Narrow Your Focus, And Maximize Your Potential

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It seems for many of us that there are too many things that need to get done and there is simply not enough time to complete all of it. The truth of the matter is there truly isn’t enough time to get all of the things on our never ending list done. There are only 24 hours in a day. You should probably be spending 6­8 of those hours sleeping. As an added, bonus most of us have 40 hours in a week that are dedicated to our profession. So how do we get all of it done? How do we meet all of our obligations?

What I suggest to you is that you don’t even try to meet all of them. My suggestion is for you to focus on what matters the most. Many of us consider ourselves busy people, and for many of us that may…

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Narrow Your Focus, And Maximize Your Potential

4 Powerful Incentives That Will Motivate You To Run

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I did not always run. In fact, I only started running about three years ago. What took me so long, you ask? Let’s just say the freshman 15 turned into the freshman 25. The summer following my first year of college was not pretty. I realized I needed a serious lifestyle change, and thus begun the summer of running. At first, a mile or two was an accomplishment. As I continued to run daily, two miles grew into four and four grew into six and I eventually hit a half marathon. It was an astonishingly good feeling. My sweat-soaked t-shirts and sore legs were signs of accomplishments. Running not only provided me with a physical outlet, but a mental one as well. Here are a few things I run from:

1. Physical Weakness.

I run from physical weakness. As a person, I strive to be physically fit. Often, I…

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spend of save?

The economic crisis is all one can talk about these days.

“the economy is really bad, we must start saving”
“we must consume to save the economy”

these two comments are just some of the many comments people around the word have made

aren’t these two statements contradictory?

so may i ask, what should we do? spend or save?

p/s

just for laughs.

http://politicalhumor.about.com/od/bushquotes/a/dumbbushquotes.htm

spend of save?

do animals have rights?

what exactly do you define as rights?

rights as a whole is defined as freedom by us humans.
just search up google for the defination of human rights, “basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled”. “Human rights are the rights and freedoms of all human beings”

if this is so then shouldn’t animal rights be ” basic rights and freedoms to which all animals are entitled” and “rights and freedoms of all animals”

do animals have this freedom?
NO.

animals do not have rights in today’s society as they are being subjected to life under the beck and call of humans interest. they are not able to make their own decisions and are practically slaves to human beings

by locking and confining animals in the small, stuffy , stinky place called ZOO we are depriving animals of their rights to freedom. so what if animals are given food, water, accommodation and security? if they were back in the wilderness they would still be able to survive and find all these necessities themselves. the animals in the zoo have no say in anything, they can’t just wake up one day throw a tantrum and refuse to be objects of entertainment for humans. they have to subject themselves to watchful eyes of people everyday even if they HATE it. yar so what if there are animal nature reserves in the world? only a small percentage of animals are given the privilege of living in a “free-er” community as compared to those animals forced to call zoo their home. further more animals living in animal nature reserves do not have entire freedom, they are still confined in an enclosed area and are forced to wear tracking devices so as to enable humans to track them whenever needed. animals are hence do not have basic freedom.

the guiding philosophy behind the animal rights movement is that humans are not allowed to interfere in lives of animals any oh how, unless they are forced too. this implies that humans are not allowed to eat animals, kill animals or even rear animals. By eating meat ,wearing wool coats and riding a horse we are already compromising animal rights. one might argue that it’s inevitable to interfere in animals life as animals are part of our diet and sources of survival, and if we do not control these animals, they would attack us instead. But even if we eliminate these inevitable circumstances where we have to use animals in a humanely manner, animals still do not have rights and freedom. why are guinea pigs called guinea pigs?why are guinea pigs described as objects of experiments? scientist uses animals to test for diseases, cures, and safety of chemicals, biology teachers dissect animals to teach students on body parts. do animals have a say in these type of situation whereby their life is on the line? do animals have the choice are they allowed to say no?
NO animals do not have the choice freedom or the rights.

in conclusion animals do no have rights to do anything, they are subjected manipulation and a forced to act to the interest of humans. they have no rights they have no say and they long to be free one day.

do animals have rights?

PM lee says impact of budget to be assessed before considering off budget measures

SINGAPORE: Singapore’ Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the idea behind crafting this year’ budget is to have one that deals directly with the economic issues that confront Singapore, instead of having smaller measures every few months.

