How to Create a Youtube Channel Using Your Desktop 2022

So, you already have an existing gmail email address and created a Youtube account. This tutorial is about how to create additional Youtube channels under one Youtube account.

Step 1. Login to your Youtube account.
Step 2. Click your profile icon located on the upper right corner. A menu appears, click Settings.
Step 3. Click Account tab on the left hand side menu. Click Add or manage your channel(s).

Step 4. Click CREATE A CHANNEL button.
Step 5. Enter your desired channel name. Click the check box in front of “I understand that I am creating a new Google Account…” Click CREATE button.

You will be redirected to a page to customize further your new Youtube channel or upload your first video.

Places to visit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s China Town

The top places I recommend that you visit whenever you are in China town in Kuala Lumpur are namely Petaling Street Flea Market, the Hindu temple Sri Maha Mariamman, Guan Di Temple (also known as Kuan Ti temple or Kwong Siew temple), Central Market, and Sin Sze Si Ya Temple. I briefly described each of these places below:

Petaling Street Flea Market

It is a pedestrian shopping flea market with multi-racial sellers or hawkers. In this market, you can buy clothes, souvenirs, class A bags, watches, clothes, flowers, fruits, and many more. There are also various restaurants serving Chinese cuisines.

Sri Maha Mariamman Temple

This Hindu temple was originally a private shrine established in 1873 by a Tamil Indian family who originated from southern India. The five-tiered entrance gate of the temple is decorated with intricate carvings of Hindu deities.

Guan Di Temple Chinatown or Kwong Siew Temple

Guan Di Temple was built in 1888. It is one of the oldest temples in Kuala Lumpur’s China Town. Presently the temple is housed inside the premises of Kwong Siew Association located on Tun H.S.Lee Street. The association was built by Chinese people from Guangzhao Province who came to Malaysia a long time ago. Today, Guan Di Temple remains to be a crucial center where Chinese Malaysians celebrate festivals, remember their ancestors, practice their beliefs and continue to educate the next generation.

Central Market

This market was originally a location for selling fresh produce. The Central Market art deco building we see presently dates back to the 1930s. During the 1980s Central Market was transformed into a shopping complex and today tourists visit this market to buy all sorts of souvenirs such as traditional clothes, batik, modern souvenirs, pewter products, paintings, and many more. Visitors can also dine at restaurants serving Indian, Malaysia, and Chinese cuisines and during festivities, there are cultural presentations being held on the market’s stage.

The facade of Central Market building.
Zakir Crafts, one of the souvenirs sellers in Central Market in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Sin Sze Si Ya Temple

Sin Sze Si Ya Temple was built in 1864. It is the oldest temple in Kuala Lumpur’s China Town. It is also located on Tun H.S.Lee Street. This temple dedicated to two deities (Sin Sze Ya and Si Sze Ya) was built on the instructions of Yap Ah Loy, an immigrant from Kwangtung Province, China who later became one of the founders of Kuala Lumpur.

Paypal Ukraine Account for Foreigners

Paypal has expanded its services in Ukraine recently. In this post, I will share my PayPal experience from account creation to sending money from Paypal Ukraine to Paypal Philippines.

Foreigners residing in Ukraine can sign for Paypal Ukraine. One must have a Ukrainian mobile number, a Ukrainian bank account and an International passport.

Sign Up for Paypal Ukraine

Step 1. Visit Paypal Ukraine’s website. Click Sign Up and enter your Ukrainian mobile number. A code will be sent and it must be entered into the page to continue the signup process.

Step 2. Enter your email address, first name, last name, a very strong password, and click the Next button to proceed.

Step 3. Enter your Nationality, birth date, and complete address in Ukraine. You should be able to verify the address in the future. PayPal might ask you to submit supporting documents such as utility bills that show the same address you entered in your Paypal Ukraine account. After that, read and agree to Paypal’s terms and conditions, and you are registered!

Paypal Ukraine sign up step 3

Step 4. Once you are in, you need to verify the email address connected to your Paypal Ukraine account. Just open your inbox and click the link in the email sent by Paypal to you.

Verify your Paypal Ukraine Identity

To further verify my account I uploaded my Philippines international passport. Hence, you can also upload your passport if you are a foreigner residing in Ukraine.

