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August 9, 2022 – Singapore National Day

This August 9, 2002, Singapore will celebrate its 57th birthday- its independence from Malaysia. A traditional National Day Parade (NDP) will be held at The Float @ Marina Bay on August 9. Before the parade, there will be other entertainment that will encourage people to gather early. These activities include sky-diving, choir presentations, band performances,…
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Fun Facts: Countries Celebrating Independence Day in August

We always think we know it all, yet there will always be something new. As I researched and composed this month’s newsletter, I discovered some fun facts about several countries I thought I knew. Let’s see if the answers to these five questions are new to you too: Q1. Do you know that owning only…
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Swiss National Day – August 1, 2022

Swiss National Day, celebrated on August 1, is the country’s national holiday. Although the Swiss Confederacy was founded on this date in 1891 and has been celebrated annually since 1899, it has only been an official holiday since 1994.Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country boasting several surreal lakes, villages, and the majestic Alps peaks.…
TCG June 2022 Newsletter - join hands

The Commonwealth of Nations: An Epitome of Diversity and Inclusion

One may have heard of the Commonwealth, the Commonwealth Games, or come from one of the Commonwealth countries. However, very few realise the significance of the foundation of the Commonwealth and the impact it has on our modern world. I was born in one of the Commonwealth countries. After spending some growing-up years in the…
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I Am Because You Are

Have you come across the African word “Ubuntu”, which translates to “I am because you are?” The African Journal of Social Work gives it a fuller definition: Ubuntu – A collection of values and practices that people of Africa or African origin view as making people authentic human beings.
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Recipe for Managing Conflict

When was the last time you disagreed and argued with someone over something? Do you remember the unpleasant feeling and how draining it was? It is because, being social creatures, by nature, we loathe conflicts. Often, conflict starts with frustration. Frustration can happen when we least expect it, and it arises when things are not…
Suzhou gardens TCg March 2022 newsletter

Window Frames of Your Mind

Have you been to Shanghai and visited the famous classical gardens in Suzhou? If so, have you noted the different styles between the Chinese versus the English and French gardens? Besides the usual flowers and trees in every landscaped garden, the classical Chinese gardens feature rocks, ponds, pavilions, walkways joining different halls and towers in…
TCG 2022 February Newsletter - Tigger

What Tiggers Do Best

My very dear friend who grew up loving Winnie-the-Pooh once gave me a Tigger figurine, and it now sits on the shelf next to my work table. Since it is the year of Tiger, I thought to share with you this one and only one “Tigger” in the Hundred Acre Wood that has the audacity…
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My Diary, My Life Story

Each year, despite everything going electronic and online, I will still go out and get a diary/planner in Dec as part of my new year ritual. Last week, when I opened my new 2022 diary, I found a pleasant surprise, a lovely note inserted in its cover. Let me share the extract of the note…
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August 9, 2022 – Singapore National Day

This August 9, 2002, Singapore will celebrate its 57th birthday- its independence from Malaysia. A traditional National Day Parade (NDP) will be held at The Float @ Marina Bay on August 9. Before the parade, there will be other entertainment that will encourage people to gather early. These activities include sky-diving, choir presentations, band performances,…
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Fun Facts: Countries Celebrating Independence Day in August

We always think we know it all, yet there will always be something new. As I researched and composed this month’s newsletter, I discovered some fun facts about several countries I thought I knew. Let’s see if the answers to these five questions are new to you too: Q1. Do you know that owning only…
Switzerland flag- Swiss national day

Swiss National Day – August 1, 2022

Swiss National Day, celebrated on August 1, is the country’s national holiday. Although the Swiss Confederacy was founded on this date in 1891 and has been celebrated annually since 1899, it has only been an official holiday since 1994.Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country boasting several surreal lakes, villages, and the majestic Alps peaks.…