Saturday, October 30, 2004

[hatifriends] The White Ribbon Campaign

The White Ribbon Campaign (WRC) is an anti-violence against women campaign that is organised by Man's Action Network Against Violence (MAN.V) and All Women's Action Society (AWAM) to increase awareness of gender violence and for men to own up to their contribution to gender violence and to pledge to end this violence.

The WRC will be held at:
The Rainforest,
1 Utama on 27 November 2004 at 4.30pm.

We are looking for volunteer performers (singers, poets, dancers, etc) to help make the event more colourful. The WRC will be attended by a minister, local celebirites and foreign ambassadors to pledge against violence. We hope that performers could join in and push the message of nonviolence through song, poem, dance or whatever other means of performance. Please contact Alvin Ng at or call 017 - 888 6831 if you're interested to contribute a performance.
Thank you very much.

Thursday, October 28, 2004

where is my heart

Sometimes I felt that my life is moving ahead... things are normal.. I am having slow increment of income, health gettings better, intelligence improves, options wider and opportunities ahead...

I go to work, eat dinner, sleep, meet some friends, get involve in business and plan for future.

Also try to get a girlfriend and hope to get marry.

but suddenly I wondered, where my heart is..? What is the motivation ?

Must I get a girl, go married and get into a lot of financial headache to kick-start the movitation ?? that is a bit silly isn't it ? Or maybe the motivation is to carry on living the life that is seems right ahead of me, I can see there is a path ready already..good or bad I not sure but something is there waiting for me. All the people around you are the audience, some waiting to laugh at you, some waiting to watch some excitement.

I have no answer yet...

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

USA - Creativity

I heard abt stories how you can get your toe stitches back to your hand as finger in USA In Malaysia, you definitely wont find such expertise. Thus, USA is a place with wonderful creativity and fearless sense for being different.

That is why they are top of the world because successful people are working for free and not for money.

In fact, this should be the right spirit. We should seek out to make a different, even though the money will not be a lot. It should be something that worth people's attention.. something that make changes to certain things. We should be going all the way out just to get it done rather than reserve all the way just to keep things the same.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

such a bad day !

today was such (not really) a bad day.. to me it was a bit messy but yet interesting..

some of the things that happened..
1. My company product was down for the whole day. So i got the ezcuse not to be doing anything as my boss couldnt say a thing.. I am not responsible to bring them up.
2.bought birthday present for my father.
3. wanted to buy a pant(G2000) for myself but they ran out of size 32 inches. instead, i broke the zip of pant which I was wearing and couldn't fix it.
4. My first handphone went completely dumb.. it just couldn't speak a word. I think it is really time to change.
5. Met Patrick Lim (Omega Trend's presidential club member) at dinner near Tmn Seputeh. I was talking abt Omega Trend to other people at the other table. Thanks god I didn't say any bad thing abt him.

I also spent a lot of money through my credit card. But tis will be future problem.

things that I forgot to buy..

1. cat food.

Saturday, October 23, 2004

Why r you standing there ?

I just curious sometimes... I have been living with my parents for 26 years and what are they really important to me..?? besides being the biological contributor to my existence, spending a fortune on me and scolding me for the last two decades..

Every morning.. my parents will be there.. I woke up and they will just be there.. I never really thought a lot abt their presence, Sometimes I would just walk pass them without saying much.

Came yesterday, I was at a public speaking ocassion (Omega Trend) where the speaker Mr. Arthur Yap was saying .."if you want to be as successful as me, you have to listen to me only. If you don't want to be that person, don't listen to anything he or she says".

this is really quite true, i never listen to my parents .. I don't like their ideas and opinions.. I don't want to be like them.. but then again, they also teach me the opposite, which is never be like them if I think they are not successful or worth copying. Their existence teaches me this every damn day, everyday I woke up to the morning, I got a reminded lesson, over and over again ..and again and again... I never realize it. Whatever things that they have done, wrongly or rightly scolded you.. if you think you don't want to repeat their mistake, and I have to thank them for being there always to remind me to "be better and make the difference"

same things goes to anything surrounding us.. people are giving somekind of dharma talk.. if you want to become a begger, follow their style. If you want to be a movie star, follow their style.. and you will be if not successful, at least one kind. Don't agree with your boss if you think he is wrong.. but you have no choice coz he is paying you, but at least you need to thank him for reminding you not to be him or her.

I would think, the biggest accomplishment of parents are (if they have children), succeeded in bring up the children and the biggest gift of children from parents is the opportunity to be a something better.

my dear friend, thanks for standing there..

