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"BUT YOU’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE GOOD

You’re not actually meant to be good. Not being good is how you get better. Not being good means you’re in that formative, fundamental blobby parthogenesis period where The Authorial You just starts to emerge. Not being good is how we are forced to take the time to not just Get Good, but also Become Us. You’re not yet the Author That You Will Become. This is all normal. Be bold enough to suck with gleeful abandon — but also know that your critical urge to be better-faster-now is a good one. Don’t quit. Don’t rest. Force yourself to improve."
 
First up, beware the blog linked below has a bit of salty language. But it's still got some great advice and doesn't just apply to "young" writers. And it's a little long - put the kettle on first.
More and more I'm allowed the benefit of corrupting the minds of creative writing students out there in the world, which is awesome for me, and probably disturbing for them. Regardless, as I am occ...
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This report looks at the role of complaints in transforming public services.

Key findings:

Public services need to shift from a delivery model to a ‘relational’ model, in which complaints provide an opportunity to open a dialogue with the public.
Complaints help identify blind spots, and thereby hold the key to unlocking innovation and improvement.
This report recommends a number of ways of embedding complaints in a new model of public services.
It also makes specific recommendations for those involved in dealing with complaints about public services at different levels: ombudsmen, government and service providers.
Complaints are not often associated with innovation and creativity. When we think of complaints, we tend towards negative association - frustration, failure, poor service, something to be dealt with promptly and filed away. Receiving lots of complaints is seen as something to be wary of, not celebrated. 
 
But getting complaints is much better than not getting complaints - they show that people think it's worth complaining and that they will be listened to, and that they believe that they have power to influence the system. They are a good sign of democracy in action.
 
A complaint can provide important insight on where there is need for improvement or an opportunity for innovation. Gripes, Grumbles and Grievances therefore examines questions such as: how are complaints changing public services? Do they lead to innovation?
 
To what extent do complaints help public services adapt to today’s rising and complex demands? How can public services use complaints to listen, and engage with the public as co–producers of better outcomes? And how can public services make it easier for people to complain and encourage them to do so?
 
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Richard Simmons and Carol Brennan
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For the geek in all of us: why 11 secret KFC ingredients not 10, WD-40 not WD-41 and Levi's 501 not 500? 
We cannot help but react to numbers, but why are odds masculine and evens feminine? Why were Levi's 501s and WD-40 given those names? And is number 3 really 'warm' and 'friendly'? Alex Bellos does the maths
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“We are all travellers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.”
― Robert Louis Stevenson
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I am longing for a journey in a city that inspires me. Walk and absorb everything in it. Recognize the different texture that shape the place.

#Montmartre
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"A songversation" indeed. She is amazing!
 
India Arie Live at Java Jazz Festival 2014

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All the movement around us and things keep going on at certain pace. Really, one need to remember to stop awhile and breath in, breath out. Take all shades life has been given to us.

"“All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused.” 
― Martha Graham

#Singapore  #Clarkequay
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Appropriate for our condition today.
I heart Calvin and Hobbes
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Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them,
They say they still can’t see.
I say,
It’s in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing,
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need for my care.
’Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Maya Angelou
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People thought I am an early riser. I wake up at 5.30 and by 6.00 I run. That's on good days. If I have options, I'd rather wake up early for some fresh air only to return to my bed for more sleeping :)

My key to wake up early: have a breakfast appointment with BFF.  It works every time.
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