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Kiva.org

Frustrations with corporate life sometimes has me secretly thinking about starting my own business. Yet I have not taken the leap to become an entrepreneur, as despite the challenges, there are lots of benefits working for a large organisation — not least of which is the steady pay check. However, for some people in other parts of the world, starting a business isn’t about getting away from corporate drama or even fulfilling some life goal, it is a matter of survival. That is why I have finally taken the plunge to become a loaner at Kiva.org. I became aware of […]

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The Future of English

Very few British, Australians and Americans for that matter speak another language besides English. On some level, there really is no incentive as about one-quarter of the world’s population speak the language. More importantly English is the language of international business. However, as article below points out, the dominance of the language is not guaranteed. Whose language? By Michael Skapinker The Financial Times, Published: November 8 2007 19:55 Chung Dong-young, a former television anchorman and candidate to be president of South Korea, may be behind in the opinion polls but one of his campaign commitments is eye-catching. If elected, he […]

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August

Article below is cleverly written, but I am still somewhat offended at any notion — even in jest that we should get rid of August. August is after all my birth month. August: Let’s get rid of it. By David Plotz for Slate Posted Monday, Aug. 13, 2007, at 3:59 PM ET With all due respect to T.S. Eliot, this year’s August could give April a run for its money in the cruelest month category, what with the gross weather, transportation meltdowns, and collapses of infrastructure. In 2001, David Plotz assessed August in all its humid misery and suggested that […]

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Blue Screen

In the middle of the house search, I got a blue screen on my home laptop. I have yet to figure out how to turn the thing on properly so I can retrieve my personal files. I almost wish I hadn’t deleted IT Guy’s number from my mobile. I’d have no shame in calling him. I know, wrong, wrong, wrong! But I just can’t bring myself to pay to get the darn thing fixed when I’ll be purchasing a new laptop shortly.

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International Women’s Day

Am I the only one who was clueless yesterday about International Women’s Day? It’s been going on since 1900 and this is the first year I’ve been really aware of this global celebration of women.

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