A Lesson from the Automated Teller Machine (ATM)

Yesterday I was at the ATM to get some cash because I dearly needed money. As I started to transact, the ATM showed me an inscriptionatm-card.jpg which said: Please insert your card.

I did.

And then another message popped up- Please enter your pin code.

I did.

And then another message came-
select the amount.

I did that too.

After I had done all this…the ATM showed me a message in BOLD letters…

YOUR TRANSACTION IS BEING PROCESSED, PLEASE WAIT!

Allow me to say:
when you have done all the things you can, you have prayed, you have fasted, you have even asked others to pray with you and for you but it seems as if nothing is happening in your life. What is the attitude of your heart? Wait patiently don’t give up, don’t move because your request is being processed.

WAIT!

Let me tell you ..What made me wait is because my card was already in the ATM, I had already entered my pin code.

If I give up now and walk away… The next person will get all that I had requested.

Not because your messages aren’t heard, not because your prayers are irrelevant, not because your fasting is meaningless but because…

YOUR TRANSACTION IS BEING PROCESSED

Wait and murmur not. Do not think you were born to suffer.. Your prayers are being processed so Wait upon the Lord   

I know.. I know it’s not easy but I encourage you ..WAIT!!!
As it is in Isaiah 40:31- but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

YOUR TRANSACTION IS BEING PROCESSED. PLEASE WAIT

Be blessed and be a blessing. Please share to encourage others.  ^_^

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It’s Your Freedom and So is Mine

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Freedom is a gift. Yet, we have enjoyed it too much that we tend to forget how valuable and precious it is.
I am a Filipino and  REAL CHANGE begins with me.
👏 HISTORYMAKER

My Dear Filipinos,

I am not against who you will vote for on May 9 national election. I do not care if we differ in presidential bet, in VP, or any other national/local candidates etc. That’s your freedom and so is mine 🙂 BUT I want you to know that I care for the Filipinos and the future of our country. I hope you do too.
As I mentioned, I do not really care if we differ in candidates to vote …but I hope you can assure me that you will not allow evil to take power over your mind. Stay away from any and every form of bribery or deception brought my social media, all forms of advertisement or black propaganda. They are everywhere. Do not fall for them. Do not believe in everything you see or read on the news or on social media. Some are fad, untrue, or no substance at all while most are exaggerated or misinterpreted. Do not let twisted stories on media and false testimonies control you. Instead, do your own research–a quality one.
There are so many stories behind what we see or hear. Often times, we easily draw conclusions from a less than a second edited video that we watch from social media or an exaggerated story on the news just to make it popular . Why is it so easy to react yet so difficult to believe what is true? because it is really hard to distinguish which one is true. There are many truths in democracy. The next time you post or comment on a post on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, forums, etc., before you lambaste and hurt someone with your comments, and before you bombard someone you do not even know with your insensitive words.. why don’t you pause, think, research, reflect and pray for a moment ?

You may not be aware but you may be causing divisiveness among yourselves–your brothers, sisters, family, friends, co-workers, classmates, etc.–just because you differ in ‘who to vote’ or vary in opinions. Let us respect one’s preference and DECISION. This is our FREEDOM. Let’s use it properly while it lasts. What if you wake up one day and it’s gone? Can you imagine yourself without it? Our country truly needs a true and meaningful change. However, that change begins in YOU–in us.

Choose PhilippinesI hope I can trust you that you have scrutinized and pondered very well on who to pick from top positions to down the line As you exercise your freedom and right to suffrage, I beg you to choose someone whose leadership you know and you can willingly follow. If you already did, let me salute you for that. Good job! Truth is, gaano man kagaling at katalino ang ating lider kung hindi sumusunod ang mga followers both are looser.

I say it again real change is not a one-way ticket. The citizens play a vital role on this too. If you decide to be LAW-ABIDING CITIZEN or if you already are… then you have lesser problems in your conquest for REAL CHANGE. Real change begins in you. For no matter who the leader is.. the kind of change we want is not an effort of one but of many. Real change begins in YOU (and me).

