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Monday, April 16, 2018


Grace to everyone,

Yip yip hurray
Eureka Eureka

Few more days and my oral treatment which is the 12th and final course of my chemotherapy. After that no more ingestion of those harmful drugs. Farewell farewell. It has been a long 7 months of treatment requiring fortnightly visits to the hospital and the build-up of side effects; sometimes so torturous and painful that I wanted to give up. Fortunately, God has provided me the strength to overcome all these torments.

Apart from God, I am fortunate to have friends from far and near as well as siblings who would shower me with gifts of fruits or any products that they have heard to be good for the cure of C....... I am so grateful that I am always in their minds. They are constantly in touch with me to lend me moral support or to give me encouragement to persevere as well as to constantly upheld me in their prayers. Without them and God, I would be unable to continue on this arduous journey.

My friends are always thinking of ways to cheer me and they will ever willing to provide companionship to me. They will take me to savour the delights of nature such as hot springs, waterfalls or jungle trekking. As long as it will help speed up my recovery they are willing to sacrifice their time to take me. Many a time we would sit by the springs or waterfalls and reminisce and reflect on the good old days. These outings have proven to be very effective in motivating as well as to cheer me on.

I am indeed very blessed and I am very appreciative of their caring attitudes. They will forever be in my memory and I hope one day to be able to repay their kindness to me. I am indeed indebted to them.

I would also like to extend my gratitude to those who have been endlessly upholding me in their prayers. The Lord has answered many if not all of their requests. Thank you very much, my friends.

With unconditional love,

James Oh

Wednesday, April 4, 2018


Grace to everyone,

Though I have the big C.... I refuse to let it drag me now. I need to be positive not only for myself but also for my family. My kids are still dependent on me and I also have an eighty years old mom to care for. I mean I also have to share the responsibility with my other siblings. Therefore I can’t break down. I have to constantly look for opportunities and to self-support as well as to earn a living to educate my kids. PTL for giving me endless opportunities.

Fortunately for me, I had the foresight to purchase an insurance policy to take care of my treatments for the big C.... I had to learn how to make claims to the insurance company for the hospitalization claims. Luckily almost all the claims have been reimbursed so far, thus easing my cash flow. I must thank my insurance agent who had ignored me and let me tackle my claims myself.

With this newly earned expertise, I hope to be able to share it with those in need. This enriched and past experience has also helped me to secure an appointment as a risk management consultant.

With this additional portfolio, I hope to be able to provide more comprehensive and complete financial services to both my existing and potential clients.

To strengthen our relationship further I hope you will give me an opportunity to demonstrate my ability by giving me a chance to review your existing policies and provide you with some advice as to how to maximize them with no obligation.

As a continuous effort to improve our services, we have also enhanced our know-how and skills.

Cheers and look forward to hearing from you,

With unconditional love,

James Oh

Tuesday, April 3, 2018


catch my second published article

Grace to everyone,

Thank Lord for sustaining me through this arduous period of trials and tribulations. Without Your mercies and compassion, I would not have walked through this journey for many a time I really felt like giving up. Though time was tough I am glad that You always urged me to continue and also encouraged me not to give up my writing and training. Thus I am able to publish my second article of the year.

Thereafter I will continue to focus on publishing more articles and books, provide risk management consultation as well conduct training programs for those who are keen. I will continue to dedicate my energy and talents to share my expertise and know how.

Once again my thanks and gratitude to Miss Amy Seok and her staff for giving me a writing spare in her renowned magazine, Money Compass where my articles have been published the last few years. I am very happy with the team spirit demonstrated by her staff and we are able to work together to get the works published on the scheduled time for the reading pleasures of our beloved readers.

My 2 article for this year is going to be released on the last and this Mar/Apr issue.

If you are keen please get a copy at the nearest bookstore. Thank for your continuous support.

Please furnish me your invaluable comments so that I can improve as well as learn from you.

With unconditional love,

James Oh

Saturday, March 31, 2018


my appointment of risk management and mitigation consultant

Grace to everyone,

I am very pleased to announce that I have been appointed to the above post with effective from Mar 9, 2018.

With this appointment, I hope to be able to serve you more effectively and more efficiently by providing you with more competitive rates as well as more adequate coverage. To this effect, I have partnered with one of the leading consultants in this field with more than 30 years experience.

Therefore, I write to offer you free reviews of your existing policies with no obligations and thereafter to advise you accordingly.

Our intention is not only to ensure that you are sufficiently covered but also to maximise your returns.

Should you have any questions regarding your risk management please do not hesitate to call or email me.

