Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Well, It's that time again to Update!

Yep, I have a test tomorrow, so what better way to procrastinate than writing in my blog that I pretend more than like 4 people read.

Anyways, the past few weeks have been pretty fun with trips and nights out including a random holiday (vacation) in the middle of the week. A bunch of us IG's (International Graduates) went to Langkawi which I believe is in the south indian ocean just off the coast of Malaysia by an hour south (flight). It was fun as we stayed in a resort (yay paycheck!) and spent most of the time relaxing at the beach, drinking at the swim up bar, going out drinking, eating, and parasailing/jet skiing (seadooing). See the following few pictures:

Yes, I ate at McDonalds in the airport while waiting for the 3 hour (80% on time my a**) Go Air Asia!!

Other than the island trip I have stayed around Kuala Lumpur for the past two weekends. I love the hotel but it is getting kind of old to live in a hotel, and I never thought I would say this, but the room service is getting old! Also, I'd like a home cooked meal sometime.

The world markets seem like they are in a shit storm as the governments around the world are bracing for a recession that is surely here. I hope my job stays safe, as that is what the bank is telling us that our jobs are sound and that Standard Chartered continues to lead the way in the markets we operate in.

I just can't believe how poorly some of the UK banks are doing now, especially Barcleys. With its recent acquisition of Lehman, you'd think they would have been reacting stronger to global events, but it seems they need to borrow from the UK gov't, seen here: Bloomberg. Poor guys.

Well, leave comments, I'll try to update more frequently.

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