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The Performance Series Race 1 @ Coney Island/Punggol Waterway

First and foremost, I can’t recall when I last participated in a community competitive run before I completed the 10km race of the The Performance Series Race 1 @ Coney Island/Punggol Waterway. It could have been a few years since I last ran a 10km run!

When I saw and read about The Performance Series Runs, consisting of 5 races at different locations around Singapore, having each distinct medal to form the whole of Singapore, it caught my attention from a runner who had not been actively participating in the Singapore running calendar (Personal opinion: I think there are a bit too many runs in a calendar year for Singapore, although you can choose which runs you would like to participate though).

I confessed that I went lazy with my running and exercising over the years, even though I do walk a lot for my photography shoots on weekends. In year 2016, I wanted to get out of my laziness and start exercising/running again. As we all start to age, we need to take care of our health and body even more than ever. Exercising/running regularly is key and crucial to a healthier body, mind and soul. With some serious injuries on my body, I am more than mindful and cautious of my body well-being, I am just as guilty of slacking and lazing. Therefore, I decided to start the change again with the Performance Series Race 1 at Coney Island/Punggol Waterway.

One thing that strikes me about The Performance Series Races is how they use different social media channels for runners engagement, through their website/blog/Instagram/Facebook. Being an avid runner before, I can sense and see that this is a group of runners planning/writing/sharing for runners, they know how the runners think/feel/want. Great job to the folks at The Performance Series, keep up the good work for the future races!

For Race 1 at the Punggol Waterway and Coney Island (10km route), it was a scenic route along the waterway into Coney Island, along the reservoir and back into the waterway route. The waterway running track is a bit narrow for a big community run event, however that’s understandable and the organiser knew about this with different waves starting time for the runs. The morning weather was really nice and sunny but it was very humid! Personally, the high humidity zapped my out by the time I turned out from Coney Island along Lorong Halus area. From my Runkeeper app, I clocked around 1hr28mins, I am satisfied with my timing for this run, taking into consideration my not ideal exercising/running preparation and the very high humidity! Next target for Jurong Lake Run is to improve on this timing!

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When I crossed the finishing line, I was ecstatic! Collected my finisher tee, medal and Lucozade drink. I sat down on the grass patch, in a shaded place provided by the tree, started drinking my Lucozade drink. Due to heat and humidity, I finished the cold isotonic drink pretty quickly! While resting, I took this photo, it’s everything “orange” for The Performance Series Race 1!

Ok, now to prepare for Race 2 at Jurong Lake!

Random and Summarised Update 22nd April 2016

It’s close to two months since I left my previous organisation, at the end of Leap Day 2016. At times, there were quite a number of things on my mind, strategic planning, partnership planning, multi-business philosophy, networking, catching up with friends, reading/personal development etc etc … The list goes on and on sometimes, when something was cleared, more things to do enter my list.

Let me just write down my thoughts towards some topics in this random and summarised update post 22nd April 2016, with topics in random order ~

Economy Outlook 2016

The times ahead for year 2016 is getting more uncertain, getting more challenging and difficult. Whether you are an employee, or a business owner, we will all be affected, some more badly affected than the others. Some will say this, some will say that, who’s right, who’s wrong, nobody knows. We do not have a crystal ball to tell us what the future will turn out and be like, if not, all will break loose, everybody will be queuing to buy lottery instead of working hard.

Watch your spending, lifestyle, the wants versus the needs. Save and get ready to invest when an economic crisis hits because opportunities arise at a pretty good discount.

Health and Fitness

Getting my lazy bum off and back into running. I want to reduce my weight to a more acceptable BMI level. Running and exercising helps to keep my body and mind fresh, energised, relax and de-stress. Seen my specialist doctor recently and ordered to return next year for a follow up, still can’t be released yet.

Multi-business philosophy

To some of you, this is not conventional, not the norm. After reading, learning, working and experiencing in various industries such as self-employed financial services, hospitality services, freelance photography, digital marketing, B2B consultant, Small Medium Enterprise (SME) business running. I observed and viewed things differently from my different perspectives and angles.

Deciding to embark on sole proprietorship, establishing a One Man Show business, helping an old friend to run his subsidiary business and finding a 3rd business to setup/run, along with a 4th and 5th business model/plan down the next 1-2 years.

Multi-business philosophy = multiple sources of income.

Yes, I am not concentrating on just 1 type of job or business like the old school of thought of just doing only thing.

