State of Mind: Will you wait for the sunset?


The Sunset

In life’s reality, we all have different sunsets.

But remember this, no matter what happen we always do the right things in life. We always follow what is true and what we told to do.

We are here to live a happy life. To be with our family. Fellow employees and strangers.

We have different sunsets in our lives. It brings deeper meaning.

No matter what it is, its your State of Mind on how you control the SUNSET in your life.

What is in  your
State of Mind ?

Featuring Jack Ma on his tips to become successful


Last year 2015, I notice this guy in Facebook and became viral. His name was Jack Ma, a CEO and Founder of Alibaba. I became interested to him, his life from childhood, knowing how crazy this guy during his childhood and how he became one of the richest man in China and listed in Forbes. I used “Jack Ma” as keyword to search in Google to know him more.

According to Bloomberg, Jack Ma now has a net worth about $22 Billion. How did he become China’s richest man? Here are some Tips from Jack Ma.

  1. Value Attitude.

Jack Ma learned from his biggest mistake, when he told his employees whom embarked on entrepreneurship journey, that the highest position that they could go was managerial position. And for Executive positions, he will hire from external parties.

Years later, those he hired were gone and those he doubted and didn’t believe became Vice Presidents and Executives.

Jack learned from this mistake and now believed in two principles. Your attitude is more important than your capabilities. Your attitude determines your altitude.

  1. Be with same minded people.

According to Jack Ma, 30% of all people will never believe you. Be with people who have common goal. You cannot unify people with different set of goals. It’s IMPOSSIBLE!

Jack Ma’s learning from his biggest mistake. Ma hires enthusiastic entrepreneurs instead of seasoned businessmen. He prefers dedication, those who are natural-born leaders, adaptable, and dedicated to a common goal.

Jack Ma says, “It is a lot easier to unite the company under common goal rather than uniting the company around a particular person”.

  1. Have a clear vision

15 years ago Jack Ma shares his vision in his tiny living room for his team. Jack Ma said to them, “Today, we are all here to discuss what we should do in the next five to ten years”.

He shares his VISION of what he wanted to accomplish. They developed a Business Plan for this vision. They calculated a COST. Then, converted his vision to MISSION. And the team developed on how to COMMUNICATE this mission on what you want to be accomplished.

Let us always remember, “All achievement, all earned riches have their beginning as an idea” – Napoleon Hill.

  1. Be Driven.

Knowing what you want to achieve and having the drive to chase it down will not only put you on the path to success, it will inspire those around you to work hard for that common goal.

Everyone talks about change and became successful, but those who actually do it are exceptional individuals. These people came with disruptive innovations that break from status quo and carve their own path.

You have to be more diligent, hardworking, and ambitious than others.

  1. Don’t Give Up.

Harvard University rejected Jack Ma 10 times. He was also rejected by nearly 30 companies. A man behind of Alibaba has full of failures. Many rejections in his life. In his early childhood, Jack Ma failed twice in his Primary School examinations!  He failed thrice during his Middle School exams.

“When KFC came to China, 24 people went for the job.  Twenty-three people were accepted.  I was the only guy who wasn’t.” He also one of the 5 applicants to a job in Police force and was the only one getting rejected after being told, “No, you’re no good.” He is just a 5-foot guy.

But Jack Ma personifies the saying, “Failure is the key to success”. According to him, “giving up is the greatest failure, if you go out, try your best and fail to achieve your goal but see it through to the end you are a success”.

“Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine”.  Jack Ma said.

Recognizing that you failed but learning from it is the start of your journey to success.

  1. Enjoy your life to the fullest.

Forget the Money and forget about earning MONEY. I always tell myself that we are born here not to work, but to enjoy life, according to Jack Ma. No matter how successful you are in your career, you must always remember that we are here to live. If you keep yourself busy working, you will surely regret it!

  1. Don’t Make Enemies.

A real businessman or entrepreneur has no enemies. There will always be people out there who we don’t click and who do not like us. His main philosophy when it comes to dealing with his competitors is that, he doesn’t see them as enemies but people that he can learn from it. Once you understand this, sky’s the limit.

Jack Ma said, “Competition is similar to playing a board of chess. If you lose, we can always have another round. Both players should never fight”.

  1. Make it a habit.

China is one of the poorest in speaking English. But Jack Ma, has limited resources in order to learn English, he decided to go every morning in Shangri-La Hotel and pick up western tourist to give them free tours of his hometown, HangZhou, in return for his English lessons. He did this every morning for almost 9 years rain or snow.

Once you practice it, you make it a habit, and became part of you!

Alibaba Group now has multiple forms of e-commerce platforms. He also invested in real estate, like buying a vineyard in France. If you want to become like Jack Ma, follow his tips and advises.
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Be Inspired by this Letter



A letter to her love one that she had indebtedness. I really admire the writer wishes or promises to repaying back after her schooling.

