Happy Birthday America – July 4, 2008 – Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

7 07 2008

It’s been long since I last blogged. I just got very busy migrating to another country, getting to know new friends and enjoy places. I hope I can make time again to write write write about my experience both about life and the new technology stuff I am working on. I just have a lot to write about but can’t find the time now. I hope I can be back soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyways I want to make this quick post about the July 4th Fireworks I enjoyed a lot here in Boston Massachusetts. We had a nice view of it and the fireworks is indeed very fanta-bulous. I just want to share these with you. Make sure you turn on your volume as the fireworks are synchronized with the fireworks. I hope you enjoy it like I did. Happy Birthday America!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

July 4th Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular – This one I like

July 4th Boston Fireworks 2

More here:
Andro Tan Youtube Videos

P.S. If you want to see the pictures I took for the various places I visited here in United States, please visit my photobucket account. Among the places, I took photos from are New York, New Jersey, Boston, Waltham Massachusetts. Find the link provided below:

Ross Andro Tan Photobucket Albums

Happy New Year 2008

4 01 2008

Just got back to work yesterday. This is already a bit late. Happy New Year guys.

To start the year, just found out that Microsoft Singapore is offering some free certifications for the community user groups. To those interested, dont miss this opportunity. Check this link out.

I am still finishing reading the book Way of the Turtle: The Secret Methods that Turned Ordinary People into Legendary Traders. I think I have different main priorities and goals for this year, and getting a certification is just not it yet. Well since this is free I’ll just decide if I’m going to take this promotion after I finish reading the book.

Here is the book to those interested:

Bleach words of inspiration

7 12 2007

I was really shocked hearing this from Renji. A character of bleach, one of my favorite anime. He was always a funny character. This is the first time he acted seriously as a Vice Captain. This is definitely worth a post. Here is his battlefield cry:

Now, we head towards the battlefield.
Believe, and our blades will not break.
Believe, and our hearts will not bend.
Though the paths we take may be different,
Our iron hearts will beat as one.
Swear! That even if the Earth is torn asunder,
we will survive and return here once again…
– Abarai Renji

Happy Holidays!!!

5 12 2007

Whoever you are (as long as you’re happy. See in comic why). Whatever you are (if you are not sure your human). Wherever you are (might be in front of a computer if you’re reading this). Just want to greet you Happy Holidays! It is almost here. I’m already excited to go home for vacation. All the best wishes to you and enjoy the holidays!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

From Bug Bash. (Click it to open full comic.)

This is an extra to make your day. This made me smile. From Dilbert again.

(Same Here.)

Music Tripping: Bisrock songs through imeem!!!

22 09 2007

Hastang lingawa nako! Nga naa di ay ing-ani nga Bisrock songs diri sa internet! Makapa wala ug mingaw ba. Lingaw kaayo ang mga messages sa kanta. Hehehe ๐Ÿ˜€

Akong mga paborits kay ang:

Simply Filemon – Inday
1107- Charing
1107- Utot

Hala suwayi ninyo ug paminaw.

Translation: What excitement got into me! Didn’t know there are such Bisrock songs here in the internet! Just hearing these songs, can ease homesickness and loneliness. The message of the songs are really amusing and fun. Hehehe ๐Ÿ˜€

The list is one of my favorites. Check it out! ๐Ÿ˜€

Here it is embedded for your easy access. (Apologies. I don’t know what is the problem with wordpress editor. But it is not allowing me to embed it. Just access it thru this link.)

By the way these songs are on my local dialect Bisaya (commonly used in Central & Southern part of the Philippines). For a brief background, here is wikipedia for you: Cebuano Language Wikipedia. But if you are bisaya like me, read this bisaya version of it instead. Hehehe ๐Ÿ˜€

Credit Suisse on top employer list of fresh graduates in Singapore

19 09 2007

Proud to be working for the 2nd most popular private sector employer here in Singapore. Though I’m not a regular employee and is a consultant here. I am still happy for the company and all guys here. Here’s a post of a happy employee. ๐Ÿ™‚

Link: Channelnewsasia – Most university graduates prefer to work in banking, finance sector: survey

Technical Analysis for Dummies & m&ms

17 09 2007

I was busy reading this book. And suddenly got hungry.

My eyes also got weary and tired. Need to have a break.

Just see what I ate. This is not just some ordinary snack. Guess where the M&Ms came from. See the yummy chocolates for yourself!

