Friday, September 23, 2011

Importance of a good Breakfast

There is some difference between a 3-stars and 5-star hotel, may be there is a larger conference room, 50M swimming pool, a professional gym in the 5-stars hotel. But to a frequent traveler, the most important consideration staying at hotel is Safety, Cleanliness and the breakfast. I don’t need a 5-star hotel as I have brought with me the swimming trunk with me for 9 months,. I had just used it for once! may be 3-4 stars is good for me. It is important for you to rejuvenate yourself after one day’s work visiting customer, meeting people at the conference, and or drinking with business partners. After all it is necessary to have good rest in the bed and wake up early in the morning. All I need is a better room with a better bed with choice of pillow hardness and size!
2nd Important is A good breakfast that would help you mesh into gears in the decision making, concentration and likely the problem solving speed.
I don’t believe that people does not breakfast would work better than the one with a good breakfast, someone says, eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like beggar. It tells the importance of the Breakfast.
Cost saving programme going down to a 3 stars hotel keep the starved In the day likely would make wrong decision in the business that might cost in loss in term of Cost x1,000 times than you stay in a better hotel. Don’t mentioned 1 star hotel., as there is never a way to find 1 star hotel on Earth. As if they call it one star, no one would go into it.
That is no longer called Hotel, they call guest house or inn.
Only wise management knows the secret of success, only poor Shanzhai struggles to survive by control necessary spending. Of course, this is the idea of a Snob, or why should I call myself a snob!?
HK Snob

9 Rules

1. Do not mess up with women, all greatest leaders were indirectly or directly ruined by the women.
2. Money is not about everything, in fact, money controls everything...
3. Don't argue with your boss, you may win the argument, but lose the job.
4. Don’t be silly to tell truth to your wife about your mistress and that would be likely the biggest mistake in your life.
5. Don't believe that there is freebie, don’t think that because you are handsome, either that is a trap or she has AIDS.
6. Hard work, Talented, Smart, Committed staff will not be promoted faster than he who does good flattery.
7. Forgive your enemy but remember the bastard's name.
8. Help someone when they are in trouble and they will remember you when they're in trouble again. 9. Alcohol does not solve any problems, but then again, neither does milk.
Moral of the rules
1. Start Learn how to do shoe shinning today.
2. Keep sweet talks to the one you know
3. Save Money now
4. Buy me a Drink

HK Snob

HK Snob

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Your Subordinate Today might become your Boss Tomorrow


A bird's eye view above nice of France may reveal the finance situation in Europe.
Passenger ship at bottom is leaving berth and without any tug boat stand by on her bow, perhaps there is no pilot onboard as well and the skipper takes the helm by himself to save every dollar for the company!


The top one just arrived and with very few bus coaches waiting alongside to take the tours.
Freighter on right is topped with yachts and catamarans, the owners could not afford a team of crew to sail his boat and have to take a public bus.
Are they poor?
Maserati new sport-utility vehicle was one of the most sought-after models at the Frankfurt car show this week and Ferrari SpA predicted record sales as executives said ultra-luxury remains recession-proof. Sales of the main high-end European luxury brands -- Maserati, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Bentley, Rolls-Royce and Aston Martin -- will rise 19 percent this year to 28,090 vehicles, and gain another 13 percent in 2012. The rich have gotten richer and the number of millionaires in emerging countries is really growing so the demographic trend is very positive” for the ultra-luxury car makers.
Rolls-Royce Record: Rolls-Royce owned by BMW expects in 2011 to break last year’s sales record of 2,711 cars & China may overtake the U.S. as its top market.
Bentley Convertible : Bentley Motors whose customers include Queen Elizabeth II and the Sultan of Brunei, rolled out an updated version of the Continental GTC convertible with deliveries of the 575-horsepower model starting before the end of 2011.

Conclusion
The world has changed, Black people can be the US President, The Poor people once was supported by People of HK some 20 years ago are now the largest buyer of HK's real estate and properties!
Once the Riches now has becomes the poor. Once the Poor now is able to buy the properties of Italy to prevent it going into Bankrupt. So Today, don’t look down anyone in the street, they might be your boss Tomorrow!

