Sunday, August 29, 2010

Hari Raya Jap Dining-cum-Networking on 10th Sep 2010

Dear Friends :)

Thanks for your support for our previous events =) Our National Day Jap Dining event was another sold-out event with many new faces joining us for the first time! Quite a few pretty ladies n eligible bachelors (including hunk and Clark Kent lookalike) came too =)

Demographics of past events participants:
Expats, investment bankers, business owners, traders, bankers, lawyers, doctors, accountants, managers, lecturers and phD & Masters degree holders and other professionals from various industries.

Any plans for the upcoming Hari Raya hols? Come join our Hari Raya Jap dining-cum-networking and spend a special evening with us. You may come alone but you could possibly meet your "Perfect Ten" match =)

Centrally located? Check.. Cozy Japanese restaurant? Check.. Yummy food? Check..

Come and discover this cozy Japanese restaurant which is quietly-tucked away amidst the busy city area and which offers just the right ambience for networking and link up with like-minded people. You wouldn't know what you are missing out on if you are not here to experience it for yourself =)

Hari Raya Jap Dining-cum-Networking:
Date/Time: 10th September (Fri) 7:00 - 9:30pm
Venue: Japanese Restaurant only 5 mins walk from City Hall/ Esplanade MRT station (exact meetup location is only revealed to confirmed participants)

Programme Timetable:
7:00pm - 9:30pm: Dinner and drinks would be served. Large group rotation to facilitate interaction with many networking opportunities for you to get to know professionals from various industries. If possible, do bring along your name cards to facilitate interaction and for the lucky draw game (Attractive prizes to be won!)
After 9:30pm: Those who are interested can stay back for further interaction or drinks at a nearby venue. Leechie would be very glad to facilitate this.

Vacancies are very limited so sign up soon to avoid disappointment!

How to Register?

To register for the above event, please email Leechie at leechietheleech@ ASAP with the following details:

- Name:

- Gender:

- Handphone no.:

- Email address:

- Name of events:

- No. of friends invited (please include their names, emails & contact nos.)

* Confirmed participants will receive an acknowledgement email latest the following day. Further instructions (exact meetup location details) are included in the acknowledgement email.

* Pls note that the above planned programme serves only as a guide and is subject to changes but we will try to stick to it as far as possible.

* Feel free to invite your frenz to join us and be part of our hip networking scene! ;)

* Pls check out my blog (www. leechietheleech. blogspot. com) for pics of the restaurant as well as updates on all events =)

Please register early to secure your participation as we received overwhelming response for our previous events and had to reject some applicants on the waiting lists due to the constrain as imposed by the max capacity of the venues. Even the waiting lists were building up. We look forward to hear from you soon! =)

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Testimonials From Past Participants:

"Thanks for arranging for networking event. I have enjoyed myself last evening. You are definitely a good organizer for such events." - B.K., Agency Manager

"Hooray, we are glad to have you indeed as an efficient, effective, meticulous, detailed, expressive and communicative singles social event organiser who got along well with most of us new kids on the block." - K.C., Senior Associate Director

"Thanks for organising this wonderful networking event for the singles. I really enjoyed..." - F.S., Accounts Executive

"Leechie, thanks for the great networking event that day." - K.C., Consultant

"You have done a good job and I know it's tough to organize such a big group. Keep it up" - L.L., Pilates Teacher

"Thanks for last night's fun outing..." - R.C., Senior Associate Manager

"Wa really nice place. Hmm...u are really good at finding this kind of nice cozy environment. .. =P" - S.P., Makeup Artist

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Would like to introduce to u The Networking Scene Exclusive Members' Privilege Card with many benefits:
- Priority application for all our networking events (so that u don't have to worry about being placed on the waiting list and missing out on our exciting events again...)
- Welcome voucher of $5 off one networking event
- Exclusive invites to private parties with complimentary freeflow drinks* (terms and conditions apply)
- Exclusive members only events
- 5 % off all networking events
- 20% off one networking event in your birthday month

Best Regards,
Update: New frenz have signed up for this take action fast to avoid disappointment!!!

