Friday, May 29, 2009

Ideas are abundant but......

Structuring them and turning them into a reality is not easy. Finally I came across an idea which I think has a potential but don't know where to start. Alas, I know how it feels like when boss started nuffnang, not to the point of having sleepless nights yet but I have a feeling that won't be far away.

One thing I find hard to do is to stay focus, especially when it's a one-man-show. You compose the music, you fill in the lyrics, you prepare the stage and you sing to the audience. The worst part is you won't know if the audiences like it. It's also especially hard when there's nobody to talk to when you're stuck or have a moment of eureka, saying your thoughts out allow you to put it in a more imaginable structure and that I find is very important. It also allows for response for anything you left out as well as reassure yourself about your goals.

Now can you see why I can foresee sleepness nights sometime soon. Maybe to the point of waking up sweating in the palm of my hand.

Of course it's not all bad, I'm actually kind of excited deep down inside, like a little boy just told by his parents that they were going to disneyland for holiday. For all that, I'm pretty sure this will be one hell of a journey.

P.s. The photo is shot at selfridges celebrating their 100th yr in business. Quite creative way to display those Louis-Vuitton bags don't you think so? Note the ONE gold bag...... Just like business ideas...... Eh?

Best regards,
Jing Qi Quah

Monday, May 25, 2009

Fred Perry

I was shopping at westfield some time back and went into a Fred Perry shop there. Fred Perry is a clothing brand from the early pre-WW2 days taking the name after the tennis player Fred Perry. Needless to say, they still stick to their roots and produce tennis wears.

Now I didn't buy any clothes that day coz I can't simply fork out 50 quids on a shirt which frankly doesn't look like it deserves that amount. It got me thinking, how much does it actually cost to produce this shirt?

Any ideas anyone?

And how does it trickle down the production chain?

How much do cotton farmers get and was it justified?

How much margin ended up with the middleman?

How much would the economy suffer in terms of jobs should middlemen in various industries slowly get pushed out of business? Does it justify cutting their share and push prices lower?

Think dude think.

Best regards,
Jing Qi Quah

Friday, May 22, 2009

Motivation in life

It's been quite an eventful period for me. Being officially out of job, starting to hunt for a new job, enjoying life as it is, eating whatever I can get my hands on, spending time with family and friends, feeling inspired all of a sudden from crazy ideas........

This is life. As comfortable as it may be, one has to realise that money won't fall from trees, food won't appear on the table on its own, time won't stall even for a second, ideas won't stay fresh forever, inspiration won't come everyday........

So what keeps you motivated?

Is it a car? An R8 like above?

Is it the prospect of a good career?

Is it the blind determination to break barriers?

Is it family? Possibly children or others who depend on you?

Is it for money?

Is it for power?

Is it to benefit the world and make it a better place as a whole?

I'm sure everybody have different answers to this question.

How about sharing some of yours?

Best regards,
Jing Qi Quah