Thursday, July 14, 2011

Linkedin - user_agreement

Dear all, 

Those of you applying user account in Linkedin, please check out this link and search for keyword "remove, retain, add, process"

Basically, what I want to share is that, read that particular paragraph carefully, you are agree to let Linkedin "a nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, unlimited, assignable, sublicenseable, fully paid up and royalty-free rights to copy, prepare derivative works of, improve, distribute, publish, ......use and commercialize, in any way now known or in the future discovered...."

Basically, you are allowing Linkedin to do whatever they want, including selling your information for money, take your ideas, for whatever reason they want.

I don't want to allow Linkedin to do that to me and my information, so, I have totally deleted my account now.

If you care for your own privacy, take necessary action to protect it. Sorry, I'm not using Linkedin anymore.

Best regards,

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

CEO of JP Morgan reply to a Pretty Girl

The article below was found on CEO of JP Morgan reply to a Pretty Girl

It is a reference and i find it a very interesting article to read, just to share with my friends.


CEO of J.P Morgan reply to a Pretty Girl


A young and pretty lady posted this on a popular forum:
Title: What should I do to marry a rich guy?
I'm going to be honest of what I'm going to say here. I'm 25 this year. I'm very pretty, have style and good taste. I wish to marry a guy with $500k annual salary or above. You might say that I'm greedy, but an annual salary of $1M is considered only as middle class in New York. My requirement is not high. Is there anyone in this forum who has an income of $500k annual salary? Are you all married? I wanted to ask: what should I do to marry rich persons like you? Among those I've dated, the richest is $250k annual income, and it seems that this is my upper limit. If someone is going to move into high cost residential area on the west side of New York City, $250k annual income is not enough.

I'm here humbly to ask a few questions:
1) Where do most rich bachelors hang out? (Please list down the names and addresses of bars, restaurant, gym)
2) Which age group should I target?
3) Why most wives of the riches is only average-looking? I've met a few girls who doesn't have looks and are not interesting, but they are able to marry rich guys
4) How do you decide who can be your wife, and who can only be your girlfriend? (my target now is to get married)

Ms. Pretty

Awesome reply:

Dear Ms. Pretty,

I have read your post with great interest. Guess there are lots of girls out there who have similar questions like yours. Please allow me to analyse your situation as a professional investor.

My annual income is more than $500k, which meets your requirement, so I hope everyone believes that I'm not wasting time here. From the standpoint of a business person, it is a bad decision to marry you.

The answer is very simple, so let me explain. Put the details aside, what you're trying to do is an exchange of "beauty" and "money":
Person A provides beauty, and Person B pays for it, fair and square.

However, there's a deadly problem here, your beauty will fade, but my money will not be gone without any good reason. The fact is, my income might increase from year to year, but you can't be prettier year after year. Hence from the viewpoint of economics, I am an appreciation asset, and you are a depreciation asset. It's not just normal depreciation, but exponential depreciation. If that is your only asset, your value will be much worried 10 years later.

By the terms we use in Wall Street, every trading has a position, dating with you is also a "trading position". If the trade value dropped we will sell it and it is not a good idea to keep it for long term - same goes with the marriage that you wanted. It might be cruel to say this, but in order to make a wiser decision any assets with great depreciation value will be sold or "leased".

Anyone with over $500k annual income is not a fool; we would only date you, but will not marry you. I would advice that you forget looking for any clues to marry a rich guy. And by the way, you could make yourself to become a rich person with $500k annual income. This has better chance than finding a rich fool.

Hope this reply helps. If you are interested in "leasing" services, do contact me...


J.P. Morgan

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Element

Actually i bought this book because i was listening to a famous HK podcast a while ago and i bought the english version of it.

The Element - By Ken Robinson. Refer to Amazon for its review, price and isbn number, in case you're interested.

This is a book trying to show you the path to be a 'superman'??

Well, not quite, but it does show you the way to fully explore the exponential potential of yourself.

Sometimes too much of technical reading, i need to take a step back and read some self-help type of book to re-charge my energy.

Once i finish this, i'll share a few practical points that i find it important.

Stay tune!


Monday, May 24, 2010

Birthday - Indonesia / Malaysia

One thing i find it very different from Indonesia and Malaysia when some friends birthday.

In M'sia, when a friend birthday, we'll (few good friends) will ask him/her out for lunch/dinner and we'll share the bill excluding the birthday boy/girl.

In Jakarta, it's totally opposite, when i'm birthday, that's the day i try not to let my friends know. (Thanks to Facebook/Friendster, now everybody knew my birthday even 3 days before).

The birthday boy/girl has to be the one who invite everyone (if in office) to have lunch or dinner and he/she has to pay the bill.. no sharing of bill.

Ha.. Maybe i should go back to KL when it's birthday and come back to Jkt when my friends' birthday..


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Thanks to my wife

Thank you so much for your support, my dear WIFE!

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank her for all her support for me and keep encouraging me to take my CEH exam and finally i'm able to pass the paper!!


Sunday, May 31, 2009

Horror Movie with my wife

After so many years i haven't watch any horror movie, this is the movie with my wife - a horror movie.

What attracts me was the the director - Sam Raimi (director of Spiderman).

We were watching - Drag Me To Hell, with my wife of course, and also one of our best friend - Suyanto in Jakarta.

As the title implies, DMTH is a horror movie. We enjoy the screaming, the great sound effect and also, some laughter :)

Don't be surprise, this is not a total horror movie but with little funny scenes that balance up a little (just good for my wife who's scared of scary movies).

Overall, it's a good movie with some surprises here and there. You don't need to prepare yourself to be scare the shit out of it, but just enjoy the flow.

I'd rank it 7 out of 10, basically an entertaining movie.


Friday, March 13, 2009

My wedding web sites!!!!

My wedding web site is in heavy development, finally i'm bring it back to my beloved KL office - - at the moment, i'm using a non-default port, will change it to "normal" later once i'm finished hardened the system and apache.

Please take a look at - Wiki here is both my wife and my initial - i'm referencing this to Debian (Debby & Ian) - Wiki (Wili & Kirby)

More to upload to my wedding site - stay tune!

Thanks - Yap (KL Abamon)