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It’s a pleasure to write and share about issues ranging from design, technology, media to current happenings. I hope you’ll find what you need and learn something fascinating!

The more I blog, the more I write, and the better writer I’d be. My quest to put up new content regularly leads me to research for new information that keeps me up to date.

I realised it’s not easy being a blogger, I need to position myself differently in this community.

SiteStatsGlad to see some response for my blog 🙂 !

Welcome Year of the Snake !

Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, is one of the most eagerly anticipated occasions each year. This is the biggest and most significant event of the Chinese community, and it is observed by Singaporeans from all walks of life.

Let’s take a look at how the rest of the world celebrates Lunar New Year in style!

Around the world: The Year of the Snake celebrations in Melbourne, AustraliaAround the world: The Year of the Snake celebrations in Melbourne, Australia
Men light up fireworks as residents celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year in ShanghaiMen light up fireworks as residents celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year in Shanghai
An Chinese girl takes pictures of a snake statue ahead of Chinese New Year celebrations at the Thean Hou Temple in Kuala LumpurAn Chinese girl takes pictures of a snake statue ahead of Chinese New Year celebrations at the Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur

Here’s Wishing Everyone a Great 2013 !

References:

Watson, L. (2013) Chinese New Year goes off with a bang around the world… but not in Beijing, where the government told people to avoid setting off fireworks. Mail Online, [online] 11 February. Available at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2276813/Chinese-New-Year-2013-went-bang-world–apart-Beijing.html [Accessed: [11 February 2013].

Basics of Social Media Privacy

Social networking has many benefits but it’s important that you do everything you can to ensure that your social networking profile remains private.

The number one tip I always tell myself: Think before you post anything to facebook and twitter!

Anything that is publicly available online could be seen by your bosses and other people so, before you post any information or images, consider whether it could cause you embarrassment or potentially damage your career. You need to think of how you want to be perceive online.

Check out some real example of career-ending facebook faux pas here.

 

 

 

What the movies are teaching your kids

Recently I’ve watched ‘Hunger Games’ and ‘Brave’.  I also chanced upon Colin Stokes’ How movies teach manhood’ on Ted, his analysis was interesting.

In my opinion, Hunger Games is quite violent for children’s consumption but the key message of the movie is positive. The main character, is a strong heroine who is resourceful and selfless. Both Hunger Games and Brave starred a strong female protagonist. Like what Colin Stokes suggested that such movies could send the wrong message to boys.

But I’m not going to talk about manhood but media violence.

‘Media Violence’ means differently to children, a heated arguments can be as aggressive as two characters battling each other with guns. How vulnerable are children being exposed to media violence? We heard about the rising cases of school shootings across the world and according to a research1, the typical American child will view more than 200,000 acts of violence, including more than 16,000 murders before age 18.

Heroes are violent, and even being rewarded for their action as portrayed in the movie ‘Hunger Games’. They carry weapons to get rid of the ‘bad guys’. Children will perceived that using violence for a righteous cause is right in daily lives. Vulnerable youth who have been bullied may turn to violent means as a remedy.

Hence, here’s a interesting guide to picking the right movies to share with children.

1Aacap.org (2013) The Impact of Media Violence on Children and Adolescents: Opportunities for Clinical Interventions | American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. [online] Available at: http://www.aacap.org/cs/root/developmentor/the_impact_of_media_violence_on_children_and_adolescents_opportunities_for_clinical_interventions [Accessed: 20 Jan 2013].