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 wordpress.com platform which didn’t provide the best user experience.

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 – 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.