Jakarta: Re-entry

13th – 15th January 2010. It was just more than a week before that I launched my first non-Internet Marketing website ever, PIPsician.com – to attract people who are interested in the opportunities of making money from Foreign Exchange (Forex).

Even though targeted at only Malaysians, surprisingly, many who signed up to my mailing list are from… Indonesia! πŸ™‚

If not for my friend, Dee Ferdinand, I wouldn’t have thought let alone come again to Jakarta, Indonesia. This would be my second time here.

Prospecting the opportunities of opening a new market in a new country. Why not? That’s what I was here for!

So I bought my plane ticket and flew down to Jakarta, Indonesia to conduct a preview on Forex the SRDC way.

Marcus Chang helped provided the Powerpoint slides just a few hours shy before I left for Jakarta. πŸ™‚

15 people showed up for the preview, all of them Dee’s friends and contacts. Was able to close 6 of them to come down to Malaysia for the 23rd January USU class. yay YAY yay! πŸ˜›

Wrapped up the last night here with a trip to one of the malls in Jakarta, ate at the food court with the group. πŸ™‚

Btw, Warong “Buntut” LOL spotted this. In Bahasa Indonesia “buntut” means “tail” but in Malay it means “ass” Haha!

I know I’ll have to be back here in Jakarta again! πŸ™‚

(to be continued in the next post…)

The Orange Roshan Bootcamp 2009!

UPDATE: This post gets visited sometimes through search engines like Google. A lot has changed eversince this Bootcamp and quite simply, I do NOT recommend being involved with Orange Roshan, SRDC and their partners/affiliates if you want to learn how to trade on Forex.

Long Story Short: many people including my friends and myself had been burned from Orange Roshan and his Head Instructors and cheated in the tune of tens of thousands of Ringgits collectively (that I am aware of).

A lot of people that left had sinceΒ thenΒ doΒ much better i.e. doing own business, being a YouTube producer, beauty pageant, etc. Ironically,Β the ones struggling are those who remained with the school. In other words: OR and his close Instructors needed to leverage on people like you and me to make money himself.

I won’t stop you from trying or believing though. If you believe in conspiracy theories and love feeling smarter than your ‘ignorant’ peers… this is probably your ‘drug’.Β But heads up: some of the people who left are doing much, much better and making more money than OR and his school – just by not listening to his B.S. Take your pick.

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The Orange Roshan aka SRDC International Bootcamp 2009
Venue: Grand Borneo Hotel
Location: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (Malaysia)
Date: 4th – 6th December 2009

For the SRDC’ians, this was the first bootcamp ever! This was also my first time in the Eastern side of Malaysia. πŸ™‚

My group and I arrived one day earlier and boy, I learned some forbidden trading techniques a.k.a. Angah material πŸ˜› I learned Event Horizon – the skill to trade on the M1/M5/M15 time frame, make perfect entry, and also trade on ranging days. yay YAY yay! πŸ˜›

I also learned the SRDC III method in finer detail – the Asian Box, London Box and New York Box.

Only an SRDC’ian will know what I’m talking about. πŸ˜‰ I’ve been with ORI since early this year and that said, it’s been nearly one year of journey trading on Forex. I’ve been doing this part-time alongside my Internet Marketing career, and I am hatching my plans to make my other million through trading on Forex… the SRDC way! πŸ™‚

Okay, let’s talk about my bootcamp experience…

(btw you will see quite some Forex and SRDC jargons in this post. Anyone who follows Orange Roshan will know what I’m talking about!)

Day 1 – Meeting of the Minds

The committee group were half way setting up the room when my group and I arrived. Met a lot of familiar faces and also made new friends, whom previously I knew only by the username on the Orange Roshan forum.

I suppose this dude doesn’t need any introduction… πŸ™‚

Meet Marcus Chang and Tangerine!

Marcus just got back from Melbourne and will be in Malaysia to stay. We both sure came a long, loooong way… starting off with serving the scout troop (he was my scout junior) – and now, one of the lead SRDC Instructors in Malaysia!

Tangerine – don’t let her girly looks fool you. This tigress produced a 7-figure account from a small $300 account… just trading on 3A! Beat that!

This is Shaf aka Iceman. This dude bought a BMW with a $50 account, figure that one out too! Sure makes us Internet Marketers small and feeble, huh? This is “unheard of” results. It’s unrealistic, and that’s why I want to get there too!

