What you expect?

Money from blogging?


Want to know what I think?

One good investment or one good trade for 2016 should be many times the dollar value what one could get from blogging.

Now that’s getting our priorities straight! (Something for wannebe bloggers out there)


There are quite a lot of interesting characters that make this watering-hole a fun place to mingle (龙蛇混杂) – provided one is not so thin-skinned that one gentle poke you go, “Teacher, teacher! Botak disturb me!”

If you are a regular here, you’ll know the popular and recurring characters.

I’ve thanked and complimented them (they will say where got?) enough already.

Today, I’ll share the unintended and unsung benefits that I’ve found from blogging:

Getting to know interesting people.

These characters you seldom see them commenting here. If they do, its once in a thousand years…

  1. The Cartoonist

He’s a real life scientist. Got publish research papers kind. I’ve forgotten how we met over here for I don’t recall he’s into investing or trading… I suspect its because he’s into drawing cartoons and I into painting with words.
This man knows his heart’s compass when he shared the cartoons he drew depicting how he and his wife met and fell in love… (If I’m a girl I’ll go aw…)

He has since left Singapore and is now residing in Canada. Miles apart, seldom stay in touch, but he is one of those people where if we meet and talk, it would feel like we have just parted yesterday.

  1. The Cat Woman

This “crazy” woman (she’ll know I say it with affection) trades WTI crude from home, and is once upon a time a legend from the trading community. Yes, having a pretty face helps. But that’s more a distraction.

If you can go beyond her crazy (did I say it again?) good looks, you’ll discover she’s a warrior trader – one who can bring meat to the table!

I never understood her psychedelic charts. She will make 20 t0 30 trades a day, lose a few hundreds here, make a few hundreds there. End of the month she’ll be up $10,000??? How on Earth she does it???

She’s not trading now. She is now full time taking care of her hordes of cats living with her.

  1. Smart Beta

This is one good example of a one-sided relationship; I’m the thick-skinned one. You can tell by the way he blogs he is or used to be from inside the industry; not the usual regurgitate what they’ve read from books and re-summarise for dummies kind of blogger.

Waiting for his next post to engage with him is like watching paint dry…

He is the reason why I like to mix with people who are different from me.
Beginning of the year, during the commodity rout, he made a brave trade to long the Canadian Dollar without leverage (which shows how much money he has).
I on the other hand decided to short the Canadian Dollar end of this year just after OPEC’s agreement to cap oil production with 10:1 leverage (which shows I’m tiny).

We both made money.

  1. Patty,

You won’t see him commenting on my finance related posts. He’ll only appear on my wine, woman, and song posts. Especially when it concerns Anime, Manga, and all things Japanese.

I’ve stolen with pride quite a few “inspirations” from his Facebook page for my blog posts.

He definitely got culture and soul in his heart. And a song or two!

Now he is busy playing with his DIY bicycles?

Idiot, makes me look bad with my inactivity…

Blogging to receive

So many have grand manifestoes to give and share. Yet they spend quite a lot of time and effort on blog monetisation…

I suspect that’s the main reason why most bloggers stop blogging after the honeymoon period…

A beggar would probably make more money than us!

But I don’t feel poor.

On the contrary, I feel quite “rich” with the relationships I’ve made.

hank you everyone! (I now sound like a politician)

P.S. Eh! So when you are going to buy me coffee?

IKEA coffee 50 cents only, and comes with unlimited refills!

(That’s how you tell whether a company is great or not. If an ex-employee leaves and continues to promote his ex-company… The company is good, better, best!)

Singapore Man of Leisure (welcome to my blog; just google it!)