Since taking office on Jan 20, Trump has been on a roller coaster ride, and the gut-wrenching twists and turns looked set to continue"
Honestly this is the remarkable feature of the USA Presidential system! That the country somehow still work!! Or that it should there is no need for a President!!
I need to sit down n dive deep to figure how it works.
2. "Singapore's value to the United States lies in its location: US ambassador nominee KT McFarland"
In the past, geological position has a lot of strategic value in commerce, trades n other things. It still is a huge advantage for some of the old things. Just that with the advance of technologies, it has lost some magic!
For shipping route, if the land bridge from Msia West coast to the east coast is successful, we r in some bother. If the channel in southern Thailand works, we r in troubles.
For military purpose, having some allied forces stationed in Sgp to reduce response times to "crises" from the USA makes sense. That if pushed wider, can probably be useful. The diplomatic challenge will be if we can handle the objection of the "perceived threats" by the USA? The USA can handle that while Sgp may not be able to do so.
As for jobs, technologies definitely has made physical distance redundant n non-issue. Many jobs can be done effectively online 24/7 n 365 days. So, what can we do??
While we welcome the importance of the incoming US Ambassador's optimistic endorsement, we need to be reexamine how sustainable the physical location can we leverage on.
I finished in 6hrs50mins in 2015 SCMS. Worst of the 8th attempts!
My 2016 Resolutions
1 Life Long Pursuit always: - at personal level, to be a good father, husband, son, friend and human being; - at work level, to be a professional; practising the 7e Way of leaders;
2 To continue the holistic healthy lifestyle of 'eating right and exercising regularly' so as to keep the weight at 70-71kg and off HBP medication;
3 To continue to find ways to promote the 7e Way of Leaders, to generate revenue from at least 3 sources, and to get article published in established publications;
4 To continue to contribute as Volunteer Probation Officer (VPO) with the Probation Services Branch; as Senior Health Ambassador (SHA) for Health Promotion Board (HPB); and some other Volunteer opportunities.
5 To invest wiser and trade wisely to profit from an extremely challenging 2016;
6 To complete the 2016 SCMS on 04 December 2016 under 6.5hrs and raise at least S$5.9k for Singapore Cancer Society!;
7 To always has space for the Unexpected.
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2010 Tour of Amsterdam/Brussels/Paris/Lucerne/Cologne
Family Outside Versailles Palace, France
2009 Dec Tawian Holidays
Four of my Most Important People
2008 Dec HkgMacauHolidays
HawNgee, ZJ and Jun in JAWs!
Lu's Marathon on 7 Dec 2014
I did it 6hr19sec for the 7th time!
Lu's Marathon on 1 Dec 2013
I did it in 6.16. Worst than 2012 of 6.05 and > Target of 6hrs. Still, I will take it! :-)
Lu's Marathon on 2 Dec 2012
5th Time 6.06 > Goal of 6hrs
Lu's Marathon on 4 Dec 2011
I did it again in 5hrs53min05sec!
Lu's Marathon 05 Dec 2010
I completed my 3rd Marathon - 6hrs 24mins
Lu's Marathon 06 Dec 2009
I Did It AGAIN at 6hr20mins!!
Lu's Marathon 07 Dec 2008
I Dit It! 42.195km in 5hr 53Min 34Sec. My 1st Marathon at 51+ Years Old