From Geneneral Santos City, Tupi is 45minutes to an hour away by land, beware of the 40km/hr speed limit which is strongly emposed upon reaching the municipality proper. After lunch we then decided to have another adventure to make use of our time and grab the opportunity since we’re already in the south. The road going to Lake Sebu is fine most of the time concrete. From my car’s window I saw several souviner shops outside making me so excited to go out of the car the moment it stopped. It was already 2pm when we reached the place so we wasted no time and hurried inside.
So this is my first time attending Sarbay Festival in Saranggani. I was so curious about the festival since it was really the talk of the town in Social Networks. We went on the final day and that was Saturday, apparently the busiest day of the festival.We’re a group of 12 and brought two SUV’s with us. From Davao City going to General Santos City took us 3 hours with less traffic during the trip and another hour from Gensan to Saranggani. As expected, the place is already jam-packed with people and cars lining up looking for a place to park.
We are lucky enough to find a spot closer to the area. It was not a very nice experience for me since it was raining almost the whole time I was there. We managed to find a place where we can have our tents built but still later on decided to sleep inside the car due to drunk people. Security is not a question since there’s a lot of police patrolling around the area.
The best part is getting drunk and get to dance and party all night! Well of course I am not a heavy drinker, just consumed one bottle of San Mig light the whole night. I bet my friends and cousins enjoyed SARBAY Fest so much. The party ended with a lot of fireworks! Yes, for about 15 minutes of fireworks display, we didn’t mind the rain at all! Sarbay pa more as they say!!! I hope to be back and get to enjoy more of Sarbay Festival next year still with the same group!
I started working as a VA after getting a training from a BPO company called Filipino-Canadian. My life as a virtual assistant is not that easy as all may think though I admit it has perks also. For more than three weeks, I was trained there as a telemarketer, online researcher and some data entry. And then I found this site called oDesk, it was March 15, 2008 Sunday night. You can actually read my past post about how I found my first job in oDesk here.
At present time, it has been seven years from the time I had my first online job. Working as a virtual assistant before and right now has a big difference due to the increasing numbers of people who wants to work online. Before, you can actually ask for a higher hourly rate from clients but as of now, you need to lower your rate so to compete with the rates that other virtual assistants are offering.
Working online has been easy for me since I easily get clients with my skills and experiences. Most of the time, my target job postings are long-term durations since I aim to work full time. And since I am quite choosy with the type of job that I want, therefore I am looking for one that can be done any time of the day with a lot of number of hours limit each week and most specifically has a good pay.
Most of my projects are lead generation, online research, social media management, data entry, some article writing and blogging, and a little of video editing. Some of these skills were acquired from my previous projects also. Some clients were eager to help me and gave me the opportunity to learn new skills.
As a mother, this type of job is essential to me since I can work from the comforts of my home. I can take care of the household chores and most especially take care of my family’s needs. I can bring my work anywhere too as long as I have an internet connection and my laptop. The downside is you have to work graveyard since most of the clients are in different time zone