Archive for 2005

The Christmas Celebration

December 24th, 2005 Comments(0)

I was invited to the ex-company's Christmas party yesterday and it was great fun. :D We took loads of photos though I looked as white as a piece of paper in most of them because flash was used. (Gawd, I hate flash.)

And I won the 2nd prize in their lucky draw, which is a Creative MuVo V200. I didn't exactly want or need an MP3 player. But now that I have one, I'm certainly not complaining! Am I ever lucky!

Those Annoying People In Town

December 21st, 2005 Comments(0)

I must look like a really gullible person because I get accosted by annoying people left and right whenever I go to town. Insurance agents pretending to do market surveys, people trying to sell me credit cards (do I look 21 to you?), and those dratted "talent scouts".

Just a note to the "talent scouts" out there: You look really insincere when you pounce upon the first girl you come across. Especially when she has already said she's not interested and you continue to pester her for her phone number.

I know you get paid per phone number or you have a quota of names to hit daily. But you're being really obvious that the only thing you're after is the phone number.

Regarding The NKF Thingy

December 21st, 2005 Comments(2)

What a happy organisation it was! High salaries, great perks, no bottom-line issues to deal with! Whoever heard of 14-month bonuses and 4 salary increments in a single year? The staff members must be in high spirits daily! I would be. I would simply LOOOOOVE going to work.

No wonder they cried when Durai resigned.

What Is Marketing?

December 20th, 2005 Comments(2)

Got this in an e-mail forward. Too funny for words. :D

What is Marketing?

You see a gorgeous girl at a party.
You go up to her and say, "I am very rich. Marry me!"
That's Direct Marketing.

You're at a party with a bunch of friends and see a gorgeous girl.
One of your friends goes up to her and pointing at you says,
"He's very rich. Marry him."
That's Advertising.

You see a gorgeous girl at a party.
You go up to her and get her telephone number.
The next day you call and say, "Hi, I'm very rich. Marry me."
That's Telemarketing.

You're at a party and see a gorgeous girl.
You get up and straighten your tie.
You walk up to her and compliment her hair.
You open the door for her,
Pick up her bag after she drops it,
Offer her a ride,
And then say, "By the way, I'm very rich. Will you marry me?"
That's Public Relations.

You're at a party and see a gorgeous girl.
She walks up to you and says, "You are very rich."
That's Brand Recognition.

You see a gorgeous girl at a party.
You go up to her and say, "I'm rich. Marry me."
She gives you a nice hard slap on your face.
That's Customer Feedback.

*Cracks up*


December 19th, 2005 Comments(4)

I finally got around to installing Akismet, a plugin that is supposed to rid you of spam comments for the rest of your life. Or something.

More reason to love WordPress.

New Camera

December 15th, 2005 Comments(8)

I bought a Panasonic Lumix FX-8. I haven't tested it thoroughly yet. I'll probably play with it tomorrow. Expect photos!

But I was playing with TheCrankyOldMan's Walkman phone thingy. (That model, you know. The latest one or whatever. Who cares? I'm not interested in phones.) And the camera isn't half bad.

... Except that it makes my nose look humungous.

I Want!

December 12th, 2005 Comments(2)

I want Marketing: An Introduction - An Asian Perspective so bad! But I'm broke from buying 2 textbooks. Someone get it for me for Christmas! *Sniffles*

Not My Day

November 16th, 2005 Comments(3)

My period likes to make its entrance with a loud bang. Every. Single. Time. So what it does is arrive when:

  • I forget my feminine supplies.
  • I'm wearing white pants/skirts.
  • I'm going on holiday.
  • I'm having exams/tests/whatever major stuff that I can't afford to do badly in.
  • More than one of the above.

And what happens when nothing I've listed above happens? IT WAITS. It bloody waits! The nerve of my menstrual cycle.

So that's what happened today. I forgot to bring tampons. A colleague gave me pads. And just the brand I use too. But that's not the same. They're not tampons. They feel terribly icky. And I was in excruciating pain when I was supposed to be out trying to make sales.

Don't know how it feels like, guys? Just slam your groin into something hard. And keep it up the whole day. Then imagine that same pain in your lower abdomen. That should be about right.

So my boss was kind enough to let me go home early. But the cab fare made my heart ache. :( And when the cab reached the void deck, I had to make a 50-metre dash in a heavy downpour (to put it mildly). I emerged looking like I've been swimming.

My makeup held up remarkably well though. The non-waterproof mascara didn't even budge. *Incredulous* o.O

I <3 WordPress

November 14th, 2005 Comments(2)

I'm feeling mighty pleased with myself because I've hacked and plugin-ed WordPress to death and now I have an online store that can:

  • Display thumbnail listings
  • Hide price and order form from unregistered users
  • Allow registered users to order goods

Sounds bloody simple. But took me hours and hours and hours. Especially the thumbnail bit. I still think WordPress can afford to be less rigid with the tags. But hey, then maybe I wouldn't be feeling so pleased with myself.

Asia Fashion Week 2005

November 09th, 2005 Comments(5)

Guess who attended the Asia Fashion Week event before it was open to the public? I got to see loads of lithe female models and hunky male models. Mmm... And free of charge too. Apparently other than trade visitors and professionals, everyone has to pay $10.

Tough luck, because if they're charging, it's going to be pretty devoid of people.

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