杜拉拉升职记 Go La La Go!

I think there are a few versions of this 杜拉拉升职记, the version i watched was the movie version starring Karen Mok and Stanley.

There’s also another drama series version which Channel U is showing on, but the story line is slightly different and a different cast of actors.
View the drama series here http://tv.sohu.com/s2011/dulala/

Personally, after watching the first few minutes of both versions, i felt that the movie version is nicer as it’s more down to earth realistic, while the drama series is more exaggerated, but story line is still practical. Therefore, i continued to finish up the movie version, probably when i have more time, i’ll watch the drama series.

It’s a real life story about a woman, LaLa in her late twenties who finally manages to land a job as a lowly secretary in the sales department of a prestigious international firm. Hard working, dedicated, and overflowing with ideas and energy, she quickly catches the eye of her superiors, in particular that of sales director. Lala’s efforts pay off as she rises quickly up the corporate ladder, and even manages to win the notoriously tough and grumpy man’s heart in the process.

You must be thinking “It’s another love drama again”, but to me, it’s more than just a love story. It’s the real life working experience which us (young working adults) are facing these days, office politics and survival skills.

Few interesting points:

要把每一家的优势、劣势、信誉和风险分析之后,让我做出决定。不要给我没加工过的资料。
Consider each company’s advantages, disadvantages, reputation, risk. Analyze them and bring me the final decision. Don’t give me these unprocessed files.
— This sentence was said by the boss to her employee when the employee just compiled a list of contractors for her. When i heard this, i was like woah! 一针见血 Salute! Sometimes you really need to tell your people bluntly for them to learn, they might hate you, but i believe this is the way to make them grow.

玫瑰 (boss of LaLa) 虽然严厉,但她是一个好老板,好老板的标志就是能从她身上学到东西。而好员工的标志就是——和领导保持高度。
When scolded by your boss, it’s ok. Learn to disinguish his/her needs and what decisions require your full completion.
— yeah, it all boils down to the attitude and positivity of you.

如何让老板重视你?不仅要做好,而且要展示的好。你不努力,你很悲惨。你很努力,但不会适当展示,你一样很悲惨。
How to keep the boss appreciating you? You can’t just work effectively, but also must show your potential. If you don’t work hard, you’ll get nowhere. If you do work hard and don’t show your talents, you’ll still get nowhere.
— i totally agree on this, still trying hard on “showing your talents” part, which i hate. >.<

P/S: copied these from here, although the English translation doesn’t really translate exactly, but the rough meaning is there and i’m too lazy to translate in my own words =X

 

Olympus PEN Mini

The camera i’m using (Panasonic Lumix TZ7) is actually a good camera, especially the super zoom, LCD screen, superb HD video recording, but being a noob in photography, i didn’t do any homework to learn to take excellent shots with the camera. As much as i would like to learn a trick or two for photography, but, call me lazy.

I’ve been thinking for the longest time to get a DSLR, not because i think i can fully utilize it, but because it allows noob (and lazy) people like us to have slightly better looking pictures without much learning. haha!

Olympus Pen Mini has always been the one i’ve been lemming for, due to the small, lightweight and customizable body and the art filters because without any skills, you can still get the depth of field look. =P

Love and i head down to COMEX and although Love suggested splitting half half share, i still had a hard time deciding whether to purchase it because i didn’t want to waste money considering this is actually a want than a need. Just when i decided to walk out of Suntec without buying, i had a change of mind. LOL!

And i haven’t regret it since because it’s really a good bargain considering the usual price was $868, COMEX was selling $558, the salesperson gave us a price of $528 (although i still felt we can bargain down more) and Love is sharing half with me!

At last you’re mine, PEN Mini! <3

Different perspective of life

Came across this article, found it quite interesting to look at different angles in life:

两个婆婆的对话~

一位婆婆对著邻居说:我那个媳妇,好吃懒做,睡到中午,家事也没做,东西还让我儿子拿到房间给她吃,真是太过份

后来邻居反问她:你女儿嫁的还不错吧?

