Would you break up with your partner because he is cheap?

My friend wants to breakup with her high-profile boyfriend because surprisingly, he is not a generous person. Okay, so that’s me becoming more diplomatic and politically correct. In Bonita’s wording, he is cheap. Yes, cheap. “My friend’s sex buddy treats her out to nice dinners like every three days of the week,” she complained. “My […]

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Uh-oh, guess what I just bought?

The Louis Vuitton Black Epi Riviera from Reebonz.com (damn website): It’s vintage so it has a bit of history in it, but in mint condition. I heard that this had been discontinued and you know how rare objects can fan the hearts of desire… I didn’t expect to make this purchase, I promise. I’ve thought […]

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Cold feet – got it?

My best friend just broke up with her boyfriend of four years three weeks ago. Out of the blue, he sent her an SMS saying that “He wanted time to think.” Troubled, she gave him a call and he told her that it’s just that he was having doubts with their relationship and wanted to […]

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So, why NOT HKUST?

I have earlier talked about the benefits of taking a full-time MBA at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) here. Though many of the points are still valid seven months into the program, there are also harsh realities that I’ve discovered on my academic journey. To balance off all my praises for […]

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Artjamming and dire results

Maybe it’s because of the 8.8 earthquake and x-sky high tsunami that hit Japan last Friday… Or the fact that Spain’s grading was downgraded… Or the fact that Ireland’s request of having their cost of borrowing reduced denied… Or the fact that the US is suffering from a huge budget deficit almost to the point […]

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Back in Hong Kong

Spent a lovely weekend in Phuket with Trader. We spent a few days at the quiet Surin Beach where unlike the more infamous Patong beach, there were: a) less prostitutes, b) more seclusion, and c) average-wise, we were probably the youngest amongst the guests there. It was quite nice though. Usually, when Trader and I […]

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It’s so easy to forget the good things when you’re mad.

That’s what happens when you have an argument. Your heart rate goes up, your blood boils over and you just want to press the “Abort” button. You ask yourself, “What the hell am I doing here?” not really conscious of the fact that you’re better off with him than with anybody else. In fact, it […]

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There is a big difference between the part-time and full-time MBAs

And don’t ever let anyone tell you differently. The part-time program in HKUST is 24 months versus the full-time’s 16 months, and yet the difference couldn’t be any more starker. The difference lies not in the quality of education as we do share many of our best professors, nor is it in the school facilities […]

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