Thursday, May 31, 2007

Someone Just Don't Know The Meaning of RUDE!!!

After listening to Rebec mei's advice yesterday, I decided to give it a try to let the Aeroplane Flier know what were the things that I was upset about last Saturday.

I smsed her that I was upset by some of the things she said & some of the questions that she asked during that gathering. In the sms, I also state that some questions which she asked can't be answered in that situation, therefore putting me in a tight spot.

Her reply was almost instant. "Are you sure that I was the one who asked a lot of questions? It wasn't me. This lady doesn't seem to realise the folly of her actions, therefore leaving me with little choice but to blog out the whole incident and let you guys be the judge.

12 May 2007 - Sat

I got an early morning sms from her that she is trying to organise a gathering which will have me, Von, herself, her bf, Peifen & her hubby, Caifeng & her hubby on 19 May or 26 May. Knowing her pattern of not showing up at the last minute, I told her to go ahead and organise & confirm the date & let me know once everything is confirmed. She smsed back & said she will let me know on Thursday.

17 May 2007- Thu

No reply from her. I was thinking I will be right again this time as it has been Dec 2006 since she said she wanted to meet us but her work was too busy. The excuse is all too familar to me.

20 May 2007 - Sun

I woke up to find that there was a missed call alert after I on my hp. It was from her. As I was still trying to open my eyes, I just smsed her what's up? She was to call me after a while and said the following:-

"Hi, good morning, it is actually nearing afternoon already.
Just to let you know that the rest of them will be able to make it
on the 26th. Can you make it?
I told her I can, and will be bringing a friend as I had a prior arranged appointment with her. I didn't tell her who that friend was, but I told Caifeng, as she knew who Stella is and it was since Oct last year the 2 of them actually saw each other.
21 May 2007 - Mon
AF saw me online and kept pestering me to ask me who the gal was. I told her you will know on Sat. She knows Caifeng & Von too. She started to question why I intro them to Stella but not her. I told her, u missed my b-day celebrations, that's why. She said that she wasn't invited for the 2006 one. (She still has the cheek to say), when she didn't show up at the last min for the 2004 & 2005 one when she was invited with her bf.
In the end, I told her who the guest was. Her 1st question was "Is she your gf? I just told her is my female friend, not my gf.
This was when I decided to tell Stella about ignoring the probing questions that AF may ask her. I guess I did the right thing.
26 May 2007 - Fri
Meet at Clarke Quay MRT at 6pm tomorrow, K? She didn't even that my msn nick was changed to " I won the Outstanding Volunteer Award Again." She didn't even congratulate me, some more say I know Paul for 10 yrs.
27 May 2007 - Sat
I was there early as I was back in my office to work. AF called me at about 4.15pm, saying that she will be Clarke Quay MRT Station at about 6.30pm. Before I left my office at 5.15pm, I smsed Stella, Caifeng & AF that I will be early as I be coming down from my office @ Beach Road.
I was there at 5.40pm, 40 mins before the agreed time. Stella arrived later at about 6.05pm. I told her the rest of them will be late. The rest of the story was in the post dated 27 May 2007.
Some parts were taken out from the post that day, as I thought I could resolve the issue properly with AF. AF told Stella, right in front of me, Peifen & her hubby that we could have known each other earlier, as I am a long-time friend of Paul. All thanks to him that I know you so late.
What is she trying to do? You know me for 10 years, is it a big deal? I know my pal R
for 10 years too at the same poly. You think you are my good friend? I know that she was not happy that Von & Caifeng knew Stella first.
Later at the resturant and outside the resturant, she asked me and Stella the following questions.
  1. What are you working as, Stella?
  2. Paul, How u know Stella?

Although I answered & Stella answered, I do find it very probing and was thinking when she could stop it.

Today was the best. She wanted to find out from me, what she said that upset me, but she kept MSN-ing me when I was working. She insisted on settling by 6.30pm today. I told her it was not possible as I was having class. I could call her at 10.30pm if she wants to know. It ended up when she called, the lecturer was walking in already and I was on the phone with D, who taught me how to deal with her. Felt like asking her, if she understood the MSN message I typed saying that I was busy and had class. Wonder why got such rude people around?

Like what Rebec mei say, some people just do not know their limits. Do you think AF have crossed the limits?

Editor's edit: AF finally called up early afternoon of the Public Holiday and asked me what was it that she said that gotten me so upset. I told her that I was upset by :-

  1. AF told Stella, right in front of me, Peifen & her hubby that we could have known each other earlier, as I am a long-time friend of Paul. All thanks to him that I know you so late.
  2. The part when she said why I didn't send her home, and I replied her that Stella was just a friend of mine.

