April 10, 2024

Crypto Futures Trading Rules

1. What the market wants to do is more important than what I THINK it will or should do. Follow the trend and park your thoughts. 2. Always, always set a stop loss. 30% to 40% If it gets triggered, reread tip 1 3. Watch your margin. Better to trigger a stop loss than margin call. Only buy in amounts you can afford. 4. Discipline. If 1 trade worked for you...

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November 28, 2022

Pitch Borneo 2022

November 27th, 2022 at Sky Hotel, Kota Kinabalu. Once again, I’ve been invited to be a judge at the State finals of the Pitch Borneo program. Pitch Borneo is a wholly Sabah created and organised business idea pitching contest. In the 12 years since it started, 1300 business ideas have been pitched and 102 winners have been funded. Tonight will see another 10 ideas receive funding. However before that happens, it’s...

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November 24, 2022


November 23, 2022 Hanaa hands over the reigns of the Commonwealth Association of Leadership Malaysia to Yap Li Ling. All in all, a good handover as the associations constitution had set a 2 consecutive term limit on the President. By having groomed and guided younger leaders like Li Ling, Hanaa managed to handover the reins of the association within the set limit. Not an easy feat, considering that CALM is still...

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August 8, 2022

Movie Review: Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

Was recommended to watch this movie and did not have any idea what it was about except for what the title entailed. It turned out to be an evening well worth it. A feel-good movie where a hard-working domestic cleaner dreams of wearing a Christian Dior dress and achieves her dreams and more. I guess one of the biggest differences in this “feel-good, achieved my dreams” movie compared to the usual...

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June 2, 2022

What my kids taught me 1

We can learn so much from our children. Things like love, patience, joy and so much more. One of the top things I learned from my children is Time. Or to be more specific, how to treasure the time we have together. In the beginning, we are everything to our children. We feed, clothe, love and keep them safe. As they start to speak and walk, we are their Sun, their...

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April 17, 2022

Read: Sea of Tranquility (Emily St. John Mandel)

Are we living in a simulation? Is it like the Matrix? And if so, is there a key maker or a way to bend the world to my will? Intrigued by this question and the simulation hypothesis which posits that all of existence is an artificial simulation, such as a computer simulation, I was led to this book. Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John. This is my first exposure to...

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April 11, 2022

April 10: Flourishing You workshop

Spending a wonderful Sunday afternoon with Kota Kinabalu Toastmasters club and their guests sharing on Positive Psychology and how working on our PERMA can lead to a flourishing life. Feels great to conduct live training once more and reconnecting with familiar faces. Glad to have the opportunity to work on my Positive Emotions, Engagement and Relationships.

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February 17, 2022

Read: Pachinko (Min Jin Lee)

Hanaa received this book as a birthday present from her friend Tshi Ven and Hanaa then invited me to read the book so that we could discuss the storyline together. Having no preconceived notion or expectation of the book, I began to read it and was quickly caught up in the lives of Hoonie, Yangjin, Sunja and life in Korea during the Manchurian war. I really enjoyed the storytelling, the development...

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May 28, 2020

Fail to Succeed in the New Normal

So far, your business has survived Covid-19 and the lockdown. With lockdown lifting soon, you’ve got to find money to pay for operational expenses, to survive. What does your business need to do to continue to survive and thrive? Are there any demand/supply gaps and opportunities that have opened up in this New Normal that you can leverage on? As I pondered these questions for my businesses, I realized there is...

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May 7, 2020

New is not Necessarily Better

While under the Stay at Home rule (MCO in Malaysia), I took the opportunity to clean up the home office and cleared it of old receipts and papers collected over the years. After 3 days of work, I ended up with a huge pile of paper waste. As some of the documents had our address and old bank account details, I didn’t want to just dispose of the paper as is....

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