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RESPECTπŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ¨ is earned, πŸ”±REPUTATION 🦁fiercely crπŸ•·fted. ExperienceπŸ“ˆPracticality 🎯Excellence πŸ…Loyalty 🐢Kindness πŸ€„οΈFairness πŸ•ŠPeace 🎱riginal Discipline🏹

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[ Left: JingChen, Right: Me πŸ˜’] Celebrating A timid Graduation dinner For ONE of the most intelligent and kindest friend, JingChen. 🌸Will definitely miss having amazing & productive conversations with you! #xiexie Best of Luck with your journey in the future and I really hope🌞 that you keep pursuing what you genuinely care about and are phenomenal at in the future. πŸ’πŸ»Remember that nothing beats #practicality at the end of the day 😏Xie Xie πŸ‘―For Everything πŸ™‚#workaholics #womenwhohustle #womenwholift #womenempowerment #peoplewholifttogetherstaytogether

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Just read an announcement via email πŸ“°BEAUTIFUL πŸ“news πŸ–οΈ. "Due to overwhelming responses & criticisms, Secretary Zinke and the Trump Administration have placed a [ πŸ’’temporaryπŸ’’ ] hold β˜‘οΈon issuing permits for importing hunted tusks and ivory into the U.S." #letwildlifebewildlife πŸ₯#thankstocommunityefforts #hardwork #noteverythingisaMelaniatrophy #animallover
#thankgodwedonthavetoomanydonaldducks
#africanwildlifeisbeautiful #hardworkingpeople [ ⚠️NOTE though that it is a TEMPORARY 🚩hold, so y'all need to keep ➑️ #pushingit ⚠️]. #signthepetition #achievementsabovepolitics

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Don't know why but this quote reminds me of that amazing Russian theatre teacher Maria [ took her class 3 years ago #alongsideseveralathletes ] who taught me Stanislavsky's approach to character building in shaping who you want to be in everyday life.
#theatrekids #theatrevolunteers #cool
Realized every now and then how that technique is so important in helping build any character you need to be, to survive the confidence needed to consistently push through a successful work life. #workaholics
And it Doesn't matter if you are a teacher, a business person, doctor or a scientist.#thefundamentalsoftheatre #theatre #peoplethatinspire #workaholics
#stanislavskyisalegend #cool #basicstotheatre #peoplewholifttogetherstaytogether #alpacinoquotes

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Strolling the city with Dad when I bumped into 1️⃣ of the most beautifully organised police bulwark πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ¨in the heart πŸ’“of Melbourne Central. 🌻#melbournepolice ##melbourneiscoolerthansydney #respect #peacefulmoments #disciplinedpeople #hardworkingpeople #peaceandharmony #peoplewholifttogetherstaytogether

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The Trump administration just made an announcement about permitting/accepting lion/elephant 'trophy' imports from Africa last month. I mean not everything can be 'bought' as a 'trophy' like Melania you know. πŸ™„#whyipreferivanaandivankaoverhimactually #haveempathyforothers #peoplewhocare i#lionsandelephantsarenottrophies #lionsaregorgeousanimals #protectwildlife #stupidityatitsbest #africansovereignty #dontgiveyourlionsaway #protectwildlife #defendafricanwildlife #lionsarecool

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She said I look like a "Sipping Cockatiel" 😑If you don't know what it is, it's an Australian Parrot. [ Google it πŸ™„ ]. It's already very flattering to 'allegory' me to any bird #angrybird or Australian parrot really but I think it is too flattering to compare me to a cockatiel. But to put it in 'bird' terms, I think it is fair to say that I'd be much more like a cockatoo. #tooaggressivetobeacockatiel #fellinlovewithcockatoos #poutingforever #iloveparrots😍 #iwantacockatoo #ilovebirdssomuch #protectthebirds

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Read my latest article "Change: Community before Self through a Secret Passion" on LinkedIn @ http://www.linkedin.com/in/sonia-lim-6b2a5b134 ☺️[ Directly Available on my Main Profile Page too ]. Photo Credits to Flash Studio. #change #passion #self #selfless #communityfirst #care #womenwholift #hardworkingpeople #articles #linkedin #lifeisgood❀️ #fun #black #chinthe #myanmar #china #flashstudio #womenwhohustle #womenempowerment #peoplewholifttogetherstaytogether

