LLA 2008

14 09 2008

Ahheem… *cough cough*…

juskawaime is officially a nominee of LLA – Lifelong Learner Award 2008

LLA

LLA

HAH! *mouth open big big*

>.<

A friend, Mel, has the audacity to nominate me for LLA. Hahaa though I felt that she is crazy to do that, I appreciated her for having so much faith in me and my studies… I was encouraged and pleased, in fact. When she told me , on last Tuesday night, after our Jap class, that she was planning to nominate me, I scoffed at her.. She must be joking!! Me? Lifelong Learner…?? hahaa

My impression is that Lifelong Learner Award’s nominees should be of considerable age.. (I am still young.. =p), constantly learning in their life journey and upgrading their skills/knowledge/expertise to stay competative and useful to this ever-changing working world.. This hat is definitely too big for me.. Anyway check out past individual winners of LLA here.

I told Mel that I am elated that she has this thought, I appreciated it and lets stop here…. Yet on thursday morning, I received an SMS from her stating:

“Ok I nominate you liao. You go see ur email. Good e luck heh heh..”

*WHHAATT!!*

I thought I will be receiving some sort of ‘notification’ from the organizer.. Nope .. it was what she wrote of me for the nomination Form. There are 4 qs that you need to answer:

1. What did the nominee do to constantly upgrade his/her skills?

2. How did the training help the nominee keep his job, do different areas of work or switch to a new career?

3. How did the nominee overcome challenges in his/her learning journey?

4. How did the training help the nominee to improve productivity, create better work flow, reduce costs or increase customer satisfaction?

This is what sweet Mel wrote:

Within the short span of time that I know her, she’s constantly taking up courses to upgrade herself, and sometimes concurrently as well while EXCELLING in all of them. She is always onto something new. I’ve never met anyone quite so driven.

It is not easy but she makes it seem like a breeze. She manages by playing hard as well as working and studying hard. She plays badminton and tennis (she used to play for the school) each week, and enjoys the company of her friends & discovering new places to eat/go. Religion & a bit of travel helps too. She is a very balanced individual.

I’m probably selling her short by stating only what little I know of her thus far, but I truly think the award should go to her.

Hahaa… It was such honour that someone felt this way for me.. Thank you Mel… *muack*

I can see why she felt that way (as in me taking up courses to upgrade myself always)… coz….

Year 2007 was a big step/change for me.. it was like the start of my ‘study’ year… =)

After working for 5 years… i suddenly realized the need to study more… I was deciding to either take a Master of same field, engineering, or some course of other fields.. like Tourism, marketing, and eventually I decided on Advanced Diploma in Mass Communication in MDIS, Management Development Institude of Singapore. I was particularly keen on Public Relations course.

MDIS

MDIS

I have completed all my modules including my graduation project so far. Have scored almost all ‘A’ for all my modules, except of Journalism – scoring a “B”. Am now waiting for the scores of my last semester’s exams – Public Relations and Graduation project. Hopefully I will be getting more good achievements =)

 

 

 

JCSS

JCSS

I also finally stop procastinating and signed up for Japanese course (Elementary) in JCS… It is a one year course (2hrs each week). I had always loved Japanese language, I even took Jap for my general electives in NTU for 2 semesters.. Unfortunately, I never take any JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) papers before as it is always held in December and it was the time for me to go home to Indonesia (during school holiday). I took my JLPT4 last year and managed to score well.. I continued to take intermediate Japanese course this year, and also registered for JLPT3 (it will be held on 7th Dec 2008, Sunday). To be able to handle this test, I also took up a JLPT3 preparation course. It is a 3 month course, which meant that I am having 4hrs of Japanese class every week…

After I completed my Mass Communication, I promised myself to do more exercises and concentrated on my Japanese.. So my weekly activity now is:

Monday: jogging

Tuesday: Japanese

Wed: Tennis

Thurs: Japanese

Fri: Gathering with friends

Sat & Sun: Badminton and/or swimming

There are also lots of things that I want to learn, know, experience, study, master…. like:

  1. Mastering Japanese Language
  2. Learning to draw comics
  3. Psychology
  4. Salsa dancing
  5. Line dancing
  6. Pottery?
  7. Calligraphy?
  8. Knitting?
  9. Photoshop skill?
  10. C/C++ language
  11. Photography
  12. Leadership skill
  13. Web site / blog skill

I guess this list will continue… and may change/modify over the years… I just hope that I will be able to accomplish them one by one …

Oh btw, I am writing this not to ask u to vote for me.. haha and need not nominate me also..