With unconditional love,

James Oh

Friday, March 30, 2018


Grace to everyone,

It has been almost one year since my last assignment. I am a wee bit excited to stand in front of an audience to conduct the training. I had to postpone my 11th treatment on 8 March to give a preview of my financial literacy course at the Majestic Hotel, KL.

Sometimes groggy as a result of the medication, I still need to prepare the course materials and to prepare myself to speak in public. Somehow or other I managed to deliver my materials to the best of my ability as well as with God's help. I was then scheduled for treatment on 13 March but it had to be postponed again as my platelet level had dropped below the permissible level. Hence it had to be rescheduled to the 20th March, a day after my course preview at the MIA premises.

Therefore on the 19th of March, equipped with all the materials and making myself presentable, I drove to the said premise. I was anxious and at the same time excited to conduct the preview. It went smoothly and the most important part was that I managed to carry it out until the end.

For this, I praise the Lord for giving me the sustenance and the strength to deliver the speech. It turned out to be engaging and delivered to the best of my ability. Thank you so much organiser for having the confidence in me though I have been put off action for quite a while.

I had used a lot of energy and perseverance to try to open the minds of my audience on the importance of creating a blue ocean in order to achieve sustainability in their organisations especially in this globally challenging n competitive world.

I was very happy as I was able to reach a diverse audience from various industries. Here we will able to share and receive know-how from each other. To me, no man is an island and it is important to be able to share ideas and expertise mutually. I hope after this preview, it will provide them a head start and they will be able to implement or modify the ideas to suit their organisation.

Our intention here is to ensure that all can achieve sustainability by managing their resources appropriately and focus on t broad picture through the 3Ps in line with the title of the course.

Once again my thanks to all my esteemed audience and I hope to see all of you at the next training sessions

With unconditional love,

James Oh

Wednesday, March 28, 2018


my recent Consultation with my Surgeon on March 26

A very good and awesome day to everyone.

I have just completed my consultation with my surgeon. He was very happy to welcome me at his clinic. He congratulated me for almost completing my chemotherapy and wholeheartedly encouraged me to undergo the last treatment on April 3.

My last consultation with him was when I experienced difficulty in stopping my bleeding due to my low platelet count.

With his examination and assurance, I am gaining momentum and confidence that I am in the right direction in winning my fight against the big C....

With his advice which I highly regard, I will be focussing my attention on my last treatment on April 3.

He also advised me not to have any restrictions on my food intake and eat whatever I can and like. He also drew my attention to the fact that it is easier to lose weight but more difficult to gain weight. Therefore now I do not feel any guilt when I eat my favourite food which to some is taboo. He also encouraged me to eat more fruits, vegetables and drink more water and reminded me to slowly chew my food for easy digestion.

He also warned me not to soak my hands and legs in hot or freezing water as it is not good and will hurt me even more.

He advised me to do a pat scan at the end of my April after completing my whole course of 12 treatments and thereafter normal scans.

Hurrah !! Hallelujah!! I am rejoicing and excited as I look forward to my new lease of life without fortnightly visits to the hospital and no more ingestion of drugs.

Thanks for your prayers and support given to me from time to time.

With unconditional love,

James Oh

Saturday, March 10, 2018


my first assignment of the year

Grace to everyone,

Wow! My first speaking assignment after nearly a year's rest. Though I am still on treatment, it was quite a smooth sailing and I managed to carry it through until the end. I had to postpone my 11th chemotherapy to conduct this assignment. I praise the Lord for giving me sustenance to deliver the speech to the best of my ability. I also would like to thank the organizer wholeheartedly for the confidence they have in me although I have been out of action for quite a while.

See the photo attached, do you notice any difference in my physical appearance prior and after my speech? I believe I look the same though I must admit I do feel exhausted.

I have to use a lot of energy and focus to open the minds of my audience on the importance of building their wealth especially in this globally challenging world which is full of uncertainties. It does require a lot of innovation and skills to venture into this competitive market.

I am very happy that I am able to reach a diverse audience from different industries. Here I am not only imparting knowledge but also receiving knowledge. Thank all for giving me a chance to share my talents and experiences. I hope, after this, you all will have a better understanding to map your own financial needs.

Our intention here is to ensure that all of you here can create and preserve your wealth by managing and mitigating your own financial risks.

With unconditional love,

James Oh
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Tuesday, March 6, 2018


Thank you notes

First of all, I would like to thank everyone for upholding me in your prayers.

1. Sustaining me thro this journey and giving me the strength to complete 10 chemos despite the fact that I almost wanted to give up after my first chemo. PTL

2. Providing me sufficient financial means and peace of mind during this critical period.

3. He has strengthened my faith and belief in Him that I will have the confidence to win this battle. Blood test and other side effects are secondary.

