Thursday, May 10, 2012

Found this interesting article. Quoted from "GreatDeals Singapore".
Here at GreatDeals Singapore, we are all about saving you money on your purchases. We scour our sunny island that is Singapore to find you deals that are worth looking at, and merchants that work hard to give you, the consumer, not just a fair deal, but a great deal. So, after you have saved all that money, then what? Or lets take it one step back and ask; ‘which great deal should I take?’ Where should I spend my money? With the GSS(Great Singapore Sale) coming up at the end of the month, this question begs importance.
Bills and basic necessities aside, we buy stuff and spend money to feel happy. But do we ask ourselves ‘will this make me happy?’ every time we pick something up? Or are we simply being pulled by the glitter of glamorous packaging and advertising undertones? Here, I want to present a simple formula that might help us with this issue and hopefully buy us some happiness.
I call it the ‘how much time?’ principle. How much time will you spend on your purchase? It’s easy, the more time you spend on the purchase the more happiness it will bring you. This principle is not going to tell you in numbers how much you should spend on which item, but it will give you a good basis to answer two questions. First, if you should buy the item, then if you should spend the minimum amount, spend the average amount or go for an all out spending.
I will now attempt a simple example. Mattresses. So, lets apply the principle to the the two questions of  ’should I buy it?, and should I spend the minimum amount, the average amount, or the all out amount?’ How much time will I spend on a mattress? Personally, I will spend more than 8 hours a day on a mattress if I count reading and tv time. So that is 33% of my time. Should I purchase a mattress? Duh! yes! How much should I spend on it? For me the answer would be an all out spending. Simple right?!
I have chosen a rather straight forward example so that we can have a benchmark. And once you start applying the principle whenever you shop, you will start to catch the percentages quickly to know if you should make the purchase and if you do, how much to spend. A example on the other spectrum would be a winter jacket. Should I get one? Not if I’m spending all my time in sunny Singapore! And if I’m taking a trip to icy cold Canada? Well yeah, and I would spend either the minimum or the average amount, depending on the length of my trip.
I have just one more point to add. The definition of ‘all out spending’. When I say ‘all out’ I mean relative to your means. That is an important thing to note, because in our consumer age, the price range caters for the entire spectrum and especially for the super rich. So spending within means comes first. Also, when I mention ‘all out spending’, even if you can, you might not want to go for the top end. Reason is this; there always is a diminishing return. The difference between a $10 chair and $100 chair might be big(in terms of quality etc.), but the the difference between a $100 chair and a $1000 chair might not be as large. So even if you can afford a $1000 chair and you have applied the ‘how much time? principle’ You might want to keep save it for something else.
So, the next time you shop, think about the one thing that we all have in equal measure; time. You’d be happier for it.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Why does no news come from my people here?
Why do i get news from other department ?
Why they didn't tell me?
Why do they keep it so secretly?
Why do do not share the news with me?
Just because I didn't ask?
There's a lot of other things that I really do not know. Because I didn't ask or what?
What did I do to deserve it?
Should I really stay on or should I leave?
I really don't know...

Saturday, December 04, 2010

I'm sad... but have to keep moving forward...

A promise has to be delivered once you agreed to it.

I'm always making card for other people especially only to my colleagues.
I really want people to appreciate of the things i have done for them.
Though I have never show it out to people ( cos i always feel that I do not need to show...) but that doesn't mean they can just take me for granted.
Like what they have given me the pressie for this year, I would thought that at least they can have a card for me.. but only just their wishes signed on the envelope... it was not a card at all... or at least on a A4 paper would be nice... Maybe i'm just someone not worth doing so much for right.
But what can i do?
If i voice out, people will say me I'm so fussy over small things...
But aren't these small things can make one person make her/his day...
Haiz... Just keep moving on...
Jia you ...

Friday, November 12, 2010

Rely not on the teacher, but on the teaching
Rely not on the words of the teaching, but on the spirit of the words.
Rely not on theory, but on experience.
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.
Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.
Do not believe anything because it is spoken and rumoured by many.
Do not believe in anything because it is written in your religious books.
Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.
But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and the benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it. - Buddha

Monday, September 20, 2010

just keep on smiling

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Feeling so sad...
No one seems to bother about me being emo at all.
Makes me wonder do i even have any friends...
Feel like crying yet I can't show it...

Tuesday, May 25, 2010