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posted on February 4, 2008 at 9:55 am
call me when you get here! i’ll take you around and stuff you silly w food and shopping 😀
posted on February 4, 2008 at 9:36 pm
Ooo yes! I have the weekend of the 23/24th there 🙂 What’s your number? Will give you a call for surrrrre..
posted on February 5, 2008 at 12:42 am
NNOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! I’m in Tokyo that weekend for work…21-24 Feb, back in HK on the night of the 24th. What about during the week?
posted on February 5, 2008 at 9:24 am
Ohhhhh d’oh!! I can’t during the week as we have events on every day :X But at least you’ll be in Toyko.. oo you’ll love it!
posted on February 4, 2008 at 9:57 am
Wow that resort looks absolutely gorgeous! I want to get a job like yours so I can travel as much as you! *jealous* <33
posted on February 4, 2008 at 9:37 pm
Nah I don’t travel very much, it tends to come in bursts I think!
posted on February 4, 2008 at 10:36 am
The thermal spa looks incredible.
You’ll absolutely love the skiing. How are your knees, though?
posted on February 4, 2008 at 9:39 pm
The knees are ok, as long as I dont go too hard on them! I’m not a snow/ski type person though so I’m a bit afraid 😛
posted on February 4, 2008 at 10:54 am
love hk for its delish food n great shopping. i won’t recommend the yung kee flying goose cos i feel they are stuck up & have horrid service standards. there are other goose restaurants out there. must go for hk wantons. they are huge compared to the ickle lumps we get in sg. also wld recommend the sheraton’s silver tea leaves ribs, their lobster har gao. and you must have the HLS mango desserts while there! i hope this marks the end of the spell of bad luck you had earlier this year. take care & enjoy yourself!
posted on February 4, 2008 at 9:41 pm
Ooo I’d love to try the wantons! I hope I’m near the Sheraton then I can check out their food too, thanks for all the recs 😀
posted on February 5, 2008 at 12:44 am
you’ll find horrid service all over HK unfortunately. yung kee’s goose is super well known for a reason…a definite must visit Bev! if you wind up in Shenzhen for whatever reason, there’s a place with amazing pork knuckles that are a must try too.
posted on February 6, 2008 at 4:56 pm
Yeah, the service staff was hovering around waiting for us to finish our food.. we felt so rushed.
There was a old Japanese couple at the next table, and the gentleman got up to go to the washroom.
The YK staff ran after him saying “Money, money, pay money!” o_0
After that incident I now go to Shatin or Taiwai for my roast goose fix 🙂
posted on February 7, 2008 at 6:04 am
oh it’s definitely quite common…i think i’ve been here for long enough that i just ignore the terrible restaurant service unless it’s exceptionally bad, even by HK standards!
posted on February 4, 2008 at 11:13 am
I hate you Bev. I do….. That thermal spa holiday (summit my ass) just looks too damn good.
posted on February 4, 2008 at 11:21 am
Oh yes, I hate you too, Bev! How come you get to go to such nice places in the name of work?!? Soaking in the hot hot waters amidst the snow, argh, that’s so dreamy!
posted on February 4, 2008 at 9:44 pm
I dunno, it sounds a bit scary to me, haha! But quite fun to try something new 🙂
posted on February 4, 2008 at 9:43 pm
We seriously are locked away in a room during the summit though, which will be painful, but at least we have the weekend there, hee 🙂
posted on February 4, 2008 at 11:19 am
Nice looking resort!
Why not stay and do the MBA here? AGSM and the MGSM are two great schools that offer a real good program.
I was considering that but they’re not even listed in the Top 10 MBA schools in the world 🙁 They’re well recognised in AU but not really recognised internationally so I”ll probably go for Insead which is. Except it’s also more $$.. arghh!!
posted on February 5, 2008 at 12:28 pm
What about MBA at Melbourne Business School? If I’m not mistaken it’s the best in Asia Pacific.
posted on February 4, 2008 at 11:22 am
OMG, I want to go too!! How cool is that 🙂
posted on February 4, 2008 at 9:45 pm
I guess it’s really different from the usual locations, and I probably wouldn’t go there myself if it weren’t for work.. so it all works out 😛
posted on February 4, 2008 at 11:38 am
WOW! I’m so excited for all you, all these new amazing possibilities opening up!
you’ll love hong kong! they have great kinds of food from everywhere.
posted on February 4, 2008 at 9:46 pm
I’m exxxxcited about HK! I think I’m going to go bonkers eating and shopping.. bwahhaha
posted on February 4, 2008 at 12:23 pm
That last pic looks incredible! You get to do lots of traveling, that’s so cool. 🙂
posted on February 4, 2008 at 9:47 pm
It’s mainly because my channel is growing pretty quickly since it’s new at eBay.. so it requires special attention and planning, I do love it though 🙂
posted on February 4, 2008 at 12:47 pm
I think u’ve got the coolest job, able to jetset around the world!
