Jun 10, 2011 0
Jun 10, 2011 0
Many many years ago, I chanced upon a girl’s wordpress blog by the name of ickleoriental. Somehow, her near-perfect fairy tale of meeting her prince charming and rather glamourous but down-to-earth life sounded too good to exist in a world like this. Every time I read her blog entries, I felt weird that i was sorta living life vicariously through hers. It’s always inspiring and depressing at the same time. While I wished that my life can be half as fortunate as hers, I was sure she has her ups and downs too, perhaps not shared blatantly to the world on the most naked platform channel – blogs.
So I stopped.
Just today, I chanced upon her blog again, and life has progressed into the next phase for her and her very good looking husband – they have one of the most adorable baby gal in the world!
Reading her entries has inspired me, yet again. Does true love really exist? Happiness? Contentment? I know everything is subjective, but do these feelings or states of mind actually last….significantly? I don’t know. In this day and age, when immediate friends and families go through countless breakups/failed marriages; when expectations of the meaning of love have drastically been reduced; when all the men around you are are always thinking with the wrong head etc etc, how does one retain or even possess any form of faith in human relationships?
Maybe I’m way too cynical. And I need to freeze my eggs. So that there is no time pressure, no stress. And less risks of birth complications, since I still have my eggs at 28 years of age? Hur.
Apr 1, 2011 0
Yeps, totally agree with the fact that Google’s next step is really to look into making hardware specs consistent to prevent fragmentation, given its kind of business model with the myriad phone manufacturers (unlike Apple’s exclusive model). Otherwise, Google may die in its own hands if not managed properly. Luckily they realise this in time! I still love my Android!
”We heard last week that Google was suddenly being quite protective of its Android 3.0 Honeycomb code, and that the few OEM makers like Motorola who’d got their hands on the system may be just lucky early beneficiaries of Google’s OS. Now there’s more detailed information coming out of Google’s suppliers, that suggests Google has actually dramatically changed tack for its latest incarnation of Android. Compared to the free-for-all for prior Android versions, which has resulted in millions of sales but an incredible variety of Android-powered devices, not all of which result in customer satisfaction due to hardware foibles or inability to access the Marketplace to run apps, Google is pushing for strict hardware standardization for Honeycomb.”
Apr 1, 2011 0
..can be illustrated through these 5 campaigns which were executed successfully. Marketers talked about social media strategy, integrated communications campaign, but really? Do we/they all understand the beauty of it and how to leverage it positively for the brand? I think for Singapore, we need to work harder at understanding that.
Jan 9, 2011 0
A contentious article which has many American mothers screamed at I suppose?
Rather sweeping statements for some pointers, but I have to agree with author though.
“A lot of people wonder how Chinese parents raise such stereotypically successful kids. They wonder what these parents do to produce so many math whizzes and music prodigies, what it’s like inside the family, and whether they could do it too. Well, I can tell them, because I’ve done it. Here are some things my daughters, Sophia and Louisa, were never allowed to do:
• attend a sleepover
• have a playdate
• be in a school play
• complain about not being in a school play
• watch TV or play computer games
• choose their own extracurricular activities
• get any grade less than an A
• not be the No. 1 student in every subject except gym and drama
• play any instrument other than the piano or violin
• not play the piano or violin.”