Thursday, May 28, 2009

The draftsman speaketh

It's amazing how something that boggled the mind until 2 am the night before could be solved by nifty drafting on the train on the way to work, thanks in part to mcdonald's "premium" brewed coffee.

Will be off to Court for a hearing today.... Been itching for a fight for so long! Then again we the black and whites are mere agents of the hand behind, and if there are no clear instructions, then our hands are bound.... You see, we are still mere servants

Sunday, May 24, 2009


Monday morning.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Irrational exhuberence

Global companies are still cutting jobs, companies are still going bankrupt, trade is nowhere near 2007 levels and the flu continues its ominous march.

Nonetheless I have finally decided to put some money into equities, investing in one commodities counter and one local transportation counter. Well, in bad times people still need to eat and travel to work, or at least to look for work don't they?

Nonetheless if investers are confident of the economy, it's a self fulfilling prophecy, or so my wallet hopes.

Monday, May 18, 2009

The incredible lightness of being

I admit. I love reading fmylife because after reading all the loserly events that occur to other unfortunate souls, hey, our life doesn't seem to suck so badly. One word: SCHADENFREUDE.

Let me have a go.

I was on the train home today when I noticed this adorable nus med school student (med text on lap.. ooh a looker and smart!) was smiling at me. Of course, doing the natural thing I smiled back, only to realise that she was sharing a joke with her friend over the phone just that her earpiece was obscured by her long hair. FML.

(based on a true story, but well the truth usually isn't as noteworthy)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

A posse ad esse

Being faceless in a crowd is the same whether we are in Singapore, Tokyo or Melborne, all we need, is to know what we are doing and who we are doing it for, because it gives meaning to what would otherwise be meaningless.

I told you today that you are the the main reason why I am still based here. Perhaps one day you will finally understand

...and we say adieu to yet another fantastic weekend

Monday, May 11, 2009

The absence of light breeds discontent

Again, a new blog to reflect a new phase of life, without the baggage and the history of a past life.

A little about me: an ambitious go-getter who finished a decade of education just to join the ranks of the white collar salarymen class. My day starts with me rushing out of the house, sleeping on the train, working to clear as much work as i can, then coming home late to hit the sack, to press the "replay" button until Friday comes.

They say it will all get better once you are no longer at the bottom of the scrap heap supporting the very corporate ladder we are climbing. They say, your legal experience will open doors. They say, chase your dreams. They say, believe in yourself.

Note the incongurence in the above.

Didn't we all used to dream? Is this the dream that we wanted? A reasonable paycheck, a noble possession, a challenging job environment, or are we really the generation which cannot keep a stable lifetime job, forever itching to run away somewhere where the grass is greener....