Monday, March 30, 2009

Nissin Demae Ramen and Sapporo No. 1 Instant Noodle

Nissin Demae Ramen Instant Noodle
Made In China Instant Noodle version

Use Lark
13 manufacturing process steps
China flour
Normal factory
No Japan Import license
Price RMB 1.70 (HKD1.90)

Nissin Demae Ramen

Made in Hong Kong version
Vegetable Oil
28 Manufacturing process step
ISO9002 Certified company
USA first grade Flour
Zero Bacteria factor
Japan import license
Storage 9 months

100 grams
Price HKD 3.80

Sapporo No. 1 Instant Noodles
Made in Japan
Kyushu pork soup

Vegatable oil

High Quality Japanese Flour

Certified food factory in JIS standard

Storage period 6 months98 Grams
Price $7.80

Taste comparison
Sapporo No.1 has a natural taste of soup, you will feel that the soup is one of the best for such kind of noodle, sweet, light but not oily, our throat will not be coated by the oil. You will not feel thirsty after the noodle. The noodle taste almost the same.

If I asked to rate this noodle

I will rate Sapporo No. 1 4 stars and Nissin 3 star with consideration of the higher price.

And China made on the best for its value 2 star!


Safety in the Wharf and harbour

Whenever you go to the wharf, you may like to watch how the gigantic liner is being towed to berthing with the help of the tug boats, This was once my favourite programme when I used to Travel to the Ocean terminal after works on Saturday.

Do not forget that you may have to have to expose you eye contact with the rotating Radar scanners. In the past , when we are in the near vicinity of the wharf, the third mate would switch the Radar to "Standby mode" instead of "tranmit mode"

As this kind of radar is trasmitting Micro Wave pulses at a power of 50KW which can Cook you eyes.... expecially to those have a good eye sight ( need not wearing any Glasses) Nowadays, I still not recommend people to get closer ot the radar scanner eye contact, as it is risky to do that unless you eyes are made of Stainless steel or Titaninum!


Don't look at a Electric Arc Welding

One man looked at the Electroic Arc Welding for a while, and he went home, then he took out his Contact lens, Not aware that the Electric Arc that had generated some high power micro wave that had already evalporated his tear between the Lens and the Retina.

When he took out the contact lens, the lens was actually adhered with the retina. So he was blind after he removed the lens together wiht the Retina!

There has been some Poster warning for the Contact lens users in 1982

If you wear Contact lens, do not look at the high brightness Electric Arc welding!


Having a Lap Top on Your Lap!

Laptop is a very efficient and important tool of many people today However, it is better that men learn that they risk losing their fertility with the excessive usage of laptop computers. The main reason men tend to lose their fertility with the excessive use of laptop computers is that the heat that is generated by the computers, and the posture that the man adopts to balance the laptop computer tends to increase the temperature surrounding the scrotum.

Scientific researches have proven that the higher is the scrotal temperature, the higher is the possibility of damaging sperms and affecting the male's fertility.

It has been recently proven that prolonged and continuous usage of laptops on the laps tend to lead to damage to the fertility of the man. This was because the use of laptops usually leads to about 2.7C increase in the scrotal temperature of the male. This has lead to more and more men having decreased sperm levels where sperm counts seem to have dropped by a third in ten years.

Most of the reasons for this reduced sperm count is drug use, smoking, alcohol and obesity. Besides this, pesticides, radioactive materials and chemicals, and laptops too contribute to decrease in fertility in men.

The human male body has a fixed testicular temperature to maintain usual sperm production and development. Though it is not known the exact time of heat exposure and frequency of exposure to heat that can lead to reversible and irreversible production of sperms, it is known that frequent usage of laptops can lead to irreversible or partially reversible changes in the reproductive system of the male body.

Besides, a Radar service man has usually no son but girl as their kid as the radar Microwave signal that may cause the sperm count to be less and the sperm be more alkaline. Though there may not have so much data to support what I am trying to say, but most of our classmate in the Radar Maintenance course rarely had son…


Sunday, March 29, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Gadget walking machine

The Honda wearable robotic walker, an innovative gadget planned to support bodyweight, helps diminish stress on the knees and presents many advantages for people who work in factories in positions that require a lot of standing and running around for deliveries. This device is also considered to be helpful for people with special health conditions such as people that suffer from arthritis, people with walking disabilities, as well as old people.

You position the seat between your legs, put on the shoes and push the start button. The rest is just similar to the way one walks. According to Honda Motor Co., the system has a computer, motor, gears, battery, and sensors implanted in the wearable Robotic Walker, so that it responds to a person’s movements. Honda announced that soon they will be testing the Robotic Walker among their workers at their assembly lines, for purposes of feedback and potential improvements in the design of this experimental gadget.

It is important to notice that this new gadget by Honda has a very specific niche and will probably not be used by the general public, unless it gets so popular that perfectly capable of walking, some might want to get a bit lazy sometimes and just start using it. Should we get one pair for Trail Walker 100KM Hiking?


