Thursday, July 31, 2008

BigPay+NoLife+Loneliness > SlavePay+Life+Family ?

I miss home, been away for quite some time now. Whether its a permanent move or temporary, i have to decide, but my parents is of the opinion that it should be the former. The thing is, I had my mind conditioned since i was young that working overseas will be the best move, so to speak. Having spent so many years abroad studying and working, i am still not ready to call this place i am residing, home. Then again, why should i try so hard to make it home? I can always jump on the plane and fly home but the thought of working for a measly few thousand ringgit a month serves as a good reminder why i am working abroad. Perhaps i should continue working abroad, build up my financial nest and wait for a comparable opportunity from Msia. That ought to help me decide...

For the time being I'll get back to my unhealthy publicly glorified lifestyle...

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The real faces behind Nike

Found an interesting clip from Channel 7 news regarding the poor working conditions of forced labour in Malaysia.

Here is the link

Monday, July 21, 2008

Blogshit: Every conversation could be a potential post

Why do some bloggers post up conversations they have with their friends, colleagues, family verbatim?

If thats the case, isnt there a natural inclination to make it more interesting artificially since money is involved?

I wonder if there will be any impact on their daily social interactions...

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Whats next?

Alright heres a new post, a great achievemement by my standards considering the fact that i'm terrible at expressing myself. I am feeling really dull lately, it seems like i've lost touch with my aspirations.

All these years i've always thought that i had everything planned to perfection, i worked hard towards it and when i got a job overseas to pursue my career in investment banking, it was like a dream come true. Now that i'm here i find the question "Whats next?" ringing constantly in my head.

I remember vividly how amazed i was during my varsity days when i read articles on investment banking career and how bankers live on the fast lane; the ridiculous amount they earn, the cars they could afford when they're in their 20s, clothes they wear and of course the "people they meet". It was the coolest job, competition no contest! i thought to myself! No other jobs could trump this, the second profession in line would probably be management consulting?

Of course with all these perks come sacrifices too; lost of friends, family members dont remember you (will happen soon if i dont make a trip back) and on top of all you dont have time for yourself. This job redefines the meaning of BUSY...

Its been a few years now and i think its time i reconsider my goals...