Monday, December 27, 2010

White iPhone4 and A Black Daytona


While you are using the iPhone4 Black version for months, do you think that there is a buying intention for a White iPhone4!? Now it is available at G-world at HKD$9,000.00


This is a Marketing World, if everyone us using Black, you got to feel that a white one would make you look outstanding!?


When everyone is wearing a Stainless still Rolex Daytona, you must feel that is very special if you can have a total Black Stainless steel Rolex Daytona.


Yes, there is a way to turn your stainless steel Rolex Daytona to black Diamond coating.

But that is very expensive, and had to send to UK for such special coating treatment.


In Hong Kong, we have this technology, the only concern is that no one seems have great interests to take the risk doing so, as Rolex has claimed that the warranty will be void if the case is made with special coating outside Rolex Service Centre.

I am planning to make one Black Rolex Daytona and Submariner, do you wanna see!?

HK Snob

Hong Kong needs more Big spenders from China.

We believe that the consumer goods market is hot in the Christmas, as according to immigration estimation that there will be 10 Millions people transiting in Hong Kong during the Christmas Holiday. There will be more than 70% are Mainland Chinese to spend their money in Shopping. They like to buy whatever they think Hong Kong is best for, like watches, clothes and jewelry. I heard that Chow Tai Fook has opened the 1,000 shops recently including those in China. The Data was 400 only two year ago. That must be driven by such big market. Well, the restaurant was not as crowded as I thoughts, may be Where I was going was Japanese Restaurants, the Western food buffet and Chinese food is still the major favorite food in Christmas, According to the restaurant unions said there will be approx. 300 Millions dollars expenditure every day for the Hong Kong restaurants. So eating and Shopping seems the best programme for the Chinese Visitor, but all we need is this kind of Super Spender, This China man came to Hong Kong to empty his pocket with HKD$700,000 in three days. That is not too much if he buys a Tourbillion Watch but if he spends for hand bag clothes, and other electronics goods, I think that he might take 20-30 kilo of goods back to China. Hong Kong needs more big spenders like this man… HK Snob

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The State Symphony Cappella of Russia came to Celebrate Christmas with People of Hong Kong


The State Symphony Capella of Russia , Company of 50 singers, was found in 1991 by merging of former USSA Stats Chamber Choir under Valery Polyanskiy and the State Symphony Orchestra of he former Ministry of culture headed by Gennady Rozhdestvensky.

The Capella is a renowned for its flexibility in phrasing, rich and warm tone, nobility of expression nd skillfully balanced sounding sections. The Capella’s repertoire includes classical works by such composers as Mozart, Schubert, Bruckner, Liszt, Verdi, Cherubini, Brahms, Britten, Devork, to name a few as well as traditional Russian Folk Songs, Rachmaninov’s The Bells and Stravinksy’s Wedding are amongst the Capella’s extensive repertoire.

Apart from Performing in Russia, The Capella has toured to Spain, Hungary, France, Holland, Germany, Sweden, Canada, England, Italy, and other European Countries. Over the years the Capella has received critical acclaims for the groups’ flawless technique, beautiful, tone, clear and precise intonation and unfailing attention to poetic words, In 2005, the Capella has also made a debut tour to Far East Visiting Hong Kong and Mainland China to celebrate the Christmas.
This is the time that I had a chance to sit in the hall to enjoy the great singers in the Holy Christmas day 25 Dec 2010. They had a good arrangement of the songs and the Climax was the last song Kalinka , probably the most famous Russian Folk Songs!

Little Snowberry, snowberry,

Snowberry of mine!

Little raspberry in the garden,

My little raspberry,

As, under the pine, the green one, lay me down o sleep.

Ah, rock-a-baby.

Lay me down to sleep,

Little Snowberry, snowberry,

Snowberry of mine!

Little raspberry in the garden,
My little raspberry!

Ah, little pine, little green one,

Don't rustle above me.

Ah, rock-a-baby.

Don't rustle above me.

Little snowberry, snowberry, Snowberry of mine!

Little raspberry in the garden,

My little raspberry!

Ah, you beauty, Pretty maiden.

Take a fancy to me,

Ah, rock-a-baby,

Take a fancy to me,

Little snowberry, snowberry, snowberry of mine!

Little raspberry in the garden, my little raspberry!



I think this Christmas has changed me a lot towards the way I never had before.

It brought new hope to me as I had a new romance with the Pretty maiden Ice who understands, cares me more than any others I had had before…This Kalinka song is best to describe the feeling I have now!


I wish that the Christmas would bring all the best to the man and woman in Hong Kong falling with love. And hope that the next Coming Christmas that these people in love will have their fruit of life…!

HK Snob

Saturday, December 25, 2010

The Beauty Raees Biag and the Beast Mr. Y


There is no need to explain from these two photos, we can see one well groomed Man who has been accused as court case for rape, still appearing on the TV in City Forum last week. Does not worth anything mentioning.

