Pinay in the UK: Regrowing Spring Onions

Last year, I started thinking of different ways on how to reduce waste. In one of my posts (click here), I mentioned I’ve been using reusable facial cotton pads instead of the disposable pads. And you know what? It’s nearly a year and I’m still…

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Pinay in the UK: How I Resumed Paying to SSS and Pag-IBIG

SSS (Social Security System) and Pag-IBIG (Home Development Mutual Fund) are social welfare services in the Philippines. The Philippine labor code has required employers and employees to contribute through salary deductions to ensure access to these services. As a Filipino living overseas, you can voluntarily…

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Random Thoughts: 5 Things I Did During Lockdown

The global pandemic has greatly affected everyone. Some people were able to adjust and work it all out to their advantage, but some had it hard financially and mentally. If you belong on the former category, well done and keep it up! If you’re on…

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Pinay in the UK: Sending My First Balikbayan Box Through LBC

Filipinos abroad are quite familiar with Balikbayan boxes. These are parcels that contain goodies (food items, books, clothes, etc) we send to our family or friends back home. It’s a way of showing we care, and to let them feel we love them as we’re…

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Pinay in the UK: 5 Things To Do Whilst on Fiance Visa

What’s next after getting a fiancé visa? This is a common question from applicants after the long process of gathering documents, application and waiting for that golden visa. After the first challenge, another dilemma comes up. I understand the uncertainty as it’s not easy to…

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