Allow me to quickly share 3 tales with you today…
I am currently attending a global tax conference which will last for a week. Just as I got out from my car and into the lift lobby, I bumped into my boss.
“Zewt, my sister in law passed away last Saturday”
“Oh, so sorry. So how?”
“The funeral is tomorrow (Tuesday). With this conference, now I have problem”
One would have thought that the conference is the problem as my boss should be at the funeral. But as the conversation went on, I found out that the ‘problem’ was the funeral. She will not be attending the funeral tomorrow (Tuesday) as she ‘needs’ to be in the conference tomorrow. Apparently… no choice… does she?
I am beginning to seriously considering a change of job.
During lunch, I was sitting next to the regional manager of the South East Asia region, she is from Singapore.
“bla bla bla”
“ya ya bla bla”
“Hey zewt, are you going to have a traditional Chinese wedding?”
“No, will be having a church wedding”
At this time, she looked up gave me a rather perplexed look.
“Yeah, what’s wrong with that?”
“Aren’t all Malaysians supposed to be…… Muslims?”
For some very strange reason, this Singaporean thinks that all Malaysians have to be Muslims. Her reason for having such understanding…
“That’s what I read in the news”
I really wonder what kind of message are we portraying to the world at large.
Someone pointed out to me about the list of crew members of the Expedition 16.
Expedition 16 comprises of:
Commander – Peggy Whitson
Flight Engineer – Yuri Malenchenko
Flight Engineer – Leopold Eyharts
Flight Engineer – Garrett Reisman
Flight Engineer – Dan Tani
Spaceflight participant – Sheikh Muzhaphar Shukor.
So our hero is a… spaceflight participant according to NASA website. I am just glad they didn't call him space teh-tarik maker. I am so proud. Aren’t you proud?