Old Fashioned Miniature Houses and Wood crafts

My arts is non-traditional.  This time, I am desiring for a craft that is also a potential business:

  • Birds House
  • Miniature Toy House
  • Cabinet House
  • Other related

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They maybe old fashioned but this kind of craft are close to the heart of people, especially the children and promote values.  As such, there is a market for these and if given the fund grant, it will take a long way in terms of income and return on investment.

Yes, machine made Christmas decors from China are cheaper but handcrafted are still prefer by many as they are natural and heartwarming.  If given the chance, I intend to establish a store for such soon.  If I will be supported by a grantee or investor, online shop is also possible.

I do not claim ownership to the actual designs and photos.  Images are excerpted.

 

 

People will still buy Philippine Cavendish Bananas no matter what

Packing14Can’t believe the crazy pricing and fluctuation in Cavendish Banana import-export industry.  Buyer still buy even price is crazy high.

We now seek new long term buyers.  Interested buyers can email me directly at sembawangtrading.co@gmail.com for further details.  See below for actual operation video clips

 

 

 

 

Cheap Creative Services

Help me help youI am more of an entrepreneur now than an artist.  Come to think of it, I was able to 1nestablished an export-trading business through just capitalizing on my skills and experience in the arts, corporate admin and basic international exposure.  I am willing to offer my services to those who need it:

  • Feasibility Study (my work has been requested in Asia, African countries and selected European countries for years now)
  • Business Plan
  • Product Sourcing
  • Business Registration (Preferably in the Philippines)
  • Creative Sales or Services (e.g. basic website development, brochures, pamphlet, logo, company profile, Trademark, Letterhead, other related)
  • Sales Support or List of Buyers for a particular products
  • Brand/Trademark design and/or Registration
  • Boosting of Sales through online Sales through online Trade Sites (e.g. Alibaba, tradekey, etc.)
  • Finding buyers from China and other countries
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Critical Areas in Business Losses Prevention
  • I do the sales myself most of the time.
  • Export Sales List and Mapping to counter cheating and non-compliance to agreement
  • Presentation or Video clip.
  • Investment opportunities
  • Others (you may mention your requirement; I will reply if workable on my part)

“Help me help you!”

You may inquire at sembawangtrading.co@gmail.com

I refuse to take shortcuts.

Part 1 (Live-cut Harvest Area)

Cavendish Banana Export is one of the top export earners in the Philippines.  But it is not as easy as it sound.  There is no short-cut if you want to succeed in it whether you are a grower-farmer, an exporter-trader or an importer.  I am facilitating this business since 2007, many do not survive as it is not for the painted-heart.  I’ve seen a lot of hopeful business people of all sorts.  Most of us who remain standing learn the hard way.  The process could not be learn from books and from articles written in the internet.  There is no other way but to dive and immerse to the real thing.  You can either lean as a group/company or as individual entrepreneur willing to face the challenges and pitfalls.

I was in the corporate sector with well-rounded experience in admin and corporate services, and an awardee for work excellence … my experience is not enough.  I have earlier background in Advertising and creative arts to support my sales … not enough.  My long years in e-commerce and B2B is not a guarantee that I can easily land a deal nor a safeguard from scams and cheaters.  One could not believe that so many are very good in cheating and scamming, and the ones who are sincere are taken for granted or doubted.  Let me tour you to the basic process in image presentation:

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The center of the center in Cavendish Banana plantation in the Philippines is Davao region.  It expands to other provinces across Mindanao.  Too huge, as far as the eye can seDelicious Sweet Banana from Davao Philipinese and one week is not enough to tour the plantation.  Where in fact, I can say that the plantation total dimension is bigger than a small country like Singapore.

It took me years to find what I am looking for:  Cooperative Well Administer Plantation that can supply according to our standard and tolerance.

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Plantation Area should have quarantined entrance-exit points with guard.  Not all plantation are reliable as not all growers have ample capitalization for a well maintained, well sprayed and well fertilize banana plantation.  Till to this day I am still learning even though I already facilitated export to a number of countries since 2007:  China, Vladivostok Russia, Kuwait, Bulgaria, Iran, Egypt, Jeddah Saudi Arabia, Dubai, etc.

