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How Game of Thrones Season 8 will end

The 3-eyed raven cannot die until he passes his powers over to another seer and warg. As he grew old and his muscles weakened, he got attached and became one with a weirwood tree. The moment his training with Bran completed, it was time for him to leave the world and Bran becomes the new 3-eyed raven.

The Night’s King is like the 3-eyed raven. He won’t die without passing his powers to another. In the battle of Hardhome the Night King looked at Jon as if he knew him. In one season he saw Samwell Tarly and just looked at him too. Both Jon and Sam he left them alive.

The 7th season will end up with the wall destroyed. And that will be the springboard for season 8 next year.

Season 8 will be a war of epic proportions. But contrary to what most of us think, it isn’t going to be a war to end the existence of The Others or of The humans.

Season 8 is the war to end the long winter, yes. But it is going to be the war that culminates the Night King’s search for his successor.

The humans will be overwhelmed by the army of the undead. Believing Melissandre’s prophecy that he is the one chosen by the Lord of Light to end the war with the new Lightbringer sword Jon Snow who now is the lover of Daenyrys will try to sacrifice Daeneyrys by stabbing her to her heart with his Valyrian Steel Sword, the sword that Samwell stole from his father.

The steel sword becomes the new Lightbringer.

Daenyrys’ death will seem to become futile. And Jon and the remaining humans will soon find that The Others cannot be defeated. Not even with the fiery new Lighbringer soaked in Daenyrys’ blood.

Jon Snow will have a word with The Night King.

In the end Jon Snow will die yet again. But this time he will come back as the King of the Undead. He will become the new Night King. And the current Night King, beleaguered and tired of his seemingly immortal life can now take the rest he wanted to have ever so badly.

The war will end. And Jon Snow becoming the new Night King will broker peace with the humans.

The season 8 will reveal that Samwell Tarly is now married to Gilly, the Free Folk and daughter of Craster. The final season will reveal that Samwell Tarly was narrating the entire GOT story to the Gilly’s son who has grown up to be a fine young man.

The Iron Throne of the 7 Kingdoms is now empty. Kings Landing is no more but a memory of a terrible tragedy of human greed.

Westeros is now back to what it has been – an island of several kingdoms ruled by different lords. Westeros is back to what it was before the dragon-flying Targaryens first landed in Dragonstone.

What about you? How do you think this popular HBO series will end?

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Managing your money 101

When I started working for one of the biggest bakery franchising company in the Philippines back in my younger years, I was getting a measly sum of money as salary.

So, to make ends meet, I would save from my food and transportation. I also stayed with some friends who lived near my office. That saved me from having to pay for fare going to work everyday.

My breakfast would typically be some bread from the R&D (they always bake breads there). For lunch I would only spend around P7 – P10. Imagine that?

Yeap. I would pay P4 for utan bisaya (a mix of leafy vegetables and root crops cooked with tons of water as soup) and half rice for P3. Sometimes, when I felt like I had the money, I would buy some of those tiny fried chicken legs for P8 and rice for P5. And if it was salary day, I could buy food from our canteen and would spend some P20-P30.

That worked for me. I was skinny. And I felt light and nimble. After all, my diet was leaning towards vegetables, some portioned meat, and portioned rice. And not just that…

With a net salary of P1900 – P2100 per cut-off (around $76-$88 a month) I was able to loan money without interest, of course, to a workmate who gets paid P20,000 per month! Imagine that? I was also able to loan money to my other workmates (again, no interest, of course).

My experience taught me that it isn’t really the money that you are getting that matters. It’s the money that you spend that will help you manage your finances. #managingmoney101

The dream that wasn’t mine

Right after graduation, when I was yet 21 and jobless, my mom pressured me to get any available job in Ormoc City.

I am just a typical provincial lass from our beautiful and serene town called Baybay Leyte. I just wanted to be someone who can be smart enough to be working in the corner office in one of the big corporate offices in Metro Manila.That was my dream.

Little did I know that my mom had another dream for me.

“Anna. You should work in Gaisano Ormoc. You are pretty, fair-skinned, tall. You can definitely pass as a salesgirl.”, She would say.

“Anna. There is an appliance store in Ormoc looking for salesgirls. You should apply. You are pretty, fair-skinned, tall. You will definitely pass as a sales girl!”

Of course, I felt like “Damn. I did not hurdle the mountains of the Visayas State University and passed the exams of our terror professors just so I can be called pretty, tall, and fair-skinned. Not from my mom. Not from anyone else.”

But of course my mom was such a good sales person. She convinced me to apply as a salesgirl in that appliance store in Ormoc not because she called me pretty, tall, and fair-skinned. It was because she made me feel like I’m such one big bum!

She even convinced me to wear lipstick. Oh boy. I trembled the first time I applied those red coloured mess on my lips by myself. Haha. Did I not say I was just the typical provincial lass who was too shy to put on any make up?

Of course, I aced the test that the appliance store gave to all their applicants. Their manager even went to our house to talk to me about managing their new store that they will open in another town. At 21 years old! I got scared. Wow!

Yep. I was overqualified for the salesgirl post, he said. I was like “Yeah. My mom’s dream for me. Not my dream.”

Haha! I love you mom!

I did not become the Gaisano salesgirl you wanted me to become. And I did not work in that appliance store you wanted so badly for me. But it was good experience for me. 🙂