Monthly Archives: January 2014

Books I’ve Read In 2013

Reading books is one of the enjoyable tasks I’ve set aside to do daily. I feel so accomplished when I’ve done with a book. Slowly, the list grows longer and longer. Looking back, I’ve read quite a number of books in 2013.

I’ll not mention the books I’ve listed previously. If you are interested in my ebook list, you can go:

Since July 13, I’ve read a total of 30 books + Magazines. My year end target for 2013 is 50. Let’s see if I can hit this target.

eBooks I’ve Read (Aug – Dec 13)

31. Maxim (Jul 13)

32. World War Z by Max Brooks

Totally different from the movie. It was written as if it already happened. More of a history book type where the survivors relate the incident from different country. Very unique angle to view the whole situation.

33. Sky & Telescope (Sept 13)

34. The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort

I read this ebook before the movie was out, and after watching the movie, I find that it’s more funny to read. There are a lot of scenes taken off from the movie. This book truly reflected how the super rich are leading a life where money is no longer an issue. Looking forward to read Part 2 in the near future.

35. Popular Science (Aug 13)

36. National Geographic Traveler (Jun 13)

37. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Another good, if not best book I’ve read. The stories for each chapters are very interesting, and keep me going. It’s not the usual stories I’ve read, and definitely allow my mind to open up and view the world differently now.

38. Mac Life (Nov 13)

39. The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook by Ben Mezrich

Maybe it’s just me, but I enjoy reading books that make into movies. If you like The Social Network, you’ll like this book. It talks about how Mark Zuckerberg found Facebook, and I love the author. He managed to write in such interesting and exciting way I was like watching the movie again. Great book!

40. Apple Magazine (Nov 13)

41. iPad & iphone (Winter 13)

42. Apple Magazine (Oct 13)

43. Popular Science (Sept 13)

44. Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography by Sir Alex Ferguson

How can a Man Utd fan pass this book? He talked basically about everything – his winnings, his players, his failures and successes. You’ll get to know more about other players such as David Beckham, Roy Keane, etc … through this book.

45. Maxim (Sept 13)

46. National Geographic (May 13)

47. Iphone Life (Jan – Feb 14)

48. MacUser (Dec 13)

49. FHM Singapore (Dec 13)

50. Popular Science (Oct 13)

51. Bringing Down The House by Ben Mezrich

My 2nd book by Ben Mezrich. I’ve watched this movie (21) before, not knowing it came from this book. Totally exciting and inspiring! Talking about MIT students card counting and make millions of dollars. They are still doing it till this day!

52. Maxim India (Aug 13)

Wow! A total of 52 books and magazines! On average, I read 1 per week. Not bad for my busy schedule, especially after Vilena was born. I don’t really find it tiring, or a must. In fact, I read to keep myself relax, and I’ve mentioned on my twitter that ever since my businesses are on track, I can spend even more time reading.

So what about you? How much have you upgraded yourself in 2013? How many books have you read? If you’ve not started, don’t worry. Start reading your first book and work on it from there. Track every single book you’ve read. For me, I’ll take a snap shot of the cover and upload to my instagram page. Tracking becomes easy by simply checking your history posts.

Ok enough of saying. I’m going for a shower and do some light reading before bed. Good night!

Check from GlobalTestMarket (Paid Survey Site)

I’ve recommended paid surveys several times in my blog as an alternative to earn extra money during your free time. Many people may not believe it, and therefore I’ve posted  a check from GlobalTestMarket, one of the paid survey companies I’ve registered. This proved that you are able to earn from Paid Survey in Singapore!

GlobalTestMarket Check

Many people tweeted and email me asking for help. They are in need of money. Some of them are stayed home mum, taking care of their babies and unable to work.

I’ve also told them the same thing. Making money online is easy if you have the knowledge how to do it. No matter which field are you in, you need knowledge to succeed, and that’s the fact of life.

So before anyone step into internet marketing, they can explore the options of earning through paid surveys. Even if you are in Singapore, you’ll still be able to earn. My check is the best proof.

Another good company I’m recommending is CashCrate.com. It’s exactly the same as GTM – earn money by filling up surveys.

So which one should you sign up? I suggest you sign up both. Why want to choose when you can earn from both worlds?

Go and sign up now. Then start doing surveys. You’ll see your earnings updated immediately. Once you hit the threshold, you can withdraw it out. You’ll never believe it’s true until you’ve taken your first pay check.

Do me a favor. Once you’ve received your first check, leave a comment below and let me know how you feel.

Happy surveying, and see ya!