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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Society vs economy

We live in a society, not an economy.

--- Eva Cox


Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time of which you have any control: now.

   --  Denis Waitley

Monday, October 22, 2012

Inaction breeds doubt and fear.

Action breeds confidence and courage.

If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it.

Go out and get busy.

   --  Dale Carnegie (1888-1955)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Be the architect of your future

We are all here for some special reason.

Stop being a prisoner of your past.

Become the architect of your future.

-- Robin Sharma

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Emphasizes the good qualities

The nobler sort of man emphasizes the good qualities in others, and
does not accentuate the bad. The inferior does the reverse.       

-- Confucius (551-479 BC) Chinese Philosopher

Friday, October 19, 2012

Creativity and imagination

What is now proved was once only imagined.   

-- William Blake (1757-1827) English Poet

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Everything else falls into line

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.

You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.

   --  Lucille Ball (1911-1989)

Like the safety announcement/video on board any air plane, if you have kids or people you need to attend to in the event of accident, please put on your own oxygen mask etc... first before helping those around you.

The way we do it in normal circumstance, with the pressure created by the those who need our help, it is common to scarify our own needs and end up not helping others and harm ourselves at the same time.

Dexterine Ho Soo Miang

Sunday, October 07, 2012

REGISTRATION OPENS- LAS WSQ Support General Reference and Enquiry Work (6-7 Nov 2012)

Just received the following announcement from Library Association of Singapore (LAS) via Facebook alerting service


WSQ/LAS Level 2 training for Support General Reference and Information Enquiry Work on 6 & 7 November 2012

LAS is pleased to organize the next run of the WSQ/LAS Level 2 training for Support General Reference and Information Enquiry Work on 6 & 7 November 2012.

This 2 day course will be held at NTU@OneNorth (map).


This is one of the 5 competency based programmes at entry level which together form the WSQ Higher Certificate in Library and Information Services.

Important Note:
  • Upon successful registration for the training, you will receive a confirmation message & email.
  • The registration page will also display a message when the class is full. You will not be able to key in personal particulars when this happens.
  • The course fees are listed here.
  • On enrolment, you are deemed to have committed to both the training and proposed assessment dates.
  • Participants or institutions who wish to withdraw from an enrolled course must submit reason(s) in writing to Where notice of withdrawal is given before the start of the course, an administrative fee of $25 is payable to facilitate the withdrawal from the course.
  • Please view full Terms & Conditions for LAS WSQ Level 2 courses.

For more information on the module, please refer to the training page.
Registration will close with maximum of 17 registrants.

Organized by:
LAS Training & Development Committee

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Gift wrapping ideas: The Green way -- Furoshiki gift wrapping

Being a library trainner, I like the idea of wrapping book in the first part of this video:

See for yourself and learn to turn your wrapping into a bag!

View the video and leanr how to wrap your presents in Furoshiki (cloth) to avoid using wrapping paper. If you like to explore the ideas in the video and have scraf or cloth at home, just use it and you will discover that unlike wrapping paper (which usually can't be recycled) scraf or cloth can be used again and again.
Here are other videos with a lot more bags ideas: I do not know the different languages used in the video, yet to learn the ideas visually is easy if you view and study the steps carefully! With so many bag making ideas, bag can be the best gift you give to your friends!

Gift Wrapping ideas: Bojagi: The Orchid Wrap

The Orchid Wrap by
BOBO Wrapping Scarves are inspired by the Korean tradition of wrapping with fabric called bojagi. Happy wrapping!

Thursday, October 04, 2012


Just view the video and like the following statement:





For more details, view the video on youtube:

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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

There is a spiritual aspect to our lives -
when we give
we receive

- when a business does something good for
somebody, that somebody feels good about them!

   --  Ben Cohen, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream