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爸妈的钱真好赚

那天开车上班,听100。3电台说,外国有一家孩童美容院,最年轻的顾客只有一岁大。

听了觉得挺好笑,我们这些大人每天花时间护肤,坐在镜子前化妆,为的就是拥有婴儿般的肌肤,或是制造错觉,让别人以为自己有婴儿般的肌肤。

美容院提供美甲、美发和化妆等美容服务,可以想像有如此消费能力的家长应该是有钱有闲之辈。

业者说,小朋友美发后,信心大增。

我不否认外表吸引人,会给一个人加分,但是孩子年纪小小就过于注重外貌,是否会引发不必要的虚荣心。

小孩天生丽质,就因为他(她)纯真可爱,请不要太早抹杀这份美丽。

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Knowing your audience

When I first started out as a reporter, I covered this press conference with a senior reporter.

After the press conference, this reporter sat down with the expert and asked him to outline how the information he has announced would affect a person in a real life example. This idea of putting yourself in the shoes of your audience became embedded in my mind. I learnt a lot from this experience.

We often say, tell the story in simple terms, so that Mr Tan from Ang Mo Kio can understand.

Today, I read the newspapers and saw this picture.

I thought this example of using vehicles of different sizes to describe the data space the different data formats take is very clever.

It is an excellent way to use a physical example that we are all familiar with to explain more abstract concepts.