Saturday, August 30, 2014

Considering Corporate Gifts

Present giving is normally for annual vacations and birthday, however, not within the corporate planet. Since providing a corporate present is still a style of online business transaction it's also a likelihood to make a feeling. From prospective clients to lengthy time business relationships, there can be numerous who obtain corporate gifts. If precautions are certainly not taken, clashes can arise when giving gifts. Ask each corporation about their own policy on personnel receiving gifts and preserve a track of them. You can find a lot of nations and nations that follow their very own traditions that needs to be thought of. Without expertise, a basic business enterprise dinner can turn poor when a gift is given around some nations. Find out the proper present providing procedures when you are traveling globally to make sure no laws or guidelines are broken. Countries using a Chinese national influence willdeclinea gift three times prior to accepting it's an instance. Corporate gifts are anticipated within nations like Ukraine, Columbia, and Bolivia. Attempt to get facts about any particular person you're going to purchase a corporate gift for so as to make the method much easier. Demonstrate how properly you listen by buying a gift that's in the recipients interests. Corporate gifts are to be seen as a small gesture of admiration. These presents are to show the personal relationship you've constructed using the individual. You will find countless fantastic corporate gifts ideas. Another approach to corporate gifts ideas would be buying one thing special. Surprise an individualby sending them a card letting themunderstand of the donation the business produced in their own name.

Corporate gifts Singapore is one particular place you could possibly locate several present desires. Corporate gifts Singapore delivers not simply corporate gifts, but also wedding mementos, Christmas gifts, and far more. Allow the client to understand the reason why you got that particular present for them. Putting around this further work will show them that you simply get pleasure from them. When talking with guests it really is nice to have a meal in a pleasant restaurant. Considering that there are actually not many people who do not get pleasure from going out to the nice dinner, you may use this as terrific gift. Countless individuals within the home business world favor to deliver a present to the corporation as opposed to for individual men and women. Quite a few individuals know that it will not matter who you provide a corporate present to provided that you stick to the principles. Some agencies and people today really feel it's substantially improved to send any gifts only towards the provider. Even though many people like obtaining gifts, it might build a feeling of favoritism is really a situations. A number of locations will put plants they receive as gifts inside the lobby so give to everybody. Because many organizations like to share what is given to them, fruits, snacksand candies all can be terrific corporate gifts ideas. Just like good corporate gifts, you will find undesirable ones also. Keep away from providing a knife or maybe a pair of scissors considering that they are able to symbolize the separating to a connection or friendship. As a result of a lot of many people providing the exact same small things like a present, it really is ideal to offer exceptional or original things. As opposed to giving cash like a corporate gift, some individuals locate present cards a significantly superior selection. Getting income may be the 1 issue that most agencies forbid staff to take like a present.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Yet Another Successful Collaboration with HIOSA, our Official Partner for Holy Innocents' Idol 2007

Words by Amelia Swee
Edited by Mr. Raymond Yeo

Holy Innocents' Idol 2007, or HI Idol for short, is an inaugural school-wide competition cum music extravaganza through which the HIHS student population uncovered and crowned a deserving teenage singing sensation. Through this article, the organisers of HI Idol would like to express their deepest appreciation for HIOSA (Holy Innocents' Old Students Association). Without its close collaboration and generous support, HI Idol would not have taken off. Many aspects of this competition such as prizes and stage design have received invaluable assistance in the form of sponsorship and constructive feedback provided by our dearest Alumni, especially Mr. Ken Tay Tien Loon.

When asked if HIOSA would continue its involvement in future HI Idol competitions, HIOSA Chairperson Mr. John Lim Cho Lee replied with great assurance: "Of course we will! This competition develops the self-confidence of our juniors. It encourages students who are not academically-inclined to step out and showcase their singing talents. I believe HIHS students do not have many opportunities to display such talents and the competition is another opportunity for them to do so. So it is also about the old generation lending the new one a helping hand!"

Lee Wei Song School of Music Principal and HIHS Alumnus Mr. Lee Wei Song also supports HI Idol. On 11 June 2007, he invited the Top 10 HI Idol Finalists to his school, where they received free vocal training conducted by his school's instructors. He hoped the Finalists had picked up techniques that have improved their vocal ability, with which they can carve out a career in the music industry. Mr. Lee beamed with enthusiasm when he was asked if he would continue as a guest judge for the Grand Finals: "Sure! I'll be more than happy to do that!"

Our school leaders were equally heartened by HIOSA's involvement in HI Idol. Holy Innocents' High School Principal Mrs. Pauline Wong told me she would not have seen the most ecstatic audience in her life without this competition: "Our own students! They were the best ever!" she exclaimed. Vice-Principal Ms. Christina Michael felt that Mr. Ken Tay's recommendation to dress the Finalists in Fox was spot-on. Some students probably gained a better of understanding of what smart causal means after watching the Grand Finals, she added with a smile.

Since its formation, HIOSA has been a steadfast partner of HIHS, actively involved in numerous community-building activities and initiatives. Its time-tested and unstinting support is a pillar of HIHS...yesterday, today and tomorrow.


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I Love Music.

Words by ameliaswee

A relaxant yet a depressant. Music can affect how we feel. Therefore, we should learn to select the "right song" for the "right time". Personally, I love songs that are sung by strong vocalists, with meaningful lyrics and soothing melodies. When I was a young child, my mother introduced the songs of veteran powerhouses like Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston and Toni Braxton to me.

We Belong Together by Mariah Carey featuring Wentworth Miller

I grew to like Christina Aguilera, who was known as the "little girl with big voice". She began singing at a young age, but her voice was on par with Whitney Houston's. Now she is referred to as the "voice of her generation" because she possesses a four-octave vocal range. She is able to hit notes in the whistle register with that big voice of hers. Her songs are also bear much meaning and raw emotion. The classic Beautiful gives people who suffer from low self-esteem and anorexia nervosa a booster shot of encouragement.

