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Friday, November 25, 2016

I receive many emails each week. Unlike my early days in blogging, I might not reply to all of them although I still try. Believe it or not, I also receive emails in Chinese.

My proficiency in Chinese has never been high. The best grade I received was a B3. Not bad but not good either. 

Unfortunately for me, emails in Chinese are the second most common after emails in English and they are usually a bit of a struggle for me.

Anyway, with the help of Google Translate, there is my translation of a recent email:

"My husband is a big fan of yours. I hope you will not find my request rude.

"Since he started to read your blog a few years ago, my husband has become very careful with money and he has also invested in stocks.

"I am an ignorant housewife but my husband would explain to me what he is doing. From having nothing a few years ago, my husband tells me he receives almost $10,000 in passive income each year now.

"He likes to say, "Imagine what we could have when we are AK's age!"

"He would read your blog every night and his favourite ones are about saving money. 

"Unfortunately, because of an accident recently, he won't be able to read for a while.

"I thought of how to cheer him up and wonder if you could talk to him?"

I left out plenty of details.

Anyway, I think regular readers would know what my reply was.

However, I decided that I could still do something for them. Took me a while to do this and I hope it does the trick.

Here are my first audio books (or blogs) for your listening pleasure:

Book one.
Book two.
Book three.
Book four.
Book five.

Read the full blog posts:
1. Mr Lee Kuan Yew was very frugal.
2. If we are not rich, don't act rich.
3. Is AK a rags to riches story?
4. A piece of advice on saving.

5. Save 100% of your take home pay.


Jacq said...

Very sweet of you to do so.

jasper quek said...

For most people I met, I can see their face but not their heart...

However for you, although I cannot see your face but I can see your kind heart...

Good Karma Sir !

Best Regards

AK71 said...

Hi Jacq and JQ,

Aiyoh. Dun liddat say leh. I shy lah...

Potatoish said...

WAH AL, audiobook that is something new. Well done :D

Joyce Tan said...

Hi AK,

Very touching for you to do that. Really admire your kindness👍
You will be greatly blessed 🙏

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