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Things you don’t want to hear during surgery

“Better save that. We’ll need it for the autopsy.”“Accept this sacrifice, O Great Lord of Darkness”“Bo! Bo! Come back with that! Bad Dog!”“Wait a minute, if this is his spleen, then what’s that?”“Hand me that … uh … that uh….. thingie”“Oh no! I just lost my Rolex.”“Oops! Hey, has anyone ever survived 500ml of this… Read More »

Disgruntled? Complain!

Saw this little snippet in the 12 Sep edition of Sky Post. I think it applies to Singaporeans as well. “香港人没有太多机会面对大型灾难,小事不满便立即投诉。相反日本人面对灾难时的安然和自律很值得大家学习。”~ 香港前天文台台长林超英为《日本.再出发–在日港人311地震后感》撰写书序 Related stuff:No, you listen to me first!How to protest effectively

I think; therefore, I am a waffle

The following are winners in a New York Magazine contest in which contestants were asked to take a well-known expression in a foreign language, change a single letter, and provide a definition for the new expression. HARLEZ-VOUS FRANCAIS? – Can you drive a French motorcycle? EX POST FUCTO – Lost in the mail IDIOS AMIGOS… Read More »

Buy property? Think again!

Ringo Lam, founder of Wisers Information Ltd, puts it succinctly: 一直租樓的林永君,認為不用供樓,壓力已經小得多。他說﹕「很多朋友工作幾年,儲錢買樓結婚,不久生仔。最初供樓跟着生仔,再供退休計劃,一世人供供吓就供到退休。」對此他一點不認同。 林永君解釋﹕「很簡單,一買樓已壓住筆首期,例如值300萬的樓,一開始付100萬,再加上每個月供的錢,比租金多出5至6千元。現時任何一個基金都可以提供每年5至7%的回報,以20年計,原本的100萬,與每個月多付的數千元,若用來供一個基金,每條數20年後都各自可以有100萬的利息回報。」他指若物業20年後升少過200至300萬,已是一盤虧本的數。 And that’s why I’ve resisted the pressure to own a property, especially now that I’m in Hong Kong. Technorati Tags: 林永君 供樓 Ringo Lam