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    zuolun Well-Known Member

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    nottibird,

    I've learned something invaluable in stock trading from you which money cannot buy.

    You are the real big brother (老大)who genuinely takes care of people who fall into the longkang.

    My last post in this forum is about the last part of the true story of the professional stock trader and his deceased friend.

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    Although the professional stock trader's deceased friend didn't get back a single cent, it seemed that he was more concern of his well being and family, than the money.

    His last wish to his wife was that, after his death, inform the professional stock trader to come to his wake and passed an important letter to him.

    The professional stock trader was informed but he didn't show up to pay his last respect and that important letter was handed over to the lawyer, as instructed.

    What I later witnessed was that, the professional stock trader's deceased friend had left a substantial amount of money to him but he missed the deadline to claim it.

    And the lawyer was instructed to donate that substantial amount of money to a long list of designated charitable organizations.

    [video=youtube;7Br0pWixHk0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Br0pWixHk0[/video]

    痛爱 - 陳奕迅

    仍然难禁,看着你这个坏人
    有什么的吸引?
    残酷至此,更让我想靠近
    心知要换个别人,还是有人

    如同前世,欠下你的吻
    还怎么敢怒愤?
    已习惯亲朋好友问我,怎会为你等
    学会讲:只因这种狠,深得我心!

    喜欢你让我下沉,喜欢你让我哭
    能持续,获得糟蹋亦满足!
    喜欢你待我薄情,喜欢你为人冷酷
    若是你也发现,你也喜欢亏待我
    我就让你永远痛爱着我!

    和谐甜美,永没有天意弄人
    有什么的吸引?
    谁待我好,我就会不过问!
    偏偏碰着那坏人,全部诱人

    全球情侣,故事也相近
    宁愿天昏地暗
    要为错的人伤过恨过,方算是勇敢!
    长世间不喜欢开心,喜欢痛心!

    喜欢你让我下沉,喜欢你让我哭
    能持续,获得糟蹋亦满足!
    喜欢你待我薄情,喜欢你为人冷酷
    若是你也发现,你也喜欢亏待我
    我愿让你爱上我更加多!

    喜欢你让我下沉,喜欢你让我哭
    能持续,获得糟蹋亦满足!
    喜欢你待我薄情,喜欢你为人冷酷
    若是你也发现,你也喜欢亏待我
    我就让你永远痛爱着我!


     
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    zuolun Well-Known Member

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    發發發,

    I've to thank Milo-Dino for recommending me here as I had genuinely enjoyed myself in this forum.

    All good things come to an end

    [video=youtube;Brj8d5HKpEs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Brj8d5HKpEs[/video]
     
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    zuolun Well-Known Member

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    Btw, I've no problem leaving this forum immediately when I'm not welcomed.

    It's a reflection of my true character to behave and respond to x-factor and now you, in such a situation.

    A bully will fight until the victim drops dead; it's better to run road before I'm killed.
     
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    zuolun Well-Known Member

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    發發發,

    Nothing to do with views, market movements and environmental factors.

    It's a reflection of my true character to behave and respond to him in such a situation.

    It's exactly the same scenario which I had with x-factor in TPG forum, last Sep 2012.

    The last time he accused me of something which was not true I stood up and told him off.

    This time I stand up and tell Johnpaul that "It's not true that charts are irrelevant at any point of time."

    x-factor was and still always a great mentor to me in my study on TA, to-date.
     
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    nottibird,

    One who allows indignity to happen repeatedly deserves no sympathy.

     
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    害人之心不可有,防人之心不可无。
    Don't do harm to others but must be vigilant so as not to be harmed.

     
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    plutus2,

    Acquiring new skills is a lifelong process; if someone could help improve my performance in stock trading for a fee within my budget, I believe it's value for money.
     
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    nottibird,

    "Still waters run deep."

    It's a blessing that I didn't reveal my vested interest in any stocks with respect to the charts I posted in this forum.

    Btw, I believe it's worthwhile to pay for that expensive TA course with the profits I made from the stock market.

     
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    Anyone who has the ability to consistently make billions of dollars in Singapore in the long run, must be someone with special talent.

    One Nation Under Lee (complete video)

    [video=youtube;17qhGIwyGj0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17qhGIwyGj0[/video]
     
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    Singapore the 'Sick Man' of Southeast Asia: Credit Suisse

    Singaporeans need someone truthful to tell us the hard truths.

