Monday, July 30, 2007

Thanks for the Support for Jason's Birthday Card


On behalf of Elaine, Wendy mei, the makers of Jason's birthday card, I would like to thank everyone of you as listed below for contributing birthday wishes in the 13 day excercise. In total, we received 24 wishes from 25 people. In fact, some of them have not met Jason before, but left your well wishes for him. I would like to say a big thank you.
  1. Stella
  2. Sally
  3. Yvonne
  4. Kaylee
  5. Perfectwound
  6. Jingyi
  7. Shionge
  8. Audrey
  9. Eriko
  10. Huiyu
  11. Lorraine
  12. Yunfeng (my bro)
  13. Alan
  14. Darling
  15. Richard
  16. Rebec mei
  17. Krys
  18. Caifeng
  19. Kelvin
  20. Terence
  21. Chris
  22. Jimmy

Once again, thank you for making the excercise a huge success!!!!

Any More Birthday Wishes for Jason????

I just called Elaine mei. She was saying that she needs to compile the birthday wishes for Jason's birthday card by 30 July 2007.

I wonder if you guys out there, who do not know him, but just wish to show your support for him to get well soon, please put in your wishes here by Monday.

Thank you very much for your support.

Birthday Wishes for My NS Pal, Jason






This post was initially posted on 18 July 2007. To make it easier for friends to put their well wishes, I have decided to put the post at the top of the page till 30 July 2007.

If you wish to read my new entries, please scroll down to the next post.

If you do not know him, but wish to leave a message as a form of support for him. you are welcome to do so.

The deadline to submit your wishes is 8 Aug 2007. This is to enable us to compile the wishes onto the birthday card.

Thank you & sorry for the inconvience caused!

Paul

In less than a month, 15 Aug 2007, it will be my NS pal, Jason's birthday. As most of you should know that he is still warded in hospital. I have decided to give him a birthday card with all our wishes for him to be written in the card.

Knowing that some of you who are busy to meet up to sign the card, I have decided to dedicate this blog post for you guys to put in your wishes for him in the comment box.

I will copy & compile the well wishes to his birthday card, to be done by Elaine & Wendy, and present the card to him and his mum on a visit nearing his birthday.

The post will be visible as a label on the sidebar too. All you guys need to do is just to click on it and this post will come up with the comment box.

Your well wishes are deeply appreciated. Thank you.



Please Use Your Common Sense

I was angered today by the fact that a client had blamed me for not filing Estimated Chargeable Income (ECI) for her company as "Nil" as her husband had passed away in the year 2005 & there was no business done.

I was not informed by my boss or Q's boss that I was supposed to do a "Nil" filing. IRAS had slapped her with a tax assessment, that was based on her FY 2004 income. Is it my fault not to file the ECI, when I am not given instructions to do anything? I have been scolded before for jumping the gun, filing the ECI without client's approval. The initial intention was to help the client get extension, but some clients didn't like the idea & feedbacked to my boss. The system was changed, but as usual there are always some unhappy people.

Was asked by Q why that client's ECI was not filed. I told my boss that I didn't see any draft account from her. How am I suppose to know what ECI to file when I don't have the account with me? As a form of respect, I told you nicely that the accounts is not done. If I disregard you as my colleague, I would have brought the matter to your boss.

Q kept saying that the company ceased business, but why didn't she prepare a set of the accounts for submission to ACRA & IRAS and get clearance for the company to be struck off the register?

Any tax or corporate secretarial professional will be able to tell you that clearance is needed by financial statements. Q, don't say I push the blame around, you are at fault in this matter!!!!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Happy Birthday to Mum


It is my mum's 58th birthday today. She had requested a birthday dinner @ Ding Tai Feng. I really wanted to bring her there, but the branch @ Bishan Junction 8 was too crowded on a Saturday evening, so in the end, I decided to bring her to Sakae Sushi instead.
She was again commenting that my bro & I was eating too fast, as she was looking at the table next to us, the couple only ate 8 plates of sushi but the 3 of us took about 22 plates of sushi.
After the meal, we went to the nearby Popular bookstore as my bro's calculator has decided to leave him after 12 years of service. I took the opportunity to get some files for my ACCA subjects notes as well, as the lecturer is fond of giving loose sheets of notes during the course of the lecture.
This is on top of the booklet of notes that we had.
After the shopping, we went home.
Just wish to wish my mum a Happy Birthday. Thanks for bringing me up despite all the diffcuities!!

