How do I know my child is suicidal? What can I do?

Losing a child to suicide is one of the worst experiences a parent can go through. Is there a way we can protect our children from such thoughts, and get them the help they need? There is quite a bit of information found online on how to spot a suicidal person and what you can…

The Olympics Gold Even Foodies Don’t Know About

Singapore just won another Olympic gold medal, and it wasn’t even big in the local news. We are a nation of foodies, crazy over the latest tarts, #SimiSaiSaltedEggEverything and argue over the best char kuay teow in Singapore. Source: Facebook (Singapore Chefs Association) But did you know, Singapore also sent a group of highly skilled…

SPH is hiring at the same time it announces job cuts

Singapore Press Holdings is cutting up to 10% of its workforce due to business slowdown etc etc. The cuts will come in the form of: attrition retirement non-renewal of contracts outplacement retrenchment After reading the Tripartite Guidelines on Managing Excess Manpower, which advises on alternatives to retrenchments, such as redeploying staff, I wondered if there…

How do you cope with your weaknesses?

Today, I’d like to briefly explore the subject of weaknesses. I’m not talking about weaknesses in the sense of having a weakness for chocolate or cute animals, but chronic, unresolved issues you and I struggle with. Source: Pinterest I previously wrote about struggling with low emotional intelligence and my son’s struggle with his condition. I don’t know if I’m…

What would help millennials make babies?

It’s not always about the sex hor… I’m a millennial, and we have been exposed to sex ever since we started watching Friends, or even shows like Beverly Hills for those born in the early 1980s. With the proliferation of the internet during our teens, we probably learnt more about sexual pursuits, conquests and consequences…

Ipoh Adventure Day 4

This is post 4 of 4 in the series “Malaysia: Ipoh Adventure October 2016” Ipoh Day 4 – Breakfast at Kedai Kopi Sun Yuan Loong, a stroll at Kek Lok Tong, a brief history of Hakka heritage at Han Chin Pet Soo by Ipohworld, lunch at K-Kai Restaurant, last minute shopping at Tesco, check in…

Ipoh Adventure Day 3

This is post 3 of 4 in the series “Malaysia: Ipoh Adventure October 2016” Ipoh Day 3 (plus a day trip to Cameron Highlands) – Breakfast at Restoran Chooi Yue Dim Sum, Cameron Lavender Gardens, Time Tunnel Museum, Sam Poh Temple, Tan’s Camellia Garden, S Corner Centre Market, Late lunch at Old Town at Cameron Square,…

Ipoh Adventure Day 2

This is post 2 of 4 in the series “Malaysia: Ipoh Adventure October 2016” Ipoh Day 2: Breakfast at Restoran Sun Fei Kee, Gua Tempurung, Lunch at Restaurant Fei Kee Gopeng, Tea at Gaharu Tea Valley, Famous kaya puffs from Kedai Biskut Sin Eng Heong, Lost World Hot Springs & Spa and Lost World Crystal Spa, Supper at…

Ipoh Adventure Day 1 

This is post 1 of 4 in the series “Malaysia: Ipoh Adventure October 2016” Ipoh Day 1: Taiping (out of Ipoh), Amanjaya, Perak Cave Temple, Gunung Lang, Kedai Makanan Nam Heong, Restoran Kam Wan Aneka Selera, Ipoh Parade Shopping Centre —- Preamble This is a couple trip my husband and I took to Ipoh. We self-planned everything (no…