Kiasi aka Kiasi-ism

Thursday, April 20, 2006

金包银 (Gin Bao Yin)

song at here

Lyric :




English pin-yin version:

bak lang eh shin miah
shi kok gin gu bao yin
ngun eh shi miah mm tak chii
bak lak ah ah kui chui
shi gin yan nguok yi
ngun lak shi geh gong ueh
liam mi djiu chut dai ji
guai ngun eh loh tok shi
du diok pai buah lee
lang shi hoh mia kia
ngun di leh zueh hia di
ang ngo eh yao jiao the ngun ti
lin zai gang hoo shin buh you gii

sui ren shi zhueh hia di
ngun shim yah zhin hi bi
shio jiu buah ngun doh lit jii
gueh qi ya eh ong shu
mm ghaa thee kii
xiu beh guat tao giah
zhue yin bui boh yung kii

The English version pinyin is something like that.

Thanks to andy for the pin-yin traslation.

Monday, April 17, 2006

How an accountant counts?

I went back to my secondary school few days back ago. In the staff office...

Teacher : "Oh... Kiasi... Mana lu pergi???"

Me : "Tengah belajar."

Teacher : "Oh~~ Tengah belajar~~ Belajar di mana?"

Me : "TAR Kolej."

Teacher : "Oh... Belajar apa?"

Me : "Diploma dalam perakaunan."

Teacher : "Oh... Ini cina semua kaya-kaya belaka lah~~~ Semua pun pergi IPTS-IPTS... Berapa kos dia?"

Me : "6 ribu untuk 2 tahun."

Teacher : "Wahhhhh~~~~ $$ Mahal giler..."

Me : "Cheap what... RM6000 for 2 years. You go other institute and see..."

Teacher : *underestimating look* "RM6000 what, RM6000 what. You pay and see. Go apply matrix or worse come to worse, go Form 6 lah... And then can go for local U summore. 'U' summore."

Me : "But for accounting, TARC is still one of the best in Malaysia."

Teacher : "TARC is a college only..."

Now many people, especially those people who think that private colleges are expensive, have one perception - "Local universities are the best."

RM6000 is considered cheap, I mean for 2 years period. Ignore my partly-scholarhip. The teacher whom I chatted with her on that day, is actually quite rich. Master in BM, has only one kids (number of kids does determine the wealth of a family, ok?), and has a maid.

Now let us calculate (now I'm a accounting trainee already):

A maid's monthly salary = RM400
A maid's yearly salary = RM4800
A maid's 2-years salary = RM9600

*food, accomodation, pass are not included yet.

So, what do you think.

Take it another way, people always said, studying Form 6 is just wasting your time.

Let's calculate again (accounting trainee):

wait for SPM result = 3 months
wait for Form 6 school reopens = 3 months
study form 6 = 18 months
wait for result = 3 months
wait for universities intakes = 3 months
degree course = 36 months
total = 66 months (5.5 years)
mine = 54 months (4.5 years)
net loss = 1 year

now, let's calculate the salary (accouting trainee liao):

If fortunate, I'll be graduating at 21, which means I can work for 34 years.
For a local U graduate, he/she will be graduating at 22, which means can work for 33 years.

The one year difference is not calculated by the fresh-grad paid, but the 34th-year salary, as the one who escapes from Form 6 has the 34 years of experience. So, my aiming isn't that high. I work for 34 years. By that time, just put a RM5000 figure. Subtract the taxes, inflation rate, and miscellaneous, left RM2000 (satisfy?). My one year earning will be RM24000 (12*RM2000). Enough to cover the RM6000? Yes.

Of course, universities are good. But due to the high demand, students tend not to get what they want.

In fact, selections of tertiary education level depend on what course do you want. For psychology, go for HELP University College. For business administration, got for Nottingham University. For Accounting, go for TARC. For law, go for Brickfield College. For electric & electronic, go for MMU. For pre-u, go for Taylors. For medicine and others, I think local u still rule.

But back to my situation, the course fees, are actually slightly more expensive by a little bit. A local u grad has to pay around RM4000 (is it? correct me if I'm wrong). If refer back, one year's difference is only RM1000. But my current situation is partly covered by scholarship due to my 9A's *kembang*. So, who is losing?

I'm here not to go against the local universities. But just compare both. Who the hel said that RM6000 is considered expensive?

Monday, April 03, 2006

Blood Donating and Period

I always heard from others that girls often easily get angry during their period because they lose alot of blood. Thus, I put it a try and went to donate my blood last Wednesday. It wasn't anything and I finished it with a smiling face and a smiling heart.

I don't understand why.

Why we feel happy after donating our blood while the girls often easily get angry during their period?