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Top 20 skills you need to develop your career

The below 20 skills are not only for those who are applying for a job, but can be use by those who are already working... 
The most interesting point for me is the 20th skill...programming... why everyone should be having programming skill?? Actually is not much about the ability to write a program in a specific language, but the main thing that I have learnt during programming is how to write or transform some steps clearly to achieve the objective. This is very important in our daily life as ambiguous steps will lead to ambiguous result. Hazy steps = Hazy results. Clear steps = Clear results.
So from the 20 skills below, which one resonates to you the most?
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Saturday June 22, 2013
Top 20 skills you need to develop your career By EVA CHRISTODOULOU We are moving away from a mind-set that potential employees should ha…

its hazy haze

yeah the haze is here... but this year it seems worse... and it is sooooo near to Ramadhan... oh man... this would be a difficult fasting if the haze still here during Ramadhan....

I was fasting today.... and stay at home since my not-so-baby-anymore daughter was having high fever... she was extra cranky and want her mom to cuddle her while she is sleeping... cuddle a hot kid while you are fasting and the weather is haze (which means I could not open the window and the house getting hotter inside)... aaarrrgggghhh dugaan sungguh... i was sweating all the time... there goes the sweat-that-supposed-to-go-out-during-exercise, so I do not need to exercise anymore... hahahha

i could not imagine if during Ramadhan it is still hazy.... there goes in the smoke my daily trip to bazaar ramadhan.... pfffttt..... not good not good not good...

so please pray for the rain to come and wash down the smoke (if wash away, other people will get it)...

need to remind myself, family and friends to do the …

my mom is reading a novel ;)

My mom reads a lot. But reading a novel is a rarity. So I was quite surprised when she borrowed the novel below from her friend 

Or is it due to the hype of many novels in Malaysia now is being transformed to movies or dramas on television? The drama series of "Suami Aku Ustaz" is in progress of shooting, if I am not mistaken, with Adi Putra and Nora Danish as the main character.

Anyway, I took the opportunity to read that novel. However, I will only give 3 stars out of 5 as it is not 100% engaging. I fully read the first 50 pages then became bored so I read the few last chapters. Okey happy ending but with some twists so I read a few of the before-near-the-end chapters, and voila... get the full story.

Hopefully the drama series will be more compact and engaging. Will make the audience to stay and see the whole series. So have to wait and see :)

How to manage your cash

Monday June 17, 2013 How to manage your cash
Cash is king, so they say. True. But how do we make cash king? What are the simple fundamentals when it comes to dealing with cash? KASH WONG offers a simple way to teach us using the K.A.S.H. acronym. K-nowledge: Know where and when our money is coming from and going out to. It's a task that's simple enough but not many do it. If you don't practise it, start now. Carry a pen and a notepad with you at all times or better still, type it straight into your smartphone for each expenditure you incur and/or income acquired. Keep your financial records up to date. This is especially useful for those who would like to start saving. A-ttitude: If you are a parent, educate your child about the value of money. Nowadays, there are seminars and financial education classes for young children and even adults. Learn about making smarter choices when it comes to dealing with monetary issues. Having the right attitude towards the value of money w…

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oreo as learning tools??

I found this very interesting way to teach the kids on moon phase, will try to do this :)

Moon Phase Edible Craft with Oreos

How to raise a Genius

A genius? How do you define genius? According to wikipedia...

genius is a person who displays exceptional intellectual ability, creativity, or originality, typically to a degree that is associated with the achievement of unprecedented insight. There is no scientifically precise definition of genius, and the question of whether the notion itself has any real meaning has long been a subject of debate. The term is used in various ways: to refer to a particular aspect of an individual, or the individual in his or her entirety; to a scholar in many subjects (e.g. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz or Leonardo da Vinci[1] or a scholar in a single subject (e.g., Albert Einstein or Isaac Newton). Research into what causes genius and mastery is still in its early stages, and psychology offers relevant insights.

But... is it necessary to raise a Genius (like in the definition above)? I prefer my kids to be wholesome which means I want them to be intelligent intellectually AND be a nice person. Kalau …

De-stress tips for working mothers

Being a working mother is a very challenging life, full of stress but very rewarding... some may says that being a SAHM (stay-at-home-mother) is better but for me I work so that I can give back to my parents and my country ( since I did not required to pay back my education loan, so this is the way I can pay back indirectly). Just imagine the world without female nurses, female doctors...ermmmm ;) In a way, this is to teach my kids that life is not centred only to themselves, we must give back to the society. Anyway, I love my job ( heh 90% of it). Hehehe

However, the real challenge is to do balancing act between mother's life and career's life. Somehow I found these tips that I think is very crucial to keep our sanity in check and to keep our emotion healthy.

9 Ways to Take Pressure Off Yourself As a Mother:

1. Recognize the difference between the things you can change and those you can’t change. Don't waste time and energy worrying about things you can't change and con…

Sofia the First: Once Upon A Princess

I missed out the special preview but we get a glimpse of the premiere of Sofia the First on Disney Channel during our Cameron Highlands trip. Then the kids get to watch it 2 times in a day on the first day of school holiday. But after that I was bombarded the 'special question' from Aiman (its his trademark to ask some weird questions or is it weird questions for adults but normal for kids... hmmm).

"Is Sofia the First the first person in the world that have name Sofia?"

Hehehe... so I have to explain the culture of Westerners to have 'first', 'second' etc in their name. Luckily he could grasp it quickly, if not I will be in big trouble to properly explains the situation.
Anyway, Sofia the First is a story about the journey of the young Sofia to become a princess. Set in the storybook world of Enchancia, the movie introduces Sofia, an average girl whose life suddenly transforms when her mother marries the king and she becomes a princess, Sofia the Fir…

Have you ever thought 'How much am I really worth?'

What to say... I just love reading article by Lee Mun Wai, it is written in simple term, makes the financial world understandable easily plus it have a quirky cartoon :)


Monday October 15, 2012 Have you ever thought 'How much am I really worth?'
“Batmobile-lah! Batcave-lah! Batcomputer-lah! Surely you’d know the day would come when all the loans you took would slash your net worth to zero!” Is this defined by the size of my paycheck? Or is it defined by the car I drive? Or is it defined by the house I live in? Can some people who live in big houses and drive flashy cars be actually broke? How is this possible? How much you are worth is not defined by what you wear, where you live or the car you drive. It is defined by your NET WORTH, which is the amount by which your assets exceed liabilities. Lee Mun Wai writes ... People might appear wealthy, but if you look at their net wor…