posted on February 4, 2008 at 9:49 pm
That part’s fun, but we’re pretty much locked away into a room the whole time during the summit, which is painful!
posted on February 4, 2008 at 2:01 pm
Oohhh yessss I hate you too!!! 😛 The thermal spa looks amazing!!!
posted on February 4, 2008 at 9:50 pm
I’m quite keen to check it out 😛 I hope it’s not too cold though.. brrrr!
posted on February 4, 2008 at 3:14 pm
take your time to decide 🙂 Hehehee. Though i must say the moment you mention MBA.. the local uni that came through my mind for you was SMU 🙂
posted on February 4, 2008 at 9:52 pm
There’s no way I can do an MBA here.. none are very internationally recognised like the ones in Harvard, Insead, London business school, etc.. so I’ll have to go to one of those instead! But they’re all overseas so it’ll be a pretty big move for me :X
posted on February 4, 2008 at 3:40 pm
OOOh. The hotel looks sinfully wonderful! I’m sure Chris and yourself will have loads of fun.
I think it’s going to be difficult to quit your job seeing how much you’re enjoying it.
posted on February 4, 2008 at 9:53 pm
I really hope CHris can find the time to come.. it’ll be such a cool change to our regular lives!
Yeah, right now I can’t imagine quitting my role here, I really do love it. But time will tell..!
posted on February 4, 2008 at 3:55 pm
Ahh, that resort looks lovely! How (visually) strange to see people swimming amongst the snow, lol!
You can’t work on your MBA and stay working at ebay Aus? Even if it takes you two years instead of 1 or something, I think that’d be worth it. Of course, you don’t always need a degree to reach high. My mom had no college degree and got really high up there in the ranks because of her experience/work ethic, etc. I really don’t know how those things work with ebay though. 🙂
posted on February 4, 2008 at 9:55 pm
Hahah yeah when I saw it i was like 0_o
It looks fun though!
I can’t do my MBA in australia.. none are internally recognised and none of the schools even make it in the Top 10 in the world, bah! You don’t *need* it either at eBay but it’s generally a nice-to-have, especially on the Director and MD level..
posted on February 4, 2008 at 4:51 pm
pack me into your luggage, bev!! i wanna go for the spa!
yayyy that you are coming back permanently! 🙂
posted on February 4, 2008 at 10:14 pm
I’m a bit chicken, so I hope it’s not too cold in there! 😛
posted on February 5, 2008 at 12:16 am
it should be nice and warm whilst you are inside.
but you could be freezing your ass off when you get out.
posted on February 4, 2008 at 6:35 pm
Wow, huge huge decisions to make. Good luck with that! I’m sure you’d make the right decision in the end. Btwn those two choices, I’d choose MBA also. 🙂
Ooooh, enjoy yourself during those trips. Envy envy.
posted on February 4, 2008 at 10:15 pm
I do think the MBA is better and more recognised.. I just need to figure out if I want to quit my job to do it – eek!!
posted on February 4, 2008 at 6:44 pm
Your upcoming work trips sounds very FAB!
Take time to figure out what you want to do, it’s a big decision. Good luck!
posted on February 4, 2008 at 10:21 pm
It’s a lot to think about.. but hopefully will have at least a year before I decide to do anything! 🙂
The fun/personal stuff that we add on before and after the summit is great, but the actual work is just like if we were anywhere else, since it’s in a room.. doh! 😛
posted on February 4, 2008 at 10:26 pm
Wow, the resort in Switzerland looks beautiful. I can’t wait for your posts in Hong Kong and Switzerland. As for an MBA, pretty big decision. I think after being the work force for so long, it would be difficult to go back to school because I would crave money all the time.
posted on February 5, 2008 at 8:56 am
I’ll definitely post heaps.. I’m going to be the craziest tourist there 😉
I agree about leaving work to study, it’s going to be a real shock.. i’m not sure yet :X
posted on February 5, 2008 at 12:17 am
Funnnn! Take lots of pics, especially in Switzerland. I’m excited for you! *^^*
Hehe for sure, I haven’t seen snow in yearrrrrs so it’ll be fun!
posted on February 5, 2008 at 1:52 am
Holy frick!!! Have an awesome time at the Summit, love. That place looks absolutely incredible *googly eyes*
Good luck with the decision, I reckon you could make anything work that you set your heart on, but still lots of things to weigh up. Wish I knew what to say to help!
posted on February 5, 2008 at 9:00 am
Ooo glad to see you online 🙂 I have Sex and the City boxset btw, dyou want me to bring it over tmw?
The MBA choice is tough.. I haven’t made the decision yet.. I think I’ll let it ‘stew’ for a coupla years!
posted on February 6, 2008 at 5:05 am
Yeah, stewing is good! 😀
Only if you remember re Sex and the City, we’ve got a tonne of stuff to watch here! 😀
posted on February 5, 2008 at 2:15 am
Congrats-I often though about a Masters, MBA, and now instead have gone the JD route. So envious of your trip to HK and the Spa as i’m stuck studying inside…take some great pictures for all of us lj viewers!
posted on February 5, 2008 at 9:03 am
It’s really hard deciding what’s best.. esp when you have to quit your job to do it. Argh!!
posted on February 5, 2008 at 2:33 am
Those trips look fantastic.
