Autobiography: “The Chronicle of WiseFreeman”

July 10, 2009

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preface

My name is Solomon Freeman (Solomon stands for Wisdom, in other words Wise. Hence the monikerWiseFreeman“).

First of all, I would like to express my utmost gratitude to my dear parents for their continuous support in my crucial decisions in life, without their mental support, I could never have achieved so much.

Special thanks to Danny Choo for his encouragement on personal profiling, I had finally taken the necessary steps to create one, in the form of autobiography. It’s my great honor to have you be the first reader.

Last but never the least,  I also like to extend my sincere appreciations to every person who I had met in life as all of you had contributed on shaping me into who I am today, directly or indirectly.

For years I had kept silent of my past to every new people I met, only close associates and those who had earned themselves as my good friend were told about my experience.

After countless periods of reminiscing into my past and over 6 months of writing, copy-editing and proofreading efforts by several ghostwriters made to the manuscript originally written back in the time when I was only 18 years old.

These invaluable and irreplaceable memories of WiseFreeman had finally been put together chronologically in words.

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Perfected by award winning American journalist and professional editor, Glenn McMahan, author of book titled “More Than Me”.

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“The Chronicle of WiseFreeman” is an autobiography summary of WiseFreeman’s audacious journey throughout his youth until end of 2008.

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Hope you enjoy the reading~

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Yours faithfully,

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“Who could be worse than a blind person,
is the one who can see, but has no vision.”

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________Freeman is a distinguished and visionary businessman with a creative mind. Born in a typical working class family as the only child in a small household, but he quickly discovered that he had an entrepreneurial nature. By the age of six he was building spacecraft and concept cars with cardboard from the factory where his father worked. Teachers found him to be the most annoying student in the class because his curiosity about the world caused him to ask so many questions. Although the teachers ignored his inquisitive nature, Freeman had the opportunity to expand his understanding of the world when, at age 10, he traveled alone on a long holiday trip.

________During junior high school, his parents sent him to a private boarding school. There he learned to be independent and disciplined. In many ways he was quite mature for his age. Although Freeman never boasted about his academic abilities, he was one of the distinctive students in his class. He was able to do this even though he spent most of his in-class time sleeping.
________As a result of his above average maturity and academic abilities, he had only a few friends. Almost no one invited him to parties or even to a simple meal. They would, however, ask him to help them with homework and unwanted chores. As a boy in solitude, he felt increasingly despaired.

________Freeman continued to have a great interest in latest gadgets on the market. But he couldn’t afford to keep up to date with any of them with the limited food allowance he received. So, as a hobby, he started selling and trading his cell phones and electronic gadgets at his high school. Then he expanded his network and, with minimal support from others, soon found that he had developed his first profitable business. Before long this small business had started to pay for all his hobbies and monthly expenses. In 2004, he moved out of the school’s hostel, where he had lived with schoolmates, and rented a comfortable apartment in a high-rise building.
________A great turning point in life came when he was almost 16-years old. He read a newspaper advertisement for a business seminar and by curiosity, he was able to attend. After that experience he realized that there was much more to learn from business seminars than from school in term of making money. Freeman decided to hunt avidly for seminars that might interest him. Whenever he found one, he would register his name immediately. He then took all his time after school attending seminars in hotels and auditorium halls. By the time he was 18-years old, he had attended many seminars that focused on internet business, property investment, stocks, Forex trading, network marketing, self-improvement programs and various trade conventions. When he wasn’t in a seminar, he would work part-time in a hotel as part of the service crew. This also helped him learn new management skills and to accumulate enough capital to run his retail business.


“Youth is a time to train your mind, not only to be enjoyed.”

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________Through all these interesting and exciting experiences, which included encounters with various business people, he was introduced to the world of network marketing. Fascinated by the simple business and incentives plan, he was eager to take on the challenges and commitments of a new business venture. In this decisive moment he came across many helpful books and educational materials. During classes, he would read all the business and investment books by world business leaders such as Donald Trump, Robert Kiyosaki, Jay Abraham, Warren Buffett and so on. He also read the works of many self-help authors like Anthony Robbins, Brian Tracy, Tony Buzan, Earl Nightingale, and Dale Carnegie.
________The most effective method to keep his motivation high was to visit luxury car and property showrooms. He would visualize himself sitting in a supercar, touching and smelling it as he dreamed. Freeman would also think about living inside a luxury condo, planning where he would place his couch, TV, and other furniture. This physical visualization worked very well to help him work harder toward accomplishing his dreams. In addition to this method, he also cut out photos of every item he wanted to buy and kept them in a book titled “Dream Cache.” This helped him keep track of all the things he one day wished to own.

