REACH out???

REACH out???

I received a letter by post from REACH today. REACH is a movement by the Singapore government to encourage ground feedback on shaping government policies and to engage more Singaporeans in country affairs. But this letter has left me quite baffled. It says, “… Attached is a simple survey form which will take about five minutes to complete. Please update your particulars as well, and send it back to us via EMAIL.” And indeed, attached is a two page survey form. The entire letter package includes a return envelope, a…

Give me a Job!

Give me a Job!

I was managing a booth for my client at Career 2009 almost the entire of last week. And in the past 4 days, I had been going through repeatedly in my mind how I should write this entry. There are indeed lots to say and a lot to reflect on our society and people.   Let’s began with the turnout of the event. It was an astounding success, there were more than 500,000 attendees throughout the 4-day exhibition, as reported by The Straits Times. It was the first time in…

Singapore to tap on New media for next General Elections

Singapore to tap on New media for next General Elections

In a recent interview with our PM Lee, he mentioned the party will be looking into exploring the power of new media with the coming General Elections. The article is copied in exact text below : New media for next GE THE Government will leverage on new media in the next General Election, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has said. In an interview with Channel News Asia to be aired on Tuesday night, he noted the growing influence of the Internet on politics, citing the recent United States presidential election…

Why are Maps drawn North to South?

Why are Maps drawn North to South?

My Taiwanese friend gave me a question. And I returned her with a long answer. Question : Why are most maps drawn North to South and seldom South to North when from astronauts point of view, they usually see earth the opposite direction? My Answer : The reason why maps are drawn North to South is due to a tradition set forth by our forefathers. Although the Universe has no clear directions but humans need a navigation guide to set our compass right and put a reference to everything, hence the…

Is the internet giant treading on thin lines?

Is the internet giant treading on thin lines?

Google has developed such wonderful services that no one can deny their greatness. Google Earth is almost like gaining access to a top satellite service without owning one. Its technology and integration is first class and awesome. As a consumer, I definitely enjoyed every part of it.  But… is Google treading on dangerous lines? In a recent report by Times Online, Google Earth seems to have revealed photos that has unraveled the secret history of US base in Pakistan. These photos have since been removed with request by several governments….

The Great Expectations

The Great Expectations

We’ve heard it perhaps a thousand times, since the beginning of the credit crunch. In any case, this is actually a familiar word somebody must have told us at some point of our lifes. The keyword is… Managing Expectations. This is however more relevant in times today where people are losing their jobs by the minute, if not second. There is an estimation of 6 million unemployment in China, 8% in USA and on our sunny isle of Singapore, a 3% high. No one has the answer to when this…

The strong waves of 2009

The strong waves of 2009

Happy New Year folks! It’s 2nd January 2009. I have to start practicing writing the right date. I tend to waste too many cheques in the first month of every year. Today didn’t exactly start off on a fantastic note, when I had to give my intern a ticking as she was absolutely not paying attention to what she was doing. (it’s only a minutes for goodness sake, and I had to make her change it 4 times!) But let’s leave her to make the final changes for now. Many…