Monday, 8 May 2017

Perspectives: Finance and Lifestyle

As shared in my previous post, I have tendered resignation. Today marks my last day of my 10 years career life, most probably. It took me 1 whole month to detox the corporate "nonsense" that is so deep inside me, and I am still detoxing in process. I was experiencing withdrawal syndromes. I was panicking about my finance and lost sleep over it. I began to look for jobs for about 2 weeks, before I paused again.

Last Thursday on 4 May 2017, after 2 weeks of job search, I was called for an interview and I went. During the interview, I explained honestly about my situation and shared my "abilities" to perform the role that they interviewed me for. Then, I questioned myself, is this really what I want?

Here are some important points why my decision to leave workforce could be a correct but painful choice.

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Consolidating My New Chapter of Life

Hello all friends and readers, I am back from a 6-months blog vacation! *Warning, this is going to be a lengthy post.

My 2nd child born on 9 March 2017! Now, with my elder daughter, they actually formed a word "好". For the benefit of my non-chinese illiterate friends, it means "good", with the characters of "female" followed by a "son". Obviously, I can't plan for the genders so please don't ask me for tips. Thank you for making a complete package for me, a lovely wife, daughter and son! Although 4 was not my auspicious number, now it becomes the auspicious Fantastic 4!

Friday, 30 December 2016

Being Employed Is a Fulfilment?

Hello there! Yes, I know, I am on blog vacation. I have a burning curiosity about a question and I happened to have some time to write now.

If you meet ALL these criteria :

  1. Employed staff (exclude self employed); &
  2. Would continue with your current job without being paid or paid only 50% of your current salary
Yes, this post is for you!

May I find out why do you enjoy being employed after taking away your salary from the equation?

These are some of the reasons I dislike working life, honestly:

  1. KPIs;
  2. Having to follow boss instructions regardless of you being agreed or not;
  3. How to do your work in the way they want;
  4. When to do your work and by when for submission;
  5. Who to manage and sack, if applicable;
  6. Which days to work in a week;
  7. What time you have to report to work and end your work day;
  8. Taking away time from your family, hobbies and running errands;
  9. How many annual leave you have in a year;
  10. Outsourcing big chunk of your short life (say 80 years) to your company by allowing them to tell you how to live your life;
  11. And the list continues...
Would greatly appreciate if you can enlighten me why you love your job so much that you no need to be paid to follow the above conditions?

If the reason you work is purely because of money, then how much do you want? How do you balance between your time spent for yourself and time spent to earn money for your wants? Say from 25 years old till 65 years old where you got most energy and maturity, how many years of these 40 years will you spent earning for extra wants and how many years will you spent designing and living your own life for yourself?

Feel free to give your opinion but I urge everyone to maintain respect for each other. It is a discussion and please do not take it personal. No individual should be quoted or mentioned. Thanks.

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Thank You Very Much!

I seldom write long post. Here is a rather long post, and could be my last post for a very long time as I will be focusing on things that I wanted to excel, which I have listed down below.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Achieving Financial Independence, or later?

I have been pondering about this for months. A decision that will affect my family well being. 

Saturday, 5 November 2016

New Family Member, New Family Blog, New New

My family size will increase from 3 to 4 soon. My wife is expecting (I am expecting too, the joy). So, what is it like to be a father? Here is a video that promise tears:

Friday, 21 October 2016

Where Are My Branded?

From Online Dictionary: A branded product is one which is made by a well-known manufacturer and has the manufacturer's label on it. Supermarket lines are often cheaper than branded goods.