Ajoka Obaba Buckle DVR Camera

As we are 007, so we are up to a secret video and audio recording, you have a full set of possibilities. Every modern cell phone has a voice recorder inside, many of them have cameras. However, it would be clearly obvious that you are recording if you are holding phone in your hands.
Ajoka Obaba buckle Camera is designed for James Bond and some one like you for some secret recording.This buckle has a secret hidden inside of it - tiny video and audio recorder. Wireless cameras are a no-go in places where they can be detected by wireless camera detectors, so when you are forced to use another way of recording - put it on your belt and it will film everything you want, with practically less risk of getting caught. Miniature camera records video in 3GP video format (176x144, QCIF) with sound, which can be saved on the microSD card from 128 MB up to 2 GB. Recordings can be played on PC or on your mobile phone.
It can live 3 hours on one battery charge, but if you want to record a 3 hour length video you'll need some spare cards - 1 GB microSD card can only take up to 33 minutes of video.
It is available in two models: classic one, called Buckle DVR, and strangely shaped one called Obaba DVR. The only problem seems the lighting, if it work in dark would be OK, but do not dream that you can take any obsence picture with your partner unless she is stupid to allow you using belt in bed!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Airless See Through Tire

A. No more air valves…
B. No more air compressors at gas stations…
C. No more repair kits…
D. No more flats…
E. Thin tire
F. Less Rubber, more recycle material
G. See through effect
H. A Gadget for you car...

These are actual pictures taken in the South Carolina plant of Michelin.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Telephone Hot line

This is a true story from the WordPerfect Helpline, which was transcribed from a recording
monitoring the customer care department.

Actual dialogue of a former WordPerfect Customer Support employee.

Operator: 'Ridge Hall, computer assistance; may I help you?'
Caller: 'Yes, well, I'm having trouble with WordPerfect.'
Operator: 'What sort of trouble??'
Caller: 'Well, I was just typing along, and all of a sudden the words went away.'
Operator: 'Went away?'
Caller: 'They disappeared'
Operator: 'Hmm. So what does your screen look like now?'
Caller: 'Nothing.'
Operator: 'Nothing??'
Caller: 'It's blank; it won't accept anything when I type.'
Operator: 'Are you still in WordPerfect, or did you get out?'
Caller: 'How do I tell?'
Operator: 'Can you see the 'C: prompt' on the screen?'
Caller: 'What's a sea-prompt?'
Operator: 'Never mind, can you move your cursor around the screen?'
Caller: 'There isn't any cursor; I told you, it won't accept anything I
Operator: 'Does your monitor have a power indicator??'
Caller: 'What's a monitor?'
Operator: 'It's the thing with the screen on it that looks like a TV.
Does it have a little light that tells you when it's on?'
Caller: 'I don't know.'
Operator: 'Well, then look on the back of the monitor and find where
the power cord goes into it. Can you see that??'
Caller: 'Yes, I think so.'
Operator: 'Great. Follow the cord to the plug, and tell me if it's
plugged into the wall.
Caller: 'Yes, it is.'
Operator: 'When you were behind the monitor, did you notice that
there were two cables plugged into the back of it, not just one? '
Caller: 'No.'
Operator: 'Well, there are. I need you to look back there again and
find the other cable.'
Caller: 'Okay, here it is.'
Operator: 'Follow it for me, and tell me if it's plugged securely into
the back of your computer.'
Caller: 'I can't reach.'
Operator: 'OK. Well, can you see if it is?'
Caller: 'No.'
Operator: 'Even if you maybe put your knee on something and lean way over?'
Caller: 'Well, it's not because I don't have the right angle -- it's
because it's dark.'
Operator: 'Dark?'
Caller: 'Yes - the office light is off, and the only light I have is coming in from the

Operator: 'Well, turn on the office light then.'
Caller: 'I can't.'
Operator: 'No? Why not?'
Caller: 'Because there's a power failure.'
Operator: 'A power ... A power failure? Aha. Okay, we've got it
licked now. Do you still have the boxes and manuals and
packing stuff that your computer came in?'
Caller: 'Well, yes, I keep them in the closet.'
Operator: 'Good. Go get them, and unplug your system and pack it
up just like it was when you got it. Then take it back to
the store you bought it from.'
Caller: 'Really? Is it that bad?'
Operator: 'Yes, I'm afraid it is.'
Caller: 'Well, all right then, I suppose. What do I tell them?'
Operator: 'Tell them you're too stupid to own a computer!'

Entering Macau

Five HK pro-democracy legislators and activists were barred from entering neighbouring Macau 15 Mar-The latest in a recent series of entry denials by the Chinese gambling enclave.

Macau government information officer Elena Au said she didn’t know why the Hogn Kongers were barred and declined further comment.
There is no formal explanation on why they are not allowed to go into this place.
I feel that there may have a black list in Macau top official’s hand.

Who know you or me will be facing the same things on day in front of the immigration officer at the Macao border!?

Well, I talk to myself, I do not want to go there for vacation. I will rather select another free country for spending my hard–to-earn-Nickels as a silence Demonstration to the rude Macau management.


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Life is meaningful

Believe this is one candid picture taken unintentiously!
Thanks for Simon Chan who sent us on 19 Mar 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Proper Dress code of service engineer

Service engineer should not wear jeans, sneakers and sloppy shirts.

We should put Chinos or other professional looking pants and a nice shirt or golf shirt and a pair of black shoes on.

It is very professional for us to dress like that going into customers. He is representing company and not looking professional. It does not give a very good first or lasting impression.

People tend to act professionally if they dress professionally.

When we were in college, one of the things that were stressed by the Professor was dressing for success. If you dress like a slob or a janitor you will be treated with that level of consideration. If you dress like a professional, you will be treated as a professional.

It is a way to display ourselves with proper dress code as this is important. Clothes don’t make the man, but ragged looking clothes do kill the man’s image in a professional and demanding semiconductor world.


Monday, March 16, 2009


There is a stunning and sophisticated lady who and got a lot of fans queue up at her house!

There is a man going into her house from front door in a hurry, whilst there is another man leaving from the back door. There is another young man who is now making love with her in bed…

So it is time for you to tell from what country there three men belongs to?