Congrats to Alexandra On Her New Born Baby Boy


I wish to express my heartfelt congrats to my friend, Alexandra for the birth of her second child a few days ago.
Although the baby was born 2 months premature, I wish that the baby & mother are in good health!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Neck Strain


My neck is strained in pain due to waking up on the wrong side of the bed on Tue. Went to Ma Kuang for a massage therapy with the Chinese sinseh, it set me back by $35. The sinseh asked me go again for further treatment today. Oh no!!!!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Visit to Sec School Buddy's Mum Wake


Decided to go down & pay my respects to Chin Heng's mum just now. My bro & dad were like me, stunned & shocked by her sudden departure.


Was accompained by my bro for the wake held at a funeral parlour in the north of Singapore. Apparently, Auntie had been coughing badly for the past 2 months & didn't get medical attention on time till it was too late. I was shocked to learn that Auntie was just 2 years younger than my mum.


I can tell that Uncle was very confused by the loss and my pal & his sister, Yi Ning were deeply saddened by the sudden departure of their mum. His younger bro, Yi Yang, was in his usual quiet state. Maybe he is sad too, but he certainly didn't show it.


Fortunately, for Auntie, all her children are able to take care of themselves, as they have started working.


I just hope that the whole family can get over the loss of Auntie soon. I am also saddened by the sudden departure of my pal's mum. I will defintely miss her voice and the advices that she gave to me every CNY & during my sec sch days


Auntie, Rest In Peace, Chin Heng will take good care of the family & uncle.

One Sad Event After Another

Just received news from my secondary school buddy, Chin Heng that his mum passed away suddenly last night after a short illness.

Auntie was a nice and friendly lady. She took care of my bro for a period of time when my family was coming to terms with the departure of our domestic helper. As such, my family feels thankful & indebted to her.

I am just shocked by her sudden passing. My mum was too after I called her in KL.

I will be down to pay my last respects for Auntie on Wed.

I hope my pal & his family members will get over the sudden loss.

I would like to thank Wendy & Eriko for the consolation after they heard about this.

I wonder if my heart can withstand any further shocks after this.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Who Slept With Her



Strict teachers, all those hours between four walls, all your desires and youthful energy repressed. School is an endless drag - until she comes along. Ji Young has a perfect body and metric tons of sex appeal, and she knows it. Needless to say, all the students go crazy, and the male teachers too! They should be preparing for the annual school festival, but they're all occupied with other matters. Then a scandal erupts. The three major suspects are the school's trio of professional playboys and a particularly strict teacher is after them. His mission: find out who slept with her.

Went to catch this movie with my bro since mum was in KL and dad was at his usual singing class with Ms Lin Li Ying. We had Seafood platter @ Fish & Co, AMK Hub for dinner, after we collected our tickets. For the first time, my cinema ticket was handwritten as the tickets were jammed in the printer as it was being generated.

I would say that the show is a funny one, as I really laughed my heart out. Although the storyline was a little lame, but it made me forget about the troubles that I am facing for the time being.

I would give this movie 3 out of 5 stars for the laughter and the acting. The lead actress is really a babe!!!

曲名:西界 歌手:林俊杰

I thought that this is a sad song when I first heard it on YES 933. But I thought it was soothing to the ears.

