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Smartphones and You – Who call the shots?

January 25, 2019

How has the smartphone penetrated our lives? A friend related that whenever guests visit him, he usually serves them tea with samosas, “The adults never fail to compliment the mouth-watering samosas with the generous filling of spicy potatoes while the children would be insatiable. The kids would only be content after I serve them the […]

10 Impressive Words to Use in Everyday Conversation

January 18, 2019

There is a correlation between increasing your vocabulary and the ability to communicate more effectively with the world around us, subtly opening up our perspectives and ways of interaction. In our daily lives, we may have come across terms which are good to know but would have overlooked it as we are bombarded with “infobesity” […]

Motivational — A Blank Question Paper

January 11, 2019

The undergrads sat down with anxiety as the lecturer walked in with an air of importance and uttered, “Get ready for a surprise test.” The bookish ones felt short-changed as they could not prepare beforehand while the lazy ones were elated – nobody was prepared and hence all were on equal footing. This group hated […]

Nostalgia… Motivational — Bury the Hatchet

January 4, 2019

The year was 1988 – the kampong kids at Redhill estate would spend the whole day doing what they loved most – playing soccer! And sometimes such matches became ugly when the boys roughed up. More worrisome was when some amongst them took it personal and bore grudges. They had their ‘revenge’ in the ensuing […]

Bohemian Rhapsody

December 27, 2018

The cinema at KLCC Suria was stomping with “We Will We Will Rock You’… not literally though. I was on a recent trip to Kuala Lumpur and what better way to watch the much-talked-about movie — at the Petronas Tower, capturing the spires of the twin-tower and feeling on top of the world! Bohemian Rhapsody […]

Appreciation of Hard Work

December 5, 2018

The Jolly Good Times brings you inspirational stories which have been told many times but they never fail to warm our hearts each time … After completing his MBA, Rajesh applied for a managerial position at an MNC. He sailed through the aptitude test and the first interview with much ease. He had only one […]

Terminator to Governator

November 30, 2018

“I wasn’t there to compete. I was there to win”, a quote from the guy with the Midas Touch. Bodybuilding, real estate investment, acting and politics– whatever he laid his hands on, turned to gold. Yes, I am talking about Arnold Schwarzenegger. The last name may be unpronounceable but it unmistakably points to Mr Universe, […]

The ‘Chope’ Culture

November 23, 2018

  A phenomenon which baffles the tourist; however, the locals do not even bat an eyelid! Yes, I am talking about the “chope” culture in Singapore. Chope means “to reserve seats” — in a hawker centre or food court taken in this context. The locals are used to it although divided about such an act. Some […]

Hilarious Quotations

November 9, 2018

Everyone loves humour. Like the cardamom which spices my hot piping tea, humour so effortlessly spices up our lives. Humour has permeated every facet of our lives. Besides great strides made in the entertainment and the commercial realm, humour has proliferated the political arena too. Astute politicians have recognised this – in some societies, perceptive […]