I may have gone a little overboard on what I thought about one of our Education Ministers.
This went viral on 9GAG back in February last year—exactly one year ago, in fact. And I’m going to say straight out, I really didn’t agree with this back then, and I really don’t agree with it now.
This is beginning to be as sensitive as talking about religion. And it’s getting worse and worse every year. Then there are all these positive initiatives getting people to share stories and PSLE T-scores in the name of telling Nintendo DS-denying parents grades don’t matter (she’s since learned an important lesson: be careful what you say in front of a journalist). First: I love … Continue reading The Big PSLE Freakout
The Blogfather and the Mother of Xander and Yvie celebrate 10 years together—13 if you count the dating years, but that’d be a different anniversary date altogether.
Up until I was 35, I wanted to be successful, too. Or at least, I was taught to want it.
This is an appeal to any person, group or organisation that plans parenting talks, seminars, workshops, forums and conferences. Since I’ve started blogging as a parent, I’ve received invitations to attend (and a couple of times, sit in the panel of) quite a few of these parenting events. It wasn’t until recently that the messages some … Continue reading Please Stop Teaching Us How to Raise Successful Children
As progressive a nation as we have become in the last 50 years, our failure to accept failure also happens to be our biggest failure. And no, I’m not just talking about parents.
The week before, I took a day off to bring everyone to Kidzania Singapore to see if we could get tickets, but we arrived at Beach Station at 2pm, and seasoned parents of Kidzanians will point at us and mock us in utter noobery of not knowing that we can’t just get walk-in tickets into … Continue reading Kidzania: Understanding the Mania
I was determined to both get my opinions about the IRAS debacle aired, and going to a sponsored food review at a high-brow Chinese restaurant. Kind of ironic, but let’s see how this works.
You may have caught me on TV fumbling for the first half hour of the panel discussion on work-life balance on Talking Point a couple weeks ago. If you did, I apologise for fumbling for the first half hour. If you haven’t, it’s here: Again, sorry. But the Blogfather had his reprieve when a caller … Continue reading We’ve Got Work-Life Balance All Wrong
An open letter to PR and marketing execs looking to engage The Blogfather for promotional activities.
Determined to end the emotional roller coaster ride of the last six months, I decided to look up an old friend that might give me an opportunity to cheer us up with some actual roller coaster rides.