My Blog is 3 months old and I’m back in Brisvegas!

Wow, it’s been a while since I have last updated my blog. Been kind of busy lately.

Anyway, I returned to Australia a few days ago. My flight was on the evening of 23rd January. I arrived on the 24th. As usual, it was a pretty boring and frustrating flight. Nothing to do on board the Air Asia’s D7 2702. Did a bit of reading and most of the time, was trying to sleep. I wonder how some people can just doze off and not wake up for hours!

While the cabin crews were serving the food, I heard some pretty interesting conversation between them. There’s this gal named ‘R‘, she said to the other crew..

“Yang, yang…. I ada bonus question untuk you…”

“Tadi, ada passenger tanya I.. Ni coffee I serve ni instant ke..”

“Dia orang ni… Mesti lah instant… Mana ada masa nak brew coffee masa masa macam sekarang ni..”

Hehe. Ada masa pulak kutuk passengers!

I thought of snapping a few photos/videos on board the aircraft, but due to my frustration and boredom, I couldn’t be bothered.

So, I’ll post up a few photos I took in Malaysia. For now, all photos of food. Hehe.

First up, some satay.

Satay

Next, KFC’s XL Burger. Pretty large, though the meat inside, penipu! πŸ˜›

KFC XL Burger

Kek Gula Hangus…

Kek Gula Hangus

My favourite. My mum’s Mee Goreng. Just can’t get enough of this.

Mee Goreng

Secret Recipe’s Chocolate Banana Cake… Drool….

Chocolate Banana

Some Middle Eastern sweets that my mum’s friend bought in Dubai. Not too bad actually.

Dubai Sweets

Last but not least…. Mummy’s Sambal Terung….. Naaaaaaaaaak…… Just that you can’t eat too much of these. You’re going to get a lot of gas. Eat a lot and there you go, you’ll fart all night. Hehe.

Sambal Terung

Upon arrival, the customs and immigration went rather smoothly. My Ikan Bilis, Maggi, and Udang Kering got through (Phew, thank goodness).

This time around, it’ll be my first time taking public transport from Gold Coast all the way to Brisbane. My God it was a long journey. I think we got out of the airport terminal at around 8 o’clock and I got home around 11.30. Yeah, more than 3 hours.

First, we had to take the airport shuttle to the nearest local bus stop. Then take a local bus to the railway station. Amazingly, it took about an hour to get to the railway station. The train trip from Gold Coast to Brisbane also took more than an hour. Arriving in Brisbane, I then took another bus, heading home.

However, the best thing was, the total fare from the airport to my house was only… wait for it…. AUD6.50!!! Yeah, just one ticket that cost me AUD6.50. Yes, it did take more than 3 hours but nothing can beat paying only AUD6.50! If you rent a car, it’ll cost you around AUD70 to more than AUD100 for a compact car. If you had taken a taxi, I bet it’s going to cost you hundreds of dollars. So, for AUD6.50, nothing beats that!

On another matter, my blog celebrated her 3 months anniversary 7 days ago! Woohoo!

As you have noticed, I have not really gone into too much details on strategies I have employed and will employ to achieve my target of financial freedom. Well, I plan to maintain this blog for years to come, so, it is befitting that I do not release everything too early! πŸ™‚

If I write everything now, then there’s no point for people to frequent my blog anymore πŸ˜‰

I also have some plans to ramp up the quality of my blog.

So, bear with me, be patient and do visit this blog more often! πŸ™‚

I’d also appreciate if you could give me some feedbacks and suggestions through the contact page.

Till next time folks.

Oh, before that, just thought of sharing a really nice song. Foundations by Kate Nash. Amir, you’re going to love the accent. Hahaha.

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This blog is about the journey of a 28-year-old Malaysian towards financial freedom. This blog was started back when the blogger was 21 years old. However, his journey towards financial freedom had begun way before that. Materials such as investing, business, entrepreneurship, equities, and real estate are presented. The author also posts his thoughts and observations on life in general.

Comments

  1. kalau nak kutuk tu.. buat le kat blakang!

    anyway, glad to hear you are safely back.. time flies when you are on a break doesn’t it? πŸ™‚ err.. how long can yr supply of food lasts ya?

  2. oh.. happy 3 months πŸ™‚

  3. Hey Sting πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the wish.

    Tu la, kalau nak kutuk, pergi la kat belakang. Ni, masa tgh serve makanan. Hahaha.

    It felt like just yesterday I went back to Malaysia. Haih…

    Food supply.. hmm… it depends really. Some will last less than a month (like Maggi). Some will last a few months (ikan bilis, udang kering, seasonings, etc.)

  4. u ear drop ppl…eei..tapikan..soalan tu agak bodo la..confirm la instant.

  5. hahaha. mana ada eardrop. they were discussing about that masa tgh serve makanan along the aisle. i think dia tak expect ada malaysian kot because 90% of the flight australians.

  6. Klanglar says:

    hi nadlique,

    what a nice blog.
    anyway, are you working or studying at australia.
    tell us lar, what’s nice about australia. how much you earn per month on salary? what field you’re involving now?

  7. Ashcroft says:

    bloody good song that one was…hahaha…got one question for you,i heard there’s a bus direct from the airport to roma street. Betulkah?

  8. @Klanglar

    Thanks Klanglar.

    I’m studying in Australia at the moment but I trade stocks and other financial instruments pretty much full time at the moment.

    How much I earn? Haha, sikit sikit la.

