Thursday, 31 March 2011

Dynamic View of Blogspot

Blogspot comes out with some new types of view!
Now you can view people blog in some dynamic views.

Look here.











Do you like it? If your blog is having a lot of photos, I believe this views is nice.

So now, the question, how to view it like this?

It's actually simple.

Add "/view" at the behind of the blog main URL.

For example, instead of going http://luporti.blogspot.com, you go http://luporti.blogspot.com/view

It's just simple, isn't it?

Now, another question, how to change the view?

You can select the views at the top part.



Everything is just simple, isn't it?

Now, it's your turn to try it!

Practicum Day 67

Today wasn't a bad day.

In the morning, the client company that having some problem of its account phoned me.
she told me that someone would be going to our office to take back the books and she will try to correct the problems.
I hope that the account will be okay when they bring to me next time.
Or else, it will make me headache.

I wrote in my blog that I would be less headache because I were assigned easier tasks, right?
But there were some changes today, and one task was taken back and assigned to my colleague.
So, I don't know what's the next task coming up next.
I hope it won't be too hard. I really wish I could have some rest.

These few days, I had terrible sleeps every night.
I couldn't stop worrying.
I could feel I am touching the limit.
I start having headache.

Today is the final day of March 2011.
We are entering April tomorrow.
Don't forget tomorrow is the famous 'APRIL FOOL'.
Will we have some APRIL FOOL tomorrow in office?
I think the chance is low.

Happy APRIL FOOL to you all! BE WARE OF TOMORROW!

Counting down: 57 days to go, 45.97% remaining.

UUM Next Convocation

Finally the 24th convocation date has announced. It will be held on October 1 to 5, 2011.
But the conferment of degree sessions haven't been determine.

This is what I see from the UUM convocation website:

The UUM’s 24th Convocation Ceremony is scheduled on 1st-5th of October 2011 (Saturday-Wednesday). The conferment of degree sessions yet to be determined, please refer to the convocation website for any updates.

UUM Convocation website: CLICK HERE

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Practicum Day 66

I woke up late this morning. I woke up at about 7.10 a.m., quite late ya.
Normally I woke up before 7 o'clock.
Although I woke up late, I did wake up for quite a number of times during midnight.
It's caused by the stress of my work I guess.

I reached office quite late today, there was traffic jam in the journey to my office.

I started with not a good mood. My tension remained.
Luckily, it reduced after a while.
Or else, I might not able to do my work for whole day.

Today, when I started to finalize a company's account,
suddenly I found out there was one item omitted.
If it's included, the account won't be balanced.
How couldn't I detect it so late!
I called the client and asked them to bring back everything and correct it.

I received 2 more companies to be audited.
These two are more simple than the companies I was auditing these few weeks.
Finally, I got some easier job.
I hope the troubles will be less.

Let's counting down again,
58 days to go, 46.8% remaining.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

My First External Hard Disk

My laptop was almost full. It left few GBs only.
So, I decided to buy an external hard disk.
I had actually been thinking to buy it for a long time.
Now I finally had it.

I ordered it few weeks ago. It delivered to me on Sunday.
I looked at it, and I like it very much! It look so nice!



How is it?

Do you think it's nice too?

It costs me RM190. By the way, it's 640 GBs.

It came with a cover. Let's see how it looks with the cover and cable.



It looks nicer without the cover, isn't it?

Well, I really like this external hard disk so much! I really like it very much!

Practicum Day 65

It's another day.

Now, I am feeling my life is a little bit meaningless.
I am like just waiting the time to pass day by day.
What I am waiting for, is just the day I finish my practicum.
Then, my real life starts.

Today wasn't a good day.
I found out something, I might fall in some troubles again.
I hope the time passed faster, I want everything to be over faster.
I was almost couldn't stand this.

I continue to make dream about my practicum every night.
I don't have nice sleep.

When I find out the trouble today, suddenly my mood was gone.
My mind keeps thinking about it. Even now, I am still worrying it.

Sometimes, I really wish to have someone that I can tell all my problems in my work.
But always, I couldn't find a suitable person.
What I can do now, just keeping all these things in my heart.

June 21, I am waiting for you. I couldn't wait to leave my practicum.

Monday, 28 March 2011

Practicum Day 64

My boss has finally backed to office, our stressful moment started.
Whether we like it or not, we have to face it.

Today, while finalizing an account, I found some problem on hire purchase creditors.
It then took me almost the whole afternoon to sort the problems out.
I kept asking my colleagues who were in charging on the hire purchase's working papers.
At the end of day, I still couldn't solve the problem yet.
I need to continue it tomorrow.

I didn't like to do on hire purchase. If everything is okay, then it's fine.
But it is used to having some problems.
In these two weeks, I have been dealing with 3 hire purchase problems.
One is the company that I was doing field work with my colleague and finalizing myself.
The second ones is helping my colleague to sort out the problem.
The last one is the one I am doing now, which I in charge for finalization.

Ohya! Our boss's wife bought something for us.
My friend asked me whether will my boss brought souvenior to us from Australia.
I told my friend that my boss probably won't.
But today, his wife brought us some candy.




Okay, before I end for today's practicum life post, let's counting down again.

60 days to go, 48.4% remaining.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Practicum Day 63

Again and again, this style doesn't change, my Friday's practicum posts are updated on Sunday.

My practicum journey has finally exceeded half way. It's 50.8% now, there are 49.2% to go.
After this coming Friday, it's going to be 45.2% remaining.
Some may say that time's fast, my practicum is ending soon.
For sure, I am not one of the people who are saying that.
For me, the journey is still so long.
Although it has been half way, my thought of quitting practicum and give up my degree is still in my mind.

Friday was the final day that my boss wasn't in office.
He is coming back to office tomorrow, and our office will be full with tension again.

Something was proven in last week.
Before we left office on Friday, I could see that boss's table is full with the files.
We had completed a lot of tasks. I never saw our boss's table is so full.
All the staffs in our office worked more efficiently without having boss in office.
I guess it's because we had less tension without him, and that made us concentrate more in our works.

Putting stress on workers isn't a good way anymore,
it's the era of motivating employees!

Popular Midlands Park Centre Sales



I went the Popular's book sales yesterday, and I did write about it in my blog.
Unfortunately, I made mistake once and once again I thought it's until today,
but actually it's until next Sunday.
Thanks to my primary schoolmate.
If she didn't tell me, I think I still don't know that it's until next Sunday.

So guys, you still have time to go for some bargain purchase!

Popular Book Sales (25 - 27 March 2011)

(Date of the sales stated was a mistake. It supposes to be 24 March 2011 to 3 April 2011. Popular Midlands Park Centre Sales)

I went to Popular, 1 Stop yesterday. There is 3 days sales from Friday until today.
If you are Popular member, you could enjoy up to 90% discount.
I was there for few hours.

Finally, I chose to buy these book.















7 books! Yeah!

I wish to buy more actually, but I don't have much money left at this moment.
So, I bought only 7 books.

Guess how much it cost me?

The total is only RM54.61. Is it cheap enough? Yes, it is!

Today is the final day, go grab some if you haven't do so.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Support The Earth Hour 2011!



It's March 26, 2011!

What's so special today?

It's the EARTH HOUR!

What's EARTH HOUR?

It's an activity to switch off your light for one hour.
It started in year 2007 in Australia where around 2.2 millions individuals and 2 thousands businesses turned off their light for one hour for the purpose of fighting against climate change.

Our earth is sick, it's the time for us to rescue the world.

Let's save energy!
Let's reduce the waste!
Let's protect the environment!
Let's support the green-event!
Let's support EARTH HOUR!

Let all of us switch off our light at 8.30 p.m. tonight!

If we save the environment, we can save the world!

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Practicum Day 62

Finally, I finished finalizing the troublesome company's account.
I finished it early this morning, but suddenly, I found a mistake, and I needed to adjust a lot of thing again.
However, I still managed to finish it this morning.

