Friday, November 20, 2009

I wanna

Officially for now, I'm studying. So here's something short and something I feel every men should read before proceeding to well you know, sign your life away :)

The Big List Of The Benefits Of Bachelorism

1. Everything in your house is yours.
2. You don't have to hide gifts, receipts, and other purchase records in ridiculous places.
3. If you buy something "yummy", you don't have to buy twice as much.
4. The only person you have to dress up for is your boss.
5. Your late nights are all yours.
6. Less stuff to move when you do move
7. One bedroom apartments feel more spacious with only one person
8. You never have to ask for permission to orgasm.
9. Only the doctor can tell you what to eat
10. You decide what to shave and when

11. Valentines day costs less
12. No anniversaries to remember
13. No extra birthdays to remember
14. No extra family to shop for during the holidays
15. No irritating in-laws to deal with
16. You can walk around naked whenever you want.
17. Only your sense of decency has any say about where you leave your dirty clothes.
18. You don't have to share
19. You don't have to change your life because someone else has jealousy issues.
20. The only insecurities you have to deal with are your own.

21. Getting that out-of-state job doesn't hinge on what someone else wants or thinks.
22. The only people complaining about music volume are the neighbors.
23. You can fall asleep anywhere without getting any guff for it in the morning.
24. You don't have to use the "headache" excuse anymore.
25. You don't have to worry as much about the "oops, I'm pregnant" factor.
26. The only person who goes through your stuff is you.
27. The only person who sees your inbox is you.
28. More time to spend with friends.
29. You don't have to live with someone who can't stand your parents.
30. If you want to go for pizza at 3am, no one stops you or asks you why.

31. You can date more freely.
32. The cute secretary is fair game.
33. The whole wedding mess? Yeah, none of that to deal with.
34. You don't have to share your closet with anyone else.
35. You always get to watch what you want.
36. You always get to read what you want.
37. You decide when to crawl into bed.
38. You can throw yourself into bed and snore without dire consequences.
39. No one else's annoying (or disgusting) habits to deal with at home.
40. The only fetishes you have to deal with are your own.

41. You can talk to yourself without people saying "what?" or worrying about your sanity.
42. There are religious benefits, if you're into that kind of thing.
43. Single people can still adopt, if you're into that kind of thing.
44. The only annoying friends you have to deal with are your own.
45. You don't ever have to wonder if you really love the person you live with.
46. There's only one way to do things- your way.
47. You are the master of the thermostat.
48. The only messes you have to clean up are your own.
49. The only disasters you have to fix are your own.
50. If an argument starts, you can walk away. forever.

51. You don't have to make excuses for yourself.
52. The whole "old maid" thing is so last century.
53. Dinner can be as simple as a frozen burrito.
54. When you eat, you buy and cook for one.
55. No one else is going to eat your leftovers.
56. No one else is going to raid your stash of sweets (you don't even have to hide it!)
57. You don't have to share your bed with anyone.
58. You can even eat in bed if you want to.
59. You can decorate the entire house according to your taste.
60. The only person spending your money is you.

61. Three words: Marriage Tax Penalty.
62. The only debts you have to pay off are your own.
63. Kids with single parents can get more financial aid.
64. Bickering couples are at best a relieving reminder and at worst hilarious.
65. Less pressure about body weight.
66. Married people are fatter on average anyway.
67. Suddenly, it's okay to look (and flirt).
68. It's easier to focus on your career and your dreams.
69. You're the only person who gets to decide if you "need to make more money."
70. The only mood swings you have to deal with are your own.

71. There are a lot of lonely and violently psychopathic people out there.
72. You don't have to change your religious beliefs one bit.
73. There are 6.5 Billion other fish in the sea. That's 6,500 x 1 million. Yeah.
74. Porn is cheaper, easier, and comes in more varieties.
75. The toilet seat only moves when you move it.
76. Cohabitation is legal, fun, and less of a hassle than marriage.
77. You don't have to deal with someone else's kids all the time.
78. Divorce is pricey.
79. You don't have to deal with "compliment fishing."
80. Fewer minutes spent with a phone attached to your ear.

81. No endless nagging.
82. You never have to answer the phone "right now!"
83. You can drink what you want, where you want, and as much as you want.
84. No doubts or worries about someone sleeping around.
85. Things stay where you put them.
86. You can meditate and have your quiet time when you need it.
87. The only thing whining about not being fed is your cat.
88. You can take out the trash when you feel like it.
89. You can shower or bathe when you want, as often as you want, for as long as you want.
90. You can even leave the door open when you shower.

