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Should I Give It Up

Elaine mei was hinting me to give up on Ms E.

Darling & Mrs Foon was telling me that if she is meant to be yours, she will be yours. They said she lacked some basic courtesy especially for the Vday gift. Knowing her character, she is not those gals who liked surprises, so I guessed it was difficuit for her to react.

Lorraine, Stella, Wendy mei, Jimmy asked me to take it step by step.

Rebec & mum asked me to look out for the necklace if its on her neck when I get to meet her. Will I get to meet her?

Mr R says it may be good or bad

What will my decision be?

Decided to give her a ring. She managed to pick up the call. I asked her if she liked the present, she said Yes but said she doesn't have the habit to ask friends to splurge on her, and asked me not to do it again.

She also gave me a lowdown on her schedule. Her busy schedule is due to her dance competition training and upcoming Japan trip. She said her estimated free slot should be after mid Apr. Let's see if can meet her.…

Operation PE Completed

I received the sms that I was waiting for since I sent her the gift by post on Monday. I thought that it was going to be the same for Valentine's Day. She did not let me know that she has received the gift till I called her on 19 Feb. She thanked me in her sms but at the same time she mentioned that next time I should not spend so much. I am still awaiting the answer to the question that I wrote in my Valentine's Day gift. Maybe I should give her time to think about it. I wish to express my thanks to all my friends & cousin who gave me invaluable advice about what should my next move be? I am thankful to everyone of you!

Operation PE

After checking with the birthday gal online last nite, I decided that it was not possible to ask her out as she was too busy with her work & other stuff.

Decided to take up Stella's suggestion to send the birthday gal's gift by registered post, and Wendy mei's advice to keep it simple. I decided against writing a love note, just a simple happy birthday message for her.

Will like to say a big thank you to all my advisors again. I think they know who they are. Thanks for your support and accompanying me to get the gift.

The bad part was mum has managed to guess who the gal is. She was not surprised by my choice, even though mum only saw her once. I wonder if all mums have that unique telepathy.

Now I can just hope for the best.

Lunch With Client

Mum was going house visiting and didn't cook lunch. Just as I was seething with anger on what's wrong with Blogger and Slide.Com, my client, E called me up and asked me to get ready. He wanted to drive me to somewhere to have lunch and at the same time, give me an angpow. :)

Got his call half an hour later. I was shocked that he suggested Cafe Cartel @ Junction 8. I was more stunned when he really passed me an angpow. The amount was not small to me. :) Thanks E.

Had a seafood platter for 3 with him and vanila ice mocha. Wah it was super filling, before he drove me back home again.

We had a casual chat about work and his children's lives.

P.S. She has not replied if she can make it for the two Fridays that I suggested for dinner. Does it mean that I have to be the deliveryman again? I know that she can't make it on Sat as she said she has dance classes. Shall I sms her again? Or should I wait?

Another 14 days available for me if I don't count the week of her birthday.

CNY Gathering Photos

Eventful Days

I have been too busy to blog since I started work on Thursday as many events have happened in this short working week.

Thursday - 22 Feb 2007

It was one of those days that I do not have lesson on a Thu. Since it was still CNY period, I had invited a friend of mine, who used to drive me to NP when I was a student there to my house for a visit since he wasn't able to make it to my CNY gathering for my friends on Saturday as he will be working. We had a fun time chatting about his new born baby gal. My mum also gave him some health tips to enable him to stay fit & healthy for his job.

Friday - 23 Feb 2007

Dear Mr. Lee Bing Fong,

Thank you for volunteering your service again during the tax-filing period. We have noted your preferred eClub & the volunteering dates. For any queries on VES, please feel free to contact me or any of my colleagues (Rena/ Clara/ Cynthia) on XXXXXXXX.

I had signed up for the IRAS Volunteer E-Filing Excercise again. I always believe in giving back to the com…

Blogger Problem

Wonder what's wrong with the blogger today, I had posted a new post and changed my songs. The things are shown as published but the updates are not shown in my blog. You can click on my blog archive in order to see my new post.

Can anyone help?

Wonder if is down too? Cos I can't update my pics to slide.

Some People Just Have Super Thick Skin!!!

I had planned for a CNY gathering at my place this coming Saturday. I was hoping that most of the invited guests would turn up, but sadly, it will be a small one as most of them has their own commitments, as that day happens to be 人日as well, and 初九 is the day where most Hokkiens will pray to 天公, as a form of respect.

However, there was this thick skin "aeroplane flier" from poly, who wanted to meet up with me before she fly off for her business trip. I have more or less treated this person as just a hi bye friend on my list. Because as u can see from the nickname that Von (poly course mate) give her, she will usually give excuses about not turning up for an event at the last minute. This has happened so many times already. So I told her to go & fix the date and place, and let us know. This way, if she fly aeroplane, we have chance to chide her again.

She tried to arrange a meet up with me on this Sunday, which I was not in favour of as most of her invited guests, including…

CNY Visiting - Day 3

Today, my family went to my 3rd Aunt's place (三姨)house for steamboat lunch & lo hei. We were the last to arrive as my mum went to run some errands for the house.

