Sandakan (The Little HongKong)

September 22, 2010

中秋节快乐~

Filed under: Happy Celebration — Cedric @ 2:57 am

Hi Friends,

The Mid-Autumn Festival, in Chinese, 中秋節 is a popular festival celebrated by Chinese here in Sandakan.

So peoples around the world, let’s gather to admire the bright mid-autumn harvest moon, eat moon cakes and pomelos under the moon together 🙂 oh yes, please carry along your lanterns as well 😉

Would also like to take this opportunity to wish my family, friends and peoples around the world Happy Mid-Autumn Festival and 家好月圓慶中秋, 中秋节快乐! Good health and all wishes come true.

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September 21, 2010

Great Place to Relax – Sandakan!

Filed under: "SANDAKAN" aka The Little Hong Kong — Cedric @ 9:11 am

Hi all,

Another nice place to relax in Sandakan. A nature land, fresh air, birds watching, peace of mind, a glass of red wine, and a stick of cigar.. enough for you to enjoy your holiday? If not, then, pour yourself out, jump in the Jacuzzi pond, steam bath and a glass of dry martini!

So, what are you guys waiting for?? Shall we???  

Nice? Interested? Let me know, i’ll tour you there.. 🙂

September 7, 2010

Management Lessons by Humour~

Filed under: Information — Cedric @ 1:32 am

Hi Readers & Friends,

Just for fun to update some joke of the day and hope you will enjoy reading it. I personally like Lesson 3 😉 what about you? Have a good day~  

 

Lesson 1: Lion, the Manager
One day a Lion was sitting outside his cave, lying lazily in the sun. Along comes a fox, out on a walk.
Fox: “Do you know the time, because my watch is broken”
Lion: “Oh, I can easily fix the watch for you”
Fox: “Hmm… But it’s a very complicated mechanism, and your big claws will only destroy it even more”
Lion: “Oh no, give it to me, and it will be fixed”
Fox: “That’s ridiculous! Any fool knows that lazy lions with great claws cannot fix complicated watches”
Lion: “Sure they do, give it to me and it will be fixed”
The lion disappears into his cave, and after a while he comes back with the watch which is running perfectly. The fox is impressed, and the lion continues to lie lazily in the sun, looking very pleased with himself.
Soon a wolf comes along and stops to watch the lazy lion in the sun.
Wolf: “Can I come and watch TV tonight with you, because mine is broken”
Lion: “Oh, I can easily fix your TV for you”
Wolf: “You don’t expect me to believe such rubbish, do you? There is no way that a lazy lion with big claws can fix a complicated TV”
Lion: “No problem. Do you want to try it?”
The lion goes into his cave, and after a while comes back with a perfectly fixed TV. The wolf goes away happily and amazed.
Inside the Cave:
In one corner are half a dozen small and intelligent looking rabbits who are busily doing very complicated work with very detailed instruments. In the other corner lies a huge lion looking very pleased with himself.
 
Moral:
IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHY A MANAGER IS FAMOUS, LOOK AT THE WORK OF HIS SUBORDINATES.
IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHY SOMEONE UNDESERVED IS PROMOTED; LOOK AT THE WORK OF HIS SUBORDINATES. 
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Lesson 2: Who is your Boss?
 
One day rabbit was sitting outside his burrow,typing something in a typewriter. Along came a fox.
 
Fox: “What are you working on?” 
Rabbit: “My thesis.” 
Fox: “Hmm… What is it about?” 
Rabbit: “Oh, I’m writing about how rabbits eat foxes.” 
Fox: “That’s ridiculous ! Any fool knows that rabbits don’t eat foxes! 
Rabbit: “Come with me and I’ll show you!”
 
They both disappear into the rabbit’s burrow. After few minutes, gnawing on a fox bone, the rabbit returns to his typewriter and resumes typing.
 
Soon a wolf comes along and stops to watch the hardworking rabbit.
 
Wolf: “What’s that you are writing?” 
Rabbit: “I’m doing a thesis on how rabbits eat wolves.” 
Wolf:”That’s ridiculous ! Any fool knows that rabbits don’t eat wolves!” 
Rabbit: “No problem. Do you want to see how?” 
The rabbit and the wolf go into the burrow and again the rabbit returns by himself, after a few minutes, and goes back to typing. 
Finally a bear comes along and asks, “What are you doing? 
Rabbit: “I’m doing a thesis on how rabbits eat bears.” 
Bear: “That’s ridiculous ! Any fool knows that rabbits don’t eat bears!” 
Rabbit: “Come into my home and I’ll show you”
 
 
Inside the Burrow :
 
As they enter the burrow, the rabbit introduces the bear to the lion.
 
Moral:
IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW SILLY YOUR THESIS TOPIC IS; WHAT MATTERS IS WHOM YOU HAVE AS A SUPERVISOR.

IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW BAD YOUR PERFORMANCE IS; WHAT MATTERS IS WHETHER YOUR BOSS LIKES YOU OR NOT
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Lesson 3: Cat and bird
A bird was flying south to escape the cold.
On the way It was so cold, the bird froze and fell to the ground in a large field .
While it was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on it .
The dung was warm and the bird lay there all warm and happy started to sing aloud..
A cat heard the bird singing and following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung


Moral:


1) Not everyone who drops shit on you is your enemy.
2) Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your friend.
3) And when you’re in deep shit, keep your mouth shut!

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Lesson 4 : Ass is the Boss
When the body was first made, all the parts wanted to become the Boss.
The Brain said, “I should be Boss because I control the whole body’s responses and functions.”
The feet said, “We should be Boss as we carry the brain about and get him to where he wants to go.”
And so it went on and on with the heart, the lungs and the eyes until finally the asshole spoke up.
All the parts laughed at the idea of the asshole being the Boss. So the asshole went on strike, blocked itself up and refused to work.
Within a short time the eyes became crossed, the hands clenched, the Feet twitched, the heart and lungs began to panic and the brain fevered.
Eventually they all decided that asshole should be the Boss, so the motion was passed.
All the other parts did all the work while the Boss just sat and passed out the shit!
 