91. The longer you wait, the better you know yourself, instead of someone else.
92. Children learn how to treat themselves by watching how you treat yourself.
93. A bad relationship is like a lingering knife wound- it continues to ruin your whole day.
94. You can be as eccentric as you want.
95. Your car can be as dirty or unusual or artistic as you want.
96. You decide how long it takes to get ready.
97. Say goodbye to heartache, dumping, and being dumped.
98. You get your weekends for you and your projects.
99. You can be the wild friend with all the really juicy stories.
100. You can still get laid. Maybe even more often. Certainly with more variety.
101. Being single and staying single isn't selfish. It should be seen as putting your happiness first (Where it should be.)

Cheerio :)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Kicking back after a long week

The week before was truly a blessed albeit tiring one. My woman came over from Saturday all the way till Wednesday. Spending time with her proved to be a form of compensation for juggling presentations on Tuesday and Thursday. Somehow, having her around me gives me the feel good aura and sometimes this aura can turn into the "I don't wanna move my damn body to go to class to see my 'lovely' lecturers because I have quality time to spend with mah woman" aura. :D On a more serious note, the presentation on Tuesday was the semi-finals of the Finance Challenge 2009 organized by uhh...I don't really know cuz I'm just in it for the money :p

There were about 13 of us for the semi-final presentation verbally presenting our takes on different aspects of the financial realm. We got to choose our own topics and mine was 'Re-pegging the ringgit as a means to address the global financial crisis of 2008'. I got to know who my competitors were only when I entered the Auditorium on the day itself. I was dressed like how I would normally do in a classroom presentation. Then along came a few participants with suits ablazing. Somehow, men in suits are more intimidating than those without. Maybe because wearing a suit screams 'I'm more successful thaan thou?' At that moment though, I was more concerned with the content of my presentation than how I looked in the eyes of the audience.

I initially feared that my topic was too complex not only for the audience but also myelf especially when it came to the Q&A session. Without much thought, I downed a can of Red Bull and proceeded to mesmerize the audience in the only way I knew; fiery speech. Because I was trained as a debater a long time ago, I only knew how to speak loud and confidently when I presented even though everything that came out from my mouth consisted of 90% bullshit and 10% facts. I guess with confidence in their speech, one can make it sound like 90% conviction instead of bullshit. Topics presented by others ranged from simple stuff to more complex ones like capital control and implementing GST.

Results were out on Thursday evening. I did it. Finals here I come. Along with the other 4 people I identified would make it to the finals and one more wildcard, that makes 6 of us for the finals which will be held on the 6th of October. Boo-hoo. Why did it have to be that day? The day where I turn 21? Could the fact that the finals falls on my birthday sway the judges into voluntarily handing me the trophy? This time, we're given the topic instead of choosing our own which makes all of us even. I would love to receive some input on how to address this topic from my dear readers:

The Economic - Financial Crisis in Malaysia (2009): Are we out of the woods and what should we do next?

October oh October, why did I have to be born in October? :(

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Pretty girls looking for financial leverage?

CEO of J.P Morgan's Fantastic reply to a Pretty Girl

A young and pretty lady posted this on a popular forum:
Title: What should I do to marry a rich guy?

I'm going to be honest of what I'm going to say here:
I'm 25 this year.
I'm very pretty, have style and good taste.
I wish to marry a guy with $500k annual salary or above.
You might say that I'm greedy, but an annual salary of $1M is considered only as middle class in New York.
My requirement is not high:
Is there anyone in this forum who has an income of $500k annual salary?
Are you all married?
I wanted to ask: what should I do to marry rich persons like you?
Among those I've dated, the richest is $250k annual income, and it seems that this is my upper limit. If someone is going to move into high cost residential area on the west of New York City Garden, $250k annual income is not enough.
I'm here humbly to ask a few questions:

1) Where do most rich bachelors hang out?
(Please list down the names and addresses of bars, restaurant, gym)
2) Which age group should I target?
3) Why most wives of the riches is only average-looking?
I've met a few girls who doesn't have looks and are not interesting, but they are able to marry rich guys.
4) How do you decide who can be your wife, and who can only be your girlfriend? (my target now is to get married)

Ms. Pretty

Awesome reply:

Dear Ms. Pretty,

I have read your post with great interest.
Guess there are lots of girls out there who have similar questions like yours.
Please allow me to analyse your situation as a professional investor.
My annual income is more than $500k, which meets your requirement, so I hope everyone believes that I'm not wasting time here.
From the standpoint of a business person, it is a bad decision to marry you.
The answer is very simple, so let me explain.

