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88 Ways To Make A Stranger Smile

Marc and Angel Don’t wait for people to smile.  Show them how. Let your guard down.  Talk to someone you don’t know straight from your [Read More]


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Approval for sponsorship scheme for low-income family

Approval for sponsorship scheme for low-income family

Hi Gilbert, I saw your post from FB. I would like to apply for this educational sponsorship for my 2 kids. I did went to Touch agency to apply for STPM (Straits Times Pocket Money) but couldn't get as they do not accept any more application. Same goes for Straits Times and his school. Only next year I could apply for it. I'm a family of 4 [...]

Young married woman suffering from depression and suicidal tendencies

Young married woman suffering from depression and suicidal tendencies

We interviewed a young married woman currently suffering from chronic depression and who is still harbouring suicidal tendencies. There is no known official statistics on the number of Singaporeans suffering from depression but the figures must be flattering as we live in a very stressed-up society which requires people to have strong coping [...]

Reader aghast disappointment with e2i staff service

Reader aghast disappointment with e2i staff service

I went to their centre (e2i) on Thursday, 25.1.2018, I was met by an extremely rude staff who spoke loudly and did not smile once. I was referred to a coach, who informed me my chances of finding a job after working overseas, was slimmer than others, because Singapore employers do not think too ‘highly’ of them. Don’t know where she [...]

55-year-old Malay Singaporean move to Brunei 5 years ago and not coming back

55-year-old Malay Singaporean move to Brunei 5 years ago and not coming back

Each year more than 10,000 Singaporeans move abroad either for study or work purposes causing a serious brain drain back home. Many cite a more relaxed lifestyle and lower cost of living as the two main reasons for doing so. The hassle over our CPF retirement funds also cause many to seriously consider giving up their citizenship so that they [...]

Retrenched diploma PMET in her 30s applied for 100 over jobs but to no avail

Retrenched diploma PMET in her 30s applied for 100 over jobs but to no avail

  Transitioning: First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online Mary and can you provide us with some background information about yourself? Mary: I am in my early 30s. Married with no kids. Obtained a diploma and my last drawn pay was $3500 working as a marketing executive before been recently retrenched. Transitioning: [...]

Singaporean banker left to work in Sydney Australia and feeling happier

Singaporean banker left to work in Sydney Australia and feeling happier

Australia is a top-choice country for Singaporeans to resettle and so far about 30,000 Singaporeans have make the down-under spot their home. Perth, Melbourne and Sydney are their favourite cities though Adelaide and Canberra are not lagging far behind in terns of employment and resettlement opportunities. Many Singaporeans prefer the less [...]

25-year-old FT lives in Singapore since Sec 3 and checking on PR chances

25-year-old FT lives in Singapore since Sec 3 and checking on PR chances

Submitting to the shifus here for any insight they can provide on my PR chances: Background: lived exclusively in Singapore since Sec 3, good local secondary school/top JC/NUS, good academic record Education: Bachelor's Degree (NUS), Singapore A Level + O Level Age: 25+ EP: EP since mid-2013 Employment: working in tech industry, well known [...]

Jobless 28-year-old diploma holder feeling depressed and lost

Jobless 28-year-old diploma holder feeling depressed and lost

Dear Gilbert, Thank for your fast reply. And also your advice and attachment. I just feel down and depressed when I discover things are not as easy as I thought. I am thankful that you want to meet me for a chat but it's ok. Your reply is enough for me. Sure you can post on your blog but maybe you can remove my name. At the age of 28, [...]

Jobless PMET used to earn $15,000/month now a cabbie and recently lost his family

Jobless PMET used to earn $15,000/month now a cabbie and recently lost his family

Unemployment does affect one's family and we saw how a jobless PMET recently lost his family in such unfortunate circumstances. The PMET's wife and daughter left for Japan and she has found another person who could take care of them. He used to earn $15,000/month working for a pharma company before scaling down to $5000 working for a Indian [...]

Foreign talent given 45% pay increase for new job

Foreign talent given 45% pay increase for new job

Hello Everyone I wanted to update this thread with my recent experience so that at least someone new who reads this thread in future will get an idea. About a year back I was offered a job in a company. They initially asked my current salary and nothing mentioned further. They conducted three interviews and thereafter their HR guy called me [...]