I think if I went to Hong Kong, I’d stock up on jeans/pants – then I wouldn’t have to take them up by 4 inches, like I do with my sass and bides!
posted on February 5, 2008 at 9:04 am
Oh VERY good point!! I think i’ll go nuts with the shopping.. cos it’s all NORMAL sized for once… hehhe
posted on February 5, 2008 at 3:12 am
You are applying to Insead?
No company will reject you if you have that in your resume. 😉
Ahh it’s still TBA! Who knows.. I’d like to in 2 yrs or so, but who knows how things work out 🙂
posted on February 5, 2008 at 4:10 am
have fun with the trip! it sounds like lotsa fun! and i’ll be waiting for your shopping and eating review of hongkong cos i’ll be going on 12th March 🙂
posted on February 5, 2008 at 9:07 am
Ooo good timing, hehe! I’ll be in Central but my trip’s only a few days, so don’t think I’ll get much eating/shopping done 🙁
posted on February 5, 2008 at 5:50 am
MBA! go for it!! hey, you might not necessarily NEED it now but it’ll be nice to have for a “rainy day”. Plus, with a higher education and the possibility of furthering your career, think of ALL the doors that will open for you. And think of all the extra skills and experience you can acquire from it.
I know in my field, EVERYONE aims for a higher degree whenever the possibility arises (especially when they’re still young…it’s harder going back to school after a while). They say 20* years from now everyone is going to have an MBA (or the like in their respective fields) because of the concern with competition.
Don’t settle because you’re comfortable, STRIVE because you CAN! :o)
okay, that’s my little spiel for today. good luck!!
posted on February 5, 2008 at 9:21 am
Hehe you’re a great cheerleader! I am VERY tempted to do my MBA, but it all boils down to whether I really should quite my current role to do it. Things are going well, so it’s pretty tough to turn my back on it all :X Even if I do it, it’ll be in about 1-2yrs when I’m back in SG, so I think it’ll become more of a reality then!
posted on February 5, 2008 at 8:16 am
i am so jealous, bev!
that spa looks super nice!
enjoy your time there with Chris too, cant wait for photos!
posted on February 5, 2008 at 8:19 am
P.S, just saw your other post, congrats to chris for being a lifeguard! i bet the training was really hard ><
i’m looking forward to spending some quality time with Chris, that’s for sure 🙂 can’t wait… whee!
posted on February 5, 2008 at 7:23 pm
Amazing! Have a nice trip, Bev!
BTW, I’ll also be in Switzerland in the very last week of March for research purpose.
posted on February 6, 2008 at 12:06 pm
Ooo fantastic! I fly into Geneva but will take the train to Leukerbad.. i heard it’s a scenic trip so I have high hopes 😀
posted on February 5, 2008 at 10:23 pm
i’m just going to admit that i’m painfully jealous of this trip to switzerland. sigh.
get ebay to pay for your mba. get it out of the way before you and chris get married and/or have babies. there are 2 benefits of this: 1. well duh, it’s FREE. and 2. b/c the company’s invested so much into you, they’ll be more likely to hire you back and move up the ‘ladder’
posted on February 6, 2008 at 12:07 pm
It’s loads of work though, that’s the part I don’t write much about when I’m away on business, since it bores everyone 😛 But it’s like 90% of the trip!
I doubt eBay would pay for the full MBA.. it’s just so $$ and you have to be completely out of the workforce for the year, it’s just so much to ask 🙁
posted on February 5, 2008 at 11:26 pm
that’s awesome! Can you do something along the lines of taking a career break rather than quitting? That way you could keep all the other benefits you’ve accrued (like long service leave 😛 )
posted on February 6, 2008 at 12:09 pm
I do’nt think we have that, unfortunately 🙁 as it’s fully off work for a year. I think they will support if it’s a month or so, but that’s about the most 🙁
posted on February 6, 2008 at 11:35 am
I’m totally in denial about you moving back to SG 🙂
The resort looks AMAZING. i can’t believe they’re sending you there. You know where my regional summit is this year? Sydney. That’s right. Sigh.
HK – isn’t the Strawberry.net store there? I hear it is and they have huge bargains instore.
posted on February 6, 2008 at 12:11 pm
Well…. so far I haven’t moved back yet, despite proclamations that I will for 2 years now, so i guess we’ll see how it goes 😛
Man you lucked out with the regional summit LOL! But think about it, all your intl counterparts are probably over the moon about it, everyone loves visiting sydney 😀
I had no idea strawberrynet had an actual store in HK.. hrmmmm I’ll have to check it out. Lemme know if you want anything from HK btw! Besides a snow globe.. which I’ll look out for 😛 (i did look for it in SG but obviously snow-things and SG don’t really mix, so they didn’t exist!)
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