Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The First Malaysian Dreamgirl

Well, the Malaysian public have decided or rather the SMS votes have decided on the First Malaysian Dreamgirl.

The first Malaysian Dreamgirl will get the following prizes:

A Nissan Latio 1.8Ti (A)
A RM10,000 preloaded AmBank NexG PrePaid MasterCard
A RM3,000 Wella Professionals hamper
RM1,000 of Escada fragrances
RM1,000 of Bebe apparel
RM500 of Nose footwear
An exclusive cover spread in NewMan magazine

So, the winner of Malaysian Dreamgirl and becomes the First Malaysian Dreamgirl is:


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(Yes, drum roll sounds exactly like that)


-CINDY TEY-


The first Malaysian Dreamgirl - Cindy Tey

~~CONGRATS~~

Now, apparently a lot of people are shocked that Cindy wins the show and not Hanis. Clearly, among the Top 3, Hanis is the popular choice.

However, popularity alone does not convert to votes. SMS is what counted and clearly in this case, Cindy got the most SMS votes that results from "strong" family support.

This is where a lot of people feels that the show is not fair and that the SMS vote should not be used as a criteria in determining the winner because a lot of them feels that Cindy does not have what it takes to be the Malaysian Dreamgirl.

Lets do some analysis shall we?

First of all, right from the beginning it has been stated that SMS votes will be used as the determining factor in deciding the winner. This IS after all a reality show to earn profit. Don't you get that money matters? That being said, it is safe to say that Cindy did win this based on the SMS votes and based on that fact alone she deserve to be the first Malaysian Dreamgirl. Correct?

And then, there is this Hanis factor. Yes, I would also love to see Hanis win. A lot of people like Hanis. However, it is obvious that she is not THAT popular because if she is really as popular as perceived she would have the most SMS votes. In 2007 estimate, Malaysia population is around 24 million. If just 1% vote for Hanis, you will have around 240K numbers of SMS votes. That would be enough to win the Malaysian Dreamgirl I would think.

Blame it on the coverage of Malaysian Dreamgirl show then, because a lot of people don't even know that there are such show exists. Don't know, how to vote leh.

So, cannot really say that the Malaysian public have decided on the first Malaysian Dreamgirl but rather it is the SMS votes that decide since I think not even 1% of Malaysian population watch the show. I could be wrong though. Don't flame me. Spread Love not Hate.

Overall, the hate and negative comments about Cindy being the first Malaysian Dreamgirl are still ongoing from Cindy haters.

Aside from that, I am sure that Cindy would have her own fans also. That being said, perhaps there would be a Leave Cindy Alone rant? Like what this guy did for Britney.

Now, that would be hilarious.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Malaysian Dreamgirl

Alright, I confess that I have been following the progress of Malaysian Dreamgirl since Day 1 it is open for viewing.

From Episode 1 up to Episode 16 where they have trimmed away 9 girls out of 12 girls and left 3 girls for the grand finale.

The 12 girls
Back Row (standing)- From Left- Nadia, Jean, Eyna, Adeline, Alison, Natasha
Middle Row (sitting)- From Left- Cindy, Fiqa, Valerie, Ringo
Front Row (sitting)- From Left- Jay, Hanis


There are 8 photo shoot from Episode 1 to Episode 16. With almost every photo shoot, the girls are trimmed off according to the SMS vote by the public.

Now, that got me thinking. We have to be realistic here. The only reason why reality shows are so popular nowadays is that it is very profitable. Well, not only reality show but almost everything are profit oriented.

Anyway, my point is that if you are rich then you CAN be the next Malaysian Dreamgirl if you want to. It is after all based on the number of SMS votes and SMS costs money. So, by putting enough money which would increase the amount of SMS votes, YOU can be the Malaysian Dreamgirl. No?

Back to the focus of this post. Lets see the photo shoots and YOU can decide, in your opinion who should be the FIRST Malaysian Dreamgirl.

