Lost Your Job? No Need to Worry – Here’s What You Need to Do

Lost Your Job? No Need to Worry – Here’s What You Need to Do

So, you’ve lost your job and you are sad.


Today, you can feel all sorts of emotions.

I will allow you to get sad.

But tomorrow, you need to get up and do something great about your life.

Losing your job doesn’t mean it’s the end of the world. There are so many things you can do while you are ‘jobless’ and here are some of my ideas.

Connect with your friends 

Now you don’t have to worry if you need to file ‘leaves’. Ask your friends if they want to have a cheap getaway. Spend a weekend at a beach or rent a lakehouse. It’s about time that you enjoy.

Look for freelancing opportunities 

Just so you know, there are a lot of freelancing opportunities. You can find these jobs online. Or if you think you have skills which you can share (and possibly earn), then maybe you can try to promote it and offer your services.

Come up with business ideas 

If you want to put up a lemonade stand, then so be it. There are a lot of business opportunities out there and you just need to look for one that will spark your interest.


Or you can be an investor!  

Use the time to think what you really love 

One way to make your time useful is to think what you want to do the most. Do you want to be a painter, then go for it. Do you want to work in showbiz, then work on it. It’s about time that you do what will make you happy and not because it pays the bills (and only that).

Undergo training 

Look for seminars and sharpen your skills.

Spend more time with your family 

Perhaps, you spent so much time at work, why don’t you give this ‘unemployed’ time to your family?

Posted by Berniz Isla in Blog, Business
Long Travel On The Road? – Here’s What You Need To Do

Long Travel On The Road? – Here’s What You Need To Do

I was on my way to the North and boy, long road trips can be a pain in the ass (literally and figuratively). But I think it will boil down to – how can I make my travel enjoyable?

It wasn’t my first time to travel and ride a bus for hours, so I’ve managed to come up with few personal tips on how you can make your travel more enjoyable.

What to do during long bus trips?

  1. Make sure you have your comfy pillow, or pack your bag in such a way that it can be an alternative to pillows.
  2. Download movies! You can’t be sure if mobile data will work all throughout your journey. Just to be safe, download movies and kill time while on the road.
  3. Plan for your next big move. Long road trips allow me to have a better perspective in life. It’s because I can focus on it and there are lesser distractions. While on a long bus ride, I leave my problems and think about the solutions instead. Yes, it works!
  4. Bring a book. For some reason, I can’t rely on e-books because my head will truly hurt. I usually pack a book and read for as long as I want.
  5. Pack some snacks. I don’t usually eat a lot because – you know – clean comfort rooms aren’t always available
  6. Make friends. If you are travelling alone, have the courage to talk to your seatmate. It wouldn’t hurt to make some friends.

And here’s something new. Always have an app that will help you on your travels. I have download PeN where I can check out the best places to dine or to relax. In addition, it gives additional security features perfect for solo travelers like me.

Posted by Berniz Isla in Blog, Travel
Feel Better Now, We Care For You a Lot!

Feel Better Now, We Care For You a Lot!

What made you heartbroken lately?

Do you remember the times when you’ve poured your heart out to something you really believed was worthwhile?

Like doing something with all your heart but still failed miserably?

Don’t beat yourself up.

There will always be tough times that will test all the faith in you.

Sometimes, it will require a level of sacrifice that you are more than willing to take.

When life throws you a curve ball, you will do and follow its course. Bend so you will not break.

What made you heartbroken lately?

Relationship? Work?

Maybe you expected too much.
Take out remorse and replace it with gratitude.

Let yourself grieve but not to the point of letting bitterness take in.

Know that you’ve done your part; and anything you’ve done were essential to the journey that is expected; a continuation of the karmic event. Something that is beyond your control.

Rise up for yourself but to never malign others. Still, make yourself whole by putting yourself last. Stand your ground. Believe in your vision.

Forgive yourself so you can move on and do better.

Moving on is not just letting go but finishing your mission and heading on to the next.

Make waiting worthwhile. Rest, meditate, transform. Leave burdening situations or people behind, anything or anyone that refuses to grow.

Be ready when your stars have aligned again. For now, do things you need to become more of yourself.

Recharge and make it whole again.

Start over and feel SUPER LOVED!

Download the Playstore version here:

Posted by Clarisse Javier in Articles, Blog, Global Expats, My PeN Story, Others, Parenting, Sports
Team USA Gymnasts Come Together to Pin Down Their Abuser

Team USA Gymnasts Come Together to Pin Down Their Abuser

Former Team USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar is about to pay for his evil actions with all the young gymnasts he abused for over a long period of time.

