About This Blog

Welcome to the blog and thanks for dropping by!

This is a Lifestyle Blog/General Blog, it has been published in 2016 as a platform solely to share my antagonistic reflections about happiness, relationship, environment, politics, family, and leadership I wrote when I was studying in college. I believe posting those reflections would connect me to like-minded people. Unfortunately, those reflections were totally gone because my external hard drive was corrupted. Even though, I still continued blogging sharing different things I think brings value to other people.

The following is proof that my blog is somehow bringing something of value to other people:

  • has been featured (#22) on June 26, 2019, as one of the Top 30 Philippines Lifestyle Blogs on Feedspot.
  • has been featured (#81) on August 17, 2020, as one of the Top 100 Online Business Blogs And Websites in 2020 for Beginners.
Top 30 Philippines Lifestyle Blogger Top 100  Online Business Blog


A helpful and useful blog for many people.


To provide useful resources for the many people that would help them save time and reduce stress in digging the internet finding what they need.

My Posting Schedule

The dates I highlighted below are my posting schedule. I strictly follow it so that you will know when to come and check for new updates to read.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Blog posts about the Catholic Songbook, videos from my YouTube channel, and the stock market will not follow the below regular posting schedule.

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Feel free to browse and read posts that might interest you!

About the Man Behind This Blog

I am VDB (Van Dewey Balao) a full-time employee, part-time blogger and amateur affiliate marketer. I started my blog in 2016 with the aim of sharing my knowledge and experiences I've learned along the way for like-minded people as well as for the general public.

I love to spend my off-hours doing affiliate marketing, blogging, mountain biking, playing with simple codes and applying here on my blog, running errands, doing the household chores and spending time with my wife and son than attending parties and spending time with toxic people.

Random Facts About the Man Behind this Blog:

  • Jack of all trades, master of none.
  • I am a loud talker.
  • I'm not anti-social, I'm selectively social.
  • Because I prefer to be hated than loved. I say more “Nos” than “Yes”.
  • If you want to make me happy give me enough time to sleep. I love sleeping!
  • I am a Kankanaey one of the indigenous tribes of Igorot from the Cordillera Administrative Region. Aside from my dialect, I can speak Ilocano, Tagalog, and English.
  • Before becoming an office worker, I was a small-scale farmer/laborer who worked under extreme weather conditions for a living/school allowance.
  • I chew “nganga” or “moma” or "mama" occasionally especially when I go home in the province.
  • I am an average joe.
  • I smoke before but now I don't! I quit smoking since 2015.
  • I don’t have any tattoos, no plans to having one.
  • An advocate of happiness based on personal values.
  • I was trained to cook, wash the dishes, clean the house, and wash my own clothes at the age of 6. And I wake up early in the morning at 4:00 AM to start doing my chores before going to school. Doing chores with no electricity but lamps that run on gas.
  • The turning point of my life was when I was tilling the land of someone who hired me for 5 days by way of hoeing. I don't want this to happen again so I promised myself to study well and get an office job.
  • I was a"pahinante".
  • One of the unforgettable and difficult experiences I had in life was being a convent boy.
  • I worked more than I played when I was a kid. Because of this, I tried to run away from home several times. How about you, have you tried to run away?
  • Working on the farm for us is normal but for other people, it's hard for them to imagine doing it under extreme weather conditions on a daily basis.