Tag: personal musings

The Power of Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

June 27th, 2014   •   no comments   

The Power of Self-Fulfilling Prophecies
Courtesy of Fearless Men

You woke up late. As you rushed to get ready for breakfast, you stubbed your toe against a table.

“Ouch! #%*@&!”
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The Mammon and the Mammoth

April 18th, 2014   •   no comments   

Courtesy of libcom.org

What does success look like? How do you know that you have arrived?

For some, success is quantified by wealth, status and luxury. They relish the idea of being comfortably ensconced in the top rungs of the social and corporate ladder. Here, success is measured by distinctions, degrees, bank accounts, job titles, and material possessions.

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Eat Play Shop at Johor Bahru

February 16th, 2013   •   1 comment   

What are Johor Bahru’s (JB) malls like? Do they really offer great value for shoppers?

Recently, my wife and I decided to revisit JB’s shopping malls after hearing positive things (mainly how cheap it was to buy books from Popular) about our closest neighbouring city from friends. As we’re pretty time-starved, we chose to focus on two malls – City Square and KSL City.
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When Push Comes to Shove

April 2nd, 2012   •   no comments   

Courtesy of Ranker

What do you do when things which you have planned and worked so painstakingly hard for takes an ugly turn?

Do you…
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Why Do I Blog Regularly?

October 5th, 2010   •   3 comments   

Does your reason for blogging fall into the above categories? (source)

There are many reasons why I still make it a point to blog fairly frequently despite having a rather stressful and hectic schedule at work. Let me list them down some of the more major ones:

1) It allows me to mentally unwind from the rigours of the workday, and to indulge my intellectual muse. With this digital canvas as my backdrop, I can play “guru” and dish out advice that hopefully can make a difference to businesses, companies and employees wherever they are.
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Please Let Me Be Alone!

September 4th, 2010   •   1 comment   

Albert Einstein was often lonely (image source)

In the increasingly interactive, urbanised and 24-by-7 connected world, there is value in unplugging oneself from the grid to spend time alone. With social technologies and smartphones constantly connecting us to others in our social sphere, such an imposed isolation may bring us much good. Having that “pause which refreshes” is important as it allows one’s mind, body and soul to rejuvenate themselves.

Often, the greatest inspiration comes from instances of isolation, unfettered by the crowding and conforming concerns of the community. Many of the great geniuses created their pièce de résistance alone, in a place where they can focus all their intellectual and emotional energies on the task at hand. Momentarily freed from the mutterings of mundanity, their are able to weave their magic and make that masterpiece of science, art, literature or religion.
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Can You Truly Separate Business from Pleasure?

July 18th, 2010   •   2 comments   

Courtesy of Life’s a comic strip!

In the world of User Generated Content (UGC) on social media platforms, a common question always arises for those whose job involves blogging, facebooking or twittering.

How do we separate our personal and professional selves? More importantly, are we able to do that in the first place?

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Don’t Lose the Long Form!

June 8th, 2010   •   2 comments   

The greatest literary works Like “War and Peace” are not puny (source)

As more and more people consume information in byte-sized pieces, and veer towards Twitter, Facebook and other social networking platforms, it appears that we are losing the benefits of length.

Wait, hang on a minute. Am I telling you to be verbose and long-winded while beating about the bush? Isn’t instant, real-time and succinct responses the beauty of the age of digitisation?

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The Four Greatest Emotions of the Heart

April 19th, 2010   •   1 comment   

The seat of human emotions is not the heart but the pair of almond-sized amygdala in the brain (courtesy of In.com)

As a fairly prosaic person who thinks more than he feels, I am not naturally given to bursts of extreme joy, anger or sorrow. Adopting a rather Zen-like philosophy in life, I try to stick to the middle path. If a particularly contentious issue comes my way, I normally try to resolve it in the most amicable and least conflicting manner.

Lately, however, I find that my heart starts to get in the way more often. I find that I cannot just sit back and use a purely logical approach to resolve them. Fortunately, I haven’t exploded in a truly un-dignified manner and chose to find a solution to an emotionally distressing situation rather than to just grin and bear it.
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Who Says Blogging Is Easy?

April 17th, 2010   •   3 comments   

If you think your job is hard, wait till you try theirs! (Courtesy of College Life)

One of the most misunderstood concepts in social media content generation is that it is easy.

All it takes is just a couple of minutes (or perhaps an hour or so) of your time each day, and voila! Another insightful/interesting/ingenious work of art is published or uploaded, ready to be savoured by the world.
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