4. open up new opportunities for me to take my training to greater heights namely webinar and e-courses.

5. Reduce the side effects by strengthening my good cells and immune system to fight against t cancer cells.

6. Be merciful and gracious to me to empower me to combat the last two chemos which are supposed to be more challenging.

Sunday, March 4, 2018


side effect at tenth chemo

Grace to everyone,

Every stage has different side effects. Unfortunately, the toxins in my body have accumulated correspondingly with the no of treatments that I have undergone and have developed other side effects. Now I am not only experiencing swelling but also the skin on my limbs have also started peeling which led to my flesh being exposed. Added to this I am also feeling a burning and cracking sensation on my limbs which have hampered my mobility. To counteract this effect I have been immersing my body in the natural hot springs. I am hoping that some of the toxins in my body can be removed. I am very lucky and blessed as a former colleague has taken it upon himself to accompany me to the hot spring in Ulu Langat for a soak. The hot water was indeed refreshing and for a moment I felt that some my pain has disappeared. Though the effects are only temporary I really felt so much better. To lessen the pain from my open sores, my oncologist has prescribed Aqua and UO cream for me to apply on the affected areas.

I am indeed blessed that I have been receiving a steady stream of visitors comprising relatives, friends, business associates and ex-colleagues who have come from near and far to give me moral support for this arduous and challenging journey. I am indeed grateful to them for accompanying me on this torturous journey. To further strengthen my nerves my oncologist has given me neurobion and potassium chloride to be taken daily.

Thank Lord for such wonderful people.

Cheers and please share your experience.

With unconditional love,

James Oh

Thursday, March 1, 2018


My tenth chemo

Grace to everyone,

I am so blessed to be able to celebrate Chinese New Year with my beloved family members. PTL.

However, I have to be at the hospital today for my 10th chemotherapy. After this, I have to more treatments to complete. I am really looking forward to it.

Hopefully, it will give me a new lease of life. No more fortnightly treatments at the hospital. Hurrah. From now I would be looking forward to marking my calendar every day until the third week of March. How I wish the days will pass as fast as lightning.

After my treatment, the side effects worsened. I really had no appetite to eat though I longed to eat all the Chinese New Year delicacies. I couldn't only see others enjoying them but I am constantly assuring myself that this condition is only temporary. Come the next Chinese I will be relishing all these yummy food. As a result, I lost 200g of weight(59.6 kg to 59.4kg).

As I suffered from swelling on my legs and peeling skin, I found it very difficult to continue with my hiking, jungle trekking and qigong. Therefore I had to temporarily suspend all these activities and at the same time source for alternative activities. As I mentioned earlier one of my friend took me to immerse myself in the natural hot springs. I felt so wonderful sweating out the toxins in my body. I heard that soaking in the hot springs also has some beneficial healing properties.

The side effects of chemotherapy increased in intensity as the treatment progressed. I have prepared myself to some extent for the more intense side effects. Hope you all will upload me in your prayers and pray that I will be able to counter them.

From my ninth chemotherapy, I suffered numbness in my limbs as well as experienced severe Diarrhoea for the last two consecutive days of the treatment. I was prescribed some cream to apply to avoid dryness of my skin. Please God be compassionate to me and please give the strength to overcome all these side effects.

My oncologist has no objection to the hot spring treatment that I prescribed for myself. He now insists that I take 6 tablets a day for a fortnight unless I can find a valid reason not to.

As usual, my youngest brother dropped me at the hospital on his way to work.

After registration, they conducted mandatory blood test and the usual routine tests. Fortunately, my blood test was good enough for me to proceed with my treatment.

After that, I consulted with my oncologist and then checked into my room. I was assigned a two bedded room(9/15A) in the same building as my oncologist consultation suite.

I have been forewarned that this treatment would be more challenging, unexpected and uncertain as new cumulative side effects may develop.

I have endured a lot since I started treatment. I believe I can do it with God's compassion and mercies. Once again please remember me in your prayers. Thank you, everyone.

With unconditional love,

James Oh

Tuesday, February 27, 2018


my childhood’s mentor

Grace to everyone,

Mr Ho was my primary school teacher who was also one of my earliest mentor. He had spent a lot of effort to mould me, to build up my thinking skills as well as my character. This had laid the foundation stone for me to further shape up my character.

Mr Ho not only thought me to think ahead but also to strategize my movements so as to advance my game regardless of I started with white or black set.

As a result of this training, I am going to use the techniques of the chess game as one of the pillars in my entrepreneurial thinking skills program.

Apart from Mr Ho, I am also blessed with other mentors which have contributed directly or indirectly in shaping and building a more positive and better me.

