It’s Green Jacket Fever

I usually don’t follow the major golf events for all FOUR days. However for the Masters, I’m always completely glued to my computer checking results per hole. 

Anyway, on Thursday I was kinda busy with work but still however got to see the leaderboard. And on Friday, while in Sports Bar, I was watching the Masters Open on the TV by the corner of my eyes. And I saw Tianglang Guan, a 14 year old player playing at the Masters!!!!! Which shocked me and got me to thinking if anyone puts their mind and hear to whatever they want to do they will be able to achieve it!

Anyway fast forward to Sunday night, I actually stayed up to watch the play off between Adam Scott and Angel Cabrera. That was some exciting play off! I think it might have moved on to a 3rd hole if Scott didn’t sink that birdie putt or if Cabrera didn’t miss the opportunity to sink his birdie put however had to settle for a par. 

This made me miss golf. I haven’t played in almost a year! In january, I was suppose to play golf however was quite caught up in things and didn’t get round to playing 😦 I miss how my R11 feels when I take my drive. I hope I still have my form and power *fingers crossed*

Anywho, my warmest and heartiest congratulations go to Mr. Adam Scott for winning his first Major Open Tournament in the PGA Tour and earning Australia a Green Jacket. 

 

 

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Wednesday 10th April, 2013

Helloo! 

So right now I am in Finance… I am quite lost, hardly have any idea how to do these things. 

Anyway, I’ve got good news! 🙂 My Literature review for Research Methods that I found all my sources, read all of them, found quotes and wrote the 3000 word paper in 7 HOURS the day before. I recevied an 86%! I mean sure it could have probably been better if I had obviously spent more time on it, LOL who am I kidding it would have probably been worse. Because we all know that I work much better under pressure. 

So tonight I’ll be doing IT paper last minute again. After Finance, gonna go home write the rest of my French speech. And then its time to write this 3000 word IT project. Hopefully it will take less time as I have found my sources already and have read them. 

In other news, according to Isha on Sunday, I have lost weight. This is probably because during break I only at ONE MEAL A DAY. I need to go back to that. Now back at school, I literally am eating more and am not even hungry when I eat :/ And also yesterday after the gym and shower, I looked in the mirror and it looks like I’m getting my abs back 😀 YAY!! ehmagwerd so happy. Hopefully by the time I get back home to Singapore, I would have some sort of definition of muscles that transformed from FAT to muscles. 

5 hours later……

I AM DONE WITH IT PAPER!! yay so happy! there was quite alot of bullshit in there.. soo HOPEFULLY it goes well 😀 

Anyway, now time for a quick break to watch Cougar Town and then start to write Tourism paper. 

Okay joking watched Cougar Town and NCIS LA. Love LL Cool J ❤

Now I’m starting Tourism paper. FML. I can’t do work unless its due the next day… WHY?! Don’t ask me, more productive that way. 

Anyway, going to do this paper now.. 

Byeee xxx

NYU Business School Professor Has Mastered The Art Of Email Flaming

A student at NYU’s Stern School of Business sent a complaint email to a hard-headed professor about his class’s lateness policy. The professor emailed back, eviscerated the student David Mamet-style, and now it’s gone viral. Welcome to internet immorality.

Professor Scott Galloway — founder of redenvelope.com — has a reputation for being a self-important “jackass” and appears to have adopted the phrase “get your shit together” as his personal carpe diem. He was also on the New York Times board of directors before resigning last week. He also has a little William Wallace in him.

Regardless, I’m quite impressed with his craftsmanship in taking this budding, entitled entrepreneur down a few notches. I emailed Galloway for comment, but he’s a little confused about “what email you’re referring to.” So I get the sense that he’s done this sort of thing before. According to one friend-of-a-friend of an NYU student who received the email, Galloway initiated the forwarding: “To give a little background, Scott Galloway is a professor at NYU Stern School of Business. He was also the founder of RedEnvelope.com. He teaches a Brand Management class at the school. Anyway, the student below sent him an e-mail to which Prof. Galloway responded. Galloway then proceeded to send it to his TA and instructed him to XXXX out the student’s name and then forward it to the rest of the class. The e-mail now appears to be making the rounds.”

