Saturday, January 30, 2010

Good things that happened in January 2010

Went to Melaka with the Lasallians :)

A colleague said I have good PR skills ;)

I got over him. Truly and really over him.

Watched a movie with my beloveds.

Made some new friends through Shaun

Went for a facilitators' workshop for the upcoming regional conventions.

Lol.....found someone I liked...but technically, not just found..just recently confirmed with myself that I kinda like him :p

Lol...ini bukan dia :p

My saimui found her happiness. Glad that she's happy :)

Celebrated Siew Wei's birthday at The Westin

BerS-S with Lovena.

Managed to 'convert' some people to berS-S with us, and into the JIEN society :D

And most importantly, became the listening ear for a dear friend. Someone who I will always treasure, and hopefully will remain close friends with till the end :)

So what does Feb 2010 have in store for me? :D


February 7th :D

February 22nd :p

February 28th

Valentine's Day ;)


itu saja folks :D

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Good for you!!

I just realised I've been blogging more often this month than I have in the past two months combined. I think.

Anyways, the reason I'm blogging right now is because I want to applaud a specific group of people for having the courage to stand up for what they believe in, and to make their dissatisfaction known to that particular person. And no, I'm not talking about any of the things happening around the country at the moment. I'm talking about what happened on the home front, way back in Kuching, in my alma mater.

There's been way too much conflict happening ever since that person started holding the post, and it would be ignorant of us if we were to let it slide, especially since that person is holding others back, pushing down their self esteem, and not being true to the one spirit that ties us all together.

Only a few months into the post, but already treating himself as if he's king, and doing things that hurt other people, not to mention the fact that that person bases unfounded accusations upon people.

So it was actually good that finally, someone can put him in his place.

And to that someone, don't worry too much that your board doesn't seem to be doing well. Each board has their own ups and downs, and I daresay my board wasn't that good either. But for what it's worth, you have a good team with you, and with your guidance and support, you will definitely be able to make it a better board for all involved, and I will support you in your three main activities of the year.

Should you face any difficulties, just give me a call, sms, msn, fb, fb msg, email, anything many ways to contact me with all the technology we have at the moment :p Even though I can't be with you there physically, always know that I'll be there spiritually, and will support you in whatever decision you do.

choul choul ;)

weekends as at 17 Jan 2010

I've heard the phrase "never bring work home with you" before, but what else can be done if there's too much work that needs to be finished, with the deadline being the Monday after the weekend? choice.....

Bring work home it is. Unless you wana leave work at the office, and go back to the office on Saturdays (or maybe Sundays) and slave away there...

therefore, as a conclusion, better to bring home work and try to finish it at home, rather than go back to office :p

my brain is currently filled with calculation of tax credits, s108 imputation of dividends, capital allowances, initial allowances, qualifying costs, etc...







omg auditors macam tak ada life langsung..








betapa aku berharap dapat mengubah masa, balik ke masa saya macam masih ada kehidupan yang menarik dan happening :P





omg I'm so random -.-"

Saturday, January 16, 2010


You can't leave home without a hole-punch and a week's supply of staples... even if you're just going to the supermarket.

You make jokes about how boring it must be to be an actuary, but secretly you just wish you were earning that much money and would like to date one.

You have stayed in Premier Inns and Travelodges the length and breadth of the country... and you can talk for hours about their relative merits.

Your favourite words in the whole wide world are "no further work proposed".

You wake up on Monday mornings and wonder if this might be the week you actually discover a fraud.

You don't need to pay for a gym membership as you get a full work-out every day from lifting your case of files.

Hot-desking means that you get to your own office an hour before you start work so that you don't end up sitting on the floor.

When random accountancy magazines arrive at your home you start flicking to the back to read who's been disciplined, but halfway through you can't help but be distracted by that *really* interesting article on share options.

You have on occasion cried because a balance sheet didn't balance.

At some point in your life you have either been criticised or criticised someone else for stapling a page in the wrong corner, failing to underline a title, or hole-punching inconsistently.

You become aggressive if a colleague tries to steal your tippex mouse.

You are intimately acquainted with the staff in the audit request department of RBS, but you've never managed to ring HSBC without being put through to a robot who doesn't speak very good English.

You have no idea whether you're issuing the auditor's report or the auditors' report but the good news is you know your manager won't know either.

Your response to every question is, "How did we do it last year?"

Lunch is that inconvenient fifteen minutes where you can only type with one hand because you're holding a sandwich in the other.

You've got lost on every industrial estate within a twenty mile radius of your home.

You wonder why if you do the work of the tax department, you don't get paid their salary too.

When people at parties ask what you do for a living, you prefer to tell them you work in the financial services sector.

You don't think it seems futile to work your arse off for a week in order that a partner can issue a report, the outcome of which was already set in stone before you started.

You spend Mondays trying to obtain the payroll file to find out what your client's FD is earning, and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays moaning because he gets twice what you do and he's crap.

You have irreparably broken at least one client photocopier.

You wish your clients could be more imaginative with their year end dates, and then you might be able to go skiing in February.

Nothing in your life is ever reasonable, it only *appears* so.

There's one week every year you always try to book a training course, but your manager sees through it and makes you do the audit from hell anyway.

Every time you are handed a piece of paper, you have to fight an uncontrollable urge to write the date and your initials at the top.

You know the collection of paper in your locker and the collection of files on your hard drive are breaking an ISA, but you've still not come to terms with the fact that you need to destroy them.

When your acquaintances make excuses about something, you won't believe them unless they can provide supporting documentation.

You're totally anal about backing up after that one time you forgot and had to spend your evening recreating the revenue section from memory.

You don't generally achieve anything on Mondays except to establish where the toilets are and discover that reserves don't work.