Another lesson which Mr Ho taught me was to utilise limited resources efficiently and effectively to maximise the game no matter what happened.

To advance in life is to focus and tread carefully on every step ahead and to let go of the past.

To conclude, life is like a chess game. Every step has a cumulative effect on the overall welfare of your life. Therefore think deeply and wisely before you consider making any move.

Share with us your mentorship experience in the comment column provided below. We love to hearing from you.

With unconditional love,

James Oh


Saturday, February 17, 2018

redirect to James Oh fanpage

Wow! Awesome both my FB accounts have reached their threshold. Thank for all your support. In order to cope with this overwhelming support, I have created a James Oh Fan page. Hopefully, this can reach more people.
This page will enable you to keep in touch with me as well as to know more about my core business and activities. Do visit my page as often as you can.

Thank in advance.

I would appreciate it very much if you could do me a favour by going to my fan page, click like and share it with all your friends, relatives or acquaintances. My heartfelt thanks for your support.

Then please drop me an email so that I can send you your choice of an ebook from my labour of love as a token of my appreciation.

Cheers and look forward to hearing from you,

With unconditional love

James Oh

Wednesday, February 14, 2018



Chess King was born on Feb 25,1961-a tiny baby with a weight of 4 lb. 4 oz. He was small and many of his relatives who visited him at that time thought that he might not survive. He was a fighter even as a baby and he managed to overcome his weight in just a month.

He was very interested in chess and his talent and enthusiasm were spotted by his class teacher, Mr. Ho, who was also the school 's trainer. With his training, he represented his school in both the individual and team events in the MPPP under 12 chess competition. He then focused his attention on his education graduating with a degree in Accountancy and worked as an Accountant.

However, he met with another challenge which he failed to obtain justice for his stillborn son. It was the turning point in his when he embraced God and develop the spiritual strength to overcome his depression.

In his mid-fifties, another challenge surfaced when he was diagnosed with Stage 3 stomach cancer. He has to undergo surgery to remove 60% of his stomach. At the moment his main aim is to remain healthy and he hopes to share his journey with everyone through writing.

He has to date self-published eight E-books specializing in Finance, Wealth, and Mindset. They can be reviewed or purchased from Smashwords, at His articles have been published and republished in more than ten magazines and journals, both online and offline.

Saturday, February 10, 2018


Every problem has a solution

Grace to everyone,

Everyone has his own unique problem, be it personal, emotional, psychological etc. Problems do abound. The issue is either to ignore it or try to look for solutions. There may not be perfect solutions but it is alright if the solutions are appropriate and feasible.

We need the wisdom to acknowledge that there exists a problem.

That is why wisdom plays a big role in today's modern world as Jack Ma puts it.

Therefore to have the wisdom to recognise and accept that there is a problem is very very important.

Then we need to identify what is the root of the problem.

What you see on the surface is not the root cause of the problem but the symptom. Try asking 5 whys to nail down to the main root of the problem.
Patience and curiosity are the main virtues that you need to delve deeper to find the cause of the symptom that may lead to the root of the problem.

Cheers and look forward to hearing from you,

With unconditional love,

James Oh

Thursday, February 8, 2018


my ninth chemo

Grace to everyone,

Today marked my ninth chemotherapy and the third for this year. I am so glad that I have only 3 more to go. I am looking forward to the end of March, by then I would have completed the whole course of my treatment. Please continue to pray for me and may God continue to shower blessings on me.

My appetite worsened after my 8th chemotherapy. As a result, I lost 170g(61.3 to 59.6kg). Although my appetite for food dropped, I had increased lures for fresh air outside. Thus I embarked on frequent trips outdoors. I would go hiking and jungle trekking to breathe in the fresh air outside as well as to sweat it out. It was wonderful to enjoy the flora and fauna of our national parks and waterfalls. The simple task of gazing at the tiny fishes swimming in the shallow pools of water was a delight to me.

My oncologist reckoned that it was a good way of losing some of the toxics that have accumulated in my body. He now insists that I take 6 tablets a day for a fortnight unless there is a valid reason until my next chemotherapy after the Chinese New Year.

As usual, my youngest brother gave me a lift to the hospital on his way to work.

After registration, they conducted the mandatory blood test and other routine tests. Fortunately, my blood test was good enough for me to proceed with the treatment.

Before I checked in to my room, I had a consultation with my oncologist. Like the previous treatment, I was allocated a 4 bedded room(701/4) Orchid Ward but at a different building.
I know that this treatment would be very challenging, unexpected and uncertain. I have to endure a lot of side effects. I believe I can tolerate and conquer them with God's compassion and mercies. Please remember me in your prayers. Thank everyone.

