Thursday, January 29, 2004

Okay I admit I was really bored. Hence I went to friendster and clocked on friend's friend's friend etc. Clicked on my JC band ppl which linked to the current students, and the astonishing thing is, these kids really, really cannot write English.

"Fave Music: Mostly chinese, becauz i tink english songs real sucks"
"this ger ah.. very nice one.. same surname as me. hee!"
"Fave books: don't read one, mebe after mi a's lor, b4 i go ns......
"the preZ will somehoe find his stead in the junior batch.."

It's not about me looking down on people who cannot speak well. I mean, I'm not great at the language either. And I don't want to be overly judgmental, nor be too sacrastic, but really, it is no wonder why Anderson Junior College GP standard is waaay below national standard, despite being number six.

It's not about the irc lingo. I mean, you are like the elites of your batch, what, top 20% or something who made it to college and you say I tink english songs real sucks? And A level students who don't read, want to wait till NS? OMG.

I'm overreacting, but, can't they just..... be.....

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

I dreamt that ICQ has a counter for counting the number of oranges you eat and it's represented in small cartoon oranges. And I saw someone had 9 oranges count! I had like 2.

I'm freaked. Aren't I.

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Is eating 9 mandarin oranges in 3 days considered a lot?

Saturday, January 24, 2004

Miss Chong's virgin attempt at persuading one and all to watch movie.

Must watch for everyone: The Last Samurai
While Mr Cruise may not be looking his best, we must all learn that sometimes (at times we cannot help it) watching a movie is not exactly about how great the lead actor look like. Yes we all drool over Legolas, but we need to learn how to appreciate the show too. And thus, this is the very show which has it all: Drama, Action, Thrill, Romance, National Pride, Questions, Ponders, Smiles, Tears. Miss Chong gives it 4/5. If you watch it on DVD, probably you won't feel that whole omph.

Must watch those who love Charles Dickens and/or the 18th Century London like me/ watched Great Expectations and loved it: Nicholas Nickleby
This show is made in 2002, I'm not sure why it only just came to Singapore, and only at Cathay. Pity. It's indeed true that not all Singaporeans will appreciate that show. I experience it myself by seeing the number of people leaving the theatre to pee. And the show aint even but 2 hours. That did not happen at the 241 in LOTR, so there, perhaps sweeping conclusion, but I should believe it so. The show is in everyway you can expect a Dickens adaptation to be. Oh did I tell you I really luurrrrrrrrrrrvvvvve 18th Century London?

Miss Chong gives a biase 4/5, maybe 4.25/5.

And Paycheck is 3.5/5. Nothing to say about it, but erm, Can watch.

Gong Xi Fa Cai

Thursday, January 22, 2004

Lunar New Year Day One:

Is it just me or do you feel kind of stress during New Year. It's not the usual questions like how old are you or if you have a boyfriend or when you graduating which is stressful but how you match up with your relatives. I'm sure I'm not the only one with successful cousins/ uncles/ aunts and people comment in such a way that you feel the need to live up to their expectations.

Like my Uncle who got his PHD, and his research might be practiced in UK as some Accounting Standard. Check out the news for a Dr Choong/ Chong. or his daughters, one who has graduated from NTU ACC and did her Masters already. She's just 3 years older and is now working at KPMG. Or even just my cousin who has like trophies and trophies from the debating team in HCJC, who happened to top PSLE that year. Or maybe it's my cousin in the remarkable London School of Econs. Anyhow, it's just hmm.

And people who say, Yah, SMU has direct honours, so if your result not good you won't get loh. And I just felt like raising my hand there and then and say erm yeah, I don't think I'd be getting my Honors, not even Cum Laude.

But other than that, it was just catching up, putting up with some fake smiles at places and hearing nice comments on how pretty you are. And my resolution for the moment is to hear them say next year: "Wow, you lost weight!"


Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Auditory : 62%
Visual : 37%
Left : 57%
Right : 42%

hui hui, you are mildly left-hemisphere dominant while showing a slight preference for auditory processing. This overall combination seems to indicate a well-working blend of logic and judgment and organization, with sufficient intuition, perception and creativity to balance that dominance.

You will at times experience conflict between how you feel and what you think which will generally be resolved in favor of what you think. You will find yourself interested in the practical applications of whatever material you have learned or whatever situation you face and will retain the ability to refine whatever knowledge you possess or aspects of whatever position you are in.

By and large, you will orient yourself toward intellectual activities and structure. Though not rigid, you will schedule yourself, plan, and focus on routine and continuity of operations, rather than on changes and disruptions

When changes or disruptions occur, you are likely to consider first how to ensure that such disruptions do The same balance is reflected in your sensory preference. You will tend to be reflective and measured in your interaction style. For the most part, you will be considered objective without being cold and goal-oriented while retaining the capacity to listen to others.

Preferentially you learn by listening and maintaining significant internal dialogues with yourself. Nevertheless, you have sufficient visualization capabilities to benefit from using graphs, charts, doodles, or even body movement to enhance your comprehension and memory.

To the extent that you are even implicitly aware of your hemispheric dominance and sensory style, you will feel most comfortable in those arenas which emphasize verbal skills and logic. Teaching, law, and science are those that stand out among the professions, along with technical sales and management.
Words can hardly describe this sensation which is running through my body: all exciting, all pleasured.

I'm finally on Wireless! One will never know how much I've suffered, all the while you guys talk to me, I was downstairs, on my desktop (which is a good desky but nonetheless) with no aircon, no comfort of my bed and pillows and carebears, no lying down on the bed to type, even when doing projects at wee hours.

