Disability, Opinion, TedTalks

Feature Friday: I’m Not Your Inspiration, Thank You Very Much!

Earlier this week, when I asked my uncle to review my CV (he used to work at IBM), he told me to include the fact that I’m an ambassador for the autistic community.

In response, he gave me a link to a Ideas.Ted.com blog post regarding the late Stella Young’s 2014 Ted Talk I watched way back then (see at the bottom of this post). I wrote a little comment about it underneath at the time, and promptly forgot about it.

Six years later, I’m surprised to find that my words got included in the blog as a Smart Comment. This is what I wrote:

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Business, Networking, Opinion

Confessions of an Introvert: Networking

Recently, I just started networking. So far over the last month, I’ve had three meetings: one virtual and two in-person.

But, be it in person or online, it is scary!

Networking was not something I did before. It was just a business term I would hear about without giving much of a second thought about it.

So, this is new for me.

Having disabilities and being an introvert-at-heart, meeting people is personally a very challenging thing for me to do. As I’m delving into a new career path, I want to put my best foot forward, so I give it a shot. Yet, my anxiety does go up a little with the numerous questions in my head:

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Art and Culture, Opinion

The Three Cs That The Covid-19 Pandemic Lockdown Gave Me

There are three Cs that personally enhanced me since the Covid-19 Pandemic Lockdown started in March 2020:

  1. Creativity
  2. Coding
  3. Culture

Amidst a worldwide pandemic that halted the world to its knees and made it pause, these three Cs came into my life, and probably wouldn’t have happened if we were not made to lockdown.

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Comment, Journalism

Turning Rejection into an Advantage

This new year, I’ve had a great desire to seek a new career opportunity, because I need a new challenge this 2019.

I have more to give than giving screen announcements and running around until I get so overtired that I can’t sleep at night. Also, I really want to be part of a team that supports each other and I actually feel included within.

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Journalism, Review

Film Review: Jumanji 2

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As a kid, I loved the original Jumanji starring the late Robin Williams and was-then-tiny Kirsten Dunst.

Of course, I had been wanting to see the updated sequel ever since I was unable to see the subtitled screen at my local cinema, due to actually working at that same cinema.

Following on from the story in 1996 and set in 2017, Jumanji is updated into the fashionable present-day style of gaming: a video game. While in detention, these four teens find an abandoned game, decide to play it, get sucked into a whole new world, and they have to play it in order to save Jumanji.

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