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Good Plant stand with 5 leaves up.

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Professionally Coded both by colored ribbon and markings

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Export quality inspected inside-out, with regular report

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Live-cut harvest (harvest will not start unless our representative supervisor approve what tree to harvest).

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Very careful handling from harvested tree to Aerial Tractor (transport of banana bunches from harvest area to packing-processing plant.

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Please continue to part 2 (Packing Operation)

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You can email us directly for your quote and questions

email:  sembawangtrading.co@gmail.com

 

 

We Seek New Long Term Buyers

We are capable to deliver Fresh Quality Cavendish Banana.

email us directly at sembawangtrading.co@gmail.com

Pineapples

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Interested buyer/importer can email me directly at sembawangtrading.co@gmail.com

Cav Banana, et al

We export all-in pack

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You can email me directly at sembawangtrading.co@gmail.com

We also offer Banana Chips, Coconurt  Sugar, Banana Chips, Pineapples, etc.

Size does matter in Cavendish Bananas

 

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Davao Philippines’Cavendish Bananas is known deliciously sweet.

  • Philippine is now the 2nd Largest Exporter of Bananas in the world.
  • The majority of these shipments are destined for the growing regional markets of China, the Middle East and, to a lesser extent, Russia to satisfy their demand for fresh produce
  • Exports of Philippine bananas for the last quarter of this year are expected to rise following China’s lifting of restrictions on Philippine exports early this month.
  • Below are the 15 countries that accounted for the highest dollar value worth of bananas exported from the Philippines during 2015:
  1. Japan: US$176.9 million (40.2% of total bananas imports)
  2. China: $109.2 million (24.8%)
  3. South Korea: $51.6 million (11.7%)
  4. Iran: $33.8 million (7.7%)
  5. United Arab Emirates: $19.2 million (4.4%)
  6. Saudi Arabia: $12.9 million (2.9%)
  7. Kuwait: $8.7 million (2%)
  8. New Zealand: $6.5 million (1.5%)
  9. Hong Kong: $5.2 million (1.2%)
  10. Singapore: $5.1 million (1.2%)
  11. Malaysia: $2.3 million (0.5%)
  12. Taiwan: $2.1 million (0.5%)
  13. North Korea: $1.7 million (0.4%)
  14. Bahrain: $1.1 million (0.2%)
  15. Qatar: $912,000 (0.2%)
  • Among the above countries, the fastest-growing consumers of Philippine bananas exports since 2011 were: Bahrain (up 822.2% in value), Saudi Arabia (up 638.1%), Malaysia (up 312.3%) and Kuwait (up 195.4%).Production system ranges from backyard to highly integrated operation with the latter catering to the export market.
  • Weak demand in the EU.
  • Total import of fruit by the Philippines from 2008 till 2013. The highest volume of imports occurred in 2012 reaching 240,477MT while the lowest was in 2008 to 187,265MT. The average annual growth rate was 3.68% during this time period.
  • Philippine farms produced a total of 8.65m tonnes of bananas valued at P117.15bn ($2.6bn) in 2013, down from a peak of 9.23m tonnes worth P108.13bn ($2.4bn) the previous year, according to PSA data. Concerted efforts over the past two decades to expand banana production have led to the commodity becoming the country’s most valuable crop as well as its most profitable agricultural export.
  • The past years, the yield dramatically been reduced due to destruction brought about by the strong typhoons that hit the country particularly the major producing areas in Mindanao. Another calamity was the most recent “El Nino.”  Nevertheless, these are not typical and Mindanao is not a typhoon belt.
  • Overall, the average annual growth rate was 0.26% and 16%, respectively for production and area for the six-year time period.
  • The farms are generally small in size (1-5 ha) with minimal care resulting to low yield.
  • Big farms are typically managed by Cooperatives, Organizations and Investment Companies

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This business walk an extra mile for its clients.  It literally exist to assist.

Interested importers can email us directly at sembawangtrading.co@gmail.com for further details.

