Another cool work place.

This Building, One Sentral is Located with the KL Sentral Development(just beside Maxis Center of Technology@ KL Sentral )
Aero Dynamic Design of this building made it looks like my CPU Processor cooling panel.
I've been really busy juggling with my new work environment lately and hardy been able to find the time to update this blog. Once again, I would like to apologize and would like to thank you (my loyal readers) for your patience. I've made another corporate visit late last week to visit an old colleague of mine who used to work in Genting's HR. This old friend has left the previous company to join Pricewaterhouse Coopers. For your information, Pricewaterhouse Coopers a.k.a PWC is not a company that build houses nor doest it supply water(sadly this is what people would usually think of, just observe this during career fair). Anyway just to make things clear, Pricewaterhouse Coopers is actually an Accounting Firm, one of the Big Four (formerly BIG Five, until Aurthur Anderson went bankrupt after the Enron Scandal). The other 3 accounting giant is KPMG, Deloitte and E&Y.

Anyway, PWC Malaysia has just moved to their corporate office from Wisma Sime Darby to One Sentral @ KL Sentral. The new office is simply stunning. I've managed to capture some cool picture of the new office to share it with you guys and girls. Hope you guys enjoy it.

The ground floor of the building is parallel with KL Sentral.

In order to access to the main reception which is located on level 10, I had to proceed to the Lower Ground Floor

PWC's mini Reception that welcomes all visitors and help visitors with access to the highly secured lift.

They have about 6 to 8 of this security panel placed on the LG Floor. Employees will have to wave their ID tag at the panel before pressing number button to access the desire floor. The employees ID tag has been program in such a way that the respective employee will only be able to access to the floor where their office is located.

ID Tag will be required to access any of the lifts. Only the Lower Ground Floor is accessable without an ID Tag.

Basically when you are in the lift, you can only see a display panel which tells you which floor you are at and 3 BUTTON; 1 to open the door, 1 to close the door and 1 for emergency purpose.

The reception located at Level 10, simply yet elegant

I totally agree with the equation (Problem = Opportunity)
Portraits of successful individual with PWC is proudly place at the main entrance at level 10
The majestic view of the Bangsar LRT Station

This looks like the Private Banking Hall with Bloomberg on the Plasma TV
Nice small meeting room cum waiting room which I was ask to wait in.

Same room taken from another angle. (I was told that this room is known as the fish aquarium for some reason.)
Another meeting room where the actual discussion took place.

Looks like they just start to produce their own mineral water. Wouldn't be surprise if they choose to venture into the water business one day.

Ahh, refreshing chilled H2O

Moving On 2007 - Dare to be different!!!

I would like to extend my sincere apologies to all my loyal readers for not being to update my blog earlier. I was and I still am rather busy adapting my self to a totally new environment that I moved to since Monday 12th Nov.

Ladies and Gentleman welcome to my second home in Shah Alam. Let me give you a tour around my new house.

Well honestly, does it looks like a luxurious condominium or bungalow?

Well this is actually my new office, DIGI Telecommunication Bhd's Headquarter at Shah Alam called D'House. The entire building is builded on a vast piece of land with lots of emphasis placed on having big space. As you can see from the pictures taken above which was from various angle, DIGI's HQ has a very modern and contemporary design. It uses lots of waters features outside, inside and around D'House. Large pieces of ocean green glass panels are used throughout the building to represent DIGI's transparent work environment as well as management style.

Guess whats this?
The picture on the left mean female while the right means male. This is how toilets are being identified here at DIGI. A very creative way!!!

Toilets for the special needs people are also creatively designed.

Cute DIGI iconic Yellow Man on my mug.

This way to my office.

See the glass panel? its a water feature right outside my department office.

Here's a list of Islands where meetings are held. Who says you cant mix business with pleasure?
Cool relaxing sofa like these can be found around the office.