________As he earned his way to higher levels of leadership, he always kept his mind open to new opportunities that might appear during his audacious journey to financial freedom. But even more difficulties emerged, such as age discrimination. He could never reveal his actual age to anyone. By dressing in business attire at most social affairs he was able to gain more respect. In addition, as a frank person in both personal and business relations, he sometimes gets misunderstood for his way of expression.
________At the age of 16, he attended a property investment seminar and became the youngest property investor in the entire investment club. Excited about his new venture in property investment, he formed a small investment club that catered to students, for the purpose of pooling funds in order to increase the ROI. He then visited each of the senior classes, giving speeches to promote the student investment club. However, he did this without any consent from the faculty. Soon the school found out and as a result he was banned from school for five days.

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“Formal education is not a necessity, but self-education is. Never stop learning as long as you are still breathing.”


________Freeman believed that formal education was only sufficient for a person to earn a basic living, but that self-education could help a person earn a fortune. He felt it was better to work smart for a few years and then retire to enjoy all the remaining years in life, rather than working very hard for 40 years and only then enjoy life. Due to his strong desire to achieve financial freedom at a young age, Freeman felt he needed a strong name that would represent his life goal. So, when he was almost 17-years old, he chose the profound name “Freeman” as his new middle name. He would carry this name throughout his life and in every business and social network.
________After serious consideration and strategic planning, he decided to dedicate full-time energy to building his business empire. Early on in his 17th year, he made the biggest decision of his life: He chose to leave high school a year early without earning his diploma. He did this in order to pursue his ambitious dreams, all the while knowing that perilous adventures might await him.
________All his caring teachers disagreed with his option. His parents were in tears, but they supported his firm determination. From that moment on, he would become street-smart. He would live strictly by the “FIVE-I” code, which stands for Integrity, Intelligent, Ingenious, Intellectual and Independent. Freeman bound himself to this code of ethics ever since he was 17-years old. Soon he had proven that he excelled beyond everyone his age and even older. He once said: “The environment you are in will determine who you become.” Therefore, he always choose wisely on who to mingle with, particularly business person.

________One day when he was shopping for a new tablet PC, the sales manager introduced him into the world’s largest financial market, FOREX. Because money attracted him more than anything at that time, he decided to learn how to become a currency trader and to discover more about this huge financial market. (In 2005, the pool had $3 trillion US dollars in daily transactions.)
________After learning the fundamentals and the trading methods from the gurus, he passed the requirement and became a market trainer himself. He had some students who were 30-years older than he. Not long before he turned 18 he became the youngest Forex trader ever known in the region. He later had the largest group of students and the largest net sales profits in his organization. All this was achieved in less than six months. After he spoke at a series of seminars to promote the Forex trading method and market, he noticed that he wasn’t capable of fully carrying out what he wanted to pass on to his students. So he let the company do the teaching.
________At the age of 18, he finally reached legal age and immediately set up his own legitimate company locally. He then recruited two high school leavers of the same age to become his personal apprentices. Freeman hoped to pass on all his invaluable business know-how and to incubate more young visionaries. Unfortunately those two apprentices only dreamed about getting somewhere in life; they were not willing to do what it takes to achieve their dreams. So Freeman soon fired them.

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“You’re only as poor as your mind are.”


________He continued to have exciting encounters with various professional traders around the world. He held onto the vision of starting his own investment fund management company and hoped to accumulate enough funds to trade largely in the Forex market. But he realized that he didn’t have the right human capital to kick-start his vision. So he sought like-minded people and found a few select individuals who were committed to attaining the same financial goals.
________In mid 2006, he terminated his company affiliation with the Forex education company and single handedly founded an unofficial board of directors. Freeman was the youngest person in the board and the next youngest was 10 years his elder. Taking on strategic planning and wasting no time, they successfully secured an Angel Investor to kick-start their million-dollar financial project. With this initial funding, they are able to operate without financial restriction. As a result of their promising trading results, they were soon able to secure more investment contracts.
________As the profits grew to be a few hundred thousands of dollars worth of several currencies, they decided in mid-2007 to incorporate an offshore company in Hong Kong and Belize in order to obtain tax exemption and to seek larger, industrial-size investors.