Link a Ukrainian Bank Account to your Paypal Ukraine

You must just log in to your Paypal Ukraine account and go to the Wallet section and click on Link Card. On the next page, you need to enter debit or credit card number, card type, card expiration date, security code, card’s billing address, and click Link Card.

I tried to link my Credit Agricole, Bank Aval Raiffeisen and Privat Bank cards and none of them works. I kept getting an error message “There’s a problem with your account. Please go to the resolution center so we can help you resolve this quickly.” Hence, I messaged Paypal Ukraine through the resolution center and informed them about my card linking problem. Paypal support was quick and they got ahold of me. There was a verification through the phone. The agent asked for my name and last name and also the last four digits of the card I tried to link to my Paypal Ukraine account. Then she asked me to log out from my account and log in again. She did something on her end and asked me to add again my card. I tried to add my Credit Agricole card but it did not work for the second time. Hence, I tried again my Bank Aval Raiffeisen card and it worked. There are Ukrainian debit or credit cards that do not work with Paypal Ukraine.

Link Ukrainian bank account to Paypal Ukraine

Confirm the Ukrainian Card Linked to Paypal Ukraine

You must just log in to your Paypal Ukraine account and go to the Wallet section. Click the card you want to confirm and click Confirm card. A special code will reflect in the debit or credit card electronic bank statement This code must be entered into the card verification page to complete the process. Just note that some amount will be charged to generate the code but it will be returned.

Confirm Ukrainian Bank with Paypal Ukraine

Sending Money from Paypal Ukraine to Paypal Philippines

You must just log in to your Paypal Ukraine account and go to the Send section to send money.

I tried sending money from my Paypal Ukraine to a Paypal Philippines account. First, I entered the Paypal Philippines email address of the receiver and then the amount. There is no need to fund your Paypal Ukraine account as the money will be taken directly from the linked Ukrainian debit or credit card. I tried to send 5 USD and the fee was 4.68 USD. You can check the Paypal Ukraine Fees page for more information. In the example below, the receiver in the Philippines received exactly 5 USD. I actually asked the receiver to refund the money as it was for testing purposes only. Once the money was refunded, logically it got credited back to the linked Ukrainian debit or credit card.

Send from Paypal Ukraine to Paypal Philippines

These were my recent experience with using Paypal Ukraine. As of this writing, it is now possible to receive money in Paypal Ukraine wallet and be able to withdraw the money to the linked Ukrainian debit or credit card.

Google Adsense Account Verification for Content Creators in Ukraine

I have been living in Ukraine since the last quarter of the year 2021. I had to close my old Google Adsense account and open a new one with an address in Ukraine. However, on February 24, 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine. My family and I had to leave our home in central Ukraine. My Google Adsense earning had reached the 10 USD threshold to be able to receive a Google verification code. Once the code is issued, it is very important to verify the Google Adsense account as soon as possible in order for the monetization to continue.

How to verify your Google Adsense account if you fled Ukraine due to war?

There is a quote “If you never try, you will never know.” Hence, you should just ask Google Adsense Support Team to give you an exception. There is an option to chat with a support agent or send them a message through the feedback form. Based on my personal experience using Google’s chat support, they considered my reason as valid and gave me a six months extension to verify my Google Adsense account.

Google Adsense Ukraine PIN verification

How to Transfer Mexico Visa from Old to New Passport

I am a citizen of the Philippines who is a permanent resident in Ukraine. I was granted a 10 years multiple entry visa in 2019 by the Embassy of Mexico in Ukraine. Embassies are busy this week relocating their citizens due to a possible Russian invasion according to the USA intel. Hence, I decided to just email the Mexican Embassy and here was their reply:

Letter from the Embassy of Mexico in Kyiv, Ukraine

Hence, as long as the Mexico multiple entry visa is valid, there is no need to transfer it to the new Philippines Passport. You must just present your old passport with a valid Mexico visa and your new passport to the Mexico immigration control at the country’s arrival area.

How to Get a Tax Identification Number (TIN) for Foreigners in Ukraine

As a foreigner in Ukraine, I need to get a tax identification number (TIN) if I want to open a bank account in Ukraine. My name is Natalia, I am a citizen of the Philippines and I am a permanent resident in Ukraine. My permanent residence permit was granted based on marriage to a citizen of Ukraine. In this post, I will share my experience in getting TIN in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Requirements to Get a Tax Identification Number in Ukraine

  1. Temporary or Permanent Residence Permit ID Card.
  2. Certificate of Registration of Residence or in Ukrainian, it is called “Довідка про реєстрацію місця проживання особи.”