阳光越过窗沿
我在阴影裡面才过正午十三点
就漆黑一片没有人看得见
我心深处的阴暗面只能眺望东边
妳的世界太远撑到想像的极限
幸福有多甜可黑夜已吞噬我
就是拉不到妳的手因为我活在西边
只拥有半个白天一到午后夜色就蔓延
虽然和妳面对面却看不到我的脸
感觉到妳不安的视线在西界的那一边
只能有半个白天暗自祈祷上天的垂怜
在长夜的边缘给我一丝光线
让妳 能多看我一眼

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Update On Jason's Condition


Went to visit Jason today with Rebec. We got a shock when we could not find his name on the patient's list on BVH's list. The security guard asked us to check with the nurses @ Faith or Hope Wards. It was then we discovered that he had been admitted to Tan Tock Seng Hospital due to high fever last night.
Decided to take a cab to TTSH and pay him a visit before joining my mum for a praying session at Singapore Soka Association (Tampines St 92 branch) later.
His ward is @ Ward 5C, Bed 113. I hope Rebec & I did not miss out informing anyone via sms today.
His fever had subsided when we visited him. Wendy & Chris were to join us in a while @ the visit. I must say that Jason looks fresher than he was @ BVH. I hope the signs will be postive for him to go back to BVH to continue his occupational & physiotheraphy soon as he was being transferred about the hospital beds for the past 2 weeks for his persistent fever.
We stayed for about an hour before I joined my mum @ SSA to pray for him.
The above pic, taken at his birthday last year, shows how much I miss my NS pal. I just hope he gets well soon.
***Prays hard***

Friday, July 20, 2007

Updates for Jason's Birthday Card

As of 20 July 11.57pm, I have received 4 well wishes for Jason's birthday card. 1 of the wishes was from me.

I would like to thank the following people for contributing their wishes.

  1. Stella
  2. Yvonne
  3. Sally

Last but not least, I would like to thank Elaine & Wendy for volunteering to do the card.

For those of you who want to wish him a happy birthday, you are allowed to do so here.

Once again, your support is greatly appreciated.

H is Hope for Jason

I called up the hospital that Jason is staying in just now and was informed that his ward has been changed again. It is back to Bed 48 Hope Ward.

I wonder what is happening to him. I hope it is positive news.

***Prays hard***

Bus Driver Bashed Up Again

My eyes were glued to the headline of today's New Paper which read as follows:-

SBS Service 55 Woman 1.6m Bashes Driver 1.86m
The story went on to describe on why the driver was bashed up.
I wonder why the youths nowadays are so violent?
What is Singapore becoming?

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Lessons With Mr Right Or Not?

I have started my new ACCA lessons for 2 papers since 3 July. The lecturer for my 2 papers, Mr Dominic Donraj of Kaplan City Campus likes to utter this phrase after he explains a concept, "Right Or Not?"

Another thing is that he always go on & on till he forgets to give us a break. I think his handwriting seems pretty hard to read. I am not in a position to say if he is as good as Mr Sami, because I am not even half way thru his lessons.

I just find the "Right Or Not" very funny & thought just share it with u all.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

F is Faith for Jason

I went to visit my NS pal, Jason today after joining my mum for her Buddism cell group meeting today. Jason's mum also attended, we also prayed for Jason to get well soon.

Jason's ward has been switched again to Faith Ward Room 15 at BVH. This is an isolated room for him only as his coughing & phelgm suddenly got worse over the past week. He has developed a high fever when we visited him. I have promised him that if he is able to be moved back to the normal ward by next Sunday, I will get some of our friends along. Apparently, when I mentioned some of the friends' names, like Rebec, Caifeng & Huiyu, tears just welled up in his eyes and he kept twitching his eyes, meaning that he wants to meet them.

I am planning to visit him on next Sunday afternoon (22 Jul 2007). So far, Caifeng has confirmed her attendance. Anyone else who are interested to join in, please contact me thru my hp or the comment box

Saturday, July 14, 2007

I Am So Stressed!!!


