Thursday, July 24, 2008

ACEF 2008

What ACEF 2008?

It stands for Accountancy: Career & Education Fair organized by Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA)

It's open to students, public basically anyone who's interested in going.

There'll be career talks as well.

Don't forget, it's on 26-27 July, 10am-5pm, Sunway Pyramid Convention Center.

For more information, click here.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Tagged by Janice

Was unofficially tagged by Janice.

Six things I'm passionate about:
  1. Jesus
  2. Family
  3. Love
  4. Friends (sorry you guys had to come after love)
  5. Music
  6. Movies
Six things I say too often:
  1. What?
  2. Huh?
  3. Crap
  4. Darn
  5. OK
  6. Eh
Six books I read recently:
  1. Cost and Management Accounting by Colin Drury
  2. General Principles of Malaysian Law by Lee Mei Pheng
  3. Cleo Magazine
  4. Women's weekly
  5. Plugged in
  6. The Bible. This is the bestseller, man
Six songs I can listen to again and again:
  1. Forever First day - Wang Lee Hom
  2. Mary Says - Wang Lee Hom
  3. Dream Again - Wang Lee Hom
  4. Kiss Goodbye - Wang Lee Hom
  5. A simple song - Wang Lee Hom
  6. First time - Lifehouse
I have more than 6 ok, but I can really listen to Wang Lee Hom's songs over and over again and not get bored, because I can feel the song haha....his songs are not boring!

Six things I learnt in the past year:
  1. How to better manage my time
  2. How to find out what I really want and to go for it
  3. Ignorance is not a bliss
  4. The people in your life are more important that other things e.g. your job
  5. It's hard to let go
  6. Give people the benefit of the doubt
Six people that you're going to bring when you're on an island:
  1. That ABC lah
  2. A chef, maybe Jamie Oliver
  3. Wang Lee Hom
  4. Jonathan Putra
  5. A fisherman to catch fishes for us to eat
  6. Someone who will do the thinking for us on how are we going to survive on that island
Six people I tag:
  1. Hoc Mun
  2. Jonathan - if you haven't taken this
  3. Su Wen
  4. Kimberly
  5. Wen Xian
  6. Lee San

Best "I'm thinking of you" song

The best "I'm thinking of you" song is xing qi liu de shen ye by the guy who doesn't have the herd mentality - Wang Lee Hom. It's the 12th track from his latest album, Change Me.

Anyway, back to this thing about herd mentality, my Management Accounting said that some of us has the herd mentality. For example, when one course mate chooses to do ACCA, the rest just follow without considering if ACCA is suitable for them or not. My Business Law lecturer calls it undue influence. That reminds me, Business Law test next week, got to go study for it.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Petronas did it!

I haven't been reading CNNmoney for ages until my friend I was chatting with online reminded me of the importance of reading business related news. So I'm back at it now.

I like reading lists like top 20 best companies in the world, best places to live etc. I just read top 20 most profitable company by Fortune. Of course the first is ExxonMobil. But Petronas is in the list! So the recent oil crisis might be a blessing in disguise for Petronas huh? Do you know that Petronas contributes more than a third to the government's annual budget? And among the the top 20 companies listed, I think Petronas is the only Malaysian company. Malaysia Boleh!

You know, whenever me and my friends talk about Malaysia, we'll say things like "Nobody knows about Malaysia, people know Singapore and Thailand but not Malaysia." or things like"I want to migrate!" Well, even yours truly said those stuff before but at least we still have some hope.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Done with MA

Finally completed MA assignment, my part at least, on 8.52PM today. I spend few hours last night and few hours tonight just to write about 3 examples of financial and non financial information and to explain why I think such information identified is important not for one company, mind you, but for 3 companies!! Hope all my group members finished theirs. Imagines if this were an individual report, I'll probably be hospitalized due to stress.

Anyway, I can't work with music. Music is what keeps my creative juice going, helping me think out of the box. The album playing is Lifehouse - Who we are (the song playing on my blog, First time is one of the songs in this album). Even though you don't see the hologram sticker on the front, it's original as there's a FBI anti-piracy warning logo at the back. Why FBI warning you must be wondering? Well, Andrew got them for me from US. Yeah, it's CDs cost cheaper there. And I can't find this album in most stores here. Another album he bought was Carrie Underwood - Carnival Ride. Anyway, if it's pirated, it'll probably be confiscated before it even reaches my hands.

I have listen to both a few times over the past few days. Yeah, they were good. I buy original CDs because the sound quality is better.

I can now kick back, relax and enjoy the music because I've finished all my work. Ooops... nearly forgot to study for MIS but that, I have only 2 more chapters to go and prepare slides for English presentation but I might have to wait till everyone has completed their part.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Yesterday and today

After Management Accounting tutorial where I got f-ed by my tutor, what a way to start a day! Man, I would know how to answer that question if he had given more hints as in use this method, you know like in your face kind of thing. Gosh, I don't know how I'm going to survive this subject but I'm a hang on ABC method but can't really recall the traditional method except the headaches it had given me. Accounting is just brain damage. Get a PHD and you'll get Permanent Head Damage.

After tutorial, I head over to KLCC. Yes, I don't leave KLCC with shopping bags but it's becoming a mall that I always go to. Met up with Andrew, haven't seen him for a long time. He changed. He has more muscles, speaks with an American accent.

He bought me 2 Cds, Lifehouse - Who We Are and Carrie Underwood's - Carnival Ride from Walmart. Typical American lifestyle I guess just like how we would go to Tesco, Giant or Carrefour to buy stuff at a cheaper price.

