Give up Something, and Sponsor a Child

March 10, 2013 Tsina 6 Comments

I've put this off for the longest time. When I was still connected with my previous company, I promised myself twice the time that I got promoted that I will sponsor a child in World Vision. But I've never got around to. I always have bills to pay (and mall sales), and all the lame excuses in the world. But this time, I finally signed up. Maybe, I just have to give up a thing or two. What are you willing to give up to help? :)

Based on their website, World Vision aims to share and demonstrate the love and compassion that Jesus Christ extended to all people, especially to children, particularly to those living in poverty or suffering from oppression and injustice."  They have this program called Sponsor a Child. You can help send a kid to school for PhP 600 per month.
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I went ahead and signed up. You have the option to pay PhP 600/monthly, PhP 1800 quarterly, PhP 3600 semi-annually, or PhP 7200 annually. I chose to pay monthly. :) You also have the option to sponsor either a boy or a girl, I chose a girl. The donations can be coursed through your credit card, bank deposit or check. I opted for the bank deposit. 

They sent me an acknowledgment email, and I paid for the PhP 600 through bank deposit and emailed them the deposit slip. They emailed me back to ask if I want my sponsorship manual, Thank You letter and picture profile of the sponsor child be sent through postal mail, or email. I opted for the email. :) Digital age, guys. Hihi. I was also eligible for the free candies, which I chose to send to my sponsored kid. :)
World Vision candies
My sponsored child is a girl from Aklan, she's on high school - 3. Good thing, I checked the picture profile again now, because I was supposed to get her a Barbie for her birthday on May 5! I thought she was on grade 3. Hehe. I might get her a book instead. :) 

I find it too time and effort consuming to send the deposit slips monthly so I asked how I can auto-debited it on my BPI ATM. Here are the steps:

1. Login to BPI Express Online.
2. Navigate on Payments & Reloadings> Bills Payment> Enroll All Other Bills.
3. Input your ATM details in the Enrollment of Bills (other than Credit Cards or Loans) window.
4. Select World Vision Development Foundation.
5. Input your reference number. This should be provided on your Thank You kit. 
BPI Express Online
6. Click on Submit button.

Once you have enrolled WVDF. You have to schedule recurring bills payment.

7. Navigate on the Payments & Reloadings> Bills Payment> Scheduled Bills Payment> Schedule Bills Payment.
8. Provide scheduled payment details.
9. Click on OK. 

Easy, right? Now, I don't have to email the deposit slip monthly. :)

I feel so happy about this whole thing. I had three scholarships back in college from Sangguniang Kabataan (I was an SK councilor, hihi.), Governor's office and Mayor's office.  I got them every start of the semester. These helped a lot. By signing up in World Vision, I feel that I'm giving it back to the community. Well, aside from that, I believe that education is very important. I would want every kid to get their education. If possible, finish college. It is not enough that one can read and write, we have to be able to catch up and compete with other countries in terms of education and skills. Dami kong sinabi! :P

So, give up four frappe a month, and sponsor a child. I did. ;)


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March 10, 2013 Tsina 0 Comments

Hihi.The past weeks had been really uneventful. I was focus on adjusting to my current work that I lost track on other things, but that would be another story. :)

But right now, I think I have few things that I'm looking forward to that I would like to share to you, guys. :) 

The Pinatubo trip that was scheduled today has been cancelled. But we'll move it on April 7. I'll be with my forever travel buddies, Apple and Dwin, plus Apple's friends! Extra lang talaga kami ni Dwin, hahaha! Kwento on this soon. :)

Jonathan is arriving from UAE, and we're planning to have a quick pre-summer getaway in Cagbalete. It is slated on March 30 - 31, summer na yun noh? :P I hope this one would push through, everyone's been very busy with their lives at the moment. Catch up, catch up din, pag hindi busy. :P

