Wednesday, December 31, 2008

One last post - Goodbye 2008

Yaya.... one last post to conclude year 2008...

BYE 2008 !!!!!!!!!!!! Bad things ended in 2008, no brought forward to 2009!

By the way, I don't know why I would leave my cash card at checkpoint counter last evening. I felt very "sian" when I noticed that this morning. Cos I topped up the cash card just 2 weeks ago, which is sufficient for my 4 - 5 months usage. BUT...... not to worry (although I did go through all the hassles this morning - trying to retrieve my cash card number, worked out the cash card balance, get a new cash card etc).... If you really leave your cash card at checkpoint, just bring your passport to the ICA office at checkpoint. The officer will be able to retrieve your cash card. Don't have your 16-digits cash card number on hand? Nevermind. It's not required. (But still, better record down your cash card number, precaution is better than cure.)

Happy New Year. Notwithstanding bad economy outlook, hope everybody will have a better year ahead!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Shut down

Have decided to shut this blog down.... Till then...

Monday, December 15, 2008

Toy-toy corner

This being the toys corner in my room....

Toothy and Handy...

I especially like Handy.... particularly his expression... :)


You might have read this, since I extracted from a forwarded email.

A crow was sitting on a tree, doing nothing all day.
A small rabbit saw the crow and asked him, 'Can I also sit like you and do nothing all day long?'
The crow answered: 'Sure, why not.'
So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the crow, and rested.
All of a sudden a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it.

Moral of the story:
To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up.

I'm thinking of ONE person in my office. Whenever I look at her, the feeling is complicated. She's abundant. For myself, if I can have the luxury to have her, I'd be very happy as my work is less loaded (although I'm not very loaded); for company, she's totally abundant (because I can also do what she does), although she's not harmful.

At one time I was thinking, it's no good to keep one person here doing nothing. It is a back track to her career. She would have no advancement. But, she does not seem to think this way. She's very contented to be here doing nothing. She does not care about her personal growth. I really puzzled why there's such person in this world. This kind of ppl should have extinguished in our profession. Look at our line, banks are laying ppl off, more stringent rules and regulations applied, more and more disclosures requirements etc. How can one stay where he/she is forever? Won't she has the kind of 危机意识? She is old enough to know how office works. Or, at the very least, show to others that it's company's fault for not giving her enough volume perform.

To be sitting and doing nothing, if you are not sitting very high up, you must hold difficult tasks with you.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


A small cockcroach appeared near my workplace this morning. My HR then passed me a cockcroach killer to paste it under my desk. I was thinking: "像蟑螂那样讨厌的人也可以这样贴一下就可以赶走,该多好....."

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My MBA application

I have not checked email for a number of days. I'm very shocked to read this:

"I am pleased to inform you that your recent application for the MBA programme has been successful. An offer together with an invoice will be sent to you in due course.If you have any questions regarding the above, or about the programme in general please don't hesitate to contact us.

Regards,MBA Admissions Team"

The email dated 20/11/08.

I am surprised by their "efficiency". The closing deadline was on 16/11/08. The system must receive the application form by the date, other required documents can be submitted later. I submitted my form on 15/11/08, at 11:58pm. And I had my one referral submitted his form on 18/11/08. And the email dated 20/11/08?!?!?!?!

What shocked me is, there was no verification of my personal details, no interview, no presentation of my certificate and transcript! In the rush to submit the application, I wrote a lousy essay. The essay required 500 to 700 words, I wrote only 451 words, still submit cos it was already 11:58pm. I could not squeeze another 49 words in 2 minutes time. Seriously I did not expect the application to be successful.

Does this lesson tell me, we must go all out to try? We should not give up until the last minute? Cos you never know what you gonna get from the chocolate box.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


"霉到" is a word I recently learnt from a little boy. Yeah, I feel that luck has not been with me these days. Did I step on shit? Or somebody is cursing me at my back? -_-

Job wise, SAI; 人緣, SAI; colleagues, SAI; things that I encounter these days are so SAI!

When the radio broadcasted COE for small car dropped to $2, I interpreted it as "dropped by $2". I NEVER EVER thought it would drop to $2; a difference of $2 sounds more reasonable to me.... until I read the newspaper online, I heard from 10pm news. This news really hammer my heart!!!!!!! Argh.....................

Luck ah, luck ah, please come to me!