Monthly Archives: May 2010

Snippets: a picture is worth a thousand words

The person you are meeting for the first time does not know you. Neither would you know him. Therefore, your initial appearance is usually the first clue that the interviewer has to go by. The key to a good impression … Continue reading

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The heartache of intestacy (people dying without Wills)

Not leaving a Will means leaving a heartache for a bereaving family, especially one that is unaware of the legal quicksand. Can you imagine a scenario such as this: a man died without having written a Will. All he owned … Continue reading

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The probate, explained

This is interesting information on the Probate from The Times newspaper quite some time ago. Do note that the article is based on the laws of the United Kingdom and may not be totally applicable to your country of domicile. … Continue reading

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Long-running tourney

EARLIER this month, I made an unplanned private day trip to Kuala Lumpur. One aspect of most of my unplanned trips is that one way or another, I find myself visiting the Datuk Arthur Tan Chess Centre (DATCC) at the … Continue reading

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Right preparation

You may be the smartest candidate short-listed by the company but if you think that the job is already yours for the taking without you having to prepare for the interview, please think again. The silliest thing for any job … Continue reading

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Fighting draws

ONE feature that anyone following the recent world chess championship match between Viswanathan Anand and Veselin Topalov could not fail to notice was the absence of short draws. Yes, the two players did agree to draw seven of the 12 … Continue reading

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Still champ

Viswanathan Anand retains title as world champ. FINALLY, the world chess championship match in Sofia, Bulgaria, is over. India’s Viswanathan Anand is still the world champion and Bulgaria’s Veselin Topalov is left regretting what could have been. What a match. … Continue reading

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Snippets: catching attention

The resume is not the place for you to write an essay. Leave that behind you. In the resume, your personal description should be brief and concise. Your achievements should be highlighted as bullet points. This little open secret will … Continue reading

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Passing of a legend

The Philippine’s godfather of chess will long be remembered for bringing the game to new heights. FLORENCIO Campomanes touched different people in different ways. Among the Western nations, Campoma­nes was despised as a dictator who overstayed his tenure as president … Continue reading

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The civil service in Greece

A not-so-amusing analysis from the BBC Online: On Planet Greece, some civil servants get a bonus for turning up to work on time. Foresters get a bonus for working outdoors. At least they show up. There are civil servants called … Continue reading

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