Saturday, March 28, 2009

Wonder Kid

Earth Hour?

As am typing this entry, I am suppose to off all electricy and observe the Earth Hour day, I did turn off my living room light so I think that counts but seriously can turning off electricity for just 60 mins save the earth?

First and foremost, electricity in Msia is generated from Hydro-electric so in essence, hydroelectric is a renewable source of energy. Any polution to the environment? Erm, apart from the de-forestation during the construction of the dam, i think no. Or maybe the heat/smoke emission from certain electrical appliances like air-conditioner, okay so CFC is erosing the ozone layer, I agree but switching off lights at night is just sortta like a publicity stunt. I dont know but I think so. But since Singapore power supply generated from gas, so probably Singapore should indeed switch off the light to save but anyway, thats not my point.

My point is that the awareness should be something realistic but not just a one-off event as if some celebration of sort. For long, I have alw observed how ladies are killing millions of tree in the ladies. Once they get off the sink, they head right to the tissue dispenser and start pulling sheets and sheets of tissue just to wipe their hands. The amount of tissue that they took probably can have themselves wrapped up like a mummy. It is not as if they would use every sheet but crumple it up and only the first two sheets are used.

Secondly, in the cubicle, okay perhaps I was too bored so my hearing tends to be sharper and I can hear the lady next door did the same thing, this time more tissue i think cause i can easily guess from the time she start pulling it until i'm done with my business, she is still pulling the tissue from the roller.

Then comes water, my office's ladies had this faulty tap where, once you press it, you cant get it back up (in fact you can, but not many ppl know the right technique). So the water would keep on flowing for the whole bloody day and noone gives a damn until i highlight it to the cleaner. This happened thrice when I pass by the ladies.

So if all of us do a little part by being more tactful in using public amenities, i bet we can save whole a lot of trees and water.

P/S: Perhaps I can suggest to my firm to put up a sign "only take what you need" on the tissue dispenser.

Cable TV

Now i have both starhub cable tv and mio cable tv.


150 over channels to watch... I am soo spoilt for choice!!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Slowly liking my curls


Camwhore 1

Camwhore 2

It has been a month since I last step into the gym and yesterday I weight myself, expecting it to go up to 50kg but it didn't. It stopped at 48kg :D.

Oh when can I get to 45kg again?

The heaviest I went was 51kg, back in college when I was still with my first ex who was also slightly overweight. I stuffed myself silly so that we look compatible.

After we broke up, I started exercising excessively and I went down to 44kg in a month. I think I had a mild aneroxic back then cause I would feel hungry but when I see food, I feel like throwing out. Then it hit me, the doctor said I had low blood pressure and was denied twice for a blood donation for being underweight.

I cut down on my exercise and my weight went up to 45-47kg.

Now am at 48kg... Sigh my BMI is currently at 19.2 :(. Do the maths if you want to know how petite (Short) I am :P.

Slumdog Millionaire

It is written.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Things you cant live without

Fragrance: Yves Saint Laurent - Elle (Love this fragrance) & Calvin Klein - Summer Eternity (Got it as a gift but don't really fancy the smell, too pungent).

Body Lotion: Body Shop - Strawberry Puree Lotion

Monday, March 23, 2009

Straight to Curl

I dun have natural straight hair neither do i have natural curl. But i have been wearing my hair long and straight for way tooooo long and finally decided to curl it once and for all...

The straight hair days....

Did my hair at the Illusion Hair at Ang Mo Kio

(Just back from class as you can see I have my ACCA book there)

Ceramic Curl, Dye and treatment = S$250!!!!! Freaking expensive~ guess this would be the first and the last time am curling my hair... honestly, not really that nice :(


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Big 4

Got this over the net, damn hilarious!

Are Big 4 nothing more than a modernized form of indentured servants?

I think so.

Over the past month, I've had the pleasure of sitting on a floor full of accounting employees and consultants. Some of them internal, but most are from PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and KPMG. For some reason, my employer hires all of them. In massive quantities. They literally have 15-30 of them stuffed in what used to be conference rooms.

Here's what I've witnessed thus far:

1) 90% of them are chicks under 24.

2) 60% of them are hot.
The two items above help paint the picture but are not purposeful to my argument.

3) 100% of them eat lunch together, in the office. While working.

4) 0.2% of them are the lucky souls that got to leave the office to go pick up lunch for their 30-50 coworkers. This practice allows the Big 4 employers to fully utilize their staff. They would prefer that no one ever leave the office, but for brief moments, they will allow select employees to exit the building. Upon release, these employees must only leave to quickly pickup food and return promptly.

5) 100% of them appear to live at work. When I arrive to work at 8am, they begin filtering in. Morning seems to be the only portion of the day with any flexibility. Some of them appear to have the same clothes on as the previous day and I'm fairly certain many of them shower in the corporate gym locker room. Their hair is always wet, like Kate on the television show Lost. Which happens to be a show they've never seen, because they work late into the night. To tell you the truth, I have no idea when these people leave. The latest I've ever stayed at work was 6:30 (sickening). When I did leave at 6:30, I saw two frat boys returning from their 10 minute release with a gigantic box of Chili's To-Go. Apparently dinner has the same routine as lunch. So I know they are at the building until at least 8, and I know they have time to hit the bars because some of them smell of Virginia Slims and Mojitos. Best guess is 11pm.