You're sure your firm has a Corporate Finance department, but you've never spoken to any of them and you don't know what they do.

You periodically think about moving to industry, before remembering that you have no idea what management accountants do either.

You thank your clients profusely for providing you with pieces of paper which they're paying you to ask them to provide.

You repeatedly have to tell your friends that you don't spend the whole day adding things up. Only half the day, honestly.

You are accomplished at counting small, pointless pieces of metal or plastic without questioning what they are.

You have perfected the art of smiling politely whilst people tell you things you don't understand and don't need to know.

You worry about getting a Vitamin D deficiency because you sometimes don't see daylight for weeks on end as your client has allocated you a desk in the windowless stationery cupboard.

If you can identify with any of those comments, congratulations; you have one of the most exciting jobs in the world!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Rethinking life decisions..

Sometimes I wonder if I’m cut out for my current line of work.

I’m not sure if this is something I want to do for the rest of my life.

Chun Yian says I should open an events management company with Shaun’s money.













Saturday, January 09, 2010

I’m supposed to be working, but sometimes you just need to relax, and get your bearings straight before you embark on anything else.

Sooooo… question.

Why does it hurt? The hurt that has been caused by a loved one. Not only the ones from your bf/gf, but also those from your siblings..

Oftimes when people speak of soothing that hurt, the type of hurt that naturally comes to mind is the type that is caused by your gf/bf/hubby/wife. What people fail to realize or seldom admit is that there is also hurt when it comes to relationships with your siblings.

I’ve seen many people getting hurt because of their brothers’ @ sisters’ rash actions and couldn’t care less attitude. And seriously, if I have the chance, I would shake some sense into them and try to make them see that what they’re doing is just hurting those around them, and that they should put more sense into their head because can’t they see that what they’re doing is hurting those who love them?

To my friends who are in that situation, I would say just leave them be. But I of all people know that it’s easier said than done. I, of all people, know that it’s not as simple and as easy as it seems. So what I’m really going to say is, that it’s alright to feel that hurt, and it’s ok to cry about it sometimes (if you’re a guy and you think you have to be macho and not cry, then you’re super mistaken, because tears cleanse the soul). At the end of the day, you have to really sit down and think whether or not this is something you think is worth it for you. If you’re in this relationship but that person doesn’t really care what he does to you and puts your feelings as secondary, then perhaps it’s time to let that person go. Hard as it may be, sometimes we just have to toughen up and keep the faith, knowing that there are other people out there more deserving of our love, time, and attention.

On the other hand, bear in mind that “Just because the other person doesn’t love you the way you want him/her to, doesn’t mean he/she doesn’t love you with all she has”

Lol, I know I’m kinda contradicting myself, asking people to leave them be one moment, and telling them to not give up the next. What I’m trying to say is, to sit down and scrutinize the situation. And sometimes, hard as it may be, you will realize that that relationship has gone to its limit, and there’s nothing else you can do for it. When that time comes, have the courage to step out of it, and look on the brighter side. There are others out there more deserving of your love, and when one door closes, another one always opens.

However, if you feel that there’s still something to be saved from that relationship, then by all means, hang in there, and try your best.

I know this is all redundant, because there will definitely be someone else there who are in a better position to tell you what to do than what I’m doing now. So, just to let you know, if you ever need someone, I’m always here for you, because you know that you can count on me :)

You know who you are ;)

Friday, January 08, 2010

I'm stronger :)

When I think back on the past year I’ve had,
I remember the memories we made, the times we shared.
I recall the sms’s, the phone calls and the msn chats,
I relive the trips, the looks, the time we held hands.

It’s hard to believe one year has passed,
Especially when it became harder in the end.
It’s hard to perceive that we could’ve made it work,
Especially when it came right down to the bend.

But end it did and I would be lying,
If I said I didn’t feel the pain,
But I know in the future I’ll be stronger,
And in the future I’ll mend.

Because this time I know better,
This time I’m better equipped
Because I know I can still function without you,
I can still live

Side note:
I still love “2 is better than 1” even though it’s been played so many times on radio and people are starting to get sick of it. There, SD, I said it. :p

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

New Year 2010 :)

Almost always, at the end of every year, I will sit down, and reflect on things that has happened the past year, and how it has shaped me a little bit more. Looking back, there are many things that has happened. Some of it good, and some of it bad. Some of it life changing, and some of it not affecting me in the least. Some of it made me realize that I need to be a better person, and some of it made me realize that it’s just better not to be bothered by it because it’s something petty.

I searched through my new year blog post, and this is what I found about my resolutions for 2009:

  1. Be disciplined, and study hard for my final semester of studies. For what it's worth, I want to make the most of it, and find a job in KL. I know, it's hard and tough and all those scary things people working in KL tell me, but I believe I can make it. ~ Yeaps, I would say that I did make the most of it, and I’m currently working in KL, so definitely, I have managed to achieve this resolution :)
  2. Treasure the important things in my life right now. I shall try not to sweat the small stuff that I can't change anyway, and while it's hard, I will try to always keep that in mind. I have so many things going for me, and I hope that the new year will make 2009 an even more memorable one. ~ This one might be a little bit hard. After some soul searching, I think I may have sweated the small stuff more than I care to realize. -.-“
  3. Straighten my priorities for the more important things in life, those things being CPAASC, and La Salle FT :) ~ Achieved!!!! And met some great Lasallians too!! Some of which I will cherish till the end :)

So here come resolutions for year 2010:

1. Tough it out at work.
2. Get that bit of courage to speak up and hopefully gain happiness.
3. Putting my priorities in line, LS thingies, work, and everything else in between :)

That’s it, only three. More realistic, and easier to achieve ^^

Have a great 2010 everyone!!!

May all your dreams come true :D