With unconditional love,

James Oh

Thursday, February 1, 2018


back to work

Grace to everyone,

Time flies and now we are into the second month of 2018.

January has been a blessed month for me. I had 2 chemotherapy treatments done and it has been very fruitful for me. I have been sleeping and resting most of the time. It must have been because a lot of toxic have accumulated in my body since to date I have completed 8 out of 12 treatments.

I will be undergoing another treatment before CNY. I hope I will enjoy CNY with my family’s Members.

I have one talk on Financial Literacy scheduled on March 8. By then I would have completed all but less one or two of my total treatments. PTL.

Hope God will be given me guidance and strength so that I can deliver an inspiring and knowledge - filled talk.

Added to this, my Triple Bottom lines in Blue Ocean Preview will be held in the third week of March.

Barring any unforseen circumstances my full course of chemotherapy will be completed by the end of March. I have been out 9th action since I was diagnosed with C... in July 2017.

I hope to hear from you all. Your support is much needed and appreciated.

Cheers and looking to see you then,

James Oh

Wednesday, January 31, 2018


aspiring team needed

Dear everyone,

I (author, trainer cum socialpreneur, specialising in wealth creation, financial and thinking skills) currently looking for a group of dynamic, dedicated and innovative personnel to form a team who aspires to achieve our mutual dreams.

If you are keen to join this innovative group, please email me your resume at and state how you can contribute to the group for our mutual benefits.

Cheers and look forward to hearing from you,

Yours faithfully,

James Oh

Sunday, January 28, 2018


Letting Go and Moving On

Grace to everyone,

Time flies. 1 /12 months of 2018 is almost gone. Now is time to review the resolutions we have made. For me, I don’t like to make resolutions as they do not require any commitment to fulfill. I prefer to do list.

I am pleased to announce that my book, Letting Go and Moving On, the second edition is finally edited. Soon it is going to be sent for conversion to ePub format before it can be uploaded for sales.

I will keep you all posted together with the link once I have successfully uploaded to the respective site for distribution.

Please be on the lookout and hoping to get your support. Your support is much much appreciated.

This is my livelihood as I have now battled with treatments for Cancer.

Thank you and stay tuned,

With unconditional love,

James Oh

Saturday, January 27, 2018


Seeking IT freelancer,

Dear Everyone,

I, author, trainer and socialtrepreneur, write to invite those dedicated, innovative and creative website and social media freelancers who are keen to work with me to scale up our existing business specialising in financial, wealth creation and thinking skills, exponentially.

Please write to me directly at and quote me your hourly rate, your area of expertise and experience.

Cheers and look forward to hearing from you

Yours faithfully,

James Oh

Friday, January 26, 2018


my eighth chemo update

Grace to everyone,

Today marked my eighth chemotherapy and the second for this year. I am so glad that I have only 4 more to go. I am looking forward to the end of March, by then I would have completed the whole course of my treatment. Please continue to pray for me and may God continue to shower blessings on me.

I experienced some side effects after the 7th treatment. I had blisters on the soles of my feet as well as my lips. I am so glad that the side effects were not too intense and I can tolerate them with God's mercies. However, I managed to gain some weight. It was only a 100g gain. Nevertheless, I am happy even though the gain was minimal.

My oncologist was happy and satisfied that my intake of 70 tablets of Xeloda did not cause any serious side effects. He reckoned that this was the correct dosage for me. I guess he will maintain this dosage.

As usual, my youngest brother gave me a lift to the hospital on his way to work.

After registration, they conducted the mandatory blood test and other routine tests. Fortunately, my blood test was good enough for me to proceed with the treatment.

Thereafter, I had a consultation with my oncologist before I checked in into my room. This time I was given a 4 bedded room, 701/1 Orchid Ward but at a different building.

This is a newer building equipped with better facilities as seen in the attached photos.

At the moment, I have temporarily stopped Baqua Qigong as the soles of my feet are swollen and it is painful for me to walk.

Please God give the strength to be able to tolerate any discomforts from my treatment. Thank Lord.

With unconditional love,

James Oh

Tuesday, January 23, 2018


James Oh, Chinese, Age 56, Stomach cancer – diagnosed in with Stage 3 on 1 August 2017.

I am James Oh, happily married with 3 loving children. I work in an organisation named 'Lift you up' which aims to help people to be the master of their mind.

Since June 2017, I constantly had episodes of stomach discomforts and bloatedness. It felt like there are lots of wind in the stomach which caused me to burp. I consulted my family doctor but he assured me that it was nothing serious. He then prescribed gastric reflux medication and I took it for nearly one month. However, the symptoms worsened and I was losing my appetite and was feeling lethargic all the time. My daughter urged me to go for an endoscopy which I finally did on July 24. A week later the gastroenterologist confirmed that I have stomach cancer.