Note: Both documents need to be photocopied.

Where to get the Tax Identification Number in Ukraine

My husband and I went to the nearest tax department office based on the address stated in my Certificate of Registration of Residence. In Ukrainian, a tax department’s office is called “Державна податкова инспекция.” We arrived at the office and there was a local receptionist who helped us print the service priority number based on our purpose of visit which was to secure a TIN. Our priority number was called and we were directed to enter a specific room number. In the room, a lady met us and gave us a form to fill in. In Ukrainian, the form is called “Форма № 1др” or “Облікова картка фізичної особи – платника податків.” I asked my husband to fill in the form for me. He wrote my name in Ukrainian and English language and all the rest were written in Ukrainian.

I gave the filled-in form back to the lady. She told us to come back after five working days.

It takes five working days to process a TIN in Ukraine

My husband and I came back to the tax department’s office. As usual, the receptionist helped us get a service priority number to collect the TIN. Our priority number was called and we were directed to enter a specific room number. In the room, a lady greeted us and gave us a book to sign my name and signature. After that, she gave me a piece of paper that shows my Ukrainian Tax Identification Number and that’s it.

Morning Prayers from the Prayer Book (Jordanville) by Holy Trinity Monastery

Having risen from sleep, before any other action, stand reverently, considering thyself to be in the presence of the All-seeing God, and, having made the sign of the Cross, say:

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Then pause a moment, until all thy senses are calmed and thy thoughts forsake all things earthly; and then make three bows, saying:

The Prayer of the Publican

O God, be merciful to me a sinner (thrice).

The Beginning Prayer

O Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, for the sake of the prayers of Thy most pure Mother and all the saints, have mercy on us. Amen.

Glory to Thee, our God, glory to Thee.

O Heavenly King, Comforter, Spirit of Truth, Who art everywhere present and fillest all things, Treasury of good things and Giver of life: Come and dwell in us, and cleanse us of all impurity, and save our souls, O Good One.

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us. Thrice.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen. O Most Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. O Lord, blot out our sins. O Master, pardon our iniquities. O Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities for Thy name’s sake.

Lord, have mercy (thrice).

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Our Father, Who art in the heavens, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom comes, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

Troparia to the Holy Trinity

Having risen from sleep, we fall down before Thee, O Good One, and the angelic hymn we cry aloud to Thee, O Mighty One. Holy, Holy, Holy art Thou. O God; through the Theotokos, have mercy on us.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

From bed and sleep hast Thou raised me up, O Lord: enlighten my mind and heart and open my lips that I may hymn Thee, O Holy Trinity:

Holy, Holy, Holy art Thou, O God, through the Theotokos, have mercy on us.

Both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Suddenly the judge shall come, and the deeds of each shall be laid bare; but with fear do we cry at midnight. Holy, Holy, Holy art Thou, O God; through the Theotokos, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy (twelve times).

Prayer of Saint Basil the Great to the Most Holy Trinity

As I rise from sleep, I thank Thee, O Holy Trinity, for through Thy great goodness and patience Thou wast not angry with me, an idler and sinner, nor hast Thou destroyed me with mine iniquities, but hast shown Thy usual love for mankind; and when I was prostrate in despair, Thou hast raised me up to keep the morning watch and glorify Thy power. And now enlighten my mind’s eye, and open my mouth that I may meditate on Thy words, and understand Thy commandments, and do Thy will, and hymn Thee in heartfelt confession, and sing praises to Thine all-holy name: of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

O come let us worship God our King.

O come let us worship and fall down before Christ our King and God.

O come let us worship and fall down before Christ Himself, our King and God.


