SFS Ep #0: Starting from Scratch Podcast

I just spent the whole day working on my store. I like how it’s coming along. When I started in the morning, I made sure to turn on SelfControl to block Facebook, reddit and Lifehacker for the next 10 hours. Once I knew that these sites were blocked, I found that I didn’t even think about them.

After dinner, I had an epiphany. I needed some way to document my journey and keep myself accountable. I’d always wanted to do a podcast but never could decide on a topic. Well, I think I just found it.

Dropship Lifestyle is not as straightforward to non-US citizens. It’s definitely doable but comes with its own set of hurdles to cross. There are loads of folks who’ve made it work though. And a podcast is the perfect excuse to talk to them. Also, like I mentioned, I’ll be sharing my own progress on the show.

On the first episode, it’s just me. No intro, no nothing. I’ll get around to it eventually though.

We went to the Singapore Zoo

Varun and I needed a boys’ trip together so I took him to the Singapore Zoo. It was perfect coz the Zoo has a dino exhibit going on this month and the little guy loves dinosaurs. It was admittedly a little weird to see animatronics in an actual zoo but hey, the kids seemed to love it.

Instead of taking pictures, I thought I’d vlog this little trip. I think it turned out pretty well.

I’ve got plans for a trip with Varun to somewhere in Southeast Asia in Jan 2017. It’ll be our first solo trip out of the country so I’m 20% nervous and 80% excited as hell.

Your time is limited

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

The Simple Life in Batam

Earlier this year, when my father-in-law suggested we go visit his friends in Batam, I wasn’t too keen. I’m not one for meeting new people and besides, I didn’t know much about Batam except that Singaporeans tend to head over there for a quick weekend getaway to do what we do best: shop and eat.

But the wife had met the family before on a previous trip and she was excited to go back. She insisted that it would be nothing like what I’d imagined. Besides, it would be Varun’s first trip overseas. She told me that they lived in a house on stilts, on the riverbank. I had to see this! Continue reading The Simple Life in Batam

What I Learned from Charles Ngo

I attended Charles Ngo’s free seminar the Super Affiliate Blueprint at the Amara Hotel last Saturday. To be completely honest, I had no idea who he was. Johnny told me to check it out since I was in Singapore and I usually try to do what he says without question, so I did.

Apparently, there’s a whole other world of affiliate marketing out there that I’ve been completely oblivious to all these years. This is a world where you’re persuaded to download apps to your phone, install browser add-ons or visit pages you otherwise wouldn’t bother checking out. Every action you take online makes someone else money.

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