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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Tips to conquer your fortune this 2017 Year of the Rooster

The year of the boisterous monkey is about to end, and people are only too happy to bid it farewell. In its place, the Fire Rooster comes speeding in, setting its track ablaze with fortunes waiting to be claimed.

Chicken? Rooster? Not again.

You're probably thinking that you're in for a bad year. After all, in Filipino culture, the Rooster or the Chicken is considered a symbol of tight times. "Isang kahig, isang tuka" is only too familiar to kids who grew up with their grandparents.

So before you write down 2017 on your forget list, know that the Rooster favors the hardworking and goal-oriented. It brings great success to those who can aim sharply as this zodiac animal. The rooster has no qualms about sharing a fortune. You only have to earn it with a rooster's sure-footed steps.

Think and crow like a rooster

Make 2017 your banner year by having a clear goal in mind. Open the year of the Fire Rooster with your eyes set on a successful outcome, and you will find that great financial habits can yield results.

The trick is to take charge of your destiny. Is it wealth that you want? Is it better work-life balance? Is it a comfortable and secure future? Reflect on your goals and extract every bit of detail you can draw from them.

Be specific. Exactly where do you want to be? You need to be specific about your wishes. Simply saying you want something may not be compelling enough for you to act. You want to be rich? Well, how rich is rich to you? It's more proactive to say, "I want to have a net worth of P5 million by the time I'm 40 years old." See, it's easier to track your progress if you have actual numbers, or metrics, to measure yourself by.

Know when to hold off spending. Tell yourself, "My budget is my friend." Roosters are long-sighted, because their eyes are transfixed on their goal. Pick up this trait and you can look forward to greater rewards and yields, if you stick to your budget.

Remember, today is the best day to build your net worth. Your net worth is a good place to start and expand your horizon. The way towards wealth starts with building your net worth. Net worth, in simple terms, is your assets less your liabilities. Take heart: having a low net worth isn't the end of the world! All you need to do is begin. So take one step forward!

Trace that red thread that connects you to your dream future. Asian folklore says there are strings that bring two fates together. Visualize that thread running through time, connecting you to your ideal self. Maximize the time in between by investing and growing your money, from its present to future value.

That is why you should plan for your investment basket. Today, there is a wide variety of investment vehicles that you can choose from. These vehicles come with different risks and expected returns. So,hit the books, and know the pros and cons of wealth-building tools. Better yet, consult with experienced professionals. Let them guide you on the best way to grow your fortune this New Year.

Create and insist on having a good mix for yourself. Your portfolio should be as hard-working as your dreams. Diversify to mitigate the challenges of this exciting year of the Rooster. Be as bull-headed as this zodiac animal and you will take home your desired earning.

Don't gawk too long over your wins. A strategic financial plan will bring robust yields, but make sure to keep engaged in your goal. Along with your advisor, review your investments' performance and plan how to proceed. So, during your annual financial review, ask yourself: are your investments delivering the returns you expect? Are there over-performers? Are there under-performers? How are their results affecting your financial goals?

Review your investments, and re-calibrate if needed. Like a fire rooster that has a strong sense of time keeping and responsibility, review and re-calibrate your portfolio to get back on track. That is, you may have to take profits on over-performing portions of your investment and re-allocate these to the under-performing ones, to "average down". This is the concept called "regression to the mean". This tells us that over time, the returns we get from each investment would approximate its average historical return.

Keep your eye on the prize. Like the hard working rooster, keep your eye on achieving your goals. The conditions surrounding may become challenging, but just persist and find ways to mitigate those challenges.

Rein in the Fire Rooster with a good team. Connect with a team that gets you started on the life that you want today. Pursue your financial goals with Insular Life and have fortune on your side with the right mindset and the burning determination that are perfect for the Year of the Fire Rooster.

To get more advice on personal finance right from the experts, visit Insular Life's blog, http://www.savingstips.com.ph/.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Sofitel Manila 2017: CNY, Valentines Day and Japanese Food Festival

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Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila featured three different kinds of food special for January and February 2017. I can say that the 1st two months of 2017 at Sofitel Manila will magnet food lovers, foodies and Spiral fans because three themes will feature three kinds of food.

Jollibee Pepper Cream Burger Steak + New renovated branch in Glorietta 4

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Jollibee's burger steak meal is fully accepted because many of us pinoys prefer to eat their burger patty with white rice and instead of enjoying it as a burger sandwich. In my early youngling days, I love burger steak, but I first encountered that to a restaurant that serves pancake, their burger steak price is expensive for me, I only get to eat one when Im with my parents.