Galloway has yet to confirm if he sent it to his TA who then forwarded it to his class. Either way, enjoy the BOOM BITCH-iness of this thing in its proper context. It has a very “Always Wear Sunscreen”-type appeal to it, if you choose to forget that Professor Galloway might be kind of a dick .

Sent: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 7:15:11 PM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
Subject: Brand Strategy Feedback

Prof. Galloway,

I would like to discuss a matter with you that bothered me. Yesterday evening I entered your 6pm Brand Strategy class approximately 1 hour late. As I entered the room, you quickly dismissed me, saying that I would need to leave and come back to the next class. After speaking with several students who are taking your class, they explained that you have a policy stating that students who arrive more than 15 minutes late will not be admitted to class.

As of yesterday evening, I was interested in three different Monday night classes that all occurred simultaneously. In order to decide which class to select, my plan for the evening was to sample all three and see which one I like most. Since I had never taken your class, I was unaware of your class policy. I was disappointed that you dismissed me from class considering (1) there is no way I could have been aware of your policy and (2) considering that it was the first day of evening classes and I arrived 1 hour late (not a few minutes), it was more probable that my tardiness was due to my desire to sample different classes rather than sheer complacency.

I have already registered for another class but I just wanted to be open and provide my opinion on the matter.

Regards,
xxxx


xxxx
MBA 2010 Candidate
NYU Stern School of Business
xxxx.nyu.edu
xxx-xxx-xxxx

The Reply:

—— Forwarded Message ——-
From: scott@stern.nyu.edu
To: “xxxx”
Sent: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 9:34:02 PM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
Subject: Re: Brand Strategy Feedback

xxxx:

Thanks for the feedback. I, too, would like to offer some feedback.

Just so I’ve got this straight…you started in one class, left 15-20 minutes into it (stood up, walked out mid-lecture), went to another class (walked in 20 minutes late), left that class (again, presumably, in the middle of the lecture), and then came to my class. At that point (walking in an hour late) I asked you to come to the next class which “bothered” you.

Correct?

You state that, having not taken my class, it would be impossible to know our policy of not allowing people to walk in an hour late. Most risk analysis offers that in the face of substantial uncertainty, you opt for the more conservative path or hedge your bet (e.g., do not show up an hour late until you know the professor has an explicit policy for tolerating disrespectful behavior, check with the TA before class, etc.). I hope the lottery winner that is your recently crowned Monday evening Professor is teaching Judgement and Decision Making or Critical Thinking.

In addition, your logic effectively means you cannot be held accountable for any code of conduct before taking a class. For the record, we also have no stated policy against bursting into show tunes in the middle of class, urinating on desks or taking that revolutionary hair removal system for a spin. However, xxxx, there is a baseline level of decorum (i.e., manners) that we expect of grown men and women who the admissions department have deemed tomorrow’s business leaders.

xxxx, let me be more serious for a moment. I do not know you, will not know you and have no real affinity or animosity for you. You are an anonymous student who is now regretting the send button on his laptop. It’s with this context I hope you register pause…REAL pause xxxx and take to heart what I am about to tell you:

xxxx, get your shit together.

Getting a good job, working long hours, keeping your skills relevant, navigating the politics of an organization, finding a live/work balance…these are all really hard, xxxx. In contrast, respecting institutions, having manners, demonstrating a level of humility…these are all (relatively) easy. Get the easy stuff right xxxx. In and of themselves they will not make you successful. However, not possessing them will hold you back and you will not achieve your potential which, by virtue of you being admitted to Stern, you must have in spades. It’s not too late xxxx…

Again, thanks for the feedback.

Professor Galloway

 

BOOM this would be good time for “would you like some cold water for that burn?” 

gotten from: http://deadspin.com/5477230/nyu-business-school-professor-has-mastered-the-art-of-email-flaming

ARE YOU WITH THE RIGHT PARTNER?

During a seminar, a woman asked,” How do I know if I am with the right person?”

The author then noticed that there was a large man sitting next to her so he said, “It depends. Is that your partner?” In all seriousness, she answered “How do you know?” Let me answer this question because the chances are good that it’s weighing on your mind
replied the author.

Here’s the answer.

Every relationship has a cycle… In the beginning; you
fall in love with your partner. You anticipate their calls,
want their touch, and like their idiosyncrasies. Falling in love wasn’t hard. In fact, it was a completely natural and spontaneous experience. You didn’t have to DO anything. That’s why it’s called “falling” in love.

