Wednesday, August 23, 2017

You Have No Idea

And I still have nothing to offer the world!

 I wanted, really wanted, to make a difference but everything is so slow. I know there is something for me out there. I am still hoping and waiting for it to come to me, very soon. It is hard to rotate and go up and down with nothing in your pocket. Sadly, that is a problem for most of us. 

I am searching, kept on searching online, for easy earnings. Earning without paying out first. I know how networking works, those click-bait too-good-to-be-true articles, those flashing money and checks of "successful" individuals--- they will all drag you down. Going up that rope is very slippery in itself, and if you add up to the oil that makes it too greasy, no one can go up. You have to go the other way.

I am thinking of setting up several websites with different niches, but HEY! Chai! wake up! You can't even maintain this website and still wanting to create one or more.... Nah!

I had this thought of What's Your Wish project, it's a dream website where visitors can post their wishes, anything their heart desires. If someone with a good heart captures it and is willing to provide for a Granted Wish, then I will be willing to be the middleman for it. My plan is to set up a group for DreamGrants, they are the ones who will provide the financial help to those who are wishing. It could be a small doll for an adorable kid or a travel spree for a stressful adult.

What's in it for me as a middleman? 
I will not get any cent on the funds from the DreamGrants. I earn thru visits on my website and Youtube Channel. All granted wishes will be documented thru my youtube channel. I will have people video/record the person and their reaction once they received their wish. A friend, a relative or anyone who is close to the Dreamer. Funds collected will be transparent to the DreamGrants, so they will have peace of mind that what they provide will directly go to the deserving Dreamer.

I love helping people, really! I liked seeing smiles on people's faces, knowing that thru a simple gift, we can bring happiness to them.

Let me be your middleman or middlewoman (",) to do that for all those people, wishing and hoping and dreaming someday, theirs will be granted. 

It is better to give than to receive, as they say. And I find it very true, without expecting anything in return, you will feel the fulfillment once you see their face brightens because of happiness and surprises.

OhMyGeez! I wanted this to happen, badly. 

If only I have that money to perform and grant the wishes, I would definitely provide. Since I am only a stay-at-home Mom with a wonderful hubby to support our family, I will have to find ways to make this plan work. Finding ways is my forte. I struggle, everyone is, but amidst the struggle, you can help. And I believe in that. And I need your help to help me make it come true. For now, I can only share my ideas.

If you are my angel, please contact me through email   chaicgalapon18@gmail.com

Saturday, April 29, 2017

KONNICHI-WOW! First Trip to Japan Winner by TravelBookPH



TravelBook.ph, the leading online travel agency in the Philippines, announced on their official Facebook page today their first Konnichi-WOW promo winner. Erwin Sarmiento from Quezon City is set to have an all-expenses paid trip to Japan.


Sarmiento’s prize is inclusive of round trip plane tickets, free hotel accommodation, and pocket money. He also has the option to bring one companion to his trip.

The Konnichi-WOW raffle draw was held last April 11, 2017 with the supervision of Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Representative Rhoda Sevillino and Travelbook.ph Business Planning and Market Strategy Officer Mary Angeli Pasquin.

Sarmiento is the first of the three winners of TravelBook.ph’s Konnichi-WOW promo. The said promo was launched last March 10 in celebration of the company’s fourth anniversary and continues until May 31, 2017. Two more winners will be announced on May and June 2017 respectively. 




Interested travelers can still join the next raffle draw simply by booking their next hotel accommodation through the TravelBook.ph website or the TravelBook.ph mobile app available in Android and iOS.

For more details, please contact:


Mary Angeli Pasquin
Business Planning Officer

+63 (998) 840-4855
+63 (2) 662-1113
Sharah Pinky Librada
Business Development Manager

+63 (917) 530-7464
+63 (2) 662-1113


About TravelBook.ph

TravelBook.ph is one of biggest online travel e-commerce company (online travel agent or OTA) in the Philippines dedicated to offering great value hotel bookings and with a varied selection of Philippine hotels and resorts in Baguio, Batangas, Bohol, Boracay, Cebu, Davao, Laguna, Metro Manila, Palawan, Pampanga, Tagaytay, Zambales, and more. A total of 3,200 affordable hotels are currently listed in Travelbook.ph.