TOP 12
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Photo Shoot 1 - The Make Over
Top from the left - Valerie, Ringo, Natasha, Nadia, Jean, Jay
Bottom from left - Adeline, Alison, Cindy, Eyna, Fiqa, Hanis



Photo Shoot 2 - Women Secret
Top from the left - Valerie, Ringo, Natasha, Nadia, Jean, Jay
Bottom from left - Adeline, Alison, Cindy, Eyna, Fiqa, Hanis


TOP 9
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Photo Shoot 3 - Precinct 2
Top row from the left - Valerie, Ringo, Nadia
Middle row from left - Jay, Hanis, Fiqa
Bottom from left - Eyna, Cindy, Adeline


TOP 8
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Photo Shoot 4 - White Summer
Top row from the left - Eyna, Ringo
Middle row from left - Jay, Nadia, Fiqa
Bottom from left - Cindy, Hanis, Adeline


TOP 7
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Photo Shoot 5 - Wella Inspiration
Top row from the left - Cindy, Fiqa, Nadia
Bottom from left - Ringo, Adeline, Jay, Hanis


TOP 6
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Photo Shoot 6 - Savanh Too
From the left - Hanis, Cindy, Jay, Nadia, Ringo, Adeline



Photo Shoot 7 - Couture Batik
Top row from the left - Ringo, Adeline, Nadia
Bottom from left - Jay, Hanis, Cindy


Finally, the top 3 girls who will be competing for the title the First Malaysian Dreamgirl at The Malaysian Dreamgirl Grand Finale which will be held at One Utama LG Oval on Tuesday 29th April 2008 at 6.30pm.
(Oh, that is tomorrow at the point this post is written)

So without further ado, the top 3 girls.


TOP 3
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Photo Shoot 8- Black Allure
From the left - Cindy, Hanis, Adeline

So, any of your favorite girls/guesses from earlier on in the top 3?

In the beginning, my favorite is Jean. If I am not mistaken, she is into pharmacy or medical doctor. A clever girl eh.

"Jean" - Fong Siew Jean

However, she opted out of the Malaysian Dreamgirl voluntarily after the second photo shoot. Don't really know the reason but she did and I was heartbroken. So, what to do when your favorite girl drop out?

Diversify is what you do. What doesn't kill you will make you stronger. Grrrrr. So, diversification is the way to go.

Hence, after that I begin to diversify and choose a few favorites among the girls. Why diversify? To prevent "kena" heartbroken again, or so to say.

Results from my careful diversification analysis, I have selected a few more girls as my favorites to win the Malaysian Dreamgirl.


The first girl - Fiqa

"Fiqa" - Nur Afiqah Liyana Binti Hazrin Chong


The second girl - Ringo

"Ringo" - Ringo Tan Hui Ling


The third girl - Hanis

"Hanis" - Hanis Zalikha binti Zainal Rashid


The fourth girl - Cindy

"Cindy" - Cindy Tey


The Fifth girl - Adeline

"Adeline" - Adeline Lee Ying Ying


There, 5 more girls as favorites. From the 5, Fiqa got voted out first. Darn, never mind there are 4 girls left.

After that, Ringo got voted out. Grrrrr. Darn again. Never mind, there are 3 girls left and the 3 girls goes on to be the Top 3.

See, diversification increases your chances and also reduce the potential heartbroken situation.

But ho, one problem with diversification. Since the Top 3 are my favorites, how to choose leh. There can only be one as the first Malaysian Dreamgirl.

Arghhh, do I have to choose one? Can I choose to HAVE the 3 instead of 1? As the Malaysian Dreamgirl of course. What are you thinking?

However, one got to do what one have to do.

Who will be
the
FIRST MALAYSIAN DREAMGIRL?


Cindy?



Hanis?




Adeline?


So,

Who will be
the
First Malaysian Dreamgirl?



