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Funny PC Problem

I have been getting this funny message from my PC since yesterday nite, after I rebooted it for starting too slowly.

" Secondary hard disk fail. Press F1 to continue." I smsed Stella to confirm if my fears were coming true. It seems like it is as she said that the CD Rom Drive or hard disk may have problem. Looks like have to look for Roy again. Because these items were purchased from him less than a year ago. I hope he does not try to be funny and wants to charge me for the service fee, otherwise I may get Stella to help me with it.

PC Problem

I was pretty caught up with work for the past few days.

As written, I went for an interview on Thursday. The interview was long & fruitful and I hope I can get the job as it will give me the opportunity to enhance my knowledge about Singapore tax, but also learn about foreign countries' tax legislation as well. The pay they are planning to give is a very very good one. It is about 15% more than what I am getting now, with the confirmation of a month's AWS, something which I can't get at my current job. Therefore hope that I can get the job. I will know the result on Monday. Wish me luck then.

Was asking Krys what she wanted for her b-day. But this gal, she said that she do not want anything. She must be stunned & blushing when I told her that I have no budget for her present. I told her that if that's the case, Rebecca & I will be giving her a treat. I wonder if Rich & Darling wants to join in?

Was out with Jason and my brother to J8 on Friday. Jason star…

Stupid Stupid Boss

I thought I was sneezing till my brains were off my head. My boss was worse than me.

I have in my records that I have passed the client's form to him because he said that he wanted to have a discussion with the client.
Today, as I stepped back to office after lunch, he said that he passed me the form already.

I was stunned & I said that I have passed the form to him on Fri.

Just wonder what's wrong with him recently?

I will be going for an interview tomorrow. Just hope for the best.

Sneezing Like Nobody Business

Despite following the doctor's orders to drink more water & rest more and taking the perscribed medication, I kept blowing my nose with toilet paper till the dustbin beside my desk was filled with toilet paper. It didn't help that my seat was located directly under the main air conditioning duct.

So after work, I dragged myself to the doctor. The doctor gave me a stronger medicine for my flu and kept the cough mixture the same. He also advised me to rest at home, so he gave me MC for today.

Fortunately, I am ahead of my audit dept colleagues in terms of work progress. This is despite the fact that I have taken about a month's leave (all MC, study & annual leave) included. I treat this as a rest.

To date, I have not received any news from my lady boss about pay increment or promotion. The chances of getting it seems slimmer by the way. I don't know why. I just feel this way.

Music Tag By Richard

This music tag came from Richard, while I was paying a visit to his blog.

The 7 songs that I have been captivated by:

1) 我只是想要 - 陈伟联
2) 珊湖海 - 周杰伦, Lara
3) 只对你说- 林俊杰
4) 有一天我会- 蔡淳佳
5) 爱是永恒 - 张学友
6) 就是爱你 - 陶哲
7) 等了又等 - 陈洁仪

Bloggers who I wished to tag on:-
1) Loo
2) Darling
3) Rebecca
4) Aidah

Weekend Being a Volunteer E-filer

Despite my flu & sore throat, I went to help people to e-file their tax returns at Contact 123 IT Centre at Serangoon North. This year, I had a partner with me. My brother has also joined in the excercise after my mum persuaded him to join me to learn more things from me.

Business was brisk for Saturday but not today. I wonder why. Could it be due to the downpour at about 3.30pm? Or is it Singaporean's style to leave everything to the last minute? In serving these people, I find that they usually have these common problems.

They do not have IRAS PIN or Singpass to e-file their tax return. They are not aware that the items can be obtained at IRAS & CPF websites.They do not know that those who received $22,000 or less income in the year 2005 need not file their tax returns.Some people do not know the differences between Form P (Form for Partnership Returns) & Form B or Form B1( Indivdual Tax Returns)Some people do not get their Form IR8A ready. This form is issued by the e…

Do I look like her?

This website said that I look like her, Wu Yi. Its pretty interesting, got the link from Loo & Elaine's blog.