It is based on these observations that I started to wonder if they are a new breed of indentured servants. The definition of indentured servant is: a form of debt bondage worker. The laborer is under contract of an employer for usually three to seven years, in exchange for their transportation, food, drink, clothing, lodging and other necessities. Unlike a slave, an indentured servant is required to work only for a limited term specified in a signed contract.
Big 4 employees are not necessarily under contract, but there is an invisible contract keeping most of them employed for far too long. Normal human beings would not agree to working 70-115 hours per week, but they see the carrot dangling. They see the Partner pulling down huge figures and sitting in meetings where other executives do nothing but pretend to be busy, shake hands, and exchange millions of dollars.

In regards to their pay, it looks good on paper. They might be flaunting the fact that they make "big bucks" compared to their friends, but most of them haven't considered how much they make per hour. Consider the fact that the majority of them make $45 - 100k and work an average of 60 hours per week (over the course of a year, 100 during busy season) and you've got yourself a job paying $15 - $34 per hour. And that may even be an overstated figure. Not chump change for some, and by no means am I attempting to offend those who make less. But I know for a fact that roofers made $15 an hour in 2001 and they don't treat their employees like servants. I know this because many of them smoked massive amounts of pot during lunch and also enjoyed wearing their wife's undergarments (but that's neither here nor there).

However, there are a fortunate group of people who escaped from the Big 4 Truman Show. They call themselves "alumni". Many of them have been kind enough to provide definitions of what each of the Big 4 companies mean to them via

Deloitte definitions:

1. "A modern form of prostitution where eager, young minds sign on with the most reputable "practice" (pimp) in hopes of success and fortune but end up being sold to the highest bidder while partaking only a minimal share of the profits. "Partners" (pimps) are noted for reprimanding personnel that do not perform every and all requests of the client (john).

2. "The last form of slavery in the US. This is where many young people begin careers and work 115 hours a week until they either quit or die from exhaustion. Former Deloitte employees often have scarred backs from the whip marks."

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Definitions:

1. "A big 4 accounting firm which hires bright young college graduates and converts them into arrogant, stuck up, lifeless souls who are proud of the fact that they are working eighty hour weeks, despite being paid at an hourly rate lower than the average McDonalds toilet cleaner."

2. "An environment/hell, in which the term 'work-life balance' is used to convince bright, young professionals to accept jobs. Once on the other side, it becomes apprent very fast that it doesn't exist, but the majority of employees stay, because the partners continue to say they are "working" to improve 'work-life balance'."

3. "PwC - People Working Constantly"

Ernst & Young Definitions

1. Essentially a pyramid rip-off scheme Amway would be proud of, the accounting firm Ernst & Young (aka EY) stands as a shining example of why people are willing to accept communism as alternative to a market society. The EY meat grinder is powered by recent college graduates looking for a door into upper-middle management. At the top of the food chain sit the partners and senior managers who glut themselves on the labors of their staffers. Typically, the best staffers are quickly offered more palatable positions at other companies, while others grow tired of the abuse and leave. The unimpressive few that remain are eventually made partners only because they lack the emotional maturity to handle a leadership position in any other industry...

2. A stepping stone to bigger and better things. It doesn't matter where you go afterwards, because it can't get any worse.

KPMG Definitions

[Apparently KPMG employees are the least creative of the bunch because they just repeated what the other companies said.]

These are the words of abused people. They need our help. It's time to put a stop to the unfair
work practices and join my Facebook Group Big 4 Accounting Chicks are Hot, Don't Abuse Them.

Monday, March 16, 2009

More Random stuff

Meet snowy, the smelly dog.... he is a 7 years old virgin...

Miss you snowy!!!!

The place I go to when I lunch alone, on looking the Singapore River with a Fille O Fish Burger and a copy of Today newspaper.

Ahh.. relaxing lunch break before the rat race starts again...

Random stuff

A gift from Jakarta....

A box of chocolate...

A box of erotic chocolate....


Sunday, March 15, 2009

A gift

Remember the surprise Alec gave me on my birthday?

So yeah, there was a story behind it...

As you probably aware, I sell Coach bags on But now I outsourced it to Alec cause I simply do not have time to do it anymore and trust me, it is pretty exhausting dealing with customers and suppliers (aka friends in US). And so, he knows how to get me Coach bags at discounted prices.

I have been eyeing this bag for a while but I've wanted the bigger ones.

I did not in anyway hinted that I wanted this bag cause I simply do have too many coach bags (well i am not sick of it though). So, when he showed me this bag online, I just nodded oh.. Nice, I like this bag. Period. Full stop.

Alec being a nice bf he is, order it right away but sadly, the berry colour that I like, sold out in retail stores.

