During Asia Business Conference, I had the chance to sit right next to Dr. Surin, the Secretary-General of ASEAN and talked with him at a pre-conference meet up. Dr. Surin is one of the more inspiring figures I meet during the conference. His background as a Muslim from the Buddhist nation Thailand provide some sort … Read moreCooperation among ASEAN
(Chicago, Illinois) Macy’s ! I visited Chicago cosmopolitan to look at their architecture. I must admit that my timing throughout the entire trip is not perfect, but perhaps, it was this sense of uncertainty that added some spice for the travel. My train ride through the Metra was delayed because there was a homicide in … Read moreChicago Rush Pt. 3: City of Angels
(Chicago, Illinois) Look at all the different faces. Ever since young, I dream of remodeling myself. Shaping my whole personality, actions, gestures, facial expressions into someone I’m not. When I watched “The Pretender” when I was young, I used to think how cool it was to be able to transform into another person and fool … Read moreDream of Renaissance
Americans love their alcohol. I discovered this when I was shopping for some alcohol too. Perhaps it is the last minute festive season purchase but the alcoholic beverage store seems to be thriving amidst the current economic situation. Those whom I meet are purchasing beers and wines to complement their Christmas dinner. Wines are cheap … Read moreChicago Rush Pt. 2: Alcohol and Consumer Spending
(Chicago, Illinois) Only a one way path? I received an email notification about my participation in the Michigan Investment Challenge last semester. It’s a real life stock market investment simulation between the students of Michigan. I’ll let the email say the rest. You ended up in the top six of the Investment Challenge 2008. Congratulations! … Read moreInvesting Career, Maybe?
(Chicago, Illinois) My trip to Chicago started out with a mess. I woke up early in the dawn hoping to catch early transiting bus, which will eventually lead to the train station. However, the awaited bus never arrived. The winter was approaching record low temperature. Unable to continue waiting out in the cold, I phoned … Read moreChicago Rush Pt. 1: Bleak Atmosphere
At times like this is when I felt a little homesick. I am not the type who will get emotional over a lot of things, but this song often reminds me of the things that did. I find the song resonates with my inner emotion a lot to touch my heartstrings and I often replay … Read moreWith Love