After that, we went to my cousin's place, which is the next block next to my aunt. My cousin and her husband, I must say are very thoughtful. They bought a flat close their mum's place. I must say their love nest is simply furnished, with not much furniture in the whole house. What my cousin said is true. It is easier for cleaning up if there is not much furniture.

After that, my 3rd Aunt, my parents and I took a cab to my 2nd Aunt's place to enjoy the feast that he had put up for her grandson. It is her grandson's lunar birthday today. Mum & I only stayed for a short while as my friend, Caifeng wanted to pop by my house for a house visit as she & her hubby could not make it on Sat. At the same time, she and her hubby wanted to visit Jason at the hospital.

Caifeng & Kelvin arrived at about 4.…

CNY 2007 - Day 1 & 2

This Year of The Pig, I was still being bomarded by my 阿姨s and my dad's 舅母about me not having a girlfriend. Mum decided to join in the bomardment as well, saying she craves for a daughter in-law. Oh my goodness, I have anticipated that to happen. My brother said that I made the correct move by not breathing out a word that I am chasing somebody, otherwise I would be in deep trouble.Talking about her, I decided to call her today just to wish her a "Happy New Year" after she failed to respond to my smses. I didn't want to contact her the past few days as she did mention that she was going to be very busy. She managed to answer the call, and wished me a "Happy New Year" as well. We chatted for a while as she said she was on her way to house visiting. I asked her if she got the gift I gave her, without asking her for an answer. I got a postive answer from her. She was to congrat me via sms for passing my Financial Management paper. She also wished me to have a …

What A Rude Adult?

This happened on Thursday. It was my last day of work before CNY. The bitch has asked me to locate an old tax file of a current client. The file she wanted was in the early 1990s. Since I was not very sure where it was kept (I was not in the company in 1990, I only joined in 2004), I checked with the typist where it was kept. The typist said that the file could have burnt.

I feedbacked the response to the bitch, who said it was not likely. She told me, "BF, please go & make sure you find the file by the end of the workday today." I was stunned. How can someone of your seniority show disrespect to your colleagues?

You could have greeted me by my Chinese name, since I am not allowed to use my English name, Paul in my workplace.

It is no wonder your maid ran away from your house, because you treat people like s***.

Meet Up With Client

I was on leave to do the household chores today to get ready for Chinese New Year. Mum had asked me to help her to clear my dad's music CDs. I had to clear the drawers of my study room too as it seems messy. My mum is the eldest in her family and my relatives will definitely come by my place for visiting. Not forgeting the gathering on 24th for my friends. There would be several new faces too.

However, one of my clients had problems with IRAS "My Tax Portal". She was trying to e-file her staff's remuneration so that they will not need to do paper filing. Since I am also the administrator of my 2 firms, I had no choice but have to help her. She decided to thank me for my help by giving me a treat.

The treat was Sakae Sushi @ Heartland Mall. She was quite a fun person to chat with. Maybe we were from the same course at NP. We had an hour lunch, before she headed back to office, while I headed home to continue the household chores.

Eventful Valentine's Day

Actually, the gift was supposed to be delivered to her office yesterday, but it seems that she was not at her office yesterday. The policy of the gift company that I ordered from was that the gift is to be delivered to the person personally by hand. This explains the "In Process" when I logged onto Noel Gifts to check on the status.
I decided to take action. I sought advice from someone and she gave me a good idea to get her address and it worked. I told the customer service officer that I will be collecting the gift from their office, which was 3 bus stops away from my office. I am sorry for being too excited & nervous while talking to the CSO. It just didn't occur to me that this could be happening to me. The fact that she was not at the office to receive the gift. But I am thankful to the CSO, Huimin, for accomodating my request to self collect at Noel Office. They actually change the flowers for me at no additional charge. If the opportunity arises again, I shall …

Client Shocker

I received a piece of shocking news today. My client was fired by his company. How did I come to know about this sudden news?

This client had left a long outstanding query since early Nov last year. I have been chasing for his reply every now and then. It is therefore not a surprise that this could be part of the reason that shot into something so major.

I just hope that this guy will find another job soon as he has a young family to support.


Mandarin Orange Bag

I saw this bag at one of the shops at the ground level of my office building. It was quite cheap. Don't u think it looks nice?

English - An Important Subject In Our Education System

My twin cousins had just received their GCE 'O' Level results on Friday. I called them up yesterday to see if they needed my assistance to advise them. I knew that the younger twin had failed her English, and was at a loss about what was best for her. Despite the setback, both of them did well, scoring 15 points & 14 points for 6 subjects.

Both of them had a fear for the GP, so are not willing to continue on the 3 months that they have started in JC. They have a common interest though, to enter into Business Studies or Accountancy. I told the younger one that she can try to apply through the DAE scheme, which allows conditional entry for certain courses and Accountancy is one of them.

I hope they will be able to make the right choice and enjoy their next stage of study.

Update about Jason

I went to visit Jason with Caifeng this afternoon. I am glad that the Indian nurse on duty is willing to share with us an update of his current condition.

