A Personal Letter my Hero, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew

A Personal Letter my Hero, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew

Dear Mr. Lee Everytime I’m asked who would I invite to dinner, if I could invite any one person in the world, and my answer is always close to home. It’ll be you. I give credit to my history teacher and my father, for allowing me the honor to “know” you on a deeper level despite I’ve never met you up-close. Everytime the teacher shows archived videos of Singapore from our Japanese Occupation Days, to the moments you shouted merdeka, to the tears you gave the country, I teared and…

We are determined by our values & beliefs.

We are determined by our values & beliefs.

I was “sold”. Totally impressed by Michelle Obama’s speech, I began to reflect on how our values and beliefs determine our decisions in everything we do in life. It was never about the knowledge or data or figures. This was a recent struggle I had. When I had to reason with myself over what was right, and what was right for my pocket. The case was clear. I had to go with what was right, because I was brought up that way. There’s no sob story about my life. Not…

Be convincing in the role you play

Be convincing in the role you play

I was at a seminar today and during a sharing session, we were making introductions in groups on what we do for a living and our message to our audience. There was this lady beside me, whose message was funny, ambiguous and led us all to “think” in an erm… obscene manner, which in a humorous light, brought laughter to the table. Hence we made some comments to restructure the Grammar so it would sound more precise. She was then quick to point out that she is a “Professional English Writer”. However, in the whole…

Nosing at the Sony Ericsson Media Event

Nosing at the Sony Ericsson Media Event

My dear friends at Waggener Edstrom kindly invited me to the Sony Ericsson Media Event. Not knowing what to expect (although I did smell a new phone), I went to the event held at Marina Bay Sands on the afternoon of 16 June. Sony Ericsson has chosen not to take part in CommunicAsia this year, but to piggyback on the biggest IT exhibition-conference in the region to create a number of fringe events around it. One is this media event, and the other, a showcase by Sony Ericsson’s APAC digital ambassador,…

Interview @ CommunicAsia 2010 – Social media & its place

Interview @ CommunicAsia 2010 – Social media & its place

I was touring CommunicAsia together with @skribe and managed to meet up with a few new found friends from Twitter, some who are exhibiting at this grand annual information technology event. We were caught by @stsanto from Getit Comms, who invited us for an interview with @B2Bento, to share some of our take on social media and marketing on virtual worlds. Here are the full recording of our interviews.

The Problem With “Social Media”.

The Problem With “Social Media”.

Over client trainings and some chats with friends who are less social media savvy, I realised a common misconception on the term “Social Media”. So that brings us back to the fundamental question of what exactly IS “Social Media”? And what’s the problem with this term? As quoted from Wikipedia, Social media can be said to have three components; Concept (art, information, or meme). Media (physical, electronic, or verbal). Social interface (intimate direct, community engagement, social viral, electronic broadcast or syndication, or other physical media such as print). In a…

How to use DM on Twitter.

How to use DM on Twitter.

This is going to be a really short post (I hope). A topic that came to mind as I was working out a proposal for a client. I realise some people are still unaware on how to effectively use the Direct Message feature on Twitter. Or rather, I should say many still think of Twitter as a “broadcast” tool. And uses the DM like a “personalised broadcast tool”. *shakes head* Let’s get back to basics. How word-of-mouth is disseminated on Twitter When a tweet is being sent out, you will…

My Social Media Lessons in 2009

My Social Media Lessons in 2009

Social media has made a significant difference to my life and career path in 2009. It opened doors and windows to unknown possibilities and a brand new horizon, to people and places where I’ve not imagined myself to meet and be. If you are still new to social media, perhaps upon reading this post, you may find that it’s not so hard to comprehend after all. It is basically a relatively newer platform that humans use to communicate with one another. And many rules of life remains the same. Social…

1 Billion People Die From Hunger.

1 Billion People Die From Hunger.

Flipping through the pages of headlines on the daily papers and walking through hundreds of food stores and boutique restaurants just makes me wonder. How much food are we taking in that could probably save a life or two somewhere else in this world? It’s not news that as a part of the world is fighting the problem of obesity, another part is dying of hunger. But does it takes a crisis as such to make us realise we are actually taking in more than we need? Everyone needs a…

We Are All Global Citizens.

We Are All Global Citizens.

One positive impact of the internet especially with the introduction of Social Media, is that the world has since become smaller. Not literally, but it has brought people together whom otherwise would have never known each other. That is also one of the main reason why I am a Social Media nutcase. Because it has opened my life to many more friends and opportunities. Some who have made it quite different. As such, we are no longer divided by our nationality. Today, we are all global citizens. We all live in…