It takes skill to K.I.S.S.

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It takes skill to K.I.S.S.

In Apathy, unfeelingly , I like what a fellow blogger, K.K. commented. “Short and crisp!” Not that it’s like crunchy potato chips, but it reminds one that it takes skill to K.I.S.S. (keep it short and sweet)!

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I used to summarize CVs ( 1-4 pages long) to fit them into conferences’ program brochures. They were good exercises for me.

And if one can carry forth a point in 50 words instead of 500 words, I would prefer the shorter one.

I admire how some poets can describe bountifully ( if you can guess who has this name!) in a few words!

Practise K.i.s.s.-ing!


A writer should have the precision of a poet and the imagination of a scientist. – Vladimir Nabokov

Published by Chen S. P. @ TPTan

Serena Chen @TPTan, Master degree in nursing (Monash) . Serena teaches local and overseas nurses in a stomaltherapy program. She had presented papers internationally. Serena is a member of the ‘Golden Key International Society (Monash). She was an editor of a mental health bulletin and she enjoys pottery works, cartoons, painting and poems. She shares insightful experiences about being a carer for people with mental illness and cancer in this defining society.

3 thoughts on “It takes skill to K.I.S.S.

  1. I still remember one boss, who always used simple sentences instead of complex ones, had told me how difficult it is to be simple. Thank you for sharing this beautiful post🙏💐

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