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
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?
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
I live in Singapore. Other than Singlish and our food, do you know what we are famous for? Complaining. We are notorious for this. Every little thing that happens to us is an opportunity to hem and haw about how hard life is and how bad things are for us. Complaining does serve some purpose, and it is always better to let off steam rather … Continue reading The World can’t always be better. But You can.
I can see you scratching your head at the title. You are your own biggest problem? Huh? Well, what I really mean is this: You are the source of all your problems. Not anyone else or anything else. Just you. That seems a little harsh (okay, it’s actually pretty harsh), but it doesn’t make it any less true. How can I be so sure that I … Continue reading You are your own Biggest Problem
We’ve all been there: That nagging feeling at the back of your mind, the sense of unease you get when there’s something you know you should be doing, but aren’t. It could be as trivial as undone household chores, or it could be as life-changing as undergoing a mid-career switch. Whatever it is, procrastination is a problem that plagues all of us, and it will … Continue reading Stop Procrastinating. Start Living.
I turned 30 slightly less than a month ago. That’s three decades of life right there. Birthdays are something to be celebrated, of course, because there are a whole lot of people who never made it to their own Xth birthday. A birthday is a milestone – a testament to your being able to survive that many years on this earth. But what do we … Continue reading Making Use of Milestones in your Life