Tuesday, November 30, 2010


See how handsome my company doctor is? How about yours?


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Saturday took little Alex out again...

Same thing again, she keep on saying she wants to go to Orchard Road, and she can even tell me to take bus #174 and #502. When she saw either one of the buses, she will run and point her finger, shout "174/502.... momo want to take.."

This post won't be a long one, cos' it's the same routine again. We dropped at Tanglin Mall... then walk all the way downwards.

But this time round we manage to bounce into the flea market @ Tanglin Mall. Took little Alex to the toilet cos' she want to pee.

The Starbucks there is crowded and no empty tables for us. Not even the wooden tables outside the coffee chain, so we left.

I thought this time why not we try something else instead of Starbucks every time, so I took her to Spinelli.


Classic Carrot Bar.

Little Alex is so greedy. She ate with her fingers, she ate with the spoon, and she drops bits and pieces of it on the floor. I told her to eat with the spoon only, and eats it slowly. I didn't want to bother with her too much, she is a big girl now... I read my magazines and she is also busying eating her cake. Oh yes, I forget to take a pic of the Banana Spin Coffee... So she is busy eating her cake and sipping her coffee.



Then she tapped me on the hand and pushed to her the plate "momo give papa eat..." This is what remains on the plate for me....

After that we left Forum Gallery and walk downwards. I was thinking of checking out at the Cold Stone Creamery at Orchard Central but it is still under renovation.

While on the way downwards, I took some more pics...



A Christmas tree made of coke cans. This was taken at Rendezvous Hotel. Little Alex wants to pee, so I took her inside.

Another Christmas tree... It was really that special about this Christmas tree design though... The reason why I took a pic of this tree is cos' I saw there is one unattended SMART adult translink card lying on the parapet. I guess could be purposely left there by some tourists who doesn't have any clue where to get the $1 refund, so I "helped" him to get the refund.

This Christmas tree was taken at City-link. There should be a star right on top but I obviously didn't capture it. I only realised it after I snap it and I wanted to retake it again but little Alex saw what I was trying to do and she lie prone on the floor to see the screen. So I just carry her up, smack her butt and left.
Now it's the pics of the lightings...



Can you figure out where are the 3 locations? No prizes for correct guess...

Monday, November 22, 2010

Success Is Everything by Jim Rohn

Someone once said to me that success isn't everything, and I think I know what they really meant. I believe they really meant that money wasn't everything, and I certainly agree with that. But I do believe that success IS everything.

First you need to succeed to survive. We must take the seasons and learn how to use them with the seed, the soil and the rain of opportunity to learn how to sustain ourselves and our family.
But then second is to then succeed to flourish in every part of your life. Good question to ask mature people: "If you could do better, should you?" And I think almost everybody would answer the question in the positive. If you could improve your health, shouldn't you do that? If you can learn more, shouldn't you do that? If you could earn more and share more, shouldn't you do that? If you can improve your relationships and spirituality, shouldn't you do that? And I think that is what success is really all about. It is not just a destination that is set for everybody to try and go for.

It is like Zig Ziglar said, "Improving in every area of your life to see if you can with satisfaction at the end of the day, week, month and year, say ‘I have made excellent progress this year, for myself, for my family, for my business, my career and my health.'" I think that kind of success everybody recognizes is legitimate and something we should all strive for.

Interesting phrase in the Bible that says strive for perfection—not that we can ever reach it. But it is in the striving, to be a little bit better today than yesterday, in our speech, our language, our health, everything we can possibility think of.

So yes, in my opinion, success is everything!


Creating Opportunity by Jim Rohn

An enterprising person is one who comes across a pile of scrap metal and sees the making of a wonderful sculpture. An enterprising person is one who drives through an old decrepit part of town and sees a new housing development. An enterprising person is one who sees opportunity in all areas of life.

To be enterprising is to keep your eyes open and your mind active. It’s to be skilled enough, confident enough, creative enough and disciplined enough to seize opportunities that present themselves... regardless of the economy.

A person with an enterprising attitude says, "Find out what you can before action is taken." Do your homework. Do the research. Be prepared. Be resourceful. Do all you can in preparation of what’s to come.

Enterprising people always see the future in the present. Enterprising people always find a way to take advantage of a situation, not be burdened by it. And enterprising people aren’t lazy. They don’t wait for opportunities to come to them; they go after the opportunities. Enterprise means always finding a way to keep yourself actively working toward your ambition.
Enterprise is two things. The first is creativity. You need creativity to see what’s out there and to shape it to your advantage. You need creativity to look at the world a little differently. You need creativity to take a different approach, to be different.

What goes hand in hand with the creativity of enterprise is the second requirement: the courage to be creative. You need courage to see things differently, courage to go against the crowd, courage to take a different approach, courage to stand alone if you have to, courage to choose activity over inactivity.

