Monthly Archives: November 2010


You got that right. Your blogger is P.I.S.S.E.D. Reason? Unresourceful, lazy classmates who make constant excuses and do mediocre work. Given that we’ve been working professionals before our MBA, you wonder why they wouldn’t be better at work. Yes yes, … Continue reading

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Life as a marathon

Have you ever heard that life is a marathon? It’s not really how fast you start, but how much you can still keep up the pace? I feel that way during my MBA. For some reason, there’s just a constant … Continue reading

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What Men Want

Call my MBA guy friends anything, but they can be very honest. When asked what it is that guys want, Thomas says this simply: “Money.” “Women.” “And Sleep.” Hurray — here lies the trick to a man’s heart. Hahaha!

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“I’ll break up with you if you work for XX”

Just recently, my boyfriend told me that he’ll break up with me if I ever work for Goldman Sachs. He also works in the financial industry and knows just how much time and dedication required to be enlisted at GS. … Continue reading

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Where am I?

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What’s the point of hiding? :)

Classmates can be crazy at times. They think that we don’t know, but actually, we do. Take for example, if you secretly hold hands while going out with us in Wanchai, of course, there’s a chance someone would see, right? … Continue reading

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Have I talked about moderation yet?

Tonight, the gang’s all in LKF for a student mixer and some partyin’ since we’re all together in town. I left at a comfortable 12:30 am. Though Barney’s golden rule is that nothing good happens after 2am, my own MBA … Continue reading

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Why not feverishly study Mandarin if you can’t speak the language, just to get a good job in HK/Asia?

This article highlights the reasons why it’s useless to do so. Whereas being able to speak Mandarin if you’re white can easily get you a date (e.g., “Ooooh, how pang o! Ni hui jiang zhong wen ma!”), it may not … Continue reading

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My Taiwanese best friend/cum sister has changed her mind again, and it’s driving me nuts. She saw how life has changed for me after I transfered to Hong Kong, and wanted the same for her. She feels that it’s easier … Continue reading

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Written by Adrian Tan, author of The Teenage Textbook (1988), was the guest-of-honour at a recent NTU convocation ceremony. This was his speech to the graduating class of 2008. —– I must say thank you to the faculty and staff … Continue reading

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