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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I invite

every minister, every priest,

every rabbi, every teacher, every guru,

every Master, every president, every prime minister,

every king, every queen, every leader, every nation,

every political party

to issue one statement that would heal the world:


-- Neale Donald Walsch
Yours is a culture that has long used physical pain as a punishment for unwanted behavior not only in children, but in adults.

You actually kill people to get people to stop killing people.

It is insanity to use the energy that created a problem to seek to solve the problem.

It is insanity to repeat the behaviors you want to stop in order to stop them.

It is insanity to model behaviors all over your society that you say you do not want your offspring to copy.

And the highest insanity is pretending that none of this is happening, then wondering why your children are acting insane.

-- Neale Donald Walsch

The cure for boredom

The cure for boredom is curiosity.

There is no cure for curiosity.

-- Dorothy Parker

Commitment to excellence

The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.

-- Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970

No 'self-made' man.

There is no such thing as a 'self-made' man.

We are made up of thousands of others.

Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success.

-- George Burton Adams (1851 - 1925)
Contentment comes as the infallible result of great acceptances,

great humilities—of not trying to make ourselves this or that

(to conform to some dramatized version of ourselves),

but of surrendering ourselves to the fullness of life—of letting life flow through us.

-- David Grayson

It is like what Lao Zhi said in Dao Te Jing,

Nature flows and grows if human being do not block and destroy it!

Let go!

Let life flow through us!

Dexterine Ho

Enlightenment is inside of daily life

There is no enlightenment outside of daily life.

-- Thich Nhat Hanh

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas and New Year Gift

Christmas and New Year gift suggestions:

To your enemy, forgiveness.

To an opponent, tolerance.

To a friend, your heart.

To a customer, service.

To all, charity.

To every child, a good example.

To yourself, respect.

-- Oren Arnold

To prepare the gift, you need time to calm your mind, open your heart, refine your thought and be mindful about your behaviour. When you are ready to give, learn to wrap it up nicely and present it to those who are readly or glad to receive.

Some time, a gift given at the wrong time, to a wrong person, with a wrong thought, or in a wrong way may make the gift unwanted.

Precise gift not accepted or unwanted, is wasted.

Today is Christmas, and to start giving, just do the last thing first:

Give yourself a great gift today: Respect

and the rest will fall in nicely!


Dexterine Ho

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Flexibility vs rigid

Flexible person do not fear changes, and rigid people are just the reverse.

Learn to be flexible with your choice and the day stays positive when something happen do not match your first choice.

If you are rigid, when you can not get your best choice in anything, the day will goes sour.

The day stays positive or goes sour is more to do with your fears to change than with reality.

Dexterine Ho

Save plans for the New Year

It is about two weeks before 2009 knocks at our door!

I think I it is not a good time to start any new plans, instead, save them for the New Year.

It is good to wrap up old projects I started this year and spend some quality time tidying up my office and put all the essential things/tools in place where they belong.

I learn now that if I try to make everything happen at once, I may miss out on opportunities that come along the way.

It our nature to push and work through very busy schedule sometime, nevertheless, when we have too many projects at hand, we may not be able to cope, and frustration will be the end results!

As most of the time, ideas need time before that can evolve, we should be patience and allow things to develop and then make our move along the way.

All big achievements can only come if we have the patience to wait, to shape and to let it develop and bloom slowly.

Dexterine Ho

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Minus-ing and plus-ing

By your thinking, you are either adding to your good or you are taking away from it.

The law is inexorable.

Failure or lack in your life is simply the result of continuously minus-ing yourself.

Conversely, success and prosperity are the results of constantly plus-ing yourself.

-- Eric Butterworth, Spiritual Economics

Rely on someone else to make you happy?

It is when you rely on someone else to make you happy and to bring you fulfillment that you fall flat on your face.

That is when you have given up your responsibility to yourself.

-- John-Roger

Devote our life to worthwhile actions

Often we allow ourselves to be upset by small things we should despise and forget.

We lose many irreplaceable hours brooding over grievances that, in a year's time, will be forgotten by us and by everybody.

No, let us devote our life to worthwhile actions and feelings, to great thoughts, real affections and enduring undertakings.

-- Andre Maurois (1885-1967)

Become a person of value

Try not to become a man of success

but rather to become a man of value.

-- Albert Einstein

Basic nature of human beings

It is not the basic nature of human beings to be horrible.

It is the basic nature of human beings to be loving.

When humans are being horrible, it is because of something they believe.

Ask them, therefore --

even in the midst of the horror --

ask them:

What hurts you so much that you feel you have to hurt me to heal it?

-- Neale Donald Walsch


Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice;

it is not a thing to be waited for,

it is a thing to be achieved.

-- William Jennings Bryant

Patience and persistence

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience.

Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.

-- Hal Borland (1900-1978)

Release the fear

Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes.

In order to be free, we must learn how to let go.

Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain.

The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life.