I am trying to introduce this beauty to you is Raees Biag, 25, got her Phd degree in Social works. Father being a Pakistani whilst Mother is Chinese, so she can manage to speak Chinese. Look at her, Educated, elegant, speaking with so much confidence…and I am sure she will be the star for the City Forum and hope she can speak in behalf of the minority races in Hon Kong fighting for their benefits…

HK Snob

Friday, December 24, 2010

Nine Advantages of Squatting in Toilet


We have seen a lot of visitors, mostly Chinese are taking rest in Hong Kong after hours of shopping, and they used to squat in certain corners of shop, front door of the department stores. The appearance is not sweet! It looks awful. Till recently, I know that they are practicing Kung Fu, to set a better foundation and training on their muscle of the lower part of the body. As they used to go toilet in squatting position. Well, this is very Hygienic and proven to be the best way to say bye to the feces every morning.


1. Makes elimination faster, easier and more complete. This helps prevent "fecal stagnation," a prime factor in colon cancer, appendicitis and inflammatory bowel disease.



2. Protects the nerves that control the prostate, bladder and uterus from becoming stretched and damaged.

3. Securely seals the ileocecal valve, between the colon and the small intestine. In the conventional sitting position, this valve is unsupported and often leaks during evacuation, contaminating the small intestine.

4. Relaxes the puborectalis muscle which normally chokes the rectum in order to maintain continence.

5. Uses the thighs to support the colon and prevent straining. Chronic straining on the toilet can cause hernias, diverticulosis, and pelvic organ prolapse.



6. A highly effective, non-invasive treatment for hemorrhoids, as shown by published clinical research.

7. For pregnant women, squatting avoids pressure on the uterus when using the toilet. Daily squatting helps prepare one for a more natural delivery.


8. Avoid direct contact with the Toilet, thus to reduce the chances of disease infection.

9. Strength buildig up training to your muscle!

HK Snob

Ref: http://www.naturesplatform.com/health_benefits.html

Jewish Business Wisdom

There was a NASA recruit for Astronauts running into air space; there is lot of matured engineer and scientist to apply for the posts. There were these finalists, one German, One French and One Jew. The Chief Human Resource asked the German how much he would expect to get each month. The German said, “I need three thousand dollars, one thousand for myself, one thousand for insurance and one thousand for my wife!”


Then the French came as was asked the same question, The French engineer asked for four thousand dollars and was trying to explain why, He said, “I need four thousand dollars, one thousand for me, one thousand for insurance, and one thousand for my wife and another thousand for my mistress!”

Then the Jew came in and sit down gracefully with full confidence for the last round of the is interview. He was then asked the same question. The Jew said that he like to have five thousand dollars, then the man in charge asked why so much!? The Jew said, “I need to pay you one thousand as you will hire me. I need one thousand for myself and the rest three Thousand is for Hiring the German to do the job for us!



HK Snob

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Mandarin Speakers Are Mostly Big Spenders in Hong Kong


The World has changed, when I used the FEC* to buy cigarette in Friendship store in Shanghai in 1982. Local people could not enter the store, unless they are escorted with the Hong Kong, Macao people or overseas Chinese.

How the case has been reversed, when you entered the Louis Vitton stores in Hong Kong some year ago, probably you still can ask the sales woman in Cantonese for the bag you like to see before the purchase. Now if you do so, no one would likely respond you in first priority unless you speak in Mandarin.
Why, because likely Hong Kong people is losing their competitive edge in buying those branded goods in Hong Kong such as Louis Vitton, Chanel, Gucci, Rolex, Cartier, Roger Dubuis, Audemars Piguet, Piaget, Frank Muller, Burberry, Hermes, Prada, Tiffany and Armani.

As from the HKTA data, there are approximately 30 millions visitors in Hong Kong and there are over 70% is from China, they like to purchase these goods, and some of them they don’t negotiate much on the price. During Chinese New Year beginning of the year, one Chinese in causal wear came in to a Watch shop and purchased watches with Value of total $10,000,000 in less than one hour.

The big spenders are Chinese. So next time if you want to see the Birkin Bag in Hermes Shop, please speak in “Mandarin!”
HK Snob

PS* FEC stands for Foreign Exchange Certificate.

The Bank of China on the Mainland was chartered as the main foreign trade and exchange bank. Foreign visitors to China were required to conduct transactions with Foreign Exchange Certificates issued by the Bank of China between 1979 and 1994. These have been abolished, and all transactions now occur in Renminbi.

Singapore 15 year old Girl Wins Commonwealth Essay Prize!

A 15-YEAR-OLD Singaporean manda Chong competing against 16 to18-year-olds, has won the top prize in a annual Commonwealth Essay Competition writing contest that drew 5,300 entries from 52 countries.

Amanda Chong of Raffles Girls' School (Secondary) chose to compete in the older category and won with a piece on the restlessness of modern life
It’s a very short story with many dreams hidden within each sentence!

