THE PLUM ON JACK’S THUMB

THE PLUM ON JACK’S THUMB

Hollywood has been retelling a few children’s stories and fairy tales. Writers and their studios have given these much-loved fables a contemporary update, and in the modernising have injected adult-appropriate drama and darker themes in their storytelling. I suppose...
NOT SOUR NOR A SOP, SIMPLY DELICIOUS!

NOT SOUR NOR A SOP, SIMPLY DELICIOUS!

I have fond memories of the Taman Serasi Food Centre. It’s long gone, demolished years ago in the name of urban development, and possibly modern food hygiene standards, I’d not be surprised. It used to be opposite the Singapore Botanic Gardens, across the road from...
A POTATO TO SAVE YOUR DAY

A POTATO TO SAVE YOUR DAY

I remember exciting school days donning my team jersey and representing my school in competitions. On competition day, usually a weekday afternoon, none of us school team members could pay attention to our teachers in class. We’d all be eagerly awaiting only one...
IF YOU LIKE PINA COLADAS (A PINEAPPLE STORY)

IF YOU LIKE PINA COLADAS (A PINEAPPLE STORY)

If you like pina colada… The tune of that smooth song by Rupert Holmes (1979) always puts me in a relaxed, easy-going mood. Listening to that song and thinking of sipping a cool, sweet pina colada, you’ve also got to imagine the correct ambience for it. Afterall, it’s...
STOP HEADACHES WITH WATERMELON

STOP HEADACHES WITH WATERMELON

There’s something about Singapore’s weather that gets to me. This isn’t exceptional I know, because Singapore’s weather gets to many people, both Singaporeans and foreigners. After a while, one comes to accept the local weather. Like algae and moss that grow on...
THE RESOURCE OF HUMAN CAPABILITY

THE RESOURCE OF HUMAN CAPABILITY

I attended an interesting two-day workshop on Human Resource Capability last week (hence no blog post). It was conducted by the Singapore National Employers Federation, or SNEF, and I found it to be enjoyable and of great practical value. So from me, “Well done and...