About Me

Hello and welcome!

I’m Karen, the Barat Queen. Growing up, people would always say, “ang barat barat mo naman!” It’s not that we didn’t have the money, but money did not grow on trees, either.  I was just raised to be frugal, that’s all, and I always think about whether something is worth spending the amount of money on it before buying anything.

Why spend more money than you need to? Or why not get the best you can for what you’re spending?

But I also like the good things in life! Especially good food. So now I write about my love of good food and a good bargain, and also share some of the tips and tricks that I have learned over the years.

My friends have always told me that since I loved giving them “advice”  about what to buy, whether something was a good deal or not, and cluing them in on what’s new, that it was but natural and expected that I should finally accept my calling and start writing about it.

So you can get to know me better, I’ve compiled a random list of things I can’t live without! Please feel free to make your own lists in the comments! I’d love to see them and make new friends, especially with people who share my passion for food and bargains!

Let’s be friends!

Here are some random 10 Things I Can’t Live Without:

  1. Butter. The real kind. Not bloody margarine.
  2. Cream. I have no problem pouring half a box of all-purpose cream on my champorado.
  3. Caramel. Addiction personified.
  4. Good Steak
  5. Good Coffee
  6. My Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch
  7. My Laptop. Prolonged typing on my phone or tablet will drive me gadget-cidal.
  8. Internet
  9. My silicone spatula for making scrambled eggs. Needs butter. See #2
  10. Water. I drink at least 8 big glasses a day!

The Barat Queen is based in Metro Manila.


BaratAko.com is a personal lifestyle blog that talks about food, tech, sales, and topics that interest me.

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4 thoughts on “About Me

  1. bos lite

    i really like the promo gotscombodd70 it save me a lot of money.it has a great internet connction here in my house. i wish that you can make a promo for a month with a cheap cost.thank you very much

    1. Barat Queen Post author

      Hello bos lite, thank you for your comment. Glad that the GOTSCOMBODD70 is working out great for you! It’s the cheapest one I know of right now. 4GB for P280 a month is not bad, right? And it’s a legitimate promo (not a bug). You can also carry over unused MBs as long as you register before the old one expires 🙂

  2. bos lite

    280 its not bad if you can make it 250 it can be very great.when will for 1 month been release?


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