Six Brilliant D.I.Y. Project Ideas That You Could Do And Sell Over The Holidays

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The holiday craze is asking everyone to jump in the bandwagon of planning parties, splurging on sales, and decorating homes. But there shouldn't be no pressure to spend like most people since you can also take the productive route to earn over your holiday downtime. Trust us, your creative license doesn’t ask much, because the only manpower you need is YOU! Hello to talents and skills! Now build a little company by the nook of your room and have a creative factory of a budding entrepreneur with these brilliant DIY project ideas that you guys can spare and maybe start selling over the holidays. DIY Project Idea 1: Artsy Watercolor bookmark Love painting? Well, you can get your hands to paint on artsy bookmarks. Bookworms out there have a thing for bookmarks (coming from a self-confessed bookworm). Plus, you don’t have to spend too much for the materials especially if you have them right now. They are basically school supplies on the art department. So, get those brushes … [Read more...]

#TeamBahay: Family-Friendly Activities That Can Enrich the Soul

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Lent is seen by many as a perfect opportunity to assess our spiritual health. During this season, we remember the immense love of Christ by contemplating his sacrifice. While Lent is a time to check our spiritual fitness as individuals, it is also the perfect time to check how we are doing spiritually as a family. Have we been letting Christ into our household? Have we been allowing him to work into our home and our lives? What have we been doing to pull our family members closer to Christ? Today’s families are faced with many challenges. This is why there is no better time than now and no better place than home to experience Lent. After all, home is where we rush after a long day. It is where we weave dreams, it is a safe place for us to unload our burdens and face our woes, and it is, ultimately, where we love and forgive. It is in our home that we most often experience salvation. In this post, PawnHero lists some activities that you can do at home, to help enrich the soul and … [Read more...]

20 Songs to Fire Up Your Road Trip Playlist

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We all know that the hazy, lazy days of summer offer the perfect time to embark on an adventure, and so you’ve already got everything ready. All your travel buddies are game, the car tank’s full, and all your bags are packed. Except, you don’t have a destination yet. And a playlist. Without good music playing in the background, a road trip is just. Plain. Boring. So, with the help of the Wandering Weekend Warrior, PawnHero lists five destinations and the perfect songs to get you into the travel vibe: #TenFeetTAAL - AfroJack and Trabel Listening to AfroJack and Trabel’s Ten Feet Tall while traveling to Taal Volcano will make you feel invincible. Like you can conquer the world. Roll the windows down and feel the soft Batangas breeze and feel every inch the invincible person that you are. You may not be as tall as Taal, not even ten feet tall, but nothing in this world can bring you down. #WeHaveOnlyJustVIGAN – The Carpenters The Carpenters’ “We’ve Only Just Begun” is … [Read more...]

Spread Love and Light in these 7 Organizations this Lenten Season

Happiness comes in many forms. For some of us, happiness comes in a new book read over a comforting cup of tea. For some, happiness is a table brimming with food—a debauchery shared with the people we love. For us who work tirelessly for days on end, happiness means a long, restful sleep over the weekend. Although sometimes, even two full days spent in hibernation isn’t enough to fully recharge us and make our hearts happy. This leads us to ask the question, what have we done to recharge our spirit lately? If you’ve tried every possible way to catch the ever elusive happiness, why not try volunteering? Volunteering means giving up a portion of your time and some of your energy, but in turn, you gain new friends and new learning experiences. For a bit of your time, effort, and love, you get to touch the hearts of people who will start out as strangers, but end up as family—and you get to leave your fingerprints in the lives of those you have touched. Wherever your passion lies, … [Read more...]

Budget- Friendly Vacation Spots in the Philippines

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It’s almost the long weekend! Have you planned your getaway yet? If your answer is no, there’s no better time to start but now. Fortunately for you, the Philippines is full of hidden gems where you can de-stress and forget about the struggles of adult life for a bit. The even better news is, there are places can visit without draining your bank account. PawnHero lists some of the top places to visit this long weekend if you are a bakasyonista on a budget. Cagbalete Island Cagbalete Island boasts of creamy white sand and clear waters. It's easy to assume that Cagbalete is just like any other beach, but what sets it apart is the raw, picturesque surroundings. Unlike other commercialized beaches, the island's ecosystem remains diverse and its marine life, rich. Be mesmerized by the beautiful corals and schools of fish that abound its waters. Visit the island when it’s low tide, and prepare for your breath to be taken away by the majestic shoreline, as the sun's rays hit the sand. … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Mess Up this Long Weekend

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After the early hustle and bustle of the first part of the year, our first long weekend is upon us—and admit it, you’ve been waiting for it. You have the Chinese New Year 2016 to thank for that, and don’t deny that you’d happily tell everyone how you’re half-Chinese if your boss didn’t let you take the Monday off. Most people like to look over the different things you can do to make the most out of this. We at PawnHero prefer to be cautious—we handle many a personal loan, after all. So we look at three ways you can mess up the long weekend and how you avoid them. 1. Bringing work home Someone once said that it’s better to work smart than to work hard. Part of that mindset includes using your downtime for, well, downtime. Bringing home your work, especially on the long weekend just essentially extends your workweek and cuts into crucial recovery time for your body. It becomes only even slightly worth the effort if you’re being paid for what you’re doing. If you really are in need of … [Read more...]

7 Sure Fire Ways You’re Doing The Holidays in “Tita” Fashion

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Titas. Instead of just using the word to refer to our biological aunts, or our parents’ friends, or anyone else who we can’t address by their first name without being iffy, the word "Tita" is now also being understood in a different light more than to just literally being a middle-aged (or senior) woman who gets the finer things in life (read: bi-weekly mani/pedi sesh is a must or else the thought of ugly nails and dried skin will ruin your day; or call girl friends as “mars” colloquially shortened to replace “kumare”). Today, Tita has now developed to become a household name to many Filipino women that all share the trait of being practical and pragmatic, all in a very lovable and unique sense appreciated by the people around them. We’ve been hearing this term thrown around a lot of times even in the most ordinary activities like choosing to stay in and watch a nice movie or TV show by yourself instead of hitting the bar on a weeknight (unlike before, admirably, during your … [Read more...]