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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

my R-date. urgh. But tonight I saved a lot of money by dining at home. A steamboat gathering on Christmas Eve. How nice.

All I need for Christmas is u. Every Christmas. Every New Year (Deepavali, Hari Raya, Vesak Day,etc). :D

Interesting restaurant.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

The owner of the restaurant must have taken macroeconomics module in his uni days. :D

12 Days of Christmas for 2008 inflated by 8.1%.

Monday, December 08, 2008
On the Twelfth Day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me
Twelve drummers drumming,
Eleven pipers piping,
Ten lords a-leaping,
Nine ladies dancing,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle-doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree!

Lol. There exits this interesting Christmas Price Index (created by PNC Wealth Management) which is like the Consumer Price Index. It can be viewed here. 2008 12 days of Christmas has supposedly inflated by 8.1% as compared to last year's!

Interesting faq :
"Which year could the “True Love” afford to be a scrooge?

The cheapest cost of Christmas in dollars occurred in 1995, when the true cost of Christmas was only $51,000."

It looks like my true love (and yours too) will need to spend more money this year to bring me this basket of goods (hint: nine ladies dancing will do, I don't need that partridge, geese and whatsoever. :D).

Jack of All Trades or Master of One?

Tuesday, December 02, 2008
I always find it interesting to read about how human analyse their own thinking process. And today, I came across such an article by a Northwestern doctoral student.

I find this paragraph particularly enlightening:

"Heuristics are simple mental rules that people use to make decisions, form judgments, and solve problems. According to the zero-sum heuristic, individuals believe that the alternatives in a given choice set are balanced in their overall performance. Hence, consumers draw compensatory inferences and conclude that for each option, advantages in one attribute must be compensated for by disadvantages in another attribute. Therefore, when evaluating choice sets comprising both specialized and all-in-one options, consumers tend to consider the overall performance of the alternatives to be equivalent. This leads them to draw two types of compensatory inferences: compensatory devaluation, which lowers the perceived performance of the all-in-one option, and compensatory polarization, which enhances the perceived performance of the specialized options on their differentiating attributes. "

However, after having experienced the demise of my 2 years old all-in-one printer , I'm slanted towards the 'masters of one' instead of the 'jacks of all trades'. Can you imagine when your all-in-one becomes a all-except-print printer (a printer that doesn't print?!?!)?

On the hand, I have received feedback from friends about their pleasant experiences with all-in-one printers. Well, sometimes it boils down to luck (and yes, brand). Futhermore, nowadays home printers are usually all-in-one.

Oh and I forgot to mention, the novelty of a post-ORD lifestyle is slowly dying off but nevertheless, it's still great! LG.

This time last year This time next year

Sunday, March 09, 2008
It's the time of the year again when you see/hear/smell/feel the excitement of the j3s with their grades and the anticipation that comes along with it. All the best ppl!

Well, I just realised that one of the VJ top students happened to be my junior. And wow, she made such a great improvement. From a freshman struggling in her studies to a bright and successful scholar. So proud of you! and to all the j3s guys out there, have fun with NS (it's getting freaking damn bloody boring now.)

Hopefully, I'll get my fair share of the academic excitement this year.


Tuesday, January 01, 2008
It's this day of the year again. A lot of things have changed. For the better and for the worse. As for me, after a year of thinking, I can finally see where I'll be heading in the years to come. But the thing is that, there're many paths which I can take to reach that main route... Well, I shall see..

Hopefully, this year will be a better one. a year filled with gd luck. I need lots of that this year especially this first half of the year.

Cheers to a great 08 ahead.



Wednesday, December 12, 2007
At first, 9 months seems like a painfully long wait. 38 weeks... finally, this wait is concluding and a new chapter is waiting for us. In fact cadet school life is just like any other schooling experience; when it's ending, u begin to look back and feel nostalgic. Some of us are still uncertain and doubtful if we're up to the job. Hopefully, we will lead excel and overcome whatever challenges we may encounter.

67/07 OCC, we will uphold the pride and honour of the officer corps.