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Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Well done team!
Many people I speak to don't have many kind words to say about our Malaysian Thomas Cup squad. They feel that they should have at least managed to enter the finals of the tournament. I however feel that the players have given their best and deserve a big round of applause.
As for Kuan Beng Hong, it isn't right for us to put the blame entirely on him for our loss to Denmark. He is still a relatively inexperienced player and he didn't have what was required to shoulder such a big responsibility, especially in a crucial decider. The coaches and officials might need to relook at their decision on making the selection over more experienced players like Roslin or Tsuen Seng.
As for me, being a die hard badminton fan at one time, watching the semifinal clash did get my blood pressure up quite a bit. Despite it being 9pm once the last match was over, I strapped on my shoes and had a relaxing 45 minute run. It felt good to run again that late at night.
At age 38 I was woken up to the reality that at the rate I was moving in growing my wealth, retirement would not be what I desired. My three kids were growing fast and the cost of a good education was another burden I didn't have an answer to.
That was until I was introduced to value investing. In a short 7 months (Mar - Sep 2016) I made over 20% returns from investing in value stocks on the KLSE, while in the same period the KLCI was down 2% and the market generally volatile.
I've decided to start this blog with the hope of sharing what I learn as I journey along this pathway towards financial freedom with the hope that it would be an encouragement and help to my fellow Malaysians in planning and starting your own journey towards financial freedom.