Freelance Architectural Design

Around January of 2018 when a former co-employee approached me.  To cut the long story short, I was offered a freelance architectural design design job… I accepted.  It took me some time to finish because the requesting party change his mind on some details in many instances.  perspective drawing

Now it is halfway finish and I saw how my drawing slowly but surely turned into reality.  I did not just satisfy my client, I also satisfy the building permit approving city officer.  I guess my background in advertising design and corporate engineering became very useful because my design was obviously more clear and detailed compare to what other licensed architects are doing,  And having a teachable attitude somehow help me improve my woI rk.

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I did all the Title Block inclusive of structural, electrical, plumbing and sanitary plan.  And it did not end there.  It pass through evaluation, approval and fees to be paid.  Below photos shows that the drawing became a reality.  Believe it or not, I was even ask to report daily for months for the construction and supplies supervision.

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Incidentally, I got the attention of the Engineer owner.  He gave me two more projects that I am both finishing at the moment.  It is supposedly finish already but the owner has change his directions on the plan so revisions are done once in a while.

I am willing to accept freelance drafting work if there is an opportunity.  I just need the basic instruction and needed data.  Rest assured it will be less costly.  I can be reached through my email:  mamita.offer@gmail.com

 

Philippine Papaya for Global Village

Papaya SoloThere are currently seven (7) commercial varieties of papaya sold for human consumption in the Philippines:

  1. Solo
  2. Cavite Special
  3. Morado
  4. Sinta
  5. Cariñosa
  6. Red Lady
  7. Red Royale

The “solo” variety is the typical for export.  The solo papaya is a smaller variety compared to other papayas. The skin of the solo papaya is thin and yellow. The orange flesh of the solo papaya is deliciously sweet. There are small black seeds in the middle of the fruit.  It was named ‘Solo’ in 1919 and by 1936 was the only commercial papaya in Hawaii. ‘Solo’ produces no male plants; just female (with round, shallowly furrowed fruits) and bisexual (with pear-shaped fruits) in equal proportions. The fruits weigh 1.1 to 2.2 lbs (1/2-1 kg) and are of excellent quality. When the fruit is fully ripe the thin skin is orange-yellow and the flesh golden-orange and very sweet.

Papaya ASEAN Standard (parameters):

  • whole
  • fresh in appearance
  • firm
  • sound, produce affected by rotting or deterioration such as to make it unfit for consumption is excluded
  • clean, practically free of any visible foreign matter
  • practically free of pests affecting the general appearance of the produce;
    practically free of damage caused by pests
  • practically free of damage caused by low and/or high temperature
  • free of abnormal external moisture, excluding condensation following removal from cold storage
  • free of any foreign smell and/or taste.

Further Export Info:

Papaya in Box

  • 5kg net weight per box
  • 5-12 pcs per box (Big and Small sizes)
  • 3,000 boxes per 40ft container
  • Special Processing:  Hot Water Treatment
  • Applied Green Fruit Wax for shiny skin
  • Shelf Life:  4 weeks
  • Packaging:  5kg Papaya/Fruit Box (corrugated)
  • Loading port:  Davao port

Papaya TreeExport Procedure:  Our Forwarder handles the processing (shipping documents: Bill of Lading/Seaway Bill, Phytosanitary Certificate, Form E/Certificate of Origin, Packing List, Proforma Invoice)

The peduncle (meaning: stalk bearing a flower or fruit, or the main stalk of an inflorescence), if present, should not exceed a length of 3cm.

Papayas are carefully picked and have reached an appropriate degree of development account being taken of the characteristics of the variety and/or commercial type and to the area in which they are grown.

Some of the top known health benefits of Papaya.

1. Helps in weight loss

Papaya contains fiber and clears bowel movement making one’s desire to loose weight easier.

2. Lowers cholesterol

Papaya is rich in fiber, antioxidants and Vitamin C which prevent cholesterol build up in your arteries.

3. Boosts your immunity

A single papaya contains more than 200% of your daily requirement of Vitamin C, making it great for your immune system.

4. Good for diabetics

Papaya is an excellent food option for diabetics as it has a low-sugar content even though it is sweet to taste.   The more you eat papaya, the less chance one acquire diabetes (for those who don’t have it yet).  Prevention is better than cure.

5. Great for your eyes

Papaya is rich in Vitamin A (good for eye sight) which helps protect your vision from degenerating.

