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Wednesday, March 08, 2006 

Singaporegovt Make-over!


As you all might have noticed, the physical outlook of this blog has changed. Unfortunately for you all, the author remains the same, aka me! Yes, it is still that same old Thrasymachus, balding and writing articles that never ends. Unlike the coming General Elections, this blog is still democratic (for the moment) and all views are welcomed. Feel free to voice your opinions on the outlook of the blog or any issues. Should you miss the old outlook, here is a screenshot to ease your "pain".

There are some outstanding comments (eg: Elfred and Amatu) which I've yet to reply to. In my defense, I've been extremely busy with some stuff. In the coming weeks, I'll be away and out of town (not away and standing for G. Elections, if you are wondering!). Nonetheless, I'll still be receiving comments that will be directed to my email. If you feel like cursing me or asking me anything, just drop a mail at singaporegovt@singapore.com. Cheers!

Hi Thrasymachus,

I still prefer your old format. The font is readable. Otherwise, you should use a larger font.

You have a very good and informative blog on politics on Singapore. It might be more interesting to explore topics on the opposition after you have finished your "Founders of Singapore" series.

Best regards,
BL

hi T!

i prefer your old layout too. where you going away too? heh, im very kpo :P

May i suggest the singapore flag?

I prefer this "dark-themed" background, but a light color might be more professional for a political blog.

Just my 2-cents ^_^

Hi Guys

Thanks for all your inputs. I'll just stick with this format for the time being and keep a lookout for add-on to make this blog more presentable. Anyway, do anyone know of any html script to have the "increase and decrease" font size buttons?

Hi BL

I was just away into a place where politics is secondary and apathy is greater than the average Singapore standards but with fiercer anarchists. ;)

Cheers!
T

I like the old layout too.
Easier on the eyes.

Hi dhri

Noted. Maybe I would change to another layout after couple of months time. Thanks!

Cheers!
T

Many people try to achieve goals. Most fail. Some strive, work hard and plan for all the details yet they achieve little or nothing at all. Others strive, work hard, plan and achieve huge success. Yet there are a few individuals who do little else than take small steps and seem to achieve a great deal with what seems like effortlessness. What is the difference between these people and which one would you like to be?
Most members of the human race fall into two categories - those who live in the past and those who live in the future. Most live in the past. Many of these are the people who achieve very little in their lives and are so fearful of the future that they dare not strike out to get anything. They are the under-achievers who hang onto bad episodes in their lives and either relive them time and again or look at new situations as similar potentialities. They say things like "all men are deceivers" or "all women are interested in is money" or "I can't do it. I tried before and it didn't work so why bother!". Due to bad experiences in the past they believe that all future events will turn out the same way if they dare to go after what they want.
The other type of person lives in the future. This type tends to create more of the things they want in life. They have a vision of where they want to go and exactly how they are going to get there. They work diligently at making concrete plans and they pursue those plans with a persistent ferocious appetite for success. These people are the high achievers - The Richard Branson and Bill Gates of the world. These people have much to teach us about setting and achieving goals.
However, there is a third type of person who almost goes unnoticed. They are the person who takes life in its stride and yet achieve most of what they want. I am sure you know of such a person in your life that just seems to saunter through life and yet they always come out on top. Or a person who you hear of that has decided to open a shop. You meet them a few months later and they have three shops all doing well! So what makes these people so successful and if they aren't living in the past and aren't living in the future where are they living?
I suppose you guessed it! Whether they are consciously aware of it or not they are living in the present. It is in the 'living' present that we have our greatest power. Everything happens in the present. You live your entire life there - even if your mind does not!
By becoming more aware of the present and by 'accepting' it as it is we are much more in control of our emotions and focus. When we live in the past we are fearful of making bad choices and/or getting hurt. We do not wish to recreate the past again! When we live in the future we can also be fearful of what might happen. But even if your future vision is full of power and worthy of working towards many people can, and often do, get stuck there. By constantly reaching for bigger and better goals they fail to enjoy what they have in the moment.
If you wish to start living a life that is almost effortless begin first by living in the present. Accept your situation the way it is and then you can enjoy what you have. Your focus changes from a memory of what was or a vision of what might be to a realization of what is. You become much more empowered to then see the beauty of life and also look at where you wish to make changes. But to make changes you must first accept the situation as it is. Trying to escape from your present only increases your focus on your problems by creating resistance to what is. Accept your life as it is now. Make no judgement, just accept it and then you will be free of doubt, worry, pain and fear. For you only experience these things when you live outside the 'moment'. hypnosis

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