Archive for October 2006

Simple life

A colleague of ours was send to china for a week to train the outsource staff over there. He took so photos of them and showed us during meeting today. Finally we can put a face to the person behind the email and phone call. Didn’t know they are all so young and pretty until today. Perhaps I should be nicer to them when I email them next time. haha….

We got some insight about the place there. The city is still developing with quite a few MNC are setting up their branch there. Our colleague told us that the price of the houses there is rather cheap and we might want to consider buying it as an investment and rent the place out.

We’ve also learnt that their salary is roughly 1/6 of ours. But despite that, they can still live pretty luxury life because the cost of living there is rather cheap. He showed us photos where he had steamboat dinner. It cost roughly SGD50 for 6 people. Where can we find such price in Singapore?

I really envy them while looking at all the cheerful pictures. They may be earning lower than us, but their cost of living is also lower. Perhaps, the ratio is even lower than ours.

Sometimes, I wish I could just put aside this senseless chase for 5Cs and move to a developing country to enjoy a simple life.

Savage Garden – I Don’t Know You Anymore

Savage Garden – I Don’t Know You Anymore

I would like to visit you for a while
Get away and out of this city
Maybe I shouldn’t have called but
Someone had to be the first to break
We can go sit on your back porch
Relax
Talk about anything
It don’t matter
I’ll be courageous if you can pretend
That you’ve forgiven me

Because I don’t know you anymore
I don’t recognise this place
The picture frames have changed
And so has your name
We don’t talk much anymore
We keep running from the pain
But what I wouldn’t give to see your face again

Springtime in the city
Always such a relief from winter freeze
The snow was more lonely than cold if you know what I mean
Everyone’s got an agenda
Don’t stop keep that chin up you’ll be alright
Can you believe what a year it’s been
Are you still the same?
Has your opinion changed?

Because I don’t know you anymore
I don’t recognise this place
The picture frames have changed
And so has your name
We don’t talk much anymore
We keep running from the pain
But what I wouldn’t give to see your face again

I know I let you down
Again and again
I know I never really treated you right
I’ve paid the price
I’m still paying for it every day

So maybe I shouldn’t have called
Was it too soon to tell?
Oh what the hell
It doesn’t really matter
How do you redefine something that never really had a name?
Has your opinion changed?

Because I don’t know you anymore
I don’t recognise this place
The picture frames have changed
And so has your name
We don’t talk much anymore
We keep running from the pain
But what I wouldn’t give to see your face again

I see your face
I see your face

Monitoring USD

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Keeping a lookout for USD lately. The exchange rates has fallen quite a bit. Today’s exchange rate was 1.5800. Think it will go down further.

This could be the right time to buy in USD. The problem is, I don’t have enough cash on hands to buy in USD. Most of my money are stuck with NZD or funds.

Couldn’t cash out my NZD because it haven’t reached its full potential yet.
Couldn’t cash out my China India funds because it’s value is still increasing.
Couldn’t cash out my Emerging market funds because I’ll be making a lost if I cash out now.

Damn…. I’m not going to let this chance slip by…
I need capital!!!!

Junk Mails 2

Junk Mails Admin strikes again today…..

Hi everyone,

Please be informed that today the air-conditioning contractor will be carrying out routine servicing to the air-con system on our floor for the month of October 2006.

They have indicated it will be done section by section without any disruption.

Thank you

If it is going to be done without disruption, then why do we need to be informed about it? And isn’t your email a disruption?

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Someone took another car park pass without signing…..

Hi All,

Again someone has taken the car park pass 29 without booking in or signing in our record file.

Kindly return the pass to me.

Thanks

Few hours later, another email came….

Hi again,

Card is returned and appreciate that the person emailed to me instead of just putting it back quietly

Thanks

Why do we need to be informed about the car park pass being returned anyway?

Blogger error

Blogger has been rather problematic lately. Keep encountering this error when I tried to post my blog entry.

Oh well… hope they fix the problem soon.