Friday, October 30, 2009

A letter to the young engineers

This was a letter I wrote to the young service engineer as I have seen some of them have been troubled by the following problem. Moreover, because of these issues, they can not travel as they are supposed to… and they are leaving such a good company!

I have some understanding on why they have to leave, and I summarize in the category.

1. Can not travel
2. Have to SETTLE after marriage
3. SEE no vision for promotion
4. They think sales field may be having more prospect
5. Heath issues
6. Further studies
7. Others

As I know that if one can not travel, that is because some how their family may not like his kid to travel so frequently.

I have seen a as that one young engineer who is the eldest son of the family and his mother told him not to travel as she is afraid of losing his son, that is a rather extreme and rare case, any way I told him to make a decision himself and he left finally. I do not have any comment this case as I think traveling is needed no matter what kind of job you are in.

Obama would have planned to visit his neighboring country once he is announced to be the US president, the IT guy has to discuss with the customer for more understanding on the need so he has to travel, Service engineer has to travel as we have a lot of installations. Nowadays, fewer jobs that do not involve travelling at all.

Let’s look at this Earth from farther point of view from say the moon, the Earth is just alike a village and are crossing the river from one tribe to another, that is all, no one know the future and I could like to see that we can travel from Earth to the moon to install a new semiconductor equipment when I am still able to see…

Girl Friend, I can not comment as I had never had any girl friend at all, I saw my first wife for only 7 days, and we entered the government office for Marriage registration, after that she became my wife, No girl friend at all! She is my lovers forever…one.

If a Man can not travel because of the girl does not allow to, you have to think for yourself once more, is that Girl so influential and so important to you!? Even being a hurdle to your career development?

Always there is a saying, A successful man had a lady in behind I always told myself a successfully man had a over-controlling lady in behind, you’d better watch out.

People want to be settled because he wants to see and to meet his wife and keep in eye-vision on his wife perpetually! That is not healthy at all, if she love you and she should stay home and raise your little kid and you have to go for top gear striving your 130% effort on your career, that is a to be a real man. And all you need is understanding and support from her, every a while, when you come back from overseas, bring a little gift an to share you funny experience, that is a way to comfort her and to make the future having more support from her.

No Vision for promotion
One engineer told me that Mr. who and who only gets a promotion after working in ASM for 5 years and I can not wait as 5 year as it is too long… Well, I think there is a wrong interpretation on promotion, and it is odious to compare with other. If there is a man who can get promotion to senior engineer in three year time, will you be able to stay and make this as your target to work? …. If you have this idea, I am glad that you will be soon having higher chance being promoted.

As If you always looking at how good and how bad other people is doing, I am afraid you will have no time to focus to work at all. My suggestion to you… to work out a target with your boss and I am sure promotion is not a big issues once you can show your capability, talent and performance to their superior. Time? It is under your hand!

Sales field seems better than service field. The Sales Engineer is like this…. Meeting with customer, sign a few papers, go out with customer for dinner…. Simple and easy…
This is common mis-understanding on Sales engineer role.

I can tell you that are to certain extent not correct…. Sales people has to have that kind of technical knowledge and some kind of communication capability to talk , to listen and to probe customers, if you think you have the capability, I think your manager will be able to spot out your talent and why should he stops you to perform better as a sales?!

To my understanding, it is simple to deal with machine and it is 10 times more difficult to deal with people. I think all roads lead to Rome, all depends how you like you job and how you devote to you job… to be a Good technical people is always a kind of achievement, we have principle service engineer and we have technical manager like …etc, why don’t you set a target to attain this position!?

Health issue
I think if you have a health issue better watch not as it is too young to get a health problem. Some of us have some heart diseases including overseas service engineers and that is a kind of city disease as the unlucky patient is going to becoming younger.
If we have diseases we have better take care!
Without any health, there is no point to talk about good career prospect at all.

Further Studies
I encourage studies, I always feel regret that I did not study enough., and this is my hurdle for being recognized, but some one told me, the world is the Open University, we learn, exam, test everyday… there are too may information we get learn to get everyday especially this is an internet world, so be open and proactive to learn. There is unlimited knowledge, but all we need is our judgment to filter and pick up the essence of knowledge. Major, formal British PM is secondary school graduate, Johnny Depp is just middle school drop out, but he earns USD$5,000 an hour! you have got the ticket to this party already, so please participate, be performing and be a proactive player…. you will be a star.

