Saturday, December 25, 2021

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Happy Holidays !


I'm 47 years old this year and I just reviewed what I wrote on Christmas Day last year. I think for most of us, 2021 is a big disappointment, my revenues dropped like a ton of bricks which is sort of expected, but so far investment gains largely negated the loss of sales. What is frustrating is that despite vaccines, travel has not resumed, and I can't really bring my mum to visit relatives in Malaysia this year.

I don't have a lot of wishes this year. I should be launching a new programme in 2022 and then it's basically hoping for the best that we recover from the pandemic and travel resumes. I'm cautiously optimistic that once Paxlovid gets deployed in Singapore, we will see the end of the pandemic as hospitalization rates drop by 88%. The truth of the matter is that I have a lot hinged on the COVID-19 pill and Singapore's recovery, investments inclusive. 

iFast has also released the Christmas episode of My 2 Cents. You can access the link here :

This is the most depressing episode I made. The background story is that I had contact with a COVID-19 patient, so even though I tested negative for ART, the policy was that I can't be physically present in the shoot. iFast staff was pretty fast-acting and we held an emergency meeting to somehow allow me to be present without actually being present. 

The result is that... I cannot have my cake and eat it too. 

I'm getting into a period of my life where I need to play up caution. I'm also a Tiger and starting February 1st, I will be entering a period of Fan Tai Shui where a lot of challenges will be thrown at me. Even right now, my business has to survive because I have, more or less, internalised the idea that I can't sit still and just ride into the sunset after FIRE. 


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