The heavily guarded majestic Entrance

Fresh Flowers are changed and placed in test tubes along the walkway.
With such cool and contemporary design, it will surely motivate employees to work harder, and spur creativity at the same time. It is no wonder that Digi experience double digit growth in recent years despite being the Smallest Telco in Malaysia and being deprived of both 3G and Wimax spectrum.

Playing the Rich Man's Game - Do you have what it takes?

The Capital Market in layman term is known at the Stock Market. The general public often associate it as being similar to that of a casino, a legalised casino where punters speculate in hope that they would make some quick cash, or maybe an overnight millionaire.

Many people in Asia, Malaysian in particular often associated the Stock Market as a Rich Man's Game. Try striking a conversation with someone who has not traded in the stock market, and ask if he/she would like to invest in the stock market? 9 out of 10 people would answer by saying that I would love to but I don't have the money at the moment. I would start to invest in the Capital Market once I have enough capital.

Then I would ask, how much do you think you would need to start off. Many would answered with figures ranging from RM10k to RM100k. These are the perception people usually have that lead them to think that Investing in the Stock Market is a game meant for the Rich, Wealthy and Famous only.

Some other respondents would tell me that its too risky and I might end up being bankrupt. These people must have had friends, family, relatives or heard of stories that took place during the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis, where thousands of people lost not only their fortune and family but to the extend of committing suicide. These tragedy definitely brought lots of misery and fear to those who was victimised during the crisis. But who is there to blame? the government? your friends who gave you all those juicy tips? or the rich tycoon who own those companies? Well if you ask me, I would say point the finger at yourself, those who were victimise were merely cause by their own greed and misjudgement. Ultimately, nobody force you to buy or invest at gun point right? So don't blame anyone but yourself.

Apart from greed, it is the ignorants of these small time investors that kills them self. Most of those who got burned and lost their fortune, are not properly educated with the art of investment. If you are properly educated and equip with the right knowledge, you could have well turn the 1997 crisis into an opportunity to strike it rich.

What I am trying to say is, the Stock Market is not a Rich Man's Game, but it is a Game that make the Man Rich. People like Bill Gate, Warrant Buffet, Ananda Krishnan, Tony Fernandez, Li Ka Shing, and the late Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong, are famous tycoons that runs their own empire. But do you know that these people wouldn't have become so rich if their company were not listed in the first place and if they did not buy a substantial amount of share in their own company upon listing. Even the Page brothers who founder made it into the Billionaire Club listed by Forbes because Google went public at the price of USD99 and is now trading well above USD700 per share.

Wait a minute, having say that, I don't mean that anyone that play the game would be rich. You need to be equip with the right knowledge, right attitude, avoid being emotional, and most importantly you have got to be patience (patience is a virtue). Oh ya, before I forgotten, you got to have some capital too, but you don't necessary need to have RM10k to RM100k to start off.
If you have been reading my previous posting, you would know what I would suggest for newbies to start with. For those who are new here, let me save you some time(time is money) by re-telling. Well for starters, I would suggest that you start off with just Rm1000. By now some of you reading would be thinking am I for real?

Yes, and you heard it right, all you need is RM1000 and you are on your way to be a millionaire yourself. How? All you need to to make 100% return for 10 times. Lets me do a simple maths illustration to help you understand;

1.) Starting Capital RM1K x 100% = RM2K
2.) RM2K x 100% = RM4K
3.) RM4K x 100% = RM8K
4.) RM8K x 100% = RM16K
5.) RM16K x 100% = RM32K
6.) RM32K x 100% = RM64K
7.) RM64K x 100% = RM128K
8.) RM128K x 100% = RM256K
9.) RM256K x 100% = RM512K
10.) RM512K x 100% = RM1.24Million

It looks pretty simple right? In anything we say, its always easier say then done, but its not impossible. With more than a thousand stocks listed in the local bourse called the Bursa Malaysia, buying the right stock is as hard as choosing a lifetime partner. But as I've said earlier, if you are equip with the right knowledge, right attitude, avoid being emotional, and be patience you are on you way to join the millionaire.

