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Some people always ask, how do you become a good sales person? I think there are alot of qualities that differentiates between a good and bad sales person.  But one thing that sales people should always remember.- which is ofcourse very important…

Know your product and always try to be honest!the customers do appreciate these type of kind gestures!

This was taken during my last trip to Turkey.

Believe me, in Asia, I dont think they have the guts to do these type of thing! In fact they will tell you otherwise.

Everywhere; Anywhere…

I was in Athens, Greece this last April and I saw this graffiti – natural reaction? Camera out and Snap! Say Extra cheese ?!?

…duh!

I hate to take public, to be more specific >> THE BUS. Buses are generally gross, dirty, hot, smelly, most of the time full ( elbow to elbow ) and before I forget, the drivers drive like mad, especially the morning 851 bus drivers.

Bus drivers – I have got a lot to say about them, one thing is… “GO BACK TO DRIVING SCHOOL MAN”.

Just imagine, one morning I was on my usual bus (851) and the driver was speeding like no one’s business, he was driving faster than the Lexus besides us…. oh my!

But then again, if I don’t take public every morning, then my life wouldnt be this interesting. Like this morning, I have discovered another alternative use for my trusty Dettol Hand Wipes.

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Dettol hand wipes

*Use not only to sanitize your hand when dirty, but can also be used as a air-deodorizing agent when strong body odor is present.

* If odor persists, double the wipes.

* If odor still persists after the double shield of Dettol hand wipes, please inform the person emitting the foul odor. (we almost did! he was just sitting in front of us) 🙂

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As soon as he left, the air suddenly cleared. – What an experience to remember!

China Club; Hong Kong August 2007

Rabbit Har Gau

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Xiao Long Bao in a carrier

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I love dim sum and I have been eating it ever since I can probably chew… but I’m very sure that I have never had anything close to a rabbit looking Har Gau nor a Xiao Long Bao served in a carrier ever..

Yesterday, Qantas launched its new corporate logo.

The difference are subtle but distinctive, the kangaroo legs now is longer and follows the contour of the lower side fins.

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It was reported that the first of the airline’s fleet to carry the new logo and livery – a Boeing 767 operating domestic services.

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The new iconic logo was redesigned by a Sydney based agency – Hulsbosch.

My latest trip overseas was a 9 days vacation in the “Land of the Rising Sun” – Japan. My trip started in a two day visit to Japan’s capital Tokyo and then walked our way down south by train to Osaka. Traveling with my parents is always been really nice and relaxing, not to mention that it is all expense paid including accommodation, food and shopping. Yey! I thank the Lord God to have been born in a family that encourages both generosity and giving.

Back to my Japan trip, to sum it all up I had a blast! Never thought I would enjoy Japan this much, my last trip to Japan was in 1992 – 15 years ago, I barely remember anything except for the little things I see printed on my old photographs. Anyway, this year’s trip was special cause we got to see the old towns and other interesting things outside the country’s capital.

There are a lot of things that I find really interesting about the Japanese culture – bowing over and over again (being courteous), silence inside the train (mobile phones in silent mode so that it doesn’t disturb anyone), being very detailed in everything and many more….

Addressing the being very “detailed” in everything, I was specifically intrigued with one very interesting thing during my trip -MANHOLES; my gosh their manholes are specifically designed for each town you go to. The design usually represents the characteristics of that particular town. This is something unique for me and I think I have not seen it in other countries I have visited.

Takayama

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A city in the mountainous Hida region of Gifu Prefecture, which has retained a traditional touch like few other Japanese cities, it is also known for its greens.

Nara

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The Nara Park (Nara Koen) is a large, pleasant park in central Nara. The park is home to hundreds of freely roaming deer. Considered messengers of the gods in Shinto, Nara’s deer have become a symbol of the city and have even been designated a National Treasure.

Shirakawago

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A remote, mountainous region in northern Gifu Prefecture, Shirakawago is famous for its old farmhouses, which were added to the list of UNESCO world heritage sitesin 1995.

The farm houses are built in an architecture style called gasshozukuri, as the houses’ steep roofs resemble two hands folded for a prayer. The massive construction is required for the houses to withstand the large amounts of snow falling in the region during winter.

There are a lot of things I can write about my trip to Japan, but I would rather not and have everyone experience it  and draw out their own conclusion themselves. Indeed a true experience I will never forget.

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Singapore + Adelaide.

Beyond famous architectures and landmarks, the true charm and characteristics of a city can be found where the culture is expressed in its purest.

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