Nice Life

9.8.2012 is the 47th birthday of our little red dot. Happy Birthday, Singapore!




1. I can only please one person per day. Today is not your day. And tomorrow is not looking good either.

2. I love deadlines. I especially like the whooshing sound they make as they go flying by.


3. Tell me what you need, and I’ll tell you how to get along without it.


4. Accept that some days you are the pigeon and some days the statue.


5. Needing someone is like needing a parachute. If he isn’t there the first time, chances are you won’t be needing him again.


6. I don’t have an attitude problem, you have a perception problem.


7. Last night I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky, and I thought to myself: where the hell is the ceiling?


8. My reality check bounced.


9. On the keyboard of life, always keep one finger on the escape key.


10. I don’t suffer from stress. I am a carrier.


11. You are slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter.


12. Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, because you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.


13. Everybody is somebody else’s weirdo.


14. Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.


15. A pat on the back is only a few centimeters from a kick in the butt.


16. The more crap you put up with, the more crap you are going to get.


17. You can go anywhere you want if you look serious and carry a clipboard.


18. If it wasn’t for the last minute, nothing would get done.


19. When you don’t know what to do, walk fast and look worried.


20. Following the rules will not get the job done.


My friends and I competed in an online business game and lost miserably. *blush* In our war room were some polytechnic students competing in the school category and they won in triumph.

While waiting for the final result, we got together and chat. One of the students asked how well we adults had done in the game and my friend replied in all honesty that everyone did badly.

“How come? I thought you adults should know what are the right things to do?” asked one of the students.

To that, I was tempted to tell her adults don’t do what we have learnt from the textbooks. We break rules all the time although we know we shouldn’t do it. That is why the world is in chaos with us messing around. All the right things are reserved for textbooks and observed in classrooms only.

To save us from further embarrassment, my friend and I decided to keep our mouth shut and not reveal more horror facts to the students.

Sometimes it’s best to let the kids learn the hard way.


Today is my birthday. I got a kick giving a piece of my mind to some people. Heh heh. My best birthday present ever.


My work is building up. It’s not fun. I have been leaving home early and coming home really late. It is a miracle that I always get in the office on time every morning. This is considered my greatest achievement in life because, um-hum, I had always been punctually late for everything in the past. Anyway, that’s another story.

Although having a real job is great, I do constantly worry about not having quality time for myself any more. The dole I bring home is not fantastic compared to the quality time I used to enjoy. (I value time more than money nowadays because … … I am running out of time.) Every night, while on my way home, I ponder about this issue seriously. For a job that requires me to clock in twelve to fourteen hours a day and doesn’t promise me that I would become rich soon or would allow me to retire early, I am not sure if it is worth it. Whenever I look at my zombie-like colleagues, I pray to God inside my heart to not let me become one of them. (I know some of you must be thinking that I should be grateful that I have a job because there are many jobless people floating about.) Anyway, I am sorry I disgress again.

Back to my main point. I have been thinking what could be done to get out of the rat race. Is there nothing we could do about it? Striking TOTO jackpot prize is surely one of the ways to get us out of the mad race but I reckon I am on the long wait-list with millions of my fellow citizens and the “foreign talents”. *sigh*

A father spoke to me last week telling me that he wanted his son to major in Banking and Finance although his son has indicated another interest. I advised him to respect his son’s choice. But the father rationalized that since almost every job demands long working hours and hard work, we might as well go for one that rewards us handsomely. According to him, the choice is clear. It is just a matter of simple logic and mathematical calculation.


I had this design last week. Didn’t it look familiar?

The manicurist at Nail Palace ran out of creative ideas. 😦

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