Tight For Time

I can’t believe it’s been 2 months since I last updated and shared! It’s been such a crazy time since my daughter was born on 28th Jan 2015 – learning to cope and become a dad isn’t easy, and supporting my wife this time was challenging too, as I had to cope with business without her during her maternity =( (I used to do everything with her)

And then I had to relocate one clinic and launch another one, both at the same time in 2 week’s notice – which was extremely tiring…

But I thank God for a wonderful wife, supportive family, healthy baby, a wonderful wonderful team that I’m blessed to work with and serve. It’s a grand time to live and learn.

I was on a test and trial of adopting a high natural fat and low/no carbs diet, and from a weight of 94.4 in 2014, and since then my weigh moved from 90.4 kg in Jan 2015 and on 18th March 2015, I weigh 87.8 kg (total weigh loss to date: 6.6 kg)

I’ve continued to go for courses and buying and reading books and materials on value investing, index investing and income investing in my continued pursuit of building an ongoing income for years to come, and I’ve more or less decided on income investing primarily as my preferred approach, mainly for its focus on income over time. My idea is to hold the dividend and income stocks for life, and live off the income once it hits a certain critical mass, and in the meantime, to reinvest all dividends. As of today, I’ve applied for a brokerage account and CDP account, awaiting the green light from them.

It’s been difficult to attend church since the arrival of Olivia (baby girl), but I’m pleased to say that we have been managing to attend church over the last 2 weeks – Olivia seem to cope quite well with the loud music and bright lights (she love the bright bright lights), but Louise and myself were the tired ones after going home. Maybe it’s from carrying her and all the baby-related stuff all the way there and home – we got really tired man! But it’s wonderful to be back in church and in the house of the living God =D

Truly with the arrival of the baby girl and with Louise on maternity, my time becomes very tight and tied, and I’ve very limited time to do my work, exercise, pray, socialize and grow the business, so I need to be even more effective when I get to do things, which is something I’m still ironing out and trying to learn (obviously when I took 2 months off the blog gosh)

I’ll keep posting whenever I can ok, talk soon!

 

Goodbye Mr Lee Kuan Yew

Today 23rd March 2015, Singapore lost a great man and leader, Mr Lee Kuan Yew. What he has done for the growth and good of Singapore, is immeasurable – people living in growth, security, protection, stability.

Singapore is truly a blessed nation today, because of his nation building and his relentless pursuit of growth for Singapore, his acute long-termed vision for Singapore. I admire and respect the works and results of his hands and leadership, and his steadfast and principled character.

I pray for peace in the Lee family during this time of grief and loss.

Today, Singapore mourns.

 

Welcoming My Firstborn Daughter, Olivia Into This World

Hi all! I’ve been away since 28th Jan 2015 because 20150128_211558our firstborn daughter, Olivia, came into this world that morning.

That was the beginning of a significant change in our lives – everything changes. Louise had to stop working, so we scrambled to get people to takeover her role, position and patients in the clinics; did handovers to accounts so that accounts can be managed by someone else.

I have no idea what it’d be like to carry my own baby in my hands…until I’ve carried her. I wanted to blog earlier about this, but having to handle the business alone now with Louise in confinement, launching 2 clinics soon, baby duties and night feeding – these all take a toll on my time – don’t get me wrong, I’m still very happy to be a father, but I’ve just less time on my hands.

Olivia is growing beautifully and strong, she started being able to do “push ups” around 1 week old, and she has a voracious appetite! She drinks loads of milk, yet doesn’t seem to gain much weight – I pray that she has the skinny genes, and that she wouldn’t have to struggle with weight like me =D

Send you more pictures later ok =D

Losing another 0.5 kilos and onwards towards my goal of 80 kilos

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Following my decision to cut sugar out from my life/diet, I lost 4 kilos in the first 5 weeks from 94.4 to 90.4 kilos, and recently, during my wife’s gynae appointment (it’s always measured then as there is a digital one there…and since I’m there…), and about 2 weeks after that, on 16th January 2015, I measured myself again and I had dropped to 88.9 kgs, which is a further drop of 0.5 kilos – not much, but simple joys.

I didn’t do anything extra, no extra gym sessions, no longer gym sessions, each sessions still lasts about 45 minutes.

Total weight loss in 7 weeks: 4.5 kilos

Am looking forward to continuing my weight loss and hit 80 kilos by end of this year, which I think should be achievable.