The Secret Service of Mr S R Nathan for Singapore

Mr S R Nathan, who was Singapore’s President from 1991 to 2011, passed away peacefully yesterday night. May he rest in peace. Mr S R Nathan is well-known and respected for his many contributions to Singapore, such as: his negotiations to rescue hostages during the Laju ferry hijacking maintaining US-Singapore relations during the Michael Fay…

13+ Strange Sights At Seletar Estate and Aerospace Area

This is post 1 of 5 in the series “Singapore: Seletar Aerospace and Surrounds” Seletar Estate and Aerospace area has quite a few hidden gems, so one day I decided to roam around the area to explore. Here are 13+ strange sights I captured with my ruddy handphone camera, and a rough map of where…

3 Reasons You Should Hire Candidates with SME Work Experience

Don’t waste a chance at hiring good talent just because you’ve never heard of their SMEs before. When I was an unemployed mum and desperately looking for a job, I sent out about a thousand job applications, secured less than 10 interviews, and only received one job offer. I also applied for around 30 jobs via careers@gov but…

The Most Important Schooling In Life Joseph Gave Singapore 

At first, we didn’t really take notice. Olympics again ah? So fast?  Live telecast or not, does it even matter since I get my news off social media anyway? But on Saturday morning, many Singaporeans were tuned in to watch Joseph Schooling beat 7 respected competitors, including the superhuman Phelps, with an Olympic record no…

The curious case of Singapore’s diversity

What makes us special? What makes us strong? Singapore is not a perfect country, but to me, we’ve come quite a long way from the racial riots more than half a century ago, which messed everything up. Today, in an increasingly Islamophobic world, Singapore, its leaders (not just the political ones) and society, continue to…

5 Pokémon Go Business Ideas To Catch ‘Em All

Since Pokémon Go was launched in Singapore last Saturday, enterprising businesses have tried to leverage on this insanely popular game to attract customers. Here are five business ideas to catch the attention of Pokémon Go players. 1. Catch a date Single and available?  Lunch Actually has actually organised a date to let you catch Pokémon…

5 Reasons Pokémon Go Is Good for Singapore

Don’t snort, there’s actually some good stuff going on here. Pokémon Go was released today in Singapore and it has totally taken over many people’s lives, and handphones. Here’s why I think Pokémon Go is actually a good thing for Singapore, even though this game comes with its own set of pitfalls (like tired arms)….

Why Retirement Is Like Having Unprotected Sex

We look forward to it, but don’t know how to deal with the consequences. OK now that I’ve gotten your attention, seriously, have you thought about having sex retirement? Like how much time you’ll have on your hands, where you’ll travel, what you’ll do to kill time between waking and sleeping? How much do you…

The Precious Benefits of Travelling You Can’t Buy

Clarity. To start afresh, to see the junk you’ve been hoarding and uncover the gems you’ve missed. Mortality. A chance to plan your future bucket list before you die. Vacuum. When you shove everything aside for your trip, and you choose what to put back on your plate when you get back. Abandonment. Getting rid…