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Swingsation 2016

I used to say I wouldn’t want to go for an Australian WCS event cos I would rather save my leave for events in the US. So it was really on a whim that I signed up quite last minute to go for Swingsation. The primary factor was that I really wanted to make it […]

• Basics as a follower: 1. Good posture. 2. Take a deep breath and breathe out. Think of 4 tracks – left arm, left leg, right arm, right leg.  3. Pitch – shoulders over front of heel, tits over toes. 4. The above constitutes our frame which should be maintained at all times. 5. Rope […]

Cut Loss

To cut loss and reprioritise is akin to taking a pin and bursting a balloon you blew. Even if it’s an ugly looking balloon, it still means your hopes were not met.

Disappointments

So this has been bugging me most of the afternoon. I was quite disappointed that despite having done training at least twice, and preparing condensed notes on insurance law, my staff still didn’t grasp a very fundamental concept. I didn’t want to spoonfeed him the answer so I told him to refer to the law […]

Minions, to note

I think all minions should take note that when your boss says, “would you like to take back this document to correct it before submitting it to me for review again?”, there is only one answer. And the answer is “yes”. Because it really wasn’t a question to begin with.

Consequences

Feeling bad abt telling a colleague off but also feeling annoyed that even after I said repeatedly that the client is on compliance leave and cannot work on any deals, my colleague wrote in his e-mail, “As spoken earlier…” Luckily I stopped him before the e-mail went out. Unfortunately, my reaction was a little harsh […]

Sense of Entitlement Indeed

I know we’re only 2 months into 2016 but I may have come across the most ridiculous thing for this year already! I was proof reading a tender document today when I saw that an overseas colleague listed “sense of entitlement” as a positive trait of a broker. I thought my eyes were playing tricks […]

A Tale of Two Dry Shampoos

A quick note on the 2 dry shampoos I’ve been using from Bastise. I started using the one on the left and I liked it because it leaves my hair feeling soft and gave a nice shine. However, while my hair didn’t smell (when I picked up portions n sniffed), somehow I felt there was […]

Singlish

Ever since I came back from my US trip in Dec, I get very tickled whenever I hear waiter/waitress ask, “having here or takeaway?” because it reminds me of an incident that happened in the US. One of my friends, a French chap and I wanted to buy lunch to eat in the ballroom. After […]

Nuisance

Because the insurance industry is tightly regulated, my company has a rule that when a broker visits a client overseas, the broker must be accompanied by local staff. A colleague from India wrote to us about 2 weeks ago asking to visit our clients in Singapore. I don’t know why he likes to come here […]




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