10 Jobs We Had While Studying

Have you ever reminisced about the jobs you did when you were young, poor and desperate for money? These are some student jobs my friends and I did while studying at the same time, any way to earn money was better than none. 1. Spiderman mask stapler Source I remember spending one night stapling hundreds…

Singaporeans Are Like Androids

Singaporeans are like androids – part human, part functioning machines. We have this mask we put on when we go to school and work, meet our relatives and friends, and some even don their façades 24 hours to themselves and their gods. Working in Singapore is a test of how unemotional and efficient you can…

Your Essential Picture Guide To Coney Island

Coney Island is a 50ha island which is 2.4 km in length. It has 2 entrances which is accessible by a park connector from Punggol Settlement (West Entrance) and by road from Lorong Halus (East Entrance). The island was recently reopened to public on 10 October 2015. It has a rustic charm and undeveloped landscape, and…

If You Don’t Do This, You Won’t Be Happy

Singaporeans are unhappy because they are lying to themselves. So much for “Cash is king” and Singapore is the top X for whatever. Singaporeans are not happy. Sometimes maybe, when they strike 4D, win lucky draw or get their first kiss. But there is an undercurrent of apprehensiveness, a resentment that the happy feeling won’t…

Why are Singaporeans scared of dying?

Singaporeans have a voyeuristic streak to find out what we can about people who recently died. From 4D numbers to age to who is going to take care of the children/run the business, Singaporeans will actively share what they have learnt about the deceased and collectively grieve for those whose stories they’ve read. Things changed…

Why Singapore Won’t Last Till SG100

  Upon celebrating our SG50 Jubilee year in 2015, 50 years of independence since we separated from Malaysia due to differences in ideology, there has been some push towards motivating Singaporeans to strive for SG100 and beyond. However the big question is “How loyal are Singaporeans to their country?”, if their country cannot meet their…

Why do you feel bad about success?

We are taught in schools that “you reap what you sow” and “success is 90% perseverance and 10% luck”, so why do many smart people undergo confidence crises? You may be a go-getter who accomplished much, but yet feel you are undeserving of your achievements. You wonder if luck or a higher blessing played a…

Don’t have a true calling? You may be a multipotentialite

For a long time I wondered why all my jobs were different in the core nature of it, and none was exactly what I studied. There is a stigma in being a Jack of all trades but master of none. We are taught by Jack Welch that it’s important to be either No. 1 or…

What it feels like being an extroverted introvert

Is there such a thing? An extroverted introvert. This question came to me one day as I was pondering why I know quite a few people, but are only truly close to a handful. Perhaps let me put things in context. According to the MBTI profiling I took, I’m an ENTJ. This means I’m extroverted…