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Walk Down Memory Lane

June 25, 2020

The year was 1979; I was in primary 4, enrolled in a school in Bukit Merah estate. It was an era where the adage, “spare the rod and spoil the child”, was steadfastly advocated in most homes and schools. Our favourite English lesson was over and soon, the dreaded Mathematics class was about to commence. […]

Abbreviation – Millennial Terms

June 22, 2020

It is common to hear parents lamenting about not understanding their children’s lingo. They feel baffled when their kids sent them a handphone message with all the abbreviations. “Keeping abreast with youngster’s language used to be so much simpler in the good old days” is an oft-quoted phrase by the disgruntled older generation. Lately, the […]

Fun With General Knowledge Vol 4

June 12, 2020

For some people, acquiring knowledge is a passing interest. To others, it may be a hobby or a means to academic excellence while some even take it as an obsession. Regardless of where you stand on the spectrum, your love for learning something new is manifested and is praiseworthy. General knowledge has been defined with […]

How To Pronounce Like a Pro (Vol 2)

May 29, 2020

The reason why a person wants to pronounce correctly varies. Some would want to sound like the native speakers of the language while others find it embarrassing mispronouncing words especially while giving a speech or in a social setting. Whatever the reason may be, the desire for improving yourself is commendable. A bartender friend recounted […]

The 21/90 Rule — Have You Heard About It?

May 18, 2020

We are creatures of habit – it is difficult to quit a bad habit. Likewise, it is difficult to form a good habit. So, what does the 21/90 rule got to do with developing habits? The 21/90 rule states that it takes 21 days to create a habit. And when one continues to embark on […]

Nostalgia — Plain Old Barbershop

May 12, 2020

The neon light with flickering signage emblazoned, “Hair Saloon for the Rugged Man”. It was captivating and I stood enthralled by the hoarding advertisement situated in the high-end shopping complex. A wave of emotions swept through me as I visualised the barbershop in Redhill estate where I grew up in the ‘70s and ‘80s. It […]

Don’t Judge

May 1, 2020

There once lived a blind man named Jeremiah in a small town by the sea. He was well-liked and was fiercely independent. He sold souvenirs by a beachside hut which was flocked by tourists. Holidaymakers came in droves to experience the splendour of the breath-taking scenery the town offered. Every day Jeremiah would start work […]

Mindful Living

April 13, 2020

If we were to ask what Mindful Living is, it can elicit various answers from different people. In a nutshell, it basically means paying attention to what is happening around us and to us. “Few of us ever live in the present. We are forever anticipating what is to come or remembering what has gone,” […]

5 Commonly Used And Yet Obscure Terms (Vol 3)

April 1, 2020

In our daily lives, we may have come across terms which are good to know but we might have overlooked them as we are bombarded with “infobesity” or information overload. Then again, some of these terms may be worth knowing as it gives a feeling of empowerment in our daily activities; e.g. while meeting our […]

You May be Damaged but Still, Have Value

March 19, 2020

The audience was excited as the renowned speaker walked towards the rostrum. They had braved the chilly winter to see him and to attend a seminar on self-worth. “Let me begin with a simple experiment,” the speaker announced as soon as he took the stage. He swiftly took out a $20 note from the breast-pocket […]