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Today I Am (Malay)Today I Am (Malay) by Mies Van Hout

Clear, strong lines, and radiant colours that seem to smile at the reader characterise Mies van Hout's drawings. In "Today I Am" Mies shows all the emotions a young child encounters. Each double page spread is devoted to one fish showing a particular emotion, along with its name in lettering that expresses the same feeling. This is the Malay edition.

Today I Am (Chinese)Today I Am (Chinese) by Mies Van Hout

Clear, strong lines, and radiant colours that seem to smile at the reader characterise Mies van Hout's drawings. In "Today I Am" Mies shows all the emotions a young child encounters. Each double page spread is devoted to one fish showing a particular emotion, along with its name in lettering that expresses the same feeling. This is the Chinese edition.

Mechanic Leigh: Growing Up In The 1960SMechanic Leigh: Growing Up In The 1960S by Alagan, Eric

Mechanic Leigh, recounts the tales of a precocious boy growing up in the 1960s. He is writing his memoirs - memories, as he calls them - with my help, the Ghost Writer. With a glib tongue and a sharp mind, Leigh embellishes his tales and creates a more acceptable world with himself as the star. As Leigh, living in his past, relates the stories, he engages me in the present. We banter, argue and laugh, crossing the time zones with seamless and boisterous ease. The dialogue is in script format and each episode is a standalone with a fine thread connecting and propelling the stories.

Performance Appraisal: A Scorecard Model For Staff EvaluationPerformance Appraisal: A Scorecard Model For Staff Evaluation by Alagan, Eric

Performance appraisals have obvious benefits, but everyone hates them - appraisers and appraised. Teamwork determines results, but most models review performance at an individual level. Traditional appraisal models are targeted at line functions (such as sales and production), but are poor at staff functions (such as human resource and finance). This book provides a scorecard model that will solve these issues.

Human Capital Growth Model: Build Best-In-Class TeamsHuman Capital Growth Model: Build Best-In-Class Teams by Alagan, Eric

How do you grow your talent pool? How do we measure pro activity or indeed, any subjective character traits - the traits that differentiate the winners from the starters? Established business-book author and consultant Eric Alagan takes his readers by the hand to develop a Human Capital Growth Model to help build Best-in-Class teams. The book is lean on theory, and rich on doing and getting things done. For the busy business owner and manager.

Gerontological Counselling: An Introductory HandbookGerontological Counselling: An Introductory Handbook by Mehta, Kalyani K.; Helen Ko

Social workers and counsellors face a myriad of complex issues and problems related to ageing when working with older clients and their families. Yet, many social workers and counsellors do not have specialized training in gerontological counselling. This is a trainer's guide to counselling elders and their family members from Asian backgrounds, with emphasis on: ageing processes and issues, counselling older persons and their families, and culture-specific factors which affect the experiences of older persons.

You See Me, I See YouYou See Me, I See You by Tan, Audrey

You See Me, I See You is the Singaporean photographic artist's first published photo book cum exhibition catalogue. This unique two-sided book is printed in a limited edition of 200 copies. Visually surrealistic and deeply introspective, the showcase of conceptual photographs made over a period of seven-years is a celebration of memory, representing the beginning and the end of the photographic artist's personal journey in London. More than a visual record, the series provokes a humanistic study into latent and deep-seated issues of connection and disconnection; isolation and belonging; loss and identity. An examination of the intrinsic self, the body of work can be perceived as a reflection of the artist's own history, through portrait and self-portrait, and thus, representation and self-representation.

Paddy The Flying PulaiPaddy The Flying Pulai by

Join Paddy the Pulai on a fun-filled journey through the Southern Ridges. This is one of a series of books written and illustrated by students from Raffles Institution that will enable young readers to learn more about Singapore's nature locations and wildlife. The other books are on Pulau Ubin, MacRitchie Reservoir, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, and Lower Pierce Reservoir.

New Croc On The BlockNew Croc On The Block by

Cyril's old home has just been destroyed and he is looking for a new place to stay. Chancing upon Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, he begins a journey filled with memorable encounters and unexpected delights. This is one of a series of books written and illustrated by students from Raffles Institution that will enable young readers to learn more about Singapore's nature locations and wildlife. The other books are on Pulau Ubin, MacRitchie Reservoir, Southern Ridges, and Lower Pierce Reservoir.

Monkey BusinessMonkey Business by

Deep in the forests of Lower Peirce Reservoir, Joe has just found out that something bad has happened to Momo the monkey! This is one of a series of books written and illustrated by students from Raffles Institution that will enable young readers to learn more about Singapore's nature locations and wildlife. The other books are on Pulau Ubin, MacRitchie Reservoir, Southern Ridges and Sungei Buloh.