Have to wait till
The Malaysian Dreamgirl Grand Finale
at
One Utama LG Oval
Tuesday 29th April 2008
at
6.30pm
to find out then.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Uprightness

Just when I am beginning to lose hope in humanity, I met someone who makes me believe that there are still some "light" left after all. Not extinguished but just dimmed with fragile intensity trying to once again shine brightly.

I went to the bank just now and forget to take my bankcard which is left at the ATM machine. After that, I went to a bakery nearby and after paying for the breads, a guy around the age 30 approached me and handed over to me a bankcard and says, "Just now I saw you left your bankcard at Maybank ATM".

Luckily there is someone who is honest and kind enough to pass it back to me. I must be getting older or something. Getting more and more absent minded lately.

Believe me when I say there are people who have no integrity, no honesty, and plain backstabber.

There are also people who denied ever saying what have been said even though there are 5 witnesses that heard it in person at the same time.

All those people will definitely have bad karma. Retribution will be swift and hard.

However, the point is that there are still some good left in this world. Not all are lost.

And today I renewed my trust and hopes in humanity.

Now, say AMEN to that.

AMEN.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Believe It Or Not

***Got this interesting information emailed to me. Don't know true or not lah***




Lebanon, men are legally allowed to have sex with animals, but the animals must be female. Having sexual relations with a male animal is punishable by death.
(So, that makes it less perverted? Makes sense?)


In Bahrain , a male doctor may legally examine a woman's genitals, but is prohibited from looking directly at them during the examination. He may only see their reflection in a mirror.
(Oh, so need to "indirectly" see lah. Look at the mirror is not looking at it directly mah)


Muslims are banned from looking at the genitals of a corpse. This also applies to undertakers. The sex organs of the deceased must be covered with a brick or piece of wood at all times.
(Covered with a brick? Piece of wood? Serious?)



The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia is decapitation.
(Ouch, that must hurt a lot.)


There are men in Guam whose full-time job is to travel the countryside and deflower young virgins, who pay them for the privilege of having sex for the first time.
Reason: under Guam law, it is expressly forbidden for virgins to marry.
(Woh, where do I sign up for the job?)


In Hong Kong , a betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill her adulterous husband, but may only do so with her bare hands. The husband's illicit lover, on the other hand, may be killed in any manner desired.
(Sweet Revenge???)


In Cali , Colombia , a woman may only have sex with her husband, and the first time this happens, her mother must be in the room to witness the act.
(No shit?)


In Santa Cruz, Bolivia , it is illegal for a man to have sex with a woman and her daughter at the same time.
(And that suppose to be legal somewhere?)


Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
(Yes, I can imagine. 150 calories an hour. Do that and if you did not die from severe head injury, I doubt that you will be able to do any thinking any time soon.)


Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
(Oh, no wonder the Dolphins seems to be always happy.)


An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
(Surprisingly that there are people who is like that.)


Starfish don't have brains..
(Yes, a lot of people also don't have)


Turtles can breathe through their butts/ass.
(And you think your breath is smelly)


The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
(People actually did research on this? )


Oh, one more.
BenardCometh can also lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight too, BUT he never falls over on any side when intoxicated. He is never ever intoxicated ever, even when he is intoxicated.
(Yeah, like that makes any sense too.)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

How to tell if you are not welcomed

Well,

If you sees this in the toilet then definitely you will know that you are not welcomed.

feel the love?


Anyway, the picture is quite funny in a twisted way but it is also quite disturbing. Like whoever created this picture have an inner psycho. Sort of. =p

Eh wait, everyone HAVE their own inner psycho. Be afraid, be very very afraid.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Tora and Ding Dang

Well, this brings back memories. Childhood memories that is.

Passed by Everise (Near 7th Mile), and saw the two things from my childhood days that I thought have already phase out or out of distribution already. The Tora and Ding Dang.


Tora

Ding Dang

I remembered the young naive me used to keep pestering my mum to buy Tora or the Ding Dang. Not because of the chocolate balls inside (not exactly taste good) but because of the different toys one gets.