HK Snob

Monday, September 12, 2011

It always come to wrong side

I have been thinking after so many years why I cannot hit the mark six lottery jackpot.
Until recently, I started to check how lucky I am from the daily activities.
When I pick up the socks, I always pick up the left socks first, as I used to wear the Right first. So When I go hiking, I buy those Socks that has labeled R or L on the socks.
Every time when I want to open or close the blinds, I just pull the drawing string by random, everyone knows the chance is 50 50 and I never picked the correct one at first time. There should have some design change to ensure we pick up the right string.. by Colour?!
When I want to plug in a USB drive to the pc, I never care which side is which and do it at random, the result is same, failed in first attempt to insert in right orientation. Orientation means should be equipped on the PC.
When I pick the key of my main door, always I pick the wrong keys- They should go for biometrics Finger Print sensor, no more key.
Moral of the article is.. it will have the wrong choice, so sometimes, we got to be relaxed.And make a right choice in the first trial
HK Snob

If one gets famous , it is time for it to go failure

The Bottom Old Spice in Red is new Cheap version, whereas the top one was the good original.

You see the Yacht was small, ugly and shamful on teh new one.

Yes, there are cases, I used to used Old Spice After Shave when I was at School back inn 70s.
And that bottle was made of ceramic and it is heavy, beautiful… I always missed the fragrance and the refreshing feeling after I splashed on my face after shave.
Now I went to Long Shing Cosmetics at TST and found the Old spice, when I opened the bottle it is made of light cheap plastic.. Well the price of it isn’t cheap at all.
I feel disappointed already, which I used it this morning and found the old good fragrance was gone, it smell nasty to me…a pungent plastic smell that almost make me vomit!
So I think that Old spice was successful and somehow they changed the Package and even the formula of the After Shave Lotion. It was a failure!
Whereas the 4711, it was as same as it was 40 years ago, so good so nice…
This is a comparisons why big brand can come break down one day because they have been famous and the owner of the company would like to pursue more and high profit by Cost Reduction!!
Hope the big company or big shanzhai could learn on how to sustain a brand name nit by cost reduction, Instead, improving the product carefully using even better material. Especially luxury product.. no one care about the price…they are the Quality of the product. If the Cost reduction would improve the Quality, then go ahead, of better stay as it was made…
HK Snob

Moral of the article is
Quality is not easy to be copied, created, in one day, but you can destroyed it in one minute by Cost Reduction. Same for a great Company!

Friday, September 2, 2011

妻子的空位

For English version, go to Sub-blog" You only Live Once!"

