Sunday, August 12, 2007

Sir, your shirt dem ugly

Sorry Sir, maybe your people were too respectful to say, but seriously. Dem ugly. White would have been better.

And the video, Sir. Wooden. Serious. Overwhelms the message.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Did they really say that???

Crazy quotes from today's Sunday Times...

Madam See Biew Wah, who was sent by Singapore Airlines to Paris in 1972 to model for Pierre Balmain, when he was working on the Singapore Girl's iconic uniform: "He was extremely particular. If he didn't like something, he'd just rip it off." She claims she now has an "invisible uniform", which has kept her strong and confident.
You bad boy, Mr Balmain. Now she's all weird and talking about invisible uniforms.

Tan Boon Long, an undergraduate who turned S$125,000 into S$723m over three weeks in a stock-trading contest, when asked what his psychology was during the game: "I was risk-neutral. I placed very big bets I wouldn't have dared to in real life. And I put down all the money I had." His strategy was to buy mainly stocks and covered warrants that cost a few cents and which offered huge gains in percentage terms. He has made 6% on his real-life portfolio since last July.
Ah Boy ah, I think you better go check the real meaning of risk-neutral, hor. Like before you bet the farm would be a good time. Or maybe you should just leave it to the pros. 6% since July long-only is really bad.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

On the Landmark Forum

An old friend has been trying to get me to go to the Landmark Forum, an intense training course touted to bring out the best in you.

There's lots of controversy, as you can see here, here, here and here. Some people call the Landmark Forum a cult. But others swear by it, as you can see here and here. I'm curious, but there are some elements of the Forum which, well, raises my antennae, so to speak.

If anyone has had an experience with them to share, that will really help.