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10 Overused Expressions that Annoy Me (including Singlish ones)

I know I can be repetitive myself but here are some phrases, especially used in a business context, that really annoy me: 1. Having said that… 2. Cross the T’s and dot the i’s 3. World Class 4. As per … Continue reading

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My 10 Tips for Being the Perfect Boss

I felt inspired to write this post. It’s the kind of post I love writing. My dream would be for as many employers as possible to read this and if it makes just one employee’s life happier I would be … Continue reading

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How Many People in Singapore Feel at Times

The advert is directed at something else, but I saw the picture of the woman on the bus, I immediately thought stressed and squeezed. And somehow it was apt that it was raining that day. Some days we all feel … Continue reading

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The Anxiety of Singapore’s Work Culture & In Praise of Idleness

I am increasingly unable to bear the crushing anxiety that bears down upon me nightly. It is the reason for the insomnia and daily nightmares. I am in a constant state of fear and guilt. Guilt arising from any form … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Company Men

Anyone who has been through a retrenchment or had the heartache of searching for a job during a recession, will appreciate that this movie was made. Everyone else should watch it just so that you can have empathy, because unless … Continue reading

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See Dr Chee Dance, & you don’t need a Big Budget for a Fun Event

I am an introvert and totally not a party person, but when I saw this video on YouTube it brought a smile to my face. It was quite heartwarming to see a party with a kampong theme. I have never … Continue reading

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How Agreeable Are You?

I read this fascinating post about Agreeableness and how it relates to Expats, by Maria of I Was An Expat Wife and I just had to take the Big 5 Test. Here are my results. The neurotic part is accurate … Continue reading

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Letter from Vincent Wijeysingha to our President to Spare a Young Boy’s Life & My Rant

……I am fortunate enough never to have been tempted by the lure of easy riches. I never had to walk miles to school but only to the end of the driveway to be picked up by a school bus. I … Continue reading

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Who are We Kidding? – There is No Work Life Balance

I just had to reprint this article in the Straits Times by Alan Tan, because it’s a reflection of what Singapore is becoming. It’s the key reason why the quality of life is low here even though Human Resources always … Continue reading

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Every Sunday

Every Sunday I tell myself that the next week will be different. I will start afresh on Monday. EVERY SUNDAY. Seriously. I feel like I am stuck in limbo and not moving forward. I have been stuck in limbo for … Continue reading

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