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Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining ⛅ 🐟

Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining ⛅ 🐟
By Jamie Lim Yin Yin • Issue #28 • View online
Hi friends!
Remember a couple of weeks ago, how I shared with all of you that the Koi in my pond got attacked by those terrible otters 😡? We then had to spend some time scooping out the dismembered Koi bodies, and throw them away. We had to spend some time cleaning the area with vinegar / water mixture because the fishy smell was super overwhelming, and honestly it even got little nauseating for me to a certain point. I remember that on that day, I refused to go swimming. The thought of eating sashimi that day also horrified me.
We were sad about the news, but what’s done was done. After mourning the loss of the Koi, my family and I decided to ‘move on’ by making plans to renovate parts of the pond to bring it back to life.
Early one morning about a week ago, one of my family members was walking around the pond and she happened to notice some bits of orange ‘flickering’ by. As the sun was just about rising, she thought: ‘Perhaps it’s just the sun rays playing tricks on my eyes’. She thought wrong - in the next few minutes, she realized that there were in fact, dozens of mini orange Koi fish swimming around the pond!
My whole family was elated to hear this news - what awesome news after such a gruesome episode! It turns out, despite the original decision to ‘throw all dead / beheaded fish away’ my family member had decided to take a chance on the Koi by cutting one of the dead pregnant fish and secretly throwing some of the eggs into the pond! I’m so glad she took a chance on them because we are pretty sure we have at least 100 baby Koi swimming around our pond!
2 lessons I took away from this:
1) It’s true indeed, as cliche as it sounds, every cloud does have a silver lining. Most of the time, when bad things happen to us - we just can’t seem to shift our perspective to see the potential positive outcome because our hearts are still in pain and in denial. However, we just need to be patient, and the things will eventually turn out fine.
2) Take a chance on things. This extends to people as well. Don’t always do what you’re told, especially if your gut feeling tells you otherwise! Even if the outcome seems like a done deal, you never know what may happen, especially if whatever you do doesn’t hurt the situation or have any negative outcome!
The amount of support that came in when the attack happened was really heartwarming - so thank you everyone for your kind words and support during that time! I appreciate all of you very much!
Till next week!
Jamie

My Favourite Things This Week 💛
Photo : Silver Lining - Koi Babies! 🐟 
Baby Koi Fish! 🐟  These are just a fraction of the fish I could capture!
Baby Koi Fish! 🐟 These are just a fraction of the fish I could capture!
The ones you see here are only the orange coloured ones! There are also black and white ones, and mixed coloured ones that are still super small at this point of time, so it’s actually pretty hard to capture on camera! Though it’s not an insight I discovered on the internet, this sight truly made my week!
Simple things like this just makes me think that nature is really amazing - and somehow the Lion King’s theme of ‘The Circle of Life’ keeps coming back to me. Nature really takes its course.
As my Dad says - we now have the responsibility to make the Koi’s grandparents proud and take care of their grandkois! Will share a photo of them as they continue to grow :)
Instagram: @thewokesalaryman
Instagram: @thewokesalaryman
Visualisations of any sort are incredibly helpful in helping us learn things and concepts. I gather that’s why comics and graphic novels are super popular amongst the young - it’s really engaging! I came across these mini ‘comic’ strips - either on instagram or youtube, but really enjoyed the content because it’s really educational, especially on topics I care about (and wish was taught in school when I was growing up)
Woke Salaryman [was created] with the intention of helping Singaporeans make better financial and life choices through education. Even if it means deviating from the conventional path always preached by previous generations/conventional wisdom.
We believe that when people are financially stable, they are more able to make rational and wiser decisions. Not just for themselves, but for society. 
As someone who isn’t super financially savvy (I’m slowly learning to be though!) - some of the mini articles on investing are pretty decent. They’ve since then branched out to talk about career tips and ‘life lessons’ and they’ve spoken from a Singaporean perspective which I absolutely love because that’s also the direction I’m keen to move towards in the future! Do check them out!
Video Of The Week 🎥
The secret to creating the PERFECT resume (student edition)
The secret to creating the PERFECT resume (student edition)
Second video on recruitment tips - this time on how to build the perfect resume (student edition)! Please watch it, and give it a like 👍🏽 and subscribe to my channel here if you haven’t yet done so! 🙏🏼
Kindle Highlight Of The Week 📖
Think of the many things you own, how much of it do you use 80-100% of the time? Are you truly getting value of the the usage / experience of the particular possession? Shouldn't that be how we measure how much we get value out of something?
Think of the many things you own, how much of it do you use 80-100% of the time? Are you truly getting value of the the usage / experience of the particular possession? Shouldn't that be how we measure how much we get value out of something?
Photo Of The Week 📷
Celebrated my bestie's birthday with some of our favourite folks :) Always so nice to catch up and play board games together! <3
Celebrated my bestie's birthday with some of our favourite folks :) Always so nice to catch up and play board games together! <3
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My name is Jamie, a Millennial based in Singapore 🇸🇬. I love exploring topics on productivity 📈, personal development 🌱 and career tips 🎓 to help Gen Z & Millennials navigate life. Every week, I send out a newsletter with learnings I've encountered throughout the week and share them to help folks around the world lead a happy and healthier life!

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