In fact there has been real life case study where by investors just buy one company and become a millionaire. No I am not taking about overnight millionaire here as I do not encourage people to gamble with their hard earn money. People who invested in companies like Genting and Public Bank since these companies went public became millionaire 10 years later. And how much was their investment cost? Well purchasing 1000 unit of any of the 2 companies mention earlier would cost roughly RM3,000 to RM4,000 only. So how much is it going to cost you to become a millionaire?

I started investing at the tender age of 19y.o and many thought that was ridiculous. But if you were to look at what is happening abroad, student as young as 16yo begun their first investment in stock and are already making it big.

Anyway back to the topic, I would like to strongly stress that the Stock Market isn't a Rich Man's Game but a Game that make a Man Rich. You could well be one of them. All you need is to take the courage and make the very first move, educate yourself and start with RM1000. Remember the most important rule about investment is never invest with borrowed funds. Always invest with spare cash that you have no intention to use over a period of 1 year.

If Warrant Buffet, the second richest man in America can make it big by just investing, I am sure you can too. Buffet 2 most important rule about investing is: Rule 1, Never Lose Money, Rule 2. Never Forget Rule No1.

Well obviously there are a lot of factors to consider in order to make an investment profitable and avoid losing money. All you need to do is read(we are lucky because we live in the Internet age where knowledge is easily available with just a click) and learn from those that are equip with strong investment knowledge.

Just a word of cautious, if possible, try not to learn this from your parents or stock broker, cause I can honestly tell you that sometimes your parents or even the stock broker them self are not well equip with the necessary knowledge. Most older generations in general rely on the newspapers, rumours they heard and believing in tips from people whom they believe to be reliable. Most of these people ended up being a victim of the 1997 crisis.
So what are you waiting for, the knowledge is out there on the WWW and books easily available in your local book stores. Go get all the knowledge you can and began playing the game that is gonna make you a millionaire.

Interrogation @ Starbuck

Ice Blended Green Tea

Just a few hours ago I was at Starbuck @ Plaza Mont Kiara, having my regular yam cha session with 2 of my closest friends cum best pals whom I have known for almost 10 years and still counting. Here's their profile:

Name: Champ's
Real Name: Woon Chien Ping
Age: Between 20 to 30
Gender: Male
Marital Status: SAL (Single, Available & Looking)
Relationship: Ex-Sifu

Name: Mei Mei
Real Name: Cheryl Leong
Age: Sweet 18 & Forever 18(so happy right Cheryl?)
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Complicated
Relationship: One of my best pal's sister

Chien Ping what are you looking at??

Cheryl dreaming away again

I thought to myself, today must be my lucky day, cause Champ's(a self made millionaire investor who has been travelling round the world) actually offer to give me a ride(I've never got a chance to ride in his car since I gotten my own set of wheel, my precious old junk from Nissan, Japan). As usual, he would pick up Cheryl, and then came over to my house. I got into his four wheel drive, and we begun chatting with the usual "Hey, how's your day?", then Champ's started interrogating me with the question,s So tell us who is the girl by the name JJ mentioned in your blog? which was supported by Cheryl. I keep quiet for a moment before trying to divert their attention with another topic, and soon we were chatting about what to do for Deepavali tomorrow, Cheryl's exam and most importantly where should we go for our yam cha session. I thought to my self, Topic diversion was a success. We decided on Starbuck at Mont Kiara, and we reach there in less than 10 minutes from my place. Well maybe its normal for him, cause he is used to driving big cars and all the F1 race must have more or less influenced his driving skill as well.

At the counter(Starbuck of cause), we place our order, Champ's pay the bill and I collected the points with my Genting World Card, at times I can be so cheapskate. Thanks for the drink bro.. We settle down on a nice spot with a view of the musical fountain at Mont Kiara Plaza Center Court. While taking a sip, we chat, flip through magazines and gave comments. One of the comment that Champ's gave was, WAU, look at Paris Hilton, she really got the S shape. I added on by saying, aiyoh, Its the art work of Adobe Photoshop. He immediately shoot me back by asking me to try and edit my own photo to resemble a leng chai Hong Kong Artist. That really demotivates me man, How could you say such thing to me? after all those years of brotherhood.

huh! you are very thirsty eh?