And lastly, being enterprising doesn’t just relate to the ability to make money. Being enterprising also means feeling good enough about yourself, having enough self-worth to want to seek advantages and opportunities that will make a difference in your future. And by doing so, you will increase your confidence, your courage, your creativity and your self-worth—your enterprising nature.


Making Sales in Tough Times by Tom Hopkins

The best way to sum up a strategy for succeeding in uncertain economic times is a very old saying, "When the going gets tough, the tough get going." When business as a whole slows down, it’s nothing more than a slump. Many businesspeople say there’s little they can do to change the market and they just have to ride it out.

If that’s the way you think, let me ask you this: Where would we be if we all thought that way about our planet? Simple awareness and creation are the desire of millions of people to see improvement in the way we care for our planet. When you and your neighbor recycle aluminum cans, glass bottles and paper products, you are altering the doom and gloom projections for the destruction of the earth. If you can make a difference in something as major as saving the planet, there is definitely something you can do about the effects of an economic slowdown.

The key to finding success within crisis lies in how well you handle what is happening. Succeeding or failing depends upon your attitude—and this is never truer than in challenging times. In the good times, we don’t pay much attention to our attitudes, but challenges are constant in our lives, so if you are to succeed, you must keep your attitude positive, even in times of crisis. This is because most of the time, we are either moving into, in, or out of a crisis period.

In business, the economic climate is always changing. For much of the time, the changes that take place are caused by outside factors that we’re powerless to control. But we can control how we react to a situation.

When you began your selling career, what did you have a big supply of? Do you remember? Enthusiasm. Burning desire. Excitement. The feeling of "Watch out world, here I come. Now that I’ve got this terrific opportunity in sales, there’s no limit to what I can do."

Yes, you had enthusiasm and desire then. Yes, you were eager and excited about what you were going to do. No problem getting out of bed in the morning; you were raring to go. You had everything necessary for success, except for one item: knowledge. You simply didn’t know what you were doing. But that was OK; your enthusiasm made up for it.

Then what happened? Some months passed. You learned your product, your way around your territory, how accounts are found. But what happened to your enthusiasm?

It dwindled a bit, didn’t it? Your product is still as fresh to new clients as it was the day you started—it’s just not fresh to you anymore. You’ve had time not only to see the negatives that every industry, company and product has, but you’ve also had time to dwell on them and time to let these negatives affect your actions.

Your gain of knowledge merely matched your loss of enthusiasm and balanced your performance out to about average—far below your potential. Make no mistake about it: A champion is struggling to get out from underneath. A front-runner. A big earner. A highflyer.

So now you know what to do, but aren’t doing it. Why? In most organizations, lack of the specific product knowledge required for a sales position isn’t the main challenge among salespeople who’ve been there for several months. It probably isn’t for you, either. Motivating yourself to do what you already know you should do is the main challenge.

Why is this true? Because what you should do is not what you want to do. If it were, you’d be doing it.

Now we’ve gotten to the bottom of things. Why don’t you want to do what you know you should do? The reason you don’t is that you’re in conflict with yourself. This conflict comes about because the push forward of your wants and needs can’t overcome the push backward of your fears and anxieties.

Wants and needs are motivators and everyone feels them. "Have-to’s" and "need-to’s" are demotivators. When you feel a demotivator, you feel fear or anxiety, which is why demotivators are so powerful. They can dry your mouth, make your knees bang together like loose shutters in a wind, and light a fire in your stomach. Or they can work in soft and subtle ways to kill your motivation.

Almost every success-seeking person has been torn by this conflict at some point in his or her career. Many live with it all their lives. Perhaps we can’t eliminate the ongoing battle entirely, but we can decide whether we’ll lose every day, lose usually, win usually, or win every day. We can’t win every sale, of course. Forces beyond our control will cost us a sale now and then. That’s OK. What isn’t OK is to constantly lose out to our same old unresolved fears and anxieties.
Resolving those fears and anxieties is surprisingly easy when you know how to do it. The first requirement is to admit that you’re like everyone else—you have fears and insecurities. They may not show. On most people they don’t. But the people around you have them, and you have them. Recognizing that fact is the first gate you have to go through. The next one is to decide that you’re not going to let those beatable fears and anxieties stand between you and what you want in life any longer.

Write down what you can do to overcome them. Break them down into do-able steps and get on it. Every little step you take to overcome your fears brings you closer to letting that champion inside of you out. The answer to "why don’t I do what I know I should do" lies with only one person—YOU!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Guess what? Here the wireless connection is damn good...

See, full bar sia....


Little Alex is the most happiest...

Since Thursday night, she has been singing, jumping, dancing. She will creep into empty carton boxes and sit inside.

I ask here does she want to stay here or at the old place... She use her little cute finger and point here... I ask her if she wants to stay at the old place, she shake her head...

