Meinl Hybrid Slap-Top Cajon - HTOPCAJ3NT

Meinl Hybrid Slap-Top Cajon: Review and Demo

I have been playing drums for more than a decade now. I feel a little bit off when using a drum set for an acoustic set so I usually use cajon for these type of gigs. Being a musician without a car, it’s a little bit hard to commute with a bulky percussion instrument, that’s why […]

US Visa Application From Toronto

How to Apply for a US Visa in Toronto – Tips to Save You Money and Time

My cousin from the US invited us to spend Christmas in California. Having been denied a US visa the first time I applied in the Philippines, I was actually hesitant to try again. First, it’s not that cheap and second, we just moved to Toronto. Nonetheless, we applied and was lucky enough to get a […]


Should I Spank My Toddler? – The Best Alternative to Spanking

Have you experienced an urge to spank your toddler or child whenever he or she does something wrong? Do your anger and short temper sometimes get the best of you? Do you feel the corporal punishment at home is the way to go for disciplining your children or are there alternatives? Now that my daughter is […]

crowdsourcing and testing

What is Crowdsourcing and How it Applies to Testing?

Crowdsourcing is the process of soliciting services, information and ideas from a large group of people, usually from the online community, to achieve a specific goal. Testing, as defined in my previous article, is the process of identifying defects in a product, application or software produced or developed. Crowdsourcing Crowdsourcing is a portmanteau of crowd and outsourcing. The […]

The Feast

How The Feast Changed My Spiritual Life

It has been more than a year since I was introduced to The Feast in Singapore (The Feast started in the Philippines) and it was actually one of the most life-changing moments in my spiritual life. I was a newcomer in Singapore with very few friends  and acquaintances, when a friend of mine, who was also […]

Software Testing As a Profession

Is Software Testing a Real Profession?

I am a software tester and yes, software testing is a real profession and a lucrative one depending on your expertise. Although this might not be my dream job (still dreaming of becoming a rock star someday), I have learned to accept it and now I’m passionate about it. Probably, I’m not the only one thinking […]

My First Time Trick Or Tricking - Kaite with pumpkins

My First Time Trick or Treating

It’s our first Halloween here in Canada. If you’re thinking I got the title wrong. Nope, it’s not my baby’s first time, but “My” first time trick or treating. It’s my Baby’s second. When I was a kid, nobody celebrates Halloween, at least in the neighborhood I grew up in but that might be a different […]

Toronto Night Sky

Looking Back on Our First Six Months in Canada

As the saying goes, time really flies when you’re enjoying. Six months ago, we landed in a cold and unfamiliar country called Canada. We’ve been waiting for this since that day in EDSA. We were excited, nervous and to some extent, afraid. Having a job before arriving here somehow alleviates our doubts and fears. Our First Few […]

How We Found a Family Doctor in Canada

How We Found a Family Doctor in Canada

Previously I shared about how we got our OHIP and I also talked about getting a family doctor. This is something new to us, or maybe it was called differently in Singapore and in the Philippines but a family doctor as per the site are usually the first doctors to diagnose and treat most […]

How We Got Our Ontario Health Insurance Plan OHIP

How We Got Our Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)

Except for the usual asthma attacks when I suffer from cold, I rarely get sick. That’s what I thought before coming to Canada. That’s the reason why we didn’t follow the advice of getting a temporary health insurance while waiting to be covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). Within three months,  I had to […]