Chong Wan! Invest – Harvest – Celebrate!

Are you excited on the upcoming Pua Tiong Chiu with your family and friends?

It’s time of the year where we organize ourselves and prepare for the prizes. 

Everybody wants to win the grand prize— some use Ang Pao or items that is worth 10x the ticket price of 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 lot of Chong Wans this season, have a harvest of happiness and have a sky full of dreams on this Mid-Autumn Festival.


Sheila Ching Ong is a Cash Flow Certainty Coach, a Registered Financial Planner and an International B.A.N.K. IOS Coach.  She empowers Chinoy parents to be financially free so that they can spend more time with their children without having any money worries through Ang Pao for Life System which consists of the Life Coaching Program and the Financial Planning Services.
She provides practical strategies that help you secure yourself, maximize your wealth and be able to enjoy your life to the fullest.  She also has a supportive community for Chinoy parents. Her goal is to help families navigate personal finance, instill smart money habits in your children, and makes sure that your Family’s Wealth Transition is done smoothly to avoid any family conflicts and provide  financial security for generations to come.
Since she has been in the financial planning industry for almost two decades, she has guided thousands of parents in achieving financial freedom.
Join her on this transformative journey as she guides you be financially free to achieve Ang Pao for Life.

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