Could this be the 7th Wonder?

benahue rice terraces wikipedia
If only because of the combination of the wonders of natural creation and man’s ingenuity, I would say this place, the Banaue Rice Terraces, should have a very good chance in becoming the 7th wonder of the World. As can be seen in the pictures, the Banaue Rice Terraces are rice paddies carved out of the mountain sides. They have their own irrigation system which do not use any form of modern technology. And they date back 6000 years ago. Banaue (the town) is in the Province of Ifugao, ...

Why Suffer on a Good year?

sad stock market punk
Why indeed? (suffer on a good year) First, let’s put things into perspective. Here, we always talk about investing and the suffering we are talking about has to do with ailments that we get if we are a chronic worrier. If you read my post in this channel prior to this one…well, yes, this is a continuation of that. This is still about Fear and Greed but set in the good times. You are not really thinking that nobody is making money right now (although to the detriment of almost all of us), ...

7th Nature’s Wonder?

chocolate hills
This is the second of the three tourist destinations in the Philippines that made it to the Top Ten List in the search for the 7th Wonder of the World. The Stock Market Punk has taken it upon himself to introduce those three places to you via his Orble travel posts. This place is called the Chocolate hills. It is in the town of Carmen in the Province of Bohol. Bohol is an island province located in Central Visayas. It is about an hour by plane from the Manila Domestic Airport and aroun...

Economics of a Wasteland

makati at night
Economics of a wasteland and about a year ago, an odd advertisement came out of a major daily in the Philippines and it read something like this: “In the land of the blinds, a one eyed man is king!” Those of us in the office who saw that ad tried to put heads and tails together and decided that the ad was actually a derogatory remark made by one company to belittle the achievements of another company (their competition). The ad was ignored by the targeted company and it was soon forgotten....

Make Profits, NOT Heart Ailments

People invest to make profits and eventually live a better life. Well, at least, that’s what everybody hopes to achieve. Unfortunately, that’s not what everybody gets. While the lucky ones manage to realize their dreams sooner or later, the not so lucky ones just fall by the wayside. Sometimes, in even worse conditions than when they started. Luck plays an important role in investing. But it is by no means the only determinant of success or failure of an investment. There are times when i...

7th Wonder of the world?

I read somewhere that there’s an on going search for the 7th Wonder of the World and the papers recently reported that three (3) of the Philippines tourist destinations are up there in the Top ten list of candidates. These are the Banaue Rice Terraces in Ifugao, the Chocolate Hills in Bohol and Mayon Volcano, which is the only volcano in the world which has an almost perfect cone. Well, even paranoid stock market investors drive cars, travel and go on vacations. So, if that travel bug has ...