How to Survive The Shock of Retirement in Singapore

You must be wondering, isn’t retirement in Singapore or elsewhere after a lifetime of work the holy grail of working? The enlightenment stage in the end of our career where we have earned and invested enough to attain financial independence, and can finally relax and travel the world? Retirement in Singapore isn’t so simple. As…

Should I Be A Working Mum or Stay-At-Home Mum?

How should mothers decide if they should continue working, or quit their jobs to stay at home and look after their children? Source: salary.com The bottom line is: whatever arrangement gives you the best chance of fulfilling your priorities after taking into account the drawbacks. This is one question many fathers don’t have to struggle…

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…

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 Is The Biggest Sin In Singapore?

It’s not just about being poor or stupid. I cried at the doctor’s today. On the way home. While doing work. Lying on the bed. Unable to sleep. In a country where showing any weakness is like a death sentence, I cried because my son has a weakness that makes him unable to function like…

Foreigner Gives Most Popular Quora Answer On Why People Hate Singapore

In a quora thread on “Why Do People Hate Singapore?”, a UK foreigner who lives in Singapore gave a long, thought-out answer that beat all the others in terms of views. Source By the way, check out his other answers here on: What is it like to migrate away from Singapore? In what forms does…

Why Do Singaporeans Treat Disabled and Special-Needs People Like Animals?

You know what the answer is, but you can’t accept it. I recently saw a video by the National Council of Social Services. It’s meant to be heartwarming I know, but it goes to show how typical our human nature is to stereotype people who have been labelled as different. We feel awkward around disabled…

Why the Government Doesn’t Care About Singaporeans

The Gahmen simply can’t do it. Before you pappies come out to defend your beloved establishment, read the article first. Why, after 50 years of independence, do we not have strict laws favouring Singaporeans? The best we have is that Fair Consideration Framework to counter the Foreigners Come First mindset that many capitalist companies have….

What No One Told You About Ageing

Growing old isn’t as scary as you think. Humans are so obsessed with the lengthening and preserving of youth, until we completely forget to prepare for ageing and the finality of death. After all, who likes to face such depressing thoughts? Source We’d rather read stuff on the latest technology to grow a heart from…

Why are Singaporeans scared of dying?

Singaporeans have a voyeuristic streak to find out what we can about people who recently died. From 4D numbers to age to who is going to take care of the children/run the business, Singaporeans will actively share what they have learnt about the deceased and collectively grieve for those whose stories they’ve read. Things changed…