Monday, April 30, 2012

5 useful tools to add to our email

This is supposed to make us more productive and efficient. Let's see.

Having trouble linking through my tab.. will edit this post later.

Financial Advice

Financial wealth is what you saved.
It’s never about what you spent.
It’s about the value of your cash in bank, investments and properties.
It’s never measured by what you squandered by partying and lavish spending.
Rich people maintain their statuses by spending far lesser than what they earn.
As a result, their savings multiply and they get richer and richer.
The value that they grow therefore becomes their increasing net worth. 

 I'd like to elaborate on this a bit more in the next posts for it will become my guide. I often fall for the trap of spending and after some thinking, I get to realize that I would have been much better if I planned my expenditures well.

RELATED ARTICLE: Ways of the Super rich

Saturday, April 28, 2012

My first "CNN article"

I woke up a bit early for a Saturday and switched on the television.

That's when I found out that CNN will be featuring the Philippines for the entire of next week and they even have a special page in their website for it.

I promptly searched Google and was led to a page where I promptly typed my first short CNN contribution about Philippine Tourism.

It's quite flattering when I looked into my CNN profile and my article is described as having been done "ON ASSIGNMENT".

Moi', a CNN reporter? Whoa!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

North Face Movie: Remembering a special long time ago vacation

This is one rare lazy Saturday morning though later, I will be a bit busy. On cable TV is "North Face", a mountaineering story about an attempt to conquer one of the hardest summits in the world. 
I didn't really pay attention to the movie but when it showed wonderful views of the Swiss Alps, I was suddenly jolted awake and filled with a desire to go back and bring together my love ones so they too can experience the enjoyment that I had. As a student, I was Switzerland for a while and was fortunate enough to be taken to a holiday in the Jungfrau region. 
The movie "North Face" showed exactly the places where I spent that holiday. Of course, I didn't climb up to the peak or anywhere near it. I just spent my time hanging around that tourist area and goofed around a bit.

Here are photos:

Scene in the movie

Scene in the Movie
That's me kicking a snowman at the back of that bigger building in the top photo

Here's a photo of the nice centuries olf train going up to the mountain retreat. The ride by itself is a very breathtaking experience. It's funny though because I can't remember the train being red. I have to look for the rest of my photos of that trip.

Here's a scene in the movie

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Walang Patawad

Corrupt airport personnel should meet my Granny!

An exec of a giant real estate company in the Philippines recently intimated that they are not very keen in luring tourists to their hotels and vacation resorts. To survive and prosper, they have to become the favorite of the local market. Tourists, while they bring in money, cannot be relied upon because our country is not ready for sustained tourist arrivals.

Our country do not have good airports, our transportation system is behind by at least 10 years, etc, etc..

While we are in this topic, I'd like to to talk about our problematic airports. Our greatest handicap is the honesty of our airport personnel. While I believe that most of them are good people, we seriously need to revamp the areas that matter most since the bad few greatly tarnishes the image of our country. If even returning Filipinos are not happy with our airport employees, how can the country become appealing to the rest of the world?

Please take note that in the survey of the world's worst airports, the Philippines ranked on top mostly because of corrupt airport employees. in an article to be found in this link, even an old balikbayan in a wheelchair wasn't spared by extortionists both during her arrival and departure.

People who check the baggage of incoming and outgoing passengers are perceived to be the most corrupt and this is closely followed by our immigration personnel who are seen as very strict and even rude and yet, the bad guys seem to be getting away all the time.

Friday, February 3, 2012

How To Verify Facts Aganist Urban Legends

Whenever you hear anything that's too good to be true or outrageous, check it out at:

It would help keep you from looking stupid.

There's this guy who posted in his facebook, a supposed home cancer cure that John Hopkins supposedly published and he got a lot of good comments. Little did he and his friends know that his posting is nothing but a sick joke.

There's also this lady dentist friend who told me about creating small incisions to bleed people suffering from elevated blood pressures and other emergencies.

Oh geesh! I should have asked her to kiss me instead of saying those nonsense! My dialogie should have gone...

So don't talk just kiss...
...let your tongue fool around!


I'm to sexy for your lov.. ..err!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Letter From A Former Slave To His Former Master

I just can't help but post this link. I don't much time to write about it today but click on this link and enjoy the contents.

LINK--> A Letter From A Former Slave To His Former Master

Thursday, January 5, 2012

What you do to the least of your brethren..

As a young top honcho of a medium sized firm, I had the chance of becoming friends with a very powerful officer of a huge conglomerate. He had the authority to grant huge contracts to a lot of companies so people naturally drifted towards him all the time.

I never asked him for any contract but in the few years that we regularly met, he referred me to a couple of clients and got my firm a few decent projects. But before I met with his referrals, he told me not to allot any "commission" for him and instead, just give the client the best discounts.

Now, he's dead and all that remains are fond memories about a good man. His family is financially not doing very well because all his kids are in college. Now that he's gone, we can see for a fact that he earned nothing beyond his regular salary. Now, it's fully confirmed that he personally got nothing in exchange for the millions and billions worth of contracts that he awarded to people.

I frequently think of his family and try to figure out what I can do for them. If only I have more, I can perhaps pass on more to them.