Meanwhile, here's a cutie doggie to keep u company before our next event ya <3

As shared by one of the cna guys...this is damn ;p

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Attractive Women Overlooked For Certain Jobs! -.-"

Saw this article on yahoo (

We r living in a prejudiced n biased society! -.-" not all pretty faces r bimbos ya =.= btw, som vendors tend to mistake a leechie as some secretary or i have such a secretary face? =.=

N i've repeated this a couple of times...pls dont send me anymore msgs asking me abt my profession...juz take it tt i'm a leech ok?thx o.O

Dont call me materialistic...i'm purely capitalistic!!! ;p

Btw, som guys' lies r insulting my intelligence...mayb they r too used to dating dumbo bimbos? -.-"

How can u trust a person who has been lying to u right from the start? -.-" som ppl thought tt they r professional liars n no one could telling tt they r lying...well, there r juz too many loopholes in those webs of lies...but i'm too smartie for him ler =.=" someone who isnt worth it today wont b worth it 1 yr or 10 yrs from now! so let the other lady suffer ;p n guess what? i found out somthg today which i think i shldnt...juz based on my ;p really glad tt what i figured out falls perfectly in place n i'm spared of all possible future tortures =)
thx god n all my lucky stars tt i'm spared of all those possible crappy scenarios!!! my deepest condolences for the unfortunate other ;p

N here's a witty line from veronica's fren: "Why buy an IPAD when you can use a manifying glass over IPHONE"?" ;p

Saw rod's fb status "All I want is to find a nice person to hang out with until I drop dead. Not a lot to ask." me too...i also wanna someone to hang out with until i drop dead...n i'm not asking a lot ya =.= i'm juz a simple gal who wanna b loved by a simple's all...simple right? but y is it tt such a simple thing can b so hard eh? haiz =.=

Btw, saw this interesting comment abt men n unfaithfulness ---> "this lady commented on how "if man can be trusted for faithfulness. Pigs can climb trees" n her male friend actually praised her smart" o.O" this supposed to b such a rare virtue these days? =.= "Never lie to e person u love. U might think lying will protect them from harm but when they know e truth, u r e one who harm them most." everyone likes to look at pretty objects...but the thing is there's a distinct difference between appreciation n taking action to hav affairs -.-" hmmm, can we still hav the confidence to trust someone who has been unfaithful previously? =.= trust is a fragile thing...there r many guys with roving eyes these days -.-" although past performance is not indicative of future performance...but past indiscretion left a BIG question mark over the future? -.-" there r many things in life which r so unpredictable...maybe someone can tell u tt he'll be faithful...but how can he guarantee tt? some guys juz love to love many women...perhaps these many women can help to mask any insecurity issues tt they may hav? =.=

N i was thinking abt jeff's comments --->
"To My Friends Who Are STILL HOLDING ON
A sad thing about life is when you meet someone and fall in love, only to find out in the end that it was never meant to be, and that you have wasted years on someone who wasn't worth it. If that person doesnt worth it now, it's not going to be worth it a year or 10 years from now." sad fact but how true...haiz...

"男人不坏,女人不爱" is tt y nice gals r atttracted to bad boys? my bro is under the impression tt leechie kenna "gong tao" or some charm n asks y am i attracted to bad boys instead of nerdy, geeky types? -.-"



Rem tt "Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option"!!!

Gotta rem ---> "Leaving you was probably the biggest mistake they will ever make. Let them dwell on it, you move on!" n "I can find a partner who will appreciate me the way I am and stop wasting time on a doomed relationship."

V.sensible advice from J. ---> "people are in general selfish. that should include you and me. so make yourself happy. if you are happy being with someone nothing else matters. if you're not, it's time to move on. i guess it's harder to move on if you have nothing to move on to.. but given your active social life i doubt that is the case. the world is your oyster as they say. but lying is a character flaw, no man or woman should have to succumb to it."