Hmmm! The man going to the house from front door is Hungarian.

And the man just left at back door is Finnish

The man in bed with her is Himalayan….!!


Recession will likely come to an end in 2009!

WASHINGTON – America's recession "probably" will end this year if the government succeeds in bolstering the banking system, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said 15 Mar. in a rare television interview.

In carefully hedged remarks in a taped interview with CBS' "60 Minutes," Bernanke seemed to express a bit more optimism that this could be done.

Still, Bernanke stressed — as he did to Congress last month — that the prospects for the recession ending this year and a recovery taking root next year hinge on a difficult task: getting banks to lend more freely again and getting the financial markets to work more normally.

"We've seen some progress in the financial markets, absolutely," Bernanke said. "But until we get that stabilized and working normally, we're not going to see recovery.

"But we do have a plan. We're working on it. And, I do think that we will get it stabilized, and we'll see the recession coming to an end probably this year."

Even if the recession, which began in December 2007, ends this year, the unemployment rate will keep climbing past the current quarter-century high of 8.1 percent, Bernanke said.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Bert Kaempfert and his Orchestra

This album contains collection of 14 unforgettable Master hits in 60's.

Polydor recording , printed in Germany, 1997 issue.

Image Hi Fi production and distribution guarantee the quality is superb!

S1de 1

1. A swinging' Safari
2. The Bass walks
3. Bye bye blues
4. Where Flamingoes Fly
5. Zambesi
6. Twilight Time
7. Black Beauty

Side 2
1. Africaan Beat
2. Ducky
3. Remember when
4. Similau
5. That happy Feeling
6. Somebody loves me
7. Skokiaan

If you like trumpet, and bert


A sense of humour

Almost nothing is more helpful in dealing with people than a sense of humour. A sense of humour doesn't necessarily mean a knack for telling jokes. Rather, it means the ability to take some setbacks and still see that the world has not come to an end. As what I see that if you can keep from taking a situation or yourself too seriously. You will get much better result. And all the people would like to listen to your story, your things, your smile and they might responded with you and may win a amusing reply with smile. When we go for dinning, we chat with the captain and waiters. And they would be eager to meet you as they feel life you are not boring to work with! I got discount from certain restaurant not just because I am a frequent visitor, I got a better seat because they want to see you there… and they will jump the queue and offer seat for you as you are not the boring chaps…

If you can still keep a smile in crisis and recession, that all requires certain wisdom to do that. People who rely on you will show their appreciation through better work and greater loyalty.
It is not the proper role of humor to make fun of others, self-deprecating humor is positive because it encourages humility. It also fosters courage, for that is exactly what is needed to remove the mask one normally wears and expose one's weaknesses to all.

Much research has been done on the on the effects of humor and laughter on our health. The benefits are enormous and include boosting our immune system, reducing stress, relaxing muscles, lowering blood pressure, increasing our tolerance for pain, and hastening the healing process.

In his Creed for Optimists, Christian D. Larsen tells you how you can be somebody.
Be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
Talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.
Make all your friends feel there is something special in them.
Look at the sunny side of everything.
Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best.
Be as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
Give everyone a smile.
Spend so much time improving yourself that you have no time left to criticize others.
Be too big for worry and too noble for anger.

He head of the firing squad asked the condemned man, "Before we shoot you, would you like a last cigarette?" And the prisoner replied, "No thanks, I'm trying to quit smoking!"

A woman is standing nude, looking in the bedroom mirror. She is not happy with what she sees and says to her husband, 'I feel horrible; I look old, fat and ugly. I really need you to pay me a compliment. 'The husband replies, 'Your eyesight's damn near perfect.'

Thomas Edison (1847 ~ 1931), we'll be able to say, "When down in the mouth, remember Jonah. He came out OK." As long as we maintain our sense of humor, we'll never be poor. How will you know if you have a good sense of humor? Frank Tyger explains, "The ultimate test of whether you posses a sense of humor is your reaction when someone tells you you don't."


LED Chrome Exhaust Tip

The Pyle LED Chrome Exhaust Tip. LED ligth up at the rim of the pipe...Would it be one of your next purchase for assessories for your car...USD23.00!

The New and the old things at Tsuen Wan. HK

A Skyscraper supped up Tsuen Wan Centre unveiled the contrast of a new Technology building behind the old street.
The New twin tower Building was owned by the once richest lady Kung Yu Sum in Asia who died of cancer two years ago at 71. She had no kids and there is still a court case of her billion dollar left behind to her close friend Chan Chi Chung.

This picture was taken at midst of Tai Uk Street I at 10 a.m. waiting for my friend Yesterday, This street still maintaining the similar outlook as it was 30 years ago. There you can see the “Ka Lok Bing Tenn” which is the best Cha Chann Taan in Tsuen Wan.

The technology will bring us convenience, faster information exchange reduce our effort moving from one place to another, but it does not improve the base living and life of people in Tsuen Wan. I still prefer the old town look of Tsuen Wan. Some what like the North Penang Road in Penang!


Saturday, March 14, 2009

A day as a Woman

A man was sick and tired of going to work every day while his wife stayed home.

He wanted her to see what he went through so he prayed: 'Dear Lord: I go to work every day and put in 8 hours while my wife merely stays at home. I want her to know what I go through. So, please allow her body to switch with mine for a day Amen!'

God, in his infinite wisdom, granted the man's wish.

