TSD Day073: REnzhi’s Day out!!!!

Today I went to Fudan in the morning for my NPD! Was suppose to
go to office in the afternoon to do some work. But I guess I will work
at a later time from home! hehe. Its the weekend! haha!
 
After that I had a meal at a 新疆 restaurant! Thanks Alicia for the
reccomendation! Had a pretty good meal there! Too bad I cant take beef.
Had lots of lamb there. I went to 上海书局 immediately after that and window shop
for the entire afternoon. I bought a 11.80 RMB Jap language book. I hope
it would be useful. =)
 
I am currently looking at fishes and fish tanks to put one on my office table!
Trying to make it more relaxing and less stressful to work! haha! Went to a 花鸟市场
near Tomorrow Square. Interesting! Saw lotsa pets like rabbit, cats, dogs, birds,
grasshoppers, ALOT! haha!
 
In the evening, I had Steamboat! wow! its fantastic! haha! ordered just 5
dishes! pretty good! haha!

TSD Day072: Growing…

Today I learnt something I feel is important. The logic behind
all the grants and the funds. I got the information from my
Entrepreneurial Finance textbook actually. It changed my thinking
to be able to see things deeper.
 
End goal: To get more VC funding into the country
 
Problem: Not enough companies for VCs to invest in
 
So now what?
-Spur the growth of startups though lots of grants for different industries!
 
From what I typed, it would seem to be so simple. but from the
perspective of an individual who is receving this grant, one would
wonder, why is the government encouraging entrepreneurship?
This I think would be one key reason. these small startups attract
big money. =)
 
TODAY!
HAd a treat of Merci chocolate from Denise! Generally today is ok…
NORMAL…. and I saw Boss being shot for a video for Channel News Asia!
cool man! hehe! Went to luwan to document the process at the Nurse
Counter… its crazy… theres alot of things…
 
Went home… and slack my day away… haha!

TSD Day071: 星期四蓝?懒啦!

早上!
真棒!在中山公园吃了一两锅贴!在复旦有吃了一两!
再加一两小龙包!哇!真满足!哈哈!然后很专心的
听课!我想今天教的不用复习太多,因为很专心,所以
都蛮明白的!
 
下午!
就在卢湾。和Lydia 说好了Reception 的程序。因概算
完成了!明天能做Nurse Counter 的流程了!Yeah!
 
Lydia 还跟我说了一些程序上的建议!我想我会多问她。
然后向老板说吧!一定要指明是Lydia 的建议!不能抢
别人的功劳!(像某某人一样!)
 
今天也email了昨天见到的很多公司的主管。要保持很有
好的关系!=)
 
晚上!超级划算晚餐配套!
健身!Yeah! 听说健身能保持骨质好!不那么快失去钙质!
除此之外!晚餐也很重要!我买了个3块半的鸡腿和3块钱的
拌河粉! 才6块半!就有菜有肉!真棒!那鸡腿非常大!虽
然不如星期一的鸡腿饭,不过可以说是一腿之下,万腿之上
了。 真的很不错!真开心!=)
 
 

TSD Day070: 晚餐 @ Bakerzin!

去了复旦!一定要吃管理学院对面的锅贴!有便宜,又好吃!
比中山公园的好吃!而且一辆才一块八!外面都卖两块!今天
上课学了一些新的知识和投资前审查的技巧!很有趣!
 
公司!
在从复旦回公司的途中遇见了Caren姐! 又和她讨论了计划!
我觉得可行性越来越强!Yeah! =) 
 
Dinner @ Bakerzin!
晚餐大家都在人民广场的Bakerzin吃!之前还去了办公楼找Gary
和Jitsy。一起吃饭的人很多。有我们的教授也有很多公司的老板。
是一个很不错的Networking Oppotunity.
 
好累啊!回到家,洗了澡就睡了!

TSD Day069: 中秋节快乐!

中秋节来了!今天一定要打给爸爸妈妈!祝他们中秋节快乐!
 
大小月饼!
一大清早!看见Caroline!她就送我两个月饼!一大一小,大的
是典型的月饼,小的是Shangri-la的。哇!看起来真不错!嘻嘻!
真开心!我想Caroline一家人和欢欢(她女儿)他们庆中秋,一定
很温馨!有家真好。 在加上Alicia 的绿豆汤!天啊!大家都对我
那么好,虽然人不在新加坡,不过我真是感到温馨!谢谢大家!
 
