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A Dictionary of Emotions: Doubt


Fri Mar 2 2018, 7:30pm–9:30pm

Where: OUE Downtown 2, 6 Shenton Way, Tanjong Pagar, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Listed by: foopeiying

Join us for the first edition of A Dictionary of Emotions with UK Shyam, Singapore's National record holder for 100m sprint, and Jayden Lim, ex-Singapore Slinger.

Doubt. We all face this in many aspects of our lives. How do we make the best of it and prevent it from stopping us from doing what we want to do? Shyam and Jayden will explore different facets of doubt as they share their experience as former national athletes and the decisions they have had to make in leaving the sports scenes.

How do you change trajectory in life, especially when you've become too comfortable in your career? How do you reshape your doubt into a success story? Join us for conversation you won't want to miss!

This session will be hosted by Kenneth Khoo, former 400m National sprinter.

About A Dictionary of Emotions
Ethos Books' 2018 bookclub will take the form of monthly sessions with featured authors exploring a different emotion and how this emotion is unpacked, understood and reclaimed. In this dictionary of emotions, we hope to create conversation on how do we own and overcome our difficult emotions through writing and reading about them.

About the speakers and host
LaoLao, aka Jayden Lim, is a former Singapore Slingers and National Team player. He is currently a motivational speaker, and recently published Rebound: LaoLao's Guide to Giving Up. As a young boy, LaoLao wasn’t keen on his studies during primary school. He had to go the long way through the system, taking on the Normal Technical course in secondary school, ITE, and polytechnic. He now holds a Bachelor in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from NTU. Aside from playing basketball, he is a passionate motivational speaker who aims to reach out and support youths who are facing challenges with studies and with setting goals in life.

UK Shyam began his eventful track career in the 1990s, starting from his first win at his first race during the National Schools Track and Field Championships in 1993, to being the golden boy of Singapore athletics in 2001 amidst controversies with the media. He is the current national record holder for 100m sprint in Singapore. A memoir of his sprinting career titled Running on Empty: The Story Behind 0.01s will be released in May 2018.

Kenneth is a former national athlete who represented Singapore in athletics at 5 previous SEA Games. He was also the captain of the SEA Games Singapore athletics team in 2011 and 2015 as well as captain of the national 4x400m relay team from 2006-2015. As an athlete, he has won a silver medal in the 400m at the ASEAN University Games held in Kuala Lumpur in 2008, as well as a SEA Games bronze medal in the 4x400m relay in 2011. Kenneth currently works as an educator with the Ministry of Education.

Free admission.