Tuesday, December 23, 2008

6 Random Things About Me

RandomDucks I was tagged for this 6 Random Things meme by Tony, the artist and the creator of Trottersville.

Here’s the stuff about me:

1. When I was 12, I won 4 gold medals for the 100m, 4 x100m, long jump, short-put competitions and 1 bronze medal for high-jump (I am not tall) and was crowned the individual champion for my school annual track and field sport meet. It was the first time I took part in my school sports competitions and honestly, I did not have any formal training other than chasing my friends around the neighborhood frequently for the game hide-and-seek.

2. When I was 16, I learnt how to play the guitar from my younger brother, who self-taught himself the instrument. I have did a few live performances for my college after that.

3. When I was 19, I was enlisted into the Army and completed my national service when I was 21 as an Army Officer. I think during that period, I ran for about 2000 km over that short 2.5 years.

4. When I was 21, I finally understand the world is never a fair place and accepted the fact that no one is perfect.

5. When I was 25, money ruled my head.

6. When I was 28, my heart ruled my head.

That’s the 6 random things about me. :)

Here’s how to play of Tagged:

1. Link the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six Random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
5. Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

And now I am tagging:

1. Anna of Story Blob

2. Kitty Boo of Angstless Rhymer

3. Geek Farbrique

4. Thanate of Super Ghost Blogger

5. Kelly Baxter of What Does This Song Mean To Me?

6. Sam Grace of A Perfectly Cursed Life

Monday, December 22, 2008

Run Santa! Run!


The Perspectives:

1. Economy is affecting the Christmas Celebration. (Santa is being chased by the dark cloud)

2. The economy is scary and continue to look terrible. (Ugly monster)

3. Christmas sales are slow this year. (Because Santa is shouting “FASTER!”)

4. We should look at Christmas in another light, i.e. the real Christian’s meaning of it. (The different tone of light glowing around Santa and his sledge)

This year, I have cut down on the number of gifts I am giving but hand-made some Christmas cards for my family and friends instead. Hope this recession is not affecting the way you are spending this Christmas. How are you managing this Christmas in this time of crisis?

Saturday, December 13, 2008

College Education

CollegeEducation The Perspectives:

1. A fresh graduate from college will be in huge debt once he leaves school. (Huge “Cost of College” step)

2. Fresh grads will be hurt by the high cost of college and the current bad job market. (Painful if he falls from the huge steps)

3. Students are unaware of what is ahead of them. (The 2 students still smiling on the way up the steps)

4. Every students will go through it. (No other route)

Personally, I still owe the bank $2k after 3 years of payment since graduation from University. It will take me a few more months to be out of the education debt and the total number of years spent will be 4.5 years. How much debts were you in and how long did it take you to pay it down?

This post was written using the Windows Live Writer. It is simple and relatively easy to use. One of the unique features include the automatic rounding of image corners as you can see above. This is really a great tool for bloggers.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Taxpayers and Retirement Fund

The perspectives:

1. Taxpayers are the vehicle to the bailout. (The boat is named "Taxpayers")

2. Unhappiness in Taxpayers regarding the bailout. (Unhappy man IN the boat named "Taxpayers")

3. The government has underestimate the size of bailout for the retirement funds. (Fat man and a miserable little boat)

4. The retirement funds bailout may not work. (It seems impossible for the boat to even move forward)

5. Governments are pushing on without thinking of the outcome in future. ("Gun It")

Unfortunately, the future generations will have to bear the consequences for the crisis created by the present world. The current batches of retirees may still enjoy themself after the bailout  but it will leave a lot of taxpayers unhappy.

It may be possible that many years later, you will find a lot of people moving out of US because they feel that it is not worth paying the high tax due to the bailouts by the government  ...

Do you think the bailouts were necessary?

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Thank Our Grandchildren

The perspectives:

1. The worldwide bailouts are going to leave our future generations a huge debt. (Thank our Grandchildren)

2. The US, Europe and Asia corporations are the main causes of the  public debt. (3 men in their respective suits)

3. The situation has not stabilize. (The ground is still curve, which is easy to fall over)

4. The banks and stock markets may collapse again as they are supported by weak fundamentals. (Weak support beams at the sides)

5. The outlook is still rather gloomy. (The dark sky above)

Hope you guys enjoy the views on this post, let me know if there is anything I left out. :)