SINGAPORE, 21 NOVEMBER 2008 — “I WANT TO feel more confident about myself.” That was the sentiment shared by the attendees of the workshop “Social Etiquette and Personal Grooming”.
They were in good hands. The beautiful Celest Foo, who won the Miss Charisma award at Miss Singapore Universe 2007, provided an informative and thoroughly enjoyable one hour for all the attendees.
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Foo started by talking about the importance of upholding a positive self-image. Using Kong Hee as an example, she illustrated how a good self-image would be integral towards becoming a role model to those around us, thereby allowing us the chance to be a voice that will be heard.
With that in mind, Foo then went into the details of several aspects of personal grooming, such as styling one’s hair and putting on the right make-up. Her short but extremely useful tips addressedthe many issues the audience had. As Shze Kiat, a member of the audience remarked, “I now have a better idea of how I will be able to look my best in various occasions.”
However, as Foo then aptly pointed out, portraying a good self-image is not restricted to one’s outward appearance. She quipped, “Our conversational skills, attitudes and the ways with which we carry ourselves are as, if not more, important.” Hence, she proceeded to teach the audience about proper posture and carrying out a conversation with a stranger confidently. “This is important,” said Foo, “because we need to reflect the confidence and boldness of the God who lives in us!”
Personal grooming and social etiquette have great impact on our professional lives and social interactions. Foo emphasized, “These are essential tools towards fulfilling the cultural mandate.”