Apps for remittance from Taiwan to Philippines

I would like to share some apps that you can use in Taiwan to remit money from Taiwan to your loved ones in Philippines.

1. SET it was launched few months ago and it is powered by Western Union and King’s Town Bank. Though I haven’t tried it yet but there are lots of good feedback about it and it offer free of charge on your first remittance and only NT$99 for succeeding transactions.

2. TVIP just registered recently haven’t tried it as well, it lacks of marketing through social network site so it is less known.

3. EMQ send – I have tried it already it is quite good but the only downside is the QR code that they suppose to send takes quite some time because I have waited for about an hour. They currently have promo until end of August for zero transaction fee and will be NT$200 per transaction after the promo period.

4. EEC – it is well known cargo and remittance center and most of the migrant workers knows it.

Conclusion:

Above mentioned apps are easy to use and can remit from convenience store 7-11, family mart, hi-life and ok mart around the neighborhood. From the reviews i have read the most of the migrants trusted EEC due to its popularity amongst the migrants and also SET for the reason it is powered by western union. Most of the apps exchange rate may differ but the highest exchange rate is EMQ send. 

Epektibo ba Minoxidil sa pagpapatubo ng buhok?

Due to curiosity and my desire na tumubo ulit ang buhok ko (lahi kasi namin nagiging panot) sinubukan ko ang Minoxdil 5% for Men, sinubukan ko muna ang liquid type which is gawa ng Kirkland at mura din compare sa iba pa mga brands.

Sa unang buwan ay medyo ok naman at wala akong naramdaman na sinsasabi nilang pangangati pero after 1 and a half month umpisa na ang pangangati ng ulo ko at nagkaroon ng rashes at pamumula, napansin ko din na nagkaroon ng maliliit na bukol kaya nagdecide ako na subukan ang foam/mousse type baka mawala ang sobrang kati ng ulo. Bumili ulit ako ng panibagong Minoxidil which is Regaine foam 5% for Men at syempre mas mahal ito compare sa liquid. Nabasa ko sa net na wala sya ingredient na nakaka cause ng pangangati ng ulo kaya sinubukan ko.

Malaking improvement after ko gamitin ito at  nabawasan rin ang pangangati pero may oras ng sobrang kati parin lalo na sa gabi pero kaya naman tiisin, sinubukan ko ito ng mahigit sa isang buwan pero parang wala ako nakikitang improvement at isa pa di gumagaling mga sugat na dulot ng una kong ginamit na liquid type kaya I decided to give up using Minoxidil. I might try using it again kapag gumaling na sugat sa ulo ko at sa palagay ko mali ang start ng paggamit ko. Maaari siguro naiwasan ang pangangati kung sa umpisa palang ginamit ko ay foam type, nagkaroon ng positive effect naman ito para sa kapatid kong babae dahil sa paninipis ng kanyang buhok. I still strongly advice na kumunsulta muna sa doctor bago gumamit nito para malaman nyo kung ito ay nakakabuti sa inyo or makakatulong sa inyo.

Does foreigner in Taiwan need to renew their Taiwan Driver’s License?

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There are a lot of foreigners like me living in Taiwan or working in Taiwan wondering if they need to renew their driver’s license, at first I thought I don’t need to renew my license anymore because I heard that driver’s license here doesn’t have any expiration already but it doesn’t apply to me, why? I am not an APRC holder thus I still need to renew my driver’s license. Who are those doesn’t need to renew their driver’s license? Well.. those doesn’t need to are foreigners who have Taiwan I.D. and those who are APRC holders.

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Free webhost for wordpress site

Recently I have updated a site that I have created for our group using the free webhost available online. I used to run the website of FILMAN Language Services on wordpress but I find it lack of functionality such as installing plugins unlike if you have wordpress installed. After searching on google I found 000webhost and it is free and wordpress can be installed, I have tried it and also got a free domain for FILMAN Language Services.

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While setting up wordpress the connection lost once in a while and I don’t know why, I need to wait for a few minutes for it to come back online. I don’t expect too much for this host because it is free to use and this is ideal for those who are learning to use wordpress and I totally recommends it but if you are going to use it for business I won’t recommend using this. Anyway, I am using it for business temporarily and we still need to discuss about buying a domain and webhost to grow business.

 

 

Downgrade and renew my namecheap hosting

Another year have passed and it is time  to renew my webhost, I am using shared hosting of Namecheap for a few year already and it cost me $38.88 every year to renew it. Recently I have noticed that they have changed their webhost package name and price is much lesser than Value 4G package that I have been using and I immediately contacted the support if it is possible to change my current package to their new Stellar package, the thing that I appreciated using Namecheap is fast response of their support and support said that I can directly downgrade my current package to stellar package and all downgrades are prorate, any balance from my existing plan will be carried over to my Namecheap funds that may be used to settle the next generated invoice or pay for any other services with them (I received $1 plus LoL) and paid $24.88 for one year (current 20% off promo for one year subscription)

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I am satisfied using Namecheap as my hosting and domain provider compare to other webhost service that I have used, didn’t have any problem encountered and they can also solve any problem I have escalated. Anyway, I personally would recommend Namecheap.