Top five premium global brand Vivo to launch Stephen Curry-endorsed 20MP dual front camera V5 Plus

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With the ‘selfie’ phenomenon at its peak and its popularity growing unabated, smartphone manufacturers have been producing phones with camera-focused features that can create the selfie worthy of being called ‘perfect’.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Coldplay Sessions round 2 this Jan 20th

The 2nd #GlobeColdplay Sessions will give everyone a sky full of stars, with rockin' performances of the epic duo-- Leanne and Naara, along with the legendary combo of Bullet Dumas, Johnoy Danao and Ebe Dancel. 

They are set to serenade everyone with Coldplay favorites such as Fix You, A Sky Full of Stars, Up&Up and Magic. It will happen on January 20, 2017 at the Bonifacio High Street Activity Center. 

This event is free for all, and Globe customers can get a chance to win concert tickets and exclusive Coldplay freebies if they complete all the activities in the Globe booth. 

M&M Characters (Red, Yellow, Green to) deliver a Valentines surprise to your loved one


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MANILA, PH --- Valentine’s Day is a time for you to express your feelings and send your message across to someone special to you. Are you adventurous enough to make the first move to surprise your loved one and show how truly special he or she is? Or are you finally ready to reveal yourself to your secret crush? Or how about making your partner fall in love with you again?

Blue Palawan International Kite board Open 2017

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Kite boarding is one of the extreme water sports that I want to  try. You ride a board and then you use the power of the wind to propel yourself to surf with a help of a giant kite. I know that you need proper license to operate a kite board in some beaches, but if you are one of the licensed riders, then check out the 2nd annual Blue Palawan International Kite Board Open 2017.

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#STEAKation tayo! at McDonalds this 2017

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Holiday staycation and vacation is now over, and we have to wait for another two months for a big holiday break. I know that many of my friends are so excited to travel to the beach and enjoy the big waves and also sun, Im excited too, medyo naudlot nga yung Coron beach trip namin, but that's Okay.

McDonalds is here to introduce that is something that we can crave while waiting for the long staycation

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Enrique Gil joins Grips Wax as new celebrity endorser

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Enrique Gil, one of the most popular matinee idol in the Philippines surprised us with his announcement for this year - he joined Grips Wax as one of their celebrity endorser, and the good news is that Enrique loves Grips Wax because of its easy to wash feature and also it smells good.

Wish Music Awards 2017 to award OPM and New artist and Youtube singers this Jan 16

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Wish 107.5, the FM radio station that supports OPM artist, new artist and Youtube singers, just announced the schedule of their 2nd Wish Music Awards 2017 to be held at Smart Araneta Coliseum on January 16, 2017.

Score the best round trip deals via Singapore Airlines Travel Fair 2017

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Singapore Airlines is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. In line with their anniversary, they invite you to check out their upcoming Singapore Airlines Travel Fair 2017 on January 20-22, 2017 at the Glorietta Activity Center Palm Drive and also on February 26-28, 2017 at the Trinoma Activity Center.

Feast of the Black Nazarene 2017 (part 3 FINAL) - Chasing the Translacion

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Many people ask me how was the Feast of the Black Nazarene last Monday, my answer always to them is that -- for me its the most relaxed feast ever and also the Translacion is smoother and faster. They can't imagine what the heck is the most relaxed because they know that its stressful to go there and also lot of people got hurt during the Translacion.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Feast of the Black Nazarene 2017 (part 2) - Start of my journey to create a photo story in Quiapo

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After two days of the Feast of the Black Nazarene this 2017, I always do a comparison, which is better, the previous year of the feast or this present year. When the Translacion moved so fast during day time, I judged it right away that the procession will end before midnight. But then hours ago, I've learned that the Translacion ended at around 3am, I just saw an Instagram post and I've talked to the person who took an birds eye view photo, and she told me that it ended at around 3am.

Monday, January 09, 2017

Feast of the Black Nazarene 2017 (part 1) -Translacion route and my route

Feast of the Black Nazarene 2016–Best photos captured by Nikon D5300 DSLR

This year is my 8th year of doing a blog coverage of the Feast of the Black Nazarene. As usual, I will leave our town early morning and expecting to be in Quiapo church before lunch time.

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Azrael's Merryland Blog Year End Blog Post 2016



This is the 2016 year end post for my Azrael’s Merryland Blog

I should have posted this blog post before the end of 2016, and its already the half of the 1st week of January 2017 and you see me blogging these kind of stuff. I’ve think about it for days if ever I need a year end blog post, doing a short chronicle of my success and failure through out 2016.

I will be reading my old post from January 2016-December 2016 to know how I survived that year, what have I learned and also what are the things I should do next this 2017.

Medyo corny noh? But this blog post can be for myself or can be a news to my blog readers.

Kayo ba? What are the awesome things and part you like here in my blog last 2016? Siguro if you mention something below sa comments, it will be a help for me to know it so that I can do better as a blogger this year.

The blogger

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.
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