那位婆婆说:对啊,过的很幸福呢,大家都对她很好,也不用做家事,假日都到处去玩,也可以睡到中午,女婿还会煮东西送到房间给我女儿吃呢!

One sentence which is pretty true: 要嫁人不只是嫁老公,是嫁进另一个家,所以要找的不是一个可以依靠的男人,而是一个可以包容你的家庭


http://www.bokelife.com/nver-xifu-1231/

我可能不会爱你 In Time With You

Recently i have been watching this show 我可能不会爱你 and i feel that i can totally see my mirror image of the main female lead character.

“十七岁才彷佛昨日,一切记忆都历历在目,为什麼会不知不觉就来到…” something which i recently find myself trying to accept the fact that i’m already 25 this year…time really flies.

大仁说:正义、直率、聪明、磊落,还有你的不轻易妥协…程又青就是这麼独一无二,只是没有人懂,这或许也是别人觉得你最不完美的地方吧 

Here are the list of 初老症状 (Signs of ageing) listed in the show.

Let’s see till now how many i have hit. =X

01、枕头旁边,电脑键盘旁边,出现一堆万金油、白花油、绿油精等提神药方

02、只要坐下来,小腹就有一滩肉

03、莫名其妙就会一大早醒过来

04、躺在沙发看八点档连续剧30分钟就会开始熟睡

05、对於没有结论的冗长会议充满厌恶

06、觉得自己快要被一堆密码淹没了!

07、对於年轻朋友不让座这件事情会非常介意

08、对於磁场不对的人,可以毫无牵挂的跟他说再见、再见、再见……

09、KTV热门点播排行榜的歌曲完全不会唱

10、以前可以唱KTV到天亮,现在只要熬夜一天,就会累一个礼拜

11、急於想加入facebook之类的网路活动,以免被年轻遗弃

12、如果不喃喃自语,脑子就会打结。

13、越近的事情越容易忘记,越久以前的事情反而越是记得

14、觉得五分埔与路边摊的T恤都是给纸片人穿的

15、以前烦恼青春痘,现在烦恼小细纹

16、除非参加清早晨运的甩手功或庙会朝山活动,否则很难找到比自己年龄大的聚会

17、对於陌生网友的「我们可以交朋友吗?」说法,觉得无比愚蠢而没有耐心

18、认识新朋友的速度与机率逐渐钝化

19、越来越觉得专家说法都是唬烂

20、如果一天没有吃绿色蔬菜就会觉得身体怪怪的

21、逐渐没有耐心替烂朋友收烂摊了

22、越来越不喜欢改变「已经习惯的习惯」

23、很讨厌在外面过夜,因为要带好多东西

24、不知不觉,随身携带温水壶和牙线棒

25、懒的交新朋友的原因,是因为懒的从头交代自己的人生

26、终於认清「老天爷真的很忙」!

27、每次看到某某歌手某某影星过世的消息,就要感叹一次,我们的时代过去了

28、总是把「重要的东西」放在「重要的地方」,然后把那个「重要的地方」彻底忘记

29、说你看过「东京爱情故事」,知道完治与莉香,周遭一片哗然

30、朋友们离婚的(数量/年度)开始超越结婚的(数量/年度)

31、对於星座、运势、紫微斗数、塔罗牌、两性专家与励志书,已经不感兴趣

32、参加告别式的机率比婚礼多,包白包的机会比包红包的机会多

33、再也不觉得年轻辣妹或帅哥是一种天上掉下来的幸福

34、以前糟蹋身体,现在被身体糟蹋

35、开始注意医药新闻,譬如银杏是不是可以预防老年痴呆

36、对於手机铃声开始感觉不耐烦

37、开始关心商品成分、制造商以及赏味期限。

38、最近有件事要告诉你,可是一看见你就全忘了

39、对路边的问卷部队非常有意见

40、对诈骗集团开始产生周旋的战斗力

41、逐渐喜欢到传统市场买菜

42、最讨厌听到「如果你不怎样,就不能怎样」这种威胁

43、在床上睡不著,起床看电视却立刻在沙发上打呼了起来。

44、不想起那个忘掉的名字绝不善罢干休

45、对於RAP一点好感都没有

46、一堆人喊你XX姊、XX哥,而你很想叫他们――闭嘴!