Coz one of the rules is:

Multiple submissions of the same nominee, whether by the same nominator or otherwise, shall not be entertained. Should MPL receive such multiple submissions, only the first entry shall be considered.

and another rule is:

A panel of judges, comprising representatives from MPL, WDA, NTUC and Spring Singapore, will review the nominations and select the final Award recipients. The selection and number of judges, and the manner in which the Award is judged shall be at MPL’s sole and absolute discretion. The judges’ and MPL’s decision at any and all stages of the Award is final. No enquiries, appeals, verbal or written, shall be entertained. The nominees and the nominators shall accept and abide by all decisions made by MPL and/or the judges concerning, without limitation, the rules of participation, procedures and regulations of the Award, the award of prizes and any other matters relating to the Award including the production thereof.

But  you can nominate others…

So why do you need to nominate?? (u may asked urself)

To recognize the efforts done by people surrounding you, encouraging and supporting them and also let the lifelong learning spirit continues … “Never Stop Thinking” is my company’s motto.. our personal motto should be “Never Stop Learning”..

Most importantly, you, as the nominator, can receive S$200/- for ur nominee is selected. And ur nominee can get S$500 to further upgrade his/her skills… Killing 2 birds in one stone.. Nice … =)

Each Award recipient (Individual category ONLY) shall be granted S$500 to spend on further self-improvement and self-development programmes. Each nominator of the Individual category, shall receive S$200 for the successful Award recipient.

Mel hopes I win.. I also do hope I win..

There are much I can do with the prize and the recognition.

But if I dun win, I still salute and look up to those lifelong learning spirit..

NOMINATE YOUR LIFELONG LEARNER

Last year, sixteen individuals and six companies received the Lifelong Learner Awards from President S R Nathan for their efforts in embracing lifelong learning to boost employability and productivity.

The Lifelong Learner Awards returns to recognize individuals who persevere in upgrading their skills and taking on new challenges to stay relevant at work..

The Awards also give recognition to employers who proactively put in place a culture of lifelong learning at the workplace.

Such employers create a culture which encourages their employees to retrain and pick up new skills to raise productivity at work. Their support of lifelong learning leads to concrete outcomes and benefits for their companies and employees.

To nominate your friend, colleague or employer for the Lifelong Learner Awards, click here or call 1800 222 1188 for assistance

RULES & REGULATIONS

1. The Lifelong Learner Awards 2008 (the “Award”) is organised by MediaCorp Pte Ltd (“MPL”) in collaboration with Workforce Development Agency (“WDA”) and partners NTUC and Spring Singapore. Nominations are open to all Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents, except employees of MPL, WDA, NTUC and Spring Singapore and their immediate families. <!–[endif]–>

2. All nominees must be at least 18 years of age as at the date of nomination to enter the nomination exercise, and if under 21 but above 18 years of age, parental consent must be obtained.<!–[endif]–>

3. Recipients of past Lifelong Learner Awards are not eligible to be nominated for this year’s Award.<!–[endif]–>

4. The nomination exercise starts 28 July 2008. Closing date is 21September 2008, 6pm Singapore time<!–[endif]–>

5. All nominations must be made on nomination forms. These forms can be found on the Lifelong Learner Awards 2008 website.<!–[endif]–>

6. Nomination forms that are submitted are not returnable.<!–[endif]–>

7. MPL reserves the right to use and/or reprint contents of the nominations in the publishing of the Award souvenir publication, any other industry-related or educational activities, and to authorise third parties to such contents. Each nominee and the respective nominator hereby expressly agree that if they should take part in any marketing, promotional and/or publicity exercise conducted by MPL in connection with the Award, each of them hereby irrevocably and unconditionally grants to MPL all consents and waivers necessary for MPL to record and use each of their performances, appearances, likeness and/or particulars as the case may be, in any manner whatsoever, and in any part of the world as MPL shall be in its sole discretion deem fit.<!–[endif]–>

8. All nominations should be sent to: LIFELONG LEARNER AWARDS 2008, MediaCorp Pte Ltd, Caldecott Broadcast Centre, 4th Floor, Radio Building, Andrew Road, Singapore 299939. <!–[endif]–>

9. Nominations should be received no later than 21 September 2008, 6pm Singapore time. MPL may reject any entries if they do not comply with any of these rules and regulations or for any other reason whatsoever.<!–[endif]–>

10. Multiple submissions of the same nominee, whether by the same nominator or otherwise, shall not be entertained. Should MPL receive such multiple submissions, only the first entry shall be considered.<!–[endif]–>

11. Multiple submissions of different nominees by the same nominator are allowed, but a separate form must be completed for each nominee.<!–[endif]–>

12. A panel of judges, comprising representatives from MPL, WDA, NTUC and Spring Singapore, will review the nominations and select the final Award recipients. The selection and number of judges, and the manner in which the Award is judged shall be at MPL’s sole and absolute discretion. The judges’ and MPL’s decision at any and all stages of the Award is final. No enquiries, appeals, verbal or written, shall be entertained. The nominees and the nominators shall accept and abide by all decisions made by MPL and/or the judges concerning, without limitation, the rules of participation, procedures and regulations of the Award, the award of prizes and any other matters relating to the Award including the production thereof.<!–[endif]–>

