Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Fortune Teller's Prophecy

It happened when I was still in college.

I was havin’ my late lunch with some friends when an old fortune teller approached us and offered her services. We readily agreed.

A few minutes later, it was already my turn to have my fortune forecasted. The old woman took my left hand, and told me, “Hijo, hindi ka yayaman. Hindi ka maghihirap, pero hindi ka din yayaman.”

When I heard about what she had to say, I must admit that I did get a little frustrated & sad. I mean, fuck who doesn’t want to get rich?! At the back of my mind, I was tellin’ her, “You’re sweet, but you’re definitely, absolutely wrong, lady. I will prove that to you someday.” I gave her ten bucks after the session.

The old lady just challenged me.

Eversince that short session happened, disproving the fortune teller’s prophecy has been my quest.

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How will I earn my first million?

This has been a question in my mind that I couldn’t seem to actualize. Fuck, I had been workin’ in the corporate setting for more than six years already, and still inspite all my efforts, I couldn’t make my net worth even close to that.

It made me realize some more that you’d not get rich if you’re just some employee workin’ eight hours every day, especially if you’re here in this country.

I’ve been tryin’ to get inspiration by readin’ Kiyosaki and Trump books, and gettin’ acquainted with some active and passive entrepreneurs. I’m even a member of an entrepreneurs club, even if I still don’t have a business of my own yet.

One thing I have learned from them: You cannot play safe all the time. You must have enough guts to take risks.

My plans of goin’ to Singapore will not guarantee me success. But leaving my mom and my country is already a big risk.

I’ve been defeated a lot of times. Embarrassing to say, but I’ve even quitted in some of my battles.

But now I want to prove somethin’ to myself and to others. I’m not really a quitter. I want to redeem myself.

This time I will work my ass off to be successful in all my endeavors. For my parents who have worked so hard to provide me with proper education, this time I will make it big. I want them to be proud of me, especially my dad (bless his soul!) who had taken the same big risk just to establish the family.

I will go to Singapore to start all over again. I will go to Singapore to start with my new journey.

Though my love life sucks big time now, I believe that someday, somehow everythin’ will fall into its proper place.

Right now, I’m tryin’ to rearrange my life’s blueprint. I’m settin’ my short and long-term goals, including my business plans.

I will make it big. I will conquer the world.

I will earn my first million soon. Then after that, earnin’ a BILLION would just be a piece of cake.

20 comments:

  1. Crazz, patience lang.

    Naniniwala ako na YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL. You just can't have it all at once.

    Good luck sa lahat ng undertakings mo and I wish you success and happiness.

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  2. Agree kay goddess =)

    Fortune telling?
    ...
    her answer was a bluff. woopdewoop. u can prove her wrong and we all know u will if you really strive hard and be positive =)

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  3. Nabasa ko yung How to Get Rich ni Trump, sobrang okay.

    Naku, wala yang fortune fortuna na yan. Ako din nahulaan dati, sabi naman yayaman daw ako. Pero ingat sa pera. Hanggangngayon, di pa ako mayaman.

    Gudluck sa iyo kaibigan!

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  4. Good Luck!!! Pag milyonaryo ka na, pa cheese burger ka naman.

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  5. bagong daan po.... begin with the end in mind. don't let anyone tell you what you can or can't do. pagsinabi mong yayaman ka, yayaman ka talaga. wala lang... gusto ko lang dumaldal. heheheh! good luck!

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  6. Basta pag mayaman ka na wag mo kaming kakalimutan lalo na ang cheeseburger! burger! burger!

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  7. "But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given unto you as well..."
    Matthew 6:33

    Yes, dear friend, Lift it all up to Him. He knows what's best for you.

    Kahi't ambisyon nating maging isang Trump, but we lose our soul in the process of getting there, bad trip din di ba?

    There's nothing wrong in aspiring to be rich, pero baka you already have everything you NEED to be a happy ang peaceful person, hindi mo lang napapansin.

    Walang katapat na pera ang peace, dear. Kaya nga 'yon lang lagi ang wish sa atin ni Jesus.

    Oy, putsa, si Ella ba ako? nyahahaha! Anbilibabol! Parang nasapian ako ng banal na espirito ah LOLS

    His peace be unto you, my friend.

