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Adulting 101: 6 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Before Taking Out a Loan

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Bae Milanes

Bae is a 20-something passion blogger from Manila. She likes hoarding hobbies and trying out new stuff, blogging about her mundane adventures, and tweeting about random realizations and musings.

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A couple of days ago, Kyle of MoneyMax.ph emailed me and asked if he could write a guest blog post for me. Of course, I said yes! I was thrilled with the fact that this is the very first guest post my blog is receiving, and that his proposed article fits my niche perfectly.  In fact, it both fits the “lifestyle” and the “personal” categories. 

You may have noticed that I have been writing quite a lot of blog posts about adulting lately. My number one drive comes from seeing a lack of helpful and/or updated articles online about applying for this I.D. or getting this kind of subscription – all adulting stuff that are just so darn confusing without a proper guide. Sadly, most of these adulting stuff do not come with any handbook. So whenever I undergo any of these things, I make sure I write about them as a piece of reference for me, as well as for you, my dear readers. 

So let’s talk about something we all hear from our elders but never seem to get the gist of – LOANS

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We Live And Breathe Corruption Everyday

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Bae Milanes

Bae is a 20-something passion blogger from Manila. She likes hoarding hobbies and trying out new stuff, blogging about her mundane adventures, and tweeting about random realizations and musings.

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Did some adulting today. Along the way, I gathered some.. observations. I’ve never done this before. I mean, I’ve never really just typed whatever is in my head and allowed you to read them. Of course not.  I may say I do, but that’s not always the case. Often, before I write a blog content, I curate it in my head and have some sort of flow before I start typing. So while I type, I already have a “result picture” in my head. I can already visualize what it should look like before I hit the publish button. This one’s different, though, and I even write in Filipino in this blog post! That’s a first! 

I originally posted this on my Facebook account, but I thought.. wait a minute, this is exactly what I should be posting on my blog! It is relevant to my (and our, generally) lifestyle and it contains my personal thoughts, so why not? Okay, enough of this unnecessary intro. Here we go.  If you want to know how I rant in length (and in Filipino), keep reading. 

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HOW TO GET A BARANGAY CLEARANCE | Requirements, Procedures, Fees

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Bae Milanes

Bae is a 20-something passion blogger from Manila. She likes hoarding hobbies and trying out new stuff, blogging about her mundane adventures, and tweeting about random realizations and musings.

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Following my “How To” blog post on getting a Postal ID, here’s another Adulting 101 for you. This time, let’s talk about getting a Barangay Clearance. As I mentioned here, I needed to get my barangay clearance for my Postal ID application since I don’t have any utility bill named after me yet. Getting a barangay clearance is actually simple, easy, and fast. But first, why do you need a barangay clearance? What’s it for?

According to PHILPAD.COM:

“A Barangay Clearance is a document certifying that the applicant is of good moral character and good resident of a given town or barangay. It also proves that the applicant has no bad records or immoral background. In a nutshell, the certificate simply states that the person stated has a good standing as a resident. The certificate is signed by the Barangay Captain. Stamped and sealed with the official Barangay Seal.”

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HOW TO GET A POSTAL ID | Requirements, Procedures, and Fees

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Bae Milanes

Bae is a 20-something passion blogger from Manila. She likes hoarding hobbies and trying out new stuff, blogging about her mundane adventures, and tweeting about random realizations and musings.

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About two weeks ago, I, together with my family, went to SM Megamall to apply for a passport. We missed some requirements so we got declined. We were told to return within (and not more than) a month to provide the needed requirements and finally process our passport. We went to the nearby food court in the mall and had a family meeting right then and there. We talked about the documents we should have when we come back. It didn’t help that the staff were a bit rude and actually non-accommodating, so that pissed off my mom.

So what did I miss exactly? I only had my PhilHealth card, an SSS E-1 form (no card yet), and an NBI Clearance, and they still weren’t enough to pass as requirements for the passport application (more on this later). I needed more valid IDs and supporting documents.The fastest (and one of the valid ones) ID I could have is the  Postal ID.

The government website has a summary of the requirements, procedures, and fees when applying for a Postal ID, but some information provided are already outdated. And my aim is to share my personal experience so you can have a more realistic idea of how the process goes. I know it’s easy to look up things online, but while doing my research on the requirements, I found out that some articles are already too old to be considered valid. Hopefully, this blog post of mine proves to be more helpful! In case you want a shorter version, just click here.  Or  skip to the latter part of my blog post for the recap!

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TEDxTalks: Why some of us don’t have one true calling

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Bae Milanes

Bae is a 20-something passion blogger from Manila. She likes hoarding hobbies and trying out new stuff, blogging about her mundane adventures, and tweeting about random realizations and musings.

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https://www.ted.com/talks/emilie_wapnick_why_some_of_us_don_t_have_one_true_calling#t-732347I believe I’m one of the people who was not destined to have one true calling. How do I know for sure? I don’t. All I know is that I have a gazillion thoughts running through my head each day…

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How I Commuted From San Juan City to SM North EDSA

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Bae Milanes

Bae is a 20-something passion blogger from Manila. She likes hoarding hobbies and trying out new stuff, blogging about her mundane adventures, and tweeting about random realizations and musings.

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Yesterday, September 10, I went out on a date with a good friend, Nikki. We scheduled to meet at nine .a.m., a few hours after her work shift (she works graveyard). Being the close-fisted girl that I am, I chose to take the typical Philippine public vehicles to get to my destination, knowing in my heart that it would be a bit stressful and far. But I also know it’s going to be way cheaper. Haha!

I’m writing this blog post so it can be a reference for others who are going to the same spots I did but do not know how. I’m known for being easily lost (I have zero logistics sense in my body) so trust me when I say that I’ve been lost in this place once, so I already know it by heart.

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