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  • The Gal – Nicole » Blog Archive » Life’s Reflections
    Ng Maureen Nadia Victor Tan Wild Singapore Xinyun Meta Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress org Spam Blocked 5 102 spam comments blocked by Akismet 25 May 2012 Life s Reflections Author Nicole Category my life Tags personal reflections Looking back from where I am right now I ought to give myself a pat on the back for having gone through a long grueling journey Although tough it has also led me to realize how much happiness is important to me All this while I was yearning something my other jobs could not adequately provide Its not that money isn t important just that it is not very high on my list of priorities You see when I first started out as a fresh graduate all I wanted to was to make money to pay off my study loans Granted I could have earned much more had I stayed on in my industry but then again what is the point of having to rely completely on material and money to feel happy and satisfied I m happy to gain financial independence but something was missing After switching to my second job in a completely new industry the same thing happened as well Not to mention that I was under going therapy for my bout of depression I guess monetary incentives lost its touch At least for me And the unexpected happens It turns out that leaving the job behind and venturing into something I wanted to do is so much more appealing not to mention being truly happy for something that I wanted for once You see for all so in the past I never managed to lead a normal life and by normal I mean the things that I would so wish I had done back then Alas perhaps I will never know not in this life time Perhaps the above paragraph will shed light to why I chose to go into Social Work Will write more Till then take care Nicole You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Both comments and pings are currently closed 6 Responses 1 Desmond Lim Saturday 26 May 2012 Pat on your back and not materialistic Yeah right 2 Desmond Lim Saturday 26 May 2012 I heard that you had an Indian boyfriend in the past and dumped him for a wealthy guy Are you sure of not being materialistic Well enjoy your new job and the shadow social work Bye 3 Nicole Saturday 26 May 2012 Desmond I really don t know what s on your agenda to verify the hear say of my personal life If in your eyes I am such a materialistic person then so be it I don t think we have ever met or know each other in person Thanks for reading my blog and having such keen interest in my personal life All the best to you Bye 4 choo Saturday 26 May 2012 desmond im sorry that

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  • The Gal – Nicole » Nicole
    thanks to Bedok Point for making this possible and the kind folks of Cohn Wolfe for the invite Nicole PS Do drop by Bedok Point for more food choices 06 Apr 2014 Exit route ahead Author Nicole Category my life Tags career life Leave a Comment Oh hello there Been a while since I penned down stuff here so I thought I would just pop in and write something lest people thinks that I am totally dead or something Just kidding In the midst of exiting from my current job setting and transiting to a new environment Suffice to say having worked two years in a voluntary welfare organization setting has opened eyes and a learning journey thus far Hence being offered an opportunity to a brand new setting that kind of challenges beckons Also 2nd April 2014 marked the 2 years that I have career switched into Social Services and the first thought was time flies It is still without a doubt answering a strong calling from the advert the then MCYS published for a call for social workers Admittedly being a Social Worker is not as simple as being desk bound Most of the time we spent effort trying to help clients as much as we can within the allowed boundaries Then again it takes two hands to clap If the client is not cooperative same goes for the worker then not much progress could be achieved Also it is up to the client to accept and move at the pace he she decides to No point forcing one s solution on them after all a social worker is to help guide the client to solving the problem not spoon feeding them On a personal note I am glad I got through all the tough hurdles to be a social worker and now the challenge ahead is to keep myself relevant in today s fast changing pace in society To the exit route ahead and even more exciting journeys in life Nicole 13 Mar 2014 Why I became a Social Worker Author Nicole Category my life Tags life personal social work Social Worker thoughts Comments off Why did you switch to Social Work This is a common question posed to me when I attend job interviews or generally being asked upon learning of my occupation The question itself ain t offensive I guess it evokes a sense of curiousness if you know of my previous jobs more 13 Mar 2014 Music Feature 1 Author Nicole Category my life Comments off This mash up of Disney s Frozen and Vivaldi s Winter by The Piano Guys is simply on my repeat play list these days at work or when I feel like listening to it It s interesting to see how it pans out so beautifully A random thought wouldn t it be nice to have some sort of power Then again it might yield undesirable effects 01 Mar 2014 Fwah Author Nicole Category my life Tags life personal