An example of a tacky pickup line ---> "Hi leechie
I am yr cousin lychee" =.="

The urban article abt ageing is damn scarry...i'm damn scared of growing me bimbotic but i'm being honest here...i admit tt i feel relieved whenever guys turn their heads to check me out...i'll b damn worried if heads dont turn 1 fine day n i hope tt day will never come x.X" i'm not afraid of death but i'm damn scared of growing old...damn scared of growing old alone...i juz wanna someone sincere to grow old with...juz like tt chinese love song...the most romantic thing is to slowly grow old with the one tt u love! <3

i juz checked on the stats of my leechie views r mostly from Singapore, USA, Indonesia, Canada, Malaysia, UK, Holland, HK, Australia, Taiwan, Luxembourg, Germany, Czech Republic =) btw, juz saw tt i even have blog visitors from "New Caledonia"!!! tt's really cool...thx everyone for your support! but guess which blog posting is the most popular? ;p

It was my first foot reflexology session today...ouchie n ticklish experience...the masseur was really amused with a leechie...she said tt she couldnt tell from my facial expression if i'm in pain or feeling i'm the first customer to behave this ;p btw, my fren kinda slept thru his session n the masseur said tt most customers r juz like him @.@" btw, my lady masseur's hands seemed to b more rough than the skin on my feet...gosh...think this masseur job is pretty tiring eh...esp if u meet first-timers like leechie who is so ;p

Btw, here's a pic of my leechie makeup pouch n its messy contents ;p

leechie happened to b at bugis juz nw...commented tt a sales assistant's earrings r v.nice...then she gave me a pair =)
n the hello kitty sweets r from this lady shop owner who juz returned from her korea trip =) leechie is her regular of her customers saw what i wore today n wanna buy...too bad tt they ran outta stocks ler...i was joking to her tt she nvr pay leechie endorsement fees lol ;p

LOS ANGELES (Reuters Life!) - Too hot to be an engineer or prison guard? Good looks can kill a woman's chances of snaring jobs considered "masculine", according to a study by the University of Colorado Denver Business School.

Attractive women faced discrimination when they applied for jobs where appearance was not seen as important. These positions included job titles like manager of research and development, director of finance, mechanical engineer and construction supervisor.

They were also overlooked for categories like director of security, hardware salesperson, prison guard and tow-truck driver.

"In these professions being attractive was highly detrimental to women," researcher Stefanie Johnson said in a statement, adding that attractive women tended to be sorted into positions like receptionist or secretary.

"In every other kind of job, attractive women were preferred. This wasn't the case with men which shows that there is still a double standard when it comes to gender."

The study, published in the Journal of Social Psychology, was based on giving participants a list of jobs and photos of applicants and asking them to sort them according to their suitability for the role. They had a stack of 55 male and 55 female photos.

While the researchers found good-looking women were ruled out for certain jobs, they found that attractive men did not face similar discrimination and were always at an advantage.

But Johnson said beautiful people still enjoyed a significant edge when it came to the workplace.

They tended to get higher salaries, better performance evaluations, higher levels of admission to college, better voter ratings when running for public office, and more favorable judgments in trials.

"In every other kind of job, attractive women were preferred," said Johnson, who chided those who let stereotypes affect hiring decisions.

(Writing by Belinda Goldsmith, Editing by Dean Goodman)

Interesting Quotes:

"Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you can’t do something. If you got a dream, you have to protect it. People who can’t do it, they want to tell you that you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it! Period."

‎"Don't let somebody tell you can't do something...You got a dream, you gotta protect it!"

"Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity. Grab it even though it might take u out of ur comfort zone."

"Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell."

"If u r not even afraid of death, there is nothing u can’t accomplish!"

"Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true."

"I know our dream has become a reality.
I learnt that all of us must have big dreams and we need to give our positive support for those dreams. Then we will see dreams becoming realities. It was a challenge, from not knowing if we can be a host city to putting the preparation together. Now we see the Games daily being broadcast to our homes and we are cheering for all the athletes.
Having said all, 'Friends, our dreams do come true!'" ~ Elim Chew

"The less talented we are, the more focused we must be. Even the least talented can accomplish grandiose achievements if applying themelves ferociously, consistently, and with enough focus over time. In fact, it seems that often the greatest accomplishments go to those who actually aren’t all that talented, but retain just this one last shred of talent: the ability to focus intensely and over the long term. Sadly, we will never know what wonders of painted masterpieces Leonardo may have produced for the enjoyment of the world. He spent too much of his time elsewhere, on areas other than his gifting. While in many cases he was still better in these areas than most of the rest of us, the loss still stings. One is left wanting more, but time answers back a heartless “too late”. This brings us to the saddest consideration of the squandered gifts of life: What could have been?" ~ Christie

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." ~ Albert Einstein

"You see things & u ask "why"? But I dreamt of things that never were and I say "why not"??"

