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Title: Feb. 2013 Member of the Month: PROSPERA!
Post by: FutureGizmo on Feb 01, 2013, 04:53 AM

Every month starting February 2013, PinoyMoneyTalk.com will honor one outstanding member of the PMT Forum.

Our "Member of the Month" is chosen among members who are seen as consistently active, insightful, dependable and friendly in the forum. He or she can, therefore, be look up to as role model in the PMT community. For us to know better our "Member of the Month," we request our awardee to answer a few questions.

Our February 2013 Member of the Month is Prospera. Here are her responses to our questions. Congratulations Prospera! :yehey:



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1. Hi Prospera! How long have you been a PMT Forum member? Share to us how you discovered PinoyMoneyTalk.

Prospera: According to my PMT profile, I signed up in February, 2006. If I recall correctly, I think I got a private message at a forum I was active at (devoted to HYIPs and autosurfs, I now cringe to admit) inviting me to check out this new website. It wasn't till a few years later, though, that I became a regular visitor, hanging out mainly with members who shared my passion for forex-trading. Now, in contrast, I roam around the board freely and post wherever something strikes my fancy.

2. Why did you choose the username "Prospera"?

Prospera: I just thought it was apt for a forum calling itself PinoyMoneyTalk. Guess what,  I just googled the word and learned that Prospera, besides being the feminine form of the Italian/Spanish/Portuguese name "Prospero", is Latin for "prosperous, lucky, according to one's wishes."

3. What things do you like about the PMT Forum? What about the things that can still be improved on?

Prospera: It's wonderful, first of all, to be part of an online community where Filipinos anywhere can meet up and interact without barriers like age, location, social status, education, etc. standing in the way.(By the way, I like the freedom anonymity brings to reveal aspects of myself I don't get to show in real life--being silly, for one.) There's no question that  PMT fulfills a niche: by being a place where one is able to share financial knowledge with forum members, old and new ones alike; give and/or receive advice even about personal problems or simply to find support and encouragement while battling loneliness as an overseas worker. I've met many interesting people here, too. Who's to say friendships are less real when they're virtual?

As for suggestions to improve the forum, I support the call for putting the rep system back in place. Maybe, to make things less contentious, instead of giving a post a positive or a negative rating, a "thank you" button could be used to acknowledge its value or usefulness.

4. Describe who "Prospera" is, in real life, using only one (1) word.

Prospera: Stoic.

5. Tell us something interesting that we don't know about you.

Prospera: Once upon a time, in college at UP-D, I was the recipient of long, interesting, hand-written letters sent by mail by an anonymous person who used the infinity symbol as his signature (he said it stood for "a snake biting its own tail"). Long story short, I never learned who he was. Mananawagan sana ako na kung sakaling mabasa niya ito, ay lumantad siya at magpakilala...just so I could get this unsolved mystery off my bucket list. ;-)

6. What is your ultimate goal in life?

Prospera:To accrue wealth, fairly and squarely, and to pay it forward.

7. In which income opportunities are you involved in?

Prospera: Forex-trading (which I aim to do for a living one day); some stock-investing

8. Any tips you want to share about how to succeed financially?

Prospera: I don't think I'm there yet, honestly, but I like what pmtmember says in his sig: "Take risks: if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise."

Also, whenever you're tempted to quit, remember this old Tagalog saying: Ang umaayaw ay di nagwawagi...ang nagwawagi ay di umaayaw.

Wait, there's more! Just for the heck of it...

a. Favorite movie? Romcoms; suspense/thrillers; anything set in New York
b. Favorite song or music genres? Really, really old standards
c. Cat or dog? Cat
d. Money or fame? Money (I prize my privacy)
e. To love or be loved? To love (because it's better to give than to receive)

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Thanks and congrats again, Prospera!

