I'm Katherine on paper, Kaye growing up, stuck with spelling Kaich to strangers, and called by many other names by circumstance. I love animals, especially my Sharpei Bruce, eating and cooking, singing and performing, occasionally knitting, breathing in new places, CrossFit, Super Mario Brothers, and my small, filtered circle of family and friends 💛
January 20, 2020
How to Pay for BIR registration fee without leaving home

How To Pay For Your BIR Registration Fee Without Leaving Home

Another year means another tax season! 😅 Ever since I sorted out my taxes as a freelance professional, I’ve really tried my best to do things right to avoid late penalties and the like. In previous years, I’d gotten comfortable with making trips to my RDO (regional district office) to manually file documents. By doing so, I had plenty of people to ask about the right procedures or for any updates. Luckily, I’m not alone in this adulting. I have several friends with whom I’ve formed a sort of “Taxes Support Group”, and can confer with regarding this matter. So, […]
January 13, 2020
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I Sold 4 of Our Cars in 4 Hours: Lessons on Online Sales and Letting Go

I have an ongoing struggle with “letting go,” but with more mindful practice, I feel like I made progress in leaps and bounds last year. Those who truly know me can attest to my being clingy and overly sentimental, making it very difficult for me to say goodbye – to people, places, experiences – and to throw things away. The latter may be traced back to both my parents who, for lack of a less pejorative term, are both pack rats. The Surprise So imagine my surprise when I came home from Thailand, and dad casually asked for help in […]
January 4, 2020

New Year, New Destination!

Thrilled to experience a new place at the turn of the year. Dumping some quick first impressions of Ko Samui, and a bunch of photos from Day 1.
October 29, 2019

Organic. DIY. Experience. Making Handmade Lipsticks at Lab’i

Upon the urging of our friend and lipstick lover, Mela, my barkada went to Lab’i Lipstick Design Studio last weekend. We were all curious about making our own lipsticks and agreed that it would be a fun activity to do together. I mean, if Mela has gone 5 times in the past 5 months, it must be something special! They were already there when I arrived. We all tried to settle down while the owner, Eleanor, started to give her introduction; but surrounded by over 150 shades of lipsticks and the cutest cases, it took some time for us to […]
September 27, 2019
Greta Thunberg and Kodi Lee

Behind Every Kodi and Greta

I’m a little late to the fanfare, but this week, I finally had the chance to sit down and catch up on the Internet. Two people named Kodi Lee and Greta Thunberg were very prominent on my feed; so I clicked and followed links, like a moth lured by the social media flame. I watched videos of America’s Got Talent‘s newest champion, Kodi. He was introduced as a 22-year old blind man with autism, and his audition blew me away. Next, I read up on Greta, a 16-year old environmental activist. Only in later articles did I come across the […]