Monday, July 28, 2008

Last Monday for July

[CuRRent MooD:] Fine

[CuRRent Song:] No song

[Last FooD/BeveRage:] Bah Chor Mee / Pearl Milk Tea

I guess through this weekend I did make a few quick decisions; whether I'll stick to it is another matter.

1) may not club unless the correct company is around
2) disappointment of a particular person made me quite confirmed there is zero chemistry

The first point came about on saturday nite when I met up wif Pat and also Orange. Had not caught up wif the latter for quite some time so I figured it might just be a good time to do so. The night had not ended for Dbl O and I left home due to reasons...

1) worried about my assignment
2) couplehoods in the air (Pat and Lawrence, Orange and Ben)
3) mood affected by a particular message from someone

Don't be mistaken; in fact I'm very very glad that Pat had found her special someone and that Orange and Ben had got so much closer from my previous's me to have sensed it so I think I'm right about it. But I guess with such things to occur (add on the fact I had ZERO dance partners for the night), I did feel a lil left out in the proceedings. Maybe it's just overall matters that made me felt that way, I decided to make a trip back home instead just to see if there's anyone online for me to chat with.


About the second point, I believe in my previous post I mentioned about NDP blablabla...ended up Pat told me the NDP thingie was just nothing but airshows - no fireworks, no marching stuff...which is really kinda bull to say the least. Initially I got the news, I told Rykiel (who wanted to watch NDP, but actually fireworks in particular) and she was happy and we arranged to be out on when I told her the news, she just said she's going to join her mum for shopping. Sounds okay eh. Yeap.

On thinking back of the countless times of aeroplanes, I think I had enough. Convinced it's zero chemistry.

So on thinking, I've outlived my usefulness. Haha. Tired a lil, don't I myself think so?



Friday, July 25, 2008 the crowd

[CuRRent MooD:] Cold, calm, confused, tired, patient...

[CuRRent Song:] No song

[Last FooD/BeveRage:] Milo

Maybe it's more like calm in confusion. Haha.

Nothing much of an update, I'm going for an NDP rehearsal over the weekend. How long have I not been for such things, I wonder? Oh days I've been so...ehm probably 5 years apart or something...I remember it was during the SARS period and I was in those thermal scan containers to check if visitors' had exceed a certain temperature to be under the risk for SARS symptoms. We had a lot of rehearsals and till to the last day, Singapore was declared SARS free!!! LOL...felt our rehearsals had gone to a waste so we ended up marshalling instead...but we managed to get ourselves to the top of National Stadium which was quite a view...something lucky, perhaps?

Workwise, my first site in charge is more or less about to be fully functional, with bits and purposes off-plan but nevertheless not of heavy impact. Had to appreciate all the help I get on site and from my colleagues and supervisor. Of course, my employment status issue still lingers, and I really have to find a chance to talk to my supervisor about it - no AWS for 2 years sucks!!!

Yeah that's just it...for now. Oh well. *shrugs


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Michelle's leaving for the US soon.

[CuRRent MooD:] In thought

[CuRRent Song:] Torence Holler - Dance Into Your Fire (SEB 156)

[Last FooD/BeveRage:] Unknown leaves ' tea

Just saw Michelle online and her nick. Yeap, she's leaving Singapore in about a month's time for an approximate 2 years.

Brings me a silence within. What, 2 years???

It just meant I can't see her physically as I want, even as much I wanted to. It means timezone differences and adjustments be made. It means we are lesser a call or sms away, though it is still possible in theory.

Yeah I know she's married to a nice husband, and her new family will take care of her. But well, who can deny this kor who often tries his best to be by her side helping her to worry, to think more?

Oh well, time will come to pass and it will be a month soon.

It will be soon.


Monday, July 21, 2008

The Power of Asset Management

[CuRRent MooD:] Fine, quite fine =)

[CuRRent Song:] Giacomo Caria - Light My Fire (SEB 155)

[Last FooD/BeveRage:] Western Chow's Chicken Chop / Unknown leaves' tea brewed by mum

Before I begin, maybe some might wonder "when did Luke become a fund manager or some sort? Thought he has always been that IT geek?"

No no...I won't call myself an IT geek with this entry, but it's not the usual asset management that we listen about here and there. I'm going to talk about Human Asset(s) Management.

Get it now?

This post is inspired by a meetup with Virneige (Christina) today over at my workplace area. I went thru her blog yesterday and found that she's working in my area...only that it's the last day today! Well due to nice and good luck, we did manage to meet up and we went Creative to take lunch.

Wrong choice of food - took the bland Laksa for lunch (well, it's better than Atrium's)...then figure it's a bit early to go back given the fact we have not met over a long period of time. A quick thought and off we were to TCC (The Coffee Connoisseur) for lunch part 2.

