Friday, January 30, 2009


The three steps to a success of enjoying Life!

50-60% people with major diseases
4 major diseases: Diabetes, Heart respiratory diseases, cancer, mental diseases
3 major causes : Smoking, bad food selection, no exercises!

In order to manage your wealth start from the acquiring of knowledge on health.
Then to plan and work on a Health management programme…
With the programme, you can control your right attitude to health, manage your EQ which is the other major factor to ensure that you body is both physically and mentally fit.

Most of parents are more or less has the different life style as we are having and our younger generation will have another life style of what we have been experiencing.
If you do not see the need to change, then you will be falling into the traps that will inevitably cause your life or health.

In our parent life, they have to eat a lot as who knows when we would have the next meal, they did more exericse than we have as we did not have the life, elevator, MTR…etc
We pretty much rely on our feet to move from one place to the other, so what we eat will be accumulated in our body in the form of fat.

Whenever I ask people to go for Hiking, I could expect these are the excuses:

I am tired, My wife doe not allow me to go, I have to work, it is family day, I could not wake up so early, I have to attend child’s parent day, I have to go on trip next week,
I slept very late, my running shoe is broken, I did no have time to make up, he is having his period!

I had rather feel easier to have reply ”I am Lazy!” as the implication is Same!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Hand Held Games in MTR

The Hong Kong new generation is Hopeless!

What is your expected percentage to see youth reading in MTR? - <1%

What is your Expected percentage to see the youth playing PSP in MTR- >15%

What is your Expected age group for the passsengers in MTR playing PSP? - 10-45 Years Old~

What do you think? -

They want to practise their fingers as to train their finger to be more powerful and Sensitive to motion? - probably yes!

Do yo think that it can help them to get a better academic result or better career in the future-


They are not as hard working as Shanghai, Shenzhen, TienJing, Tibet or Beijing kid!

They are not as good at managing Mandarin than any Chinese in China- No question about it?

Are they able to read and speak better English as comparing with the Chinese of the similar education background?

So After another 10 years, who will be more superior of having more survival kits between a Local Chinese and Hong Kong University Graduates...

You should have the answer!

So, I ask myself what is wrong with these new kids?

Lai Shi

Due to poor Financial Situation, one of my wives had to go to work since Aug 2008. actaually all of them has to work!

She works as a Helper in preparing some Thai noodles in A Chinese restaurant Castle Peak Road. At least she can help to pay for some of the bills. As I really do not know when I will lose my job!

for many reasons that no one coudl expect!

Well, I am positive to the attitude of works though my workablity is far below the company's expectation!

She goes out to work at 0540 to catch a bus and comes back at 1800. Reahing home at around 1900. 4 days for resr per month.

In these few days, most of the Customers have given her Lai Shi!

She was very happy as not just of the money inside as that may be 10 to 20 Dollars, It does show the Chinese Tradition of " to Give is a blessing than to receive!"

She feels great as she feels being repected with a Lai Shi, she may be simple woman, who gets to stay with a Sophisticated man...


Farewell Party

What Can We Do in this Depression?

What can we do in this Economy Tsunami?

Seems that we can helpless and there is no way we can mark our vision for the next 4 quarters. A HK successfully business tycoon who has worked from a in 1970, slow from a mediocre business man, gradually gaining wealth by investing in Real estate…

Now probably Lee is the richest family in Hong Kong.

He has word for us” Conservative” and aim at a Stable Cash Flow, he has accumulated USD 21B with 70% in cash!

Second insight is that he puts emphasis on Quality of product, not just the sales revenue…
Every unit of his product is classified the best of its kind.

The strategy is not to keep you alive, not just simplifying the production flow, but to keep up the best value that you product could provide for your customers…

When business comes, you would be the one to get the golden opportunity to get the profit because you our got the best product on hands!


Recession and Depression

"It's a recession when your neighbour loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours."

Economy downturn is that your money was depreciated more than 50% in one night! Without knowing where the money was gone…the fund manager had informed you the next day!

Economy Tsunami is that your properties and wealth would be evaporated more than 90% in one day and the fund manager had already hung himself is his office the night before!


Bolivia Holds the Key of EV Car Future

EV Car news Jan 29 2009:

China will announce by 2021, 50% Car in China are EV cars!
USA by 2020, any car in USE should be able to run 35km min. with a Gallon of fuel.
Ford: by 2010, every car model should include one EV version for customer

Bolivia is the world largest Lithium producer in the World, all under desert!

