If you have not cleared your old items and cleaned the house, you still have 10 days before CNY. Before the New Year comes, it is one of the Chinese New Year customs to spring clean the entire house. The practical reason is to de-clutter your house, so it's more presentable to your guests when they visit. To some, it is to get rid off bad luck in the house. So your last cleaning can be done during the reunion dinner before the actual day of CNY and your traditional parents will most likely not allow you to use the broom to do any sweeping to "sweep" the luck away.
Cleaning the house also means settling all unfinished business to start the year afresh: Resolve conflicts with people around you, pay off debts, complete your work, etc.
Decorating the house
Decorate the entrance of your house and business establishments with red and gold banners with auspicious messages. Red symbolises vitality of life and happiness, while gold represents prosperity and wealt...
Many people tend to avoid negotiation due to the negative connotation that it brings that relates to conflicts. However, a successful negotiation eventually leads to a win-win situation where parties reach an agreement. You don't have to be aggressive in a negotiation to win it. Your aim is not to win and someone losses. Contribute fairly in the negotiation and you will gain more in the long run. Sounds difficult?
Fret not, here are top 5 tips to help you negotiate successfully:
1. Have your facts ready
Get ready with a series of factual information. Conduct your research and gather as much information as you can that is relevant to the negotiation subject. And start asking yourself tough questions you think you might be bombarded with by the other parties. Gearing up yourself with facts and getting ready for the negotiation instills confidence in yourself to do well in the negotiation process.
2. Decide what you want to achieve before negotiating
Meet Lim Bee Lay, the KPOP Aunty who has been an inspiration to those who are in their silver years, and also the younger generation. It is evident that the younger generation took notice of her after a recent post in Mediacock Singapore that generated more than 3,000 views!
She has been an active dance instructor and performer in CCs, donning beautiful outfits which she sometimes design for her students. She also organises performances for her students to gain exposure. And guess what, she's 58!
You may be wondering what's this video about. She's actually practicing her basic moves for KPOPX and is keen on competing in the next Open Category KPOP Dance Battle in 18 March 2017 at Bugis Junction Outdoor Fountain (Near Macdonald's) with her team. If only all of our parents would be young-at-heart just like Bee Lay and continue to stay fit and healthy.
She is also familiar with the use of social media and whatsapp to communicate with her peers and students, posting pictures and updates. It...