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  • The Gal – Nicole » techie news
    August 2011 6 July 2011 3 May 2011 5 April 2011 5 March 2011 8 February 2011 11 January 2011 18 December 2010 15 November 2010 24 October 2010 12 September 2010 9 August 2010 20 July 2010 10 June 2010 17 May 2010 25 April 2010 16 March 2010 16 February 2010 17 January 2010 14 December 2009 18 November 2009 19 October 2009 24 September 2009 24 August 2009 20 July 2009 23 June 2009 24 May 2009 28 April 2009 44 March 2009 34 February 2009 27 January 2009 30 December 2008 33 November 2008 21 October 2008 31 September 2008 32 August 2008 39 July 2008 36 June 2008 34 May 2008 43 April 2008 31 March 2008 34 February 2008 34 January 2008 32 December 2007 41 November 2007 25 October 2007 26 September 2007 25 August 2007 30 July 2007 25 June 2007 26 May 2007 40 April 2007 39 March 2007 76 February 2007 48 January 2007 60 December 2006 69 November 2006 56 October 2006 65 September 2006 30 August 2006 27 July 2006 16 June 2006 40 May 2006 24 April 2006 56 March 2006 33 February 2006 26 January 2006 30 December 2005 43 November 2005 34 October 2005 44 September 2005 26 August 2005 16 July 2005 7 June 2005 32 May 2005 2 April 2005 4 Feedback Karen on Sunny Sundays Nicole on Life s Reflections Desmond Lim on Life s Reflections choo on Life s Reflections Nicole on Life s Reflections Bloggers Annotated Budak Chillycraps Darryl Eevon Ng Huishan Ivy Tan Jacelyn Justin Lee Justin Ng Maureen Nadia Victor Tan Wild Singapore Xinyun Meta Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress org Spam Blocked 5 102 spam comments blocked by Akismet Archive for the Category techie news

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  • The Gal – Nicole » Food
    2005 34 October 2005 44 September 2005 26 August 2005 16 July 2005 7 June 2005 32 May 2005 2 April 2005 4 Feedback Karen on Sunny Sundays Nicole on Life s Reflections Desmond Lim on Life s Reflections choo on Life s Reflections Nicole on Life s Reflections Bloggers Annotated Budak Chillycraps Darryl Eevon Ng Huishan Ivy Tan Jacelyn Justin Lee Justin Ng Maureen Nadia Victor Tan Wild Singapore Xinyun Meta Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress org Spam Blocked 5 102 spam comments blocked by Akismet Archive for the Category Food 15 Apr 2014 Food Galore at Bedok Point Author Nicole Category Food Leave a Comment Singaporeans are no strangers to food Thus there is no surprise when there is an entire mall showcasing different cuisines of food to spoil our tastebuds silly Bedok Point is turning 3 and constantly seeks to revamp itself by bringing in new F B offerings Shall not bore you with text and let the photos do all that talking First up Suki Ya eat all you can sukiyaki shabu shabu Tried the new soups on the menu and the above photo featured the following pairings Laksa Butauiku Pork based soup and Kimchi Touyu Miso My personal favourite would be both the Kimchi and Touyu Miso There s quite a variety of vegetables as well as meat to go with the hotpot A highlight would be the ability to create your own sauce using the condiments available though I will not advise being too adventurous unless you have a strong stomach It is quite an enjoyable experience though I would urge you to save some space in your tummy for some ice cream to cool off the hot meal Oh and I quite like the fact that my clothes doesn t smell

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  • The Gal – Nicole » my life
    it evokes a sense of curiousness if you know of my previous jobs more 13 Mar 2014 Music Feature 1 Author Nicole Category my life Comments off This mash up of Disney s Frozen and Vivaldi s Winter by The Piano Guys is simply on my repeat play list these days at work or when I feel like listening to it It s interesting to see how it pans out so beautifully A random thought wouldn t it be nice to have some sort of power Then again it might yield undesirable effects 01 Mar 2014 Fwah Author Nicole Category my life Tags life personal Comments off Fwah Haven t wrote in here since July 2013 Hahaha As usual procrastinating and being lazy to write Then again many life changing events have been happening as well if you are my friend on Facebook that is Like being proposed on my birthday to my mum s shocking diagnosis with cancer then selecting a new home in Jan 2014 and now attending weddings of my friends Oh did I also mention that I finally graduated from my studies and in the middle of a job transition I am in love with a silly calico cat named Angel and she surprises me in more ways than I could think of Looking back I can only say I am very blessed Ok I shall end here for now Will continue to write Nicole 27 Jul 2013 Journeying Journal Author Nicole Category my life Comments off By now most of you have learned that I have since started pursuing a career in Social Service Today as of this post I am at my 5th module of my graduate diploma course in Social Work from UniSIM One more module and I end my academic journey can t wait for it Apart from that I have been working for a year plus now and am still at my current company It is a rough and jerky ride thus far yet although a better experience could be desired I am strangely glad in some other ways that I am being put through it Odd right It is also with utmost regret that I was not able to update my blog as often as I would like to because each day work and studies are mostly on my mind Ok not just that but rather of the kittehs as well as trying to find my grip in life I am amazed at how much I have yet to discover and know myself and to tap the unknown that is within me Oh apart from that learning in many aspects have never been this fun though tiring Till the next update Nicole 27 May 2013 quiet ponders Author Nicole Category my life Comments off Amazingly how 2013 has brought about so many happenings both into my professional and personal life till the point of not even penning any entries here my shame on me I didn t anticipate all of

