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    • @mavislee the interview took around 15-20mins? 

      @noel.91 haha confident, ok la. Just do note that the interviewers will just give you a poker face throughout the interview which can really be daunting

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    • @Jennifer88 and @mavislee I went for my psychological assessment alr thankfully. So now waiting for 4th round actually. Damn it you guys need to wait till Aug!! But Mavis at least you're still in it (:

      @yamihami Nice! You sound confident haha

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    • New Data Shows Strengthening Roots of Buddhism in Australia

      Craig Lewis Buddhistdoor Global | 2017-07-13 |

      Recently published data from Australia’s 2016 census offers a revealing insight into the country’s rapidly evolving religious landscape, with an encouraging outlook for Buddhist communities in the antipodean nation. While overall the data indicated a marked shift toward no religious affiliation among the population over the last 25 years, the number of people identifying as Buddhists continued to grow steadily as the third most common religion in the nation of more than 23 million.

      The number of Australians reporting no religious affiliation rose from 13 per cent in 1991 to 30 per cent in 2016, while the number people identifying as Christians, the most common religion in Australia, dropped to 52 per cent from 74 per cent over the same 25-year period. Buddhism, meanwhile, climbed to 2.4 per cent in 2016, from 0.8 per cent in 1991, while Hinduism increased from 0.3 per cent to 1.9 per cent, and Islam from 0.9 per cent to 2.6 per cent.

      However, some Buddhists believe the percentage of practitioners could in fact be higher as increasing numbers of Australians practice Buddhism without formally identifying with the label. Pairoj Brahma, a former Buddhist monk from Thailand who lives on a farm in northern New South Wales where he teaches meditation, observed that many Australians who practise Buddhism do not necessarily view themselves as religious.

      “Buddhism is growing rapidly in Australia because the core Buddhist teaching is somehow suitable to logical thinking and intellectual minds,” Pairoj noted. “You can practice mindful living in everyday life without officially calling yourself a Buddhist. It’s about cause and effect, not things coming from the air. It's about seeing interconnectedness and how things are related to each other.” (ABC News)

      Although the first clear example of a Buddhist settlement in Australia dates back to the 1850s, Buddhism first began to gain a widespread foothold in the late 1970s, largely as a result of immigration from Southeast Asia in the wake of the war in Vietnam, but also with the spread to Western countries of Tibetan Buddhism. According to 2016 data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Buddhism is now the third most popular religion in Australia behind Christianity and Islam, with some 563,000 Buddhists in the country of 23.4 million. This number has been growing rapidly—doubling between 1996 and 2006. Roughly 75 per cent of Australia’s Buddhists are Buddhist families originating from Asia who have migrated to Australia in recent decades, with the remaining 25 per cent mostly Australian-born Caucasians who identify as Buddhists.

      Australia’s numerous Buddhist communities could be witnessed observing an equally diverse host of festivals and celebrations over the past weekend.

      Theravada communities across the country—especially those with ties to Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand—gathered to commemorate the first sermon of Shakyamuni Buddha. Buddhist monk Phramaha Weraphong Ritchumnong led celebrations in a rural community in New South Wales, where Thai Buddhists typically congregates to eat, chant, and meditate. “It’s an important day because it was the foundation of the core concept of the Buddha’s teaching, cause and effect,” the monk explained. (ABC News)

      Also in New South Wales, another community of Buddhists held a ceremony to mark the enlightenment of the bodhisattva Guanyin. “Guanyin is the enlightened being who hears the sounds or the cries of the people,” said Nan Tien Temple director Reverend Maio You. “Without Guanyin, Buddhists will not have their cries heard and their sufferings liberated. It’s a significant day for Buddhists.” (ABC News)

      Among Australia’s Tibetan community, former monk Yeshi Sangpo, his wife Pema Tso, and their 17-year-old daughter Yangkyi Sangpo joined other Tibetan Buddhists in celebrating the birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Yangkyi, who fled China with her family after Yeshi escaped from a police detention center, said the celebrations helped Tibetans maintain a connection with their religion and culture. “It’s not about individual prayers and stuff, it’s about how we treat other people, about how you control your mind,” she said. “You be nice to people and be compassionate to people and that’s what we strive to do every single day.” (ABC News)

       

      Meditation teacher Pairoj emphasized that the diversity of celebrations and observations demonstrated underlined that Buddhism is not a one-size-fits-all religion. Pairoj, who noted that he generally chose not to participate in Buddhist ceremonies, observed: “Nowadays [many] people seem to follow traditions and cultures and rituals blindly with no investigation and inquiry, which is the opposite of the teachings of the Buddha.” (ABC News)

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    • 200717 (Thursday)

      Go Ahead Cameo

      12:
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      SBS3479J

      36:
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      SBST Cameo

      123:
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      147:
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      SMRT Cameo

      67:
      SMB1410D
      Unknown Volgren Bendy

      172:
      SMB115M
      SG5137U

      188:
      SMB99B
      SMB1512T

      190:
      TIB1078C (190-190-32)
      TIB1115D
      SG5172S

      301:
      SMB3159S

      302:
      TIB1153T
      SMB1510Z

      307:
      SMB18K (307-307-14, 307S107 PM, 307PM15)
      SMB59S (307-307-1, 307AP01) >> 340D slot
      SMB3111D (307-307-13, 307S106)
      SMB3130Z (307-307-3, 307AP03) >> 311M slot

      **SMB310R, SMB311M (307-307-14, 307S107 AM), SMB1582R (307-307-4) in service

      308:
      SMB11D
      SMB1400H

      922:
      SMB71E

      925:
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      SMB1625B

      927:
      SG1748H

      972:
      SMB5004S

      972 x 975:
      SMB5012T

      975:
      SMB31X
      SMB112X >> 975B
      SMB3098J

      979/979M:
      SMB224G
      SMB1586E

      983:
      SMB5067K
      SG5121P

       

      Tower Transit Cameo

      143:
      SBS3325U
      SG5001C (143-14313)

      189:
      SMB3057C

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    234 posts since Dec '16
    • 200717

      300:

      TIB1021R (1117Z slot)

      SG1711M (PM)

      979M:

      SMB1586E (ex-perm)

      983:

      SG1711M (AM)

      SG5121P (5064X slot)

      SMB1592L

      LRT Shuttle A:

      SMB1400H

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      TIB1076H

       

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    • oh i seen few days ago

      anyhow accuse only

      tell u, next time i can just innocently sit on mrt playing with my hp and someone will video me and say 'old man watching porn on hp in public spaces'

      one day

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    • Jah_rastafar_I posted :

      fann looks like this now

      image

      Narong Wongwan posted :

      Yes what a waste I remembered meeting her when she was still a model and student. Almost 30 years ago. Even in a school uniform sans makeup she had a face that could light up a room. Really exuberated that X factor.

      Bonut posted :

      You mean like this ??

      image

      Narong Wongwan posted :

      Nabei me no pedophile la. She retook her o levels in now defunct private school Orchard School of Arts sans late 1980s. She was already a popular model back then

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    • Originally posted by Kfardin33:

      This kind of news are seen everyday on the headline of the newspaper.

      i read everyday

      but no see this kind of news on the headline leh

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    • What he did to the poor guy at 40 seconds into the video, pouring molten metal over his head, they used to do that in real-life no kidding, back in the dark ages and medieval times, in ancient China (emperors and empresses skinning women alive to death, amputating limbs and gouging out eyes, etc), in ancient Rome / Greece / Athens / Sparta, etc, the Inquisition, etc.

      http://fandom.wikia.com/articles/daenerys-targaryen-rule-westeros