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Sunday, July 17, 2016

How do you waste money?

I can't cook. In order to survive, I buy homemade meals at establishments nearby. Here in my country, we pay for the styrofoam, spoon and fork for take out meals in some establishments. I always pay them (Styro, spoon and fork), though I have the option not to buy the plastic utensils since I have spoon/fork at my place anyway. If I could have elected not to include plastic utensils for every meal that I buy, I could have saved some money out of it. Anyway, I consider that waste of money.

Though I buy my food outside, I only spend $1.50 for all of my cheap homemade meals in a day. I live in a ladies' dormitory & we are not allowed to cook that's why I buy my food outside.

Monday, July 04, 2016

Do you know of tasks where we could use our feet, though they are meant to be done using our hands?

Every time I arrive at my home office, I want to immediately work since every second of my work is paid. I mentioned in my previous post that I like rubbing my feet on a mosquito net while working. So, I have to remove my sneakers and socks. Since my fingers are busy tapping on the keyboard, I use my feet to take my sneakers and socks off, instead of my hands.

Do you know of tasks where we could use our feet, though they are meant to be done using our hands?

Monday, June 27, 2016

Do you sleep with your bedroom door locked?

I live in a peaceful and student-friendly neighborhood. I rent a room in a ladies' dormitory. Still, I always keep my door locked, including my windows. For privacy, safety, and security reasons, I don't leave them open. Also, I don't want to hear noise coming from the hallway. Likewise, I don't want lights from outside, once I turn off mine.

I have my own fire extinguisher inside my room and the fire exit is just beside my room. The fire escape ladder is attached to my window. In case of fire, I have an alternative even if I keep my doors are closed. As to unwelcomed guests, I have my big scissors and knife.

Whether I'm sleeping or not, I keep it locked.

Do you sleep with your bedroom door closed/locked/open or partially open?

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Can someone independently support himself with just remote jobs?

HE said, “It is really admirable how you are able to support yourself and earn a living by working independently like that. I would love to one day have a job or skill set that would allow me to be independent and not have to do shift work or have a boss to answer to. That is my career dream.”

So, is it really possible to survive independently with just doing remote jobs? The answer is YES.

I've been doing remote jobs since October 2015. I have no other source of income aside from my remote jobs.

First, I live way, way below my means. I only spend on needs (food, rental, internet bill, and toiletries only). I don't go out. The only instances I go out is when I need to buy food/groceries and when I go to my home office to work, which is just a walking distance from my dormitory. Also, I only spend less than 2 dollars for all of my meals for the entire day.

Second, I don't own/maintain/buy a car, credit cards, gadgets or any hobby/habit/thing that is expensive. So basically, I don't have debts and I have no plans of incurring any liability. Likewise, I don't have dependents.

Third, I do all my remote jobs simultaneously from Monday to Sunday. Once a contract is done, I make sure that I get another one. Likewise, I always maintain 2 or three clients paying me on an hourly basis. I'm lucky that there was never a day I ran out of a remote job since the day I started (October 26).

Fourth, whenever payment enters my bank account, 95% goes to my savings. 5% is allotted for my needs (food, rental, internet bill and toiletries only)

By the time I'm able to build my own empire, I'll still stick with the four things I mentioned above. Nothing is permanent so it pays to be financially prepared

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Back at the home office

Since I started working from home, my friend and I have been sharing a home office. She also does online jobs. For the past three (3) days, we didn't have internet connection at the home office so I worked inside my room using my mobile broadband. Now, our internet connection has been restored and I'm back at the home office.

For those of you who work online, what do you do if you have internet connection issues? Do you also have a backup plan?

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Annoying things people do in public places

Yesterday, I did my grocery for the week. While I was pushing my cart, a pair of lovebirds was taking their sweet time displaying their affection for each other in the middle of a narrow aisle. They don't have a cart with them. (It appears they don't have any intention to buy)

I pushed my cart gently to alert the lady that some of us are waiting for them to wrap up their “shooting.” The lady just ignored me.

Since I forgot to include Patience in my grocery list, I told them to “get a room” and get out of our way since there are two of us (an elderly behind my back with a cart) whose precious time are wasted just because of their PDA. Then, they scurried off.

Aside from the above-mentioned, are there things that people do in public that annoy you?

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Have you been honest in your resignation letter?

I've been with three companies before I decided to do home based jobs. With my previous employers, I submitted 3-page resignation letters each. I was brutally frank in those letters.

Others prefer the formal one, like using a template they see online. Some prefer to voice out the real reasons during the exit interview.

I value honesty and courage. I don't sugarcoat things especially resignation letters.

Yes, it might affect one's chances of getting hired with his/her future applications. But, if you stick with the reasons you provided in your letter, you could justify it, and you've not violated any law during your entire stay with your previous company, then, there's nothing to worry about. It worked for me.

How about you?

Thursday, May 26, 2016

April ended with my promotion

Yes. Today, I'm promoting myself, from a probationary remote worker to a regular one.

I've been doing remote jobs for 6 months now. Still, I have no regrets after I've left the corporate world in October 2015.

My reward? I increased my hourly and per word rates. I deserve it.

I learned a lot of things from my clients and the projects I've handled. I realized I've been working for more hours (usually 16 hours a day, including weekends) doing remote jobs compared when I was still with my previous employers. But no regrets. I'm happy because all of my clients rewarded me well for services I've rendered.

I'd say this month ended with an amazing bang. I wish the same thing for all of you.

Monday, May 09, 2016

Coffee Talk with my Parents About my Crush

Day 1 of my Vacation

I started the day with coffee and breakfast with parents. The helper went home because of the long weekend/holidays so I basically did all the chores for the whole day except for cooking.

I also relayed my plan to my parents. They're happy about my plan of taking post graduate studies and that I will be enrolling on 1st of April. My parents wanted to pay for my tuition but I said, “Big girls pay their bills and tuition fee.” I don't take freebies from my parents since I started working, call it pride, but I prefer them enjoying their money than giving it to me.

I also told them about my crush. This was the best part of the day. I felt like I was a teenager relaying to them the reasons why I like my crush, about myLot, etc. They even asked if my crush knows that I like him. I said, “yes” and everybody knows that I like him. They asked me why can't I be discreet. I answered,"I can't control it anymore and I love being honest."

We didn't go out, which is fine with me because I only brought pairs of PJs with me.

Do you still tell your parents about your crush?

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Do you have a crush?

I'll tell you mine then your turn later.

I like his brutal frankness.

I like his sense of integrity.

I like the way he writes.

I like his sarcasm.

I like his inability to smile.

I like his selflessness.

Most of all, I like his Intelligence.

How about you? Was there a time you admired someone just because of your interactions on a site or because of how he/she writes? What are some of the things you like about him/her?

Sunday, April 24, 2016

She only wanted a love letter

He always knew that she's the most frugal person in the entire planet and that they would fight if he'll spend on a thing not considered a necessity. One of the things he loved about her, aside from the facts that she's not after his money, marriage or visa. He knows that she's capable of buying anything she needs because she's financially independent.

But he wants to give her something for New Year. Given the personality of the girl, he just asked what she wants for New Year. She said love letter. She never received a love letter from anyone. Again, the guy's feelings for the girl got deeper.

He wrote a love letter on New Year's Eve while at work. When the letter reached the girl's place, she kept on crying and held the love letter like a precious cargo.

She kept it and read it every time she misses him.

Would you prefer receiving love letters than any gift of value from your significant other?