4 cool things with Makara Lin

4 cool things with Makara Lin


Gentleman
Tom Cruise

Some people may not think it’s cool to be a gentleman, preferring to be rebellious or a playboy, but I don’t think there is anything cooler than being a kind and honest guy. Whether people admit it or not, if there was a survey asking people what personality they preferred, people who want to be friends with gentlemen would be in the majority. To me, a gentleman is nice, helpful and well-spoken. If I were to point to one celebrity who really seems like a gentleman, it would be Hollywood star Tom Cruise.

Outfit
Dress shirt and black slacks

Sure intellect and personality are important, but the only thing that can help your first impression is a smile and some smart clothes. I notice that people react differently to me depending on the clothes I am wearing, and nothing tells people that I am smart and talented like a long-sleeve dress shirt and black slacks. When I am communicating with others, it not only changes the way they look at me, but it makes me more confident as well. Obviously I do not always wear dress clothes, but when the event calls for it, I am happy to oblige.


Public speaker
Kevin Rudd

After a lot of practice speaking in front of my peers and doing debates, I have become quite a good public speaker. I think it is a great way to spread information and also to give people a positive impression of myself. One of the best ways to learn about public speaking is to watch the speeches of famous public figures and politicians and try to speak and present yourself the way that they do. While there are politicians in Southeast Asia who I admire, my favorite public speaker right now is Kevin Rudd, the current prime minister of Australia.


Hangout
Metro Cafe

I like to socialise everywhere, whether it be school, the work place or, of course, the many hangouts around Phnom Penh. Everyone wants to make friends and be respected by their acquaintances, and I find the best way to do this is to be cheerful and charming. The coolest hangout is Metro Café, which is located along the riverside. It is expensive, but there is a great mix of Cambodians and foreigners to interact and socialise with, and I think it brings out the best in everyone.

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