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  8. Wag mo kaming kalimutan pag rich ka na!

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  9. hindi totoo ang hula bro!
    on the positive side, atleast na-challenge k ni manang bola.

    just take one step at a time. prove to the world what u hav.(para naman may napatunayan na ko.)hehe.

    Inshort, GUDLUCK ng marami pare!

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  10. sabi nga ng mga extra sa pelikula ni Adam Sandler:

    "YOU CAN DO IT!"

    Yebah boy... sige lang ng sige...

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  11. at pag mayaman ka na, manlibre ka. ayoko na ng cheesburger, hmmm.. double cheesburger na dapat! ahahaha...

    ako hindi pa ako nagpapahula eversince. mahirap na kasi kung magsabi sila na hindi maganda, baka ma frustrate lang ako sa buhay ko.

    live life the way you want it to be. if you need to take a risk, go on! basta alam mong ikaw ang responsable sa mga kahihinatnan ng mga desisyon mo.

    so kuya alex, goodluck sa buhay natin! siyempre kasama ako. ahahaha.. at pag nakapunta ka ng ng singapore, wag mo ako kalilimutan. ok na sa akin kahit key chain ng merlion! :D

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  12. @Crazz: Salamat sa advices. *hug*

    @Steph: Maybe I'm not striving hard enough. I dunno. Grrr...

    @Sam Juan: I have that book! Ayus! Hehehe! = P

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  13. @Lawstude: Hindi ka pa ba sawa sa cheeseburger? *LOL*

    @ifoundme: Huwaw! Hindi halatang nagbasa ka ng "Seven Habits". Hehehe! = P Salamat sa pag-bisita! = D

    @Coldman: Nainggit kse ako syo eh. Gusto ko din makabili ng high-tech DSLR at makapag-aral ng photography sa New York. = P

    @Ellababes: Me sapi ka! Pa-kiss nga! Nyahaha! *LOL*

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  14. @Keitaro: Sure yun lang pala eh. Hindi ka hihingi ng cheeseburger? *LOL*

    @Kurisujae: Sana nga hindi totoo ang hula. At least, na challenge ako bigla. Hehehe! = D

    @Lyzius: Hindi ba si Juan Flavier nagsabi nyan? *LOL*

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  15. @KDR: Sus keychain lang pala eh. Walang problema! Woot woot! = P

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  16. yung manghuhula nga minsan walang panlamang tiyan..

    balato na lang pre ha!

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  17. sus kaya naman pala ginanun ni manggagantso etse manghuhula eh sampung piso lang ang inabot mo. hahaha! di mo raw kasi sinamahan ng kiss sabay hug. =D

    goodluck sa imo pare.

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  18. tae! yayaman kA!! ako na nagsasabe sayo!! yayaman ka!!! nahuhulaan kong mali ang hula ng manghuhula! :D

    tsaka yung lablayp, wag mong madaliin yun! darating kung darating! kapag marami ka nang pera, tignan mo, dami darating! hahaha joke!!

    pero seryoso, di ka mauubusan ng babae.. at darating yung para sayo! patience lang.. :D

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  19. in right time yayaman ka rin!

    gud luck sa pagpunta mo sa singapore at sana mahanap mo dun kung ano man ung hinahanap mo!

    hehehe baka magkita tau dun pag yumaman ka sa singapore at andun rin ako puntahan kita ha? tapos pacheeseburger ka, samahan mo na rin ng fries at pizza! nyahahahaha

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  20. wow! wala lang, gusto ko lang sabihin wow... heheheh!!!

    anyway, as long as masaya ka, ok lang yan.. maabot mo din kung ano ang gusto mo talagang mangyari sa buhay mo, just take one step at a time.

    to hell with fortune tellers, i honestly don't believe them nor tried to consult them. i remember one friend who showed our pics to a certain fortune teller asking about her lovelife... ang atrimitidang fortune teller, sinabing ako daw unang mag asawa sa amin, ayun so far, may asawa na silang tatlo, dalawa na lang kaming natitira.. wala lang, relasyon sa topic??!?!?! bwahahaha!!!

    so goodluck sa SIngapore, yngat lang sa mga babae dun, madami daw dun eh... heheheheeh!!!

    GOD bless!

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