I continue the other company.
As usual, problems raised.
I am really tired dealing with all these problems.
So I always tell my friends, I will not continue my journey in audit firm.
After I finish my practicum, I will be saying good bye to audit field.

Then, what will I do?

I have thought of what I am going to do after my practicum.
Just, I am not sure will it be going to work.
After my practicum, I will back to be focus on my investment.
As a lot of my friends know, I enjoy to be in investment field.
At the same time, I will be running a project with some people.
I am not sure whether will we be still collaborating that time.
Everything now seems to be uncertain. I am not motivated affected by my practicum, and perhaps I will be kicked out by the group.

To earn some pocket money, I perhaps will choose to be a tuition teacher.
Tuition teacher should be the best choice for me.
What I need is freedom and time to continue my stuffs.
So far, I couldn't find any better job.

Anyway, wish me good luck!

Tomorrow is going to be Friday again, the day that I am waiting in every week!

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Practicum Day 61

After having 2 days audit at outside, I back to work in office.
I tried to solve one problem on the company I audited during my outside audit.
After some data gathering, I made a phone call to client.
I asked for the additional information I need, and answer some questions that she asked me yesterday.

Other than that, I was finalizing another company's account.
That company account was having quite a number of problems.
I completed most of it. I guess I could finished it completely tomorrow.
I hope I would.

Something shameful happened during the journey back to my home.
I sat beside of a person, and that person is actually my senior in my former club during my secondary school.
When he greeted me, then only I realised that's him.
Then we were having some chats.

By the way, he was just back from hospital.
He had some medical check up in hospital, and didn't know the result yet.
I wish he will be all right.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

500th Post

Let's celebrate!
My blog has finally reached 500 posts.

It has been 3 years and 9 months since my first post of my blog, which entitled 'Life'.
Reading back my past posts, I could see that my blogging style is changing from time to time.
I am trying to be a good blogger, but I know that I am still extremely far from there.

Some weaknesses I encounter in my blog:
1. Boring
2. Lack of pictures/photo
3. Not interested by a lot of people
4. Common

I was trying hard to make my blog a nice ones last year.
I even bought a new handphone to capture photos for posting in my blog.
Unfortunately, I lost my handphone few months after that.
So, my blog is lack of photos again.

And also, these few months, I was just posting about my practicum life the most.
I didn't post much of the interesting posts, sorry about it.

Let's wait for 3 more months.
After these 3 months, I will be trying to make my blog to be interesting again.
After I finished my practicum, I will put some effort on my blog.
Stay tune.

~Happy 500 Posts to my blog~


Practicum Day 60

Yeah! Finally it entered the number of 6 for the practicum day passed. 60 days are over.

I went for outside audit again today. Finally, we were working with an efficient mood.
We kept rushing. We worried that we couldn't finish it.
Even for lunch, we had our break for about 15 minutes only.
The client also asked us on why did we get back so quickly.
At 4.30 p.m., we completed all the tasks. Luckily we able to made it on time.

The client gave us our allowance.
That's so great! I have more money for my investment now!
Although it's just not much, at least it's also some money.

This client is quite good. So far, I guess that's the best client I ever met during my practicum.
If every clients are like her, I believe my job will be done in a very smooth way.

Beside this company, I did phoned another client.
That ones, a troublesome one.
Although one problem had been solved through that phone call, another trouble arose.
I feel so tired on dealing with that client.

I have finished my outside audit. I will be working in office again tomorrow.
I hope tomorrow's stuff will be smooth.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Practicum Day 59

I reached office earlier today. I reached there at around 8.20 a.m., quite early ya.
I went for outside audit today. I made final preparation before we departed.
We departed from office at 9.25 a.m. and reached there before 1o o'clock.

When we reached the area, we couldn't find the place at first.
So, I took out the paper where I wrote the phone number of that client and made the phone call.
But I found that I copied the wrong number, that's the fax number.
I took out the files and checked whether is there any phone number stated.
Luckily, I found it. I made the call and found the exact place.

Time passed really very fast today.
The things we completed is fewer than what I expected.
We have one more day, tomorrow.
I hope tomorrow we could work with a better speed.

We left the client office at around 5.10 p.m.
I thought we could reached our office.
Unfortunately, the traffic wasn't smooth.
So, 5 minutes before 5.30 p.m., I phone our office and informed that we couldn't manage to reach office by the time.

When, we passed Union High School, my dad phoned me.
He was waiting to fetch me.
So, my colleague dropped me at Han Chiang High School and I got in my dad's van.

Today passed really fast. Tomorrow another day for outside audit.

LuPorTi, go go go!

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Practicum Day 58

Haha. I update my Friday's practicum on today, Sunday, again.

My boss has finally gone to Australia.
I could see that the office looked to be more relax without boss.
Although it was more relax, but the tension still remained in my mind.
I was still having some unsolved problems.
Actually, there were some problems that I could solve,
but I didn't feel motivated to solve it.

I looked at the calendar again.
About one and half month to go, 2 of my colleagues are leaving our firm.
Their internship training ends on first week of May. It's so great!

How about me?

After this coming week, my practicum passes 50%.

What? 50% only?

It's so long already but only 50%?
I couldn't imagine what's going to happen to me in following months.

After work on Friday, I asked my colleague to Greenlane's McDonald.
I met up a friend for discussing on something.

Friday's night is always the best moment for me, a moment where I feel most motivated.
That's why I like to put important thing on Friday night.

My friend and I are working out something.
But today, I think about it again. I afraid I would be a burden to him.
I have something that can be contributed to this team.
Just, I always in a low motivation level.
So, I worry that I would make the whole thing slowing down, or even worse, fails.
If I am working out this plan with him after my practicum, I could promise him I will try my best to perform my best.
But at this moment, I really dare not promise anything.

May we make our plan works.

How To Create A Page In Facebook

I believed that many bloggers have created a page for their blogs in Facebook. It's a good tool to have a closer interaction with the followers and visitors.

How about you?
Have you created a page for your blog? Want to try it out? Let's follow the steps.

1. Go to any page in Facebook. (You may go my blog's page as well, click HERE.)



2. You will see 'Create a Facebook Page' at the right hand side. Click 'Create a Page'.



3. Then it will ask you for the category. For bloggers, perhaps you may choose 'Artist, Band or Public Figure'.



3. Then, it will ask you for a future detail.



5. After you enter the category and name, click 'Get Started', and it will lead you to the 'Get Started'.



6. So, your page is officially established. You can now invite your friends, followers and visitors to click 'like' on your page.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Property And PC Fair In PISA

I went to property fair in PISA just now with my friend.
At the same time, there was a PC fair over there.

As always, the car park was full. We took a long time to get a place for parking.

We went to the property fair first as our main purpose to go there is to know more about properties.
I didn't count how many property companies was there.
There were several famous companies such as Mah Sing and Sunway.
What attracted me the most is the Mah Sing's project, the Southbay.
There are two houses attracted me very much, one is 3-storey while another is 4-storey.
Of course the prices are "ATTRACTIVE" as well.
The 3-storey ones costs about RM 3.6 millions while the 4-storey costs abour RM 4.6 millions.
That's a lot, isn't it? Will I have the chance to buy such houses?
I spent most of the time in seeing the Southbay project. It's really nice! I like it so much!

After being in the property fair, I went to have a walk in PC fair.
Something attracted me! The pricing of pen drive.

Here is the pricing of one stall.

1 Gb: RM 1X
2 Gb: RM 21
4 Gb: RM 20
8 Gb: RM 3X
16 Gb: RM XX

The ones with X means I am not really sure what's the exact amount.
Never mind, that's not the main thing I want to say.
The main thing, look at the 2 Gb and the 4 Gb.

4 Gb pen drive is cheaper than 2 Gb pen drive?

What's happening?

Somethings go wrong or that's the strategy?
I don't know.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Practicum Day 57

Yeah! Finally, my work has approved by boss and client today.
I can put another burden down.

Well, our boss is going to Australia tonight.
He won't be in office starts from tomorrow until next week.
I think my colleagues are feeling happy.
What I am sure is, I feel happy of it. At least, I would feel such stressful in office.

Afternoon today, suddenly I heard my boss mentioned my name to a colleague in his room.
After a while, I was called by my boss into his room.
I was assigned with a new task. It was an outside audit.
Great! I like to have outside audit.
I feel less stressful with outside audit.
Moreover, I could expose to more things if I go for outside audit.
Even more interesting, I will be receiving allowance.

So, outside audit is great, isn't it?

That outside audit will be on Monday.
I have phoned the client to make appointment today.
I hope everything will be going well during my outside audit next Monday.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

PIKOM PC Fair Schedule (March - May)

I went to PC Fair last week at KOMTAR. I actually didn't aware of it.
I went to Time Square.
At there, I met a friend. She told me about the PC Fair then only I knew it.
I just had a quick look. I didn't buy anything.
Perhaps, I will buy something during the next PC Fair in Penang, which is at PISA.

I got a brochure form the person on duty that day.
In that brochure, it states the schedule of the PIKOM PC Fair.

Here is the schedule for March 2011 to May 2011:

4-6 March
Persada Johor Int'l Convention Centre, Johor Bahru
Sultan Ahmad Shah Int'l Convention Centre, Kuantan
Dewan Jubli Intan, Muar

10-12 March
Kompleks Balai Islam, Kota Bharu
Terengganu Trade Centre, Kuala Terengganu

11-13 March
1Borneo, LG Car Park Exhibition Hall, Kota Kinabalu
Dewan Tunku, KOMTAR Dome, Penang

15-17 April
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Batu Pahat Mall, Batu Pahat
Village Mall, Sungai Petani
Permata Car Park, Kuching
Dewan Masyarakat, Tawau

22-24 April
Dewan Masyarakat, Sandakan
Miri Indorr Stadium, Miri
Sibu Trade & Exhibition Centre, Sibu
Dewan Merdeka, Seri Manjung

6-8 May
Penang International Sports Arena (PISA), Penang

19-21 May
Kelantan Trade Centre, Kota Bharu

20-22 May
Stadium Indera Mulia, Ipoh

Practicum Day 56

Today is 56th day of my practicum.

Finally, there was lecture today.
Today's lecture was better. At least I didn't feel too scared as previous.
As always, I sat at a first place. My colleagues always made me to sit there.
That's the most stressful seat during lecture.
Fortunately, my boss didn't ask me any question.
And even more luckily, another colleague and I were allowed to leave first while other continue the lecture.
Haha! It's first time that I could leave earlier.

Draft of one company report was completed today.
I sent it to my boss for review and approve.
As usual, I felt so nervous when he wanted to start seeing my job.
So unlucky this time, I was called to answer his question for several times.
It's about 5 times I guess, quite a lot.
Every time he called my name, my mind will suddenly blank.
Luckily, I still managed to answer him.

He sent the report for final edit.
I am not sure whether will there be anymore problem on that company report tomorrow.
I hope every thing is fine.
I also hope that the client will approve the account quickly.

Two more days, then it's going to be weekend again.
I couldn't wait for it to come!

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Practicum Day 55

I was late to office today. My dad used another way to go.
Unfortunately, we learned a lesson. The traffic jam of that way is even heavier.
I reached office at about 8.55a.m., 10 minutes late.

Yesterday, my colleague thought he had lost a file of the client.
He went office earlier today to find it. Luckily, he found it!
Luckily he did, or else, I think he would be in a deep trouble.

His trouble was gone. How about mine?
Another problem solved today. I brought the task for typing.
After approval from boss and client, then only it can be considered as closed file.
My boss is going to Australia on Thursday.
I hope he could approve and sign before he left.
Then I can feel better. Or else, I will continue to worry about it.

