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Iron tips

A old friend of mine was a naturopath, and one of her hobbies was educating women on the  right iron supplement and taking it at the right time during the day.  Here are her tips where I'd lik…

Prayer as a form of meditation

Have you ever thought about the way people pray? It's been something I have always thought every time I see someone pray. The way they find a nice quiet spot and then put themselves into a posit…

Teaching the reasons, aids learning

When you explain the reasons behind why something is done a particular way, it aids in the learning for the individual you are teaching.  This is as it gives them more context and information to …

How I got into IT...

I just joined the Singapore Computer Society, and they'd asked me to write a little profile about myself and how/ why I got into IT. Like job interviews and just interviews in general, I always …

Secrets of body language

An interesting video on how to read body language. Makes one want to think about those in the public office, what they are truly thinking and the non-verbal power plays between people. I had no ide…

Surrounding yourself with great people...

A friend of mine invited me to a network marketing session a couple of months ago, and while I'm not interested in these sort of initiatives, what I wanted to find out was how they managed to ge…

How we often trade off larger future benefits for much smaller short term ones

I just briefly read through a book in the library the other day titled, " Happiness around the world: the paradox of happy peasants and miserable millionaires " which is written by Carol …

The Ladder of Young People's Participation

Someone once shared me some details about Roger Hart's Ladder of Young People's Participation. This is quite interesting model that can be used when you are thinking about young engagement. …

Reward efforts than outcomes

I read this article the other day in the Straits Times which I found it an interesting read on motivation and how kids and people in general are motivated, I'd thought I'll share some key po…

How children learn

I'd like to share this speech that reminds me of a book I read a while ago about 'How Children Learn', where the book was written by someone who was observing the way kids grow up. Essen…

How to set up your Ezlink enabled credit card in Singapore

The steps detailed below applies to users of Singapore's public transport system (buses, trains - MRT). It also is for individuals that have a Singapore credit card and is directed towards those…

Even the little things count...

I remember receiving my surprise as I was happily given Christmas cards last Christmas from my fellow Lion club members and feeling the warmth and friendship that came with it. It reminded me of my …

Quotes on learning

They say you never stop learning - so here's just some great quotes to remind you to continue to do so and where you find you never have time to read. Make some time to read! "You will dema…

Gav's quotes on the Young Endeavour

These are some quotes from my Young Endeavour trip a couple of years ago, from the Captain Gav. Gav, I hope you don't mind me sharing this, I love quotes and I want share it with others who may …

On studies and deadlines

Something someone once told me about my studies, though you can apply this to work, life, or anything that seems to have a deadline. Think of your studies as yogurt or milk and close to the due da…

Living through the lives of others

You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself. - Sam Levenson  Very true, that must be why I love reading biographies and autobiog…

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.   - Indira Gandhi I like this quote, it's a nice and simple message that you can picture. Very true indeed. It makes me wonder if I open my palms…

Is it easy to leave the rat race?

That's one question that has been in mind for a while. However with the constant demands that are required of us by our friends, our family, our colleagues, our society. It always seems difficul…

The internet as an extension of what you do

The internet is like alcohol in some sense. It accentuates what you would do anyway. If you want to be a loner, you can be more alone. If you want to connect, it makes it easier to connect. - Esther…

Why do we put our hands out when it's raining...

I'm just thinking about why we normally like to put out our hands when it's raining. I always find it bizarre, and I don't know if everyone feels it but I know  I just instinctively feel…

Rejuvernating the brand

Something someone once told me about brands made me think about how much our minds can be somewhat simulated or tricked (for want of a better word). Essentially when you think about a high profile…

Even when nobody's there to appreciate it

The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it.   - Franklin P. Jones It seems that so often that seems to be the case, not only relating to being punctual but also ju…

Getting a visa in Bali - Indonesia

Here's just some brief tips and a general overview on Bali, which is an Indonesian island. When you book an airline ticket, it'll have the city, Denpasar Bali, Indonesia noted on your itiner…

World Economic Forum - Global Risks 2012

There's an interesting online report available from the World Economic Forum - Global Risks 2012 (Seventh Edition), where you can read about current global risks within these five areas - econom…

The power of vulnerability and feeling worthy

As usual, I've been inspired by another TED talk (I love TED talks!) . This one that really hits the spot with some of my recent thoughts on the meaning of life and how we each live.  This was…

Kind words though kind itself can become much more than you realise...

I once shared some kind words to someone, more as a thank you than anything for pretty much spending the time with me to go through my graduate job search application.  This was years ago, but I r…

Ego and the spirit

A while ago I went on a few youth and leadership camps and I remember discussions about what was identified as the ego and the spirit, and how our spirit seems to be at times suppressed by our ego. …

Teach as you would like to be taught

In one of my past lives I was a swim teacher and one of my student of mine said once to me that I am "an awesome swim teacher" (Student Gemma), but I wondered how? My thoughts were that …

A capitalist only when it's convenient?

A while ago I met a bloke at a laundry mat. We were just chatting around our local community and the conversation moved to the economy and the capitalist system that we live in. He was discussing …

Be the person you want to follow

I always wonder whenever I hear someone talk about how someone is a great leader. How inspiring they can be, and what great qualities that they possess. Am I a good leader? It makes me think abou…

One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done

"One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done"  - Marie Curie You're always working, working hard at work, taking care of those calls, deali…

How can I do this?

Someone mentioned this to me the other day and I'd thought it was interesting to see it from this perspective. It's about the way we think about the problems around us. When we confront a …

Fun calculator age trick

Here's a neat little trick you can do to surprise people you know using their age. Someone surprised me with it, so I'd thought it was worth sharing with you so you can play around with it t…

How to get your first Employment Pass (EP) in Singapore

First of all, welcome to Singapore!  Here’s an overview of the steps that I took in order to obtain my EP (Employment Pass) in Singapore, after moving here from Australia. It's been over a …

You can take "People out of the system, but it's harder to get the system out of the people"

You can take " people out of the system, but it's harder to get the system out of the people". This was an interesting thought that I came across, and made me think about the gener…

Our close friendships

A friend of mine mentioned a while ago about the number of friends that you can really maintain good close relationships. I never really thought about it too much as I believe the number will vary …
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