Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Changing Times

In 14 years, a lot of things have changed.

In '96, when I first registered at UW-Madison, the business undergraduate programme was ranked #13 in the US.

Money Magazine named Madison as the #1 city to live in.

In 2010, UW-Madison's ranking is #40
Money Magazine ranked Madison at #95.


Good Marketing

Get this.. China Press reported that Macau's Gambling King, Stanley Ho sent his personal jet to pick up 88 durians from Singapore. Talk about love for the King of Fruits.

Now, get this. The durians are from the Musang King variety, FROM MALAYSIA...

... why must he buy Malaysian durian in Singapore ?

.. it's all in the marketing... (the Singapore Lychee thing comes to mind, heheh)

Joint Bid For World Cup ?

It was reported in the news that Malaysia would consider a joint bid with Indonesia to host the World Cup.

Huh..? World Cup of what ?

Our team is languising in the 100s ranking. Before we can even consider such ambitious undertakings, please get the team's ranking to at least the top 99 ranked.

Friday, July 09, 2010

World Cup

I am not a die hard soccer fan. I do not go ga-ga over EPL matches at mamak stall and sometimes I think our local newspaper are going overboard when reporting 3/4 of the sports section with EPL or other European league news whereas our own league is lucky enough to get 1/4 page of report.

Anyway, befoe the World Cup started I made my mind to support Argentina. Except for Messi, I don't even know who is on the team but hey, with everyone talking about "their" team, I must have one too. Argentina did rather well, until of course, the famous drubbing by the German team.

OK, lets support a better team (i.e the team that beat Argentina) but hey, even Paul the octopus is not putting his tantacles on that.

Germany lost too..

... Viva La Roja ??