Wednesday, January 28, 2015

What's Up Wednesdays Series #4

The Water Sprite this week was just very busy in her "other world" that's why no new article was issued after Maalam sa Pera ang Pinoy launching. But here are few developments in this site:

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Simple Living Checklist For A Working Pinay: On Water and Electric Power Consumption

Blame it to Michael Faraday who invented the first electric motor, almost 200 years ago, that electricity now became the most important commodity worldwide. It has remained ubiquitous in household, offices, and industries. People who got used to consuming it could not imagine how life would be without it; and then with services arising through the use of electricity, such as the provision of water flowing though pipes, it made our lives even more comfortable.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

What's Up Wednesdays Series #3

Here goes the WUW this week:
  • The site's Marketplace is up. The Water sprite hopes that you see stuff that suits your interest. Initially, we just got items from Krystynized Jewels. They sell beautiful and most precious jewelries that you will love. The Water Sprite still looks forward to some other friends to show their merchandize here.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Maalam Sa Pera Ang Pinoy (Tampok ang Isang 22 Anyos na Independent Contractor)

Sa pagkakataong ito, hindi ko muna ibibida si Water Sprite. Alam mo ba kung bakit? Inilulunsad dito ngayon ang kauna-unahang serye ng bahagi ng blog na ito, ang Maalam Sa Pera Ang Pinoy series. Kung kaya't mapalad tayong napaunlakan ng isa nating kababayan ang imbitasyon ko na panayam. Siya ay napili ng inyong lingkod mula sa isang closed group ng Facebook, ang Filipino Financial Freedom Forum. Kilalanin natin si Gab, 22 taong gulang at isang Freelance Administrative Support/Software Developer. Kahanga-hangang sa ganyang edad ay maaga siyang namulat sa pag-iimpok ng salapi at nangahas na mag-invest. Si Gab ay nagtapos sa kolehiyo na may kursong Culinary Arts at siya'y binata pa.

Photo: Young Investor [thanks]
Sa artikulong ito malalaman mo na kahit pa man nagsisimula ka pa lamang kumita ng pera, na kahit humigit-kumulang na dalawang taon pa lang ang nakalipas mula sa unang pagtanggap mo ng payslip, ay posibleng posible na ikaw ay makapag-ipon ng pera, at ito ay mailagay mo sa institusyong namamahala (mutual fund o UITF) upang lumago pa ang mga naipon mo. Narito ang panayam ko kay Gab...

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Simple Living Checklist For A Working Pinay: On Grooming And Taking Care Of The Body

Do you live in a world where, most often than not, standards are built according to which popular trends you follow while at the same time they analyze your possessions and you feel like you need to compete to get to higher social status? Do you also allow others to define you, and that without you knowing, you are blindly controlled by them? If you answered "yes" to both questions, then you are not living the simple life the Water Sprite pointed out in this site.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

What's Up Wednesday: WUW Series #2

Yup, it's Wednesday once again and welcome to WUW (What's Up Wednesday) series!

Every WUW issue gives you little updates on what's going on behind blogging that could surely give you excitement on what to expect soon:

Friday, January 9, 2015

Simple Living Checklist For A Working Pinay: On Meals And Cooking

With regards to setting standard on simple living as presented in the past article, the introduction to Water Sprite's simple living checklist, the ways on eating meals and handling cooking routines are no exemption. The Water Sprite wanted to re-emphasize that her basis on coming up with the succeeding checklist has been her deepest concern for health, economics, and environment.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

What's Up Wednesday: WUW Series #1

Ok, it's the middle of the week and the Water Sprite wished to launch a series called What's Up Wedenesday (WUW), so here's what's going on:
  1. Familiarized and still learning about search engine optimization (SEO) and practically applying it.
  2. Familiarized and still learning about how to monetize this site.
  3. Updated About page, attached the author's ID picture to signify credibility of this site.
  4. Updated About page, added statement of Terms and Conditions of Use.
  5. Added an Attribution page.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Simple Living Checklist For A Working Pinay: On Commuting, Running Errands and Out Of Town Travels

Purchasing a car in the Philippines, as far as the Water Sprite is concerned is a luxury. To own one would mean having a hundred thousand pesos cash for a second hand Toyota car and a space for garage. Others got a brand new but mediocre car for installment plan but that would mean working her ass off and clinging into the position in the company in the fear of losing the job. That sounds complicated for the Water Sprite.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Simple Living Checklist For A Working Pinay: An Introduction

As the brand new year 2015 started, the Water Sprite prepared a checklist for simple living. She needed this because she was determined to invest in various programs to diversify her savings and allow her money grow. Although she has been living the simplest life possible since year 2001, she had to refer to a good article entitled "Simple Living Manifesto: 72 Ideas to Simplify Your Life". As anyone would say, simple living is such a relative situation as there were factors to consider and individual lives never became the same, as ever, with respect to another. In the case of Water Sprite, the following factors were considered in order for her to create an effective checklist:
  1. She has been living solo, no dependent children;
  2. She works from 8:00 A.M up to 5:00 P.M., from Monday to Saturday; and
  3. It's just an option to share her income with her parents because the parents receive a monthly pension and they have a very low cost of living in the province.
Moreover, there were several areas in ways of life that may tell she has lived the most frugal person in the planet. Consider the following: