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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Be the bearer of good news

Here's a task: Be the bearer of only good news today. In living out this task, note whether you find it difficult to maintain.

And if so, discover why within yourself.

-- Caroline Myss and Peter Occhiogrosso

If you reflect on how you choose the news that you like to share with others, you will understand how your inner emotion process the things outside you!

Being human, it is hard for us to be the bearer of only good news. Using only kind words and kind thought need a lot of internal discipline and decision making in the information process.

Librarian needs to apply search strategies to collect and choose useful information and knowledge for users.

Library skills is acquired through years of practice and with Internet, everyone can google, and the chances of having a good search is possible if you have time to browse and select!

If you google long enough, you will understand that browsing and selecting is also an inner process of which you apply your decision making! What is out there in the result list is only relevant to you when you choose to look at it in details.

With news from all sources, if one choose to be the bearer of good news, one needs to pause and reflect what is good and do the gate keeping job. What is available on the Internet is not critical, it is what you choose to share that is critical. Try it, it is hard work even for one day.

If you try it for a day yourself, you will understand it is not easy. Hence, when you listen to others who are the bearers of bad news or bad+good news, you will understand it is human nature and you may be less emotional when the bad news or bad words hit you from time to time!

It is hard, it is not easy to be bearer of good news!

As you go through the task yourself, you will understand and find the task difficult to maintain. With that, if you reflect, you will discover the reasons within yourself.

Dexterine Ho

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Deliberately choosing our thoughts

When we take control of our mental state by deliberately choosing our thoughts and attitudes, we can alter the meaning we associate to the experiences we have and results we see in our life.

-- Clayton J. Moore

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Life is ...

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.

-- Viktor Frankl

We will receive not what we idly wish for but what we justly earn.

Our rewards will always be in exact proportion to our service.

-- Earl Nightingale (1921-1989)

Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life.

-- Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956)

When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless.

But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.

-- Pauline R. Kezer

Monday, April 19, 2010

Life Difficulties and choices you make

When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.

-- Peter Marshal

A sign of wisdom and maturity is when you come to terms with the realization that your decisions cause your rewards and consequences.

You are responsible for your life, and your ultimate success depends on the choices you make.

-- Denis Waitley

Friday, April 09, 2010

Singapore Press Holdings Information Resource Centre

The LAS Programmes and Social Committee organised a tour of the Singapore Press Holdings Information Resource Centre for over 30 members today.

The tour included briefings by three SPH departments and a visit to RazorTV, the “100 per cent Singaporean video news channel”.

Date: 9 April 2010 (Friday)
Time: 2:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Meeting Point: Reception area, Podium Block, SPH News Centre, 1000 Toa Payoh North, Singapore 318994

Here is the programme:

2:30 pm - Meet at the reception area, Podium Block, SPH

2.45 – 3.05 pm Welcome & Briefing on IRC services

3.05 – 3.20 pm Presentation by IBU

3.20 – 3.30 pm Q&A Session

3.35 – 3.55 pm Visit RazorTV

4.00 – 4.20 pm Presentation by STPress

4.25 – 4.45 pm Tour of IRC

4.45 – 5.15 pm Refreshments and End of Visit
I enjoy visiting SPH Information Resource Centre from time to time.  I think I am a frequent visitor of the Library, hence, Mr Idris, the Librarian said I may be able to help briefing the new members who are first time visitor.

Well, I do not think so as SPH Information Resource Centre had evloved from time to time to match the new demands of the organisation. 

Every visit to the library allow me to update my understanding of their roles and services.  This visit is extremely inspirating as we are invited to view not just the Information Resource Centre, but also have a glimpse of 90.5 radio station/studio, RazorTV, and meet some DJ who are on duties.

It is an eye opening experience to me and I appreciate this visit organised by LAS Programmes and Social Committee. For LAS members who miss this opportunity, you may view and explore it the e-way!

Professional Development Scheme (PDS) Points

Eligible for PDS Points: This activity attracts 46 points under the Industry Knowledge Development (ID) category. " Study visit to other libraries (local and overseas)"

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Eye care

After having retinal tear on my left eye, I started to explore various ways to care for my eyes. Here are some good video that I like to revisit:

Retinal Tears and Detachments

How to Relax Your Eyes!

Computer Eye Strain Eye Exercises

Eye Exercise - Advanced Moving Eyes & Head Exercise

Do exercise your eye care and you will see the different after a while!

Dexterine Ho