The Lord works from the inside out

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Written on 7/29/2010 12:10:00 AM by DJ

“The Lord works from the inside out.
The world works from the outside in.

The world would take people out of the slums.
Christ takes the slums out of people, and then
they take themselves out of the slums.

The world would mold men by changing their environment.
Christ changes men, who then change their environment.

The world would shape human behavior,
but Christ can change human nature.”

-Ezra Taft Benson

World Entrepreneurship Day Singapore (2010)

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Written on 4/16/2010 04:50:00 PM by DJ

World Entrepreneurship Day (WED) is celebrated annually in 22 countries around the world. We bring you the first WED in SINGAPORE tomorrow! Come down, celebrate entrepreneurship & innovation, listen to outstanding entrepreneurs and engage with like-minded entrepreneurial people!

World Entrepreneurship Day - SINGAPOREWED SINGAPORE will be held on

Saturday, 17th April 2010
Seminar Room 2-1,
Mochtar Riady Building,
NUS Business School


I’m glad that I’m finally done with the video for World Entrepreneurship Day!

   

It’s my first time using Corel VideoStudio Pro X3 and been many years since I last did video-editing, enjoy the short video!

Those interested in WED Singapore, held tomorrow! Check out http://www.facebook.com/wedsingapore

1st World Entrepreneurship Day in SINGAPORE!

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Written on 4/08/2010 09:57:00 AM by DJ

World Entrepreneurship Day logo
World Entrepreneurship Day (WED) is THE internationally-recognized day for celebration of entrepreneurship and innovation which takes place annually on April 16 worldwide. With a network of 22 countries and 22 states of the US, and an aim to expand it to 100+ countries, all 50 states, all 7 continents this year, WED's mission is to remind the world that it is entrepreneurs who have consistently and courageously led economies in recession back to prosperity and growth through innovation and job creation.

So here comes the first WED in Singapore - a speaking event and workshop to celebrate the World Entrepreneurship Day. If you have watched a TEDtalk and was wowed, this 2-session event is designed to WOW you as least that much with
...the most memorable sharing
...hand-on experience working on real challenges
...a rare chances to listen to feedbacks and insights from such speakers as
- Mr. Paul Dunn, Co-founder of Buy1GIVE1;
- Mr Alvin Lee, Founder of Beautiful Minds,
- Mr. Adrian Tan, Founder & CEO of Antenna Consulting;
- Ms. Shiao-Yin Kuik, Founder of School of Thought,
- Mr Fredrik Haren, Founder of interesting.org
- and MORE


The event will be facilitated by
- Mr. Aseem Thakur, Founder of Give.sg;
- Mr. Gary Guwe, Founder of Speak Ventures


On top of that, this is also an opportunity for you to discover and connect with like-minded people not only in Singapore, but also within our global network.
Our dearest fans, we are also proud to announce that WED activities in Singapore will be showcased at the United Nations Conference on entrepreneurship in NYC this coming 14th April.

So...
Ready to be blown away?
Have an idea you think would change the world?
Want to be a part of Singapore's first show case of Entrepreneurship on its very own day?

Details for WED SINGAPORE 2010

Date:Saturday, 17 April 2010
Time:13:30 - 18:00
Location:Seminar room 2-1
Street:Mochtar Riady Building - NUS Business School View map


Seats are limited. Do Register NOW at http://bit.ly/reg_wedsingapore

For details, join the facebook group http://www.facebook.com/wedsingapore


NB: The above excerpt is reproduced from the Facebook group page.

Random Ramblings #2: Break Free

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Written on 4/05/2010 09:42:00 PM by DJ

Break free...
Break free of the stereotypes, the labels, the perceptions of others.
Break free of the circumstances, dismal and uncongenial habits
that bound me and hinder me
from becoming the the man I can be.

What's the use of having boundless potential dormant within,
that only the closest of your friends and family only know of.
What is "potential" worth, if it continues to be hidden, obscure and deprived from the world.

Sometimes, being blessed with a myriad of strengths and talents,
can be a curse... especially when it continues to be hidden in the darkness,
the blanket of dark habits and weaknesses that obscure them.


I know I'm more than what I've been till this day.
I keep of thinking that life is long, that there're so many more days to my life...
But I was thinking that way 10 years ago.
At a blink of an eye, I'm already nearing 25.
And who knows, if I continue to think this way, 30,50,70 will quickly come knocking to my door.

Which beckons, what do I want to bring to the grave?
I know most people at my age, their 20s, would probably not had close encounters with death.
I don't know what others have been through,
But this I know...that coming close to death, once and twice.
And having lost some bodily and mental gifts, abilities and things I used to have...
It's been a huge torment, a huge pain for me.

Yet knowing this fact, not just in head knowledge,
Knowing that 'life is short', that 'life is unpredictable',
that I can go any moment.
Yet I still find myself slipping back time and time again,
being a victim of my old habits, and becoming complacent, resting on my laurels.

There's more to life than what it already has been.
Help stir up in me, a healthy discontentment with what I've in life.
I've always been moved by the pain of others.
Sometimes, I wished I wasn't that sensitive or emotional,
but I can't help when I see the pain, that longing for a better life..in the eyes of the children,
the eyes of the oppressed and victims I've seen in my journeys through life.

