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.Thursday, February 12, 2009.

Although I have missed the second session (9 Feb), I managed to find out what I had to do.
As we would be going to Cambodia during August, during school term...

What my feelings for this trip are:
Worried. I am very worried that I will not be able to catch up with my school work. Yes, as Miss Lie had said, as scholars, we should bot have much problems with our school work.
But no, I seriously do not know how I ever got into triple science and I believe its luck and not hard work. My results for sec 1 and sec 2 resembles the machine that takes someone's heartbeat in the hospital. [: My results are very random, it may be high at one point and sometimes, very low. Take the first two weeks of Feb for an example. Just this week, I have failed 2 tests in a row and my A. Math is on the verge of failing. I am very worried if I were to leave for Cambodia during school term.

However, if I MUST go on this trip, my personal goals would be:
-To experience the culture of Cambodia
-To enjoy the historical buildings as they are a form of art.
-To free myself from stress and homework
-To be able to produce a detailed essay of my experience in Cambodia.



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.Thursday, January 22, 2009.

As the saying goes, “Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.” There is also another saying that goes, "First impression counts."

And I agree with both statements that yes, whether we are meeting our teachers, our future job employers or even meeting up with friends, there is always a proper dress code to it, but it depends on how one interprets it.

"The clothes you wear -- and they don't need to be expensive -- say a lot about your discipline, taste and social poise." taken from the second article that Miss Lie provided, is also what I strongly believe in.

So, in light of the controversy surrounding this issue, should people be judged by their appearance?

That depends. If the outfit cosen by the person is fairly acceptable, then we should not judge that person by his/her appearances.

For example, if one is going for an interview for a part time job at Toys'R'Us, she may dress in a skirt and a simple top, and when she steps out of Toys'R'Us, people may judge from her outfit that she had just shopped at the store. That, they should not judge based on her outfit.

If one dress in jeans which have faded in colour and a pair of old sneakers with a yellowish top for the interview, that I might agree that the person should be judged by his/her apperance.

However, I believe it is very natural for us to judge people based on their outfit. So long as we do not blurt something hurtful out, which ever impression we have on the person, should be kept to ourselves.




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.Monday, December 15, 2008.

Describe any new experiences
- overseas experiences

- work experiences
- courses or workshops


Well, I'm pretty unsure if you consider managing a blogshop some kind of work experience but I see it as a kind of working experience because I get to earn money, meet people I have never met and of course, learnt many new things.

Managing a blogshop may be a little tiring because you have to choose the items you wish to sell. For example, many blogshops are currently selling New Future Shorts so you have to spot a perfect picture from a suitable (cheap) supplier and post it up after choosing a price. There are many terms like preorders and capping to be learnt and sometimes you have to ask in order to understand.
But there is one rule that we all have to understand.
No payment, No order.
It basically means that you will meet the person twice, first is for the buyer to pass the seller the money with trust and second is for the seller to pass the item to you.

So because of this rule, there are many scams about and its not easy to spot a scam blogshop, so we have to be on our guard. Recently, I was involved in a scam case with regards to a few thousands of dollars. Well, I'm not really sure if thats the real amount but the police were pulled into the picture too. This case is pretty confusing because there were 4 suppliers involved too, so I'm unable to explain it :x

Of course, we also have to advertise ALOT for your blogshop and all you get is just a small number of customers and really little profit.

Discuss any new perspectives I have gained:
I have begun to realise that trust is a very important key when you are buying from a blogshop.
Creativity is also an important factor. With creativity, you can attract more customers.
Of course, you need to get your friend's support. Currently, my friend and I has a blogshop and she has many orders from friends and I, on the other hand have many orders from public.

I feel that I prefer meeting people I never met before because I can make new friends and maybe get regulars! Furthermore, when my customers feedback about my blogshop, I feel that these are the true comments my blogshop needs.

During this vacation, I have learnt to be not so softhearted and not to be so kind to give discounts for every small mistake I have made, for example I was late for 5 minutes and I gave her a discount of 50 cents. My partner was getting a little unhappy with my softheartedness.
I have also learnt to arrange and manage my time well to save transport cost. Instead of travelling to the meetup place two times to meet two different people, I arrange both on the same day. However there is a tactic too, which I'm not going to reveal. (:

After so much of my experience, I'm sure you want to know my blogshop address! [:
http://littleshoppinghouse.blogspot.com
Do visit and advertise if you're free!



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.Monday, November 24, 2008.

