Sipping Coconuts

Happened to chance upon one of the founders / writers behind SippingCoconuts.com, and I was so inspired (and deeply reminded) when they told me that in 5 months time, they’re taking a long break together with their three kids (10, 7 and 1) to travel and see the world. To show the kids that there’s … Read more

Never grow a wishbone where your backbone ought to be

I chanced upon this quote, and it resonates well deeply in my soul and mind. 1st application: speaking against what you disagree with that’s not good It’s a stark reminder of me mustering the courage to speak up and against things that goes against my and good values, and to be proponent of good. An … Read more

Start Ups & Entrepreneurs, You NEED Cashflow

This is a rant. I’ve met so many…too many aspiring enterprises and entrepreneurs, who are blinded by their “big dreams” of “being” an entrepreneur, that they fail this most basic concept of entrepreneurship and business: That ALL businesses and start-ups need cashflow, to survive, thrive and grow. It’s so frustrating at times, when I come … Read more

Are You OK With Being Unpopular?

I’d been writing a series of playing by your game/play-style, and now that I look back and think about it, it’s really a topic about facing your deepest fears — That you may be rejected when when you embrace who you are (ie playing by your playstyle). It’s a bloody deep-seated fear that deep, instinctual … Read more

You’re You, So Play It YOUR Way

I’m coming back to the topic of “personalized playstyle”, and it bears mentioning again because it’s just so dang easy to be caught up when you look left and right, and see people who are more successful than you, and be tempted to follow the way they walk, talk, carry themselves. It’s perfectly okay to … Read more

What do you feel when and after THAT hospitalization?

Someone asked me this just the other day, and it reminded me of that experience there. It was…a surreal experience, especially when I nearly died in November 2023. I checked myself into Mount Elizabeth Novena on Sunday, 12th November 2023, when I couldnt catch my breath. For items 1-3, happened in the hospital. I was … Read more

Trust fund: get thinking and started

I’ve written a series on my thoughts on starting a trust fund, and today I want you to start thinking about it seriously, especially when you have people, organizations and causes that you care about. Dont think that nothing bad will ever happen to you, ala “smallville”, where bad things only happens to others. Dont … Read more

A trust fund is about love and hope

It’s not about money only per se. It’s truly about creating a love gift that keeps on growing and gifting for years, decades and even centuries, long after me and my wife’s demise. The goal for me, is to not waste the hard works, efforts and energy that we had spent to build income, savings … Read more

Quack advice from people who shouldnt give it

I find these the funniest, where people who dont work and / or dont own businesses to come up to me and give me their deepest business advice, with a truly deadpan look. Sometimes it annoys me, often it’d tickle me. Simply because these advice, though well-intentioned, are often the most useless…because they tend to … Read more

Why so adamant on starting a trust?

In a nutshell, it’s good for my future generations (if any) and good for church of Jesus. It’s playing an extremely long game, eventhough I may no longer be physically around to see it grow massively. It will also help with my early retirement and sorting out the important things first, so that I can … Read more