She said she was just joking when she said point 1. She said that I sound stressed and very serious when I spoke to them that day. I just told her "Yes. I am stressed but that doesn't mean that u can use point 1 as a joke." I told her that she could have known Stella earlier if she did come for my birthday celebrations. She continued by saying that I was very serious & firm as compared to the last time she saw me 6 months ago. She said, " We have been friends for so long, can't u tell if I am joking?"

For point 2, I just told her, I did mention to her before that Stella is not my girlfriend and I told her not to mention again for specific reasons that I think my clever readers of this blog should know.

She apologised to me later, and wished me good luck for my exam and she will decide on another gathering later.

Based on advices from close friends and sisters, I think I know what to do, should the next gathering comes around.

What do you think of AF?

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Visit of Jason With Wendy & Rebec

After not being able to visit my NS pal for 28 days, I was joined by Rebec & Wendy for this visit.

Before the visit, I met up with them at Bishan Junction 8, Cafe Cartel for dinner, before taking a cab there to visit him.

For this visit, it was nice of Wendy to do a card for Jason, wishing him to get well soon. All of us signed off the card. I must say I really miss my NS pal, having known him for about 7 years. I just hope he gets well soon.

Glad to say that his coughing is not so much now, his phelgm has subsided. I am just worried about his mum, who skipped dinner to visit him first. I guess that is mum's love for her child.

Monday, May 28, 2007

More Congrats from My Friends

I got more congrats messages from my friends after they saw my blog entry that I won the Outstanding Volunteer Award again.

My classmate, Peggy, whom I asked her to help me out during the excercise, wanted to observe me getting the award, but too bad, she is still under probabation for her new job, therefore she can't join me for the ceremony as it will be on a weekday afternoon.

Thanks to Kelly, a.k.a Curryegg for her congrats as well on MSN.

Thanks to Jingyi, a.k.a momo for congraulating me twice, yesterday and today when she saw me online on MSN.

Thank you to all of you. I am glad to have you all as my friend.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Please Don't Ask So Many Questions

I was asked to join in a poly friends gathering last week on yesterday by the Aeroplane Flier. I had not wanted to join in the gathering as I had arranged a previous appointment with Stella for dinner as I wanted to pass her something that I brought back from HK for her. The gift was not choosen by me. It was choosen by my mum. But thinking that Caifeng & Peifen may want to distribute their wedding invitation cards, I just agreed, since it was quite a while since I saw Caifeng's hubby and Peifen as well.

Before Stella agreed to join the gathering, I took the opportunity to warn her that the Aeroplane Flier likes to ask a lot of probing & sensitive questions, so I told her that she can don't answer that AF if she find the question is too senstive or probing.

AF, her bf and the rest were all late by 1.5 hrs. It ended up with me & Stella waiting for them like statues at Long John Silvers @ Central Mall. There was nothing much in the mall. Stella & I toured around the place, hoping to see some gift ideas for Wendy, whose b-day is next month, but didn't see anything nice. Maybe like what pal R say, "She needs some love, u give her? "

Dinner was a Chinese resturant at Clarke Quay. It was ok, just that I felt uneasy when AF chose to sit beside Stella, as I felt that she was going to ask many questions, in which she did later. It was a bit probing & senstitive, so I guess I shall not post it here.

In fact, she questioned my choice of desert at Boat Quay Coffee Bean. It is a place where it was not crowded for an early Saturday evening, but it was a place that brought back my fun time with my NS pal, Jason. AF tried to cut in the conversation as Stella , Caifeng & Kelvin wanted to find out more about his current condition. The emotion was nearly too much for me to bear as the last time I went there with him, Wendy & Elaine, it was just a week later that he became like that. At least, Peifen & her hubby were attentive enough to listen to what I was saying.

I just don't know how to comment about AF. Just as I thought the worst is over, Stella was tired and decided to head home. AF asked why I didn't send her home? I was quite disturbed by the question as Stella is not my girlfriend. She is a just a friend. Although I knew the reason for her early departure last night, but I guess I am not going to write it here.

At about 12 midnight, I requested to leave as I had lessons today. Kelvin was kind enough to drive me home. I guess I will not be joining any further gathering that has AF around anymore, even though there may be some people I am close with.

Mum was saying that maybe AF is just concerned for me. Mum also felt that maybe I should pursue the friendship further. I tried telling my mum that it was not very likely as Stella has already told me before. I told her AF is just a nosey parker, that liked to ask a lot of questions. But one interesting thing is, she didn't ask me about my Outstanding Volunteer Award. Maybe like what Von said, she likes to find out about other people's relationship. Because of this stupid thing that AF said, I had a very hard time explaining to my mum, but I guess she still does not know what I mean.

