Friday, November 28, 2008

CIMA HQ trip

Went for CIMA HQ trip today, thought that I'll be the only January intake student but was surprised to see my another course mate going for the trip as well. Followed the bus there but went home on my own since I stay so near there.

The office isn't very big but looks comfortable. We had an office tour followed by talks. The first is a sharing session on working experience and the second talk was on EQ. The talks were interesting.

After the talks, since we were all really hungry by then, we headed for lunch. The food was good. I like chocolate cake the most but limited myself to only one piece because I don't want to put on too much weight.

After the trip, I went to 1 Utama which was walking distance from KPMG tower, where the HQ is situated. Window shopped and tried on perfumes. My other objective is to look for free calendar which was unsuccessful because I can't find any. The economy must be really bad that companies are not giving out free gifts to consumer like before.

Happy Black Friday, remember not to overspend!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Green Bench: A dialogue about Leadership and Change

Been reading this book by Matt Rawlins. It's a good book to read, not too thick and not too hard to understand making it convenient for busy people to read.

It's about Business Management and life. I learned a lot about learning from this book.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Last night during CYZ meeting, some mainland a.k.a China Chinese which is the original Chinese said that my mandarin is good. Man, I didn't expect that. All along I thought that my Chinese was just so-so. Maybe it had improved over the years, I didn't speak much mandarin in school because most of my friends speak English so it's kind of weird for me to talk to them in mandarin. In my college, I had more opportunities to speak in mandarin. Anyway, they thought I'm from China. I may look like a Chinese national because of my facial features but I'm Malaysian.

There's a possibility that I might work in China in the future as the world is getting flatter and flatter and China is rising up. Being able to speak mandarin fluently would be a plus. I might also want to travel in China, depending on whether I have the money or not.

New on Gmail is that now you can beautify the look and feel of your inbox. There's over 30 colors and themes to choose from. I chose Graffiti because I think graffiti is an art.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Heartbeat: A world music experience

This Christmas, discover how the things that make us different, actually bring us together. Join us as we bring you on a journey around the world to experience the sights, sounds and songs of different people groups and races. And as you dance to the rhythms of the world, you'll find the true heartbeat of Christmas.

Discover the pulse of Christmas at:
Dream Centre
2 Jalan 13/1, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya

5 December 2008 (Friday)
6 December 2008 (Saturday)
7 December 2008 (Sunday)


Come dressed in your favourite ethnic costume and stand to WIN a Christmas gift!!

Brought to you by DUMC

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Script

I decided to take a break from studying Tamadun Islam so I just went online to just watch some videos, take my mind of certain things for a while.

Check out The Script's youtube channel. I decided to watch their music video for the song "the man who can't be moved" and I ended up watching other videos there. In case you don't know, The Script is a band from Ireland. I might buy their album. Still thinking, money is a problem here, I have exceeded my budget for CDs&DVDs. So maybe next year. Hope that I can get a job next year.

Recently read: The sky is crazy: tales from a trolley dolly by Yvonne Lee and For one more day by Mitch Albom. The former is a humorous collection of airplane stories from a former air stewardess and the latter is a book that can make you reflect.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

CG dinner at Piccadilly

The heavy rain didn't last night didn't stop my CG from having dinner at Piccadilly, located at Millennium Square at a part of PJ which I don't know where. This is one thing about being a passenger, sometimes you don't know exactly where you're going to. It's like life, sometimes you don't know where it's going to take you.

Anyway, back to Piccadilly. I think the price is reasonable, for about RM15, I had a filling plate of Pattaya Fried rice and a glass of Pink Bell (a mocktail, which is cranberry juice+7-Up). I couldn't finish my food so David help me finished it. The serving was XL, I'm serious. Order one plate and you'll get what I mean.

A mocktail looks easy to make, maybe I'll try to make one someday. I can get the recipe from the internet or get creative and create my own!

Looks like the raining season is back,

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Carrie Underwood wax figure

My favorite American Idol, Carrie Underwood recently unveiled her wax figure at Madame Tussauds, New York. Read all about it here.

I think she's the most successful American Idol to date, winning many awards and having two successful albums. I have both!

Congratulations Carrie!:)

Watch her latest single, Just a dream music video.

New York is one of the places I want to visit, and now that there's Carrie Underwood's wax figure there, I might start saving money to go.

Carrie Underwood fan,

Monday, November 10, 2008

Negative externality

Externality in Malay is externaliti. It is the uncompensated impact of one person's actions on the well-being of a bystander. It may be either positive or negative.

I had a negative externality today. While staying near a school is good especially when you're late or have to stay back for extra classes and don't like the food in school, you can go home for some healthy and delicious home-cook food.

The downside of it is sound pollution. While I was taking a nap in the afternoon today, my sleep was disturbed by cars honking near the school. The authorities really need to put up a no honking sign.

So that's the negative externality. Business Economics test this Wednesday.

More of positive externality please,

Friday, November 7, 2008

Career Fair and FAP

My college had career fair yesterday and today, submitted a few resumes, filled up a few application forms. Made some progress in my job-hunting, anyway, if I don't get an internship, I have a back-up plan.

Had FAP test today, was not prepared for it, well I have to do a lot more better in the next test so that I'm able to sit for the finals because in my college, if you fail the coursework, you can't sit for the final exam. Coursework can be in the forms of test, up to the lecturer.

Monday, November 3, 2008

SMKTS reunion

Date: Saturday, December 13 2008
Time: 5pm-10pm
Location: Mutiara Oriental Condo, Jalan BM1/8, Taman Bukit Mayang Emas, PJ, Msia
Ticket: RM45 (Kids 6-12 yrs:RM15, below 6 yrs: free
Attire: Casual
RSVP: 22 November 2008

Just putting this announcement here, to spread the word around as I'm from SMK Taman SEA too and wondering if there's anyone I know going, maybe I might go if I have friends going. Hehe...I don't have a car. *hint hint*