You will be amazed at the maturity of this 15-year old girl.
It's worthwhile taking 10 mins to read this essay.
Her short story, titled "What The Modern Woman Wants," focused on the conflict in values between an old lady and her independent-minded daughter. For those who spends a lot of money investing on their kids for piano, Violin, Ballet everyday after school expecting a return when she is grown up. Please think carefully that you may be wise to spend more time rather in other moral teaching, telling them what is the value of respecting their parents as one of the pretigious culture of Chinese. At in the end of the day when you get old, you will become the ancient relic following the same way this phatethic mother in the story would be.
'Through my story, I attempted to convey the unique East-vs-West struggles and generation gaps that I felt were characteristic of young people in my country,' said Amanda, who likes drama, history and literature and wants to become a lawyer and a politician.



Chief examiner Charles Kemp called her piece a 'powerfully moving and ironical critique of modern restlessness and its potentially cruel consequences'. The writing is fluent and assured, with excellent use of dialogue.


Amanda gets (S$1,590). A Singaporean last won the top prize in 2000, said Britain 's Royal Commonwealth Society, which has been organising the competition since 1883. Singaporeans also came in second in the 14 to 15-year-old category, and fourth in the under-12s. Other winners included students from Australia , Canada and South Africa.


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What the Modern Woman Wants...


By Amanda Chong Wei-Zhen


The old woman sat in the backseat of the magenta convertible as it careened down the highway, clutching tightly to the plastic bag on her lap, afraid it may be kidnapped by the wind.

She was not used to such speed, with trembling hands she pulled the seat belt tighter but was careful not to touch the patent leather seats with her callused fingers, her daughter had warned her not to dirty it, 'Fingerprints show very clearly on white, Ma.' Her daughter, Bee Choo, was driving and talking on her sleek silver mobile phone using big words the old woman could barely understand.
Finance', 'Liquidation', 'Assets', 'Investments'... Her voice was crisp and important and had an unfamiliar lilt to it.
Her Bee Choo sounded like one of those foreign girls on television. She was speaking in an American accent. The old lady clucked her tongue in disapproval...
'I absolutely cannot have this. We have to sell!' Her daughter exclaimed agitatedly as she stepped on the accelerator; her perfectly manicured fingernails gripping onto the steering wheel in irritation.

'I can't DEAL with this anymore!' she yelled as she clicked the phone shut and hurled it angrily toward the backseat. The mobile phone hit the old woman on the forehead and nestled soundlessly into her lap. She calmly picked it up and handed it to her daughter.

'Sorry, Ma,' she said, losing the American pretence and switching to Mandarin. 'I have a big client in America . There have been a lot of problems.'

The old lady nodded knowingly. Her daughter was big and important.

Bee Choo stared at her mother from the rear view window, wondering what she was thinking. Her mother's wrinkled countenance always carried the same cryptic look.

The phone began to ring again, an artificially cheerful digital tune, which broke the awkward silence.

'Hello, Beatrice! Yes, this is Elaine.'

Elaine. The old woman cringed. I didn't name her Elaine. She remembered her daughter telling her, how an English name was very important for 'networking', Chinese ones being easily forgotten.
'Oh no, I can't see you for lunch today. I have to take the ancient relic to the temple for her weird daily prayer ritual.'
Ancient Relic. The old woman understood perfectly it was referring to her. Her daughter always assumed that her mother's silence meant she did not comprehend.
'Yes, I know! My car seats will be reeking of joss sticks!'
The old woman pursed her lips tightly, her hands gripping her plastic bag in defence. The car curved smoothly into the temple courtyard. It looked almost garish next to the dull sheen of the ageing temple's roof.
The old woman got out of the back seat, and made her unhurried way to the main hall. Her daughter stepped out of the car in her business suit and stilettos and reapplied her lipstick as she made her brisk way to her mother's side.

'Ma, I'll wait outside.. I have an important phone call to make,'

she said, not bothering to hide her disgust at the pungent fumes of incense.

The old lady hobbled into the temple hall and lit a joss stick, she knelt down solemnly and whispered her now familiar daily prayer to the Gods.

'Thank you God of the Sky, you have given my daughter luck all these years. Everything I prayed for, you have given her. She has everything a young woman in this world could possibly want.

'She has a big house with a swimming pool, a maid to help her, as she is too clumsy to sew or cook. Her love life has been blessed; she is engaged to a rich and handsome angmoh man.

'Her company is now the top financial firm and even men listen to what she says... She lives the perfect life. You have given her everything except happiness. I ask that the gods be merciful to her even if she has lost her roots while reaping the harvest of success.What you see is not true, she is a filial daughter to me. She gives me a room in her big house and provides well for me. She is rude to me only because I affect her happiness. A young woman does not want to be hindered by her old mother. It is my fault.'

The old lady prayed so hard that tears welled up in her eyes.
Finally, with her head bowed in reverence she planted the half-burnt joss stick into an urn of smoldering ashes.

She bowed once more. The old woman had been praying for her daughter for thirty-two years. When her stomach was round like a melon, she came to the temple and prayed that it was a son.
Then the time was ripe and the baby slipped out of her womb, bawling and adorable with fat thighs and pink cheeks, but unmistakably, a girl. Her husband had ticked and punched her for producing a useless baby who could not work or carry the family name.
Still, the woman returned to the temple with her new-born girl tied to her waist in a sarong and prayed that her daughter would grow up and have everything she ever wanted.

