Trump Wins the US Presidency, What Does This Mean for Singapore?

Republican candidate Donald Trump just won the 2016 US Presidential Election today. What does that mean for Singapore? 1. Return US citizens their jobs? 2. American MNCs are recalled back to US to give their citizens jobs? Including McD, Starbucks, MBS, Google, Facebook etc? 3. No TPP? Well at least we still have our existing…

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…

3 Reasons You Should Hire Candidates with SME Work Experience

Don’t waste a chance at hiring good talent just because you’ve never heard of their SMEs before. When I was an unemployed mum and desperately looking for a job, I sent out about a thousand job applications, secured less than 10 interviews, and only received one job offer. I also applied for around 30 jobs via careers@gov but…

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…

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…

Stanchart Robbery and The Importance of Security Assessments

The recent robbery of $30,000 from Stanchart was big news among my friends, while the countless reminders about being vigilant against terrorist attacks are already relegated as background noise (yawn!). Source There wasn’t even a security guard at the Stanchart branch yesterday when the robbery happened – CCTV enough meh??? This is unheard of in…

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…

A Brexit analysis in one single Facebook post

Will the UK’s departure from the EU benefit those who voted to leave? No one would vote for a situation that would make him lose out, unless you’re a certain Adam who didn’t think his vote would count. Source Yet in the close, close fight on whether to stay or leave the EU, will those…