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Embracing Diversity and Cultural Differences: Choice & Chance

I fully embraced diversity and cultural differences by choice and by chance in weathering through 4 years in the Royal Military College, where about 90% of student demographic are Muslim, whereas I am a Hindu.

choice was made when I decided to enrol at the Royal Military College. Barely a teenager at the time, I survived and did my best in the 7-day interview of which we were told that only 150 students will be enrolled from around 20,000 candidates from all around Malaysia.

By chance, I received an acceptance letter to be enrolled. Given the odds, chance had definitely favoured me in making the cut. Again by chance, I was born a Hindu – allowing me to embrace life as a non-Muslim in a Muslim majority environment.

4 years of strict upbringing, discipline and being ragged with other Malaysians is a mix of choice and chance. The different upbringing and genetics of friends exposed me to different personalities and traits. I met them by chance but made a choice to befriend them.

When our 4…

Big Data and the "Internet of Things"

You've probably heard this a million times... Big Data is a movement which aims to employ a significant portion of the future talent market. You've probably heard of this about the Internet too: The Internet Never Forgets! The Internet of Things is basically just the entire Internet and everything connected to it, working together in the Cloud... just like how you use your phone's camera to take your pictures and share them on social media or use your GPS to drive to work with the help of a space-based radio-navigation system, the Internet never really forgets. What that means is basically every single thing which you have said on every phone call, SMS, MMS, WhatsApp, Facebook (feel free to propose additions) or uploaded - is still on the Internet. Hmmm, so there's a potential in this data... but I'm too tired to read the whole thing. Can someone summarise it for me (by using AI to analyse)? Head to your local and international banks, who are keen on a summary (insights)…