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How to ask the right questions - and minimise what is lost in translation

I just stumbled this article which is great. Written by Shane Snow at the Fast Company. Basically it's about "How to ask the right questions?" He goes in detail on some of the tips…

9 questions for you to help focus your thoughts and change the way you live your life

Here's 9 questions for you to help focus your thoughts and change the way you live your life  These questions help you challenge your current thoughts and focus on what is really important in …

Is daydreaming good for you?

There are times for each of us when our minds just suddenly drift, drift off somewhere. Though at times, particularly say at school or at work, daydreaming is frowned upon. Is it normal? Is it oka…

The Windows Phone apps I use - Windows 7.8

I always find app stores a maze to go through so here's my quick rundown of my favourite Windows Phone apps that I use or have used. Hopefully it gives you some good inspiration on what you can …

Other names for salt, fat, sugar, and fibre

Sorting through some old papers, I stumbled this list that my old high teacher had shared with me several years ago. I find it quite useful for understanding what you may be knowingly (or unknowing…

To make a living and make a life

Winston Churchill "We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give" - Winston Churchill That's true. While at times we can be lost in some of the ambitions…

Let's do some research

"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?" - Albert Einstein  Very true, and this relates to us as well. Sometimes we think that we should leave r…

A world we have created on our own...

You always hear stories of someone struggling with stress in life, with the challenges that we each face in our everyday lives. But do we really need to be stressed and/ or depressed? Get back on …

Assorted quotes

For those looking for some inspiration for your week, here are some quotes for you.  On your own efforts "Skills open the door, then you must enter yourself". Anonymous "Luck is t…

Getting to and around Pulau Ubin island in Singapore

There is more to Singapore than meets the eye... A Pulau Ubin lake (former quarry) Singapore has a few little islands used for different purposes (e.g., leisure, military, chemical/ energy…

Exam visualisation relaxation exercise

I am going through some old files and found something a former teacher shared me to help me during my school exams. It is a visualisation exercise that helps you relax. Please read this first and …

Pick me up poem for when your hopes are down

Just a poem shared with me a while ago that you may have already heard of, but it's always a good read when you may feel like your hopes are down. When things go wrong as they sometimes will,…

Lions Australia Day 2010 speech for the Lions Club

I presented at an Australia Day breakfast back in 2010. I thought it would be nice to share some of the key messages that  I shared that day with you. If you're reading this on Australia Day, I…

Ideas for Distribution and Communication Channels for your Youth Group

Here are some ideas that I would like to share that were a result of some youth work I believe will be useful starting point for anyone looking to work on a communications/ marketing plan for their…

Finding that first graduate job

Finding that first graduate job, by Vu Long Tran* So you’ve just graduated or about to graduate from your educational institution, whether that is from TAFE or uni, but where does that leave…

The Five Jars Saving Concept

A concept was shared with me recently that may be useful to help you to conceptualise and group your income in a way to help you save for those important things in life. It is called the, "Five…

Success is achieving the goals that you have set

The other day I was at this seminar, talking about things and here there. One comment that particularly caught me was on the definition of success. It's always been something on my mind, a…

Average Singaporean income per month

What is the Average Singaporean income per month? I went to a seminar today and was shared some rough figures on the average Singaporean income per month. I believe this was for 2012. I do not kno…
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