In this modern era of more interdependence, more exposure to different industries, “cross pollination” of jobs/industries, does the various old school of thought still holds? Is it still relevant? Have you learned them and fine tune it to version 2.0 or 3.0 or 4.0? Some old school teachings will be/still be relevant and continue to play a major role. They are like the foundation bricks that you need to learn and build up.

Is it time to Learn, Un-Learn, Re-Learn and Learn new knowledge?

Personal

In the month of March 2016, it was a rest period for me especially for my mind, heart and soul. Some of my friends here knew about the amount of anger, hurt and disappointment buried inside me. It was very unhealthy, during this rest period, it allows me to get this detoxed out from my system away slowly. There were times whereby I wasn’t even keen to go out for group outings.

Returning to my books, reading, learning, unlearning and relearning through books by Fernando Gros and Jack Ma, it started to nourish my mind, learning, knowledge and enlightenment.  My friends who rallied, supported me, giving me valuable information and knowledge for my business planning, what I need to do next etc. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart, I really appreciate it!

Oh, a reminder to some people – Once you broke my trust, you WILL NEVER get my trust back.

I am not perfect, I am 100% imperfect. I have my flaws, I have my strengths.

Looking ahead

These two months were a testing period for me, this particular university of life experience is priceless. Yes, I learned it through some very hard and tough ways. My business strategic planning took a bit longer time than expected, to me, it is careful meticulous business planning to start, manage, maintain and grow the business for 1, 3, 5 years and beyond.

Very challenging times ahead for everybody in year 2016 and 2017, not just me alone. Let’s all take this time to grow and move beyond our comfort zone.

Dell announced new additions to XPS and Inspiron series

Dell recently announced two new additions to their XPS, Inspiron and also to the Dell monitor series. Let me share with you more information and pictures of the XPS 12 2-in-1, Inspiron 11 3000 series, Dell 28 Ultra HD 4K Monitor and Dell Services and Support from the press release information –

Dell Singapore announced two recent additions to the XPS and Inspiron series, the XPS 12 2-in-1 and Inspiron 11 3000 series respectively. Taking home entertainment experience to the next level with over 8 million pixels of sharp Ultra HD clarity on an expansive 28” screen, Dell also introduced the Dell 28 Ultra HD 4K Monitor.

“Consumers are becoming more varied in their usage preferences. Size, power, style and price are all concerns no matter if you’re a student, working professional or anywhere in between. The expansion of our Inspiron and XPS brand is a reflection of our commitment to meet a diverse array of computing needs with devices that are easy to use and offers exceptional value,” said Rakesh Mandal, director and general manager, Client Solutions, Dell South Asia and Korea.

XPS 12 2-in-1 – Innovative design with a magnetic connection for transitioning from laptop to tablet

Perfecting the laptop to tablet experience, the new and innovative XPS 12 2-in-1 is designed to easily switch between laptop and tablet with a magnetic connection that enables one-handed transition. It is the only 2-in-1 device with a 4K Ultra HD display option, with 6 million more pixels than a Full HD display. The 2-in-1 comes with a choice of XPS 12 Premier Keyboard or XPS 12 Slim Keyboard with sleek magnetic folio covers designed specifically for the XPS 12. The keyboard options provide full laptop productivity, each with a backlit keyboard and precision touchpad. The folios magnetically connect to the XPS 12, provide a stand for the tablet with variable angle positions and include a holder for the optional Dell Active Pen. Fold it around the tablet, or tablet and keyboard to keep the XPS 12 safe during travel. This new addition to the XPS portfolio further enhances Dell’s offering to power users who need the best of both work and play.

Dell XPS 12 (Model 9250) 2-in-1 notebook computer, shown with tablet screen hovering over  Mobility Dock keyboard attachment.

Dell XPS 12 (Model 9250) 2-in-1 notebook computer, shown with tablet screen hovering over Mobility Dock keyboard attachment.

Inspiron 11 3000 series – Affordable and ultraportable laptop wrapped in a visually arresting design

Dell Inspiron 11 3000 is the latest addition to the award-winning Inspiron product family which is built for the long haul with durable materials and rigorously tested to last for years. This new laptop comes with the latest Intel® processors to easily handle today’s software and provide zippy, responsive performance. The Inspiron 11 3000 Series also boasts a vibrant HD resolution (1366 x 768) display that provides crisp, bright images on-screen and is easy to position for clear viewing. Featuring long-lasting battery life of 10 hours and Dell Backup and Recovery software, the laptop ensures that precious pictures, music and files remain safe. The Inspiron 11 3000 Series is also great for multi-taskers who keep several applications open at one time and switch between them, with hard drives up to 500 GB. The laptop comes in three vibrant color options: Bali Blue, striking Tango Red and sleek Alpine White.

