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Stop Shaming, Start Praising: What I Learned From Growing Up in a Shaming Culture

I was recently in this business meeting where this director openly shamed his subordinate in front of a group of people: in quite a nasty way too. He basically tore his subordinate apart and ripped him into shreds, criticizing him for having low awareness about…

 

Why I Cried During a Prawning Session

Prawn noodles: a common dish in Singapore While the title of today’s post sounds really dramatic, that isn’t my intention at all. That (my crying) was basically what happened while Ken and I were out last week, so I’m just going to tell the story…

 

#Gratitude Challenge Day 10: Give a Gratituity Tip

This is Day 10 of the 14-Day Gratitude Challenge where hundreds of participants around the world gathered together to practice gratitude for 14 days. This challenge was conducted in Aug 2013 and is now over–however, you can still do the tasks in your own time! Visit the overview page for all Gratitude…

 

#Gratitude Challenge Day 3: Write a Gratitude Note to Someone

This is Day 3 of the 14-Day Gratitude Challenge where hundreds of participants around the world gathered together to practice gratitude for 14 days. This challenge was conducted in Aug 2013 and is now over–however, you can still do the tasks in your own time! Visit the overview page for all Gratitude…

 

#Gratitude Challenge Overview, Aug 2013

This is the overview page of the 14-Day Gratitude Challenge where hundreds of participants got together in spirit to perform 14 acts of gratitude over 14 days in August 2013. While the challenge is over, you can still do the tasks in your own time! Scroll below…

 

14 Days. 14 Tasks of #Gratitude. Join 14-Day Gratitude Challenge, starting Aug 15!

This is the announcement post for the 14-Day Gratitude Challenge, where hundreds of participants around the world gathered together to practice gratitude for 14 days. This challenge was conducted in Aug 2013 and is now over–however, you can still do the tasks in your own time! Visit the overview…

 

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…

 

Ask Celes – How Do You Deal with Friends/Relatives Who Borrow Money?

“How do you deal with friends borrowing money? I lent money to a friend last January but he hasn’t paid up. I am usually strict with money matters but I made an exception for him as I knew he really needed the money. Recently, another…

 

Ask Celes – How Do You Comfort Someone When You Both Know His/Her Life Will End Very Soon?

How would you comfort someone who is very sick or even dying? How do you comfort someone when you both know his life will end very soon? ~ Matt Hi Matt. I wouldn’t comfort the person because to comfort would be to perceive this person as…

 

Ask Celes – What Do We Do When We Have Been Betrayed by a Friend?

“How should we react when we find out that a friend betrayed us? How do I turn my anger into something positive instead but without being on the losing end? I was promised a great opportunity by a friend but found out that she secretly…

 

Ask Celes – How Do I Stop Myself From Being Sarcastic?

Hi Celes. I have realized for quite a while (years) that I am really harsh with people around me, in that I always tend to make very acid jokes and am fairly radical. Most of the times I would realize straight after that I was…