Friday, September 30, 2011

Happy Ending

This is a happy ending post. LOL! Whatever that means.

So K came back from his 7 days training in Bangkok. As usual, we asked a lot of questions such as "did you do anything special?", "met any new people?", "did you check out this place?", etc.

K: I went for massage.
J: Got happy ending?
K: No happy ending.

So, later that day, J emailed a YouTube video below to all involved in that conversation.

L then replied, "Now I know why K said….NO HAPPY ENDING….hahahhahahahhaha…"

Now we all know why.



CL says the funniest thing sometimes.

D wrote an email: Hi guys, have a great weekend. I think we’re doing quite well as a team, synergy and all. Lets have our fingers crossed for the SAP B1 partner of the year award as well!

CL replied: Happy ending if get the year award????

D replied: Errr.....

D hopes that she DOES know what "happy ending" is. He is worried she go tell someone that and the guy gets the wrong idea.

Well, CL's reply did brighten up my day though. LOL!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Do you have a phobia?

A recent trivia challenge got me google up the word "sitophobia".

Then I came across this link here.

10 Weird Phobias That Will Totally Surprise You
  1. Venustraphobia – Fear of Beautiful Women

  2. Phobophobia – Fear of Having a Phobia
    This person must be one hell of a confused person.

  3. Sitophobia – Fear of Eating
    How do people with sitophobia eat then?

  4. Porphyrophobia – Fear of the Color Purple
    Lol! Is the color purple really that bad?

  5. Panphobia – Fear of Everything
    Wow, I don't know what to say.

  6. Pteronophobia – Fear of Being Tickled by Feathers
    This, I can understand if you're ticklish.

  7. Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia – Fear of Long Words
    LOL! That is the longest word I've ever come across. I'm still figuring out how to pronounce that.

  8. Neophobia – Fear of Anything New

  9. Metrophobia – Fear of Poetry
    "Roses are red, violets are blue" ... "Nooooooooo! Shut up! *puke*"

  10. Nephophobia – Fear of Clouds
    This person must not see sunlight and only go out at night.

I didn't know there is such a long list of phobias. It's crazy. View the phobia list here.

"Fear always springs from ignorance." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

SuperStar Virgo 6D5N - Day 5 and Day 6

This will be the final post on SuperStar Virgo.

My previous posts on SuperStar Virgo:
**SuperStar Virgo 6D5N - Day 1
**SuperStar Virgo 6D5N - Day 2 and Day 3
**SuperStar Virgo 6D5N - Day 4

Laguna Redang Resort
Laguna Redang Resort

Day 5

Because I had too much to drink the night before, I woke up late and we didn't have our breakfast. We only made it for our time slot to get off the ship to Redang. So, we had our brunch in Redang.

Apparently, our ship stopped in the middle of the sea and we had to take a boat from the ship to the island. Traveling on a boat with an empty stomach = BAD IDEA. I was feeling queasy and as soon as we reached Redang, I went to the toilet to puke and I felt so much better after that.

The view of SuperStar Virgo from the beach
The view of SuperStar Virgo from the beach at Laguna Redang Resort (Picture taken from my iPhone)

The boat took us to Laguna Redang Resort. After so many days with limited or no access to internet at all, Ryan and myself spent a lot of time with our iPhone once we got our 3G. Both of us actually just sat there minding our own business not talking to each other which was really funny.

Lunch at Laguna Beach Resort
Busy updating myself with the world after lunch

We then proceeded to the resort bar for drinks. I realized that I had everything in red that day. My dress was red, my bag was red and my cocktail was red. I just had to ask Ryan to take a picture.

With my Bloody Mary
Me in my red dress, red bag and my Bloody Mary

We got back to the ship at 5pm and chilled out at the pool deck. We didn't go to the inclusive restaurant for dinner. Ryan was getting bored of going to the same restaurant and so he suggested Japanese at Samurai.

Day 6
Woke up in the morning. Got ready. Packed our stuff and left our luggage outside our cabin for baggage collection. We then went for our breakfast at Bella Vista.

The final round of the progressive trivia was quite tough. We got second place. So, no medal for us. :(

We then went to collect our passports from the reception counter. As there was nothing much to do, most of the passengers were outside enjoying the view as we sailed into Singapore.

Arriving Harbour Front
Arriving Singapore

Balcony class passengers had a different disembarkation venue. The disembarkation process was easy. As we got priority, we didn't have to wait long for our baggage as well.