I remember in my teenage days, I go to school and learn something better for my future. But unknowingly, my parents do unconditional efforts just to let their children finished their studies.

My elder sister is now a Registered Nurse and my brother is an Accountant. And I graduated in Chemical Engineering school in Davao City and now practicing real estate brokerage here in Manila. And until now hoping to repay them back their efforts. And hopefully I could!

If I will ask you right now.

How many children are being sent to school every day but have no interest to learn?

How many children right now are interested to go to school and wanted to learn yet their parents or love ones do not have the capacity to pay their tuition fees?

Beyond this statement: “I feel sorry because I can’t give you what you want.”

An unconditional love, leaving no penny for him just to let this girl finishes her study.  Focusing only to let the girl finishes her study and gets a good job.

Wishing this girl could get a better job! Always remember, you can do all things. God bless you!

Read this letter: TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN


FEAR: Is it stopping you to decide?



Making tough decision is the one that many people are afraid. Why, it’s the FEAR OF FAILURE..

4 years ago, I’ve made a decision for a career change, from chemical engineering to real estate brokerage. I thought it was easy to make decisions like this… What I thought is being a real estate broker is an easy career as what I’ve noticed to other successful real estate brokers.

Many people became rich because of real estate investment, one best example was Donald Trump one of the Real Estate Emperor in United States of America.

I decided to take a licensure exam for real estate brokers in my country (Philippines) as a requirement to be in real estate service. I’ve passed the EXAM! Yes, I did it! But it’s only the beginning of my battle against FAILURES…..

As the months passed by, I made my first property sale. So, I decided to resign from my day job. At first I regret to resign but I have to focus on my new career. I attended many seminars from successful investors and one of them became my mentor and friend. Not all of my experiences in real estate industry are successful but many times I failed. But failures keep me going to take my decision to a right journey.

One of my mentor told me that before taking things right, you have to make a PLAN, a very good PLAN. Once you don’t make a PLAN, you PLAN to FAIL! I take it as a challenge in my life my daily task with clarity of what I have in my plans in life. I am not saying that TODAY as I write this blog that I am now one of the most successful people in my career. But I noticed some changes and improvements in my life. IT’S ONLY THE BEGINNING OF A GREAT AND HAPPY BATTLE in my life.

All I can share to my readers before making TOUGH DECISIONS are as follows.

  1. You must have a plan. A BETTER PLAN.
  2. Recognize your fear.
  3. You must have CLARITY of what you want. Make sure you have enough information.
  4. Look for a mentor that truly succeeded in his life.
  5. Once you decide, there is no going back. Going back means you are a quitter. Once you quit! You failed!
  6. Trust your gut!
  7. Pray for God’s guidance. I am not saying that I believe in God. But I believed that there is someone up there knows more than what you think. HAVE FAITH!
  8. Do it. Most people fails at this step, don’t be one of them.

After making a decision, take rest at the moment. When you are fully present, you realize that you are always on your path. Once you open yourself up to endless opportunities, your creativity and courage will guide you towards self-fulfillment.

The Road Less Traveled

To my readers, I am happy to hear from you through comments below about what do you think about decision-making and why some people failed. Please give us some simple steps. God Bless!

Pililla Wind Farm: Your next travel destination in the Philippines

If you love windmills and rolling hills, you’re going to love this place!


Passing by the various towns of Rizal – Taytay (through Ortigas extension), Antipolo City, Teresa, Baras, Tanay and Pililla is nearer than Ilocos.

Just two hours away from Metro Manila, this new site of wind farm is a great place to visit on a weekend. Quicker way is via Sumulong Hi-Way in Antipolo. If you came from Pasig City, you may take Ortigas Extension via Tikling in Taytay, Rizal province.

There’s no entrance fee (better see this site as soon as possible). At the viewing deck, there is a coffee shop and souvenir shop (you may also try to buy items from the residents outside from the viewing deck near parking area), a public toilet and parking areas.


A view of Laguna de Bay

And the bonuses are cool weather, a great panoramic view that gives more angles for taking photos and a sunset in Laguna de Bay.

Pililla Wind Farm is located in Sitio Bugarin, Barangay Halayhayin, Pililla, Rizal is a nearer alternative to Bangui Wind Farm. Best time to visit the place for picture taking and relaxation is during early in the morning or late in the afternoon.

Facts about Pililla Wind Farm:

  1. It has 27 wind turbines that produce 2 megawatts each.
  2. It stands 125 meters tall.
  3. It generates 54 megawatts of clean energy. Enough for 66,000 households.
  4. The said project covers an area of 4,515 hectares.
  5. It was constructed by Alternergy Wind One Corporation.
  6. It was developed since December 2008.

Visit this amazing work of man in Pililla Wind Farm in Pililla, Rizal Province, Philippines.

The Base Height Phuket: Your vacation condo in Thailand

Phuket real estate investment offers expats the finest condominium properties on the island. With a selection of beautiful properties in all of Phuket’s regions, from Patong to Kata and from Surin to Kamala, Phuket’s real estate investment gives a great returns in the south of Thailand.