I pray for love.
I pray for humility.
I pray for peace and serenity.
And most importantly, I pray for faith.
As I step out in faith,
venturing out of my comfort zone again.
Not just once, but on a daily basis,
let me break free...break free from the past pains, the past troubles,
break free perceptions, expectations.

Break free, and rise above.
Let us rise daily, and seize the day.
The world needs more passionate and purpose-driven individuals.

©DJPANG 5th April 2010

Symposium Neue Thinken

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Written on 4/03/2010 11:35:00 PM by DJ

Sat, 3rd April 2010 @ NUS Business School

IMG_2215  An incredible day of learning, sharing, discussing and understanding better about social innovation/social entrepreneurship.

I met a lot of amazing, creative people..all very open, and driven to learn about S.E.

 

 

The panel of speakers were amazing, and the dialogue/conversation in the late afternoon was probably one of the liveliest , passionate, raw candid dialogues most in the audience would ever have experienced.

MVI_2229One of the 4 remarkable speakers: Jack Sim, World Toilet Organisation 

 

IMG_2216The workshops were interactive; the participants were amazing; the emcee was amusing, entertaining & engaging; and the overall experience was awesome with a big A.

It was one of those rare experiences, whereby you go home..not only learning more about a concept, more about yourself, more about others' perspectives...but also with a lot of joy, that you've met like-minded, passionate people, and the new friendships and potential collaborations you could follow up with. Great meeting you all.

 

 

More info:
"The Symposium is an interactive platform for individuals to learn more about social innovation and change through the lens of social entrepreneurship.
It is also where youths can explore ways to engage in social entrepreneurship through various platforms like AIESEC, Syinc and SE Forum.”
http://neuethinken.blogspot.com/

虎年快乐 Happy Chinese New Year 2010

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Written on 2/13/2010 04:26:00 PM by DJ


CNY Greeting For All

To all my friends, family & loved ones
In this new year, I wish you all abundant prosperity & good health!
Hu! (虎),Hu!(虎), Hu!(虎), Have a TIGERiffic year!


CNY Greeting (Tigers Version)

To all tigers
(including myself)



Literally translates,
The tiger’s era, tigers gather;

You’re tiger, I’m tiger, 
Everyone’s tiger;

Family’s tigers, Country’s tigers, The World’s tigers!

Wishing all of us tigers
All the best in this
year of the tiger!

Mishaps are like knives

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Written on 2/10/2010 10:11:00 PM by DJ


“ M
ishaps are like knives,
that either serve us or cut us,
as we grasp them by the blade or the handle
.

-James Russell Lowell
(1819 – 1891 American Romantic, poet, critic, editor, and diploma)

There Is A Flip Side to Everything

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Written on 2/07/2010 04:16:00 PM by DJ

Derek Sivers: Weird, or just different?

In a nutshell:

Sometimes we need to travel to opposite sides of the world, to challenge the assumptions we hold and not be surprised at the answers we get. Often what holds true for 1 side of the world, is the direct opposite of the other.

Why I like this video:
In just 2 short minutes, Derek brings his point across in an engaging and informative way, with interesting examples. Especially liked the e.g.of streets vs blocks.

Random Ramblings #1: Alive and True

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Written on 2/05/2010 04:00:00 PM by DJ

What is it like to be alive,
To be true to thy self & thou soul?
For we bury our real selves under guises,
Guises of politically correctness & politeness;


We fear what others might think,
We are slaves to the approval of men,
And often we don't mean what we say,
Or say what we mean.

We're taught to "think before we speak",
but do we think too much and soon forget what we intended to speak?
Do we quench that fire burning in our hearts,
With cold shower of cynic's opinions?

Like how that ol Japanese saying goes,
"A nail that sticks out gets hammered down."
Somewhere in the recesses of our minds,
Do we subconsciously submit to that notion?

While growing up, I always appreciated harmony,
So much so that it seems like I practise self-censorship every so often,
Fearing that indeed if I speak, I'll be hammered down by someone in authority
Someone who's supposed to have a "better" opinion,
Someone more qualified?

Is it really wrong though, to be ignorant and voice out what you feel?
I used to hate people who appeared like empty vessels,
Trying to argue about an issue, while they are misinformed or
With arguments so shallow it's like wading through a swimming pool fit for a foetus.

But at least I salute them for first coming out of their comfort zone,
That comfort zone of sitting on the fence,
And not take the risk of becoming the public enemy or being ridiculed.

And talking about opinions...
When was the last time I really voiced what I felt.
An opinion which ain't just regurgitating what you hear or read in the news,
any 'auntie' can do that.

When's the last time I thought critically about an issue?
To develop my own personal opinion?
And not just opinions, but also principles, convictions.
Where are my convictions, my principles, my morals, my values?

What do I stand for?
What makes me alive?
Am I true to myself?

Thoughts & Action

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Written on 12/08/2009 12:24:00 PM by DJ

Think like a man of action,
act like a man of thought.”
— Henri Bergson