People in love sometimes say, “I was swept of my feet.”Picture the expression. It implies that you were just standing there; doing nothing, and then something happened TO YOU.

Falling in love is a passive and spontaneous experience. But after a few months or years of being together, the euphoria of love fades. It’s a natural cycle of EVERY relationship.

Slowly but surely, phone calls become a bother (if they come at all), touch is not always welcome (when it happens), and your spouse’s idiosyncrasies, instead of being cute, drive you nuts. The symptoms of this stage vary with every relationship; you will notice a dramatic difference between the initial stage when you were in love and a much duller or even angry subsequent stage.

At this point, you and/or your partner might start asking, “Am I with the right person?” And as you reflect on the euphoria of the love you once had, you
may begin to desire that experience with someone
else. This is when relationships breakdown.

The key to succeeding in a relationship is not finding the right person; it’s learning to love the person you found.

People blame their partners for their unhappiness and look outside for fulfillment. Extramarital fulfillment comes in all shapes and sizes.

Infidelity is the most common. But sometimes people turn to work, a hobby, friendship, excessive TV, or abusive substances. But the answer to this dilemma does NOT lie outside your relationship. It lies within it.

I’m not saying that you couldn’t fall in love with someone else. You could. And TEMPORARILY you’d feel better. But you’d be in the same situation a few years later.

Because (listen carefully to this):

The key to succeeding in a Relationship is not finding the right person; it’s learning to love the Person you found.

SUSTAINING love is not a passive or spontaneous experience. You have to work on it day in and day out. It takes time, effort, and energy. And most importantly, it demands WISDOM. You have to know
WHAT TO DO to make it work. Make no mistake about it.

Love is NOT a mystery. There are specific things you can do (with or without your partner), Just as there are physical laws Of the universe (such as gravity), there are also laws for relationships. If you know how to apply these laws, the results are predictable.

Love is therefore a “decision”. Not just a feeling.

Remember this always: God determines who walks into your life. It is up to you to decide who you let walk away, who you let stay, and who you refuse to let GO! ♥

SIX LESSONS OF LIFE

Lesson 1: Naked Wife
A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower when the doorbell rings. The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs. When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next door neighbor. Before she says a word, Bob says, “I’ll give you $800 to drop that towel.” After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob.

After a few seconds, Bob hands her $800 dollars and leaves. The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs. When she gets to the bathroom, her husband asks,…

“Who was that?” “It was Bob the next door neighbor,” she replies. “Great!” the husband says, “Did he say anything about the $800 he owes me?”

Moral of the story:
If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with your shareholders in time, you may be in a position to prevent avoidable exposure.

Lesson 2:
A sales rep, an administration clerk, and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie comes out. The Genie says, “I’ll give each of you just one wish” “Me first! Me first!” says the administration clerk. “I want to be in the Bahamas, driving a speedboat, without a care in the world.” Poof! She’s gone. “Me next! Me next!” says the sales rep. “I want to be in Hawaii,relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of Pina Coladas and the love of my life.” Poof! He’s gone. “OK, you’re up,” the Genie says to the manager. The manager says, “I want those two back in the office after lunch.”

Moral of the story: Always let your boss have the first say.

Lesson 3:
A priest offered a lift to a Nun. She got in and crossed her legs, forcing her gown to reveal a leg. The priest nearly had an accident. After controlling the car, he stealthily slid his hand up her leg. The nun said,”Father, remember Psalm 129?” The priest removed his hand. But,changing gears, he let his hand slide up her leg again. The nun once again said, “Father, remember Psalm 129?” The priest apologized “Sorry sister but the flesh is weak.” Arriving at the convent, the nun went on her way. On his arrival at the church, the priest rushed to look up Psalm 129. It said, “Go forth and seek, further up, you will find glory.”

Moral of the story: If you are not well informed in your job, you might miss a great opportunity.

Lesson 4:
A crow was sitting on a tree, doing nothing all day. A rabbit asked him,”Can I also sit like you and do nothing all day long?” The crow answered: “Sure, why not.” So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the crow, and rested.

…A fox jumped on the rabbit and ate it.