Extended view of Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series (Model 3162, Rocket) Non-Touch 11-inch notebook computers.

Extended view of Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series (Model 3162, Rocket) Non-Touch 11-inch notebook computers.

Dell 28 Ultra HD 4K Monitor (S2817Q) – Dell’s first consumer Ultra HD 4K monitor

Designed to take customers’ home entertainment experience to the next level, the Dell 28 Ultra HD 4K Monitor combines powerful dual 9W integrated speakers with extraordinary Ultra HD 4K clarity. Users will get to enjoy smooth and blur-free images while viewing sports and movies, as well as minimum input lag while playing games with its extremely rapid 2 ms panel response time. The Picture-in-Picture (PIP) and Picture-by-Picture (PBP) features also allow users to view content from two different sources simultaneously on one large monitor screen, making multi-tasking a breeze. Best of all, the monitor rocks a stylish design that will be suitable for any user.

Dell 28 (Model S2817Q) 28-inch monitor.

Dell 28 (Model S2817Q) 28-inch monitor.

Get the most out of your technology with Dell Services and Support

Dell customers can get the most out of their technology with Dell proactive Services and Support. Dell ProSupport is dedicated to keeping customers connected and productive, providing maximum support with minimal customer effort. ProSupport combines 24×7 access to expert technicians, onsite service after remote diagnosis1 and support for both hardware and software issues[1]. Customers are provided a one-year Dell ProSupport warranty as standard with their new consumer systems but can also choose to extend their ProSupport warranty with additional one-year or two-year options.

[1] Dell ProSupport includes Dell Comprehensive Software Support for select OEM end-user applications, operating systems, hypervisors and firmware on Supported Products (the “Covered Software Products”) over the telephone, or by transmission of software and other information through electronic means, or by shipping software and/or other information to Customer. Covered Software Products include pre-installed end-user client applications such as Norton AntiVirus™ software, Microsoft® Office software suite, Intuit® QuickBooks® accounting software, Adobe® Photoshop® software and Adobe Acrobat® software. http://i.dell.com/sites/doccontent/shared-content/services/en/Documents/ProSupport-Comprehensive-Software-Support-List-Enterprise-and-End-User.pdf

*Information and pictures courtesy of Dell Singapore and Cohn & Wolfe*

Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Gaming Mouse

Gaming fans, Logitech recently launched a new professional gaming mouse, the G900 Chaos Spectrum professional gaming mouse. Let me share with your more information and details of the Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum from the press release information –

Logitech recently announced its best gaming mouse yet, the Logitech® G900 Chaos Spectrum™. The new professional-grade wireless gaming mouse features industry-leading wireless technology, an advanced optical gaming sensor, a flexible ambidextrous design, customizable lighting, mechanical pivot button design and lightweight construction, for maximum performance and comfort over long gameplay sessions. The Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum delivers a lag-free wireless performance and long battery life that’s trusted by professional eSports gamers.

“We talked with eSports pros and none of them love the cable on a wired mouse,” said Ujesh Desai vice president and general manager of gaming at Logitech. “They wish they had the freedom of wireless but the performance and reliability of a wired mouse. So that was the design goal we gave our engineers, to build a wireless gaming mouse that was faster than the competition’s wired gaming mice. G900 delivers on this promise, and we’re confident it’s the best gaming mouse we’ve ever built.”

Professional Grade Wireless Technology

With a one-millisecond report rate, and highly optimized 2.4GHz wireless connection, the Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum outperforms both wireless and wired competitors. Thanks in part to the exclusive clock-tuning technology that significantly reduces power consumption, you can play continuously for 32 hours — an entire competition weekend — on a single charge (24 hours with default lighting). When you’re running low on power, the Logitech Gaming Software (LGS) Battery Assistant will notify you. There’s no need to stop playing to recharge as the mouse seamlessly switches between wireless and wired modes when plugged in. Since a full charge from empty only takes about two hours, you’re never attached to the cord for long.