Choose someone where your heart is at peace then picture yourself in the leadership of the winning president of the Philippines (whoever will that person be..parang marriage lang din ‘yan! Sino ang pipiliin mo mahal mo o mahal ka? 😀 ) Are you happy? If yes, congratulations! If no, you should act now, don’t you? 🙂

Choose someone whose leadership you know you will willingly follow.

If you are still confused, I’d understand. If by now, you are still undecided or president-less, I’d understand. It is not easy as no candidate is perfect (among them at least). As a citizen, are you perfect? I’m not–but I know what this country needs and I’m willing to be part of it 🙂 Make a checklist of what kind of leadership and political system this country needs.. and pray. PLEASE MAKE UP YOUR MIND and vote wisely on May 9!

If you are excited, I’m excited for you and for the Philippines, too. Yet, don’t stop praying and taking actions. Evil is still evil. While the election is getting closer, the devil is busy. You have the power to trample snakes and evil! IN JESUS’ NAME. Stay alert and vigilant.


Your candidate/s + YOU (law-abiding citizen)!!!! = BETTER PHILIPPINES


 

Freedom is a gift. I think we have enjoyed it too much that we forget how valuable and precious it is. Sadly, some even overuse it. If you are really craving for change and you see it in a form of dictatorship–so be it. BE PREPARED. Change is never easy.. but if we do our part in the equation with all our power, might, and soul.. it shall be.  Are you ready?

I am Filipino and I love Philippines.. REAL CHANGE BEGINS WITH ME.

…and also with you

GOD BLESS THE PHILIPPINES

Love,

👏 HISTORYMAKER


Disclaimer: I am a Filipino. English is not my first language. If you see any grammar errors, please understand. I am still learning how to write better. All I need is a little practice. Behind the English vocabulary and grammar is a sincere heart for the Filipino community.

IGOROTA: Pride of Cordillera

“Woman’s beauty dies with her body;
but a culture’s beauty dies with humanity”


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Special Credit: The Igorot via Facebook

She is beautiful.
She is fierce.
She is strongwilled.
She is brave.

IGOROTA is her name.

If the Igorot is strong, the Igorota takes pride being the toughest. In any condition, she can brave. She can stand alone. She makes her own decisions. Headhunters roam, unafraid she walks on.

She is simple.
She is grand.
She is loyal.
She is kind.

Her strength is her charm. Her beauty is her grit. She is not delicate nor a damsel in distress. She carries herself with dignity. She is self-assured and undaunted.

She is intense.
She is balanced.
She is calm.
She is steadfast.

The Igorota is a woman of her words. She keeps it real while she keeps her poise. She doesn’t demand attention, she simply gets it. She is a wildflower. She blossoms and shines in any weather.

She is zealous.
She is genuine.
She is generous.
She is cognizant.

She is the pride of her man. A pillar of strength, quick to understand, slow to judge. She is an equal not a trophy. She is the soft spot in her man’s ruggedness.

The Igorota is a treasure.

She’s more precious than any jewel.
She has brilliance that inspires.
She is the life of the lofty heights.


In a nutshell, physical appearance can be deceiving and beauty does not last. But the damsels of the Igorot highlands harbor such splendor not only skin-deep but also deep within their souls.

Salute to all genuine Igorots 👷 and Igorotas 👰 out there! You are the pride of Cordillera.

Open Letter: Encourage A Woman 👰

We all come from a mother’s womb. Our stories are unique but our existence is not magic. Everyday, (men and) women everywhere are fighting a battle within we know nothing about. Respect. Encourage a woman today! 🙂


35924_1409531372116_1424559_n.jpgTo all moms out there, blessed are you for having received the gift of childbearing and that you may use this opportunity of childrearing to raise God-loving children.

