What Should I Do Before Voting In Singapore Elections?

It’s your responsibility to vote wisely. What should residents do before voting? How should they decide which candidate to endorse, or not to endorse any at all? I remember being completely apathetic to politics during the General Elections 2011. Anything vaguely political in the news was irritating to me and I quickly skipped any and…

9 Lessons Descendants of The Sun Taught Us About Love

Warning: spoilers ahead! Descendants of the Sun (DOTS) is a life-and-death romance between Captain Yoo Si Jin (the Big Boss of South Korea’s special forces Team Alpha) and Doctor Kang Mo Yeon (celebrity surgeon of Haesung Hospital). After overcoming various ordeals of sudden separation, conflicting ideals and life-and-death situations, they finally found each other again….

Parents Survival Guide: Feeding & Diapering Essentials

How do new parents know what’s really essential? In kiasu Singapore where even your choice of milk can frequently cause national debates, first-time parents can be overwhelmed by the thousand and one items they may or may not need to stock up on. This is my list of essentials for feeding and diapering with tips…

The Single Most Important Way To Save On Prenatal Checkups and Baby Delivery Charges

Because you’ll need the money for an avalanche of diapers later. Have you ever felt completely unprepared for a baby? I did. Most of the friends in my inner circle were not married, much less expecting a baby. Source It was just a matter of time before a baby came along, but I didn’t realise…

5 Signs You’re Behaving Like A Singapore Bumiputra

We scoff at the Malaysian bumiputra policy, but expect preferential treatment as “sons of Singapore soil”, no? We pride ourselves on being a meritocratic nation where we reap the rewards we deserve based on our efforts, instead of being conferred special privileges due to any aspect that we didn’t work for. Some of us may…

What’s Your Backup Plan For SG100?

What if Singapore doesn’t survive being an independent nation for the next 50 years? I don’t know if any of you think about losing your citizenship, because maybe you already kind of take it for granted that Singapore will survive the next 50 years (by then you’ll probably have retired or died), and that the…

Creating Clay Art At Thow Kwang Pottery

If you need a chill afternoon away from the usual cafés, try this fun activity nestled in the middle of nature. It all started when I sat down to read Straits Times Life! weekend on places to learn pottery. I’ve always always wanted to create a bowl using the Potter’s Wheel, the serenity of watching…