6. Protects against arthritis

Papayas are good for the bones as they have anti-inflammatory properties along with Vitamin C which helps in keeping various forms of arthritis at bay. People who consumed foods low in Vitamin C were three times more likely to have arthritis than those who didn’t.

7. Improves digestion

Papaya contians digestive enzyme known as “papain” along with fibre which helps improve your digestive health.

8. Helps ease menstrual pain

Women who eat papaya are less prone to menstrual pain as an enzyme called papain helps in regulating and easing flow during menstrual periods.

9. Prevents signs of ageing

Papaya is good for the skin and eating it regularly will prolong the ageing process and may make you look 5 years younger than you are later.  Papaya is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin E and antioxidants like beta-carotene which helps prevent your skin from free radical damage keeping wrinkles and other signs of ageing at bay.

10. Prevents cancer

Papaya is a rich source of antioxidants, flavonoids and phytonutrients  that prevent your cells from undergoing free radical damage. Some studies have also linked the consumption papaya to reduced risk of colon and prostate cancer.

11. Helps reduce stress

Papaya is a wonder fruit as it is rich in several nutrients like Vitamin C which can keep you free from stress. According to a study conducted in University of Alabama, found that 200 mg of Vitamin C can help regulate the flow of stress hormones in rats.

Interested importers may inquire directly at mamita.offer@gmail.com

Pineapple To Go

Aside Cavendish Banana and Coconuts, Philippines is also a major supplier/exporter of premium quality Pineapples.    MD2 Pineapple variety is believed the highest standard for fresh pineapples due to its exceptional sweetness and consistency in size plus its less acidic content and minimal after taste.  We have it and we supply.

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Interested clients may email me directly at mamita.offer@gmail.com

Authentic Abaca Bags and Slippers

Not everyone wants machine made.  Natural and Organic are in now.  And it doesn’t have to always be expensive and branded.

Allow our collection be yours:

We seek buyers and investor/s

NATIVE ABACA BAGS

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Please note that we do not claim originality nor ownership to the design.  We are somehow in cooperation with local weavers and craftsmen/women

If you are interested, we can provide pricelist and/or catalog.  You can email me directly

mamita.offer@gmail.com

If in any case you have interest for Rattan Furniture (organic raw materials also), we also offer:

 

Timeless Toys and Woodworks

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There’s more.

We don’t claim to be original on the design shown but we are receiving orders.

We can mass produce if there is bulk orders on a regular basis, or if an investor would allow fund grant for the needed equipment and  cash flow funding.

Interested buyers can email us directly at mamita.offer@gmail.com

Thank you.

 

 

Philippine Cavendish Bananas

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Still love by many as one of the most naturally sweet and delicious fresh fruit… Philippine Cavendish Bananas

Our Operations Include:

  • Plantation Pre-survey
  • Packing Materials advance order
  • Container Booking
  • On call crew and technical support
  • Live-cut Harvest
  • Aerial Tractor transport from farm to packing house (bruise control)
  • Inspection of bunches quality upon arrival at packing house
  • Handling
  • Tub processing
  • Calibration
  • Segregation fo good quality A from Class B or rejects
  • Power Hose cleaning of microscopic pests
  • Crown Protection spray
  • Drying
  • Fruit Sticker
  • Foaming and Packing
  • Insertion of Ethelyn sachet
  • Weighing
  • Vacuuming
  • Top covering
  • Hauling
  • Sampling at Loading Site
  • Container Loading/Stuffing
  • Mapping and Recording
  • Quarantine Inspection
  • Container Hustling
  • Container Gate-in
  • Shipping Documents processing
  • Fast Courier services of Original Shipping Documents
  • Telex
  • After Sales Assistance

Interested Importers may inquire directly at mamita.offer@gmail.com

 

 

 

Why buy Philippine Cavendish Banana

I could not forget the feedback I got from one of my importers when they move to other countries because of price difference.  I was told that the end buyers themselves are complaining when he did that due to obvious reason ….

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 “bananas from other exporting countries doesn’t taste good as Philippine bananas.”  It’s a fact and you can compare it yourself.  The genuine Class A Philippine Cavendish Bananas taste naturally sweet and delicious to the last bite.  And it is a healthy food for your body.  But yes, it should be genuine Class A because scammers and cheaters are everywhere so you should deal only with reputable exporters and traders.