Hence, I smiled when I saw the Tora and Ding Dang at the shelves. Without even thinking what others (my colleagues) would think, I grab a Tora and a Ding Dang and march to the cashier. Yes, a macho big guy like me buying some kiddy stuff.
(Standing at 6 feet and around 95kg- Yep, definitely consider myself a BIG guy. I am not FAT. I am BIG-BONED. Muhahahahaha.)

Next, some more pictures.

Choco in Tora

Choco in Ding Dang

Magnetic Fishing Set in Tora

Bubble Blowing Set in Ding Dang

Right. Now I can blow some bubble while fishing at the same time when I am bored. =p

I would think that some might not even hear about Tora and Ding Dang, perhaps maybe the rich would never heard bout it. Something like I am too "standard" to be buying stuff like that kind of thing. Somewhere along that line.

Their childhood probably would be full time tuition, learning linguistic lessons, and definitely learn piano or the violin or **insert musical instrument here**. Or even, their play time would be playing golf or tennis and their hobby would be like flying the helicopter or plane or something. =p


Anyway, like what I said, it brings back childhood memories. I am considered a kampung boy. Not exactly authentic kampung boy but a kampung boy nonetheless coming from a small town.

So, what my childhood was like?

It involves climbing trees (Not just some sissy ass midget tree ok, but giant tree where you can see buildings far away if you are on the top), fishing as in catching fishes by jumping into the mud when the water is low and use bare hand to feel the fish, play hide and seek, explore secondary forest nearby, making own weapon (the lastik) and try to hunt down birds and a lot more. Well, you get the idea.

Gosh, suddenly I feel old. Those days, Tv shows such as Transformers, Thundercats, Mickey Mouse, Voltron, Ultraman, Bugs Bunny, He-Man, McGyver, the Wat's Up Doc bunny, the yippa yippa anderra anderaa mouse cartoon are a must watch.

That is it already. The more I think back the older I felt I have become. Cannot like that, Have to stop already..


Forever Young mah. =p

Friday, April 18, 2008

Big Apple Donut and Coffee at The Spring Kuching


Still doesn't get why is it that there are so many people willing to stand and queue for so long just to buy the donuts.

I know that being the first in Sarawak contribute to that BUT still I don't get why. The donuts are not THAT exceptionally nice. For yours truly, it does not leave a lasting impression after consuming it. Nothing special leh.


Ini macam ada sedap kah?


Too overrated I would say. I heard the Krispy something, a fellow donut competitor is better and very delicious. Never tried before but better don't make me disappointed when I tried it someday.

Overall, Big Apple donuts are not THAT bad but definitely I won't be eating it often. Once in a while is still ok. The taste mah mah tei jek mah.

One thing for sure is that I will never queue up to buy the donuts.


Not in this lifetime.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Brand and Brain Matters

***Notes***
Yours Truly am asked to be the guest blogger at Brain O Brand. The following is the post made at Brain O Brand by yours truly.



Let’s face it. In todays materialistic world, people are often judged by the brands that they wear and use. You would be categorized in the upper class type of “people”. Standards yo. Up until to the extent that you are only successful if you are practically breathing branded stuff.

The reason for this is because branded stuff are more than often expensive. The more expensive the stuff the more well off you are perceived. People wear, eat, and use expensive stuff to be perceived as upper class people and of a higher standard compared to the rest of the mortals.

Undeniably that some brands definitely have quality associated with the premium price charged. However, more than often there are better alternatives with lesser known brands with much cheaper price tag. The so called upper classed people would not even consider the better alternative just because of the brand. Because of brands, people would spend on branded stuff at a much higher price for other brand of the equal quality stuff.

It becomes one of the way to show status. To display to all the status one has by displaying branded materials. When it comes to brands, all reasoning becomes null. The brain becomes focused on one matter and just one matter alone.
Brands = Expensive = Wealth = Status.