13. Each Award recipient (Individual category ONLY) shall be granted S$500 to spend on further self-improvement and self-development programmes. Each nominator of the Individual category, shall receive S$200 for the successful Award recipient.<!–[endif]–>

14. Award results will be posted on the Lifelong Learner Awards 2008 website.<!–[endif]–>

15. Queries on the Award may be emailed to LLA2008@mediacorp.com.sg<!–[endif]–>

16. MPL reserves the right to change, amend or withdraw any or all the rules and regulations without prior notice.<!–[endif]–>

17. MPL reserves the right to substitute, add to or alter any item on the list of prizes offered. All prizes won shall not be transferable and exchangeable. <!–[endif]–>

18. MPL does not undertake any responsibility to ensure that prizes will be delivered by the sponsors or otherwise to any Award recipient. No agreement shall arise or be constituted, and no obligation will be incurred by MPL or by its related/affiliated companies, officers and/or agents by reason of the nominee(s)’s participation in the Awards or by reason of anything done or omitted to be done by the nominee(s) as a result of or an account of the Award.<!–[endif]–>

19. MPL further reserves the right, without any liability on its part whatsoever, to cancel, postpone, terminate, suspend, end, stop or in any other way cease the Award at any time without prior notice.<!–[endif]–>

20. Each of the nominee and/or the nominator shall each bear their own costs and expenses incurred and/or arising from their participation in the Award, including (without limitation), telecommunications, network, utilities and all such other charges and out-of-pocket expenses as may be incurred during or in connection with this Award, and no reimbursement may be sought from MPL.<!–[endif]–>

21. As and when required by MPL, the nominees and/or the nominator shall produce his passport or identification card (or such other like identification document) for verification purposes.<!–[endif]–>

22. Non-compliance with or breach of any of these rules and regulations shall immediately disqualify the nominee from any participation at any stage of the Award, and any cash and prizes won shall be forfeited, withheld or withdrawn.<!–[endif]–>

23. Each of the nominees, the nominators hereby expressly acknowledge and agree that MPL shall not be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever or however caused, whether arising directly or indirectly in connection with the Award.<!–[endif]–>

25. The Award and these rules and regulations shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Singapore and the nominees and the nominators submit irrevocably to the jurisdiction of the Courts of the Republic of Singapore.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. <!–[endif]–>What is the Lifelong Learner Awards? The Lifelong Learner Awards recognizes the achievements of individuals and employers in the pursuit of learning. There are two categories in the Lifelong Learner Awards. The Individual Awards honours individuals who have persevered to upgrade or learn a new skill to stay employable, whereas the Corporate Awards recognizes employers who have created a work environment which encourages learning and productivity.

2. <!–[endif]–>How many awards are you giving out for each category?<!–[if !supportLists]–> In the Individual Award category, there will be 16 winners. In the Corporate Award category, there could be up to 6 winners.

3. <!–[endif]–>How do I nominate?<!–[if !supportLists]–> You can do so online at http://www.mediacorpradio.sg/LLA2008 or call 1800 222 1188. Closing date: 21 September 2008.

4. <!–[endif]–>How many people can I nominate?<!–[if !supportLists]–> You may nominate more than one person but please provide their learning details on separate sheets.

5. <!–[endif]–>What are the prizes? <!–[if !supportLists]–> You will receive $200 if the person you nominate wins. The winner of the Individual Award will receive $500 each.

6. <!–[endif]–>I would like to nominate someone but am unable to make a written submission. What can I do? You may call the LLA hotline 1800 222 1188 to leave your name and contact number. We will return your call and help you write the story over the telephone.

7. <!–[endif]–>What are the criteria for judging? In the Individual Award, the judges are looking for individuals who have persevered to upgrade their skills to improve productivity or picked up a new skill to stay employable. In the Corporate Award, the judges are looking to honour companies which have shown support to employees by encouraging skills upgrading.

8. <!–[endif]–>Where can I find the rules and regulations?

Please click here for the rules and regulations.

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3 responses

28 09 2008
Nina Borhan

hello. i read that the entry on your Adv Dip in MassComm. It is interesting that you managed to score As for almost all modules. I’m currently doing the same course. But it’s quite hard for me to score all As. And the GP, how did you decide on what to do?

29 09 2008
juskawaime

Hi Nina, Thanx for ur comment..
I also didn’t score all ‘A’s..
Just do ur best and u will be fine =)

I did PR subject for my GP. It is all depending on which teacher-in-charge u will get.. some are more demanding, some are more ‘re-laxing’, some – u learn a lot as u do, some – is just waste of time…

Whatever it is, just choose the topics u will like to develop…
All the best =)
Ganbatte v(^_^)v

10 10 2008
juskawaime

haha i got ‘B’ for my GP…
Quite disappointed.. but I should be glad that I got at least a B.. =)
Thank you Lord! =)

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