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Worry-free Travel with Malayan’s Travel Master

One of the things that my husband and I enjoy doing is to travel. And while traveling can be such an enjoyable experience, it also has its share of stresses and challenges. For instance, a good friend of mine recently went on an international trip and it took her almost a month (!) before she got her luggage! Thankfully, we have not undergone such an ordeal in our travels within the country as well as internationally. But I would say that the bottom line is really to consider getting a travel insurance: #InsuretobeSure!

Insure to be sure is a good reminder from Malayan’s Travel Master. This travel insurance is a comprehensive travel insurance for you and me. One must take note that it is Schengen Visa-approved (hello there to everyone whose planning to apply for a Schengen visa soon, you will need this!), it’s available in dollar or peso policy and of course, it provides international travelers’ emergency assistance.

Malayan’s Travel Master Insurance coverage specifically includes the following: personal accident, emergency medical treatment, personal liability, recovery of travel expenses, travel inconvenience benefits as well as travel assistance benefits. But that’s not all. Malayan’s Travel Master also has value added features: free insurance coverage for damage to rented cars, medical treatment and assistance services for accidents resulting from sports activities. As accidents and emergencies do not only happen when you and I fly, Travel Master also provides insurance coverage for travel on ships, trains, and cars! Now, that’s what we can really call as the complete package! It’s all about worry-free travel and enjoying peace of mind on your trip with family and loved ones.

One more thing that I must to mention here is that it is not complicated to avail of Malayan’s Travel Master Insurance. While you may also contact their agent, be aware that you can also purchase your policy online! You can also find a lot of the information you need from their website. You can also visit their social media sites:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MalayanInsurancePH/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/malayaninsuranceph/

So here’s to safe and enjoyable travels to us all!

Looking Back: Things I Learned Through Blogging

The year was 2011.

I was quite restless with work and the usual routines of my life. And then my friend told me I should try blogging. She cited that I have worked as a writer and editor for many years anyway so why not try blogging. You can also earn from it, she added.

Back when Friendster was still up, I had a couple or so blog posts there. I remember enjoying the process not only of writing but also of choosing a photo to go with my post. But we all know that Friendster, unfortunately has bid farewell to the internet, even  if it was a pioneer of sorts in social media.

I also went on try some blogging with the free sites provided by Blogger and WordPress. As far as I can remember, I think I did not surpass publishing more than five blog posts. And so when my friend said I should go try blogging, I was hesitant whether I could last writing, maintaining it. But this is where the difference lies now, with this 2011 blogging talk with my friend. She said I should buy my domain name and have my blog hosted online for a fee. Yup, no more free sites this time. From that time on, I am still in the blogging world. And I currently have 6 blogs!

So looking back, here are 3 things I learned about blogging which I think can be applicable as well to our life 🙂

When blogging comes with a price, you tend to work harder on it and stay with it. Well, this is true for me. I know there are others who diligently work on their free blogger or wordpress blogs but that did not work for me. Because I shell out some amount yearly for my domain name and hosting, it makes me think that I am wasting my money if I don’t make an effort to work on my blog. It’s the same thing with how we value things in life that are free or are easy to get and those that take our time, effort, resources to get or build. This can be easily observed with seminars and trainings that are free compared to those which are paid for. As a facilitator for some of them, I see a difference in how the participants value what they learn.

There is always something to learn in blogging. By way of blogging, I learn a little bit more about marketing and using the varied social media channels. Ten years ago, while I was still based in Thailand, some friends from the UK already introduced me to Facebook and I began using it then. But it was through blogging and making new contacts that I learned using the other social media channels. Add to that, the usage, of course, of hashtags 🙂  Life is like that, too, isn’t it? Sometimes we think we know enough and then we are brought to situations when we realize how much limited our knowledge is and then we start learning some more.

Learn from others but create your own path. Just by reading the blogs of others, I already learn so many things. I am not just talking about the information or story they share but also what makes their blog attractive to readers or not, what are the useful or unique features that their blog has. Their blogs make me think and reflect how I can better improve my blog. Bloggers have different dreams, purposes, too for their blogs, for themselves. And I have my own, too. I know what my blogs are for, what I want to reach and where I want to limit myself. Of course, this is also true in life. While we all have a birth date as well as date of death, what happens in between is really up to us. Or should I say, between us and God. People do not carve our stories in between those dates. While we learn from them, it is us who live and learn and embrace our stories and our lives’ purpose until that end date.

This November will be my 6th year in blogging, counting from my first blog, Steps On Air. Overall, it has been a great blogging journey with many unexpected blessings. And for this, I also give thanks to the Author of Life, the Living Word, who has seen me through as I try to write from my own little corner in the vast universe.

3 Questions to Ask Yourself When You Purchase a Family Car

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So you’re considering getting a new car. Or more specifically, a family car.

Buying a car whether a new or used one requires a lot from the family budget so it certainly is a good idea to think about it well before you make the purchase.  So to all women and mothers in the house, here are 3 things to consider asking as you make that decision for the car.

  1. Who’s driving? Are you the one driving most of the time? Or perhaps your husband or an older child would also be driving? The car should fit your needs and preferences then if you are the one who would be behind the wheel all or most of the time behind the family car. But if other members of the family will also have their time behind the wheels, then their preferences should be considered, too.
  2. What are the car’s features? Think about the safety features of the car as your kids will be riding with you. But don’t stop there, in fact, check every feature of the car you have in mind for the family. Do your research. Visit several car outlets and dealers. Know that you can also do your research online. Cars.com can provide you the details and information you need. The site even provides car costs as well as helpful car reviews and videos.

    My cousin’s car is a good fit for the family.

  3. Am I aiming for a new car or a used one? As you consider the car features and your budget, you also need to weigh in if a new car or a 2nd-hand one is the choice for you this time. Getting a new one would be great but would it fit your budget? If you’re getting a used one at a cheaper rate, are you sure it’s worth the savings in the long run?

Buying a family car is a decision that will mean more mobility and even more fun for the family but it will also mean financial cost for you, your husband. Do your best to make sure that you have made the right choice.