Should We Stop Condoming Singapore’s Economic Growth?

The MOM Labour Market Report has completely eclipsed Zika (for now) as the “oh shit” topic on Singaporeans’ minds. Basically, don’t be surprised if you lose your job, and if it takes more than half a year to find a new one. By the way, there were more foreign jobs (11k) created and Singaporean jobs…

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…

Taiwan July 2016 [Day 7 & 8 – Taipei, Taoyuan]

This is post 7 of 7 in the series “Taiwan Summer 2016: North, East Coast” Taiwan Day 7 & 8 – Taipei, Taoyuan Day 7 – Beitou (Ketagalan Museum, Beitou Hot Springs Museum, Thermal Valley), Danshui (Old Street, Chocolate Wonderland), Ningxia Night Market, Wellcome Supermarket Day 8 – Breakfast at Yonghe Beancurd 永和豆漿, super amazing…

How do we measure our children’s worth?

​In Singapore, our children attend primary school for six years from the year they turn six. At age twelve, they sit for the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) administered by the Ministry of Education (MOE). From now till 2020, PSLE T-scores are calculated upon a cumulative total of 300, and each of the 4 subjects…

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…

ShopBack: Save with cashback, Groupon coupons and more!

What’s the big deal shopping with ShopBack? I had never heard about ShopBack till my colleague returned from maternity leave and started raving about it. Having given birth to twins, you can imagine how much money she spends on diapers, milk powder and other baby-related items. FYI, in 1 month alone, one baby requires about:…

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 should I get a SAFRA Membership if I’m not an NSF/NSMan?

This is post 2 of 4 in the series “Membership Cards” Before I married an NSman, I had the impression that SAFRA was some old boys’ club for NSF/NSmen to gather around and continue their NS stories (the stories they always repeat at BBQs and gatherings, leaving the girlfriends to roll their eyes again). I…

20+ Ridiculous Sports Steals From Decathlon Singapore

I’ve always thought Decathlon was the name of a type of race (like triathlon), so suaku. It was only after my husband’s colleague kept on waxing lyrical about this place (not a race) called Decathlon Singapore that we Googled and finally made a trip down today. Surprisingly I wasn’t able to find many blogposts about…