Friday, August 31, 2012

Hong Kong Travel Preparation List

The anticipation and long wait is now really going to happen this coming weekend. The tickets were swiped some months back and the payments were taken care of, albeit in installments. Then last week, we booked the accommodation in Kowloon and tickets for Disneyland. We've also checked Google maps for the distance and time it will take to reach the hotel from the airport and then to Disneyland.

A lot could go wrong when traveling so putting aside my excitement, I plan to make this long awaited HK trip as mishap-proof as possible.We've agreed to be minimalist in packing and a list was drawn to discard unnecessary stuff and bring only the essentials for a 3 day-2 night trip. 

Here's what we came up so far:
1. Passports
2. Valid IDs
3. Printed Tickets (Airline, Hotel, Disney)
4. HK Dollars
5. PH Peso
6. Credit Card/s
7. 1 digicam (but I left it in Bogo so maybe we'll make do with mobile phones- to save space as well)
8. Downloaded Google Maps of HK
I want to bring only the most basic so here's my list of necessities:
1. 2 shirts
2. 1 pair of jeans
3. 1 jacket or long sleeves
4. 1 toothbrush
5. 1 cap
6. 1 pair of shades
7. 1 pair of socks and 3 undies
8. 1 pair of shoes

All of these will be put inside a black sling bag similar to that used by high school boys. More update on this trip will be posted soon. Have a happy trip to us, and to everyone!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Where to Get Pro RH Bill Stickers?

As I typed the question above, I got the following links from Google:

But still, I can't find one source that provides Pro RH Bill Stickers. If you or somebody you know have access to these, please do send me a message. The purple RH Bill stickers are too cool to miss. Thanks!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Civil Service Commision Exam Requirements

Being jobless does not necessarily mean unproductive. Although not having regular income worries me, I still look for ways that can increase my value in the future. After all, improving one's self is still a good investment that can reap good harvest later. So now, I'm planning to take the Civil Service Exam and I came across the requirements:


1.Fully accomplished Application Form (CS Form No. 100,
Revised 2012). The spaces for “Signature of Applicant” and “Right Thumbmark” on the form should be left blank. These shall be
accomplished in the presence of the CSC processor.

*** Can be downloaded right here:

2.Four (4) copies of identical I.D. pictures with specifications, as follows:

a. Philippine Passport size (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm or 1.8 inches x
1.4 inches)
b. Colored, with white background
c. Taken within three (3) months prior to filing of application
d. Printed on good quality photo paper
e. In standard close-up shot (from shoulder level up with the head
and face occupying at least 80% of the picture and with the name
tag positioned at approximately 1 inch or 2.54 cm below the chin)
f. In bare face (with no eyeglasses or any accessories that may
cover the facial features)
g. Showing left and right ears
h. Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera
i. With neutral facial expression, and both eyes open
j. With full and handwritten (not computer-generated) name tag in
the format: First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name, and
Extension Name (if any), and signature over printed name

*** I'm assuming that there's a photo studio near their office who knows how to get this photo specs right.

3. Original and photocopy of any valid ID containing applicant’s clear
picture, date of birth, signature, and signature of the authorized
head of the issuing agency such as Driver’s License, SSS ID,
GSIS ID, Philhealth ID, current Company/Office ID, current
School ID, Postal ID, BIR ID, Barangay ID, Voter’s ID, Valid
Passport, or Police Clearance (Note: Any other ID not included in
the list shall NOT be accepted)

4. Examination fee of Five Hundred Pesos (Php 500.00).

For those wondering about the general qualifications to take the exam:

* Career Service Professional and Sub-professional examinations
are open to applicants regardless of educational attainment.
Applicants for both levels must:
–  Be Filipino citizens, at least 18 years old, and of good moral character;
–  Have no criminal record or have not been convicted by final judgment
of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude;
–  Have not been dishonorably discharged from military service or
dismissed for cause from any civilian position in the government; and
–  Have not taken the same level of career service examination within
 three (3) months from last examination taken.

References to guide you more before applying and taking the Civil Service Exam, please visit these official pages:

***I will provide more updates on my progress as I deem necessary to guide all others who are going to take the exam.