FRIM Skywalk

Checked out the new Forest Skywalk at FRIM!

The new skywalk attraction opened since Merdeka Day, which is just less than a month ago. Even though we arrived early at 8 in the morning, we waited for 1 1/2 hours as the queue was long – if you want to avoid the crowd, pick weekdays.

Oh, and the whole “social distancing” BS procedure dampened the experience (shouldn’t it be called physical distancing?)

However I still think there will be a permanent limit to the number of people climbing the skywalk at any given time because of the limited space and structure integrity.

The skywalk experience was about 20 minutes. The 50m height attraction was full (and limited spots too), but the 15m height route was quite enough. In fact, it elevates up to around 30+ meters in height, and with the 50m height just being climbing upwards with nowhere else to walk on, the base 15m height route was quite enough. You’ll know if you go.

Diamond Grills For The F10

Installed the diamond kidney grill, to replace the black double fin model.

The diamond grill design started with the new BMW Z4 that was released last year.

This diamond kidney grill design trickled down to the new G20 M340i, and now there are creative after market parts even for the F generation models.

Ok la… still looks fresh, as long as I don’t rice the ride. ?

Life Changing Money Challenge

9 years ago I joined the first Life Changing Party (now renamed Life Changing Money Challenge). Here I am again… So so so different ! Game is more app driven now, sumptuous food and great company!

What Is Life Changing Money Challenge?

Think of it as Monopoly or CashFlow 101 carried out in a live event. When you walk into the Hall, the year is 2016 (current). Every participant goes on the app and plays the game, Life Changing Money Challenge.

The game is driven by a virtual currency called LCD or “Life Changing Dollars”. The objective of the game is to amass as much LCDs as possible. Top 3 players with highest net worth wins.

 

How Is It Played?

The game is divided into two Phases. Phase 1 is basically played BEFORE the event itself. You start off with LCD 1 Million, and there is an incentive to start collecting LCD as all these carries over to the main event on the night itself.

Players get LCDs by referring friends, answering Q&As, or take a chance with Fate Codes (akin to gambling).

Phase 2 begins during the live event itself.

You start off with whatever you’ve earned in Phase 1 + LCD 10 Million.

Mirroring reality, players can do a variety of things to build (or lose) their wealth: buy Businesses, Franchises, stocks, properties, even gamble (lol), Auction, make deals with other Players, etc.

And just like real life, there are huge investments beyond individual players that it requires team work and negotiating.

Theoretically, every 20 minutes means 1 year has passed in the game – but some technical difficulties with the app and some events like Lively Larry and Auctioning took a bit more time than it should.

However the game ended at Year 2021, 5 years later…

What Do You Get For Winning?

Top 3 winners from Phase 1 and Phase 2 win various prizes.

As a sponsor of the event, I was not eligible for winning. But I still went all out to play. 😛

Even so, the players sure are crazy even if I were eligible, I wouldn’t have won any prizes haha…

In Phase 1, I finished 5th place.

In Phase 2, I finished 7th place – even with a windfall of LCD10Million from playing a silly ‘human jackpot’ game LOL

It was a fun night overall – it also doubled as a mini reunion with some of my workshop students and other business friends.

I’ve also learned what a saver I am when it comes to money. I suspect if I threw everything I had into stocks (I had good pickings) I would indefinitely make way more and possibly top everyone… then again, it’s not something I would’ve dare done in real life.

Learned a lot about my own money habits that night!

New Car!

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Finally, I’ve fulfilled the promise I made to myself 23 year old self – that is to get a BMW while I’m still in my 20’s!

And I sure held it off for years… With only one year plus left to hit my target (going to be 29 years old in less than a week)

Sometimes I think I could have had achieved it faster if I had kept the fire burning and hustle at high intensity. Maybe I could have gotten a new car at least 2 years earlier?

However I don’t regret the process. I am very glad I followed the process of accumulating my material gains in an ‘orderly fashion’ and stuck to it.

Take care of my mom’s side first -> build and grow the business -> secure a house first and get out of rented property -> squeezed in at least 1 property purchase for investing -> then finally I move in to reward myself with a new car!

I wouldn’t have had it any other way.

I know most people would have splashed on a big car almost immediately after making some money. Which is totally unwise no matter how I see it.

I know with 100% conviction that I earned my new ride the right, smart way and that I took care of my bases very well before anything else.

So what’s next? Just gonna grow my digital publishing and online marketing business further, and buy more assets! That’s the name of the game. 🙂

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