The next morning, sure enough, the man awoke as a woman He arose, cooked breakfast for his mate, Awakened the kids, Set out their school clothes, Fed them breakfast, Packed their lunches, Drove them to school, Came home and picked up the dry cleaning, Took it to the cleaners And stopped at the bank to make a deposit, Went grocery shopping, Then drove home to put away the groceries, Paid the bills and balanced the check book.

He cleaned the cat's litter box and bathed the dog. Then, it was already 1P.M. And he hurried to make the beds, Do the laundry, vacuum, Dust, And sweep and mop the kitchen floor. Ran to the school to pick up the kids and got into an argument with them on the way home. Set out milk and cookies and got the kids organized to do their homework. Then, set up the ironing board and watched TV while he did the ironing.

At 4:30 he began peeling potatoes and washing vegetables for salad, breaded the pork chops and snapped fresh beans for supper. After supper, He cleaned the kitchen, Ran the dishwasher, Folded laundry, Bathed the kids, And put them to bed.

At 9 P.M .. He was exhausted and, though his daily chores weren't finished, he went to bed where he was expected to make love, which he managed to get through without complaint.

The next morning, he awoke and immediately knelt by the bed and said: - 'Lord, I don't know what I was thinking. I was so wrong to envy my wife's being able to stay home all day. Please, oh! Oh! Please, let us trade back. Amen!'

The Lord, in his infinite wisdom, replied: 'My son, I feel you have learned your lesson and I will be happy to change things back to the way they were. You'll just have to wait nine months, though. You got pregnant last night.

This has been voted Women's Favorite E-mail of 2008!

Friday, March 13, 2009

To Borrow 5,000 Dollars!

A Redneck from Pohickey, Alabama walked into a bank in New York City and asked for the loan officer. He told the loan officer that he was going to Paris on an international redneck festival for two weeks and needed to borrow $5,000 and that he was not a depositor of the bank.

The bank officer told him that the bank would need some form of security for the loan, so the Redneck handed over the keys to a new Ferrari. The car was parked on the street in front of the bank. The Redneck produced the title and everything checked out. The loan officer agreed to hold the car as collateral for the loan and apologized for having to charge 12% p.a. as interest.

Later, the bank's president and its officers all enjoyed a good laugh at the Redneck from the south for using a $250,000 Ferrari as collateral for a $5,000 loan. An employee of the bank then drove the Ferrari into the bank's private underground garage and parked it.

Two weeks later, the Redneck returned, repaid the $5,000 and the interest of $25.00. The loan officer said, 'Sir, we are very happy to have had your business, and this transaction has worked out very nicely, but we are a little puzzled. While you were away, we checked you out on Dunn & Bradstreet and found that you are a highly sophisticated investor and multimillionaire with real estate and financial interests all over the world. What puzzles us is, why would you bother to borrow $5,000?'

The good 'ole Alabama boy replied, 'Where else in New York City can I park my car for two weeks for only $25.00 and expect it to be there when I return?'

Time Square Light Ball and Luxeon Rebel LED

Leveraging the New Years bonanza, and millions of viewers, Philips had unveiled a supped up New Years ball in Times Square in 2008. It’s composed of 32,256 Philips Luxeon Rebel LEDs, measures 12-feet wide and weighs 11,875 pounds. It produces over 10 million different colors and consumes about 20% less energy than 2007’s celebratory ball of light.

LUXEON Rebel is the smallest surface mountable power LED available today. With the industry's best lumens per package, highest light density (lumens per mm2), and the highest packing density, LUXEON Rebel is ideal for both space-constrained and conventional solid-state lighting applications.
LUXEON Rebel offers:
150°C Junction Temperature
Industry leading lumen performance, > 80 lumens in cool white at 350mA
350mA - 1000mA drive current
High efficacy, flux density andlumens per package
Industry best moisture sensitivity level - JEDEC Level 1 unlimited floor life no need for reconditioning
Lead-free reflow solder JEDEC 020c compatible
RoHS Compliant
Autoclave compliant - JESD22 A-102
Industry best lumen maintenance - 50,000 hours life at 700 mA with 70% lumen maintenance
Electrically isolated thermal pad

Thursday, March 12, 2009

LED Manufacturing Process

There is a few selection on the process for LED die bonding avialable in the HP LED manufacturing.

Die bonding Process for LED manufacturing

1. Silver Epoxy process
2. Direct Eutectic process
3. Flux Eutectic process
4. Flip Chip G2G process
5. Soft solder process

Silver Epoxy LED Die bonding
In the market, the common process is Silver Epoxy process as I can see 95% of the people in the world is using this process. As for Hi power LED more than 1 Watt, most of the people will use high silver content epoxy, but the silver content can go up to 70% which is very high already, Silver epoxy can be dispense or stamping.

Hi Power LED can enjoy certain period of life time base on silver epxoy, but if the LED is running at high current, the silver epoxy may not be the best process; as the silver epoxy will have certain limitation in the heat transfer.

The concern with epoxy is reliability. We have not found epoxy material that does not crack under automotive-like stress condition, although in terms of thermal conductivity, it could be quite similar to Au/Sn solder. Some LED vendors do use epoxy for attaching LED substrate onto heat sink, but they suffer in thermal performance.
The process is simple, material is cheap.
The UPH is 14,000 - 16,000. An hour for certain package if you use the latets High speed Die bonder AD830 series.

Direct Eutectic process
The main attractions of Au/Sn process are in its excellent reliability and its high thermal conductivity. The drawback is of course the comparatively high cost. But for LED based automotive forward lighting, which is still limited in the luxury segment, quality and performance is everything and that is the main reason we see people running with Au/Sn despite of the cost. The process is some time material related, the bonding time is one of the bottle neck for machine UPH typical UPH is 3,000 to 5,000 depending on die size. The expensive Forming gas is needed.

Flux Eutectic process
The problem with flux eutectic Au Sn process is the possible contamination of the LED source as flux evaporates. There are so called "low-flux eutectic paste" in the marketplace claimed by various vendors. We are still having queries on such claim. This can have a simpler process than Eutectic process. Machine UPH can be up to 14,000.

Flip Chip process
A gold bump has o be made on the substrates and special plated bump pad has to be made at LED side. Flip Chip machine requires high accuracy +/- 10 microns and not suffcient high in UPH, typically an UPH around 4,000-6,000. So this is a expensive way for LED manufacturing.
Only less than handful of people using this process for LED manufacturing. Typical sucessful company is Lumileds of Philips Group.

Soft solder process
Traditionally, the soft solder can be used for high power device application especially in the TO220 high power device. Why there is no one working on soft solder LED so far? The main concern with soft solder is the placement accuracy. +/-100um-200um seems to be normal for such process. One of the European supplier claims that their soft solder process can achieve +/- 37.5um @3 Sigma. This is still not good enough for the automotive forward lighting application. It may be sufficient for other LED products. Soft solder is much more expensive than silver epoxy and there is not many people using this process. As There is as this is Blue ray absorption by the soft solder and the solder will be delaminated after prolonged blue ray energizing effect!

Cost Comparison est.
1. Silver Epoxy process as 1
2. Direct Eutectic process 3
3. Flux Eutectic process 1.3
4. Flip Chip G2G process 4
5. Soft solder process 2

Distribution of Application est.
1. Silver Epoxy process 80%
2. Direct Eutectic process 1%
3. Flux Eutectic process 15%
4. Flip Chip G2G process 2%
5. Soft solder process <1%
6. Other process 1%

Philips Master LED

The Philips Master LED 7 watt light bulb is the ultimate ultra energy saving light bulb on the market with its impressive instant start facility & 45,000 hours of average lifetime and developing 40 watts of warm white power. Model is Philips Master LED ES MV Bulb Warm white. Price is 30.12 Pounds.

It consists Lumileds 7 pieces Luxeon Rebels LEDs


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

An Hungry animal

There is an unicorn like animal appears in a Rockies River. It eats everything when it is hungry. Now the giant animal moves to the East and staring feeding itself with more fresh meat of greedy human being at the River of Pearl...


Sunday, March 8, 2009

What happened at Liverpool station on 15 Jan 2009?

Life's for sharing by T-Mobile.

On Friday Jan 15, 2009, T-Mobile launched, their new commercial. It was shot at Liverpool station in London. They used 400 dancers and 10 hidden cameras.

No one but the station employees and dancers knew what was going on.

It was aired on You Tube and TV and you can see the number of passers by that shot what they could with their Mobile phones.

Idea is perfect!

It has to be the best commercial yet..... enjoy!

(kick Title to launch)


And That's how the fight was started

My wife walked into the den & asked "What's on the TV?" I replied "Dust".And that's how the fight was started...

A woman is standing nude, looking in the bedroom mirror. She is not happywith what she sees and says to her husband, 'I feel horrible; I look old,fat and ugly. I really need you to pay me a compliment.'The husband replies, 'Your eyesight's damn near perfect.
'And that's how the fight was started...

My wife was hinting about what she wanted for our upcoming anniversary. Shesaid, 'I want something shiny that goes from 0 to 200 in about 3 seconds. 'I bought her a bathroom scale. 'And that's how the fight was started...

I asked my wife, 'Where do you want to go for our anniversary?'It warmed my heart to see her face melt in sweet appreciation.'Somewhere I haven't been in a long time!' she said.So I suggested, 'How about the kitchen?
'And that's when the fight was started...

My wife and I are watching Who Wants To Be A Millionaire while we were inbed. I turned to her and said, 'Do you want to have sex?''No,' she answered.I then said, 'Is that your final answer?'She didn't even look at me this time, simply saying 'Yes.'So I said, 'Then I'd like to phone a friend.
'And that's when the fight was started...

When I got home last night, my wife demanded that I take her someplaceexpensive. So, I took her to a gas station.
'And that's when the fight was started...

I tried to talk my wife into buying a case of Miller Light for $14.95.Instead, she bought a jar of cold cream for $7.95. I told her the beer wouldmake her look better at night than the cold cream.
'And that's when the fight was started...

I took my wife to a restaurant. The waiter, for some reason, took my orderfirst. 'I'll have the strip steak, medium rare, please.'He said, 'Aren't you worried about the mad cow?''Nah, she can order for herself.
'And that's when the fight was started...

My wife and I were sitting at a table at my high school reunion, and I keptstaring at a drunken lady swigging her drink as she sat alone at a nearbytable.My wife asked, 'Do you know her?''Yes,' I sighed, 'She's my old girlfriend. I understand she took to drinkingright after we split up those many years ago, and I hear she hasn't beensober since.''My God!' says my wife. 'Who would think a person could go on celebratingthat long?
'And that's when the fight was started...

If you still do not understand why this Economy Crisis happened!

Heidi is the proprietor of a bar in Norfolk. In order to increase bvgsales, she decides to allow her loyal customers - most of whom are unemployed alcoholics - to drink now but pay later. She keeps track of the drinks consumed on a ledger (thereby granting the customers loans).

Word gets around and as a result increasing numbers of customers flood into Heidi's bar. Taking advantage of her customers' freedom from immediate payment constraints, Heidi increases her prices for wine and beer, the most-consumed beverages. Her sales volume increases…massively.

A young and dynamic customer service consultant at the local bank recognizes these customer debts as valuable future assets and increases Heidi's borrowing limit. He sees no reason for undue concern since he has the debts of the alcoholics as collateral.

At the bank's corporate headquarters, expert bankers transform these customer assets into DRINKBONDS, ALKBONDS and PUKEBONDS. These securities are then traded on markets worldwide. No one really understands what these abbreviations mean and how the securities are guaranteed.

Nevertheless, as their prices continuously climb, the securities become top-selling items. One day, although the prices are still climbing, a risk manager of the bank, (subsequently of course fired due his negativity), decides that slowly the time has come to demand payment of the debts incurred by the drinkers at Heidi's bar. However they cannot pay back the debts and Heidi cannot fulfill her loan obligations and claims bankruptcy

DRINKBOND and ALKBOND drop in price by 95 %. PUKEBOND performs better, stabilizing in price after dropping by 80 %.

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Sense of Responsibility

Company wise consideration, people want more. Customers want more than the products and services they buy. They want to be sure the people they are handling their money are responsible companies. Customers and share holders want to know the companies they do business with or invest on have a sense of responsibility not simply to their profit margins, they have a sense of shared future, that the companies will ravage the world or manipulate to the point of destruction, that they will not take advantage to cause any hardship, nor creating any social issues such as unemployment, environmental contaminations and wastes. They will not create problems in the name of the maximization of profit regardless of consequence. This is a natural expectation from customers of developed world.

Consumers and responsible companies want to be sure who they do business with will contribute to the society. German company has an industrial control on all their product in order to promote the image on the sense of Responsibility to the society, all packaging material is not allowed to have poisonous soluble ink pigment. The use of CFC material is not allowed on the packing of the commodities. Car manufacturer like BMW has said it is prepared for the European End of Life Vehicles (ELV) Directive by ensuring its vehicles are recyclable to the necessary standards. Over 85% of the material of the BMW is re-cycle-able.

This is corporate responsibility. It is a highly visible image of a company far removed from the drive to increase profits - yet essential for today’s world where people have a choice - and they choose to spend wisely and with responsibility.

We seek to become more successful in the future will be required to have a visible sense of responsibility - and work within society to create sustainability.

There may be an interesting question on what is the responsibility. If there is a way to identify and or quantify the responsibility, then there will be limited responsibility.
One day when I return home, I saw that there was a lot of Timothy hay in front of my flat. My daughter later told me that she was doing the house keeping on the bunny’s cage and she dumped all the dirty hay in front to the house.… So I was hysterically mad about my self as I was the one to teach my beloved daughter to have a sense of responsibility. Later on she said the cleaner would come to clean the building at night. That may be her excuses!

The same case happened on employee, sense of Responsibility. Take for an example if there is some one who dropped a hand phone in a crowded in MTR? I bet you may not pick up for her, but you would remind her something she had dropped. Just because nowadays people mind is too complex and hard to identify the thence-after consequence… He may think that other people would think that he is trying to please the girl. He may think that the girl may mis-undtserdtand that his intention to help her….

Similar case in a MTR carriage, who would want to give seat for a pregnant lady? But no one would start the move… and let’s see who is the one would stand up and offer the seat first. Some time and quite often, the woman find no one is offering a seat to her. Simply the people is too much worry about other peoples thinking on his intention. And always had not confidence to face with failure when the pregnant would reject the seat offer!

People now away are too much nervous and over-cautious on everything they do in front of the public….That may be worse when communicate with his boss.. They will try to speak only on good but void the bad news. Most of them would like to paint a beautiful picture rather than a FACT of life. That is a problem…

Little things are great for little man
We do not need a super colossal to make big thing every day as there seems not practical sometimes. But we do need people to make small contribution everyday on his position! That kind of contribution will becoming a big contribution to the Company
Same as Toyota :”Kaisin” programme, asking everyone to improve a bit in his best understanding on his position!

Now we have to face with probably century’s worst economy crisis. That cause most of the financial vehicle melt down, world largest bank to be diminished >80% in a few months, the layoff pile up…with 4,000,000 job loss in USA… and it is still worsened without knowing when that can come to an end…

The global semiconductor industry will continue to witness a revenue slump until 2013, forecasts research firm Gartner. The firm also said that worldwide semiconductor sales are projected to generate $194.5 billion in 2009.. World global chip sales dropped 31% in Jan 2009. That will keep sleeping until 2013…

Being world largest equipment supplier will inevitably been avoid to be affected…as We mostly rely on our semiconductor houses and assembly house for the purchase. We do have to follow the buying need for the whole semiconductor market in proportion. However if the market falls like it is now, we will not be staying unaffected. As IC market will not as good as 2008 been till 2013.

Discrete and power is depending on China drive for increasing the domestic consumption on domestic electrical appliance to rural districts. As Money talks, all depends which level of people and kinds of products will be a benefit to the trader, official and the end users, the money will be put into the market but it may take a few months to a year for the result to be visualized. Not until the current old stock of the specific product is consumed, there will be no new need for equipment, nor no new need for discrete or power device manufacturing equipment purchase.

Where as LED will be an emerging market due to the drives from various national energy clause for greener energy, the multiplication for more efficient illumination devices, household illumination, replacement incandescent light in Traffic light, for public TV, BLU for LCD TV and Hand phone and the need for decorative light and signage board…
We can see that the LED will carrying growth and at same time if we can have more penetration power for bigger market share there will be a lot of growth in it.

