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Comments dated 01-Dec-2018: If you have any dreams or goals, and some of the people around you detect that there's a chance (even only 1%) that you may surpass their parent/child/spouse/BFF/themselves, they will do everything to stop you. Whether overtly or covertly, by fair means or by foul, directly or via plausible deniability, face-to-face or through gullible proxies. [link]

Comments dated 12-Dec-2018: I sent out a written correspondence stating the difficulties I'm facing and "they" just did nothing. Their reply was amusing, which reduced the anger somewhat. "They" spoke like a true politician [link]. Anyway, you know how when you try something and fail, you may chance upon something new which was overlooked earlier? With some good fortune, I chanced upon a Power of Attorney template from the late 1700s. It is a United States template, which means it has to be edited to fit Singapore context [link]. There are always people who are fans of those who play victim (why?)... Instead of presenting my case of misfortune and playing victim, which I've been (mis?)led to believe I should do, I should simply play captain and issue out a POA to these blokes to do what I seek?

Comments dated 14-Dec-2018: I set out to write the POAs and ended up writing out something completely different...

Comments dated 17-Dec-2018: In the past, I've tried having a "goal" where the goal is to hope for a big Santa Claus reward at the end of the year. I had to endure anything and everything from Jan-Nov every year just to get said reward. Rinse and repeat every year. In the programming world, we call this an infinite loop. This year, I've decided to abandon all hopes for a Santa Claus present. When one abandons all hope for Santa's reward, one must identify a substitute reward to replace Santa's reward. It has become increasingly likely that winding up proceedings will commence...where a new Captain will be appointed. The Dutchman must have a Captain [link]. Cue the inevitable Full Faith and Credit hero speech...

You will listen to me. Listen! The Brethren will still be looking here to us, to the Black Pearl, to lead. And what will they see? Frightened bilge rats aboard a derelict ship? No. No, they will see free men and freedom! And what the enemy will see is the flash of our cannons. They will hear the ring of our swords, and they will know what we can do. By the sweat of our brows, and the strength of our backs......and the courage of our hearts. Gentlemen...hoist the colors. - Elizabeth Swann [link #1] [link #2]

Comments dated 21-Dec-2018: It's been 12 (Twelve) calendar days since my email to "them" about the POA. No sound...guess that's a green light.

Comments dated 26-Dec-2018: I left the approval-seeking letter at the post office. Not the other kind of approval-seeking where one asks their social or family group for approval for every life decision minor and major...

Comments dated 29-Dec-2018: Kindness comes in many forms. There is a particularly noteworthy form of kindness where after accepting said kindness, one is expected to return the favor 10x (ten times). It's called manipulation. As it's deception, no full disclosure will ever be given. One must know, or should know what he's signing up for. I'm not signing up for such debts, neither will I be hanging around to repay such debts. [link]

Comments dated 03-Jan-2019: Dear JL, unlike one month ago where my chances of success were still 1 in 125000, it is now 100%. Only one paragraph in the letter contained useful information. The rest of the letter is simply padding for aesthetics purposes. Do people really read an entire letter when only a small part is useful?

Comments dated 05-Jan-2019: Investors look around seeking assurance and advice during a bear market, yet promptly forget everything during a bull market. It serves no tangible purpose for me to advise anything during this period. It is their Will...[link]

Comments dated 06-Jan-2019: Retail investors only go into the Market when the prices are on an upward trend. I.e. Buy high, sell low. No one wanted to buy in during the past 6 months when my chances of success were still 1 in 125,000. Now that things have changed, people are subtly creating situations to persuade me that we've something in common. It is too late. We have nothing in common, period. [link]

Comments dated 08-Jan-2019: I've never attended a single day of tuition in my life. One would think that by showing others that it's possible to succeed without tuition, they'll appreciate it and stop putting their children through all the tuition lessons. But NO. We simply cannot let someone who never attended tuition win, ain't it? If they're already spending say $500/mth on tuition for their kids, they'll proceed to double down and spend $1000/mth to show me that I'm wrong. Star-Lord teaches us everything we need to know about doubling down...[link]

Comments dated 12-Jan-2019: Dragonball Heroes Episode 7 is out: Zamasu leevived! What does this have to do with anything? Nothing. lol

Comments dated 13-Jan-2019: With a 100 year debt hanging over it, it is "highly probable" that the Pearl is insolvent. It's not actually insolvent yet, although for all intents and purposes, we can safely treat it as insolvent. So much for elders' advice in Asian societies...when the advice all lead to this outcome. It be immaterial whether or not the elders "only want the best for me" or "have good intentions". It's a waste of time discussing goals with people who insist, for whatever reasons, to hang onto their elders' advice and imparted belief systems. On a related note where we completely disregard conventional wisdom (and whoever's undisclosed motives such conventional wisdom serves), there is a Directors' and Officers' Liability Insurance policy...just lying out there in the tenant's premises. lol [link][link]

Comments dated 15-Jan-2019: Failure to ferry souls over to the other side. Breach of fiduciary just keeps getting better. lol [link] [link]

One hundred years in servitude aboard the Dutchman. As a start.
-Davy Jones [link #1] [link #2]

What are they waiting for?
-Lieutenant Theodore Groves [link #1] [link #2]

Thank you for your contribution towards nation building.
-a group financial controller who shall remain unnamed :) [I PROTECT MY OWN PEOPLE. No links...]

-Master Joshamee Gibbs [link #1] [link #2 released this 17th day of December 2018]

Your debt to me is still to be satisfied.
-Davy Jones [link #1] [link #2 released this 21st day of December 2018]

I use my credit card for my phone bill.
-a deputy chief financial officer who shall remain unnamed :) [link(s) to be released in ???]

Ready on the guns!
-William Turner Jr [link #1]
[Context #1 link #1 link #2 released this 12th day of December 2018]
[Context #2 links to be released in ???]

Important reads:
3 Ways To Stop Following The Crowd And Trust Yourself [link]
Why You Should Never Be Too Trusting And Blindly Follow Other People [link]