Have mercy on me, O God, according to Thy great mercy; and according to the multitude of Thy compassions blot out my transgression. Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I know mine iniquity, and my sin is ever before me. Against Thee only have I sinned and done this evil before Thee, that Thou mightiest be justified in Thy words, and prevail when Thou art judged. For behold, I was conceived in iniquities, and in sins did my mother bear me. For behold, Thou hast loved truth; the hidden and secret things of Thy wisdom hast Thou made manifest unto me. Thou shalt sprinkle me with hyssop, and I shall be made clean; Thou shalt wash me, and I shall be made whiter than snow. Thou shalt make me to hear joy and gladness; the bones that be humbled, they shall rejoice. Turn Thy face away from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from Thy presence,! and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation, and with Thy governing Spirit establish me. I shall teach transgressors Thy ways, and the ungodly shall turn back unto Thee. Deliver me from blood-guiltiness. O God, Thou God of my salvation; my tongue shall rejoice in Thy righteousness. O Lord, Thou shalt open my lips, and my mouth shall declare Thy praise. For if Thou hadst desired sacrifice, I had given it; with whole burnt offerings Thou shalt not be pleased. A sacrifice unto God is a broken spirit; a heart that is broken and humbled God will not despise. Do good, O Lord, in Thy good pleasure unto Sion, and let the walls of Jerusalem be builded. Then shalt Thou be pleased with a sacrifice of righteousness, with oblation and whole burnt offerings. Then shall they offer bullocks upon Thine altar.

The Symbol of the Orthodox Faith

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ. the Son of God, the Only-begotten, begotten of the Father before all ages. Light of Light; true God of true God, begotten, not made; of one essence with the Father by Whom all things were made; Who for us men, and for our salvation. came down from the heavens, and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and became man; And was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered, and was buried; And arose again on the third day according to the Scriptures; And ascended into the heavens, and sitteth at the right hand of the Father. And shall come again, with glory, to judge both the living and the dead; Whose kingdom shall have no end. And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life; Who proceedeth from the Father; Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; Who spake by the prophets. In One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. I confess one baptism for the remission of sins. I look for the resurrection of the dead, And the life of the age to come. Amen.

Prayer I, of St. Macarius the Great

O God, cleanse me a sinner, for I have never done anything good in Thy sight; but deliver me from the evil one, and let Thy will be done in me, that I may open mine unworthy mouth without condemnation, and praise Thy holy name: of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Prayer II, of St. Macarius the Great

Having risen from sleep, I offer unto Thee, O Saviour, the midnight hymn, and falling down I cry unto Thee: Grant me not to fall asleep in the death of sin, but have compassion on me, O Thou Who wast voluntarily crucified, and hasten to raise me who am reclining in idleness, and save me in prayer and intercession; and after the night’s sleep shine upon me a sinless day, O Christ God, and save me.

Prayer III, of St. Macarius the Great

Having risen from sleep, I hasten to Thee, O Master, Lover of mankind, and by Thy loving-kindness, I strive to do Thy work, and I pray to Thee: Help me at all times, in everything, and deliver me from every worldly, evil thing and every impulse of the devil, and save me, and lead me into Thine eternal kingdom. For Thou art my Creator, and the Giver, and Provider of everything good, and in Thee is all my hope, and unto Thee do I send up glory, now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Prayer IV, of St. Macarius the Great

O Lord, Who in Thine abundant goodness and Thy great compassion hast granted me, Thy servant, to go through the time of the night that is past without attack from any opposing evil: Do Thou Thyself, O Master, Creator of all things, vouchsafe me by Thy true light and with an enlightened heart to do Thy will, now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Prayer V, of St. Basil the Great

O Lord Almighty, God of hosts and of all flesh, Who dwellest on high and lookest down on things that are lowly, Who searchest the heart and innermost being, and clearly foreknowest the secrets of men; O unoriginate and everlasting Light, with Whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning: Do Thou, O Immortal King, receive our supplications which we, daring because of the multitude of Thy compassions, offer Thee at the present time from defiled lips; and forgive us our sins, in deed, word, and thought, whether committed by us knowingly or in ignorance, and cleanse us from every defilement of flesh and spirit. And grant us to pass through the night of the whole present life with watchful heart and sober thought, ever expecting the coming of the bright and appointed day of Thine Only-begotten Son, our Lord and God and Saviour, Jesus Christ, whereon the judge of all shall come with glory to reward each according to his deeds. May we not be found fallen and idle, but watching, and upright in activity, ready to accompany Him into the joy and divine palace of His glory, where there is the ceaseless sound of those that keep festival, and the unspeakable delight of those that behold the ineffable beauty of Thy countenance. For Thou art the true Light that enlightenest and sanctifiest all, and all creation doth hymn Thee unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Prayer VI, likewise by St. Basil

