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Showing posts from January, 2013

Wedding Of Karen & Albert

This was one of the weddings that the senior members of the KTV group was waiting for and I was glad that I was invited to share  their joy at Parkroyal @ Beach Road Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant on 19 Jan.It was great to see CK and his girlfriend, Li Qiong, as it has been a while since I met up with him, since the group ktv events were switched from Sat night to Sat afternoon sessions in 2011.May I take the opportunity to wish the couple a Happy & blissful marriage.

Why Are Some People So Thick Skin?

I had received a surprise phone call from one of my cousins early this morning, just as I was about to set out to Marine LIfe Park. This cousin of mine told me that one of my friends, whom I introduced her some years ago had asked her for a loan, despite meeting her only once. I have since cut off contact with this friend of mine, also because of money issues about 4 years ago. I have since advised my cousin not to let her any money, unless she wish to see the last of her money lent to her.Something left me rather disturbed. Why is it that up to now, ever since I know her, she has been going around asking people for loans, living off friends’ friendly credit terms, and now, you have the cheek to ask from a person that you have only met once? Just hope that this person can really change for the better as I believed she has married and her behaviour still leaves much to be desired.

Short Break For Paul From Work

I have decided to give myself a break from the workload that I was having since I came back from my family trip from Shanghai last June, so as to recharge my batteries and start the next busy period for personal tax filing in late Feb & early Mar. Little did I expect myself to fall sick on the second night of my leave, nursing a fever, which got better today.WednesdayI had the opportunity to meet up with Grace from IRAS. Grace had been assisting me with the technical problems which I faced at work. The problem was finally solved on 2 January 2013, after a 6 month wait. Sometimes I wonder if boasting about “world class tax system” that we have helps because such a system fault should be resolved within a shorter time frame.Lunch was at the vegetarian  lingzhi restaurant at Novena Square.This restaurant, operated by the Tung Lok Group serves food that I feel that it is not oily and taste not bad too. I also did not know that they have a branch at Liat Towers as well.After the wonder…

False Hope In The Start of The Year 2013

I seldom talk about my work on this blog of mine as I have been very happy in the course of my work as my boss has been treating me well, giving me chances to prove myself, and recognising my good performance with good rewards. As a result, this firm has become my longest serving job.Recently, as we felt that the corporate tax work was getting too demanding, with all the legislation changes, so my boss finally agreed to hire a new staff in late October to help out with the workload. However, during this time, my colleague, who was due to give birth, went on maternity leave, as a result, we were working with 4 members in our team.When the colleague came back to work after the start of the New Year, my boss and all of us were hoping that the stressful period will be behind us, but on the second week of her return, she dropped the bombshell that she would be resigning and will serve notice till mid Feb. Although, as a team, we understood why she resigned, as her newborn will not be well …

Affairs Of The Heart

I had a quarrel with my mum over this issue at the coffeeshop as we were having dinner just now. I know that she is deeply concerned about this and had wanted me to make the choice of the gal she felt that would be suitable for me as a girlfriend / life partner.

I told her many times that I personally feel that this gal in question would not be suitable for me as :-

Her complicated family background:- She has a family, where two of her elders indulge in the habit of gambling & an aunt that owes a huge amount of credit card debt. Instead of telling them to cut down on their spending & gambling, she herself indulges in them and spends extravagantly like them, despite knowing that her salary is not enough to sustain her spending habits.She has this bad habit of asking people to pay for her meals or expenses first and tell people that she will pay you by instalments at the end of the month. As one of our common friend puts it, as she is not spending her own money or spending on &qu…

Happy New Year

Although I am having problems updating my blog at the moment, as I will be using my brother's laptop for the time being as my PC has been sent for a service maintenance check to my friend, who would do some cleaning up for me.

 My mood was a little moody as I told the person, whom I was interested in, and now that I knew that she was attached, that I had been holding a torch for her for quite a while. Although I know I should keep this to myself, but she told me that I sounded / seemed disappointed after knowing that she was attached, so I decided to tell her how I felt. Anyway, I feel that if we want to be friends, we have to be truthful to each other in order for our friendship to continue to be better. I have done this before and it usually works for me.

Anyway, I would like to take the opportunity to wish my friends and avid readers of my blog have a Happy & Fruitful Year ahead,