Year in Review 2016

What I achieved, did and messed up last year

How has 2016 turned out for you?

Good? Lousy? Could be better?

Honestly for most of us, we won’t know. Even if you have an answer, it would probably co-relate very much to what happened this week.

So if this has been a horrible week for you, that would probably be the same answer to how your year has been.

Why I Stop My Self-Help Books Addiction

and save myself hours for better things

In the 11 years of running my first business, I didn’t read a single management book.

stacks of self-help books on a shelf

That’s right. Zero. Zilch. Nada.

Unless you want to count the one I placed on the bookshelf just behind my desk. That was a textbook during my uni days, and it is put there primarily to impress strangers.

A Look Back Into My 2015

How My Year In Blogging Went

2015 is about to come to an end and what a great year it was.

I like to thank all of you for your continued support of my blog over the past 1 year of its existence.

Although I started blogging since 2005, it was pretty random and it was done via a platform which didn’t provide the best user experience.

Can Cold Temps Really Help You To Lose Weight?

Burn an estimated 500-1000 calories a day. Just by wearing your clothes.

That’s the tag line that got me reading and doing tonnes of research into it’s claims. This came from a recent Indiegogo campaign called “ThinIce

It isn’t trying to get you fund something you could get from your freezer.

Getting My SSI Diving License With Scuba People In Tioman

This isn’t one of my usual holiday blog post.

Don’t expect too many pictures in this one as the key task was for us to get ourselves certified in diving. I thought of getting a waterproof case for my iPhone 6 but one small crack is all it takes to brick it so I rather not.

5 Free & Easy Tricks To Fix A Slow Computer

It was like a speed demon when you first got it back from the store.

Every program and document open up so fast that you couldn’t even catch up. It was the best decision to replace your old antique computer with this new speed demon.

That moment seem to be a distant dream now.

How Entrepreneur Failure Made Me a Better Person

and what you can learn from them

Have you heard of Fuckup Night?

Fuckup Night 2 (Singapore)

It is a global movement born in Mexico in 2012 to share publicly business failure stories. Hundreds of people attend each event to hear three to four entrepreneurs share their failures. Each speaker is given 7 minutes and is able to use 10 images. After each speaker, there’s a question/answer session, as well as time for networking.

My days of frayed lightning cable are over

iPhone and iPad users, don’t you just hate it when you get this?

I lost count on the number of cables I had to patch, re-patch, patch again and eventually buying a new one. Consistently the quality of the lightning cable provided by Apple has been terribly lousy.

It gets frayed too easily, exposing all the silver innings dangerously.

Cebu – Swim with the (whale)sharks

So we drag our asses to the meeting point at 4am. We have to go early as the trip from our resort to Oslob would take about 2 hours.

We started off with a short briefing and away we go!

The whaleshark is as long as car and probably 2/3 of the width.

Cebu – my first trip to the Philippines

And it was my first time flying Silkair too. I realized they don’t have the TV screen that SQ has. Darn it! No movies to watch and Super Marios to play.

It is also the first time I travelled with my friend and financial advisor Eugene. He was the one who suggested Cebu after writing off Japan, Myanmar, China, Thailand, India due to a variety of reasons.