-- Mary Manin Morrissey

To be humble, to care, to be fair

When a man is humble, he can grow.

When a man cares, he is unafraid.

When a man is fair, he has enough for others.

Living a simple life means keeping our priorities in order.

-- Lao Tze

Opportunities disguised as impossible situtations

We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.

-- Charles R. Swindoll

Which game do you want to play

Which game do you want to play:

Who’s Right


Let’s Make Life More Wonderful?

-- Marshall Rosenberg

You are the light of the world

You are the light of the world. Do you not know this?

Everyone is, when they choose to be.

A city on a hill cannot be hidden.

Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bushel.

Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.

-- Neale Donald Walsch

Positive thinking

Positive thinking is not the destination; it is the journey.

An optimistic person will be constantly challenged – by external circumstances as well as inner fears and doubts.

Always remember that these tests are like a ladder you must climb.

As you move past each rung, your optimism strengthens and your confidence begins to flex newly found muscle that you might never have developed otherwise.

-- Montague Ewards

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Free will

Free will is not the liberty to do what one likes, but the power of doing whatever one sees ought to be done, even in the very face of otherwise overwhelming impulses.

There lies freedom indeed.

-- George MacDonald

Monday, December 08, 2008

Simply do nothing

When I feel drained from the long week full of activities (talks, workshops, seminars, visiting exhibition, attend social functions/performance and running errands), I find it good to relax and take a break and simply do nothing.

Instead of going out and running at a busy pace, I just like to stay at home to read newspaper or catch up on some good books to calm the nerves.

Some time, if the eyes are too tired and reading become a task that is hard to accomplish, listening to music or news is a great release!

Instead of creating a busy schedule with lot of self-imposed enrichment activities, I just like to be lazy and simply do nothing!

If you think doing nothing is easy, my experience tell me that it is not.

To calm the mind is hard as we are so used to keep my mind updated with social trends, current news and knowledge acquisitions.

We need activities to make us feel that we are living!

Some joys in life do come from fruitful and meaningful activities.

Nevertheless, it's important to simply do nothing and use this space to regroup our mind.

If I utilize all the energy I can for a while, I will soon find things get hectic and beyond my control. Whenever I used to enjoy will become a task/chore that I find it hard to accompanied!

Learn to enjoy every minute of your life.

Learn to enjoy every minute of your life.

Be happy now.

Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future.

Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family.

Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.

-- Earl Nightingale (1921-1989)

It may look simple and sound easy to do so.

Nevertheless, I am trying very hard to follow the words and translating them to real life.

Some how, I can only do it once a while, now and then.

It is easy to forget about it for a long while and pick it up again here and there.

Is it not true that most of us are like that?

We are a bit absence-minded when our life is concerned. We know what we should do, yet pursuing something else and distant ourselves from it.

After going astray for a while (sometimes a long while), we would then re-look at what is our inner calling.

Even then, we take time to weight the pros and con of letting go of what we are pursuing.

It is hard to come to a decision of dropping every and learn to enjoy every minutes of our life!

So, "Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now!"

If you are waiting for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. It will happen only your are the one who created or planted the seed of your own happiness now!


Dexterine Ho

Monday, December 01, 2008

We become what we think about: Resentment, forgiveness and friendship

When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel.

Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.

-- Catherine Ponder

Throughout all history, the great wise men and teachers, philosophers, and prophets have disagreed with one another on many different things.

It is only on this one point that they are in complete and unanimous agreement. -

We become what we think about.

-- Earl Nightingale (1921-1989)

We become what we think about:

The only one who suffers from the resentment you have is you yourself.

The longer you hold the resentment toward that person whom you dislike, the longer you bear the feeling.

Why makes your life so miserable and bitter with bad memory or emotion that you do not like to hold nor keep?

Delete it, remove it or migrant your thought to something more positive or more joyful!

Fill your emotion/thought with things that make you feel good.

Be graceful to people who makes your life meaningful, comfortable or convenient, and pass it on...

Enjoy the company of good friends whom you make along your life journey.

In the absence of good company, have good thought that fill your empty mind.

If you find your circle of friends are not good enough, change the way you treat your friends.

As friends mirror your thought and behavior, and like-minded attracted like-minded, one can only get friends one choose to make and keep!

Instead of looking for new friends and turn good and old friends to enemies or strangers, enhance your relationship with old friends while you make new one.

Adding new friends to your life should not be at the expense of old and bona fide friends.

Old friends are like old wine, they are better with the increase in age and time!

Dexterine Ho

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Balance your workdays

Some time, I felt that my workdays were relatively uneventful.

For some days/weeks, I may have lot of heavy tasks to complete within short notice, a few workshops to attend in a row, and on top of that, family obligations to fulfil.

If what I feel loaded is self imposed, I will revise my schedule and re-alocate time for less urgent tasks.

If it is imposed by others, I will speak up when I feel that others aren't treating me fairly. If providing others some convenient drain me too much, I will just take a break.

