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Tea with AK71: Lucky 4D from ASSI.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

In a blog post many moons ago, I asked if gambling was a bad thing. In that post, I said "From a money management standpoint once more, if we budget a small sum of money for entertainment and classify gambling as one form of entertainment, as long as we stay within what is budgeted, gambling would not become financially crippling and it might even be rewarding.  The Chinese people have a saying, "mai ge xi wang", or "buying a hope".  This, I feel, is not a bad thing." Read blog post here.

I have a habit of buying a few BIG SWEEP tickets every month. I would also try my luck at TOTO if the prize money is big enough such as the recent $5m TOTO.

Now, with the Chinese New Year coming up, perhaps I should try my luck once more! If we look at our telephones, we would realise that we could dial ASSI and the numbers are 2774. Could these be the lucky numbers for betting at 4D in the first week of the Chinese New Year?

Wishing all Chinese readers a Happy and Prosperous Chinese New Year! GONG XI FA CAI!

Just found this on YouTube. Not one of the traditional Chinese New Year songs. A mixture of new, old and funky! I like:


Derren said...

Hi AK71,

May you "Huat" and strike 4D & the $10 million Toto!

Happy Chinese New Year and that everyone have a prosperous year ahead!

Singapore Man Of Leisure said...

OK! Must go and buy my toto now too! If heaven wants to help us, we have to at least do our part too!

Cheers and have a super CNY!

AK71 said...

Hi Derren,

You made the first comment! It is like being the first at sticking in the joss stick at a temple, perhaps. Huat ah! ;)

I just heard about the $10 million TOTO In LP's cbox this morning. Do you know when that is going to take place? ;p

AK71 said...


Thanks for the well wishes. May you huat big time too! :)

Anonymous said...

AK, Happy New year to you!


AK71 said...

Hi Victor,

You guys do not have 4D betting in Hong Kong. Maybe, you could use these numbers as part of a Lok Hup Choi ticket. Haha... Gong Hei Fatt Choy! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi AK71,

Wishing you a "Happy and Prosperous New Year".

AK71 said...

Hi Temperament,

Thank you and Gong Xi Fa Cai. Trying your luck at 4D, I hope. ;)

Anonymous said...

Wishing AK71 abundance of WEALTH in this Rabbit year for your unselfishness in sharing!


AK71 said...

Hi KM,

Thanks and I hope all of us make a lot of money in 2011! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi AK & everyone.

Wishing all a Happy, Wealthy & Prosperous Rabbit Year.

Huat ah......


AK71 said...

Hi SnOOpy168,

Yes! Huat ah! May you huat all the way on your life journey! That's the meaning of 168, right? ;)

Derren said...

Hi AK,

Yes! Huat ah!

From Singapore Pools website, it will be draw in 18 Feb 9.30pm.

AK71 said...

Hi Derren,

Thanks for the information. I will make a note of this. $10m! Hohoho! :D

Mike said...

Happy new year AK. What ur view on Oceanus. Being holding some time and seem keep droping. But I seen falling wedge. What ur view in short to mid term. Mike

AK71 said...

Hi Mike,

Happy New Year! :)

I have not looked at Oceanus in many moons. The last time I did was when I was still actively contributing to the forum at Next Insight. I remember someone there who was actively promoting the stock. Have you checked the forum?

I am not familiar with the fundamentals although technically, it has been in a downtrend for a year of so now. However, the OBV shows that accumulation has been taking place as price declined. The MACD has also been forming higher lows.

My take? The time to cut loss is clearly long over. The counter looks like it could be finding a floor, if not a bottom. Declining 200dMA is at 32c and would provide resistance. If this breaks, it is a positive for long holders. Good luck. :)

Yongtai said...

The 10million draw will be held at MBS, what other better venue i might add. :)

Interestingly, the 10million draw will coincide with Budget 2011.
Haha, budget in the afternoon, draw in the night.

If govt declare ang pow, still got time to buy toto!
Every one has a huat year!

AK71 said...

Hi Yongtai,

Thanks for sharing this bit of news. I guess everyone is excited about the $10m TOTO, probably more so than the budget. Haha.. Huat ah!

Anonymous said...


My heart missed a beat when i checked the 4D result today. i went to buy 2744. 6744 came out today 2nd price ! Missed liao, damned sad !!! cannot believe !

any luck over your side?


AK71 said...

Hi KM,

Really? I bought 2774. I don't think I won anything. Otherwise, my mom would have called me. Haha.. Oh, well. Just for fun. :)

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