The Demon All Singaporeans Fear

Most of us may not know we are hiding this demon in our closet. It is a Singaporean culture to compare incessantly with everyone and anyone. We have an obsession with the best, the highest, the biggest, the greatest and the first to succeed. Source There is one demon we like to point out in…

Budget 2016: What Did The Sandwich Class Get?

Everyone must have gotten something right? I sat through more than 90 minutes of almost nap-inducing Budget announcements, because the first hour was all about money, money and money thrown at companies to be more productive, innovate, automate or upskill. To cut the chase, everyone gets more, even part of the sandwiched class, in the…

Postnatal Depression – The Silent, Painful and Lonely Way Mothers Die

A calm sea surface often hides violent currents underneath. The same can be said of people who suffer from emotional turmoil, such as suicidal thoughts and postnatal depression. Our nation is envied by others for the quality of our healthcare, education and marriage and parenthood financial perks. Why do mothers in Singapore still suffer from…

10 Anti-Productivity Crimes You Are Unconsciously Committing

Save precious time for the better things in life. You only have 24 hours every day. After deducting time to work, eat, travel and bathe, you still don’t have time for yourself! Why??? You may just be committing these nasty anti-productivity crimes that sap off precious minutes of your life every single day, the way…

Forgotten? The Vulnerable Victims Of Extramarital Affairs

They are usually the last to be remembered. My WhatsApp recently buzzed with news of the sudden resignation of David Ong (David who? I also didn’t know). Along the course of the weekend, the WhatsApp chats got juicier and juicier, with pictures of his mistress, background profile and speculation on what would happen next. I…

15 Tips To Plan A Budget Wedding Under S$14,000 In Singapore

Inclusive of an eight-course sit down lunch, wedding rings and two bridal gowns. It’s no joke planning a wedding in Singapore, ranked the most expensive city in the world by EIU (again for the third time!). Although this EIU survey actually measures expatriates’ cost of living, Singaporeans do feel the pinch especially when it comes…

Taiwan Trip Jan 2016 [Day 7&8 – Kaohsiung, Taoyuan]

This is post 7 of 7 in the series “Taiwan Winter 2016: North, West, South Coast” Taiwan Day 7&8 – Kaohsiung, Taoyuan I couldn’t believe we only had less than 2 days before we returned home. We had breakfast at a Taiwanese Parisian café nearby, thankful for the hot green tea that came free with…

What Mothers Will Learn From Dominique Sarron Lee’s Death

SAF may have won the legal battle, but will it lose the hearts of Singaporean mothers? Private Dominique Sarron Lee died at the age of 21 after having an allergic attack to the zinc chloride fumes emitted by six smoke grenades that were thrown by a platoon commander, although regulations specified that no more than…

People Are Forgetting Something Important In Benjamin Lim’s Suicide

In the Benjamin Lim blame game, we fail to discuss this important subject. Most of the news I read in the past couple of days was whether the police’s treatment of Benjamin the day of his suicide caused him to jump, if the Ministry of Home Affairs is covering its backside, or whether The Online…

Taiwan Trip Jan 2016 [Day 6 – Kaohsiung]

This is post 6 of 7 in the series “Taiwan Winter 2016: North, West, South Coast” Taiwan Day 6 – Kaohsiung (Pau Breakfast, Qiaotou/Ciaotou Sugar Refinery Museum, Ten Drum, Taroko Batting Cage, Carrefour, Costco, Shinkuchan Night Market, Kaisyuan Night Market) After a good rest, we woke up to have an early breakfast at 兴隆居, which…