Once again I find myself musing about my financial status and how I should go about improving it, or at least keeping it in check. My thoughts turn to loans and financial aids that are provided by various institutions; including banks, government institutions, universities, colleges, company bonds, and so on, so forth. The only loan that I have had need to take so far was one for financing my Bachelor’s degree. But what if I do decide to take on another loan to purchase (upgrade) a car or finance my own property? What then would be the best way to go about handling a loan and how do we determine whether it is worth leaving your signature on the contract?
Archive for November, 2005
So you have your main site up and added a Wordpress (WP) blog for making announcements and updates (or you’re planning to do so). What next? Have you ever considered the fact that you’re maintaining two seperate databases and access controls? Why not merge your main site and WP?
Have you ever been in (financial) debt? My opinion is that everyone has been in debt at some point or other in their life. Debt comes in many forms, including but not exclusive to, home loans, car loans, study loans, credit card debts, cash advancements, credit lines, easy payment schemes (scams more like), and money borrowed from friends and family.
Another busy week has come and gone. That means its time for another Game of the Week. This week’s game was created by GameLab and promoted by several publishers, including GameHouse, and Yahoo! Games. This week’s game feature is none other than Diner Dash Deluxe.
Earlier, I mentioned that I was at Genting Highlands for the eGenting Programming Competition 2005. Well, that night after everything was over, a few of us decided to stay a while longer and take in some cool highlands air. Since it was dinner time, our first stop was to Ming Ren Restaurant.
My family, WL and I went to a place in the heart of KL that serves caramelised BBQ pork and chicken rice (Pork = Non-Halal. Take note of that). The name of the place, as the title states, is Meng Kee. This isn’t my first visit since I’ve eaten here on two other occasions but it was a first for my parents. The restaurant is actually located one road behind the very busy main street of Jalan Aloh.
We’ve heard that phrase often enough. When something ‘bad’ happens, more often than not, more ‘bad’ things are to follow. Like it or not, I find that this observation is more often than not true. Maybe its just psychological. Maybe when something particularly unfortunate does happen, the human brain automatically sets itself to take note of other things of equal or greater magnitude on the scale of misfortunes.
Damnit, I can’t sleep. I just got back from Genting Highlands where my department, eGENTING’s R&D (Systems), held the fourth installment of our annual programming competition. The story behind the competition is that our department has always had a difficulties with staff recruitment. The reason being that interviewees have a tendency to exagerate their CVs in order to secure a job. The problem with that is when they do get hired, very few ever perform up to par. So the Programming Competition was born.
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Sunday has come and gone. The invite for catching the newest installment of Harry Potter (HP) resulted in multiple cancellations. At the end, only 6 of us went (Sai Keun and Carol, Tebu and Kai Vern [is the spelling right?], WL and myself). I tried reserving the tickets but, believe it or not, the Golden Screen Cinema (GSC) phone lines were engaged until 1am Friday and by the time I got through, it was fully booked. Call me unlucky. I went personally to purchase the tickets and managed to secure six fifth row seats for the noon show.