Realities of Life

Japan Tour (Osaka-Tokyo-Osaka)

We were mesmerized by the beautiful and clean surroundings, the efficient mass transport, the timely shinkansen and other trains, the snow, the mix of both urban and rural, beautiful buildings, timeless temples.. [...]

February 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

Deep Inside You’re Afraid to Be Rich

Check deep inside of you, it could be that you don't want to be rich after all. It could be that we don't want to have money because we equate it to being evil, greedy, materialistic etc. We have to be aware of these negative notions about money, to be able to attract a rich-mindset. [...]

November 1, 2016 // 1 Comment

When Your Supplier Fails to Deliver, Literally

The business suffers when a supplier or a service provider fails to deliver. Worse, a customer may be inconvenienced because of this. No matter how sound and effective our inventory management and courier coordination may be, there will really be instances that sh*t happens and there's nothing much we can do about it except manage customer experience and minimize business impact. [...]

June 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

Gains From a Night at Solaire Casino

Did not really go there expecting to win anything. And I didn't. But with the few hours spent there, I also did not expect to have some realizations on gambling, investing, how they are worlds apart, and why Juan prefers to bet on the wrong side. [...]

January 25, 2015 // 2 Comments

Pope-Inspired Juan Liners: Personal Finance Quotes

"Luck is the offspring of Preparedness and Opportunity." Successful people did not reach where they are not right now just in a wink of an eye, it was a process of good turns outnumbering the bad turns. Some will admit that they were blessed, that they got lucky, that they were at the right place at the right time. Looking closely though will reveal that they were able to grab the opportunities because they were prepared. [...]

January 19, 2015 // 1 Comment