Monday, May 18, 2009

there's something about ..... everything anything

I have been so busy... new company, new directions, launches, lunches, meetings... plus family committments, plus planning to sell house, buy bejeweled blitz in FB...

So you could imagine blogging kinda take a back seat.

So this is like a multiple blogpost combined into 1.


So Mas Selamat is found in JB. It's not like we dunno he is there. We have always suspected, JB always have that "selamat datang" or Welcome Selamat.

One thing I don't like about this capture is the constant reminder that it was US who tipped the Malaysians, it was due to our fantastic intelligence from our ISD.. blah blah blah... US.. US... US...

It's like after we make such a stupidity mistake that allows a terrorist to escape, we have to emphasise to everyone that we are not stupid afterall.

Of course, "Improvised Flotational Device". The government just need to emphasise again how smart we are to have help with the capture of Mas Selamat, we have to show our intelligence by naming a low-end-discarded-rubbish with a high end cheem cheem name. So a rubbish became a device.


But seriously, that name is just a smokescreen to show how inept our shoreline patrolling is. We have to say something sophisticated to give credit to Mas Selamat, that something so "jungle warfare", that Mas selamat is smarter than our Police. It's that reason why Mas Selamat could swim across the sea without being detected.

It's not the police fault, it's because of such a fantastic device that we could not be able to detect him.

So we have to use such high tech name.

You could imagine the Home Affairs having a ministerial meeting to brainstorm a word for the rubbish.


Recently, due to my new work environment, I have been shopping regularly at G2000. Shopping at G2000 is like buying shares in stock market.

You see, like Giordano, shopping at these 2 brands require precise timing, to achieve maximum savings. At any time, when you walk away with a merchandise from G2000 happily thinking that you have purchased at the bottom, the market plunged further.

And because of that, you average down your losses, by buying in more. And again the market dipped. And you buy in more.

Real life example:

3 weeks ago, I bought a business jacket. The original retailing is like $219. They had a promotion at $199 plus.. they give you a matching trousers that is worth $79 for free.

Therefore, your so call "gain" or discount is 33%. $199/$298

2 weeks ago, they have a 30% storewide on business pants and shirts. So I bought 2 more of the matching pants to my suits at 30% discount.

Last week, the store got 40% discount on the shirts plus if you use UOB card, you get additional 25% off the final bill. Plus if you spend above $100, you can get the jacket at 50% off the retailing price.

Total spent before last week = $199+110.6 = $309.6

If I buy last week = 3 pants (including the 'free one) at $79 * 40% = $142.2
Jacket = $219 * 50% = $109

Total = $251.2 * 25% (uob) = $188.4

Total lost in 2 weeks = 121.1 or about 40% loss.

I know how Temasek feels right now.

Jeannette Aw of little Nonya fame.

Not too often you can say a TCS actress spread her legs in front of you. I can now say Jeannette Aw did that in front of me, with a very satisfied look. Somewhere in the 6th second of the advert.

I want to marry the cashier girl from NTUC. If NTUC do not give me her contact number, I will sue them for misrepresentation. No where in AMK Hub NTUC, can I find a cashier so pretty. They make me go NTUC so often in search of the girl, and subconsciously buy groceries from them, where otherwise I could have bought from Shengxiong.

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