Put the details aside, what you're trying to do is an exchange of "beauty" and "money":
Person A provides beauty, and Person B pays for it, fair and square.
However, there's a deadly problem here, your beauty will fade, but my money will not be gone without any good reason.
The fact is, my income might increase from year to year, but you can't be prettier year after year.
Hence from the viewpoint of economics, I am an appreciation asset, and you are a depreciation asset.
It's not just normal depreciation, but exponential depreciation.
If that is your only asset, your value will be much worried 10 years later.

By the terms we use in Wall Street, every trading has a position, dating with you is also a "trading position".
If the trade value dropped we will sell it and it is not a good idea to keep it for long term - same goes with the marriage that you wanted.
It might be cruel to say this, but in order to make a wiser decision any assets with great depreciation value will be sold or "leased".
Anyone with over $500k annual income is not a fool; we would only date you, but will not marry you.
I would advice that you forget looking for any clues to marry a rich guy.
And by the way, you could make yourself to become a rich person with $500k annual income. This has better chance than finding a rich fool.
Hope this reply helps. If you are interested in "leasing" services, do contact me...

J.P. Morgan CEO

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Many thanks to those who speculated or prophesied that my next post would appear on December 20th of God knows what year. Been somewhat busy enjoying the pathetic excuse of a semester break that I had for the past few weeks. Results for the previous sem were the best I've had so far (Nick pls refrain from commenting on this :)) I've officially entered my final year of study. To some, the final year of study is a dread as working life means bidding those days of slacking goodbye. I personally cannot wait to earn my 4 figure paycheck. Sad eh? The most I've ever had was 3 figures. Underqualified and underpaid I was...NOT AFTER THIS YEAR I'M NOT :D (I hope)

The subjects I'm taking are mostly finance based this time round and in all previous semesters I've had, this is the one where I actually fear for my studies. Yes, I know studying is a breeze and I agree. The unpleasant part of it is the lecturer's expectations this time round. Not to mention requirements of pin-drop silence in some classes to the doing away of Malaysian 'rubber time' for other classes (no coming in late lah). Even my anticipated 'easiest' subject of Public Relations 2 is proving to be a handful.

That said, when fear takes over, fun takes the back seat. I see less of her this semester. I've been going out very little this time round. I eat unhealthily as more instant food is consumed. I'm gaining weight and a speare tyre because of that. I would have failed to keep my semester goals of having good results and good health if I lived like that. A vicious cycle that contradicts each other. Studying hard gives you bad health. Not studying gives you a sore butt and ears at the end of the semester. The plus side to this? More money to spend

By toys I mean this:

The not so new Sony Ericsson C510. As you all may or may not know, I lost my old phone which was an SE K550i. It was a decent performer although the buttons were rubbish. It had a satisfactory camera which I doubt would satisfy my need for a higher quality image while capturing photos. Hence, we have the poor student's knight in shining armor; the SE C510. Costing a little over 500 bucks, it comes with a 3.2 megapixel camera. The youngest sibling of the latest line of Cybershot phones by SE. Big buttons to text comfortably. Big screen to go easy on a ageing eyes.

It sucks having classes till 5 on a Friday. With this, signing off for now. Cheerio.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Since my last post:

I have found my motivation and inspiration to do this post. Receive AND spent December and January paychecks on my new laptop, the Acer Aspire 4730ZG complete with an ATI Radeon HD3470. :) Also got my bottle of Absolut, Ruby Red from Labuan when my plane transited there. For those not in the know, i went to Sabah for a trip awhile ago.

Loads had happened the months before and am now staying in a different place than I used to. This would be the last time I move until I graduate regardless or not the new campus opens in January 2010. i'll just have to take the shuttle bus then :) Busy and demotivating semester this time round. But rather enjoyable I'd say. Since my last post, I have come to the conclusion (a rather temporary one) that...wait for it....wait for it...