And now I have this! My very own Enzer Wireless Adapter which cost me a mere $60. And I'm up! Wireless! Thanks to this nice man call Daniel who set it up for me, otherwise I'd probably never be able to do it. As far as I understand, my desky is the gateway, though I have to switch it on whenever I use the lappy to go online wirelessly, doesn't affect me much lah. If you get a router you don't have to switch the other comp on, but it's more expensive and stuff. Anyway, quit the stuffy talk. I'm a happy girl!

As much as I'd love to help everyone and share the joy of being free, I'm sad to say I don't know enough, so even if you ask me, I can't help. :X Sorry!

Friday, January 16, 2004

I am very sure.


Though top students are applying and I missed their talk, I'm taking a shot.

This Sunday (18th Jan), there will be a Flea Market in SMU from 10am to 6pm. Find everything and anything, there is like going to be more than 70 stores, selling from food to clothes to toys, anything imaginable. I'd be having a store there too! So do turn up and show your support to me and many others!

SMU is at Bukit Timah Road, old NIE campus next to Botanic Gards. Buses: 66, 67, 151, 153, 154, 156, 171, 186. Nearest MRT Newton.

P.S. I don't understand why people of my age like to go and become Insurance Agent (and even call themselves Financial Advisors). Yes money, commission yada yada. But really, especially those who are in the U, knowing that they will not going to have that job for long, still want to do it. Sure it's just another MLM for that matter, but it's not just selling a mop or a bottle of cream. Surely customers who bought your policies will still be able to claim should anything happen, but once you decide not to do it, you leave them in the lurch. They get new "advisors" (who do not get your commission but must do your shit work). To me, it's cheating. I spend my money and pour all my trust for you, and after a year you varnish. That's why even if I have any long term plans, I'm sorry, I would rather buy it from an Uncle who will send you pop up birthday cards every year with a default chop on the card than to buy from anyone who may be real eloquent but nowhere to be found when damsel is in distress.

Integrity. I don't think you guys have it.

Which is why even though I am in Finance now, I tell myself everyday if I should become a banker and even if I have 2 million Unit trust to sell by the end of the week I will not push it to anybody just because I need to meet my target if I know that it is not worth it. Grandmas put their life savings in your hands, you know? You don't let them fall apart because of some freaking sales quota you have to meet.

Why don't you guys go teach tuition or something?

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Merely not wanting anything below a C+ may not sound very determine, afterall, not meaning to boast or anything (since it's really nothing), I manage to maintain a B average throughout, but this semster especially because of real awful modules like Corp and FIM. Cos Papa just told me about this sort-of bursary award in this clan thing he is in, I can get if I maintain a I-never-get-C+-this-year, I'd get some money (significant enough to drive me to study) to help me out (tho justa bit but nonetheless good) in my Americano dream next semster.

So yup, I really hate Accounting, and fear for everything that I may (most likely not fail but not do too well), but for anything and everything else (+ the cold hard cash) I must drive myself. Not too high an aim, if I can get B for this 2 modules, I will so so be damned.

So, do you thinkg proponents of market efficiency leaves little need for criminal penalty to deal with corporate misrepresentation and fraud? Hiaks

Saturday, January 10, 2004

Have you ever had a part time job that has so much politics involved at so many levels with so many people?

Seems like in every organisation there will be a/some bastard boss, some boot lickers that suck up to him, hypocritical boss, multi-faced people, people more favored, people having special privileges, victimised people and gossipers which makes up the rest of the organisation.

1 don't like 2 just a small bit, 1 tells 3, 3 tells 4, asks 4 not to let 2 work, miscommunications follows, 5, 6 don't get to work, but all the while there are 7,8,9,10s who are always not working, doing shit, breaking rules etc, but because they fall into the boot lickers or special privileged people, they get away scot free, causing victimised people to be affected, and they only find out when the gossipers tell them.

Thing is, I know it is in human nature to kinda hide feelings, especially unpleasant ones. But when it comes to work, I think people have to be more open. And not stab people's back and all of the sudden, one may get sacked without knowing why.

Isn't that what managers are supposed to know? Oh I forgot, no wonder they are still ICs of roadshows. Forever will be there then.

Friday, January 09, 2004

My first week of school.

As usual first weeks are practically useless where professors will tell you their expectations of the class and what kind of projects to expect, weightage of projects and exams, the importance of class participation and the books to buy.

All which can be found in the Course Outline. What's the point of going?

Yet we do, to test waters, to see if the prof looks dark and dashing and friendly, or dark and smelly and boring. Whisper whisper, compare notes and change classes again.

And of course, there is the fight to getting the cheapest 2nd hand texbooks and selling off all the old ones, cursing and swearing at people who spoil market and at profs who change textbooks, making ours obsolete. And feeling happy that the 3 year old dustmite filled text is back in action again. Ah, such sweet pleasure in life.

Just for anyone's interest, here's the modules I'm most likely taking:

ACCT201 Corporate Reporting and Analysis of Financial Statements
FNCE201 Financial Instruments, Institutions and Markets
MGMT102 Strategy
SPAN201 Elementary Spanish I
SOCI203 Introduction to Antropology and Sociology; A Practical Approach

Sunday, January 04, 2004

I only just found out that my Grandfather passed on because of complications of a operation which he was not even required to do, but the doctor coax him into it, saying there's some real famous Aussie dork-tor coming and etc etc. In the end, everything failed.

And I had a beloved teacher who went for a minor op and ended up dying. By minor, I mean real minor.

I know Anita Mui did not sought treatment early. People like them, their own business. Dorks are great, but why don't people ever blame them when something goes wrong? Maybe some do, but on the whole, the image is still pure and gentle.

Sometimes, I don't know, it just seem sick. Pardon the pun.

Friday, January 02, 2004