HarriAnns Nonya Table Opens At Raffles Place

I’ve been waiting for HarriAnns Nonya Table to open since I realised it took over half of Woobox’s unit at Ocean Financial Centre at Raffles Place, a short 1 minute walk from Raffles Place MRT. HarriAnns is a family-run business started by Mdm Chia Nga Eng in the late 1940s and has been run for…

Petition Asks Singapore’s PM To Apologise To China

An online petition, which has garnered 30 signatures so far, has proposed that Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong should apologise to China and ask for safe return of our property (the 9 armoured vehicles from Taiwan which were seized in Hong Kong after passing through Xiamen). Source: Straits Times Here are some excerpts from the…

PSLE: Mother Gets Flamed By Internet For Keeping Her Word

In yet another judgey internet moment, mother Soon Lee Yong (who helped set up popular parenting forum KiasuParents.com, to hunt for a primary school for her firstborn son) faced a peculiar situation whereby she trended on social media because of one thing: She didn’t buy a Nintendo DS for her son. This is the story below…

Extra Chairs Will Start Appearing In Meetings Around Singapore, Here’s Why

There was a collective enlightenment seen in the audience as Shane Owenby (VP & Managing Director, APAC, Amazon Web Services) shared an office hack. Picture: Cult Furniture Bring an empty chair into unproductive meetings Flashing a photo of a red office chair, he told the predominantly PME crowd, that in Amazon meetings, if the discussion…

Trump Wins the US Presidency, What Does This Mean for Singapore?

Republican candidate Donald Trump just won the 2016 US Presidential Election today. What does that mean for Singapore? 1. Return US citizens their jobs? 2. American MNCs are recalled back to US to give their citizens jobs? Including McD, Starbucks, MBS, Google, Facebook etc? 3. No TPP? Well at least we still have our existing…

How Bad Are The Changes To Singapore’s Elected Presidency?

A few changes were announced to the next presidential election, namely: Criteria #1: the candidate should be the most senior company exec with at least $500 million in shareholders’ equity Criteria #2: each race must be represented within 6 terms There are 2 common threads I’ve noticed on my Facebook feed on the news of…

How Do You Know He Is The Right One To Marry?

You aren’t sure if he’s the one to marry or not, but you need to make that decision quickly, what do you do? You’ve been with this guy for some time, and you’re wondering if he’s the one you should spend the rest of your life with. Yet you aren’t quite sure because he’s not…

Mindfulness in a crazy busy world

There is way too much adrenaline in Singapore. Have you ever enjoyed a beautiful vacation overseas, only to have your carefully crafted bubble of peace burst once you leave Changi Airport? The feeling of kancheongness seeps into your life and you start thinking of the 101 things to do once you reach home, do the…

Innovation CXOs Spill The Beans On Future Jobs

On Monday, I attended an Innovation Exchange panel session at NTUC Centre, where CXOs from four multinational companies shared their thoughts on innovation and jobs of the future. From left: Tobias Puehse (Vice President, Innovation Management, APAC, Mastercard); Susanne Arfelt (Country Director, Unilever); Richard Koh (National Technology Officer, Microsoft Singapore); Audrey Kuah (Managing Director, Dentsu Aegis Network…