Doesn’t it comes match with the book. See even Mr Dummy agrees. Hehehe ๐Ÿ˜€




Note: Got these images days back. Just got a chance to post it now. This is by the way the first For Dummies book of the series or what-cha-ma-call-it book that I have read. And it is so far so interesting and full of content. 

An Investor post

28 08 2007

I have been thinking nowadays on how to make my money grow. I have been working here in Singapore for more than a year now. The interest on savings accounts here is really low. Imagine if I’m not mistaken it is onlyย 0.25% only per annum. That is really small. It is just leaving your money to the bank and let them get rich with it.

I have just attended an annual investor fair organized by ShareInvestor. It was really a worthwile experience as with this I got to know a lot ofย  new options in the market depending on your target return and risk level. I really learned a lot about investments and some psychology if you do it. The new things I learned is about CFDs, ETF, Option trading, structured warrants and FX.

What really interest me the most amongst the instruments introduced are ETF and FX trading. Been doing some technical analysis readingย for quite some time now on FX(Foreign Exchange). But still lacks practice. So I will have to develop myย trading systemย then after that try if it works. Then if I’m earning and gets my confidence level, then that time I will then go live.

ETF or Exchange Traded Fund, on the other hand, will be my secondary fund just to diversify my investments. I am still doing my research but got some tips from S&P in the event, that it is the right time to invest now, because NAV prices are low due to the recent market corrections.

Well best of luck to me on my targets and investor life. Happy Investing!

Here are some really good links about investing:

20 rules for greater wealth
Also known as, 20 timeless money rules. Money Magazine collected the best advice from some of the smartest investors (and other people) who have ever lived.

7 wealth-building tips
Follow these seven simple rules and get on the road to wealth.

Do you have the right investments?
The answer has nothing to do with finding the single perfect stock or mutual fund. The key is changing your idea of what the ‘right’ investment really is.

Asset allocation wizard
Find the best asset allocation for your investing style and needs

Beat back 5 financial fears
Everyone’s got concerns when it comes to money, but some have fears that can really put a big hole in their financial future. Here’s how to overcome five common ones.

How To How to Calculate Your Net Worth
Your net worth can be a useful tool to measure your financial progress from year to year. Your net worth is essentially a grand total of all your assets minus your liabilities. There is no magic net worth number, but you should use your net worth to track your progress from year to year, and hopefully see it improve.

Food Food Fooooooooooooooooddddddddd!!!!!

21 08 2007

The 2nd post of the series of Photo albums would be none other than the Filipino Food that I’m missing now!!!

I took these photos in different occasions. The first sets which are mostly food delicacies for souvenirs I got from SM Davao (big mall chain in Philippines).

The next set would be on the House re-blessing we did when I was there. You could see a lot of people enjoying the good food also.

And just some couple of pictures that we brought to the beach. The incredible wonder chicken that is like the size of a turkey. Just didn’t got a chance to see it when it was still alive. I heard from my sister and mom that it had hard time walking since it became too fat and heavy. Yeah these are all home grown food. They sometimes have difficulty eating it because of the bond that they have as masters and pets. Me?? Come I’ll eat you to my pleasure. Hehehe ๐Ÿ™‚

Again here are my personal favorites. Enjoy!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Davao SM Hypermarket pics

Colorful sapin2x

Fruit stand

Durian pastries

Before and afters

Not So Live Goat (before)

Shy and scared Pig (before)

Turkey 1: Have you seen mama? Where’s mama? (a little bit before)

The Aftermath

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

The Incredible

Is this turkey, chicken or ostrich? ๐Ÿ˜›

Link: Filipino Food Galore – August 2007 Photobucket slideshow

Gumasa Glan Beach Family Outing

21 08 2007

This would be the start of series of Photo albums posts from my vacation at hometown. I just got time to upload it last weekends.

This might encourage you to visit or go back home to Philippines one of these days. Enjoy the photos. ๐Ÿ™‚


These photos were taken in Gumasa, Glan Sarangani, Philippines

My favorites is specially shown here. Enjoy!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Late noon beach shot

Colored coconuts – acts as signage to this beach


Large footprint in the sand hehehe

Early morning shots

Ang bida enjoying the beach (The protagonist) Hehehe

For the rest of the pics check the link below.ย 

Link: Gumasa Glan Grand Family Outing – August 2007 Photobucket Album Slideshow