7 Alternative Heartbreaking Pinoy #Hugot Songs About Losing Love (And Money?)

Many of us speak about love not yet found. Yet many of us gets shattered whenever love is lost.

You lose appetite at work. The emotional pain affects your physical health negatively. You lose money in the process. Especially if you go through that “wrong” kind of relationship.

These songs illuminate the undecided, unsettled grey areas of falling in love. The effort to find someone only to lose that person. The persona that makes you feel right yet wrong. The person that you makes you feel happy yet sad. How can someone make you happy yet sad? Continue reading 7 Alternative Heartbreaking Pinoy #Hugot Songs About Losing Love (And Money?)

What Happens To Your Digital Assets When You Die?

This may sound new but the truth is the digital world is ridiculously part of everyday lives of many Filipinos. And because it is part of almost every Filipino’s lives, digital assets are accumulated by them over time.

In our growing advocacy for financial literacy, not only do we teach how to build up wealth and valuable physical properties and how to take good care of them. We also would like to teach about taking care of one’s assets that are built up online.

If you are a blogger or an online seller, most probably you have accounts in online “money banks” and payment systems such as PayPal, Google Wallet, Stripe, Adyen, etc.  You consider your money in these accounts as your digital asset.  Continue reading What Happens To Your Digital Assets When You Die?

Ramon Bautista’s TFTFZx Viral Video means #AYOSLangYan

Di ka na nya love? #AyosLangYan!

Season change. Stuvvs happen, ayos lang yan.

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Why We Look Forward to Homeschooling Our Child

When I was a young student, I always get anxious in the morning before going to school. I worry that I’ll be scolded by my teacher if I did something wrong. I was also scared of my bully classmates who teased and hurt me whenever they had the opportunity to do so.

I was also a very emotional child and so much attached to my parents, grandparents, and aunts. I could not focus much on the lectures as I easily miss the company of my loved ones back home. It’s not that I depend too much on them but it’s more of the affection that a young child in me that I was longing for.

Apart from all these, here are some other reasons why this time around, I will never let my child’s happy moments be taken away by the old and traditional way of elementary schooling. Here’s an infographic to illustrate what I’m talking about. Continue reading Why We Look Forward to Homeschooling Our Child

The Entrepreneur and Hero: Tado

“Madaming musikero at artista ang nagugutom dahil walang pang-kain.” Ito ang isang nakakapuwing at nakakawindang na reply ni Tado sa akin nung minsang naka-chat ko sya tungkol sa financial literacy ng mga musikero at creative artists.

He was supposed to be part of our second session of Personal Finance Management for Artists and Musicians in partnership with Skarlet Brown’s Heart of Music (HOM) Foundation slated in the next couple of months. He would have joined and gave a pep talk about starting a business based on core gifts and God-given talents had the January schedule pushed through. But my family and I all got sick because of the abrupt weather shifts last month and I had to cancel all my scheduled activities and meetings.

Arvin “Tado” Jimenez and I are both part of Rock Ed Philippines, a volunteer group working to provide venues and events for alternative education. It is this organization that actually inspired me to start a financial literacy movement for the youth, the OFW’s, artists, and musicians called Angat Pilipinas Coalition for Financial Literacy. Continue reading The Entrepreneur and Hero: Tado

We Grieve For You, Central Philippines

It was only one hour ago
It was all so different then
There’s nothing yet has really sunk in
Looks like it always did
This flesh and bone
It’s just the way that you would tied in
Now there’s no-one home

I grieve for you
You leave me
‘so hard to move on
Still loving what’s gone
They say life carries on
Carries on and on and on and on Continue reading We Grieve For You, Central Philippines

FREE Personal Finance Management Seminar for Artists and Musicians

The Angat Pilipinas Coalition for Financial Literacy and OFW UsapangPiso Forum have found an advocacy partner in the Heart of Music Foundation headed by the legendary “Manila Girl” and Queen of Philippine Ska music Myra Ruaro, more popularly known in the local music scene as Skarlet Brown of the famed alternative/ska bands Put3Ska and Brownbeat All Stars.

Heart of Music is an NGO that seeks to secure and protect the health and livelihoods of local musicians. Skarlet is joined in this advocacy by another passionate jazz music artist and editor/writer Gou de Jesus.

On October 26, 2013 at 3pm, these heroes will conduct a FREE financial learning event for our fellow artists and musicians based in the Philippines. This will be held at the 70’s Bistro located in Anonas Street, Project 2 in Quezon City. Continue reading FREE Personal Finance Management Seminar for Artists and Musicians

Invest in Your Core Gift: Darryl’s Quest for The Voice

Let me take a breather from all the money topics I’ve been blogging lately to give way to a talent and music-related story that I would like to share and promote to my dear readers.

I have always been a supporter of people who are passionate on their craft are appreciating their blessings by using their core gifts to enrich themselves and to inspire others.

My friend, Darryl Shy, now 44 years old, has just been chosen and made it to the first round of the Blind Audtions of The Voice of the Philippines‘ debut run.

Honestly, this is the first time that I will follow the Voice, albeit the local version, not only because Darryl is a friend and kumpare but because I know that he’s got the words and music ready to clean the long-corrupted ears of the Filipino mainstream music listeners. His music is just so awesomely powerful. Continue reading Invest in Your Core Gift: Darryl’s Quest for The Voice