Sentosa Serapong 119 F5(36%,B1,P5) B2 PT40 I57
My running home course is the road alongside of Singapore river through Robertson and Clark quay which is five km distance. I usually do two round to make it ten km.
Recently I found this route has connected towards Marina Bay. My home course expand there and become ten km distance as one round. The route alongside Marina Bay is quite nice and modern. I enjoy the urban running life.
We had annual Div chinese new year party and celebrated taking Lo-hei.
According to wikipedia, Yusheng, yee sang or yuu sahng (Chinese: 鱼生; pinyin: yúshēng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: hî-seⁿ or hû-siⁿ), or Prosperity Toss, also known as lo hei (Cantonese for 撈起 or 捞起) is a Teochew-style raw fish salad. It usually consists of strips of raw fish (most commonly salmon), mixed with shredded vegetables and a variety of sauces and condiments, among other ingredients. Yusheng literally means "raw fish" but since "fish (鱼)" is commonly conflated with its homophone "abundance (余)", Yúshēng (鱼生) is interpreted as a homophone for Yúshēng (余升) meaning an increase in abundance. Therefore, yusheng is considered a symbol of abundance, prosperity and vigor.
While versions of it are thought to have existed in China, the contemporary version is created and popularised in the 1960s amongst the ethnic Chinese community and its consumption has been associated with Chinese New Year festivities in Singapore as well as in neighbouring Malaysia. In Singapore, government, community and business leaders often take the lead in serving the dish as part of official functions during the festive period or in private celebrity dinners.
After the dinner, KARAOKE started...
恭喜发财！(Gōngxǐ fācái!) I wish You Great Prosperity!
Happy New Year of the Dragon!
This morning, we were all happily entertained by the brightly colored lions which bowed and danced in our office to the crashing of the cymbals and the beating of the drums. In fact, it was my first up close and personal experience with the Chinese lion dance and I certainly found it very interesting.
さあ、chineese new year３連戦の最終日です。今日こそはと思いましたが、結局、最低という結果でした。
Orchid vanda Aranda 107 F5(36%,B4) P2 B4 PT38 I45
Orchid Dendro Vanda 106 F8(57% B2 P2) B4 P2 PT40
Face book で知人から紹介してもらった話です。ちょっとウルッときましたね。Three Stone Cutterのような話です。
This is a story about a lady who always gives up easily when faced with challenge.When she was studying in university, she would frequently change her extra curriculum activities as she was unable to persistently pursue any particular interest. Upon graduation from university, she began to look for a job. She started off by working for a manufacturing company but called it a quit within three months as she had some conflicts with her boss. Subsequently, she joined a logistics company but quit again within half a year as the job scope was simply too different from her expectation. She soon moved on to an administrative job in a medical company. But she again claimed, “This is not what I wanted…” and quit from the company. As a result of her job hopping, she had a long list of past employers on her resume and so no company was willing to offer her a full time job. However, she knew that her job search had to continue as she needed to make a living. Although her parents were ready to welcome her back to their hometown, she stubbornly declined as she did not want to be seen as a failure. She decided to register with a recruitment agency and they did find her some jobs. However, she continued to have conflicts with colleagues and soon quit her job whenever she couldn’t put up with it. As a consequence, the list of past employers in her resume became even longer. One day, the recruitment agency called her up again to offer her another new job as a cashier at a supermarket. At that time, product bar code was not yet in existence. A cashier had to input prices into the cash register and so good typing skill was essential. One week later, she got used to being a cashier but soon became bored of it. She began asking herself, “Why am I doing such a simple and boring job?” On the other hand, she was getting frustrated with herself for being impatient and her inability to stabilize her career. As much as she knew that she had to persevere to overcome her problem, she could not get down to doing it. As before, she had her letter prepared but this time round, she hesitated in tendering her resignation. Coincidentally, she received a call from her mother. “Why don’t you come back home?” asked her mum tenderly. That call changed her mind of staying in Tokyo but to return to her hometown. Given her long stay in Tokyo, there was a lot of stuff to pack. While clearing her desk drawer, she found a notebook. It was her memorable childhood diary! As she flipped through the diary excitedly, she stumbled upon a page with “I want to be a pianist.” written on it. That was her dream while she was in high school. She recalled practising very hard as piano playing was the only interest that she pursued relentlessly. Unfortunately, she still gave up her dream of becoming a pianist in the end. As she stared at her diary, reminiscing the time when she was enthusiastically pursuing her dream, she began to reflect and felt regretful about