Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Find a Community. Look for a Family.

I have learned that no matter where you are in the world, a network of real friends that will be beside you and serve as a family is one of the greatest sources of strength that one can have and be thankful for.  I have learned this ever since I started my review for my board exam and ventured on working to the corporate world - two stages of my life where I need to live and survive outside the comfort of my home.

I'm glad to have found friends and family here, despite of over a thousand miles away from home.

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Just arrive to my flat today at almost 10:30pm after catching up with one of the Filipinas here who serve as my "mommy" and a family. =)

(more on this)


Nytz! >",<

LynLyn _(",)/

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Day 23: Two months ago, where were you and what were you doing?

Two months ago, I was seconded to our branch office somewhere-out-there and travelled every Monday early morning (I have to wake up at 5am to catch my 7am flight) and flew back every Friday afternoon.  It was a hectic, stressful, sooo pressured more than 2-months (I was there since January) straight of working during this busy audit season.  But I survived! Yeheeey! _(",)/

Monday, May 21, 2012

A Lesson on Generosity & Being Blessed

On a Saturday morning, I had a wonderful 4-hour Skype date with my family in Bacolod. (Yeah, this is how I missed them and how we spend usual weekend mornings - just updating each other about anything and everything.) =)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Day 22: What’s an inside joke you have with someone?

Actually, it is a true story that my boyfriend and I took light-heartedly and joked about the famous line: "Wag mo ko iiwan, ha." (In English: Do not leave me, okay?)

Day 21: If you died tomorrow, what’s one thing you’d regret not doing?

Hmmm... This 21st day challenge is quite tricky.  But here’s my answer:

How to Protect Your Most Valuable Asset: Yourself.

Except for car insurance (which is mandatory), it was never taught to me how important an insurance is in our life. (I think in most Filipino household, getting an insurance is not really a favourite topic). 

Personally speaking, getting an insurance is just an additional expense.  I feel that we can only benefit from it upon the happening of any "uncertain" events, which we do not know when it will be.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

I Realised: I Am Not a Saver

Last night, I was looking at Rich Dad Poor Dad cashflow quadrant and I wonder where I am at this current stage in my life (char!).  I think I am all over the quadrants (hahaha!), except for the S quadrant (I've never been self-employed), with the chunk of my cashflow coming from being in the E quadrant.

You Never Know What You Got, Until It's Gone

This saying has been an old adage, but I was reminded about it just recently when the administrator account of my personal laptop, Bridgette, was LOCKED! 

I was scheduled to make presentation on the stock investing in Philippines last Saturday, and I thought of "cleaning my desktop", changing my desktop backgrounds and then, thought of also putting on a password to my administrator account.  After putting in my well-memorised password and testing it, my laptop suddenly just do not recognize my password and it keeps on telling me that my username and password were incorrect. *waaah!*  It was just a good thing that before this "I cannot-unlock-my-admin-account" mess had happened, I forwarded an email of my stock investing presentation to my brothers, which I just retrieve from my sent items when it was time to make the presentation. (Thank heavens for emails!)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Job well done and another blessing.

It’s the slack season for audit now (whoooopie!!!).  Honestly, I’m not really doing anything at the office, except for doing virtual trainings and updating myself with standards (and doing sideline reading on my favorite business and investing websites. hehehe…) =)

Anyway, a week ago, I forwarded one of my reports to our director for his review, which he was able to finish just after lunch this day.  He went to my desk, with my reports, and told me: “Ros, job well done! I only had few review points which are only on formatting, but the overall content is great.” Whooooaw!!!! :))  And when I checked on our electronic files to check on his virtual review points, there are indeed only a few, like I can just count them using my fingers! (Normally, review points from executive directors ran over all your fingers and toes, and more..haha!)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Stock Investing for Newbies 101 - Updated Entry

Entry updated on 16 May 2012 6:52am
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In my previous entry, Filipinos Do Yearn to Invest,  I mentioned about my homegroup mates wanting to learn about stock market investing in the Philippines.  I never thought they were that serious until one of them has asked again when we will have the "tea session" to discuss such topic.  They wanted to discuss it on Monday (May 7), but since I was away for a holiday vacation, we decided to move it on a Saturday (May 12).

At first, I was hesitant to give this discussion, because honestly, I don't know how to start letting them know about it.  Should I make a presentation? How would I begin the discussion? What topic should I focus on?  I was also *quite* inferior because I am the youngest in the group (who would believe me that I am already engaged in this stuff?).  And my fellows (they are soo great, by the way), are ALL engaged in a financial industry (ie: fund accountants and financial manager), and I keep on thinking: what do they don't know that I know? Professional and theoretically speaking, they are more exposed in financial languages as compared to mine.
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