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My Take on Year 2018 “Annus Horribilis”

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Dear all,

My take on Year 2018

“1992 is not a year on which I shall look back with undiluted pleasure. In the words of one of my more sympathetic correspondents, it has turned out to be an annus horribilis” Queen Elizabeth speech on 24 November 1992, marking the 40th anniversary of her accession.

Annus horribilis is a Latin phrase, meaning "horrible year". It is complementary to annus mirabilis, which means "wonderful year"

Year 2018 shall be recorded as annus horribilis/horrible year for President Donald Trump and President Tsai Ing Wen who suffered heavy losses in USA and Taiwan mid-term election as the saying who live by the sword (Divisive politics) will die by the sword.

As of Malaysia politics; it is a year of reckoning, after 61 years of continues BN rule the house of corruption and BN's Kleptocratic Government come crashing down to an abrupt end in the hand of 93 year old cursed Tun Dr Mahathir lead PH coalition in GE14. https://klse.i3investor.com/blogs/Sslee_blog/157343.jsp

4.15am: It's official! Pakatan Harapan has secured 113 parliamentary seats, while its ally Parti Warisan Sabah won eight parliamentary seats. EC chief Mohd Hashim Abdullah said ousted coalition BN won 79 seats, PAS 18, Sabah state party Star one, and independent candidates three seats. All seats have been announced.


Syukur Alhamdulillah. Praise be to the Almighty for having answered our collective prayers and for having prevailed, to enable us to realise what we wanted to achieve. What seemed almost impossible has happened. A new day has begun for our beloved Malaysia and Malaysians. A new chapter in our history has started to be written. It is exactly 4.15 am on this historic day, May 10, 2018. I am too excited to sleep. I never imagined that I would live to see this day. The day the rakyat showed their wisdom in choosing a new government for the next five years, and registering so strongly, their disdain and rejection of corruption, poor governance and abuse of authority.”

This battle cry of victory to all Malaysians: “I am confident that there will begin the process of righting the wrongs, and putting the nation back on the right track in the context of development, social cohesion, focus on the young generation and all that is needed to bring back Malaysia to its glory days, and more, including to rebuild our tarnished image and dignity, and proudly take our rightful place in the world's fraternity of nations.The world will be watching every step being taken, by the new government, and by us the rakyat. Let us continue to remain united, be proud to be Malaysians and be assets to Malaysia.”

This victory’s battle cry has lost its resonant with Malaysians as the painful rebuild, the cost cutting/belt tightening measures, the anti-ICRED rally, the infighting/bickering within and between coalition parties, the inexperience cabinet ministers many policy U turn and disunity among ministers, officers, ranks and files are so observe for all to see. The million dollar question: Can PH government able to reform and rebuild our country and set it on a course towards unity, justice and prosperity.


I have a dream; I dream of a day this nation of ours will rise up and live up the true meaning as proclaim by our Nation Founder Father Tunku Abdul Rahman at Independent day and Malaysia day: “forever a sovereign democratic and independent State founded upon the principles of liberty and justice and ever seeking the welfare and happiness of its people / ever seeking to defend and uphold peace and harmony among its people.”

Are the Principles of liberty and justice, upholding peace/unity and harmony and ever seeking the welfare and happiness of Malaysian people remains an elusive dream?

Back to i3 investment fraternity, the result of Stock Pick Contest Year 2018 told a horrible year for most of the investors. And for Super-Investor Mr. Koon Yew Yin his year turn from horrible to disaster as he had his fair share of humiliation and humbling moment in suffering repeat margin call and huge losses in JAKS. Unbelievable after hoodwinked (kena jampi) by JAKS Vietnam IPP BS (super bullish on vision 2020 profit growth) and promoting JAKS since March 2017, finally he woke up and cleared out all his JAKS holding at a total loss of RM 64 million and become extremely bearish on JAKS: quote “Debt per share RM 2.31. It can only report losses in the next few years. Why should you buy when the company cannot report any profit.” unquote.

Note: Mr. Koon get himself into political trouble by his light hearted political article “Is a Title so Important?” where he implied Datoships titlle for sales and even playfully posted this question “I am just wondering whether I can overcome my ego if I am offered a Tan Sri by the Federal Government.” He further aggravated his untenable situation with another political article “Perak Sultan Has No Right to Stop My Appointment” and immediately draw a rebuttal from Perak MB that is was his decision to revoke Mr. Koon appointment as Perak State Economic Advisory Council (SEAC) member. Sorry uncle Koon (No Dato’ or Tan Sri title just a heartwarming uncle) no hard feelings it seems I can’t resist to picks on your misfortune but the fact is you are a towering and exceptional Malaysian and many people look up to you and the year 2018 will be incomplete and meaningless without mentioning you.

