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One day, while I was riding the public transport, I happen to sit beside this beautiful blond 3 year old sitting on the lap of her nanny. I saw that all the passengers were charmed by her cuteness and I too fell in love. How can an English speaking toddler not find her way into your heart. Two young ladies took an special interest in the girl and kept here entertained on the journey. Nevertheless, the kid tries her best to break free off her nanny; squiggling and squirming her way to drop out of hands and lap’s way.

(Of course i didnt snap a picture bka isipin may balak ako mangkidnap approximate look of that nanny little girl kaina – if theres such a thing)

I remember as a child, I was especially restless. No nanny could stop the Mighty Ian. If you rule that I sit, I would stand. If you ask me to be quiet, I would shout. Not even a spanking would stop me.

As we grow old, we get broken. Broken by school, by culture, sometimes by church to try to “conform”. Movies and Mass media will celebrate people who are disruptive – of the economy, or in relationships – rough poor kid wins the classy girl. But in real life, authorities frown at mavericks and gamechangers. They make everyone feel uncomfortable.

Seeing this kid try her best, helped me to remember that life is a struggle. That we are free to live differently. It is refreshing to sit beside a gorgeous 3 year old  in a jeepney trying to push the limits of her world.

How bout you? Are you pushing the boundaries of your life?

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What Would I Do if you’d be given P100M (2M USD)?


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What Would I Do if you’d be given P100M (2M USD)?

630pm.


After a talk with my boss, I am off to the center to have our regular Group Meetings. I just came in time to answer a million dollar question. In fact 2 Million Dollars! The question was “What would you do if you’d be given P100M?”

Greed, money corrupts easily

Greed, money corrupts easily

I answered that 100M could be deadly. It could destroy you. Only a fear of God and key relationships could keep you in check. There’s just too much turbulence when you get to that altitude and that a fall is certain for majority of us. Come to think of it, as great as it is, this is the first time money this huge is suddenly thrust upon us.

After a long pause I give my answer.

For one, many people would have their answers and depending on your opinion they could say this one is better . . . So I thought what do I really want?

I answered “I would like to take the first 2 weeks on a solo journey of reflection.”

Solo traveler self-reflection

Solo traveler self-reflection

Then I’d come back to spend time with my family. Then I’d show them my plans to buy land in three islands:
1. Palawan (1500sq.m. along beachfront ) P8M for land and 12M for a Room rental Property.

Palawan Beachfront Resort Design Architecture Construction

Palawan Beachfront Resort Design Architecture Construction

Tropical Island Pool Area Resort Design

Tropical Island Pool Area Resort Design

Tropical Island Resort in Palawan

Tropical Island Resort in Palawan

2. Bohol (1 Hectare along river way) P10M for Land and 15M.

Cheap Bohol River Rental Houses and Rooms - design Architecture

Cheap Bohol River Rental Houses and Rooms – design Architecture

 

Treehouse Design Bohol - Architect Lodge Vacation Rental

Treehouse Design Bohol – Architect Lodge Vacation Rental

3. Guimaras (1 Hectare along elevated hill with view to the sea or on clifts shoreline) P12M for Land and 20M

Tropical Purple Houses in Guimaras Island - Design Architect
Vacation Stilt Houses in Guimaras - Philippines Beach Design

Vacation Stilt Houses in Guimaras – Philippines Beach Design

Well, I guess the rest would be used for paying employees for reception and butlers etc. 🙂

I still think the question was not written on the Group discussion material. But for a few moments I started to dream. How would life feel like if I were limitless? What dreams would I pursue. The truth is, I have one life to live. And these dreams are not far from impossible. Do you know that God has given you everything you need so you can succeed? Take note of that feeling when you dream because you will need to remember that when challenging times come to test your character.

And so the rest of the group answered. One wanted to buy stocks, another wanted 4 chicks and a mansion, another will buy nuclear warheads and target the ISIS. Still another said he would buy roses and share world peace for all mankind.

Ikaw, how would you spend if you were given that money?

And what dreams are you throwing away? Is it possible that you’d for once start believing its possible?

Because it is!

If you have plans to build a Resort, a Rental House, why don’t you ask for it? If you have land waiting to be developed? Next step is to find a partner a designer or architect that will translate these dreams to reality. For more information, contact Arch Ian Jay Bantilan.


