Inspiration / It's my life! / People / Psychology

Calming Mr. Hyde through breathing, writing, and self-talking

“Nobody is perfect. Not me, not my bosses, not my colleagues, not the people around me. Nobody is perfect. Not me, not my bosses, not my colleagues, not the people around me. Nobody is perfect. Not me, not my bosses, not my colleagues, not the people around me…” You have just read a mantra I … Continue reading

Culture / Environment / People

On why Singaporeans and other urban dwellers need to preserve Bukit Brown

Nearly a year of awareness-building for Bukit Brown, it is still an issue ignored by the larger, mainstream Singapore community. Maybe, it is mainly because Bukit Brown a.k.a “Coffee Hill” is a Chinese burial ground, and death is always a taboo topic. No human being, except probably the Mexicans with their ‘memento mori’ culture, like … Continue reading

Culture / Current Issues / People

Singapore, least emotional country – Part 2

Having talked to my Singaporean employer this morning gave me fresh insights about this issue. And, I did more background research on the global poll. The survey, conducted by Gallup, asked six simple questions to about 1,000 adults in each country each year between 2009 to 2011. Did you feel well-rested yesterday? Were you treated … Continue reading

Culture / Current Issues / People

Poll says, Singapore, least emotional country in the world.

A recent global poll said Singapore is the least emotional country while Philippines, the most emotional country. When asked by BBC’s Dan Damon yesterday on the reasons, Christine Lim, distinguished Singaporean author, without any reserve at all, said the poll measures public emotions where Singaporeans do badly in because they are reserve.She claims that it … Continue reading