Social Responsibility cannot be outsourced

  Here are some quick facts about cleaners: They are outsourced workers – they don’t normally work for the company they clean Some work (or chose to work) 10 hours a day Some earn average wages of about $750 Yesterday I had the opportunity of joining in a “Cleaner’s Appreciation week” celebration at the Foodfare […]

Don’t feed the trolls. Just. Just don’t.

      Internet has caused mankind to evolve considerably. Today, we see a new kind of human species: the electronic troll. Lacking the ability to hunt food, the electronic troll survives on a diet of pizza and antibiotics. Because of extended time on the computer, the electronic troll has evolved to have huge oversized […]

Speak up for our wages!

  If you don’t have a degree today, read this: don’t let your employer keep your salary low. If you are already employed and have been performing well, you should not be letting your employer get away with depressing your salary just because you lack the paper qualifications. We don’t usually talk about it, but […]

We talk differently, men and women…yes…

  It has always bewildered me what the differences are in conversations when women and men talk. The starkest difference is that: men, we talk without emotion. Please ladies, please help us: We’re just not able to process emotions so well. It’s a deficiency. Like scurvy. So you bought a new dress?….Wow that’s nice!  Someone […]

5 things that piss me off on the road

At the top of the list: 5. SIGNAL!!! SIGNAL!! USE THE DAMN SIGNAL!!!   4. Mobile lighthouses. If you’re not too bright, headlights can’t compensate. 3. People who drive like this. Especially on an expressway.   2. People who drive this, in the middle/right lanes and then drive faster than me.     1. People […]

A hawker as a profession

  I read this BBC article about our Singaporean hawker centres with keen interest. In 2010, I tried a hand at running a little stall, with little success. Fresh and with zero experience, I jumped into the wonderful world of foods and beverages, selling juices and fruits. It was here that I learned the hard […]

The Milkshake Hunt

  I’m no food blogger and have no intention to be. But living in Singapore, you can’t –not– talk about food. This island is a 500 sqm walk in menu and the inhabitants are in love with their food. We’re cheap people except when it comes to affairs of the palate. Spend $2 on a […]