Her husband left her and she prayed that her daughter would never have to depend on a man. She prayed every day that her daughter would be a great woman, the woman that she, meek and uneducated, could never become.
A woman with 'neng kan'; the ability to do anything she set her mind to. A woman who commanded respect in the hearts of men. When she opened her mouth to speak, precious pearls would fall out and men would listen.

She will not be like me, the woman prayed as she watched her daughter grow up and drift away from her, speaking a language she scarcely understood.

She watched her daughter transform from a quiet girl to one who openly defied her, calling her laotu, old fashioned.... She wanted her mother to be 'modern', a word so new there was no Chinese word for it.

Now her daughter was too clever for her and the old woman wondered why she had prayed like that. The Gods had been faithful to her persistent prayer, but the wealth and success that poured forth so richly had buried the girl's roots and now she stood faceless with no identity, bound to the soil of her ancestors by only a string of origami banknotes.

Her daughter had forgotten her mother's value. Her wants were so ephemeral, that of a modern woman. Power, wealth, access to the best fashion boutiques and yet her daughter had not found true happiness. The old woman knew that you could find happiness with much less.

When her daughter left the earth, everything she had would count for nothing. People would look to her legacy and say that she was a great woman but she would be forgotten once the wind blows over, like the ashes of burnt paper convertibles and mansions.

The old woman wished she could go back and erase all her big hopes and prayers for her daughter now that she had looked out of the temple gates. She saw her daughter speaking on the phone, her brow furrowed with anger and worry. Being at the top is not good, the woman thought, there is only one way to go from there –down.

The old woman carefully unfolded the plastic bag and spread out a packet of beehoon in front of the altar. Her daughter often mocked her for worshiping porcelain Gods. How could she pray to them so faithfully and expect pieces of ceramic to fly to her aid?
But her daughter had her own gods too, idols of wealth, success and power that she enslaved to and worshiped every day of her life.
Every day was a quest for the idols, and the idols she worshiped counted for nothing in eternity. All the wants her daughter had would slowly suck the life out of her and leave her, an empty souless shell at the altar.
The old woman watched the joss stick. The dull heat had left a teetering grey stem that was on the danger of collapsing.


Modern woman nowadays, the old lady signed in resignation, as she bowed to the east bone a final time to end her ritual. Modern woman nowadays want so much that they lose their souls and wonder whey they cannot find it. Her joss stick disintegrated into a soft grey powder. She met her daughter outside the temple, the same look of worry and frustration was etched on her daughter's face.

An empty expression, as if she was ploughing through the soil of her wants looking for the one thing that would sown the seeds of happiness.


They climbed into the convertible in silence and her daughter drove along the highway, this time not to fast as she had done before.

‘Ma,’ Bee Choo finally said. 'I don't know how to put this. Mark and I have been talking about it and we plan to move out of the big house. The property market is good now, and we managed to get a buyer willing to pay us seven million for it. We decided we'd prefer a cosier penthouse apartment instead. We found a perfect one in Orchard Road. Once we move into our apartment, we plan to get rid of the maid, so we can have more space to ourselves...'

The old woman nodded knowingly. Bee Choo swallowed hard.
'We'd get someone to come in to do the housework and we can eat out – but once the maid is gone, there won't be anyone to look after you. You will be awfully lonely at home and, besides that the apartment is rather small. There won't be space. We thought about it for a long time, and we decided the best thing for you is if you moved to a Home. There's one near Hougang – it's a Christian home and a very nice one.'
The old woman did not raise an eyebrow.

'I"ve been there, the matron is willing to take you in. It's beautiful with gardens and lots of old people to keep you company! Hardly have time for you, you'd be happiernnnnnnnnnnere. You'd be happier there, really.' her daughter repeated as if to affirm herself.

This time the old woman had no plastic bag of food offering to    
cling tightly to, she bit her lip and fastened her seat belt, as if it would protect her from a daughter who did not want her anymore. She sunk deep into the leather seat, letting her shoulders sag and her fingers trace the white seat.

'Ma,' her daughter asked, searching the rear view window for her mother. 'Is everything okay?
What had to be done, had to be done. 0o
'Yes' she said firmly, louder than she intended, 'if it will make you happy,' she added more quietly.

‘It's for you, Ma! You will be happier there. You can move there tomorrow, I already got the maid to pack your things.'
Elaine said triumphantly, mentally ticking yet another item off her agenda.


I knew everything would be fine.' Elaine smiled widely; she felt liberated. Perhaps getting rid of her mother would make her happier...

She had thought about it. It seemed the only hindrance in her pursuit of happiness. She was happy now. She had everything a modern woman ever wanted; money, status, career, love, power and now freedom without her mother and her old-fashioned ways to weigh her down...Yes she was free. Her phone butted urgently, she picked it up and read the message, still beaming from ear to ear.

'Stock 10% increase.'