UnlockingUnlocking by Newton, Mary Jane

Unlocking is Mary-Jane Newton's second book of verse. In this vibrant new collection, Newton evokes a life experienced in cycles, characterized by peaks and troughs, fecundity and sterility, growth and retrenchment, optimism and despair. And punctuating these cycles, an infinite array of new beginnings, or openings, or un-lockings. The poems in this collection insist that unlocking concerns more than simply change and transition. It involves too the stretching of the mind and body, the catharsis of deep emotion, and the rethinking of ideas and habits.

Leading Ways: Evolving Yield And EffectivenessLeading Ways: Evolving Yield And Effectiveness by Hs Lim

In Leading Ways, HS Lim explains three leading ways to work effectively. Evolving Yield and Effectiveness (or EYE) will allow readers to experience self-mastery, team mastery and organisational mastery in their daily work. Leading Ways uses the author's real-life experiences to illustrate the essence of the insights he shares in this book for balancing work and life.

Seizures In The City: A Collection Of Writings On EpilepsySeizures In The City: A Collection Of Writings On Epilepsy by Epilepsy Care Group

The Epilepsy Care Group of Singapore is a non-profit organisation set up to address the needs of sufferers and their carers. Within the pages of this book, sufferers, their carers, volunteers and medical practitioners share some of their stories.

Pleasure Factory: Horrors Of The Singapore Flesh TradePleasure Factory: Horrors Of The Singapore Flesh Trade by Leong Kaiwen

In the Pleasure Factory, women advertise pleasure by the hour, but the only real product is pain. Night after night, these women force smiles onto their faces, while their bodies are taken, ravaged, and violated. Their bodies may not be their own, but they each have their own story to tell. For the first time ever, discover the lives of prostitutes in Singapore.

Najeeya's StoryNajeeya's Story by Meyer, Rosalind Sharbanee

Reminiscences by Rosalind Sharbanee Meyer on her aunt Najeeya.

Lim Mu Hue: An Inventive LifeLim Mu Hue: An Inventive Life by Tan, Angeline; Bridget Tracy Tan; Sarah Ng

Lim Mu Hue (1936 - 2008) was a prolific artist throughout his life. Although his name is synonymous with woodcut prints in Singapore, he was versatile across various mediums. This exhibition, April to May 2014 at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, showcases more than 60 works of oil, charcoal, pastel, Chinese ink, watercolour and woodcuts from the early 1950s to 2008, as well as a collection of preparatory sketches. Lim was one of the more innovative artists of his generation. Like some of his peers, he explored and integrated Chinese and Western painting methods and concepts to develop his own distinctive style.

Rosie's War: Escape From Singapore 1942Rosie's War: Escape From Singapore 1942 by Meyer, Rosalind Sharbanee

Singapore, 1942, is an exotic tropical city and the home of six-year-old Rosie Sharbanee. Born into a lively Iraqi-Jewish family who rose from humble beginnings to create a thriving business, Rosie's days are filled with the love of her amusing and exasperating relatives and servants. Forced to flee or submit to the Japanese occupation, Rosie's family splits apart. Rosie's War reveals their hazardous escape to Bombay, from the perspective of watchful, sensitive Rosie. With honesty and affection, Rosalind recalls her fascinating childhood in a family of multilingual British subjects, and illuminates their wartime struggles.

I Will Be CleanI Will Be Clean by Raffles Ecological Literacy Programme 2014 Team

Under piles of garbage and junk, hidden within the darkness of the underground of Lorong Halus, lives a water droplet named Sam. One day, Sam wakes up to find Lorong Halus transformed into a clean and beautiful place, but he is still as dirty as ever! Will he remain like this forever? What adventures await him in the new Lorong Halus? Read more to find out!

Bayu (Wind)Bayu (Wind) by Roslan Mohd Noor

Bayu is a master criminal, also known as The Planner, who wants to retire with a signature caper, by testing his wits against the best. What better way to achieve that than to kidnap an American and engage the CIA, he reasons. Robberies give quick highs and rewards, but he is interested in worldwide notoriety. He settles on kidnapping because the adrenalin rush lasts longer and he'll get more coverage. But there is one problem: the target he chooses turns out to be the grandson of the US Secretary of State, and the second anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden is coming up. When the news of the kidnapping gets out and into the press, everyone is on the alert: governments, every Islamic terrorist group trying to make a claim to fame, the CIA, the Interpol and ... very quickly becomes an "oh, shit!" situation. A wonderful romp.

Singapore NoirSingapore Noir by Tan Lu-Lien, Cheryl (Ed.)

Beneath Singapore's sparkling veneer is a country teeming with shadows. Explore the city-state's forgotten back alleys, red-light districts, kelongs and gambling dens with 14 illustrious writers, three of them Singapore Literature Prize winners. This exciting anthology - compiled by US-based Singaporean author Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and part of the award-winning Noir series developed by Akashic Books in New York - promises to uncover a side of Singapore rarely explored in literature.