Brimming with helpful tips and advice from seminars and workshops (not to mention unsolicited words of wisdom from overly concerned friends and titas), this site serves as a collection of all the things I picked up along the way. It also serves as my repository for party venues and pet-friendly establishments.
A Brief Background
When I started planning our wedding back in 2012, I began to accumulate a boatload of information about photographers, videographers, venues, caterers, stylists, etc. etc. and I dumped all of these information in our wedding website. Being an active member of the Weddings At Work YahooGroup at the same time, I was privileged to attend free wedding planning workshops offered to members. The tips I learned from those seminars were also posted in our wedding website.
Seems pretty regular right? Most brides do that, I think. Those things alone don’t really necessitate making a blog.
But you see, I also actively write reviews of tours and hotels on Tripadvisor.com. So all in all, I felt that I have contributed a big chunk of written work in cyberspace. Why not make it into something more? I do love helping people and I can’t resist sharing my thoughts, experiences and learnings online. Why make some other website reap the benefits of my words and my learnings? Why not make my own?
So here I am.
Who is the Helpful Pinay?
I’m a 30-something Filipina who lives in the south of Metro Manila. I studied in a co-ed school from junior prep to grade 7 then transferred to an exclusive all-girls school for high school. For college, I’m happy to say that I went north and got a bachelors degree in Communication Arts. My first job was as a sales associate for a media company. Hooray for my first pay check! Booooo coz I was so bad at my job! Hahaha!! I was not meant to be a sales person. Kung ayaw mo bumili sa akin, de wag! Hahaha! So yeah, I only lasted 3 months in that job. After that, I had a 1-year stint as a branding and communications associate for a BPO company then another 1-year stint as a brand coordinator for a cosmetics company. Then my dad decided to put up a business, and so that’s what I do now. I am currently happily married and trying to conceive our first child.