To all expecting moms, blessed are you for nearly fulfilling the essence of a woman and that excitement and joy reign over any anxieties because the Lord our God blesses with provision, wisdom, and direction.

To all moms who lost theirs, blessed are you still for your beloved has now come in peace and joy with our Creator and may the pain of losing make you stronger and well prepared as you face a more purposeful life ahead!

To all women eagerly wishing, praying, and waiting for the gift of childbearing to come, blessed are you still for God sees your faithfulness, hears your cry, and in time grants you your heart’s desire.

And for us all, may we honor our fathers and mothers for this is the first commandment with a promise of a long life (Ephesians 6:1-3).

Being a woman is a gift from God. Becoming a virtuous woman is a faithful decision.
👣 The Official Traveler

Little Things 😊 Done with Great Love

More often than not, people receive recognition from achieving big things in life but only a few are recognized for doing LITTLE things with GREAT love. In this blog, I want to commend one. He is Sir Mazakasu Nose..👷 ..a selfless Japanese man with a heart ♡. This man talks less about what he does but this is not the first time I witnessed him doing little things for Baguio with great love. Maybe you recognize him too.

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Photo Credit: The Inquirer

Every morning, this Japanese man carrying a large garbage bag and a pair of tongs voluntarily picks up plastic containers, coffee cups, food wrappers and other trash dumped by undisciplined people passing by Magsaysay Avenue, Abanao Street, and Session Road. He originally came to the Philippines to study English but found love for Baguio–a reason to extend his stay. He started running a small food stall at a local mall to share his unique version of Japanese Takoyaki.

Recently, he was spotted painting a dilapidated overpass near the City Market for free. It seems that he does not want to draw attention but the little things he has been doing is a commendable act. This piece of writing is not enough to applaud him for his act of love and kindness.

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Photo Credit: Querubin XD via Facebook  | The Cordillera Sun

On a side note, however, it’s a bit shame to let a guest do the work for us–the citizens. He may have sense of fulfillment and joy for what he is personally doing but this should not excuse the city government, the citizens and the TOURISTS to do what needs to be done:

“I hope Filipinos don’t throw away garbage,” he said.


SELF-DISCIPLINE: DO NOT THROW AWAY GARBAGE


As a manner of appreciation, we can thank him by dropping by his Takoyaki stall, “Masaya Takoyaki” at 3rd Floor Baguio Center Mall near City Public Market.

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[“Masaya” is a Tagalog word for “Happy”]

Wanna go? 😊

Blogger: What Makes Your Day?

Having a rubbish day? Well, turn that frown upside down…
Sometimes we dwell on the things that make us sad, frustrated, or stressed out rather than concentrating on what makes us happy. Like it or not, it takes a little brain training to change our thought process from negative to positive. A good way to do this is by making a list of things that make us happy and keep referring to it every time you feel sad.

Whether you want to write down your favorite quote from a movie, write a new blog, or you stick down a photograph of yourself on one of the happiest days of your life, it’s sure to lift your spirit when you’re feeling down..

WHAT MADE YOUR DAY TODAY?


Remember:

People may forget what you SAID,
People may forget what you DID,
but incredible people will never forget how you made them FEEL. ♥♡♥
👣The Official Traveler

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A student made her Teacher’s day ^_^


People may forget what you SAID,
People may forget what you DID,
but incredible people will never forget how you made them FEEL. ♥♡♥
👣The Official Traveler

I am SAF, I Am Dead but it is up to you to keep my cause alive

I AM SAF

Right now I am dead. My body is riddled with bullets. My heart was punctured, my brain obliterated, and my soul is now wandering and wondering.

My blood is all over the marshes of Mamasapano, and slowly trickling down into the hands of those who betrayed me.

I am now lifeless. My family is now fatherless and brotherless, and this government has one less personnel to worry about.

I am dead, not because I want to, but because I have to. I am dead, not for my sake but for the sake of peace, and for the sake of everyone in this country.