Yes, things were definitely beginning to look up for her and while searching for the meaning of life in the luminance of her hand phone screen, the old woman in the backseat became invisible and she did not see her in tears.


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HK Snob

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The World's Largest Ship has gone for scrap in India

In 2010 the “ Knock Nevis” ship was renamed Mont and was delivered for breaking up at Gujarat’s Alang-Sosiya shipyard in India. So it is officially not the biggest sailing vessel anymore.

HK Snob

Monday, December 13, 2010

Hong Kong is best Asian City for your Christmas Vacation!

Nominated by CNN, these are the top ten placed for your Christmas vacations


10. Boston, US

9. London , UK

8. San Juan, Puerto Rico

7. Hong Kong

6. New York City, US

5. Sydney, Australia

4. Salzburg, Austria

3. Pogost, Belarus

2. Nuremberg, Germany

1. Reykjavik, Iceland


Why: Hong Kong may take top billing when it comes to having one of the most commercial and unauthentic Christmases around, but the city has its strong points.

Most shops are open even on Christmas Day, allowing residents to do Christmas shopping at literally the last minute. Many expats are out of town during the Christmas season, which means your favorite watering hole is probably quieter than usual.
And let’s not forget the brilliant Christmas light displays on buildings on both sides of Victoria Harbour, and the 30-meter Swarovski crystal Christmas tree in Central, which tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents and Mainland Chinese tourists love to gawk at.

When: Celebrations kick off on November 29 and last till January 1

Hong Kong is the Only Asian City selected for the visiting spot in Christmas. We estimated that there will be3 millions visitors in the season for December and There would have approximately 35 M visitors in the year.

All hotel room has been fully booked and there is no way to get a Christmas buffet table if you have not yet booked in the last weeks.

What Is my recommendation during the Christmas time.
Watch the Fireworks. Book Hotel room in TST area for best view of the fireworks.

Go Lang Kwai Fong to celebrate in the Christmas eve.

Shopping is fun in Hong Kong as we may have a lot of sales during this period of time.

Dinner at the Famous restaurants name it., Yung Key, house of Jasmine, Prince, etc…

Merry Christmas!

PS Do not forget not to drive after you have drunk…
HK Snob

Saturday, December 11, 2010

New Revised Quote from HK Snob on Woman and Man

ROMANCE MATHEMATICS



Smart man + smart woman = romance


Smart man + dumb woman = Abortion


Dumb man + smart woman = marriage


Dumb man + dumb woman = pregnancy


OFFICE ARITHMETIC


Smart boss + smart employee = profit


Smart boss + dumb employee = production


Dumb boss + smart employee = promotion


Dumb boss + dumb employee = bankruptcy


SHOPPING MATH


A man will pay $20 for a $10 item he needs.


A woman will pay $10 for a $20 item that she doesn't need.


GENERAL EQUATIONS & STATISTICS


A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.


A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.


A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.


A successful woman is one who can find such a man.


HAPPINESS


To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little.


To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.


LONGEVITY


Married men live longer than single men do, but married men are a lot more willing to die.


PROPENSITY TO CHANGE


A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.


A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, and she does.


DISCUSSION TECHNIQUE


A woman has the last word in any argument. Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.


HOW TO STOP PEOPLE FROM BUGGING YOU ABOUT GETTING MARRIED


Old aunts used to come up to me at weddings, poking me in the ribs and cackling, telling me, "You're next."


They stopped after I started doing the same thing to them at funerals.




The happiest people don't have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have.

HK Snob

Thursday, December 9, 2010

How to ask for Salary raise with your Boss

I still recalled that in 1992, the boss of the company asked me to tell him how much I wanted a salary raise!? Have you seen such a kind of “good Boss”?
Nowadays, the market is becoming mature. The Demand and Supply for working force is less than one. It is almost impossible or very difficult to get a raise out of a tight-fisted company. But that doesn’t mean nothing can’t be done. You’ll just have to work a little harder for your salary bump.

So how can you get company to cough up more cash even though economic conditions are tough?

• Wrangle References– This is an area where having an effective networking style can really pay off. Asking your current customers, co-workers for a few kind words about your performance isn’t just useful during a hunt for new work. It can be a powerful tool in moving up your current career ladder, as well. You don’t have to be transparent in your reason for asking; a simple “Would you mind sending an email with your thoughts on our working relationship?” will do. Save the best in a file to arm yourself with at your next performance review or compensation discussion.

• Value Added – Often, it’s not about what they hire you to do that matters. If you are especially well-connected, possess a task or skill that puts you at a unique advantage, or have a willingness to perform beyond your peers (24/7 availability, maybe?), it’s something that you should be paid well for. Demand that you get compensated for this value by letting management know how much they are getting!

• Research Rates – Some companies are large enough to set their own industry rates — and get them. Others are completely oblivious to what someone in your position should be making. If you’ve caught wind that your job tasks are on par for the course of a higher-ranking (and higher-paying) position, bring this up to your boss. Explain that you realize that they may not have the cash to pay the going rate for someone with your expertise, but would they meet you halfway?