After we bought tickets for Hancock, we had about half an hour to kill so I decided to get something to eat. I need comfort food after getting f-ed. So we walked around while I decide where to eat so we ended up at the foodcourt. I ended up having McDs.

At the cinema, we went into the wrong hall. We were supposed to go to Hall 4 but we went in Hall 5. But it's still ok as the show haven't started yet. Good thing we realized it earlier. Later we walked around the mall some more. KLCC is a boring place you know. Until Wai Yan arrived, then we had lunch....more next time.

Business Law lecturer was not feeling well so she combined the tutorial into the lecture class. After that had lunch, my gang keep making me talk about my crush so much until I was blushing so badly until Managing Information Systems tutorial ended. So I broke a record by blushing for like 3 hours.

Monday, July 7, 2008


And I dream again
you're right by my side
You're back in my arms again
A feeling so sublime
So I dream again
Your beautiful smile
When we're dancing cheek to cheek
Across a thousand miles

That's the chorus part for Dream Again by Wang Lee Hom. My dream has come true, God has answered my prayers.

Anyway, back to the topic on money. I took this quiz during English class last week. It on page 38, Market Leader. The textbook I had to use.

  1. How much cash do you have with you at the moment? Do you:
a)know exactly ...cos I count my money
b)know approximately
c)not know at all?

2. Do you normally check:
a)your change? Yes, and demand the cashier to give me the exact change no less. If the cashier gave more, I'll just walk away pretending nothing happened. *guilty*
b)Your bank statements and credit card bills? Yes
c)Restaurant bills? Same as my answer for part a
d)Your receipts when shopping? Same answer as part a
e)Prices in several shops before you buy something? I buy a good because of love at 1st sight and not really because of the price.

3. Do you?
a) give money to beggars? KL beggars are all fakes
b)give money to charities? Only those affliated to my church or Christian organizations. I'm not sure if I can trust others
c)give away used items, such as clothing? Yes, Jumble Station, you can donate to them. It's to help single mothers earn money through selling secondhand items.

4. If you go for a meal with someone you don't know well, do you:
a)offer to pay the whole bill?..this only applies to my close friends.
b)suggest dividing the bill into equal parts?
c)offer to pay the whole bill but expect them to pay next time?
d)try to avoid paying anything?

5. What do you think about people who do not pay the correct amount of tax? Is this:
a) a serious crime?
b)morally wrong but not a crime? ...but if you don't pay taxes where is the government going to get the money to subsidize your petrol?
c)excellent business practice?

6. If you lend a colleague a small amount of money and they forget to pay it back, do you:
a)say nothing
b)remind them that they owe you money
c)arrange to go for a drink with them and say you've forgotten your wallet or purse.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Assignments, Assignments, Assignments

Oh my gosh! I don't like assignments but I need them because they're easier than taking a test. At least you don't need to study for it and if it's a group assignment, the work is spread out, albeit sometimes not equally. That's why it's sometimes not good to be better than your peers in English.

I have completed my part for English assignment. What is left is just the power point which I don't know where to start. Now, I have to translate my friends' mandarin report into English. So that's what I get for knowing both Mandarin and English. But his ideas are good, just that he can't speak good English.

For Management Accounting Assignment, I can easily get the information from the internet. But it is easier said than done. Unless you're I'm doing the question on company's background and nature of business. But because my group members think I'm more "pro" therefore should be given a harder question to tackle, so I had to get the financial and non-financial information of the companies. Not easy unless it's Apple, because I would enjoy researching on Apple. Anytime, really.

Managing Information Systems Assignment, I'm going to use my God-given talent of creativity and just market a product that at the moment does not exist in the market. You know, think outside the box, innovative, entrepreneurship bla bla bla.

I also learned something new last night. I learned to play What a Friend We Have in Jesus (a popular hymn) on guitar. It's so easy, I just need to know 3 chords that's A major, D major and G major. Thanks Adrian for teaching me. I really need Jesus now. In fact, I need Him every hour!

Ok, got to go play What a Friend We Have in Jesus on my guitar now.

All the best, mates!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Forever first day

I wanted to post this on Saturday but I just can't wait.

Been listening to Wang Lee Hom's Forever First Day. I've been listening to this song a lot of times already, totally love it. The thing about Lee Hom's music is that you'll never get bored of it and it gets better the more you listen to it. He's a gifted and talented singer, when he makes music, he's involve from the start till the end, that's why it's really worth it to buy his albums.

This song is about long-distance relationship. Long distance relationship is not impossible, but it's hard work. You have to be prepared to cry, and cry a lot. Not only that, you have to pray, and pray a lot you will. Sometimes you will feel like giving up. So I hope that those with friends in long distance relationship will support them instead of telling them how much it won't work.

Anyway, to really feel this song, you have to buy the original album. Why?Because the music tell a story too. First time hearing this? I'm not crazy. I'm serious. You can read about this in Lee Hom's journal.

So in this song, not only the lyrics tell a story but the music as well. Read more about this song from his journal, the first and fourth entry.

I think I can feel the song better now that I understand the emotions in the song after reading about it and can probably relate to it. I think it's a good idea for singers to write about their inspirations behind a song so that the listeners will be able to appreciate it more.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Get Smart

Watched Get Smart at KLCC yesterday with Bernard, I haven't seen him for so long. It was so hilarious, the movie I mean. Good movie to watch. The guy from Evan Almighty, Anne Hathaway and "The Rock" are in the movie.

Feeling sleepy, need to wake up early tomorrow for Management Accounting tutorial class at 8am.