PMT peeps, post your messages below to congratulate our Feb. 2013 Member of the Month! If you want, you can ask Prospera more questions and, who knows, she might share more than what she has already told us! ;)
Title: Re: Feb. 2013 Member of the Month: PROSPERA!
Post by: vicces on Feb 01, 2013, 06:13 AM
Congrats! :cool2:
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Post by: nemo1207 on Feb 01, 2013, 09:13 AM
Congrats po! :applause:
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Post by: GoodSteward on Feb 01, 2013, 10:06 AM
Congrats Prospera :)
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Post by: sphinxz on Feb 01, 2013, 10:09 AM
Madam Prospera... Ikaw na! :D congrats po
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Post by: darkknight on Feb 01, 2013, 10:18 AM
Congrats,Prospera ! God Bless !!! :applause:
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Post by: mikoangelo on Feb 01, 2013, 12:07 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:

additional question: kailan ka mag papamagnum ? :think:

Title: Re: Feb. 2013 Member of the Month: PROSPERA!
Post by: freefront on Feb 01, 2013, 12:28 PM
 Congrats!

#4- I'm the self declared president of SRB. I don't remember you being a member. PM me pls.  :dont: 

in sotto voice: " I have a probable suspect on item #5"

>>Question, tho---hubby didn't 'fess up to it?

#7 -making a reservation for one coffee time to pick your brain re: stock trading to forex trading. Maybe in 3-4 years  :think:

Thanks FG! Very interesting read. 

Title: Re: Feb. 2013 Member of the Month: PROSPERA!
Post by: bajoyjoy on Feb 01, 2013, 05:15 PM
Wow ha, umaani ng parangal ang prospera... puro gains pa ang stocks! :applause:  :winner:

wait lang, where is the walang kamatayang tanong na... Who is your crush? :hihi:


Title: Re: Feb. 2013 Member of the Month: PROSPERA!
Post by: singkit_1588 on Feb 01, 2013, 05:24 PM
congrats po..
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Post by: Richard4 on Feb 01, 2013, 05:46 PM
^_^ congrats Prospera
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Post by: bilagan2004 on Feb 01, 2013, 05:54 PM
 :yoohoo: Congrats po Madam Prospera, celebrate na po naten yan  :bday: :D
Title: Re: Feb. 2013 Member of the Month: PROSPERA!
Post by: george88 on Feb 01, 2013, 06:06 PM
Congratulation! Papizza ka na teh sa makati lang ako  :b_beer:
Title: Re: Feb. 2013 Member of the Month: PROSPERA!
Post by: FutureGizmo on Feb 01, 2013, 07:03 PM
You deserve the title, Prospera! Ikaw na! :hihi:

PMT peeps, pwede tayong magtanong kay Prospera kasi nasa hot seat din siya as part of being the Member of the Month. Eto dagdag kong questions:

1. Have you suffered huge losses from your past investing or trading experiences? How was it? How did you get back up?
2. Kung magiging hayop ka, anong klaseng hayop ang gusto mo at bakit?
3. Sinong iboboto mong Presidente ng Pilipinas sa 2016?

;)
Title: Re: Feb. 2013 Member of the Month: PROSPERA!
Post by: eugene on Feb 01, 2013, 07:16 PM
Congrats  :cool2: Keep it up!
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Post by: kithe on Feb 01, 2013, 08:01 PM
Wow Ms. Prosper, congrats! Ikaw na, the best ka! :)

Hirap pala maging member of the month, daming tanong. hehe. :)

Paburger ka naman.. :) text mo lang ako.
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Post by: yllor on Feb 01, 2013, 08:48 PM
congratulation ms prospera..
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Post by: reydel on Feb 02, 2013, 12:04 AM
congratulations Aling Prospera!!!!  (feeling kapitbahay lng??hehe)
naway marami ka pang maibahagi saming mga tagasubaybay mo...ang tanong ko po para sa 'yo eh...ano ang naging pinakastupid mistake mo sa pag-iinvest??
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Post by: smasayuki on Feb 02, 2013, 01:29 AM
Congratulations po  :applause:  :yoohoo:
Title: Re: Feb. 2013 Member of the Month: PROSPERA!
Post by: mikesell880 on Feb 02, 2013, 01:46 AM
wooot wooot,..  :applause:
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Post by: freelancer_babe on Feb 02, 2013, 08:05 AM
May interview pala pag naging member of the month.  :cool2:

