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40-year-old PMET: “Should I expand my business or look for a job?”

40-year-old PMET: “Should I expand my business or look for a job?”

Dear Mr Gibert, I found your website when I was goggling 'jobs over 40 years old', and I wished that I had found your site sooner. My purpose for goggling was to find out how difficult it is for a [...]

Five Great Lessons I Learnt From Steve Jobs’ Life (1955 – 2011)

Five Great Lessons I Learnt From Steve Jobs’ Life (1955 – 2011)

As I read through the many commentaries that accompanied Steve Jobs’ death, I realised how much this mortal  man has contributed to the world of technology. He not only created Apple Macintosh, [...]

Migration – is it for you?

Migration – is it for you?

I touched down Sydney on a cold breezy evening two Fridays ago and was glad that I took along a light jacket. I nearly forsake the woolen attire as my daughter had  told  me that it was spring [...]

Singaporean dad encouraged his children to live abroad

Singaporean dad encouraged his children to live abroad

Firstly, thanks Steven  for allowing Transitioning.org to interview you online  about your overseas experience. Tell us abit more  about yourself e.g. personal particulars, educational [...]

Local NUS graduate happily working in Hong Kong and may never return

Local NUS graduate happily working in Hong Kong and may never return

 Hundreds of thousands of Singaporeans now live abroad both for work and study reasons. Each year, at least five thousand  Singaporeans leave our country in search of greener pastures overseas and [...]

Divorce – not the end of the world

Divorce – not the end of the world

Transitioning.org has assisted  more than a hundred people whose marriages have broken down since we started this  service more than six months ago. The requests for counselling support from this [...]

Local English professor at overseas university upsets over foreign influx

Local English professor at overseas university upsets over foreign influx

Dear Gilbert, I write to you here with the intent of talking about an incident, which while seemingly a day-to-day episode, yet raises many questions about the social fabric of our society, and [...]

Is our meritocratic educational system a failure?

Is our meritocratic educational system a failure?

As I sat in the Café Galilee sipping my mocha latte at the Bishan library the other day, I couldn't  help but wondered if the students studying frantically for their exams are wasting their [...]

22-Year-Old Jobless Singaporean Caught In Sandwiched Generation

22-Year-Old Jobless Singaporean Caught In Sandwiched Generation

Hi, I am Shortcake, Singaporean, thank you very much for reading this, any helpful advice, comment or feedback will be sincerely appreciated thanks.  Sorry also for being longwinded and for the [...]

Life starts at 50…

Life starts at 50…

I celebrated my 50th birthday last month in Shanghai – all alone by myself in a city of strangers. I remembered eating a steak by myself in a Chinese café and feeling all emotional and [...]

Remembering 911 – A Decade of Personal Lessons Learned

Remembering 911 – A Decade of Personal Lessons Learned

I have put off writing this article for the past few days but finally plucked up enough courage to do so. I have wanted to write a piece on the tenth anniversary of  911 but couldn’t do so as [...]

Dr Vincent Wijeysingha speaking on forum at Quality Hotel on 10 Sep (Sat) at 2.30pm

Dr Vincent Wijeysingha speaking on forum at Quality Hotel on 10 Sep (Sat) at 2.30pm

  Dear Friends,   The  forum is now confirmed as we are encouraged by your warm response and it will be held on 10 Sep (Sat) at 2.30pm at Quality Hotel - Balestier. It will last for 2 1/2 [...]

Career Switch: Email interview with a PMET who switched to driving taxi

Career Switch: Email interview with a PMET who switched to driving taxi

Thousands of Singaporeans each year switch careers – more out of necessity than choice.  We will be running a series of online interviews with our displaced PMETs who have transcended successfully [...]

Man with maintenance default of $20,900: “Should I die or go to jail?”

Man with maintenance default of $20,900: “Should I die or go to jail?”

Hi Gilbert, My ex wife is from  PRC and we were married for less than 4 years before the marriage ran aground. The end of the marriage also was the start of a financial nightmare for me. Let [...]

How Can We Help Fellow Singaporeans When the Financial Crisis Worsens?

How Can We Help Fellow Singaporeans When the Financial Crisis Worsens?

  I could not help feeling nervous when I saw how the global stock markets took a battering last week. I was in China for a month and my recent two-week returned stay here has been anything but [...]

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