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On 11/11, also known as the Single's Day, Alibaba has once again successfully broken its previous e-Commerce sales records, surpassing at $18 billion within the first 12 hours!! πŸ‘―πŸ‘―β€β™‚οΈ #alibaba #ecommercebreaker #pushit 🍾#thanksforthetributejackma #1111 πŸΉβ˜„οΈ#workaholics #china #hardworkingpeople
On this day, Alibaba represented/included up to 140,000 brands, 15 million products and 500,000,000 mobile users to celebrate all single women and men around the world today. #shoutouttoallthesingles #yas πŸ’₯
By the records, Alibaba has pushed America's largest retail shopping sales to fall far behind in the corner. #blackfridaysalesarenomatch πŸ”₯
#jackma #recordbreaker #alibabaisamazing

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"How do you achieve so much as a woman in your early 20s?". #early20slife
1️⃣ I focus on My Achievements 100% #workhardtrainhard #read20articlesaday #noTV #nopartyjustnetwork #workaholics
2️⃣I surround myself with people who have the same dreams, stamina & acumen to break it
#youarewhoyousurroundyourselfwith #nodiscrimination #fairandfun #goals
3️⃣ I don't waste time on the 'wrong' people Nor do I spend time on trivial activities that 'depreciate' my reputation short run,long run.
#timemanagement #notimeforbullshit
#therightpeople #peoplethatmatter
4️⃣ Hence, I turn time into assets. #cannotafforddepreciation #acumen
On the down side: 'I look like I am 40.' - said a friend πŸ˜‘πŸ”²πŸ”³πŸ”²πŸ”³πŸ”²πŸ”³πŸ”²πŸ”³πŸ”²πŸ”³
#beatittude #wakeupearly #workmyassoff #focusonyourself #fail #getupagain #planintensely #aimaccurately #workaholics #powerup #slayagain #early20success

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Wu Zetian was the First and Only woman in the history of Ancient China to have successfully held the official title of The Emperor. #empresswu #theonlywoman
#empresswuzetian #ancientchina
One of the major achievements in her lifetime is vastly increasing the representation of women by strengthening the establishment of Buddhism as a state religion during a time when Confucianism [ prominent ideology of the time ] did not favour women to be in positions of power. #womeninpower #womenontop
While there are rumours which perceive her as 'the evil queen', I would personally argue that this is just a way in which male-dominated communities 'remove the threat' of strong women capable enough of 'grabbing their power' away from them [ Not so different from how Shakespeare portrayed Lady Macbeth #wtfshakespeare and am sure many top-notch powerful political and corporate women would agree with that ]. #ladymacbeth #onlyjuliagillardwouldunderstand #sherylsandberggottaleanin #letgirlslearn
In other words, they are alright with women who submissively adapt to patriarchal norms of beauty, of 'competency'. But as soon as they are recognised to possess that 'otherly' sort of intelligence, the sort of power & courage to define it ALL for themselves - they are 'scapegoated' in an unfavourable way so as to discourage support from the public.
#noonelikesathreattothestatusquo
In all sincerity, this doesn't really do any good because 1️⃣it rules out the most capable women and 2️⃣ it breaks any community's sisterhood/brotherhood very much needed to move the society FORWARD , to grow FORWARD and to develop FORWARD and stronger as a United group. #movetogether #growtogether #worktogether #achievetogether #forwardfocus

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It is Fair to say that I was and am always Fierce enough to Fail greatly on the path that is so less traveled ( that has barely any women ), especially growing up in a conservative Asian family, Culture. What a girl has to be like, How a girl has to be dressed, How a girl needs to behave to be 'successful' - all these stereotypical perceptions are imposed upon me from the age of 5. I am also the youngest granddaughter of my extended family with a legacy of doctors. It always seemed like the best thing a woman could be is to: 1️⃣'Be a doctor to be an 'appropriate girl'. Otherwise you are somehow seen as 'sub-par' smart [ well I dropped out of accelerated med/pharm program to study what I study coz it is a joke πŸƒ#oops ]Truth is, If we have too many smart and fiercely intelligent women in the power fields, husbands wouldn't be able to 'lock' down their wives in the house and 'f' around with 100 others, can they? This also means that, we forget to give proper credit to the real amazingly respectable men in society. #patriarchyisboring πŸ™„#truthbetold 2️⃣'Don't get too educated.' ( especially the law/power-related fields ) Why? That's because when you learn to solely depend on your own feet, you have the power to control your future and speak out at the flaws & bullying that is done to you by your counterparts. #scaryisntit #ihaveballstoouknowπŸ˜’#iamawoman
3️⃣'Look really good.' I agree that all girls and boys have to look at least visually presentable/attractive esp. if they want to go into business/arts/politics. It bloody helps πŸ™„#noteverythingbutst #girlontop
But what I also realised is the definition of beauty defined by a patriarchal Asian society, is designed in a way that ,while it helps girls get that job, it prevents them from surviving the top 1% of the power/corporate positions in the long run. So people ask me "How did you learn to navigate through all that without social/family support?" I had to learn to be a lady as much as possible but to think like a man, learn to have a steel of heart while remaining deeply passionate & caring. #womenwholift #caringwomen #realwomen Photo Credits to #flashstudio #womenempowerment #peoplewholifttogetherstaytogether