Start of Paul's Enterprise

I have sent the design of my name card to the printers via e-mail on Thursday. This was the response from them.

Dear Paul
We would like to thank you for your interest in our products and services, Due to you attached file we will have to charge you for artwork $12 for once only, Our format Supported as below :
*Final artwork provided by oneself must be of the following format in PC:
*Adobe Illustrator File must convert to OUTLINE
* Freehand File must convert to PATH
*Corel Draw File must convert to CURVE
*Adobe Photoshop File must be in Tiff, EPS & JPEG Format

Description : Business Card
Paper : 230gsm Japanese Art or 300gsm White Card ( Offset Print )
Standard Size : 90mm x 54mm (Maximum)
Printing : 4c + 4c ( CMYK Colour ONLY )
Finishing : Free 2 Sides Printing & Matt Lamination
Quantity : Minimum 300pcs per Design/Layout ( Print in multiples of 300 )
Price : S…

How Hot are You?

I got the test from Darling's blog & Aidah's blog, but the picture downloaded from the site just can't seem to load.

Erm, never mind, here are my score

I got a score of 9. Quite surprising. :)


I have always bought things for my colleagues & bosses to munch on whenever I were to go on holiday. This is what I usually learn from my mum, " 礼上往来". I also believe in sharing the joy of my tour with my boss & colleagues, although colleagues do bully me sometimes.

I am also a person who knows who are good to me. This Genting trip, I decided to get something for Q's boss as he had been buying me lunch every now & then. Although I am not directly under him, he knew about my trip so I felt that I should show some appreciation.

What Q said really stunned me as I put the box of pineapple tarts on her boss' table. This was the excerpt of the conversation that we had.

Q: How much u spend on this Nike jacket?
Me: About S$50.
Q: You should have bought one for me too, instead of buying pineapple tarts for my boss, since he is so rich.
Me: How would I know u need the jacket, u didn't say anything. I believe in 礼上往来, & I am not the kind of person who accepts trea…

Paul's Sick

Was sneezing non-stop since I started work yesterday. Again the files & documents were strewn about my table, but I cleared it at the end of the day & paid a visit to the doctor.

My regular GP was on leave. The stand-in gave me cough mixture, flu tablets & losenges & MC for today.

Will be knocking out soon!!!

Something New About Credit Card Instalment

I learnt something new about the credit card interest-free instalment. We all know that banks nowadays dangle the carrot of interest free instalment to encourage people to use the card, but do u know that the whole instalment amount actually eats into the credit limit of the card for the whole instalment period?

I was quite surprised as I thought that it is only the monthly instalment that eats into the credit limit. Dad was nearly jumping up & down when I told him that my friend had used my card to purchase his laptop. Luckily, my dad cooled down after a while, after I said that this friend of mine was paying me regular instalments. Even though dad must be thinking in his heart that this guy clear off the instalments when he has spare cash.

I guess sometimes it does not help to be nice, as this friend of mine wanted to buy something using credit card instalment. He wanted to use my card, but it didn't go through.I was telling this friend of mine that the thing that he wished to…

Genting Trip With Richard & Jason

I was very busy this week & went to the planned Genting trip with Jason & Richard from Sat to Mon. The trip was nearly marred by some stupid office people, who called my mobile, because he could not find something that was placed on my workdesk for a client. He wasted my handphone bill. My dad & Jason said that I should not have called back since it is a known fact that I am on leave. I guess you guys should know the reasons behind my big plan.

Anyway, let me start off with my fun-filled shop, eat, tv show,sleep trips with my 2 best buddies, which I must say was an eye-opener, being the 1st time going on a trip with my friends, instead of my family, with the restrictions removed.

Day 1

Set off from home with Rich @ 5.55am to Beach Rd to board the bus. We went to pick up Jason along the way. It was the day of the rude people, as the taxi driver did not take my instructions to go by a certain route. I was planning to get a drink somewhere near my office before heading to Golden…

What Stupid Things To Happen?