The endoscopy showed that I had a 6cm tumour located at the bottom of my stomach and covered part of the colon making it difficult for food to pass through. This explained the bloatedness that I felt for months. A CT Scan and MRI was done. It was now very urgent for me to find a surgeon to remove the tumour. I had to 'shop' for a surgeon. After consulting two surgeons, I decided to have the operation done at Gleneagles KL where the surgeon removed 60% of my stomach, part of the pancreas and 14 lymph nodes out of which 3 were cancerous.

After the surgery, I then have to 'shop" for an oncologist. After looking and asking around, I decided to have my chemotherapy done at UMSC private wing. He recommended 6 to 8 rounds of chemotherapy at 3 weeks intervals.

My first chemotherapy started on Sept 19. The drip caused numbness in my arm. I had nausea and vomiting as well as lost 3kg of weight. I felt so terrible and felt like giving up. I then seek help from Hospice. They came and gave me some steroid injections which brought immediate relief and lessen my sufferings. My next 2 treatments went smoothly. However, for my 4th treatment, my oncologist decided to increase my dosage since I was coping well. I also experienced heavy bleeding when I passed motion (black stools). This is due to a reduction in the platelet count as a result of chemotherapy. To counteract this, my surgeon put me on supplement (Fybogel).

To me, everything happened for a reason. I accepted it as God's will for me. I know that God will give me the strength and blessings to see me get through this ordeal. My faith in God has not wavered but has strengthened in this adversary. PTL

Do not fear Cancer. Overcome it with God's mercy. It also affirms that cancer cannot cripple love, cannot shatter hope, cannot corrode faith, if you decide to choose it as an inspiration as I did.

Sunday, January 21, 2018


Update of my Additional FB account

Hi everyone,

Awesome!!! My additional FB account has received tremendous support. It has almost hit its threshold of 5k followers.

This overwhelming support has driven me to keep on sharing my personal and professional life experiences to inspire as well as to be inspired. I hope that you will find my experiences interesting and helpful.

Life is just like a rollercoaster, full of twists and turns. Just treat them like opportunities and challenges. What is important is to grab the opportunities and turn them to our advantages. On the other hand, accept the challenges and overcome them to make our lives more interesting.

Life is short and full of uncertainties. Therefore we should try to make the best out of it. Live happily with each other and make our moments together memorable. Do not leave any grudges and learn to forgive our perpetrators. Life would be happier and the world will be a much better and happier place. Leave our mark in society.

Just a friendly reminder. I can be seen and contacted at other fan pages namely James Oh, Lift You Up, Money Tells Stories which were created some time ago. A fan page, Better Than The Best, was created after my first book especially for my fans and followers.

Drop me an email at if you are interested to do so.

Cheers and look forward to hearing from you,

Unconditional love,

James Oh

Saturday, January 20, 2018


Seeking perfection

Hi everyone,

To seek perfection may sound like a myth to most of all. It is common to hear that there is nothing perfect in this world. To me what counts is the finishing line but not the race. This is what makes life colourful and meaningful as there is always something to complete and look forward to.

However, I have decided to press on and seek perfection in every aspect of my life, be it physically, mentally or spiritually. I like to reflect on my past n be proactive in sharing my personal and professional experiences. To learn from the past and to craft new personalised path to move forward. Sharing these experiences to help others see from the different perspective. Henceforth, I am going to focus and specialise on financial, wealth creation and thinking skills and to create articles based on this chosen expertise. I hope to share these skills and knowledge to anyone who is interested and to keep myself active and energetic.

Moving beyond the horizon is my trademark. Learning is lifelong. As long as we live, we will keep on learning and growing. I like to tread on unknown paths and to use my intelligence to discover new routes. It is like a maze and we need to put on our thinking hats to get out of it. Be creative and imaginative. Always look for ways to transform ourselves. I have done it. I have transformed myself from an introvert to an extrovert. Remind ourselves to live a contented and happy life. Be grateful for what we have.

Now I am throwing the ball to you. Do tell us how you are going to catch the ball. We love to hear from you. Sharing is caring.

With unconditional love,
James Oh

Thursday, January 18, 2018


Moving beyond the horizon
Greetings from Malaysia,
"Don't expect anyone to give you anything. If you really believe in something, then fight for it..." – Damon Dash

People always wonder why I am so flexible and can easily adapt to any situation. This I must attribute to my childhood hero, Bruce Lee who said ‘pray for a tougher life and not an easy life.’

Since young I have always been a practical and logical person. I believe that i can achieve better results by doing things differently and not lowering the standards. Since I was born poor I have to use my limited resources efficiently to maximise its results.

