3 Cash Dividend Payments in 1 Month

There are two ways to earn money in the stock market: capital appreciation and dividends. Last month, I was pleasantly surprised to receive three cash dividend payments. These were from the three companies in my stocks portfolio: Meralco (MER), Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) and Banco de Oro (BDO).

notice of cash dividend (MER)

As a newbie stock investor, this good news made me very happy. It was my first time to receive dividends, after all. The feeling was kind of surreal. Haha. They were just small amounts, but they were still passive income. I didn’t work for it; my money worked for it. And thinking about it now makes me more inspired to manage my finances better so I could continue making my money work for me (hello Mr. Robert Kiyosaki!).

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Into Movies

Lately, I’ve been watching movies again. No, not in the cinema because that’s costly and I’m on a tight budget these days. Haha. I just watch movies online via streaming. When I have the chance and my siblings are cooperative, I ask them to download a few movies using torrent which I then transfer to my USB for viewing at home during the weekends.

I just watch a film or two in a day. I noticed that I’m gravitated towards 90’s movies. I dunno, it must be because I was just a teen when these movies were shown and there’s a big chance I haven’t seen most of them yet. Well, I really like old movies and the ones from the 90’s I consider old already. Older than that and I normally lose interest, unless of course it’s a classic and the plot is interesting enough.

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Movie Review: Man of Steel (2013)

Last night, I watched Man of Steel at SM Manila. I was with the hubby, my mom and my sister Jodie. One word to describe it: awesome. The visual effects were astounding and it didn’t hurt that the lead star, Henry Cavill, was super duper hot! I love him already.


Directed by Zack Snyder, Man of Steel is a 2013 American superhero film. It’s actually the newest Superman movie with a twist. I liked how they made it look futuristic and contemporary at the same time. The crucial flashback scenes blended well with the story. The action scenes were nicely-choreographed I couldn’t blink my eyes for fear that I’d miss a moment. Haha.

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Sunday Date

Yesterday, I granted the hubby’s wish to watch yet another Spiderman movie. Well, I heard it’s a new franchise of the popular comic book superhero with new lead stars (Andrew Garfield as Spiderman and Emma Stone as his love interest) and cast. It sounded nice to me and since we were quite bored at home on a Sunday afternoon, I decided to go out and hit the nearby SM Bacoor. The hubby was obviously pleased.

The Amazing Spiderman movie didn’t disappoint. According to the hubby, it stayed true to its Marvel comic story. Spiderman’s movements were fast yet fluid and the action scenes were shot nicely. I think it helped that the movie was shown on a hi-def screen because we were able to appreciate the flow of the story more. In the end, the hubby enjoyed the film and so did his wife.

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My Growing Movies-to-Watch List

Since I got my previous Nokia E63 phone sometime in 2008, I’ve been keeping a list of movies that I would like to watch when I get to have some free time. Over the years, however, “free time” has been quite elusive to me and priorities got in the way. I got my hands full with stuff that required my immediate attention. Thus, my movies-to-watch list has been continuously growing ever since.

If you’re curious enough, here are some of the movies included in my list (just don’t ask WHY because I have my reasons, mostly personal, for wanting to watch them):

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Getting Back into Reading

It’s been a while since I last read a good book. As much as I wanted to read, I couldn’t take my hands off work and other stuff that needed my immediate attention. I was sorting out my PC files this afternoon when I chanced upon this folder containing my old collection of e-books. (I had an older collection but it vanished along with my broken hard drive when typhoon Ondoy hit Manila two years ago.) I opened it and took notice of The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.

As far as I remember, The Time Traveler’s Wife is a nice book and eventually it was adapted into film. It even starred my fave Hollywood actors Eric Bana and Rachelle McAdams. Unfortunately for me, I haven’t read the book nor watched the movie yet. But it’s never too late, right? I forwarded a copy of the book to my email after sending my sister a photo of St. Sebastian Church I took eons ago via email, too (for her homework on steel buildings). I planned to read a few pages this evening.

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