Celebrate the end of 2019 with us at our Twilight Concert Series!! We kick it off with the Zep Boys on Friday December 13, then we pull the speed back a touch with our Paul & Billy Under The Stars tribute concert on Saturday December 14... and rev it all up again for Bjorn Again, the biggest ABBA tribute band in the world, on Saturday 21 December!!
Come and party the evening away with us!
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There’s been quite a bit of talk about the tuition industry in Singapore. But instead of the perspective of academics and adults who might be a little too far removed from the situation on the ground, let’s change our modus operandi this time round. Why don’t you slide into my DMs or drop a comment on why you go for/don’t go for tuition classes?
It'd be even better if you could share whether you agree/disagree with what's been said about tuition and education in the past couple of weeks!
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It was a great honour to share about pursuing my passion in nursing and research. Was shocked to see myself on the front page of the newsletter but it soon turned into a pleasant surprise ☺️
You can find the interview here: http://www.iso.cuhk.edu.hk/images/publication/newsletter/543/html5/
It’s never easy to walk the path that few have travelled. It’s never easy to persevere in the face of challenges and naysayers. It’s never easy to stay true to ourselves. But only we ourselves have the ability to walk the path destined for each and every unique one of us. Till this day, I strongly believe that no one is here by chance (SA peeps unite!🙏). Only with resistance would we grow and pave our own way to success. So with every challenge, I thank them and use whatever I have learnt from it to pave the way for a greater future.
So to those who are feeling stifled, press on, pursue your passion and unleash your very own unique potential! Only YOU have the ability to make your dreams come true. ☀️ #CUHK#PhD#nursing#research#passion#SAJC#newsletter#motivation
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Get your monochromatic race wear at the ready... AAMI Victoria Derby Day is coming to Morphettville on Saturday, 2 November!
If you love your fashion and are keen to dance the afternoon away, there's not better place to be than inside our Festival Gardens precinct.
Pull your crew together and get down to Morphettville!
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4 days ago
Irish Race Day was the perfect opportunity to pull out your green race wear... here is one of our favourites!
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Irish Race Day was a great opportunity for us to get warmed up for our Spring Racing Carnival... and lets face it, we needed all the warmth we could get on the 7th!
It was a little bit chilly on course!
Big thanks to those who came out to celebrate with us!
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A huge congratulations to local jockey Raquel Clark for winning the Group II Danehill Stakes (1200m) aboard Dalasan at Flemington on the weekend! Dalasan is one to watch as we enter Spring Carnival. All going to plan the colt will go now go to the Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m) and then the Guineas.
Clark, last season's Adelaide jockeys’ premiership winner who was riding at Flemington for the first time, admitted to some pre-race nerves but was relieved she had got the job done. “He’s very green but once I got on his back there was no nerves, there was all excitement,” she said.
Dalasan has now won four from five and probably should be unbeaten.
Go Raquel and go Dalasan!! Can't wait to see what this colt can do across the next few months.
Earlier this week, we briefly mentioned how critical thinking is important in future-proofing your skillsets so that you remain employable even if technology changes rapidly.
Have you considered how GP is helping you hone this million-dollar skill? What if I told you GP is merely setting the foundation for your future, and isn't just a "subject you need to pass just to get into university"? A vital aspect of critical thinking is to not just look at the superficial side of things, but to ask questions, employ your reasoning skills, and to try unpack complicated issues into more manageable themes.
Critical thinking at work functions in the same manner. A valuable employee is someone who looks beyond what is working well, and asks "how can I make it better?" Problems will still surface no matter how efficient technology is, or how it changes its shapes and form. To this end, your value to the company is being able to think critically to get to the root of the problem, and creatively employ solutions to improve the situation.
All of these sound too abstract? DM me, and I'll give you examples that relate best to you.
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If you've been keeping up with news, you'd be familiar with the Singapore's government's emphasis on building a future-ready workforce. With the ongoing Fourth Industrial Revolution, a future-ready worker is someone who can comfortably work with Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, bots, big data, etc.
Given this focus on technology, does it mean there is no longer a need to study the humanities, or even GP? However, with technology advancing at such a rapid rate, who's to say skills relevant today won't be obsolete in 5 years? If so, how do you think you can future-proof yourself as a worker of the future?
Drop me a DM, and let's see how softer skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity are just as vital, and might have more longevity compared to "currently in-demand skills" like coding.
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According to the Safe Cities Index by the Economist Intelligence Unit, Singapore ranked second as one of the safest cities globally.
Safe to say, Singapore has been a safe city to live in for the past few decades. We've not had major protests, political instability, etc. For you as an individual, what do you think are factors that affect how safe you feel living here? Do you worry about our infrastructure (think transport/housing/buildings), security (whether crime rate is high, or if we are constantly dealing with armed attacks/terror plots), or health (whether we have quick access to efficient and quality healthcare)? Drop me a PM, and share what're some factors you believe contribute to your sense of security and safety. Being able to think in multiple perspectives when addressing issues such as "safety" will definitely help when it comes to tackling your A Levels! (Also, consider the picture: what are some of the costs of safety?) Further reading: https://bit.ly/328LDxO
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As you get older, you'll realise nearly every form of writing essentially requires persuasion - be it writing your papers in university, drafting emails and reports to your boss and clients at work, or sometimes even when you're sending texts to friends because of disagreements.
So, the age-old question. How do you write persuasively such that you are able to not just deliver your key points, but make the other party buy into what you're suggesting?
It's a simple thought process actually. 1. Start by asking what is the point you want to drive across. 2. Think about the strongest rebuttals to your point, or why people might disagree with you. 3. Anchor your main arguments and rebuttals - synthesize them if possible. The point is to ensure that your writing drives a point consistently. At the same time, you have to show that you have put in ample thought into the topic - i.e. do your research, and consider alternative angles. This makes your writing/argument an informed piece of work, rather than just a rant. (Or worse, a rant rife with inaccuracies.) Need examples of persuasive writing? Look at my previous posts. I always start off with something to catch your attention/interest. Once I have that, I move on to my main points - which is asking questions that will help you better assess complicated issues. This format is a good start to helping you write more persuasively!
Have more questions? Drop me a DM and we can have a chat!
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