It has been a week since my work has to be handwritten first and typed later. This has slowed down my speed in producing my tax computations. I used to be doing at least 2 to 3 tax computations per day, but now, because of the b*** & my boss' order, I am doing only 3/4 or 1 tax computation per day. Friends have been telling me not to go back on Sat to work OT, since I am been treated like a child, punished for being making a mistake. Anyway, I feel the same way too, so I just do what I can, while I wait for the chance to move on. After all I have been tolerating for 3 years 3 mths & 14 days.
Today was an eventful day. I forgot all my ATM card, Debit Card & Internet banking PIN all of a sudden. I think it must be due to the undue stress that I am facing. Accompanied mum to the Singapore Soka Association @ Tampines St 92 for her weekly chanting sessions. Its been a long time since I chanted for about an hour. This is because I am not a person who liked to be tied down or pulled by religion. But with so many unhappy events happening on the job, and the possibility of a job prospect coming up, I just chant with the hope of a smoother work week ahead & all the best for my job interview. Interestingly, I felt relaxed after the session. Mum has asked me to accompany her every week
After that, mum and I went to the POSB @ Funan Centre to get my new ATM Card. My Internet banking & new debit card will arrive in a week's time. Wendy mei & mum was saying that I should have a backup somewhere, where I am the only person who knows what I have written.
After the visit to the bank, we went for our dinner @ Peninsula Plaza food court as our first choice, Funan Centre has been converted to a Harvey Norman Store. After the dinner, I headed home while my mum joined my bro for his church event.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

ACCA PER Programme Talk

I was asked by Q's boss today why I had the privillege of coming late & running off early. I guess I do not need to explain why I do that to someone whom I have no direct relation to in one way or another. Anyway, he always think that he needs to be treated with respect as he stays in a big bungalow in Bt Timah. Who does he think he is?

I was running off to SMU for the ACCA Per Talk. In fact, as I was not very sure where the Admin Block of SMU was located, as street directory.com gave a vague direction leading me to the place. The SMU campus is big enough that it covers about 3 bus stops across 3 major roads. I took a cab there to be safe.

Was thankful to Ms Jane & her colleague of ACCA Singapore as they actually allowed me to sit at the registration table to have my light dinner. Her colleague found me familar as she had attended the IRAS VES ceremony last month. Jane was to help me get some light refreshments at the end of the talk to fill my stomach.

From the talk, I got to know that it is compulsory from now to update our working experience into the ACCA PER system and we are to submit an annual return by 31 Dec each year. Each student must complete the training booklet online each year to be signed off by our bosses or superiors who must be ACCA/FCCA/ ICPAS registered CPAs. It will be easy for me to fulfill the conditions but I am not sure if my boss is willing to sign off my 3 yrs & 3 mths worth of experience for me as he may find it a chore. I was thinking that I should just e-mail the training booklet & wait for him to ask me about it & see if he is willing to sign for me as some bosses just hate to do these things.

Even though, I might be leaving the job soon, I hope I can get this experience on record, despite the nasty things that happened last week. Can my wish be fulfilled? Am I doing the right thing?

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

New MP3 Player for Paul


I went to Creative @ Marina Square after work to get my new MP3 player. This was because my radio receiver decided to bid goodbye to me after 3 years of service.
I already decided on the Zen Stone Plus after checking out the Creative website the other day. The reason was that it was small in size & light. I do not need the video function too, so I took this model.
Finally can listen to the 933 morning show after a 3 day break. My bus rides won't be so quiet anymore!!!

H Is for Hope for Jason

My mum paid a visit to my NS pal, Jason yesterday & today. Was informed by her that Jason's bed has been shifted to Hope ward Bed 48 @ BVH.

It seems like his phelgm has got worse again. According to my mum, there is a screen to prevent his phelgm from refracting to his visitors. But the good part is, we can finally bring the radio for him to listen as the staff nurse has allowed this.

I just hope everything will be ok for him soon.

Just got to know this afternoon that Darling's aunt passed away.

Just hope that Von & Darling can get over their loss of their loved one soon.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Friend's Dad Funeral Wake

I was at Yvonne's dad funeral wake a while ago with Caifeng, Yishan, Peifen & her hubby. The passing of Yvonne's dad was rather sudden. Apparently, he collapsed while in the midst of his usual morning cycling routine yesterday & went off just like that.

