Friday, October 05, 2007

Neuro Linguistic Programming

I got myself a book on NLP and really enjoying it. Goals setting, subconscious mind programming, it is actually quite simple. Too bad, I can’t post any of the chapters on the web for plagiarism. But indeed it is one of the most interesting books I’ve read this year along. One of the very few books that I would rate on par with Rich Dad, Poor Dad and Unlimited Power.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Men from Mars, women from Venus

I received this mail earlier and find it real funny...

I never quite figured out why the sexual urge of men and women differ so much. And I never have figured out the whole Venus and Mars thing. I have never figured out why men think with their head and women with their heart. FOR EXAMPLE: One evening last week, my girlfriend and I were getting into bed. Well, the passion starts to heat up, and she eventually says "I don't feel like it, I just want you to hold me."

I said "WHAT??!! What was that?!" So she says the words that every boyfriend on the planet dreads to hear... "You're just not in touch with my emotional needs as a woman enough for me to satisfy your physical needs as a man." S

he responded to my puzzled look by saying, "Can't you just love me for who I am and not what I do for you in the bedroom?" Realizing that nothing was going to happen that night, I went to sleep.

The very next day I opted to take the day off of work to spend time with her. We went out to a nice lunch and then went shopping at a big, big unnamed department store. I walked around with her while she tried on several different very expensive outfits. She couldn't decide which one to take so I told her we'd just buy them all. She wanted new shoes to compliment her new clothes, so I said lets get a pair for each outfit. We went onto the jewelry department where she picked out a pair of diamond earrings. Let me tell you...she was so excited. She must have thought I was one wave short of a shipwreck. I started to think she was testing me because she asked for a tennis bracelet when she doesn't even know how to play tennis. I think I threw her for a loop when I said, "That's fine, honey."

She was almost nearing sexual satisfaction from all of the excitement. Smiling with excited anticipation she finally said, "I think this is all dear, let's go to the cashier."

I could hardly contain myself when I blurted out, "No honey, I don't feel like it." Her face just went completely blank as her jaw dropped with a baffled WHAT?" I then said "honey! I just want you to HOLD this stuff for a while. You're just not in touch with my financial needs as a man enough for me to satisfy your shopping needs as a woman." And just when she had this look like she was going to kill me, I added,

"Why can't you just love me for who I am and not for the things I buy you?"

Apparently I'm not having sex tonight either.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Market updates

It has been close to 4 banking days since Fed cuts its interest rate by 50 basis point to 4.75%. There has been assumptions as whether will Fed reduce its interest rate at their next meeting scheduled on 31 October’07. Man would suggest that Fed will maintain a look and see policy as the market would need some time to adjust to the IR reduction.

The sloop in the housing industry over in the United States is undeniable. If the Fed gets it just right, the economy will slip through this crisis and keep expanding with only modest inflation, making investors happy. If the Fed's rate cuts are too little, too late, recession fears will return, sending another cold wind through credit markets and the stock market. If the Fed cuts rates too much, inflation could loom.

On the local front, KLCI marks an overall satisfaction improvement and currently stands at 1324.47 pts influenced by the overall surged on Wall Street’s stocks.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Not an equation

Life is never a bed of roses; we cannot escape from the ups and downs of it. The only way is to enjoy everything that comes along the way without rebuffing every lesson that comes along the way. For me, it almost guarantees the maximum satisfaction in life.

For the past few days, I have come across different different instances that made me reshape my thinking. I use to hold people very tightly to their words and promises, I cannot understand while given the same set of scenario, I person would feel different. Isn’t 1+1=2 and isn’t that an answer always? Life is not a mathematic equation, we cannot expect people to be the same though given the same set of scenarios. Even in economic movements, unexpected reactions are always considered, what more human’s behaviours and emotions. In fact, I guess I should also allow myself to feel/think differently. Still learning how to alleviate myself of having expectations towards both myself and other people.

What do I do next? Get myself a comfortable dancing ground to kick off my shoes, I already have my dancing partners ready. Life is good

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Back on track

Wait SIFU, I've not found the guts to post anymore of my analysis after receiving your comment on my previous one. Let me study from every angle (like you have requested) before posting up. Else, I’ll for sure kena hentam from you again. Your comments are really hard to stomach :-(

Like my header suggest, it’s time to get back onto track, getting back to the Yvonne 6 months back whereby nothing in life truly worries her. Yippeee!!! I have got a HUGE list of things that I’ve postponed.

People! Let me know if any of you is keen to join me in any of my activities ya

  1. Begin my salsa/dancing lessons.
  2. Pick up my aeronautics course at the point I left months ago.
  3. Attend my skiving theory classes, else I will really risk my life.
  4. Get my butt back into Rotaract ASAP.
  5. Get back in touch with my beloved Rotarians.
  6. Get back in touch with my community service friends.
  7. This is hardest – Exercise :-(
  8. Re-activate my role at Perdana Global Peace Org.
  9. Equipped myself with the knowledge of the world market (I’ve my sifu to guide)
  10. Give more love, and enjoy every moment with those people around me.
  11. and finally – Have FUN :-)

My career has finally taken off after 15 months of waiting, although it is still not where I want it to be but at least I’m comfortable on my direction. I WANT to DIVERSIFY my career focus and I’m doing it now.

Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is Mystery, Today is a Gift and that is why the call it the Present :-)

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Federal Reserves cuts Interest rate

The Federal Reserve cut its federal funds rate for the first time in more than four years to 4.75% from 5.25%, and also cut its discount rate by half a point, citing turmoil in financial markets as a threat to economic growth. Most economists and investors had expected the Fed to trim its benchmark federal funds rate at least 25 basis points, but the 50-basis point reduction took some by surprise and left the market to mull where rates are headed from now. Some predicted that more cuts are yet to come, which would keep pressure on the dollar.

The results are evident as EURO recordsits highest exchange mark against the US Dollar ever since it begins trading in 1999. The dollar depreciates against many other currencies with exception to the Japanese yen as the dollar up 116.07 yen, from 115.80 yen earlier. This is due to the fact that Japan's has the lowest benchmark rate of the developed nations.

The effect on Malaysian Ringgit? The ringgit has appreciated per US dollar from RM3.4859 to RM3.4823 overnight. That would mean... The government would purchase Oil at a cheaper price, but this benefit will not be transfered to the end users i.e. you and me :-( Ceteris Peribus- the ringgit would appreciate further as the Fed is expected to reduce its interest rate for this 14 month period.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


I have been bugged to update this blog of mine. Haha... I'm getting lazier indeed.

I'm now quite insipired by a business associate of mine. He first set up his own company at 22 yrs old and is now one of the internet tycoon. Such great achievements at such a tender age.

I have always wanted to learn more about the share market and this is an opportunity. Despite his busy schedule, He travels extensively and resides in Canada, he has volunteered to guide me into understanding the stock markets. I had my first few lessons online via emails and my views and thoughts are challenged to the extend I feel like smacking the laptop. He is definately not giving face, felt worst than being hit by a tornado and worst than the worst lecturers.

Now, everytime I get time off work, I will read up every single news available and all the stock trading books I can get hold of. Finally, I found someone to challenge me. Thanks !