Silver linings

For all the bad things that happened at home, I did learn some lessons from that.

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A key thing no one told me about forgiveness

It’s this: before you can forgive, before you can let it go and give yourself closure, you need to understand the other person, and understand why it happened. The story needs to go from, “That person hurt me and I don’t deserve it” to “That person hurt me, and I see why they may have done that. They are hurting too.”

That was the last missing link for me: understanding their perspective. Really, truly understanding.

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LTA Express: what to expect

LTA Express is a three-week internship cum scholarship selection, held in December ish. You’ll get attached to a department in LTA, and follow them around while also having your own project (in teams of 2-3) which you will present at the end of the internship. Everyone is invited to participate in the first round of interviews (I think); if you’re found suitable, you can go directly to the second round after this programme.

I went for the Dec 2016 run of the programme, and was attached to Rolling Stock (aka, trains department).

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Daily notes from the BCA JSP programme

The BCA-JSP programme is a job shadowing programme helmed by BCA. It’s basically a 2.5 – 3 week crash course on the built environment. We hopped from the government, to private firms, and also to schools. Finally, we job shadowed for a week or two. I was attached to BCA’s Green Building/Green Mark Department. Below is my daily notes from January 2017. (warning: very long)

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How to scale back your commitments without entirely quitting them

Sometimes the FOMO from quitting is just too much. Beyond that, I’m fascinated by the idea of a T-shaped individual and the Renaissance Man, or polymath. But I also know the value of specialising, of crafting a niche that you’ll shine in. So instead, here are some ideas for reducing your commitments.

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