Posted in Cebu, Government ETC, Me., ph.government, Tips

It’s that time of the year!

Visiting any government office is not something I look forward to.  At all. But, the car’s registration needs to be renewed… leaving me no choice but to visit LTO – playground of the most seasoned fixers in the country!

Here’s the thing: if you know the process, no need for their ‘services’ and ‘extra fees.’

Heads up: LTO Mandaue is now in J Center Mall in A.S. Fortuna. They are located at the 3rd floor. 

  1. Visit any LTO accredited emission center and have your car tested. (I went to JC4 Emission and Insurance Services) – 350PHP 63641863_4nhycwbq60wn93krfarvbys_wizy9lylwyewoovtiny
  2. Get your engine/chassis stencil. – 100PHP
  3. Secure insurance. TPL only is acceptable. (I also got this from JC4, for covenience) – 780PHP
  4. Go to J Center Mall for the MV inspection. Inspection area is located beside the PUJ terminal of the mall.  A rep from LTO will provide you a form to fill up for your car details. They will ask to check the basics: lights, wipers and your early warning device (EWD)
  5. Proceed to park in the basement area of the mall. Fixed parking rate of 20PHP Bring the documents and go to the LTO office.
  6. Once inside, give your documents to an evaluator. They will give you a number that looks like this:20180104_113834
  7. Wait for your number to be called. Pay LTO fees. In our case, it was 1830PHP.
  8. Wait for your number to be called again for releasing of your OR/CR.

* Still no stickers available. Consistent for three years! Wow, LTO! I never thought printing of stickers/license cards & plates take that much time!

Total Expenses: 3,080PHP

Posted in Cebu, Tips


For your super delayed parcels, call them. Be nice, BAE!✌

Posted in Cebu, Me., Stress Release

A mini rant, that’s all

For the last couple of weeks, I have sent applications to not less than 15 local-based companies but haven’t heard from any one. Not a single phone call. This is disappointing. I don’t know what’s wrong or whether I missed anything or what? I may not have the most appealing resumé, but I think it’s not the worst out there. Or is it? Was it the font I used? Was it that terrible? 

You see, from where I’m from, job qualifications can be outrageous. And employers quite discriminating. 

True story: In 2015, I tried applying for an office post for a Japanese-owned English school. When I got there, I wasn’t even offered a seat. I was holding on to my resumé when the boss came up to me and said, I had to wear better clothes (like a skirt or dress) and wear makeup to look presentable. What the hell, woman? I wanted to punch her in the face. 

Another true story: I went to an interview for a data analyst post and the questions were borderline comedy. ‘Do you have a passport?’ ‘Do you hold any visa to any country?’ ‘Which countries have you visited?’ ‘Are you the youngest child?’ And finishes our talk with ‘I don’t think you need a job.’ Needless to say, I walked out on her. What an asshat. 

So, yeah. I love my little island (sun, humidity and all) but it definitely isn’t the best when you’re gay… and job hunting. 

Posted in Cebu, Eats.

Trying Tim Ho Wan

I am not a picky eater. I just make boring food choices. And when I heard about this particular restaurant, the feedbacks sounded good. But since I didn’t want to line up, I waited for the hype to subside. Almost two months after opening, there was still a line. I waited about 10 minutes to be seated…

for this:

chow mien stir-fried noodles 》 130

Kidding. I had spare ribs rice (170) and their famous pork buns (145/3). They were so good I forgot about taking photos!

Posted in Cebu, Laag

10,000 Roses Café

I don’t get it why I am so poor with directions when I’m driving in the Mactan area. So poor, that 3 of the last 4 trips I made, I got utterly lost. Yesterday, was no different. My mum wanted to go somewhere she saw on Facebook. I’ve heard about the place, and how it looked beautiful during the evening. Why? LED-powered roses. So, why did I go in the afternoon? Because one, I am not a fan of huge crowds. Two, I can not do night drives. With the nephew and niece in tow, we went. Visitors can park about a few meters away from the café.

20170514_171831Entrance fee》 P20. Citizens above 60 years old get in for free.

20170514_172759_Richtone(HDR)really 10,000?

20170514_173924view on the way to the café