Monday, November 28, 2005

Nice quote!

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
- Mark Twain

Too much on the plate

I should not be writing in blogs, not when there's so much to do here. Dunno how I manage to cope with the job. I've got two articles due for the bulletin by tomorrow. Neither of which have even started. There's 5000mt or more of ethylene need to be moved in 7 days or the damn plant shuts down. Where am I going to find a buyer in 7 days? Or even a ship for that matter? They just gave me the wonderful Aromatics section - thats another 1 million tons of product to handle, as if the current million tons is not big enough. That' s just the tip of the iceberg. I think I need to get a new job and get out of chemicals.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

BMW Sauber F1

Yes I am an F1 fan. Today as I walked in the office (late as usual) and passed by the front of KLCC what do I see in front of the building? Are those BMW cars? Usually there are two protons outside KLCC - two protons with the recognisable green labels of the Sauber Petronas F1 cars. Today there are two BMWs. That only means the deal has been done and BMW's purchase of Sauber is done and complete.

Upon reaching the office I did some digging around. Found out the official name for the venture is now BMW Sauber F1 - headquarters still in Hinwil, Switzerland. And our company involvement is more on the lubricant. So we can expect a big Synthium logo on the car. Dunno if the oil drop logo will remain yet. Official announcements will probably come in December.

But regardless, it was weird looking out the front of the building and seeing two beemers. Though I can't say I miss the protons. Hahaha.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

My wife says she wears the pants..

Skirts or pants its all the same to me. At least I don't complain about it. Sure there are a lot of things I cannot do, there are also somethings which I do pretty well. There are also things which I know how to do - but I absolutely cannot be bothered with. In fact quite a lot of things fall into this category which include - doing things around the house, fixing anything wrong with my car, and generally teaching dense people new things. I like teaching people, but stupid people are just a waste of time. This is more in relation to my work.

I've got no problems with wearing a skirt. Having a dick is overated anyway - sure its easy when you're peeing but try masturbating - messy messy. Also it sticks out and stands on attention when you want it to shutup. It practically has a mind of its own and is generally a nuisance unless its time to fuck: when it kinda becomes an option. (Yes you don't need a dick to have sex either).

My friends in the office say I deserve to wear a skirt because of how my golf is. I hate business golf so it would explain my performance and the fact that in our internal tournaments I'm playing a handicap of 30. For those non players out there - the highest handicap given to men is 24. Thus the skirt reference.

We may not realise it but skirt wearers get it all out there. As long as it doesn't have anything to do with work or politics - where pants still rule the day. In fact pin-striped Hugo Boss pants rule the most. But skirt wearers get everything else: they get doors opened for them, dinners bought for them, gifts bought for them - all because pants wearers constantly want to get into those skirts. But I digress.

Wearing pants all the time is really nothing to be proud of, but neither is being in a skirt all the time either. Ideally we should balance our skirt and pants wearing days. Some days call for pants, others call for more skirts. Personally I'm lazy - get me in a skirt and I'll figure out ways to avoid wearing the pants. So really.. its no big a deal to have a pants wearing wife. In fact independent women are a turn on.. or used to be at one point in time.. in any case I'm not complaining.