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…

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…

Mindfulness in a crazy busy world

There is way too much adrenaline in Singapore. Have you ever enjoyed a beautiful vacation overseas, only to have your carefully crafted bubble of peace burst once you leave Changi Airport? The feeling of kancheongness seeps into your life and you start thinking of the 101 things to do once you reach home, do the…

Innovation CXOs Spill The Beans On Future Jobs

On Monday, I attended an Innovation Exchange panel session at NTUC Centre, where CXOs from four multinational companies shared their thoughts on innovation and jobs of the future. From left: Tobias Puehse (Vice President, Innovation Management, APAC, Mastercard); Susanne Arfelt (Country Director, Unilever); Richard Koh (National Technology Officer, Microsoft Singapore); Audrey Kuah (Managing Director, Dentsu Aegis Network…

How do you cope with your weaknesses?

Today, I’d like to briefly explore the subject of weaknesses. I’m not talking about weaknesses in the sense of having a weakness for chocolate or cute animals, but chronic, unresolved issues you and I struggle with. Source: Pinterest I previously wrote about struggling with low emotional intelligence and my son’s struggle with his condition. I don’t know if I’m…

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…

Should we teach our kids about racial issues?

When you live in Asia, we are already born deep inside racial issues, even in Japan where their population is relatively homogeneous. It’s a really painful issue to talk about because it’s not something you can exit from, like teenage awkwardness, poverty or being fat. Even talking about it can be more taboo than talking…

Who Are My Favourite Authors?

Reading has typically been a private activity to me. Sharing a book with anyone is like sharing my morning habits, because the next person who reads a book I recommend knows what went into my soul when I read the book. But good things should be shared, and I’m sick of writing serious things tonight,…

5 Reasons Pokémon Go Is Good for Singapore

Don’t snort, there’s actually some good stuff going on here. Pokémon Go was released today in Singapore and it has totally taken over many people’s lives, and handphones. Here’s why I think Pokémon Go is actually a good thing for Singapore, even though this game comes with its own set of pitfalls (like tired arms)….

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…