We bless Thee, O Most High God and Lord of mercy, Who ever doest with us things both great and inscrutable, both glorious and awesome, of which there is no measure; Who grantest to us sleep for rest from our infirmities, and relaxation from the labours of our much-toiling flesh. We thank Thee that Thou hast not destroyed us with our iniquities, but hast shown Thy loving-kindness to man as usual, and while we were lying in despair upon our beds, Thou hast raised us up that we might glorify Thy dominion. Wherefore, we implore Thy boundless goodness: Enlighten the eyes of our understanding and raise up our mind from the heavy sleep of indolence; open our mouth and fill it with Thy praise, that we may be able steadily to hymn and confess Thee, Who art God glorified in all and by all, the unoriginate Father, with Thine Only-begotten Son, and Thine All-holy and good and life-creating Spirit, now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Prayer to the Most Holy Theotokos

I sing of thy grace, O Sovereign Lady, and I pray thee to grace my mind.
Teach me to step aright in. the way of Christ’s commandments.
Strengthen me to keep awake in song, and drive away the sleep of despondency.
O Bride of God, by thy prayers, release me, bound with the bonds of sin.
Guard me by night and by day, and deliver me from foes that defeat me.
O bearer of God the Life-giver, enliven me who am deadened by passions.
O bearer of the unwaning Light, enlighten my blinded soul.
O marvellous palace of the Master, make me to be a house of the Divine Spirit.
O bearer of the Healer, heal the perennial passions of my soul.
Guide me to the path of repentance, for I am tossed in the storm of life.
Deliver me from eternal fire, and from evil worms, and from Tartarus.
Let me not be exposed to the rejoicing of demons, guilty as I am of many sins.
Renew me, grown old from senseless sins, O most immaculate one.
Present me untouched by all torments, and pray for me to the Master of all.
Vouchsafe me to find the joys of heaven with all the saints.
O most holy Virgin, hearken unto the voice of thine unprofitable servant.
Grant me torrents of tears, O most pure one, to cleanse my soul from impurity.
I offer the groans of my heart to thee unceasingly, strive for me, O Sovereign Lady.
Accept my service of supplication and offer it to compassionate God.
O thou who art above the angels, raise me above this world’s confusion.
O Light bearing heavenly tabernacle, direct the grace of the Spirit in me.
I raise my hands and lips in thy praise, defiled as they are by impurity, O all immaculate one.
Deliver me from soul corrupting evils, and fervently intercede with Christ, to Whom is due honour and worship, now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Prayer to our Lord Jesus Christ

O my plenteously merciful and all-merciful God, Lord Jesus Christ, through Thy great love Thou didst come down and become incarnate so that Thou mightest save all. And again, O Saviour. save me by Thy grace, I pray Thee. For if Thou shouldst save me for my works, this would not be grace or a gift, but rather a duty; yea, Thou Who art great in compassion and ineffable in mercy. For he that believeth in Me, Thou hast said, O my Christ, shall live and never see death. If, then, faith in Thee saveth the desperate, behold, I believe, save me, for Thou art my God and Creator. Let faith instead of works be imputed to me, O my God, for Thou wilt find no works which could justify me. But may my faith suffice instead of all works, may it answer for, may it acquit me, may it make me a partaker of Thine eternal glory. And let Satan not seize me and boast, O Word, that he hath torn me from Thy hand and fold. But whether I desire it or not, save me, O Christ my Saviour!, forestall me quickly, quickly, for I perish. Thou art my God from my mother’s womb. Vouchsafe me, O Lord, to love Thee now as fervently as I once loved sin itself, and also to work for Thee without idleness, diligently, as I worked before for deceptive Satan. But supremely shall I work for Thee, my Lord and God, Jesus Christ, all the days of my life, now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Prayer IX, to the Holy Guardian Angel

O holy angel that standeth by my wretched soul and my passionate life, forsake not me a sinner, nor shrink from me because of mine intemperance. Give no place for the cunning demon to master me through the violence of my mortal body, strengthen my poor and feeble hand, and guide me in the way of salvation. Yea, O holy angel of God, guardian and protector of my wretched soul and body, forgive me all wherein I have offended thee all the days of my life; and if I have sinned during the past night, protect me during the present day, and guard me from every temptation of the enemy, that I may not anger God by any sin. And pray to the Lord for me, that He may establish me in His fear, and show me, His servant, to be worthy of His goodness. Amen.