The brain perceived that brand are the way of life. With brand, the ego can be boosted and confidence level would increase as well as the misdirection of the brain. Brand matter only if the brain allows it to and what does that exactly mean?

The brain differentiate the different brands and for each brand there is a measure of utility regarding the quality and the satisfaction. The more expensive the brand, the higher the utility which means the perceived quality would be better. With the increase in the perceived quality, it leads to the perceived satisfaction. This means that the higher perceived quality, the higher the satisfaction. Hence, the first thing the brain would seek for is not quality but brands.

For the more sensible brain, brand are not always perceived to be of a better quality. Hence, for the measure of utility. The more expensive the brand doesn’t necessarily result in the higher utility in the sense that the perceived quality does not necessarily would be better with the premium price. However, it still remains the same with the fact that if the perceived quality is better, the better would be the satisfaction. Hence, the first thing the brain would seek for is quality not brands.

Now, what exactly is brand? Why in general the brain perceive brand as something that is associated with quality, wealth, and status?

All of that is caused from the clever marketing different brands does. The way the brands position themselves in the brain of mass public. By continuous marketing and clever positioning of the branding, the brain would be influenced to accept whatever perceived benefits or perceived so-called facts.

Hence, you will get different pricing for the equal stuff but of different brands. It is happening all around you. Take a look. Think. Use brain to evaluate brand.

For example, two papaya comes from the same farm and sold to two different shops. Shop Organic Food have a brand that focus on organic food for health while Shop Normal Food have the traditional brand that focus on the traditional shop values. Shop Organic Food put stickers on the papaya and sell the papaya for rm6.50 per papaya while Shop Normal Food sells the papaya without any fancy stickers but the price tag of Rm3.

Now, why is there differences in price for the same stuff? It all concerns brand. The importance of branding to increase the profitability in businesses and presence in the market. Not necessarily that with brand, the quality would be better than the non-branded goods. However, that is what the brand tries to influence the brain to think and accept the fact that brand is equal to quality.

There are a lot of discussion that can be derived from the topic brand and brain matters but it is time to take my leave so I shall stop at this last sentence.
Brand = Quality??????

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Simple Chawan Mushi

One have to learn how to make or prepare their food. Although there are deliveries and fast takeaways but that is not the focus of this post.

If during the prehistoric times people hunt, today people can just buy conveniently prepared food need to know how to cook.

Chef BenardCometh am going to show how to make a fast and simple Chawan Mushi. What is Chawan Mushi? It is some sort of Japanese food. Wakaru ka?

This is very easy to prepare and not to mention fast. Without further ado, the ingredients.
(The ingredients can vary. You can use any ingredients that you want except for the main ingredients.)


Mixture of carrot, mushroom, and crab stick
Up to you what type of ingredients you want



Minced meat


Garlic
Not a necessary ingredient


Eggs
This is the main ingredient
You can't make Chawan Mushi without eggs


There, the few ingredients that I am going to use to make Chawan Mushi BenardCometh Special.

First of all, pour some olive oil into the pan and wait for it to heat up, then throw the chopped garlic and stir fry until it turn brownish.

After that, put the minced meat in the pan and stir fry some more. Add some black pepper while stir frying. Add the mixture of carrot, mushroom, and crab stick bit by bit while stir frying to mix the ingredients together. When it mixed well, pour the cooked ingredient into a bowl and proceed to the next step.

Stir fry the mixture


Next, remember to beat the egg gently with a spoon to avoid any bubbles. A chopstick would be good as a beating tool.

Egg "beaten"
Example of bubbles that you should not have
Remember to beat gently



Pour the "beaten" egg into a bigger bowl and mix with water until it is not that thick. Pour the stir fried ingredients into the "beaten" egg. If you can spread the ingredient around in the bowl if you want to.

After that, prepare the wok or any kitchenware that you use to steam food. Pour a considerable amount of water in the wok and put the divider on top. Make sure the water does not overflow the divider.

