When was the last time you gave someone something? It could be anything from a dinner treat to a souvenir you brought back from an overseas trip. It could even be a packed lunch for a busy colleague. Many of us like to think that we give what we give freely, without any need for reciprocation. And to a certain extent, that’s true. When we … Continue reading The Art of Giving Freely
Over the past week, Pokemon Go has taken our tiny island nation of Singapore by storm. Images of crowded playgrounds and other hotspots called “Pokestops” have flooded social media, and almost everyone you bump into on the street these days is playing the game on their phone. But amidst all this enthusiasm, there have been some voices who have expressed less than positive sentiments towards … Continue reading Pokemon Go: Boon or Bane?
Are you one of those who sigh when you receive a text from your boss over the weekend to prepare for a meeting first thing on Monday morning? Or groan at a new work assignment when you log in to check your email on an overseas holiday? The feeling sucks, doesn’t it? We may hate our boss for wrecking our time off, but eventually we’ll … Continue reading Owning Your Time
The fiasco surrounding the National University of Singapore (NUS) orientation camps has cast a harsh spotlight on how local universities welcome fresh undergraduates into their new school lives. There are some who feel the decision by NUS to shut down orientation week was too heavy-handed, letting the hard work put in by the various student bodies organizing the activities go to waste due to the … Continue reading Analyzing the NUS Fiasco
Everyone has problems. It’s an unavoidable part of life. Some of us will probably share the same worries or face the same crises. But that’s where the similarity ends. Once exposed to the problem, different people react to them in different ways. Some fall apart, wrecking the rest of their lives in the process. Others manage to barely contain it, undergoing a constant struggle somewhere … Continue reading Putting Things in Perspective
When you are single, you are your own person. You choose how you want to spend your day, who you interact with, what you do, etc. Does this change when you get married? There is no easy answer to this question. However, chances are that your answer will largely determine how happy your marriage will be, and even how long it will last. In marriage, … Continue reading Marriage: Where Two Become One
With the advent of social media, it has become commonplace to showcase the very best in our lives to the world. But, this is not really a new phenomenon. It’s just human nature to want to present the very best of ourselves to others around us. This happens when selfies are taken, portraits are painted, when we first meet an attractive date, or when we are … Continue reading Don’t Forget Your Inner Self