I am dead because I followed an order. Just like that. As what was said in a movie about soldiers, I follow orders, or people die. In my case, I was the one who ended up dead.

I am dead because an armed struggle cannot be resolved. I am dead because there are dangers lurking in our midst, and I have to be used to shield everyone else against that danger.

I am dead because my leaders say I have to be dead, in order for their greed and ambition to remain alive. I have to die mercilessly and senselessly, because somebody up in our chain of command must live irresponsibly and shamelessly.

Am I the only one who died? Perhaps not. Even truth, decency, nobility and the sense of responsibility also died with me. These values are now dead as well, their importance punctured, their worth obliterated, and their meaning now wandering and wondering.

I am dead, and I am now silenced forever. But when you look into my remains, know that I am screaming, that I am shouting, that I am clamoring for the truth to come out!

I can no longer speak. But my death is more than enough message. Maybe I did not die in vain. Maybe with my demise, my countrymen will rise. I hope my death becomes a springboard for action. I hope not to become just a statistic, not just a body count, not just collateral damage, and not just a casualty of war.

I hope my death would make a difference.

I hope my death would bring change.

With my departure, I hope my fellowmen will become aware, and will be awaken from their stupor of indifference and discord.

Because now that I am dead, it is up to you to keep my cause alive.

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Photo Credit: Rappler


Don’t forget these faces and the faces they represent.
Just like YOU..they were once a CHILD, a BROTHER, a dear FRIEND, a BEST FRIEND, a SUITOR, a FIANCE, a FATHER, a HUSBAND, a BREADWINNER, a FAMILY, a MAN, a FOLLOWER of ORDER and now a FALLEN HERO. They’ve put a remarkable mark in the Philippine history. Let us not forget our brave heroes.

👣 The Official Traveler

Read & Tell: These 4 Agriculture Fields Have Great Job Opportunities

Agriculture is a field of science which is often stereotyped into images of a ‘farmland’, ‘poor life’, ‘low-income job’ or ‘life under a scorching heat of the sun. Hey, I’d like to change that boxed thinking. There’s more to agriculture than anybody could ever imagine.

When I was taking up Agribusiness in college I often heard people would say, “Why agriculture? Why not medicine, nursing, accountancy or teaching. You are too smart for agriculture.”

“I am smart just enough to recognize a better future in this field. I love my country so much to give it up and I can see that the future belongs here,” I answered.

Surely, THERE’S A PRICE TO PAY FOR AGRICULTURE AS A CAREER OPTION BUT SOON YOU’LL REALIZE THAT THE OPPORTUNITY COST COMES WITH MORE OPPORTUNITIES AND GREATER REWARDS. 🌲🌲🌲
-The Official Traveler 👣 


 

I am reminded of this simple incident as I come across with this brief article. I take no credit on his writing. I just want to share it in my personal blog because I believe it is true and worth-sharing. TELL THE KIDS, WHY NOT? 🙂

Article from Modern Farmer site. 

When you hear the word “agriculture,” images of a farmer atop his tractor may come to mind, but there are a slew of other related professions to pursue, from engineering to economics.

Earlier this year, a study led by Purdue University determined that in the next five years there would be close to 60,000 job openings annually in fields related to agriculture, food, the environment, and renewable natural resources. We spoke to three professors at Purdue—a major research university located in West Lafayette, Indiana, which is consistently ranked as having one of the top agricultural sciences programs in the country (and world for that matter)—on which professions are emerging in this field.

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Agricultural engineers can focus on machine design, design, and processes of getting food produced at the farm to your plate, or environmental challenges working with soil, water, and air, says Bernard Engel, head of Purdue’s Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. Careers include working for equipment manufactures in the agricultural, forestry, construction, and military industries. On the environmental and natural resources end, there are jobs with various government agencies or consulting firms.

Engel says the all of the programs in his department are in high demand right now. “Many of the advances in agriculture right now are coming in this area. The future looks bright as well, given expectations of even more technology being used in agriculture in the future,” he says in an email.

