I Attended the Rich Dad Asia Event Philippines


In one of my earlier posts, I invited my regular readers to be a part of the Rich Dad Asia Live 2009 Event here in the Philippines. Yesterday, November 30, 2009, I attended the said event. It was held at Diamond Hotel. I was there at around 9:45am and late for breakfast.

I liked the introduction of dreams as goals and targets for us to empower ourselves. Laurus Enterprises, the official organizer of Rich Dad Asia Event here in the Philippines hired a group of visually impaired singers to sing the song “I Have a Dream” by Abba.

“I Have A Dream”

I have a dream, a song to sing
To help me cope with anything
If you see the wonder of a fairy tale
You can take the future even if you fail
I believe in angels
Something good in everything I see
I believe in angels
When I know the time is right for me
I’ll cross the stream – I have a dream

I have a dream, a fantasy
To help me through reality
And my destination makes it worth the while
Pushing through the darkness still another mile
I believe in angels
Something good in everything I see
I believe in angels
When I know the time is right for me
I’ll cross the stream – I have a dream
I’ll cross the stream – I have a dream

I have a dream, a song to sing
To help me cope with anything
If you see the wonder of a fairy tale
You can take the future even if you fail
I believe in angels
Something good in everything I see
I believe in angels
When I know the time is right for me
I’ll cross the stream – I have a dream
I’ll cross the stream – I have a dream

Each one of us were assigned table numbers. The first exercise that we did was to have some introductions with our team mates in the table. I was glad that one of my team mates is a regular reader of this blog. He was a Filipino OFW working in Africa.

After that, Bellum Tan, the Official Ambassador of Robert Kiyosaki to Asia was introduced. He gave some talks on Rich Dad concepts. Some of the concepts he discussed were already featured in this blog. These include Cone of Learning, Game of Money in 4 Quarters of Life, The Three Types of Income on Taxes, and a lot more! (I’m glad I already knew these concepts before hand and so I can easily undertand what he’s saying)

Then we had lunch in the hotel and came back around 2pm. Bellum Tan again spoke on some Rich Dad concepts with some powerpoint presentations and videos of Robert Kiyosaki. I took down some notes and I would like to present it to my readers:

FINANCIAL LITERACY:

– All currency will go to “zero”
– You cannot depend on “saving for retirement”
– The greatest opportunity for mankind is here now.
– Greatest expenses – tax, debt, inflation, retirement
– Rich will get richer, poor and middle class will be gone
– Dollar is going to crash
– Cash is the worst case to put money
– Friends you hang out with will determine your future
– Money is just a tool to be use in this world
– Gold, silver, and real estate
– Problem is laziness
– People expect something for nothing
– Greed – take more and give less
– Financial ignorance causes all the financial problems
– Most people run from problems. That is where the opportunities are.
– Mindset – attitude, decision to take responsibilities of your life
– Dreams – bigger purpose than just making money

The whole afternoon was spent on playing the Cashflow 101 Board Game. Bellum Tan’s wife, Doreen Tan was introduced to us. According to Robert Kiyosaki, Doreen was the best teacher in the Cashflow 101 Board Game.

Before the workshop ends, we had a debriefing where Bellum entertained some questions from attendees. At the end of seminar, the visually impaired singers sang another song again entitled “Nothing Gonna Stop Us Now” which reminds us that nothing should stop us from achieving our dreams and ambitions in life.

Nothing Gonna Stop Us Now:

Looking in your eyes I see a paradise
This world that I found is too good to be true
Standing here beside you, want so much to give you
This love in my heart that I’m feeling for you

Let ’em say we’re crazy, don’t care ’bout that
Put your hand in my hand baby, don’t ever look back
Let the world around us just fall apart
Baby, we can make it if we’re heart to heart

And we can build this dream together, standing strong forever
Nothing’s gonna stop us now
And if this world runs out of lovers, we’ll still have each other
Nothing’s gonna stop us, nothing’s gonna stop us now
Woh woh oh

I’m so glad I found you, I’m not gonna lose you
Whatever it takes, I will stay here with you
Take it to the good times, see it through the bad times
Whatever it takes is what I’m gonna do

Let ’em say we’re crazy, what do they know
Put your arms around me baby, don’t ever let go
Let the world around us just fall apart
Baby, we can make it if we’re heart to heart

And we can build this dream together, standing strong forever
Nothing’s gonna stop us now
And if this world runs out of lovers, we’ll still have each other
Nothing’s gonna stop us, nothing’s gonna stop us

Ooh, all that I need is you
All that I ever need
And all that I want to do
Is hold you forever, forever and ever

And we can build this dream together, standing strong forever
Nothing’s gonna stop us now
And if this world runs out of lovers, we’ll still have each other
Nothing’s gonna stop us, nothing’s gonna stop us
Woh oh oh-oh-oh
Nothing’s gonna stop us, nothing’s gonna stop us now
Hey baby

And we can build this dream together, standing strong forever
Nothing’s gonna stop us now
And if this world runs out of lovers, we’ll still have each other
Nothing’s gonna stop us, nothing’s gonna stop us now

Here are some of the photos I’ve taken in the event:

Here are two of my photos:

The last photo is with Mr. Bellum Tan, the Rich Dad Official Ambassador to Asia.

I’m continuously educating myself with the right mindset and discipline to achieve financial freedom. I definitely agree that KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!

P.S. Thanks to my blogger friend Jay of Foreclosure Philippines and Jerome San of Laurus Enterprises. Nice to meet all the people I’ve met in the event.