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  • The Gal – Nicole » career
    27 January 2009 30 December 2008 33 November 2008 21 October 2008 31 September 2008 32 August 2008 39 July 2008 36 June 2008 34 May 2008 43 April 2008 31 March 2008 34 February 2008 34 January 2008 32 December 2007 41 November 2007 25 October 2007 26 September 2007 25 August 2007 30 July 2007 25 June 2007 26 May 2007 40 April 2007 39 March 2007 76 February 2007 48 January 2007 60 December 2006 69 November 2006 56 October 2006 65 September 2006 30 August 2006 27 July 2006 16 June 2006 40 May 2006 24 April 2006 56 March 2006 33 February 2006 26 January 2006 30 December 2005 43 November 2005 34 October 2005 44 September 2005 26 August 2005 16 July 2005 7 June 2005 32 May 2005 2 April 2005 4 Feedback Karen on Sunny Sundays Nicole on Life s Reflections Desmond Lim on Life s Reflections choo on Life s Reflections Nicole on Life s Reflections Bloggers Annotated Budak Chillycraps Darryl Eevon Ng Huishan Ivy Tan Jacelyn Justin Lee Justin Ng Maureen Nadia Victor Tan Wild Singapore Xinyun Meta Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress org Spam Blocked 5 102 spam comments blocked by Akismet Tag Archive for career 06 Apr 2014 Exit route ahead Author Nicole Category my life Tags career life Leave a Comment Oh hello there Been a while since I penned down stuff here so I thought I would just pop in and write something lest people thinks that I am totally dead or something Just kidding In the midst of exiting from my current job setting and transiting to a new environment Suffice to say having worked two years in a voluntary welfare organization setting has opened eyes and a learning journey thus far Hence

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  • The Gal – Nicole » life
    Category my life Tags life personal Comments off Fwah Haven t wrote in here since July 2013 Hahaha As usual procrastinating and being lazy to write Then again many life changing events have been happening as well if you are my friend on Facebook that is Like being proposed on my birthday to my mum s shocking diagnosis with cancer then selecting a new home in Jan 2014 and now attending weddings of my friends Oh did I also mention that I finally graduated from my studies and in the middle of a job transition I am in love with a silly calico cat named Angel and she surprises me in more ways than I could think of Looking back I can only say I am very blessed Ok I shall end here for now Will continue to write Nicole 01 Dec 2012 Last Month of 2012 Author Nicole Category my life Tags life personal Comments off I see the light at the end of the tunnel The arrival of December heralds the last month of year 2012 It is also the month of joy and festivities as Christmas is around the corner besides it also signals the arrival of year 2013 in a matter of 30 days Double joy Perhaps so depending on one s view and perspectives Personally December is a month for me to wind down and reflect of what took place in my life for the current year Somehow this month feels different as there are still much to do One of it with no prizes awarded for the correct guess would be school Exam date falls on 29th December Geez nothing much I could do about it except bemoaning the fact that its 4 days after Christmas Then again I would much prefer to get it over and done with and end the year on a good note Sometimes I wonder what is it like if I had not joined the Social Service sector 16 Nov 2012 A look back into early 2012 Author Nicole Category my life Tags life personal school student work Comments off There is a sense of satisfaction upon completion of each module and not to mention anticipating the over all grade consisting of marks from 2 assignments and an examination For those who still have no clue to as what I am doing these days I m pursuing a Grad Dip Social Work on a part time basis with UniSIM as well as working in the Social Service sector in a local Voluntary Welfare Organisations VWO I remembered the days where I contemplated joining social service when I chanced upon the MCYS series of advertisements as well as reading up on the WDA website that offers a chance for professionals looking for a career switch Thus I decided to take the plunge and here I am It has been 7 months and counting since I first entered this industry in April 2012 To me the time passed has been extremely

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