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The Bare Essence of Life – Tips and Thoughts

During our childhood days, some of us may have been taught by our first teachers about the virtue of Faith. We’ve learned then that there are three basic tenets why human beings are created, i.e., to know, to love and to serve God. As years passed, the more we’ve learned more things and gained experiences, the more the said tenets are taken for granted and kept back to experiment and cherish on “material” things (e.g. love of money, career, achievements, prestige, honor, self acclaim, etc.) which act as decoys of the evil spirits to drive us away from  focusing on making … Continue reading The Bare Essence of Life – Tips and Thoughts

The Saga Of An Underemployed Immigrant: A Quest for Her Dream – Tips and Thoughts On The Impact Of The U.S. Bleak Job Scenario

Two months ago, I met Ana from Bulgaria in one of the mentor-mentee training sessions organized by a non-profit organization dealing with employment related issues. Ana has been here in the U.S. as an immigrant for 4 years now and is still looking for a “good” job in a dynamic city like NYC. I would say Ana is both academically competent and functionally well-equipped. She obtained her PhD in engineering and held senior technical job positions in the same and related fields in her homeland for many years. Her work experience is exceptional and she speaks German, English and her … Continue reading The Saga Of An Underemployed Immigrant: A Quest for Her Dream – Tips and Thoughts On The Impact Of The U.S. Bleak Job Scenario

Managing A Choir – Relevance of Teamwork – Tips and Thoughts

  Almost five months ago, our choir grew from 1 to 13 members and it has even flourished to 20 more or less. However, as time goes by, the group experienced some ups and downs: a few have expressed to leave for family and work-related reasons and to pursue studies while others just couldn’t attend rehearsals on full time basis so as to focus on personal matters. While I do recognize the fact that these incidents happen naturally in any organization, I didn’t expect that things will go down hill too soon. I thought it was normal to be sad for … Continue reading Managing A Choir – Relevance of Teamwork – Tips and Thoughts