Establish proper boundaries with my friends is not an issue as I have friends who are like-minded. Multi-respect for one's time and boundaries makes us good friends and that is what I treasure most!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Voyage of discovery

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes
but in having new eyes.

-- Marcel Proust (1871 - 1922)

Be grateful to people who make us happy

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."

--Marcel Proust (1871 – 1922)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Courage vs Fear

Courage is not the lack of fear but the ability to face it."

-- Lt. John B. Putnam Jr. (1921-1944)

Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop.

-- Usman B. Asif

Worry gives a small thing a big shadow.

-- Swedish proverb

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your inspiration with others.

-- Robert Louis Stevenson

A cheerful frame of mind, reinforced by relaxation...
is the medicine that puts all ghosts of fear on the run.

-- George Matthew Adams

Every time we choose safety, we reinforce fear.

-- Cheri Huber

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity.

-- James F. Bymes

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.

-- Marie Curie

About fears

Most fears cannot withstand the test of careful scrutiny and analysis.

When we expose our fears to the light of thoughtful examination they usually just evaporate.

-- Jack Canfield

I think when one is full of fear, it is natural that one will withdraw from any new ventures or existing tasks as fear weakens one's ability to scrutinise and analyse.

It is hard to find your way out when your world is darkened by your own fears. You need some light to shine on your dark screen. With the light on the screen, you will be able to see images in your mind more clearly and fear will slowly evaporate.

What kind of light you do you need? Some look for it in books or search the net, some just need a conversation with a close friend, others find it through religion. No fixed rules, as long as it works for you at that moment.

Dexterine Ho

Monday, November 10, 2008

If it sounds familiar...

It may sound familiar to a lot of officer worker nowadays:

There is just not enough time in the workdays, from Monday to Friday.

A lot can be achieved if you stay after hours and come back on Saturday or Sunday.

The office may feel like an unusual dinner spot at first, but you will get used to it.

Off day and holiday in the office, may sound a bit odd, yet, you will get used to it.

Taking leave and going back to work for a few hours, may look funny at first. After a while, it become a norm.

Even you are on leave at home, you are clearing all the office mail and get things done before the dead line.

Working on non working days at office make you feel productive and look meaningful at the beginning.

So you have it for a year, then another year, and it never seems to be an end to it.

You know, it is not healthy for your body, your family life and your soul.

When you have experienced something like that in your work place, you will understand why some body just put a stop to it.

I have part-time teaching work/library work for over 10 years now and find life regaining its vitality and meaning.

Reflecting upon my work life in the mid and late 1990's, I know I have traded my life and time in exchange of a dream. I still have that dream, nevertheless, I am now pursuing it, in a different way!

Stop feeding adverse inner-thoughts

"Stinking thinking" is simply choosing to spend time with thoughts that cause you pain.

To feed adverse inner-thoughts with your attention is to increase your inner pain.

To keep feeding a thought after it has savagely attacked you is insane.

Yet, some of us seem to be addicted to inner-pain until the pain becomes so great we wake up.

Adverse thoughts are like magnets attracting more adverse thoughts in the same way lions are attracted to the kill.

Only in this case the "kill" is you. Thought management is such a critical skill to develop.

How can you stop thinking adverse thoughts?

It's not the thought that comes into your mind that cause the problem.

It's the thought you choose to believe. To stop feeding adverse thoughts is to stop giving them the food they need to survive and thrive - your attention.

When your attention is no longer available to them, they will move on to a weaker victim to attack.

-- Dr T. Aaron Lim

I attended a few Seminars conducted by Dr T. Aaron Lim held in TTSH, Singapore and find his advice makes me more aware of many self imposed misery cause by our own thought.

Being aware of these self imposed thought, we can eliminate them slowly and move on to something more beneficial for ourself and others!

Dexterine Ho


Dr. T. Aaron Lim, a native of Malaysia, is a graduate of St. Francis' Institution, Malaysia; College of Agriculture, Malaysia (now Universiti Putra Malaysia); Louisiana State University, USA; University of Hawaii, USA and Chaminade University of Honolulu, USA. He is a former professor at Brigham Young University-Hawaii, USA.

Born and raised in the ancient philosophies of the Orient and trained in the modern sciences of the West, Dr. Aaron has a unique talent of bridging the traditions of East and West.

He has been serving and teaching health, personal development and spiritual growth for over 30 years. As a dynamic speaker and educator, he uses his multiple talents to help others reach their fullest potential.

Along with his wife, Dehyana Lee Lim , he co - founded and co-directs "Bodhi Fellowship / Center For Inner Peace" ( a nonprofit, spiritual organization dedicated to teaching unconditional, universal love and selfless service based in San Diego, California, USA and Malacca, Malaysia.


范蠡 :











Anything you are carrying around inside of you, even good memories, takes energy to hold.

The energy that you are using to hold anything in the past, or anything in the future, such as anxiety or worry, is energy that is not available to you right now.