I really enjoyed the cruise.

***All photos are photographed by Ryan Chew unless stated otherwise.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

SuperStar Virgo 6D5N - Day 4

Breakfast at Bella Vista
Breakfast at Bella Vista

Previous posts on SuperStar Virgo:
**SuperStar Virgo 6D5N - Day 1
**SuperStar Virgo 6D5N - Day 2 and Day 3

Day 4
Again, we were stuck on the ship at high sea for the day.

Loitering around
Loiter around

We registered ourselves for the Behind-the-Scene-Tour. The technical and backstage guys brought a small group of us to the reality on how shows are made. He briefed us on the sound and lighting, the stage, and he also brought us to the backstage area. Towards the end of the tour, one of the entertainment crew came to join us on stage and told us to stand behind her facing the back of the stage. When the song YMCA started playing, she started dancing and we had to follow her steps. The stage was revolving while we danced. Nice!

Smoke Effect at The Lido
The smoke effect

This is what you see on stage
This is what the performers see on stage. They can't see the audience at all so it's like they are dancing/performing in the studio and this will actually give them more confidence. That is why flash photography is not allowed during shows because it will distract them.

We went for the progressive trivia (round 3). It was okay but we didn't get the highest score this time but we were still leading if I'm not mistaken.

So, since we had a lot of time to kill, we had a photography session. Obviously, Ryan's the photographer and I'm the model. Some of my favorite shots below.

At Taverna, a snack bar at Deck 13

Me posing
At the sunbathing deck at Deck 13

Getting Ready For The Gala Dinner
That's me getting ready for the gala dinner

Gala Dinner at Bella Vista
We had our gala dinner at Bella Vista

Ryan with his wine
That's Ryan with his glass of wine (photographed by me)

Ballroom dance performance
There was a ballroom dance performance at the Grand Piazza

Camwhore after dinner
Us camwhoring

After our dinner, we went for a show called Gala Showtime: Reflections of Russia. The show was pretty interesting. A lot of acrobatic and stunts.

After the show, we tried our luck at the casino again thinking that we might hit another jackpot but the house was so strong that we ran away as fast as we could. LOL. We ended up having beers at Taverna and there was a live band playing. I met a few new people - 2 Australian couples and a Japanese couple. Everyone was dancing and having a great time. I actually got drunk.

Matt from Melbourne
That's Matt from Melbourne and Yuko-san dancing behind

Ryan dancing with Jill
Ryan dancing with Jill

Happy times.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

SuperStar Virgo 6D5N - Day 2 and Day 3

Previous post on SuperStar Virgo:
**SuperStar Virgo 6D5N - Day 1

Day 2 - At Sea
The ship was still on its way to Ho Chi Minh and we were stuck on the ship at high sea for the day.

We had breakfast at Bella Vista (Western). Come to think of it, we actually had our breakfast at Bella Vista everyday on the cruise. The breakfast menu for Pavilion Room (Chinese) was not very appealing to me. So, American breakfast FTW! I had cheese omelette, baked beans, chicken sausage, turkey ham, hash brown and grilled tomatoes. So yummy!

After breakfast, we walked around and explored the ship. We checked out the casino and there were a few "Learn to Play" tables. So I learned a few games namely, Texas Holdem, 3 Cards Poker (not sure if I got the name correct) and Pontoon.

After much loitering around the ship, we went for lunch at Pavilion Room (Chinese). We then proceeded to Win, Lose or Draw activity. There were 4 teams competing. Ryan and myself was a team and there were another 3 Australian couples. Well, we lost by one point. I couldn't guess what Ryan drew. :(

We also had a Progressive Trivia Challenge. They held this trivia challenge everyday until the last day of our cruise and the team with the highest accumulated score will win.........a medal. Lol! We had Pat from Australia to join our team. We did pretty well for this first challenge. We actually got the highest score this round. Ryan was pretty good at this (that's when I realize my boyfriend is actually quite smart :P baby don't kill me). He contributed a lot. Out of 20 questions, I only contributed to 1 question and that question was, "What is the number if you add up all the numbers from 1 to 100?" The answer is 5050. I know not because I'm good in mathematics. It's because back in high school, I used to play with my calculator by punching 1+2+3+4 'til 100. Lol.