It carries 50% of the world total Lithium.

A new rise of Industry stock! Should not be ignored!


Tai O, An Old Fishing Village at Lan Tao Island

Today, five of us went ot a Hiking from Tung Chung, passing a trail of rather flat and easy path along the beach to Tai O, a Old Fishing Village. It is around 10Km.

These are the pictures we took this morning at Tai O hiking.

29 Jan 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

LED Projector

Optoma Pico, probbaly the smallest projector!

Share photos and videos from mobile devices.

Project images on any surface

Ultra-light at 4 ounces including battery.

Image size up to 60 inches.

1000:1 contrast ratio.

LED light source lasts over 20,000 hours

Recharge battery conveniently via USB or included AC power adaptor
108 Gram in Weight around
Selling about NTD14,880.00


I went to take dinner in Chiu Chow garden at Tsuen Wan… in the First Day of the Chinese New year of Ox.

I had got a chance to watch out a man nearby table;
He is aged 51 looks as if he is close to 60, wearing a red Chinese cotton-padded jacket which is only be worn in Chinese New Year. He had some grey hair His overall appearance is even more slovenly than usual. His round spectacles with faded golden frame was on. Uncut Mustache that gave him a shabby outlook. Judging from his professor appearance against and his deed later on made me drop the mallet.

He sits down and the stewardess placed his plate, bowl, chopstick, chop stick rest, tea cup in front of him…
Then offered him tea pot with type of tea he ordered.
Well, he was quite released and alone. He used the tea to wash all the utensils, from top to bottom for how many times I could not remembered, and eve the chop stick rest was cleaned. We are aware as this is a general hygienic precaution to clean the utensil before Chinese Dim Sum or Chinese Food after the SARS. But I have not seen anymore so much enjoying cleaning the stuff, at the end of the cleaning process, he wiped the bottom of the pate with the napkin, He took more than ten minutes to do all these cleaning job with two pots of hot water.

The he waited for his order, a plate of Chinese wide rice noodle deep friend with Beef.

Well, I do think that this is one of most extreme guy that I have ever met, I am sure he is sicked.

He should be Single, and no girl friend or friend of opposite sex as I guess no one who like to share the cleaning mysophobia with this gentlemen.

He probably earns a lot of money. I guess that he may work as a professor or some kind of teaching profession. He may have very special character that no one would stand him, as there is seldom to have a single man of that age to go to eat in a Chinese restaurant on the first day of Chinese New Years.

I have gone just about as far as I can go with this man. Lucky by time his plate of noodle was served, it was time for me to leave.

Well in Hong Kong we have a Chinese Saying, “One type of rice to serve one handfed types of people”

What I am trying to say is that we can go extreme for everything or there will be hard time for us and that may not be good to us too.

PS, Pig is a kind of animal who loves cleaniness more or less same as Human Being!


Monday, January 26, 2009

Memory Of Yao Ming, One Of The Greatest Composers

The news that famous composer Yao Ming succumbed to a stroke on March 30, 1967 shocked the music world. Particularly millions pf his fans in South East Asia and other part of the world.

Yao Ming dedicated his whole life to music in his short life. During his thirthy years before his sudden death, he had written thousands of songs, many of them which including Second Spring (Ding Dong Song), enjoyed world wide popularity.

Yao Ming never attempted to hide his less fortunate youth. Claiming with virtuous modesty, that contributed to his success.

However, those who knew him, are emphatic that Yao Ming was a man gifted with talent so indispensable to be a composer. Borne in Shanghai in 1917, he settled down in Hong Kong in 1950.

He worked for recording and as well for filming industry. He won three times awards for best music at Asia Film Festivals. His extensive tours of Asia, America, and Europe helped to keep him abreast with the ever-changing world trends in music.

He is one of the very few composers who could create such a large numbers of popular songs ranging from Chinese, Classical to pops, from Western folk-songs to up-to-date beat music. All well known singers in China, Hong Kong and many parts of South East Aais, who knew him personally and were in fact grateful for the valuable guidance given them.

They were unanimous in acknowledging that Yao’s death was a great loss to the music world, Yao Best known songs collected in this album are Sung by Tsin Ting, well-known Mandarin singer and one of Yao’s Disciples.

