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Sep 30


I was at JW Marriot KL for a mini private screening of the Secret. My impression before going to watch it was a feature length film as how they market it on their website. However, it turn out to be more of a documentary type of thingy.

There are some good points that I picked up from the video and am currently practising positive thinking. Do check the following links below to find out more about the secret.

Click here to download and view a snippet from the video for free. You will need the latest version of quicktime player to view the file.

For those privilleged to own an i-pod Video, click here for a compatible version.

The video is also available on Youtube.

Benny Ong XXX

Sep 29


Sardor, the DC Manager in Singapore that I last met during my visit there was in town for business. My colleagues and I took the opportunity to bring him out.

A colleague suggested The La Bodega Lounge in Bangsar which we eventually made reservations based on the pictures on the website.

I drove there after work and parked my car at BHP Petrol Station (A good tip from JC since it is hard to get parking in Bangsar) and made my way to the La Bodega. I couldn’t find my guest although I am pretty sure they have arrived.

It took me a while to realize that the lounge was above La Bodega.

We ordered three Tapas sets which was priced at RM 60 and a couple jug of beers during happy hour. We continued on playing UNO which took ages to complete followed by Black Jack.

During the Black Jack game, the winner will be able to choose a person to be punish. The punishment was 30 secs riding on the I-gallop machine in our company Lifestyle Center.

To those unaware of what I-gallop is, it is a machine that simulates horse riding and is suppose to be good for your back and posture. It all sounds good but riding it in front of a crowd is a whole different story.

All of us came out of the Black Jack as criminals with a sentence of 3 minutes average on the I-gallop.

We stayed till after midnight before I started sending Sardor, Lincoln and JC home.

Best thing of the night was there is 15% discount for HSBC card holders that I was not even expecting. We saved quite a lot from that discount.

Lincoln, Me, Sardor, JC and Song Yia

If you were to ask me whether I would go back to La Bodega Lounge, the answer is YES!

That’s all for now!

Benny Ong XXX

Sep 28


Greetings bunch,

I discovered this nifty tool while trying to edit some pictures on my work laptop that has restriction on installing applications. I believe it will be useful for some that require to do some basic editing (obviously better than Microsoft Paint!) but it can’t match a full fledged image editor (obviously nothing like Adobe Photoshop or Macromedia Fireworks). However, this is a start of what are to come and can expect from the future. Picture yourself starting all applications from a web site. Cool isn’t it, most probably all will be free as well, even better!

Well, Phixr do have it’s weaknesses but I believe that it will improve over time. You may use it by generating a temporary account that requires no registration but I advise you to register if you are going to use it frequently.

Here are some other cool links to other image editing tools that exists.

1. Flickr Toys
2. List of Image Tools
3. E-Cover Maker

That’s all for now!

Benny Ong XXX

Sep 26


I received this e-mail, tested it out and it really works. Attached is the exact e-mail..


An Indian(J.R.Guhan) discovered that nobody can

create a FOLDER anywhere on the computer which can be named as


This is something pretty cool…and unbelievable… At Microsoft the

whole Team, including Bill Gates, couldn’t answer why this happened!

So, inform about this to all your friends. TRY IT NOW , IT WILL NOT


Try To rename the New Folder as CON Or con It will not Accept …


I won’t be surprise if Bill Gates can’t answer it as I don’t think he is that techie and is as involve in the development anymore. Looks like a flaw has been discovered.

Benny Ong

Sep 25


There was once a woman who woke up one morning, looked in the mirror and noticed she had only three hairs on her head.

“Well,” she said, “I think I’ll braid my hair today,” so she did and she had a wonderful day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and saw she had only two hairs on her head.

“Hmm,” she said, “I think I’ll part my hair down the middle today,” and she did and she had a grand day.

The next morning she woke up, looked in the mirror and saw she had only one hair left on her head.

“Well,” she said, “Today I’m going to wear my hair in a ponytail.” So she did and it was a fun, fun day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed that there wasn’t a single hair on her head. “YEAH!” she exclaimed, “I don’t have to fix my hair today!”

Remember you may not be able to control what someone says or does or some of the situations that life throws you, but you can sure control the way you react.

Sep 24


I spend the past two days attending the Excellerated Sales Team program which is a sign up bonus of the Money + U course I mentioned that I will be participating in November.

The two day event was fun with lots of games that I can easily reflect upon. It totally changed my opinion on sales.

