Thursday, 9 November 2006


I woke up on time. =P

Eeks, project proposals are uber hard to do lar. Can't think of any chim words to use to explain the scene and get more marks.

Didn't sleep well last night. Maybe the air con was too cold, or maybe it's cause I was sneezing repeatedly. Blarh, panadol doesn't seem to have any effect.

Streaming results are posted. Blarh, Physics was merged with Geog? I am so not looking forward to next year's classmates. But anyways, it's all part of the challenge. =)

Got this in an email today.
An American businessman was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican
village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the

small boat were several large yellow fin tuna. The American
complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long
it took to catch them. The mexican replied only a little while. The
American then asked why didn't he stay out longer and catch more fish?

The Mexican said he had enough to support his family's immediate needs.
The American then asked, but what do you do with the rest of your time?
The Mexican fisherman said, "I sleep late, fish a little, play with my
children, take siesta with my wife, Maria, stroll into the village each
evening where I sip wine and play guitar with my amigos, I have a full

and busy life, senor.

The American scoffed, "I am a Harvard MBA and could help you. You
should spend more time fishing and with the proceeds buy a bigger boat,
with the proceeds from the bigger boat you could buy several boats,
eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling
your catch to a middleman you would sell directly to the processor,
eventually opening your own cannery. You would control the product,
processing and distribution. You would need to leave this small coastal
fishing village and move to Mexico City, then LA and eventually NYC
where you will run your expanding enterprise."

The Mexican fisherman asked, "But senor, how long will this all take?"
To which the American replied, "15-20 years."

"But what then, senor?"

The American laughed and said that's the best part. "When the time is

right you would announce an IPO and sell your company stock to the
public ad become very rich, you would make millions."

"Millions, senor? Then what?"

The American said, "Then you would retire. Move to a small coastal
fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with

your kids, take siesta with your wife, stroll to the village in the
evenings where you could sip wine and play your guitar with your

It speaks alot if you ponder over it for awhile.

What is the point of success if the only thing you have in the end is the thing u started with in the first place?

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