Biological engineers deal with issues that include food processes, things like making food taste better or making it last longer; and cellular and biomolecular engineering, which concerns “finding better ways to get value from by-products or getting energy from biological materials.” The food industry is a major employer. Engel says there is also a demand in research and development for these graduates, not only in the food and pharmaceutical industries, but also in genetic engineering in plants.

Agricultural Systems Management graduates help make agricultural technology easier to understand and use, says Engel, and students in this area are “highly sought after in careers with machinery, grain handling, and precision technology.”

Soil Science

Students can focus on soil ecology, chemistry, physics, conservation, and soil landscapes—mapping the soil attributes of a certain area—among other fields of study. John Graveel, an agronomy professor and director of the Natural Resources and Environmental Science program at Purdue, says job prospects for soil scientists right now are very strong. Job opportunities include working for state and federal agencies, environmental consulting firms, and other groups, like the Nature Conservancy.

“Soil science students are getting some training ingeographical information systems [GIS],” Graveel tellsModern Farmer in a phone interview. (GIS is a computer system that is used for collecting and displaying data as it relates to geographic points on the Earth’s surface.) “It’s hugely in demand right now by consulting firms to have people on staff who know how to do GIS.”

Agricultural Economics

Agricultural economics is the practice of applying economic principles to public and private decisions made in the agricultural sector, explains Kenneth Foster, head of Purdue’s Agricultural Economics Department. The field includes sales and marketing, agribusiness, farm management, policy making, and natural resource and energy economics.

Job prospects are “pretty strong” for graduates in this “heavily data and metric driven” field, Foster says. “We placed 98 percent of our graduates last May by the end of the summer. Well over 100 students got jobs.”

Pro tip: Foster says because we’re entering an era of data-driven decision making, “the students who can position themselves to be strong from an analytical and problem-solving perspective are going to have an edge in the market.”

All three professors agree on what students interested in these fields should be focusing on: math and science. You get a bonus for taking part in extracurricular activities that help build leadership, communication, and organizational skills.

Startups

Finally, let’s not forget the entrepreneurs out there who are tech savvy and like to go it alone. Agricultural technology startups are blooming right now. Last year the industry grew by 170 percent and had more than $2.36 billion in investment, according to the website TechCrunch.

“I think the agricultural tech industry is doing well because it’s been overlooked for awhile. I think that’s really going to change and it’s going to continue to grow,” says Jason Aramburu, founder and CEO of Edyn, a startup that makes a smart watering sensor for crops.

Japan Autumn Diaries (#2):🍂 Food to Love in Japan

When I think of “Japan,” aside from its people the word ‘food’ is what I automatically associated with it. I am very picky when it comes to food ever since. But surprisingly when I began to experience food in Japan, I have come to love almost every food in the country (even those which I least preferred prior to my visit). They are simply exquisite, indispensable, indescribable, and incomparable. I have tried some and I love them.

  1. Gyoza. 
    It is made from the finest quality IMG_9706.JPGingredients for mouth wateringly delicious dumplings filled with ground meat and vegetables and wrapped in thin dough. It is incredibly easy to prepare in any kitchen that has a frying pan. The popular gyoza is yaki gyoza which has typical filling consists of ground pork, nira chives, green onion, cabbage, ginger, garlic, soy sauce and sesame oil, but some creative gyoza shops have also come up with a range of other fillings.oden_01
  2. Oden.
    It is a Japanese winter dish which consists of several ingredients such as boiled eggs, daikon, konjac, tofu, and processed fishcakes stewed in a light, soy-flavoured dashi broth. I had an authentic oden meal at Hiro’s (my friend) home cooked by her dear granny. Oishi! 🙂
  3. Mochi.
    One of my favourite snack is Mochi. It is a traditional Japanese round rice cake made from glutinous rice, fresh from the oven and frozen immediately. I could find various mochi products in almost every store. It can be served grilled, deep fried, in soup, or in desserts.

