Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Should I?

I had just received a surprise phone call from the CEO of one of the hotels in KL. She wanted me to play for the opening ceremony of the grand ballroom on the eve of Chinese New Year. I got to know her when I was still working in my previous company where the hotel is one of the subsidiaries. You know how company likes to exploit the staff whenever possible and not paying them for the extra talents they have?!! I did played once for them for free and thus this time, I have the right to demand for a payment since I'm not working there anymore.

She offered RM1000 for a 1 hour performance. It is indeed lower than what I actually get paid for. On a normal day, I would decline straightaway but this time, I told her that I would think about it. What made me say it?!!

I was just thinking, since my resolution No.1 is to make MORE MONEY, I would need to accept the offer. And since I plan to accept the offer, I will try and accept a few more offers during Chinese New Year because I will be bloody using my time practicing everyday for the performance. So why not perform for a few more events using the same songs and make MORE MONEY with the same effort?!!


Just imagine the money raining from the skies...


And thus my new year resolutions are working. Hmm... the next step is to make a list of houses to visit and my ultimate plan is to remind everyone that my quarter of a century chinese birthday is on the 1st day of CNY and therefore, I shall be given a double angpow! That should complete my Jan's plan of making MORE MONEY!!!

Muahaha.... (evil laugh)


17 comments:

Philip said...

Go for it. Lets say you accept 3 performances a month, you earn an extra Rm3000 for just 3 hours' effort.After you are in popular demand, can naik harga!

Myhorng said...

do it~

Anonymous said...

You are a celebrity, a beauty, a....

Kimberlycun said...

ganas!!!!

YilingL said...

unfair! i play 10 minutes u share the money with me la ok???

Anonymous said...

SUITUAPUI: RM1K an hour! Gee! I only get RM100 an hour when l go round giving talks. Regret, should have taken up music instead! I'd say go for it! Who knows you meet some rich and eligible gentleman? LOL! Btw, they should impose a legal age to be eligible for angpaos! 21 and below! Too old, cannot! Hahahahaha!

kampungboycitygal said...

ahaha u go girl! such a brilliant idea - "So why not perform for a few more events using the same songs and make MORE MONEY with the same effort?"

KY said...

hahaha the hair style .. woohoo!

-eiling- said...

Philip: Yup. That's what I think!

Horng: Okies.

Anonymous: No way. Not even half way through.

Kim: Yes. memang.

Yiling: Ok we'll discuss.

STP: Not too late to learn! Yeah who knows I might meet a eligible bachelor?!! No way ang pow for below 21. Too unfair! Don't be so stingy la.

Kampungboycitygal: Thanks!

KY: Yalah stupid hairdresser!

sean said...

you are very talented le.. actually what makes you choose to learn/play gu zheng? Maybe you can blog an entry on that..

btw, err your current hair is much better lo...

-eiling- said...

Sean: Thanks for the compliments. You can read it here http://eiling.blogspot.com/2008/09/gu-zheng-lessons.html

I've blogged about it before.

foongpc said...

Yes, go, go, go make more money! And grab as much angpow as you can cos you never know your days of getting angpow is limited! : )

julian said...

Ask for more.
If that person/hotel is stingy, it means they always offer as little as they can, hoping they can get away with it. But if they've asked you, it's because they want *you*. :)

-eiling- said...

Foong: I will! Hey what do u mean my days are limited?!!! I'm still young ok?!!

Julian: Thanks. that's exactly what I plan to do. Maybe squeeze a couple of hundred more from them.

Ron Jerem Lee said...

harlo, if u hate money let me know la! i do it for RM500 !! but play what ah? do i need to sing ah?

Anonymous said...

Whose instrument ????..if yours add RM2000 for mobilisation..haha. otherwise an import from China may do the job. Since you know the CEO..take advantage of that lo..you will know the Hotel's budget +room +this +that etc Happy CNY..Cheers from KK.

-eiling- said...

Ron: Well, if you can play, I will tell them that you're willing even at RM500!! No need to sing la.

Anon: The instrument is mine. Then I should tell them the charges is RM1000 + RM2000 rental for gu zheng?!! Haha...

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