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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Jiwang Alert!

If you have too much free time, here's something you can ponder about:

Which one would you rather choose?
A. To be in love with someone who doesn't love you back.
B. To be in love with someone who loves you back, but can never be with you.

Go figure...

P/S: Senseless phrase of the day: Makin hot itu love catching no balls. Long story.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

What You Need To Know to be In the Construction Industry

Two things:
  1. Knowledge in marketing
  2. Knowledge in law
Why? Because in the construction industry, you need to do mainly two things:
  1. Ensure the contract is awarded to you. Promise your client you can build Rome in one day at ridiculously attractive prices. If you're confident enough about your knowledge in law, promise the sun, moon, and stars too.
  2. When contract is awarded to you, conveniently fail to build the envisaged Rome in one day, at the same time bursting all projected budget. Practice your law skills here to claim that you are not contractually responsible, or smother the blame on other parties. If you're good enough, put the blame on your clients. If you're really good, claim for losses from the blamed party(ies).

Construction is the most corrupt industry after politics.
- CYH, 13 Oct 2008, MSN Chat -

Friday, October 10, 2008

Smile Factor #8

There is this series of entries I started about my fond memories which always makes me smile when I think about them. I call them the Smile Factors. The previous Smile Factors can be found at the following links (in my old blog):

Smile Factor #0
Smile Factor #1
Smile Factor #2
Smile Factor #3
Smile Factor #4
Smile Factor #5
Smile Factor #6
Smile Factor #7

So here goes No.8.

Friends, you know I was in a Convent school right from primary to secondary school, right? So my communication skills with guys weren't exactly smooth. So when I began mixing with people outside of school, which included members of the opposite sex, I was kinda...clueless. My strategy was to act like it didn't bother me at all to be around guys, acting all boyish and shunning those who flirted like nobody's business (while secretly admiring their self-confidence).

Anyway. There was this social gathering when I was in Secondary 4. There was this one really dorky guy, whom I felt pity for because nobody seemed to be paying any attention to him all night. Once, he started to speak and I think he tried to crack a joke. While he was talking, I saw that nobody else was listening, so I thought I should listen to him so he didn't feel disappointed. Just when I was beginning to show him my attentive look, I suddenly had a thought. What if he misunderstood my intention and thought that I liked him? I mean, I didn't dislike him, I just didn't like him that way. I know, this was a really silly thought my 16-year-old mind at the time came up with. Oh, the naivety! In case you're wondering, the smile factor here is the silliness of that thought.

The sad thing, though, is that I did end up looking away, ignoring him just like everybody else. I wish I wasn't so shallow. Nerdy guy in social gathering, I'm so sorry.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

2009's Serendipity!

Today, I saw on someone else's newspapers that there will be 10 long weekends next year. I think it was an advertisement from a travel agent or something, trying to get you to plan your holidays with them. I thought they were exaggerating.

They were not.

Actually, there are only 9 long weekends in 2009. That's 9 out of the 10 public holidays in Singapore. How cool is that?

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Now This is What I Call Dessert

While I was in Pune, India 2 months ago, I had the pleasure of tasting one of their common desserts simply called the sizzling brownie.

The 8th Deadly Sin

It's like our normal hot brownies served with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream, except that they serve them on a burning hot pan and pour chocolate syrup all over it causing the chocolate syrup to sizzle. The sizzling chocolate syrup gives out a baking chocolate cake smell. When it cools down a bit, it turns into this chewy texture, like the caramel in Snickers, except that this is chocolate. One bite into the hot brownie with cold vanilla ice-cream and hot chewy chocolate sent me straight to heaven. *cue We're In Heaven by DJ Sammy*

The recipe and method of making this is actually so simple, I don't know why no restaurant in Malaysia and Singapore (as far as I know) is selling this.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2008!


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