Father of three in Singapore.
MAR
24

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 ...
MAR
13

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 ...
MAR
11

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 butt...
MAR
11

Singapore Philatelic Museum

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 ...
JAN
30

Selecting a child care in Singapore

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 ce...
JAN
30

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 h...
JAN
30

Motivation

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 a...
JAN
30

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 ab...
JAN
30

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...
JAN
30

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...
JAN
29

Nanyang Primary School Review

My wife told me it is more difficult to consistently be a top primary school then to be a top secondary school or Junior College. Her logic is simple. In primary school, you cannot...
JAN
27

Learning methods

Recently, I told my Primary 5 daughter the above statement. My wife is asking my daughter to study hard each day, to the point that I think my daughter has become too reliant. So I...
JAN
27

Greenhouse Effect 2

It's the end of the year and it's a normal tradition for my company to organise a year end buffet to recognise the hard work of all its employees. This year, we used back the same ...
JAN
24

Are leaders born or trained?

Are leaders born or trained? I will know the answer very soon because my daughter had just been selected for her leadership camp for her CCA. Personally, I cannot determine whether...
JAN
16

COE

Very soon , Certificate Of Entitlement will become Certificate Of Envy. The news today is that there will be a reduction in numbers of COE in the coming six months. Expect the CO...
JAN
16

Work place musical chair

All of us should have played musical chair before when we were children. As adults, we also play musical chair in our work place. The rules of the work place musical chair may be s...
JAN
16

Work smart, not work hard.

It's the time of the year again for appraisal. I just had a face to face appraisal session with my team member. This guy just joined my company five months ago and he was quite har...
JAN
13

Greenhouse Effect

Greenhouse effect, I am not going to talk about the global warming greenhouse effect but another greenhouse effect that is nearer to us. I once heard that plants that grew up in a ...
JAN
12

CPIB Witnesses

Recently, there had been a few high profile corruption cases and the most recent in the news would be the "sex for grade" case. I guessed the word "sex" sells and you would see the...