Guest post by Rosalind Ong, founder of Fun Language Learning: I started learning Korean on my own back in my university days because I thought it would be cool to watch Korean dramas without subtitles. School work soon caught up with me and learning Korean took a back seat … [Read more...] about How I found my purpose in life from travelling
Wesley Wee, 38, goes to Orchard Road to sell tissue paper almost every day. When they see him, some people linger long enough to drop him a few dollars. He thanks them but most people cannot make out his slurred speech. Mr Wee, who has cerebral palsy, endures the mind-numbing … [Read more...] about Finding happiness against the odds
Our family is poor so you must study hard and create a better future for us. Very sound advice. But what if you are too poor to even afford to study? Recently, I came across a true story of a poor girl who had to drop out of school at age 6 as her mum could no longer pay for … [Read more...] about School dropout comes out of poverty by playing chess
Here's the second part of Eugene’s interview where he shares in greater detail on how he started his business, as well as tips on how one can stay employed in the current disruptive economy, and what to do if you are retrenched. If you have not read his inspiring life story, you … [Read more...] about How to bounce back from retrenchment?
At 36 years old, he was already earning $20,000 a month as an expatriate in Hong Kong. But two years later, Eugene Seah was retrenched from his investor relations job with Nomura, a top Japanese bank, in 2014. His world came crashing down. Until his retrenchment, he was leading … [Read more...] about Ex-Hwa Chong scholar bounces back from retrenchment and learns humility