Reading Books on Kindle Paperwhite

Category : General

I still remember the time, not so long ago, when I used to like reading. I was a huge fan of the bookworm club when I was in primary school. Always very excited when they come to conduct roadshows at my school. Sadly they are no longer in existence though. I guess their style is no longer appealing to the newer generation?

Next in line will be detective series like Famous Five, Secret Seven, Nancy Drew and my all-time favourite Roald Dahl to the more sinister Sidney Sheldon.

The main reason why I got to know about Sidney Sheldon and starting reading his titles was because I wanted to improve my English. Sidney Sheldon was recommended by a fellow sailor who warned me beforehand that his novels are a little rated. Sidney Sheldon’s books are really well-written and intriguing, just rated. It’s just his style I guess.

And when I entered Junior College, the direction of English changed. It was all about General Paper. So I switched from the above to Time magazine, Newsweek, Reader Digest and National Geographic. Yes, the heavier stuff.

When it came to University and work, reading is further limited to only technical books and Google. Self-improvement books…well, I did buy some…when it comes to reading them…*sheepish grin*

Don’t get me wrong. I still love reading. To me, books hold infinite wisdom. A biography provides us with the wisdom the author gathered over a lifetime. Saves us from making the same mistakes. Self-improvement books increases our awareness and provides us with different perspectives.

It’s just the storage, throwing away of old books to make way for new ones, dust, oxidation, etc.

So, when I saw my classmate holding the Kindle Paperwhite, my interest was aroused. Especially when he’s the irrefutable expert in technology and gadgets amongst us. Any recommendation from him will most probably be the best choice. In essence, he’s our go-to guy.

My impression? The Kindle Paperwhite display really looks like a page off a book. It’s super light & thin, making it very easy & convenient to carry around. Plus it fits nicely into the palm of our hands. And most importantly, it’s the recommended device for reading by the expert.

If you are still very much into reading and are looking to transform your experience into the digital new age, why not consider getting the Kindle Paperwhite? Check out the details & reviews below as well for a more informed decision 🙂 Don’t just take my word for it.

 



Thank You Ladies

Category : Love, Fun & Joy

It was a day of hot sun & fierce rains. Hot sun is nothing new as everyone knows Singapore as the sunny garden island. The shocker is the rain that afternoon. It was almost torrential! Visibility of the buildings outside the window drops to almost zero as thunder echoed through the sky continuously.

In fact I thought that there were fireworks being released and I went to check it out at the window. Many of my colleagues also expressed their amazement at “the window”, saying they have never seen much massive rainfall before. Heehee…

And it was on this dramatic day that I was presented with my very first birthday present of the year by my dear friends from Income. It was a very thoughtful and lovely present targeted at my pain point. My face 😛

I’m very touched and thankful for having such wonderful friends who remembers. Thank you gals! I really appreciate it 🙂

Thank you!



Puerto Rico, Yonanas, Red Wine & Great Company

Category : Love, Fun & Joy

It was an evening of laughter, fun, friendship and love. Needless to say, I was surprised to find out that I was guest number one since I didn’t arrive at the indicated start time as I detoured to pick up a bottle of red to accompany the Kettle Chips. What’s party without chips & red right?

Laughter soon echoed through the home of our lovely hosts as Chinghway commented that Jiaen is always making herself busy plus the always popping glass markers.

Hahaha…They are cute & really innovative for us to uniquely identify our own glass just that it’s always popping into the air, throwing us into a search frenzy. However with the aid of a little water, suction plus glass works like a beauty. My very own little blue man.

 

We started the evening with a glass of one of our hosts’ favourite reserved reds and a game of cards to kill time while waiting for the party to arrive. The quick game of cards ended really quickly through a series of unfortunate events for 3 players where most if not all of the good cards always end up with 1 person.

Out comes Puerto Rico, the evergreen boardgame favourite, anniversary edition. I have yet to win a single game so far though. This time round I came so close to having my first win yet alas, I was tie in second place with only one point difference from the winner. Oh well…Still it was fun playing and chit chatting with friends while sipping some red and drinking the ale.

 

I always learn something new coming to Chinghway & Jiaens’. This time round it’s a new healthy dessert machine! Yonanas 🙂 I love this so much!! The taste is great & the texture is just like McDonald’s Oreo McFlurry BUT without the calories & guilt!! How good is that ^_^

Yonanas transforms frozen bananas (main ingredient) and oreo, strawberry, etc into delicious healthy ice-cream dessert. Wow, the satisfaction without the guilt. I’m so getting one too!! Yum yum!! Another serving please 😀

 

Last but not least, out came the surprise birthday cake (at least I was surprised) as we came to the highlight of the evening. I can see and feel the love between Chinghway and Jiaen through their interaction and exchanges. Plus the friendship they’ve forged with the great people (including me hahaha…) in their lives as we all came together to celebrate this special day.

