5 Brilliant Ways on How to Spend Free Time Productively

All of us have free time, who doesn’t? Even the busiest person has free time. I know you have a time to spare too!

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There are actually a lot of ways on how you can spend your free time. You may spend your time shopping or even go to the best resorts in the Philippines. It is your time; it is up to you what you want to do with it. You may waste it or spend your free time productively.

When we say ‘productively’, according to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, it is doing or achieving a lot that produce good results. And when we say ‘spending your free time productively’, it is doing the things that make you productive. Well, if you want to know what are the things that can help and make you productive, you might consider doing things brilliant ways.

Reading

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What comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘Read’?

When we hear the word ‘Read’, a lot of people won’t do it since all they know, reading is boring, it can make you feel sleepy, it can make your eyes and head hurt and it is not fun to read. I know you had those feelings too. But what if these ‘boring’ textbooks can make you productive, are you going to change your mind and read?!

Reading books, magazines, newspapers and other references give you a lot of information that other people don’t have. You know what the ins and outs of today’s are; you know who these particular people who contributed big time in our community or in our country, and you will know what to do when circumstances occur.

It is always an advance when you read. Reading can bring you to places where you haven’t been there yet and it gives you better perspective and understanding of the world. You will also feel confident to whoever you meet since you know something that they don’t.

Writing

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Unfortunately, there are few people who write. Writing is not that hard as what you think. You don’t have to write an entire article for you to start writing. Writing journals is a good start.

Writing can give you the benefit of telling or sharing what you feel where you cannot share it with others. You can write what you feel for the entire exhausting day, how annoyed and pissed you are, how your boss or friend sucks or how happy you are when your crush talks to you. You write it down.

You are the boss of your writing, you can write what you want and let your imaginations run wild. Just write it down, it is fun!

Listening to Good Music

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Everyday, we are bombarded with the noise around us. Noises from the vehicles, noises from the people, plus the noise of your boss who keeps reprimanding you, all these can make your day a living hell which can affect your entire day.

Listening to good music can put you in a good mood. Sometimes, even though you are stressed, it makes you feel relax and at ease. There are also times when you needed some inspirations; listening to good music can help. It can make you do better things when you are in the right mood.

When we say ‘good music’, it doesn’t mean rock or metallic rock. ‘Good Music’ is when we listen; it is pleasant to the ears.

Sports

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Engaging your body in an active activity, can built a better and healthier lifestyle. It gives you the energy to work for an entire day. Being lazy and not in a mood to do a certain work is the least you can do. When you are in a good and healthy condition, it affects the entire day.

Not only health benefits you can get through sports, you can also have fun and enjoy what you do. It is a matter of conditioning yourself for a better you.

Family Bonding

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This is also one way to spend a quality time, not just for you, but also for the family. Having you around makes a family bonding complete and fun since it is when we tell or share our thoughts and experiences with our family. Cheesy as it may seem, but one way or another, we can have our moral support from them.

Eating together with our family is also a way to bond. Bonding with your families is not just for fun, it is also where we can have a heart to heart talk with them that can bring the family members closer to each other.

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5 Types of Personality of Commuters

There are thousands of people living in our community, and every day, we meet hundreds of people in our way; be it at work, school or in shopping malls in the Philippines. It is inevitable! Different people with different personalities, that’s what we encounter every day.

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If you are observant enough of the people around you, you can see how they behave. A little bit of an observation can give you an idea of what personality he or she has. Even just by riding a public vehicle, you can already see and observe people with their different personalities.

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Talkative Commuters

Talkative commuters tend to talk a lot. Sometimes, they can’t notice that their voices are already loud. Some of the passengers might have fun listening to your talks, but the other passengers might be annoyed.

There are really times that we can talk loudly since the topics are interesting or funny enough for you not to mind or notice the other passengers, and that makes us talk or laugh out loud. The most embarrassing part is when one passenger might get annoyed and reprimand you to talk moderately and be considerate of the others.

Sleepy Commuters

We can’t blame them for sleeping inside the jeepney or in the public vehicles. They might be tired of doing the things that need to be done for work or for school and that leads them to sleep late. We all know it is not easy to stay up late since it drains our energy the next day.

We can understand that, but the most annoying part is that, when they tend to sleep on your shoulders. Some of the people are hesitant enough to wake them up since they are sleeping soundly. Lucky enough if that sleepy commuter can notice that they are already sleeping on your shoulders.

