France (Part 2 – Paris, Romance is in the air) – Dec ’16

Day 2 – Eiffel tower, Notre Dame and museums After a great long day in Disneyland, we planned to visit Eiffel tower and the likes for our 2nd day. I researched beforehand and noticed that the best place to have an undisrupted view of Eiffel tower (no money spent) is from Pont de Bir Hakeim…

France (Part 1 – Paris, Magical day at Disneyland) – Dec’16

Day 1 – Let the magic begin The very first day in Paris started with Disneyland. From city center (line A RER), we took the direct railway to Chessy station which brought us directly to the infamous theme park. The park is really very detailed, each and everything matches the fairytale concept and even though…

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE HIGHLIGHTS 2016

Corporate Governance Highlights 2016 is a joint initiative by CPA Australia, NUS Business School’s Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations (CGIO), and Singapore Institute of Directors. The report is an annual series published in the last quarter of each year, followed by the release of the Singapore Governance and Transparency Index (SGTI) rankings. This report…

Da Lat, Vietnam (Nov ’16)

We came to Da Lat for 3 days and it rained cats and dogs throughout the entire period we were there. The local said Da Lat rains 20 days in a month, and yes we experienced it now. However, the town was still amazing. It has been such a long time to blend in with…

Mui Ne, Phan Thiet, Vietnam (Nov’16)

From HCMC, a bus ticket to Mui Ne costs 120k VND and it takes approximately 5 hours to reach. I recommend Phuong Nam bus (ticket office in Pham Ngu Lao street), double-decker sleeping coach with wifi. They have 2 early slots, 8am or 11am and the coach will pick you up at the opposite side…

Psychology Express 3 – Cognitive Psychology (Oct ’16)

The thing about cognitive psychology is that it requires a good understanding of neuroscience and/or biological bases of mental processes. Moreover, the translators need to be well-versed in the topic. Finding someone in Vietnam who could help in this book was a tough journey. Then the good news came when we were so desperate. Two…

Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam (Nov ’16)

My bestie and I decided to go for a “housewife adventure” kinda trip, leaving our husbands at home. In the occasion of my book launch, we came to HCMC for a brief period of three days to hold the event. It was awesome to have time for local dishes and to meet new friends. Day 1…

Psychology Express 2 – Social Psychology (Jun ’16)

Writing a book is nothing but to sit at the keyboard and bleed. My itch for writing does allow me to focus and write a lot at one go but once the writer’s block kicks in, it gets really frustrating. Some of the team members are avid reader of Psychology but they do not have…

Manila, Philippines (Apr ’16)

I had a short business trip to Manila and the lovely weekend spent with my Filipino friends. Day 1 Checked-in to New World Makati with an upgrade to Deluxe suite (paronamic city view) and Business lounge was the best way to start the trip. Very delighted with the service provided by the hotel. Went for a…

Psychology Express 1 – Introduction to Psychology (Feb ’16)

About the book series I started EzPsychology by chance but how far we have gone to is indeed by choice. As a Psychology graduate who received English education, I find it hard to find reference books and articles in Vietnamese. It is even harder to mix and match the translated terminology from English into Vietnamese…

Bangkok, Thailand (Jan ’16)

I had the chance to visit Bangkok again for a Business trip and the weekend was for leisure. Day 1 – Arrived and I was super satisfied with the hospitality and excellent service of Renaissance hotel. Auto became Marriot member wahaha. – First check, Purr cat cafe at Sumkhuvit soi 53! I was so lucky…

Concluding statement

2015 was indeed a roller coaster ride. Hardly I had a proper break, however, everything turned out amazingly well. Career: Left the Bank (UOB), joined academia (NUS, Research) House: bought one. Yes, bought! Start-up: formally registered VedicLink as a PTE. LTD. Psychology Books: signed Publishing contract, acquired Printing license with Vietnam National University (VNU) Press Travel:…