His latest presentation had improved by leaps and bounds since the last time I saw him speak – props and tremendous respect!

LOL security πŸ˜› Wanna check my body for explosives?

Back in the hotel room – knocked out and ready for rest…

Settlers of Catan – To Cream Another Foe…

Yep, this is what we’ve been playing when we were not in the hall! I’ve explored the surrounding area of the hotel and it reminded me lots of Gelang Patah. The shopping mall had little variety too, so…

Night at Ice Bar

Hung out at the bar with Vince, Peng Joon, Jimmy and his gf Constance, and more – they tried to get me drunk. LOL I have never downed so much alco in my life. But then, I was never a drinker material to begin with. Half a glass of beer was the most I handled. This night, I took 3 full glasses and 1 shot of ‘whatever that was’. Face was red. Body was hot. And I was half conscious. But STILL conscious!

Day 2 – Bootcamp Contents

In all honesty, with the exception of Orange Roshan (the man himself), most of the other Instructors who presented on stage could use some training with public speaking. However what’s truly admirable is the level of energy and positivity throughout the entire bootcamp. Now THAT’s PRICELESS!

BTW notice that I was dressed rather slumber in all of my pics? It was a Saturday and if I knew Orange better (which I do!), it was going to be a relaxing bootcamp already. πŸ˜›

Throughout the general sessions, I learned:

– consistency in trading
– the compass (most valuable take away!)
– how to grow and expand my group of traders
– the check list plan
– and more… πŸ™‚ (don’t forget EH and SRDCIII which I learned the day before… YAY!)

Day 2 – Cocktail Reception

Haha! This is a a few funny episodes rolled into one. πŸ˜› For starters, I was not prepared for the cocktail reception. The theme was “international costume” and of course I had inquired about it earlier by email… only to get a reply “international costume means wearing a costume from your country.”

Duh… well, problem is, our culture in Malaysia isn’t really that strong in as much as the people here have been taught to be multi-racial. But I should be glad I wasn’t born a Singaporean – they TOTALLY HAVE NO CULTURE. At. All. πŸ˜›

Anyways, I quickly shopped for a San Fu, a shirt worn by traditional Chinese, at the adjacent shopping mall. So that did it. πŸ™‚

YAY? πŸ™‚

Damn, I look good! Even the rest of the gang agreed. Okay okay, before my ego swells any further…

… actually Elle picked that outfit out for me. I just fork out the $$$ πŸ˜›

Most of the other traders who attended the cocktail reception were dressed in their traditional outfits like Baju Melayu, San Fu, Sari, and more. Of course, some came as they were. LOL

Rare occasion – Paul with 1 2 beautiful women. (no typo or error here… there’s a running gag going on in our group) πŸ˜‰

Ok, here’s where the other part of the funny episode starts. Everyone’s attention diverted to the stage, and Orange announced that each country would be performing.

The Philippinos started off first with their traditional dance.

Thought that they practiced for the event, and I didn’t know it was actually a random call out to represent each country, Malaysia was next on the list.

Still clapping my hands for the Philippinos, I turned to ask Victor, Marcus and Shaf, “heheh, awesome performance. So… who’s performing for Malaysia?” πŸ™‚ “You.

Next thing I remembered, I was thrown to the front, and the crowd were expecting me to breakdance – all thanks to Marcus’ big mouth πŸ™ He is probably one of the few links to my past. LOL and when was the last time I spinned on the floor? Two years ago.

It would have been an embarrassing night, if not for downloading some break beats on my iPhone. πŸ˜› So I took a few careful minutes, selecting the right song… and pray to God I don’t break my bones in the attempt.

And then… *thump thump thump*

Here goes nothing!

I was pleasantly surprised to know I could still do windmills and crickets. Looks like I didn’t really rot after all, and at the very least, I think I made Malaysia proud. In a way. πŸ™‚ Surprised many other people who knew me after I got out of high school too. Hey, there’s more to me than just sitting behind the computer and shooting people in the jungle man!

And honestly, after this short and funny episode of being randomly thrown out to perform, I am thinking of getting back into b-boying. πŸ™‚ I now remember how much fun it was when I was doing it back in school.

Ok more pics…

Day 3 – Go Home!

It’s been a great few days with you people, and the level of positive energy is highly admirable. Looking forward to 2010 and growing our Forex accounts into the 7-figures! πŸ™‚