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Fuming Mad Tuesday

Monday

I finally could not tahan the strong air conditioning at my office and decided to take the coat which I bought from G2000 some time back and wear it in the office.

As expected, got some comments from people who are just too kaypoh about such things, instead of working during the peak period and I antipicated this to go on at least for the next week or so

Q: Wah, someone so handsome today, where he going to later?I : Wah, so handsome today, going for a matchmaking session later?Prawn Mgr to I: Bing Fong going to Germany later to catch World Cup.BC: Wah, attending wedding dinner later.W: U look great in this, is it tailor made?This shows the productivity of my firm. Seems like I am the only one who is willing to strive & slog for the firm, but overworked & underpaid???Tuesday"The company has to retain proper records of its financial transactions for 7 years from the relevant year of assessment. Any invoices, vouchers and other documents supporting the accounts must als…

For Wendy

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO WENDY

MAY WHAT YOU WISH FOR COME TRUE FOR U! HOPE THAT OUR FRIENDSHIP CAN LASY FOR AS LONG AS WE ARE AROUND. STAY CHEERFUL ALWAYS!!!

Brother's Birthday Celebration & JJ's Concert

Woke up at 11.35am yesterday and suggested to my brother that I bring him to Sakae Sushi for a birthday treat. It was his birthday yesterday. Just as we were planning to step out of the house, Mum suggested that we meet her for lunch instead. She said it was brother's birthday. But it ended up I had to pay for the meal later. Mum was telling me not to be too stingy towards family members & generous towards my friends. Was wondering why mum said that? I think I treat my family members the same way I treat my friends, but my family is always close to my heart.

Lunch was at a Japanese Resturant at Ang Mo Kio Central. The service was ok and the serving of the Bento was filling, considering the size & variety of dishes and it was at a low price too, considering that the three of us spent less than $40 for the meal.


Went home after that and prepared for 林俊杰 Concert. Was supposed to meet Caifeng at 5pm at Aljunied MRT for dinner, but was late as I was preparing an interview on Tues…

Work Musings

Had been busy for the past few days due to the soccer matches. Caught Germany - Ecuador match, Portgual -Mexico match, Italy-Czech Republic match & a bit of France v Togo match. An update of what's going on the past few days with me.

Tuesday

LB was asking why was I keeping the clients' tax files of documents, despite the promise by IRAS that they are converting to an electronic filing & documentation system. I was quite stunned by the question. The new system, even if in place, does not mean that you can do away with all the document filing as the system will slow down due to the number of public listed companies & private limited companies in Singapore. Given the choice, I will still prefer the current system that has all the physical paper documents.

Wednesday

K tendered her resignation. I was surprised that I was the 1st to know, as I was expecting Q to know it first as they were ex-colleagues. I was not surprised by the fact that she found a better prospect, as she…

For Darling - Get Well Soon

Our poor friend, Darling has been bitten by the sickness bug since she was in China. She called me today and told me that she might not be able to make it for Friday's gathering as she is running a fever and sore throat.

She told me that she caught the bug from an inconsiderate Shanghai traveller, who was having the flu bug while travelling with them. I feel that the person is too much. You know that u r sick and u still travelled and spread your germs to people, let other people suffer together with you, and can't enjoy their holiday too.

You are so inconsiderate. I never had good impression of China people They are rude and brute.

Have You Heard Of Wedding Gift Being Given Twice?

I was stunned when my mum said she was going to give my cousin, J a red packet for the wedding and asked me not to give another wedding gift to her.

I was not stunned by her words, "giving red packet", but the second part, " me getting another wedding gift for her." I just wonder what she is thinking sometimes. Doesn't she know that a wedding gift or red packet can be given only once? It is considered not right to give twice for a wedding.

Is she trying to hint something that has not even fallen into place for me? I wonder?

Granny's B-Day

These are the photos taken from my Grandma's birthday last nite. It was her 82nd birthday bash. It was at the same place for the past year. The Concourse, Teochew Garden. Fortunately, I was not questioned about my disappearance from the gathering last year, since I sat a table apart from the big aunt. My family was the last one to arrive as my dad had to go and get hold of his cab, and he came back to pick us up. My relatives were pretty angry that we were late. But I think my relatives were not that understanding, so I can't be bothered anyway.