  4. Rice Burger.
    Instead of bread, I am happy to eat a bun made of rice mixed with barley and millet. It is called MOS Rice burger!! I tasted it in Japan for the first time and I love it. ~You got me~ feeling.rice burger.jpg
  5. Yakiniku.
    It comes from a Japanese word for “grilled meat” and originally referred to BBQ in western term.The beef or pork are cut into bites, grilled in open fire, and served with sauce and some side dishes. The Korean version is Sampgyeopsal or grilled pork. Yakiniku has lesser side dishes than sampgyeopsal.
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    It is a hearty hot pot dish (nabemono) local toYamanashi prefecture. The dish consists of thick wheat noodles in a miso based soup and is often served in an iron pot. The soup is traditionally a miso based broth with pumpkin and other seasonal vegetables added.

Soft Ice Cream.

No matter what the season would be, ice cream never losses popularity in Japan. It comes with exponential flavors. I personally like the Green tea or Matcha flavor. But there are also other flavorful ice cream you can choose from. Here are some Ice cream in Japan that will surely shock you. ^_^

Matcha Soft Ice cream.jpgDare to try some of these: Jellyfish ice cream, ice cream with oysters, egg noodles ice cream, shark’s fin ice cream, horse meat flavor, salted fish ice cream, spicy indian curry ice cream, chicken wings ice cream, cactus flavor, squid ice cream, fish ice cream, sweet potato, shrimp ice cream, coal flavoured ice cream 😀
Would you like to try some?

  1. Sushi.
    No doubt, the most popular dish inside and outside Japan. It has a lot of kinds.
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Some popular ones are:

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Small rice balls with fish, shellfish, etc. on top. There are countless varieties of nigirizushi, some of the most common ones being tuna, shrimp, eel, squid, octopus and fried egg.
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Small cups made of sushi rice and dried seaweed filled with seafood, etc. There are countless varieties of gunkanzushi, some of the most common ones being sea urchin and various kinds of fish eggs.
 norimaki.jpg Norimaki
Sushi rice and seafood, etc. rolled in dried seaweed sheets. There are countless varieties of sushi rolls differing in ingredients and thickness. Sushi rolls prepared “inside out” are very popular outside of Japan, but rarely found in Japan.
 Temaki Sushi Temaki
Temakizushi (literally: hand rolls) are cones made of nori seaweed and filled with sushi rice, seafood and vegetables.
 snow-crab-oshizushi-1.jpg Oshizushi
Oshizushi is pressed sushi, in which the fish is pressed onto the sushi rice in a wooden box. The picture shows trout oshizushi in form of a popular ekiben (train station lunch box).
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Inarizushi is a simple and inexpensive type of sushi, in which sushi rice is filled into aburaage (deep fried tofu) bags.
 chirashi Chirashi
Chirashizushi is a dish in which seafood, mushroom and vegetables are spread over sushi rice. It can resemble domburi with the difference being that chirashizushi uses sushi rice while domburi uses regular, unseasoned rice.

More information at: http://www.japan-guide.com

There are many other food to taste and see in each prefecture. But it requires a big stomach, time, and money to be able to eat them all. ^_^ Japanese constantly innovate.. so I am pretty sure there is always something to look forward to each time we visit.

👣 The Official Traveler/HistoryMaker

Saving Tips: A Billionaire’s Wisdom

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There are many people who are struggling to survive amidst financial crisis. It doesn’t really matter whether you are rich or poor. If you are rich, great! Keep running so you will remain where you are; if you are not, maybe you need to start thinking about how you can take yourself to a higher level. The good news is, there are lessons for all to learn from a billionaire–Li Ka Shing, a Hong Kong business magnate,investor, and philanthropist. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, as of November 2015, he is among the richest people in Asia, with a net worth of $31.7 billion. 🙂 I am sharing this here because I myself have reflected on it and doing it in practice (although I am not a millionaire YET 😀 ). I believe there are people who might come across this blog and be inspired. It is possible.