According Tsin Ting told me, she made this album in 3 days only, and at that time, this is considered long, well, she mentioned that the best song she sung was Lover’s tear…

She was paid for HKD4,000.00 for this album…. That was half the money for a flat in Hong Kong at that time…

This twelve songs are :
Second Spring
Lover’s Tears
I love Cha Cha
My Lonely Boudoir
Kiss of Spring
Always waiting for him
Three years
Si Si Li
We met too late
Ding Dong Twist
My feeling
The Song of the wood

What a romance to listen this album" The Golden Hit of Yao Ming", this is first day of the Year of Ox, I listened this album once more…

To show the respect of Yao Ming and the greatest Mandarin Singer Tsin Ting.


The Stud Rooster

A farmer went out one day and bought a brand new stud rooster for his chicken coop.

The new rooster struts over to the old rooster and says, 'OK old fart, time for you to retire.'

The old rooster replies, 'Come on, surely you cannot handle ALL of these chickens.

Look what it has done to me Can't you just let me have the two old hens over in the corner?'

The young rooster says, 'Beat it: You are washed up And I am taking over.'

The old rooster says, 'I tell you what, young stud. I will race you around the farmhouse.

Whoever wins gets the exclusive domain over the entire chicken coop.' The young rooster laughs.

'You know you don't stand a chance, old man. So, just to be fair, I will give you a head start.'

The old rooster takes off running. About 15 seconds later the young rooster takes off running after him. They round the front porch of the farmhouse and the young rooster has closed the gap.

He is only about 5 feet behind the old rooster and gaining fast. The farmer, meanwhile, is sitting in his usual spot on the front porch When he sees the roosters running by.

The Old Roster is squawking And running as hard as he can. The Farmer grabs his shotgun and- BOOM - He blows the young rooster to bits.

The farmer sadly shakes his head and says, 'Damn it.....Third gay rooster I bought this month.' Moral of this Story?...

Don't mess with the older generation!Age, skill, wisdom, and a little treachery Always overcome youth and arrogance!

We think we are smart in front of the experienced peoples, well in a company, there are a lot of executives, they have been gone through all those rainny and stormy days…to some of the young managers, they think that they should not paid that much to be an executive.

Who knows one day, the experienced staff will save the company?

We have seen a lot of clusterfuck and cockamamei economy crisis… 1973, 1987, 2001, 2003 SARS and now the so-called worst economy Tsunami in the past 70 years!

God knows when this economy will one day wake up and rise up or it may take more 2 years…for even 4 years keep a L-shape HS index forever?

Some recent reports generated by US 54 economists’ predictions; washes out extremes.
GDP changes:
Fourth quarter: 4.3%
First quarter: 2.5%
Second quarter: 0.5%
Growth in third and fourth quarters!

I really doubt if that is the real situation as all economy blooms must come with solid drives. Either by the Government bailout, massive job opportunities, nation wide constructions programs or some very good news from all countries world wide.

Whilst we are doing all the best to lower the cost, cutting unnecessary indirect expense, improve the manufacturing process, simplifies documentation for order processing, training for employees for preparation for the next bloom, prepare a new product to meet the market or to create new innovative product to bring out new markets!

All these take time, however who knows if we have time or not, I still think that it is time for more vigorus exercise. It is time for get ourselves slimmer, as a lighter body will run faster, consume less calories and react much faster to our competitors.

I have to be paranoid old spook on the old rooster if they could be able to maintain the company profitability in these years as we used to be in past 3 decades!


Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Losers in The Economy Tsunami

Honesty becomes credibility

Only Greedy people lose money and freedom eventually, like some of the CEOs in some of the firms!

Only Honest man could survive in the storms.

In Hong Kong, the rent is too high, the houses are too expensive, the salary of the people is too high!

If the orders drop >30%, no one could survive... The only way is to cut off direct expenses by say pay reduction by 30% seems the only way or we have to lay off!

So be a happy man as if you are not greedy, nor rich... you still have a job! Some one who loves you! Your beloved are with you. You are probably happiest man in the world!

You should be glad that you have found that there are numerous way to make your life more fruitful... more joyous.

Being poor is not a sin, I am proud of my poverty as I have never cheated anymore a dollar! Someone called me idiot, but a idiot sleeps soundy.

when I lie down in Bed, I count " one, Two, three" ZZ Z Z!

When I count "Four", it is morning already!


Divide or Multiply in Economic downturn

Winner Multiplies their size whereas Loser divides in low economy!

Like Samsung and LG, they used to buy equipment and expands their new product line in bad time.

When the business comes again, their competitors who had reduced their production capacity or having no new products will lose all the business to Samsung.

Samsung will expand their market share and easily double their revenue!

I am lucky that I am working in a multiplying company!

As I said, Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'In three years, will this matter?'