Okay. I like The Script. I am never the super fan of anyone, any band, or anything. Auhm, except HP. :P But I like The Script. They'd been with me when I was so down and out. Breakeven, anyone? :P I dedicated one of their songs to a special someone, I'm Yours. Listen to it, it's pretty good. :) The #3 album has the brilliant song Six Degrees of Separation, sapul na naman. :P Okay, just to make the long story short, I bought a ticket to their concert in Manila.. just an hour ago? Hihi. I've been looking forward to their concert, but didn't buy the ticket right away. I got disappointed when I could no longer buy it online. But tonight is the night. I was browsing the Concerts in 2013 topic in Girltalk, when I remembered checking Ticketnet. Behold, Patron and Upper B are available. I couldn't afford Patron, so I got the Upper B. I don't care, as long as I could hear them sing live, that would be wonderfully fine. :) I'm so excited.

So, after that busy weekend, my brother's graduating on the 1st of April. I'm happy and proud sister. :) I planned on giving him a new laptop or a new watch, but he told me that he wants a new cellphone. Why oh why? A new laptop should be better, especially because I can use it. Hehe. But a cellphone? He used to be contented with a Nokia.Sigh. Might get him the S3 Mini, or a Experia. I always love the form factor of Experia. :)

I'd be on Club Balai Isabel on April 13 for my first company summer outing. Hmm, it's BB time! BB is my suplado crush. More on him soon, kung magkakaron ng more! :P

I have another gala scheduled. Hihi. This is supposed to be my pangarap na solo trip. But I told Jelai and EA that I'd be going to Dumaguete this November. They booked, too. I'm so happy. But they'd be leaving on Sunday morning, and I'd be back on Manila on Monday afternoon. I still have time for soul-searching! CHOS! :P

I love it that I have few things to look forward to. What about you? Anything you're excited to do in the next months? :)


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March 10, 2013 Tsina 3 Comments

SSS is impressive. Hihi. I applied for my SSS ID last year, 12/28 at my province. The SSS branch near my place has the ID capture machine. I got my ID by early February. Goodness, that was fast! I was expecting to get it in six months to a year! 

Well, applying for the SSS ID was a breeze too. I was just trying my luck if I could apply. I didn't bring anything. Good thing, I had my ATM and school ID with me. Yes, you read it right, my ATM. Apparently, ATM is a valid proof of identification. When I got there, I asked the guard about the ID application, and he gave me the E-6 form to fill up. I filled it up, and waited for few minutes to present my ATM and school ID. After they verified my form and ID, I waited for my turn on the ID capture machine. The guy who took my photo didn't show it to me, good thing, when I got the SSS ID, I looked decent. HAHAHA. 

You can print the E-6 form at home, and then head to the nearest SSS branch. You can download the form here. The SSS ID will be mailed to your home. If you'd like to monitor your SSS contributions or loan applications, you can sign up in the My.SSS. I created my account there a long time ago, and I find it very useful. 
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My passport would have expired this March, so I opted to renewed it last month. I heard that passport renewal is a lot easier now. Guess, that's true. 

1. Schedule your passport application/renewal online
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2. Print the forms.
3. On the day of the appointment, bring your expiring passport, photocopy of the front and back sheets of your passport, and the printed forms.

Yep, that's it. Just make sure to arrive on time. I scheduled mine in SM Megamall at 4:00 pm. I arrived on the dot! Hihi. I handed over my requirements, and went to get a number. I waited for my number to be called which took me at least 30 mins. On the first station, the staff checked my requirements, and invalidated the old passport . I headed on the cashier next to pay. I paid PhP 950. I opted for the regular one, and pick up only. It's just in SM Megamall, I can manage to pick it up. I can go shopping afterwards pa. Hihi. :) The last station would be for the encoding of the details, I signed a document to verify the accuracy of the information, and affixed my thumbmark. This took me almost an hour. They took my passport photo as well. And I'm done. I'll pick up my passport on the 15th. For the complete details of the requirements, you can check it here, and the passport fees on this link.

I feel so grown-up. :P


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