The Blog

This is the lifestyle blog of Edel Techo, her outlet in cyberspace to document her awesome existence in the city of Manila, her second home and what she considers the city of dreams.

The Author


Edel Techo is a self-made woman living a simple and happy life. She’s been working as a government employee since 2005. Currently, she lives in two cities: Manila and Bacoor, both are located in the beautiful, tropical country called Philippines. When she’s not busy working, you can find her hanging around with her husband Edwin or spending time with her family. They got married in March 2012 and became parents to an angel in heaven September of the same year.

As a person, Edel lives in the moment and finds happiness in simple things. She is serious about money management and financial freedom is one of her ultimate goals. She dreams of owning a farm house in the future where she plans to do a lot of gardening. She also wants to be a minimalist someday!

Contact Information

For advertising deals, media and event invitations, and other collaborations, email Edel at dwindle18(at)gmail(dot)com.

Instagram/Twitter/Flickr: edelweiss_19

Welcome to LifeinManila.com and have a pleasant stay! 🙂

6 Replies to “About”

  1. Hi Edel!:-)

    Glad to find you again. Actually, I came across your new blog sometime last year (2014). I’m not sure if you remember me from way back (2008) when I was still reading your old blog, “The Life of a Breadwinner”. I lost track of it again (blogging) coz I got busy with my small home-based business that time (I sold Havaianas and Ipanema slippers & Grendha sandals).

    Then I got married last 2010 at age 39, got pregnant & gave birth to a baby girl (Mikee) last 2011. Of course I got so busy being a Mama to my daughter & a wife to my hubby (he’s a seaman who’s not here for 9-months in a year). Got pregnant again & gave birth to a baby boy (Kiko) when I was 42. I’m a full-time SAHM since 2011 but I’m helping in our family business (travel agency).

    As usual, I enjoy reading your blog, like I used to.:-) Looking forward to read more previous posts. I need to catch up after losing track of your online home last 2008.;-)

    Take care always, Edel. Praying for you & your beloved hubby to have a second bundle of love & joy. GOD bless your family more.:-) –Babing P.-D.

    1. Hi Babing! Of course I do remember you and your blog! Wow, so much has happened to your life. I’m sure you are having a blast being a wife to your hubby and a mommy to your two kids! God is good!

      Thanks for visiting me here. Thank you also for praying so that we could have a new baby. I deeply appreciate it. Let’s keep in touch, okay?! 🙂

  2. Aha! Kaya pala familiar ang name mo sa akin. Ikaw pala si “Life of a Breadwinner”. I was following your blog before (wag mo n alamin ang blog ko kasi andaming pinagdaanan before hehehe) and then parang you stopped blogging on that site.

    Nice to reconnect with you 🙂

    1. Hi Rachiel, yes ako yun. Hehe. Nakakuha kasi ako ng murang hosting at lumipat na ako ng WordPress kaya isinarado ko na ang Life of a Breadwinner. Nacurious tuloy ako kung ano yung blog mo rin dati. Fine, dito na lang tayo sa mga bagong blog natin magkeep in touch. Thank you! 🙂

  3. Hello Edel,
    I’m happy to see even in the ANC interview again, its been a long time since we have talk and say Hi and Hello… Anyway i’m glad that you share your expertise to the public on how people manage their finances, alam mo naman ang nangyari kay Ditche (Michelle Deleon) nabaon sa utang… For me that’s a big lesson in life to be learned by many. Congrats and I’m very proud of you… Hope and pray na biyayaan ka na ng BABY… Just pray to God. See you soon…

    1. Hi Insan! What a surprise! Oo nga, I miss talking to you! Kahit naman nagkalayo tayo nung college, hindi nawala ang bond natin. Sa Undas na lang, uuwi ka ba? Uuwi kami. Yes, some people learn their (money) lessons the hard way. At least, nagising na si Ate Michelle sa katotohanan at nagbabagong buhay na ngayon. Thank you! Sana nga, baby no.2. Thank you talaga, I’m also very proud of you and your career achievements, Doc Mike! Huugssss! 🙂

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