Friendly Commuters

Unlike talkative commuters, these people tend to talk to you in a friendly way. You can say that they are kind since they talk to you even though you both don’t know each other. These people usually talk about what is happening in our community, or what caused the heavy traffic that leads the people to be late for their appointments, or even random questions like what school are you attending or what kind of profession are you working.

Some people that don’t want to talk might be annoyed by these people since they tend to ask random questions. Well, just don’t show it to them. They might be offended since they just want to talk and be friendly to you in good faith.

Commuters who always Complain

There are also commuters that are grumpy. They have a bad mood even though it still early in the morning. They tend to complain why the vehicle is so slow that he or she might be late at work or in school. They sometimes also complain why other passengers are a bother to them that leads them to be annoyed and irritated. Some of them will complain when other passengers ask them to lend their fare to the driver.

Sometimes, watching and observing these people can also affect our day. We also tend to be annoyed by his or her rudeness. Well, it is really up to us whether we let it affect our day.

Helpful and Considerate Commuters

These people are so rare nowadays. They help other commuters settle inside the jeepney or another public vehicle. They also help commuters who have difficulty in carrying their baggage. And whenever they see a senior citizen or a handy cap, these people will consider offering their seat and let them sit instead.

These kinds of people give us inspiration to also help others in times of difficulties even though they are strangers. “What goes around comes around.” Cliché as it may seem, but it is already proven.

7 Annoying Jeepney Facts

“You are not a Filipino if you don’t know how to ride a jeepney.”

People say.

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There are millions of people commuting every day, and we are one of those people. We commute going to the malls in the Philippines, going to school and other places where we want to go. Commuting is already part of our daily living. Well that, if you don’t have a private car.

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Have you ever experience being annoyed just by commuting? I bet we all do! We tend to get annoyed and pissed by the passengers in the jeepney. And mind you, it made our day! Most of the times, we can’t avoid these annoying, disturbing, irritating and nerve-wracking incidents inside the jeepney. It’s based on experience actually. So, hands up if you also had experience these annoying jeepney facts.

Public Display of Affection (PDA)

Ok! I know this is a rare situation, but there are still people or couples out there dared to display their feelings to each other in public. They giggle, kiss and hug. Literally! I just don’t understand, and I bet you do too, why are they doing that?! You are in the public, people! It’s unsightly! You can always do that at home or wherever place you want to, for as long as it is not in the public.

Smelly Person beside You

This is disgusting! I know you want to puke smelling the person beside you. Especially when he or she moves, the odor will really spread enough for you to smell it. Perhaps, they are already immune to their odor which is why they don’t know that they are already smelly. Well, you really need to bring a handkerchief all the times for in case like this. Guys and girls, please observe healthy and clean hygiene. You know what to do to make you smell and look good.

Girls with Long Hair

Most girls with long hair, if not all, don’t usually tie their hair. Perhaps, they have a new hair rebond or they just want to flaunt their curly or straight hair. And while riding on a jeepney, their hair is being blown away by the wind. It is itchy and painful whenever the hair touches your face.

And the most irritating part is that, even though that girl knows that her hair is all over in someone’s face, she just let it without minding the person beside her. Good luck when you sit beside girls with long hair who just let their hair be blown by the wind.

Laughing out loud/ talking loudly

Yes! Hands up! I know you and I have done it, especially when we have friends that make us laugh out loud and interesting topics that make us talk out loud without minding other commuters. We may be having fun talking and laughing, but other commuters are already annoyed by the noise that we make.
Moderation is always the keyword. You may talk and laugh with your friends while inside the jeepney but make sure that nobody will get annoyed.

Slow Jeepney Ride

Have you ever notice and experience that whenever you are in a rush, there are just times that the jeepney that you ride is just too slow, plus you are caught in a heavy traffic?! You will not just be annoyed; you will really be pissed since you are already late in your work or in school. I salute when you can tell the driver to make it a little bit faster. I’ll tell you, it takes courage and thick face to do it.

Lesson learned, always be an early bird to avoid situations like this.

Paying of Fare

Ignoring you when you are about to pay your fare is just so annoying! There are times when you are about to pay the fare yet the person beside you pretend not to notice you. You still have to repeat “please pass the fare” over and over again so that the person next to you gets it. There are also times when they can’t hear you since they have headphones on their ears. Annoying, it is!

Sitting position

There are people who are really stubborn while riding the jeepney. Even though, they know that they are commuters who have a hard time sitting, they still sit like they own the vehicle. There are even times when commuters have no choice but to sit in the air since they can’t sit properly. And mind you, it is really hard to sit in the air while riding a jeepney.

