Volunteering: How to Give Back and Grow Your Career

This article was originally a presentation talk I gave at Trade Me’s internal conference.

I strongly believe in the benefit of volunteering to grow yourself and your career.

So, I thought I’d share my lessons further by writing about it here. (I’ve modified the original content to suit this post.)

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Why I Stopped Blogging for 8 Months

Hey hey, welcome to my newly designed blog! And when I say “newly designed”, I mean I went through the ‘agonising’ process of selecting a completely new theme. Yay for me!

I know I haven’t blogged in awhile – it’s been about 8 months to be exact. I wanted to explain to you what I’ve been up to, and why I haven’t been blogging.

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How to Avoid Being a Real Phony Through Self-Reflections

How to Avoid Being a Real Phony Through Self-Reflections

Have you ever seen the movie, Breakfast at Tiffany’sIt’s more than just an iconic fashion film to me. After watching it, I realized that Breakfast at Tiffany’s teaches us valuable life lessons about authenticity. And what it means to be a Real Phony.

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Why It's Better to Focus on Your Strengths than Weaknesses

Why it's better to focus on your strengths than weaknesses

We all have talents and skills that we naturally excel in. There are certain strengths that we execute with such ease and minimal effort, and you can’t understand why others struggle with something so simple. On the other hand, we all have our downfalls as well and may not be so fantastic in other areas.

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Learning Improv Acting (Part 2): How I Made the Most of Improv Acting

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More than three months ago, I started to learn improv acting and gained valuable lessons immediately. When the programme ended, my improv buddies and I were in an awkward phase of not knowing what to do with ourselves with everything that we had just learned. Some of my classmates were content with the fact that they had attempted improv acting, and decided not to pursue it further. The rest of us were eager to grow our improv skills to the next level, but a ‘Level 2’ programme was not yet confirmed to happen.

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