James Cook University at Sims Drive

James Cook University Sims Drive Singapore

Thursday, November 19, 2015

My amazing interview with radio One FM 91.3 - Mark Van Cuylenburg, Glenn Ong & Andre Hoeden

My amazing interview with the Flying Dutchman Mark Van Cuylenburg, Glenn Ong & Andre Hoeden of One FM

I got a called from Andre Hoeden, they  were interested to interview me on how I'm able to, from sleeping on the street to traveling the world.

I went to SPH centre at Toa Payoh, Andre came down to fetch me upstairs to the studio.

The first part we discuss about on how I stayed in a one room flat, with 10 persons staying, every night, I brought a cardboard and pillow out to the end of the corridor outside my house to sleep, subjected to all weather conditions.

I got to wait until all the residents there aslept then go out at 1130 pm, until I was 27 years old, when I had my own flat. For many years I needed to wake early in the morning at 4 am to run the hawker stall.

After that they play the advert, we continue on the second half, on how I found a job, a company - S'pore Press Holdings, nearby, then I worked 2 years  and brought a 3 room flat, and a co worker introduced me to stocks in 1990.

I  read everything I can about stocks and devised my methods, and through the good fortune in investments and chanting, I am able to travels the world. And raise a family with 2 kids.

As we continued to discuss various aspect of my life on and off line.

The  photo of the one room HDB was from a story by the blogger Lau Kok Kok

Photo from One FM - FM91.3

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The amazing New York City tour

Going to the New York City on my own is one of my most challenging experiences in my travels. In 4 different mode of transport, by shuttle bus, railway, subway and cab.

I got to take a shuttle bus from the hotel to the Brunswick station railway line to Penn station in NYC, then asked one lady she brought me to the subway to take the subway to Canal Road station at New York City Chinatown possibly the biggest in the world.

It is the biggest in America. At 10.35am, which I started my journey, I reached the Chinatown after my meal at New Wong Hon restaurant at nearly 2 pm, start walking to Brooklyn bridge, the crowd were huge, then started walking to the Wall Street, it was barricaded.

After taking some fotos I walk back to Chinatown, ate a big bowl of fish head soup. Then try finding the Canal Station this time is only 2 stations not 5 stations as before. I got to keep asking people for directions. Walking up out the station looking for Penn Station railway line and back to Brunwick Station at New Jersey to take a cab home to the hotel, the trip from New Jersey is more the 50 KM. Reach the hotel at 7 pm.

What an amazing experience.