-- John-Roger


It is truth east or west!













Message from a friend:

SHUE T. L. 许定来
I believe that when I am feeling combative, it means my energy is misdirected.

I should re-focus on what gives me the true sense of purpose, or what gets the most accomplished.

Dexterine Ho

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Disconnect from the uncertainty

Most people nowadays have or face challenging situations in their work, day in and day out.

To switch and enjoy a peaceful and secure mood, just do some short reading (like quotations) , or watching a video from YouTube.

Even if you are desk bound, it can be done with your desk top through Internet.After you disconnect yourself from the uncertainty for a short while, you will regain some strength to face the challenge.

If you are too tired to watch or read, just taking a nap or a walk of 10-15 mins will make a lot of difference.

Recalling the days I worked in the library where morning and afternoon tea were scheduled for counter staff, I think those who designed such a time table are really thoughtful!

Even we are not counter staff who have to face different clients from time to time, it helps to have a short break from your routine task every 2-3 hours. It is good for your body and mind!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Feeling inferior

While one person hesitates because he feels inferior,
the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.

-- Henry C. Link

Friday, October 31, 2008

Have a Mind opened by wonder

I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief.

-- Gerry Spence

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Be more concerned with your character

Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation.

Your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

-- Dale Carnegie

I like to read Dale Carnegie's books, and the above quote is what I like most.

The other quote I echo is:

"Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving."

Dexterine Ho

Monday, October 13, 2008

Cost and Value

Some one said "An accountant is someonewho knows the cost of everything and the value of nothing."

If you are an accountant, you may not agree.

If you are someone who needs to get funding allocation from an accountant, I think you will agree with it sometimes!

Making money is important in life, yet creating value is more meaningful for people who value life, and I am trying to mirror the later.

That may be why I cannot be an accountant and do not know how to count and account for a lot of things.

Did you know that I ever applied for an accountancy degree course and got rejected by the university?

I think the admission officer had the foresight to save me from being a drop-out of that university!


Dexterine Ho

A light atmosphere at work...

A light atmosphere at work will provide an opportunity for us to unwind. I enjoy working in my home office as it is a place where I feel very relaxed and at home!

With the flowers and plants in the garden along the five foot way, I can always enjoy a nice view from my window.

I created some paper art/craft work suitable for school displays and kept them in the glass cabinets below my office desk.

It is always nice to feel inspired by the many different ways paper can be engineered to serve different purposes.The pair of wooden black swans in the air well with the big bowl of water plants placed beside them create the illusion that they are real and happily swimming in the sunlit pond!

I like the small porcelain Merlion placed next to five birds over the ledge of the window. They seem to send their greetings to me whenever I look through the little window.

Maybe it is all these little things that make the small work space a cosy place for me to work and relax!

Sometimes, when I am tired being indoors, I just take a morning or afternoon off to do something enjoyable, like listening to talks at the museum/library, watching a performance/movie or doing some window shopping.

Sometimes, I may call a friend to chat or have lunch/tea.

On some fortunate occasions, I might unexpectedly run into an old friend or some one I know and we have a fun-filled gathering or engage our time in nostalgic talk.

Dexterine Ho

Do It Well

No matter how small and unimportant what we are doing may seem, if we do it well, it may soon become the step that will lead us to better things.

-- Channing Pollock

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Architecture Photography Seminar

Architecture Photography Seminar

Saturday Oct 11, 2:00PM - 4:00Pm

Level 1

Visitors' Briefing Room in National Library Building

Learn a lot from the speaker Mr Albert Lim

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Taxation Information System in LawNet2

Taxation Information System in LawNet2

Practitioner' Toolkit
Taxation Database
This database contains the summaries of taxed Bills of Costs for cases from 2004 onwards.
Search Bills by Bill number or free text or search critirial

Fix Field search and Free Text Search is available.

Search within the search:
Seach Free Text within Results
all the words (AND search)
any of the words (OR search)
none of the words (NOT search)

Taxation (latest Updates)
Case Ref
Click on the Ref Number and you have the full details of the Case

LawNet2 by Signapore Academy of Law

LawNet2 by Signapore Academy of Law

The HOME page is the "Legal Workbench Components"

Here is the contents from the first section:

Legal Research

Legal Research is an integrated environment that allows you to search different types of legal content and multiple sources at a single go.

It provides an efficient and comprehensive research experience across the following areas:

Singapore Case Law:
Contains the Singapore Law Reports, Judgments, Tribunal/Board Decisions of Singapore, The Heritage Law Reports and more.

Malaysia Case Law Contains the Malayan Law Journal (MLJ) from 1932. The MLJ is the only local series of law reports to be published continuously since 1932, except during the war years. It includes cases from Singapore prior to full independence in 1965, as well as from the Straits Settlements, Federated Malay States, Malayan Union and Federation of Malaya. The Malayan Law Journal currently reports judgments of the Malaysian Federal Court, Court of Appeal and High Courts; the Brunei Court of Appeal and High Court, and appeals from Brunei to the Privy Council. PDF format is available for MLJ cases from 2006 onwards.

