[singlepic=1244,450,450]We had recently rearranged whatever furnitures we have at home. We put the desktop computer in the small room without checking first if there was a phone jack that we can use for the internet. There is none. So now I’m “stealing” bandwidth from the numerous wifi signals at our apartment complex.
Anyway, I had sent a balikbayan box to the Philippines yesterday. It’s only my third time in six years to send a box back home and this one isn’t even going to Angeles City (my hometown). There really is no need for me to send anything to my two ate’s in the Philippines. My mom and my other siblings regularly send them boxes from the west coast.
The first time I used Bagaheng Pinoy was in 2006, when I sent our oldish desktop computer to my nephew. The second was in April (or was it March?) of this year. The third time was last night. The box was delivered at our home on Friday night, eventhough I called them late on Thursday afternoon. I often forget the name of the man who delivers and picks up my boxes. He used to work with an old Korean guy named Park 🙂 Two other Pinoy guys accompany him now.
Sending a door-to-door box from Korea to the Philippines isn’t cheap. A regular box is 70,000 KRW to Metro Manila, while a jumbo box is 100,000 KRW.
It usually takes Bagaheng Pinoy two weeks to deliver the boxes to the Philippines from the time their container leaves Korea. Other balikbayan box services that I know of are SuperGem and Kabayan Express. April of T-bone Steaks shared with me the number of another balikbayan box service but I lost it.
You may call 010-9167-4417 for more details on sending a balikbayan box from Korea to the Philippines through Bagaheng Pinoy.
Update (March 12, 2012): I’m not in anyway connected with Bagaheng Pinoy. Hindi po ako empleyado at wala po akong personal na kakilala sa kanino man na nagtatrabaho sa Bagaheng Pinoy. Kagaya ninyo rin po ako na gumamit lang ng serbisyo nila noon. Ngayon po ay Super Gem na ang ginagamit ko pag nagpapadala sa Pilipinas.