Personal Updates

It’s already coming to the first quarter of the year. Time really flies when you’re busy, or having fun, or both!

I’ve been posting up a lot of photos and pictures in place of my ‘text’ updates, this is really slowly turning into a photo blog! ๐Ÿ™‚

Figured it’s about time I let you in on what I’ve been doing for the past 3 months, my aspirations and what I’m planning to do! (in no particular order)

1. Forex. Progress with my ‘paper asset’ is reaaaaally slow. In fact, I made a loss on GBPUSD on the third week of March. Trend exhaustion, I was told. Really sucks when I got all my methods and filters checked like 19/20 only to find a 1/20 chance it would fail. I should be thankful my account is still intact and it didn’t blow. I’ve been staying away from the charts since, as I’m experimenting a fear-free, sure-win approach so that I can free my mind and time to pursue the growth of my Internet Business. I am not letting go of that “road to $1million” goal in Forex easily!

2. Just wrapped up my 4-Day PLR Sale with Stephen Luc! (29th March – 1st April) I closed the launch on Day 3 as it sold out by then. Together with 8 other affiliates – probably more – we made US$21,687.90 in total sales just 3 days! Great for less than a week’s work, and it surely raised the bar in our mini-launches, breaking my past record of $14747 in 3 days. Really excited with my new tested discovery on multiple Upsells and the inclusion of high ticket products as part of the selling chain. ๐Ÿ™‚

3. Now I’m looking forward to the next BIGGER – BETTER – MEANER launch I’m working with Elle. ๐Ÿ™‚ We’re targeting to launch the first PLRGold: Blowout on May 10, 2010. Will be importing over all the tried and proven strategies I’ve done with Stephen over for this launch, and this will be taking over PLRGold: Motivation’s place as the third and latest installment in my PLRGold franchise! ๐Ÿ™‚

4. 14-15th March 2010. Was in Singapore. Dylan ‘the punk’ invited me over and Jani Ghaffor’s short visit in Singapore was an excuse reason for me to come over. It’s been awhile since I last networked face-to-face with other Internet Marketers and I was curious to know of Jani’s reputation. Also paid Dylan’s new Candy Man store a visit. He blew away SGD90,000 for the entire setup of this offline business! Now you know why I have high regards for Singaporean entrepreneurs. Our counterparts are very, very unlike us here, and their thermometer for success is truly at a level higher than ours!

5. Been active in church as of lately. The last time I went to the St. Ignatius Church was in March 2003, just before I went to the UK to start my 3-year unconventional, hellish journey. It’s been 6 years I’ve not returned to this church – I’ll save this story with its unique twist of events for another time.

6. Mom and Ashley finally moved into our new Lakeview house! 25th March 2010 ought to be a historical date for our family, and should be celebrated every year. ๐Ÿ˜‰ You see, we never had our own property. My mom never did for the 49 years of her life… until now. My father had been – and still is – a very, very, very, very, very bad family leader and provider (two middle fingers up yours, laopei) and in 2003, we lost LITERALLY EVERYTHING. I am glad that over the years, we started to get everything back one-by-one: from being homeless to getting a roof over our heads for starters (read: rent), bought our own car (make that 2 now), and finally our own house!

7. While we’re on the subject of properties, I have a new dream: to become a real estate tycoon! My lifetime goal: to own 100 properties! Having played CashFlow 101 and Smart Money, I have learned that the way to truly succeed BIG TIME and become TRULY financially free is to own real estate. I’ve got the Internet Business part down pat (non-tangible business), now I’m working on my Forex investment (paper asset), and after I become wildly successful with Forex trading, it’s time to move on to the biggest game of money: real-estate (tangible asset). This will also accelerate my journey to reach my US$10million goal too. At this point, I am still not educated on real estate but I am confident in my abilities to take on any challenges that will come my way.

8. 17th – 20th April: Elle and I are going to… Jakarta! ๐Ÿ™‚ Semmy is finally getting married and our Internet Marketing bunch in Malaysia have been invited. Not sure about Vince, Melvin, Jimmy, and Khai yet – but Elle and I have already bought our flight tickets. Don’t plan to stay there for too long since Jakarta (no offense) is like a ‘post-nuclear era’ kind of place. Wouldn’t mind staying longer if it were Bali, though. ๐Ÿ˜‰

9. Another country I look forward to visiting this is Egypt! It’s exotic and I’ve always marveled at its mystery. Currently arranging my own crew to go there, targeting July!

