Many in our society tend to view students who undertake the ITE (Institute of Technical Education) path as ‘wayward’ and ‘hopeless’. Jack Neo’s I Not Stupid played on the words ITE as ‘It’s The End’ which might have created a stereotype on this wonderful youths. What’s your take on this? Read on.
On 8th of August 2010, a 5000 strong audience gathered at ITE College East stadium to witness the symbolic arrival of the Olympic Flame and the lighting of the cauldron by the Guest-of-Honour, Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong. The Olympic torch was proudly carried into the stadium by not 1, or 2 but 5 torchbearers.
Activities such as the Service Excellence Carnival, 3M Skipping Challenge, EDGE Camps, National Cheerleading Competition to name a few.
The Nitec in Hair Fashion & Design (HFD) students showcased their hair design creations in the finale of the ITE Graduation Ceremony.
For the first time among educational institutes in Singapore, West Side Story was staged as a full-version musical by our talented students from ITE’s Centre for Music & The Arts (CeMTA). Directed by Mr Tony Quek, the timeless musical which is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, resonated in the hearts of many because of its love theme that hinges on the possibility of light out of the darkness, peace out of war, and love from within a world of hate.
The graduation ceremonies for Class of Dec 10 took place over three days, from 15 to 17 February 2011. The ceremonies for the four schools were attended by more than 2,000 graduands and their guests.
The main purpose of this post is to ‘educate’ people out there that ITE is not ‘It’s The End’. Not everyone can take the usual academic route but that doesn’t mean they are not capable of achieving what others can. Success stories such as Muhd. Nuridris, Founder and Executive Director at X-Clusive Music & Entertainment took South East Asia by storm with his crew and music; Kamsani Jumahat, an extremely gifted performer who has won numerous competitions and currently undertaking a Diploma in Music at LASALLE College of the Arts; Goh Yong Wei, a very talented and popular youth blogger who directs and films his own productions!
I never give up on my students and I always motivate them to find the drive to be a better person. All they need is an opportunity to shine. Having worked with them and seeing them graduate is definitely a great form of satisfaction no words could describe.
To me, ITE is not ‘It’s The End’, ITE stands for ‘It’s To Excel’.
Thank you OMY.sg for featuring me in their Lifestyle column. This article (attached below) is originally written in Chinese. Do “Like” my video and SUBSCRIBE to my newly created youtube channel! There, I’ll show you tips on how to maintain a beautiful body and of course, the legendary Tofumisu created by yours truly :*)
25岁的李丽贤 Cherie 不仅是本地美容时尚博客，她的部落格也入围了新加坡部落格大奖的最佳时尚部落格的奖项。今年七月，丽贤更获得”新加坡国际小姐2011″选美比赛的季军荣衔和”完美体态奖 “，成为名副其实的美姐博客。
Chérie Wellness Volume 2
Never in my wildest dreams I thought would be possible to be crowned Miss Singapore International 2011 2nd Runner-Up and also, clinch the prestigious subsidiary title every woman dreamed of, Miss Body Beautiful.
After several weeks of training and fervent preparations at Aileron Wellness, a members-exclusive gym, I was well-prepared and in tip-top condition to kickstart Miss Singapore International 2011 held on 2nd of July 2011.
As mentioned in my previous Chérie Wellness series, I have been working out diligently on the Power Plate®. Power Plate® uses breakthrough technology in training and conditioning, ideal for muscle toning and muscle activation. Due to my knee and ankle problems, I’m advised to avoid dynamic movements so as not to aggravate my injuries. Incorporating isometric exercises on the Power Plate® machine helped to strengthen and tone up my muscles around the knee for better support and with higher muscle activation, I achieved longer and leaner muscles.
Photo Credits: StudioBe . Benjamin Huang Photography
Acceleration training on the Power Plate® machine makes the body feel as though it weighs more every time acceleration forces increase, making the workout more efficient and effective. Don’t be fooled by the tiny movements done on the Power Plate®, you will definitely feel the burn during the workout. My friends, Ben, Caren and Chun Wee joined me once at the gym to try out the Power Plate® machine.
Here’s what they said,
“I found that 45 sec longer than a lifetime.”
“The super-acceleration from the machine set at high intensity level made a simple Squat exercise incrementally tough.”
“My thighs were aching after one set, whilst normally I can go through a couple of sets without issue.”
With my full commitment on working out at least 3 times a week at Aileron Wellness, I managed to tone up, achieving a lean bod and inches off my body in less than 6 weeks.
Like what Owner of Aileron Wellness and Master Trainer, Keith Tan said, “The epitome of health and fitness lies in having a healthy lifestyle and making exercises a way of life. It is not an option.” I aim for healthy not skinny. Working out has really improved my confidence level and boosted my self-esteem especially on stage. I’m really satisfied with my transformation and my fitness experience at Aileron Wellness where I’m exposed to different cutting edge fitness tools. I would strongly recommend this members-exclusive gym to those who desire a beautiful body at any age in achieving that enviable physique. Thank you Aileron Wellness and your wonderful team of trainers, Keith, Eddy and Andrew, for making my dream come true, taking flight in fitness and achieving that beautiful body.