“You are not a Filipino if you don’t experience these annoying jeepney facts.” People also say.

Just don’t tell me that you are one of the people who do these annoying acts, if you do, please stop, be considerate and let’s change!

What about you? What is the most annoying and irritating jeepney acts for you?

The Don’ts in Fine Dining

Knowing Filipinos, we like to treat our families or friends. And there are just times when someone asks and treats you and your family out for lunch or dinner in the restaurants in Greenbelt Makati, of course, saying ‘no’ is the least you can do.

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Unlike other restaurants, fine dining in Manila can sometimes be demanding. There are a lot of things that you must keep in mind when in fine dining. And if you don’t want to be embarrassed while eating a good and delicious food, try to remember these simple don’ts in fine dining and, apply it of course.

  • Annoying Kids

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When you decide to bring your kids or your younger brother or sister, make sure that they behave. You have to tell them that shouting, roaming and running around the restaurant is a big no. Let them understand that when they do, they might annoy and disturb the people who are also eating in that restaurant. And you also don’t want them to stumble and break things that are expensive.

Another thing, making a mess out of their plate is also a big no. when your kids are still too young to eat on their own, spoon feed them so as not to waste a food out of their plate.

  • Noisy mouth while chewing

Ugh! This is annoying!

There are just people who tend to eat and chew their food noisily, and it’s absurd! Some people called it ‘eating like a pig’. Anybody, who hears it will feel gross. Please don’t do that when you are in the fine dining restaurants if you don’t want to feel embarrassed. Trust me, it is really embarrassing when someone will tell you to eat and chew your food silently.

Of course, you can definitely talk while eating. That is also one way you can bond and share your experiences with others. Just don’t chew your food noisily that everybody can hear it. It will kill the mood to those people who enjoy eating their food.

And another thing, when you sip your soup or hot coffee, do not sip it too loud. It is unpleasant to hear sipping it loudly. Except when you are in the other country where you must sip the soup or hot coffee to express that you like and appreciate the food that is served.

  • Using of utensils noisily

Fine dining restaurants usually use glass plates, which is why whenever we use our spoon and fork to eat, we make sounds. And that is totally acceptable, but not to the extent that it is too noisy that can already disturb and annoy other people inside the restaurant. Be moderate since we can’t avoid making sound in our plates out of it.

And another thing, as much as possible, do not eat with your bare hands unless it is needed. Well, we can say it is unsightly eating with your bare hands especially when you are in a fine dining restaurant. You can use your fingers though when it is really needed but not the entire hand. Always use spoon and fork.

  • Laughing out loud and chatting loudly

Yes! This is also annoying!

Sometimes, when the topic is interesting and we are so eager to express our feelings, we tend to talk or laugh it out loudly forgetting that we can disturb and annoy other people who are also eating in that restaurant. Yes, we all know that we have the freedom of expressing, but we also have to be considerate to the people who don’t want to hear your talks.

Always be moderate in everything you do, coz it is also not good when you do things overly.

3 Reasons Why Maid Cafés are in Trendy

If you are sick and tired of boring and lifeless ambiance of the restaurants in Cebu, why not try exploring cafés with a lot more unique than the other. Trying and exploring different cafés are one of the things teenagers and even adults nowadays love to do when they are looking for another whole new ambiance of a café.

Well, if you are really looking for a café that is new to you, try Maid Café. These cafés have a touch of Korean and Japanese culture and let you experience a new and different kind of the environment. Maid cafés will give you the feeling of what Korean and Japanese Café looks and feels like. And if you are really into these cultures, you will definitely love to come back over and over again.

There are actually a lot of Korean and Japanese Cafés, but here are the reasons why Maid Cafés are different from the other cafés.

The settings

Unlike other typical cafés, maid café has a unique style of decorating and arranging their place. They put and add things that depict a Korean or a Japanese culture. And since you love these cultures, you will also love the place. From the tables and chairs to the lightings and to the decorations of the place, all are appealing to the eyes which give you the feeling of belongingness.

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photo from foursquare.com (CosCafe)

Of course, they also never forget to make their customers feel comfortable during their stay in the café. Their couch is big and comfy; one can also squat and sit like whatever position they want to. They also have stuffed toys, pillows, and even TV for you to enjoy more during your stay in the café.

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photo from iluvcebu.com (Cafe Tiala)

Also, the color and the style of the place are soothing to the eyes which you will definitely love to take a picture of yourself to the place.