I'm 1/4 Jap and 3/4 Chinese :D

The term byproduct of racial harmony has never been pushed to this sort of boundary. I should be the byproduct of racial confusion instead :p . Here's the summary on how this conclusion came about. I attended a family event (read: dinner) at Pavillion a couple of months back. Dinner was awesome but service was mediocre, blame high class restaurants not being prepared to serve 20-odd customers simultaneously. Anyway, my cousins and I were talking to my first uncle and the topic soon led to our family heritage...and how my dad used to be the favourite son. Well, Uncle said that if we were to do a test, there would not be a single drop of Malay blood in me. (I know...i got the O.O" as well)

Reason being that my grandpa was a Jap baby adopted by the Johor royal household, not as a prince though. He was apprently adopted by the Johor Sultan's grandma and somewhere along the way, racial confusion takes its place and he was declared a Malay sometime later. Well, I guess documentations sucked at that time. Soon after, grandpa met grandma (a Chinese lady from...China lar) and had 7 kids including my dad. Dad married mom and *kaboom* here I am. This is the extremely shortened version of the entire story. The favourite question of "Are you related to Onn Jaa'far" can also be answered in the full version of the story. To sum it up, grandpa and family (excluding us 3rd generation cikus) were at Onn Jaa'far's death bed moments before he departed for his eternal honeymoon. So I guess that says pretty much about how close they were to him.

Somehow, this family heritage story of mine always captivates my listeners...but only for the first time. Nick has gotten bored listening because i always tell the story to other people and he always happens to be with me at that time :p

Anyways, here's to future updates. In the meantime, examinification beckons...

Sunday, January 18, 2009


Things I await for:

-Inspiration to blog

-Motivation to blog

-December's paycheck

-January's paycheck

-Chinese New Year

-Chinese New Year's angpaus

-New semester

-A bottle of Absolut, any flavors accepted

-New laptop

-When my next post will be


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Nick and the gay-like food blog dream

Well now, apparently I've been getting comments on how prosperous I am when it comes to food. Makan here, makan there, makan everywhere and best of all; still having saving at the end of the month. The secret to doing this is 6 days of Maggi Mee and one day of unnecessary spending on food and nothing else. Today's exploits have brought me to Lynn's Cafe in SS15, Subang Jaya (Naturally because I'm poor as a church mouse to afford a car). Having only had garlic toast and milk tea for breakfast, I was famished before the clock reached 4. Together with Minniesaurus, Moo, Thahira and gay food blogger Nick, we went to check out the relatively new joint in town. It was so good, Nick was inspired to start a joint food blog with me. Gayness +1.

Here goes...

Nick's Lemongrass Chicken that looks like rendang but tastes so much more. Did not really steal a lot of bites from his. According to him, the rice was tasteless. Chicken saved the day. Set came with ice lemon tea, the dish itself and fruits for good measure.
Price : RM7.90

Thahira's Kampung fried rice. Apparently very good for cafe standards. Was too busy eating my own stuff to even try it. I was after this for proof.
Price: Can't remember but definitely around the range of Nick's

Myself attacking the Stir fried spaghetti with herbs. Menu said herbs but I got prawns, crabsticks, carrots, capsicums and mushooms on top of the herbs. So good it was gone in 5 minutes. I asked for a supersized one. Set comes with fruits and tea.
Price: RM9.90

Moo's Kerabu fried rice. The rice was Kerabu-ish although not authentic. Sour taste of Kerabu was definitely there. Reminded me of Yong Chow fried rice with a dash of lime. Not that its bad to begin with :)
Price: Too busy spamming spaghetti to think. Less than 10 bucks guaranteed.

This is Thahira's bloody sinful...i repeat...BLOOOOOOOODYYYYYY sinful Hershey's Chocolate Brownies. Remember how brownies always end up tasting like biscuits? This doesn't. Fresh warm brownies topped with Hot Hershey's chocolate syrup with vanilla ice cream to boot. I'd hit it anyday, anytime, anywhere. I wish I took Thahira's pic after she was done. She could muster no words except for the devilish grin of satisfaction...its THAT good I tell you.
Price: RM6.80

Lynn's Cafe sign in the shop. Serves good food with a nice atmosphere to go with it. Has a good selection of classical and jazz music and dim lighting. Perfect for couples and if you do have a large group. There's a table inside that can accomodate 20 odd people. Serves beer if you really need you alcohol fix. Otherwise, just go there for the food. Desserts are highly recommended based on the reputation of the brownies itself. Here's the address :

Lynn's Cafe Enterprise,
6, Jalan SS15/4,
47500 Subang jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan.

Friday, November 07, 2008

You should always give a second chance

As serious the title may sound, this has purely to do with food and only food;...yummy food at that :p My destination last night after share group was to be some dai chow(big fry or properly known as cantonese fried) place in downtown KL. The hungry ghosts Kevin, Foong Yee, Theodore and myself rushed through the night's topic out of sheer hunger that even the closing prayer I said that night sounded like saying grace for a meal...malu sial...