What should be done?

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Thank You to All My Friends & Godsisters

I didn't know that I was held in such high regard among my friends and godsisters. I am really touched by it.
I had told Elaine mei that I feel stressed at work and was not appreciated by my boss. She replied my sms, saying that "But we appreciate you ar, don't let others beat u down, not worth." I must say it was very sweet of her to say that, that it made me want to tear.
I had put up that I won the Outstanding Volunteer Award as a tagline on the MSN, and messaged about 7 people to tell them that I won. I got the reply from all of them and 2 MSN messages. I must say I am really glad to have all of you who have held me in high regard.
  1. Wendy (MSN)- Congrats kor.
  2. Rebec - Congratulations!
  3. Elaine - Keke. Congrats kor.
  4. Eriko - Congrats, have a nice day ahead.
  5. Stella (Phone) - Congrats, didn't you expected it, u have done so much.
  6. Darling - Congrats and more congrats, u just deserve it, so proud of you.
  7. Caifeng (MSN) - Hi congrats.
  8. Sherlyn (Client) - Congrats :-D

I am thankful to all of you for holding me in such high regard. I really didn't expect it!

Why Are People So Rude Nowdays?

Three incidents have happened recently to make me wonder why people are so rude nowadays.
  1. I was travelling on a Wheelchair Accessible Bus (WAB) Service 76 on the other day to work. As it was the morning rush hours, the bus was very crowded. The bus captain saw a passenger, who was unable to board the bus, whipping out his pen to jot down the bus licence plate no. (SBS 7436) and trying to call SBS Transit hotline to complain after jotting down the bus number. The bus captain, Mr. Iswaran, was angry that he asked me to be his witness, should he receive any discplinary action from his company. I readily agreed and gave him my contanct no. Like what Darling said, the passenger wanted his face pasted on the WAB so that he can be the new ambassdor for the WAB bus, is it? How to expect the bus captain to open the door when the passengers are already standing so close to the door?
  2. I was travelling on this Service 107, a single deck bus (SBS 1899) yesterday. As the bus was approaching the ICA Building bus stop, there was another double decker bus, Service 133 in front of this bus. Since the bus was 2nd bus in queue, it is allowed by law that the bus captain must open the door to allow passenger to board and alight. There was this big sized gentleman, whom I think was not aware that the bus was already in the bus stop. Maybe the Service 133 was blocking his view.He just stood where the Service 133 was, and waited for the Service 107. The bus captain of Service 107 was moving off after completing the boarding and alighting. The man, used a paper to beat the glass of the door. When he boarded the bus, he refused to tap his ez-link card and shouted at the driver, "This is a bus stop, why you didn't stop? Next time you jolly well stop the bus in the bus stop. Because of his action, the bus was delayed at the bus stop by 10 mins. Did he know that he was the one whose laziness and selfishness cost 10 mins of every passenger's time?
  3. I had this client, who was slapped with a summon a few days ago. My boss had refused to release the accounts as she did not pay the bills that he owed for our services. She shouted at me, saying the following:-
  • Why is it that the accounts and tax computation are mot filed?
  • Why is it that you can't just submit after you finish?

before saying that we waste a lot of time.

I told her that her bills were not paid till yesterday, therefore the documents , we are not able to release. When I finish, I need my boss to review before I can submit. This is the company policy, which I am not in a position to change it.

I just hope these people can wake up from their dreams of being kings and queens in Singapore.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

My Celebrity Look-alikes

My cool celebrity look-alike collage from Get one for yourself.

This is interesting. Decided to try after my sisters Rebec & Wendy tried it.

Tagged by Curry Egg Cutie

Rules are:* Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.* People who are tagged need to write posts in their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.* At the end of your post, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
  1. I was born with cerebral palsy and had 2 operations before I could walk again.
  2. I had to serve NS despite my physical disability.
  3. I am a true blue Manchester United fan. I started supporting them since 1992.
  4. I was exempted from CCA participation in primary & secondary school. I only joined the Interact Club in Sec 3 after the teacher took me in as she felt that the CCA was not physically demanding.
  5. I had appeared in newspaper features twice before.
  6. I never had a BGR before. You must be thinking, I am joking, but its true.
  7. I have many bus driver friends, whom I know after taking buses.
  8. It was my mum who influenced me to take up an accounting job.

Who is tagged: All the readers of my blog!