Thursday, October 21, 2004

wasting time ..

it is now 2:31 AM, I felt I have wasted the whole of yesterday...

why do I feel tat way ?
Because whatever I do is not helping me with anything..either making me richer or etc.. I achieved nothing yesterday.. except successfully sent my car for servicing..

earlier part of the day was sending car to workshop then go office, do some work, go lunch, do some work and then go pickup my car..
I spent 8:00 pm to 9:00pm having dinner with Rick Teoh and his girlfriend.. talking abt Omega Trend.
then 9:30 to 10:30pm trying to introduce someone to a job which didnt go quite well..
11:00 to 12:00 I spent on talking pictures of my cat which is sicked.
12:00 to now... surfing net for nothing... went into dirty site for a while. But I didnt look at the 'hidden camera' section where the owner doesn't quite allow you to see its secret. u know what I mean.. it makes a lot of difference when what you seeing is something you suppose to see or not suppose to see.

now i figure i justed wasted damn whole day.

it got me thinking.. wasting time is really a SIN!!!

blogging is not wasting time, blogging makes me realize that I was wasting time.

I really need to start not wasting time.. coz it made you go dumb and you just couldn't live productively. When wasting time, your mind stop there for a while .. this would kill your nerves and spoil your fate.. i think so.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Instant cafe schedule in KL - go see it :-)

Dear All,
It is just 2 weeks away….. book early.
Brian (
PS feedback on food collection please.


Performances in aid of PUSAKA - centre for the traditional performing arts

Join founder Directors Andrew Leci, Jit Murad, Jo Kukathas and Zahim Albakri and friends for this one time only gala event for the biggest line up of the tour!

27 October Grand Orchid Ballroom
(Charity Gala)

Table prices RM 10,000 / RM 5,000 / RM 3,000
Seat prices RM 1,000 / RM 500 / RM 300

28 October Grand Orchid Ballroom
(Charity Show) Grand Orchid Ballroom

Table prices RM 2,100 / RM 1,900 / RM 1,700
Seat prices RM 210 / RM 190 / RM 170

Time Dinner: 7.15pm - 8.30pm
Show; 8.45pm -10.45pm

Tickets The Instant Café Theatre Company
Tel: (03) 2148 5192 (Andre)
Fax: (03) 2148 5234

With Andrew Leci, Allan Perera, Chacko Vadaketh,
David Gomes, Indi Nadarajah, Jit Murad, Jo Kukathas,
Junji Delfino, Maya Abdullah, Nell Ng, Paula Malai Ali,
Reshmonu, Shanthini Venugopal and **Zahim Albakri

(**Oct 27 only)


4-7 November The Actors Studio @ Bangsar Shopping Centre,Level 3, Bangsar Shopping Centre

Ticket Prices RM 102/ RM 82 4-6 November (8.30pm)

RM 82 ALL TICKETS 7 November (3.00pm)

Tickets The Actors Studio @ Bangsar Shopping Centre
Tel: (03) 2094 0400 / 1400

Different line up every two nights. Performers include

Adflin Shauki, Allan Perera, Ari Ratos, David Gomes, Edwin Sumun, Ghafir Akbar, Ida Nerina, Indi Nadarajah, Jo Kukathas, Junji Delfino, Maya Abdullah, Nell Ng, Patrick Teoh, Sandra Sodhy, Sean Ghazi, Soefira Jafaar, Shanthini Venugopal, Sukania Venugopal

Friday, October 08, 2004

Stress Management Workshop


Dr. Alvin Teoh is a professional trainer who charges premium rates for his seminars and workshops. Occassionally, he offers free 3-hour stress management workshops to selected organizations, such as NGOs, youth organizations, church organizations, nature societies, cupid clubs etc. The 3-hour session covers many areas related to personal & inter-personal stress in a work / family / social setting. Sessions are conducted in a hands-on, fun & totally outrageous approach.

Contact: 03-56346921

"Give a man a fish...feed him for a day, Teach him how to fish...feed him for a lifetime,
Train him how to rear fish...feed him for generations."
A quote by........... The Pro-Active Learning (PAL) Teammanaged by the Southern Cross Roads Management TrainersUnique soft-skill seminars since the milennium.

Brian Lariche - Charity Collection Drive

Dear All,

Well it is time for the last collection of the year before Christmas. Raya and Deepavali are just around the corner too. So please find it in yourself to be generous.

Before I go on I urge all of you to go for – LIFE SDN BHD part 2. What a brilliant show. Worth the 42 or 52 ringgit. Thursday night’s show was a charity show for KLASS an association dealing with HIV AIDS and though the rest of the show is not for charity, but they deserve to be seen for the great entertainment and insight on being Malaysian.