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Reposted from Sheryl Sandberg's FB page #whyilovesherylsandberg
#compassionate #amazingchief #cool
According to the 2012 UN Report, there are approximately 2.4 million people around the world who are victims of human trafficking . Inside this $32 billion industry, about 80% of these victims are sexually exploited. The causes of this global phenomenon are usually a combination political, socio-economic, governmental & societal factors. One of the criminological reasons why this is so prevalent in developing countries, for example, is that young and uneducated women from impoverished backgrounds fall prey to being recruited by traffickers in the name of false financial promises/ 'better lives abroad'.
#whyweneedyounggirlseducated
#sherunstheshow #coolwoman #sherylsandbergisamazing #womenwhohustle #womenwhocare #womenwholift #womenwholifteachotherup #peoplewholifttogetherstaytogether
#womenempowerment #hardworkingpeople

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When Exams are over on Nov. 8th, but you still keep rolling :Discipline has NO Deadline #stillorganizing #disciplineiskey #talentisntenoughthesedays
First Feedback [ FitnessFirst Melbourne ]
As a gymholic/lifetime athlete, I have to say that FitnessFirst has amazing customer service and very energetic BodyAttack fitness instructors. #FitnessFirst #Bodyattack #excellent
Second Feedback [ Student Village Carlton ] When a stranger walks into my kitchen [ door unlocked 6 times ] w/o knocking and some staff people pretend not to know about it.
#somestaffareveryrudeandunprofessional #surprisedtheyarehiredinexpenseofreputation #iwouldnt #internationalstudentslife #culpritcaughtredhanded #wrongiswrong
As someone who has led a chain of accommodations before in NY, here's my Honest Feedback as a customer 2017: 1️⃣I have never met an RA who looks down on his own ethnic people [ I am partly Myanmar too u know ] 2️⃣The red haired staff member is unprofessionally rude 3️⃣The European RA who mixes personal and professional feelings [ also has 'yellow fever' and is unaware that yes it does taint your professional reputation if you consider working in Asia/esp. Japan if you are majoring in IR ] #professionalmisconduct #dumb #hasaccesstosecuritycamerashere #caughtspyingonpoliticalfriendsdiscussions
#caughttryingtogatheranotherRAtodealwithit
On the other hand, there are some SVM Staff members whom I have met & think, are good: Ms. Maria Washer, Syia, Alessandro, the blonde Security lady, the Brown security guy [ he might not be liked but he is good ], the sweet Brown cleaner lady from my floor & the young blonde staff member from management team. If I am to run the accommodation again, I wouldn't tolerate the presence of 1️⃣ , 2️⃣ & 3️⃣ who taint the name of your brand. It's not worth it. Either retrain them and see their progress or simply let them go. Otherwise, You will loose more money and incur branding costs in the long run no matter how good your events are [ On the good side: event diversity is improving ❀️ ] #dumbrecruitment #feedback #thestudentvillagemelbourne
#lackofeconomicanddiplomaticsense #nosenseofbusinessandpolitics #overseasstudentsaustralia

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Sir Nicholas Winton, otherwise known as 'The British Schindler', saved up to 669 Jewish children at risk in Nazi Germany. He did this by first starting a foundation which was later approved by the British House of Commons so that he could 'smuggle' these children into England to have better lives and be adopted in families. For his humanitarian accomplishments, Sir Winton was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 as well as awarded The Highest Honour of The Czech Republic by Czech President Milos Zeman. He passed away at the age of 106 [ 1st July 2015 ], in Berkshire England. #peoplewhocare #peoplethatinspire #sirnicholaswinton #peoplethatmatter #selflesspeople #humanitarian #therealpeople #peoplewholifttogetherstaytogether