Most Accurate Optical Gaming Sensor 

The Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum features the PMW3366, Logitech’s state-of-the-art optical gaming sensor with our exclusive clock-tuning technology. Widely accepted by enthusiasts and professionals as the best gaming mouse sensor on the market, the PMW3366 precisely interprets every hand movement onto the screen for smooth, responsive performance, even at high sensitivity. It has zero smoothing or filtering across the entire DPI range (200-12,000 DPI), delivering exceptional tracking accuracy and consistent responsiveness at any speed.

Fully Customizable to Fit Your Hand and Style

The Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum gives you the freedom to configure your mouse exactly to your preferences. Going beyond ambidextrous, the Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum can be transformed into a truly left- or right-handed mouse, using the included magnetic button covers. The mouse is constructed for a non-prescriptive grip that accommodates a variety of palm, claw and fingertip holds. Using LGS, lighting color and brightness can be programmed to match your style, system and environment from a palette of up to 16.8 million colors. Bring your mouse to life with “breathing” light patterns, or set your lighting to sleep when you aren’t using your system.

Mechanical Pivot Button Design

The buttons of the Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum have been engineered to deliver a crisp, clean click feel with rapid click. A metal spring tensioning system and exclusive mechanical pivoting hinges are built into the main left and right keys. This system reduces the pre-travel distance between the buttons and switches, while also minimizing the force required to click, enabling faster recovery after each click. The result is a heightened response and a consistently fast, accurate and reliable click performance.

Precisely Engineered Lightweight Construction

Every component of the Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum has been optimized to reduce weight while maintaining stability. All elements of the construction have been analyzed and adjusted to remove fractions of grams, from the thin wall molding to the hollow “spoked” hyper-fast scroll wheel design. The result is a wireless gaming mouse that weighs in at 107g, making it comfortable to use over long periods and delivering quicker response to motion.

Pricing and Availability

The Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum is expected to be available in Singapore beginning April 2016 for a suggested retail price of $249.00. For more information please visit gaming.logitech.com or our blog.

*Information courtesy of Logitech Singapore and SPRG*

Reflection Q1 2016 and Revise Goal Settings 2016

On 31st March 2016, the last day of Q1 2016, I sat down in a McDonald’s outlet, to have a quiet time with my pen, paper, Iced Milo and Decibullz wireless earphones plugged in. I began to draw a mind map, writing down in pointers on two main areas (1) Reflection Q1 2016 (2) Revise Goal Settings 2016. The diagram was messy and ugly, probably not many people will be able to know and understand what I am writing, reflecting and planning. It’s alright, no worries about that. For those who can decipher the “secret words and codes” inside my mind mapping diagram, you are probably someone whom I shared with on what I was planning to do.

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Reflection

Time to put the past 3 months behind me, bury it away. It’s time to look ahead and move on. Don’t look back in anger.

Revise Goal Settings 2016

Due to the unforeseen circumstances that happened in the first week of January 2016, my goals for 2016 were kind of thrown totally off the planning table. The following months of January and February were really difficult, March became a “rest and recovery” month for me, time off was needed for the emotional and mental health recovery. During the month of March, there were elements of planning and discussions with friends on business partnerships and setting up of my own small business.

In my mind map, I had a mix of personal and professional goal settings. Some of my secret codes and words can be cracked easily, some may not be. This is also to remind myself that health is very important, no amount of richness and wealth can bring us back the health that I/we lost. I must run and exercise regularly, in a disciplined manner.

Moving on, moving forward. Trekking there.

New Running Shoes for Year 2016 – Asics GT 2000 3

My current/old pair of New Balance running shoes is spoilt, with the sole peeling off, along with an Asics sales promotion by Running Lab during post CNY period in February, it was a great and perfect timing for me to replace my running shoes. While I do like both brands of running shoes, Asics and New Balance, the Asics shoes promotion during that period got my attention and it was like returning back to my Asics running shoes, I had two pairs of them over the last 10 years, went through so much with me in my walking and full marathon training.

Initially, I was planning to purchase the Asics Gel Kayano 21, one of the two Asics running shoes on sale, the other Asics shoes on sale was the GT 2000 3. However, at the Running Lab outlet inside Westgate shopping mall that is close to my home, there was no shoe size for the Kayano Gel 21 and there was a pair of GT 2000 3 available for my size. I went to try out the GT 2000 3 and walked around the outlet, I felt like that was a good and stable grip on my ankle area. Although it was no doubt slightly heavier than the Gel Kayano series, I loved the stability on the sole and sides of the GT 2000 3.

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The Asics GT 2000 3 is an excellent and stable running/trainer shoes, ideal for clocking running mileages for your own personal runs or training up for mid to long distance runs (10km and above). My Asics GT 2000 3 maiden debut was a few weeks later after I bought it from Running Lab. It was a good comeback run after slacking and lazing too much in year 2015 with my new GT 2000 3 running/trainer shoes. The bright orange colour Asics GT 2000 3 makes it freshing and eye catching for me as a runner!

During my run, I can feel the slightly additional weight on my GT 2000 3 running shoes yet I can’t beat the stability and firm grip of the GT 2000 3 running shoes. As I continued to run regularly and consistently in the year 2016, I can slowly overcome the “additional weight” of the GT 2000 3, run in sync and faster as I pick myself up again for the journey ahead in year 2016.

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Running has always been a great avenue for me, not just keeping fit and healthy, running helps me to clear my heart, mind, soul, thoughts and stress. Running lets go of all these bad stuff and vibes inside me, detoxing and allowing me to receive the good things, thoughts, ideas and emotions.

The journey ahead in 2016 took a big twist in my life, coupled with a very uncertainty domestic SG economy and international economy. Getting back to running is not just about health and fitness reasons, it’s going to be about motivation, discipline, mental health detoxing and exercises along with my physical running activities.

Alright, I need to make sure that I always practise self discipline and consistency for my running in year 2016. Time to Run Run Run!

Singtel launched Transit NFC SIM

Riding public transport in Singapore and paying with your NFC mobile phone is now available with the launch of Singtel Transit NFC SIM. This would be good news for owners with NFC mobile phones who might find this helpful in their travel on public transport in Singapore!

Let me share with you more on Singtel Transit NFC SIM from the press release information below –

Singtel announced that customers can pay for their MRT, LRT and bus rides with Singtel’s Transit NFC SIM. Jointly developed with the Land Transport Authority (LTA), the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) and EZ-Link, Singtel’s Transit NFC SIM will enable commuters to pay for public transit rides using just their NFC mobile phones.

This expanded mobile payment function further enhances Singtel’s award-winning Dash app, which has the largest mobile payment merchant network in Singapore.

Ms Gan Siok Hoon, Vice President of mCommerce, Consumer Singapore, Singtel said, “We are pleased to offer the added convenience of mobile payments on buses, MRT and LRT. With customers already paying for their Comfort and CityCab taxi rides with our popular Dash app, they can now truly enjoy a seamless payment experience in their daily commutes.”

She added, “We have exciting plans coming up and will soon unveil an enhanced mobile payments app that will offer greater convenience and rewards to our customers and retailers.”

Embedded with an EZ-Link purse, Singtel’s Transit NFC SIM can be used in compatible NFC mobile phones to pay for bus, MRT and LRT fares.

Sale of Singtel Transit NFC SIMs will commence in late April 2016. Singtel customers will be able to purchase them from Singtel Retail Shops at prevailing SIM rates with no additional costs. The usual S$5 EZ-Link registration fee will also be waived for a limited time.

For more information, visit www.dash.com.sg/ridewithdash.html.

*Information courtesy of Singtel Corporate Communications*

iPhone SE available at Singtel

The iPhone SE has recently been announced and for those who are interested in owning the iPhone SE, let me share with you some updates and information on the iPhone SE that is available at Singtel.

Singtel will offer the 4 inch display iPhone SE, packed with the iPhone 6S specifications inside it, on Thursday 31st March 2016. Customers can order the iPhone SE at www.singtel.com/iPhoneSE.

More information on Singtel price plans is available here – http://info.singtel.com/personal/phones-plans/mobile/ios/iphonese-updates?dispatcher=302

For more information on iPhone, please visit: www.apple.com/iphone.

*Information courtesy of Singtel*

Reading Jack Ma’s Advice to the Young People

The first 2 months of 2016 had been a real test for me, picking myself up from the thing that happened to me. As much as it was a very difficult and ugly situation to be in, I also take on the responsibility on myself, see where I have not done good enough, learn from my mistakes and move on from there. I decided that I must pick myself up again.

During the past 2.5 months, while I was reflecting on the things that happened to me, the life lessons, some very harsh lessons. I went back to reading, about personal development, growth, creativity and entrepreneurship. I confessed that I gotten lazy in the area of “Sharpening the Saw”, the 7th Habit in Dr. Stephen Covey’s book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”.

