Shhh! Secret Life of a Princess

Random, provoking thoughts from a self-confessed princess :: with focus on motivational learnings from the media. I hope to inspire everyone to be the best they can be

Saturday, January 20, 2007

After a Tired Day, My Softer Spirit Emerges

Softly whispering into the phone, it does not take a 10 year old to guess that he is talking to his 5-year old son who has not seen him back home the whole day even until midnight. Inadvertently to complete my project, he stayed with me throughout the night to trash all open issues. He is calm and collected even in the midst of various distractions from his staff and pressure from the top. So, working way past midnight and seeing him giggling into the phone makes me think that if I had a child, would my eyes light up when I hear him/her call my name? Would my heart soften when I hear him/her asking why I am not home yet? Would my mood turn to relieve when I see the sight of him/her sleeping soundly in the comfort of his own plush bed?

I know it would. As how other mothers feel. I remember how one of the Head of my department told me that despite his hectic and demanding schedule, at the end of the day, he is just glad that he has a happy and tender face of his innocent child to go home to. It makes all the difference.

I do envy them but I also know that those days will not come so soon for me, not now in my current condition. It's weird how I am now getting everything I always wanted and I am more clear about where I want to go and achieve. In some ambitious ways, I am glad I do not have a child to tie me down until I have sufficient to give him/her all the comforts of life. I have no obligations or guilt thus allowing me to stay back at work whenever I want, allowing me to learn more but maybe live less. Nowadays, I do not envy those who go back early as I really enjoy what I am doing. People say that everything comes with a sacrifice but to me there is a time and place for everything. So my time now is for opportunities of sorts but not in the family or relationship kind. Maybe one day I will be like him, talking gently and happily into the phone to my kid before he/she goes to sleep while I continue fighting the war of life. Someday....


Monday, January 08, 2007

How do you know if you met Mr/Miss Right?

Listen to these quotes from Imagine Me & You about a girl who fell in love with someone else the moment she walked up her wedding altar. And the person she feel in love with is another girl. A beautiful lesbian love story which I watched all of them through my beloved YouTube for FREE. Talk about piracy! I wouldnt have been able to have done it without FREE broadband in Singapore. The quotes on 'HowDo You Know if You Met Mr. Right' go something like this:

From Piper Perabo: Love is when you live long enough with someone that you feel so comfortable it gives you a warm fuzzy feeling inside.

From Lena Headey: No, love is the moment you set eyes on that someone and from that moment you know that no matter what you do, he will be the one for you. The last time your world was complete, now it is whole. :)

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

My Resolution for 2007

What 2007? I am already looking at 2008, hehe....

"I do not make resolution as I do not need to wait till next year to do what I need to do now. " - Emily

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Involved in Incubation for MDA Singapore

Things have been moving at bullet train speed the moment I arrived at Singapore and before I know it, I am given the chance to help structure an incubation/venture funding organization that has been given SGD500,000 to incubate 10 or more start-ups under the direction of Media Authority Development(MDA) of Singapore. And that is on top of the current work load I have from my new job in i-POP Networks , writing for Mobile World and being the Chief Editor for the not-for-profit organization, Project:Senso.

MDA has allocated $50 million in the development of their Interactive Digital Media (IDM) sector concentrating on new media and latest digital technologies. I am proud to be given the opportunity to be part of the action, allowing me to collaborate and network with people in the high-tech sector in Singapore and start-ups who wants to get funding for their digital and new media projects. To support this initiative, Project:Senso has been selected as the platform to build and nurture this group of technology entrepreneurs and even I am given the opportunity to come up with my technology business ideas and tap into this vast amount of funding. My problem is lack of time, resources and even ideas to come up with a great business plan that I can have a proper management team to work with. Thus, please contact me if anyone has a great business idea related to the IDM sector with the potential to benefit both Singapore, Malaysia and even global market. I would like to hear from you and craft a business plan to win some funding.

Project:Senso together with the incubation company has come up with a few types of projects that we will focus on, all which coincidentally fall within my area of passion and interest:
a) Digital Media including TV production and online games using new contents or concepts
b) Web 2.0
c) Mobile

Project:Senso will also spearhead a few events that will drive the technology uptake of people in Singapore as well as creating an avenue for them to mingle with like-minded people. A few projects have been lined up and I had the opportunity to view and analyze all of them. It is amazing how much benefits technology can do for a country and you never know how much the young and IT-centric crowd can take the helm and elevate the country to a higher level of creativity and innovation. This is what I call government outsourcing their brains to the youth which is fine by me given the amount of exposure I am getting now. :)

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