卢湾:找到出路!(第二场胜仗的曙光?)
今天在卢湾重新写了Version 4.0 的流程。我想因该不错了!就在
我还在写着的时候我听见了:“仁智弟弟!”哈哈!原来是Caren!
他今天来看Customer Service 的事情吧。我们也讨论了老板给她
的 VVIP 计划。有一格项目是我以前跟她讨论过的!原来她也很
赞成我的看法!决定把它写在 VVIP 里面!希望他们会采取!
 
晚上!
哈哈!大家庆中秋! 我和Gary 还有 Yunting 去健身!在回家的
路上还打电话回家给妈妈祝她中秋节快乐!爸爸去了庙上香!哈哈!
过后在家里还和Gary一起分享Caroline 的月饼!=)
 

TSD Day068: 第一场胜仗!YEAH!

第一场胜仗!YEAH!
今天在公司还好!对DTC 的群发作了些Innovative 的调整。
虽然只是小小的调整,DTC 其实就只有Caroline 和我嘛!
所以说服Caroline 就够了!不过我终于改革成功!这还是在
这里的第一场胜仗!哈哈!真开心!尽管只是小胜,但是
千里之行始于足下,我一定会继续改进自己和公司的运作!

"Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect." –
Vince Lombardi

午餐!
今天打胜仗特别High! 所以打算吃鸡腿饭庆祝庆祝!哈哈!
也吃了第 一个月饼!绿茶口味的!不错! 能抗癌!哈哈!

卢湾!另一场仗的开始!
从新从Reception的流程做起!把每个细节,一丝不苟的写下
来!就是在这时才发现其实这机构的运作十分复杂。有点不
Efficient. 和 Lydia 多了解后才发现有漏洞。要多谢Lydia 的建议!
一定要向Mark 和 Jonathan 说!就用Mark 常说的Lean Manufacturing
来做我的论点!用Jonathan 常说的Profit and Loss 开始这项讨论!
一定要让他们知道漏洞, 向他们讨论Lydia 的建议!

中秋/生日庆祝会!
天啊!11点多才庆祝,有点醌。想睡。不过很好玩!哈哈!看照片《中秋篇》
就知道发生什么事了! 哈哈!

TSD Day067:ON CHINA: What have I learnt so far!

Today I spent my day studying. Feels good to be catching up with studies. 
There’s something I want to share with all my fellow NUS juniors out there,
who are interested in NOC about what I have learnt so far! So that I don’t
just keep it in my mind about China! especially Shanghai!
 
Issue 1:
When I was still a bumpkin back in Singapore, I hear businessmen saying:
"China has 1.3 billion people, if we are able to capture 10%… blah blah"
 
My take:
True. of course there is 1.3 billion people. BUT! within china, this one big market
is actually divided into many many smaller pieces, akin to the different countries
in the different parts of the world.
 
The only good thing is that it is considered one country so licensing wise, its
easier for a 1.3 billion market. But then again, consider the red tape in a
communist country. you have to exercise caution.
 
Issue 2:
The manufacturing costs in China is cheap! why think so much? Invest!
 
My Take:
I think this is commonly known as the "China Price" as I would quote business week.
If R&D is a big market in the western world then C&P is a big market here in China!
with 1.3B people, talent is not too difficult to find.
 
These Talents uses C&P (Copy and Paste) technology that MNCs bring into their
China factories to lower costs. These talents in turn, share the technology and starts
to produce these to the market, at a lower price (maybe of equal or lower quality).
 
Think long term and short term costs.
 
Issue 3:

You would have learnt that its not only what you know, its also WHO you know.
It’s applicable everywhere in the world! and why would China make a difference?
How is 关系 (relationship / Guan xi ) different from that ?

 
My take:
Well, after my 60+ days in Shanghai. I got to learn that actually the entire Shanghai is
divided into different districts and each district may have slightly different interpretations
of the same law and these different interpretations can make or break your way around
here.
 
How different are their interpretations? That depends on how well is your 关系 with them.
Get it? That’s Guan xi for me. Still learning though. =)
 
Issue 4:
So how exactly do I build that 关系 You have mentioned?
 
My take:
Ever heard of trailers (预告篇)? Stay tuned till I have more updates! haha!
Thanks for reading! =)
 

TSD Day066: Gym + Expat show + Concert!

Today is FULL of FUN!!!! Started my day by training in the gym with Gary! 
It’s been some time since I last went tothey gym. about 1 week I think!
soooo good to be perspiring so much again! haha! Then we went to
Carrefour for our weekly supply of food and breakfasts for the week!
Lunch is just a pack of Bowl noodles! haha!
 