I guess that's life sometimes, it is just so unpredictable. You never know what is going to happen to you or someone close to you at the next moment.

Therefore, I always tell myself to try to live life to the fullest.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Group Plan to Visit Jason


We are planning to visit Jason on next Sunday, 15 Jul 2007 at about 3pm at Bright Vision Hospital. Those who know him & are interested to visit him, Please let me know via the comment box or contact me through my mobile phone by Thu. I will then decide where we shall meet & go together to visit him.

NP Hamornica Troupe Performance

















I finally had the chance to rest myself yesterday after telling myself not to go back to office after being treated in such a way by my bosses and the b***. I had the luxury to wake up at 12 noon and had my lunch at 2pm.









Then I got a call from Elaine mei that she was not able to get the flowers to present to Rebec mei, and asked me to help her to get the flowers. Took a bus to AMK Hub. It took me some time to locate the florist as I was hidden in the NTUC Hypermarket at B2. During the search, I managed to find a mid-size bear that I thought Rebec may like. I was thinking, since I haven't given her any surprise before, this was the time for one, since she was performing last night.








Flew home in a cab for a bath before calling for a cab to take me to the Bukit Timah Hawker Centre. I must say it was really heavy, and the bonquet of flowers were dripping water during the cab rides. I must say sorry to the Silvercab & Comfort cab uncle for wetting their seats. The uncles commented the flowers were sweet smelling.








Met up with Elaine, my bro, Ter, Wendy & Chris, before proceeding to King Albert Park for a quick dinner and going to Ngee Ann Poly LT 26 for the performance. The 3 old birds of the school, Ter, Chris & me were commenting that the school had changed so much, while the current student, my bro were telling all of us what the changes were. The ladies, Elaine & Wendy had a good time listening to us. Not only that we also showed them which blks were our classes held at.

We managed to make it in time for the performance. I must say the performance was very good. I liked the encore performances personally. Rebec also performed a solo item in the concert. My bro actually led us to cheer her name when she ended the solo performance, and the start of the group performance.

We are glad that she liked the flowers from us and the teddy bear from me. In fact she was really stunned when she saw the big plastic bag and the flowers during the interval that she collected the flowers first at the interval, before I got my bro to give her the big bag after the concert.

Stella decided to spring Rebec a surprise at the end of her concert. She specially came down from East Coast just for a photo-taking session with us. We are glad to see Rebec so happy yesterday.

After that, we went for a drink before heading home as it was getting late already.

Interesting Test Time

Your Job Dissatisfaction Level is 69%
Your job is a total bummer, and probably the worst job you've ever had.Your co-workers stink. Your boss is a jerk. And your company is probably in trouble.Think about finding a new job quickly, even if it's just a not-so-great transition job.You've got to get out of there as quickly as you can!
Should You Quit Your Job?

Your Body Image is 4% Unhealthy, 96% Healthy
You have a great body image. You know that no one looks perfect, and you're happy the way you are.Also, you don't judge other people on their looks... and it helps them feel better about their own bodies!


You Would Choose Love

Money may buy a little happiness, but not the happiness of true love.
You rather have a true soulmate than a private jet.
And while many people may claim they would choose love too...
You're one of the few who would really do it.

You Are 50% Extrovert, 50% Introvert

You're a bit outgoing, a bit reservedLike most people, you enjoy being socialBut you also value the time you have aloneYou have struck a good balance!
Are You An Extrovert or An Introvert?

You Are Apple Red

You're never one to take life too seriously, and because of it, you're a ton of fun.And although you have a great sense of humor, you are never superficial.Deep and caring, you do like to get to the core of people - to understand them well.However, any probing you do is light hearted and fun, sometimes causing people to misjudge you.
What Color Red Are You?


Never Date a Cancer

Clingy, emotional, and very private - it's hard to escape a Cancer's clutches.
And while Cancer will want to know everything about you, they're anything but open in return.

