Rants, Work

Entrepreneurship Journey Thus Far

Sometimes I don’t understand my mum because the double standard-ness is at sky high level that sometimes I can’t comprehend with her thoughts.

She always said that; “Wah, you can be a boss leh because you got the brains and the guts” but on another hand “Why you wanna be a boss ah? Find a proper job lah. You need to feed your kids. Be a boss hor, very stress one leh.

Like hello mum, a boss is a proper job. Ok perhaps my entrepreneurship was never a smooth sailing one. My first venture was into blogshops in Year 2011 if I remember correctly?

The idea came about during some free times during the maternity leave and it triggered me to explore a second income but it becomes a good learning ground despite the fact that it’s the blogshop bloom era where majority are hosted via either blogspot or livejournal.

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First Venture — Female Apparels Blogshop

But apparently I didn’t become the next Love, Bonito. 🙂 I feel that the reason was that the instability and the full-time job are already too overwhelmed to handle so it didn’t give me the diehard PUSH factor.

So I closed down the now-defunct blogshop and donated all my new clothing to SCWO for the name of charity and hopefully finder keepers theory.

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This is not the end. I didn’t give up and work on the — many ideas which came upon me during the pregnancy, maternity period and post-period. Helping to solve my “own” personal issue as a mother of one, two, three and now, four kids (plus 2 furkids) and this is how it evolved to Scentimental and Piggyback.

Failure is not everything. It’s a good lesson learnt and it made me a stronger person. Sometimes you win some, you lose some.

It was never easy to hold a full-time job and work on the other portfolios during the wee hours. Sometimes I only get to have 2-hours of sleep each day and at times when I got burnt out but at the end of the day, it’s to solve a particular problem, a common problem.

Perhaps will share more about each company in coming future. 🙂

Life, Quotes, Rants

Hustling & Buzz

The weeks had been draining with all the festive peaks and I am grateful for all who gave me a chance and opportunity to prove myself thus apologizing to the inner self whom I had not been taking care much.

I’m back now to pen down these mental notes to serve as a reminder.

Looking back at now. The momentum and vibes had been disrupted but it’s a good lesson learned, “Text has no emotions, and it’s highly misinterpreted by the end receiver.”

Had some great takeaways about life, relationships and also business opportunities made me realized one thing —

“PASSION MADE WONDERS. AS LONG YOU SET YOUR MIND TOWARDS IT. YOU CAN ACHIEVE IT.”

Entrepreneurship is a lonesome journey. Many will be naysayers and put you down terribly.

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Powerful Quote – The LION does not turn around when a small dog barks.

I will remember this. Somehow, had been intoxicated with negative emotions and mentally affected but it’s a good learning curve that I get to embrace and learn.

Steep but good.

Crypto, Rants

Crypto Winter, Again.

The crypto charts had been volatile over the past few days, weeks and months. Looking at the 90-days chart kind of emphasized my need and vision to be investment savvy to place the eggs into the various baskets and not just to one crypto investing.

Also, across the spectrum, I had also trade not just one but at least 2 coins to minimize the loss and importantly, ensure that I don’t get overly-heartbroken. You can check out my pots via my $FOLIO.

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I believed it will take some time for it to spike back especially $Bitcoin rewards halving will happen in May 2020. It would be an exciting period for all the crypto investors.

To me, crypto investment is more of a savings plan. One must be able to overcome its psychologically and mental aspects to HODL and not liquidate at small chances unless you are talking at a small fraction of what you trade. Sometimes I do that (to finance daily needs) too but I try not to do that frequent.

It’s mentally draining and also, not wise not a long-term trader.

I set a threshold of my losses and also, a timeframe to give it to rise otherwise, I will liquidate at the next possible chance. 😉

Trading is not also a one-off thing but it on another hand, I am those who do a lot of homework to these tradings because I need to know what I’m buying and I will try to envision a long term perspective.

So if you need any second opinions, email me or telegram me for more chat ups. 🙂

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Cherish x

Life is indeed short. Ever since from September onwards, I had been attending to funeral wakes at least once every month and it’s always for someone close, not someone distant.

It brings to me that the week had been stressing, draining and etc, till a point I realized, the family is more than anyone else and cherishing every moment are way more important than anything else in this sense.

One can be easily replaced in a job but no one can replace you in a family.

Other than that, health is wealth and I saw the latest news on Godfrey Gao collapsing on a set and passed on at 35 years old. He’s just 4 years older than me. Kind of reminded me of the chinese saying that a coffin contained a dead body, not an old body.

Stay safe and stay healthy.

Rants

LIFE SUCKS? Its My Responsibility to Change My Life.

Times over times, negativity had been injected into my mind.

Despite having positive notes, there are still negativity and it looms over badly, influencing the people around them.

Best part, many people would do the blame game, pointing to what’s beneficial to them and sometimes be in the heavenly wrong.

At the end of the day, it takes one mind to bring this back to influence further, the family, friends and all.

Soon, everyone will be thinking about… Life sucks. Then sank in further.

Myself too, are guilty of this and I realised at this point, one needs to just pressed on further to see beyond this.

And it boils down to my own responsibility to overturn all the negative vibes.

Afterall its my life. As simple as that.

I learnt a few “survival” tips.

  1. Stay away from the negativity and hang out with the positive ones.
  2. Be decisive. Every minute wasted.
  3. Take a break and have a Social Media Timeout.
  4. Read. Read to learn, read to enrich.
  5. Lastly, go volunteer at a home, do something meaningful because at the end of the day, one will realise, he/ she is still fortunate as per compared to the rest.

I am still learning this and will continue to learn. In the meantime, stay sane people.

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Life, Rants

OPINION: A Woman’s Standpoint

Actually, sometimes I think back, I realised I had been shortchanged all the while. Thus with a whole new level, I want to set a good example that women should never lower their expectations for someone who’s not their par.

Emphasizing this as a marriage partner because both will need to propel together as one. I always asked myself — if the girl is my daughter, what would I say?

Yes, we should not be materialistic but somehow basic needs will need to be fulfilled. Otherwise, it’s hard to move on. Similar if my daughter divorced in the near future. Even with kids, the more one should not even lower the expectations. Otherwise it’s sending the wrong signals to defuse confidence in the kids.

As women are more fortunate now to be able to get a better education, having financial stability and all, having a partner or not, made no difference however being in a relationship, the other party would need more from us as we would be the only one who is capable to give birth to their offsprings or mental/ physical support.

Wow, I just suddenly feel that I had a strong feminist POV towards things in life but well nothing will change the fact as no one knew how tough I had walked on this path to reach this far. And also this post is dedicated to all women whos roughing out their paths now. XOXO

Similarly, I kept reminding myself.

11.11 is Single’s Day.

No 1-carat ring, say “No” to marriage. Stay single then. LOL

Rants, Work

Workplace 101: Leaders versus Managers

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Managers versus Leaders

“Manager says: GO! but a Leader will always says: Let’s GO!”

Recently, there is so much negativity that overwhelmed me that I relooked back on what I’ve done, learned and where can I improve. Then it reminded and re-emphasized on the theory of leadership.

There is so much to learn and I sincerely hope that all these can be taught to the younger one since young.

One needs to create an impact and not just direct blindly.

Comfort zone should not be embraced that much if one wants to grow significantly. Saw this picture on Facebook and finally understand how much one can achieve if there is less resistance, So ta-da. 🙂

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Credits to DAN LOK.

Just got to keep reminding myself to look forward, keep going and stay sane.