Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Sex Scandal

“The health minister admits he was caught on video having sex with woman, but will not quit; leaves future to the Prime Minister.”

This was the morning breaking news reported by the radio on 2nd January 2008. What a day light lightning and it was happening on the first working day of year 2008.

A few years ago, the US President at that time was committed to sex scandal with his secretary. The difference were one caught in the sex video while the latter was accused by the sex partner with evidence such as love letters, cigar that inserted to the secretary vagina, full elaboration on location and positions while the secretary is performing oral sex to him.

Finally the former President has admitted to the sex scandal and apologized on press conference with the supports of his family. In result, the people of United States have accepted the apology. The sex scandal has not jeopardized his politics path but in reverse has boosted his popularity to sky rocket.

Another incident that happened not far ago was the sex video of Paris Hilton. The sex video has been widely distributed; exposing Paris Hilton's sex life to the world. But the sex scandal has not set her career to sunset; today Paris Hilton is one of the most popular Hollywood female celebrities.

What would be the outcome of the Malaysia Health Minister Datuk Seri Doctor Chua Soi Lek? To respect his privacy, his future should not falls under the sex video as he is also one of the victims in the incident. To look at the scenario positively, this gentleman has got the guts to admit that he was the one in the sex video.

On the next day, Datuk Seri Doctor Chua Soi Lek has announced his resignations on all the positions held in the government agency and Malaysia Chinese Associations (MCA) in a press conference.

A day before he has mentioned that he will not quite but leaves the future to the Prime Minister; a day after, the scenario reversed.

Until now, nobody knows who the master mind behind the trap is. But the intention is very clear; it is all about politic agenda.

The question of mine is it is a political power wrestling of MCA or it is the directive of UMNO which have another set of political agenda.

Whatever it is, the people of Malaysia have lost a great leader who is passionate to serve the people.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

First Cheque from Google Inc. (Adsense Program) -continued

Before I bank in the pay cheque issued by Google Inc., some survey of the bank charges in foreign currency transaction has been carried out.

I remember I have read something on the charges at, hence what I have done is just visit the website and key in key word "Google cheque" into the Google search tool bar at

HSBC is one of the bank which offers very reasonable fee for foreign cheque transaction and so happen that I have a current account with them. I have visited HSBC branch which is located at Uptown Damansara and spoke to a customer service staff for assistance.

The customer service staff seems to be very surprise in regards with my enquiry. A higher rank officer has taken over from there. He is very helpful where I would like to state down the useful information disclosed from this gentlemen at below for your reference:

1. Cheque from Google Inc. could be bank in via ATM machine regardless of the currency.

2. Under the United States (US) Government rules and regulations, the US Government reserved the right to withdraw the money paid out from US to countries outside US within the 7 years of the transaction. (It is something to deal with anti-terrorist regulations).

A few day after I bank in the cheque, I received a telephone call from HSBC officer wanted me to clarify on the payment because under Malaysia Government rules and regulations, the bank need to declare the income that is paid in foreign cheque. A explaining how I got the cheque, he said that this is under "Internet Advertising Income".

Well, this is something from me, hopefully this is useful to Bloggers who participated in Google Adsense program.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

The Banker and the Fisherman

An investment banker was at the pier of a small coastal village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellow fin tuna. The banker complimented the fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them.

The fisherman replied, "Only a little while." The banker then asked, "Why didn't you stay out longer and catch more fish?"

The fisherman said, "With this I have more than enough to support my family's needs."

The banker then asked, "But what do you do with the rest of your time?"

The fisherman said, "I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, go for walks with my wife, stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine and play guitar with my friends. As you can see, I have a full and busy life."

The banker scoffed, "I am a Harvard MBA and could help you. You should spend more time fishing; and with the proceeds, buy a bigger boat! With the proceeds from the bigger boat you could buy several boats. Eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling your catch to a middleman you would sell directly to the processor, eventually opening your own cannery. You would control the product, processing and distribution. You would need to leave this small coastal fishing village and move to the capital city. After that, who knows, maybe you could take on the world!"

The fisherman asked, "But, how long will this all take?"

To which the banker replied, "I'd say about 15 to 20 years."

"But what then?" asked the fisherman.

The Banker laughed and said, "That's the best part! When the time is right, you would announce an IPO and sell your company stock to the public and become very rich, you would make millions."

"Millions?...Then what?" the fisherman continued prodding.

The banker said, "Then you would retire. Move to a small coastal fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, go for romantic walks with your wife, and in the evenings you could sip wine, play guitar and sing songs with your friends!"

To which the fisherman mused, "Now isn't that strange? Isn't that what I'm doing now?"

"Important thing is to know what you want in life right from the beginning and you won't go wrong with it. Begin your life with the end in mind." -Anonymous




我們結婚一年小孩就出生了,我先生工作更忙,而我剛好也轉換一個新工作, 早上7點半要到公司開早會, 聽解盤。

我一個新手媽媽,不懂訣竅, 小孩凌晨一點喝奶, 清晨五點喝奶, 我的睡眠時間被分割, 新換的業務工作壓力, 也常常讓我失眠。 而我先生依然如常的上下班, 我一肩扛起照顧小孩的責任,有時凌晨一點起床餵奶同時,還一邊替他準備解酒茶水及熱毛巾,因為他剛應酬回家。

小孩四個月大時,他爭取到美國 St. Jose 外訓行程一個月, 我們發生了很大的爭執, 希望他放棄, 希望他在家陪我,因為我累了, 新工作和照顧新生兒的壓力, 讓我瘦的比產前還瘦。