He is on a one day twice physiotherapy treatment schedule each day as due to his fainting at that time, a sudden lack of oxygen flowing to his brain, causing his functions to be affected.He is finally able to breathe without the tubes on him for a trial timing of about 4 hrs each day last week. They haven't got a chance to try on him this week as he still has a lot of phelgm in his throat.Let's continue to pray for his speedy recovery. I hope he will be home soon.

Something Funny

I heard the best joke about my Operation P just now from my friend, Grace. She actually thought that Operation P refers to my leg operation that I may need. It is not until I told her it was not that, she was quite satisfied my answer.

Not only that, my fellow volunteer friend Eugene was going wah wah over the sentence that I wrote on my MSN nick.
"You are the reason of my everything, I wish you to be mine. For so long I've been thinking, can we cross that friendship line?" Besides that Krys, who was on the MSN last nite, was asking me :- "Is love in the air for you?" Stella felt that there were some details that I missed out in the operation The aeroplane flyer from poly wanted to ask me what was Operation P? My reply to her is it was just something that I found it interesting on a website. That was the same answer that I have given to R, my buddy.

Thank you for your support!!!

Just want to say a big thank you for the support of my friends (those who know what it is all about) & sisters wishing me for the success of Operation P. The answer should be known by next week!

CNY Deco Shopping

This year is the 3rd year that my house will be decorated with CNY decorations. My brother & I have been assigned the task of decorating my house this year by our parents after my 四姨 and my parents did it for the past 2 years.

I met up with my bro at my office to go Concourse to shop for the new year decorations. I think we made some good buys and spent below what I budgeted for.

Will be putting up the decorations after doing the spring cleaning of my study & bedroom.

Happy Birthday to Elaine Mei

In about 40 mins time, my godsister, Elaine mei will be celebrating her 23rd year on Earth. I hope she had a great time at her birthday bash last Saturday with us. I hereby wish her a happy 23rd birthday. Stay cheerful , youthful & beautiful always.May what u wish for come true for you.Hope you have a good smashing year ahead!!!From:Paul Kor

Operation P

"You are the reason of my everything, I wish you to be mine. For so long I've been thinking, can we cross that friendship line?" If you are wondering whereabouts I got this line from, I got it as I was surfing the Internet yesterday and this meant that I have planned & executed Operation P last night. Thanks to Ka mei for her vetting, comments & for supporting my ideas Thanks to Wendy mei & Elaine mei for supporting my ideas. In case you guys are wondering what this Operation P is all about, I am sorry I can't reveal now, as the time is not right yet. Maybe I will reveal at the end of this secret operation, ending in about a week.

A Tribute to The Singapore National Soccer Team

I would like to salute the Singapore National Soccer Team for winning the Asean Football Federation Championship again. This is despite all the odds stacked against them. I hope all of us can learn from the National Soccer Team fighting siprit in whatever we do.

Does it pay to be helpful?

I was having breakfast in the morning when mum started to complain about one of her friends' son who is very ill in hospital now.

Mum was saying that her friend is not from a well-off family, as a result, she gives a fixed sum of money to her friend every month to allow her friend to get her son to get treatment from a Chinese physician. Apparently, I think the friend has not done so. Mum was fustrated and angry and the friend kept mentioning about money

I told my mum that maybe the son is not suitable for Chinese physician treatment for the moment. If she feels that the friend is not using the money in the way that she thinks she should be using, she should stop giving money to this friend, and also ask her friends to stop giving as well.

For me, I just feel that the money is given to the person, its up to the person to decide how she wants to use it. There is a limit to what we as friends can do and help. Its her son life that's at stake, if the friend wants to take up the &qu…

Elaine's Birthday Bash

I was rushing for this event yesterday as I had to rush back to office to clear some work as my audit dept colleague, B had asked me to draft the tax computation for one of the clients' audit. In the end, I rushed home to get my camera and the birthday gal's gift before meeting up with Wendy, Richard & Rebecca at Bugis to choose the cake for the birthday gal. Hope Elaine mei enjoyed the strawberry shortcake, as I think it was the most presentable cake in the cake shop that we could find. Thanks to Stella & Wendy for sharing the cake with me.

After buying the cake, we took the train to Paya Lebar to meet the birthday gal & her guests. It was interesting to note that Elaine brought her student with her too. I hope the little boy, Geoffery had a good time with all of us yesterday.

Dinner was at a Muslim resturant at Gelyang Rd. Judging from the spread of dishes that we had, I think Elaine really went through great lengths to please her guests. I hope she likes my gift f…

Paul is Down

Paul is hit by a common cold virus. Decided to see the doc after tolerating for 2 days. Although it is slight, I decided to see the doc as:-

I do not want to end up like my pal, Jason.Now that work is light, Good chance to nurse my body to healthy levels again before I start to be busy with my personal tax filing deadline.Elaine mei's birthday party is on Sat, I do not wish to disappoint her by not showing up. Her gift is with me and I promised to loan her my camera for her big day. Also, some of my friends CNY cards are to be given out that day.The doc gave Paul the following:-Cough mixtureFlu tabletPhelgm tabletA day MC to rest.Knocking out soon!!!