Do not make further studies as your hurdle to your career…simply I can say so!

My attitude to career, health and happiness are summarized here, I hope to share with you...

When you are young, you use your health to exchange your money; when you are getting old, you use your money to buy back your health. Difference is that, it is too late!

How happy a man is, is not how much he has but how little he needs

Don’t confuse with wealthy and richness, everyone can be rich but only a few is classified wealthy, wealthy has meaning of spiritual satisfaction!

If you like your job, you do not find yourself working!

As I have been working in this company for twenty years. I am proud of myself as I was promoted to senior in about three yeas time, I had been the principle service engineer in the company.

I had been working on a ship in three years… Your so call “Travelling” is NOTHING comparing with the job on board a ship! My mother encouraged me to do so as she said: go out and see the World!


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

One of the best places for Dinner at Tsim Sha Tsui

Dynasty Restaurant at Renaissance Hotel and Club Intercontinntal Café at Intercon Hotel is the Hong Kong Movie star and singer favourite spots for dinner and social gathering.

Dynasty Restaurant is an Award winning cozy place for Cantonese food; they have the so called Char Siu (roasted pork) which is almost the standard order for most of the guests.
Reservation is required for the Char Siu!

Well, last week we have received official announcement at Yahoo News that the whole Renaissance Hotel and the neighboring Intercontinental hotel will be demolished soon.

So if you have time, you have not been to these places, should consider make a trip going there to taste the top class Cantonese food at Dynasty Restaurant and spend time at Hi team at the Club International Café at Intercontinental Hotel. May be you can meet Jackie Chan, Zhang ZI Yi or Jet Lee there.


Monday, October 26, 2009

What a man wants In a Woman

No matter being married or being stack up with some one who you love, a man is looking for something he would like his second half should possess. That is some thing a woman should know…

1. He wants to see her nurturing side
2. Trust
3. An Independent woman that does not need him at all
4. Show the sexy side once in a while
5. A true partner, not just room mate
6. A angel in Living room and a devil in bed room
7. Forever Friendship
8. Woman knows how to compromise

Some time if your wife is trying to massage for you after works and listen to how to deal with some people you need in the business discussion.
That may even she give you some advice...or just a few words to comfort you...
Trust is the most important thing that woman should pay respect to… never check your husband's SMS in the hand phone, his credit card slip ,searches for tiny traces for being having third one . That is not really caring about your man. That would one day create isolation in communication, not trying to tell or even lie to you on where he has been in.

Treat your husband a friend an some time not too close to be …just to switch off the lights go into bed for sex,. And use towel to wrap up our body instead naked… to keep certain mystery can be a way to prolong the relationship, keep him in puzzle.

Do not tell them all things such as your bank saving deposited, your salary and bonus… Well. People said there is nothing to have between husband and wife, I do not think so…

I do always appreciate woman to be a listener, a true listen and may be s giggle whiles you are talking laughter’s to your friends and or her fiend at a dinner.

If your woman is keep dominating the gathering as a speaker, and or too talkative in your birthday party, that may not be so appropriate too. And you will not try to take her out in next occasion, that is to break the social linkage.

Back to a devil in the room, that is a way to keep you interested in new things surprise and that is most of the Chinese woman does not know or wonder his husband had to find a new way to satisfy his sexual imaginations from other the woman.


What does a HK woman wants in a Man?

Hong Kong Woman is a complex, sophisticated kind of animal, what they really need from a man changes when aged.

In general, she needs entitlement, Financial security and responsibility.