________After the official incorporation of their hedge fund management companies, as the Co-founder of the corporations, Freeman took on the duty of non-executive Chairman. He was only late 18 at that time and was earning a minimum of five-digits profit a week. In this period, he finally achieved his ultimate dream of early retirement and partial financial freedom. Based on the net worth of his companies at that time, Freeman had become a young, Self-made Millionaire.
________Although being wealthy at that time, he didn’t spend money on unnecessary things. Instead he reinvested all his money into the company in order to achieve a greater compounding effect. Despite his frugality, smooth sailing and eminent achievements didn’t last very long for this million-dollar kid.
________Just weeks after the offshore companies were incorporated, his board members secured another large amount of new funds from a group of unavowed ultra-high-net-worth individuals. The total value of the new funds exceeded any previous contracts. As the money increased, people became greedier. Freeman was a non-active trader in the company’s accounts, due to the fact that he had the least live market experience. As a result he was clandestinely excluded from this particular secret deal. At first he never realized what had happened.

________In August 2007, the sub-prime mortgage crisis caused their major trading account to hit rock bottom. It was frozen. Without new funding they couldn’t revive the trading account and had to cease operations. After a series of negotiations with that group of investors, they coldly decided to pull out of the contract. This left them fully responsible for all the losses. By November 2007, they had sought out every resolution they could think of and eventually had to declare bankruptcy.
________Freeman’s carefully planned future had been demolished overnight. His revenues, which were kept in company accounts to ease the overall operations, had been liquidated. After every possible asset had been depleted to repay the company’s losses, they still owed large sums to creditors that amounted to millions in Malaysia Ringgits. The iniquitous directors wanted to pull him into the pile of debt to lessen their burdens. But because he had not been officially involved in the privity of contract, Freeman’s attorney was able to save him from all the remaining liabilities & charges caused by the misconduct of his directors. As people say, it was a blessing in disguise.
________Just as he thought the situation couldn’t get worse, his soon-to-be wife, who was six years older than Freeman at that time, abandoned him because of his financial misfortune. They had been in a relationship for almost two years. Despite his maturity and intelligence, he didn’t have the capacity to handle such continuous emotional stress. During this steep downfall, his mental state was very unstable. Soon he was diagnosed with melancholia and lacunar amnesia, and had to take heavy medications just to calm his nerves.

________By fate he bumped into his old business consultant and was introduced to a reputable palmist and tarot card reader. After a detailed examination by these two people he was told that his times of great success had not yet arrived. They said his current success was only temporary. Having been told that his long-term financial achievement would only happen years later, Freeman felt impatient and too tired to repeat the process. He thought it would be best to die.
________Before he took his own life, he called up the palmist for some final advice and was directed to Befrienders for counseling. With no one else to turn to at that point, he decided to seek help from this counseling group. For hours a 65-year-old counselor berated him for being such a brilliant young man who was seeking such an asinine method to end his life. As a result, Freeman wanted to prove something in opposition to the counselor, so he tried to stay alive for the time being.

________While attempting to suppress his suicidal tendency, he recalled a website that he had once miraculously stumbled upon in June 2007: the site dannychoo.com. He then studied to find out about Danny Choo and later discovered that his father is Professor Jimmy Choo OBE (Order of the British Empire), the world renowned fashion shoe designer. After learning that Danny has become successful in crafting his own living as a self-made entrepreneur in foreign country (Japan) without any financial aid from his wealthy father, Freeman instantly admired Danny Choo as a great example of a highly self-motivated person who is capable of inspiring people.
________On a rare occasion, he met the honorable Professor Jimmy Choo OBE at the KL International Trade Forum on November 12th, 2007 before meeting Danny Choo in person. (Freeman is now an active contributor to the world famous dannychoo.com community.) By remembering Danny Choo, Freeman realized that if he died he would never get to learn and understand more from him. Henceforth, Danny Choo became his role model and one of the important reasons why Freeman is still alive today.

________In September 2007, Freeman conducted a job search for full time employment and a secure, steady income. As luck would have it, an international database marketing company hired him to fill a temporary spot as a telemarketer while he waited for the availability of a corporate sales executive position. During the interview by two managers, he was asked why they should hire him instead of the other graduates who had proper college diplomas and higher university degrees. Then one of the managers told him frankly that they didn’t believe in being street-smart.
________Despite his disadvantage in formal education, he passed the interview based on his practical experience and achievements in his previous career. But he kindly rejected the offer since the company couldn’t afford to pay the salary he requested. After that he continued searching for jobs. This is when reality hit his face hard and cold.