Wok with water and the divider


Close the wok's lid and wait until the water boils. After that, place the bowl that contain the mixture of egg and mixture of ingredients on top of the divider and close the lid. Let it steam for a while.

At times, open up the lid to see the steaming process of the Chawan Mushi. You will know when it is ready.

Steaming in progress


There, done with Chawan Mushi BenardCometh Special.
(Not that special though, plan to add some variety of seafood but did not prepare before hand. Spontaneous mah the cooking urge. =p)

Chawan Mushi BenardCometh Special


Yum Yum

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Ching Ming

Ching Ming or Qing Ming has already passed being that it is observed/set annually on the 4th or 5th of April. Which also means that this is the why-the-fuck-are-you-posting-old-stuff kind of posting.

Ching Ming is when the Chinese would go and clean up their ancestors tomb/grave like a festival like that and YES, they need to set a date specifically for all of that where there would be lots of so called "filial" people cleaning up the graves. Don't even get me started on the traffic jam that results from the process.

Not only cleaning but also offerings to their ancestors in form of paper cars, maids, bungalows, food, and so forth. Some sort like New Year celebration for the dead. Almost.

Why is it that people have to specifically go on that specific date or even why is there a date that is set for ancestor grave cleaning? Want to show to people that they are filial mah. They can just set a family date where all members of the family go to the ancestors' grave and clean em up. Like a family gathering. There is no need to go on that specific date right?

Undeniably there are a lot of hypocrites around, lets just say that humans are selfish creatures but that is another topic for another day.

What's with the burning of paper objects and offerings anyway? They are dead. What for you "suddenly" become so filial by burning and offering so many stuff? When they are alive you just don't care but when they are dead, all of the sudden you become the "filial' sons and daughters.

The key here my dear Watson is to cherish and be filial to your parents when they are alive. NOT when they are six feet under. Lets face it, old folks home is a profitable business which is kinda sad for the obvious reasons.

There's more. With the ASSUMPTION that the dead really get the offerings. Every year burn paper offerings. Accumulated, where the heck do you suppose they can put all of the stuff?

"But but but they can sell it to the other dead people there", you say. Then, why the hell you burn the same thing all over every year?

You can just burn a paper bank, a paper telecommunication company, or even a manufacturing plant that manufactures anything they desires. So, there will be no need for repeated burning of the same stuff every year.
(There is no such universal manufacturing plant but IF the dead can receive the stuff people burn for them, anything can happen. Magic mah.)

Lastly, at least remember to burn a paper power producing plant. You know the type that generate electricity kind of structure.

If not, how the hell do you suppose they can operate the computers that you send to them? By magic also kah?

Which also opens the possibility of the existence of blogger from the other realm. The realm of the dead, updating their blog on the computers burned to them.

Well, that is possible. If the dead can receive the stuff burned for them, surely there are such possibilities.

Correct?

Friday, April 11, 2008

Green Bean Soup

For this post, yours truly am going to show how to make green bean soup. Simple steps to make yourself green bean soup.

Before that, what exactly is green bean soup?

Well, green bean soup is soup made from green been and its a some sort healthy food.

End of explanation. =p


Firstly, the ingredients.


Green Bean
The main ingredient of green bean soup is green bean.
Obviously.



Sago Seeds
Will be like small transparent pearls after cooked


Pandan Leaves
To be boiled with the green beans
Pandan-ish fragrance and taste



That is the 3 main ingredients for the simple green bean soup.

First of all, wash and soak the green beans and sago seeds for a while. Around 5-10 minutes.

Remember to wash and rinse the pandan leaves also.

After that, prepare a pot and fill it with enough water and boil the pandan leaves inside the pot.

Boiling the pandan leave in the pot filled with water


Wait for it to boil and after it boils, put in the green beans into the pot. Boil until the pandan leaves becomes greenish-brownish and soft and then proceed to pick out the pandan leaves from the pot.

Pandan leaves ready to be picked out


After that, let it boil some more and when the green beans becomes soft then its ready for consumption. Done.

