The Optimist Creed

The Optimist Creed Promise Yourself To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet. To make all your friends feel that there is something in them. To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. To…

Watercolours

Through the intervention of a friend, I mustered up the courage to venture into art in 2020. Teenage trauma in Sec 2 was a huge reason why I refused to draw, paint or consider art as a hobby. Confronted with a large canvas and zero knowledge of acrylic painting, I turned to the trusty YouTube…

Julesofsingapore.com is back!

Hi everyone, my julesofsingapore.com blog is back! And there have been several interesting developments in the last couple of years that my blog was down. I started a travel-focused blog at julesthetraveller.com where you can read about my travels, explorations with food and reviews, with the occasional muse. I’ve also started a fiction blog at…

What Do You Think of Lucky-Unlucky Situations?

Something happened tonight. While we were on the road, we suddenly saw a taxi e-brake about a hundred metres away, because a motorbike in front of it had skidded and crashed into the kerb on the left. We saw a man tumbling off the bike onto the grass patch. The taxi had gone off, presumably…

Confessions of A Startup Junkie

This is a contributed post on running a startup, by Rauf Fadzilla. — – As the startup craze swept across the globe and began its relentless foray into Asia, igniting the minds and passions of the young while at the same time grabbing the attention of the gray haired men in power, a frenzied gold…

What’s The Point Of Becoming A Smart Nation?

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spent a large segment of his National Day Rally speech elaborating on Smart Nation, which he described as “using IT comprehensively to create new jobs new business opportunities make our economy more productive make our lives more convenient and make this an outstanding city in which to live, work and…

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…

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,…