________He kept knocking on more doors, but nobody answered. He was aware that without at least a proper high school diploma he would not be able to fulfill the minimal job requirements for executive-level positions. This is when he started to realize that he might not get any decent job. He began to deeply regret the fact that he had not finished high school earlier on, he should have patiently wait for another year in order to complete high school before going full-time into his business. Soon the job search reached a dead end. The only option left for him was to start another business._______

________As he continued searching for opportunities, he identified a local market demand for “adult products”. He conducted extensive research with various online retail stores and contacted a site owner for information about how he could offer his services to retool their e-commerce business in order to increase profits. Through convincing verbal and written statements, Freeman landed a position as an e-commerce consultant. His duty was to provide consultation for revamping the Web portal, to implement new features such as a customer loyalty program, membership program, and to develop a B2B method that would better leverage distribution channels.
________After getting to know the owner better, he found out that the owner’s business ethic was immoral and unfair to other parties. Therefore Freeman decided to drop this business relationship, even though the owner tried to entice him into a partnership by offering him stakes in company profits and a share of a $350,000 house. With this consulting business ended, Freeman was once again stuck.

________On November 11, 2007, in the sacred name of God, he changed his original given name and sent his antecedent persona to an eternal rest. Now Freeman would live under a different identity and a new personality. No one knew about his glorious past (until this autobiography was published). Thereafter his board was officially dissolved and he had nowhere else to go but to return to the care of his parents after nearly a decade long of being independent.

________In December 2007, he set up a new SOHO (home office), by utilizing a section in his mother’s clinic as a support for getting back up from ground zero and into business again. However, the way he looked at business and investment was never the same again. Now he is taking even more precautions and detailed market due diligence procedures to prevent any unforeseen events.
________Freeman spent most of his remaining capital on market research and product sampling for his new international drop-shipment e-commerce business. But failing to find any investors, he was once again left in despair.
________After thoughtful consideration, he then decided to take a long recovery vacation for being a NEET (Not currently in Education, Employment or Training). The reason for this was that he wanted to regain all his lost schooling, which had been replaced by building his business empire during high school. Although he had enjoyed a lot of adults’ entertainment during that time, he never had the chance to enjoy being a normal teenager or to do what most teenagers did in their youth.
________During his recovery period he kept up with his avid interest in anime, one that dated back to 2005. Freeman would wake up and begin his day by watching the backlog of anime or by playing online games to kill time. He did this every day and night. He would also attend Malaysia’s largest anime/cosplay event called Comic Fiesta. He later realized that watching anime could make him cry or laugh out loud, something that actually helped him to overcome his depression and greatly reduced his need for medications.

________One day, a cosplayer that he met during Comic Fiesta 2007 invited him to a cosplay event. Since he had nothing productive to do, he accepted the invitation. He had a tactical suit and props, which he brought back from Hong Kong, so he put it to good use by wearing it to the event. Without expectation, he ended up participating in the cosplay competition, won the crowd’s cheer and was even featured in the newspaper.
________In January 2008, Commander Chaos was born as his cosplay persona. He then started to look into more cosplay events throughout the year and became actively involved in cosplay competitions. His intention was not to win prizes; it was to showcase his performance abilities on stage and to bring cheer to his audiences. By March 2008 he had successfully reached the apex. Along with his new found hobby of cosplaying, he was quickly scouted by an event management company. This company invited him to become a professional costume talent for their events starting in May 2008. He accepted.

________After a period of time working for that event company, he developed a curiosity and an interest in event management. So he submitted his curriculum vitae to the director and requested to be considered for any career opportunity. In July 2008, after a successful interview, he joined the company as an event coordinator and was sent straight into the field without any training. He managed to learn the operations within a short probation period. For meeting the expectations, the employer granted him a house and additional subsidizations.
________In September 2008, Freeman obtained a win-win contract that allowed his own company to engage in business with his employer’s company. Freeman’s business became the service provider and consultant to the company that employed him. By venturing into event management, he had acquired a lot of new skills in critical management and some exciting experience with handling daily operations. One of the most crucial things he learned from this new business was: “In any event, nothing goes according to plans. Therefore we must always prepare for the unexpected.”

________A brand new chapter unfolded on his new journey in life. Compared to his buried rueful past which he underwent midlife crisis during his early teen, he now lives a completely different life, but one that is happier. For the time being he doesn’t care as much about earning abundant sums of money. He’s patiently searching for the right opportunity that will give him a little push and help him to fly high again. Most important to him are good friends and having a passion in dancing, singing, photography, traveling, good cuisines and for being an obsessed otaku in anime, figurines, games, cosplay etc. Nowadays, he is just an ordinary teenager doing his best to make a living while enjoying his youth.

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________Then again, perhaps he’s not so ordinary.

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__________________________________To Be Continued…

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*Every single word stated herein is the genuine history of WiseFreeman.

References and photographic evidences to support all the above statements will be provided to potential partners only.

A NDA might be requested before the disclosure of any documents.

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If you enjoyed reading this autobiography, please kindly provide your constructive feedback & words of encouragement, thanks in advance.

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