我先生告訴我,我不懂他的志向, 像故事中的邱先生, 自比為大鳥。

我含淚讓他去美國,一 個人早上送小孩去保母家, 下班接回小孩, 週末去陪他父母吃飯。

一個月後他回來了,公司 Promote他, 他志得意滿, 人生似乎很平順。 可是我的身體越來越差, 我決定和他一起分攤照顧小孩的工作, 我請他晚上幫忙照顧小孩, 讓我好好睡一個月。他答應一個月不應酬, 每晚回家帶小孩。

不到一個月時間,有天我早晨醒來, 看到他坐在身旁, 他顯然是很早起床, 要不就沒睡, 他很慎重的問: 『老婆我問你,這半年來你 照顧小孩,都是這樣睡睡醒醒嗎?』
我答: 『是啊。』
他問: 『妳怎沒說?』
我答: 『我說了,但你體會不到。』

沉默了一會兒,他說: 『如果我累了, 可辭職回家帶小孩, 養家是男人的天職。』
但我告訴他: 『他也不懂我的志向,我和他受同樣的教育,我也有自己想要的人生, 我也想被認同。』


他沉默許久, 很憐惜的看著我說:『老婆,妳真的好辛苦。』
從此以後, 我先生很少應酬,一回家就換下衣服陪小孩。 但出差到國外還是少不了, 我也不再阻止。

幾年後我們有了第二個兒子, 生活更加忙碌, 但我們很少爭執, 因為我們各自在自己崗位上發展, 並且互相支援。

這幾年外商漸漸撤離台灣,我先生也面臨短暫失業, 有天他對我說: 『老婆,妳有工作讓我減輕不少壓力,我可以慢慢尋找適合的工作。』

後來他到一家上市公司負責中國南方的經營策略,常常海峽兩岸奔走, 我還是一個人接送小孩, 一個人上下班, 週末陪他父母吃飯。

最近他有較長的時間在台灣,回想結婚這十年來, 他像大鵬鳥一樣四處飛翔, 剛出社會時覺得太早結婚,婚姻某種程度上是他的牽絆,但現在卻老想回家。

他說走遍世界各地,每到夜晚最想念的還是家裡的大床。 我倒覺得我先生越來越像我兩個兒子, 回到家總愛黏著我。

我每天回家都聽兒子講學校發生的事,培養和小孩互動機會, 我先生也急於和我分享他工作上的大小事, 我因為從事承銷業務, 對上市公司財務業務接觸廣泛, 也常能提供他一些訊息及建議。

我的感覺是婚姻生活是兩人 compromise 的結果, 沒有誰是大鳥, 誰是小鳥。 如果你飛的比較快, 記得停下來等等對方, 兩人要心存感激, 互相扶持, 讓兩人可以飛得久久長長。

畢竟… 能夠一起飛,才是… 人生最大的福氣。


夫妻如果沒有共同的理想、抱負, 其中一方就會像 《良駒》一樣, 很痛苦地和《一般牛》擠在同一柵欄中吃食; 而《美麗的鳳凰》 , 也會很委屈地和《普通雞》一樣, 被關在同一籠中餵食。

幸福的保障, 不在於別人的承諾,而是自我心態的調整。

Friday, January 11, 2008

7% (Seven Percent)

A Holy Man was having a conversation with God one day and said, 'God,I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like.' God then led the Holy Man to two doors. He opened one of the doors and the Holy Man looked in.

In the middle of the room was a large round table. In the middle of the table was a large pot of stew, which smelled delicious and made the Holy Man's mouth water. The people sitting around the table were thin and sickly. They appeared to be famished.

They were holding spoons with very long handles that were strapped to their arms and it seems that each found it possible to reach into the pot of stew and take a spoonful. But because the handle was longer than their arms, they could not get the spoons back into their mouths. The Holy Man shuddered at the sight of their misery and suffering.

God said, 'You have just seen Hell.' They then went to the next room and opened the door. It was exactly the same as the first one.

There was the large round table with the large pot of stew which made the Holy Man's mouth water. The people were equipped with the same long-handled spoons, but here the people were well nourished and plump, laughing and talking.

The Holy Man said, 'I don't understand.''

It is simple,' said God. 'It requires but one skill. You see, they have learned to feed each other, while the greedy think only of themselves.'

Its estimated 93% won't forward this. If you are one of the 7% who will, forward this with the title '7%'.

'We are not human beings going through a temporary spiritual experience.We are spiritual beings going through a temporary human experience.'

Friday, January 04, 2008

First Cheque from Google Inc. (Adsense Program)

I have just received the first Google Inc. payout on the Adsense program. It was an encouragement to me, not because of the monetary aspect, but because of the increase of the readers on my sites.

The amount is approximately USD 100 (MYR 328), it is not a lot but this figure was contributed by some thousands of clicks because the average pay out per click on my bogs is at 2-3 cents.

Three of my blogs have contributed to this income:

1. Health & Beauty Tips
- Having most visitors. 2-3 cents per click

2. Self Help
- Moderate visitors. 2-3 cents per click

3. Industrial Marking & Coding Technologies
- Fewer visitors, but it contributes about 50 cents per click in average.

I have no intention to optimized the blogs by adding metal tags, using high hit rates key words and stuff like that because to me posting high quality articles is most important to make the blogs famaous.
Thank you for your support and Happy New Year!
Read the continued article with title: First Cheque from Google Inc. (Adsense Program) -continued


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