Therefore, I started my renewal process, started reading a new book titled “No Missing Tools – Creativity In An Age of Abundance” by Fernando Gros. This book has plugged some loop holes inside my heart, mind and soul that helps to unlock my creativity (I never thought that I am a creative person) and “fixed societal mindsets” that never cross my mind, brain, heart and soul. A book that complements my earlier readings and learning by Dr. Stephen Covey, T. Harv Eker, Robert Kiyosaki, Joe Girard, Anthony Robbins. Each author teaching me a part of the bigger jigsaw puzzle that I built over the years. In short, I would share more in detail about “No Missing Tools” at another time, likely in a book review chapter format that I learnt before. This short paragraph about “No Missing Tools” does not give enough credit and do enough justice to this creative book that helped me pull through during this 2..5 months of down time. It is also not because that Fernando Gros is a friend of mine that I know personally, he is like a mentor too.

Recently, I started to follow Jack Ma’s learning and sharing. His sharing and teachings resonate with me, I have now embarked on reading and listening to his teachings and sharing. In a YouTube video, Jack Ma was in South Korea, speaking to a television audience. This particular video hit me with impact, I listened again and again.

Listening to Jack Ma replying to a question posed to him from the audience when he appeared on tv when he was in Korea. These were his words, his experiences, his teachings –

Before 20 years old

Jack Ma said, “Be a good student, wait to entrepreneur, just learn some experience”

Before 30 years old

Jack Ma said, “Follow somebody, go to a small company”

Between joining a big company and small company, a big company is a good place to learn processing and be part of a big machine

A small company is where you can learn about passion, dreams and how to do a lot of things at one time.

Jack Ma said, “It’s not which company you go but which boss you follow. A good boss teaches differently”

From 30-40 years old

You have to think very clearly, you are working for yourself if you want to be an entrepreneur.

From 40-50 years old

Jack Ma said, “You have to do all the things that you are GOOD at. Don’t try to jump into the new area, it’s too late. You may be successful but the rate of dying is too high.”

“Think about how you can FOCUS on things that you are GOOD at”

From 50-60 years old

Jack Ma said, “Work for the young people. Because young people can do better than you. So rely on them, invest on them and make sure they are good.”

Over 60 years old

Jack Ma said, “Spend time for yourself. On the beach, sunshine. It’s too late for you to change”

Jack Ma summarised and round off his reply to the audience’s question

For 25 years old, make enough mistakes, don’t worry.

Jack Ma said, “You FALL, you STAND UP, you FALL, you STAND, Enjoy it! Enjoy the show”

How Jack Ma’s words and other great writers teachings impact and affect each person differently. What I shared are based on my own personal experiences, my own unique personal journey, with a number of failures, heartbreaks, heartaches, hurt and disappointments.

Before I proceed further, if you feel and think that, you have the right and moral authority to judge me again and again, and criticise me that I am procrastinating, by all means, go ahead. I can’t stop you.

I moved into self-employment and entrepreneurship from 28 years old, learning financial advisory, financial management, business consultancy, investment, business networking, marketing (traditional and digital), crowdfunding, venture capitalism, personal growth, personal development. Along with social media, blogging, photography and writing, my world expanded so much more.

I failed many times, I fell, I stand up, I fell again and this happened to me again just 2.5 months ago. Now I had picked myself up and stand up again, taking my first few steps into a new journey that I am slowly carving it out for myself and through my partnerships.

As I am moving from the 30-40 years old age range into 40-50 years old age range, I looked upon Jack Ma’s sharing and teachings –

“You have to do all the things that you are GOOD at. Don’t try to jump into the new area, it’s too late. You may be successful but the rate of dying is too high.”

“Think about how you can FOCUS on things that you are GOOD at”

Yes, the reality hurts, the truth hurts. In the upcoming market downturn in 2016 and possibly extending into 2017, I have to FOCUS on the things/skills/knowledge/experiences that I am GOOD at, that I learned and accumulated over the past 10 years.

Taking each step at a time on my new journey, I hope to share more if I can, on my new ventures, setup, partnerships.

Casio @ IT Show 2016

Casio is participating at IT Show 2016, happening now at Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre from 10th to 13th March Levels 3,4 and 6. If you are planning to look for compact digital cameras and electronic musical instruments, pop by IT Show 2016 and visit Casio booth!

Here are Casio IT Show 2016 brochures for your reference! Have a fun weekend shopping for Casio products at IT Show 2016!

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*Information and pictures courtesy of Casio Singapore and Ogilvy Public Relations*