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Parenthood

Parenthood
I watched a Chinese documentary on Channel 8 last night. The program was showing the joy of having many children in the house. For those anti government viewers, they may view the show as a government propaganda to increase child birth in Singapore. For me, it made me reflect on...
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Candy Crush Saga Phenomenon

Candy Crush Saga Phenomenon
Candy Crush Phenomenon   If you travel in public transport and you pay attention to what your fellow travelers are doing on their smart phones or tablets, you may have noticed many of them are playing a game called "Candy Crush".   Just the other day, I entered the MRT with my...
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Low crime does not mean no crime

Low crime does not mean no crime
A few nights ago, when we were coming home, I noticed a guy loitering around the lift lobby. My children and I did not think much of it and happily went over to press the lift button and waited for the lift. When I turned back and looked at the...
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Singapore Philatelic Museum

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I had heard so much of the SingaporePhilatelicMuseum from my children. They had been there with their school excursions previously. During the long holidays of Chinese New Year, I finally got to be there myself. When you first arrived, you would be greeted by an ancient mail box that we...
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Selecting a child care in Singapore

Selecting a child care in Singapore
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When my child had come of age to join a child care, my wife got excited and started doing a lot of research on child centres in Singapore. She started by checking for child care centres near her work place. She is holding a more nine to six job so...
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Studying smart

Studying smart
Studying is not about how much time you spend studying but how much you understand when you are studying  I had always taught my daughter studying was not about clocking the hours. It was about how much you could learn when you were studying. I asked her a very simple...
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Motivation

Motivation
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Motivation as explained in Oxford Dictionary is a reason or reasons for acting or behaving in a particular way. Most of the time, when we talked about motivation, we talked about acting or behaving in a good way.   I always told my children that they must have self-motivation, when...
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Selecting a playgroup

Selecting a playgroup
I started to look for a playgroup for my daughter when she was close to two years old. The reason was simple, my daughter was looked after by my parents and they were not really able to teach her, they just knew how to dote on her as my daughter...
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Flash Forward

Flash Forward
Few years ago, I was watching a TV series "Flash Forward". The series talked about a black out event that happened world wide and during this black out, everyone got to see a short interval of their future 6 months later. The characters in the series were then affected by...
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Dead Sea Effect

Dead Sea Effect
With reference to Bruce Webster, "Dead Sea Effect" in an organisation is an undesirable effect in an organisation. When an organisation expands and recruits more staff, the overall competencies of the staff should be distributed equally. But this is not the case. There will be more talented people and less...
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