One fun part that I will remember is during an activity, we were suppose to sell a product to other participants that we have earlier categorize or profiled. Our first activity was to sell Lingerie and then followed by Men’s Underwear. One team presented their brand as Victoria’s Secret in the Lingerie portion and cheekily as Benny’s Secret for their Men’s Underwear. Funny isn’t it!

Here is the picture taken after our graduation.

Other Participants & Me

Sep 22


After spending the previous night in Batu Pahat, Johor; I headed straight back to KL for the much awaited company organized Bowling League. It was being held at Sunway Pyramid Megalanes. Off course in true Benny spirit, I was playing to win.

I was fortunate enough to be randomly placed with a capable and talented bunch as a team. We started out strong and maintain good scores throughout the three set of games with each players contributing on average 130 points.

After getting our arms sore, we waited anxiously for the score as we were place fourth in two games. My hopes were crashed when I found out we remain at the same position short of 9 points to get third placing. There were nice trophies and cash vouchers as prizes that I wished would have been mine.

However, I am still glad as I ranked 7 out of 53 male bowlers and my team being 4th out of 20 teams was definitely an achievement.

Team No. 7

Haslinda & Me,

Chris & Me,

Can You Spot Me?

Benny Ong XXX

Sep 18


Today at 5, everyone in the office gathered around the newly renovated unit that will be our “Lifestyle Center” or leisure center to relax after work or during breaks. There was a competition earlier on naming the center and the winning name was “Chilzs @ 8” which is catchy one I believe. Now, there is a competition on designing the logo which I am more than keen to join.

If you are curious on what is in the center, there is a fully equiped gym, a karaoke room (for the old chaps), a TV room, a training room, two massage chairs, an i-Gallop (seriously), a cafeteria (Due to server food in October), Shower rooms (No Water at the moment), Snooker Table, Internet PC Stations and Fusball that everyone is excited about. (See the pictures below of us testing it out)

Serious Fusball Action

Serious Posing

Ailton & Me

Sep 15


After not uploading any cool pictures for a while, here is one of me turning red after a couple of drinks at Bar Flam’s Restaurant in Bangsar.

I was at Bar Flams Restaurant in Bangsar to join in the farewell of Mogan from his department as he takes on bigger roles in the company. Although it was raining, it did not turn down my spirit from partying.

As there were free flow of alcohol, I drank a lot before I followed my sister home. It was such a coincidence that she was drinking at the other side of Bar Flams.

That’s all for now, Take care….

Benny Ong XXX

Sep 14


Just received another cool e-mail that is worth sharing……

Effective From Today Onwards

Dress Code

1. It is advised that you come to work dressed according to your salary. If we see you wearing Prada shoes and carrying a Gucci bag, we assume you are doing well financially and therefore do not need a pay raise.

2. If you dress poorly, you need to learn to manage your money better, so that you may buy nicer clothes, and therefore you do not need a pay raise.

3. If you dress just right, you are right where you need to be and therefore you do not need a pay raise.

Sick Days

We will no longer accept a doctor’s certificate as proof of sickness.

If you are able to go to the doctor, you are able to come to work.

Holiday Days

Each employee will receive 104 personal days a year. They are called Saturday & Sunday.

Compassionate Leave

This is no excuse for missing work. There is nothing you can do for dead friends, relatives or co-workers. Every effort should be made to have non-employees attend to the arrangements.

In rare cases where employee involvement is necessary, the funeral should be scheduled in the late afternoon. We will be glad to allow you to work through your lunch hour and subsequently leave one hour early.

Toilet Use

1. Entirely too much time is being spent in the toilet. There is now a strict three-minute time limit in the cubicles.

2. At the end of three minutes, an alarm will sound, the toilet paper roll will retract, the cubicle door will open, and your picture will be taken.

3. After your second offence, your picture will be posted on the company notice board under the “Chronic Offenders” category.

4. Anyone caught smiling in the picture will be sanctioned under the company’s mental health policy.

Lunch Break

1. Skinny people get 30 minutes for lunch, as they need to eat more so that they can look healthy.

2. Normal size people get 15 minutes for lunch to get a balanced meal to maintain their average figure.

3. Chubby people get 5 minutes for lunch, because that’s all the time needed to drink a Slim-Fast.

Thank you for your loyalty to our company. Remember we are an employer of choice and we are here to provide a positive employment experience.

Therefore, all questions, comments, concerns, complaints, frustrations, irritations, aggravations, insinuations, allegations, accusations, contemplations, consternation and input should be directed elsewhere.