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If you happen to be a πŸ’πŸ»woman [ or a man 😌 ] with βœ…a genuine interest in Business and Leadership, βœ…are FREE late this November [ 24-25 ], and βœ…are in Yangon, Myanmar - It probably is a good idea to 1️⃣chill a bit & 2️⃣network with wonderful ladies πŸ‘―+ some FOOD πŸ‘Ήat this Conference/Dinner organized by The Australian Chamber of Commerce [ Myanmar ]. Check out their Facebook page for more information: the tickets 😏#australianchamberofcommerce #myanmar #yangon #myanmarentrepreneurs #myanmarwomen #australiamyammarrelations

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On this day [ 1990 ], Mary Robinson became the First Female President of Ireland. #firstfemaleirishpresident
As shown in this picture, Robinson receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom from then American President Barack Obama. At a young age, she studied law at Trinity College Dublin then at Harvard Law School, graduating with First Class Honours. #electedscholarofthetime

She is currently the Chairman of Institute of Human Rights and Businesses, and Chancellor of University of Dublin. #universityofdublin
Among her many other accomplishments , she also works alongside Richard Branson, Jochen Zeitz and many other business leaders as part of The B Team group. #bteamcommunity
#businessleadership #womenwhohustle
Finally, as founding member and Chairman of the Council of Women Leaders, she is truly a strong advocate of women empowerment. #activisttoo #councilofwomenworldleaders
#maryrobinson #peoplethatmatter #peoplethatinspire #womenwhohustle #womenwholift #womenempowerment #peoplewholifttogetherstaytogether

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At The University of Melbourne this year, ONE of the amazing experiences I've had was being the sole planner, organiser ( A - Z ) & host (with Yoatzin Guzman ) - the following reputable and notable individuals for interested students ( Speaker Series ): Starting from the Top LEFT corner:

1️⃣Dr. John Langmore: Recent Noble Prize for Peace Recipient [ Alongside my current Professor Richard Tanter ] Board Member of International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.
2️⃣Dr. Adrian Little: Melbourne University's Head of Social Sciences & Political Sciences Department. Expert in British Politics
3️⃣Dr. Daniel McCarthy: Expert on International Relations Theory, Science and Technology, Materialism. #amazinglecturertoo
4️⃣Dr. John Fitzgerald: Former Associate Dean of Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry of Health Sciences & Expert in Illegal Drug Use.
5️⃣Dr. Andrew Walter: Interim Director of Melbourne School of Government, Former Director of a Global Executive program ( Joint bet. LSE, NYU & HEC ), Fellow of St. Anthony's College, Oxford University. #excellentteacher
6️⃣Dr. Trevor Findlay: Expert in Security, Future Nuclear Energy & Global Nuclear Governance. Principal Fellow at Social Science and Political Sciences unimelb, Associate of 'Managing the Atom' Project at Harvard Kennedy School. #mosthumblepeopleievermet
While the process of almost solely organising the events on a bi-weekly basis was at times challenging, I can say that while the process of almost solely organising the events was at times challenging, listening to their insights about their fields of expertise was very cool!! Thank you to all the professors for making peace happen. #ssps #unimelb #mirs #eventplanning #internationalrelations #peoplewhocare

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Brief chill/intellectual discussion after a long day, with this hardworking fashion student/friend #whitehouseinstituteofdesign: So many giggles to talks about everything from Angry Birds [ we reached a consensus about how I am Kind of like one #blackangrybird πŸ’‚πŸΏβ€β™€οΈ ] to Trump's longest 12 day Asian Pacific tour starting with Japan [ Today ], South Korea, China, Vietnam and The Philippines where he will be attending the Leadership summit to meet leaders of 'The Pacific Rim' ( Australia's Malcolm Turnbull will be there too ). #peoplewhocare #fundiscussionsandstories #womenwholift #peoplethatmatter #funtalks✌️ #peoplewholifttogetherstaytogether #womenpoweringwomen

