320 – On A 2022 First Quarter Update, Part 3: Tweaks And Thoughts

To begin the last part of my first quarter update for 2022, here are some updates with regards to the blog. First, allow me to welcome the newest member of The Monching's Partners: Candy Keane of Sew Geek Mama! Candy is a woman of many hats – or wigs, so to speak. She has been … Continue reading 320 – On A 2022 First Quarter Update, Part 3: Tweaks And Thoughts

318 – On A 2022 First Quarter Update, Part 1: Sights And Hauls

Now here's what most of you are waiting for: My quarterly update for the first three months of 2022. It seems that the Philippines is heading out of lockdown season, with authorities relaxing measures to the least stringent Alert Level 1. Many companies have started planning for the resumption of onsite work, but luckily our … Continue reading 318 – On A 2022 First Quarter Update, Part 1: Sights And Hauls

316 – On Online Shopping Hauls (Part 2): Precious Herbal Solutions Tea Tree Soap With Honey

The first part of this two-post series, featuring the Redwin Coal Tar Fragrance Shampoo, can be read here. Nowadays, I use bath soaps that contain tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) – which is known for its antibacterial properties. However, soaps that contain the compound are often expensive, with the cheapest ones costing P100 ($1.96) per … Continue reading 316 – On Online Shopping Hauls (Part 2): Precious Herbal Solutions Tea Tree Soap With Honey

315 – On 6 Tunes For 80s and 90s Nostalgia

Most Filipinos would often define the 1980s and the 1990s as the best eras when it comes to music. The periods coincided with the rise of several musical genres – grunge, alternative, New Wave, Britpop, mod revival, and more. Philippine radio stations that time often played more music, with diverse picks from both foreign and … Continue reading 315 – On 6 Tunes For 80s and 90s Nostalgia

314 – On Online Shopping Hauls (Part 1): Redwin Coal Tar Fragrance Shampoo

Truth be told, online shopping never appealed to me as someone who prefers buying things in person. I like the experience of tangibly scrutinizing and choosing a product instead of simply looking at its pictures behind a screen. Returning defective items is also a simple process for physically purchased items. Simply show the receipt and … Continue reading 314 – On Online Shopping Hauls (Part 1): Redwin Coal Tar Fragrance Shampoo