Cuff Links

One of my collections is Cuff Links:

From top dwonward:
18KPink Gold
Beautiful made with Enamel, probably in 1970's

Tiffany 1990 18K gold and Sterling Silver

Tiffany 1990 18K and Sterling Silver

Asprey vermeil 1970's

Georg Jensen Vermeil 1995. I just bought from Paul three days ago!

My favoiurite Cuff links are Link London, Tiffany, Georg Jensen, Swank, Shiedfield, Asprey,


Transformer TT

TT is not the Audi, it is Terrafugia Transition, a transformer of a car and aircraft.

It can be converted from a car to a ready-to-fly aircraft in 15 Seconds.

Speed of the TT on road is 150 Km/hour.

The mileage of TT is 805 Km in the air for full tank of fuel!

The Manufacturer boss is Carl Dietrich.

I guess the problem here is the legal law and what kind of driving license we should get, which seems the major issue to us to go for a Ride/Fly?


Swimming Against The Current

This is the one I had mentioned for many times....

This is the performance of the past three monthes; right at the darkest time in 2008 after the burst of Lehman Brothers issues in Oct. 2008

Well, it keeps on rising from 11 dollars till yesterday of 14 Dollars... already gained 27%!

So this is my dream:

in year 2011 Mar the laregest Bank will be staying at HKD180.00 a share

This stock "Build the dream" will be around HKD 108.00 a share.

This world largest semi conductor equipment supplier will be around HKD 98.00 a share

Then in 2012 One of the US top three car manufacturers "F" company will acquire the "Build the dream" and the value of the share rised from HKD108 to HKD198.00.

The dream continues...

Saturday, January 24, 2009

33 Ways for Better Life in 2009

1. Take at least 10Km walk every week. And while you
walk, chat with your friends, and smile.

2. Smile is the ultimate anti-depressant.

3. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day, let your mind calm.

4. Try to sleep at 2300-0300 to allow your kidney to rest.

5. When you wake up in the morning complete the
following statement, “Thank god, I’ve earned one day!”

6. Play more games and read more books than you did in 2008.

7. Eat Butter, not margarine!

8. More tea, more water less coffee, less sugar, less salt and cream

9. Eat until you feel 65% full.

10. Drink more water, do not wait until you feel thirsty!

11. Walk up staircase whenever you can and time allows, esp. in MTR station
And your office. Let you heart beats.

12. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

13. Least pretty lady; leave it to some body;
Stay away with Moderate pretty ladies as they usually having a lot of dates.
Go for the prettiest as they are easiest.

14. Talk Friendly, Act professionally.

15. Friends are forever, sales for commission

16. Dress up neatly, brush your shoe before you meet your customers.

17. Good quality fabrics never out of fashion

18. AQ, EQ not IQ that matters

19. Eat Breakfast, lunch and Dinner in this proportion by weight
1.3, 1 and 0.7

20. Smile and laugh more. It will keep the NEGATIVE BLUES away.

21. Life can never be fair, but it's still good.

22. Think for 10 seconds when you are angry, then you will feel better.

23. Work 130% more not just for result as effort will eventually pay!

24. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea
what their journey is all about.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'In
three years, will this matter?'

27 However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

28. The best is yet to come.

29. It is always darkest before day dawn

30. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show

31. Making love is the best lubricants to make you run smoothly, swiftly and quietly.

32. Envy is a waste of time, you already have all you need!

33. Smile every times, everyone likes to see you smile!


Sunday, January 18, 2009

New Loudspeaker

Harbeth is a traditional British sound, 1987 model Harbeth HL Compact...The Treble is some what I can say more transparent and more precise than Harbeth LS3/5A and Audiomaster LS3/5A. I think it is good and I think I can stay with it for quite some time.

HK Snob

Monday, January 12, 2009

Harbeth HL compact loudspeaker

I am serious considering this pair of loudspeaker.

Other item in the list:

Harbeth HL7 monitor, B&W 804, FA, ProAc 2.5, Venture, reference 3a, Audio Note....


Sunday, January 11, 2009

Good Business in Bad Economy!

After most of the people money had been evaporated 60%, there is a need for some of us to find another source of cash to settle the Credit card payment. Unless you do not have any credit payment.

If you have HKD30,000.00 unsettled amount under Hang Kung Bank VISA account, if you pay for the minimum payment every month, under such an interest rate of 33% propably you need another 30 years to clear off the debt.