After the trivia, Ryan went to the internet room to check his emails. As for me, I went for manicure at the saloon. We then chilled out at the pool bar for a bit before dinner.

We went to Pavilion Room for dinner. I think Ryan was getting bored of the place already but they don't serve the same food everyday which was still alright.

We tried our luck at the casino. I lost a little but Ryan was really lucky. He hit a minor jackpot at the Caribbean Stud Poker. He got 4 of a kind - 4 kings. Both of us became famous at the table because of that. Lol.

Next, we went for a magic show which was pretty good. We also went for the Hot Strip Off Party. It's actually a similar party that I went to the one in SuperStar Libra last year. The host for this party was a cross-dressed guy and he was really funny.

View from our balcony
The view from our balcony at night

Day 3
- Ho Chi Minh City
We had breakfast at Bella Vista and then to the round 2 of the Progressive Trivia Challenge. The trivia challenge was pretty tough this time. We only got 6 correct answers out of 20.

Arriving HCMC
On the way to HCMC port

We bought Exploration of Ho Chi Minh tour for SGD62 per person. We visited the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Municipal Post Office, Museum of National History and Ben Thanh Market.

Reunification Palace
Reunification Palace

Notre Dame Cathedra
Notre Dame Cathedral

Post Office
Municipal Post Office

Post Office Souvenier Store
That's me at a souvenir shop in the Municipal Post Office

Ben Thanh Market was crowded but it was not as bad as Chatuchak Market in Bangkok. The prices were inflated by 50% at least. You just have to haggle haggle haggle! After all the haggling, I still feel that we got ripped off for the souvenirs we bought there.

There was this nail parlor at the market, half the size of a shop lot, and it was really packed. See picture below. I was amused.

Nail Parlor at BenThanh Market
Nail parlor at Ben Thanh Market

I had a so-called street food at the market where you sit on a little stool and hold the bowl with one hand and you eat with the other hand. The noodle I had wasn't too bad but I don't think it's worth 40,000 Dong (RM6). It was a ripoff.

Food Stall at Ben Thanh Market
The so-called street food I had at Ben Thanh Market

***All photos are photographed by Ryan Chew.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

SuperStar Virgo 6D5N - Day 1

It's been ages since I last went for a long holiday. By the way, my definition of a "long holiday" has to be at least one week. The boyfriend and I went for a 6 days 5 nights Singapore-Ho Chi Minh City-Redang-Singapore cruise on SuperStar Virgo. We also spent one night in Singapore before and after the cruise. So that totaled up to 8 days 7 nights away from home. I will blog about Singapore later.

This trip was a spontaneous one. We didn't plan for any more trips for the year but we came across a really good deal from MyDeal here. We upgraded our cabin to Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony (Deck 11).

We did not regret the upgrade at all because there were a few privileges for the balcony class passengers. You just have to read on to find out what are the privileges.

SuperStar Virgo
SuperStar Virgo

Day 1
Checking in and boarding the ship was a breeze. Well, that's because there was a special lane for the balcony class passengers. As we entered the ship, we were greeted with a special welcome cocktail (free flow) exclusive only for Admiral and Balcony Class guests at the Grand Piazza (located on Deck 7, Midship Lobby). I was a little tipsy after 2 glasses or so of champagne.

Grand Piazza
Grand Piazza

We were also informed that we had a special dining credit of SGD300 that we can use for food and beverages at any of the bars and restaurants. This is on top of the six sumptuous meals they’ll serve us every day. Awesome-ness!

We bought one bottle of red wine and one bottle of white wine to be consumed on the ship. We also bought our HCMC day tour.

We had to book our table for the Wednesday Gala Dinner as well on Day 1. Again, we had priority booking and we had 4 restaurants to choose from whereas the normal class only had 2 choices.

balcony class cabin
Our cabin

balcony class toilet
The toilet - Shower on the left; Toilet on the right

When the ship departed at 6pm, we went up to Deck 12 to chill at the jacuzzi and at the poolside with our Heineken. Ahhhhhhh, blissful!

Parthenon Pool
Parthenon Pool

For our inclusive meals, we had 3 restaurants to choose from namely, Pavilion Room (Chinese), Bella Vista (Western) and Mediterranean (Buffet - Halal). So, our usual routine for our meal is that, we will check out the menu for both Pavilion and Bella Vista before we decide where to eat.

