Ties that bind. 🙂
“The world is a diverse place. Nobody has a monopoly of virtue or wisdom.” –PM Lee Hsien Loong, snippet from BBC’s HardTalk interview shared by Channel Newsasia today.
Recently, the report by the Committee of Future Economy has raised considerable interest and concern in Singapore. Against this backdrop, we have the huge privilege of having 5 minutes with Mr. Patrick Tay, the assistant secretary-general of NTUC today. He will share with us some of his thoughts about preparing Team Singapore for the future workforce.
Today’s guest post is by our GEPIC2017 chairperson Dylon Sim. He has interviewed two inspiring professionals from Mercy Relief, Carol and Melissa. Enjoy the interview!
Hey guys! Today’s post is done in collaboration with Beauty Undercover. I came back to Singapore to host my friend’s wedding and went to Bump @RiverValley to do a hair cut + colouring. The staff at Beauty Undercover were kind enough to help me take photographs to document the whole process. Location: Bump RiverValley by Aventa is located at Mohamed Sultan Road, so it is a little far away from the train station if you are walking. I cabbed there. Is there WIFI at the hair salon? The answer is yes, so you won’t be bored to death. Ask for the WIFI password at the counter. What is so unique about the whole experience? SERVICE! I think the Japanese are the best in service– there is this concept of “omotenashi“, which means having pride in having excellent customer service. You are always made to feel very important at the salon. Enjoy this post–it is a stage-by-stage review! So here is how I look like before the haircut. Stage #1: Consultation The tencho Sone actually gave me a consultation before doing anything to …
Copycats and leeches abound. Therefore, how do you set up a system such that when people copy, they die? 😀
Here’s a book review on “Building Strategic Service Leadership: Titans of Service.” by Professor Kirsti Lindberg-Repo and Apramey Dube.
NOT according to PISA results since 2009. I wonder why some people are stil perpetuating this not-very-accurate claim then?
Soile Yli-Mäyry of Finland has been a painter for more than three decades and has had over 300 solo exhibitions in 30 countries such as Japan, China, India, the United States and many countries in Europe. With strong colours and a sense of surrealism in her work, Soile makes her paintings by using a palette knife. She uses paint in three ways: a thin, even coat, thick lines and by scraping lines into the painted area, for a three-dimensional look. Soile’s main theme in her work is humanity and the person’s alienation from nature in the urban world. She recently held an art opening of selected works at B.NU gallery space in Singapore and the Finnish ambassador to Singapore, HE Ms Parviainen was present to grace the occasion. We hope you enjoyed this post! Thanks for dropping by! Wishing you a Blessed Christmas and Happy New Year!
Today, as part of The Hieno! “What is Finnish-ness” series celebrating Suomi 100 in 2017, we feature President Tarja Halonen. Enjoy! ♡