Congrats!
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Post by: dideg on Feb 02, 2013, 11:22 AM
ayos... :applause: :applause: :applause:
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Post by: intsik51 on Feb 02, 2013, 01:36 PM
 :b_love: Have my heart warming congratulation... to you PROSPERA.... God Bless!!!!
Title: Re: Feb. 2013 Member of the Month: PROSPERA!
Post by: Prospera on Feb 02, 2013, 02:34 PM
Thanks, adoring fans. Luv ya all!  :rofl: OK, give me your e-mail addresses so I can send you coffee, burger, or Magnum as the case maybe...attached as jpeg images.

@Fgiz: Daya naman, walang full disclosure ng T & C!. Sabi mo kasi, the "Member of the Month" would only need to answer a few short questions from you. No mention was ever made about being in the "hot seat." Had I known,  I'd have demanded an Ipad before giving my consent. :idea:

In any case, here goes...

1. Have you suffered huge losses from your past investing or trading experiences? How was it? How did you get back up?

Huge is relative, of course. But based on my rough estimate, I must have paid around USD 25k in "tuition" ever since I began exploring online financial opportunities over five years ago. This would include, among others, uncollected income from the infamous 12 Daily Pro autosurf fiasco many years back as well as forex-trading losses incurred either through my own fault and/or from being on the receiving end of certain brokers' fraudulent practices. You live and learn as you go, In time, with patience and persistence, you find the path that leads you out of the woods.

2. Kung magiging hayop ka, anong klaseng hayop ang gusto mo at bakit?

Butterfly siguro. Kasi, there's a phenomenon named after them--the butterfly effect. May movie pa nga, di ba?

3. Sinong iboboto mong Presidente ng Pilipinas sa 2016?

If the choice is narrowed down to Binay and Roxas, I'll probably pick the latter (Korina Sanchez notwithstanding.  :hihi:)

Bukas na ang ibang tanong, peeps. I still have a bad cough.
Title: Re: Feb. 2013 Member of the Month: PROSPERA!
Post by: FutureGizmo on Feb 02, 2013, 04:11 PM
Thanks Prospera for answering my follow-up questions! Actually you're not required to answer new questions here, you can opt to ignore them or simply say "No comment" or "I reserve my right to remain silent" haha! Hot seat ka lang in the sense na ikaw ang celebrity at kami ang paparazzi, pero pwede mo kaming isnabin :hihi:

Nag-12DailyPro ka rin pala. I remember then it was one of the biggest autosurf programs that eventually turned into a scam. Fortunately for me, nakalabas yata ako ng 12DailyPro bago magsara yung program so I ended up booking some profits. Unfortunately for some Pinoys, may mga nawalan talaga ng pera. Haaay, those were the autosurf-slash-HYIP days! :)

Title: Re: Feb. 2013 Member of the Month: PROSPERA!
Post by: Ping on Feb 02, 2013, 05:55 PM
Prospera, kaw na!!

Congrats!   


Btw, which trading treats you better, forex or stock market?  Any tips you can share?




 :cool2:
Title: Re: Feb. 2013 Member of the Month: PROSPERA!
Post by: Prospera on Feb 03, 2013, 05:41 PM
Congrats!

#4- I'm the self declared president of SRB. I don't remember you being a member. PM me pls.  :dont: 

But what does SRB stand for, pray tell? And who else in PMT are members ?  :hihi:

in sotto voice: " I have a probable suspect on item #5"

Huh? Talaga, me suspect ka? Lemme guess...mafia princess connection?  :cool2:

>>Question, tho---hubby didn't 'fess up to it?

I'm 100% sure it's not him. Iba ang handwriting eh.

