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How I Found My Place as a Female in Today’s World, Part 2: The Dichotomy Between Masculinity and Femininity

This is part two of my three-part series on my struggles finding my identity as a female and how I eventually found my place as a female in this world. If you have not read part one yet, do so here: How I Found My…

 

How I Found My Place as a Female in Today’s World, Part 1: Growing Up with a Repressed Femininity

This is part one of my three-part series on my struggles finding my identity as a female and how I eventually found my place as a female in this world. Note from Celes: This series is for all females out there. If you are a…

 

The Day I Went Around Giving Free Hugs to Strangers

Two days ago, I gave free hugs at the busiest area of Singapore during the lunch hour–the Central Business District @ Raffles Place! This task is as part of my feature on Soul Sisters, a upcoming documentary by MediaCorp on inspiring women walking unconventional paths. MediaCorp…

 

What to Do When You Live with Angry People: 7 Gentle Tips

This is the last part of my five-part anger series, sharing my history with anger, how I have consciously decided to let go of it, along with tips on how you can overcome anger as well. My History with Anger and How I Decided to Let Go of…

 

Ask Celes – How Can I Stop Feeling Lonely?

How can I stop feeling lonely? ~ Helen Hey Helen, to stop feeling lonely, understand what’s driving your feeling of loneliness. Contrary to popular belief, loneliness has nothing to do with whether you are single or attached. You can be attached and feel lonely, just…

 

6 Things You Learned in School that Don’t Apply in the Real World

If you’re a student, do you ever feel like what you’re learning in school isn’t relevant to the “real world”? Or if you’ve already completed your formal education, did you have to unlearn some things from school in order to adapt to life after school?…

 

Ask Celes – How Can I Stop Worrying about Things I Cannot Control?

“How can one not worry so much about things that he/she cannot control?” ~ Katy Hey Katy, the reason why people worry is because (a) they have no control over the situation and (b) worrying is their way of coping and gaining control over the…

 

Cooped Up Indoors Every Day? Get a Life with These 7 Tips

Have you been working all day long in the office? Spending your weekday nights and weekends living vicariously through drama series? Feel like you are wasting your youth away? Time to get a life. I was recently invited back to Kiss 92 to do a four-week…

 

The Night I Cried

Today, I would like to share with you a past moment in my life when I cried. I don’t know why I’m sharing this except that I just want to let you in on this private moment in my past and connect with you guys…

 

How To Say “No” To a High-Pressure Sales Person (Or Anyone For That Matter)

I’ve been getting my scalp treated and hair washed at Yun Nam Hair Care for the past few months. While they deliver pretty good service, I absolutely abhor it when my consultant unleashes her high-pressurizing sales technique on me to either make me continue my treatment…

 

Backstabber Guide: 6 Tips to Handle Someone Who “Stabs” You in the Back

Recently I learned that a “friend” stabbed me behind my back by badmouthing me in a pretty malicious way. It wasn’t just your innocuous, everyday gossip either—it consisted of pretty vindictive statements which cast doubt on my character and my integrity. When I heard it,…