Was rather pissed yesterday as my office PC had broke down due to the stupid monitor had changed colour without going back to the original colour. My boss tried to change anotther monitor, but guessed it didn't work as well. The stupid b*** had said that I kept banging the CPU. She said it was noisy & will spoil the card. She asked me to get boss to change a new set.

Excuse me, do u think I am boss' godson? You guys know him better than I do. If he doesn't change your PCs, some of you are still using Windows 95 or Windows 98, like me, you think he will change for me?

Fortunately, the PC technician 'goldfinger' treatment saved the day in the afternoon. But he did warn that the monitor is going to die soon.

Was pissed today, as I was supposed to have a singing session with Jaslyn, a net friend, after passing her some accounts notes that she requested from me. She will be starting her new job soon. Good luck to her.

The reason for being pissed was her friend, C did n…

Birthday Plan Postponed

I got a sms from Krys today. She thanked me for planning her birthday for her & she said that she would be busy around the scheduled dates. As a result, she will move it to after she done with all her assignments.

Hope she takes good care of herself.

Someone's Angry, Someone's Upcoming Birthday

X was pretty upset that Huiyu didn't invite him for her b-day celebration. He was nagging on the MSN to me just now that why didn't I remind Huiyu to invite him.

As her b-day co-ordinator, I had asked her who she wanted to invite, & co-ordinated for her, as she was busy. It has always been a regular feature that she will pay for the meal so if she did not ask me to contact X, I would not have contacted as she is paying for the meal. Come to think of it, she only mentioned that she forgot to ask X along when we were @ the station yesterday. I could sense that she was quite apologetic & wanted me to call X there & then & get him to come. I guess this will only settle if Huiyu gives him a treat seperately.

Anyway, Krys' b-day is coming up in April. I was thinking to combine it with Rebecca's one as well, since hers will be in May & usually she will be busy marking exam papers, so an early celebration will be good for her.

I should be asking Darling &am…

Plan for Movie - Final Destination 3

Was asked by Rich to put this up. He wants to catch FD 3 after our Genting trip. Wonder who wants to come with us.

DarlingRebeccaKrysAidahLooJoro SoloJolenePlease respond in the chat box or comment box by 15 March 2006. Suggestion for cinema theatre & time can be given by you all.

Huiyu's Birthday & The Card Reader

I managed to get this photo out of the digital camera that I just bought on Friday, after an hour of unsuccessful tries with the Olympus Card reader, given free by the Harvey Norman Jurong Point salesman. The card reader seems not able to read. I do believe it is not the USB Port problem, as I am able to detect my bluetooth device with that. Will be going back to the salesman later, to see if I can change the card reader. Fortunately, I got the camera early, otherwise it will be a big problem if the camera had problems in Genting.

Yesterday, met up with Huiyu for her early birthday celebration. Even though it was a small gathering, Jason, me & my brother, together with the birthday gal as the rest of the people invited were all busy with their work or other commitments. Huiyu said she missed out calling Richard. I guess she will make up to him one of these days.

Had the dinner at 国俯steamboat resturant. The resturant is located at Far East Square. I liked the ambience & the good …

Eventful Days & Finally Got My Digital Camera

I had been busy for the past two days.
Thursday nite: - Was at a colleague's dad in law funeral wake at Bendemeer. This colleague, L, is usually my lunch partner. Was nearly stopped by mum for attending this as she said that the people born in the Year of the Goat this year were not supposed to attend any weddings or furnerals, as it will bring bad luck to my career this year. I do not believe in this, so there I went. I always believe in another Chinese phrase, "礼尚往来", as L has always been nice to people. By the way her dad in law died of lung cancer at the age of 85.Friday nite:- Was asked to take a cab down to Jurong Point to meet Jason to help him get a watch. Unfortunately, the card was denied. I really wanted to scold the customer service people of UOB Card Centre. Why are you guys stopping purchase transactions when you guys have successfully deducted the money from my dad's account? How do you make people want to continue to use your card even if there is one…