English Case Law Contains the complete archive of judgments and PDF's of the Law Reports and the Weekly Law Reports from 1865 onwards, as provided directly by the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales under licence from Eastern Book Company. More information can be found here.

Reference Material :
A stable of secondary legal materials is available, including Singapore and Malaysia's leading academic legal journals, legal updates from leading Singapore and Malaysian law firms, and a variety of textbooks such as Court Practice Manuals for Civil Procedure and Sentencing Practice in the Subordinate Courts of Singapore. More information can be found here.

Singapore Legislation:
Provided by the Attorney-General's Chambers of Singapore, the Legal Workbench hosts Singapore's only versioned legislation database, which captures all versions of statutes, subsidiary legislation and selected Government Gazette supplements created after 1 January 1997.

Singapore Parliamentary Reports:
A service of the Parliament of Singapore, the Singapore Parliament Reports System makes available in full-text format the official reports of debates (commonly known as Hansard) in the Legislative Assembly of the Colony and later the State of Singapore, and the present Parliament of Singapore, as well as sessional and select committee reports, from 1955.

Singapore Treaties:
The Singapore Treaties Database, maintained by the Attorney-General's Chambers, contains records of treaties to which Singapore is a party, including exchanges of letters, memoranda of understanding, and other agreements regarded as treaties under international law. Key treaties are available in full-text format.

What is New in LawNet2 ?

As compared to the previous version of LAWNET, LawNet2 now have the following enhancements:

Advanced search

Boolean Searches
And, Or, Not

Proximity Operators
introduction W/3 judgment

Wildcard (? for one letter * for any numbers of letter)
Appl? : E.g. Apply, Apple
Appl* : E.g. Applcation, Applications. Applies, Apples!

Combination search, for example:
interlocutory w/3 judg* and jurisdiction?

Fuzzy Search (%)
% for the letter or the missing letter
Judgement or Judgment

Advance Search (Cases Tab)

  • Research using Field Search terms

Reference Trace

  • Legislation Reference Trace
  • Case Reference Trace

Upcoming Plan for LawNet

English Case Law Contents

Quicker Performance Time
More Effective Citation Searches
Synopsis in Search Results

Indian Supreme Court Cases
Tageted First Quarter 2009

Other Jurisdictions
Austraila (Australia Reports and Commonwealth Reports)
New Zealand
Strategy Underwway

Singapor law Reports Reissue

Reheadnoting the backset (1965-2003)

  • Pinpoint Paragraphs
  • Additional 50 Cases

Currently headnotes for Pdf and onscreeen HTML headnotes differ

Targeted Release: First Half 2010

What is Singapore Law Watch (SLW)

Event: What’s New with LawNet?

Date: 2nd Oct 2008 (Thur)

Time: 9.30am (registration)

Venue: Li Ka Shing Library, Singapore Management University (SMU).

As a member of Library Association of Singapore, I was invited to attend a hands-on LawNet training session, co-organised by Special Libraries Section Committee, LAS, Singapore Management University and Singapore Academy of Law.

The aim of the session is to provide participants with a refresher on search techniques and to update users on new developments for LawNet.

Although light refreshments were provided at registration before the session starts, I was unable to make it on time so missed the opportunity to meet and catch up over coffee with counterparts before the session start.

Nevetheless, I was with one of the Speaker, Clifford and his colleague in the lift on the way to 5th floor in Li Ka Shing Library, SMU. We have a brief chat and entertained by each other's humous.

When I visited the wash room, I met Hayati, the other Speaker. With her help, I was able to look good in my new outfit. I appreciate her spontaneous guesture in assiting me with my brooch pin at the back of the Kapaya!

So, that was the social interaction I had before the session start.

Now look at what I learn from the session:

Ist Speaker: Ms Tan Pin Pin

What is Singapore Law Watch (SLW)?
  • Online legal news service (Pull from over 30 sources)
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~~ Henry B. Adams (1838–1918), historian and author of "The Education of Henry Adams."

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Power To Achieve Your Goals

"If you make the unconditional commitment to reach your most important goals, if the strength of your decision is sufficient, you will find the way and the power to achieve your goals."

"Dreams get you into the future and add excitement to the present."

"People want riches; they need fulfillment."

"If human beings are perceived as potentials rather than problems, as possessing strengths instead of weaknesses, as unlimited rather that dull and unresponsive, then they thrive and grow to their capabilities."

"It's not the situation. It's your reaction to the situation."

"Resistance is thought transformed into feeling. Change the thought that creates the resistance, and there is no more resistance."

-- Robert Conklin

These are quotes that give me the strength and power to pursue what I enjoy in life!


Friday, September 19, 2008

Creating a Healthy Family

Do you want to create a healthy family?