her present life. “I used to be so enthusiastic at pursuing my ambition but look at what’s happening to me now? It’s my fault that the list of past employers is so long on my resume. I’m feeling so miserable, especially now that I’m about to leave another company again…” She closed her diary and rang up her mother, speaking in tears, “Mom, I want to challenge myself once again.” She tore up the resignation letter and went on to work at the supermarket - that simple and boring cashier job, the next day. A couple of days later, it dawned on her that… “While practising piano, I used to make mistakes repeatedly but after many practices, my fingers could naturally pressed the correct key even though my eyes were at the score” She then thought to herself, “I can also master my typing skill on the cash register in my own way!” As there are many buttons on a cash register, she tried to remember the button layout first before proceeding to practise. She tried typing on the cash register as if she was playing a piano. Within a week, her typing speed on the cash register was much improved. In the past, she could only keep her eyes on the cash register but now, her new skill had enabled her to also take notice of other areas, much to her surprise. She began observing the customers who came into the store and thought to herself, “Oh, that customer was at the store yesterday too.” “Hmmm…more customers with children come to the store at this timing…” That became really fun for her privately. While she typed away on the cash register like a pianist, she closely watched the customers and observed their buying behavior - “She mainly buys at promotional price.” “He always comes to the store just before it is about to close.” “She buys only expensive items.”One day, an old lady who always buys groceries at discounted price came to the cashier counter with a gorgeous fish.She was surprised and could not help asking, “What are you celebrating?” The old lady smiled and replied, “My grandchild won a prize in the swimming contest and so we are going to have a celebration. Fresh fish, isn’t it? “ “That’s great. Congratulations!” Instinctively, she said those congratulatory words. That was indeed the first time she enjoyed the experience of interacting with customers and it triggered her to become more proactive in serving the customers thereafter. And gradually, she was able to remember the customers and even their names. She would sometimes suggest, “Ms. Smith, do you want to buy chocolate today? We have chocolate promotions over there.” “Instead of tuna, do you want to buy salmon which is really fresh today?” The customers were all happy with her suggestions. “Sounds good, let me give that chocolate a try” customers replied.She started to interact with customers and gradually enjoyed her job. One day, while she was enjoying her conversation with customers at her counter, she suddenly heard an in-store announcement that went, “We apologize for keeping you waiting at the queue today. Please move to other cashier counters with shorter queues.” Not long after, she heard the in-store announcement again. “We apologize for keeping you waiting at the queue today. Please move to other cashier counters with shorter queues.” When the in-store announcement came on the third time, she became curious and began looking around. To her great surprise, there was no queue at the other five cashier counters. All customers were patiently queuing up at hers! The store supervisor even rushed to the queue and patiently said, “Dear customers, please proceed to other cashier counters.” One customer immediately replied, “Don’t worry as we are not here to just do shopping. We are here to chat with this cashier. I’m happy to wait in the queue.” She felt so touched upon hearing it that she burst into tears. Another customer also said to the store supervisor, “Yeah, I’m also here to chat with this cashier. While I can easily find promotions at some other stores, I can’t find a cashier as friendly and helpful as her. So please let me queue here.” She was so touched that she couldn’t get back to work. She finally realized what a wonderful job she has! She immediately became a changed person at work and was soon promoted to become the cashier team’s chief, responsible for training new staff. I’m sure those new staff whom she trained will certainly enjoy interacting with customers and are always thinking, what a wonderful job they have!
chineese new year eve なのですいてました。今日から３連戦です。今日は、おとといのレッスンの効果があり、Topもせず、V字打法はうまくいきました。後半、ちょっと大たたきしたので、１００は切れませんでしたが、ティーショットはかなり安定してきました。後半ウッドのTopが出だしましたね。IronがV字というか腕を返すようにしたら、＋１０ｍくらい飛ぶようになりました。明日は、ウッドは方向の精度もいまいちなので、バンカーはいらないように、少し控えます。
Orchid Vanda Aranda １０２ F９（６４％、B2) B4 P3 PT37 I42
Daiman18 108 F９（６４％、OB1,P1) B3 P１ PT39 I48
We had the annual dinner & dance tonight, which theme is Shanghai night. One of Shanghai night club faces tough competition with competitiors. So this night club try to strengthen their show finding out the good talent in their organization. They shortlisted some of them. Tonight is the final selection event night. This is the story of our party. Yes we really found out a lot of talented staff. It was so fun. Dinner ended after midnight... have to get up tomorrow 5：00am for golf,though.