我的妻子因為意外事故離開我身邊已經四年了,我想,妻子留下不會做任何家事的我和孩子,她的心有何等難過呢?我也因為無法兼顧父母雙親的角色而感到挫折。有一天我為了出差,清晨趕出門,無法將孩子打點好就得離開家,正巧前一天有剩下的飯,我熱了蒸蛋,向還沒有睡醒的孩子交代一聲,就出門去了。
為了照顧好孩子飲食三餐的事,我也無力把自己的工作做好。有一天晚上回到家,我只是很簡短地和孩子打個招呼,就因為身體疲累,不想吃晚餐,脫掉西裝之後就直接往床上躺下。就在那個時候,砰的一聲,紅色的湯汁跟泡麵瞬時弄髒了床單和被單,原來有碗泡麵在棉被裡!這小子真是的,說時遲那時快,我即時拿起一個衣架,跑出去,往正玩著玩具的兒子的屁股就打,因為我實在是太生氣了,所以不停地打他。但就在這個時候,他邊啜泣邊說了一段話,使我停了下來。
兒子告訴我說:「飯鍋裡的飯早上已經吃完了,晚餐在幼稚園吃了,但是到了晚上,爸爸還不回來,我就在櫥櫃的抽屜裡找到了泡麵。可是我想到爸爸說不能亂動瓦斯爐,所以我就打開洗澡的水龍頭,用熱水泡了泡麵,一個自己吃,另一個想留給爸爸吃。因為怕泡麵涼掉,所以我就把它放在棉被裡,等你回來。可是因為我正在玩向朋友借來的玩具,所以忘了跟爸爸講。」
我不想讓兒子看到我在流淚,所以衝到洗手間,將水龍頭打開,大聲地哭。過了一陣子之後,我打起精神來,一面哄著兒子,一面也在他屁股上擦藥,讓他上床睡覺。當我清理好泡麵弄髒的床單和棉被後,打開兒子的房門一看,發現他仍舊發出哭泣聲,手裡還拿著媽媽的照片。我把頭靠在房門站了許久,看著這一幕。
自從在一年前發生這件事之後,我為了扮演好媽媽的角色,更加用心地去照顧他。現在兒子快七歲了,不久後就要從幼稚園畢業,進入國小讀書。慶幸的是,兒子在這段時間毫無陰影,很開朗地成長。
就在不久前,我再一次打孩子,因為幼稚園來電話說,兒子沒有去學校,我心裡覺得很不安,所以早退回家,在整個社區裡大聲地喊他的名字,卻是遍尋不著。後來在文具店的門?f,看見他站在電玩的前面,於是我很生氣,又開始一直打他。兒子並沒有說出任何的解釋,只說了聲對不起。後來我才知道,原來剛好是幼稚園要邀請媽媽去
看才藝表演的日子。
發生這些事的幾天後,兒子回家說,他在幼稚園裡學了寫字,從此他經常關在自己的房間裡不出來,很認真地寫字。我看到兒子這個樣子,想到妻子在天國也一定會因為看到他這樣而微笑,我就無法忍住淚水。
時間很快,又過了一年,到了冬天,街頭上都在播放著聖誕節的歌曲,我的兒子卻又闖了一個禍。我正要下班的時候,接到一通社區郵局的電話,說我兒子把一綑沒有寫地址的信,惡作劇地放在郵筒裡。每年到了年底,正是郵局最忙碌的時候,所以這對他們造成很大的困擾。雖然我已決定不再打孩子,但在急忙趕回家後,叫了兒子來,我又忍不住痛打他一頓。兒子這一次只是說他做錯了,卻沒有講出任何理由。我把他推到一個角落,不管了,自個兒跑到郵局領回那一綑惡作劇的信。我把信丟到他眼前說:「你為什麼要這樣惡作劇?」兒子哭著回答說:「這些信是我要寄給媽媽的。」
當時我的眼眶紅了起來,心裡很激動,但是因為在兒子面前,所以我盡量隱忍住沒有表現出來。我接著問他:「那麼,為什麼一次寄這麼多信呢?」兒子回答說:「以前我要把信投進去的時候,因為個兒太矮,所以沒辦法投入,但是最近我再去郵筒時,已經搆得到了,所以我就把以前沒有寄的,一次全部都投進入了。」
我聽了以後,心中一片茫然,不知道該對孩子說什麼話。過了不久以後,我就跟他說:「媽媽現在在天上,以後你寫完信,把信燒了,就能送到天國去。」等孩子睡著之後,我到外面燒了那些信。我很好奇到底孩子想跟媽媽說些什麼,所以讀了其中的幾封信。
而當中有一封信攪動了我的心。
親愛的媽媽:
我很想念你!媽媽,今天在幼稚園有才藝表演,但是因為我沒有媽媽,所以沒有去參加,我也沒有告訴爸爸,怕爸爸會想念媽媽。爸爸到處去找我,但我為了讓爸爸看到我很開心的樣子,所以故意坐在電動玩具面前,雖然爸爸罵我,但是我到最後也沒有告訴他原因。媽媽,我每天都看到爸爸因為想念媽媽而哭泣,我想爸爸也跟我一樣,很想念媽媽吧!但是,媽,我現在已經記不清楚你的臉。媽媽,請你讓我在夢中,再一次能夠看到你的臉,好嗎?聽說把想念的人的照片放在懷裡睡覺,就會夢到那個人。可是,媽媽,為什麼你沒有出現在我的夢裡呢?」
讀完這封信以後,我就開始嚎啕大哭。到底什麼時候,我才能填補妻子的空位呢?
給 已經結婚的女同事:
不要加太多班,工作做不完,一定是公司的某些地方出問題了,一定要將問題反應給妳的老闆,一直加班也不見的有用的,請務必要照顧自己的身體,才可以?好疼惜妳的小寶貝。
給 已經結婚的男同事:
不要喝太多酒,不要抽太多煙,請問我們的生意,我們的客戶,有比我們的身體重要嗎?
一定要想一想,有沒有辦法做到客人非我們不行,我們的差異化在哪裡,我們是否真的懂客人的心,這比拼命喝酒,還重要,請務必要照顧自己的身體,才可以好好疼惜妳的小寶貝和你的愛人。
給 還沒有結婚的男同事和女同事:
美其實是從愛自己的身體開始--(蔣勳,身體美學)。
無入而不自得-- (孔子)。
妳/你們一定要很自在,工作才能做的好,如果工作讓你/妳們的心情做的很辛苦,代表的是我們的公司不夠聰明,那也是公司什麼地方不對了,要勇敢的說出來,不要讓不聰明的工作與老闆,傷害了妳/你們的身體。
Forwarded from a Friend Gerald Koh... Singapore.
HK Snob