#7 -making a reservation for one coffee time to pick your brain re: stock trading to forex trading. Maybe in 3-4 years  :think:

Barring  early Alzheimer's...why not? :D


Title: Re: Feb. 2013 Member of the Month: PROSPERA!
Post by: Prospera on Feb 03, 2013, 06:26 PM


wait lang, where is the walang kamatayang tanong na... Who is your crush? :hihi:




This beautiful guy...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=G-iCX8s7aJg&feature=endscreen


At the moment, I have a humongous crush on Tom Rodriquez.  :-*
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Post by: freefront on Feb 03, 2013, 07:03 PM
^^^Woohey! That guy should play guitar!  :hihi: Truth be told, I only sat still for more than one hour for classical music when The Manila Philharmonic Orchestra mashed classical and rock. They had Jet Pangan on vocals at ang walang humpay na Bohemian Rhapsody plus the Enigma Song with the Maria Callas  Aria sung by a soprano from UST. My classical CDs walked out on me. Nowhere in the house already  :hihi:

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#4- I'm the self declared president of SRB. I don't remember you being a member. PM me pls.   

>But what does SRB stand for, pray tell? And who else in PMT are members ? 

SRB= Stone Rock Bato>>>  an organization allegedly headed by moi  :D I have a bit of a temper. I don't panic, is all.

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in sotto voice: " I have a probable suspect on item #5"

>Huh? Talaga, me suspect ka? Lemme guess...mafia princess connection? 

Question, tho---hubby didn't 'fess up to it?

>I'm 100% sure it's not him. Iba ang handwriting eh.

^Sorry 'bout that. Insider joke. More intriguing.... did you write back? # 'mismis konti  :watchuthink:
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#7 -making a reservation for one coffee time to pick your brain re: stock trading to forex trading. Maybe in 3-4 years   

>Barring  early Alzheimer's...why not?

Sinabi mo yan! I'll you to it ha? Thanks already!

Title: Re: Feb. 2013 Member of the Month: PROSPERA!
Post by: daphne on Feb 03, 2013, 09:00 PM
nakaka nosebleed ang mga tanung but sis prospera answer it in with no sweat at all :) nice one keep it up ;) 
Title: Re: Feb. 2013 Member of the Month: PROSPERA!
Post by: Prospera on Feb 04, 2013, 11:17 AM
congratulations Aling Prospera!!!!  (feeling kapitbahay lng??hehe)
naway marami ka pang maibahagi saming mga tagasubaybay mo...ang tanong ko po para sa 'yo eh...ano ang naging pinakastupid mistake mo sa pag-iinvest??

Hi, reydel:-)

 Pinaka-stupid siguro--and I say this with much embarrassment--  was squandering money, time and effort joining HYIPs at the start of my online "investing" journey because I didn't know any better. At least, wala naman akong idinamay na mga kakilala dahil I wasn't recruiting people (unlike those who joined Aman Futures with their eyes wide open but are now claiming to be victims of the scam).
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Post by: chiz_wiz on Feb 06, 2013, 12:37 AM
maam prospera... i love you!
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Post by: Prospera on Feb 06, 2013, 12:11 PM
^Why, thank you, chiz! Awfully sweet of you. Waist-length na tuloy ang hair ko.  :grin1: How's the board-review going? (Anong exam nga pala ito?)

 Here...for good luck!  :-*
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Post by: intsik51 on Feb 06, 2013, 12:34 PM
 :hello:I'm here guys....as usual  gud morning to all of you!!!! be a blessed morning to all of us...
Title: Re: Feb. 2013 Member of the Month: PROSPERA!
Post by: Prospera on Feb 06, 2013, 08:40 PM
Prospera, kaw na!!

Congrats!   


Btw, which trading treats you better, forex or stock market?  Any tips you can share?




 :cool2:

Hi, Ping:-)

As you know, I'm partial to forex. I'm actually just waiting for the right time to liquidate my few leftover stocks in this bull- run so I can focus on currency-trading.