     
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    Singapore restructured its economy from manufacturing to gaming industry:

    1. The booming F&B industry in Singapore, 2010 - 2011

    2. Global Football Match-Fixing syndicate in singapore

    3. Regional Prostitution Hub in Singapore

    4. Pawn Shops Booming in Singapore

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    Singapore Casino Dealer Joel Koh

    [video=youtube;iFoqtJ3X1RE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFoqtJ3X1RE[/video]

    Too many graduates

    By Seah Chiang Nee
    May 25, 2013

    Singapore leaders start to talk about the importance of having multiple skills rather than just obtaining a degree.

    A NUMBER of political leaders have appealed to Singaporeans not to place too much faith on university degrees in an apparent effort to manage public expectations.

    This is the clearest sign yet that the authorities are expecting a sustained period of relatively low economic growth and slower employment opportunities.

    Singaporeans, especially parents, who have long regarded the university degree as a key to a good life will likely be shocked.

    For decades, the government has been encouraging youths to study hard or lose out in a competitive world. This apparently spells a change in education strategy.

    It has also thrown more light on a baffling revelation made earlier by a senior Education Ministry official to American diplomats.

    This revelation was that the global economy embraced by Singapore has made it much less conducive for over-educated societies.

    Having a large number of graduates, once thought crucial for Singapore’s prosperity, is now considered not conducive to the changing manpower market, at least in Singapore.

    However, none of the political leaders – the Prime Minister and three ministers – has mentioned another reason for the excess of graduates – the mass intake of foreigners.

    Led by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan, the leaders are now advising Singaporeans to consider non-university routes to success.

    Khaw said: “You own a degree, but so what? You can’t eat it. If that cannot give you a good life, a good job, it is meaningless.”

    He added that Singapore could not have an entire nation of graduates.

    “Can you have a whole country where 100% are graduates? I am not so sure. What you do not want is to create huge graduate unemployment,” he said.

    Then it was the turn of Education Minister Heng Swee Keat, who said that a good qualification alone does not guarantee a career, let alone a job.

    Thirdly, Acting Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing said it is not the degree or diploma that is most important for graduates, but the ability to learn a different set of skills.

    “The soft skills in life have to be acquired and have to be continuously refreshed. If not, even with the best degree from the best universities in the world, we may find ourselves obsolete one day.”

    They were taking the cue from Prime Minister Lee who had earlier told polytechnic students that getting a degree is not the only option. He encouraged them to work for a few years or start their own business.

    “You will gain experience and understand yourself better and then be better able to decide what the next step will be,” he said at Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s 50th anniversary celebration.

    All these political leaders have served to clarify a comment made by a senior education ministry official that the government does not encourage more Singaporeans to get higher education.

    As revealed by Wikileaks last year, assistant director of planning Cheryl Chan told the United States diplomats that it would instead cap graduate enrolment rate at 20%.

    The reason, she said, was: “The labour market does not require too many graduates.”

    She also admitted that only 23% of Singaporean students who entered primary school would ever complete a four-year tertiary education, a figure far below that of the United States (50%) and Taiwan.

    This gave confusing signals to a worried population, which probably ranks as one of the most enthusiastic in Asia about getting a degree for their children.

    Many continue to make great personal sacrifices to help their children and are unlikely to abandon this just because of what the government says. The new emphasis is for multiple skills and drive.

    So far, the government has not reduced the places in university but has instead increased them. The number of universities were raised to five with a total enrolment of about 13,250 students, with about a third being foreign students. Cutting down tertiary education is obviously not in the cards – but “discouragement” is now taking place.

    The ruling party is dependent on the scholarship system to recruit its future leaders, and it is still bent on attracting bright foreign students to its shores.

    In addition, nearly 18,000 Singaporeans are studying in foreign institutions, mostly in Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom. According to local media reports, the market is unable to absorb the large number of graduates coming onstream.

    One report quoted a McKinsey & Co study as saying that almost half of the graduates are holding jobs that do not require a degree.

    The over-supply is having a dampening effect on graduates’ salaries (again no mention of the foreign arrivals), it added.

    In the past 10 years, undergraduate numbers have doubled.

