Thursday, November 17, 2011



Thursday, November 03, 2011

Hair Wash & Massage

My boss is always busy, have not been talking with him for a month. Yesterday he grabbed me to a saloon in order to have a chance to chat in the car. I needed to know the development of this project recently as well as his planning.

We came to this small saloon that he frequented. A young slim tightly dressed fairly good looking lady did my hair wash, followed with head, shoulder and back massage. Frankly I was not familiar to such service but to show respect and casual. Obviously my behavior was a little rigid and I didn’t understand their colloquial terms, they could justify I was a newbie to such venue.

While massaging my head, we chatted casually about my job, her backgrounds, travelling etc. Of course my African pictures always triggered curiosity and questions. Not to discrediting the lady, her skill was crude (she learned by experience), facial massage was unprofessional, the shampoo and facial cleanser were cheap… she pressed hard on my temple till I cried pain. My temples were still sore this morning.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Greece Financial Crisis

A clever hypocrite and great “politician”, I refer to Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou. His sudden announcement yesterday of calling for a Referendum to decide accepting EU’s salvaging package slapped President Sarkozy and Chancellor Merkel real hard. After last Friday’s hard won agreement from the EU members, the market was expecting a short round of breathing ground while figuring the next stage. But this news devastated all efforts done and drove the world markets down to the cliff!

This idiot must have planned all this ahead. Instead of to be blamed for the crisis, he threw the hot potato back to the people and let them decide own faith. If the referendum passed, Greek has to survive under exhausting tight measures to slash the debt. Otherwise the country will have to declare bankruptcy and to be ejected from EURO zone instantly.

Obviously he is gambling the last bet to force EU loosening the credit control before the upcoming G20 meeting. He himself has nothing to lose since he is very much aware of the deep rooted problem in the country. He can’t revive it.

Lots of voices are suggesting bankruptcy to be the only solution. In this case Greece would be freed straightaway from the heavy debt burden, and concentrate to re-establish the system. Of course the economy will be in deep crevice and losing country credibility for a short period. EURO will devalue immediately. This might be a pivotal reformation moment to EU, to eliminate this pain of the ass for good.