This article is translated from the original Chinese by Edmund Ng at CeoConnectz.

Suppose your monthly income is only RMB 2,000, you can live well. I can help you put money into five sets of funds. The first $600, second $400, third $300, fourth $200, fifth $500.

The first set of funds is used for living expenses. It’s a simple way of living and you can only be assigned to less than twenty dollars a day. A daily breakfast of vermicelli, an egg and a cup of milk. For lunch just have a simple set lunch, a snack and a fruit. For dinner go to your kitchen and cook your own meals that consist of two vegetables dishes and a glass of milk before bedtime. For one month the food cost is probably $500-$600. When you are young, the body will not have too many problems for a few years with this way of living.

Second set of funds: To make friends, expand your interpersonal circle. This will make you well off. Your phone bills can be budgeted at RMB 100. You can buy your friends 2 lunches a month, each at $150. Who should you buy lunch for? Always remember to buy lunch for people who are more knowledgeable than you, richer than you or people who have helped you in your career. Make sure you do that every month. After one year, your circle of friends should have generated tremendous value for you. Your reputation, influence, added value will be clearly recognized. You’ll also enhance your image of being good and generous.

Third set of funds: To learn. Monthly spend about RMB 50 to RMB 100 to buy books. Because you don’t have a lot of money, you should pay attention to learning. When you buy the books, read them carefully and learn the lessons and strategies that is being taught in the book. Each book, after reading them, put them into your own language to tell the stories. Sharing with others can improve your credibility and enhance the affinity. Also save up $200 per month to attend a training course. When you have higher income or additional savings, try to participate in more advanced training. When you participate in good training, not only do you learn good knowledge, you also get to meet like-minded friends who are not easy to come by.

Fourth set of funds: Use it for holidays overseas. Reward yourself by traveling at least once a year. Continue to grow from the experience of life. Stay in youth hostels to save cost. In a few years you would have travelled to many countries and have different experiences. Use that experience to recharge yourself so that you’ll continually have passion in your work.

Fifth set of funds: Invest. Save the $500 in your bank and grow it as your initial startup capital. The capital can then be used to do a small business. Small business is safe. Go to wholesalers and look for products to sell. Even if you lose money, you will not lose too much money. However, when you start earning money, it will boost your confidence and courage and have a whole new learning experience of running a small business. Earn more and you can then begin to buy long-term investment plans and get long-term security on your financial wealth being of yourself and your families. So that no matter what happens, there will be adequate funds and the quality of life will not decline.

Well, after struggling for a year and if your second year salary is still RMB 2,000, then that means you have not grown as a person. You should be really ashamed of yourself. Do yourself a favour and go to the supermarket and buy the hardest tofu. Take it and smash it on your head because you deserve that.

If your monthly income is at RMB 3,000, you must still work very hard. You must try to find a part time job. It will be great to find part time sales jobs. Doing sales is challenging, but it is the fastest way for you to acquire the art of selling and this is a very deep skill that you will be able to carry it for the rest of your career. All successful entrepreneurs are good sales people. They have the ability to sell their dream and visions. You’ll also meet many people that will be of value to you in the later part of your career. Once you’re in sales, you will also learn what sells and what not. Use the sensitivity of detecting market sentiments as a platform for running your business and in the identification of product winners in the future.

Try to buy minimal clothes and shoes. You can buy them all you want when you’re rich. Save your money and buy some gift for your loved ones and tell them your plans and your financial goals. Tell them why you are so thrifty. Tell them your efforts, direction and your dreams.

Businessmen everywhere need help. Offer yourself to do part time for any kind of opportunities. This will help to hone your will and improve your  skills. You will start to develop eloquence and soon, you’ll be closer to your financial goals. By the second year, your income should be increased to at least RMB 5,000. Minimum it should be RMB 3,000, otherwise you would not be able to keep up with inflation.