    The effort to get Singaporeans to abandon the paper chase for their children is almost like mission impossible. Many have begun to spend thousands of dollars a month on private tuition for their kids starting as young as seven years old.

    What is the new drive aimed at? One possibility is that it is trying to reduce the number of below average students from joining the paper chase but still encouraging the bright ones to carry on.

    Economically, Singapore has barely escaped another technical recession. A revised first quarter GDP shows a rise of 1.8%. Gone are the days of double-digit growth, probably never to return.

    So what work can non-graduates do? One suggestion from Prime Minister Lee is: “Become hawkers.”

    Singapore plans to build 10 large hawker centres. It’s a chance to develop entrepreneurial skills in a business no Singaporean customer can avoid for long – if the products are good.
     
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    zuolun Well-Known Member

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    Nothing to see here :001_tt2:

    [video=youtube;rSjK2Oqrgic]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSjK2Oqrgic[/video]
     
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    虎落平阳被犬欺,落毛凤凰不如鸡。

    [video=youtube;f8u2SxnaUIs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8u2SxnaUIs[/video]
     
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    zuolun Well-Known Member

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    The truth is that, "the whole nation is rich but money can see cannot touch" lah...

    [video=youtube;ao-DGAw1Q2o]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ao-DGAw1Q2o[/video]

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    The general population doesn't know what's happening as it has for years relied on a propaganda system that denies the hard truths.

    In this article, I would show you the real statistics of Singapore’s healthcare financing, retirement funds and wages to show you the truth about how our money is being used, or actually, being taken away from us. I do not intend to pretend that this article is neutral. It is not, because as I found out more information, I needed to take a stand.

    I had initially started writing this article as an article on our healthcare financing, but as I dug out more information and started piecing things together, it went beyond my original scope. Thus the article would start off with some healthcare statistics, but will eventually reveal other statistics on our retirement funds, wages and money.

    It is very easy to read this article. I will guide you through each chart, so that you can understand at one glance what each is saying.

    I promise that you will go away from this article with more insights about the monetary situation in Singapore. Please have some patience to read this. It will only take you 10 to 15 minutes to read this article.

    I have split this article into two parts, so that in case you might find the article too long, you can take a break before proceeding onto the next part. But please come back and read it. Do not close your browser as there is very important information that you need to know in this article.

    (Part 1)

    (Part 2)

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    [video=youtube;9fxOegQ923Q]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fxOegQ923Q[/video]

    Kickback (回佣 / 回扣)
    A kickback is a payment of money, favors, or some other valuable to another individual to perform a certain desired action or to make an important decision in the kickbacker's favor. The desired action is often a referral that results in a transaction that benefits the person who paid the kickback. A kickback can be either legal or illegal, depending on the circumstances of the action. A kickback is generally done in secret. In investing, a common kickback is a broker's reduced commission charged to someone who invests frequently through the broker. Another example is referral payments for finding clients. Kickbacks occur not only in business, but also in government sectors. The US government has laws that prohibit kickback behavior.

    Example:
    A top man of a company called ABC invests company's fund, $1 billion in a company called XYZ with full knowledge that it's going to be bankrupt soon. Prior to investing in XYZ, he liaises a 50/50 split with the owner of XYZ that each will get $500 million once he gets the money. After a while, XYZ really goes bankrupt. It doesn’t affect ABC's top man as the $1 billion loss belongs to ABC and he answers to no one as he is the top man of ABC. So what is rightfully company ABC’s money has now become the top man of ABC's personal money, and it’s all legal and above board.
     
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    [video=youtube;-rPkDjs0QdM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rPkDjs0QdM[/video]

    Sho-Jo-Ji — 証城寺の狸囃子

    Composer: Nakayama Shinpei

    証 証 証城寺
    証城寺の庭は
    ツ ツ 月夜だ
    みんな出て 来い来い来い
    おい等(ら)の友達ァ
    ぽんぽこ ぽんの ぽん

    負けるな 負けるな
    和尚(おしょう)さんに 負けるな
    来い 来い 来い
    来い 来い 来い
    みんな出て 来い来い来い

    証 証 証城寺
    証城寺の萩(はぎ)は
    ツ ツ 月夜に 花盛り
    おい等(ら)は浮かれて
    ぽんぽこ ぽんの ぽん

    Sho sho Shojoji
    Shojoji no niwa wa
    Tsu tsu tsukiyo da
    Minna dete koi koi koi
    Oira no tomodacha
    Pon poko pon no pon

