Sunday, April 15, 2012

Double Take

Last Saturday I attended a lecture on ValueGrowth Investing by University of Salford Professor of Investing Glen Arnold at the Sime Darby Convention Centre (owned by a GLC with the standard of upkeep of a G property)

The event was organized the truly amazing Laurence Lau who usually rants and raves at Malaysia-Finance Blogspot.

Super investor and philanthropist Koon Yew Yin gave the opening address (Mr Koon was kind enough to sign my copy of his recently launched book, “Roadmap For Achieving Vision 2020”, see footnote)

If you want to know what Prof Arnold meant by Value Investing, get hold of a copy of his book of the same title.

Besides being another terribly brilliant investor, Laurence is an avid promoter of good local music production. He actually gave away a free CD (The Solianos, an audiophile recording normally priced at at RM69.90 but more about this album in another post) to each participant.

And he got Pop Pop Music to set up a booth offering CDs by local artists at a discount. I picked up one by guitarist Roger Wang and am truly impressed by Roger’s virtuosity.

Listen to Roger accompanying vocalist Mia Palencia on this Filipino song, Dahil Sa Iyo (Because of You) which had been uploaded to youtube by captjazzelle on Dec 16, 2011

Roger and Mia will be celebrating the 12 years of musical partnership with concerts around Malaysia. They will be in Kuala Lumpur this April:

Date : Saturday, 21 April 2012

Venue : Bentley Music Auditorium, Mutiara Damansara, The Curve

Time : 3.00pm - 4.30pm (matinee)

8.00pm - 9.30pm (evening)

RM80 and RM50 admission pass available at or call 012-2083790

If you like to sing along to this youtube recording, here are the lyrics by Tom Spinosa and Mike Velarde Jr.

Sa Buhay ko`y labis, Ang hirap at pasakit

Ng pusong umiibig, mandin ay walang langit

Atng lumigaya, iniwan mosa dusa,

Tanging Ikaw Sinta, Ang akingpagasa.

Dahil Sa iyo, Nais kong mabuhay

Dahil Sa iyo, hanggang mamatay

Puso ko`y tanungin, ikaw at ikaw rin;

Dahil sa iyo, ako`y lumigaya,

Pagmamahal, ay alayan ka; kung tunayman ako,

Ay alipinin mo, ang lahat sa buhay ko,

Dahil sa iyo


Kung tunay man ako,

Ay alipinin mo, ang lahat sa buhayko,

Dahil saiyo

……and in English if you wish:

Because of you,

there's a joy in living

Because of you,

life is heavenly

I never lived before

never felt a single thrill before

My heart stood still before ,

Darling, I'm in ecstacy

Because of you,

love is sweet and tender

And this my love,

I will offer you

If you will care for me,

all things to you i'll be

My heart is ever true,

because of you

* Both Koon Yew Yin and Prof Arnold were grilled by Khoo Hsu Chuang on BFM the day before on Valuegrowth Investing. Usually a recording of the Breakfast Grill will be available for download on BFM’s website. Strangely, this is not the case for these two fellas. I suspect it has to do with the remark on the shennigans of a political organisation that Mr Koon managed to squeeze in at the end of the interview. Click HERE for an indication, better get the details from his book, “Roadmap For Achieving Vision 2020”; buy online, Click HERE

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