What does Success mean to me:
Success means acheiving the goal I have set for myself to improve on my weak points.
On the other hand, not being able to acheive my goal does not mean that it is a failure!

Identify one famous personality, whom I deem to be successful:
Lee Kuan Yew!

Background and biography of Lee Kuan Yew:
Lee Kuan Yew was born on 16 September 1923, succeeded in being the first Prime Minister of Singapore in 1959 to 1990.
Born to a wealthy Chinese family, Lee Kuan Yew studied at the University of Cambridge and became a lawyer and a socialist. He worked as a legal adviser to labour unions and won election to Singapore's legislative council in 1955, while the country was still a British crown colony.

He helped Singapore achieve self-government and, running as an anticolonialist and anticommunist, his numerous reforms included the emancipation of women.

Lee Kuan Yew industrialized the country and made Singapore the most prosperous nation in Southeast Asia.

Why he is so successful:
Not only did he achieve both labour peace and a rising standard of living for workers, though his mildly authoritarian government at times infringed on civil liberties, MM Lee's chinese had improved by leaps and bounds. On the other hand, his English is wonderful and inspirational.

Minister Mentor Mr Lee Kuan Yew started to learn Mandarin at the age of 32 and Hokkien at 38. He even published a book, Keeping my Mandrin Alive.

Keeping My Mandarin Alive: Lee Kuan Yew's Language Learning Experience "

At the working level, in daily life,
I do not see Mandarin becoming
obsolete because nobody is using it.
It's not possible. The habits will remain.
The markets, hawker centres,
supermarkets, they will use Mandarin.
But you don't have to have high-level Mandarin.
You can get by with about 2000 words.
That keeps it a living language."

Lee Kuan Yew

How he has inspired me:
Everytime he's on the news or speaking durin a meeting or something else, I enjoy listening to him because his almost-perfect English is inspirarional! Listening to him inspires me to write a better composition everytime I am assigned to one. :D

Identify one person I know personally, whom I deem to be successful:
My father!

Background and biography of this person:
Born in 1964, his father left him at a young age. His mother had to work day to night to support this family. Luckily for both of them, my father was the only child.
For many other facts, I am unable to reveal for privacy purposes :]

Why is he/she successful
While clearing my storeroom with my mother, I found my mother's and father's secondary school report book. My brothers and I have always thought that my father did well in his school.
But we were proven wrong when we looked through his report book. His mathematics, Science and Geography, the subjects that he seems to be very good in now, were in RED (fail).

Now that he is able to coach me in my geography, math and science, it only meant that he had put in alot of effort to improve. My father has a "Never Say Die" spirit both in his studies, he work and his care for us, siblings. I believe that this is why I deem him as successful.

How he has inspired me:
He has inspired me by being a good role model, so I won't go astray.
He does not lecture me when I do not meet his target, but instead encourage me, and of course I'm expected to do better!
He inspires me with different life stories and analogies too.

How can this programme help you to get closer to your goals?
Tough question. I'm pretty unsure because all I have been doing is blogging and nothing else.
Maybe they can encourage and motivate me.



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.Thursday, November 6, 2008.

What scholarship mean to me
In layman terms, to me scholarship means smart people who have free study fees :D
I'm right right?
But after giving this question some thought, I feel that scholarship is a reward for your hard work, and an encouragement to keep up the good work! It is also a chance to live your life freely WITH DISCIPLINE, without your parents. It is a chance that helps you to adapt and see the world in a different way.



What responsibilities a scholar has
Study hard to replay the government is pretty more of the outside part of studying.

I feel that a scholar must have the responsibility to feel motivated and motivate his friends! He also has the responsibility to keep his scores ahead of others and be able to focus between his studies and job.

What are some of the obstacles I think I will face
I feel that one big obstacle I will face is distraction and lack of discipline. I think I will work more than study or play more than study. Hence I don't really believe in much scholarship hopes. Sorry.

But I believe with determination and motivation, one should be oblivious to all obstacles, or maybe being able to overcome all obstacles easily because if you have determination, it means that you already have a goal in mind, right?


Is a scholar also a leader? How so?
I believe that everybody is a leader! Whether they are normal students or even canteen stall vendors, they are leaders in some way, but there are bad ones and good ones though. A leader does not need to have followers, they just need their spirit to follow where their goal and mindset.