Apart from resources, I also need to allocate my time wisely between my part time jobs and studies. To me to be able to do well in my chosen career will allow me to break away from the poverty cycle. I am glad that my perseverance and hard work has paid off and I can enjoy a comfortable though not a luxurious life.
Since young I have always been curious and willing to try new things. I even invested in commemorative coins, stamps and first day covers whenever I have money to spare in the hope that one day I can sell them and made a lot of money. What wistful thinking!!

I managed to secure a grant while i was in varsity. I was very thrifty with my money and with whatevet extras i have, I invested in stocks.

To this day I am still interested in this investment but have fine tuned myself to be more alert and knowledgeable. Now I am venturing into entrepreneurship and book publishing.

Like many people I have been chasing success in my career and wealth and seldom slow down to focus on the things that really matter health both physically and spiritually.
I must say I am very fortunate to know God when I was in my forties. Now I can leave my life to God who will guide and bless me. My faith and my belief in my Creator has been growing steadfastly. PTL.

I hope you will find this post interesting. Do share and thank in advance.
With conditional love,
James Oh

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018


be grateful
Very happy day to everyone,

I am in full agreement with Jack Ma that we should work harder and learn during our younger days in order to progress. The world is getting more demanding and more advanced technologically. In order to keep up with this trend, we should always upgrade our skills and know how.

In line with this, I am very fortunate that I was able to build my foundation based on my personal and professional experience since young.

I was fortunate enough to be sent by the company to attend seminars overseas to enhance my knowledge and skills to be more productive. From there I was given the opportunity to learn how to see the global market trends so that hopefully I can predict to a certain extent the movements of the futures, currency, and commodities. With this knowledge and skill, I can apply the technology to make some positive impact on our business.

I have always been proactive and throughout the years have been fine tuning my skills to enhance my contribution to the co.

Hope you can provide some feedback.

With unconditional love,
James Oh

Tuesday, January 16, 2018


Visit from My Penang Buddy
Greetings from Malaysia,

Recently I received another visit from my secondary school buddy. His son has got a job in KL and he took this opportunity to bring his wife for a holiday here. At the same time, he paid me a visit. We had a great time chatting and recalling our younger days.

I was very happy to see him. It was this friend and his mum who I am forever indebted to and without their help I would not be who I am today. I failed to get a place in form 6 because I didn’t get a credit in BM although I met the other criteria. My family was too poor and could not afford to send me to a private school. I have no choice but to work as a research assistant. Though I love the job and the professor I was working with was very impressed with my hardworkingness and passion for the job. Nevertheless, I was not satisfied as I wanted to further my education and achieved my dream to be an accountant. This was my temporary job to help me to save money to pay my tuition fees in a private school. My professor also very supportive and always encouraged me to continue my studies.

With his encouragement and motivation, I resigned from my job and registered at the private school. I recalled vividly how this good friend of mine introduced me 3 students to start my tuition class to help cover my tuition fees.

With his help, I started my high school education. Of course, it was not smooth sailing and I faced some hiccups. There were times when I had not enough money to pay for my school fees. As a result, I was threatened with expulsion. I was determined to complete my education and I tried my best to look for part-time jobs. It was not easy as I had to juggle with my studies as well as to a source for money to cover my tuition fees. Sometimes my late grandmother would give me some money and I would be so happy. She was old but was still working though earning a meagre salary. Until today I remember her generosity and kindness! Bless her soul.

Life was difficult and full of hiccups. It is these challenges that made me stronger and learnt to accept things as it is.

My worse nightmare came when the school authorities refused to release my STPM results unless I settled my 3 months overdue tuition fees. I was at a loss as to what to do. Fortunately, this friend went back and told his mum about my situation. Her mum immediately rendered help and lent me the money. Finally, I got my results and was exhilarated as my result was good enough for me to enter one of the public universities. PTL.

Life has been tough for me but along the way, I met so many good samaritans who have helped smoothen the journey. I am indeed blessed!!

My aim of sharing this story is to give hope to those who are in the same predicament as me. Do not give up. Persevere and you will see the rainbow at the end of the tunnel. We can determine our destiny with God’s help if we do our part.
Please share your stories. Thank you in advance,
With unconditional love,
James Oh

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Monday, January 15, 2018


My heartfelt thanks to Transmile
Hi everyone,

Heartfelt thanks to Transmile for giving me an opportunity to attend the IATA courses as a reward for my sterling performance in the co where I managed to deliver several milestones. Attached below are the certs I have collected from my overseas courses.

The overseas exposure was awesome as I was not only able to enhance my knowledge and know how, but also gain confidence especially when different viewpoints on a given case study surfaced and we could discuss and deal with it very professionally and amicably.