Anyway, after some casual chat, he begun asking about JJ again, gosh ,these people never give up, and I thought I managed to escape this during the ride here. Then Champs stresses that he wanna me to tell him about JJ the girl on my blog and not Jaya Jusco. Sorry bro but that's just so lame bro. So I knew I will not be able escape so I entertain him abit lah, which he was not really satisfied. Life goes on and soon we were talking about Kennysia, how fat Kennysia was during their University days and how muscular he is now, apparently Kenny Sia is Champs senior back in Uni. Bla Bla Bla and its was already 11pm plus, so Champs said lets make a move, cause little Cheryl has got curfew. Which I reluctantly say okay.

On the way back to Cheryl house, her mummy called to check on Mummy's Sweetheart. The called ended, me and champs being busybody ask her who call at these hour and what was it about? She said its Mummy, and Daddy is bringing mummy out for supper. So me and champs thought for a while and came up with a crazy idea. And so we ask, Cheryl can you please call your mum and ask if we two guys could tag along for supper. She gave a surprise and weird look. I repeated my statement and Champs seconded. So she made the call, ask if we could join and if daddy would mind if 2 mah lat lou join in? Got a green light and Champ quickly make a U-turn and head to Paramount Garden for Hokkien Mee(Hokkien Style Fried Black Noodle).

Champs made a pit stop at McDonalds for Cheryl and I to unload. Toilet @ McD is definitely cleaner than those at the Coffee Shop. We continue our journey after the pit stop and arrived at the Coffee Shop and Champ's began scanning for Cheryl's Daddy Benz. When we finally join Cheryl Daddy and Mummy for supper, Uncle Leong pop a question even before our seat got warm, You all never eat just now ah?

Busy gossiping about Paris Hilton, and comment on her figure.

I look at Champ's and he look back at me. Then I answer, No la uncle, we just wanna tag along and enjoy the atmosphere. Champ's quickly speak up by saying, please dint represent me. Haiz, dam sien man, got brother like him, never support me, some more must kick me few times. As we eat, we chat about various topic, such as my new career with "Ho Wong"(very yellow), the Stock market, stocks like DIGI which jump from RM3 plus to RM23 plus, shrinking of the US Dollar and properties in Malaysia and Australia that is worth millions, dam suddenly feel so old wei. Uncle Leong order 1 plate of Hokkien Mee and 1 plate of Yin Yong Wan Tan Ho. The portion was so big, we couldn't really finish, but Auntie say must no waste, Uncle Leong added that if his son Sean is around, we wouldn't have any left over, cause Sean will clear everything up, which all of us shared a laugh on.

Then Champ's continue and said the only time he really go on a diet in stay in good shape was during his National Service period. Since both plate has equal left over, Champ's decided to take the Hokkien Mee while I took the courage to finish the other plate. I finish mine and Champ's is still not done with his and eventually I have to help him. Damn tomorrow I need to go for extra 2 rounds of jogs at the park. There is important statement that Uncle Leong made during our convesation, he said: This Sean ah, everytime think of becoming a CEO only, study also never complete yet, dunno he can become one or not. Then Champ's quickly supported by saying: Sure can wan uncle, he already got the Lou Sai look now. I wonder is Champ's trying to to make himself look good, he is after all Sean's sifu also. Anyway we finish and left our separate ways. Thank for the supper Uncle Leong.

Champ's send me home and we talked about how Proton share has perform lately and the potential of Genting International. I reach home at about 1.00am and here I am still writing this blog at 3am because I forgot to save my work earlier.

If you are looking forward for a free meal, remember to write some comments. Champ's might just reply and offer you a treat. Girls will stand a higher chance though(please refer to Champ's Marital Status for more info.)

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