“Chong Wan!”

“Chong Wan!” 

“Chong Wan!”

Everyone is shouting “Chong Wan…”

…we were playing the Mooncake Dice Game, or Pua Tiong Chiu

Everybody wants to win the grand prize—Ang Pao that is worth 10x the ticket price to play the game.

Pua Tiong Chiu is an ancient game, dating back 1,500 years ago…

Originally played by soldiers to make them feel less homesick while they were out fighting battles.

Nowadays, this game is tied to celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is a traditional Chinese holiday. 

It is also known as the Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival. 

Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and other countries in East and Southeast Asia all have holidays that are like this one.

This festival is all about togetherness. 

It’s a time for families and friends to gather, and it’s often said that the moon shines its brightest and roundest during this period, symbolizing family reunion. 

Plus, it’s a moment to celebrate the bountiful harvest and a whole bunch of other reasons that make it special.

Throughout September to October (or month of August in the Chinese calendar), the Mooncake festival is celebrated by members of the Filipino-Chinese community, and we play Pua Tiong Chiu during gatherings.

The game can be confusing especially to those who might be playing it for the first time. 

However, one can get the hang of it by participating in the game each year.

The prizes back in the day were mainly mooncakes and assorted cakes, with the first prize being the grandest mooncake of them all.

It’s essentially a game of luck.

Speaking of luck… confusing mechanics… celebration of harvest and prizes…

I realized it’s similar to investing. 

It may be confusing at first but if you study and perform it day by day, making it a habit…

You’ll get to improve your understanding in investing.

And with an added luck, the “prizes” in the form of financial gains are something you can harvest.

Just like this Global Preferred Income Fund which yielded 0.54% gain for the month of September.

Perfect timing to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Invest—Harvest—Celebrate! 😃

So, whether you’re rolling dice or rolling your investments, remember, a little knowledge and persistence can go a long way in building your wealth.

And the beauty of this? 

You harvest every month because it’s designed that way.

A true AngPao for Life… living off the interest of your money.

Do you like to harvest every month? Book a call with me to know more.

Wishing you a harvest of happiness and a sky full of dreams on this Mid-Autumn Festival.


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