My importers through he could earn more when he bought from other countries because they offer cheaper.  He learned his lesson from actual experience as he end up in losses.

Cavendish Banana Plantation in Davao region Philippines alone is as far as the eye can see.  One week is not enough to tour and inspect the plantation area as it is actually bigger than a small country like Singapore.  It is so huge and you need a trustworthy contact to lead you where are the safe pest-free source and who are the unreliable.  The plantation is farther than what your eye can see as it reaches to other region and provinces (e.g. Cotabato, General Santos, Bukidnon, other provinces of Mindanao).   But the center of the center is Davao.

Our Prototocol” and Basic Checklist:

Quality of Fruits Inside OutPremium Quality Green fresh Cavendish Bananas from pre-surveyed safe pest free plantation source

Minimum length 7.5 inches (19 cm on big hands)

Minimum length 6.5 inches (16.5 cm on small hands)

Calibration 36 to 47 grades

Sugar content 17 to 20 Brix

Packed in vacuum Poly-bag in strong corrugated boxes

PE Foam protection between each layer of bananas

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The plantation must be a Quarantined Farm and regularly treated.  The photos shows that everyone that comes-in and comes-out passes a quarantined pass through with guard.

 

 

 

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LIVE-CUT.  No harvest will be made unless our supervisor is on site to choose the right age and right tree with minimum 5 leaves up.

 

 

There should be proper harvest handling to avoid damage or bruise as bananas is very delicate.

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Calibration, Power hose cleaning to eliminate microscopic insects, if there is.


Drying, Quality Inspection and Packing

Foaming, Insertion of Ethelyn sachet to prolong freshness and to control banana temperature.

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13.5kg packed premium fresh Cavendish Bananas

 

 

Box Coding, Stuffing/Container Loading and Container Sealing upon inspection from Quarantine Office

Container Hustling, Port Gate-in Till Vessel Loading to ship

Shipping Documents processing and Original Docs fast courier sending to Consignee

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We do it all for our customers and clients.

Please email us directly at mamita.offer @gmail.com for quote or further details.

We also offer other fruits and processed food products

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Products to watch out for soon

Coconut Jam 330g

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Coconut Sugar - Transparent Plastic Pack

Banana Chips

Banana Chips 8oz

Interested party may email me directly at mamita.offer@gmail.com

We are open for Business and/or Investment

We also offer Fresh Premium Cavendish Banana, Pineapple, Mango, Papaya and Coconuts

Authentic Rattan Furniture

In spite of the influence of modernization, there are still people like my self who prefer authentic old fashion house furniture.

Sofa Type

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There’s more.  You can email us your design if you want.

Dining Table with chair

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There’s more design.  You can provide your own design if you want

Specialty Chair

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Coffee Table

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Bed with Headboard

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Others

Email us at mamita.offer@gmail.com for further details.

 

 

 

Bouncing Back

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“Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so might as well be happy.”  -Cynthia Nelms”

Three (3) Devastating Typhoons just passed Visayan provinces, Mindanao and Palawan in a matter of a month or two.  Flash flood ravages from the mountains with many logs that destroys bridges, residential houses, people’s livelihood and so many lives.  As I write for this blog post, another storm just enter Philippine area of responsibility.  The concerned provinces are still to recover from natural and man made calamities that just just passed yet another storm is coming (e.g. war, heavy flooding, decline in agri export, increase of farm expense cost, damage infrastructure,  deaths of loved ones, etc.).  I could not even provide enough for my own family and the people whom I previously work with because I could not provide jobs lately due to no buyers of my offered bananas and other agri producs (high price caused many buyers divert to countries like Ecuador). How can I help?

I was on the church yesterday but could not focus because my mind wanders.  All of a sudden I thought of the rich craftsmanship talents where I reside (wood furniture making).  So much woods and logs in the devastated area, why provide jobs through establishing a furniture making and wood curving business out of it?  All just need is fund grant and potential buyers/importers to put a workshop area, place to collect the woods, equipment and cash flow.  As what I was doing with banana export, I can capitalize with buyer’s advance payment.  The finished products can either be sold locally or can be exported per sample images below. All I just need to do is collaborate with willing trainers and fund for the needed facility and equipment.  There is hope.

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There’s more!

I don’t claim ownership to the photos and design (excerpt images)

I could be reach through email:  sembawangtrading.co@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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