The Growing Social Divide between the Rich and Poor

“I don’t think billionaires should exist,” said Bernie Sanders last year. Bernie, a prominent American senator, earned himself a solid following for his left-wing views that espoused taxing the rich in order to benefit the poor. Everywhere we look around the globe, there is a clear and growing divide between the haves and have-nots. There are people on our planet that have such unimaginable amounts … Continue reading The Growing Social Divide between the Rich and Poor

Let Singaporean Motorcyclists Have Their Say

Singaporeans are by and large a materialistic lot. Although our society has progressed beyond the 5Cs, it is still an unfortunate reality that economic might makes right in Singapore. And in this class-conscious country of ours, where motorcycles are associated with deliverymen, hooligans and the less affluent, it is unsurprising to note that motorcyclists do not have much of a say in the Singaporean public … Continue reading Let Singaporean Motorcyclists Have Their Say

GE2020: The Roar of the Swing Voter

During the campaigning period, both sides sought to portray an extreme scenario of what would happen if voters did not vote for them. The Peoples’ Action Party (PAP) warned that Singaporeans that their political opponents “might eventually replace the government after July 10”. Meanwhile, the Worker’s Party (WP) stated that “there was a real risk of a wipeout of elected opposition MPs at the July … Continue reading GE2020: The Roar of the Swing Voter

GE2020: The State of Play

You will be forgiven for initially assuming that GE2020 would be a boring affair given the Covid-19 pandemic. However, many events have happened that bear closer inspection ahead of us heading to the polls this Friday. Here is my take on many of the myriad issues in play for this election: The Televised Debate Jamus won the debate, there’s no question about it. With his … Continue reading GE2020: The State of Play

What Every Manager Should Think About

You could be someone who’s just started out in the workforce. You could be someone who’s been working a long time. It doesn’t matter, because here’s the undeniable truth about climbing the ladder: To get ahead, you must be visible. It is more important to be perceived to be good at what you do, than whether you are actually good at what you do. Form … Continue reading What Every Manager Should Think About

Guest Article: Bridging the Singaporean Class Divide – A Personal Account

The recent Channel NewsAsia (CNA) documentary, Regardless of Class, has sparked off fierce debates, and I am here to write from the perspective of a girl from a “low-class” background and how I view privilege. Actually I wouldn’t want to use the word, “low-class” but this is just to illustrate my family financials who had an income of about $1,000 per month back then, and … Continue reading Guest Article: Bridging the Singaporean Class Divide – A Personal Account

Practice makes Perfect. But what exactly are you practicing?

Do you remember when you first started learning a new skill? The skill could be anything: Riding a bike; learning how to cook; even something as basic as walking or talking or reading. At the beginning, it was really hard, wasn’t it? But as you kept at it, going through the motions over and over, something amazing happened. You maintained your balance a little longer … Continue reading Practice makes Perfect. But what exactly are you practicing?

The Importance of Work Life Balance

Work Life Balance has become a dividing issue. To some (normally employees themselves), it represents an essential freedom, an inviolable right of every employee which is under attack by stifling workplace cultures. To others (normally managers or employers), it is an inconvenient catchphrase being abused by those who shirk their workplace responsibilities. Which is the right interpretation? Actually, there is no right interpretation. But Work … Continue reading The Importance of Work Life Balance