I finally made my first website!!!


Oh i missed this blog!

It’s been more than a month since I posted my last article here. I wasn’t even able to finish the Writing 101 challenge. It’s sad because I missed some of the great topics. But nonetheless, I’m thankful because the challenge paved the way to the creation of my new self-hosted blog.

After signing up for my domain and web hosting service, I self-learned web development. It was challenging because I knew nothing about it. I watched youtube tutorials, I read how-to articles, and went through a lot of trial and error processes.

My website crashed several times while I was working on it. I almost gave up when I couldn’t make things right. It even got to a point where I searched for local web developers to finish my blog or just start from scratch since it’s totally messed up.

But I stayed patient and determined. And it sure did pay off.

In less than a month, my website went live. I posted some of the articles that I’ve written few months back. I continued to improve and make changes on my blog to make it look just exactly the way I wanted.

It’s not perfect but I am very happy with it. Never in my entire life had I thought that I could make my own website. I didn’t have a background in any computer-related field and I knew it wasn’t my thing at all.

But I realized that if you really want something, no matter how difficult or challenging it may seem, there is always a way to do it. And that’s if you’re patient and determined enough to get it done.


Having said all that, I would like to introduce my first ever self-made website, www.pinayinvestor.com

This is a personal finance website and I know that not everybody likes topics on this niche but I hope you could visit my site soon.

I will greatly appreciate it if you could also share your thoughts or suggestions on how I can improve my new site.


Thank you for reading and I hope to see you at www.pinayinvestor.com



I’m not giving up this blog.  I love this site. This is where I started and I will forever be grateful of the knowledge and skills I developed when I started writing here. I may not be a good writer, but writing here has helped me develop self-confidence to express my thoughts and share my experiences through blogging.


How I applied for postal ID


I decided to get a postal ID because I just got married and I don’t have any valid IDs with my married name on it. And to be able to make some transactions using my new last name, I need to have at least two valid IDs. And it’s not that easy… Good thing postal ID application doesn’t require as much as other valid ID applications do.

First of all, I went to the post office in Ali Mall Cubao. It’s at the third floor along with SSS and Philhealth offices. I was given 2 copies of the application forms and a small piece of paper with the sketch of the place where the notary public is located. In front of the side entrance of Ali Mall along P. Tuazon, there’s RCBC, and the notary public is right behind it along 12th Avenue.

I filled out the forms and had it notarized. I paid P150 for the notary and I had it photocopied and gave it to the notary guy. Then I submitted the forms to the post office together with my documents: photocopy of my birth certificate, NBI clearance, and marriage contract. They checked the original copy of these documents but they only took the photocopies. I also submitted 3 pieces of my 2×2 id picture which I had taken at Photoline at the ground floor of the mall which cost me P80. Then they had me pay P390 for my postal ID – P300 for regular processing (P400 for rush) and P90 for the certification of my documents.

Since I chose the regular processing, I was told to pick it up after a week.
All in all, I paid P680 for my postal ID application.