TravelBook.ph offers the best price guarantee with attractive discounts for hotels and resorts, and various types of payment options without a credit card:
- Pay at Hotel No credit card needed
- Over the Counter: banks, 7
-Eleven, department stores, and payment centers
Travelbook.ph also offers exclusive reward points: Customers also automatically earn back 5% of the total amount they spend as reward points, which they can use to get discounts on their future bookings (1 point is equivalent to PHP 1.00).
Customers can also use TravelBook.ph’s convenient mobile app to book accommodations on the go. It is available on the App Store and Google Play.
Lastly, TravelBook.ph is a proud Philippine-based company with 24/7 support. It has a Filipino call center ready to assist customers anytime. They can be reached through these numbers:

Landline: +63 2 662 1111                   Globe: +63 917 850 9029
Sun: +63 925 887 2835                                   Smart: +63 998 961 3012


To know more about convenient and affordable hotel bookings all over the Philippines, visit www.travelbook.ph. Follow TravelBook.ph on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TravelBook.ph/, Twitter https://twitter.com/travelbookph, and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/travelbookph/

Friday, March 3, 2017

March 3 is National Homeschool Day


Photo by Donna Pangilinan-Simpao


TODAY IS NATIONAL HOMESCHOOL DAY,
A DAY FOR BETTER EDUCATION: PANGILINAN
by Donna Pangilinan-Simpao

“There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent” – Mahatma Gandhi

MANILA -- In support for the Filipino homeschooling community, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan has filed Resolution 308 expressing the Senate’s full support in the celebration of the first National Homeschool Day today, March 3, 2017.

“Ang daming panahong naaaksaya sa trapik paroo’t parito sa iskwela. Meron pa minsan nam-bu-bully. Magandang option ang homeschooling sa bata at magulang. Nagbibigay ito ng isang secure at hassle-free environment para maging free thinkers ang mga bata na nakatutok sa kaalaman at hindi lang sa matataas na grado (A lot of time is wasted in traffic going to and from schools. Bullying has also become a serious issue. Homeschooling is a good option for both parents and children. It can provide a secure and hassle-free environment where children become independent thinkers and focus on learning and not merely getting high grades),” said Pangilinan.
Resolution signed by Senator Francis Pangilinan
photo by Donna Pangilinan-Simpao

Noting that “this year’s theme is ‘Building Up the Philippines, One Family at a Time,’ the Liberal Party president said that homeschooling is also a good way to nation-building.

“We believe that if we are to shape our nation, we will have to shape first our communities, and if we are to shape our communities, we have to shape our families,” Pangilinan added.

The senator also stressed the need to craft a law for homeschooling in the country.

“As the movement for homeschooling in the country grows, we see a need to institutionalize this alternative mode of education: One that would set guidelines for a homeschooling program that ensures that children get to have the quality education they deserve,” Pangilinan said.

“Pag nakita nating lumalaki ang ating mga anak na balansyado, nakakamit ang kanilang pangarap, may kumpyansa sa sarili at sa kanilang puwang sa komunidad, yan ang pinakamagandang regalo ng nanay at tatay sa kanilang mga anak. Yan ang inaasam ng homeschooling. Yan ang inaasam natin (Seeing our children as they grow up well-balanced, achieving because they love what they do, and self-confident and assured that they have a place in the community, I think, is the best gift that a mother and father would want to have for their children. That is the goal of homeschooling. That is our goal),” he added.

Homeschool advocates have gathered in different venues to celebrate this memorable day. Here are some of the images from the Facebook group - Homeschoolers of the Philippines:
#TeamYusay
Photo by Leny Ojano-Yusay

Photo by Cris Guntrip
Photo by Elle Baranda

Photo by Ivy San Diego-Guerrero

Photo by Yen mark Cabag
I always thought of getting my kids homeschooled. I know it is a tough decision to make. It's not what others think being easy as 1-2-3. It is full time, sweat, tears, a bucketful of patience and sanity. (",) Kudos to homeschooling Moms and Dads. Continue inspiring other parents that homeschooling is a choice and not an option.

Happy National Homeschool Day!

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