Open we Must

After 2 months of closure, for many,  the risk of falling sick is now overshadowed by the fear of  hunger or not being able to provide food for their loved ones.


Like it or not the economy has to open up again.We must be brave to move forward whilst enforcing stringent rules to punish thosewrong-doers.


Let us all be responsible on our personal hygiene, social distancing rules and adapting to new behaviors. Easier said than done, but Open we MUST

Way of life …

How does one tell one’s daughter to use less of her mobile phone when he himself has heightened the usage of his own handphone in this Covid19 lockdown ?


Over the past few years, we seem to have acknowledged the fact that children growing up today are spending too much time on their mobile phones. The “people to people” interaction seem to be missing significantly. 

Most social interaction and activities are done through their mobiles. Chatting, gaming, shopping, googling, posting about themselves (and others)  and even just merely “scrolling to see what others are doing” have become a daily favorite hobby weekdays or weekends alike. Some are even expressing that being online is a relaxing therapy and they can be stressed up if they have no access to Instagram, FB or WA.


Is this an unhealthy way of growing up ? Or are we just being old-fashion stuck in our own minds on how the future generation should behave ? Did we experience Gojek, Tokopedia and Grab when we were growing up years ago ? Did we ever imagine we could ever be “prisoners”  to the wrath of the Covid19  ?


Humbled by the current situation and reality, who are we to judge ? How can we ever predict and dictate what is best for our children in this one single aspect of life on their “need and addiction to mobile phones” ?

You know them …

Are yo truly ENGAGED in what you are doing whole heartedly ? Are you leading your life with a strong purpose and conviction to be better, to add value, to share joy, to give ?

Or are you bored and passing your days aimlessly ? Surrendering to circumstances? Doing the same as you did years ago ? Creating excuses to camouflage your insecurities and fear of change ? Conjuring distractions to cover up yr failures.
Who are you ? Which are you ?Search deep inside your soul.

That one extra effort

Sometimes, when you don’t have a clue how to “do things differently”, then you just have to do “the extra-one-effort”.

Look for that one-more customer. Use one-more hour to read. Use one-hour to walk in the park to clear your thoughts, to think. Use one-hour to google for ideas. Mingle with one-person from another industry/background. Spend one-hour looking at yr spreadsheet to make a story from yr data.

You will be amazed on how that one-extra-effort can shed light to you.

Most importantly, you must enjoy and hv fun in that extra-one-effort.

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Be YOU

Nobody gets along with everybody, unless of course you are being an apple-polisher or being a hypocrite.
If you are liked by everyone, then perhaps you are just trying to please everyone and pretending to be not who you are.
Hence, what is important would be
  1. your immediate superior supports and understand you
  2. your key peers (not all) trust and work well with you
  3. your direct subordinates respect and believe in you
Others are then of secondary importance. There will always be challenges in interacting with different people, as they themselves will have challenges understanding you.
Hence, be AUTHENTIC, be firm, stay on course with your principles. Care for people who genuinely appreciates you and be careful of those wearing a mask.
Be YOU !!! Let others see the real YOU.
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