A friend of us had an monthly income of HKD20,000 you know he has unsettled Visa payment of HKD400,000.00! I do not see any way he can settle it... So Simpson Brothers, AU Finish, DBX or Chu E financial company could be the untimately winner...for your properties

Do not forget , all these company can EASILY loan you more for helping to settling the VISA...

But do nto underestimate the terms and condition for how many years and how much you have to pay them every month....


Saturday, January 10, 2009

Plastic Money

The concept of paying different merchants using the same card was invented in 1950 by Ralph Schneider and Frank X. McNamara, founders of Diners Club, to consolidate multiple cards. The Diners Club, which was created partially through a merger with Dine and Sign, produced the first "general purpose" charge card, and required the entire bill to be paid with each statement.

That was followed by Carte Blanche and in 1958 by American Express which created a worldwide credit card network.

Bank of America created the BankAmericard in 1958, a product which, with its overseas affiliates, eventually evolved into the Visa system.

MasterCard came to being in 1966 when a group of credit-issuing banks established MasterCharge; it received a significant boost when Citibank merged its proprietary Everything Card, launched in 1967, into Master Charge in 1969.

The fractured nature of the U.S. banking system meant that credit cards became an effective way for those who were traveling around the country to move their credit to places where they could not directly use their banking facilities.

In 1966 Barclaycard in the UK launched the first credit card outside of the U.S.

A smart card, combining credit card and debit card properties. The 3 by 5 mm security chip embedded in the card is shoThwn enlarged in the inset. The contact pads on the card enable electronic access to the chip.

Incard, Avesco is some of the supplier and pioneers in supplying Smart card with Display!

Some of them even testing using LED display with film battery embedded in.


Jaywalking in Hong Kong

Previous I had mentioned that more then 90% of Hong Kong Peoples would go jaywalking at red traffic light.

I think the figure should be more than 98% day time, and 99.99% at night!

All I can blame is the Social Education is not as good as enough as we need.


How to refuse the telesales calls?

1. I am at the meeting.

2. I am in the loo, can you call me after 10 minutes, or SMS your phone contact to me

3. Shhhh! I am at midst of presenation...

4. Well, I am broke, if you want to send me money, this is the account in Hang Sank Bank

5. Sorry I am going to make a bungee me 5 minutes later!

6. I am diving at Virgins Island, my handphone is not a waterproof version, please send your pitch by mail to my address; No. 1, Heaven Rooad, Hong Kong.

7. I had just been laid off, can you arrange me to have a job in your company?

8. This is not my handphone number, belongs to my colleague Peter Pan, his is at the meeting, Can I take the message?

9. I'm on board the Air Force One, I can not take any calls!

10. I am in the control room of USS Natutilus, Call me after I go surface 2 weeks later!


End of the World: 21st., Dec., 2012

On December 21, 2012, the Mayan calendar will complete its thirteenth cycle. According to the Mayan belief system, the world will end.

And if you don’t believe the Mayans, you can check in with The Bible Code, The Nostradamus Code, or The Orion Prophecy, all of which predict planet-wide doom. Then again, maybe the year 2012 is just a new opportunity.

Could 2012 bring us good things instead of bad?

•Addresses Mayan predictions about global warming and climate change• Includes a glossary of terms and symbols, resources for a changing world, and exercises to assist the reader in their journey• The existence of almost 600,000 websites on 2012 indicates a huge fascination with this subject.


2009, An acidic test for human Character

Since The breakdown of the USA economy triggered by the bankrupt of Lehman Brothers... The world has gone into a darkest time...

Some of the Hong Kong Celebrities had committed suicides recently, most of them are rich and middle class people who has lost their wealth by 40-7-% as an average figure...whilst the poor is still the poor.

Some of the people will try to find dirty money by misconduct or by fraud reimbursement on their expenses report... just for a few thousand dollars and was discovered and immediately been terminated by the company. It happened in some of the companies...

Poor is not a sin, but dishonest cheating is a serious crime...well, I am not a crime analyist. Somehow I do nto understand why they did that?

Somehow I think we can not sleep well if we cheated someone...This is the beauty of the people borne in the Rooster year: hard working, honest, may be poor but we are Happy!

Hope that we can learn from all these people who had not learnt from the crime..

One day, we will come out of the dark cloud....

Do not worry! be happy!
year of Rooster: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005.


Beautiful natural scenery in Hong Kong

This is part of Sai Kung where we used to walk along from Pak Tam Chung to Pak Tam Au... pasing through teh Logn Ke beach and we can see such beautiful rock of nature...