• Show Them the Money — for many companies, it’s really just about dollars and cents. Did you save the company $X over last year? Would a process you helped to develop bring in extra money over time? What’s the bottom line of your individual worth to the company? If it’s well over what they are paying you.

Align wit the extra-activities of your boss--- No matters Ma Jon, Hiking, Golf, Swimming, Horse racing, that is a way that you can have more opportunity to talk, communicate with your boss if you can have time for that activities together.

This would be added values as he might know your capacity outside the office. That may imply that you are also good at work if you are a gold golfer, hiker or Swimmer!


Timing

Select the right timing is essential for a raise negotiation, if the Company stock is dropping , the boss’ has just divorced, ( can be a right good timing), or he had lost $30,000 in Macao Casino, please hold it and not to mention anything about salary review.


The best timing is he had a new wife, he had just been promoted, his got a son after years of struggling for a baby, he had finished Marathon within is pre-set target finishing time…etc


Testify for the response, all of the response of the first few seconds can tell your chance to win the raise bump, be smart and stop further dig out too much if he has hesitation to talk with you.


The whole raise negotiation should be completed within in 3 minutes, if longer than that your chance to get the raise is low.


Good Luck!

HK Snob

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Management by perception

If you work for a boss who reacts before getting the facts and thinking things through, you will love this!

Arcelor-Mittal Steel, feeling it was time for a shakeup, hired a new CEO.

The new boss was determined to rid the company of all slackers.

On a tour of the facilities, the CEO noticed a guy leaning against a wall.
The room was full of workers and he wanted to let them know that he meant business. He asked the guy, "How much money do you make a week?"

A little surprised, the young man looked at him and said, "I make $400 a week. Why?"

The CEO said, "Wait right here." He walked back to his office, came back in two minutes, and handed the guy $1,600 in cash and said, "Here's four weeks'
pay. Now GET OUT and don't come back."
Feeling pretty good about himself the CEO looked around the room and asked, "Does anyone want to tell me what that goof-ball did here?"

From across the room a voice said, "Pizza delivery guy from Domino's."

This story reminds me that most of the senior managers are managing peolple by perception.
They have only fragments of imprpession of what you did in the past in their mind, they will forget those good one and remember those bad things. So if you did 100 good things, and one bad things. Your boss will only registers you are 100% bad as you had only bad things in his mind.

Clever man works smart to aviod going into trouble, we got to exercise certain risk mangement before jump into conclusion to execute the Boss's instruction or not!?
Does not care if you had able to handle that!?

HK Snob

The Ugly Truth about woman

From Ugly Truth a romantic drama movie that I found that there is some similarity of Mike Chadway (Gerard Butler). Though this is muscular, tall and handsome whilst I am stocky, fat and rather unpleasant appearance had certain similarity in the way to prove our theories on relationship to find true love.

In my humble opinion, a Prada woman should note these 5 points:

1. She Should laugh at the time, does not exclude fake laughter that is catalyst to work with different types of people.
2. Do not criticize man in fact man should not also criticize woman.
3. She should always dress up properly, emphases her beautiful portion and camouflage those unpleasant areas of your body.
4. Point Tail is not advised as this is the look of house wife or old virgin. Not so many faces are  looking great with short hair.
5. Do not talk about your problem to him.

HK Snob

Monday, December 6, 2010

Prada Woman should behave…

1. Respond with smile to the appreciation of the man eyes looking at your dress and probably your long legs.

2. Be a liberated woman, do not cover your mini shirt with our hands when you walk up the staircase. If you do not want other to see it, please wear a jean!

3. Make up lightly to show to other your courtesy wash your hand every day, as people says, there is not ugly woman, but lazy woman.

4. Do not speak loud in office, or over the hand phone any where.

5. Do not show you teeth when you are eating…

6. Do not make noise when you are drinking soup!

7. Do treat you boy friend or husband as weird if he requests for a special kiss.

8. Do not question your boy friend or husband about his ex-wife, history of his girl friends. If you love him, forget what he did in the past.

9. Sometimes a Prada woman does not speak with mouth, but with her eyes.

10. Care about your husband. Bring home-cooked-meal to his office every morning, massage him when he is tired for two hours continuously.

How many woman in Hong Kong can fulfill the about ten items?!

HK Snob

Thursday, November 18, 2010

How to be a Prada Woman!?

"How to be a Prada Woman!?"
This is a topic one lady asked me!
In her mind, Prada woman is an Educated Decent tender woman than isn't needed to be pretty!

In order to answer this question, first of all, we have to understand the intimate relationship between woman and man, and to realize how brittle this relationship in fact is! These are the current issues I find from Woman…

If you treat her nicely, she would say that you are “Loser".If you don’t, she would say that you are not "gentleman” enough.



If you comb up nicely, she would say that you should spend money on her instead of on yourself. If you don’t, she would say that you are humiliating her.



If your argue with her, she would probably say No Sex for the next coming weeks.

If you keep quiet, she says you don’t share your feelings.



If you are Smarter than her, she would say you are trying to Show off!