Christina Aguilera singing Beautiful

Alecia Beth Moore, better known as Pink, is another favourite singer of mine. Dear Mr. President and Who Knew are worth a listen. Their lyrics are painfully honest and sung using a great voice.

Dear Mr. President by Pink

I'm also into Evanescence and Linkin Park. Both bands have strong vocalists in Amy Lee and Chester Bennington, complemented by heady guitar riffs and heavy drum beats. Check out Lithium and My Immortal by Evanescence, as well as Numb and What I've Done by Linkin Park.

Lithium by Evanescence

To sum up, I'm into power and emotional depth when it comes to music. Therefore, some genres like Techno are not my cup of tea. After all, an individual's taste in music is dependent on his or her personal preferences and choices.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

I Love Travis...
...and its sense of humour.

Words by misteryeo

The 1st 2 singles from its latest album, The Boy with No Name:

Closer, guest-starring Ben Stiller.


Selfish Jean, starring comedian Demetri Martin

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Wanna view 351 photographs of the Grand Finals?
Register @ NOW!

Words by misteryeo

In the words of our (unpaid) Webmaster Shing To:

The photos shot by Mr. Lai Mun Guan during HI Idol Grand Finals have been uploaded to our servers, compact but high-res, ready for visitors to the HI Idol gallery!

THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY ONE in all! This time round they are EXCLUSIVE!! to members of the HI Idol Community.

The HI Idol Gallery: The photos are clear - you can even see the dimples!

So what are you waiting for?!

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Tuesday, July 3, 2007

I love Transformers!
But no money to buy?

Words by misteryeo

Is (pocket) $ an issue? No worries - watch the following videos for free!

Transformers Theme by Black Lab

Probably the BEST song not to make it to the Transformers Original Soundtrack.

And from the abovementioned OST, I have:

What I've Done by Linkin Park


Doomsday Clock by The Smashing Pumpkins

Click here for the full line-up of songs.

New Arrivals!
What's fresh at the HI Idol YouTube Channel

Words by misteryeo

The revamped Channel is hosting 4 new videos this week onwards:

Don't Worry Sean! (Mr. Shahrom's Directorial Debut)

Grand Finals Title Sequence

An Alternative Set Design for the Grand Finals! (:

Styles from Beyond @ the Grand Finals (many thanks to limyingying89!)

In addition, look out for more exclusive content such as interviews with Sulasteri, Hao Lin and Nicholas, as well as recordings of exciting performances presented during the Grand Finals in the weeks to come.

Have I piqued your interest sufficiently? If so, hope on over NOW!!

Friday, June 29, 2007

The Finals Countdown
From 10 to 1

Words by misteryeo

10 Finalists: Grace, Wei Qi, Emily, Linda, Dorothy, Ting Ya, Hao Lin, Sulasteri, Camille & Nicholas

9 Teachers: Ms. Agnes Chin, Mr. Elamaran, Ms. Jacqueline Nai, Ms. Jill Lee, Mr. Lai Mun Guan, Mrs. Maria Goh, Mr. Raymond Yeo, Mr. Shahrom & Ms. Tan Bee Choo

8 types of Student Event Leaders (close to 100 of them in total): Adminstrator, Backstage Crew, Blogger, Creative, Emcee, Presiding Officer (Voting Station), Publicist & Techie

7 hours of rehearsals before the Finals: Over 2 days, 18 & 23 June 2007, School Hall

6 aspects of HI Idol's web operations: Blog, Email, Community, Gallery, Windows Live Messenger & YouTube Channel

5 hours of customised training received by the Finalists: 1 to 6pm, 11 June 2007, Lee Wei Song School of Music

4 Judges: Mrs. Geraldine Tay, Mr. Elamaran, Ms. Christina Michaels & our Alumnus Mr. Lee Wei Song

3 Sponsors: Holy Innocents' Old Students' Association, Lee Wei Song School of Music & Fox Fashion

2 Rounds of Auditions/Elimination: Over 3 days in Semester 1, 80 students, School Library

And last but not least


Thursday, June 28, 2007

Patience is the Key
According to our Webmaster Shing To

Words by misteryeo

The HI Idol Community and the Blog Poll have been taken offline for the time being. Our web hosting provider 110MB Hosting is currently upgrading its hardware. Do try to logging-on during the coming weekend. The HI Idol Media Team is terribly sorry for any inconvenience caused.


The HI Idol Community and the (new) Blog Poll are now back online!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Music Fiesta Photos up!
To access our Gallery, register to become a Community Member...

Words by misteryeo

In the words of our Webmaster Shing To:

143 photographs shot by Mr. Lai Mun Guan during the HI Idol Music Fiesta are now hosted in the Gallery (in their full 2000~3000 x 2000~3000 dimensions), compressed by me from 5MB 99Q JPEG to 1MB 80Q JPEG format. Most of them still have their EXIF meta data intact, so you'll know which camera is used by Mr. Lai and the settings he used to take the pictures.

Furthermore with the Coppermine Gallery software, you can view online slideshows of all the photos without downloading all of them! Rate the photos or even comment them! Yes, I know the photos maybe available elsewhere, but you have access to more data and features in our Gallery, exclusive to our Community Members!

The photos in our Gallery are in their original (high) resolution sizes. The ones in the School Album are much smaller. Click on the photos to enlarge them!

O n e h u n d r e d a n d f o r t y - t h r e e photos, including those with Malcolmie in them, heh.

In addition, 6 exclusive HI Idol MSN Messenger Display Pictures are available for download too. Click here for more details.

So REGISTER NOW! (clickitclickitclickit)