23 Opportunities

Hello everyone, welcome to the 23rd episode of Nightly. My name is bosslee and I am your host. This podcast talks about life after work and shares the story on how I’m trying to get of the rat race. Kinda of like reality show. If you listen long enough, you will know probably my whole life story. Anyway today I got an opportunity to meet up with a business person running medical hall. It’s interesting to how she present the business to me

22 Time to quit, How about the risk?

Hello! Welcome to the 22nd episode of Nightly. My name is Bosslee and I am your host. A year ago, when I started working for the Bossman. I told myslef, a year is the limit. A year has come and pass, I have not left the bossman. What happened? How can I better comprehend my risk on hand? How can I get back into my selling grove?

I keep asking myself
“if not now, when?”
“if not you, how?”
But the devil in me, keep saying. What about the risk?

21 Why you need to stop feeling guilty for leaving work on time

Hi everybody! Welcome to the 21th episode of Nightly. My name is Bosslee and I am your host. In this podcast, I talked about life after work. Today the topic is about why you need to stop feeling guilty for leaving work on time. There is nothing wrong about leaving work on time even when your boss is still around. The important thing here is that you finished your task. If you task is done, you are good to go. Furthermore, staying late at work will give others the impression not to be respectful of your time…

18 May weather sucks, SMRT Comms Team and FBI

Hello everybody! Welcome to the 18th episode of Nightly. My name is Bosslee and I am your host. How are you doing this amazing Sunday? It is interesting how we are able to wake up super early during the weekdays but when it comes to weekend, waking up at 7am is a struggle. Do you share the same?

So today I like to talk about three interesting topics

 

1/  May weather sucks
Yes. It is May already. If you did not notice; time flies. Whatever goals you set during your New Year Resolution, it should probably been broken by now. How do I know that because there is a study that 75% of New Year Resolutions are never kept. Anyway the news say that for the first two weeks of May, the daily temperature is expected to range between 25°C and 33°C. Sometimes in noon, it will hit a high of 35°C. On top of this crazy heat, there will be short-duration moderate to heavy thundery showers are expected mostly in the afternoon. Now I have to let you know that I am a believer of Climate Change and I believe all these crazy weather changes are due to our doing. So on a personal level, I would try to reuse, reduce and recycle. In fact, many people are doing that. One of the easiest thing we can do is to use less plastic bag 🙂

 

2/ A Night With the SMRT Communications Team

Read this article on Rice Media about the how the SMRT Communications Team work, the pressure they faced and bad names they get. Interesting coverage on how the team is working on the SMRT behind-the-scenes videos so that people are aware that they are actually doing something. I think lots of credit should be given to the SMRT engineering team. Yes, the management might have some issues but the guys on the ground are the ones making it happened. And oh, Rice Media is a pretty good read, I wonder who started it. Thumps up.

 

3/ FBI

FBI aka Facebook Investigator

 

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17 I’m 36 and I’m working in Tech

I’m 36 and I’m working in Tech or at least I think I am working in Tech. Hello everyone! My name is Bosslee and I am your host. Today, I like to talk about age and tech. There is this article on Bloomberg that talks about if you are the ages of 30, you are not welcome to the tech scene in China. Personally I think it is partial true because in Chinese the tech scene is booming, so there are a lot more candidates out there looking for that work. If you are above 30 with a family, honestly it is harder to compete with singles who are younger. However what you bring with you is the experience to help them grow. In this episode, I share my thoughts and I love to hear yours too.

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16 Direct to Consumers

Hello everyone! Welcome to the 16th episode of Nightly. My name is Bosslee and I am your host. How is everyone doing today? Yesterday was a holiday and today is already mid-week, all we have to do is just endure another two days and it will be the weekends! So what do you do during weekend? For me, I usually use it for exercising and now because I signed up for AHM, I am using it for long runs.

So today topic is something very close to me. It is about this article by Inc titled: Over 400 Startups Are Trying to Become the Next Warby Parker. You see Warby Parker is an ecommerce business operating under the Direct to Consumer model. They build up a brand, removed the middleman and sell direct. Some very successful ones include, Warby itself, Dollar Shave Club, Casper, Away. This article talks about how some 400 startups are trying to bring down every consumer category. There is this particular category that I am super interested and it is the TCM category.

At least from Singapore perspective, it seems like there are only major retailers. Eu Yan Sang and Hock Hua. Eu Yan Sang positioning  itself more high end while Hock Hua more for the mass market. However the interesting thing is that they are not doing so well online. Maybe because it is herbs / or something that we have to eat so we need to touch and feel. If you think about it, shoes are also something we need to try but in the end Zappos is doing so well. The same is true for mattress. Capser is also able to sell online. Maybe the problem is not with physically touching the herbs.

The problem I have with them is why do they call the shots for how much a Yang Sheng should be? It seems like they have a monopoly to command the price for birds nest and ginsengs. I’m not sure if there are similar disrupter out there but I am certainly very interesting in changing this space. The challenge is that how do I start small and think big in this space? How can I win the giants?  I like to put this question forward, do you have any thoughts on this?

See you tml

15 Vegetarians, Twitter Privacy & Keto diet

Hello everyone! Welcome to the 15th episode of Nightly. My name is Bosslee and I am your host. How are you today? I’m sure today your office must be pretty empty too. Most of your colleagues would have taken an annual leave because it would give them a long weekend. Some might even take this opportunity to travel overseas.

Actually, come to think of it, do you think it is a good idea to take leave? I mean it is good because it would extend your holiday. By taking a day of leave, you would have Sat, Sun, Mon and Tues for travel. But if you think about it, many people would be doing the same. If you do not take leave and headed to office instead. It would also be a pretty relaxing day. What are your thoughts on this? It is the same as taking leaving on Friday. You see most of the people would want to take leave on Friday, because of have a extended long weekend. But if you think about it, if many people would try to take Friday off, this mean that there will be less people in office on a Friday, which could also means more relaxed environment and you can be using your leave for Monday. I love to take Monday – Tuesday.

Again love to hear your thoughts on this.

Now let me share my topics today. Today, I like to share about 3 things

1/ Vegetarians to go

Last weekend, I took to reddit and ask what are the vegetarians places that they would recommend in Singapore. Well the responses was unbelievable, I took the recommendations and compile it into a list on Google Map. This is the link -> https://goo.gl/maps/syxghR62x862

2/ Twitter also sold data access to Cambridge Analytica researcher

It was an one-time API purchased to access a random sample of public tweets from a five-month period between December 2014 and April 2015. Well if you are leaving Facebook for something else, maybe avoid Twitter too?

3/ Ketogenic Diet… Is Fat Good For You?

On my way back home today, I have been listening to this podcast on Ketogenic Diet. It is a high fat diet and strictly no carbs. If you are like me who is intro bread and biscuits, you can forget about it. In the podcast, a researcher was sharing how the diet was working amazingly for him. It keeps him more focus and he was able to do more. While on the other hand, a group of power walkers tried out the diet too but it did not go so well for them. The hypothesis is that power walking requires more energy and it is much easier to burn carbs plus it has more oxygen. While it is harder to burn fats and having less oxygen, it is not suitable for the athletes. Depending on how you see it, I personally is not a fan of this diet. I am thou exploring intermittent fasting. So let see if it works out. Finally this is the link -> https://overcast.fm/+FboHCcl1c

That’s all for today

If you are trying out certain diets, I love to know. If you are into Keto and it is working for you. I love to know too.

Talk again tml. Bye