Prayer X, to the Most Holy Theotokos

O my most holy lady Theotokos, through thy holy and all-powerful prayers, banish from me, thy lowly and wretched servant, despondency, forgetfulness, folly, carelessness, and all filthy, evil, and blasphemous thoughts from my wretched heart and my darkened mind. And quench the flame of my passions, for I am poor and wretched, and deliver me from many and cruel memories and deeds, and free me from all their evil effects. For blessed art thou by all generations, and glorified is thy most honourable name unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Prayerful Invocation of the Saint Whose Name we bear:

Pray unto God for me, O holy God pleaser [Name of the Saint], for I fervently flee unto Thee, the speedy helper and intercessor for my soul.

Song to the Most Holy Theotokos

O Theotokos and Virgin, rejoice, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the Fruit of thy womb, for thou hast borne the Saviour of our souls.

Troparion to the Cross

Save, O Lord, Thy people, and bless Thine inheritance; grant Thou victory to Orthodox Christians over enemies; and by the power of Thy Cross do Thou preserve Thy commonwealth.

Then offer a brief prayer for the health and salvation of thy spiritual father, thy parents, relatives, those in authority, benefactors, others known to thee, the ailing, or those passing through sorrows. And if it is possible, read this commemoration:

For the Living

Remember, O Lord Jesus Christ our God, Thy mercies and compassions which are from the ages, for the sake of which Thou didst become man and didst will to endure crucifixion and death for the salvation of those that rightly believe in Thee; and having risen from the dead didst ascend into the heavens and sittest at the right hand of God the Father, and regardest the humble entreaties of those that call upon Thee with all their heart; incline Thine ear, and hearken unto the humble supplication of me, Thine unprofitable servant, as an odour of spiritual fragrance, which I offer unto Thee for all Thy people. And first, remember Thy Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church, which Thou hast provided through Thy precious Blood, and establish, and strengthen, and expand, increase, pacify, and keep Her unconquerable by the gates of hades. Calm the dissensions of the churches, quench the raging of the nations, and quickly destroy and uproot the rising of heresy, and bring them to nought by the power of Thy Holy Spirit. Bow.

Save, O Lord, and have mercy on the Russian Land and her Orthodox people both in the homeland and in the diaspora, this land and its authorities. Bow.

Save, O Lord, and have mercy on the Holy Eastern Orthodox patriarchs, most reverend metropolitans, Orthodox archbishops and bishops, and all the priestly and monastic order, and all who serve in the Church, whom Thou hast appointed to shepherd Thy rational flock, and through their prayers have mercy and save me, a sinner. Bow.

Save, O Lord, and have mercy on my spiritual father N., and through his holy prayers forgive my sins. Bow.

Save, O Lord, and have mercy on my parents, Names, brothers and sisters, and my kindred according to the flesh, and all the neighbours of my family and friends, and grant them Thine earthly and spiritual good things. Bow.

Save, O Lord, and have mercy on the aged and the young, the poor and the orphans and widows, and those in sickness and sorrow, misfortune and tribulation, those in difficult circumstances and in captivity, in prisons and dungeons, and especially those of Thy servants that are persecuted for Thy sake and the Orthodox Faith by godless peoples, by apostates, and by heretics; and remember them, visit., strengthen, comfort, and by Thy power quickly grant them relief, freedom, and deliverance. Bow.

Save, O Lord, and have mercy on them that hate and wrong me, and make temptation for me, and let them not perish because of me, a sinner. Bow.

Illumine with the light of awareness the apostates from the Orthodox Faith, and those blinded by pernicious heresies, and number them with Thy Holy, Apostolic, Catholic Church. Bow.

For the Departed

Remember, O Lord, those that have departed this life, Orthodox kings and queens, princes and princesses, most holy patriarchs, most reverend metropolitans, Orthodox archbishops and bishops, those in priestly and clerical orders of the Church, and those that have served Thee in the monastic order, and grant them rest with the saints in Thine eternal tabernacles. Bow.

Remember, O Lord, the souls of Thy departed servants, my parents, Names, and all my kindred according to the flesh, and forgive them all transgressions, voluntary and involuntary, granting them the kingdom and a portion of Thine eternal good things, and the delight of Thine endless and blessed life. Bow.

