Monthly Archives: March 2012

TOTD 30/3/12 – Titanic: Artifact Exhibition

Happened to be watching Channel News Asia and the clip on Titanic’s artifact’s auction came on.


This baker’s hat belonged to William Hine, a third baker on the Titanic. His name is embroidered on the brim.

When I saw this hat, I was like “Oh its so puffy.” and then “Why would anyone wanna bid for that?”
Well, the person can be a very wealthy and influential Baker or a big Somebody in the Pastry industry.

But what really strike me was, “Perhaps its about having a piece of History.”
or just having experienced a part of it.

Its no big deal. In-fact (having experienced a part of it) is not a need, its just a want.

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OTO e-Shape

Went by to OTO’s e-Shape’s launch and had the chance to try out the product.

Super bling isnt it? :D
But more than just a nice item,

The new e-Shape is equipped with a unique technology that is based on both acupuncture points and sports science. Users can look forward to detoxification and a healthier digestive system as the e-Shape uses high and varying oscillating speeds to stimulate certain acupressure points on the body.

Designed for a younger and trendier generation, the OTO e-Shape is a sleek and stylish slimming belt that can be attached to different parts of the body – arms, shoulder, abdomen, back, waist, hips, thighs, calves – to be massaged. Contrary to the perceived notion that all slimming belts are large and unwieldy contraptions, the e-Shape comes in a compact design to allow users to carry it around in their bags and even use it while driving or in the comfort of their homes.

The bloggers had the chance to try to bling up our version of the e-Shape, oh mine is so far fetch!
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My dad, back from Shanghai

That’s my dad, “reporting” back to friends on his walkie talkie after he got back from his Shanghai trip (w family members). :) A well deserved trip after 10years.

We catch up with friends, in our different ways.

He came a long way in his life, unsatisfied mostly. But with 3 glorious children!

It’s nice to hear his light-hearted voice once in a while. :)

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Thanks for coming by

Be Bless
Love,
Amanda

iLighted Bokeh

Went by to take some photos of the iLight installations. Not sure why didnt quite catch the feel of it so didnt took much.

This was one of the more interesting one:

These light structures would light up according to the soundtrack and become action figures!

and the surprise take back of that day was these Bokeh photos.

Started off accidentally with:

Then I felt that the Bokeh looks good… perhaps it has something got to do with auto-focus?

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TOTD 18/3/12 “of seeing positive changes in their perspectives”

“These men and women were not deterred by the social stigma associated with counseling when they came forward to seek help. As Jit Meng, one of the featured clients, would say, “A desperate man is not a self-conscious person.” Wei Qiang, in another featured story, agree to seek counseling for he recognized that an issue bigger than his pride was at stake. What was common was that these clients were all motivated by the possibility of seeing positive changes in their perspectives or relationships.”

– More Than A Chat: Real-life Accounts of Lives Empowered through Counselling, REACH Community Services Society

by the possibility of seeing positive changes in their perspectives or relationships.

Thought of The Day

Be Bless
Love,
Amanda

TOTD 16/3/12 – “that he now has a better grip of his issues”

“How would you describe counseling? This question was posed to the counsellors. ..

Another depicts counseling as extending a helping hand to individuals in resolving their issues. At the end of the counseling session, the counselee would feel heard, accepted and leave with the hope that he now has a better grip of his issues.

While family and friends may play the role of a counsellor, what makes professional counseling different from any other conversation is the process. Professional counseling is a facilitated process. It is more deliberate and directional than an informal chat between friends or family members. Trained counsellors are equipped with skills that enable them to elicit thoughts and feelings, facilitate self-discovery and generate solutions from counselees in a manner that lay persons are not adept to do. ”

– More Than A Chat: Real-life Accounts of Lives Empowered through Counselling, REACH Community Services Society

.. and leave with the hope that he now has a better grip of his issues.

Thought of The Day

Be Bless
Love,
Amanda

TOTD 15/3/12, A Different Leap of Life

Was just looking at a status update of an ex-colleague.
She updated it saying “.. a leap in my career and I’m grateful for this.. ” Something along the line of having been at the bottom for this long and things are finally changing.

That felt like a slap to my face initially. WHAT!! even she as an under-achiever* is doing better than you! What are you doing with your career!!

*okay, when in the context of comparison, one tends to put another down.

I feel really lousy for a while..

Then it came on to me, it isn’t exactly that I’m not moving forward, “a giant step in career? a giant step in life’s understanding.”

As I began to notice the high-flyers around me, I gain a different perspective.. Yes, they have like perhaps thousands giants leap in their career. They have perhaps tons of money in their bank. They have perhaps travelled all over the world to work.

What do I have?

I have a little bit more time to do what I want compared to them. I can start and maintain a relationship in a country *its a challenge to settle down if one is traveling around the world to do their job. I have more joy than stress.

Guess that’s the difference I have, my development, my giant leap stands in understanding how life can be like more than just money or paper chase.

No doubt money is still important. Being educated is important.

Just another segment of being a person.

A different leap in life.

Thought of the day

Be Bless
Love,
Amanda

TOTD 8/3/12 – Different

Sometimes, the teacher that teaches the underprivileged classes feels the most left out. :)

Cos everything is geared towards helping average or very good students to score, what about the others?

Topics that seems so general, can be entirely so new, so elusive to them.

Do you know, the world of their mind is actually way smaller than our comprehension, n they have their set of problems & issues too..

What feminism? A more trendy tudung compared to a traditional tudung is just “Tudung” to them.

They are not mindless. You just need to reach their level, you just need to know they are a seed too. You just need to try. You.

“If You Teach Me How”

Good Classes, Good Grades, Certificates are important, but, being average can live too.

More than just helping them to see results. My job is to help them to live.
Live their life.

Different.

Thought of The Day
Be Bless
Love,
Amanda

P/S: Mostly, this doesn’t apply in the Singapore Education System, because it doesn’t show in the grades.

Care for them and they will change. Sure, but not fast enough to show in the grades.

:D