Show love every day by listening, noticing the good, praising, touching, and holding true to your commitments.

Grand gestures are fine, but in the long run, they count for less than the accumulation of small acts of love.

-- Rev. Mary Manin Morrissey

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Look At What You Have Not Waht You Don't Have

If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more.

If you look at what you don't have in life, you'll never have enough.

-- Oprah Winfrey

If you are able to adopt this philosophy, you will not focus on what you do not have.

You will make use of what you have now and make the best out of it!


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

GSS on National Library of Australia: Current Challenges & Future Opportunities

"GSS on National Library of Australia: Current Challenges & Future Opportunities cum
MOU signing between National Library Board Singapore & National Library of Australia"

Date : 17 September 2008 (Wednesday)

Time : 3.45pm - 6.00pm

Venue : Imagination Room, Level 5, National Library Building

Speaker : Ms Jan Fullerton, Director-General of the National Library of Australia (NLA)

Read more about her at :

National Library of Australia

The National Library of Australia is the Australia's largest reference library. Its role is to ensure that documentary resources of national significance relating to Australia and the Australian people, as well as significant non-Australian library materials, are collected, preserved and made accessible either through the Library itself or through collaborative arrangements with other libraries and information providers.

By offering a strong national focus in all that it does and cooperating with others who share their goals, the Library contributes to the continuing vitality of Australia’s culture and heritage.

Ms Jan Fullerton, Director-General of the National Library of Australia, in this session, share the current challenges and future opportunities of NLA

Professional Development Scheme (PDS) Points

LAS Professional Development Scheme points: 46

Notes: Eligible for PDS Points

Each of these activities attract 46 points under the Industry Knowledge Development (ID) category."Participate in library related talks, forums, discussion sessions and business meetings (e.g. AGM, Council & Committee meetings) organized by LAS or other libraries (provided they are open to LAS members or other librarians)"

(Only applicable to librarians who are participants of the scheme)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

If you have a sense of calm and serenity in your mind set, it usually brings about a smooth workday, and you'll be able to accomplish more than usual.


Monday, September 15, 2008

All Of Us Need Only A Bit Of Praise

Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about,

need only a bit of praise or encouragement --

and we will make the goal.

-- Jerome P. Fleishman

Reading this quotation after the Party and Sharing session at Teo Ann Hui Guan is rather enlightening. At the sharing session, we reflect on our Teo Chew Opera Singing Performance on 13 Sept 2008, and I think even the performance of the group leave have a lot of room for improvements, nevertheless, each and everyone of us who participanted in this evening event have put in our best and deserve some priase from one another. It is our multure support and encouragement that move and movitate us to go on.



Friday, September 12, 2008

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams.

Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential.

Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.

-- Pope John XXIII (1881-1963)

Our fears consume a lot of our time and block us from thinking positively.

I have wasted a lot of time being fearful for something I am not certain about whether it will happen.

The best way to overcome fear, is just to do something and de-focus from it.

No one can be successful all the time, yet being frustrated and afraid of failure in future will just make the prophesy come true.

Dexterine Ho
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.

-- Alan Saporta

My experience told me that solving the problem is the fastest way to escage from the problem.

Dexterine Ho

Friday, September 05, 2008

Creativity: a few quotations

Creativity is allowing oneself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep.

~~ Scott Adams

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

~~ Albert Einstein

All children are artists.

The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

~~ Pablo Picasso


to read more Education Quotes on Art

Enrich your knowledge

Beside reading and indulging in art and craft, most of my time is spending on attending talks and courses.

Although I enjoy learning from books, it is not a quick way of acquiring knowledge or skills.

As an ex-librarian, instead of going to the library and poring pages of book and learn in non-interactive mode, I also enjoy learning from some one in person with face to face interaction.

Attending talks and go to classes enrich my life! So I also make time for it!

Change vs Challenge

Change is a nature of life.

But challenge is aim of life.

So, you have to challenge the changes, but not change the challenges.

-- Sarath Babu

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Emotion vs Intellect

Most of us know how to follow our emotions, but they shouldn't be the only mode that drives us.

If something arouses your curiosity, analyze it using your intellect for a change.

If you are an intellectual person, the other way round is equally true!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Being in your world, but not of it

Remember, this is what you are after.

You are not concerned with outer appearances, only with your inner experience.

Let the outer world be what it is.

Create your inner world as you would have it be.

This is what is meant by being in your world, but not of it.

This is mastery in living.

-- Neale Donald Walsch

Nothing will not last forever

Good fortune--remember it's fickle;
misfortune--remember it'll pass.

-- Solomon Ibn Gabirol, "Mibhar HaPeninim"

Remember that Good fortune and misfortune will not last forever!

When we are enjoying good fortune, it is best to share with others, as sharing double our joys!

When we face misfortune, it is good to know that it will pass, remember nothing will last forever!
Treasure what we have!

When life is hard, don't moan and forget that every cloud has a silver lining!