Green Bean Soup


Happy boiling eating.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The Silent Treatment

***Got this in my email. I modified a bit and added picture. Hilarious bah***


One day a man and his wife were having some arguments at home and were giving each other the silent treatment the whole day.
(Silent treatment means not talking with each other- in case you don't know)

Suddenly, the man realized that the next day, he would need his wife to wake him up at 5:00 AM for an early morning business flight as the wife always wake up early.

The man do not want to be the first to break the silence as that would mean that he would LOSE.

So he thought of a clever way so that he would not have to break the silence and at the same time will be able to inform his wife.

He left the piece of paper where he knew she would find it when she wakes up.

The next morning, the man woke up, only to discover it was 9:00 AM and he had missed his flight.

Furious, he was about to go and see why his wife did not wake him up, when he notice that there is a piece of paper by the bed.


He saw this


The moral of the story?

Don't mess with women?
=p

Monday, April 7, 2008

Diversification

Diversification is to take or get more of something in order to reduce risks and gain benefits.

Business wise, diversification is a risk management technique that enables user to enjoy lower risks and higher returns.

For example, by diversification, investors can reduce risks and have higher return yield because of the variety of investments in a portfolio compared to just a single investment which will have higher risk and lower return compared to the basket of investments.


The following is purely deduced from the definition of diversification
and
it may or may not be wrong.



Now, done with the theoretical explanation. Lets do some application of the theory to real life issues. In particular, adultery and polygamy.

Adultery and polygamy is not uncommon. Heck, I know quite a few people who have at least 3 girlfriends or boyfriends. Surprised? I don't think so. I think most of you would know what I am talking about anyway. =p

However, it can't be denied that there are loyal single-hearted people out there. After all, the society is practicing monogamy as a whole.

Why are there differences in the way people think? Some may blame it on genetics/biology, saying that they can't help it because that is the way they are since prehistoric times.

Diversification might just be the reason. Deep down, in their instinct, they have this gut feeling about diversification. By diversifying in their choices of partners, they can reduce the risks of getting incompatible partner and also reduce risks in other areas as well.

The explanation can be breakdown to two major categories. The prehistoric times and the modern times.

Lets start with the prehistoric times. This is the time where human beings are not at the top of the food chain. they desperately need to populate and grow. This is caused by the fact that they are small and they have to had strength in numbers. Survival of the fittest. In the end, those who lives are the winner. Hence, the need to populate as much as possible.

In that manner, if the prehistoric male practice monogamy and only have one partner/wife for life then there are probability that the female is not fertile which means there will not be any future generations. This is also the same if the male is not fertile.

Thus, diversification aka polygamy is practiced which drastically increases the survival rate of mankind. This is in line with the view that the risk of not being able to populate will be low and that the probability of being able to populate and survive will be higher. Correct?

Done with the prehistoric category, lets move to the modern category.

In the modern times aka now, there is no need to survive by populating as much as possible. This is because the human species are on top of the food chain already.

However, with the changes of time comes different interpretation of risks. These days. people are worried about not being able to find the ideal or compatible partner hence resort to being polygamous. The so called you are not my cup of tea sort of thing.

From there, diversification comes to mind. Diversifying by having few partners reduce the risk of incompatibility and greatly increases the chance of finding the one. Or the so called your cup of tea. Hence, you will see that this type of people are constantly on the move to find and gather as much "investments" as possible in line with the purpose of diversification. Correct?

That is why, you see that networking portals such as Friendster, Myspace, and Facebook are so popular. Diversification to the max. Digitally that is. If previously, diversification are limited socially and geographically, now with the digital improvement theoretically there are no limit to diversification.

So, now you know why people are polygamous in nature. Blame it on the theory then.

Conversely, there is this theory that is called the law of diminishing return. Briefly, this theory explains that there is a limit to how many investments can be added. Past the point of diminishing return, you will get higher risk with no significant increase in returns.