On one occasion I was given a chance to deliver my viewpoints which contradicted with the viewpoints of another senior finance executive from another overseas airline. Surprisingly my group members gave me a wholehearted support and agreed with my viewpoints. .Hmm!! I may have some hidden potential and talents after all. I began to gain more and more confidence and was not afraid to accept more and more challenges. I was able to tackle any tasks albeit those with differing or controversial ideas. My outlook and perspectives broadened correspondingly.

I believe this is one of the best and healthy practices if one wants to progress. Perhaps our education system should be more holistic and the students should be taught to think out of the box. They should not be spoon fed. This is now reflected in our examinations which focus on high order thinking skills (HOTS) questions. In this way, our society and country can progress further.

My hope and vision for the future are that no one should be denied an education because of poverty or other irrelevant reasons. Education should be accessible to all. This is practised by some overseas universities.

Secondly, I hope as our nation progresses the people’s mind would as be opened to accept views which are different and access things from different perspectives.

Please share your views. I would love to hear them.
With unconditional love,
James Oh

Sunday, January 14, 2018


live a meaningful life
Greetings from Malaysia,

I hope that my life experiences that I posted from time to time will be helpful to you.

Life is just like a rollercoaster, full of twists and turns. What matters most is what you truly want with your life. Since life is short and uncertain, we should try our best to create a life that is both meaningful and worthwhile.

Make our life memorable so that we will not have any regrets when we leave this world.
My new FB account has garnered an overwhelming response. At the time of writing it has surpassed 4k followers in a short span of time. Thank you all for the great support. I hope it will soon achieve the threshold of 5k followers. Once again my heartfelt thanks.

For your information, I have other fan pages.

Cheers and trust you have learnt something cool today,

With unconditional love,
James Oh

Saturday, January 13, 2018


Transmile was making the wrong shift that led to its demise.

Happy day, everyone.
Transmile is the company that I served the longest. It offered me a platform where I was initially given a free hand to put into practice the concept of lean finance which I have learnt from one of the previous companies which I have served and had implemented the 3S successfully.
My past experience with the other companies I served helped me to navigate the lean finance indicators to constantly improve the company performance. I was very fortunate to be able to master these skills through fine tuning my approach and know how from time to time.

However, this approach was set aside after I was removed from the financial division. I was tasked by the top management to focus and lead the internal audit and risk management unit. I was able to craft the charter for the unit which was approved by them but was never utilised for reasons best known to themselves. As a result, this unit was unable to function as it lacked support from the management.

Prior to my removal from the finance unit, I had achieved many amazing milestones. When I joined the company, it was given a debenture holder to a bank. I also managed to get another bank not only to take over the loan but also to offer it on clean facilities (without collateral securities) with much better rates and conditions.

To achieve this I have to think outside the box to create feasible term loans from the bankers' perspectives in order that they are comfortable enough to grant us facilities on a clean basis.

On top of that, I also took the initiatives to explore cross-border leasing but it could not proceed further as the loan sum was too small.

Other initiatives I adopted was natural hedging where we matched our foreign income with our payments to minimise our forex exposure risk.

Since we are an aviation company, fuel costs can be quite daunting and measures should be taken to ensure its consumption was used efficiently. Naturally, it will be wiser for us to embark on fuel hedging to lock in our profit especially for our fixed term contracts.

I hope I have provided you some insights into the tasks of a financial controller and certain financial tools. I hope that all these will be useful to you all. At the height of my career we also managed to access the Llyold market directly to obtain unbelievable rates for our fleet. I was initially proud to be one of the pioneers of the company. I had put my heart and soul into turning many adversaries into blessings.

On the operations side, my ongoing implementation of certain practices has helped to improve our efficiency by close monitoring and attention to details. The daily collection, cash flow, daily fuel consumption and loading report were always on my radar system.

I have also introduced and implemented short-term strategies, apart from profit rationale exercise, to address the ASEAN financial crisis and reposition our aircraft globally to achieve sustainable business growth and profitability during my term as financial controller cum internal audit head.

I was ever ready to learn and implement anything that was worthwhile and benefited the company. It was also for my own pride, fulfillment as well as my satisfaction. This was the company I prided myself to be in and I was willing to put in all my foresight and business acumen to make it a reputable and well-established venture.

However, it was not meant to be like that. The top management has a different vision from mine. They were unscrupulous and mismanaged the company which led them to go against the law and some of them are now battling criminal charges.

I am so thankful that I am not one of them who were blinded by greed. Thank God for leading me to the right path.

Hope you find this post interesting and useful. Stay tuned for more stories about my experience.

With unconditional love,
James Oh

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