    Makeruna makeruna
    Osho-san ni makeruna
    Koi koi koi, Koi koi koi
    Minna dete koi koi koi

    Sho sho Shojoji
    Shojoji no hagi wa
    Tsu tsu tsukiyo ni hana zakari
    Oira wa ukarete
    Pon poko pon no pon

    At Shojoji Temple
    In the temple garden
    In the moonlight
    Come on everybody
    My friends play belly drums
    Pon poko pon no pon

    Don’t loose your dancing bout
    Against the monk
    Come here, come here
    Everybody come here and dance

    At Shojoji Temple
    The temple’s bush clover
    Is in full bloom under the moon
    I’m in a festive mood
    Pon poko pon no pon
     
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    發發發,

    害人之心不可有,防人之心不可无。
    Don't do harm to others but must be vigilant so as not to be harmed.

    The professional stock trader = The Scorpion

    His deceased friend = The Frog

    The scorpion knew its life would be endangered if it stung the frog to death with its sting, yet it still had to do it.

    Why? Because it is in its nature.

    [video=youtube;-PAWnFQRsak]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PAWnFQRsak[/video]

    AESOP FABLES: THE FROG AND THE SCORPION
    Don't do harm to others but must be vigilant so as not to be harmed.

    青蛙与蝎子的故事

    这个故事,最近总是重复的讲,每次讲给不同的人听都有不同的感慨。

    蝎子要过河,它向善良的青蛙求助。

    青蛙说,你有毒,万一你蜇我怎么办?

    蝎子说,我蜇了你我也会沉入河底的。

    善良的青蛙觉得有道理,于是背起蝎子过河。

    游到河中央的时候,蝎子还是蜇了青蛙。

    在沉入河底的那一刻,

    青蛙问蝎子,为什么明知道会沉入河底,你还要蜇我?

    蝎子缓缓说到,因为这是我的天性。

    以前总是对这个故事不解,因为一句天性就可以置两人的伤害于不顾。而现在,总是听惯了那句,对不起,我就是这样的人,对不起,这就是我的风格。

    青蛙明知道蝎子有毒,依然抱着一份善良和单纯背着蝎子过河,可是同故事一样,现实社会里,这份善良和单纯往往被人践踏着,因为这样的践踏,从此也就没有了青蛙背蝎子过河的故事。

    也许真的有些人,他们给予的伤害是出于天性,甚至明知道自己会受到伤害,却依然义无反顾。我在想在最后沉入水底的那一刻,蝎子有没有流眼泪,有没有后悔?也就天知道了。可同样也有些这样的人,明知道对方会给自己带来伤害,却依然执着的认为自己能够改变,执着的认为自己可以感化。善良的青蛙也许不知道,有毒是蝎子的天性,不是一只青蛙能够感化的,而需要漫长的进化。

    其实这个故事还有一个结局,那就是青蛙感觉到了蝎子还是会伤害它,于是它游到河中的一片荷叶上,躺在那。蝎子说,我们不过河了吗?青蛙说,会过的,总有那么一天。蝎子很着急地说,留在这我们会被太阳晒死的。青蛙依然静静的趴在那。也许只有等到蝎子变成另一只青蛙,它才能游走。蝎子什么时候能变成另外一只青蛙,变得善良单纯呢?呵呵,善良的青蛙是那么的固执,固执的认为蝎子会变,固执的相信这一奇迹。也许还没来得及变化,他们就被太阳晒死了。

    这个故事总是被人套用于爱情。

    为什么青蛙明知道会受到伤害依然背蝎子过河?因为它爱上了蝎子。

    为什么蝎子明知道会同样受到伤害还要蜇青蛙?因为这是蝎子表达爱的一种方式。

    也许,生活中你也扮演着蝎子和青蛙的角色……
     
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    马太效应(Matthew Effect): “凡有的,还要加给他叫他多余;没有的,连他所有的也要夺过来。”

    For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken even that which he hath. — Matthew 25:29, King James Version.

