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Excuse me, are you a lawyer?

June 3, 2011 10:37 AM | Comments (0)

Yesterday morning, I attended a lecture by German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Ritz-Carlton. Due to the nature of the occasion, I was dressed formally, in a black pants suit and white shirt.

Then I headed back to my office to attend a meeting, walking briskly into an open lift.

Two little elderly men were already inside - one Chinese, one Sikh. The elderly Chinese man had his finger on the lift button.

The Sikh, who had stepped in shortly before me, looked at his elderly counterpart and said, “Kam Sia”.

I turned to look at the Sikh, impressed that he spoke in Chinese dialect!

Then the Sikh looked at me, and asked, “Are you a lawyer?”

I was stunned, and replied, “Well… in a way, I used to be. How can you tell?”

He said I looked like one, from the way I dressed.

The lift door opened and the two old men stepped out. I called after the little Sikh man, “Are you a lawyer too?”

He shook his head and continued walking. “No…”

As he walked further away, I heard him mutter, “…Struck off the list.”

Why I Love Arsenal

November 29, 2009 3:10 PM | Comments (0)

Why I love Arsenal

These lads aren’t just big on the field, they’re also big-hearted, raising money for a children’s hospital. And they look adorable in their furry costumes!

Nicknames I’ve thought of for each of them, based on what they’re wearing:

  • Theo “the Leo” Walcott
  • Cesc Fa-bear-gas - waitaminute, is that a bear or a lamb? I’m making myself imagine it’s a bear, because I don’t want our key midfielder to be eaten by the Chelsea ‘wolves’ tonight
  • Andrei Ar-shark-vin (or Ar-Shark-fin if you’re Chinese)
  • Bird-cary Sagna (can’t think of anything that fits with ‘owl’)

T-shirts for Strategic Planners

August 19, 2009 10:33 PM | Comments (0)

Strategic Planner T-shirt for men Strategic Planner T-shirt for women

I have a Cafepress.com shop. Sometimes I design things for fun to see how they look on T-shirts, mugs, baby clothes and other items. The only notable item I’ve had up to now was the “Thinking Cap” which I designed in honour of my Gahmen Blogger co-founder, Ivan Chew, aka Rambling Librarian. It’s punny but makes a statement. And it sells.

Since moving on to a new role, I thought that those of us in Strategic Planning might like to have a T-shirt that told the world what kind of work we do. So I uploaded another simple T-shirt design for men, and one for ladies.

And what do you know… Within a couple of weeks, I’ve made myself a sale!

View the rest of my wares at my Cafepress shop.

Will you marry me?

November 25, 2008 12:02 AM | Comments (0)

This month, I received two marriage proposals:

The first, in jest from a classmate who’s attached and was just very happy that I arranged an on-campus massage service which was most satisfactory. (I was also called other highly complimentary names by female classmates whose stress was relieved by the massages).

The second, from another classmate who has been more persistent, though for religious reasons I know it will not work out. I laughed it off this time, but if it happens again I will have to give a clear answer. It’s strange as I’ve never been asked this before, until this month.

A question for my readers: If someone you didn’t know very well asked to marry you, how would you react? What do you think is the best way I should react?

Sarah Palin pranked

November 2, 2008 12:33 PM | Comments (0)

Amusing. What’s got me curious is how easily one can call up Palin’s assistant. And surely there must’ve been some disbelief that French President Nicolas Sarkozy would call up Palin, but then again the repercussions of dismissing the real McCoy would’ve been worse. So Palin takes the call, warms up to his compliments, and then the bomb is dropped on her.

But there’s no major damage done; what’s discussed is the trademark themes of Joe the Plumber (who isn’t Joe and isn’t planning to be the average plumber), seeing Alaska and Belgium from their respective houses (c’est impossible!), the travails of campaigning, and a fake Carla Bruni song penned for Palin. It was all in good fun.

But I still like Tina Fey more.

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