Monday, March 19, 2018

Weekend at Gardens by the Bay's Cloud Forest

Spent the weekend at Gardens by the Bay's Cloud Forest dome. Gardens by the Bay is a wonderful place for an outdoor workout. Apt for cycling, rollerblading and other forms of rejuvenation. Very hopeful to spend more time there then have lunch as a routine! The hot season is here. While everyone is complaining about the weather, I do not see the reason for doing so because there are several upsides to it. Especially now that I am spending more time at home, I appreciate fast drying laundry and adding some colour to my skin. Just remember your sunblock!

Ironically, when I was at Gardens by the Bay, I would rather spend time in the Cloud Forest given the cooling ambience! I was not really dressed for a sweaty day anyway. If I had, you would have not found me in either dome. Managed to throw in something and churn a montage. Kudos to me!

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Working It at K-Champs Health and Fitness Academy

Very happy to have this officially completed and published. When I got this a few months ago, I thought it was plain as it was just a sequence of clips and nothing else. I thought it would be nice to have a message, something value-added and sentimental that could benefit you and me in many ways. Then, an idea to add several quotes struck me. I thought was an apt thing to do. I hope this video motivates us to better ourselves be it at work or play. If you ever need a trainer, just holla K-Champs Health and Fitness Academy, anytime!

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Career Guidance Day 2018 at PRPS as an Alumni - Follow Up For You From Me

Hi everyone! I am excited to share with you guys that I was recently invited by my primary school to share about one of my careers with the graduating class of 2018. Our age gap while immense did not hamper our communication because what I shared was something very close to heart and at the tip of their fingertips. Anyway, addressing this as a follow up to all of you who were there, and partly a reminder to myself that in today's modern world and ever-changing times, it is imperative that we keep ourselves up to date. The knowledge we know today will be history tomorrow and it does not matter whether you are a social media person whose job is 24/7 on the internet, or accountants and tellers who never thought their job would be replaced by binary codes and machines.

It will not be easy that is for sure. No job ever is. A career as a blogger (sometimes labelled influencer although I may not agree with this) is not as easy by sitting by the pool with a glass of tea. This very blog was the main platform where I rose in the blogging arena. As this slowly fade away, industry players like myself now move to other platforms like Instagram and Snapchat not only because of the outreach but the convenience for viewers like you and creators like me.

Also, blogging does not mean you cannot have another career. I spoke to one of the participants this morning and she had this perception that one should be a blogger to be a blogger. Sometimes, it is because of your illustrious career in an industry that allows you to be an excellent blog writer. It makes you stand out even more.

Remember that morning about what I said that, you could be a scientist, a doctor or a politician for that matter. That should not stop you from sharing your thoughts, opinions, expertise because, in the world wide web, there could be some people out there whom could be intrigued by your posts. Of course, it has to be coherent, salient and consistent. Just imagine how would you have felt if you are busy reading Diary of A Wimpy Kid then you turn to the next page and it is all about Geronimo's Stilton Cyberthief Showdown? Awkward right? You would probably cringe! 😂

At a point when you are matured enough in your social media skills - be it writing, editing videos and photographs, social skills, remember that they are sent through divine intervention. Honestly, not everybody will have similar skills and patience. That is the beauty of it. You may not possess a skill other people might have, vice versa. As such, be agents of the universe by doing good through social services. I feel elated and utterly blessed that through this avenue, I was actually able to expand this business in several ways like being a host at private and public events alike, help my friends promote their business(es) and other social causes.

I am glad to have started this in my early teenage years. Other legit and renowned bloggers would agree with me on this - after having done this for more than 10 years, this avenue has helped me a lot in good and bad times. Be it when the economy is not doing well or when I am emotionally low (I am only human!), it has served as a punching bag that no one could take.

While the career topic about me revolves around a career in blogging. This applies to any other job in any industry. Your parents (probably of my age?) would probably agree too. At no point giving you all these speeches saying I am the best blogger in town, but as a Pasirian, our motto should always Be Our Best - in any path you take, and that is how it should be delivered.

All the best for your final exam and remember, while our scores and grades should not, do not and never mattered, it shows a lot about our focus!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

American Idol Set to Return to Asia First on Sony Channel March 12 Express from the US

Global music sensations Katy Perry, Lionel Ritchie and Luke Bryan taking the judges’ hot seats is making this season more exciting than before!

American Idol, the iconic, genre-defining music reality series, returns to Asia at its new home on Sony Channel on Monday, March 12. Featuring superstar judges Katy Perry, Lionel Ritchie and Luke Bryan, the season will take viewers on a mesmerizing musical journey to discover America’s next singing sensation. Emmy award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest will return as the host of the renowned series.

The nationwide search for the next superstar kicked off in August 2017, as the American Idol Bus travelled across the U.S.A covering 23 cities. Auditioning was made easier than ever as hopefuls also had the opportunity to submit audition videos online, as well as via select social platforms using an official tag #TheNextIdol, cultivating over 300,000 posts. Also, for the first time in American Idol history, hopefuls could audition through a live stream platform.

American Idol premieres on Sony Channel (Singtel TV Ch 316, StarHub TV Ch 510) within 12-hours of its U.S. telecast on Monday, March 12 at 6:00pm. American Idol airs every Monday and Tuesday at 6.00pm, with same night encore at 9.45pm.