What a woman Want In A Man, ... (at age 20)
1. Movie star type of Handsome
2. Financially OK for her expenditure
3. Dresses with Style, never stay out of fashion
4. Good singer at Karaoke
5. An Imaginative, Romantic Lover
6. Not necessary rich man by has a place to stay
7. Drive Porsche, Ferrari, BMW 3 series

What a woman Want In A Man, (at age 30)
1. Nice Looking - preferably with hair on his head
2. Holds chairs
3. Has money for a nice dinner at restaurant
4. Listens more than he talks
5. A Sense of humour
6. Can carry her hand bag in MTR Train
7. Remembers Birthdays and Anniversaries
8. Carry her to his friends’ gathering
9. Surprise small gift at certain occasion
10. Good sex performance
11. Has a place of his own to stay >900 square foot
12. Drive Lexus not Toyota, Cayence not Harrier

What A woman Want In A Man, (at age 40)
1. Not too ugly - bald head acceptable as Chinese Saying “9 in 10 Bald head is rich!”
2. Manager in a company
3. Splurges on dinner at Cafe de Carol on occasion
4. Usually remembers the punch lines of jokes
6. Usually wears shirt that covers stomach
8. Shaves on most weekends
9. Afford to by her a LV bag on her birthday
10. A place of his own to stay together
11. A secure marriage
12. maintain to be a Good lover In bed
12. No Second wife in China
13. Put a blanket at night when I am sleep
14. A man with financial security is most important amongst all other items.
15. Car is a means for transportation, comfort and safe is important amongst all

What a woman Want In A Man, (at age 50)
1. Keeps hair in nose and ears trimmed to appropriate length
2. Doesn't belch or scratch in public
3. Doesn't nod off to sleep while I'm emoting
4. Doesn’t not snore when I’m sleeping
5. Doesn't re-tell same joke too many times
6. Don’t wear the same shirt all the time
7. Appreciate an occasional dinner at a nice restaurant
8. Remember your anniversaries
9. Do not talk too much about his boss to me
10. Shaves on some weekends
11. Even he has second wife, try to hide it and not let me know about it
12. Do not lose money in the stock market and take my Rolex Date Day to Pawn Shop

What a woman Want In A Man, (at age 60)
1. Care about the children
2. Have some money form the company retirement fund to make a living
2. Remember to pay the electric bill
3. Remember my hand phone number
4. Only snores lightly when awake (LOUDLY when asleep)
5. Keeps good enough shape to stand up by himself
6. Usually wears some clothes
7. Not willing to see his son of the second wife show up one day
8. Remember where he left his keys
9. Remembers when...

What a woman Want In A Man,. (at age 70)
1. Going for Hiking everyday
2. Still able to give a hug some times.
3. Remember to change his clothes everyday
4. Appreciate he can still remember the first day we met
5. Healthy and stay for another 10 years….

Personal Comment only, do not mean to offend!


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Inequality in Hong Kong

Gini Index in Hong Kong
As proof that inequality in Hong Kong has worsened, the Gini index is cited as evidence. The Gini index is a statistical measure of income inequality. The number ranges from 0.000 for perfect equality and 1.000 for perfect inequality.
The two Gini indices being cited for Hong Kong are 0.434 in 1996 (see UNDP) and 0.522 in 2003 (World Bank). The fact that the Gini index went up is taken as proof that Hong Kong has become more unequal.
The Rich group
Dividing the population into 10 equal-weighted decile groups, the census department found the median household income for the richest 10 percent of Hong Kongers was HK$78,000 last year, compared with HK$2,400, or 32.5 times more, for the poorest 10 percent.
By percentages, the richest group of households, or top 10 percent income earning families, represent 41.4 percent of money made by the entire population last year, compared with 0.8 percent earned by the bottom 10 percent. That indicates the richest group of people earns 51.75 times more than the poorest.

The poor group
In terms of household income, 205,515 households, or 9.2 percent of the total number of families, earned less than HK$4,000 a month last year, up from 123,869 households, or 6.7 percent, in 1996.

At the other end of the spectrum, 378,473 families had more than HK$40,000 of income last year, representing 17 percent of all local households, up from 278,703, or 15 percent, in 1996.
I believe that what even the poorest people in Hong Kong can purchase in terms of goods and services are far above and ahead of the average person in China or Mexico. Thus, the poor people in China and Mexico can be said to suffer from absolute poverty, whereas the people in Hong Kong suffer from relative poverty. This would not be reflected in the Gini index alone.

Some of the single parent’s kid is deeply suffering in poverty; you may not believe that there is someone who has not tried eating a Hamburger in Hong Kong. Yes, there is!!

Well, I heard another kid that has only HKD7.00 a week for his only expenditure, coming with some more richer student fellow, he might be being isolated and this will hurt him, if he can take it positive or his moth could have time to take care this kid, he might spend more time for studying, and hopefully one day he can be having a better education and thence he might have a chance to be independent financially.

Well, how to solve this issue with over 1,000,000 poor people in Hong Kong? That may be a toughest topic for the chief executive!

In my mind there is no short term way to change this phenomenon, unless the top 1 percent of the riches people can donate 10% of their treasure into this society, and this will ease the problem for 5 years, as a long term , we need to rely on the Education, minimum wager control, creation for ore job for the poor even with Government subsidizing, Change a bit on the taxation scheme…Flat rate of 15% is too low for these who make more than 1 million a year!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

AH Stop!

An Officer stops a driver for running a red light. The guy is a real jerk and comes running back to the officer demanding to know why he is being harassed by the Gestapo!

So the officer calmly tells him of the red light violation. The "Motorist" instantly goes on a tirade, questioning the officer's ancestry, sexual orientation, etc., in rather explicit terms.

The tirade goes on without the officer saying anything.When he gets done with writing the ticket he puts an "AH" in the lower right corner of the narrative portion of the ticket. He then hands it to the "Violator" for his signature.

The guy signs the ticket angrily, and when presented with his copy points to the "AH" and demands to know what it stands for.

The Mountie says, "That's so when we go to court, I'll remember that you're an Asshole!"

Two months later they're in court. The "Violator" has such a bad driving record he is about to lose his license and has hired a lawyer to represent him. On the stand the officer testifies to seeing the man run the red light. Under cross examination the defense attorney asks; "Officer is this a reasonable facsimile of the ticket you issued my client?"

Officer responds, "Yes sir, that is the defendants copy, his signature and mine, same number at the top. Lawyer: "Officer, is there any particular marking or notation on this ticket you don't normally make?"

Officer: "Yes sir, in the lower right corner of the narrative there is an "AH," underlined.

"Lawyer: "What does the "AH" stand for, officer?"

Officer: "Aggressive and Hostile Sir."

Lawyer: "Aggressive and Hostile?"

Officer: "Yes Sir?

Lawyer: "Officer, Are you sure it doesn't stand for Asshole?"

Officer: "Well Sir, you know your client better than I do!


Monday, October 19, 2009

Man's Street Smart

A man boarded an airplane and took his seat. As he settled in, he glanced up and saw the most beautiful woman boarding the plane...

He soon realized she was heading straight towards his seat...

As fate would have it, she took the seat right beside his....

.Eager to strike up a conversation he blurted out, "Business trip or pleasure?" She turned, smiled and said, "Business! I'm going to the Annual Nymphomaniacs of America Convention in Boston "

He swallowed hard.. Here was the most gorgeous woman he had ever seen sitting next to him, and she was going to a meeting of nymphomaniacs.

Struggling to maintain his composure, he calmly asked, "What's your business role at this convention?""Lecturer," she responded. "I use information that I have learned from my personal experiences to debunk some of the popular myths about sexuality."

"Really?" he said. "And what kind of myths are there?" "Well," she explained, "one popular myth is that African-American men are the most well-endowed of all men, when in fact it is the Native American Indian who is most likely to possess that trait. Another popular myth is that Frenchmen are the best lovers, when actually it is men of Jewish descent who are the best. I have also discovered that the lover with absolutely the best stamina is the Southern Redneck."

Suddenly the woman became a little uncomfortable and blushed. "I'm sorry," she said, "I shouldn't really be discussing all of this with you. I don't even know your name.."

"Tonto," the man said, "Tonto Goldstein, but my friends call me Bubba."

Friday, October 9, 2009

The Best Bak Kut Teh in Penang

This Food Master Bak Kut Teh is the best of all at Penang. Established more then 30 years and had been running with franchised branches in Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand.

The ingredient is pork rib and pork, the soup is plain, light and would not cause your throat dried and thirsty afterwards. Open from 0700-1200 only.

Location i s opposite EON bank, 192, Jalan Burma (Parma Coffee Garden) , call H/P 016-441 8879 or 016-458 4416.