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What's Ailing The Local Equities Market

So, whats ailing the local bourse. The Dow keeps chugging along and most other markets have been doing relatively well for the longest time. Our local markets have been in the doldrums since we changed government. Is it that we are still on the clean-up stage owing to the many mismanagement at plenty of GLCs? Is our debt burden so insurmountable? Is the property overhang causing a shrinkage in liquidity?

Or has it to do with the Malaysian bonds' future?

Stock market indices provider FTSE Russell’s decision to retain Malaysian bonds on its FTSE World Government Bond Index (WGBI) watch list is negative to the market, AmBank Research says. “The next review will only be due in March 2020. This is negative to the market as it means the overhanging concern on potential US$8bil (RM33.6bil) foreign outflows from the Malaysian bond market in the event of a downgrade will not immediately go away, ” the research house said on Friday. “Apart from Malaysian bonds, a downgrade would hurt the ringgi…

Grumpy Old Man Syndrome

Sometimes we stereotypify something because we can see them in substantive numbers but we may not understand why they occur. Grumpy old men ... we all have more than our share of experiences with our fellow man. 

For women, we ha

ve had a lot of attention and research into the period when a woman goes into menopause. Hormone replacement therapy was a wonderful discovery for all humankind. We know that women lose a lot of the necessary hormones to be normal and hence many has to have some form of hormone replacement therapy.

Not a week goes by that I am not asked about testosterone levels. Especially one of the following questions:

—”How can I raise my testosterone?”

—”Can supplements actually boost testosterone?”

—”How do I know if I have low testosterone?”

The questions are endless. Testosterone is a hot marketing area for men, that strikes at the core of machismo and male health. Attach testosterone to any product with some hyperbole, and you can market it effectively.

But truth be told, te…

Cooking With Dali - Beef Brisket Simplified

Two of the biggest myths ... girls love guys who can cook, girls love guys who are humourous. Well, both are b.s. Girls will say that but at the end of the day, those two factors matter little. (Cynical laughs). 

Anyway, I love braised beef dishes, in particular if they are using the brisket. I try to marry the flavours of East and West in my simplified version. I got my brisket from Butcher's Block, a 0.75kg to 1kg size would do fine.

Defrost brisket, put into a pot of cold water with some white peppercorns and a few slices of ginger. Bring to boil for about 5 minutes. Washed under cold water. I like to cut into slabs rather than cubes as I want it to retain more structure while going soft.

Slice some ginger (thumb size), cut 3-4 cloves of garlic. Fry with oil till aromatic (3 minutes), put in slabs of brisket to brown on both sides.

Pour in chicken or beef stock. Drop in 20gm of rock sugar, two tbsp of oyster sauce, one tbsp of soy sauce, one tbsp of dark soy, 2 tbsp Hoisin sauce, 1…

Changing The Government Was The HARD PART ...

Malaysia Day came and went but there were 3 highly insightful articles about our country, and where we are headed. Incisive but will the powers that be  listen? We do not seem to value being progressive or competitive. Sad because we have so many resources. Is it a mindset thing... well, obviously. Is it because our make-up is different from other countries ... well, yes and there are challenges which are unique to us as a country, but certainly not so difficult as to impede our progress as a nation. The hardest part is over ..... come on people!!!

Do read the articles by David Wu, Zaid Ibrahim and Lim Kit Siang ... and somehow hope someone is listening.

By David Wu
Malaysia Today - A Reality Check

Long read but this post, essentially a comparison with China, is based on facts, true stories and personal observations.

In 1989, my late father and his two brothers visited their father’s birthplace in a small village just outside the city of Taishan in China. Traveling to China then was not a …

My Blog Has A Proper Sponsor Now

The blog was started in 2007 and I have loathed having advertisers or sponsors for my blog. I now have a proper site sponsor because I believe in the product and have consumed it myself. I find that it mirrors the claims it expounds and is effective to treat andropause.

Blog sponsor: Andropause Succor


We recognize that andropause was a serious issue among men above the age of 40 but not much attention has been paid to address the issue when compared to say, menopause and its remedies.

Presently, a lot of people take testosterone booster and/or artificial testosterone injections (gels and creams included), which we believe has its limitations. They attempt to address the symptoms rather than the cause. It is like taking Viagra but not addressing why poor erections happen in the first place.

We wanted a holistic remedy to andropause and would stay herbal and organic as much as possible in the formulation. The platform which we buil…