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Friday, September 30, 2016

Life at Singapore - 3 months on, Achievements & Targets

Life is a game. If you can get serious with Pokemon GO, you should get serious with life.

Managed to be frugal in spending money on surviving. $400 inclusive of good weekend meals and coffee. Don't think I ever did that back then in Malaysia.

Debt is almost clear! Another 2 more months I will be debt free! Finally things can start getting serious!

Things to do in 1 month time:

Window Shopping/ Shopping. Working in a corporate world means looks matters. Shirts, pants, and yes baby a watch

Things to do in 2 months time:

DEBT FREE! 

Things to do in 3 months time and above:

1. Time to beef up the investment account. 
2. Save up to open up a Singapore trading account
3. Buy a watch. I mean a really good watch
4. Buy a pen. The one's that gets shown to the camera when you sign big big documents
5. Save up for a relatively good trip. If you wanna do a trip in bloody March 2017, I don't know how much you are going to save from December to February.

Yeah before that better get your budget done.

I shouldn't be writing my to-do lists at 12am.. Gosh so insincere 



Sunday, September 25, 2016

If You Never Try, Then You Never Know

Easier said than done.

And I think that spirit of mine will break me one of these days. Why am I so gung-ho?

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Complex

This is by far the most complex feeling and emotions I have encountered.

Standing at a crossroad, unable to make up where to go. And afraid of taking either each option.

You can have 1000 theories on what to do. But in the end some of them contradict each other up and leaves you rooted...

Oh why have I landed myself in this crap...

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Pain

Sometimes, the pain of failure outweighs the pain of regret...

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Pokemon Go - The Subtle Reminder

It has been one month plus since the launch of the mobile game of the year (years perhaps?). Almost everyone (indeed almost) are playing or have played the game.

Some has reached remarkable achievements by completing their Pokedex. Some have leveled up close to the max of level 40. Some have strong Pokemons for taking down gyms and also boasting rights.

Me? Somewhere in the middle. Playing diligently. But not crazily (I think?)

I only came upon this realization days back. I used to feel not being lucky and not having the luxurious amount of time to "chiong" (that means rush) the game, getting cooler pokemon and leveling up fast. Of course seeing other people bragging while you have nothing to brag is indeed a bit "emo".

But I slowly came to realize that what happens in the game is somehow a reflection or image of life. There are crazy players. There are normal players. There are those who have quit the games. And then there's the silent grinders like me.

The game is indeed about catching all the pokemon there is to complete your Pokedex. But it does not say by when you need to do it. By when you is entirely up to your own jurisdictions and comfort. It was by then I realized that I have been playing moderately, and the game actually gave me more initiative to make runs and exercise. In a nutshell the game actually benefited me in reality. I am proud to say that nothing was neglected during this one month. I run, eat, exercise and worked as per normal, balancing my play time and serious time.

The game is also about getting the strongest pokemons for gym fights and bragging rights. But that doesn't mean that the normal ones that you see day in day out every time you log on has no impact at all. Most people are so focused on the main goals that they forget the small small joys of completing the achievement segments of the game. That includes catching record numbers of CP10 Rattatas and XL size Magikarps.

Big goals and targets can be overwhelming. To feed our confidence and to grow strong one must have multiple small goals, where achieving it brings you a step closer to your dreams. Catching every Rattata or Pidgey that you come across does sound boring and mundane. I think we find having a strict schedule of daily reading and exercising somewhat similar to that. But we cannot deny that these are the small small things that in the end add up, making a big difference in your life.




Sunday, September 4, 2016

So, What's Next?

This question has been bugging me ever since I reached where I wanted to reach initially.

I was so engrossed trying to get from Level 1 to Level 2. And then now that I am at Level 2, barely enough rest and slack, my thoughts wander to Level 3.

Sometimes I wish I can take my time slowly. But the fact is that how high you can go up is a race against time. Once your time is up, you just stop at where you are.

It is depressing thinking about that. Thinking of what to do next is also depressing. I guess it's time to stretch myself a little more by looking on how to proceed to the next step.

A lot of things have been pending to be mapped out. 

It has been a nice 2 months not thinking seriously about the future since I first started life in Singapore. Time to draft out a master plan for the future...

Self advice to myself: Never be afraid to dream big and aim high. Everything is possible through laser sharp focus. You know it works! It has brought you up to Mount Kinabalu. It has brought you through countless marathons. It has gotten you the results, Dean's List and A's all your life. Now practice it at getting what you want in life!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Champions

For years, countless studies and research have been initiated to study the factors of success and achievements.

What makes a winner a winner?

Of course in a nutshell it can be summarize as determination, discipline, attitude, believe, hard work, perseverance and all other available words that comes into the latest dictionary there is.

Some argue that one of them stands out. Others begged to differ that it is a unique combination of everything.

Personally? I think it is up to believe. Or in Steven Covey's words, "Beginning with the end in mind"

Visualizing victory. Believing it so hard that it will break the toughest obstacle walls or the impossible.

No I did not come out with any study to prove that. It's just a personal opinion after watching multiple kinds of sports to come out with an opinion deriving from my gut. You can disagree, but you can't deny that believe in winning is that strong and powerful.

How often do you see a man proclaiming that he will sweep all gold for 3 consecutive Olympics, each time even though the race has not begun? And manage to smile even before finishing a race? That is not arrogance. It's the highest level of believe



How often does a team score in injury time to change the tide of the game? That it happens frequently compared to other teams, the spirit of it even has a name called "Fergie Time" and it has became a club folklore that impossible is nothing? This is the team that had rode through challenges in history to the present, from Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and now City. While other teams may have only historical bragging rights, this very club rewrote history in becoming the most successful club in England and have the brightest future in English football?


Not to mention a few of the other winners which have triumphed in their respective categories
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Top Swimmers in history

Top 10 Badminton Players of All Time

To become a national hero or winner is one thing. But to be a globally recognized legend that even time will remember is another herculean effort.

These are the people or teams that had the secret recipe others do not. Or maybe the others do have it. But it just happen that their will and believe is stronger, making the impossible, possible.