He was given a 60-year sentence in federal prison for child pornography and sexually abusing young girls who also happen to be USA’s priced gymnasts.

Olympic champion gymnasts have come forward to let the world know the real personality Larry Nassar is-a pedophile.

More than a hundred of these brave lady gymnasts read their “Victim Impact” statements in court while the suspect, who used to be their sports doctor and therapist, listen to them as they recall their experiences with the sex-offender.

The victims, then minors as young as 6 years old, were said to be “touched” in their sensitive parts or were forced to watch Nasaar masturbating in front of them. Most of these girls suffered life-long impacts and trauma.

Here are some of the scenes from the courtroom: 

These ladies deserve more than a gold medal for their bravery. They have endured so much pain during the years that nobody believes and listened.

Ask for help using your smartphone! Click the link:

Larry Nasaar, your time is up. These girls have found courage in each other.

Watch the heartbreaking testimonies here:

Posted by Clarisse Javier in Articles, Blog, Others, Sports
PULSE: A Day in the Life of an Undertaker

PULSE: A Day in the Life of an Undertaker

Have you ever wondered who will take care of you once you have reached life’s end?


For most social and religious groups, embalming is respectfully practiced upon death.

Undertakers take responsibility for such task of taking care of the dead body; make sure that it is clean and presentable.

Undertakers handle cadavers before being presented to families during wakes. They make sure that a corpse is disposed according to standard set by society; they put a dash of glam on a pale dead face and body; affix decent clothes on a cold and decaying body.

Scissors, comb and a neck-stand are some of their daily work tools.

A daily view on their workspace.

Attaining success in any profession was never easy but theirs- a different story. Every “opportunity” requires a certain level of dedication.

Make-up and cotton among other things that are needed to prepare a cadaver. A false teeth is also shown which used to be owned by his previous ‘client’.

So, what does a regular undertaker go through? Here’s a day in the life of undertakers.

Find out here:

  1. They get exposed on toxic chemicals for a long period of time hence the strong fumes they have to endure.
  2. Also, endure a grieving family drama on the background. And make sure that their standards are met.
  3. A depressing work environment to go to e everyday.

    Always in need of guidance from a Higher Force.

  4. Facing a dead body everyday. (Or could their spirits be lurking while being embalmed?) Bathe and clean them inside and out. Yes, including their internal organs and biofluids.

    Peek inside a morgue.

  5. Be prone to cancers and other pulmonary ailments for the fumes inhaled.
  6. Face their regular lives and personal responsibilities after a tiring day. They’re still humans after all.

Well, what do you think?

Undertakers take their jobs seriously. It takes time to get used to what they’re doing but their profession is nonetheless one of the most noble jobs out there.

Don’t you agree?

Watch this to know more about them:

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Posted by Clarisse Javier in Articles, Blog, Health, Others
This Might Be One of PeN’s Inspirations – Social Democracy

This Might Be One of PeN’s Inspirations – Social Democracy

Yesterday, Ian (CEO) and I had a meeting with few potential investors. But that’s not the point of this post. I am going to talk about possibly one of PeN’s inspiration – Social Democracy.

You see, while I understood the concept of democracy, I have to admit – it’s not like we feel it, right? Corruption is there, crimes are high, and injustices are unfortunately, prevalent. I am not losing hope, but you know, I thought a ‘close to perfect’ government or society wouldn’t exist.

Until after our meeting when Ian and I talked about things outside our work.

He started telling me about his life in Sweden and I was impressed. No. That would be an understatement. I was beyond impressed. He told me some of the things to expect in Sweden.

1. No traffic

2. Jails are so nice, you can just sleep there when you are drunk.

3. Crime rate is low, or possibly close to zero

4. Policies are strictly followed by the locals

5. Free education for your kids

6. Poverty rarely, or do not exists

And lastly, even the King drives for himself – and yes, he gets speeding ticket too.

Now, after our conversation, it all made sense to me. This concept might be his inspiration for PeN.

He did want to create an app that will promote equality, that will somehow share the world’s resources. It isn’t about messaging or posting whatnots. It isn’t about making millions or getting known globally…

It is really about making a big change. 

It is about closing the gap not just in the confines of communication. More so, the lives of the entire population.

You see, I was already amazed on how our app greatly improved, but I am more than amazed to have a leader who wants to bring constant improvement to the world.

