Saturday, August 19, 2017

A revolution for property management, desperately!

As an owner of property, I wonder if these questions ever popped into your mind? How could we trust the property management company? Can the operation be more effective? Can the annual report prepared for AGM be more transparent? The question goes on...

I believe some of the owners have encountered same problems like me. Looking at the annual report, especially the financial part, that seems like some unexplained transactions. Why I said so as when we in the meeting requested for a more detailed copy of accounting transaction, it's being ignored by the committees.

Now, since there's condo management fees, could anyone tell me what is secondment charges? Is the condo management fee covered the paid of the stuffs in the office of one particular condo? If that so, when you look at the quality of stuffs in the management office, you will be suspicious that the revenue being paid to them worth the five figure costs?

So, we were told that the management charges and sinking fund that we paid monthly did not afford the upcoming expenses. And, we all forced to accept a rise of 15% on our management charges. It sounded ridiculous but you have no choice!

As you and I may aware that the committee for the property does not receive any paid. However, could you accept a dictatorial joint management body or committee? Are they COMMITTEE or CONNEDMETTEE? With the passion to take care of the interests and benefits of all residences in the first place, but you have no idea what's behind the scene. The agenda brought out in the meeting was in fact being determined, we're just sitting to be notified rather than conducting a discussion and securing the consensus. Whatever suggestions given were easily ignored or turned down by the experienced joint management body or committee.

I was pissed. Later, I found out that this is a norm in almost all property management bodies. I sighed with this situation. I am hoping a hero appears to amend and better the situation. Property management company, sounds to me, like dictators. Residences have no much choice but to blindly accept just everything being reported, including all the fees, charges, and rises. I guess that is why there are a lot of people start ignoring paying the management fees and affected those who are playing by the rules.

I believe property management isn't easy. However, can we at least do it professionally with ethic? Someone out there with expertise in this field, you have a business opportunity right now! That breakthrough is very much relying on you! Perhaps, an artificial intelligence (AI) software or apps could ease our life's frustration!

We want a revolution for property management! Desperately!






Thursday, August 17, 2017

单座,能下厨的吗?

上个星期天,老妈子说朋友相约去吃晚餐。朋友说两个人的份,很难煮食、麻烦。老妈子把约给推了,原因是想为难得回家的咱们尝尝住家味。谢了,妈子,您是最棒的!

现今社会,要做的,只要一个理由,不要做的,可就有百个千个理由。你说,一个人的食量,可以下厨的吗?

在身为后天小厨师的我看来,一点都不难,在于你有心无心的。一个人的时候可以煮些什么?一个人的时候,必须委屈单一色菜色吗?可以两菜一汤吗?告诉你,绝对可以!只要你不懒惰,料理款式可是多姿多彩,什么菜色都有可能。。

买个迷你自动紫砂锅,挑选个人喜欢的药材汤包,鸡肉或猪肉过了水加入,一锅汤就等着你放工回来享用了。

两菜嘛,也很简单,不需要花费你很多时间。可以蒸豆腐、羊角豆、鱼、虾、等等。如何准备料理?简单,重要的是并不花时间。一些例子供你参考。蒸豆腐嘛,豆腐加上配料炸葱、耗油就可以了。蒸羊角豆,哈哈,更容易。羊角豆切片,浇一浇适量的酱油就可。鱼呢,只需加上配料姜丝、米酒或姜酒。虾啊,加上配料姜丝、米酒或黑酒。看看,是不是很容易?前提,你必须具备所需材料和调味品。饭呢,不需要用电饭锅,一块和其他料理放入大锅里蒸,方便极了。

稍微有一点时间的,可以煮一锅熟。长豆、南瓜都可以,加入肉类或虾类的和其它你喜欢的食材,在锅里翻炒一番,此时把米加入,倒入适量的水,再加入适量的黑酱油和鸡精块。待水沸了,将其倒入电饭锅。开启电饭锅,一锅熟长豆或南瓜饭马上就成了。

不煮饭的,还可以考虑煮粥、汤面类的,选择都在于自己。不管是一个、两个人也好,都不是阻碍你下厨的理由。打外面解决三餐,总会吃腻的。烹饪,是一件享受的乐事。若是想要捉住心爱人的胃,更是要上心哦!



Wednesday, August 16, 2017

~当个后天小厨师~

你我生下来不懂得煮?这是自然。对厨房的事,理解反应迟钝?小事一桩。以前在家待着的时候,最多时间可以看到妈妈烹饪。可是呢,就是不当一回事。长大了,在外工作,想要自己煮个什么的,发现这到底应该是下水了再加调味,还是下了调味再加水?抓不着头脑!

无所谓的,许多事我们都不是天生就懂,后天补勤就是了。我不在家依靠的日子十几年了,久久都搞不懂厨房是怎么一回事。与友人住在一起的时候,也是兴起才偶尔一起玩家家酒,做个简单晚餐。都不是我掌厨的,我负责处理食材。

再后来与弟弟、弟媳住在一块的时候,基于地方小、有限,一煮厨房就搞个乌烟瘴气的。总是买了一星期的菜,就只煮了一餐,其余的食材就这样浪费了。我煮了面,我弟弟还嫌没味道,真难入口,不如花几块钱,买个路边便食。那时,我也是这么认为,我自己都觉得难吃。最终,还是落个不善于烹饪的人。

终于守得云开见月明,在几年前有了自己的小窝。这下可以大显身手,自由发挥一番了。从简单的煎炸,到后来的蒸炒炖,这期间可交了不少学费。这学费当中就包括食材、时间、烧焦料理、煮失败了还得自己啃下肚子咯!当然,不忘了拿着电话询问,和妈妈偷师。这一路的锻炼,终于现在身附一两手了。最容易的不过于是一锅熟了。

现在去逛百货的时候也知道要买什么食材了,以备有用时之需。我可是不允许厨房和冰箱是空隙隙的。必需给填满!这样,肚子饿了,要煮什么的,选择范围良多,没有局限。

所以呢,天生不懂得煮,无所谓,可以当个后天小厨师!


Wednesday, August 09, 2017

刷屏

隔了好一大段日子没爬部落格了。这曾经是所有喜怒哀乐的凝聚点。要不是Ah Dear 提醒我,叫我再重新回去爬格吧,我想我真忘记这片曾经我最爱的空间。也是一些友人的喜好吧。还记得,那时我们每天赶爬格,做工时都偷偷爬格,不爬不痛快的。然后,还有年终颁奖礼,特搞笑好玩的。

唉,时光变迁,人事与非。年龄增长了,大家的中心点转移目标了。现在忙的都是柴米油盐、小孩子、搞生意、换车换屋等等。更牛逼的就非面子书或微信刷屏、洗版莫属了。新的一种生活方式,不跟上潮流,就变落伍了。这是连阿公阿嫲都得学,为了避免与新新人类有代沟的问题。

有时,我会想,这些大家都在热闹忙着的刷屏、洗版,到底具备着什么意义?不刷屏,没八卦到的消息新闻,会不会少块肉,生活就不能了呀?

我就说每一个人都有24小时,除去睡觉与工作各8小时,大约剩下的时间都跟刷屏有关。这手指不刷屏就得出问题了,感觉怪怪的。出来吃饭聊天的,大伙儿也是忙着刷屏。这面还得见吗?

我人生自工作开始的第一个十年与刷屏挂钩。另一个十年又是啥看头呀?我有想回去过去的冲动,那种多一点心动、感触的时光。


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