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TCG 2021 January Kindness, virtues, connection

Kindness, Virtues, Connection

Raised with Eastern philosophical root, I always embrace duality (Ying and Yang) when examining life’s happenings. As Winston Churchill said when he worked with other world leaders to form the United Nations after WW II: ” Never let a good crisis go to waste!” How useful his insight can be for all of us, considering…
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Pandemic, Divisions, Collision

What a chaotic year! 2020 has certainly shaken the world. Below is the list of my top three observations. Troubling, but there are reasons why these things happen, and there are valuable lessons for us. Three other words also came to my mind: KINDNESS, VIRTUES, and CONNECTION. I will be sharing more in 2021! Meanwhile, wishing you, your…

Meeting of the Minds – Building Cross-Cultural Friendship

Photo by Christian Wiediger on Unsplash Ting! said my WhatsApp. I glanced at my mobile and saw that a message had come in from my newly-formed local foreign ladies group. It was just after the lunch hour on a Wednesday and I was curious who had posted a message. I clicked on the group to open the message.…
TCG Newsletter 2020 Nov survival of the friendliest

Survival of the Friendliest: The New Evolutionary Theory

“Survival of the Friendliest,” might that be a typo? Do you mean Charles Darwin’s evolutionary theory, “Survival of the Fittest?” No, it was not a typo. I meant to share the new evolutionary theory based on the research of Dr. Brian Hare, a professor of evolutionary anthropology at Duke University. This view will challenge the…
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5 Easy Tips for Building Yourself a Strong Network

There is more to success than being task and goal-oriented. Social skills play a vital role so you can excel and succeed in your studies, career, and life in general. According to top-rated Wharton professor Adam Grant, a study conducted on six hundred medical students in Belgium found that self-centered, task-oriented individuals excelled in their first year. However, others who were more generous, helpful, and team-oriented would surpass them in the course of their medical school.

Tribute to Society & Social Media…

What I do not like about social media would have definitely been a shorter article. But what I like and what it has done to the world we know is anything but insignificant. The fact that I sit here on a Saturday afternoon, offering my thoughts for your consideration, is a direct result of social…
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Seven Things to Know Before Studying Abroad

In pursuit of your educational goals and dream career by studying abroad — are you really prepared for this big step? Studying abroad is exciting, but it can also be intimidating and challenging, especially if this is your first time. You will be leaving the comfort of your home and live in a foreign country. It means you may need to cook your own meals and do your own laundry. You will also have to leave some of your friends at home and learn to make new ones in a new environment. While exciting, there will be many sacrifices in the pursuit of your academic dream.
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Finding Common Purposes Amongst Differences

I was very fortunate to have started my career in a well-managed American global enterprise in the 1990s, with a proper career development plan for young employees ahead of its time. Other than managing its business by geographic markets, the company grouped its revenue sources under three major business divisions, a common practice in many…

Overcoming the Odds! – The story of Kajal…

Photo by Igor Rodrigues on Unsplash Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us. Wilma Rudolph There have been many instances which have impressed upon me the awe inspiring ideals of self-belief and hard work. The…
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In True Pursuit of Wisdom: Accepting Different Philosophies

What is there in common amongst Marcus Aurelius (a Roman emperor), Epictetus (a slave), Seneca (a wealthy man,) and Confucius (a Chinese teacher.) Yes, they are all great philosophers of the past. This month, let’s talk about PHILOSOPHY! The word “philosophy” literally means the “love” (philo in Greek) of “wisdom” (sophia).
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TCG 2021 January Kindness, virtues, connection

Kindness, Virtues, Connection

Raised with Eastern philosophical root, I always embrace duality (Ying and Yang) when examining life’s happenings. As Winston Churchill said when he worked with other world leaders to form the United Nations after WW II: ” Never let a good crisis go to waste!” How useful his insight can be for all of us, considering…
TCG pandemic

Pandemic, Divisions, Collision

What a chaotic year! 2020 has certainly shaken the world. Below is the list of my top three observations. Troubling, but there are reasons why these things happen, and there are valuable lessons for us. Three other words also came to my mind: KINDNESS, VIRTUES, and CONNECTION. I will be sharing more in 2021! Meanwhile, wishing you, your…

Meeting of the Minds – Building Cross-Cultural Friendship

Photo by Christian Wiediger on Unsplash Ting! said my WhatsApp. I glanced at my mobile and saw that a message had come in from my newly-formed local foreign ladies group. It was just after the lunch hour on a Wednesday and I was curious who had posted a message. I clicked on the group to open the message.…
TCG Newsletter 2020 Nov survival of the friendliest

Survival of the Friendliest: The New Evolutionary Theory

“Survival of the Friendliest,” might that be a typo? Do you mean Charles Darwin’s evolutionary theory, “Survival of the Fittest?” No, it was not a typo. I meant to share the new evolutionary theory based on the research of Dr. Brian Hare, a professor of evolutionary anthropology at Duke University. This view will challenge the…