Usually our letters and parcels are sent to Alec's uncles place, considering the fact that we don't have a permanent residence and to save us the trouble of having to change our mailing address if we were to move again. Alec uncle sent a sms to him, asking him to collect the parcel, and coincidently i read the message, so I asked, what parcel was that? He quickly said it was an order from his brother for his gf.

I did not bother to enquire much, but after 1 week, he still hasnt collect the parcel and I kept reminding him to collect it. So, he put up a show and brought me to his uncle place, pretending to collect the parcel while i waited at the foot of the flat.

He came down and said Uncle lost the postman slip (to collect the parcel from the post office). At that point, I still havent sense anything but kept pestering him to collect from the post office as am afraid the parcel will be sent back to US.

Alec, on the other hand, thought I knew the parcel was for me and thought i purposely tried to burst his bubble, but in actual fact i was as blur as sotong.

Then on the eve of my birthday, he surprised me with the gift and well, of course i was over the moon! He is pretty tight on cash and yet he splurge so much on the girl he loves!

Thanks honey, regardless of what you bought for me, I wont get you that Tag Heuer watch!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Pursuit of Happyness

I love rags-to-riches movies! Been watching this movie thrice and am so fascinated by it that i took a step further to google Chris Gardner... what I read in Wiki was even shocking!


Chris Gardner was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Chris did not have any positive male role models, since his absent father, Thomas Turner, was living in Louisiana and his stepfather, Freddie Triplett, was a violent man who physically abused him and his mother regularly. Despite her unhappy marriage, Gardner's mother, Bettye Jean Triplett, was a source of inspiration and strength. She encouraged Gardner to believe in himself and sowed the seeds of self-reliance in him. Gardner quotes her as saying, "You can only depend on yourself. The cavalry ain't coming." Gardner was Bettye Jean's second child. He had three sisters: Ophelia (the eldest half-sister from a previous union), Sharon, and Kim (his younger half-sisters from Bettye Jean's marriage to Freddie Triplett).

Freddie Triplett's violent outbursts often left Bettye Jean beaten and nearly fatally injured. Those rages left Gardner and his three sisters constantly afraid. Bettye Jean was imprisoned when Triplett reported her to the authorities for working while collecting welfare. As a result, her children were raised in foster care during her incarceration. They were put into foster homes once again when Gardner's mother re-entered incarceration for attempting to burn down the house with Triplett inside. From those experiences, Gardner determined that alcoholism, domestic abuse, child abuse, illiteracy, fear, and powerlessness were all things he wanted to avoid in the future.

Despite his horrible childhood, he turned out to be just fine, but hungrier and thirstier for success. Now this is what I call a survivor.

I always believe perseverance pays. Leave a legacy behind a friend of mine told me, indeed I will. We only have this one life, one chance so make it worth!


Monday, March 9, 2009


Being in Singapore for close to 2 years, I have pretty much accustomed myself to the way Singaporean behaves, a sudden change to how idiotic and pariah some Malaysian behave in public can seriously drive the nuts out of my head.

My maternal grandfather came over to stay with my parents over the weekend and since I am hardly at home to accompany him, I treated my family to a movie outing at Cheras Selatan. The movie was Kung Fu Chef, I know, I know the title itself sounds so so pathetic but I have to choose a simple Chinese Movie so my grandpa can actually enjoy it, plus, Kung Fu is always a hit with the older people.

The movie was as expected, boring, but what annoyed me was the family sitting behind us! The father was practically mockering the whole bloody script and laughed as if he owned the cinema. He was at the same time, kicking my sister's seat. If she have told me much earlier, I could have given him a good sounding.

I shesshed and stared at him a few times but heck, this kind of people just cant keep their voice down. At the end, we just ignored them.... not worth spoiling a happy occassion with this kind of pariah people.

Anyway, Snowy is soooo cute! Mum just trimmed his hair and he looks so thin! Lucky is less aggressive this time, the tumor on his paw is looking slightly better, dont think we can get him to a vet, I bet he would kill the vet before they can even remove the tumor.

Tomorrow was suppose to be my day off, but I still have to call the client wayback in Singapore for some discussion... Hmm.. roaming charges....wonder can I get a reimbursement? Oh NVM... I have plenty of credit anyway...

Anyway Alec is getting slimmer and I bet his six packs is coming soon! And gosh, I think he is getting handsome too!! Hahaha... the best among my ex-bfs :P.

Smart - Checked
Looks - DOuble checked
Height - Checked
Weight - Checked
Sense of DIrection - Tripple checked
Sense of Humor - Average
Ambitious - needs improvement
Cleanliness - Checked
Housework/Cooking - DOuble Checked
Ability to play chess - needs improvement
Money in the bank - needs tremendous improvement :P

I need a rest now... goodnight....

Friday, March 6, 2009


I so need a break!

A short little break to re-energise myself....

Flying back home this Saturday.. I miss home!

P/S: Bringing my work home as well.... >.<

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Mel 1 - Wil 0

I still have my Chessy touch!

Sister's Wish

Try not to blow my own trumpet.. see My sister's blog. Very Kam Tung....

Sob Sob...