Who and how do you intend to serve as a scholar?
As a scholar, I do not SERVE anyone but I HELP others in times of need (within my means). I do not help or serve anyone for a specific reason. Its my joy! ((:
Okay but maybe, I can help serve the country in many small ways if I cant serve in a big way.



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.Saturday, November 1, 2008.

Okay, I did my MBTI Test today!

Your personality type is ENTJ.
Extraverted (E) 64%
Introverted (I) 36%
Intuitive (N) 59%
Sensing (S) 41%
Thinking (T) 60%
Feeling (F) 40%
Judging (J) 73%
Perceiving (P) 27%


http://typelogic.com/entj.html
http://www.personalitypage.com/ENTJ_car.html

ENTJs have a natural tendency to marshall and direct. This may be expressed with the charm and finesse of a world leader or with the insensitivity of a cult leader.

I feel that this sentence really describes me very well. Actually, this personality test does not really affect how I view myself because I am always open to opinions of me and my personality and I do not let these opinions of others affect me unless it is a really obvious or bad opinion. Then I will change myself for the better.

Whether you're a young adult trying to find your place in the world, or a not-so-young adult trying to find out if you're moving along the right path, it's important to understand yourself and the personality traits which will impact your likeliness to succeed or fail at various careers. It's equally important to understand what is really important to you. When armed with an understanding of your strengths and weaknesses, and an awareness of what you truly value, you are in an excellent position to pick a career which you will find rewarding.
ENTJs generally have the following traits:
Driven to turn theories into plans
Highly value knowledge
Future-oriented
Natural leaders
Impatient with inefficiency and incompetence
Want things structured and orderly
Excellent verbal communication skills
Dislike routine, detail-oriented tasks
Self-confident
Decisive

ENTJs are especially well-suited to be leaders and organization builders. They have the ability to clearly identify problems and innovative solutions for the short and long-term well-being of an organization. Having a strong desire to lead, they're not likely to be happy as followers. ENTJs like to be in charge, and need to be in charge to take advantage of their special capabilities.
The following list of professions is built on our impressions of careers which would be especially suitable for an ENTJ. It is meant to be a starting place, rather than an exhaustive list. There are no guarantees that any or all of the careers listed here would be appropriate for you, or that your best career match is among those listed.
Possible Career Paths for the ENTJ:
Corporate Executive Officer; Organization Builder
Entrepreneur
Computer Consultant
Lawyer
Judge
Business Administrators and Managers
University Professors and Administrators


Goals? I feel the best ways to acheive goals are by writing your goals on a piece of paper, with your BEST HANDWRITING and place the paper in a prominent place where you will see it everyday. When you have acheived that goal, use a pen to strike it off! When I strike it off, I get a very great feeling because I have done myself proud! ((:
But then you guys will ask, how do I intend to acheive these goals? As I really like the feeling of striking the goals off, I will naturally get motivated right?




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.Thursday, October 23, 2008.

Motivations and Personality
I like motivating myself and others, but I feel that I am pestering people.
I am a cheerful, in fact over-cheerful because once I start laughing, I won't stop. I am easily influenced (bad or good) oh dear!

Strengths and Weaknesses
I feel that my strength is in persevering especially in doing things I dislike.because I do not like to regret as there is no cure for it.

My weakness is in the way I speak. I tend to be very sacarstic when I am feeling pissed off or displeased.

Likes and Dislikes
Personally, I feel that I am more interested in literature because it enables me to express myself in a nicer and "educated" way, but I still do badly in it. Interests do not need to be your best subject right?
And I like surfing the web for blogshops, not to buy items online but just, window-shop and to gain more knowledge like prices of postage etc.
Do visit my blogshop: http://littleshoppinghouse.blogspot.com when you are free! I'm starting this blogshop just to gain extra money and to gain experiences.

Like I had mentioned, I dislike humanities because I feel that there is little need to know about them. Take Literature for example, what jobs can you get? Unless you're aspiring to be an author or lit teacher. Geography, History? I seriously do not know why I am learning them. For exams maybe.

Describe anything that is interesting about you
Difficult question. I do not think I have anything interesting about me. Every holiday I MUST watch this korean drama, Princess Hours. If I do not watch, I will get all moody. Perhaps I am too addicted to it or because my idol is in the show, ir maybe because it is the first korean drama I watched and I fell in love with it. Hence, I had a really hard time getting the CD.Frankly, I believe it is because of these 2 people! ((:



Kim Jeong Hoon (: Isn't he cute!

Joo Ji Hoon (: Isn't He handsome?

That should be all for my first post!




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