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Aerial View of Iloilo Commercial Business District


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<h3 style=”text-align: center;”><strong>Aerial View of Iloilo Commercial Business District</strong></h3>

The city of Iloilo grows very fast. Shes like a little you girl you know and now shes grown to be a woman.

Three years ago, this area was open grass and trees. Paseo grew bars and shops, Iloilo Business Hub had only Richmonde Hotel and lots of publicity on an uncompleted Iloilo Convention Center. Adjacent is Smallvile the bustling night experience of the City.

New developments are being added on both sides of Diversion road, the main street artery of Iloilo. On the Jaro side is the Gaisano Development. In front of it the twin night centers Smallville and the newer Atria by Ayala breathed new life by the Ayala Building. Both these commercial hubs live on the edge of the Esplanade garden strip on the Iloilo River.

Above are the contours of future commercial developments on a growing Megaword Iloilo Business Park.


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The Campus: My Every Nation experience


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The Campus: My Every Nation experience

Today is campus sunday. Synchronized over all Victory churches is the youth topic. As I look back, learning as a student was the biggest spur in my Christian growth. A few months back, I was clueless on how to talk at all. At the same time, I wasn’t aware of all my choices.

I am glad God placed this stage in my life. I would never be here without the lessons I’ve learned those 5 years in college. That’s 5 years in Architecture,:)

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Today I meet a legend.

I usually save 15% of salary. That is here in the Philippines. That goes negative from December to January. When IU worked aborad I reached 45%.

I have never met anyone except for some Chinese friends who are really extreme. But tonight, I was surprised to find someone who save so much. And I thought I was already thrifty.

Some spoilers:
She’s single.
She walks home.
She has provincial allowance (Manila hired to work here)
And she has a considerable amount in stocks.
But I have never seen her in fancy clothes.
Very low profile indeed!

1. Anything is possible. It is common that budget adjust with salary. It doesn’t have to.
2. We have to live in our own reality. You-me-different.
3. It’s important to know what you want and attack it with passion. No one will force you to do what you don’t want.

Now, I’m asking, how much are you saving monthly? (as a percentage of your income)


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There are 3 pitfalls where most men fall: Power, Money, and Women.

The same goes for countries, except for women.

Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase

Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase

In 1803, Thomas Jefferson nearly doubled the size of the nation with the Louisiana purchase. He didn’t go to Paris with an army, he went with a checkbook. For $15 million, the results were very effective.

#moneytalks #usflexingitsmuscles

 


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The Global Outsourcing Cities List: Manila, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo


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Looking at the development here in Iloilo City, it is clear where the investment is pouring in. Based on Megaworld’s latest master plan for Iloilo Business Park, the Commercial Business District in Iloilo and in the region, It is boasting of 15 lots allocated for Business Process outsourcing. And how sound can it be? Where should money come pouring in to Festive Malls new line of shops but payments teleported from greasy cash from the first world centers: London, New York, Australia and Canada. They will set up shop and fund a new breed of yuppies into kingdom come.

IloIlo Business Park -Master Plan Development

Iloilo Business Park -Master Plan Development

Even the news of Trumps rant at American jobs being exported to third world nations did not stop the big developers as news of SM, yes, the Retailing Giant is getting in on the cash with its 19 storey BPO along Diversion road.

Davao IT Park - Matina

Davao IT Park – Matina

The Global Outsourcing Cities

Let us look at how outsourcing grew around the world. Taipei, Perth and Davao City were the biggest movers in Asia Pacific region. Taipei moved 3 places up from 73th to 70th while Perth and Davao now ranked 75th and 66th in the list, respectively. Being one of the Philippines next wave cities, Davao City, is growing to be one of the destinations outside Metro Manila. Davao City, the largest City by land area, does not concern with saturation issues of Metro Manila, having enough space to expand around the city. Other advantages that highlight Davao are its geographic advantages (i.e. almost devoid of flooding, earthquakes, and other natural calamities). Davao City is boosted by the development of IT infrastructure such as the recently completed Matina IT Park. Large BPO providers such as Convergys and Teleperformance are already in Davao City.

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