The Actors Studio, Level 3, Bangsar Shopping Centre October 7-9, 13-16 @ 8.30 p.m. October 10 @ 3 p.m.

+603-2094 0400/1400

Anyway back to the food appeal; please let me know if you want to sponsor specific items for Raya or Deepavali. I can ask the homes and let you know. Also we have a new addition on our list that is the IKLHAS drop in centre. They need loads of support for the outstanding work they do. - They run a drop in centre for drug related clients.

As usual, please indicate when you are dropping by to deliver the items to my house.

Wednesday and Thursday evenings, I am in for sure from 6.30- 830 pm.If you have any other items to offer, please do so.

BUT I am away for most of November so PLEASE deliver all items by then.

I will also ask for a small collection for Christmas in late November.

1. Rice- 100 Kilos
2. Mee Hoon - 20 Kilos
3. Milo - Need 20 soft packs largest size.
4. Biscuits- Cream Crackers and assorted As much as possible
5. Condensed milk-100 tins
6. Evaporated Milk- 20 tins
7. Powdered Milk- for coffee usually so generic brands fine
8. Jam -8 bottles each collection
9. Peanut Butter- 8 bottles
10. Ribena- 8 bottles
11. Insect repellent.- 8 tins Baygon or ridsect.
12. Maggi Mee-300 packets
13. Planta magarine ( must be TINNED )6 tins -large
14. Cordial-orange and rose syrup- 10 bottles of each ( large 2 litre ones are best)
15. Instant Coffee- 20 soft packs
16. Local Coffee- 10 packets
17. Tea- bags and tea leaves
18. cooking Oil-10 bottles of 5 kgs
19. Brands Essence of Chicken or Pati Haruan- as many as possible.
20. Green Peas- 40 tins
21. Baked beans- 40 tins
22. sardines- 100 tins
23. Tuna- 100 tins
24. Horlicks- 10 soft packs
25. Any other canned food including corn beef

NON FOOD/Household

1.ANTISEPTIC- 10 more bottles
2.Floor Wash- 12 bottles of 2 litres
3.dishwashing soap. 8 bottles if large ones
4.Washing Soap for Clothes- 10 5kg bags
5.Shampoo- 30 Bottles large
6.Diapers- L size
7.Rubbish Bags- large and medium

drop off point

40 Lorong Maarof,
Bangsar Park
59000 KL
house number : 2284 5613
012 297 5613.
Thanks for helping improve the lives of people who have so little in a land of so much

Brian (
Better one friend with a dish of food than a hundred with a sigh!!!!!!!

Connecting Business and Society
Brian Lariche
Assoc. Partner
31, jalan tunku,
Bukit Tunku
tel: +603 26924240
fax: +603 26914241
mobile: +6012 2975613

Friday, October 01, 2004

Life Priorities Test



  1. Get PEN and PAPER
  3. GO WITH YOUR FIRST INSTINCTS !!!!! Very important for good results.
  5. On a blank sheet of paper, WRITE NUMBERS 1 through 11 in a COLUMN on the LEFT.
  6. BESIDE the NUMBERS 1 &2,
  7. BESIDE the NUMBERS 3 &7,
    (like FRIENDS or FAMILY...)next to4, 5, &6.
  9. WRITE down FOUR SONG TITLES in 8, 9, 10, &11.
  10. Finally,
Check out the answer here

My Answer here I just followed instinct and they went pretty well... but this game is pretty well engineered.

This game explains that my instinct is influenced by my feeling..

bloody petrol !!

whoi bloody .. car petrol price hiked again!! this is crazy .. RM 0.05 is a 3.5% {(0.05/1.42 ) * 100}increase to our daily expenses.. to put things into gross perspective, if you are a sales person with commission of less than 3.5%, for you to continue with current sales volume and customer-service requirement, you would be making losses altogether.. not unless you add a surcharge as service fees or you adjust the minimum order accordingly so that customers pay for this inflation effects. In the bottom line, if customers is not willing to do that, sales man would have to bear the cost because most company is not going to give a big damn abt this issue.

This would affect the middleman company first, especially those doing distribution where logistic is part of the accounting.. For instance, company dealing with handphone reload coupons are the one going to feel the burnt of the heat.. Principal company (manufacturer and etc) will feel it later when sales throughput from middleman decreases... eventually, professional service will be the last kena.

anyway, I am no economic expert, but I can tell you, I am going to drive lesser these days.. and I am sure gonna impose biggers rules on my business dealings.