IRAS Outstanding Volunteer Award

Before I do Curry Egg's tag, I just saw this from my e-mail today

Dear Paul,
Congratulations on being awarded the 2007 e-Filing Volunteer - Outstanding Award! You were nominated by Contact 123 IT Centre for this award in recognition of your commitment, service and leadership qualities, and good understanding of e-Filing system. We would like to invite you to the Volunteer e-Filing Service (VES) Appreciation Ceremony to receive the certificate from Mrs Tan Chee Koon, CEO of National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre. You can also invite one guest to attend the ceremony with you to share in your achievement! As such, please advise on your name to be printed on the certificate and confirm your attendance preferably before 30 May 2007.
Please see attached e-invite for more details to the ceremony.
Thank you.

Rena Soon (Ms)
Corporate Communications

The award for this year is a real surprise for me as most of you who read my blog during the VES period will know the problems that I have faced in this year's excercise. The only thing is I didn't have to nominate myself for the award, otherwise it will be a total farce! Haha!

I will be attending with my brother, who will be taking the photos for me this round.

I just want to share my joy with all of you and thank all my fellow volunteers for their support as well.

Tagged by Delicious Dalicia

What was the name of the teacher that was most influential in your life from grades K through 6?
No teacher in Primary school, but my Sec 3 to 5 Maths teacher, Mrs Tan gave me an opportunity to participate in her ECA. It was my 1st and only ECA in school, the Interact Club, but it changed my life to be more positive.

What subject did you favor in high school?
History, love to know what people did in the past and not to repeat their mistakes, and learn their good points.

Did you attend a university if so, did you attain a degree?
ACCA Level 2, just obtained is equalvient to a degree.

Do you learn best through books, by watching or hands on?
Depends on what thing u are talking about here. Values & manners can't be taught through books.

Has education been an ongoing process for you?
Yes. currently on Level 3, ACCA.

How do you feel about that?
I don't have a choice, do I?

What seven people are you tagging to do this?
Darling, Richard, Elaine mei, Rebecca mei, Peggy, any other readers of my blog.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Belated Birthday Celebration For Rebecca Mei

Yesterday was a day of shocks in the office & my hp but I was well equipped to recharge myself to meet up with Rebecca & Wendy for dinner. We were sad that Elaine couldn't join us due to her work commitments, but we still had a wonderful night last night.

We met up at Suntec City and settled at Sakae Sushi for dinner. We had a hard time locating the resturant as it was moved to another isolated corner of Suntec City. Fortunately, we were not very hungry, so we managed to find the resturant in the end.

We had a good time eating and chatting with one another. After that, Rebec suggested that we move to Gelare Cafe for our half price waffle ice-cream desert, where we continued to eat and talk shop till it was nearly 10pm. Like what Rebec said, time flies when one is having fun. It was then we parted ways to go back home to rest and embrace another working day.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Hand Injury/ Leg Injury/ Flu Bug

A curse seems to have struck my favourite radio station YES 933FM recently.

Last week, my favourite DJ fell into the drain and broke 5 bones in his foot. I think I will miss his Woohoo on air for about 6 weeks. Lucky still can catch him on his blog.

Today, I heard on air that Chong Qing, aka “小丁当”fell off his bike and factured his arm. Then Weibin & Mary is sick. With Princess Peifen on overseas leave, 933 is left with only Liyi & Jiahui, the 2 Ngee Ann poly alummunis. How I wish I could help them out? Hehe.

I used to have a teenage dream to be a radio DJ, but at that time my results were too lousy for me to qualify for Ngee Ann Poly's Mass Communications course. I really like the glamour of being in the public eye. I feel that I have the power to make the public like my hosting. I feel that my physical condition is not an issue. I feel that the public can accept me for what I am. But after a long drawn discussion with my mum, she is worried that I can't take the glare & comments of the public eye as the comments can be very nasty sometimes.

This explains partly why I didn't take part in the recent DJ talent spot contest. I was afraid that I have to make a big scarifice, as I have been in the accounting & tax line for 3.5 yrs already. Some of you may know that I am looking for a change of enivornment due to many things that have been happening in my current firm, thus the love for the job has diminished a fair bit. How I wish there is no office politics in this world?

Lastly, I hope all of you can take good care of yourself. The weather has not been good and the virus are flying around.

What Am I Thinking?

