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Monday August 31st 2015

‘My Daily Thought’ Archives

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Why The Other 3 Tan’s Lost…

Why The Other 3 Tan’s Lost…

It was late and I stayed up all night to watch the result of the Presidential Election (PE). This was unusual as so far I have avoided all the  rallies and even political broadcasts from the  [...]

Post Presidential Election: What will become of Singapore’s political future?

Post Presidential Election: What will become of Singapore’s political future?

The recently-concluded  Presidential Election (PE) threw up a few interesting political analogies  for  our country.  One thing is for sure,  Singapore will never be the same again after the [...]

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 [...]

Why Singaporeans are peeved by Presidential Candidate Tony Tan’s son national service fiasco

Why Singaporeans are peeved by Presidential Candidate Tony Tan’s son national service fiasco

In a  show of online solidarity, Singaporean netizens have displayed  unity to mount a national enquiry  on Presidential candidate Tony Tan’s son, Dr Patrick Tan, national service fiasco. Led [...]

How to survive in China – a practical business experience

How to survive in China – a practical business experience

PS:- Thanks all for posting birthday greetings on my facebook page - I saw them on my yahoo mail from facebook reminder. I can't post anything on my facebook page as I am still in China and facebook [...]

Why Many Singaporeans Are Irked By Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s Remark on Foreign Talents

Why Many Singaporeans Are Irked By Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s Remark on Foreign Talents

Frankly, I was slightly surprised at the strong reaction of Singaporeans towards Mr Lee Kuan Yew's comment on the issue of foreign talents: "Foreign talent allows Singaporeans to punch above its [...]

Wuhan Update – “Your putong hua is not bad!”

Wuhan Update – “Your putong hua is not bad!”

I took a deserved rest today after working flat out for the past few days. However,  I will be seeing someone tomorrow (Sunday) but it will be more relaxed than normal as the business session [...]

How working abroad has toughened me up…

How working abroad has toughened me up…

I couldn't help but wondered whether  there will be a place that is warmer and more humid than Singapore until I came to Wuhan, China on a sunny summer afternoon yesterday. I am glad to represent [...]

Are Singaporeans too compliant for their own good?

Are Singaporeans too compliant for their own good?

I was really troubled this week  after speaking with a friend over lunch. He told me that he is the only Singaporean working in his GLC office – together with twenty other Indians. I was [...]

“Why should I pay maintenance if I can’t even see my children at all?”

“Why should I pay maintenance if I can’t even see my children at all?”

Abdullah cut a forlorn figure at the family court as Andrew and I accompanied  him to the court chamber on a warm Tuesday afternoon. Andrew is the founder and ex chief editor of TOC. I decided to [...]

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