One new colleague joined today.
We thought there would be lecture today.
Out of our expectation, there was no lecture today!
Woohoo! That's so great!

Anyway, I hope tomorrow and the day after tomorrow have no lecture too.

55 days passed, 70 days more to go.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Practicum Day 54

It's Monday again, the day to back to work.
After having 2 days break, it makes me feel even more sad to back to my work.
But, I have no choice, I have to go.

I had a great weekend, especially Saturday.
I met with 2 wonderful friends, one during lunch and another one after my dinner.
We talked a lot. We talked a lot on investment.
Great time always goes very fast.
After fast moment, I feel so sad to go back to work.

I really feel that my efficiency in my work is dropping day after day.
I don't have motivation to work. I am just waiting the time to pass.
I am waiting my practicum life to be over.
Before I started working today, I talked with colleague.
I checked on the calender today.
Then, I found that there is a holiday on May, Wesak Day.
So, instead of having total working days of 125 for my practicum,
it should be only 124.
Actually, there is another holiday, Labor Day.
But, it falls on Sunday. I am not sure whether will it be replaced on Monday for my firm.
I hope it does.

So, by calculation of 124 days, I have 70 days more to go.

Today in work, 2 colleagues couldn't found their files.
More interestingly, both files are red color.
They are in trouble now.
A colleague is going to phone some people to ask about it tomorrow.
Hope both of them could find the files soon.

Tomorrow, there is one new colleague joining.
I guess there will be lecture tomorrow. I hope we won't be scolded terribly tomorrow.
All the best to everyone!

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Practicum Day 53

I never changed my style. I am used to posting my Friday's practicum post on Saturday or Sunday.
Now, I am almost getting to sleep, then only I post about it.

I almost settled another task, but there was something that was facing obstacle.
I received call from the client and been told about the problem.
I tried to contact another person, but she wasn't in office.
Tomorrow, I need to continue facing this problem.
I really hope it would be over soon. I feel so tired on handling problems.

After I back to my home on Friday, I got to know that there was a earthquake in Japan.
It was really a terrible earthquake. A lot of victims involved. I felt sad to see it.

Today, I read something related to the end of the world.
It isn't saying about 2012, but 521.

521? Yea, 521, May 21.

Which year?

THIS YEAR!

May 21, 2011? It's so near! It's 2 months remaining!
I didn't even finish my practicum.

I am waiting for June 21, 2011!
If 512 is really the day of the world ends, then it means the day I am waiting for will never come.

If the world is going to end soon, what for I am suffering in my practicum life?

Correction: I previously stated May 12, it should be May 21.

Can You Read It?

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Saturday, 12 March 2011

Quoted From Warren Buffett's Letter To Berkshire Shareholders (2010)

Warren Buffett's famous letter to Berkshire shareholders has released last month. But, I started reading it last night, and I have finished it early this morning. I enjoy reading it. It's so nice! His letter is great! It is a reading material that I think all investors should read. Warren Buffett is really an outstanding man.

Here are some sentences that I like.

Market price and intrinsic value often follow very different paths – sometimes for extended periods – but eventually they meet.

This “what-will-they-do-with-the-money” factor must always be evaluated along with the “what-do-we-have-now” calculation in order for us, or anybody, to arrive at a sensible estimate of a company’s intrinsic value.

In addition to evaluating the attractions of one business against a host of others, we also measure businesses against opportunities available in marketable securities, a comparison most managements don’t make. Often, businesses are priced ridiculously high against what can likely be earned from investments in stocks or bonds. At such moments, we buy securities and bide our time.

The urgings of Wall Street, pressures from the agency force and brokers, or simply a refusal by a testosterone-driven CEO to accept shrinking volumes has led too many insurers to write business at inadequate prices. “The other guy is doing it so we must as well” spells trouble in any business, but none more so than insurance.

