Category: Familiy Activity


Today, I’m sharing with you some quick tips on how to start your own t-shirt printing business. It’s not as comprehensive as I want it to be, but it’s enough to get you have an idea what you need to do.

Step 1: Decide the method of printing you will use.
This is an important step, because it will dictate your startup capital, and influence a large part of your business planning. Currently, there are three methods of t-shirt printing you can utilize.

Screen Printing
A traditional technique that makes use of a mesh stencil, blade, or squeegee to transfer the ink to a t-shirt. Because it only prints one color at a time, it may not prove to be cost effective when creating designs that require 4 or more colors, which leads to longer production time.

Direct to Garment (DTG)
Utilizing ink-jet technology, DTG is a digital printing process where inkjet textile inks are applied directly and absorbed by the fibers of the shirt. Unlike screen printing, it can produce full quality color images. The downside is it requires more capital which may range from P11,000 to P700,000.

Heat Transfer
The middle choice of the other two, it uses high quality heat transfer paper to which it can create full colored designs, especially commercial heat press that allows you to receive multiple orders from clients. A heat transfer machine may cost you anywhere from P8,000 to P10,000.

Step 3: Evaluate and assess a profitable location.

The most important aspect of the location of your business is its visibility and accessibility to a customer. Adopting a signage that emphasizes the name of your business as well as what it is can attract prospects.

But it is also possible to base it inside your home. However, this would require you to make extra effort in your sales and marketing. This is where social media can help enormously to get you orders.

Step 4: Register your business.

The best profits from a shirt-printing business comes from bulk orders. If you’re not a legally registered entity, then it would be hard to get orders from organizations and other businesses.

For sole proprietorships and partnerships, you can register with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). For corporations, you must register with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Once registered, acquire a barangay clearance in the city your business is located at, along with the mayor’s permit and BIR certificate.

Step 5: Build a workforce.

Once you’ve learned how the business should run, it’s time to duplicate yourself and hire staff to scale your operations. You can start by getting daily workers, and eventually promote them into regular employees.

Final Tips

If you’re serious in putting up a t-shirt printing business, then I highly recommend attending a seminar or workshop. Most printing suppliers provide classes at a minimum cost.

Also, if you’re looking for shirt suppliers and you’re based in Metro Manila, then check out Juan Luna St. in Divisoria. It’s a great place to buy them in bulk.

Lastly, remember that shirts are bought because of its quality and design. So it’s important to know who your target market is, so you can satisfy their exact needs when it comes to buying a shirt.



Traveling to Hongkong-Macau is special to me because it’s my and our first time to travel with my girlfriend outside of the Philippines. But actually we’re not alone, we have her whole family with us. As the quote saying, “The family that stays together travel together” and yes indeed true. Why not. As Walt Disney said, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” and that’s what we did. We made it. VIOLA!!!!

Pre Departure: We stayed in front of NAIA Terminal 3

Yes, you read it right. We stayed in front of NAIA Terminal 3. But not literally in front of the airport. Hehehe. We just booked an AIRBNB located in front of the terminal so that it is hassle-free from all of us going to the airport since our departure was 7 am in the morning and also we have my girlfriend’s grandmother and her niece. So think of it, its quite hassle if we will coming from afar. Nice move right?

Boarding Time

Everything was smooth. We checked in, paid for travel tax and passed at the immigration. The immigration that everyone was afraid of. We’re lucky that our officer was kind and don’t have any questions at all. Just luck though.

We boarded on time. Thanks to Cebu Pacific. No delays at that time.

Touch Down (Hongkong International Airport)

Hong Kong International Airport is the commercial airport serving Hong Kong, built on reclaimed land on the island of Chek Lap Kok. The airport is also known as Chek Lap Kok Airport. The airport has been in commercial operation since 1998, replacing Kai Tak Airport.

What did we do in Hongkong?

Enjoy the enchanting view of Victoria harbour

The harbour is a major tourist attraction of Hong Kong. Lying in the middle of the territory’s dense urban region, the harbour is the site of annual fireworks displays and its promenades are used as gathering places for tourists and residents.

Visit 1881 Heritage

In a city that preserves its traditions while looking firmly to the future, 1881 Heritage fittingly combines historical attractions with more contemporary pursuits.

Visitors can shop for international fashion brands and enjoy fine dining on the grounds where pirates were incarcerated and a daily signal was watched by ships in the harbour as they prepared for long and treacherous trans-global journeys. Tradition and innovation, past and present, 1881 Heritage is a real Hong Kong experience.

Enjoy Hongkong Disneyland

I remembered back when I was a kid, I love watching Disney movies/cartoons. I bet when we say HongKong, every one of us will firstly think of the Disneyland in Hong Kong. Right? We enjoyed our whole day stay inside Disney land.  I keep on saying to myself that someday I will be back in here. And of course with my child hopefully. Because I know it was everyone’s dream.

Facts: Although HK Disneyland is smaller than that in other countries, the Adventureland section is the biggest Adventureland of any Magic Kingdom park around the world.

Visit the “Las Vegas of Asia”, MACAU

Traveling to Macau from Hongkong was just a quick 1 hour of travel via BUS. That’s why it’s a must.
Today, Macau (澳門) is formally known as Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. It is an autonomous territory, so even though it is officially part of China, it has its own currency and immigration policy, separate from that of mainland China or Hong Kong. In fact, even visitors from the mainland and HK will have to pass through immigration and customs check upon entering Macau.

Macau has a lot to offer. Some of the places that we visited are as follows:

  • Senado Square

  • The Parisians

  • Ruins of St Paul

Walking around Macau really amazed me because there are many Filipinos working and traveling there.  It’s really true that everywhere there is a Filipino.

So what are you waiting for? Travel now with your loved ones.

“Time is free but is priceless. You cannot own it but you can use it. You cannot keep it but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it. you can never get it back.”-Marvey Mackay

Parents, Not iPads, in Pacifying Kids

In pacifying kids, most parents nowadays hand over their iPads. And like magic, kids stop from their tantrums. Our kids are now engrossed to this device like they have a world of their own. We parents can heave a sigh of relief.

Once again, iPad solved our problems.

Or so we thought.

Doctors and psychologists all agreed that while iPads and similar device have helped humanity in achieving the kind of efficiency we now have, the effects of these to people, especially to kids, are alarming. The gadget is now considered today’s generation’s cocaine. The effects of iPads are now well documented to affect our kids’ brain, from acquiring autistic behavior to violent psychosis. That’s why these experts’ warning are heeded. Many kids’ experts encourage parents to steer clear from these devices in entertaining, educating, or even pacifying our kids as much as possible.

These experts are in agreement that we parents—with all our humility, wisdom, nuances, and humanity—can never be replaced by these gadgets in rearing our kids to be the best persons they can be.