Remember, O Lord, also all our fathers and brethren, and sisters, and those that lie here, and all Orthodox Christians that departed in the hope of resurrection and life eternal, and settle them with Thy saints, where the light of Thy countenance shall visit them, and have mercy on us, for Thou art good and the Lover of mankind. Bow.

Grant, O Lord, remission of sins to all our fathers, brethren, and sisters that have departed before us in the faith and hope of resurrection, and make their memory to be eternal. Bow.

Final Prayer

It is truly meet to bless thee, the Theotokos, ever-blessed and most blameless, and Mother of our God. More honourable than the Cherubim, and beyond compare more glorious than the Seraphim, who without corruption gavest birth to God the Word, the very Theotokos, thee do we magnify.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Lord, have mercy. Thrice.

O Lord, bless.

And the Dismissal

O Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, for the sake of the prayers of Thy most pure Mother, our holy and God-bearing fathers and all the saints, have mercy on us. Amen.

8 Reasons to Send Postcards When Traveling and the Postcrossing Project

Sending postcards to yourself, to your friends, and family is still relevant in the digital age. Here are the top 8 reasons why you must send postcards when you travel:

1. The Science of Touch.
The study showed that physical materials leave a deeper footprint in the human being’s brain. The power of the physical postcard is stronger, and the memory of whoever sent it becomes part of long-term memory.

2. One of the world’s thinnest souvenirs.
Postcards don’t take up much space. You can collect all postcards you received and create a scrapbook or album.

3. It shows you care.
Sending postcard requires time and effort because you select the postcard, write a message and send it. You make a lasting impression to the recipient.

4. Postcard inspires people to travel.
Postcards make our world bigger, and it creates connections to places. It makes you want to travel whenever you get a postcard from a country you’ve never been to. For other people, the postcard is the cheapest way to see the world.

5. It is your travel journal.
It reminds you of your travels and puts a smile on your face. It also helps in reviving the forgotten art of reminiscing.

6. Postcards lasts longer.
Your children might get their hands on some of your postcards. They will enjoy your travel memories, and they might even sell these postcards to Deltiologists for big bucks!

7. Bonus for Philatelists.
Philatelists will get to collect beautifully printed images, personal messages and stamps.

8. Learning with postcards.
There are fun fact themed postcards that you can send to youngsters. It can be an excellent way of teaching them about places around the world.

8 Reasons to Sends Postcards When Traveling and the Project

Did you know?

There is a project called Postcrossing. The goal of the project is to allow anyone to send and receive postcards from all over the world. Through this platform, you can make friends too! Postcrossing has “Travel Mode” option which will allow you to send postcards from your travel destination when you’re temporarily travelling.
Let’s check it out. Just go to

Chinese Visa Application for the Philippines and Ukraine Passport Holders

This post is about our Chinese Visa Application experience. We are Philippines and Ukraine Passport holders (Filipina and Ukrainian) who are temporarily residing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Chinese visa application here in Kuala Lumpur was done through the Chinese Visa Application Service Center. It is currently located in the address below:

Level 5 & 6, Hampshire Place Office, Jalan Mayang Sari, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.

We applied last July 2019 and entered China in September 2019. Philippines passport holders need a tourist visa Category L to enter China if he or she is going to tour the country for a few days and not just transiting there. Ukraine Passport holders also need a Category L visa to enter China and to be able to spend more than 72 hours in the country. Out reason for travelling to China at that time was because we needed to support the Philippines national basketball team in the recently concluded FIBA World Cup Basketball 2019.

Continue reading “Chinese Visa Application for the Philippines and Ukraine Passport Holders”

Bukit Lawang Orangutan tracking, trekking and tubing

Bukit Lawang Orangutan Tracking and Tubing

I ordered the Bukit Lawang Orangutan tracking, trekking, and tubing activities from the owner of my hotel, Wisma Leuser Sibayak. This was part of my Bukit Lawang and Lake Toba Itinerary. Ricky, who was the representative of the hotel, was also my guide during the three hours activities which cost me 45 Euros ($52). Ricky, arranged everything, including the fruits for our snacks and the permit to enter the Gunung Leuser National Park. In the afternoon of January 14, after lunch, we started the trekking. Ricky’s associate or colleague Nuria joined us.

Read the full report: “Bukit Lawang and Lake Toba Itinerary.

What do you wear and bring in the jungle trekking?

Continue reading “Bukit Lawang Orangutan tracking, trekking and tubing”