Moral of the story: To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very high up.

Lesson 5: Power of Charisma
A turkey was chatting with a bull “I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree,” sighed the turkey, but I haven’t got the energy.” “Well, why don’t you nibble on my droppings?” replied the bull. “They’re packed with nutrients.” The turkey pecked at a lump of dung and found that it gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree. The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch. Finally after a fourth night, there he was proudly perched at the top of the tree. Soon he was spotted by a farmer, who shot the turkey out of the tree.

Moral of the story: Bullshit might get you to the top, but it wont keep you there.

Lesson 6:
A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold the bird froze and fell to the ground into a large field. While he was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on him. As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he began to realize how warm he was. The dung was actually thawing him out! He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy. A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate. Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him.

Moral of the story:
1. Not everyone who shits on you is your enemy
2. Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your friend
3. And when you’re in deep shit, it’s best to keep your mouth shut!

There’s alot going on in my head

Helllooo! 

So it is 8.43pm on a Friday night, ususally when its not midterm break, we (meaning my group of friends and by that meaning my classmates as well) would be either having a la carte dinner, or having a shisha session (usually Dyl and I), or you know possibly getting ready to go to sports bar and perhaps go up. But it is midterm break now, Dyl is at his house doing something, and everyone else is on their vacation! Isha is in Bombay, Vel and Becks are in NYC, Matteo is in Milan, Inaki in Amsterdam and Ali in Hong Kong. 

Ususally we spend so much time together that sometimes I stay in all weekend just to have some ME time but then these past 10 days, I’ve actually missed all of them 😦 Oh well they’ll all be back by Sunday yay! 

Anyway, today I actually started back on my IT project. And I just realized I have to finalize my Facilities presentation sooon if not it would be just quite a major fail because I’ve missed presenting twice both times for “legit” reasons. Anyway, my presentation is on SURPRISE SURPRISE kitchens! Ms Cunnigham already had a presentation/class on this so it probably won’t WOW her but still its what I’m passionate about. We have to bring in a new trend so I thought since for IT im doing “kitchens of the future” I could probably bring in one or two ideas that were suggested. FML this weekend I actually have to work. This week has been just nothing, even though many times I’ve said I need to do work this week, yeah never worked. 

Anyway, in about 10 days, it would have marked my first year with Chef. Unfortunately, that didn’t end well. So did the past two relationships before Chef never ended well. For all past 3 realtionships, I have ended it, probably broke 3 hearts along the way (such a heartbreaker I am). Anyway there has been that skype thing and I don’t know why maybe the first two weeks it felt like it could happen, then again maybe because he started talking to me first on FB the day after I broke it off and I was looking for a rebound? And then there was that awkward 2 weeks where we were both like yeah lets just stop, I kept my side of the deal and then he would message me like 2 days after so I was a confused penguin. Anyway, then we kinda settled into a pattern which was mostly weekends. And then 3 weeks ago, it obviously skipped the weekend pattern and decided to jump to random times my morning and literally some times I would have wanted to jump through the screen to punch him. And this went on weekdays and weekends. Last week was the most, he actually called my swiss number from his sg number from Hong Kong and Bali. The first day, after he called me we skyped and HE WASN’T ALONE. There was someone literally snoring next to him like 2 feet away, NOT OKAY. Well anyway, and then this week it went down and I don’t know why but I somehow find myself sort of checking skype every few minutes if he’s online. And then he was actually online today like twice for 5 mins. Didn’t talk. Well we shall see. 

