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…

20 Fasting Day 2, Google IO

Hello everyone! My name is Bosslee and I am your host. Welcome to the 20th episode of Nightly. Today many of my colleagues and friends went back to Malaysia to vote. #GE14 is now trending on Twitter too.
So today I would like to share you with my thoughts on fasting for day 2 and 8 big announcements from Google I/O 2018.

19 Intermittent Fasting, New S’pore Ride-Hailing Apps

Hello everyone! Welcome to the 19th episode of Nightly. My name is Bosslee and I am your host. Today I would like to share my Day 1 experience of Intermittent Fasting and also my thoughts on the upcoming Ride-Hailing Apps that are coming to challenge Grab in Singapore.

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

14 Breaking the habits

Hello everyone! Welcome to the 14th episode of Nightly. My name is Bosslee and I am your host!  So I totally broke my chain of schedule on recording podcasts for the last few days. Episode 13 was on 22 April 2018. I am so ashamed of myself. I do not have a specific topic to discuss about today but like to casually share some of the thoughts on my mind

1/ Habits

Do you still remember that I spoke about the habit loop in episode 5? In that I talked about how to build a habit. The key is to keep doing the thing for 66 days and you will build a habit. I said that i did it for Yoga. You know arh, this week my effort almost all gone down the drain. I missed 3 days of my yoga morning routine and I only managed to make a podcast recording today. So ashamed of myself loh. This habit thing really cannot missed it, if you missed one you think that it is alright to missed another one and very soon, you lose your habit. So tonight, I die die have to create an episode even though I do not have a specific topic in mind

2/ North and South Korea vow to end the Korean War in historic accord

This is like how sudden, when I caught the video yesterday I am also a bit shock. Not that I do not support it, I am totally inline with peace for both countries. Just a bit shock. Anyway, the video of both leaders walking past each of the border is pretty cute, you see both leaders holding hands and that really means a lot. Of course, there are internet comments that are skeptics on this matter, thinking if Mr Kim is planning something else. Let’s hope not. As this is truly a great start for both countries. Imagine how much N.korea can grow when they open up to the world market. It will be like the Chinese in the 2000s.

3/ Don’t believe everything on the internet

Mothership SG has a story about influencers on instagram starting to share investment scheme. Especially the one about owning part of a durian plantations. You pay $1796.62 one-time off and you will get a percentage of the payback every year from the sale of the durians. Exact details, you have to read the article but just wanted to let you know that financial advisory services can only be done by licensed financial advisors. If it is too good to be true, it is fake

4/ Happiness Is a Choice You Make

I am listening to this audiobook about “Happiness Is a Choice You Make”

It talks about growing old gracefully, how there are always to have unexpected things that could happen. And many of the ads that sells you the dream of sailing at the age of 70, doing those crazy stuff at 80 are truth but that is a very small portion of people. Many are either suffering or being stuck in an nursing home.

“Living too long scared them; dying was the antidote to living too long.”

― John Leland, Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old

Sometimes maybe facing death is a better option over trying to save someone on the hospital bed but in the long run giving the person lots of pain.

13 Fame, Power and Status

Hello everyone! Welcome to the the 13th episode of Nightly! Today I am a bit sad. One of the EDM DJ that I like has pass away. For EDM fans I’m sure you are aware. DJ Avicii was found dead in Oman yesterday (21 April 2018). He produced some of the greatest hits in the EDM scene, one of it is the “Wake me up” which has 100 million played on Spotify but my personal favorite is “The Night”

“The Night” is an very interesting and meaningful song. I got to know this song from one of my student when I was doing adjunct lecturing. There are two parts of the lyrics that i especially resonate.

 

If you listen to the song on Youtube, the starting message is “… When I died, I want to be remember for the life I lived and not the money I made”

The 2nd part will be “One day you’ll leave this world behind, So live a life you will remember.”

 

I believe Avicii had made it happened. He is truly remembered for his great works. We are not o judged but we all know that when a rising star is popular, he/she faced lots of pressure with fame / power and status. This is a very interesting topic I think most of us are looking for fame / power and status.Honestly, I think everyone wants it, if you are listening and if you tell yourself that you are not into fame, power and status. You might be lying to yourself. The challenge here is how these artists handled the stress of sudden surge of fame. I have not experienced myself but documentaries on Netflix for Beetles / Madonna / Lady GaGa all had a past of taking drugs / excessive drinking to escape the pressure. While we are all trying to chase fame, we have to be ready when it truly comes.

The 2nd thing I like to share is the word YOLO. You only live once. We all talk about it, we think about it but some of us never really take action on it, at least from my perspective, And the song is a gentle nudge to it.