Toy Shopping @ Hong Kong

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For those that like to collect toys (Marvel Heros, Starwars, DC Comics, Gundam, Halo, Japanese Anime etc), here are a few locations that you should visit when in Hong Kong:





- Tai Yuen Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island

MTR Wan Chai Station Exit A3. Walk for around two minutes.

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- CTMA Centre, Mongkok, Kowloon

MTR Mongkok Station Exit E2

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- Sino Centre, Mongkok, Kowloon

Just behind CTMA Centre

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Report card for 2012 New Year Resolutions

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Family
- Spend more quality time at home with son and wife

Is never enough especially when son is growing up and he is 14.5 months today.

- Spend more quality time with parents and in laws

They aint getting any younger and we been pushing them to exercise more, eat healthier and the incentive is to see their grandson growing up into a useful person to the society.

Health
- Exercise more: Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday

I did but it wasnt consistent but with a heavy investment in the foldable bike, I now cycle and exercise much much more and it is something that I like more. 

- 78kg

I never seem to get it anywhere close to this figure but I will try again in 2013 but with 2 more kg as leeway... hee hee

Career
- Build an executive team in B-Secure Technologies (local and regional)

There been ups and downs on this journey with people fired, hired and grooming them. Now I have 3 key people that I am looking to train them up for the roles. Make some money from the company and have a good life. 

- Expand the reach of B-Secure to lifestyle, enterprise mobile apps

We did and we moved very aggressively into this direction. We handle several major accounts from Samsung, RIM, Motorola Solutions and also groups of companies in the regions.

- Train up management teams in other invested companies

So far so good but my love is still on BSTmobile.com 

- Make more money (double of what I earned in 2011)

Ok for this ... lets shhhhhh shhhh :)

New Year Resolutions for 2013

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Family
- Spend more quality time at home with son and wife
- Spend more quality time with parents and in laws

Health
- Exercise everyday: Cycling, Gym, Jogging
- 80kg

Career
- Identify the leaders in BSTMobile.com and prep them to lead the company
- Be the leader in mobile app development in South East Asia
- Get another overseas property 

What have I done in 2012

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I am happy that I had done most of it ... ok except 78kg. I prefer rounder to bring out the boss look. hahahhaa

Havent really plan on what's next for 2013 but should be the same few..putting on thinking cap first.



New Year Resolutions for 2012 then:

http://tomato75.blogspot.sg/2012/01/2012-family-health-career.html

Family
- Spend more quality time at home with son and wife
- Spend more quality time with parents and in laws

Health
- Exercise more: Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday
- 78kg

Career
- Build an executive team in B-Secure Technologies (local and regional)
- Expand the reach of B-Secure to lifestyle, enterprise mobile apps
- Train up management teams in other invested companies
- Make more money (double of what I earned in 2011)

Short burst of thoughts

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Is blogging dead? At least for me cos this is like the last place I will ever think of sharing my thoughts.

Perhaps posting the short burst of thoughts over twitter or facebook make more sense than preparing a long written notes on the blog? :)

Looking at the number of posts that I made, it is just pathetic. But not so that I will shut it down nor try to prop up the figures just to make it look good. I am too old to go for the superficial now. hahahha!

Many things happened since the last post .. son is growing up, getting more and more aware of what he wants with his expressions and emotions.

Wife is getting busier as son grows up too. She is a terrific woman! I respect her more and more with her capability to manage the house, the maid and even our son while still taking care of me. She deserves everything in life. She does. :)

Why do (some) Singaporeans hate foreigners that work here?

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My take is, it is not the fault of the foreigners to want to have a better life/work/earnings in another country like Singapore, be it for themselves or for their family members.

Similarly, if we Singaporeans are to work in another countries like USA or Australia, will we face the same type of discrimination like what we are imposing of foreigners that work here?

It is just not right to put the blame squarely at anyone that leaves their country to find a better life. But instead look at the govt who opens the door too fast and ignoring the pleads of its people, all in the name of globalization.

I would prefer to look at the policies that the Singapore govt had implemented, which to me is wrong as it was opened too fast, too wide and without much control of who is to come in and who is not so welcome.

The govt went too top down on its citizens that without FT, Singapore economy will tank and without even giving sufficient time to its citizens, millions flooded into Singapore within a very short period of time. How many of us are prepared for this?

Also many of the stuff like education, social integrations, public infrastructure, policies, governing are not even ready to have such a huge influx of people coming in. Ministers after ministers just parrot what the SM, MM said without any raise of how is Singapore going to support everyone within such a small island.

This frustrated a lot of locals whose jobs, livelihood and our way of life changed … having to fight with others deemed not locally born, sharing the same resources. And all these while the govt failed to keep the cost of living down but yet keep increasing the public transportation fee, giving themselves fat salaries, pushing the gap between the poor and the rich (which ironically, many of the ministers are millionaires).

This frustrations was not something that happened overnight but it has been more than 10 years in the making.

However when there was a chance to show to the govt that they did wrong and opportunities to punish them for that, 60.1% elected them back in recently.

So who is really to blame, the govt, the people, the foreigners? So what if someone is to be blamed? The wheel has been set in motion, and our lives have been affected one way or another. The govt is now trying to compensate by cutting down on those policies that favored the foreigners but disadvantage the locals. Is it too late or more can be done?

We all have a choice and that choice to me is don't depend on the govt to create the life you want. Instead plan everything on your own.

How to keep it going? (New Year Resolutions)

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From: Business 101 (Facebook)
How to keep it going? (New Year Resolutions)

Enter your resolutions to Google Task (https://mail.google.com/) and keep it in sync with whichever devices you are connected to (Laptops, smartphones, tablets etc)

If you are using a smartphone, download the relevant app like GTasks (Android) and use that as a reminder or check list always.

This is so that you dont have any excuses to 'forget' about the things to since the list is always with you.
 

MyBerryCloset.com

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In 2011, Izel took a daring step and started this other online store, MyBerryCloset.com.

It took off rather fast and recently finished a contest that have a sizeable response to it.

2012: Family, Health, Career

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Family

- Spend more quality time at home with son and wife
- Spend more quality time with parents and in laws

Health
- Exercise more: Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday
- 78kg

Career
- Build an executive team in B-Secure Technologies (local and regional)
- Expand the reach of B-Secure to lifestyle, enterprise mobile apps
- Train up management teams in other invested companies
- Make more money (double of what I earned in 2011)