- 作者: 菊澤研宗
- 出版社/メーカー: 朝日新聞出版
- 発売日: 2011/03/18
- メディア: 単行本
プリンシパル＝エージェント関係（－かんけい、principal-agent relationship）とは、行為主体Aが、自らの利益のための労務の実施を、他の行為主体Bに委任すること。このとき、行為主体Aをプリンシパル（principal、依頼人、本人）、行為主体Bをエージェント（agent、代理人）と呼ぶ。エージェンシー・スラック（agency slack）とは、エージェントが、プリンシパルの利益のために委任されているにもかかわらず、プリンシパルの利益に反してエージェント自身の利益を優先した行動をとってしまうこと。エージェンシー問題（－もんだい、agency problem）とは、プリンシパル＝エージェント関係においてエージェンシー・スラックが生じてしまう問題のこと。
- 作者: 伊藤 邦武
- 出版社/メーカー: 中央公論新社
- 発売日: 2011/09/22
- メディア: 新書
Swadee Krup from Bnagkok. The situation in Bangkok has been resumed. should turn a misfortune into blessing, Tom!
Rainy Seasonは終わったかと思ったのですが、ずっと雨でした。また、ティーショットとパターはまずまずでしたが、それ以外がダメでしたね。 Fairway wood = Iron > Approach ということで、アプローチが特にだめでした。V字打法も不発。
Orchid 107 F6(43%,B2,P1) B3 P1 PT37 I49
- 作者: シーナ・アイエンガー
- 出版社/メーカー: 文藝春秋
- 発売日: 2010/11/12
- メディア: 単行本
- 出版社/メーカー: ダイヤモンド社
- 発売日: 2011/09/10
- メディア: 雑誌
アダム M. グラント
ペンシルバニア大学 ウォートン・スクール 教授
How Customers can rally your troops
Normally companies give the recogintion to their employees for the motivation by awards etc, however end users can energize your workforce far better than your managers can - outsourcing inspiration.
The art of motivation maintenance
1. [from the management] Long service award, MD award, bonus, i-sparc
2. [from the collegues] Applause,Reflection survey,Internal user survey, Inertnal Face book, birthday cake
3. [from the public] award from institute
4. [from the customer] FGI,Appreciation letter from customer (Call center)
3 books in 2011
The year of 2012 has begun. I did the first 10km run today alongside Singapore river which is my home course. Normally I run without any music devices because I like to think a various things during my run, however today I tried to run with my WALKMAN-NWZ-W252 which was kept on my closet for long time. Uhmm, I felt my adrenalin came out. Yes, I have to strengthen my right brain in this year. Music might be a solution for me to run everyday as a usual exercise.
Sentosa Serapong 102 F5(36%,P1,OB1,B3) B4 PT34 I44
一応、Serapong Best ですね （107→102）。
- 出版社/メーカー: 宝島社
- 発売日: 2011/04/12
- メディア: 大型本
- 作者: 岡本 享二
- 出版社/メーカー: 日本経済新聞社
- 発売日: 2004/12
- メディア: 新書
- 作者: エイミー ドミニ
- 出版社/メーカー: 木鐸社
- 発売日: 2002/09
- メディア: 単行本
- 作者: Amy Domini
- 出版社/メーカー: Kaplan Publishing
- 発売日: 2001/01/15
- メディア: ペーパーバック
Amy Domini, the woman whose name is on the premier index of socially responsible companies, has become one of the most visible and outspoken advocates for SRI. The Domini 400 index tracks highly targeted, select socially responsible companies. This benchmark index, and The Domini Social Equity Fund, a mutual fund that invests in indexed companies, are the brainchildren of Domini and her partners who set out to prove that investing with conscience can be a profitable venture. For its eight years since inception, the fund’s results beat the S&P 500. Showing how to improve the quality of life and the value of a portfolio at the same time, Socially Responsible Investing helps investors: *align investments with beliefs *define particular benchmarks and screen for principles they wish to invest in (or avoid) *learn to identify ethical and financial investment stars *use investment dollars to support community economic development *assess the screening process to address the needs of all stakeholders in a company *dialogue directly with corporations incorporating activist tactics on current issues
●The difinition of CSR in Europe ＝CSR is a concept whereby companies integrate social and enviromental concerns in their business operations and in their interactions with their stakeholders on a voluntary basis.
1 book in 2012
A Happy New Year !
2011 was a challenging year. I hope 2012 will be a wonderful year for everybody.
2012 is the year of Olympic in London (Aug), which, I hope, will give us encouraging moments. There will be US presidential election in Nov6, too.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012
Talking about myself, I had a good 2011 pesonally completing my fisrt triathlon. I would like to make 2012 another fruitful year.
Specially, I would like to do more activities in the area of ART besides running ,golf and reading books. I feel I need a little bit more time for painting ,playing a guitar and so on in 2012.
How about you ?