Dad decided to take my suggestion and parked his cab at my office building carpark as the parking was so much cheaper. We walked to the resturant. and tried to locate our relatives. Dad was quite pissed that the waiteress just turned away when he asked where my relatives were. He was so angry that he didn't notice that I was right behind him when he stepped back. I just fell. This was just the first incident of bad service. More w…

Grandma's B-Day Celebration Tonight

My grandma will be having her birthday celebration tonite. It will be the same stupid resturant that has poor service, Teochew Garden @ Concourse, which is near my work place.

It has been a long time since I saw my grandma, my uncles & my aunts. I think the last meeting was CNY. Anyway, I am not interested to meet my aunts anyway, as they tend to gossip about their brothers behind our backs.

If they dare to comment about my "disappearance" last year tonight, I am going to tell them, " One of your sons also didn't appear last year, and I sought permission from my dad before I went for my event that was planned in advance. You have no right to say me since u r only my aunt. You are not my parent.

Doc Orders Paul To Stay Home

Have not been feeling well since Tuesday, but had to drag till today afternoon to see a doctor. I had to drag myself out of my bed. Took a cab to work as it was going to rain as it was going to rain. Glad that it was the right move as it poured heavily as the cab headed towards Serangoon Central.

Was not surprised that my table was cluttered with documents, some of which were not mine. Seriously, I was quite pissed. It is common sense that one should clean up after use but these people don't know basic courtesy? And u guys are older than me and u need me to coach u on this?

Luckily was back at work for half a day before I went to visit the doc. As there was this particular sports association client called me up asking me why there was no tax computation. done for them. I told her that I was just following what my predecessor had done since we took over the tax matters in 2003. My predecessor didn't do any tax computation and my boss did not issue any change in insturctions when …

Exam Finally Over

Finally can heave a sigh of relief that my papers are over and I may officially start my break till 21 August 2006. the day where my results are scheduled to be out. At the same time, I can also kickstart my job hunt. Been wanting to leave the sickening place and seek a new challenge and hopefully, a higher remuneration package. The picture shown above was my exam venue for this term. In fact it has been my exam venue for my past 4 seatings. The Singapore Expo. It has been an unlucky venue for me as this was where I started the failings. I hope the streak will end here this round. The papers were of the professional standard. Although I could answer most of the questions and completed most of the questions, I wonder if I can pass. I am feeling not so confident this round after failing by just a few marks last round. Overconfidence could kill. Just now when I was running through my e-mails, I got this email from IRAS. Dear Lee Bing Fong, Congratulations on being awarded the 2006 e-Filing …

No Interesting Blogskins With Comment Tag

I was getting bored with my old blogskin / template. I thought I was able to find a new one, which I did intitally at Blogskins , but the template that I found had no comments tag function and the colour of the words makes it hard to read.

In the end, I chose one from the generic templates at Blogger again. This one I think is better, more plain and allows me to put a lot of interesting stuff.

Hope this layout makes navigation more comfortable.

Exam Blues

I guess I need help. Am suffering from the blues after the horrendous tax paper on Wednesday. I am slowly checking into the stress clinic. And mum, please stop nagging for a while can?

Currently only on Lecture 3 of my audit notes and I still have Paper 2.4 to go. Let's hope I can make it on 13 & 14 Jun.

****Prays hard**** Wish me luck then, think I need lots of it This is especially so after some stupid client was flooding my office web-based e-mail with Withholding Tax Questions. The b*** continued to email me even as I told her that I was on leave. Some people just dun understand English. I think I should do it in Bahasa Indonesia then, since the client is Indonesia-based one.I can't publish the e-mail exchange in here as there are some confidential info. It also explains why I may have screwed up in an interview at one of the Big Four today. Stupid me, shouldn't have said I need a change of enviornment and a wider exposure as well. The interviewer said I can't can&…

Cars - The Movie

After taking moviegoers magically into the realm of toys, bugs, monsters, fish, and superheroes, the masterful storytellers and technical wizards at Pixar Animation Studios ("The Incredibles," "Finding Nemo," "Monsters, Inc."), and Academy Award®-winning director John Lasseter ("Toy Story," "Toy Story 2," "A Bug’s Life"), hit the road with a fast-paced comedy adventure set inside the world of cars. Lightning McQueen (voice of OWEN WILSON), a hotshot rookie race car driven to succeed, discovers that life is about the journey, not the finish line, when he finds himself unexpectedly detoured in the sleepy Route 66 town of Radiator Springs. On route across the country to the big Piston Cup Championship in California to compete against two seasoned pros, McQueen gets to know the town’s offbeat characters –including Sally (a snazzy 2002 Porsche voiced by BONNIE HUNT), Doc Hudson (a 1951 Hudson Hornet with a mysterious past, voiced …

For Wendy & Rebecca

Wonder why some people go into a relationship just by looking at how a person looks, instead of thinking how to build trust in the relationship?