What's most important, I think, for  people  to understand and accept about trading is that nothing can be guaranteed--ever.. There are ways, though, to put the odds in one's favor. Your first task as a trader is to find what works best for you: your so-called edge. That's where it all begins..
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Post by: mikesell880 on Feb 13, 2013, 12:40 AM
like! :cool2:
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Post by: myfxlife on Feb 13, 2013, 01:49 AM
Hello Ma’am Prospera! :rakenrol: Congrats for being the member of the month! “Super rich” ka pala at na-afford mong mag-“tuition” ng 25k US dollars sa online investments mo, that’s roughly about a  million pesos you’ve paid to try your luck in online investments.
As for myself, I’ve lost about 250k pesos more or less in forex so far, but I’m still longing for the day that I can recover them and hoping that trading will become my source of income and make me “super rich” superficially though still in fantasy stage :hihi:, but I’m optimistic about FOREX making me wealthy someday!
Does anyone here would dare to share the amount of their misfortunes or gains in Forex? I’m sure it will be exciting to know how our fellow forex traders fared on this kind of online investment. :applause:
 :cool2:
Title: Re: Feb. 2013 Member of the Month: PROSPERA!
Post by: Prospera on Feb 13, 2013, 05:19 PM
^Hi, myfxlife:-)

Thanks but no, I'm far from being super-rich.

Just to clarify: that figure is a rough estimate and it's not all out-of-pocket. For instance, with 12DP. if I was savvier and had only requested payment early on, I could have cashed in USD 20k instead of the USD 5k I ended up actually receiving; so that was a loss of around  USD 15k already right there.

To think that I started out with less than a hundred dollars using my credit card for my initial deposit! What helped me grow my account was that I was lucky enough to have two people (complete strangers, btw,  and Americans, to boot) sign up under me who  consistently purchased the maximum ad-package thus earning me considerable commissions in the process.

Back then, it never entered my mind  to associate the word Ponzi  with autosurfs.

As for forex specifically, hindi siguro nalalayo sa figures mo ang aggregate losses ko since I started live trading. It will be interesting, indeed, if we could get our fellow traders to tell us how much the cost of tuition was for them as well.

 
Title: Re: Feb. 2013 Member of the Month: PROSPERA!
Post by: FutureGizmo on Feb 26, 2013, 08:19 AM
Final week to congratulate Prospera for becoming our February Member of the Month! :yehey:

If you want to send your greetings or ask Prospera a few more questions, post them now! We'll recognize our new Member of the Month starting March 1.

Congrats again, Prospera! We're glad to have known you better, thanks to your answers in this thread :)
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Post by: FutureGizmo on Mar 01, 2013, 08:50 AM
Thank you and congratulations again, Prospera, for being a good sport in this thread and for continuing to be an inspirational model to other members in the PMT Forum. We hope to see more of our "February 2013 Member of the Month" in the Forum even though February's over!

Congrats and thanks again Prospera! :yehey:
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Post by: GoodSteward on Mar 01, 2013, 09:09 AM
Congrats Prospera!!!! Two months in a row! Thats something! :)
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Post by: Vicky on Mar 13, 2013, 02:18 AM
 :applause:Congratulations Ma'am Prosperous. You are my idol.Am so lucky I met you here. I learned a lot from your posts.  :rakenrol:
Title: Re: Feb. 2013 Member of the Month: PROSPERA!
Post by: Prospera on Mar 13, 2013, 08:42 AM
Salamat, Vicky.

Di mo lang alam (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ts0cNzItMlw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ts0cNzItMlw)), mas hanga ako sa mga tulad mo.

Take care always!

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Post by: wintan2006 on Mar 13, 2013, 09:23 AM

                Congratulations, Prospera....way to go... :applause:.
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Post by: poojim on Jun 29, 2013, 04:00 PM
Prospera, kaw na!!

Congrats!   


Btw, which trading treats you better, forex or stock market?  Any tips you can share?




 :cool2:

Hindi tito Ping, ihaw na...

Congrats Madame Prospera!