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…

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…

Does Neil Humphreys know Singapore better than Singaporeans?

Who is Neil Humphreys? He’s a self-declared ‘white trash’ bloke from England who decided to come to Singapore for 3 months in 1996, but ended up staying here till now (except for a period Down Under which made him miss Singapore even more). Neil Humphreys at his ‘Rich Kill Poor Kill‘ book launch at Kinokuniya While…

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…

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…

What Does World War II Mean To You?

[Warning: graphic images] Imagine if the whole Singapore population of 5 million died. Multiply that by 12 and you get the death toll of World War II. How do the post-war generations from various countries view World War II? What lessons do we need to remember from the deaths of 60 million people? World War…

Why Should I Pay $9 for NTUC Membership?

This is post 1 of 4 in the series “Membership Cards” I grew up with NTUC all around me – NTUC FairPrice, NTUC Income and even read NTUC Lifestyle Magazine with the latest fruit juice advertisements. Why I refused to pay $9 a month for NTUC membership I refused to pay $9 a month for…

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….

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…

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…