On the brighter note, I am glad to see some young people; the most misunderstood generation Y and Z (A generation growth up on internet connectivity, smart phone, social media, instant information, instant gratification, instant anxiety, instant keyboard cyber warrior, instant cyber friends but lack real friends and social skill, instant success with internet games but lack skill in actual sport games, instant impact and make instant different in cyber-world, impatient/indifferent, overconfident/insecurity, well read/inexperience, arrogant/ignorance and believe that they can make an instant  impact/difference in their workplace) come forth to the work place/i3 investor forum/blog and brought with them a breath of fresh air into i3. It is my hope that with their new idea, dedication and passion, i3 will become the training ground for them to hone their skills and nurture them into a force to be reckoned with.

Year 2018 end with a Bear at our doorstep so why not invites him inside to have a cup of tea and chit-chatting while waiting for the Bull to charge in. Meanwhile everyone seems to be busy with something to do:

  • The TA chartists have run out of uptrend stocks to recommend and now are busy buying properties.
  • The brave and young hearted FA fundamentalists have a field day and spoilt for choice on what value stocks to pick but unfortunately they only have limited fund.
  • The traders are busy practicing their super human reflex in trying to steal some meals from shark’s jaw.
  • The naysayers and prophets of doom are super busy with cut-loss, water fall, new low list and run-run-run.
  • The preacher is busy teaching people how to survive a tsunami.
  • SarifahSelinder is busy looking high and low for someone to enlighten her on JAKS financial account year 2017 Vietnam IPP USD account. Current assets Note: under amount due from customers on contracts is advances received from customer included in other payables RM 276,926,850
  • Hollandking is busy practicing meditation and will tell you, your world is not real and all is an illusion from your mind like the movie “The Matrix”.
  • Probability is busy searching for scientific answer to life and oneself and is fascinated by “LSD experiments” that opened up new senses and allowed one to experience another dimension of reality. (Hope he is OK and not hallucination that make one feel that oneself, as an individual human being, is slowly being unraveled) https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Albert_Hofmann
  • The PLP king is busy sharpening his trading skill/kills and searching for his new idol super-trader/water fish to PLP/deceives like a lamb to the slaughter.
  • The impartial, respected and witty referee dragonslayer is busy in settling disputes amongst the forum commentators, conducting survey, ensure rule of law are adhered to but was red flagged by many for vulgarity and sent to sin bin to repent by admin.
  • The PHD aspirant is busy researching why human being likes to chase high, sell low and should we think like robot buy low, sell high.
  • The educators are busy teaching you the correct way to invest and not gambling away your fortune till cry father cry mother like crybaby AlanNga.
  • The fund managers/listed company CEOs on holidays and are busy in spending their fat bonus they paid themselves.
  • The business owners are busy in cost saving/cutting, while our PH government have no clue what hit them and how to respond

So welcome to year 2019 and i3 community where we make dream come true/ruin, make what seem impossible possible and create the illusion of wealth; now you see it, now you don’t. (Gone with the wind)

Whishing all a Happy New Year and May your year 2019 full with happiness, laughter, health, love, peace of mind and plentiful $$$$$$$. Hoping the year 2019 will turn up as a Annus Mirabilis.

Lastly please allow me to borrow a phrase from uncle Koon’s writing: “Life has many challenges, don’t give up because life also has many solutions. The sun is a daily reminder that we too can rise again from the darkness.”

Thank you.

P/S: Don’t forget to make your New Year resolutions.  As for me I only make one resolution some year ago. To Be a Better Man. Here I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the interesting people I’ve met and yet to meet during 2018 who had inspired and helped me to be a better man. I intend to meet more great people in year 2019.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrxyZM69jUI Robbie Williams - Better Man

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probability ha ha..sslee with his entertaining write ups..

thought you have not been noticing the rants by all of us...

myself very much on reality sslee...

a lot of religious people are the ones who are really hallucinating (in their own imaginary world from their own interpretations)..
28/12/2018 11:32 PM
Jonathan Choi Haha. This is a cute write up.

Happy new year to you too Mr Lee.
28/12/2018 11:36 PM
probability Happy New Year sslee...2019 should be the most interesting year for investment
28/12/2018 11:42 PM
enigmatic [Breaker of Speculative Investing] I suppose it was annus horribillis for FGV, GENM, PADINI & KESM?
29/12/2018 12:37 AM
CharlesT Happy new year 2018 sslee u r different n we need different kind of people in i3
29/12/2018 8:02 AM
calvintaneng Very entertaining article. Happy New Year!

I look forward to Year 2019.

I got one quote from Matthew Henry

"A life spent in communion with God is the pleasantest life in the world"

I got more writeups coming on prayer www.inspiretopray.com
29/12/2018 8:11 AM
lizi haha....happy new year sslee...yes, it is always good to reflect the year...it was exactly one year ago, most of us were at the height of the mount everest...well, at least we still here and survived...look forward to 2019 and continue fighting...
29/12/2018 8:15 AM
Sslee Dear all,
Good morning and a Happy New Year 2019 to all.
Aiyoyo susah loh. The “mighty all knowing” CharlesT only wish me Happy new year 2018. Now I have only three days left to enjoy my happiness, better quickly ask probability where to get “LSD” for my quick dose of happiness. Hahaha….!