Dexterine Ho

Monday, September 01, 2008

Have Fun

The more fun you have, the more detached you can be from the circumstances of your life. You cease to be obsessed by money, by how you look, by how you compare with others, by your need for approval. You can still have fun in the midst of it all.

-- John-Roger

I like to be a bubbly friend to my friends!

The reasons I can have so much FUN when gathering with friends are:

* we are more detached from the circumstances of our life!

* we are not obsessed by money, by how we look, and we don't compare with one another,

* and we do not need to seek approval for what we say or do, we can just be ourselves!

Thanks, friends, for making it possible!


Dexterine Ho

Let Others Shine AND Let Ourselves Shine

"... people in our society at least unconsciously hold the conviction that someone else's success limits their own, makes them lesser, and puts a permanent lid on their own chances.

The world believes in finite resources and in everybody's guilt. As long as we adhere to these pernicious beliefs, we will not only fail to let others shine, but we will never be able to allow ourselves to shine fully either."

-- Marianne Williamson

When you light up other people's lives and let them shine, you are the one who holds the candle with light.

The different between having the light on your candle and lighting others as well are:

With light on your candle, you have some light to shine on your journey in life. When you light up another's candle, the light on their candle not only brightens their life, it also illuminates yours!

Sometimes in life, we may hold a candle without light and live in darkness.

We would appreciate those who light it up!

When we need the light and someone passing by lights it up for us, our hearts rejoice with the brightness it brings!

That experience is unforgettable!

If creating that unforgettable experience is as convenient and as easy as lighting a candle for others, why hesitate!

I have just celebrated my birthday and I am thankful to have friends who always light up my candle when I need it!

My life is only meaningful if I can light up theirs as well!

Dexterine Ho

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Life is about creating yourself

Life is not about funding yourself, but is about creating yourself!

-- Quotation I heard sometime back!

Many of us focus our life on earning a living to fund ourselves!

Nevertheless, it is true that funding our daily living will be easier if we can focus our energy in creating something of use to others!

When you can create something good and useful for people, it will fund your life with ease!

Dexterine Ho

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

De-Schedule my calendar

Lately I took a look at my calendar and do some de-scheduling.

Besides fulfiling my many obligations, I de-schedule some downtime for yourself.

On my mobile phone calendar, I write down something simple that I would love to do if I have the time: including projects I keep putting off, movie and TV programme I wish to watch and courses that I like to attend.

For examples:

Sunday: Watch morning Lecture Programme on Star Hub Cable vision channel 50

Monday: Attend a talk or write a blog

Tuesday: Movie with a friend or find 15-30 minutes to call an old friend

Wednesday: Practise Piano for an hour

Thursday: Teo Chew Opera Singing

Friday: Marketing

Saturday: Visit library or art exhibition.

It is hard to make having time for yourself a priority, nevertheless after putting it on the calendar, I make it an indulgence I don't have time to skip.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Make helping other a daily routine

If you wanted to start a career helping others and wonder how to do it.

Just start to incorporate that urge into your daily routine.

Find out the underdog in the family, in your circle of friends or office, and become their "mentor" and help them walk out from their darkness.

Learn to be an observer

Sometime, irrational or impulsive reactions will just make things worst.

Learn to be an observer, study and wait for the proper moment to discuss the issue.

A better outcome may derive from the discussion.

Appreciate the gifts

Once in a while, I have to remind and tell myself to maintain my cool and appreciate the gifts rather than focusing on problems!

If I can just try to maximize my gifts and do what I do best, I will have a good day!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Knowledge is not lessened in the giving

The wise man should be generous in imparting his knowledge to others, for knowledge is not lessened in the giving.

-- Solomon Ibn Gabirol

Monday, July 28, 2008

Become a possibilitarian.

Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.

-- Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Sight vs Insight.

A friend of mine sent me the following quotes. I lenjoy reading them and I thnk it speaks volumes. Read on ...


Eyes provide sight.

Heart provides insight.


Success is a measure as decided by others.

Satisfaction is a measure as decided by you.


Knowing the road ahead is more satisfying than knowing you road ahead.

You work with the compass.

Let others work with the clock.


Always look at how far you have come rather than how far you have to go.

Always count your blessing, not what you are missing.


Seek not to find who you are, but to determine who you want to be.

Stop looking for a purpose as to why you are here. Create it.


Life is not merely a process of discovery but a process of co-creation.


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Refined ballet combined with superb acrobatics

Refined ballet combined with superb acrobatics

Their flawless execution is awesome !


Why Me?

When they suffer they ask, 'why me?'

When they prosper, they never ask 'Why me'.

Everyone wishes to have truth on their side, but few want to be on the side of the truth.

Why has life become complicated now?

A friend of mine sent me and I thought it was so appropriate and speaks volumes. Read it and enjoy......

Why has life become complicated now?

Stop analyzing life.

Just live it.

Analysis is what makes it complicated.