No matter how much you earn, always remember to divide it into five parts proportionately. Always make yourself useful. Increase your investment in networking. When you increase your social investment, expand your network of contacts, your income also grows proportionately. Increase your investment in learning, strengthen your self confidence, increase investment in holidays, expand your horizons and increase investment in the future, and that will ultimately increase your income.

Maintain this balance and gradually you will begin to have a lot of surplus. This is a virtuous circle of life plans. Your body will start to get better and better as you get more nutrition and care. Friends will be aplenty and you will start to make more valuable connections at the same time. You will then have the conditions to participate in very high-end training and eventually you’ll be exposed to bigger projects, bigger opportunities. Soon, you will be able to gradually realize your various dreams, the need to buy your own house, car, and to prepare an adequate education fund for your child’s future.

Life can be designed. Career can be planned. Happiness can be prepared. You should start planning now. When you are poor, spend less time at home and more time outside. When you are rich, stay at home more and less outside. This is the art of living. When you are poor, spend money on others. When you’re rich, spend money on yourself. Many people are doing the opposite.

When you are poor, be good to others. Don’t be calculative. When you are rich, you must learn to let others be good to you. You have to learn to be good to yourself better. When you are poor, you have to throw yourself out in the open and let people make good use of you. When you are rich, you have to conserve yourself well and don’t let people easily make use of you. These are the intricate ways of life that many people don’t understand.

When you are poor, spend money so that people can see it. When you are rich, do not show off. Just silently spend the money on yourself. When you are poor, you must be generous. When you are rich, you must not be seen as a spendthrift. Your life would have come full circle and reach its basics. There will be tranquility at this stage.

There is nothing wrong with being young. You do not need to be afraid of being poor. You need to know how to invest in yourself and increase your wisdom and stature. You need to know what is important in life and what is worth investing in. You also need to know what you should avoid and not spend your money on. This is the essence of discipline. Try to avoid spending money on clothing, but buy a selective number of items that have class. Try to eat less outside. If you were to eat outside, do make sure you buy lunches or dinners and foot the bill. When buying people dinner, make sure you buy dinners for people who have bigger dreams than you, and work harder than you.

Once your livelihood is no longer an issue, use the remainder of your money to pursue your dreams. Spread your wings and dare to dream! Make sure you live an extraordinary life!

Famous theory from Harvard: The difference of a person’s fate is decided from what a person spends in his free time between 20:00 to 22:00 . Use these two hours to learn, think and participate in meaningful lectures or discussion. If you persist for several years, success will come knocking on your doors.

No matter how much you earn, remember to split your salary into five parts. Take care of your body so that it will still be in good shape. Invest in your social circle so that you will constantly meet new people where you can learn new knowledge from. Expanding your network will also have an important impact in how much you earn eventually. Travel every year and expand your horizons. Also keep abreast with the latest developments in the industry. If you follow this plan diligently, you will soon see big surplus in your funds.

Whatever happened in the past is over. Do not dwell on past mistakes. There’s no point crying over spilt milk. Everybody makes mistakes. It’s what you learn from the mistakes, and promising yourself not to repeat those mistakes that matters. When you miss opportunities, don’t dwell on it, as there are always new opportunities on the horizon.

Being able to smile when being slightly misunderstood is good upbringing. When you’re wronged and you smile with calmness, it is generosity. When you’re being taken advantage of and you can smile, you’re being open-minded. When you are helpless and you can do a philosophical smile, you’re in a calm state. When you’re in distress and you can laugh out loud, you’re being generous. When you’re looked down and you can calmly smile, you’re being confident. When you’re being jilted in relationships and you can smile it off, you’re being suave. Original


It doesn’t really matter whether you are rich or poor. If you are rich, great! Keep running so you will remain where you are; if you are not, maybe you need to start thinking about how you can take yourself to a higher level.

-The Official Traveler/HistoryMaker ^_^