Instead try dating: Leo, Sagittarius, Gemini, or Aquarius

You Are 60% Gentleman

Generally you act like a gentleman, but sometimes you're careless with your manners.Most people know that you're trying your best - and that's usually good enough.
Are You A Gentleman?

Saturday, July 07, 2007

My Work Is Going Back to the 80s


Thanks to the b*** stabbing me behind my back at work today. I got a nasty scolding from my boss and my work has gone back to the 80's. I have to use my beautiful handwriting to do my tax computation. After doing that, I am supposed to type out the tax computation on Excel Spreadsheet. Besides that I am supposed to do handwritten notes to explain why the income is not taxable and why the expense is not deductible so on & so on. Thank you b*** & lady boss, u really take me back in time!
Before I got this scolding, I would have done my tax computation in Excel striaghtaway, using the previous year computation, which is also saved as a worksheet and copy another copy and start to work on the computation. This was the method of working that I brought from my ex firm about 4 years ago.
People do commit errors, but I think the most important thing is that you owe up your mistake and amend it and try not to commit it again. I am not trying to find excuses for myself, but when you have a vast job scope as shown below :-


1.Preparation of personal & corporate tax computations
2.Advising of Notices of Assessment
3.Preparing replies to tax queries
4.Handling of summon cases
5.Filing of estimated chargeable income for companies
6.IRAS “My Tax Portal” Verification of Client Data & Access Code Resetting Project
7.My Tax Portal Administrator
8.E-filing of GST Returns

and you are doing the filing of documents on your own, whereas the audit dept has the typists to help them do the typing of accounts and filing of documents, Is it fair? I am a one man show handling about 300 clients in 2 CPA firms to meet the deadlines in mid Apr , end Jul & end Dec. And when I commit an error, u the bitch take the opportunity to shoot me in front of the bosses. What's more, I have corrected the error already, do u need to tell the bosses that I committed the error. You dare to say that your audit dept never commit any wrong, if need be, I can help to refresh memory.

Because I care about the company and appreciate the study & exam leave you have given to me to help me achieve my ACCA Level 2, I specially came back right after my exam to clear my desk, notwithstanding the fact that I know that I will be paid OT pay. I know if I don't clear it, I will not be able to meet the deadlines. I am also preparing myself for the shorter deadline for next year's tax return submission - 30 Nov 2008.

Since you treat me like this, why should I slog for you then? My pay is already about $400 less than my peers (Thanks Darling for doing a quick market check for me using your connections) and after working for these firms for 3 yr 3 mths & 7 days, I am still where I am at Day 1, a tax assistant. There is no change in my post yet. Other CPA firms do promote their staff after at least 2 yrs of service. I am therefore very sad about how I am valued at this firm.

I have already made the decision to move on & I have a postive answer from one of the prospects. I hope that I get the chance to go for the 2nd interview as the pay package and enivornment is what I want. But it seems like my brain & my heart is telling me to stop now, and put in the letter.

Thanks to Stella, Elaine mei, Darling, Rebec mei & Wendy mei for their support and advice for me to pull it thru till a new job comes my way. I will try, but its getting harder with no faith & trust from the management.

Wang Leehom - 落葉歸根

I like this song. Its not bad, don't you think?

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Things to Look Out for When Organising Gatherings

My bro was asking me yesterday how I manage to organise all my gatherings so well. I wonder why he asked that. Perhaps it was due to the fiasco of my grandma's birthday. In the end, my mum will be the only rep from my family as my dad has some singing to do at Boon Lay CC on Sat.

There are many things that you need to look out for when planning & organising gathering.