It’s easy to identify many investment managers with great recent records. But past results, though important, do not suffice when prospective performance is being judged. How the record has been achieved is crucial, as is the manager’s understanding of – and sensitivity to – risk (which in no way should be measured by beta, the choice of too many academics). In respect to the risk criterion, we were looking for someone with a hard-to-evaluate skill: the ability to anticipate the effects of economic scenarios not previously observed. Finally, we wanted someone who would regard working for Berkshire as far more than a job.

Let’s focus here on a number we omitted, but which many in the media feature above all others: net income. Important though that number may be at most companies, it is almost always meaningless at Berkshire.

Academics’ current practice of teaching Black-Scholes as revealed truth needs re-examination. For that matter, so does the academic’s inclination to dwell on the valuation of options. You can be highly successful as an investor without having the slightest ability to value an option. What students should be learning is how to value a business. That’s what investing is all about.

Unquestionably, some people have become very rich through the use of borrowed money. However, that’s also been a way to get very poor.

When leverage works, it magnifies your gains. Your spouse thinks you’re clever, and your neighbors get envious. But leverage is addictive. Once having profited from its wonders, very few people retreat to more conservative practices.

We all learned in third grade – and some relearned in 2008 – any series of positive numbers, however impressive the numbers may be, evaporates when multiplied by a single zero. History tells us that leverage all too often produces zeroes, even when it is employed by very smart people.

Borrowers then learn that credit is like oxygen. When either is abundant, its presence goes unnoticed. When either is missing, that’s all that is noticed. Even a short absence of credit can bring a company to its knees.

At the end of the letter, Warren Buffett says about the annual meeting. And look at what he says:

On Saturday, we will be open until 6 p.m. On Sunday, around 1 p.m., I will be at Borsheims with a smile and a shoeshine, selling jewelry just as I sold men’s shirts at J.C. Penney’s 63 years ago. I’ve told Susan Jacques, Borsheims’ CEO, that I’m still a hotshot salesman. But I see doubt in her eyes. So cut loose and buy something from me for your wife or sweetheart (presumably the same person). Make me look good.

I wish I could buy from him.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Billionaires List (March 2011)

Forbes announce the billionaire list again.

Carlos Slim Helu is ranked at number one again with the net worth of $74 billions (in US Dollar). I guess many people don't know about him. He is great businessman in Mexico, perhaps you may try to search his information from the net.

He is ranked number one, then how about Bill Gates?
Well, he is number two. His net worth records at $56 billions. Carlos Slim Helu has $18 billions more than him. Impressive, isn't he?

Now, here is my concern, Warren Buffett, my number one idol, an amazing investor.
Well, he is in number three, with the net worth of $50 billions.

Let's see the top 20 billionaires list.


Rank

Name

Net Worth (USD)

Age

Country

1

Carlos Slim Helu & family

74 billions

71

Mexico

2

Bill Gates

56 billions

55

United States

3

Warren Buffett

50 billions

80

United States

4

Bernard Arnault

41 billions

62

France

5

Larry Ellison

39.5 billions

66

United States

6

Lakshimi Mittal

31.1 billions

60

India

7

Amancio Ortega

31 billions

74

Spain

8

Like Batista

30 billions

54

Brazil

9

Mukesh Ambani

27 billions

53

India

10

Christy Walton & family

26.5 billions

56

United States

11

Li Ka-Shing

26 billions

82

Hong Kong

12

Karl Albrecht

25.5 billions

91

Germany

13

Stefan Persson

24.5 billions

63

Sweden

14

Vladimir Lisin

24 billions

54

Russia

15

Liliane Bettencort

23.5 billions

88

Fraince

16

Sheldon Adelson

23.3 billions

77

United States

17

David Thomson & family

23 billions

53

Canada

18

Charles Koch

22 billions

75

United States

19

David Koch

22 billions

70

United States

20

Jim Walton

21.3 billions

63

United States


You all may wonder, how about the Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg?
He stand at rank number 52 with net worth of $13.5 billions. He is just 26 years old and he is almost gets into top 50 list. Undeniable, he is outstanding!