Posted by Berniz Isla in Blog
PeN is Going Nowhere – But UP!

PeN is Going Nowhere – But UP!

Hello PeN Pals,

Amazing news!

Did you know that we are included in the The Global 20 Future Creators of 2017

Thanks to our dedicated team and of course, you – our PeN Pal.

It is safe to say that we are going nowhere – BUT UP!

This recognition means that our app has passed a high standard to be at par with equally amazing startups around the globe.

We are of course, grateful for this, but this is just the start. We aim to be better year after year.

Our team cannot do it alone, we need your help.

Let’s aim for recognition and hit our app’s mission.


Posted by Berniz Isla in Blog, Business, Technology, What's New?
Travelling Alone? Need Travel Tips?

Travelling Alone? Need Travel Tips?

It is exciting to travel alone, and a bit nerve-racking. I should know because I was in that same position years ago. At that time, I didn’t search for tips on how to survive my first solo travel. I wanted to be adventurous to the fullest and relied on my guts.

Obviously, I survived. But it will be a whole lot easier if I prepared.

What should you do if you are going to travel alone? Here are few of my personal tips.

1. Prepare days, or even weeks before

Make a list of the things you need to bring. Don’t forget your underwear, toiletries and extra cash. Try not to cram and prepare your luggage, days before your scheduled trip. This will reduce the chances of forgetting something important.

2. Leave copies of your itinerary and travel documents

You wouldn’t want to worry your parents or loved ones, right? Print copies of your planned whereabouts and travel documents. Send copies to your email too.

3. Get vaccinated

If you will visit a country where there are known outbreaks (and you still wanted to go?), make sure that you get proper vaccination. I suggest that you download PeN where we have a feature that allows you to see current health conditions in specific areas.

4. Bring your camera – but use it only when necessary 

We all want to immortlize our travels, but it wouldn’t be  a great idea if you will take loads of photos instead of actually enjoying the new place. Take few shots but do not let that eat your entire experience.

5. Always be safe 

Wherever you go, make sure that you carry few self-defense acts or a device that will get attention when the situation calls for it. You may use PeN’s SOS for such instances.

Lastly, enjoy and try not to drink too much.



Posted by Berniz Isla in Blog, Travel
Why I am Staying with PeN – Why You Should Be a Part of It

Why I am Staying with PeN – Why You Should Be a Part of It

Truth be told, people can easily leave their jobs knowing that there will be another opportunity, somewhere – out there.

I wouldn’t lie. There were offers to work for another company. And yes, it can be very tempting. But why do I always say NO?

It’s simply because I believe in what PeN is trying to do.

It is more than just an app, it has a mission of improving society by means of its technology.

If you look at the app’s surface, you might think that it is just your ordinary messaging app. I say dig deeper. Every feature that the team created has a goal to make our lives easier and better.

Take for example the simple messaging feature. We make it a point that anyone will stay connected by integrating an offline capability.

How about our Pulse? We want our users to stay safe by knowing the latest health condition wherever they are.

Let’s talk about our own Emergency Button. It is hard to accept that we are no longer 100% safe, but that doesn’t mean we can’t protect ourselves.

Lastly, the Rewards and PeNney. It is totally amazing how our leaders would like to share the profit with our users. That makes sense because without you, we are nothing.

These are actually few features that we can brag and there are more to come.

Let’s not forget our advocacies.

Did you know that for every 10 downloads we get, we also plant a tree? Yes, most of us are very ‘techie’ but we still value what nature has to offer.

We also embrace our Corporate Social Responsibilities by being the voice of those who need help. We use our network to amplify their cries, and we will do so until they are heard.

So why would I leave a company that has a genuine heart to help our society? You get my point now, right? If my writing can help in small ways, then I will still be a part of this team for as long as I could.

Be part of PeN by simply downloading the app.

Posted by Berniz Isla in Blog
You Shouldn’t Hide Forever

You Shouldn’t Hide Forever

To you whoever is reading this:

You are worthy.

You are a beautiful soul.

Take charge of your life, stand up for yourself (and for your kids).

If you have endured so much pain; accepted how life turned out for you; reading this message of hope means there is still a light waiting for you.

Love should not be abusive; should not hurt.

Silence should mean peace – not hide violence.

Show the world the scars they can’t see.

Revive your self-esteem.

Fight for what has been lost.

Let yourself be heard.

You can start now.

There’s a gift for you here. We know you can figure it out:

Posted by Clarisse Javier in Articles, Blog, Health, Others, Pop Culture, Technology