And here are some photos of the wonderful evening taken with my iPhone:



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Millionaire Mind Intensive Recap

Category : Personal Development

I have a few friends coming to ask me how the Millionaire Mind Intensive weekend was. What did I learn from it and what was the message. I have so much to tell them that I don’t know where to start. I feel like I can talk about it for hours yet I do not want to spoil it for them, especially when they have yet to attend one before.

Truth be told, I was tongue-tied. How do I summarise the essence without spoiling their future experience? How do I share enough for them to learn something to implement and not give it all away? The last thing I’ll want is for them to attend the Millionaire Mind Intensive with tinted perspective, my perspective.

So, I guess the simplest & most straight forward way will be to summarise in a matter of fact fashion via an entry in my website. This way, folks who have attended the Millionaire Mind Intensive and happen to drop by can also chip in 🙂

The Millionaire Mind Intensive primarily focuses on reconfiguring our money blueprint for success while equipping us with a couple of easy-to-adopt systems in money management:
1. Be aware of any non-empowering beliefs e.g. money is the root of all evil, rich people are snobbish, etc.
2. Understand that these limiting beliefs are directly related to our wealth thermometer.
3. Wealth zone is directly proportional to our comfort zone.
4. Thoughts lead to Feelings & Action giving us the Results.
5. Reasons or Results.
6. Go through the finish line.
7. Success breeds success.
8. Keep taking action.
9. Momentum.
10. Fear is the anticipation of pain.
11. Nothing has meaning except for the meaning we give it.
12. Engage all our senses to enhance learning – Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic and Spirit.
13. Cultivate the habit of managing our money.
14. Categorise our money by % for different functions & be disciplined in maintaining the categories.
15. Develop both business income and investment income components.
16. Determine the amount of income required to achieve financial freedom.

Besides T. Harv Eker’s signature book,

 

This book was also promoted & sold out at the Millionaire Mind Intensive:

 

And for our subconscious mind:

 

 



Say It in the Living Years

Category : Personal Development

Have you ever regretted not doing or saying something when you have had the chance to? And when you finally mustered up the courage to do so, it’s too late? And it can only tug at your heart forever?

Was it not expressing your love & thanks to the ones who matter the most to you? Is it your parents or your partner? Your grandparents or your siblings? Folks who are always there for us and we have grown to take them for granted?

Take a moment to think about it. When was the last time you’ve expressed your love & gratitude to your family? Why wasn’t it this morning? It’s not an Asian thing? It’s not cool?

Living in the Asian culture, we’re brought up to keep our feelings to ourselves. It’s not appropriate to say words of love or to hug or to do whatever right? It’s just the way things are & have been since the beginning of time.

We love our family, our parents, grandparents, sibling, partner, etc. We just don’t say it. It’s just weird & perceived to be crazy isn’t it?

However, if we don’t say it, how do they know? “They should know what”. Really?

If it’s hard to pull the words out of your mouth, why not start with a letter, an email or a text? So that it won’t be awkward 🙂 Surely it’s better than having unfinished business?

This is one of the messages from the Millionaire Mind Intensive weekend which I really want to share with everyone.

Do not wait until it’s too late.

If your relationships are going great, that’s fantastic. Reinforce it today by saying it & doing it.

And if your relationships have been strained, don’t you want to repair it & rekindle the love & warmth? Are you sure you really want to hate him/her forever and not talk it over? Especially if him/her meant something to you?

Here’s a song we sang at the Millionaire Mind Intensive which is really thought provoking. Pay attention to the lyrics & feel the song 😉

 

Every generation blames the one before
And all of their frustrations come beating on your door

I know that I’m a prisoner to all my father held so dear
I know that I’m a hostage to all his hopes and fears
I just wish I could have told him in the living years

Oh~ crumpled bits of paper filled with imperfect thoughts
Stilted conversations I’m afraid that’s all we’ve got

You say you just don’t see it, he says it’s perfect sense
You just can’t get agreement in this present tense
We all talk a different language, talking in defense

Say it loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
It’s too late when we die
To admit we don’t see eye to eye

So we open up a quarrel between the present & the past
We only sacrifice the future it’s the bitterness that lasts

So don’t yield to the fortunes you sometimes see as fate
It may have a new perspective on a different date
And if you don’t give up and don’t give in
You may just be O.K.

(Say it) x 3 loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
It’s too late when we die
To admit we don’t see eye to eye

I wasn’t there that morning when my father passed away
I didn’t get to tell him all the things I had to say

I think I caught his spirit later that same year
I’m sure I heard his echo in my baby’s new born tears
I just wish I could have told him in the living years

Say it loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
It’s too late when we die
To admit we don’t see eye to eye

Say it loud, say it clear, say it loud
Don’t give up ,don’t give in
And don’t know what you can do next

 



Hug Me For a Free Coke

Category : Interesting Videos

I’m always easily fascinated by creative marketing. I’ll go like “Wow, that’s really innovative! How did they come up with such an awesome idea?”

