To my fellow Kababayan: If you're reading this, that means you've found my blog like others did! I'm glad that my blog is serving some purpose to connect fellow Filipinos in Charlotte and nearby! Please don't hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any question. Know more of me and how to connect with me via my other blog : Zen Ventures. Or join Toasty Brown Online Forum by clicking on the brown box on the right and let your voice be heard! Salamat!!! - Maricris

Sunday, July 27, 2008

ZenVentures: Life in Asia Part II - Conserving H2O with Tabo and Balde

I have been posting a topic on the way we Asians live and how we can incorporate them in our US life in order to conserve and save some money, especially with how the economy is here right now. Our gas prices have been going up and up away like Superman without the cape! :) - fortunately, just yesterday (saturday), I saw that the prices went down for a bit. The highest in Charlotte that I saw was $4.00+ depending where the gas station is situated. Yesterday was $3.89! not much but promising. Life here is not paradise like everyone thinks back home in Pinas - kayod kabayo ka dito! Kung wala kang training sa "pagtitipid" eh patay ka! The life portrayed in so many US movies and TV series that a lot of Asians watch in their homes doesn't even scratch the surface of the reality of living in the US. It's all but propaganda, if I must say! Those are all but fictions. Sabi nga nila, you can't really understand unless you experience it yourself. Life here is just the same as anywhere else. We earn dollars, we spend dollars! - Anyway, check out my Ec0-frugal tips and if you have any thoughts or ideas to add on, please don't hesitate to let me know. Maraming salamat po!

ZenVentures: Life in Asia Part II - Conserving H2O with Tabo and Balde

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Filipino Alert

After less than 2 months of blogging & being in the ether wave, my main blog Zen Ventures , finally paid off. A Filipina who lives in Mint Hill & works in Mecklenburg County actually found her way to my blog and made contact. This is just great! If you read this post , which is also posted here, only then will you understand why.

I am happy that Joy found me. Isn't it a little ironic in a funny way, that her name is Joy ? Joy found me...nice ring huh! I believe this is the start of a more wonderful encounters to come. Till then, I'll keep crossing my fingers (and toes!) .