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Airline announcements definitely have to be softer.

Why blast speakers to passengers who are halfway through their sleep?


Reading books is an interest. Finishing them, is a discipline.


The confidence to hold a certain responsibility, or solve a problem, can sometimes be obtained by giving yourself some alone time.

You can do this while you’re driving alone.Switch the radio off, and let your thoughts wander upon an issue. Take your time, and suggest to yourself possible solutions, or relate with your past experiences and encounters.

So this can be done while alone in your room, or if you prefer wide space, hang out at a park, or a mall. Just don’t put the blame on me if you got yourself into a shopping spree.

First Tutor Class

Today (20th January 2018) was the first day of assisting with an ICT class at AMC. A last minute call, and I just do a quick read up again on how to use Google Sketchup. What really intrigued me, was that the students were not the usual grown ups, but young Lower Form students who were special in the sense that they have bad hearing senses.

Sign language was needed to communicate with them, and the accompanying teachers did it well. Tutor just went silent and carried on with her drawing without much verbal instructions XD. She went round and help students, more on clicking buttons herself, rather than showing them how to use the software. Kind of regretting now that I didn’t learn the sign language myself.

However, I did managed to pick up a few signs from the students, most memorable being the hand gesture for ‘eraser’. Hint: rub rub.

It’s easier to talk with people not your age 

After years of befriending people, I found that I tend to be senior/elders or juniors/children. Several reasons came to mind.

  • Peers are easily comparable to your circumstances 

You tend to compare yourselves with people your age. It is like seeking a guideline or performance benchmark for your life. You wonder whether you are doing well in life now, and you need something to measure that. Hence, peers who lived as long as we did, became that guideline. It could result in stress when they seemed to be doing great, and your efforts ‘overshadowed’ by their achievements. Or, it could motivate you to do better.

  • Looking up to public figures at similar age

It is common that we compare ourselves to what our idols were doing at our age. Either it was a relief that you are doing well (or better), or you constantly guilt tripping yourself for not being up to par.

The better way would be for us to count our blessings, and look upon our history and achievements as a unique experience. Not everyone is born in the same family.

However, seeing that we experience more from seniors and juniors, we should also learn from our peers, and turn pressure into an opportunity to see how we can improve, but not copy them.

MOST importantly, what do you want to achieve? Work on it. Draw motivation and inspiration from peers. They had achieved what they set out for themselves. You can do it too! In your own way. Learn how you can carry out your tasks better.

What do you think?