 

THE VALUE OF CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

One fine day in a particular area in USA in the late 60s, there was an ordinary Sunday School teacher who resigned because she thought nothing is happening.  The kids were still noisy and inattentive in spite of her weekly effort.   Unknowingly, a number of young American soldiers were ambushed in Vietnam.   Many died instantly.

The wounded were brought to the camp for treatment.   As they were too many, the attending Doctors can only attend to one patient at a time.  But one young soldier called the attention of one of the Doctor.  That young man is dying yet he wasable to ask the Doctor to whisper his last words.  The young man said, “Please write to my former Sunday School teacher in America.  Please tell her thank you very much because one Sunday when I am still a kid, she led us in a prayer of acceptance that I accept Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and savior.  Now by faith, I believe that I am saved. Tell her that now I am going to heaven. Also tell her that I will wait for her in heaven to thank her there myself.” After that, the young soldier died.

Few days later, the doorbell rang on the residence of that old Sunday School teacher.  As she read the name of the sender, she could not believe she will receive a letter from Vietnam.  But as she read the letter, her tears began to flow and couldn’t help but cry.   From that day on, she decided to teach children again through Sunday School and actively participated in other Children’s Church activities.

The story was excerpted from one of the back issues of one known Christian booklet publication.

As to Vacation Bible School (VBS), it will only be for a few hours per day, in just five to six days.  If you think that teaching kids through VBS is easy, think again!  This is no ordinary school or summer activity as it is not simple as it looks.  This period is crucial to both attending children and volunteer teachers and workers. To those who have experienced it, the values and motivation kids learned from VBS will be their stepping stone to a clearer view of Christian life and pathway direction they will choose to go through in their life time.  Such activity will be very inspiring if the organizers and teachers will come-up with enjoyable and effective VBS.  As a result, this will strengthen their belief in God and will gain self confidence as they perform a task or goal or service to God through the Christian church they belong.  Many of them will grow to be a blessing to their family, churches, community because a teacher has stepped-up to share God’s love to them.   Same thing applies to Sunday School teachers.

If you are in anyway serve God through the Children’s Church, never feel that your efforts are not getting anywhere because Jesus appreciate everything you do for him.  One day, you will also be surprise as many will thank you in Heaven.

We are giving away a free VBS materials (downloadable).  It’s just that the language is still limited to Filipino (tagalog) at the moment.  If any publisher or fund grantee is willing to support, we are willing to collaborate as my original materials is being requested not just in the Philippines but also in other countries as in Hawaii and Zambia.  You can e-mail us at denissalvatierra@yahoo.com for details.

I salute the Sunday School and VBS teachers!

Images are excerpt from Google images.

Sunday School/VBS Materials.

In my years of handling Children’s Church and Supporting Vacation Bible School, I was able to make a practical manual fit for Filipino kids and friendly-reproducible so that those who are in poor areas could use them as well without spending too much.  The lessons and instruction I wrote were simple and highly motivational.

Below design is a my idea of collaborating Biblical lessons, Nationalism, Motivation and Filipino Values.  The illustration is partly excerpt from a particular illustrated Bible for children redesign with known Philippine symbol.  The design is subject to revision if a publisher or grantor will publish my works.  I intend to make a series of this, though these were already been in use by In Christ We Live Family Christian Center Philippines for three years already.  Other lessons with same format was also been used for more than 10 years already before this.

Above manual is in Tagalog langauge/dialect.

Available in two levels only to fit to limited budget of a local church in poor communities or rural areas.    The levels are ages 9-12yrs old which I called “Big Kids” (combined Middlers and Juniors

Above manual is in English langauge.

Available in two levels only to fit to limited budget of a local church in poor communities or rural areas.    The levels are ages 8 yrs below (not lower than 4yrs old) which I called “Small Kids” (combined Preschool and Primary.

I could provide the complete manuals with activities and graduation template with a donation to interested workers of a Church.  If you are from a well budgeted church, I appreciate it more if you can provide donation for me to continually do my support to less fortunate Christian Churches.