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Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Not my SMOL eatery


Thanks to the heads-up a few weeks ago by Endrene the cool girl, I got to know there's one eatery sharing this SMOL moniker at Paya Lebar Quarter...

Went there this morning to check it out.






It was not planned, but after naming this blog Singapore Man of Leisure, I found out that smol is the internet slang for calling small in an affectionate way.

Cool.


I am guessing the owner of this eatery had that in mind when he named his eatery. 

Eat healthy.

Won't get fat.

Not fat, so smol lah!

LOL!







Sunday, 27 October 2019

Competence/talent put into wrong use...


A waste of her talent.

With her competence in influencing and manipulating others, she would do well in hardcore sales such as insurance, properties, etc.

Even politics.

And definitely be shepherd class if she chose to lead her own flock in prosperity religious cults...


Malaysian born claimed she's LKY granddaughter...



You know, those who run those illegal football/4D/Toto gambiling syndicates must have super high IQ and EQ.

Have to.

In normal corporate world, if you fail, the most just declare bankcrupt or lose your job.

In the criminal world, the worst is not you end up in jail... Its how not to get hacked to death by your competitors and those you stepped on while gaining market share. 

High EQ definitely a minimum job requirement in staying alive.

Without high IQ, how to come up with those betting odds that favour the house?


Sometimes I do wonder where I would have ended up if I had gone over to the other side after leaving school at 16...










Sunday, 20 October 2019

Landed properties in JB for HDB prices you want?


For those of you who are not vegetables - mobile and can relocate - you may want to keep abreasts of the development across the causeway: 


Singaporeans will snap up JB property...


I not doing advertorial for JB property developers OK? (But if there are any property developers out there, I'll sing like a canary for you if you buy me a drink. I'll sell my soul just to make a sale for you! I'm shameless!)


Affordable right?

RM $1 million is around SGD $350K.

RM $600 K is "only" around SGD $200K.

HDB prices for landed properties in JB anyone?


But then hor, you'll need your own car or motorbike to move around. If you expect a MRT or bus stop 5 minutes from your home... On 2nd thought, maybe you should stay put in Singapore.

LOL!





P.S.  You may also want to follow the discussions at this post from the past:


Live in JB and drive back for work?










Friday, 18 October 2019

First World Overhead Pedestrian Bridges


Got to give credit when credit is due.



A few years back, big daddy installed lifts to the overhead pedestrian bridges near the Singapore General Hospital and Queenstown Polyclinic.

That made it a lot elderly and wheelchair friendly to those who use public transport to attend their medical appointments. 

Thumbs up!

I thought that's that. 

I mean those who had installed private lifts in their own multi-storey landed properties would know how expensive installing lifts are. 



Was pleasantly surprised to notice on roads from Jalan Bukit Merah, Queensway, Alexandra Road (towards Ganges Ave stretch), big daddy is currently installing lifts to most overhead pedestrian bridges!?

Of course this is not new. All our MRT stations have lifts. But imagine if we install lifts to most of our overhead pedestrin bridges island wide?

Now that's first world infrastructure or what!?



Compared to our friends in other countries - they pay tax, we pay tax same same - but over here, we get to enjoy the "fruits" of our contributions!

I'm grateful as I'm part of the rapidly aging generation.










Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Trust but Verify lagi important for People


Sharks and wolves are the same everywhere.

When they smell "blood", they'll go for the kill.

What is "blood"?

Its when they see their clients as bei kambings (wide-eyed innocents), blank sheet of papers (what people say, they believe - easy to imprint mah), or simply as fools (you know what they say about fools and their money). 



MAS bans...



You'll hear the same about lawyers running off with their clients money too. 

How about doctors prescribing unnecessary (and expensive) procedures or medicine just because patients got medical insurance?



In sales, we encounter it everyday. 

I mean if we "fleece" or "milk" bei kambings, some of us close one eye since the silly goat still lives... (Errant doctors and car repair workshops like to milk insurance companies the best!)

But I stay clear of (and will never join) companies that sent their clients to the abattoir.

(You may want to click the MAS link above about brokerages that trade against their clients)



Its not about being cynical or not trusting people.

Its just taking the time to verify for yourself BEFORE you hand over your money.

People very strange.

They will spend time and money shopping all round Singapore just to save $50 on a home appliance or smart phone. 

But when it comes to big money? 

Just take my money oredi!












Thursday, 10 October 2019

We are no. 1?


Of course you knew!

Our nation-building media won't let this opportunity slip...

Go read and see what they want you to remember and focus on. Wink.



I prefer to read what others think of us. Especially from the one who "lost" to us:



The US slipped to third place in a ranking of most competitive economies 





OK, comparing the two, what's your spontaneous own take?

I'll put mine in the comments.












Monday, 7 October 2019

A Catalyst or Shit Happens?


Over the weekend, one of the promoter updated me something interesting about his workaholic well-to-do sister.

His sister has decided to call it quits in her mid 40s.

Huh?

She's a vice-president of a global bank, had a failed relationship in her twenties, and had since focused only on her career. 

No boyfriends, no relationships. Worked from 8am to 10 pm, 6 days a week that kind...

Since she don't do small-white-face toy boys, she had earned and saved quite a bit. She owned 2 condos - one for staying, one rented out.


My spontaneous thought was it can't be she "suddenly" decided to embrace FIRE or woke up discovering she had plenty enough that kind of philosophical epiphany

I was right.

Saw the news this morning that global bank is planning 10,000 job cuts to slash costs.

Ah!

That was the catalyst.


Imagine if after many repeated attempts she can't get back the role she's used to, and decided to retire early instead, she can easlly come into our community as an "instant" FIRE?

Mid 40s not "old" right? 

She's "financially free" in that she can live off her rental income.

Technically she's not fired or retrenched. She "fired" her company.


How?

No goals, no plans to achieve FIRE...

Yet she's an instant FIRE!!!???


I wonder how would those who had FIRE goals like X amount by Y years feel?











 

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

How to manipulate children and bei kambing adults


The video below is 13 minutes long.

The dry humour is hilarious!

Watch it with an open mind, and don't get caught up with the climate change debate. That's not the purpose of this video.






How?

Hold that thought

Read this old post from my early blogging days when I was still working in Athens:

Lies, damn lies, and statistics! 



Hope you can apply what you've learnt to your investing/trading. Wink.




P.S.   What? You can't think for yourself? 

So definitely can't do "Trust but Verify"? 

Fundamental analysis (you do yourself kind) is game over for you?

No worries! 

There is always plan B as in Technicial analysis. Never mind its actually voodoo...

Just draw some cartoon lines here and there, plus the ability to recognise repeating patterns, you'll be good to go! (Stay away from Elliot Wave though. It requires some brains)











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