"Do not squander what you’ve been given, no matter how much or little, rather, harness it, develop it, hone it, & focus it, bring it to bear on a daily basis & letting e world see wat u were given.

It is a duty to return our gifts of talent totally spent and depleted in worthy use. Leonardo da Vinci himself, who wrote toward the end of ...his life “Di mi se mai fu fatta alcuna cosa” (Tell me if anything was ever done.)" ~ Christie

"We ask ourselves: Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world." ~ Marianne Williamson

"People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. Are you having fun in what you are doing ?" ~ Merry

"I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become." ~ Oprah Winfrey

‎"Life's what happens while you are busy making plans" ~ John Lennon

"Education is secondary. The desire to succeed must come first!" ~ Donald Trump

"If u want to get rich, just find someone making lots of money and do what he is doing" ~ J Paul Getty

"Money is not evil. It merely unfolds the true being of oneself."

"Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly."

"We don't attract what we want or what we deserve, we attract what we are."

"It's choice--not chance--that determines your destiny.” ~ Jean Nidetch

"Perseverance means staying in the fight and refusing to give up. It empowers you, so you should stop feeling like a victim of circumstances. It builds your confidence that becomes a tool you automatically use. Someone said the nose of the bulldog is slanted baackwards, so he can keep breathing without letting go." ~ Stanley Anukege

‎"The value of an ambitious goal is not measured by what it will bring
to you. The worth of a goal is measured by what it will make of you in
the process of following and attaining it." ~ Ralph Marston

"To accomplish great things we must not only act but also dream, not only plan but also believe.♥ When thought becomes excessively painful, action is the finest remedy." ~ Salman Rushdie

"The most distinguishing feature of winners is their intensity of purpose."

"Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing; every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, "This day let me make a sound beginning"."

"What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog."

"We must be optimistic. Good things fall apart so better things fall together."

‎"When your actions are motivated by love, your energy multiplies and accumulates - and the surplus energy you gather and enjoy can be channeled to create anything you want, including unlimited wealth" ~ Deepak Chopra

"Don't give up your dreams due to CHANGE, as it is never going to be permanent."

"You definitely want to be unique but do you need to be an original? Heck no! There really isn’t that much new under the sun, and if there is, let somebody else deal with unveiling it. It’ll cost them way more than it will cost you." ~ Harv

"Life is like riding a bicycle. You don't fall off unless you plan to stop peddling."

"Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make yourself a happier and more productive person."

"When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you, but because in that brief moment when the coin is in the air, you suddenly know what you are hoping for."

"Comfort kills! If your goal in life is to be comfortable, I guarantee two things. First, you will never be rich. Second, you will never be happy. Happiness doesn’t come from living a lukewarm life, always wondering what could have been. Happiness comes as a result of being in our natural state of growth and living up to our fullest potential." ~ Harv

"Just as steel is hardened in the fire, if you can remain true to your values while others around you are full of doubt and even condemnation, you'll grow faster and stronger." ~ Harv

"When u believe in something , write it all out ,as detailed as possible. Find friends who can add value to your ideas! Watch it happen !
Yes , it's our life , it's our choice that makes us different !" ~ Elim Chew

"You don't know what's around the corner. You will only find out when you go around the corner by yourself. It's always too early to give up. If you fail, you try again, and again, and again." ~ Nick Vijucic

"To be truly successful and to live the life of your dreams you have to live in your vision."

‎"Wisdom is the skillful use of knowledge and understanding for successful living" ~ A.R Bernard

"The ultimate benefit of being successful is the luxury of giving yourself the time to do what you want to do. Money doesn't buy you happines, but it can buy you the time to do what makes you happy :)" ~ Merry

"We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public."

"Your journey has molded you for your greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don't think that you've lost time. There is no short-cutting to life. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time." ~ Asha Tyson

"More strategies that bring abundance & transformation to you & the world: Be happy! Do things daily that bring you joy. Be silly! Allow yourself to be lighthearted & childlike. Return to a state of Innocence, where everything's possible, where you dare to dream, where you'll allow yourself to have fun & enjoy, to succeed immeasurably, where fear & the past cannot hold you back. RELAX & TRUST AGAIN!" ~ Helen Lee

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you into something else is the greatest accomplishment."