Mr Lee made the remark as he went about his rounds on the first day of the Lunar New Year to show his appreciation to workers who help keep essential industries going.

This year, it was a visit to pharmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline.

But with worries about the economy, the customary tossing of the “lo hei” for prosperity had an added ring of urgency this year.

Mr Lee was asked questions about off-Budget measures, such as what should happen if the global situation does not pick up.

Said PM Lee: “It’s too early to say yet but we are assessing the situation constantly and very carefully so that if we need to do more, we can do more. But I think we would prefer to make a decisive move and monitor for some time, which is what we have done with this Budget, rather than do a little bit then after a little while do a little bit more, then after while, do a little bit more.

“This way there’s an impact. Everybody knows where we stand. We’ve moved. We’ve got Jobs Credit, it’s an unprecedented programme and we’ve got the Special Risk Sharing programme that is also something we would not otherwise have wanted to think about in normal circumstances.”

As for some reactions that the Budget was more for businesses than individuals, Mr Lee pointed out that there was quite a significant package for households, although some would have wished for more.

Going forward, PM Lee said he will keep an eye on how the American and European economies do over the next six to nine months, but cautioned layoffs may still be inevitable.

Said Mr Lee: “What we do know is that there are plants which have some retrenchments in the pipeline. We hope they will look at the overall situation and consider carefully not just from the immediate point of view, but from the longer term point of view.

“(We hope the firms will) take everything into consideration, including Budget measures, Jobs Credit , SPUR programme and make a careful decision and consider retrenchments as final choice rather than first choice.”

Job security remains an issue, especially after this Lunar New Year period.

While GlaxoSmithKline itself has no plans for retrenchment this year, the chemical industries union said the sector is still facing issues with about 200-300 people having been laid off in just January alone.

GlaxoSmithKline, which opened in 1982, has invested S$1.4 billion to date – with another S$100 million to pumped in from now until 2013.

– CNA/yb

post note:

i guess the future is uncertain huh?

PM lee says impact of budget to be assessed before considering off budget measures

budget 2009

as everyone should know, Singapore’s GDP is estimated to have fallen by 2 %to 5%.
if you still do not understand the severity of this whole economic crisis, let me give you a comparison.

this recession is said to be the worst economic downfall since 1964, the Singapore government has also decided to dip in to it’s past reserves to tide Singaporeans through this crisis. Something we haven’t done in many years. ( not that i know how many years that refers to.)

global manufacturing fell by over 20% which has resulted in a decline in cargo volumes and export, export being one of Singapore’s cash cows.

Many are also expected to lose their jobs after Chinese new year.

(!!!!!)

but do not fret. kaisu people like me.
the singapore government understands how much money means to us.

like every damsel in distress, there’s a hero.
the singapore government has came up with an “ingenious plan” ( not proven to be true yet)
THE RESILIENCE PACKAGE.

estimated to cost a grand total of 20.5 billion, the resilience package aims to saves jobs to the maximum extent possible during this recession.

of this monumental sum of 20.5b, 5.1b will go to preserving jobs, 5.8b will go to stimulating bank lending,
2.6b is expected to enhance business cash flow problems and competitiveness, total sum contributed to supporting families ( LOW INCOMES ) sums up to 2.4b and last but not least, 4.4b will be used to develop first class infrastructures, referring to HDBs. hohohoh.

http://www.straitstimes.com/STI/STIMEDIA/sp/budget09/pdfs/FY2009_Budget_Statement.pdf


“为应对自独立以来的最严重经济危机,政府昨天宣布总值205亿元的振兴配套(Resilience Package),缓解企业与国人在当前所面对的问题,并增强新加坡长远的竞争力。 ” 联合早报。

thinking time:

1.how long exactly is this recession going to last? singapore has only so much reserves.
this resilience package only works for so long, what’s singapore going to do after 2009?

2.do middle income families stand to gain from this recession?

3.would this scheme really work?

post note:

mr bryan tan is absolutely correct, Singaporeans only worry about finances and money. well look at me? whatever happened to save the earth?

mean bean gayle

budget 2009

revamp

i’ve decided to keep this blog afloat.
it deserves to be alive.

whether this site is viewed at all is not really a problem. (like who cares)
it’s no longer an ongoing project/competition.

this serene place is a place for me to blog about recent happenings and all matters.
i need a non emo blog. HOHOHO.

i’ll keep the previous posts for reminiscences.

gayle

revamp