I’ve spent a lot of time on the road and travelling the world. To save money and really experience the culture of an area I have spent many of those nights in other people’s homes rather than hotels. Here are some tips that have helped me always get an invitation back.
Don’t be picky about where you sleep. If the only place available is a set of bunk beds covered in Power Ranger stickers then that’s where you sleep and be gracious about it. Never let your hosts give up their own bed for you. You are imposing on their space and you want to make as little of an impact as possible. Take the full over full bunk beds and relive a little bit of your childhood.
Bring a gift to show your gratitude. Try to ask what kind of things your host might enjoy and be prepared. It looks better to arrive with a well thought out gift than to treat them to dinner or a meal. Of course you should offer to treat them to a meal as well. Make your presence a pleasure for your hosts. You want to make sure that they have pleasant memories of you.
Always clean up after yourself and offer to help clean up after others. Don’t assume that the people who live in this house are perfectly happy to clean up your mess so forget any normal routine you have at your own house or with your family, significant other or roommates and pick up a sponge. Cooking a meal for your hosts is a great way to show appreciation but the mood is immediately soured when they are met with a large pile of greasy dishes and a counter top coated in flour.
Don’t use all the hot water. That’s important enough to say twice. Don’t use all the hot water.
Stay in contact. Not only because you might want to stay with them again but also because you want to stay in contact. These are people who were willing to open their home to you so they are obviously good people and the more good people you have around you the better off you are, even if you did have to sleep in a set of bunk beds.
Are you one of the many people who love to wear white? I remember anchor Korina Sanchez once featured her collection of white clothing in her Rated K show. I was surprised to know that she loves white especially in clothes. Anyway, I don’t have to go far because I myself love to wear white. In fact I have numerous white shirt collections in my closet. The color white symbolizes purity, innocence and liberty reason why I love to wear white color.
Well, if you are like me who adore white clothing and wanted to wear it especially this Holiday season or even just in any occasion worry free because you can find them at The White Company shop in London. They have wide collection of white clothing for women. I browsed their clothing collection and super love it. And now they are offering 30% off on selected lines this is good deal especially today that we have so many expenses this Christmas.
We all know that education is very important. I’ve seen people who have enough money to study but they don’t have the guts or they neglect the chance to learn more. And other people who are willing to learn are the one who are financially lacking. Well, it’s just my observation.
Anyway, do you know where our top thinkers attended their colleges? Like current United States of America president; Barack Obama, past President Bill Clinton, Computer genius – Bill Gates, the Prince of Whales – Prince Charles, and even our (Philippines) National hero – Jose Rizal. They attended on top best colleges. Check this infographic below to know the answer and you might be one of them.
Last Saturday, we went to mall just to unwind. When we reached the event center the SOLCOM (Southern Luzon Command) band is performing. So, we stopped and watch their performance. I was amazed on their voice. There are 3 vocalists; two boys and one girl. They sang SM ChriSMs jingle, today’s hit, some oldies and one song ( I guess its AFP official theme song). I enjoyed the whole performance. And I must say they are really good, two thumbs up for their performance. The voices are really good. If ever they will perform again will surely watch it, just love it =).
Anyway, this morning surprised package arrived in our doorstep. Actually we are expecting package but we never expect that it will arrive as early as today. My sister said it will arrive second week of December but its arrived today. Wow, what an early Christmas presents for us here. Thank you so much to Jocson family including my sister, BIL, my 3 nieces and 1 nephew who sent the 2 boxes all the way from Canada. I will share some of the photos here or in my other blogs in the coming days ;). Enjoy the rest of weekend especially in other parts of the world =).
This is my first time to see the complete video of Piliin Ang Pilipinas (Choose Philippines). This video was made to show the beauty of the Philippines. I guess many will think of visiting our country because of this. If you haven’t seen the video I grabbed it in youtube. To know more about the beauty of the Philippines just visit the official website http://www.choosephils.com
Piliin Ang Pilipinas (ChoosePhilippines) was sung by Angeline Quinto. She is the first to win in Star Power: Sharon’s Search for the Next Female Pop Superstar.
Disclaimer: The video is not mine credit to the owner.
After 2 – 3 days finally, I’m back online! Poor girl forgot to settle the amount due on internet connection. Anyway, first thing to open is my email but unfortunately it always gives me an error message maybe because of bad weather.
Anyway, when I headed to my Facebook account this what I got:
FACEBOOK JUST RELEASED THEIR PRICE GRID FOR MEMBERSHIP. $9.99 PER MONTH FOR GOLD MEMBER SERVICES, $6.99 PER MONTH FOR SILVER MEMBER SERVICES, $3.99 PER MONTH FOR BRONZE MEMBERSERVICES, FREE IF YOU COPY AND PASTE THIS MESSAGE BEFORE MIDNIGHT TONIGHT.
WHEN YOU SIGN ON TOMORROW MORNING YOU WILL BE PROMPTED FOR PAYMENT INFO…IT IS OFFICIAL IT WAS EVEN ON THE NEWS.
FACEBOOK WILL START CHARGING DUE TO THE NEW PROFILE CHANGES. IF YOU COPY THIS ON YOUR WALL YOUR ICON WILL TURN BLUE AND FACEBOOK WILL BE FREE FOR YOU.
PLEASE PASS THIS MESSAGE ON IF NOT YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE DELETED IF YOU DO NOT PAY.
Again, poor girl here copied and pasted it on my Facebook wall. Other friends of mine did the same! But fellow blogger Sheng said that —à>>Its not true… already read a news about this just an hour ago at yahoo News…Mr. Cluley of FB said its bogus..
So you read it right it’s BOGUS, Fake, False, Counterfeit, trick… hahahh what other words can describe this trick. So Facebook fanatic out there still you can enjoy your Facebook account for FREE =).
The other day I was craving for Hawaiian Pizza and Kiwi. So I made my version of Hawaiian pizza again. Last time I used tasty bread but now I bought this cute mini dough. It’s just perfect for 1-2 bites. So as usual for my toppings I used ready made pizza sauce, ham, pineapple and melted cheese. I ate five pieces while Kyla ate the rest. And hmmm, it’s delicious!
After we enjoyed pizza …Kiwi is the next. I like this fruit ever since I was pregnant. But it is expensive here so I seldom purchase but it is worth it to buy because it contains Vitamin A, C and E.
Clock is very important to us so it is necessary to have it in the house, office, school and other public places. I have one in the room but sad to say it always gives me wrong time. Maybe it has problem with the battery or the clock itself. Maybe I should read more about the 30% Off Howard Miller Clocks offer I might get one.
I’ve been writing about the different quotes for the past couple of days. Normally I read quote when I’m feeling sentimental or upset. Good thing that there are many available online for free. I didn’t know that there are Hundreds of Marilyn Monroe Quotes. I never thought that Marilyn Monroe quotes were left after she died. I will be headed in the site later meanwhile have to take a break here.
If you are a sentimental person like me and always wanted to read inspirational or love quotes don’t you worry because I found a site that can provide interesting quotes. Have you ever heard about quotes by Bob Marley? If not better visit his site and be inspired of the different quotes available on his site.