Since it was getting late 9.30, we had to choose between dai chow or Carl's Jr in pyramid. We took option number 3 (non existent and based on random banging) Station One Cafe in SS15. My appetite went out the window the minute that place was suggested because of my past experiences there. This time around, the prices have increased and I thought, Oh i went for the cheapest thing I could get. Grilled chicken rice with no drinks. After a round or two of 'chor dai dee' the food arrived. My gosh it looked very presentable with not one grain of rice out of place. I quickly dug in...and had to swear that I was in a different restaurant that night. Very tender chicken with black pepper sauce coupled with a chilli sausage and egg rice for the small price of RM12.50...ok lah, not so small now is it?

The food easily had an improvement five times over the last time and if I could really afford to go again, I would. This time around, the second chance was sort of forced onto me instead of me giving it. Looking forward to more dining experiences with Station One now. Ending this post while slowly slurping the remainder of my Indo Mee on the table. Broke due to last night's moment of indulgence. >.<"

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Anger management program

Right then, I don't think I would be mashing my words in such a way that I would sound merciful and indirect. I was back in Ipoh the last weekend for the main purpose of going for the History Makers 7th anniversary celebration. Celebration it was all right; just not for us who came all the way 200km down from the capital. Seriously, formal event with no seating arrangements? Why not rename it as HM 7th anniversary open house then? After securing proper seats twice; yes, TWICE (due to being evicted by persons in charge the first time and turning a deaf ear the second time round)we could get underway enjoying our not so hearty meal(loss of appetite due to events beforehand).

At the end of the day, my wish was simple. To celebrate the 7 wonderful years HM has been around and I daresay I felt immensely proud that we went through all the ups and downs all those years. The theme is still clear in my mind; 'Perfect Grace' but to some of us, it might have turned out to be a perfect disgrace instead. Surely I don't expect to be treated like a VIP just because I haven't been around but shoving us around like sheep being herded straight into the abattoir? That's not how you treat guests my dear committee members. When you organize an event and even if an earthquake happens, always ensure you give the guests a good impression even if it pains you so. You can't please everyone but did you really have to displease us then? As trivial as this matter may be, I really hope they take into consideration our advice to ensure more successful events in future. Had I posted this the night of the event itself, I doubt I could have kept a cool head and lambasted anything and everything wrong about the event.

Right, on a lighter note, was not able to catch up with any of my Ipoh buddies due to the Deepavali celebrations on Monday. I was free on Sunday but turns out the timing was screwed up. So being the yumchar animal that I am, terpaksalah aku menangkap orang-orang KL keluar minum di Ipoh. Its definitely sad when people in your hometown have no time for you. Well, at least they don't blame you for neglecting them instead :p.

God is GREAT, no denying that. He can choose to bless you in multiple times you never dared imagine. This is with regards to my internship applications. When other people can have one choice, I had the liberty of choosing between two companies(Citibank and SP Setia). Furthermore, I could have had a pending interview with DHL Malaysia. My choice for the internship is Citibank. If I told you why, you would have thought of me as a serial slacker who couldn't care less about the job :p

Let's call it a day for now. It does feel good letting off some steam here. Hence the andger management program header :)

PS: Do visit funky chikin's blog on how we waded through that awful night.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Of studies and trading

I have officially started to revise for the final examination due in 4 weeks time. Pretty early by any student's standards now eh? The more sems I go through, the more subjects of doom I have to take. This semester's subject of doom : Finance and Investment. Aside from the paper consisting 50% theoretical questions that are in multiple choice format, we have to deal with a negative marking system a.k.a anti tembaking system. Pick a right answer and you get 1 mark. Get it wrong, see 0.67 marks taken off your total marks now. The only way to deal with it is knowing your stuff, which I do not have a clue about at the moment, hence the early studying.

On a lighter note, my final assignment is due next week after the long Deepavali holidays. Hopefully I did trust the right people to get their parts done. I'm a very lax leader if I may say so. So lax that people generally panic at my approaches in solving things. I give you your part and you do it, I ain't gonna moderate you ala Asian education style. Anything unsatisfactory, I just change as I see fit. :) All this works for me so far cuz they get too scared to even slack (I hope).

Currently am contemplating on whether or not to sell of my trusty partner the NEC Versa E3100 (not Choong Pui San) that has served me the past 2 and a half years. After doing some research, its still worth a good sum of RM900 mainly because of the 2 hour battery life (can go up to 3 and a 1/2 without WiFi). Currently looking at the new Compaq's that come with, naturally, new processors and a discreet graphics card, the HD 3450. CoD4 on a lappie had never been better :p

Ain't she a beaut? Although it utilizes ye olde HP design lah.