If she is smarter than you, she says that is fact.



If you don't love her, she will tell the whole world you cheated her.

If you love her, she will take it for Granted.



If you do not make love with her as you used to be, she say that you probably had an affair with someone. If you do, she would say you always crave for SEX.



If you tell her your problem, she says that you could not handle yourself!?

If you don’t tell her your problem, she would say that you are trying to hide something!



If you scold her, you are Unreasonable. If she scold you, if is for your own good.

If your break you’re promised, you are one leg into HELL. If she breaks hers, she is supposed to be forgiven.



If you smoke, she’ll threaten to dump you. If she smokes, is because you influenced her.



If you perform well in your exams, she says it’s because you cheat.

If she performs well in her exams, she is ingenious.

In Short we should understand the woman more. But one may spend whole life, still ther are a
lot of unanswerable Questions from Woman.

HK Snob

Monday, November 15, 2010

An Unique Christmas Card available from an Unique Emerging brand in HK



Unleash your creativity with Melt greeting cards! Festive, decorative & simple. Choose from a variety of designs & colors. All cards include a stylish gift box and felt pen. Just personalize it and present it to your friends or loved ones. Only HKD$88.00 a set, though many people is going to use e-card to replace traditional card. What a special hand written card would definitely becomes Special Greeting as a memorial item that your beloved would like to receive from you rather than a cheap FOC e-card!!
Available now at Page One, Goods of Desire (GOD), Design gallery (TDC), Bookazine, Papyrus (IFC),

HK Snob

Sunday, November 14, 2010

WHY, The Elegant Floating Holiday Resort for Snobs








If you think the real estate price in Hong Kong is still High, and do want to see 360 degrees if sea-view. I think at least there are 1,000 people in Hong Kong can afford to run a personal pleasure Craft like this.
Why worry bout the traffic jam, why worry about the nuisance of the noises in the Tai Pai Donng, that does not offer a good milk tea for you,, just take them with you to travel along the Malacca Strait, passing through the Forest of Indonesian and Western Malaysia, cruising into the beautiful beaches if Thailand. To Switch on full speed to travel to the Saint Vincent’s Island if you want… With your Goddess… while you still can remote control your Yield of your Product at the Shenzhen Factory. And The Investment Status in Hong Kong and Tokyo…

This is the life of the Celebrity…



WHY is a joint-venture created in June 2008 between Paris-based luxury goods designer Hermès and similarly-positioned Monte Carlo-based yacht constructor Wally Yachts. The Magayacht.
This WHY 58x38 – it’s a multi-story 58 metre-long, 38 metre-wide floating personal holiday resort with almost an acre of floor space, an ultra-stable Norwegian Ramform hull, and an energy efficiency so high is a Special ship that provide you a floating private Place on the sea, it could speed up to 14 knots. Though I is not fast but that is good enough to travel from HK to San Francisco in two weeks time….

Design and Development by WHY Team
Specification


Model WHY 58x38


Length 58M


Beam 38M


Displacement 2,400 tons


Guest 12 ( including HK Snob)


Crew 20


Living space 3,400 Square metre


Performance


12 Knots cruising speed


14 knots max speed


Constant Cruising speed up to Sea force 4


Long Range Autonomy 4 Atlantic crossings


Promenade on deck 130m long x 3 m wide


Swimming pool 25 m long, thermos regulated Water


Green Energy


900 square metres Thermo photovaltaic panels


2,000 KW stored energy


Renewable energy recovered 1,500 Kw/day


Annual Equivalent fuel Saving 160,000 Litres


Design and Development by WHY Team

HK Snob... The Dreamer for the Virgin Trip from Hong Kong to Rio Grande!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Hong Kong is Ranked World Top 5 City that has 30 Billionaires

Hong Kong is really a small place but there are a lot of Rich People, ranked Top one in Asia and Top 5 in the World.
In the busy street of Wan Chai on Hong Kong Island. Somehow there is a window frame drops from above, at least it will hit three men who has cash more than HKD$500,000 and Properties of more than HKD$10,000,000! As Wan Chai is the place that has named of the richest District in Hong Kong.

Below is the City of the richest men where they stay, No.1 Is Moscow.!! I wonder that after another two years, there will be two cities Beijing, Shanghai or Guang Zhou will replace the Tokyo and Dallas!

City in descending order with the number of Billionaires and their average asset in US Dollars


1. Moscow 74

Average 5.9B


2. New York 71

Average 3.3B


3. London 36

Average 4.1B

Richard Branson, Philip Green and European Richest man Lakshmi Mittal


4. Turkey 34

Average 1.7B


5. Hong Kong 30

Average 5B

Lee Kar Shing and His son


6. LA 24
Average 3B

Kirk Kerkorian


7. Mumbai 20

Average 7.6B

Mukesh and Anil Ambani


8. San Francisco 19

Average 3.1 B

The Founder of PayPal and investor for Facebook Peter Thiel, Ray Dolby of Dolby Lab. Founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg


9. Dallas 15
2.6B

Ray Lee Hunt, T. Boone Pickens, Mark Cuban, H. Ross Perot, World Class Chef Tom Colicchio and Nobu Matsushita.