10. Did you also know? I’m currently taking up Mandarin classes. ๐Ÿ™‚ I was embarrassed when I first walked into the Language House @ Atria, and told the clerk I am a “total banana”. Obviously she laughed at it. Haha! ๐Ÿ˜› Signed up for Level 1 Intensive Mandarin – I am taught to read, write and speak. It’s been 4 classes already, there’s a total of 12 in all for this Level, and there are 3 Levels in all. I have no problems remembering the new words I’ve learned (learning pinyin for now), but my pronunciation in Mandarin is still bad at this point. Well, keep on learning! Zai Jian! ๐Ÿ™‚

2009 Reviewed

I can really, really say that I’ve never had so much fun in a long, long time. Or rather, in my life! ๐Ÿ™‚ The last 2 months have been sky high for me. And looking back, Year 2009 has been the greatest year for me to date.

It had been challenging. It had been exciting. And I gained a lot of new experience in so many things I would have never even thought of trying, or getting into.

It’s easy to understand why when I review and reflect again.

January 2009: Trip Around the Country!

Spent the first month of the year going around states in the country!

Went to Genting Highlands. Went to Desaru. Started my first life-changing Forex journey with Orange Roshan and the SRDCโ€™ians in KL. Relatives came over to visit us in Johor Bahru. We also paid our Singaporean relatives a visit during Chinese New Year.

February 2009: Visit Sydney, Australia!

Met up with my online marketing friend Aurelius Tjin. Attended the Sydney online entrepreneurs gathering. Climbed the Harbour Bridge. Visited the Three Sisters. And did a whole lot more fun stuff while I was here for one whole week!

March – April 2009: Gadget Pimping and GIS Penang

This was probably the most challenging time for me. Broke up with my ex-girlfriend and as it is my first relationship, well, I took it rather badly and bitterly. Got back in… and got a strike-out again! ๐Ÿ™ Sucks to the max.

I was still primarily based in Johor Bahru at this point, and I wanted to start anew. Figured being busy with something else would keep me occupied from heartache so I went on a personal โ€˜make overโ€™. Hmm… found out shopping isnโ€™t such a bad thing either. ๐Ÿ™‚

Pimped myself up with new gadgets โ€“ Playstation 3, new custom suit, got my own car (and gave the Myvi to my mom). Plans were underway to move to PJ to start anew.

Right about the same time, I was invited as a main speaker to speak for the Global Internet Summit event in Penang.

May 2009: Mega Red Packet and Moving to PJ

Pulled off the mega product launch finally, after six months of working on the Mega Red Packet project! ๐Ÿ™‚ More than $300,000 in total sales in 10 days! It was exhaustive, but I had to move on to the next phase of life: moving to PJ on my own.

Settled in, bought new furniture and had a house warming party to celebrate with friends a bit. ๐Ÿ™‚

Wild Goose Chase!

Hah! This is another interesting, HUGE highlight of 2009. From the time I met Elle Wong, itโ€™s been a wild goose chase for riches! It almost felt as if we were casted into a movie of our own, like the Indiana Jones version for racing to make lots of moo-lah!

Am I making this up? You decide.

Started off with attending the Millionaire Mind Intensive 3-day seminar in The Mines, KL…

The very next day after the seminar, we pulled off Brand Dynamics PLR launch together โ€“ making this the first Private Label Rights product to have both male and female voice over. ๐Ÿ™‚

Hey, we didnโ€™t stop here though. We hosted the IM Weekend Workshop next. My first time hosting a workshop of my own. Iโ€™m so used to working from home. ๐Ÿ˜›

We didnโ€™t stop here either. NEXT… (how many times did I use that word? LOL)

We went to Singapore to attend a follow-up seminar on MMI called Guerrilla Business Intensive by T Harv Eker.

Oh, not forgetting we met up with Calvin Woon, Patricia Lin and Maritius buddy Jonathan Teng. ๐Ÿ™‚ Jhong Ren tagged along too.

THEN… we pulled off a bigger launch than Brand Dynamics โ€“ called the 7-Day PLR Sale. Did above $50,000 in sales in 7 days in November. Woo Hoo! $ $ $ $ $

Iโ€™ve done better launches but for the work we put in, it was well worth it. Not to mention I was pulling off my โ€˜last minute kingโ€™ here. ๐Ÿ˜›

WE DIDNโ€™T STOP HERE… early this month we went to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah to attend the Orange Roshan SRDC Bootcamp!


July 2009: Bought My First House!

Lakeview house for Mom and Ashley in Johor. ๐Ÿ™‚ We never had a property of our own before. Where my father had failed to do so for my family, Iโ€™m glad Iโ€™m able to provide!

Right about the same time, I also formed my own company in Malaysia called AMLOH CORPORATION SDN. BHD. Hey, paperwork is insane and I nearly went crazy when I first started it out. The procedures to set up, pay taxes and handling the legalities were highly frustrating and later got the hang out of it.