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9️⃣ Years Ago, Today [ Nov 4th ]: Barack Obama became the First ever Black/African American to be elected President of The United States of America. There is no doubt that he is truly an inspirational being for having THAT courage to take on a major step ( which was considered very risky at the time as the first black American to ever take on the role- I mean who would have ever thought about it ) to represent his people, his country. But it is also super important not to forget that without his amazing, intelligent & charismatic partner [ then 1st Lady ] Michelle Obama, his family and his support base - it would not have been possible. It reminds me of ONE Warren Buffett saying that the reason why "[s]omeone is sitting in the shade today is because someone planted a tree long time ago". It makes me realise, the significant importance of individuals like Abraham Lincoln, Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King who gave so much of their energy towards a dream that is ONLY manifested decades and decades later. #barackobama #michelleobama #thegamechangers #inspirationalpeople #peoplewholift #peoplewhocare #peoplethatmatter #minoritygroupsmatter #peoplewholifttogetherstaytogether #rosaparks #abrahamlincoln #againstracism

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Woke up at 5 am to meditate ( which lasted only 2 ✌🏻minutes ) when I RAN to the window & SAW πŸ—―οΈA Black Hot Air Balloon 😍 from my studydesk @unimelb. Didn't know that Myanmar's National Holiday [ Otherwise known as the Festival of Lights ], extends borders. Google about it you didn't know about this fabulous event please, thanks ❀️#tazaungdaingfestival #fullmoonday #blackairballoons #fiveam #meditation #melbourne #endofrainingseason

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One of Myanmar's amazing celebrities just came up with a beautiful photoshoot captioned 'Black is the new Black'. [ ❀️Thanks for the tribute #salute ❀️ ]. Eaindra Kyaw Zin is one of Myanmar's most famous celebrities/actresses today [ who has also won an Academy Award in 2004 ]. In case you did not know, she is one of the granddaughters of Bo Zeya, a member of the Thirty Comrades who founded the modern Burmese Army [ as well as many other well-known individuals in the Myanmar Entertainment Industry ] Fun Fact: She had a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. #justcozyouareasiandoesn'tmeanyouarestupidFollow her @ one_and_only_queen_of_mine for inspiration. #myanmar #ladiesinblack #womenwholift #womenwhohustle #strongandcool #womenempowerment #peoplewholifttogetherstaytogether #eaindrakyawzin #amazingwoman

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At this very second, at the Indonesian Dog Meat Trade, so many dogs are being mistreated ( from being boiled alive for a minute or two, to beaten violently before they they are killed ). News has it that most of these dogs are being stolen from pet owners for the trade itself. #theft I have created a fundraiser to raise awareness and you can help support too. ❀️#birthdaywish #humanesocietyinternational #doglover🐢 #dogownersknow #dogsarefamilytoo #againstdogcruelty #againstdogmeattrade #dogsofinstagram #unimelb #newyorkcity #melbourne #indonesia #welfareofdogs

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When I talk to mom on the phone and ask how 'my son' is in public, people confuse themselves asking me if I have a son. #pomeranian No I biologically don't. But I do have 1️⃣feisty Pomeranian boy [ his name is πŸ₯Leo ] who kind of forgot me as the person who raised him since he was a month old after which I had to pass on my responsibilities to my parents, to care for him [ had to pursue my studies abroad]. #dogsarethebest #fiestypup #doglover🐢 #ache#likemotherlikeson #loyalcreatures #badkid #pomeranianlovers #pompom #stressless #dogsarefamily

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Melbourne Law School just introduced 😍Entertainment and Law in the Digital Age [ Can be taken as Breadth for all Majors ] 2018. It is also offering Privacy Law and Social Network for February Intensive [❀️just enrolled ❀️]. FYI, if you want to further your studies in Law, Look no Further 1) Take the LSAT 2) Score High GPA 3) Apply and 4) Enrol [ if you are good enough ☺️] in the Law School that has recently taken over Harvard Law School in the World Rankings a few weeks ago. #howdareyourejectjackmaharvard#courseplanningduringexamperiod #unimelb #melbournelawbreadths #joinme #fun #melbournelawschool #amazingcafestoo

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Today [ in 1848, Boston Massachusetts ], The First Medical School for Women opens - welcoming many amazing female medical professionals and doctors that saved many lives during the time, and therefore today. #BostonMedicalSchool Reading about this makes me embrace my family tradition, famous for its strong generational legacy of having all doctors ( also business people ) in my extended family [ except me πŸ€“well I dropped out of the accelerated med program #neurosciencemajor #accountingmajor #sorrynewyorkers❀️coz too caught up with #lawandinternationalrelations ] #legacy #awardwinningrelatives #hardworkingpeople #wholemyanmartop5examscorers#strongfamilytraditions #publichealth #strongwomen #doctorsareimportant #workaholics
#femaledoctors #doctorsarecooltoo #unimelb

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