Taiwanese idol drama shows were all the rage in Singapore in the early 2000s. Remember 流星花园 (Meteor Shower) and 海派甜心 (Hi My Sweetheart)? Guess what? I met up with Luo Qian Ni (羅茜妮), the screenwriter for海派甜心 (Hi My Sweetheart), in Taipei. It was nominated in five … [Read more...] about Taiwanese screenwriter shares insider secrets
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In Singapore and Taiwan, restaurants and cafes find it hard to hire young staff. But a Taiwanese cafe owner is able to buck the trend. Long working hours, lack of prospects, and low pay are common reasons why people shun working in the food and beverage industry. Matt Chen, 35, … [Read more...] about A breakfast cafe success story
She travels for free and gets paid for blogging about her trips. She's also been appointed as travel ambassador of South Korea, appeared in TV travel shows, and even graced the cover of a travel magazine. Meet Alisha Chiu, a full-time travel blogger from Taiwan. If she's … [Read more...] about Uni grad gives up career to become a travel blogger
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