47、讨厌过生日这件事

48、在「不好意思」和「多争取就会赚到」两者间,渐渐倒向了后者

49、对超商的集点活动完全没兴趣

50、对完美起疑,对不完美深信不疑!

16/50…phew, luckily not half yet, so does it prove that i’m still considered young? muahaha!

熟女魅力  – Some good advices

熟女魅力第一条:终于学会朝邪恶漂亮挥拳,一如我们漂亮的踩着高跟鞋。
熟女魅力第二条:只相信自己的眼光,不再被礼物收买。
熟女魅力第三条:拥有一个会为你的伤心而伤心的朋友。
熟女魅力第四条:笑,可以让人战胜敌人与自己。
熟女魅力第五条:不再是别人的书签,而是一本值得一读再读的书。
熟女魅力第六条:让你发光的不是钻石,而是你曾经哭过的眼睛。
熟女魅力第七条:带着你的根本,不管哪里,都可以再次花开。
熟女魅力第八条:多喝水,净化生命,净化爱情,净化蒙蔽的真相。
熟女魅力第九条:勇敢地告诉自己,这不是我的!
熟女魅力第十条:再也没有人可以规定我们头发的长度。
熟女魅力第十一条:永遠都有新一代美少女戰士,站在你仰望的角度。
熟女魅力第十二条:至少要有两本存折,一本储蓄财富,一本储蓄老朋友。
熟女魅力第十三条:拥有热爱的工作,拥有心爱的家,拥有他。

Aside from all those meaningful quotes, i’m also crazy about the female lead’s fashion sense in the show!

Did some research on the items that she wore haha! Sharing with you girls on my findings, if you want to buy, jio me ok!

Shoes
Brand: MyStock
This website sells some of the show’s collection

Bags
Brand: Pixy

Outfit
This website displays a range of outfit which the female lead wore in the show.
here and here sells two of the nice jackets which the female lead wore in the show.

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Toshiba z930

oh my, you didn’t know how long i have waited for this day to come by, for the PC Show event!

I had been eye-ing for Toshiba’s ultrabook for at least half a year and finally decided to make a decision to buy it. Initially, i wanted to purchase the ultrabook when i traveled to US back in January which is obviously much cheaper and it comes with a backlight keyboard feature, but Best Buy didn’t have the ready stock. 🙁

I could have bought it when i returned to Singapore, but then i wavered, probably because of the expensive cost, it didn’t get me committed in buying. So i waited, hoping for the price to drop, previously for an Intel Core i5 cost about 2K SGD. Meanwhile, also looking out for new launch of ultrabooks.

Finally, it came to a point where i think i couldn’t wait anymore, i need the laptop (although it’s actually a WANT rather than a NEED since i had two personal desktops at home) but the temptation of laying down on the bed while using the computer and also able to bring it out (to Love’s house or library) to do my work is really great. (mid year bonus does help in psycho-ing myself for the purchase)

It was even more enticing when i saw the brochure from HWZ that the newer version of Toshiba’s ultrabook Z930 (older version is Z835) is available for sale during the PC Show AND the price is even cheaper, $1699! I’m totally sold.


Bought it on the very first day of PC Show and never regretted since.

There are also a few great offers included in the package which i think is pretty worth the purchase.

Just this 3 Years International Warranty Extension (Parts & Labour) itself, i think it’s already worth the price.

There’s also an additional 1 Year Local Pick-up & Return Service provided!

Norton Internet Security (1 Year)

Chic Notebook Sleeve (3 color options)

An option to choose between Sennheiser VMX200 Bluetooth Headset or Toshiba External DVD Drive, i chose the latter.

Adding up all of the freebies thrown in, amounts to at least SGD500! It’s like i just bought one of the better specs and world’s lightest ultrabook with just a mere $1K+, ok..too much self-physcoing.


But seriously, i’m loving the purchase, it’s really light that even i didn’t notice that i misplaced the adapter in my bag the next day to work. LOL!

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