I’m in Singapore

Our MBA cohorts were in Singapore for the last three days for a series of meetings. One of our MBA Association’s three big nitiatives, the Singapore trip was in the pipeline for several months now and it’s great to see how the organizer’s vision is coming into fruitation.

Of course, I joined the finance career trek which is a series of 9 meetings with Singapore’s largest domestic banks among others. It was terrific to meet company representatives of DBS, OCBC, BEA in addition to a slew of investment banks like Credit Suisse and Barclays Capital.

As for me, I am staying for a few more days to meet with a few more companies. One is a large Japanese bank while the other is one of Singapore’s sovereign funds. It’s a more informal meeting so you never really know what to expect. With the Japanese bank, it seemed like an exchange of ideas, banking trends and how important it is for us to be more competitive. It’s still cool though when you get to meet with the bank’s General Manager. 🙂

Simultaneously, I’ve been doing a bit of cooking as well for Trader. The menu for tonight: Salmon fillet over mashed potatoes with tomatoes and onion drizzled with balsamic vinegar and steamed asparagus.

I think we cooked too many potatoes and was super stuffed because of all the carbo.

On other news, I am pissed at Trader for playing video games instead of studying for the CFA 3. He only has a few weeks left to study and instead he’s playing basketball via his PC.

Sigh that’s what you get when you date someone younger. I miss older men who have hobbies that are more in tune to my tastes. Oh well…

Anyway, going to relax a bit in Singapore before coming back to Hong Kong. Hope all is well with you all and sorry for not updating as much. As you can see with all the meetings to be attended, it can be a tad busy. 🙂

Take care!


About Tina

I'm a forgetful person. But I think a lot. Every day, a lot of thoughts enter my head. That's why this blog came to be: first, to keep my memories alive through the years, and two, to actually see how I and my thoughts have changed. Please note that I seldom draft or edit my posts. Sometimes, if I'm not careful, I offend some of you, my readers. And while I apologize for making you feel uncomfortable, I am not sorry for being honest or for making well-intentioned mistakes. I will however be the first to admit if I change my mind. Hence, do read and proceed with caution. My life is as colorful and as boring as you make it. I complain many days, but offer some encouragement in others. Life is fluid, it changes. So keep the positives and throw away the negatives, and I do hope that at the end of the day, you will enjoy reading the blog and leaving comments here and there if my posts touches you. Happy reading!
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4 Responses to I’m in Singapore

  1. Aileen says:

    Oh enjoy Singappre… Coincidently I am here too today, just saw the JP Morgan’s Corporate Marathon 🙂

  2. Bonita says:

    Really? No wonder I saw people wearing different race shirts! 🙂
    Saw Cisco’s and Standard Chartered.

  3. Hello Singapore says:

    Hope you can visit again by June 4 to meet a lot of Pinoys in Singapore at the Pinoy Pride Fair 2011</a. see yah! 😀

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