Feb 042011
 
Mini Spicy Shrimp Rolls by Su-Lin

Chinese New Year (CNY) is a big thing in Singapore. Apart from the red packets, there is always the food, which seems to come in endless supply. It would be easy to avoid overeating by if I could avoid temptation. Unfortunately, this is the time where we visit people or people come to visit to catch up. Now all good hosts know it is their sacred duty to provide CNY goodies. It is unthinkable to have no CNY goodies to serve the hungry guests. Thankfully, I am not that big on CNY goodies. Even so, I still have a few weaknesses that I cannot resist. The names of these criminals are pineapple tarts and dried shrimp rolls. Since I cannot avoid temptation, I have compiled a list of measures to deal with it.
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Jan 232011
 

The tongue is a marvellous organ. Used wisely, you can instruct, communicate ideas, make great conversation and enjoy good company. But like Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, the tongue can also cause your downfall when you say the wrong thing. How many people have ruined their careers, brought down empires or destroyed relationships simply because they could not control that 4-inch beast in their mouths? Yet not all is lost. In this article, I shall share some insights on how to control our tongue and words by drawing on a little history and personal experience.
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Nov 012010
 

Anger is a difficult emotion to control. When you are livid with rage, you lose your ability to reason and turn into a monster. You shout, you rage, you smash things and cause destruction. In our calm state, we would be appalled when someone behaves like a raving lunatic. Yet when it comes to our own tempers, it is hard to take such a detached perspective. Thankfully, the Incredible Hulk, the poster boy for anger and destruction, has much to teach us about losing our tempers. Read on to learn about the dangers of letting our anger control us.
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Oct 282010
 
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A lack of self-control can easily lead to a person’s undoing. I explored this issue when I wrote about Darth Vader and his lack of self-control. The importance of self-control cannot be overstated. Those who have it are likelier to reach their goals than those who do not. Yet it is easy to lose sight of the need for self-control as we go about our daily lives. What I have gathered here in this post is a selection of quotes on self-control that you can reflect upon when you need it.
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Sep 052010
 
Darth Vader by Andres Rueda

Many people know Darth Vader; a cultural icon and poster boy for villainy. His is a tragic story of a hero turned evil in an attempt to save the life of his beloved wife. Before he became Darth Vader, Anakin Skywalker trained as a Jedi Knight in the use of the Force. All Jedi Knights had to conquer themselves and learn self-control. But Anakin’s inability to master himself led him down the path to the dark side. What is striking about this cautionary tale is how easily anyone can make the mistakes that Anakin did. Read on to find about the dangers of lacking in self-control.
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Aug 172010
 

Tokugawa Ieyasu was famous for his patience. His patience was so great that he persisted at his goal to unite Japan until he achieved it at the age of 60. In the process, he survived all his fearsome rivals by waiting for the right moment to seize power. It is for his great patience and strength to bear great hardship that makes him one of my heroes. What was the secret of his incredible patience? In the quote that follows, Tokugawa reveals the secret to his descendants.
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Jul 222010
 

I recently came across an interview that Mike Tyson gave and found it to be candid and moving. Most of us are aware of Mike Tyson. We know of his spectacular rise to stardom as a boxing champion. We also know how he lost it all when his life unravelled due to his personal problems. The media covered much of Tyson’s struggles from his failed marriages to drugs and a whole host of public embarrassments. It seemed like Tyson would never get out of the deep dark pit he was in.

Yet today, at the ripe old age of 44, Mike Tyson is a changed man. He has tasted almost all that life has to offer. He has known poverty and wealth, success and failure, love and loss. These experiences have humbled him. Although his inner struggles still plague him, Tyson is making a persistent effort to turn his life around this time for good. Considering all that the man has been through and continues to struggle against, I cannot help but be moved and inspired by his determination. Read on to find out why.
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