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ASSI celebrates 10 years of blogging! Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

ASSI is 10 years old.

Time flies, doesn't it?

If someone had told me 10 years ago what ASSI would become today, I would not have believed him.

Worse, I would imagine that he was from some SEO outfit trying to sell me some package of services. :p

Yes, I know.

Bad AK! Bad AK!

"Giamsiap" AK is so terrible.

Last year, when ASSI turned 9, I said:

"To be quite realistic, one day, I will stop blogging but that day is not today."

I also said:

"However, I will probably be blogging less often from now."

Well, this year so far, I have published only around 50 articles in ASSI.


AK was being honest.

I remember a period of time when I was publishing articles daily and sometimes even twice a day.

That was many years ago.

The current pace is better for lazy AK.

In fact, 50 a year is still many times more than the once a quarter update I was thinking of doing before.

Anyway, less likely to burn out now as a blogger, I will probably continue blogging for some time to come.

Slow and easy is the way.

Will AK the blogger ever become prolific again?

Well, I think it is rather unlikely but I know never to say never.

The season of giving is upon us and what is AK giving to his readers?

Some words, of course.

What else? ;p


So Chinese drama, right?

"Have money must also have a heart."

We investors are a lucky bunch because if we have the money to invest with, we are better off than many people in the world.

There will always be people who need a helping hand.

Making a contribution, no matter how small, will help lift the needy out of poverty.

Readers who have been following ASSI long enough might remember that I shared from time to time charities which I support.

I like to help children because they have their whole lives ahead of them.

I like to help poor students because education is the best way to lift them and their loved ones out of poverty.

Being charitable gives the needy a better life and makes us better people.

Everyone's life can be and should be better.

If we can help to make it so, why not?

So, remember to spread some cheer and, of course, be happy.

Have a good laugh.

Ho ho ho!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!

Thank you very much!

Related post:
Leaving a legacy as ASSI turns 9.


Unknown said...

Congrats! AK. I have benefited so much from you since I started reading your blog 5 years ago.
I am no longer a HDB slave having cleared my home loan and also set aside my FRS. Wishing you and family a Merry X'mas and a great 2020.

laurence said...

Congrats, AK !!!!
10 years of great talking to yourself.
And 10 years of great lessons for ordinary lay investors like myself.

Ok said...

Hi, happy anniversary,just to comment that you get tax savings as well when upu donate to charities with IPC status.

AK71 said...

Hi Sarah,


I am so happy for you. :)

Merry X'mas and Happy 2020. :D

AK71 said...

Hi Laurence,


10 years of talking to myself.

So, what is the greatest lesson here in ASSI?

AK must be mental!

Eavesdroppers beware. ;p

AK71 said...

Hi Ok,

Yes, for sure.

I have mentioned that in the past but I forgot to do it this time.

Thanks for the mention. ;)

AK71 said...

New readers might want to read these blogs:

1. Income tax payable and donation.

2. Double your income but not your income tax.

cbd said...

Congrats !

cbd said...

Congrats !

AK71 said...

Hi cbd,

Thank you and thank you. :)

cool said...

wow 10 years is a quite long for someone that is talking to themselves. ganbatte

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AK71 said...

Hi cool,

Yes, it is a long time to be talking to myself, isn't it? ;p

Kamsiah you plenty plenty. ;)

wwwMisterBooncom said...

Hi AK!

Like to say a big thank you for keep talking to yourself!

It is a rewarding journey reading your talking. Hope you keep talking ho ho ho!

Merry Xmas & Happy New Year! MB :)

AK71 said...

Hi MB,

Ho ho ho!

Remember to read the disclaimer in the blog's footer. ;p

Merry X'mas and Happy New Year to you too. :)

WTK said...

Hi AK,

Cograts on the milestones. I hope to see you achieving the second decade in time to come. This is provided that you have the interest to continue blogging as per your lingering interest (if present at the prevailing circumstance).


Unknown said...

Congrats AK! Your blog never fails to inspire me.

Please keep blogging!

Hope to see your CPF numbers next week! :)


AK71 said...

Hi Ben,

Thank you. :)

Another 10 years of blogging?

Crossing fingers. ;p

AK71 said...

Hi JH,

Thank you. :)

Next week?

So soon?

Time certainly flies. ;)

konmmo said...

Hi AK, glad that you've recovered somewhat from the burn out from blogging. We'll all look forward to you talking to yourself and penning your thoughts down at your own pace.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

AK71 said...

Hi konmmo,

It helps that I am also in a pretty good place right now in Neverwinter. ;)

Blogging at my own pace sure sounds good to me. :)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! :D

MS62 said...

Hi AK,

Congratulations on having hit a decade of blogging !

I chanced upon your blog some 9 years ago ; been an avid though silent follower since, and have benefited immensely. Would like to convey my heartfelt thanks for your generous sharing.

Best wishes and Happy Holidays !

AK71 said...

Hi MS62,

Thank you for breaking silence to let me know. ;)

I am glad that you have found my blog helpful. :)

Happy holidays! :D

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