Saturday, November 27, 2010

6 Months/7,500 km Supplementary Maintenance


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

BigW Canvas Print

Ordered a 12"x12" Canvas Print from BigW. After 5 business days, it was delivered yesterday and we're truly impressed with the quality of print and assembly. 5 of 5!

Saturday, October 09, 2010

1st Home Theatre System

Settled and happy with Yamaha YHT-694AU; can't wait to abuse it during free time but just too busy these days...

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Cost of Living

These estimates only serve as a guide for those planning to migrate to Sydney, Australia. Cost could be lower in other states. This is valid for a small family of 3 (couple with 1-yr old baby) living in Parramatta (suburb of Sydney NSW, Australia) and valid as of September 2010. Currency, of course, in Australian dollar (1A$=Php40.7).

Unit/apartment rent: 350/w
Electricity: 450/q
Water: included in unit rent
Car loan: 650/m
Car insurance: 110/m
Petrol: 40/w
Mobile: 130/m
Internet/phone: 50/m
Hospital cover: 160/m
Grocery: 200/w
Daycare: 40/d
Others: 200/w average (dinner out, entertainment, clothes, etc)

This translates to a total expense of about A$1,303/week or A$5,210/month (or Php213,000/month).

Of course, take note that "startup" cost for basic household items is quite high; these are for one-time purchases like furnitures, appliances, utensils, etc. My conservative estimate for this cost is around A$5,000. So it helps if you have friends/relatives who can provide some of these items for free.

Monday, May 10, 2010

I pre-ordered at 4am today for a 64GB iPad Wi-Fi only version plus its case. Now, I have to wait for 14 days...

Friday, April 16, 2010


I surprised wifey today with a 32GB Apple iPhone 3GS hehehehe

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Great granddaughter Alexa, Mother Maria, Grandmother Nena, and Great grandmother Celsa.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Alexa Vacation Highlights (so far...)

December 24, 2009 11:53 pm @ Cabulohan

December 25, 2009 6:11 pm with cousins

December 27, 2009 11:49 am (with cousin Chantal at Tagoloan)

December 28, 2009 8:15 pm @ Tagum

December 31, 2009 4:19 pm @ Gaisano Grand Mall

January 1, 2010 12:21 am

"He's called Dr. J because, on the court, he operated on people." - Nate "Tiny" Archibald on Julius "Dr. J" Erving