    @Ashcroft

    Bus direct from Gold Coast airport to Roma Street? Ya kah? Tak tahu pun. Dekat information counter tu, the lady told me that to get to Brisbane, you have to go through the bus-and-train-to-Brisbane routine.

  9. Klanglar says:

    nadlique,
    stock trade ok ka? kalau aku switching terus dalam super fund u rasa ok? long-term ok kot

    eh, roma street’s station sudah fully upgraded ka?

  10. Hi Klanglar,

    To be honest with you, I do not dare to advise people on investing/trading in stocks on their own. Mainly because doing it on your own involves a lot of discipline, patience, and hard work. Serious hard work I might add.

    I think it’s better if you read a lot of investing/trading books first, then perhaps experiment a lil’ bit, then see how it goes.

    Romat Street station? Tak sure la, dah lama tak pergi.

    So, Klanglar, are you staying here in Brisbane?

  11. Klanglar says:

    nad,
    last year i was in southbank(what a lovely place)
    rindu jugak la bila dah tak tinggal kat brisbane.

  12. I see. Buat apa kat sini? Kerja atau study?

    You still maintain your super fund ke?

  13. Klanglar says:

    ada buat keje sikit kat sana.
    super fund tu ada lagi. selalu jugak la tgk fund performance dalam web. baru-baru ni jatuh teruk la.
    aku ni pun tengah belajar nak jadi financially free.

    aku ada baca banyak financial blog termasuk la ko punya ni.

  14. Ok πŸ™‚

    Yeah, all over the world pun jatuh. In fact, my unit trust pun jatuh teruk.

    By the way, kenapa tak withdraw the money and bring them back to Malaysia?

  15. klanglar says:

    super fund untuk long-term, so aku biarkan aje dia bergerak sendiri. jatuh bangun aku mmg nak biarkan. nak tengok super fund lepas 5 tahun. aku masukkan dalam growth fund(moderate).

    kalau keluarkan nanti kena tax dalam 20%.

    lagipun ada aussie company yang setiap bulan keje dia masukkan dalam akaun bank aku (plus, contribute dalam super fund setiap bulan)

  16. Hi Nadlique,

    have you tried any online investment so far? do u have any comment on this?

  17. what is ur field of study yea? r u doing masters?

  18. Hi Shumi,

    Welcome to my blog! πŸ™‚

    I’m doing undergrad accounting at the moment. Used to be doing law and accounting but decided to drop law.

    Online investment in what sense? You mean the HYIP type? Swisscash? Or the usual FOREX, online share trading, and etc.

  19. The online share trading lar… have u tried? I really want to learn to trade FOREX!

  20. Haha. I thought you were talking about Swisscash πŸ˜›

    Yup, I am currently trading shares and FOREX online.

  21. So how’s it going? How did you start to trade Forex? What is your current trading platform

  22. I wonder why all people mostly join this swisscash? Do u have any info on that?

  23. I think the first reason why people joined swisscash was because of lack of financial education. They regard swisscash as a legitimate investment vehicle when it is not.

    Second, because of the get-rick-quick mentality. They are blinded by the prospect of earning 3% per day from their money, not knowing that 90% of the get-rich-quick-schemes’ “investors” lose money. Remember, higher potential returns equal higher risks.

  24. I actually trade stocks and FOREX in the form of a financial derivative called Contract for Difference (CFD). So, I don’t use the usual stockbroker or FOREX broker. I use a CFD broker and platform. The thing is, CFD is still not available in Malaysia.

    Also, CFD is a leveraged instrument, which means that you can lose more than what you have. So, I really don’t recommend people starting out dive straight into CFD. The same thing goes to FOREX. Starting small is fine to get some experience first, but never ever commit all you savings into these things upfront.

    In terms of how I am doing, well, not too bad actually. Returns from my CFD trading is much better than my unit trust investment. Hehe πŸ˜›

    Anyway, have a look at an article of CFD.

    http://www.nadlique.com/index.php/2007/10/22/cfd-trading/

  25. Nadlique, I have another Q la. How did you start your website yea? Is it hard to create one?

  26. It’s actually not that hard to create a blog. At first, it was pretty confusing. Sampai berpeluh peluh rasa mcm nak baling komputer ni. Haha. After a while, you’ll get the hang of it.

    There’s actually two ways of creating a blog. The paid one or the free one. Right now I’m using the paid one. I get my own web address (www.nadlique.com). I’m currently using WordPress as my blogging platform. There are tonnes of other platforms out there. WordPress, Blogger (Blogspot), Blogdrive, Typepad, and etc. All has its own advantages and disadvantages. However, I am satisfied with wordpress.

    By the way, if you want your own web address, go here:

    http://www.NadliqueDomains.com

    Hehe. Saja nak advertise πŸ˜‰

  27. James says:

    How was your Air asia flight, thinking of doing the same trip as you. Just wanting to make sure the drop in price doesnt mean a drop in quality.

  28. Nadlique

    Are you using wordpress.com or wordpress.org? I am using .com version and finding it’s feature very limited. I know org require hosting service. Want to do my business?

  29. @James

    To me, considering Air Asia is a low-cost carrier (LCC), it was just as I expected. It wasn’t too bad. A lot of folks took the flight with the expectation that it’ll be as good as a full-service airline.

    The seats were fine, lavatories work, food ok, flight crew service also fine. So, all in all, no complaints from my part.

    @Jean

    Will contact you by e-mail.

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