What trait do all successful people have?

The billionaire Mark Cuban says he sees …

one trait in all successful people—and it’s one of the only characteristics you can control …


I saw this in Jeju, South Korea. The owner put in enormous effort, as carving the design on the jugs was no mean feat!

This attracts attention from passersby, and I believe it would have given him some additional business.

It attracts shutterbugs as well 😉

What’s sweet and salty and oh so delicious in Penang Malaysia?

For those who likes peanuts, and you have a chance to visit Penang, be sure to drop by the Chowrasta market to pick up these oh so tasty and ‘with one bite and you can’t let it go’ peanut biscuits.

If you prefer the traditional type which is made with caramel, get this.

I like the new flavour, which uses honey and have both white and black sesame seeds.

It is less hard than the traditional type, although no less crunchy, which will be especially suitable if you are buying some for your elderly folks at home. It is also less sweet 😉

Put me at the Top of Penang

What better way to feel at the top of the world then to be at the highest point!

You get to see the lovely view of Penang. It is especially captivating at night.

Penang night sky at Window of the Top

In Penang, you would want to go to the Window of the Top and if you aren’t afraid of heights, walk the Rainbow Skywalk.

At Komtar – Window of the Top

It is a short distance of few meters. If you are nervous of heights but still want to experience walking the Rainbow Skywalk, one tip is not to look down ; )

Rainbow Skywalk is just a short path of few metres of glass flooring

For those not keen on the Rainbow Skywalk but want to go to the Window of the Top, there is a restaurant, and you can buy a voucher to go up to the restaurant.

You could enjoy a stroll or just sit down with your family and friends enjoying a drink after your meal. Especially when it is cool and breezy at night, it is a delightful experience looking at the night skyline.

I definitely recommend going in the evening for the night view. Enjoying the night scene at the Window of the Top is an awesome experience!

How to be a Success Magnet by Christian Chua

Here are more amazing secrets from the book “88 Essential Secrets for Achieving Greater Success At Work”, Edited by Shirley Taylor.

“How to be a Success Magnet: Easy ways to achieve success quickly and effortlessly” by Christian Chua

Secret 9: Your first impression opens and closes doors of opportunities

You never get a second change to make a good first impression.

When you meet a stranger, you form an impression of him or her from the way he dresses, the expression on his face and body language. Other people are doing the same exactly like you, so we are continuously being noticed and judged.

So always dress presentably. When you are well-groomed, you send a message that you are conscious about yourself and conscious about the people around you.

Always have a ready smile, as it decides whether people like you or not 😊

Secret 10: Your success is directly proportionate to your likeability

This is the ‘likeability factor’.

When people like you, they will do things for you and help you, put in a good word for you or even support you emotionally during a crisis.

Likeability is important in career and business. When you have ability and likeability, it increases your chances of success.

Secret 11: Being recommended is the most effective marketing tool

The ‘recommendability factor’.

Being recommended is the best way to open opportunities.

To be at the top of other people’s recommendability list, you need to have certain attributes.

For business opportunities: Reliability, competency and quality and likeability (adaptable, flexible, well-mannered).

For social opportunities: sincerity, reliability, likeability (charisma).

For more sophisticated social opportunities: good dress sense, great social skills, intelligence, sincerity.

Secret 12: Invest in friendship and you will yield great returns

The ‘loveability factor’.

Build relationships, don’t just make acquaintances.

Real opportunities happen when you build meaningful relationships.

Be open to meeting people and you never know, the next person you meet may become your faithful friend.

Again great secrets, courtesy of Christian.

Let’s put effort into becoming more likeable, recommendable and loveable 😉

Lights by the Lake 2022 @ Jurong Lake Gardens – Mid-Autumn Festival Lanterns Display until 18 September 2022

On 10 September 2022, it was the lunar calendar 八月十五 which is the Mid-Autumn Festival.

The Mid-Autumn Festival is a traditional festival celebrated in the Chinese culture.

The Mid-Autumn Festival was celebrated during ancient times to give thanks to the harvest during the autumn period.

Nowadays, Chinese communities celebrate this festival as a reunion period, and gather with family, relatives or friends. They enjoy this festival by eating mooncakes and drinking tea while viewing the lovely full moon. Family and friends could participate in events with lanterns display and lantern riddles. Children and young people might also like to play with lanterns.

Common myths about the Mid-Autumn Festival would be Chang-E and the Jade Rabbit.

I’m sharing some photos I took on 10 September.

For those that are in Singapore, you can still enjoy the captivating lanterns display from now until 18 September 2022, from 7pm to 11pm.

Lights by the Lake 2022 – Jurong Lake Gardens
Lights by the Lake 2022 – Four Seasons – Spring
Lights by the Lake 2022 – Four Seasons – Winter
Lights by the Lake 2022 – It’s a Small World – Egypt
Lights by the Lake 2022 – It’s a Small World – Germany
Lights by the Lake 2022 – It’s a Small World – Malaysia
Lights by the Lake 2022 – It’s a Small World – Thailand
Lights by the Lake 2022 – Chang-E
Lights by the Lake 2022 – President Challenge Charity – Water lanterns