Let me give you an example so that you understand better. Lets say you tried the diversification technique to find your cup of tea. You keep on adding "investments" to your portfolio. Add like nobody's business. Up until a point when without realizing it, some of the "investments" knows other "investments" in your portfolio. "Investments" are not stupid okay?. That is when the law of diminishing return kicks into action. You have added one too many "investments"

As a result? All "investments" are forfeited and not only that you do not have increased return from the addition of "investments", you suffered losses and the risk of you not finding your cup of tea becomes higher. Way higher.

Male Polygamy

**image taken from Google Image**

So, an advice to all polygamous people out there.

Stop while you are ahead.

Better than to suffer losses/consequences.

=p




P/S:
All the above inferences takes into account Ceteris Paribas which means "under the assumption that other things are equal or that other variables are unchanged".



Female Polygamy
**image taken from Google Image**

Laugh leh.
Not funny meh.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Fried Rice BenardCometh Style

Yours truly likes to eat, no doubt about that. Sometimes, desperate times call for desperate measures which results in cooking trials.

There is this clam, spaghetti, and flower crab cooking attempt done previously. This time around suddenly felt the urge to make fried rice.

Hence, after ravaging the fridge, yours truly am able to get some ingredients for the fried rice.

Lets start shall we?

First prepare all the ingredients that you want to have in your fried rice. There are no limits, anything edible would be the possible ingredients. It's up to your creativity to mix and test, depending on what you can get at the spontaneous moment. not responsible if you have diarrhea or food poisoning resulting from your over creativity.

So, the ingredients that I managed to get my hands on are:



RICE
Obviously you need rice to make fried rice.
What were you thinking?
Use noodles to make fried rice ah?



CHILI
Chili padi and Big Chili
Did I ever say that I like spicy food?
Well, I like spicy food.



PORK
I am carnivorous
Enough said



CORNED BEEF
I did say that I am carnivorous rite?


EGGS
The eggs need to be stirred until you see all yellowish gooey stuff
And No, I am not going to show you the picture of the all yellowish gooey stuff



MUSHROOM
Don't know what type
All mushroom are edible mah
What? Some are poisonous?
Oh, well.



MIXED VEGGIE
Well, this carnivore needs a balanced diet
So, there.
I eat veggie also.



Alright, now the steps.

First of all pour some olive oil into your wok/pan, then after it heats up, proceed to throw in some garlics. Stir fry till it is brownish color and then throw some big onions in and stir fry together. (Assumption that you know how to prepare the garlics and big onions)

Then, throw in the pork meat and stir fry until you can see that the meat is turning light brownish color. Proceed to sprinkle some pepper on to it and continue to stir fry.

After that throw in the chilies. Remember the slice em into small pieces. Continue to stir fry and by now you should smell the fragrance smell of your ingredients.

Chop/slice the mushroom into small cubes and throw em in. Stir fry some more then put in the mixed veggie and stir stir stir. You will know when you should stop. Instinct my dear Watson. Proceed to pour in the stirred eggs and vigorously mix the ingredients around.

Put the corned beef in last and stir fry some more. Sprinkle more pepper on it and continue to "disturb" "disturb" the mixture of ingredients. When it is done, pour all the mixture into a bowl.

Lastly, after you poured the mixture into a bowl. Pour some olive oil or some butter into the wok/pan. Then when it is heated up, throw in the rice and stir around. When the rice are even, pour a portion of the mixture onto the rice and mix-stir em together. Continue with another portion of the mixture using similar method until all the mixture is poured onto the rice.

"Disturb" Disturb" the nearly finished fried rice so that it is well mixed with the ingredients. After that, congratulation.


One Fried Rice BenardCometh Style coming right up.


Fried Rice BenardCometh Style




Not that delicious looking but don't you ever heard of the phrase:

"Don't judge a book by its cover?"

Well, for the record it is delicious.

For me at least because anything that I cook is sure delicious and tasty even when it is not. =p