Utterly Indiscreet

Friday, February 24, 2006

Below Minimum Standard

What should the boss do about people who can't meet the minimum standard at their job? Should they be fired? Give them a few more chances and then get rid of them if they don't improve? I think they should be given extra training or support to bring them up to the level of the other employees.

What about someone who far exeeds the minimum? Shouldn't they be given more challenges and allowed to fly? Shouldn't they be recognized for their accomplishments? They would probably quit if they feel bored. These are the people who are going to drive the company and keep it going.

I think a company fails when it can't deal with the poor workers and the excellent workers.

What kind of boss would you be? Someone who just cuts away the dead wood? Or someone who tries to find another way to solve the problem?

Sunday, February 19, 2006


I have always believed that one should forgive and forget in order to move on. The past is past and I should keep moving forward. Don't get hung up on things that I can't change.

But have I really been doing that? Are there some things which are just "unforgiveable"? What are those things? It's probably different for each person.

Friday, February 17, 2006

How can people spend so much on a wedding?

I have been planning a company event.... dinner and dance. It's pretty easy. Venue, menu, decorations, entertainment, invitations,photographer, and music.

It costs close to $10,000 dollars for 100 guests.

So it got me thinking. How can couples spend so much money on their weddings?

Sure, I am not booking a 5 star hotel, but how do people waste so much money for one evening? I guess there is the wedding party's clothes and church ceremony, but still.....

How do people spend over $20,000 on a wedding?

All you really need is decent food, a few flowers, and entertainment.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

The Guy Should Pay the Bill

Read an article in The Sunday Times today discussing the opinion that some men think Singaporean women are cheap because they expect the guy to always pay the bill.

Am I old fashioned?

I think the guy should pay the bill. I am not cheap. I work, so it's not a money issue. If a guy takes me on a date, then he should pay for everything. That's how I feel. I am not really sure why. Maybe I want to believe that the guy can take care of me? But I can take care of myself. What does take care of mean? It's more than money but on a date, it ends up being money?

However, if I keep going out with him, then I would offer to go dutch. I would probably even pay the whole bill occassionally.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Sleepless in Singapore

Sorry, it's a stupid title. But that's my situation. Not sleeping well. Maybe it's because of the medicine that I am still taking from my ER episode. Sucks.

So I end up taking hours to fall asleep and then I wake up at 2 am. Toss and turn some more like satay. Give up and get up before the sun rises. Might as well do stuff or type if I can't sleep, right?

Friday, February 10, 2006

Slowly Going Mad

Feeling like I need to get off of this island soon. I like it here, but sometimes I start to feel like I am suffocating or need more space. Where to go??

Don't want to spend tons of money, but want to feel like I am on another planet. Desperately need a vacation.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Children in Church

Why do parents bring their children to church if they can't sit still? I saw a boy (he was at least 9 years old) who was sitting with his parents and not paying attention at all. Why was he there? Is this some kind of punishment?

I felt the boy was torturing me by his distracting behaviour. He was even sitting on the floor and they were in the first row. His parents should have enrolled him in one of the Sunday school classes instead if they want him to get something out of church.

Or even better, leave him at home. He doesn't want to be there.

Friday, February 03, 2006

It's Not ER

I ended up going to the emergency room at a hospital a couple of days ago. Will not name the hospital for fear of being sued. But it sucked. Fortunately, they let me into the inner waiting area and gave me a seat after I registered with the nurse. There were eight other ladies there, most were over 50, lying in beds.

So there was a lot of waiting around. Waiting for a nurse to check my vitals. Waiting for a doctor to examine me. Waiting for medicine. Got a shot in the arm from a nurse. That hurt like hell.

There were only 2 or 3 nurses and 1 or 2 young looking doctors. Are they even real doctors? They look like they are fresh out of medical school or something.

So had to stay around for another 4 hours to see if I could go home. Doctor came back and said I could go. But then I had to wait for another hour and half to get discharged. Really sucked. I just wanted to go home to sleep in my own bed.

However, the hospital were pretty fast and taking my payment for the services and medicine.