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Resistance vs Resilience – Journey of the Learning Father

The month of September and October was pretty significant to me. I had my town hall just 2 weeks ago and had various updates. Last Friday was my son’s first sports day carnival. Then I saw a post on PSLE Mathematics questions, which made me thought about how fragile kids can be these days. Also, I had to be parent ready and went ahead to read these 3 books:

  • The Yes Brain by Daniel J. Siegel
  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber
  • How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen by Joanna Faber, Julie King‎
  • The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

I do hope to help them overcome these setbacks and help them grow in life.

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Learning and reflections from the Learning and Development Conference Asia 2019

It was my first learning and development conference that I’ve attended. It was an enriching experience where I understood the different functions of learning and development in 2 days. Here are some of my learning points

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Summarised notes on tips on how to create a better UX experience for your users

I have summarised my personal experiences of what mobile learning should look like in the 21st century as the technologies advances rapidly.

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The Gift of Parenthood

Parenthood is a gift of a new life, a responsibility that you will have to undertake for the rest of your life. It is also known as one of the most challenging and yet most rewarding experiences to be a parent. Being mentally and physically ready is something you really need to be mindful of.

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Simple Learning Points from Final Fantasy X

Playing games has been a common sight in our lives these days. Some of us use it as a method to distress, while others use it to get away from reality. The gaming experience has reached new heights, moving from personal experience to a more social experience that everyone gets to enjoy. This is with the help of technology advancement and better connectivity around the world. In Singapore, gamers are spending more time playing video games than their counterparts in Japan and South Korea.

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A Journey of Self Discovery, Grit and lots of Stubbornness

As I was doing my part as a ‘bus guide’, I was both reflecting on my journey to SIM as a staff and also years back as a student. There were some prospective students who began comparing the degree programmes and asked me the common question, “Which degree is better?” This struck me as that relevance isn’t as important as the reputation of the university that confers the degree. As such, this post is dedicated to providing an idea of what university degree should be.

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Why I used to hate creativity!

According to a new report from the World Economic Forum, it is crystal clear that creativity is going to be one of the most important and in-demand skills in the next 5 years.

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My book list of 2018

In this book complication for 2018, I will be sharing what I have read for the whole of last year and how the stories of each author will inspire you to greatness!

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My greatest asset

Dearest Tessa,

This is your dad. Apparently, your dad loves to write in order to synthesize and understand things. So, he decided to dedicate a post for you!

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What makes my heart sing?

The title of my article was inspired my Carmine Gallo’s (very) famous book – Talk like TED. He talks about how we can use our passion to inspire others, looking through the lens of a TED presentation. I hope it inspires you to discover your own passion too. I’ll use this as a baseline to discuss my thoughts and passion on what really makes my heart sing.

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