"Ultimately it is not the words you say that matters, it is your actions that speak volume." ~ Eric

‎"When you decide what you want, it has to manifest...but only at the level of your belief." ~ Rich German

"Who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us." ~ Nelson Mandela

"If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy."

"Defeat is an orphan, but success has 100 fathers."

"More often in life, we end up regretting the chances in life that we had, but didn’t take them, than those chances that we took and we wished we hadn't."

"Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere." ~ Glenn Turner

"We all know we can't please everyone but we must at least please our self."

"‎The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you can't do." ~ Walter Bagehot

"To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor."

‎"Life must be lived forwards, but can only be understood backwards" ~ Merry

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."

"Excellence is born of having higher expectation of yourself than anyone could possibly have of you."

"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." ~ Albert Einstein

"A life filled with tears can be transformed into a life without fears! Hardships & difficulties can be challenging but nurtures strength & inspires hope. Pain & agony can be torturing but helps us to appreciate & enjoy true happiness when there is joy & laughter in the midst of it all. Don't give up. You will smile eventually. Because I did." ~ Queenie

"Although we often give goods, favors, appreciation or attention in order to receive something in return, the universe reminds us that whatever we feel we most need is what we most need to give."

‎"An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while the pessimist sees only the red stoplight. The truly wise person is colorblind" ~ Dr. Albert Schweitzer. Recognize your limits. How well do you know what you don't know? Don't let your ego determine what you should do. Warren Buffett say: "We wouldn't do anything that we don't think we understand ourselves." ~ Ken

"Beauty or character, unaccompanied by a set of righteous virtues, is as good as a fake flower without a nice scent or perfume." ~ adapted from a French Proverb

"Life is like a coin
Pleasure and pain are the two sides,
Only one side is visible at time,
But remember
Other side also waiting for it's turn." ~ Lawrence

"‎"Learn to be comfortable in the uncomfortable zone so that you will be truly comfortable in the end" - Many people are living the uncomfortable comfort zone. Meaning to saying they are not happy with their job or results in life, yet stay put and choose to do nothing apart from whining, complaining and laying blame. Successful people are comfortable in breaking barriers and limits in life to achieve freedom!" ~ Ken

"The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment."

"In getting to know ourselves, we must come to love ourselves -- not just the part we consider positive, but all of it: good, bad, light, dark, our strengths as well as our weaknesses. In fact, self acceptance is essential to our health." ~ John-Roger

"Moved to tears by Roberta Flack's soulful voice last night at Esplanade Concert. That's mastery. Deeply impressed by my printer's commitment to the craft (31 years). That's mastery. Was in pure bliss when I sink my teeth into Hooter's perfected buffalo wings. That's mastery. Lesson: The world needs YOU to be a master of something. Be so good at it that they cannot ignore you!" ~ Eric

"Love is an ACTION. When you can't feel the love with someone, love the person again. And the feelings of love will return." ~ Eric



"Do not beg anyone who has left you to come back, for your destiny is never tied to anyone that left." ~ Chels L Rouqin

"Love is a verb, not a noun. So DO it, go love somebody or something... Don't seek it, because it doesn't exist..."

"Never, never, never give up." ~ Winston Churchill

"Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you can’t do something. If you got a dream, you have to protect it. People who can’t do it, they want to tell you that you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it! Period."

My fav movie n this is one of my fav scenes in the movie!

This is damn good from bill gates!11 rules tt u will never learn in school!!!

This is damn inspiring! Reminds you when you were young, that anything was possible for you. Reminds you that to be successful, all you need to take are actions.

90/10 principle o.O

Heard this song on tv last nite :'(
Btw, hav u seen a dumber leechie who was stood up for more than 3 hrs? calls n smses went unanswered for more than 3hrs n i actually thot tt somthg could hav happened to the other person...but i was too dumbo -.-"

on this looks so ironic
"A real man doesn't love a million girls. He loves one girl in a million ways."

Love the way u lie? but some lies r an insult to my leechie intelligence -.-"

I juz wanna b happy!!!

