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Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Update from the land down under
It's been a good 5 days with lots of time spent with my sisters and mum. I was in Sydney from Saturday till Tuesday visiting my elder sister, and just flew in to Melbourne yesterday. The last 5 days was spent mainly sight seeing and relaxing. Tomorrow shall be the main event on my calendar... my younger sister's graduation at Monash. After 5 years of hard work she is finally graduating as a medical doctor. I am very proud of her! Congrats sis!!
Dr. Shalini enjoying her food at Sydney's famous Fish Market
Mum and younger sis at the harbour bridge
Me and sis at the Opera House
Mum and me at Bondi Beach
Hey aren't we going in the water today?
Elder sister Kalpana with my mum at the Blue Mountains
Family picture at the Blue Mountains
Three siblings finally together again!
Breathtaking view at Great Ocean Road in Melbourne
This has to be one of the wonders of the world.
And of course I have not been enjoying myself until I've forgotten to run. In the last 5 days, I've only rested on Monday. The weather here is just great for running. No soaked socks and shorts and you can just keep running without feeling tired. This evening I just ran another 15k and still felt like I could keep going. More photos coming soon of the graduation!
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.