It was a slightly better lunch as I ordered Pizza Baguette, then we went on chatting about life, about jobs in general. She talked about the few job interviews she went and work places, and which one she preferred for the past year so far. So then it goes...

...we were talking about interviews when she mentioned about this cab which was supposed to go to Toa Payoh but ended up going the west side.

All because (ok we believe so really) of Christina's most admirable and obvious assets! Here's the small episode...

Chris flags cab, cabbie stops.

Chris: "Uncle, I wanna go xxx" (I forgot exactly where but it's out of place)
Cabbie: "Sorry, I going Toa Payoh"
Chris: "Uncle...please..." (somehow for some unknown reason she bent down a little, bring some bits of her assets in glory)
Cabbie: (glances at her direction) "Oh ok, hop in!"

Wow, talking about Assets returning dividends!

Chris reaches her destination, then gives the money. Uncle returns change while bending in such an angle which probably make us think the safety belt has reached its limit. While Chris keeps the change, the uncle could still come up with "Okay? Is the change correct?" which looking at her...

The power of Assets.

On an occasion or two in her new workplace (she's in IT line so a lot of times it's like 90% males) she will be introduced to her colleagues and those guys, so engrossed in their tablework, suddenly beamed a smile and faces lit up once they see Chris! That was so funny when Chris was describing about it! Chris just seems to be a walking Sun, beaming up everyone!

And on another occasion, she went for an interview. There was this interviewer (lady) and another guy, probably a manager or something (guy). So Chris will look at the lady during the interview (respect ma, nothing wrong) but the interviewer was like looking at her face...then sometimes the eyes will look down to Chris' proud assets...den look back...and was like WTF!!! LOL...while the manager will be like looking elsewhere but actually using the corner of his eyes to glance at Chris...LOL

So I came up with this silly situation after the interview...

Manager: (talking to interviewer) "Hey, did you notice if she is wearing specs?"
Interviewer: "Eh no, actually I didn't notice"


Oh yea, talked so much, maybe some might wanna know the "secrets" of Chris' successful Asset Management! She was telling me how she loved to eat papayas while she was young, she wants her daughter next time to invest in Asset Management by drinking papaya soup! Then nowadays she just drinks milk and maybe some form of exercise? the formula should be...

1) young, drink papaya, eat papaya
2) older a bit drink milk to maintain
3) and exercise...but that one the details I you may wanna check out my links and ask her yourself...:P

In an alternative form of Asset Management, knowing what your assets are is pretty important. Apart from the admirable pair of cushions in front, other greats assets include the eyes, the lips and many many more! It just depends on how assets are being maintained and utilised to fullest ability!

Just so happens I got to know a new facebook friend that have quite nice eyes, she can even charm 55 year old ah-pehs lor...power rite! ;)

Gonna end the topic of Asset Management for now. When I have more, I'll be back.


Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Michelle's all grown up

[CuRRent MooD:] Emo

[CuRRent Song:] None

[Last FooD/BeveRage:] Pokka Peach tea

I guess the main emotional thing for the week (maybe the month) will be Michelle's ROM. Actually it has been such an emotional high, I am not sure on what to say now! :P Seeing her in the gown (not a wedding gown to be exact but it's for such occasions) and going thru the solemnization made me breathe hard for many moments, and the bad thing is that my phone does a bad job recording videos...zzz

She is simply beautiful for the day (no I meant she's exceptionally beautiful), it brought me backwards to the past about how she'd grown up.

Seeing her from her sec sch days, time really flies so fast it's hard to imagine it's like 5 years or seeing her married really brought a lot of thoughts in my how we got to know each other from IRC and eventually we still are godsiblings, forever and ever. Guess this is how life is, marvelous in ways and another.

As what I said, I can only wish the best for her.

I have not updated any post of my first ever relaxed overnight overseas trip to KL! Will update soon!


Monday, July 14, 2008

A rainy day at Jurong Island

[CuRRent MooD:] Rainy

[CuRRent Song:] VA - Eurodance 23 2008

[Last FooD/BeveRage:] Milo

Just a random post since it has been quite some time I've blogged. Oh well, I guess there ain't that much incentive to blog nowadays as viewership has gradually dropped to a low (or maybe that's because I don't blog)...hahhaa so who notices this entry anyway?

It's a rainy day at Jurong Island, and maybe that speaks for my mood as well. My close ones will know the usual dilemma I go through, and even though I want to solve problems and get things going, sometimes that's not how life decides for you.

There's a lot of "I know I should have done this" but well, when you miss that moment to do it, it will cause quite a bit of upheaval once it comes back to visit. And yeah, I can see that. But I think I look for my own problems. Haha.

Till next post...