Looks are just the face of a person. The face does not reflect the truth in the person's character. Trust is builit in a relationship over time. It also depends on the both parties' character, family background, upbringing & religious teachings (if any). For some people, they are also influenced by the enivornment and peer pressure.

Looks are easy to develop. Nowadays people can just go into the beauty parlours or plastic surgeons, spend some money and change the way they look. Trust is something that money cannot buy. It is reliant on one's action. A wrong move can make you lose the trust of a person and you will need a while to regain it back.

Trusting your partner is more important than just judge him or her by the way they look. Money can buy look but not trust.

BGR - Is It Important Now?

I was reading Wendy's blog yesterday. What she wrote triggered my memories about how I chased a rich, beautiful gal when I was in my secondary school days. I still remember the day she rejected me. It was on my birthday. She came to my house to return the birthday present I gave her. It was her birthday the day before.

I still remembered passing her present to her mum that day as she was not around. I didn't expect her to reject the present. To her, I think she just want me to stop chasing her. I was so sad that I cried for 2 days, because of this. I guess u won't believe that I chased her for 3 years during my secondary school days. I never fall so deeply in love for a gal. I think this feeling will stay buried in the deep confides of my heart till the day I die.

AF was asking me over MSN to get a gf. I told her I haven't found my Ms Right yet and I feel that I am still young. Rebecca was suggesting that since AF talk so much, get AF to recommend one for me. I doubt I …

Dinner @ Rice Table With Jason & Huiyu

Was out with Jason & Huiyu last night to this resturant that I recommended previously on my blog. The Rice Table Buffet Resturant at Suntec City Branch.
We had a good time there, save for the moment that a bowl slipped out of our tray as I was fishing for my food. The bowl broke and flew out of the resturant. We were seated near the curtain seat. Fortunately, there was no one outside, otherwise the consequences would be hard to imagine.Was eating and chatting happily about the planned Kukop trip in Aug.I had spoken to Darling via MSN before I met up with Jason & Huiyu. Darling won't be joining us for the trip. Perhaps, she is really busy? I will be putting up the list of people who should be going after my papers on 14 June. Should I forget, please remind me?During the meal, got a unwelcome call from the AF, who said that I should be at home studying instead of hanging out with my friends. She was saying that she might be able to help me with my ACCA. I felt like telling h…

X Men - The Last Stand

In X-MEN: THE LAST STAND, the final chapter in the "X-Men" motion picture trilogy, a "cure" for mutancy threatens to alter the course of history. For the first time, mutants have a choice: retain their uniqueness, though it isolates and alienates them, or give up their powers and become human. The opposing viewpoints of mutant leaders Charles Xavier, who preaches tolerance, and Magneto, who believes in the survival of the fittest, are put to the ultimate test – triggering the war to end all wars.

The story started with how Jean Grey became an X-Men , then it continued from Scott Summers managed to find her back from her death in X-Men 2. Her return was to have a devastating effect on the rest of mutants & X-Men. Some lives were lost.

How was she stopped from doing the deeds? Did she choose Logan or Scott? I leave these questions unanswered for you guys to enjoy the show.

Overall, I enjoyed the show. I liked the character of Storm (played by Halle Berry, ex Bond g…

Which X- Men Am I?

You Are Jean Grey
Although your fate is often unknown, you always seem to survive (even after death).
Your mind is your greatest weapon, literally!

Powers: telepathy and telekinesis, the ability to project thoughts into the mind of others, communication with animalsWhich of the X-Men Are You?

Relaxed Cool Day

Today is the day where I can kick all my office stuff aside and really concentrate on my exam revision. Mum was in a surprising "not so naggy" mood today. She actually prepared two bottles of drinks for me on my study table. One bottle was plain water, which I was not aware, and the other was orange juice.

Was a good day as I managed to cover what I wanted to cover, the first 5 lectures on inward & outward investments.

World Cup fever is coming. If u ask me who is my pick to win the World Cup, I must say Italy, Brazil, Argentina & Holland may have the chance. It is also the time which I may just join the fun and place somesmall bets on matches. This time round, most likely going to stick to the football betting site based in England, otherwise it will be in Singapore Pools. In the last World Cup, I was off target always, including the final, where I picked the Germans to win Brazil and I lost.

Ole Ole Ole!!!