Let's snook 'em

Friday, June 29, 2007


Today marks another chapter in my life, albeit a short one. 8 months to be exact. This is probably my shortest career stint in any company. Yes I have resigned from Nestle and I have rejoined Nielsen. Purely for family reasons. Nothing to do with Nestle being a lousy company nor Nielsen doubling my pay to go back. Felt kind of sad on my way home. Anyway, life got to go on. After all, my family has a higher priority now.

Thursday, June 28, 2007


I went to Ikano Power Centre to continue my search for John's theme day. I went into Hytex hoping to find something which John could wear on Friday. Unfortunately he didn't want to become a rabbit (Bugs Bunny) or a mouse (Mickey) either.

Hazel, thanks for the tip but renting a costume for a theme day is just way too expensive.

In the end, I bought a Pirate Mickey Mouse shirt. It may not resemble any animal but at least it is a new t-shirt.

On my way to the parking lot, I saw a shop selling party stuff. Thank goodness. I found a zebra visor. However, John insisted in an animal costume. Oh well, you just can't please them all the time I suppose.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Tuesday & Wednesday

Yesterday was a church night and my mother in law graciously took care of John for the night. My mother in law is going to take care of John while my wife is away. So I have to tend to Dan only. Since it was a church night, I went straight to bed when I reached home.

Today, I took everyone to One Utama for some shopping. John's kindy is having an animals theme day this Friday and John wanted a shirt with zebra. I couldn't find any such shirt. I will continue to search tomorrow night.

I also wanted to print 2 photos. I was looking for the Kodak Picture Kiosk where I can just print 2 photos from my flash disk. Similarly my search was in vain. Do you know the availability of such kiosk? I think there is one in Mid Valley.

Tom and Jerry is going to end soon. Time to put Dan to sleep. Good night.

Monday, June 25, 2007


Prague is the capital of Czech Republic. The climate is mild continental and the currency is Czech Crown. This is all the information I have found out on Prague.

Suzanne is travelling to Prague on a business trip tonight. This means I have to tend to John and Dan for 4 nights. Matthew will sleep with my maid, Rose.

John and Dan were cutting paper with the scissors earlier. They are playing with magic colours now.

I will put them to bed at 11pm. Wish me luck.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Sore Throat

Looks like I have contracted sore throat from someone. My throat has been acting up since yesterday. I hope I can recover soon.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Smaller Cubicle

Thanks to the office renovation, my new workstation is smaller. The management needed to put more people into the current layout. As a result, existing workstations have been shrunk to make way for additional cubicles. I have lost my privacy too. Sad isn't it?



Friday, June 08, 2007

What's behind a name?

My children names are pretty straight forward since John, Dan and Matthew are derived from the bible.

John Chinese Name - philosophy/wise & accomplished/elegant

Dan Chinese Name - philosophy/wise & perseverance

Matthew Chinese Name - philosophy/wise & bless/protect

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

5 things you don't know about me

1. Due to the break-up of my second relationship, I ventured into smoking and liquor.

2. I nearly drowned in a mining pool.

3. I had an English name, "Erwin" for a short period of time during college days.

4. I was a state swimmer once. The before dawn training sessions were a killer.

5. I have worked in ACNielsen from 1995 to 1997 and from 2002 to 2006. I will be starting my third stint in a few weeks time.