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    Success will come and go but integrity is forever

    By Amy Rees Anderson
    11/28/2012 @ 2:53AM

    If I could teach only one value to live by, it would be this: Success will come and go, but integrity is forever. Integrity means doing the right thing at all times and in all circumstances, whether or not anyone is watching. It takes having the courage to do the right thing, no matter what the consequences will be. Building a reputation of integrity takes years, but it takes only a second to lose, so never allow yourself to ever do anything that would damage your integrity.

    We live in a world where integrity isn’t talked about nearly enough. We live in a world where “the end justifies the means” has become an acceptable school of thought for far too many. Sales people overpromise and under deliver, all in the name of making their quota for the month. Applicants exaggerate in job interviews because they desperately need a job. CEOs overstate their projected earnings because they don’t want the board of directors to replace them. Entrepreneurs overstate their pro formas because they want the highest valuation possible from an investor. Investors understate a company’s value in order to negotiate a lower valuation in a deal. Customer service representatives cover up a mistake they made because they are afraid the client will leave them. Employees call in “sick” because they don’t have any more paid time off when they actually just need to get their Christmas shopping done. The list could go on and on, and in each case the person committing the act of dishonesty told themselves they had a perfectly valid reason why the end result justified their lack of integrity.

    It may seem like people can gain power quickly and easily if they are willing to cut corners and act without the constraints of morality. Dishonesty may provide instant gratification in the moment but it will never last. I can think of several examples of people without integrity who are successful and who win without ever getting caught, which creates a false perception of the path to success that one should follow. After all, each person in the examples above could have gained the result they wanted in the moment, but unfortunately, that momentary result comes at an incredibly high price with far reaching consequences. That person has lost their ability to be trusted as a person of integrity, which is the most valuable quality anyone can have in their life. Profit in dollars or power is temporary, but profit in a network of people who trust you as a person of integrity is forever.

    Every one person who trusts you will spread the word of that trust to at least a few of their associates, and word of your character will spread like wildfire. The value of the trust others have in you is far beyond anything that can be measured. For entrepreneurs it means investors that are willing to trust them with their money. For employees it means a manager or a boss that is willing to trust them with additional responsibility and growth opportunities. For companies it means customers that trust giving them more and more business. For you it means having an army of people that are willing to go the extra mile to help you because they know that recommending you to others will never bring damage to their own reputation of integrity. Yes, the value of the trust others have in you goes beyond anything that can be measured because it brings along with it limitless opportunities and endless possibilities.

    Contrast that with the person who cannot be trusted as a person of integrity. Warren Buffet, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway said it best:, “In looking for people to hire, look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if they don’t have the first one, the other two will kill you.” A person’s dishonesty will eventually catch up to them. It may not be today, and it may not be for many years, but you can rest assured that at some point there will always be a reckoning.

    A word of advice to those who are striving for a reputation of integrity: Avoid those who are not trustworthy. Do not do business with them. Do not associate with them. Do not make excuses for them. Do not allow yourself to get enticed into believing that “while they may be dishonest with others, they would never be dishonest with me.” If someone is dishonest in any aspect of his life you can be guaranteed that he will be dishonest in many aspects of his life. You cannot dismiss even those little acts of dishonesty, such as the person who takes two newspapers from the stand when they paid for only one. After all, if a person cannot be trusted in the simplest matters of honesty then how can they possibly be trusted to uphold lengthy and complex business contracts?

    It is important to realize that others pay attention to those you have chosen to associate with, and they will inevitably judge your character by the character of your friends. Why is that? It is best explained by a quote my father often says when he is reminding me to be careful of the company I am keeping: “When you lie down with dogs you get fleas.” Inevitably we become more and more like the people we surround ourselves with day to day. If we surround ourselves with people who are dishonest and willing to cut corners to get ahead, then we’ll surely find ourselves following a pattern of first enduring their behavior, then accepting their behavior, and finally adopting their behavior. If you want to build a reputation as a person of integrity then surround yourself with people of integrity.

    There is a plaque on the wall of my office which reads: “Do what is right, let the consequence follow.” It serves as a daily reminder that success will indeed come and go, but integrity is forever.
     
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  20. zuolun

    zuolun Well-Known Member

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    一着不慎,满盘皆输。

    I see it as a timely lifeline threw to someone who had fallen into the sea but he didn't grab it tightly and eventually the captain of the ship lost sight of him in the darkness when night falls.

     
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