If you have too much Insecurities and Personal Problems, Money is Often used to Fill these Holes

Eating has always been something that is less of a concern for me. There the the people that live to eat. And then there are the people that eat to live. I belong to the latter group. This means that I do not have an acquired taste or that I am picky with food. As long as there are adequate quantity and the food is not prepared in a very poor manner (I have high tolerance for poorly cooked … [Read more...]

Are you a victim or do you Tacomob?

Now the profound simplicity of what I want to share today will elicit in some people yawning boredom and in others “Aha!” eureka moments. Yet whether you yawn or go Yippee! it all depends on the meanings you construct. And the “problem” with the meanings we construct is that because our innate powers are so simple, many will discount them. I am convinced of this: If you want to unleash your … [Read more...]

Lollapalooza Tendency – Mother Of All Psychology Tendencies/Biases

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As per my earlier post, I am currently reading the book entitled Charlie Munger : The Complete Investor, by Tren Griffin (click here to see more). While I am still half way through the book but there is one psychology bias or tendency that caught my eye, and it's called : Lollapalooza Tendency. The reason it caught my eye is because the word seems exotic and odd sounding! :-) And when I googled … [Read more...]

The evolution of needs and wants

My baby is slightly more than 3 months old now, and I learnt a lot from the experience of being a first time father. One of the first things I get to observe is how the needs and wants of the child develops as he gets older. When my son is less than 1 month old, the term 'needs' and 'wants' are interchangeable. You can even say that the needs and wants are indistinguishable from one another. … [Read more...]

The Goal Is To Have No Goals, But To Have…

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Today's post was inspired by one chapter in Rod Judkins's book, The Art Of Creative Thinking. So, it's kind of unconventional, many people might find it illogical, which is understandable because you can't have too much logical thinking in creativity. Anyway, the point of this particular chapter of the book is discussing why people tends to over-rate the "goal setting" and its "side-effects". … [Read more...]

Perspectives: Finance and Lifestyle

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As shared in my previous post, I have tendered resignation. Today marks my last day of my 10 years career life, most probably. It took me 1 whole month to detox the corporate "nonsense" that is so deep inside me, and I am still detoxing in process. I was experiencing withdrawal syndromes. I was panicking about my finance and lost sleep over it. I began to look for jobs for about 2 weeks, before I … [Read more...]

#4 Key Ingredient to Wealth: Curating your Environment and Influences

The people that you stick with, or are stuck with, have a massive influence over whether your build wealth extraordinary well, or cause great wealth destruction. In my opinion, there are 4 key ingredients to building wealth. These has less to do with money itself. They are: Your motivation, determination and the amount of grit you have Your ability to acquire knowledge and wisdom in … [Read more...]

Life Experiences : What Some Others Have Went Through Are Reflection To Others Too

Read? Consolidating My New Chapter of Life Can we measure happiness purely from the perspective of money? I was told that there was a blogger telling people not to start a family until one is FI. If this is told on my face, I would ask the person to go and fly kite, because human being may go into existence for that reason. How many people can give birth in the 40s or 50s?Old man marrying young … [Read more...]

Weekend Thought – Rest

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Time really fly, we are at the end of April and May is commencing soon. Yet another long weekend for most people here, an early May Day wishes to all of you. As the Chinese saying goes 休息是为了走更长远的路 (briefly translated into : Rest is necessary in order to go/move further). Let's have a good rest over this long weekend, either in Singapore or oversea as many are having weekend getaway to … [Read more...]

Consolidating My New Chapter of Life

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Hello all friends and readers, I am back from a 6-months blog vacation! *Warning, this is going to be a lengthy post.My 2nd child born on 9 March 2017! Now, with my elder daughter, they actually formed a word "好". For the benefit of my non-chinese illiterate friends, it means "good", with the characters of "female" followed by a "son". Obviously, I can't plan for the genders so please don't ask me … [Read more...]

Useful Thought Experiment: What If You Were To Die Exactly 10 Years Later?

All I want to know is where I’m going to die so I’ll never go there – Charlie Munger What’s both fascinating and cruel about life is how unpredictable it is. And at the heart of it all is not knowing when we would leave this world. Death tends to scupper the most well-laid of plans. I find it very interesting that we tend to underestimate our longevity but overestimate the odds of being … [Read more...]

Cory Diary : Quality of Life

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I often seen posts on best place to retire. Be it daily necessity, bills or health care. One of the primary reason is cost. Frankly I think this people get it all wrong. The Best Place to retire is where Love is. Where friends are. Where Home is. Going to faraway land, cheap and lower standard of hygiene ... that's escapism. Out of no choice. Desperation. Worst still, alone. Sorry if I poke too … [Read more...]

Self-leadership

Learning to learn is a key part of how we manage our lives on a daily basis. Most of us tend to view learning as academic but it actually can be the way we live our lives. In essential, learning also means making the effort to develop self-leadership and knowing more about the people around you. Recently, I had some really frustrating moments at home and faced challenges in parenting. I had … [Read more...]

Financial Cyber Security: #2 The "Safer Than Your Neighbour" Theory

Okay, I know a lot of cyber security experts don't really believe that this is a real thing, but I believe that it is. Example 1 When I was in the Netherlands (the land of bicycles), I was always told that the safest place to park my bicycle is NOT a well-lit, highly trafficked place. It is in fact to park it in between bicycles with smaller locks and thinner chains. If a bicycle theft … [Read more...]

What I Learned From These Two Blog Posts

You might have noticed that the frequency of me updating my blog post has reduced recently. Yah .. I have been busy catching “Pokemon” and running around many parks which I never or have no time to explore before during full time working . Places like “ MacRitchie Reservoir “ ,” Woodland Water Front Park” , “West Coats Park” , Fort Canning Park “ , ChangiVillage “ , “ Bishan-Ang Moh Kio Park … [Read more...]

Automate Yo’ Social Media

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Heyyyyaaa! I know, I know, I’ve been away for awhile now. No, I’m not dead (yet). I haven’t posted for several weeks because work has been crazy busy in the past month: 3 countries, lots and lots of meetings, a bunch of presentations, and my wife got baptised over the weekend (Yay!). I’m won’t bore you with the details, but I wanted to let you know that I’m still alive and kicking Anyhoo, I … [Read more...]

Thought processes & problem solving

I finally discovered how to utilise pivot tables for data analysis. It looks cheem to me when I first looked it up (I only know pie charts and line graphs for the sake of presentations), until I discovered the 'woah' moment with trial-and-error and things suddenly fall into place like magic. Not without some data chewing that was quite frustrating initially as I have 800+ lines of data with … [Read more...]

The newest con artist on the block

I'm still feeling pretty angry over an episode that happened earlier today. I was out with my mum for a leisurely stroll around the neighbourhood and she was approached by an individual who possessed certain characteristics that evoked pity. At first, said individual offered some "products" to her, citing that it is for "charity." According to the individual, these products are "free"; the … [Read more...]

Think Big and Think Sustainability

There are a few tough things in life, one of which is losing weight. It is said that 95% of diets ultimately fail and losing weight successfully is one of the hardest things to do, along with quitting tobacco, kicking off addictions and investing successfully. As such, having some mild success with both (diet and investing), I would like to share lessons which we could draw from one to the … [Read more...]

Visions, Dreams, Ikigai, and Goals

I am better organised now! For those of you who have this lingering feeling of "emptiness" in your heart even though you have hit all the goals you have set for yourself, you may want to click under: "My interests" and on the "Dreams and Goals" tab located on the right column of my blog. There, you'll find the deranged and hallucinated writings typical of a grasshopper. Mind you, the … [Read more...]