Tyrone is a passionate financial literacy advocate. He started this blog on November 2008 when he watched The Secret which talked about Law of Attraction because he wanted to become a millionaire and wanted to know how a millionaire acts. At the age of 26, he achieved his first million. To find out more about him, click here or follow him at Instagram

29 responses on “I Attended the Rich Dad Asia Event Philippines

  1. Hi Tyrone, thank you also for making a post inviting your readers, I probably would not have learned about this event and missed it if not for your invitation! I’m really glad I was able to attend because I learned a lot like finding out that I am still quite a conservative investor when it comes to investment vehicles other than real estate. I intend to change that very soon!

  2. Knowledge is power Tyrone! Thanks for sharing your NOTES! That’s key. I like what he says. Although, I’m super BULLISH on the US Dollar, and absolutely love, love, love a lot of cash in the bank throwing off interest free income.

    Cheers, Sam-urai

    • I just chance upon this blog. I am super delighted that we can made some changes to Pinoy for the ‘context’ your mental enviroment that you have being brought up to believe towards money.It is a matter of putting new contents (knowledge)into
      your glass bowl.Today world is about changes and how fast you can do it. So just don’t be too bullish over USD as by next year this time the USD can easy de-value another 10%.Continue to work on your financial literacy to be a head of the pack. For things to change FIRST you must change.

  3. hmmm… i wonder if late Ka Ernie Baron knew the principles that the Rich Dad author upholds. Ka Ernie was known for his TV and radio program, “Knowledge is Power” 🙂

    • ‘Knowledge is POWER’ only when it is being apply. In today information age there are full of knowledge flying a round.But the issue is most of the people fail to apply what they know and continue to acquire new knowledge.That is why R.Kiyosaki use to joke about those who are not successful in their finance tends to go back to school to acquire more knowledge like getting a degree ,MBA or Dr.

  4. Robert sucks! Sorry to say that. I went to his seminar at Malaysia last year. He just keep on selling his product, his “property fund” ..and more etc. The 2 days seminars end up with selling..selling and selling..from Robert and his team…Even his sister also come oout to sell her course! Oh my god. You spent so amny money then end up youa re going spend more moeny to subscribe more courses.

    The only thing you can learn from him is from his 1st and 2nd book which is “Rich Dad Poor Dad” and “Cash Flow Quadrant”. And play his cashflow 101 and 102 game. Other than that, forgot about it. Don’t waste moeny on him and his “sales” team.

    • That’s kinda odd. But I agree with you that all his important teachings are in his first and second books.

      To add more, I think the third book ‘Rich Dad Guide to Investing’ is also equally important as the first two books.

    • Sorry to hear that. I have being learning from him for 19years since I met him in 1992.Today I have not stop learning from Robert Kiyosaki.Each time he came to S’pore I am always there.What happen in NAC is that he wishes to share with the public how he balance his life , investment ,business and health.But due to time limit you are encourage to further follow up.I continue to journey to US to attend his ‘Art of the Deal’ and I found it have great material in it
      One of the lesson I have learn in Art of the Deal is you must be in it regardless of how small your part is. If you are not in than you are not in the game.
      It is just like you start off with reading Rich Dad Poor Dad.Next you should do , you should look for a Cashflow Group where people with the same mindset continue to get togather and pursue financial knowledge.Guess there is no free meal in this world.You need to contribute time or money or both.I have walk this path and found that it is worth the time and money.

    • Mike, I got a free invite from the organizer since my blog was a sponsor of the event. For others, they paid P6K to P8K (~ 130 to 170 US dollars) depending if they availed of the early bird rate.

  5. Hi Tyrone,

    I’m glad I end up browsing with this very helpful and wonderful site. I’m adding it actually to my frequently visited sites. I’m a professional working in Abu Dhabi, not a millionaire but a rookie to money matters. I also dreamed of becoming a Millionaire knowing it’s really a determination and like what you said in your blog, I need an model individuals to follow. I wish I could mingle with the rest of all the people here and make my dreams come true… Thank you and more power! -Mykk Ignacio

  6. Yup. You’re right.. Knowledge is Power.. But if you dont use or apply that knowledge it’s just a potential power. 🙂

    • Is it really you Sir Bellum Tan? I’m glad you dropped by into my blog. Great to see you here. I’m a great fan of Robert Kiyosaki and have blogged a lot of his teachings here.

    • Thanks for attending the workshop. I am here to support Asia in the teaching of Rich Dad.The reasons I am so passionate about the teaching is becuase it have work for me.I personally is like everyone else before I start to apply his principals.Although I was doing well financially when I met him in 1992 , I found that I have no time and is managing year to year without knowing how to protect my money.I was operating a group of companise successfully but I hate reporting to my clients and managing the whole operation daily.
      I highly respect Pinoy as in my scope of work in marine & offshore I met many pinoys crew and they perform much better than others and are more knowledgeable.Being able to read and speak English have already put you one level above others.But the issue is that lack of financial literacy and the ‘context’ that have being implant in most pinoy is that to earn a better living you need to leave your shore to seek better pasture.It took a lots of guts to leave one home to ventur out.We appreciate what Pinoys have contribute to the outside world.But should not Pinoy thinks more of doing it back home.Phillipne is a rich country with plenty of land and natural resources.
      Leave the country and attend more seminars and bring it back to implement it.Be humble at all time and learn from others not work for others.As Rich Dad Poor Dad chapter 1 ” Work to learn , not for money “

  7. Wow its good to see fellows who attended the rich dad seminar in 2009. My name is Jerome Federico and I was also in that seminar . I still remember the answer to Mr. Bellums questions. A lot has changed after I attended that event.

    Currently i am engaged in both school and business. Pretty hard dealing with two things at once. Sleeping late and making sacrifices. Now i’m helping other people by spreading financial literacy.
    Also played cashflow 101 and 202 plenty of times, pretty easy to me now once you got the formula.

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