I was asked by Elaine mei & Richard yesterday about the stop-start in my relationship recently. Actually for me, I feel that I should try to complete my ACCA as soon as possible. (Some of u know that my target to complete it is when I reach 30 years old, but the ACCA syallbus is undergoing a major change in my next seating, Dec 2007. I guess it may be more difficult for me to reach my target.)
I am going 28 this year, but interestingly, I do not feel that I am in a high urgency to get married or hitched, even though friends around me are slowly getting hitched. Maybe I feel that I am still young, and I haven't fully enjoyed my life yet.
For the two ladies that have set my heart racing for a while, I have already decided to give up on one of them, as she is not able to let go of her previous relationship. I also feel that she is toying on my feelings. For the other one, I am adopting a "friends first" attitude. I do not want to make her feel that I am forcing her. This explains why I have not asked her the question yet. I also feel that who knows I may find someone better.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Bad Service @ Delifrance Centrepoint

I had lesson at night today, but before that I had arranged to meet up with Elaine, Terence, Wendy & Rebecca @ McCafe for a short gathering. The purpose of the gathering was to:-
  1. Elaine & Wendy wanted to pass Rebecca her birthday present, but unfortunately the b-day gal was not able to make it as she is down with fever. I just hope she gets well soon.
  2. I wanted to pass Elaine the gift that I got for her during my trip to HK last month. I am glad that she likes the gift. I guess I made the right choice about choosing Mickey Mouse brooch. It seems like it has been her childhood favourite till now.

I had wanted to meet up at McCafe as I have not been there before. But I guess it was a weekend afternoon, so it was too crowded, so we settled for Delifrance instead.

It seems like we made the wrong choice. We were not very happy about the service and the food.

  1. The soup of the day served was too salty. I wonder the cook tasted the soup before it was been served.
  2. My order was being at least 3 times by the waiter, because the kitchen, as per explained by the waiteress was jammed. As a waiter, you should know what food / desert that is running out of stock, & not keep running in & out of the kitchen, just to tell the customer, the food can't be served.
  3. When I say I am in a rush, please do not take your own sweet time to serve the food or administer the bill payment.

I hope u guys take note when making a choice of what to eat at Centrepoint.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

For Perfectwound

Know that it is not easy to overcome a sudden loss of a loved one.

And you had to overcome with 2 sudden losses within such a short period of time.

Just to let you know that as your friend,

I will be here with you as a your support to help you cross this difficuit phase of your life.

Just let me know when u need help.

Will be glad to be your listening ear.



All The Best To Elaine Mei

I know that Elaine mei has qualified for round 2 of her singing competition tomorrow and she will be singing this song.

I do believe that she will be able to sing well as I think she has a good singing voice, having sung with her before.

加油, 我会永远支持你!

Happy Birthday to Rebecca Mei

Happy birthday to Rebecca mei
May u stay sexy, youthful & beautiful always.
Wish that whatever u wish for come true for u.
May u find your Prince Charming soon!
Glad that u liked the birthday present from me, Stella & Richard.
The money spent is just a small matter.
The most important thing is that u must be happy.
Paul Kor

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Joke of The Year

I had not wanted to write about this because I was afraid that the person will be angry that I broadcast her blunder on blog. But she has since given me the permission to broadcast it. So here I go.

Peggy, my classmate for my 3.3 class had signed up for her exams in around April, like most of us. Since she had not passed her 2.6 paper, she had to sign up for the paper that she failed as well, although she plans to take only 3.3. But I wonder what she choose when she signed up for her exam. She chose the Paper 3.1 (SGP) instead of 3.3. It was not until she received her exam docket that she discovered the error.

She messaged me, Tammy & Elaine. Tammy & I tried to help by advising her to write to ACCA Singapore & ACCA UK to ask if it was possible to change the seating. But ACCA UK has refused to budge to change her seating. This meant that she has to take Paper 2.6, whether she likes it or not. To me, I just feel that it was a costly mistake for her. I just hope she can be more careful next time.

Was angry with one of my clients yesterday. He claimed that I refused to help him to appeal for waiver of tax penalty. This matter had occurred before I was on overseas leave. I told the client that in order to help him to process his appeal to IRAS, I needed some documents from him to get the penalty waived. I had documented my conversations with him. I have stressed to him at least 3 times on seperate occasions

Yesterday, he called me and told me that he did the whole thing by himself and managed to get the thing waived. He said that I sat on the matter and did nothing. I told him that I have told him before and several times that the documents were needed from him before I could process the appeal. Who the f*** he was to blame me for not doing, when he was the one who didn't send in the requested documents? No documents, how to do?

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Deal Or No Deal

Currently hooked on this game, Deal or No Deal. which is showing on Ch 5. I have tried a few rounds already. I was quite lucky to hit the big prizes a few times that I played. Maybe u guys wish to try it.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Understanding Your Family

Dad & brother just had a huge quarrel over a senstitive issue, religion just a while ago. This has been anticipated, ever since my brother decided to switch churches some time ago after going to my dad's church for about 13 years.