Thank you
29/12/2018 8:53 AM
2019Investor It is funny and good reflection of I3investor blogs in 2018, I like it. Reading I3investor blogs is a must for me everyday, I learned a lot and amazed by the deep knowledge of writers in investing. Thanks a lot for the administrator of I3investor who has done a wonderful job in maintaining this forum, for people like me to learn and benefit from it. For writers, please continue to write, not to be put off by some attacks in the comments, I normally skip these comments, only read those with meaningful discussions and I would like to see the responses from the writers who have so much knowledge to share and are so generous to share. Happy new year to all the rest who have follow these blogs throughout the year 2018, wish you have gained a lot of knowledge and get ready to face a more challenging year in 2019, invest sensibly without greed and fear, be happy with whatever the outcome at the end of next year.
29/12/2018 8:53 AM
CharlesT Lol...typo error sorry sorry happy new year 2019 to all...dont worry 2019 will be a better year
29/12/2018 9:21 AM
SarifahSelinder Sarifah wanita ayu suka pakai baju kebaya
29/12/2018 6:16 PM
qqq3 I don't think stock market is just about persistent and work hard.....stock market is also about habits, characters and practise...and attitudes towards risk.....and of course, no way I can read some much rubbish in one page......
29/12/2018 6:19 PM
SarifahSelinder Sarifah would rather a special mention in an article titled 2018 Top 30 Beauties
29/12/2018 6:20 PM
SarifahSelinder Sarifah quest for akal ubi advance payments received from a customer included in other payables RM 276,926,850 were received bank bank China kan continue into 2019
29/12/2018 6:26 PM
SarifahSelinder Sarifah kan make profit from JAKS Sarifah pasti
29/12/2018 6:27 PM
Sslee Dear Ms. SarifahSelinder,
My profound apology for mistaken your identity. (Already corrected the blog article) I am sure if i3 organize i3 Beauty 2018 Contest instead of Stock Pick 2018 Contest, you will be in Top10 together with Ms. Fam Jenny.

Thank you
29/12/2018 8:24 PM
qqq3 make money from Jaks is easy.....just have some patience...but patience can also be the hardest thing in the world.....
29/12/2018 8:26 PM
Beary Annus horribilis means horrible year ah?

I thought it means horrible syphilis of the anus.
29/12/2018 8:54 PM
qqq3 whose anus?
29/12/2018 8:56 PM
Haw Liao in life got winners, got losers...

sometime u win, sometime u lose...

nobody can win/lose forever...

learn from mistakes, be humble and never ever give up!
30/12/2018 8:59 AM
probability Trump Says 'Big Progress' Is Being Made On Trade Deal

30/12/2018 10:22 AM
Aseng I have a suggestion for my good friends here

read through all the comments you had made here in 2018

tell us which is the best out of a a thousand that you wish to share with us

I believe it will be very interesting to see yourself can be that pandai or that child-like

Halite wishing everybody here a happy new year 2019

Year 2019 i will reverse my ID back to Aseng .

why ?

a long story to tell .....

but definitely many good stories to make your days of 2019 happy and meaningful
30/12/2018 2:24 PM
Haw Liao mr.aseng...

best one, cannot forget for life...

stockraider predict hengyuan rm40

30/12/2018 2:33 PM
Haw Liao or maybe typo...


then must be close
30/12/2018 2:34 PM
qqq3 I don't think stock market is just about persistent and work hard.....stock market is also about habits, characters and practise...and attitudes towards risk.....and of course, no way I can read so much rubbish in one page......
30/12/2018 2:36 PM
Haw Liao mr.qqq

u forgot one...

stock market is also about manipulation, abuse, cheaters...

time have changed, so u must change the way u trade
30/12/2018 2:39 PM
qqq3 haw...have to strike a balance between critical thinking and gullibility.....how to do it without quitting?

30/12/2018 3:02 PM
Haw Liao mr.qqq

thanks for the force selling thing...

will keep an open eye for opportunity

it's all about timing entry and exits...

can be done...

like mr.tan boon seng
30/12/2018 3:08 PM
Sslee Dear all
The act of stealing someone's lover. Origin? "I can't believe I got sailang by that pak guard! She never told me she was into guys in uniform. Perhaps from the Cantonese phrase sailang 晒冷. It originally refers to 'Show-Hand' during a game of poker. It can now mean going all out to defeat someone.

Quote “the best performance is by those who can make the correct calls all in or all out a few times a years at major turning points...... “ unquote

Beware: Just calculate the probability if you “Sailang”/ “Show-Hand” a few times like game of poker in a year how long it take for you to loss it all.
Mr. Koon had learnt his lesson on JAKS so what are your odds of losing all?

Thank you
30/12/2018 3:52 PM
Haw Liao genghis khan once said...

a great man is when u steal his lands, ride his horses and enjoy his women...

today no more stealing land, u can buy em...

no need horses, buy a car...

but still need women hehe

so yeah, sailang aka stealing someones women is a great achievement

30/12/2018 4:12 PM
Aristocats@pussycats Happy new year 2018 sslee.

Wishing everybody here a happy new year 2019, with lots of winnings in store for all of you in 2019.
30/12/2018 6:27 PM


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