  1. Check your schedule first after u decide on the date to ensure there are no clashes with other events.
  2. Put out a list of the guests that u wish to invite. In this way, u won't miss out anyone. In a way, u can also avoid personality clashes or awakward moments should any of the guests dislike the pressence of the other person.
  3. After deciding the date, try your best to give people advance notice of the gathering. Personally I think a minimum of 2 weeks advance notice is good enough, but I usually give about 1 to 1.5 months notice as some of my friends have super busy schedules due to the nature of their jobs and other commitments.
  4. Decide what is to be done at the gathering after you get the minimum number of people
  5. Consider what is the budget per person and the best place for the gathering.
  6. Consider if booking needs to be done for the place if the crowd is bif
  7. Get the guests to gather at a place where it is easily located on the day of the event. This is to prevent "road idiots" from getting lost if they were to make their way to the gathering place.
  8. Send the guests reminders a week before, 3 days before & on the day itself on the day of the event as some people have short memory or are too busy to respond.
  9. Always allow for sudden "no shows". That means people who promised to come and don't show up due to their various reasons. I usually don't invite such people anymore if they don't show up for a number of gatherings. This shows how the person values your relationship with him / her.

I think these 9 steps have usually worked for me for almost all the gatherings I have helped to organise or organised. I hope it is useful for you too.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Different Versions of the Song - My Way

I was asked by Momo who was Frank Sinatra. This was his version of "My Way" Enjoy!!!



This is American Idol Paul Anka's version




This is Elvis Presley's version



This is Robbie Williams' version

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

My Way - 曹格

This song is currently playing on YES 933FM. I find that Gary is good, as it is not easy to sing the female version well. Of course, he can't be compared to Frank Sinatra.

Surprising Tuesday

I had a quick lunch today as I needed to change my POSB Savings bank passbook as it has reached the end of the book already. Besides that, I had to update my mum's and brother's passbook as well. Perhaps it was the beginning of the month, people were all queueing up to deposit their money & updating their passbook. In the end, when it was my turn, it was nearing the end of my lunch time. To think that I had queued for half an hour just to change my passbook. The customer service officer who served me said that I could have joined the account opening queue, which was shorter, and were able to do what I wanted to do. All my effort of queueing is like precious time wasted. Anyway, this is an enlightenment to those people out there who use POSB Banking Services.

The other surprise was that I met by my ACCA lecturer, Mr Saminathan at my office today. Apparently, he is one of my neighbour's friend. I was shocked when he called out to me and asked me how was my paper. Thanks Sir, for remembering who I am. He has so many classes at FTC and he could remember me.

My boss finally realised how cold I was feeling at my workstation when she came by to discuss some work issues with me. To her, it seems that the temperature is lower than the 21 degrees Celsius as assured by the technician.

I am all set to work in the hot office tomorrow, as the system is shut down for maintainence.






Monday, July 02, 2007

Freezing Cold Days In Office Going to Be Over Soon?

If you guys logon to MSN to chat with me during office hours, you would find that my nick was "I am freezing like a frozen goat in the office." This is because the air con blowing on top of my head is blowing at 21 degree Celsius.

A few days ago, when the technician came to my office to look at the air con, I barked at him, asking him what temperature did they set for my office? He replied 21 degree Celsius. I think my boss heard my loud voice and asked the techincian to his office & talked to him again.

This Wed, there would be a shutdown of air con at my area for the whole day. They say is to repair a gas leak in the air con system. It will be very hot on Wed, but I guess it is better than having Antartica in my office for such a long period. Its no wonder those people at my area fall sick easily.

Why Do I Have Such Selfish Relatives?

I just had a arugement with my mum just now over my attendance of a family gathering this Sat as it will be my granny's lunar birthday. I have told her & my dad that my bro & I will not be attending as I have given my word to Rebec mei that I will be attending her performance, since she told me a month ago.

If my aunts and uncles are really so interested to celebrate my grandma's birthday, they should have included my dad in the planning committee too, or at least inform my dad about 2-3 weeks in advance that they are planning to have the birthday celebration & not wait till 4 days before the celebration and let us know that there is this event going on. My father is their brother lei. But it seems that he is not treated the way how a brother should be treated.

A compromise was reached. It was agreed that my bro would go for the celebration with my parents and I will find another person to go with me for Rebec's performance. I knew mum was still unhappy but what I feel is since my relatives is not considerate, why should I be considerate to them?