"Why can't they place both the menu at one place so that we don't have to walk to two different locations?" I find myself asking this question all the time and Ryan answered, "They have to make it hard for us or else we will be bored." Lol.

So after all the walking, we had our dinner at Pavilion Room (Chinese) and the food was good. In my honest opinion, I think the food provided by all the Star Cruise was alright except for the buffet. I went on SuperStar Libra last year and didn't think the buffet was good. The buffet on SuperStar Virgo was not very inviting as well. However, I remember the buffet was superb 15 years ago on Star Pisces and SuperStar Gemini. Well, they probably changed their concept.

After our dinner, we went for the Welcome Aboard Show at The Lido. I found out that balcony class passengers get to enjoy the option of exclusive balcony class seats but this is on a first come first served basis. The seats are very limited. Anyway, no big deal.

I will blog about Day 2 and Day 3 on my next post.

***All photos are photographed by Ryan Chew.

It's Joyce, not Jocy or Joy C

"Hello Ms. Jocy, this is to confirm your reservation for tomorrow night at 8PM..."

"Thank you, Ms. Jocy..."

Joyce is such a common name now and I don't get why some people still can't pronounce it right.

This is how you should pronounce Joyce. Click here.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Can we sell fixed asset and recognize the sale as revenue?

A recent engagement sparked my curiosity to find out whether a sale of fixed asset can be recognized as revenue.

I sort of achieved what I was looking for from this article. Refer Figure 1.

Figure 1
A motor dealer is in the business of selling new and used vehicles. It has a fleet of demonstration vehicles which it allows customers to test drive before they decide to purchase. The dealer adopts a policy of using the demonstration vehicles for one year and then selling the vehicles on. The question is does the sale of one of the used vehicles constitute revenue or is it a fixed asset disposal?

As the motor dealer is in the business of selling new and used vehicles then the sale of one of the demonstration vehicles would constitute turnover.

Now, I'm curious of what will be the accounting treatment for the above. Do I record the sale amount as turnover and the net book value of the vehicle as cost of goods sold?

“Never call an accountant a credit to his profession; a good accountant is a debit to his profession.” - Sir Charles Lyell

Monday, September 05, 2011

Jarrod & Rawlins Fried Breakfast

I woke up really late one day because of excessive partying the night before during the holidays last week. I was craving for a hearty "breakfast" and so Ryan and I went to Sri Hartamas to hunt for food. We were thinking of Japanese or Korean but, by the time we got there around 2.30PM, all the restaurants were closed.

So we ended up in Jarrod & Rawlins. I think they're awesome because they serve breakfast all day long so you don't have to drag your ass out of bed early in the morning. Well, obviously I ordered their fried breakfast set.

J&R's fried breakfast consists of two eggs, one sausage, bacon, grilled tomato, hash brown, toast bread, orange juice and coffee or tea. I just love it! I always love American breakfast and now I know where to have a good one whenever I'm lazy to cook one.

Jarrod & Rawlins Fried Breakfast - RM28

Can you spot something funny in this picture?

Sunday, September 04, 2011


All of us will go through bad situations in life. I must say that I'm not perfect, but I try to live my life from the point of view that we all fall down and get hurt. I guess the only way to get through it all is to look at what you can gain from it. Think positive and your life will be much easier.

This is my all time favourite quote from Mother Teresa.

People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Shirley passed me her wedding invitation to me the other day. Davinder was not around so she asked me to pass it to him when he gets back.

The next morning at work, I handed him the red envelope.

The look on his face - PRICELESS! He was like "What? So fast?"

He thought it came from me.


Thursday, September 01, 2011

Raya Merdeka

It was a quiet Merdeka this year because of Hari Raya. No fireworks and no road closure. The traffic to the city was a breeze. I like!

Jess wanted to do something so, a bunch of us went to The View Rooftop Bar at G Tower to chill. There were eight of us. I brought Ryan and my cousin, Edmund. Ryan asked his friend, Alvin, to join us as well. Jess came with Sean and her two ex-colleagues, Pei Yuen and Fiona.

We bought a Merdeka package at RM688++. The package includes 12 test tube punch, 1 bottle of Mumm Champagne, 1 bottle of Absolute Vodka Blue and 4 tapas snack. We didn't have enough so we bought another 2 more bottles of JD Whiskey. We did not finish the last one because everyone was so high towards the end of the night. We had loads of fun nevertheless. Happy times!



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