Afternoon: SHANGHAI EXPAT SHOW 2007!
Its superb!!! So many activities from sooo many companies!! Now I know
what are the services available and at what price! haha! I think I am lucky
enough to be getting the "Exploring Shanghai" Book worth 200RMB! (Thanks
to jiaxing for reminding me to register online! haha!) Also visited our parkway
booths there! hehe! Just a note! Parkway is one of the main sponsors! haha!
 
Went home to put my stuff! Also had the 锅贴 at 食客 at 中山公园station! Compared
to the one at Fudan selling the same food, this one sux! it’s more oily, less soup
and much harder to bite! (like chewing a piece of rubber band!)
 
Evening: International Festival Chorus: Beethoven’s No.9 Symphony!
FANTASTIC!!!! They are a terrific bunch! haha! Excellent conductor, choir, band,
sopranos, everything! haha! The audience are all engaged into the performance
and really enjoying every moment of the performance! Too bad that the
oncore is not entertained. Maybe that’s really all that they have prepared.
But then again, its good enough!
 
Alicia bought me to this place called 避风塘 for dinner! Good food! and one more
thing: the 虾饺 is SUPERB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I missed it sooooo much!!!! haha!
 

TSD Day065: 幸运一千!

幸运一千!
今天超幸运!老板叫我进他的办公室,我还以为发生什么是。嘻嘻!
原来他不能去一个Concert。然后他把票给我! 叫我一定要去看,
不要浪费那两张票。我看了看那票。 哇!是VIP的票!一张500元!
天啊!是看什么“贝多芬第九交响曲”很开心!还请了 Denise 姐
个雪糕!
 
再见Lulu
今天是Lulu姐的最后一天! 好舍不得阿!Lulu姐很"照"我的!
所以也买了个雪糕送她!祝她在新的岗位能大展鸿图!
 
JoAnne and JiaXing
下午在卢湾,看见了Marketing的JoAnne。她请我吃了一片瑞士的
Dark Chocolate!很浓!很好吃! 然后下班后就和她还有
JiaXing, 她的文莱的朋友在一茶一坐Chill 了一下。 之后就开始
一段漫长的旅程去“大班”(一个足欲的好地方)见她的朋友Zoe。
JiaXing的老公是上海人,所以住在上海。Zoe是上海的,混得不错!
还有辆车。做完足欲之后就坐她的车去公司的Cocktail Party.
 
Cocktail Party at JW Marriott (40th Floor)
迟到了!本来8开始, 我们9点才到!不过在楼下又遇见老板,和
他一起上去!在这里我想说,我觉得老板很Charismatic!非常成熟稳重。
和他走在一起,见他将气十足,虽然没放香水却散发着浓厚的男性魅力!
哈哈!不愧是偶像!
 
在那里见了很多Parkway 的同事。也看见了CC的朋友!好想恋在CC
的那几个星期!他们是我见过嘴不错的人了! 
 
那里的风景很美!和许多人拍照就回家了!幸亏遇见了Patty 和Josephine,
他们把我带到地铁站。要不然又迷路了!

TSD Day064: 海峡两岸青年与创业论坛!

首先要谢谢张洁要不是她的介绍,我可能会措施一个很好的两极!
所以我要先介绍ASES (Asia-Pacific Student Entrepreneurship Society)
张洁是ASES – 浙江的风云人物(之一)哈哈!
 
上海科学会堂!
今天没上班,去了上海科学会堂。那里有个“海峡两岸青年与创业论坛”。
那里的建筑非常古典!我很喜欢!多希望该次能买的起这类的房子。
 
论坛!
哇!论坛真精彩!来了两岸的商场届的风云人物!也有机会再次和Bob Lin,
林福元先生再次见面!(在NUS 也见过!)也遇见了很多台湾的商人领导!
例如徐小波(台湾时代基金会会长) ! 也有机会认识了些再台湾医疗界
蛮出名的人物! 哈哈!
 
新书:《世界很平我不平》
这是一本台湾的书,说明了创业的很多过程。是一本By Student For Student
的书!今天他们分给大家中国的简体字版!要谢谢上海科技发展基金会买了
300 本书送给在场的人!一本65元哦!我还让徐主席和赵副主席在书上签名
所以因该多过65元! 哈哈!
 
要和我在复旦和浙江的朋友说:明天他们会在复旦,后天会去浙江大学送书
大家把握机会!
 
晚餐!
晚餐超丰富!有很多很多好料!吃的蛮胞的!一边吃一边和台湾的沈医生说一些
医疗上的创业机会!很不错!学了很多医疗方面的知识!
 
学生证!
Yeah! 今天真高兴!终于拿到学生证了!哈哈!我的照片很好看!是我的作照!
哈哈!