One of the best condominium investments in Phuket is THE BASE HEIGHT by Sansiri. Located at Tambon Talad Yai, Muang Phuket. Phuket province. A freehold 14-storey condominium property and total of 358 units offered for investment.


The Base Height by Sansiri

The Base Height is a  Sino-Portuguese architecture and the charm that has been retained in this otherwise fast-growing Phuket city, where you enjoy various local culinary delights. Live right in the heart of a city long regarded as a melting pot, where east meets west , and inspired any both its rich past and exciting future.

The Base Height comes with great features.


The Tea Room, where the residents and their guests can enjoy a refined afternoon with premium teas.

Unit Types:

1 bedroom, 1 toilet and bathroom with a floor area about 29.00 to 34.00 sq.m.

1 bedroom, 1 toilet and bathroom (duplex) with a floor area about 53.50 sq.m.

1 bedroom, 2 toilet and bathrooms (duplex) with a floor area from 52.50 to 53.50 sq.m.

2 bedrooms, 2 toilet and bathrooms with a floor area from 56.00 to 57.50 sq.m.



They offer fully furnish units and owners can choose three designed themes.


The infinity pool with an awesome view to Phuket’s Skyline.



The Sky Gym


2 premium 18-hole golf clubs that the residents would enjoy during the weekend with their families and guests.

The project is also situated near shopping districts and tourist spots that investors may enjoy.


The Central Festival Phuket



James Bond Island in Phang Nga Bay northeast of Phuket (source:

Other attractions in Phuket:

Big Buddha in Chalong Bay. Phuket’s gentle giant.

Phuket Weekend Market

Cape Prompthep in Andaman Sea

Festivals and fairs

Island of long beaches

Local street foods

About the Developer


Sansiri is one of the largest real estate developers in Thailand offering a full range of housing units; single-detached houses, semi-detached houses, townhouses, and condominiums. The Company remains the first and only Southeast Asian developer to have received the prestigious Commendation for Excellence Awards by Asia Pacific Commercial Real Estate (APCRE). Sansiri was founded in 1984 as the holding company to manage the assets of the Chutrakul family, before merging with the Lamsam family company in 1994. The Company has been listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand since 1996. Sansiri is known for delivering high quality property projects to investors. This is evidenced by Sansiri picking up the prestigious Best Developer Thailand 2013 award. Acknowledging Sansiri’s success, the judging panel stated: “With 257 projects since 1984, Thailand’s Sansiri has introduced numerous innovations and advancements in the luxury villa and condominium sector, with customer satisfaction and lifestyle always at the core of the company’s impressive achievements.”

A day out here is an unforgettable experience that will definitely get you thinking. Here is where you choose to live – so live it to the fullest. Make the most of the wonderful opportunities this great city has to offer. Dream big. Do your best to achieve that dream, and relish what the future is sure to bring.

This is Phuket. This is The Base Height!

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Who I am and why I am here today?

Hi! I am Ryan Bonn Duadua, a registered license Real Estate Broker from Philippines. I got my license last year 2012. But before I’ve became a real estate broker, I am in Chemical Engineering practice and I used to be a quality control inspector in a manufacturing firm for almost 3 years in City of Davao. Davao is a very livable place but I have to leave the city for a certain reason…… I decided to live in Pasig City and got married last 2005 and got my first job as an encoder but it’s just for only 4 months….. Opportunity comes in, I got hired in Technological Institute of the Philippines in Manila as a Chemistry and Physics Laboratory personnel. I continue my practice in chemical engineering in this institution for 6 years.

I have so many ups and downs in my life. But still I remember one of my mentors told me, “If you don’t like it, then get out of that mesh, and follow your passion, because your passion makes you the best in the future – Francis Lao”. FAILURES come in but I take it as learning and continue what I want to do in life.

Until year 2010, I got interested in real estate selling and investing, and that’s the beginning of my real estate career last April 2012. It’s been more than 3 years of my career as a real estate broker and a blogger. Blogging is a great help for me especially in my profession and a very young real estate broker in terms of experience, as my platform in selling and promoting real estate properties. I used it as my LEAD GENERATION and my personal branding as well. I also found my blogs very successful throughout the year because I learn to socialize, sharing knowledge, helping with other bloggers instead of just sitting right at the corner doing nothing.

I also teach online marketing, lead generation and basic social media advertising in a small group.

Six months from now, hope I will find more bloggers like me that have very interesting topics in their blogs.

Five years from now, I really hope that I could help more people and real estate developers selling and promoting their properties online as one of the backbone of our economic development in Philippines.

Hopefully, while focusing in my career, I could establish my very own online marketing platform.

If you want to know me more, just click on the “ABOUT THE AUTHOR” on the left side of my blog site.

Hope we could have a great business together. GOD BLESS!!