Your today is the tomorrow that you worried about yesterday.

You are worrying because you are analyzing.

Worrying has become your habit.

That's why you are not happy.

Uncertainty is inevitable, but worrying is optional.

Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional.

Diamond cannot be polished without friction.

Gold cannot be purified without fire.

Good people go through trials, but don't suffer.

With that experience their life become better not bitter.

Inner strength comes from struggle and endurance, not when you are free from problems.

What are you busy at?

Activity gets you busy.

Productivity gets you results.

Activity consumes time.

Productivity frees it!

What are you busy at?

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Art of Being Well — Dr. Dráuzio Varella

The Art of Being Well — Dr. Dráuzio Varell

Drauzio Varella (b. 1943, São Paulo, Brazil) is a Brazilian physician, educator, scientist and noted medical science popularizer in the press and TV.

The ppt "The Art of Being Well" is about causes of many illness and how to avoid them and live well:

The test of courage and tolerance...

The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.

-- Ralph W. Sockman (1889-1970)

If we wait until we've satisfied...

So what do we do?
Anything - something.

So long as we don't just sit there.

If we screw it up, start over.
Try something else.

If we wait until we've satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late.

-- Lee Iacocca

Don't be afraid if things seem difficult...

Don't be afraid if things seem difficult in the beginning.

That's only the initial impression.

The important thing is not to retreat; you have to master yourself.

-- Olga Korbut

The future you see...

The future you see is the future you get.

-- Robert G. Allen

Being judgmental...

Being judgmental instead of constructive is turning off your audience.

If you can't curb the criticism, then don't do any talking at all.

You may learn something new through this little experiment.

Present Moment

Most people treat the present moment as if it were
an obstacle that they need to overcome.

Since the present moment is Life itself, it is an insane way to live.

-- Eckhart Tolle

Self Development

Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice.

-- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Computers and Men

The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men,
but that
men will begin to think like computers.

--Sydney J. Harris
(14 September 1917– 8 December 1986)
American journalist

Friday, March 07, 2008

NLB & LAS Visit to Heritage Conservation Centre

The visit to the Heritage Conservation Centre was an enjoyable and educational outing for Singapore Librarians and Information Workers.

Here is the photo taken at the Lobby of Heritage Conservation Centre, and we look contented after a fruitful visit!

National Library Board (NLB) and Library Association of Singapore (LAS) Visit to Heritage Conservation Centre on 5 Mar 2008
Photo credit: Courtesy of Ms Belinda Ming-Yi Chan, National Library Board

Thursday, March 06, 2008


You have to try this please, it takes 2 seconds.

I could not believe this!

It is from an orthopedic surgeon...

This will boggle your mind and you will keep you trying over and over again to see if you can outsmart your foot, but, you can't.

It's pre-programmed in your brain!

1. Without anyone watching you (they will think you are GOOFY......) and while sitting at your desk in front of your computer, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles.

2. Now, while doing this, draw the number "6" in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change direction.

I told you so!!! And there's nothing you can do about it! You and I both know how stupid it is, but before the day is done you are going to try it again, if you've not already done so.

Send it to your friends to frustrate them too!

(arrived via email)

I just try a Google search and the

Results from Google:

about 1,790 for "HOW SMART IS YOUR RIGHT FOOT?" "orthopedic surgeon".

Here are a few links:

Reflect upon your present blessings

Reflect upon your present blessings,
of which
every man has plenty;

not on your past misfortunes,
of which
all men have some.

-- Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

Monday, March 03, 2008

Keep your thoughts positive

Keep your thoughts positive

your thoughts become your words.

Keep your words positive

your words become your behaviors.

Keep your behaviors positive

your behaviors become your habits.

Keep your habits positive

your habits become your values.

Keep your values positive

your values become your destiny.

-- Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948)

Friday, February 29, 2008

Help learner to become what they are capable of being

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.

-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

A quotation for teachers!


for students who enjoy peer tutoring!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Big jobs

Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Friday, February 08, 2008

Failure should be our teacher

Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.

-- Denis Waitley

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Your Action Defines You

Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.

-- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Protect yourself when writing a book

Protect yourself when writing a book —by Beth Peterson

Extracted from SpeakerNetNews, 1/25/2008


If you are planning to incorporate writing a book into your business and are thinking of finding an agent or a publisher, please be wary when looking.

There are many unscrupulous people looking to make a fast buck from authors (and speakers who write).

Anyone thinking of writing a book would benefit by studying the “Writer Beware” page at before you begin looking for writers’ services, representation, or publishers.

Monday, February 04, 2008

You Become What And Who You Choose

Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.

-- W. Clement Stone (1902-2002)

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Getting somewhere or nowhere

The difference between getting somewhere and nowhere is the courage to make an early start. The fellow who sits still and does just what he is told will never be told to do big things.

-- Charles M. Schwab (1862-1939)

Saturday, February 02, 2008

looking too far ahead?

It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.

-- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)