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…

The Precious Benefits of Travelling You Can’t Buy

Clarity. To start afresh, to see the junk you’ve been hoarding and uncover the gems you’ve missed. Mortality. A chance to plan your future bucket list before you die. Vacuum. When you shove everything aside for your trip, and you choose what to put back on your plate when you get back. Abandonment. Getting rid…

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…

What did I learn from my preschool bullies?

My first brush with being bullied came at the age of 2. Why was I bullied? I was pretty big, and am still pretty big. Not particularly pretty, but big enough to attract peer bullying. It was almost a daily affair of being called “fatty bom bom, stupid dum dum” by female pre-school classmates. How…

What’s Living With Low Emotional Intelligence Like?

It’s too easy to be misunderstood. Do you always seem to offend people, or feel awkward at emotional situations? Are you spending a lot of time trying to analyse what people meant, and constantly worry about missing out on some undercurrent? Source Interacting with other people has always been a minefield to me; one careless…