Moral:

YOU DON’T NEED BRAINS TO BE A BOSS – ANY ASSHOLE WILL DO.
 
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Lesson 5: Lady with a Bath Towel
Thrisha just finished her shower and her husband entered the bath room. Door bell rings.
Thrisha quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs.
When she opens the door, there stands Bob,the next door neighbor.
Bob asked “Where is your hubby?” She told “He is taking bath”.
Bob says, “I’ll give you $800 to drop that towel.” After thinking for a moment, Thrisha drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob.
After a few seconds, Bob hands her $800 dollars and leaves. Thrisha wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs.
When her husband comes out of bathroom, he asked, “Who was that?” “It was Bob the next door neighbor,” Trisha replies. “Great!”the husband says, “Did he say anything about the $800 he owes me?”
 
Moral:
YOU CAN PREVENT CERTAIN AVOIDABLE EXPOSURE, IF YOU SHARE CRITICAL INFORMATION PERTAINING TO CREDIT AND RISK IN TIME WITH YOUR STAKEHOLDERS, 
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Lesson 6: Priest and a Nun
 
A priest was driving along and saw a nun on the side of the road. He stopped and offered her a lift, which she accepted. She got in and crossed her legs, forcing her gown to open and reveal a lovely leg. The priest got excited and he stealthily slid his hand up her leg. The nun looked at him and said, “Remember Psalm 129?” The priest removed his hand and apologized profusely.

On his arrival at the church, the priest rushed to retrieve a bible and looked up Psalm 129. It Said, “Go forth and seek further up, you will find glory.”
 
Moral:
ALWAYS BE WELL INFORMED IN YOUR JOB, OR YOU MIGHT MISS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY

September 1, 2010

Borneo Bird Festival 15 – 17 October 2010.

Filed under: "SANDAKAN" aka The Little Hong Kong — Cedric @ 4:54 am

Calling for ALL Bird Lovers, Rainforest Trekkers, Photographers, Friends, Family, Students, Tourists, Visitors and ALL Sandakan’s Community,

Have you guys plan a trip or holiday for the month of October 2010? If not, you could consider to join the once a year Borneo Bird Festival event held at the Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), Sepilok Sandakan, Sabah.  This event will take place from 15 – 17 October 2010. The RDC is a centre for environmental education situate within the famous Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve.      

For the birding enthusiasts there will be photography competition, the Borneo Bird Race, Nature Art Sketching, daily guided birding tour, childrens’ activities and many more exciting programs at the Festival.      

There are minimal fees to attend the Lectures, Workshops and Guided tours.  Due to limited capacity, do register early to avoid disappointment.     

Block your diary and service your vehicle or book your bus/air ticket now!! Have a great time at Borneo Bird Festival and welcome to Sandakan aka the Little Hong Kong~!    

      

 

Borneo Bird Festival    

Date: 15 – 17 October 2010    Venue: Rainforest Discovery Centre, Sandakan 

TIME / DATE PROGRAMME
15 October 2010 (Friday)
1000 – 1600hrs Activities and Booth Exhibitions
1400 – 1600hrs Launching of the Borneo Bird Festival 2010
1600 – 2000hrs Bird Race Flag Off – Session 1
1600 – 1800hrs Guided Birdwatching Walk
1900 – 2030hrs Guided Walk – Rainforest By Night
 
16 October 2010 (Saturday)
0630 – 0800hrs Guided Birdwatching Walk
0500 – 0900hrs Bird Race – Session 2
1000 – 1045hrs Talk One: Birds of Borneo and its Specialty”Conservation and Tourism”    
1000 – 1800hrs Activities and Booth Exhibitions
1100 – 1145hrs Talk 2: Hornbill Conservation
1200 – 1245hrs Talk 3: Eagle Conservation
1245 – 1400hrs Break for Lunch
1400 – 1445hrs Talk 4
1600 – 1800hrs Guided Birdwatching Walk
1500 – 1700hrs Showcase : Environmental Message from Our Children(Student’s Showcase)    
 
17 October 2010(Sunday)
0630 – 0800hrs Guided Birdwatching Walk
1000 – 1045hrs Presentation & Workshops (Rainforest Hall, RDC):Talk 5: Birdwatching Basics and equipments    
1100 – 1145hrs Talk 6: Birding Asia and the Best Places to Go
1200 – 1245hrs Talk 7: Hornbill Nestbox
1245 – 1400hrs Break for Lunch
1400 – 1445hrs Workshop : Bird As Art – Sketch OR Paint
1500 – 1545hrs Prize Presentation Ceremony1) Bird Race    2) Bird Photography      
1600 – 1645hrs Closing and Hi-Tea

What to Bring and Wear 

A pair of good quality, waterproof binoculars is always essential for the birdwatcher. It’s advisable to bring a tripod along with your camera—the low light of the rainforest makes this vital.     

Cool and loose clothing in cotton or special tropical-weight fabrics in light brown, beige or green is recommended. A hat and poncho are also important. Bring a rain cover for your camera bags and also a camera rain cover for light drizzle or thick morning mist. An umbrella, water-resistant bags and moisture absorber, such as Thirsty Hippo, reduces moisture in both binocular and camera bags. A light face towel is invaluable for wiping your face and neck when the going gets wet and sweaty, or for covering your camera should you not have a special rain cover.

For more photos, please refer back to:

https://cedricchai.wordpress.com/2010/05/04/2-rainforest-discovery-centre-rdc-sandakan/

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