Of course, never forget the richest man in our country, Robert Kuok.
He is in rank number 61 with the net worth of $ 12.5 billions.

Ananda Krishnan (Malaysia's second richest man) is ranked at number 93 with net worth of $9.5 billions.
Malaysia's third richest man, Lee Shin Cheng, is ranked at 208 with net worth of $5 billions.

Click here to see the full list.

So, ladies and gentlemen, when can I see you in the link?

Practicum Day 52

It rained heavily this morning when I was on my way to my office.
It's really very heavy! It made the traffic went slow.
Terribly, my dad's van hand break seemed having some problem.
But, we were still in a safe journey.

This afternoon, the secretarial firm of one company that I had audited phoned me.
She was having some problem with our job. Luckily, it was solved.
My senior criticized her that she should knew the stuffs.

Finally, I almost complete one more company.
But, there is still one big problem. I need to ask boss tomorrow.
I think everything is going to be all right.
I really tired in falling into troubles.

In this bad day, there is a good news!
My boss is going to Australia next Thursday!
Yeah! It's really a good news!
I think our office will be more relax for few days.
I wonder when will my boss back.
I hope he won't be back so soon.

Anyway, tomorrow is Friday again! I am going to have break again! Great!

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

100 Likes In My Blog's Facebook Page



Finally! My blog's page in Facebook has finally reached 100 likes!
Thanks for everyone who likes my page.
Of course, I will never forget to thank all my visitors.
Without your support, I think I may not continue to be a blogger.

I understand that my blog is less interesting recently.
Give me a little bit more time.
After my practicum, I will put more effort in my blog.
I will make my blog better and interesting!
So, I hope you all will continue supporting my blog.

THANKS!

Those who haven't like my blog's Facebook Page, let's click 'like' over here.

Practicum Day 51

Finally, my problem was solved a little bit. But still a lot problems to be solved.
And I believe, new problems are coming to me soon.

Today, my boss reject all our log book.
We need to correct it again, another stupid thing to be done.
Now onwards, I guess I have to spend more time to write my log book,
or it's better to say, I have to WASTE more time to write it.

I had my lunch with two colleagues today.
We were complaining our internship again, as usual.
Both of them have just less than two months to go.
I feel so envy on them. They can finally leave internship life after 2 months.

How about me?

About 3 and half months to go.
It's still so long! I feel that time moves so slow!

I couldn't wait these 3 and half months time to pass!

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Practicum Day 50

Finally it reaches 40% of my practicum journey.
I also didn't know what to write about practicum. It's like almost the same everyday.
I solved one troublesome problem today.
Finally I solved.
However, there are still a lot of problems surrounding me.
Furthermore, I discovered some new troubles.
Troubles will never stop approaching us.
That's the things that made me headache.

During lunch today, I ate with 4 colleagues.
It's the first time I ate with so many colleagues.
I normally eat with my friend, or I eat alone.
Or sometimes, I eat with two colleagues.
But today, another two colleagues ate there,
so we all had our lunch today.
I am getting closer with my colleagues I think.
Not bad ya.

I am now waiting for Friday.
In a week, Friday is the day that I am waiting for and like the most.
But of course, I like only Friday after 5.30 p.m., which is after office hour.

Monday, 7 March 2011

I Get Paid By Reading E-mail

http://www.emailcashpro.com

Today, I checked my Emailcashpro account again.
The amount is available for redemption again. It was a period of time I didn't check my reward.
I have clicked to redeem my reward. Now, I am waiting for the cheque to be delivered to my house.

I joined Emailcashpro for few years ago.

Many of us have been listening various of way to earn money.
I tried few things before as well.
But for now, except Nuffnang, this is the only online profit that I am making.
I stopped all other things already.

How Emailcashpro function?

After signing up the account, they will send you some advertisement email. What you need to do it click on its 'paid link'. Then, wait for some time, when it tells you that your account is credited, then you can close it. That's all, it's so simple.

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