Anyway, since we’re talking about this guy who is in Singapore. I’m so excited and can’t wait to go home in 50 days!!!! OMG the food, my bedd, my baby gurl and my friends! I’ll probably be in Singapore for about a month or so excluding the time that we might go on vacation to who knows where (I hope its a beach resort). Anyway, I’ll be leaving this hell hole on the 25th of May (YAY!!) and then probably arriving in Singapore on the 26th! Dineth will be there, so excited to see him again and this will most probably be his last time going back to Singapore! However, if I do get the UK Work Visa there will be lots of partying and visits back and forth unfortunately he’ll probably be coming to visit me more often since I doubt I’ll be able to get a proper leave. Anyway, we plan to go visit SAS when I’m back most probably the Monday that I’m back as after that it would be finals and what not soo the teachers will be pretty busy and of course when its finals not everyone is there at the time that you want them to be so to be safe most probably 27th May! That would probably constitute my entire day as i would most probably leave early and die from jet lag. Anyway, after that day I might just hang at home (lol try tidying up my room before mom kills me), tan, swim, relax hangout with my baby gurl and maybe party it up that weekend? Gail only gets back on 15th June, so late:( Well maybe that weekend I’ll hang out with the boys and drink [whisky] with them while they drink beer. You might find that it is weird that a 19 year old girl would appreciate whisky, well yes however my whole family, cousins included and all, is a whisky family. Every party, actually a party doesn’t need to happen, dinner or whatever, instead of your usual red/white wine for classy-ness we have a really nice selection out from glenfiddich 25 year old to glenfiddich 12 year old to cognac and whatever old man drink you might be thinking. And I’m going to get so fat when I go home, SO MUCH FOOD, definitely hokkien mee and orh jian the first night I’m back, its tradition. And then possibly that Monday after visiting SAS we might go to Newton? And thats where there’s BBQ stingray = the best thing ever. Wow, my mouth is watering now. But yes and the next day with baby gurl, we shall commence our fat eating days with xiao long bao and ramen and japanese eating and basically anything and everything that is edible. 

Anyway, I’m getting a little tired now. Will sleep after this post! However, today hasn’t been my days because I didn’t receive an email from Mr David Moore 😦 PLEASE REPLY ME MR DAVID MOORE WITH HOPEFULLY A POSITIVE REPLY!! 

Okay good night blogging world. 

Love 

Rachel Khan

xoxo

Internship Woes

So it has come round to that time of the year to find a second internship for 6 months! 

I started applying last year around October for this coming July. I started applying mainly to Thailand (due to some reasons) and got quite a few acceptances, maybe because I had some knowledge of Thai. I mainly applied to the Kitchen Department while most of my classmates (I’m in the BSC program in my school and they are all so competitive it’s not normal) are applying to Sales and Marketting, Finance, HR etc. 

People are always constantly asking me, “Why are you applying to the Kitchen again?” Yes I did work in the bakery of The Racha, Phuket, Thailand for 6 months last January. Although the bakery isn’t my first choice to be working in, I still endured it and made the most out of it. Anyway, back to the question that is on people FAQ list (in regards to me). Firstly, I love food, to eat it, smell it, cook it even to look at it gives me orgasamic feelings like no other. Secondly, I have grown up cooking with my grandmother, learning all her favorite dishes that I unfortunately have forgotten (I’m sorry grandma if you see this from above, I still love you). Lastly, I am in love with cooking. 

Anyway, back to internship. Beginning of this year, I mass applied to 50 something establishments from hotels to Michellin starred restaurants, from Hong Kong to Abu Dhabi to London. I was actually surprised to even hear back from any of the Michellin restaurants, let alone be accepted to 3 of them. Though my dream restaurants to work at turned me down, Ducasse, La Gavroche and Roubuchon, I’ll be back for you. 

So now I’m deciding between Pied A Terre and L’Autre Pied. Both belonging to the same company and both are 1 Michellin Star Restaurants. However, the only thing that might not make this happen in my UK work visa. So earlier today, I sent an email (with my mother’s stalking skills) to the owner of both restaurants Mr David Moore, appealing to help me with the work visa as both Chefs have said they can’t help financially (I don’t mind if I have to pay it myself). 

So I’m hoping that maybe today he will reply with a positive response and then from there I would be able to make a final decision. I have eaten at Pied A Terre at least 4 times within the past year. Their food is absolutely amazing, love it! Their service is on a really personal level. And I just love the ambience the restaurant gives. I have never heard of L’Autre Pied until googling Michellin restaurants in London. Their menu looks amazing as well, and from their website photos they give off a rather similar ambience as their sister restaurant. 

Well it’s getting a little late now! I’m going to be waking up early tomorrow (well earlier than I’ve been waking up this week so far) to go to the gym and get out of the way of the housekeeper who is coming in at 10am to clean up the room. My room needs one thorough cleaning with all the dirt and dust gathering around it. 

Well good night! Hopefully I get a wonderful morning surprise tomorrow, fingers crossed! 

Cheers!
Rachel Khan xx