Work

Quiet Quitting: Why TikTok’s latest trend is more dangerous than it sounds

I recently learned about this new trend of “quiet quitting”. It doesn’t mean leaving your job, but doing the bare minimum at work. After TikToker Zaid Khan posted about the trend, the term...

Workplace

The struggles of being underemployed

“So, what do you do?” “Umm… I graduated recently and… umm… I work part-time at a restaurant and do some photography on the side.” “Oh, that’s great! Do you get free food at the...

Music

The story behind Miss Lou: She once sang for people’s approval — not anymore

With her cat-eye glasses, retro makeup and vintage dresses, it comes as little surprise that jazz singer and songwriter Miss Lou named her first album Glamour Vintage Songbird. Released in September...

Work

Struggling under my toxic boss, prayer turned things around

Maybe I did something wrong. I’ll try again next time. Such were the thoughts I had when the relationship between me and my boss first turned sour a few months into my job. At that time, I had...

Work

Behind The Paycheque: 2 lawyers’ hot takes on the limits of justice and other controversial questions

A sword, a balance scales and a blindfold. These items, unanimous with the Lady Justice, symbolise power, impartiality and objectivity in the judicial system. Yet, in reality, the execution of...

Mental Health

Feeling like a failure through my twenties, I found breakthroughs in becoming a teacher

In my early twenties, I experienced what I hope to be the worst ever episode in my life. I could not hold down a job, I faced immense social anxiety and I struggled with my mental health. Making...

Money Matters

FIRE: Finance professionals weigh in on hustle culture, nest eggs and why we work

FIRE, short for “Financial Independence, Retire Early”, is an enticing concept that has taken the world by storm for a while now. I listened to a recent Channel NewsAsia podcast on this...

Real Life, Real People

Being rescued from a life of emptiness gave this young doctor a new mission

Growing up, I struggled with anger and used to be a bully. When I was in primary school, I had even gone to the extent of setting up a club against someone I disliked, and got others to hate on her...

Work

#BehindThePaycheque: High flyers in the aviation industry

If you have ever wondered what it must be like to be a pilot, then you’re in for a treat today. Taking the hot seat in our new series #BehindThePaycheque where Christian professionals answer...