Tag Archives: New Media Technology

The Miss Kwa Stories

Today, Miss Kwa shared 5 cute stories to end off her final New Media Technology (NCT)  lecture. Its pretty amazing how each story can relate back to NCT.

I’ve always loved this quote that:

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.”

These stories would probably still stay with me after I leave.

1) Penguin Story

Apparently penguins form 2 lines before heading out to hunt for fresh fishes. The first row of penguins would head into the waters while the 2nd row would wait for their return.

If the first row of penguins doesn’t come back, that signifies danger lurking in the water.

What’s the moral of the story?

  • Never be in the 1st row?
  • Penguins are black in color
  • Watch and learn
  • Great rewards comes with great risks.  The social media may be a new platform. But it is probably worth the try.

2) Doris & Ping ride to school

Miss Kwa was having a back ache. So Doris drove her car and the two headed for school. An old lady knocked on the windows asking for a ride when they stopped before traffic lights.

Both were taken a step back, too stunned to react. While Miss Kwa was hoping for Doris to answer the old lady as she drove, Doris was hoping that Miss Kwa would answer the old lady as the owner of the car.

Before they could say a thing, the old lady helped herself in.

What is the moral of the story?

  • Lock your car doors
  • Be shameless when asking for favors
  • Be decisive
  • Security plays an important role in the new age of technology. Be careful with what you say online, be careful of the information you keep.

3) NASA

NASA spent 100 thousand on inventing a new pen to be used in space. Traditional pens does not work without gravity.

After the invention, Russian agents then questioned, why spent the money when pencils would work?

What is the moral of the story?

  • As people become more dependent with technology, we tend to forget how things don’t have to be as complex. Sometimes, traditional ways could be the solution to the most complicated problem.

4) Frog in a kettle

As reptiles, frogs can moderate its own temperature when the temperature around changes. We’ve all heard about the frog in a well.

Here’s the frog in a kettle. If you put a frog in the kettle full of water at room temperature, it’d adjust to fit that temperature. If you start heating the water, it does the same, raising its temperature.

When it finally starts to boil, it gets cooked and die without knowing why.

As Miss Kwa’s favorite story, it has the most important lesson behind.

What is the morale of the story:

  • Never stop learning. Technology changes everyday. The day you stop learning might possibly be the day you stop existing. Use the little knowledge you have and keep improving yourself.

Thank You for all the times you guide us along our learning path.

Bar Camp Experience

It was a fruitful experience yesterday.

Bar camp was held at one of Suntec City’s meeting room. Google that and you will probably find everything you need to know.

I went without expectation. I did do my homework and note down the different talks that I took interest in.

These were the talks I attended:

1) “Learn how to draw by using both sides of the brain” – JF Koh

2) The quickest way to improve at anything by Guyi Shen

3) “Rubik Cubes For Geeks” by Hong and Benson

4) For smart geeks: how to explain difficult concepts to lesser beings – coleman

5) (Tech) Tools to Personal Effectiveness (aka how to be more BAD ASS) by James Norris

6) Point-Out – A Twitter Client for Powerpoint, or how presenters and educators can keep the conversation going. – Richard Korff

7) Solutions for the power hungry Geeks

8) Your Film Sucks So why should I care

9) Central Asia – A Photographer’s Journey by Kim Lau

10) Into to design thinking and how to find true love – coleman yee @metacole

11) Means Motives & oppoortunity for innovation by John Young

12) The 4 hour work week – a personal journey

I never realized how many talks I went too till I actually list them down.

Shall be posting up some learning points for the more useful ones in a bit!

 

Pat Law

I probably learnt the most from today’s talk by Pat compared to any other lectures I had.

No kidding.

There was definitely a whole lot of information fed to us. I have to admit that I didn’t get them all. Hopefully I’d figure out somehow.

She arrived a little late. But no one really complained. Probably because everyone else were admiring how fashionable she was and how different she looked compared to what we are used to look at in the theater. She sounded pretty nice too.

Enough about how she presented herself. Her slides were great too. There was a structure to it. Its simple, focus, and to the point. Probably one thing everyone needs to work on.

If you ask me what’s the talk about, I can’t really give a definite answer. Maybe it was about using social media. Maybe its about branding, advertising, public relations. Or maybe its everyone of those and none of those.

Basically I learnt how huge the net really is. And that knowledge isn’t really wealth, only if you learnt how to harness it. The Web is a huge library of information. And it’s no longer about reading as much as you can, but to be able to filter through these clutter to find what’s relevant to You.

I saw the different sites that analyze your online presence, (socialmention.com) and many more on checking your popularity (http://www.popuri.us/) or stalking a friend (twitalyzer.com) and so on.

There were so much information within one single talk. And I definitely got quite a bit out of it. Now its up to me to practice what I learnt, or to let these precious knowledge go into slumber…

Thanks, PatLaw.

The New Dating Theory

I’ve been hearing a lot from desperate friends who are looking for significant partners. Both males & females alike. Myself included.

Its a problem for many which, in turn made “dating guides for men” one of the best sellers. Books like “The Game” classifies these hungry lovebirds as AFC – Average Frustrated Chumps. Man who don’t get what women wants, and get frustrated every time they see a beautiful lady.

Here’s what I think.

Looking for a lover, is very much like looking for a job.

Do you know what that means?

How many people are really happy with their jobs? Not many.

And how many people really get what they want? Not many.

Maybe you like to sing or you enjoy dancing. What about taking care of animals? Or perhaps you are like me, someone who’s into arts. What are the chances of you doing what you want?

Here’s why I think people don’t get their jobs.

1) They are not desperate enough

2) They are not good enough

How does this apply to “finding love”?

1) If you’re desperate, you sent out hundreds of resumes hoping that someone gives a hoot about it. Your resume is what makes the first impression

When it comes to dating, your profiles on social networking sites are your resumes. You probably need to choose your best photos to attract. People won’t even click on you if they aren’t attracted to how you look.

Its like your cover letter. Its the first impression. It has been proven that ladies who show off their cleavage gets more friends and requests. Similarly these ladies won’t take interest in a guy who doesn’t appeal to them.

In a nutshell, be desperate enough to decorate your profile. People judge base on how it is. If you have little photographs like myself, people assume that you’re either ugly or simply a geek who doesn’t go out.

2) Everyone wants a hot girl friend like Megan. If you hear a guy telling you otherwise, he’s trying very hard to make a good impression.

So, how many out there are good enough for Megan? Dating guides talk about looking your best, and being your best self. To be confident and naturally charming. WTF is that?

Some men are born with good looks. These are the assholes who doesn’t need to do a thing for women to flock over. Others have a natural talent to flirt with the opposite sex.

What about you. What do you have?

If you’re rich, use it. If you have a 6 pack ab, show it. lol. I’m kidding.

Basically we all have to think twice about what we want, and be practical with ourselves. The bottom line is this, if you want someone perfect, you’ve to at least be half as good. If you want to work in a reputable firm, you better have alot to offer.

Just like a job interview, you have to sell yourself! Dress smart, no tight or oversized T-shirts. Speak with confidence &  laugh at everything that’s supposed to be funny.

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To sum it up, looking for a partner is  like looking for a job. It doesn’t pay to work hard.

Work smart, and get laid paid.

– Loyalover

Disclaimer:

Above post is an attempt to be funny while relating back to  “New Media Technology” and “Professional Preparation”. I’m not an expert in dating nor do i claim to be.

Cheers~!