Thursday, July 30, 2009

I am nobody.

I am nobody.
It is great to be nobody.
I am free from Burden.
I am free from expectation.
I am a free man!
It is great to be nobody!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Quote - From Benjamin Graham

Taken from The Intelligent Investor:
Several years ago Ben Graham, then almost eighty, expressed to a friend the thought that he hoped everyday do to "something foolish, something creative and something generous."

Monday, July 27, 2009

Warren Buffett News

Warren Buffett makes $4bn profit on Goldman Sachs stake
Billionaire investor Warren Buffet has done it again – booking a $4.1bn (£2.5bn) paper profit on the $5bn he invested in Goldman Sachs at the height of the financial crisis.
Alot of people mentioned that Warren Buffett was old school, and his investment philosophy will not work anymore. And I am glad that Warren Buffett (being on the greatest investor of all time), proved those skeptics wrong. More importantly, even the oracle of omaha faces alot of skeptics and nah-sayers.
Some quotes from Buffett:
"It's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than
a fair company at a wonderful price."
- Warren Buffett
"You only have to do a very few things right in your life
so long as you don't do too many things wrong."
- Warren Buffett

Thursday, July 23, 2009

One of Life's simple, random & fun moments

Our version of Table-Tennis
Just came back from a gathering with friends in Shenton Way.
It was a simple dinner affair, until we adjourned to a friend's office.
Imagine a group of people in office attires playing our version of table-tennis.
The ladies took off their heels and ran around the table.
The guys were un-buttoning their shirts and running around.
We were like small kids running around and counting points.
Lotsa laughters
Playing Table-Tennis in an tall office building in Shenton Way on Wednesday Evening.
It was just so random.
Life is made up these priceless moments.
Simple Pure Fun.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Jakarta Bombing

To me, this incident was not only a news on the TV.
I almost lost a good friend.
Fortunately, my good friend was not at her usual breakfast area (Ritz Carlton) during the bombing on Friday morning.
Somehow, there were signs directing her to come back to Singapore on Thursday night.
It is weird.
Somehow, certain things are pre-destined.
It seemed that there are invisible forces working around us and guiding us.
For some, it is called God's will.
For others, it is called Karma.
More importantly, it reminded me of
the Impermanence of Life.
A Reminder to treasure everybody and every moment.
Love ourselves . Love everybody . Love life.

Finally, I won some money!!

My team of 4 participated in Singapore HeritageFest 2009: Fun on the foot!
Guess What?
We are the Open Category Winner.
I was afraid that I would be the jinx in the team, as I have never won any money in any competitions in my entire life!!! (other than MJ & Gambling in Casino).
I am getting S$500 for 5 hours of racing.
This was the first urban race that I participated since City Chase 2008, where my team was the runner-up.
Were we lucky?
Well, abit of luck is required for winning.
However, my team was very serious about winning.
We met up before the race to strategize and assign responsibilities.
It was a great team.
Mel (default team leader) was touted the Urban Race Queen of Singapore, so she had all the strategies in her mind + using her remote research guru to help us with the answers.
Caleb was the youngest winner of "Who wants to be a millionaire? - Singapore", so being very knowledgeable already, he was given the responsibility to read about Singapore Heritage.
Mich was quite knowledgeable (partly be'cos of NAC) and she was given the responsibility of texting the answers.
As for me, I don't really know much about Singapore Heritage, so I was supposedly the runner in the group. My navigation skill was pretty decent, so I just ran around.
I like to be given brainless job.
Winning money is good feeling,
but having fun with friends and beating other teams is even more fun,
especially winning those cheaters and teams who were definitely fitter than us.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Update to my previous entry

In Feb'09, I mentioned about Friend (A)'s dad's battle with Cancer.
His frustration & depression was taking a toll on himself and his family.
Friend A's dad passed away today.

End of this Journey
I hope that he had found peace before the end of his journey.
This is also a reminder to myself.
While Life is beautiful, it is limited and impermanent.
I must reconcile any differences with my family or friends before it is too late.
Death always bring clarity to the mind.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Changes - This is Life

I am supposed to climb Mt Rinjani this weekend, and I am leaving for Bali tomorrow.
The flight was booked back in Feb.
Now, the national park is closed because of eruption.
Rinjani Eruptions Seem Like Fireworks
Monday, 15 June, 2009 20:44 WIB
TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta: Lava eruptions were reported at Mount Rinjani in East Nusa Tenggara Province from Sunday evening until Monday morning, as eruptions were seen from the observation post in Sembalun in eastern Lombok.
I was disappointed, as I was looking forward to the 3D2N trek to the summit.
Since this is beyond my control,
I shall make best use of my time since flights have already been booked.
This is Life.
Never Ending Changes.
Nothing is constant and permanent.
People born and die.
Volcano erupts and Landscape changes.
This is the Impermanence of Life.
This is Life.