What You Never Hear About Studying in a Girls’ School

Well I’m gonna open a can of worms here, because I think it’s time people knew that studying in a girls’ school isn’t as dandy as everyone thinks it is. Many have the impression that girls who get to study in a girls’ school grow up to be fine young educated women, have BFF friendships…

Brutal Truths About Having PRCs in Singapore

PRCs: they have a reputation for being obscenely loud, unbearably pushy, kiasu to the max, shit in public, cheat Singaporeans, display uncouth behaviour (that I must point out, some Singaporeans also show), unbafflingly self-entitled and amazingly unaware of social norms (or just have a damn thick skin). Tell an average Singaporean Chinese that our forefathers…

Why Making Fun of Kong Hee’s Olive Oil Shows The Dark Side of Singapore

City Harvest pastor Kong Hee, probably the most lambasted pastor in Singapore, recently blessed stacks of olive oil in a Facebook video, and promptly got attacked online by netizens and online platforms. “Is he trying to cheat people of their money? Isn’t there a better use of oil? What is he up to? Are his…

How Many Times Will Singapore Become a Syonan-To?

On 15 February 1942, the Japanese renamed Singapore Syonan-to after the British did their first Brexit from Singapore. Syonan-to means “Light of the South”. Three years and more than an estimated 50,000 deaths later, Singapore finally shook off its slave name when the Japanese finally surrendered. Source The Singapore Government, always as pragmatic and straightforward,…

What No One Tells You About Losing Your Religion

In Singapore, we have a multi-religious society that embraces different religions and co-exists harmoniously. It is easy to find free pamphlets or books about Buddhism, Bibles for Catholics and Christians, Qurans for Muslims, and a plethora of material to study for other religions. It is accepted to talk about your religion with other friends from…

Legend of The Blue Sea: 10 Favourite Moments

I can’t believe I’ve just finished watching Legend of the Blue Sea. At first I thought Legend of the Blue Sea would be another so-so Korean drama, but there were so many memorable scenes that made me laugh, cry and just pause for a bit too soak in the moment. Here are 10 of my…

Yes to Unemployment or Redundancy Insurance

What is unemployment or redundancy insurance? Unemployment insurance (sometimes packaged as redundancy insurance) is a type of unemployment benefit which you can receive if you lose your job involuntarily. If you’re retrenched or made redundant, payouts from redundancy insurance can help tide you over temporarily till you find a new job. Payouts from your unemployment…

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…

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…