Check out the romantic scenes in Bangkok Traffic Love Story, posted here as requested o.O Guess what? my thai fren juz told me tt the cutie male lead is already 40 yrs old!!! but he still looks so damn good manz! o.O"

RI boys vs ah bengs o.O"

btw, i can think of 1 common currency between the RI boys n the ah ;p

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Billionaires' First Jobs!!!

Have u seen a million dollar note before? keke ;p

This is the autographed million dollar note tt Kacey helped me get from Robert Allen when he was here in Singapore earlier this yr! =)

Came across this damn inspiring article tt i wanna share with all of u =)


Btw, i was sharing on fb tt when leechie was in pri sch, i had always wanted to b cabin crew when i grow up (my sweet fren veronica commented tt it's "better to be served/dozing with mouth open in the seat!") n when i reached my teens, my family kinda expected tt i would b working in the fashion industry when i grow up cos leechie was a fashionable n stylish kid (n dear veronica was like it's "better to be the buyer/collector!") so i guess everyone was pretty much surprised by the direction tt i took ---> the path less travelled o.O but i have always wanted to b an author when i grow up...when i grow up, i wanna b a leech!!! ;p

N not many ppl know tt leechie first job was a promoter for haircare products...well, the short working hours n relatively handsome salary were really attractive then ;p it wasnt exactly the most glamorous job but i learnt many useful stuff tt we nvr learnt in sch (well, sch doesnt really prepare one for alot stuff in life, does it? ;p) mayb this also explains y we always find those rags-to-riches stories n self-made men so attractive ya? ;p we always feel tt we hav so much to learn from them ya =) rem attending one of Harv Eker's seminars abt 2 yrs back whereby we had to prepare n did a mock tv interview on a self-autobiography book abt how we became successful =) really hope to make tt a reality in the not-too-distant future!!! =) dreamz r important ya...most ppl would die if not for their dreamz!!! go ahead n mock a leechie...frankly, i dont really give a damn...u cant steal my dreamz from me...they belong to me n me alone...dont try to do some inception crap on a leechie ya! ;p let's JIA YOU together n make our dreamz a reality ya!!! =)

Inspiring quote from dear kevin lao shi:

Was rather amused with all the queries abt my name n profession n workplace...would appreciate tt these questions r not directed to my frenz again ya...pls dont put them in a spot pls...thx =) hav explained to som frenz y i refused to tell most ppl too muchie details abt a leechie these days due to an unpleasant experience...well, there was this particular leechie fan (who happened to b a fren of a fren) who got to know abt where i work...n when i didnt reply his sms...he searched online n found my office no. n called me at my desk...well, i was really shocked when i received tt call from was totally unnecessary -.-" call me paranoid or whatever, to save myself from further stalker behavior...pls dont ask me or my frenz where i work...thx!

Btw, a fren was telling me tt Xiaxue's American bf read her blog...n then flew all the way here to meet's really cool! B-) she was telling me tt she believes tt there is "the one" out there for each n every one of us...n encouraged me not to give up n to b patient...she said tt it could b juz tt "the one" for a leechie could be somewhere nearby n yet i'm unaware or he could still b somewhere out there n hasn't appeared yet...n said tt maybe he might read my blog n fly all the way from wherever he is to meet a leechie...well, perhaps tt gives leechie more reason to continue with my blogging n leechie musings o.O n hope tt all my single frenz here dont give up too ya =)

Happy National Day to all Singaporeans! =) btw, nobody wanna accompany leechie to watch the i went down to see the beautiful fireworks live with my dear leechie mum! Check out the pics of the beautiful fireworks! o.O


Billionaires' First Jobs
by Audrey Hoiles
Thursday, August 5, 2010

From paper routes to gas stations, where America's richest took their first steps on the road to wealth.

Mark Zuckerberg is a rarity among billionaires -- he hit the jackpot with his first full-time job. Facebook, the social networking site Zuckerberg founded while a sophomore at Harvard in 2004, took off almost immediately, and he hasn't looked back. As of March he was worth an estimated $4 billion.

Many other billionaires started off small and worked their way up. Charles Schwab picked and bagged walnuts at orchards around Sacramento, Calif. Dole's David Murdock, who quit school after the ninth grade, changed oil and greased car parts at a gas station before being drafted into the Army. Banking billionaire Andrew Beal fixed used TV sets and sold them door-to-door to poor families. During high school Steve Jobs scored a summer job at tech pioneer Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ - News), where he met Steve Wozniak. The pair founded Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL - News) together in 1976.

IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI - News) founder Barry Diller is one of the many entertainment moguls who began their Hollywood careers in the agent-training program of talent agency William Morris, a program nicknamed the mailroom because it started out with a rotation through that department.

Paper routes are among the most common first jobs of Forbes 400 members. Patrick McGovern, T. Boone Pickens, Dennis Washington, and Sheldon Adelson all started off slinging newspapers before making their fortunes.

Though the jobs may seem menial, these billionaires-to-be made the most of their first work experiences. As a 12-year-old, Adelson, the future richest man in Las Vegas, borrowed $200 from an uncle to buy the right to sell newspapers on two busy corners in Boston. Oilman-to-be Pickens also showed zeal as a 12-year-old paperboy, quickly expanding his 28-house paper route to 156 by taking over the routes of his competitors.

Patrick McGovern, founder of the technology media, events, and research company International Data Group, says he learned several important lessons as a paperboy.

"The key lesson that I learned was how to manage one's time effectively. I learned to be proud of what you do and to strive for excellence in service. And I learned to remember that your job is to find customers and keep them happy," says McGovern.

Putting the customer first is a practice that has stuck with McGovern even as his influence has expanded beyond the local paper route.

"What I learned was the orientation of doing all you can to help make your customers successful," McGovern says. "This has proved to be an invaluable business practice which has stayed with me throughout my career."

IDG reaches over 200 million people in 95 countries, and McGovern's emphasis on customer service rewarded him richly; he is worth an estimated $3.1 billion.

Billionaires' First Jobs

Ray Dolby

First Job: Ampex

The engineer and physicist got an early start to his audio career; at 16 he had a part-time gig at audio and movie company Ampex. He continued his work there through college, when he helped develop the electrical aspects of early-stage video tape recording systems. He also held a two-year appointment as a U.N. technical advisor in India before returning to London and founding Dolby Laboratories in 1965. In March Forbes estimated his fortune at $3.5 billion, the bulk of which comes from audio-processing systems that reduce background noise.

Oprah Winfrey

First Job: Grocery store

Oprah got her start working at a corner grocery store next to her father's barber shop in Nashville. By 16 she had landed a job at local radio station WVOL, where she read the news on air. In addition to her television hit The Oprah Winfrey Show and monthly magazine, Oprah has a stake in the Dr. Phil and Rachael Ray shows. These ventures have paid off well; she is worth an estimated $2.4 billion.

David Murdock

First Job: Gas station

After leaving high school in ninth grade, Murdock worked at a gas station before being drafted into the Army in 1943. He went into real estate development, eventually striking it rich after buying and rehabilitating Hawaii's Castle & Cooke, owner of fruit company Dole. His estimated net worth is $2.5 billion.

T. Boone Pickens

First Job: Newspaper route

As a 12-year-old Pickens expanded his 28-house paper route to 156 by taking over the routes of his competitors. Later on as an adult, with $2,500 and two others, Pickens founded oil and gas firm Petroleum Exploration, a predecessor to his Mesa Petroleum. Mesa is now one of America's largest independent natural oil and gas companies, giving Pickens a net worth of $1.1 billion.

Charles Schwab

First Job: Selling walnuts

In his hometown of Sacramento, Schwab bagged and sold walnuts and sold chickens and eggs. After getting an MBA at Stanford, Schwab launched an investment newsletter with two co-workers, and in 1971 he founded Charles Schwab, the discount brokerage that he built into one of industry's largest. He's worth $4.7 billion.


"I wanna be a billionaire so f**king bad
Buy all of the things I never had
Uh, I wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine
Smiling next to Oprah and the Queen"

Interesting quotes:

"U live your own dreamz, doesn’t matter what others think what ur dreamz shld long as, at the end of ur life, u can look back with a big smile with no regrets!"

"No matter what happens, never stop dreaming or following your passions. After all, what is life without a little bit of risk, passion and fun mixed together? Love everything you do and have NO regrets ever!"

"Sometimes in life, what matters is not how fast you finish the race. What matters is you finish the race with the people you love alongside you." ~ Eric

"“Promise” may only be a seven letter word, but it holds a HUGE meaning. Please keep it nicely."