Do let me know what you feel about this?

Eventful Sunday Afternoon & Nite

I met up with Wendy, Chris & Stella at Paya Lebar MRT station yesterday to go to Elaine's company, Jamiyah Home's fund-raising fun fair. It took us quite some time to locate where the fun fair was held when we reached the bus stop near the home. In the end, I was sweating like a althlete who completed a 10km walk.

As it is a Children's Home, most of the games there were for children. It was really a turn back of the clock for all of us as I started my dunking game and aiming game. Elaine surprised us with a big sports bag filled with bears that she won. Chris & I were there joking that it is as heavy as the Army Barang Barang, the bag that was issued to all recruits when they book into Palau Tekong.

We stayed and played for a while. I won some things, but I gave the soft toys to Stella & a little Malay girl as I can't think of who I could gave the soft toy to as my target don't seem to like it. I kept the bag filled with a cushion, notebook and swimming board for my own use. I also got a doggie hp pouch from Elaine mei. I am still thinking if I should use it at home or at the office.


We met up with Terence at Eunos MRT to catch our movie @ the Grand Cathay. It was my 1st time there. We had our dinner @ the nearby Ajisen at PS.During the dinner, Elaine, Terence and me took some effort to hint Chris to get a set of couple rings for Wendy mei. We didn't expect him to spring into action so fast as we stepped out of the resturant. He went to the jewellery shop nearby and asked the salesperson for advice. The next thing we knew, the rings were purchased in front of a stunned Wendy.

The movie:

Our world will be transformed when aliens make Earth their final battleground in "Transformers." As the forces of evil seek the key to ultimate power, our last chance for survival rests in the hands of young Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf).

I felt that the movie was well done with the animations, graphics & effects, although some parts may seem a little overboard. Overall I would give the movie 3.5 out of 5 stars.

The movie was about 2hr 10 mins long. At the end of the movie, our nightmare for waiting the cab to take us home began. There were many cabs but all were hired or busy. We got so fustrated waiting despite walking to Prinsep St that Chris signalled to me & Wendy that Service 147 was at the bus stop and told us to hop on the bus instead. Although I had to take a 15 min walk as I alight from the bus stop near my home, I was lucky not to wait for the cab as I heard from Stella that she & Elaine had to call a cab before they could get home.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Personality Test Time

Your Interpersonal Intelligence Score: 63%

Your Interpersonal Intelligence is High

You are definitely a "people person." You enjoy spending time with others.
You instinctively understand people, and you are both a good counsellor and mediator.
However, there are definitely times when you've had enough. And that's when you cherish being alone.


You Are A Good Friend

You're always willing to listen
Or lend a shoulder to cry on
You're there through thick and thin
Many people consider you their "best friend"!


You Are Rock

Powerful and overbearing, you intimidate people with your presence.
People know they can't push you around, and they respect that.
Deep down, you are calm, confident, and unmovable.
You take everything pretty seriously, and you think deeply about all aspects of your life.

You tend to feel smothered by paper people.

You don't mind crushing the spirit of a scissors person.

When you fight, you: Use all of your strength

If someone makes you mad: You're likely to throw something at them


You Can Make 71% of Your Crushes Fall in Love With You

Your seduction skills are practically legendary. You know how to close the deal.
Just don't let someone you're really into get the better of you!
As long as you keep up your end of the flirting game, you'll get the prize at the end.


You Have Good Manners 63% of the Time

Your manners are quite excellent. You are well versed in etiquette.
Of course you have the occasional slip up, but you even apologize with grace.


You Sometimes Don't Get Enough Sleep

You're often more tired than you'd like, and you're probably not getting enough quality sleep.
Sleeping a little more could make you a lot more energetic and happy.
Try having a bedtime, keep your bedroom cool, and only eat fruit before bed.


You Have Your Emotions in Check

You are an incredibly stable and happy person.
Ever consider being a therapist?
You have figured out how to keep a positive outlook, no matter what.
You don't have an easier life than anyone else. You just have figured things out a little more.

Change

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