According to my brother, he claims that there are a few things that he cannot accept in the old church which caused him to make the change.

1. He can't seem to get along with his church mates there. The people are looking down on him as he is from the poly & not JC, like them.
2.These people goes clubbing & stay out late at night. My brother doesn't like this kind of places, therefore he is being branded as anti-social by these people.
3. He thinks that some of the teachings by the pastors of the old church are wrong. To me, I feel that there are no wrong teachings, maybe it is just another way of interpetation by another pastor / church. This is what my dad feels too.

He says he feels more at peace at the new church, which he was introduced to by his secondary school classmate, whom I don't really like as I feel that the classmate is of a bad influence to him, because he always made use of my brother. Another thing is that my brother feels that he is being respected at this new church by his new friends as they do not look down on him.

As a result, my brother decided to stop going to the old church 2 weeks ago after shuttling between the old & new church for quite some time. His action has angered my dad. In fact, my mum & I have tried to explain to my dad that my brother had decided to go to the new church as he felt that he was being looked down upon at the old church, but it seems that my dad chose not to listen. It could be due to his stuborn nature & could not care less attitude about the development of character and upbringing of his children. All these things are always looked after by my mum.

My dad told my brother that he is washing his hands off my brother's matters since he was able to make such a big decision himself. Any future decision that requires assistance will be under my mum's charge & my charge. It looks like the cold war has really started. I think it will take a long time to end, judging from my dad's character.

I wonder how to put a stop to this, or should I just stay in the background & keep quiet.

A Tribute to My Mum

Despite being sick for the past week, I have not forgotten that today is Mother's Day, as if not for my mum, I guess I won't be here now typing my blog.

I really got to thank her for bringing me up to where I am today, given the difficuities she had to face when she brought me up.

1. Seeing a young child not being able to walk like a normal person, she never gave up hope and kept bringing me to the various Chinese physicians and Western doctors for treatments.
2. She cried when the doc said that I needed a 3rd operation at first some years ago, as the operation would have incapaciated me further.
3. Although I broke her heart when I failed my O Levels in 1995, she gave me the courage to return to school to repeat my O Levels.
4. If not for her quick thinking to send me to the Chinese physician this week, I guess I could be dead by now.
I know that I can never thank her enough. This year, I gave her a simple lunch treat at the nearby coffeeshop near my house as my show of appreciation.
Happy Mothers' Day to all the mums out there.

Friday, May 11, 2007

A Funny Treatment for 伤寒症

I just heard of another funny treatment for the illness that I am having from one of my relatives. I was advised to abstain from eating rice or porridge for about a month as it was mentioned that if I continued to eat rice/ porridge, the illness will be back to haunt me again.

Sound so serious. Even if it is an old wives' tale, I better listen, as 不听老人言,吃亏在眼前.

Wish to thank my coursemates, Tammy, Peggy & Elaine for volunteering to help me copy a set of lecture notes for the last lecture I missed yesterday and their well wishes.

Wish to thank my two sisters, Elaine & Wendy for their well wishes. I hope Wendy can rid of the flu bug soon.

Today is Elaine mei's last paper. Wish her good luck & hope she does well for her paper.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Life On The Edge, Am I Dying?

The signs are not that good still. The fever is still coming on & off and my throat is still very dry. I am losing my appeite too, but I need to be back at work tomorrow. My MC ends tomorrow.

I am fearing for the worst as after taking the Chinese medicine, I am not sweating a lot, not like the fever medication given by the western doc.

I don't want to leave this world so early as I have many targets that I haven't fulfill.

Dear Heaven, please don't take me away so soon.

Mo Dan / 伤寒症

My mum was worried about the persistent on & off fever that I had for the past few days. She had suspected that it may be Mo Dan or 伤寒症 that she decided to accompany me to see a Chinese physican as she said that some people have became paralysed due to the body that was overheated

An interesting test was conducted by my mum to check whether I had the above illness. She used a boiled egg & rubbed against my back. After that she peeled away the egg white and saw the egg yolk had little spots on it. This is a postive test for Mo Dan.

The Chinese physician advised me to stop all my medication except for the antibiotics and asked me to drink his medicine like my supply of plain water. The chinese physician was spot on about my condition after feeling my pulse. It was ok on the outside & feverish in my body.

