My 2018

Writing a review of the year reminds me of doing the dreaded yearly appraisal.

How the hell can I remember what happened in Jan when it is now Dec?

Regardless, as I scroll back on my Google Photos, I shall attempt to do just that.

Also I didn’t last year when I should have since I did 2015 and 2016.

Let’s jump into the professional positives:

  • Visits (as of 26th Dec 2018) is standing at 57,913. 15.8% increase over 2017.
  • Published 38 new blog posts.

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.

For me, I can honestly say that the year has been much more amazing that I thought.

For the very first time, I did a review of what happened in 2016.

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.

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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. I’m not sure if that works.

About eight months after my exit, I started to pick up books again. Hoping to gain wisdom from it and learn how I could do better in my next business.

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.

Fortunately, my friend (who runs Wet Tee Shirt now) introduced me to Michael Hyatt and the Get Noticed theme that he uses and provides as a product.

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.

Instead it is a clothing line that would supposedly help you burn more calories.

Stubborn fats

As someone in his 30s, I’m facing a lot of issue trying to lose weight.

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.

But fortunately enough, or perhaps unfortunately depending on how you look at it, my wife didn’t complete the 4 required dives.

Instead she did 1.

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 seems to be a distant dream now.

It is as if your new computer got possessed by the spirit of your old one. It takes forever to boot up and continue to run something in the background, slowing everything else down.

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.

A few months back the Singapore version was held.

I went there as an attendee and it was really refreshing and different for once to hear about people sharing their failures and importantly the lessons learned.

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.

So it is no surprise that the aftermarket for lightning cable is doing fantastically well. You can have different colours, lengths and fray as they may become, their price tag had already implied this consequence.

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.

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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. Although it doesn’t eat humans, you can’t help but feel fear down your spine when it swim with it’s big mouth towards you.

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Here the motion version of it

Amazing isn’t it.