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My BGC Morning Routine

In order to be consistent with anything, a person likely needs to operate with some kind of structure and routine in place. For myself, especially as it pertains to blogging, I’ve been rather inconsistent over the last few years or so (who am I kidding?)… Looking back, there were a number of reasons why I haven’t been able to “lock in” with my writing, but more than anything else, I feel like it’s because I haven’t been able to establish “normalcy” in my day-to-day life.

I mean, when we’re talking about crafting a life post-FI, it’s all good, it’s going to take some [continue reading…]

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We Have Liftoff, I Mean Internet (April 9, 2019)

In the Philippines, there are typically 3 key items that will drive a person crazy (if you’re missing any one of them); they are as follows:

  • Lack of water (Metro Manila ran into this serious problem most recently, as water service was cut off in a few select locations, due to the main supply dams running out of ummmmmm water).
  • Lack of air conditioning (which is why taking care of this critically important item ranked at/near the top of my list upon closing and taking possession of the keys to my new personal residence).
  • Lack of internet (see below)…

As readers may be aware, one of the potential [continue reading…]

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Happy New Year (Time to Kick Major Ass in 2019)!

Happy New Year everyone!

Goodbye 2018, I won’t really miss you much!

Hello 2019, I can’t wait to get to know you better…

For New Year’s Eve, I celebrated [continue reading…]

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Merry Christmas 2018!

Merry Christmas everyone! I know that I promised I would try and get the latest newsletter out before Christmas, alas, I got close to finishing it off but then got caught up with the holiday season… and spirit.

It’s been an extremely tough (brutal) year in the markets, and there’s a ton of things to say, but you know, sometimes you just have to find a way to put that aside and re-focus on the important stuff in life…

This Christmas, same as last year, I spent it in Manila…

For this year, I ended up at Rico’s Lechon, located in the Tiendesitas shopping complex (Pasig).

1/2 kilo of spicy lechon… Comfort food, at its finest!

Certainly, I’m doing my best to have a good time out here, but no question I miss everyone back home in the Bay Area. Shout out to you all, and to all the readers scattered across the globe.

Christmas season is a great time to reflect, no doubt…

Lots of things didn’t go right this year for yours truly, but there were many silver linings as well, some of which I am most grateful for.

As you all know, around mid-year, I was fortunate enough to be able to eradicate myself out of a most horrid situation in Shitcago, selling some rental properties at a MASSIVE LOSS, but nevertheless, the peace of mind gained from being able to move on with my life unencumbered by that nightmarish mess is… priceless.

And since I’ve been back in Manila, you can say that I’m a changed person, again, hopefully for the better…

 

Just trying harder to appreciate all the good things in my life…

Finding inner peace…

Letting go of the past… All the mistakes/fuck ups/disasters/heartbreak/etc.

 

Life goes on, whether you’re ready for it or not…

 

But this time of year, there’s really nothing like Christmas…

 

 

So, I do apologize for being late (again) on the newsletter, but I really did my best and got up to 4,000 words or so of writing before I ultimately decided I had to call it a day…

 

And enjoy the Christmas holiday.

 

Now, it’s back to work…

 

Fight On!

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2018 has been one of the tougher and more tumultuous years that I’ve had to deal with in my life, up to now. For the most part, things got off to a roaring start in the beginning of the year when pretty much all assets across the board were skyrocketing to new highs: clean energy stocks, general equities, real estate, and especially [continue reading…]

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