Being a staff of company, a sense of responsibility is to support the captains instruction in steering the ship at the rough seas... and whatever seasick would be temporary and once we surpassed the storm, there will be rainbow, and all we need is to cooperate and work hard 180 percent as I mentioned to Bloggers of mind, 130 percent so not enough at this time of the day…

Many a little makes a fickle, once if everyone would work as a team with strong believes that we will surpass the crisis and right next to the crisis will be another vertical growth of ASM…
And farther pull away from our competitors… as they are busy concentration on the cost cut, lay offs and as opposite, ASM staff is being up ourselves by creating more new product and more support to our customer’s and resolving all outstanding issues by our service engineers, when customer has a need for product they will make a wise selection on who they should work with….definitely we know the answer.

The important of the point is that everyone will stay alert for the crisis, keep our weapon sharpened and waiting of new synergy to come.

Misfortune tells us what fortune is

We needed to say, under such an order situation, we have to be more proactive to plan for the worse in the coming quarters.

When company is facing the finical challenge as their Economy tssuimai which might be the most severe on the whole century the legend if profit making company like Toyota, Sony could both be an exceptionally example to be escaped, Toyota and Honda had loss of 40% car sales in the first Quarter in 2009.
HSBC which has been running over 100 years in Hong Kong, the beloved preferred blue chip elephant of the elderly… now has to face with reality, the stock went down to a low value and no one can be sure when the bottom price that it would go before bounce back!

Our Company has been making profit for the past thirty seven years, now may have to face with the same problem as the Toyota and Honda.
I was always thought that there is no big task or operation guru can be done in one day, but little thing each time everyday will build a good company.

Do you have a sense of responsibility? The probability is ... yes. Most people do. Most of the employee does have a certain responsibility. How?

So what is sense of responsibility? I can say what ever they do in a company should be made for the benefit of the normal growth and sustainability if the company.
We can help manage the entire process from concept to implementation of running with complete visibility to ensure the maximum recognition with and viability of your brand.

This comes down to YOUR will to do the right thing, combined with OUR knowledge and experience.
Do the "right thing" and increase the impact of your organization. This is something the wider society desperately needs. Likewise, business needs to find the most effective mechanism of engaging the wider society in terms other than business, in terms that help people and allow people to see the organization as a caring and responsible organization.

People of the wider society are then far more likely to deal with the responsible organization for business and services. It's all about trust. This is something outside the normal parameters of profit.
Would you like to do the right thing? Would you want to be recognized as being responsible and of benefit to the wider society?
Would you like to discover the impact of sustainable development on your future?
Evolve into something better. Have a plan. Visualize.

9 Ways You Can Promote a Sense of Responsibility In our staff

1. Be a good role model
Your staff watch everything you do. If they see you as responsible, they will be more inclined to be more responsible.

2. Provide Structure
Empty talks has not affection on your peer, you have got to work as to show to your staff that hardworking is important in maintaining a drive for work force. People said work smart does not require to work hard, to certain extent, that is not right, as if smart guy works harder, the effect is no 1X multiple, but may be 10X multiple!
You can help your staff focus and succeed by creating a structure in which he can succeed. Coaching on the need for team work is our responsibility.

3. Help your staff to keep tack on the sales and service programme, production progress status
By creating lists, tally sheets or charts, your staff can monitor his own progress on sales and service activities. Resolving the problem of projects. This will remind her of the jobs he has yet to complete. It will also give their feelings of worth and pride when they see a task has been completed. This in turn promotes a sense of responsibility and high self-esteem.

4. Empowerment
Try to load more works to your staff provided they are being well monitored for progress and if they can handle it that will be on their own, the higher self-esteem they will have. Paradoxically, in many situations, the less you help them, the more you help your staff.

5. Set arm stretched goal for the staff
Do you demand 10M or 15 M sales per quarter’s ion their territory? Set some guide line for them in their forecast for your expectations may be too specific and too high; or, if he meets those standards, he may be doing so for your benefit, not their own, so their success might not contribute to his self-esteem.

6. Allow adequate time for the task. To learn new products, to do sales pitches, to finish sales reports . It takes time to process new information. The sales team who is rushed may follow directions by mimicking what you are doing, but probably will not understand the significance of the task or process the new proposal. Also, if you feel rushed, you may be applying pressure to your sales team, and they may become discouraged. So remember that building responsibility takes time.

7. Keep encourage your staff. There is some traditional practice of discouraging by picking up their mistake and error made in the process of mnaufcayring, sales visit, or deficientin service a customer with satisfactionj. There is very mimimum encouragement to staff most of the time.
That does not mean that you are not cool enough to be his boss, instead your are more human l as your become more professional in distinguish between so called “ good” and “bad”.
When a staff is occasionally discouraged either by the weight of his responsibility or by his failure to be responsible, you can counteract such discouragement by reminding him of his successes in previously performed tasks. Talk to them that
Remember we did that last time you had a lot of sales order. Do only one thing at a time, like you did last time. If you get stuck on anything leave it, and we will help you when we meet in the Monday meeting. And, don’t become overwhelmed. You always manage. I'm always impressed with how well you handle all this work."

8. High light the logical consequences of irresponsible behaviour. Once you are certain that your staff is capable of performing a task and has had enough time to do so, he needs to experience the consequences (the effects) of irresponsibility (the cause). These consequences should be neither punitive nor abusive.

