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Planning a Christening Party

Party's about to end. Time to have a family photo. :)

We normally don’t do parties. I mean catered parties. We do love get-togethers though. Pero the ones we had were usually eating out in restaurants, or hanging-out at home then pa-deliver ng Shakey’s pizza, Amber’s pansit and barbeque, or KFC bucket. For kids’ parties naman, we had a few fastfood/resto parties, but mostly we either went to a play yard or pool, and just had food delivered. But catered ones, my husband and I only had it twice, our wedding in 2006 and our firstborn’s baptism in 2007.

So fast forward 11 years later, we were faced with a choice of having a simple restaurant dinner or a big event. Our initial plan was to just have dinner with very few guests. But then, when we started choosing whom to invite, unti-unti nang humaba na yung list. So we decided: “Big event na lang. Last na naman to.”

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Paying Real Property Tax for the First Time

It’s tax season again. And in the case of real property tax, having shorter queues is not the only perk you get when you pay early. Most local government units give as much as 20% discount to those who pay earlier. For example, you get 20% discount if you pay on or before March 31 of the current year in Quezon City. In Calamba City, you can get the 20% discount if you pay on or before December 31 of the previous year for current year’s real property tax. Some local government units also give discount (usually 10%) if you decide to pay before each quarter ends. I wanted to get these perks so I planned to pay early. Continue Reading