I can’t thank you enough, i’Lovmor – The wonderful team of people behind this one-stop bridal studio – Karen, Reanne and Kassandra. Thank you for your wonderful service, unending flexibility and support throughout this competition. It is my pleasure having made lovely friends like you ladies ♥
Left to Right: Daphne Saw, Reanne from i’Lovmor, Cherie Lee
The bright yellow cocktail dress I wore during the finals for Miss Singapore International 2011 is wonderfully made and beautifully adorned with shimmering crystals.
I love how the intricate designs and refined detailing created a sexy silhouette, giving the judges an illusion of me ‘floating’ gracefully down the runway.
5 Subsidiary Title Holders from Left to Right: Novell Tan – Miss Personality, Mabel Lim – Miss Crowning Glory, Cherie Lee – Miss Body Beautiful, Yunny Yong – Miss Elegance, Stella Kae – Miss Photogenic
The other girls wearing specially designed cocktail dresses by i’Lovmor.
Ladies, i’Lovmor offers more than what you’re looking for. Meticulous made-to-measure handcrafted gowns and impeccable quality stunning dresses at amazing prices. I popped by there a few days ago to rent a gown and was told that in conjunction with the Great Singapore Sales, there’s up to 70% discount for in-store gowns and 15% discount for made-to-measure gowns starting from today, 15th July to 23rd July 2011. They are located at 402 Orchard Road, Delfi Orchard #02-15, Singapore 238876. Otherwise, you can give them a call at 6235 8900 to enquire :)
All you need is that perfect dress to complete your beautiful occasion.
Thank you i’Lovmor ♥
First impression counts and physical appearance acts like a business card. This could also be the reason why there’s a sudden surge lately where many people turn to various beauty treatments and skin rejuvenation methods to achieve healthy skin and a beautiful body. That being said, you have to be mindful of your food, you are what you eat. An unhealthy diet coupled with toxins from the harsh environment, stress and restless nights, can further magnify the effects, making your skin look far from healthy. Thankfully, I was given the opportunity to experience a few amazing products two months ago which helped me attain a glowing complexion akin to a woman in love!
As some might know I’m one of the finalists for this year’s Miss Singapore International. I need to look my best and shine on stage. When I explained my concerns to Adonis, they offered me to try out the Origin Myth. Cheryl, my skin consultant mentioned that I have to make sure my skin has ample water besides a healthy diet so that toxins can be flushed out of the body. Origin Myth is ideal for people with dehydrated skin; acne skin; mature skin including sensitive skin. This treatment helps to enhance the skin’s healing process with its invigorating blast of oxygen, replenishing lost moisture and pumping up collagen levels, making the skin look dewier and supple through the use of Hyaluronic Acid. I believe that beautiful skin is never far from a woman’s top priorities in life as dull complexion could add on years to your appearance and makeup just doesn’t stay. But not to worry, dull complexion can be revived with the correct products, exfoliation and ample hydration!
Unlike most facials where you can expect a myriad of uncomfortable processes – especially the excruciating pain from extractions – Origin Myth is luxuriously soothing! After the usual deep cleansing with an oil-free milk cleanser, a gentle crème exfoliant is applied onto the T-zone to help ‘dissolve’ surface debris. My beautician then used an intensified distilled cold mist spray (unlike the common hot steam most salons use) to help soften the skin in preparation for a Derma Exfoliation – famously known as the Diamond Peel. Diamond Peel is a non-abrasive peel process to ‘polish’ the skin and also, a painless way to remove oil-clogged pores before an Oxy Jet gets down to business, working its way to infuse my skin with a burst of oxygen. The results were instant! Within seconds of application, my skin plumped up, boosted by an intense infusion of moisture. Next, a yummy Collagen Masque is applied over my entire face to replenish essential nutrients and to aid in hydration before refined oxygen molecules in fine mist form were sprayed gently onto my face for easier penetration, stimulating massage to the surface of the skin. To end off this luxurious experience, my beautician helped relieve the tension in my upper back with an awesome neck and shoulder massage using Chakra oil.
My verdict after a week – this ultimate hydration treatment from Adonis provided a moisture boost that made my skin real smooth and ‘juicy’. Makeup glides on easily and it stayed that way for days! The diamond peel helped in diminishing all the tiny imperfections which are highly visible on camera. According to my friends, my skin appeared brighter, emanating a healthy glow.
This picture was taken today at Singapore Social Media Day 2011 at *SCAPE. How does my skin fare without foundation? :)
If you are looking for a new way to give your skin a makeover, why not try Origin Myth from Adonis to keep your skin looking fresh and youthful with a healthy radiant glow after just one treatment? Thank you for voting ‘Cherie Lee’ for Adonis Best Beauty Blog. Would love if you could vote once each day! :*)
Adonis Beauty Tip: An important first step is to apply a skin primer as a protective barrier to help the skin fight radiation and dust.