Saturday, February 23, 2008

And we shall rule the World.

Stuff on Personal, Professional, Political and Psychological relationship.

  • P = No Sarcasm, No Hypocrisy, Never deprecate
  • P = Leadership, Administration, Management, No Manipulation
  • P = Protecting Needs, Balancing Interests (comforts, luxury)
  • P = Appreciate, Insurance, Minimum Guarantee

Monday, September 26, 2005

East versus West

Sarcastic and sentimental versus Sensitive and scalable.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Republicans versus Democrats

Democrats centralized distribution.

Republicans decentralized distribution.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005


Simple, sensitive and scalable practices for PPP method of developing large scale public sector infrastructure projects.

Who am I?

I'm a deist. I'm a centrist.

CENTRISTS espouse a "middle ground" regarding government

control of the economy and personal behavior. Depending on

the issue, they sometimes favor government intervention

and sometimes support individual freedom of choice.

Centrists pride themselves on keeping an open mind,

tend to oppose "political extremes," and emphasize what

they describe as "practical" solutions to problems.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Financial software

Front office - user requirements, sensitivity
Mid office - maneger expectations, scalability, open api
Back office - audit reports, reconciliation, compliance, taxes etc

Please set out the main reason why you think
the nominee deserves the honour.

We are looking for outstanding and innovative

service to others, which may be paid or unpaid,
but especially selfless service to a voluntary body
or to the community, or which brings distinction
and quality to the society. It is important that you
give as much detail as possible about what your
nominee has achieved which makes them stand
out against others, and make it clear if the
achievement is in one area or in a number
of different areas.

Please provide full details of your nominee, paid or
voluntary, which support and are relevant to your
nomination. Please give start and end dates (if known),
or whether the person is still involved in this area of activity.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

We can disagree with each other

We can disagree with each other, but we should not disregard each other.

How Japan is dealing with WTO?

In short, accomodated farmers in others jobs.

Looking at Japan, Japan used the same argument that its rice was a unique product with cultural and sentimental value as well as an economic one. It is not like automobiles or television sets. The whole country must produce rice at any cost and rice farmers should be protected at all costs. The dates are different, but Japan went through similar negotiations and similar time schedules to delay the opening of its rice market.

Japan did open its rice market and did it ahead of schedule. Before the set date that its MMA should be 8 percent, Japan imported more than 8 percent. Japan used a so-called tariffication by calculating the required tariff rates to make sure the necessary MMA would be satisfied. Japanese rice farmers and more importantly Japanese policy makers must have realized that Japan could not compete in rice production in the global economy. In order to sell more of its automobiles and electronics, Japan asked foreign countries to open their markets for those products in exchange for it opening its rice market. Though domestic rice farmers suffered, it was not a bad strategy.

Many rice farmers suffered and left rice farming for good. Although less rice was produced, the price of rice went down in Japan because of increasing imports and reduced price support by the government. The gap between domestic and world rice price has been going down steadily. Of course the Japanese government helped rice farmers get other jobs and supplemented their income. Japan correctly anticipated and realized that the country would be better off in the long term by abandoning its uncompetitive rice farming.