Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Review : Milo 3-in-1 easy cool

My Milo pack has appeared! It's the new Milo 3-In-1 easy cool pack. Those that know me knows how much I love Milo. I have Milo In the morning with biscuits and in the office I eat Milo powder when I have a craving for chocolate and I have Hot Milo when I go for supper. And last time wheb i was in malaysia i had a milo yogurt during meal breaks( have been lamenting to my friend how it has disappeared from Malaysia supermarkets) it was absolutely delicious! And now with the new easy cool pack where you just have to pour 2 sachets of 3-in-1 easy cool then add in an amount of cold water shake it - this is so going to be my after exercise drink now! Lol. And I am going to have my night Milo milk shake!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Geylang claypot rice

My brother came back from Australia and had a craving for claypot rice so we made our way down to the famous geylang claypot rice - no 639 lorong 33 geylang Singapore 389570.

Ordered the usual dishes.
Soft shell crab
- very crispy with a tinge of spicyness. Like that it has meat making it juicy.
- my favorite. I love the lotus with it's sauce. And the duck is very tender. Nice!
- the sauce is nice but I feel it's a little oily.
Claypot rice - half grain so it will not make you feel very full. And the mix of sauce is just right.

Oh before I forget there's free parking permit provided by the restaurant - parking at lor 35.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Monday, February 6, 2012

Steve Jobs and the Seven Rules of Success

Via magazine: Entrepreneur

Steve Jobs' impact on your life cannot be overestimated. His innovations have likely touched nearly every aspect -- computers, movies, music and mobile. As a communications coach, I learned from Jobs that a presentation can, indeed, inspire. For entrepreneurs, Jobs' greatest legacy is the set of principles that drove his success.

Over the years, I've become a student of sorts of Jobs' career and life. Here's my take on the rules and values underpinning his success. Any of us can adopt them to unleash our "inner Steve Jobs."

1. Do what you love. Jobs once said, "People with passion can change the world for the better." Asked about the advice he would offer would-be entrepreneurs, he said, "I'd get a job as a busboy or something until I figured out what I was really passionate about." That's how much it meant to him. Passion is everything.

2. Put a dent in the universe. Jobs believed in the power of vision. He once asked then-Pepsi President, John Sculley, "Do you want to spend your life selling sugar water or do you want to change the world?" Don't lose sight of the big vision.

Make connections. Jobs once said creativity is connecting things. He meant that people with a broad set of life experiences can often see things that others miss. He took calligraphy classes that didn't have any practical use in his life -- until he built the Macintosh. Jobs traveled to India and Asia. He studied design and hospitality. Don't live in a bubble. Connect ideas from different fields.

4. Say no to 1,000 things. Jobs was as proud of what Apple chose not to do as he was of what Apple did. When he returned in Apple in 1997, he took a company with 350 products and reduced them to 10 products in a two-year period. Why? So he could put the "A-Team" on each product. What are you saying "no" to?

5. Create insanely different experiences. Jobs also sought innovation in the customer-service experience. When he first came up with the concept for the Apple Stores, he said they would be different because instead of just moving boxes, the stores would enrich lives. Everything about the experience you have when you walk into an Apple store is intended to enrich your life and to create an emotional connection between you and the Apple brand. What are you doing to enrich the lives of your customers?

6. Master the message. You can have the greatest idea in the world, but if you can't communicate your ideas, it doesn't matter. Jobs was the world's greatest corporate storyteller. Instead of simply delivering a presentation like most people do, he informed, he educated, he inspired and he entertained, all in one presentation.

7. Sell dreams, not products. Jobs captured our imagination because he really understood his customer. He knew that tablets would not capture our imaginations if they were too complicated. The result? One button on the front of an iPad. It's so simple, a 2-year-old can use it. Your customers don't care about your product. They care about themselves, their hopes, their ambitions. Jobs taught us that if you help your customers reach their dreams, you'll win them over.

There's one story that I think sums up Jobs' career at Apple. An executive who had the job of reinventing the Disney Store once called up Jobs and asked for advice. His counsel? Dream bigger. I think that's the best advice he could leave us with. See genius in your craziness, believe in yourself, believe in your vision, and be constantly prepared to defend those ideas.

On June 12th 2005, Steve Jobs gave the commencement address at Stanford University. Below are a few clips from his powerful speech.

Find your true passion and do what you love to do. "Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith. I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You've got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle.”

Make a difference. "When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: "If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right." It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something."

"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart."

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."

Continue searching for your true love!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

SDN: Dare2bedifferent

Hello everyone!
As Valentine Day approaches, a lot of the singles have been planning to stay at home and watch TV or gather other singles to enjoy the day!
If you have been thinking along the lines, here's an extra opportunity to perhaps find your special one - An SDN Event! "Dare to be Different"
You can view more details and Register here [Closing Date: 7th Feb 2012]
Sign up NOW and you get a chance to win an IPAD
Sign up with 2 or more friends and you get 10% discount!
When is it: 11th February 2012 (Saturday)
Time: 10am- 10pm (can come by anytime)
Where? Suntec Singapore Ballroom 1 &2 Level 2

Many people think going for an event such as this is very "Ma Lu"; Very Paiseh; Very embarrassing. But in this time and age, its an opportunity for you to know more friends outside your social circle; outside your work place. You never know - your prince charming might just be there! (I know of many couples who met through SDN - Some are married, Some are getting married sooonnnnn; And some have decided that it did not work out but are still very good friends) Why not? Its fun! And it does not cost much!

On that day there are free activities and some at a small cost.
Free activities such as Caricatures, Tap Tap Machine, Board Games, Air Hockey and many more.
+ Felicia Chin(Mediacorp Artiste) and Bobby Toneli (Class 95 DJ)will be there.
You can also sign up for the events (Dancing, Singing etc) and workshops organized.

For General enquiries, email dare2bedifferent2012@gmail.com
Hotline: 62964079 / 62956920
Or refer to Facebook

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