Friday, 15 January 2016

Celine Dion's Husband, 73, Passed Away

René Angélil, musician and husband of worldwide singing sensation Celine Dion, died on Thursday, January 14, 2016 after battling throat cancer. He was 73.

"René Angélil, 73, passed away this morning at his home in Las Vegas after a long and courageous battle against cancer," the statement read. "The family requests that their privacy be respected at the moment; more details will be provided at a later time."

The Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner also released a separate statement regarding Angélil's death. "Mr. Angélil, 73, died of throat cancer at his home in Henderson while under the care of a physician," Clark County coroner John Fudenberg said in a statement. "We have determined Mr. Angélil’s death was due to natural causes. No further investigation into his death is expected. Our condolences go out to Mr. Angélil’s family and friends during this difficult time for them."

Dion also confirmed the heartbreaking news via Twitter. Angélil was born and raised in Montreal and embarked there on a music career in the 1960s. Eventually, he went into the artist management side of the business and became Dion's manager. The French-Canadian couple married in 1994, a few years before Dion cemented her legendary status with her biggest, most iconic song, "My Heart Will Go On,” which was featured in James Cameron's Oscar-winning flick, Titanic.

Dion and her husband share three kids: eldest son René-Charles, 14, and twin boys Nelson and Eddy, 5. The songstress, who took a hiatus from her residency in Las Vegas in August 2014.

"I’m trying really hard to show my children that sickness and things happen in life. You cannot be crying and be depressed and consistently talk about, ‘Oh my God,’" Dion, 47, told during her return to the stage. "René-Charles is going to be 15 years old soon. He’s a wonderful young man. He’s entered his teenage years, and sometimes we can go really crazy, for some teenagers, but so far so good. I have tremendous respect for my oldest, René-Charles, because he’s showing strength to see his dad this way because he’s been his anchor. When he was younger he knew his dad was older but they bonded a lot. I’m sure it's hard for him."

She added: "Unfortunately there a lot of people struggling with battles. When you have family around I think it helps tremendously."

Dion told in that interview that she was proud of her husband. "He doesn’t stop amazing me," she said of his strength. "I’m being heard through my interviews, through my songs. This is his time to be heard. This is his way. It’s going to be his way, and it’s going to be the way he wants it to be."

- US

It is her husband who makes her who she is today and always there to support her career. I had watched her performance on stage in Las Vegas few years back. She is an amazing singer on her own right. On personal front, she is such a lovely woman with full of passion and humility. I hardly see any bad comment about her in media.

 I love her musics and her real person.

Friday, 8 January 2016

Property and New Year 2016

I wrote about this exactly 2 years ago. here.

That was in 2013. At that time, things were still pretty good in property industry and fully aware that year 2014 and 2015 will be hard hit on property industry. But i made an estimation that property industry will improve and getting better in year 2016. And now, here we are, year 2015 has ended. We are now saying hello to year 2016.

Unlike the previous years, I could feel subdue mood all rounds whenever I met with people not only in property industry but in other industries as well. There is something everyone feels not right but yet cannot do much about it. But we have to move on and look forward.

2 years on and now year 2016. My property investment in Setia Eco Glades will be coming on stream early this year. I wish I will be only getting the keys by end of 2016. But no. With developer is emphasising on efficiency in delivery of houses, keys are expected to be delivered ahead of schedule in first quarter of 2016 ! Anyway, I am not worry at all. Landed property is and will always is a safer bet for property investment.

My recent visit to view the almost-complete product is breathtaking, to say the least. Nice environment, waterway streaming near the backyard, butterflies beautifully flying around as though welcoming you to their new sanctuary and most important is the quiet and tranquillising environment. 

I wish I could move there. But no. Moving is out of question. Too old for that. I am too rooted at my current place, just like i am too rooted to this country that any country that I went I still feel the belonging to this country.

Let's hope this New Year is one that is joyous and prosperous to everyone.

Malaysia will stand tall again.

Happy New Year

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Gadang - the giant coming Ep.2


Today its price jumped 16 cents to close at all-time high of RM2.35. The highest jump in a single day for the past one year. I received many 'aiya' message from my associates today because of either they have missed the excitement for not having invested in this stock or had sold out the stock too early.

I was asked why such the strong price movement. The answer to this is very obvious which I had said much earlier and the answer remains the same. Here.

This is what I tell people whenever was asked why I invested in a particular stock - I already know I make money when I buy the stock and not when I sell the stock.

What a nice way to start a New Year.

Good Luck.

Its price closed at all-time high RM2.35 on 05.01.2016.