One of the most viral videos recently is the sweet & romantic Flash Mob Proposal @ Singapore Changi Airport.


Ms Melissa Chan was given the lyrics to a love song played over a few speakers at Changi Airport and, soon, several people were dancing to Happy Together outside the cafe she was in.

Even as customers and staff at Caffe Ritazza whipped out their smartphones, the 26-year-old teacher remained clueless as the flash mob grew around her.

Two singers then walked with her to an area near the check-in counters at Terminal 1’s departure hall, where about 100 people – including her fiance John Khoo – sang and danced. Even the airport mascot, Max, joined in.

Ring in hand, Mr Khoo, 29, went on bended knee and popped the question. The crowd cheered as he announced: “She said ‘yes’.”

Perfect isn’t? You can even enjoy the moment at the 10 minutes video below.

For the husband wanna-be, you are probably thinking to do something similar. But wait for a minute, did you notice the hidden hero behind the whole event? It was not only Mr Khoo, it was Glee Studios Singapore and the Singapore Show Choir Academy.

What I am trying to say is that successes are often created by real professionals (in the above case, Glee Studios Singapore), while amateurs often failed without knowing why.

If you don’t believe, you can watch the video below to see how many guys have failed miserably. And yes, sometimes you will get a slap on your face, or worse, a violin knocked on your head.

The media are good at portraying people who succeeded, but hardly any information was given about how they have made it.

You may see the result, but you don’t see the failures and hard work behind.

Let’s go back to money matters which this blog talks about.

If you want to know why some people are financially more successful than you, you have to find out behind-the-scene wealth secrets, you need to learn how the new generation of riches made and preserved their fortune.

The most important thing is that you need to first recognize that in order for you to achieve extraordinary financial success, you cannot take the ordinary path. Just like American poet Robert Frost said in “The Road Not Taken”

TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.


About the Author

Ivan Guan is the author of the popular book "FIRE Your Retirement". He is an independent financial adviser with more than a decade of knowledge and experience in providing financial advisory services to both individuals and businesses. He specializes in investment planning and portfolio management for early retirement. His blog provides practical financial tips, strategies and resources to help people achieve financial freedom. Follow his Telegram Channel to join the FIRE community.
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