Medical Center Services

Here is the list of medical services Kaiser Medical Center provides.

Laboratory Services
CBC w/ platelet, Blood typing w/ Rh, Pregnancy test, Urinalysis, Fecalysis, OGTT, OGCT, FBS, BUN, BUA, Creatinine, Total Cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL-Cholesterol, LDL-Cholesterol, SGPT/ALT, and SGOT/AST

Kaiser Laboratory Services

Radiology Department
General X-Ray procedures, Chest PA, Chest APICO, Chest PA & Lateral Adult, Chest AP/Lateral Pedia, Ankle (AP/Lateral/Oblique), Cervical Spine (AP/Lateral), Cervico Thoracic, Cervicothoracolumbar, Elbow (AP/Lateral), Hand (AP/Lateral), Femur/Thigh (AP/Lateral), Finger (AP/Lateral), and Foot (AP/Lateral/Oblique)

Kaiser radiology services

Ultrasound Department
Liver, Gallbladder, Pancreas, Kidneys, Thyroid, Pelvic (Pregnant), Pelvic (Non-Pregnant), HBT, TVS, Breast, and Whole Abdomen

Cardiology Department
ECG, Treadmill Stress Test, 2D-Echo

Kaiser cardiology department

Other Kaiser Medical Center Service
1. Consultation and Preventive care
2. Executive and Family care
3. Pre-employment medical examination
4. Annual Physical Examination

Kaiser medical center consultation services

Kaiser Medical Center Locations and Contact Information

Kaiser Medical Center Cebu SM City
2ND Floor, SM City Juan Luna Avenue, North Reclamation Area, Mabolo, Cebu
Tel.: (032)-342-7133

Kaiser Medical Center Cebu SM Seaside
Unit 0242-0246 Lower Ground Floor SM Seaside City, Cebu
Tel.: (032) 266 4206

Kaiser Medical Center Cebu Mactan
MDC Bldg., 2nd St., Corner Staff house Ave., MEZ 1, Lapu-Lapu City
Tel.: (032) 52209377 / 5029388

Kaiser Medical Center Manila
Ground Floor King’s Court I Bldg. 2129 Chino Roces Ave., Makati City 1231
Tel.: (02) 804 9988 Fax:(02) 804 7788

Kaiser Medical Center SM City Cebu will be opening on September 12, 2018. Sharing with you a glimpse of the medical center by mid-week. Keep posted.

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