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Showing posts from January, 2012

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 …

Flying to London Healthrow airport from Singapore

As every airport is different, and varies in terms of the processes and procedures you will find yourself having to go through, here's my experience travelling from Singapore to London and back.…

On racing

Former US Olympian PattiSue Plumer once said that  "racing teaches us to challenge ourselves. It teaches us to push beyond where we thought we could go. It helps us to find out what we are mad…
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