9. Support your staff become responsible by establishing fair, sensible guide lines for them to follow up.
We all need guide line, staff and managers alike. They serve as boundaries to establish what is and is not acceptable practice. Managers begin setting boundaries for their team mates. To be effective, the guide lines need to be well thought out, logical, and fair to all involved.In conclusion, as responsibility is essential to the development of good character and business success, it is wise for manager to give thought to how they can facilitate the process. If your goal is to have an educated, responsible, well-adjusted sales team, production engineer, your whole division team needs to work together, sometimes making sacrifices, to achieve that goal. Will it be easy? No. But it will be well worth your time and energy!

"Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out."

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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Quality, Brand Name and Product Image

Ref: Mar is on left and Biver is on the right on top picture.

Blancpain a Small Swiss watch company since 1735. Only a few companies in the world have announced that they will never manufactured Quartz watch…

They have a very good quality in design, innovative in the selling some of the idea for marketing and a very consistent way to keep their old customers:

Every year, in Christmas, they will send you a booklet with a Xmas card by surface mail, the booklet will tell you what has been done in the year and some kind of new product promotions.

I have bought a Moon phase watch in small watch shop “ Sam Kung” at Park Lane some time in 1991. Well, they have been keeping this practice in sending me the booklet, and the Christmas card was signed by the CEO…Biver and the new CEO Marc Hayek since 2001.

This is their way to keep a High end watch market by continuous updating their old customer, more over recently they send us a quarter’s magazine on Blancpain ….That is a high cost but being a high value product, that can be understand, and they should see that I have not bought any watch since then… they keep this practice as they know.
Godiva, a US candies name. Whenever you buy these delicate chocolates, you will see a leaflet displaying all their chocolate types, and ingredient, Cappuccino Truffle, Macadamia Mosaic, Hazelnut praline truffle… And a “thank you” note from the President Jim Goldman.
Omega, a Swiss watch company, each watch come with a super-deluxe paper box packing with a one inch thick international operation manual in all languages… you may think that is not too good as it is using too much paper, but all the item inside is well written, printed, packed and be inserted orderly. You will find that is some what a quality product…a quality packing and you would like to keep the packing for years…
Industrial equipment
Where as one the other hand, we see a few product that does no come with a proper manual... well, the supplier’s explanation is that is a special made custom machine, Every machine part and software is special made for the customer specific written specification. In this case, naturally detail manual is needed! What kind of quality sprit that has been washed always with tight production schedule, and I wonder if a piece of equipment valued USD100,000.00 does not come with a proper manual that is a traitor of the principle of Quality…shameful. No one will believe that product will come with good quality…
This is a matter of determination for quality only!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Global Chip Sales Drop 31%

Peter ClarkeEE Times Europe (03/04/2009 8:14 AM EST)

LONDON — The global market for semiconductors was $13.15 billion in January, down 31.2 percent from $19.11 billion in January 2008, according to 'actual' data from the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization.

January's monthly sales figure was the lowest since July 2003, when sales were recorded by WSTS at $12.31 billion and the lowest January figure since January 2003, which saw sales of $10.94 billion worldwide.

The 31.2 percent year-on-year fall for January contrasts with the fall in averaged sales which was put at 28.6 percent by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) for the fall in three-month averaged sales.

The SIA averaged November, December and January figures to produce its three-month average figure. The fact that the fall in actual sales was steeper than the fall in averaged sales suggests that the situation was continuing to deteriorate in January.

The SIA WSTS numbers as a three-month average. It argues that this smoothes out the data which would otherwise display the effect of in-quarter reporting that tend to treat March, June, September and December as five-week months. However, it is still possible to compare actual sales year-on-year and avoid such problems.

Energy Saving

We have to admire these people who definitely is the enthusiatists for energy saving. I Like that guy driving the 150 cc scooter with a young lady press fit into the front stall...well utilized wvey inch of space!
In case the motor cycle had if Hong Kong can learn from them, we can save a lot of money... The Transportation Authority should send our senior officers there and work with them. Bring back some cost cut solution.... Probably our Senior officer BMW 750iL can carry 100 students to school in the morning before he can reach his office.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Income Disparity after WWII

See the current 15 years, China has been displaying themselves more actively on the international show stage of diplomatic exercise and foreign affairs!

This is the 31st year of Tang Siu Ping Economic reform and we have been witnessed tremendous growth in China Economy, we are transforming from a third class argricultural country into a developing country.

With huge population that is equilvalent to an enormous consumption market in the domestic consumers chains, electronics industrial, civil products, we believe that we can outperform most of the Countries in another 10 years.

China's Wen Jai Boa is now able to talk and criticize some one who had made a big mistake in the economy monetary vehicle operation in US. China being the world largest creditor for USA with 800B USD.

China has to work with less depending on the external support on technology as we can be sure that we will have people to start working on our own standard for electronics , telecomunication , EV car building and manufacturing infrasturture.
Recently Samsung had announced a new model in Asia, not long later, approx. 30 days, China had a new launch for Samsong handphone whcih is 95% resembled as Original Samsung and even there are a few features better than Samsung. Surprised that Samsung found out that their price is only 1/3 of the original Samgsung. Samgsung people wanted to find out the white -box factory in order not to smash down the factory, but instead to work with them to co-develop the new products. The factory responsibile man woul not like to work with Samsung as there will be a lot of tax issues, Which would reduce their profit margin.

China will strive hard for achieving 8% GPD growth this year and that has been national wide target for china. I a sure that China can make it...

From the Gini Curve, we can see that USA and China are now tryig to exchange their position on the curve... May not long later, China will becoming a typical example fo Capitalism and USA a Communist country...

From the curve China is Red and USA is Yellow, The red curve is steeper than the yellow!

The Steeper the disparity, the income pattern would be more likely a Capitalist pattern!