10. Tokyo 15

2.8B

Yoshiaki Tsutsumi, Nobutada Saji.

HK Snob

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The World's Biggest Diesel Engine

I have been working on merchant vessels of 10,000 tons, 11,000 tons general cargo ship and 40,000 ton Bulk carrier. The first German ship was installed with a MAN diesel, the third one is the famous Sulzer, the ship was launched in Shimonoseki Shipyard of Kita Kyushu. I have been amazed to see the team of engineer managed to repair one of the defective pistons at mid of Pacific Ocean for two days. The Diameter of the piston is approx. 30”. It is huge! The ship burned 20 tons of fuel at economy speed of 11 Knots at about 100 rpm. If you speed it up further for additional 3 more knots, it might use up more 10 tons of oil at RPM 112…


The Wartsila-Sulzer RTA96-C turbocharged two-stroke diesel engine could be a world another wonder. Designed to provide the motive force for a variety of supertankers and container ships, it comes with 6 cylinder in-line through to a whopping 14 cylinder version. The cylinder bore is 38 inches and the stroke is just over 98 inches. Each cylinder displaces 1820 litres and produces 7780 horsepower. Total displacement comes out to 25,480 litres for the 14-cylinder version.


At a length of 89 feet and a height of 44 feet, the total engine weight is 2300 tons - the crankshaft alone weighs 300 tons.


The RTA96C-14 can achieve a maximum power output of 108,920 hp at 102 rpm and astonishingly, at maximum economy the engine exceeds 50% thermal efficiency. That means, more than 50% of the energy in the fuel is converted to motion. Its Brake Specific Fuel Consumption (BSFC) at maximum power is 0.278 lbs/hp/hr.


The RTA96C-14 turbocharged two-stroke diesel engine is produced by Swiss company Wartsila-Sulzer and is the largest and most powerful diesel engine in the world today.


Fuel consumption at maximum economy is 0.260 lbs/hp/hour. Comparatively, most automotive and small aircraft engines can only achieve BSFC figures in the 0.40-0.60 lbs/hp/hr range and 25-30% thermal efficiency range.


The design and development of the RTA96C was close collaboration with the companies involved in the early stages of the first commercial project: the owner and operator P&O Nedlloyd BV, the ship designer and builder Ishikawa Jima Harima Heavy Industries Co Ltd (IHI), and the engine builder Diesel United Ltd.


The project began in March 1997 when the first engine, an 11-cylinder unit, was started on the test bed of Diesel United Ltd, Aioi.


Since then a total of 86 RT96C engines with eight, nine, ten, 11 and 12 cylinders in-line are in service or on order, 25 of these currently in service.


German MAN Diesel (formerly MAN B&W Diesel) is another provider of large-bore diesel engines for marine propulsion systems and power plant applications and turbochargers.


HK Snob

Monday, October 25, 2010

A thought of Cuff Link, Rolex and a House Purchase in Hong Kong




This is an untouched Set of Hic Kok Tiger Eye Tie Clip and Cuff Link set (Made in USA) we bought in 1976 at Tsim Sha Tsui Wing On Department store. We paid for HKD$25.00 only, however, at that time, one bowl of Wan Ton Noodles was selling at HKD$0.3 in Kowloon City.
A bottle of Pepsi was selling at HKD$0.20.
A street side barber shop for a crew cut was HKD$0.70. A bowl of Yeung Chun Noodles (mean pure noodles without any other meat or vegetables was selling at HKD$0.60 in Kwun Tong Yue Man Fong!
A Rolex Two tone men's Date Just was Selling at HKD$1,896.00. By converting into Today Current value, a Rolex Two Tone Men's Date Just is HKD60,000.
I estimate this Set of Cuff link is approximately selling at HKD$3000.00 nowadays.
By Conversion on the hair cut nowadays, I used to go for HKD$140.00 a cut, so the rate of appreciation for hair cut is 200 times.
A Hamburger is about HKD$14.2/1.2=12 times.
Rolex Appreciation is HKD$60,000/1,896=31 times
A bottle of Pepsi is HKD$8.00/0.2=40 times
A bowl of Wanton Noodles is HKD$14.0/0.3=46 times
A cocktail bun is now HKD$5.2/0.075 = 69 times (in 1976, we can buy two cocktail bun at HKD$0.15!)
Cuff Link sets is HKD$3,000/25=120 times
A Flat of 700 square foot in an average location is approximately HKD$20,000 in that year. So by now it is HKD$6,000,000/20,000= 300 times.
The Conclusion is that the real estate is still the best guarantee for you money back after certain years…It is still wise for you to buy a flat in Hong Kong, after all, if you still have some money, you should buy a pair of good cuff links or a Rolex Watch. Worth your thought!?

PS. According to the government official, the real estate orice will rise for 10%-15% in 2011. Is that so!? What is the government doing for helping those people like us that would never afford to buy a house!!?

HK Snob