I told here that down here she can sing as loud and she wants and no one will scold here, jump as much as she wants and no one will scold her... Well, maybe will scold her a bit if she gets too noisy.

Now my house is no more dark, macham like neber pay power bills.
Now my house is free from the word "把你赶出去!" Sound so familiar, like you can always hear in the Taiwan drama. Now only I can 把你赶出去 hohoho... you 出去!! he 出去!! they 出去!!
Now little Alex won't be scolded by anyone, her shoes get thrown downstairs, her toys went missing, her CDs went missing, etc.
Now little Alex sleeps so peacefully.

Ever since last Sunday when I was staying here alone, I got the best night rest in my whole life. I slept at 2:30am and wake up at 5:30am. I tell you, you really can sleep so soundly even I only sleep on the hard floor.

Here in the morning is so damn cold. You want to know how cold is it? You try to imagine yourself in the winter time... I cannot tahan taking a shower early in the morning, so when little Alex wakes up I didn't bathe her. On Monday morning when I wakes up, I gundu go and take a shower... I was shivering like mad and I need to cover myself with blanket.

So much for the update, till the next time I shall blog again...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Finally my own house is up... and I'm staying there right now.... My sofa still haven't send here yet, so for the time begin we shall just sit on the floor. Anyway, I oso hardly sit on the sofa.

Just a quick recap...


My mini store-room...



My kitchen.... pardon the boxes lying around...



My bedroom...



My wardrobe...
This is my most valuable possession... Chairman's Club Dan Waldon says "They can lose my luggage, no problem, but they better don't lose my products..."

Monday, November 15, 2010

Whatta day!!! I have finally moved all my things here... And I'll be staying not only tonight here but every night here, from now on...

Pardon the mess here...




So shiok, man....

Friday, November 12, 2010

Went up to my new house again... Check out what's unfinished and also to collect my rope back...

The stove is up already...

For storing plates and dishes...


Is the laminating nice?

3 shelves for putting things...

This is a shoe closet...

Final touch-up...

Book shelves are up too...

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Today went to Herbalife Office @Triple One Somerset...

Saw some nice Christmas decorations...

Reindeers waiting for Santa Claus...



A mini Santa Claus and a curious fat boy....

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Today took little Alex out again.
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Early morning, she is naughty. She doesn't want to go and bathe, and I gotta catch her in.
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I intend to take her to some buffets or so. Took the bus from my block and head to Orchard. Little Alex was sleeping in my arms when we reached. We alighted at Paragon, and the time is still early so we strolled there. Went to Basement and see what's there nice to eat... Saw Fish & Co. Check out wat's on their menu, nothing special...
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I was taking little Alex to search for ATM machine, can't find where's POSB/DBS ATM so we left the place and went to Heeren. I queue up, and when it's my turn... I flip open my wallet and I got a shock of my life....
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I forgot my ATM card!!!
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The good news is I still got $30 with me.... So I gotta budget myself...
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For lunch, I share pineapple rice with little Alex @ Somerset 313. I separate carefully hers and mine so that I won't over-eat. No drinks at the food court, instead we went to Burger King for ice lemon tea. Little Alex wanted to eat cake so I ordered for her Dutch Apple.
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When I left home, I thought of bringing little Alex to some restaurants/cafe, then get myself a new watch but.... never mind.
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Saw this new ice cream store going to open soon... Innovative, the ads, huh?


At the traffic light opp CHIJMES I saw this...
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The 2 birds are so cute. As per normal, little Alex will point the birds and say "momo and papa".
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We then went to Bugis Junction for a walk. Many ppl there, lots of things to see. I was searching for watches and it seems like all the push-cart are all selling the same kind. You can find this particular design at all the push-carts.
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Not enough money to take little Alex for usual Starbucks or whatsoever, so I told her that we are going home early today. Guess what, she understood and she tell me "papa got 3 10 dollars, papa not enough money..."
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Before we went home, we had our dinner first. And it's the same too, we both share our dinner. She ate more than me, basically the whole bowl of fried fish noodles is finished by her.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Some updates of the renovation...

that is to prevent water from splashing out while we bathe...



the kitchen door is tempered glass...

Tempered glass is four to five times stronger than standard glass and does not break into sharp shards when it fails. Tempered glass is manufactured through a process of extreme heating and rapid cooling, making it harder than normal glass.

The brittle nature of tempered glass causes it to shatter into small oval-shaped pebbles when broken. This eliminates the danger of sharp edges. Due to this property, along with its strength, tempered glass is often referred to as safety glass.


my wardrobe... same too, the glass is tempered one...


the left side of it, the smaller portion is for momo's clothes...


it comes with a mirror too...


my desk... so in future me and momo can study together.. niak niak...

my parents' room...

their wardrobe...

the right side.. it's almost the same design as mine...


a special partition for......


haha, it's a mini-storeroom...


my kitchen...