The physician prescribed me with 2 packets of medication, to be taken on a 2 hr basis for today & tomorrow. I guess I will be back to office tomorrow. The only food that I can take now is plain porridge & the Chinese medicine, which is so bitter.

I hate the feeling of being sick!:(

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

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Grandma Is Discharged

Just wish to let all of u know that my grandma has been discharged from the hospital today.

I guess we will be visiting her on Sunday, which happens to be Mothers' Day.

Paul's Sick

I woke up and found myself running a temperature again. Oh no, why is it like that? The cough has started too.

Went to the doc again. he gave me the cough mixture & antibiotics to kill the germs and asked me to continue my previous course of medication. The scary part was the 2 day MC and persistent on & off fever. Why is the virus so strong nowadays? I can't imagine what is on my table when I return on Friday.

Dinner Date

I met up with Richard, Rebecca mei for a dinner date at Plaza Singapura yesterday. Fortunately for me, the fever that was hounding me on & off subsided at 4pm yesterday.

I am glad that the 2 ladies liked the keychains that I have picked for them. Dinner was at Ichiban Sushi Resturant. I actually wanted something light, as I didn't have a very good appitete. I guess it could be due to the after effects of the medication. It ended up I had a full course dinner instead.

During the course of the dinner, Eriko shared with us the fun that she had in Japan, while I shared the nice expriences of my HK & Macau trip.

After the 2 hr dinner, we headed home.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

The Commando Part 2 / Sudden Bout of Fever

My workdesk internet connection was down since Friday evening as the commando had wanted her PC to be connected to the Internet, after seeing me, B & L had internet connection that day. In order to satisfy her needs, my boss had to get another router to wire up all the PCs to the Internet.

Because of this request, my Internet connection was down till yesterday afternoon, as I think the cables were not strong enough to service the PCs to the Internet. She still had the cheek to ask my boss to hurry up & fix the connection for her. My boss has always give in to her, and the cabling was done using another method, which was through the floor. After it was set up and working, she commented that her PC software was not that good. Excuse me, the PC that you have is a Intel Pentium 4 processor, with a LCD monitor, which you shamelessly requested from boss not long ago. I also don’t dare to make any noise about my CRT monitor and 256MB RAM. Please be thankful of what you have.

After lunch, I started to feel unwell due to a sudden bout of fever. I guess I got the bug due to the sudden change in the climate. I left my office at 5pm after getting permission from my boss to visit the doctor and go home and rest.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Spiderman 3

I went to watch this movie with Richard & Wendy mei after my 3.3 Revision Class yesterday. Mr. R was also with me for the Revision Class and we had to sit together, with Peggy, Tammy & Elaine joining me as there was no seats left in the 4th front row, which was my usual seat for the 3.3 class this round. Before the movie, we had a sumptuous lunch at Chicago Steak Restaurant at Orchard Cineleisure before rushing up to the ticketing counter to collect our tickets. Have to thank mei for booking the tickets for us, as Spiderman 3 is a popular show this week. I hope she liked the keychain that I got for her from Macau and the choice of her thumbdrive, the Sandisk 1GB thumbdrive.

The movie, which was about 2 ½ hours long, was about:

In Spider-Man 3, Peter Parker has finally managed to strike a balance between his devotion to M.J. and his duties as a superhero. But there is a storm brewing on the horizon. Forced to choose between the seductive power of the new black suit and the compassionate hero he used to be, Peter must overcome his personal demons as two of the most-feared villains yet, Sandman and Venom, gather unparalleled power and a thirst for retribution to threaten Peter and everyone he loves

I found that the movie was lacking in action, as it focused more on Peter’s devotion to MJ. It seemed like the old cranky radio, repeating the same thing again. But I really like the black suit very much, and the powers that was associated with it. How I wished I had the powers too. I would give the movie 3.5 out of 5 stars.

After the show, we took a bus to Suntec, where we were supposed to meet Elaine mei & Terence, but they couldn’t make it at the last minute. Elaine mei felt bad about it, and told me that she would meet us on 20 May. I told her that I have lessons in the evening that day, so if she wishes to meet, it will be in the morning or afternoon.

Wendy, Richard & I went for our dinner at Crystal Jade Restaurant, where we had our noodles as we had a filling lunch in the afternoon before heading home as all of us were tired.

Visit of Grandma

I went to visit my grandma on Friday at SGH after work. She has been transferred to a normal ward already. As usual, my dad and 四姑 were there already. My四姑 was telling me that I need not to keep rushing to the hospital after my work to visit my grandma as it seemed a long distance for me to walk up from the New Bridge Road Bus Terminal to Blk 6 of the hospital and furthermore I was carrying my bag.