Oh hey, also visited Bangkok, Thailand ๐Ÿ™‚

August 2009: Jungle Warfare

I think I will be doing this for a long, long time. ๐Ÿ™‚

November 2009: My First Halloween Costume

Thanks to Ashleyโ€™s incredible work in helping me out a bit. ๐Ÿ™‚ Elected best costume at the Mindvalley Mischievious Midnight Minglers!

December 2009: Orang Asli Trip, Ex-DJian Gathering and RYM Xmas Party

The best month was saved for the last of the year! Rejoined the church I used to go to when I was a teenager, I went on a trip to the Orang Asli settlement in Kuantan, Pahang.

Also reunited with old school friends from SMKDJ…

Mmmm, couldnโ€™t find a more suitable pic to describe the gathering in one picture. But hey, Iโ€™m not complaining. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Also the RYM Xmas Party towards the near end of the year…

All in all… itโ€™s been amazing for me. I hope itโ€™s been for you too this year. And I know 2010 holds much more in store for all of us.

Happy New Year (and also congratulations for surviving into the first 10 years of the 21st century LOL)! ๐Ÿ˜€

Iโ€™m Back!

Whoa, it’s been… what? Two months since I last wrote anything on my personal space! Probably took for granted the fact that my Personal Blog is now private. Being more busy than usual prevented me from blogging as frequent as I wanted before.

But hey, I’ve made a mental note to come back and blog on the interesting events that’s happened to me since. And snapping photos along the way helped! ๐Ÿ™‚

Gotta admit – it was a bummer that coincidentally, around the same time I privatized my blog space, I renewed the relationship AND broke up with the same girl. ๐Ÿ™ I should have known better. Then, the heart tells the mind what to do, but the mind can never control the heart.

Alright – from here on, it’s going to be a barrage of blog posts of updates and adventures that I’ve been taking on since! Hang on tight…

Where To Next, Edmund?

Since I’m taking a break from my latest Private Label Rights project, thought I’d blog for a while.

It’s been more than a month since Mega Red Packet was launched (and a great product launch, I must add). And it’s been three weeks since I’ve moved into my new place. Am growing more accustomed and used to it.

While I have stayed in places and traveled on my own many a times before, I had totally underestimated quite some things about staying alone in PJ this round. And of course, what’s that without making my own share of mistakes right?

Living alone in the apartment meant taking care of the every square feet all the time. Sure, I get a part-time maid to give my place a thorough cleaning once in a while. But there’s still loads more – car wash, watering the plants, vacuuming the floor frequently, list goes on.

Throw in the barrage of other important and urgent things to do, I’m now tight for time.

Maybe if I haven’t met Elle I’d probably be living in another small room with cheap stuff again, like I always did. And hey, maybe if I didn’t meet up with Khai Yong often I’d finish half of the things in my to-do list by now.

Admittedly, I am frustrated but I’m convinced this is just temporary. Gotta rub in those time management and outsourcing skills right about now. I am already planning my time management and outsourcing success to write about when all these are over. ๐Ÿ™‚ Visualization, visualization, visualization! We shall see.

So what’s in the list of to-do that I can’t wait to get over with?

Short Term (this month)

1. Attending a Press Conference for a company I am investing in, that is going public. Thank goodness that’s tonight and another chance to wear that sleek suit again. ๐Ÿ™‚

2. The Millionaire Mind Intensive seminar by T Harv Eker over the weekend. The hours are crazy long so best be devoting all of my focus and learning to the seminar!

3. My next 72 hour Private Label Rights sale with Elle on 15th June. It is also my sister’s 21st birthday. She should be happy. ๐Ÿ™‚

4. Recruiting temporary staff to the technical team to handle Mega Red Packet support issues.

Medium to Long Term

1. To shop for a course and re-enroll into college.

2. To take a more serious interest in Forex trading.

And above all, to continue the burning fire and desire to succeed to greater heights! Can’t afford to stop here and celebrate my recent success for too long. Need to keep moving on or I’d just grow complacent. ๐Ÿ™‚

Moving to KL Postponed

Originally, I had planned to move to KL alone towards the end of this month. But looks like that plan has to be postponed to a later time i.e. early May.

I’ve been working around the clock to prepare the Mega Red Packet event and as I’ve been working on this for the past 6 months with my partners Vince Tan and Stephen Luc, we are only days away from the big day and I have to see to it that the online event becomes a success.

I look forward to making the event a smashing success and I am quite excited about this. It’s the first time I’m doing an online event this huge and at a product price point never this high before.

After this, I have plans to re-enroll into college and continue pursuit of my travel goals to visit at least 4 more countries this year. While I’ve already got my own car (with the Myvi being given to my mom), I need time to hunt for a new place to stay in KL and start over.

SIDENOTE: If you have been emailing me but received slow response from me lately, this is what’s been taking up my time now. ๐Ÿ™‚ I apologize for that! Will get back to the rest of matters when I’m finally done with the Mega Red Packet launch.