Two weeks back, I attended a seminar titled Pursuing Happiness and one of the speakers, Ms Yeo Sha-En, founder of Positive Education, gave us five questions to ask ourselves everyday. These questions, she said, might help you to lead a happier life:
1) What are you grateful for today?
2) What are you saying to yourself?
3) What can you let go of?
4) What good can you see in others?
5) What can you do for others?
I immediately asked myself these questions and had a little hesitation somewhere, but it did help me to see things on a brighter horizon. It made me think – When was the last time you did something for someone out of the pureness of your heart? Do you perform a good deed everyday?
Then I was introduced to the Do Good campaign – how timely!
There is a latest national initiative called Do Good, that encourages Singaporeans to carry out simple acts of good deeds and share the joy of giving with their family and friends.
Created by the FairPrice Foundation, it is hoped that everyone can take the initial steps towards doing good and influence the people around them to do the same.
The campaign tagline, “Small Deeds Big Differences,”serves to remind that the collective strength of good deeds, no matter how small, can make a real difference to someone’s day.
The car park of the Wearnes Automotive showroom resembled a high-end luxury car motor show on the evening of the exclusive McLaren P1 preview earlier this month.
The new P1 supercar had been specially flown into Singapore for its Southeast Asian debut for just three days – from 5 to 7 July – for a private showcase to explore further interest, as Singapore’s quota was already spoken for.
Limited to only 375 units in the world, the 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 P1 is capable of generating 903bhp from its IPAS (Instant Power Assist System) petrol-electric powertrain.
Wearnes Automotive is the distributor for McLaren, Bentley, Infiniti, Volvo, Jaguar Land Rover and Renault in Singapore.
Supercars of brands like McLaren, Ferrari and Lamborghini lined the Wearnes car park, including the exotic one-and-only Koenigsegg Agera S that has a price tag of S$5.3 million.
Passionate about cars and motorsports, Cheryl Tay is a familiar face in prominent local, regional as well as international automotive titles. More of her at www.cheryl-tay.com. She also happens to be a recent gym and fitness convert. Here she advises what to look for in a personal trainer.
It is a superficial world out there and there’s no denying that if something looks good, it will catch our attention.
So it is with the world of personal fitness trainers – when we see someone with a ripped, toned physique, somehow you know this guy will be able to whip you into shape.
However, not everything that looks good will taste good. In a similar way, it may not necessarily take a Calvin Klein underwear model type of body to get you into shape.
In 2013, I jumped onto the gym rat bandwagon and hired a personal trainer to aid me in my quest to get fit. Nowadays, the trend is not about slimming down and fitting into small sizes, but also about being able to lift weights and squat right. I spend a considerable amount of time in different gyms and have seen my fair share of trainers. They are usually quite buff, and they don’t catch my attention unless they happen to be cute, but there was one occasion that left me mystified.
Cars in Singapore are getting more expensive, as well as restrictive. One of the solutions would be to give up the car and switch to public transport, but that would be the last alternative if owning a car ever gets beyond my means. If I had to choose between sitting in my car during a traffic jam and squeezing in a train or bus with others, I would take the former anytime.
Parking rates are getting more expensive, ERP rates are increasing, and I did consider taking public transport but unless I really have to, I will not give up my car. It’s not about being silly or arrogant; it’s about valuing my personal space. When you’re within the confines of your own car, it feels like you’re in your own world away from the others, though the next car is probably just inches from you.
I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve participated in Love on Wheels, the charity car drive event by the PMET Division of the People’s Association (PA). But I’m not complaining! I will keep going for it as long as I can make it:)
There was one in June which was sponsored by Citibank Singapore, where my girlfriend Daphne and I took two underprivileged kids to Marina Barrage for kite flying.
In less than a month, the next Love on Wheels event came along – this time it was headlined by Audi Club SG. For the first time, Audi Club SG and the authorised dealer for Audi cars, Premium Automotive, are supporting and sponsoring this charity car drive.