Category Archives: Lessons

Life Decisions: Moses, Me, and You

Note: This post was originally written last March, 2015. I was not able to finish the whole article and it spent almost 3 months incubated in my drafts section. This article is both personal and reflective, yet it also has … Continue reading

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Need for Speed 2

Last time, I talked about how vehicle ownership is not for everyone, and gave a sample calculation of its financial and other “costs”. Now, let us look at the transportation alternatives to buying a brand new car.

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Of Tags and Labels (#masungit)

Warning: this is a personal post. I still have lessons and reflections embedded though. If there is one word or phrase that people will use to describe you, what will it be? Do you think it’s a positive word/phrase, or … Continue reading

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The danger of setting financial goals

Intrigued by the question of which better investment instrument should I capitalize on during my stint as a UP employee, I went so far as to plug numbers on my MS Excel workbook just to find out which fund would … Continue reading

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Revisiting Places

“Why did I spend over a week’s salary for a trip to a place I’ve already been to two years prior?” This was a thought that somehow echoed in my mind throughout my second trip to the mount Pinatubo crater … Continue reading

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Practical Stuff: Money Matters 3: Housing

*I started writing this article October 27, 2011, and am completing it now, 610 days later. I hope the thought flow will still make sense* A typical renting Filipino would, given a choice, rather own a house. A good number … Continue reading

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Dust on my Keyboard…

My laptop keyboard looks clean under typical lighting conditions. But whenever it becomes exposed to the morning sunshine from my office window, and whenever I’m not blocking that light, all the semi-invisible dust starts to “magically” appear, and makes my … Continue reading

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