To me, the distance is not an issue if you compare to the pain that my grandma is suffering at the moment. The staff nurse told me that my grandma still has a virus circulating in her blood and the doctors were supposed to do another scope on the upper part of her body as she is still suffering from low blood count, despite being given a pack of blood during admission.

I did mention that my grandma dotes on me a lot. In fact, till now, she still thinks that I am still studying as a young child. I guess the strong bond was built up during the days that I stayed with her and my grandpa. Even though, it was for a short period of time, I can still sense the strong bond.
I just hope she recovers soon, even though she is 83 years old already

Friday, May 04, 2007

The Commando

The above is the new nickname for the b***, courtesy of my colleague, I after she shamelessly asked from my boss for an internet connection for the whole of the Internet dept and all the used PCs from one of our clients, as payment of our outstanding bills.

My colleague did not request for a new PC.In fact, she didn't mind using her old PC as she has got used to the feel of that PC. But the b*** decided to ask on her behalf. I was telling my colleague that the woman was up to no good and told her to be careful.

Because of this, B was asked to fix up all the PC by my boss & the b*** . Naturally, he was unhappy as his job was just an auditor, not a PC technician. The best part was after fixing up all the connections, the b*** had the cheek to ask for Norton Internet Security, where it is known that the licences for the software don't come cheap. My boss told her to use AVG Free instead. What a nice rebuke from my boss!!!

If u don't know how to maintain your PC, why have an internet connection and tell my boss that u will corrupt his PC with virus if no anti-virus is given? You think my boss is rich? You can try be your own boss then, b***.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Internet Connection for my Own Office Desk

Mr Yee decided to give me a surprise today. After waiting for about 3 and half weeks for the printer to be replaced (it was finally replaced when I was on overseas leave to HK & Macau), he decided to give me a powerful addition for his 2nd IT savvy worker, which is me, Internet connectiion to his work PC. This is a nice addition, which meant that I need not share the connection with the auditors anymore. I can work in peace with my e-filing.

I don't foresee doing blogging or MSN in office as my office colleagues, being majority aunties & uncle are pretty gossipy, and I don't want to let them in on my little secrets.

An interesting thing happened today as I was travelling on the bus on my way home. As it was nearing my home, a voice was heard from the Vehicle Location System (VLS), which is located next to the ez-link card machine. The person, whom I think is the bus terminal manager, told the driver not to take any more passengers by taking out the bus service plates at the upper deck of the bus and side panel of the bus. The reason was there was a same service bus in front of him that was in front since I boarded the second bus, as the 1st one was fully packed.

I guess this is another interesting feature of IRIS, the new real time system for capturing bus schedules.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Update About Jason

After the Good Friday visit of Jason @ Bright Vision Hospital, I was very busy after that and could only visit him today at the hospital today.

His condition has improved. I have spoken to one of the nurses today. He said that they are training him on walking. If it works, they would train him on the other basic stuff in life. This is a good sign but the sore throat is still there.

I just hope he recovers soon. It is sad to see him in this state.

Where's The Logic?

I had a smooth sailing at work yesterday. Maybe the thought of a public holiday nearing made my heart happier.

My audit manager nearly got me into trouble again, but I was able to ride myself out of the mess. It ended up he got a nasty scolding from my boss as he failed to use his logical thinking. Just to share with u all what actually happened?

As some of u may know that nowadays companies' financial reports may not be audited unless:-
  1. As required by certain government authorities for bidding of project purposes
  2. Turnover in excess of S$5m
  3. Corporate shareholders in company.

The client had previously requested for its accounts to be unaudited as they wanted to save cost. Recently, they had wanted to bid for a project by the government. Therefore, as mentioned above, the accounts had to be audited for the past 2 years. Since the accounts for FY 2005 & 2006 has been compiled into an unaudited report, what will u do if u were the auditor of the company?

  1. Do a seperate audit and pass some audit adjustments and present a different set of figures in the report, when the original unaudited report has been submitted to ACRA and IRAS?
  2. Use the same unaudited report, just slot in the audit report to the relevant sections?

The correct answer should be (2) as IRAS will definitely query on the different figures. They may treat the company as wanting to evade tax and penalise the company and a company should have only 1 set of report for all authorities.

Fortunately, the client had highlighted the issue to me when she received the YA 2007(FY 2006) income tax return. I just want to check the audit working files and told my boss what happened? What followed was a barrage of scolding for the manager.

I wonder where was his logic & common sense when he did this?

I went to visit my grandma after work. It was good to see that she is able to talk to us yesterday. I just hope that she can check out of the hospital soon.


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