"A real man doesn't love a million girls. He loves one girl in a million ways."

"GIRLS: Don't cry for a guy, let a guy cry for you. Cause girls give and forgive, but guys get and forget."

"If you don't know what you are looking for...don't bother looking" ~ Timothy W Go

"Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation." ~ Brian Tracy

‎"The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Your life is a reflection of your thoughts. If you change your thinking, you change your life."

"You see things, and you ask "why?". But I dreamt of things that never were, and I said "why not?""

“You are now at a crossroads. This is your opportunity to make the most important decision you will ever make. Forget your past. Who are you now? Who have you decided you really are now? Don't think about who you have been. Who are you now? Who have you decided to become? Make this decision consciously. Make it carefully. Make it powerfully.” ~ Anthony Robbins

"Brick walls are there not to stop you. They are there to test how badly you want something. Be happy when you see one because you are very close to achieving what you want." ~ Eric

"The thing that most ppl fear is to forget the only memories u have left for the one tt had stay in ur heart!"

V.sensible advice from J:
"I think many investors are skeptical this bull market will last hence the profit taking at the tip of the hat. Will the market keep going down for a double dip? Unlikely. If i were you, stay invested in singapore equities, but take profit periodically. don't let greed stop you from taking profits and don't let fear make you quit with losses."

This is more easily understood than applied in practice...but i still gotta JIA YOU! Put his quote here to remind myself to stop doing silly things...leechie muz JIA YOU!


Brought my leechie mum down to Unifem movie event "Your Name Is Justine"...thx Unifem for their kind invitation =) this 2005 Luxembourgish movie is really disturbing...the asshole bf of this young polish gal lied to her, saying tt he's bringing her ovr to germany to meet his parents...but he sold her off to b a prostitute instead!

"little does she know of the shock and horror that awaits her in a sparsely decorated room somewhere in Berlin. That scene of initial realization dawning upon her, is worth the ticket for the horror and sympathy you will feel for the character, one who has been betrayed by a supposedly loved one.

I thought the movie opened quite aptly, with Mariola and friends seeking job opportunity in an abbatoir, where we see how meat is processed for the end market. It becomes like a metaphor for the journey that Mariola will unwittingly undertake in the flesh trade, very much against her wishes. de Pena doesn't shirk away from showing the disgusting violence committed against women, and skilfully handles the depiction of it without falling prey to gratuitousness or exploiting too much with a more direct approach to showing it all on screen. While the characters don't withdraw from the action of inflicting pain, de Pena instinctively moves the voyeuristic eye away, and at the same time never diminishes the hurt you feel for the character, nor the anger contained within."


Leechie has been invited to some social function with an "hauteness" dresscode...was fretting over what i shld wear manz @.@" well, this is really strange...they sent me the invite n now they replied my rsvp by saying tt the guestlist is feels like a slap on my leechie face...ouchie -.-" tt certainly left a sour taste in the mouth...y bother to invite ppl when your guestlist is already closed? -.-" Guess what? they actually replied tt the guestlist is closed yest n yet they r still asking other ppl to rsvp now? -.-" leechie is less than impressed...but u all can form your own opinions abt how this company do stuff -.-" btw, name of this com is Heat! -.-"

Hello Kitty lipgloss n mascara from Etude House tt Kacey got me from his korea trip last cutie...wanna attract some envy looks here...keke...cos these r limited edition n not avail in ;p so cutie n i still cant bear to use them ;p

Not sure if it's due to my looks or what, but leechie feels more at home at liang court...heard the jap version of this nice song at kino liang court on fri o.O

"Sandy Lam - At Least I Still Have You
I'm afraid that there's not enough time. I wanna hold you
Until I feel that your wrinkles show signs of aging
Until I'm sure that you're real, until I've lost all my energy
I'm willing to, because of you
Even if I can't move, I still wanna hold you
Until I can feel your hair turning white like snow
Until our visions become blurry ; until we can't breathe
Let us stay together"

Really like this song...u dont have to b bothered abt who i am...i'm only a leechie =.=

Rem this clip tt i shared near Xmas last yr? this fairytale love story has finally made it to our shores here ;p i havent seen this movie yet...but it seems so much like a modern fairytale manz! o.O