Recently I came across yet another interesting marketing campaign that made me go “Wu…I’ll love to give that a go!”

Why not right, hug the machine for a free coke & get a good laugh in the process. Win-Win!! 😀

Oh my god, check this out. There’s a Coke themed Monopoly Game!! That’s so cool ^_^

 


Goosebumps by Video

Category : Interesting Videos

Have you ever watched a video that seemed extremely ordinary at first and yet as it unfolds it totally blows your mind away?

Personally I am not a die-hard fan of YouTube. More accurately put, I don’t really do YouTube searches or actively surf YouTube for viral videos or the next big runaway success.

In fact I only got to know about PSY’s Gangnam Style after like the whole world did haha…

So what happens is, whenever I receive YouTube links, especially during office hours, I will usually put it aside first. And being me, I will eventually and most definitely forget about ever receiving the links and not get around to viewing the videos at all. Note to self: This is a habit I need to change.

Fast forward to the present…

Recently I was forwarded yet another YouTube link. For some unknown reason I clicked on it within minutes and I was captivated.

It could be the meaning I gave to the video or it could be that it’s just simply fantastic. I could feel my emotions run high and the hair stand on my hands, literally.

The story I built around the video is:
A small & seemingly insignificant action of placing a coin in the hat triggered an avalanche of unexpected chain of events and resulted in a magnificent display of greatness which definitely took a great deal of effort to coordinate and yet it seems effortless because of the awesome teamwork and desire to wow & succeed.

What this translates to me is that regardless how small the action may seem in the beginning, we’ll never know what it’ll lead to eventually. The key is to keep taking actions and progressing towards our goal. Who knows, the next action could just be the one 🙂

If you like the music, you can get it from:

 



Microsoft Windows 8 Advertisement

Category : Interesting Videos

Nowadays I see this advertisement at almost every commercial break. The song is interesting & it really catches my attention everytime it airs.

So, what do you think about this latest Windows Operating System? Will you be upgrading to Windows 8?

 

And if you like the music, you can get it at:

 



Millionaire Mind Intensive, Were You There?

Category : Personal Development

It was a weekend of energy, energy & energy!!! Even though this is not my first time attending the Millionaire Mind Intensive, the learnings & reaffirmations is still fantastic 🙂 Going through the exercises, I thought I already know it all since I’ve been here before. However I realized how much life has taken a toll on me.

Haha…ok, it’s not as bad as it sounds =P Let me elaborate.

Going through the courses & seminars over the past year, at the seminar itself, I’m pumped up with positive energy, ideas & beliefs.

Of course right. Everyone in the room is like-minded with a common goal of growing to become a better person. We are all there to support each other in our journey & light bulb moments.

All is good until I return to the real world.

Yes, I’ll still be hyped. Positive. Energy. Ideals. The question is, for how long? Well, it depends. Maybe a few days to a few weeks?

I usually do my best to share what I’ve learnt & spread the energy around after I return from the seminars. However as all these get slammed by the great wall of life, my enthusiasm diminishes over time too. Subtlety. Like weathering. Slowly and surely.

It may not be obvious at first. Just like the story of the frog who doesn’t feel the heat when placed in water that was slowly heated to boil.

So, it was great returning to the Millionaire Mind Intensive to reconnect with the energy & positivity!!

Anyway, enough of my long-winded introduction. My objective of writing this blog post is to share what I’ve learnt at the Millionaire Mind Intensive last weekend.

One of my biggest take-away is a statement that Robert Riopel shared with us. “Nothing has meaning except for the meaning we give it”. True or true? 🙂 *Ponder**Ponder**Ponder* And our mind will start to interpret & give its own meaning to this statement. Right? *Grin*

Our mind is the world’s greatest soap opera writer ever. Literally. Sometimes the “truth” that our mind comes up with is so intriguing that we can film a blockbuster movie with it. So, is this a good thing or a bad thing? Well, it depends.

It depends on whether our mind is weaving an empowering story or a limiting alternate truth. Do we buy into the positivity or get beaten by the story? In essence, angel versus devil.

In the end, everything that our mind comes up with is only our own perceived truth isn’t it. That is why majority of the trainers usually say “Don’t believe a word I say as it’s coming from my own experience.”

This is especially true when we are giving meaning to the future. Events that has yet to happen. So, my question is “Is the meaning you are giving to your future a good one?” If not, why not? And what are you doing about it? Or should I be asking, are you doing anything about it? 🙂

PS: I will be doing my best to share more of my learnings from the Millionaire Mind Intensive. Meanwhile if you’ll like to learn more and faster, this is the book authored by T. Harv Eker, the creator of the Millionaire Mind Intensive seminar.