The Services

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photo from Cafe Tiala Facebook page

photo from Cafe Tiala Facebook page

photo from Cafe Tiala Facebook page

This is one of the reasons why Maid Cafés differ from the other typical Korean and Japanese Café, you will never going to hear or see a sign ‘Self-Service’ in Maid Cafés. And from the word itself ‘Maid’ Café, it is the only café where beautiful maids are there to serve you all throughout your stay in the Café. Of course, they are also dressed in maid uniforms which make them even prettier and sexier with their outfits.

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photo from onthewingsofweng.com (Maids of Cafe Tiala)

The moment you enter the Maid Café, maids will warmly welcome you with a smile and accompany you to the place where you want to sit. The maids are very approachable that whenever and whatever you ask something from them, they will give it to you willingly and cheerfully.

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photo from Cafe Tiala Facebook page

Maid Cafés also have various activities where maids got to dress like fictional characters or dressed like something that is fitted on the theme they have chosen. When they choose an anime theme or a cute animal theme, they dressed like one. This is also the time where you can take a picture with them.

The foods and drinks

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Photo from Cafe Tiala Facebook page (foods and drinks)

Cute and presentable, who would think that these are tasty foods?! And yes, these are edible and delicious.  I’m sure you will love to take a picture of it first than eating it.

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photo from foursquare.com

When it comes to their food servings, you will be amazed on how they carefully and creatively plated their food. Well, thanks to their skills we are able to see and taste this kind of food. Not just that, they have desserts that will surely make you want more.  And of course, they also have hot and cold drinks, which you will also love the taste of it.

photo from Tomo Cafe Facebook page (Red Forest Cake with Dusted Green Tea Powder)

photo from Tomo Cafe Facebook page (Red Forest Cake with Dusted Green Tea Powder)

5 Approaches to Earn More in Sinulog Festival

Weeks of festive celebration, how do you like that for making lots of money?!

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Admit it! We are all in a high alert mode when we hear and talk about making ‘Lots of Money’. Of course, who would not like to hear about it when that is our top priority to sustain our daily needs?! And since it is a festival, eating is always present. That is why restaurants in Cebu are already hyped to let the people taste their specialties. Of course, that is also making money.

Not only restaurants, there are hundreds of vending stalls selling variety of things. Be it bags, shoes/slippers/sandals, clothes, kitchen wares, etc. name it and you will have it. Anything that involves money, we are always on the go. That is why there is always a need to think of the things that grab the interest and attention of the people which makes them want to buy the products from you.

There are many ways and versions on how to make a profit out of your products, but most of these versions did not last long since they lack factors that can ignite the interest of the people to buy their products or services. Taking for granted with these factors is a big no for business oriented people.

Know your market

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First and foremost, always know your target market. From there, you will be able to gather more information and more ideas on how to let your products be known to the people. You have to know what interest them the most, get it, learn from it and apply it to your products or services for the people to buy it.

This approach will really help in guiding you to get the people’s interest of the particular product. It is always an advance to know what market or people are you targeting to let you focused on that particular matter.

Store Extensions

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When you want to let your products be known to people, you have to consider putting up another store or a stall to the places where people usually flock. And since it is a Sinulog Festival, you might want to place your stalls to where people can easily see and notice your products.

As much as possible, try not to place your stall in a place where there are only few people who pass by. If you do, don’t expect a lot of people will buy your products or services.

Discounts

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This is always been effective since people always look for discounts. There will be a lot of cheap and affordable prices, but always remember that we Filipinos are known for asking lower and lower discounts. And if they feel that the price, you are offering is still higher than the other store or stall, they will definitely find another one where prices are lower than yours.

Discounts may sometimes be demanding since you are also after with a higher profit. With that, why not try another way where people will still buy your products. Buy one take one, for example, people will surely love the idea of having it buy one take one with a cheaper price. Of course, just make sure that it is a win-win situation where you can gain enough profit out of it while they can enjoy the products they bought.

Promotions

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Promoting your products and services is always helpful. Let the people know that your products or services exist. One way or another, they will get curious and tries to find out what your product or services is all about.

One way to let the people know your product is putting it in the tarpaulins or posters, there they can clearly see and notice it. Pamphlets and flyers are also one of the promotional materials that can help boost the familiarity of your products and services.

Be approachable

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This is a must if you don’t want to let your customers go away from you and your products. Try to be friendly and ask them nicely what item they want. Make your customer as your friend; sometimes they will buy your products out of your friendship.

Also, try to be calm when they are rude to you, trust me; it will make your day.