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Are you travelling the world from the Philippines? One thing that you need to settle before leaving the country is the travel tax. I know, many Filipinos including me wish that this tax should not be imposed to travelers. But it has been implemented even before I was born. So what is really a travel tax? According to Tieza's website, is a levy imposed by the Philippine government on individuals who are leaving the Philippines, as provided for by Presidential Decree (PD) 1183. A full travel tax for first class passenger is PhP2,700.00 and PhP1,620.00 for economy class. For an average Filipino like me, it's quite pricey. Overseas Filipino Workers, diplomats and airline crew members are exempted from paying travel tax. For complete list of travel tax exemption visit Tieza's website. For OFW dependents did you know that you can apply for a reduce tax? I have applied for this before, when me and my son was traveling to Kuala Lumpur three years ago. And now, we're able to avail this privilege again. A standard reduced travel tax for dependents of OFW is, PhP 810.00. To apply for a reduced travel tax for OFW dependents, just present the original copy of the
You are faithful to your promises Lord! I am grateful and thankful for answering our long time prayer. We will continue to trust and honor You our God! Thank You!
Do not worry. That was the words I got from our senior pastor Peter the afternoon I saw him at a hospital . I just had my stress test done, and while on my way out of the building I saw Pastor Peter going out from physical rehab center. I took the fire exit stair which he also did, and that's where the conversation started. Hearing those words from a great servant of God really meant soo much to me. I believe it was not a coincident, but God purposely allowed me to see Pastor Peter to convey His message to me. After the sudden death of my father, I have been worrying about a lot of things. I have been holding God's promises to us in the Bible, but despite knowing some of the many promises He has for us, but I just can't get away from worrying. I felt loved and special, having heard those words from a great servant of God. Matthew 6:25-27 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food,
It is exactly 1 month since you "went home". I am missing you a lot Tatay! Missing your giggles whenever you are amazed with my boys. Missing the simple conversations, the ice cream; the boys miss it a lot, your text messages. I miss dining out with you and I miss kissing your hand. I will miss you forever! I may not fully comprehend it, but I know God has its own reason why you have to leave too soon. Painful it is but I know you are in a much much better place.
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"] photo fr mirroring-for-mission.com[/caption] But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions -- it is by grace you have been saved.(Ephesians 2:4-5) For if it not have been for Your Son, who is blameless, who took the penalty of my transgressions, I would not be who I am today. I will always be in awe to You my God my King! Thank you for the forgiveness, and for loving me first.
Happy New Year Everyone! I am hoping and trusting that everyone will have a fruitful year ahead. Setting up few goals for this year for me and my family, one of which is to increase my drive to self improvement both at work and as a mom & wife. I have also decided to boldly count my blessings this year and so I am turning my SB Planner to a Gratitude Journal to archive every thing that I am thankful for. So, how do you see 2015? Have you got your list of goals for the new year?
Six years ago, I took Mr. Z to be my partner for life and promised to give him my heart and walk with him hand in hand living, learning and growing in love together. I am so glad that we are celebrating our sixth years wedding anniversary and what makes it more special is that he is here with me to celebrate this memorable occassion. He works overseas that's why being home for our sixth is such a big deal. The past six years may not be a bed of roses, but I am glad that we have passed through rocks together. I know there are more to come, and I pray that as we sail through and learn life better our love triangle with the Lord will grow deeper. Happy 6th!
Zoe has been telling me he wanted to celebrate his 4th birthday at Bet on Your Baby (a cute-kiddie game show aired on channel 2). So I did a researched and found out about their birthday club and although it was not totally intentional, I emailed Zoe's picture. After two days I received an email from them, asking for my son's details and was told to just wait for instruction. And just before I forget about the first email, I received an invite to the December Birthday Club Party at ELJ Center via email. The said event falls exactly on Zoe's birthday and so, his wish of celebrating his birthday at Bet on Your Baby will finally come true. On his birthday, we have to pull him out of his class early so we won't be late for the event. So after a simple Birthday treat for his classmates and after picking some stuff at home, me, hubby and Zoe went straight to ELJ Center. When we arrived, we saw a couple of families also waiting for the said event. There are total of 20 kids who luckily passed the screening and became a member of The Bet on Your
Finally took the boys for a new do. I would not done these had I not noticed Zian's hair was trimmed and found out it was the yaya who willfully did the trimming. "Mahaba na daw kasi". And so, here are the tot's hair cut bonding moment. I'm glad that Zoe was friendly to kuya barbero this time. He use to be cranky before but this time he opened up a conversation by the telling kuya barbero that his birthday is coming very soon. Hahaha!
United Nations is celebrated on October and Dee Hwa Leong Academy just celebrated it last friday. Zoe was a Japanesse kid. This was remarkable for me, since this is the first school activity that I get him to dance on the stage for their class presentation without a fuss. There were two major school activity that the little pre schooler did not went up the stage for their class presentation. That's why I was happy this time seeing him excited for their presentation. I took a video of the dance presentation however the file is huge and I am having a hard time uploading it in any social media & storage site so I will not be able to share it here. My little Japanese with the little bro.
The boys visited the dentist last week. It was Zoe's second time and Zian's first visit to the dentist. Zoe was 2 years old during his first visit and it was unsuccessful. Perhaps he was not that prepared since I started introducing him to the dentist a week before our visit. At that time some of his teeth were already cavitated. The pedia-dentist advised me to undergo sedation if ever we would go for a treatment. The dentist was very good in educating me about the procedure, however I don't want my kid to be sedated. Aside from the expensive cost of the procedure, I am not sure if there are underlying side effects of sedation. And then little over six months after the first visit, I brought him again to the same dentist with the little bro. This time was totally opposite from his first visit. I guess he absorbed our preparation. I let them watch dentist visits stories from dora and peppa pig. He was cooperating with the dentist, although I have to sit with him on the dental chair. And so he got his flouride with varnish which is good for 3 months. Zian on the other
The Sad Face The Happy Face Hubby send me these images he captured while talking with the kids on skype. Our eldest Zoe came up with a little creative idea showing his dad happy & sad faces out of his thomas & friends rail tracks and stack rings. I just find it brilliant for a 3 year old.
Here comes the rainy season again. It irks me to have the little boy go out in the rain (of course with rain coat and umbrella) to get to school. Having school year opening in time with rainy season is soo inconvenient. As we are anticipating the arrival of tphoon glenda, I was glad that DepEd has suspended classes earlier than expected. So the little boy had extended time on the bed this morning. I had to keep myself updated as i am not too familiar with the classes suspension being a first time mom of a preschooler. Thank goodness the social media kept me updated and gotten me this suspension guidelines from dep ed. Stay safe everone!
I did not let him wear the uniform on the first day, but since most of his classmates were on uniforms on the first day, he went to the school in complete uniform on the second day. OMG he really is a school boy now! He was well and had not separation anxiety which is a good sign. I hope he will do well at school.
After a couple of years that I haven't visited this once a year exhibit, I finally had a chance to check out what's new in the construction industry. I've noticed that there are quite a large numbers of exhibitor this year or perhaps it the same last year, I don't know; I wasn't there last year. I saw familiar faces and almost the same suppliers as the past exhibit. What I like the most are the number of good and efficient innovations for small spaces like condos which is trending as of the moment. I didn't stay that long, as I suffer from leg cramps while roaming around the exhibit area.