Julailah Wahid

So Singaporean

One might say that Singapore’s identity is best encapsulated by three things: scrumptious local food, the tissue ‘chope-ing’ (reserving) system, and tongue twisting abbreviations (we even have a Wikipedia glossary dedicated to them).

Whether it’s the country’s low crime rate or clean and green landscape, there is no denying the charm of Singapore – even superstars Gong Li and Jet Li have become citizens here. (Read More Here!)

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Office Pantry Essentials

Considering the number of hours that we spend at work every day, it is safe to say that for many, the workplace has become a second home. And no home is complete without an effective (and fully-stocked) pantry.

Besides refrigerators and water dispensers or coolers, what else should be in your office pantry? (Read More Here!)

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Valuable Lessons from Barack Obama

On 4 August 1961, Barack Obama was ceremoniously brought into the world.

Inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States on 20 January 2009, Obama is also the first African American to hold the office. He was re-elected president in November 2012, and was sworn in for a second term on 20 January 2013.

From skateboarding to kicking doors open, Obama is arguably the coolest President ever. But beneath all that charm and gusto, Obama is clearly a capable leader with a heart of gold.

Here’s how we can apply Obama’s principles in our professional life:

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Career Lessons from Amelia Earhart


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Born on 24 July 1897, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1928, as well as the first person to fly over both the Atlantic and Pacific.

Amelia had her first taste of flying in 1920 when she hopped aboard an airplane for a ten minute flight. “By the time I had got two or three hundred feet off the ground,” she said, “I knew I had to fly”.

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Should I Take Time Off from My Career to Have A Baby?

Question: As a woman holding down a stable job, I feel that it’s about time I shift my focus to starting a family. However, I fear that my career might come to a temporary standstill, especially after returning from a long maternity leave. Seeing how stressful it is for the mothers at my workplace, I am also uncertain if I can handle being a working mum. Is there a way that I can have my cake and eat it too?

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What's On Your Playlist?

ABBA is thankful for it, and runners swear by it.

Music has the ability to inspire us and lift (or dampen) our moods.

Whether you’re rocking out to Led Zeppelin before a presentation or drafting reports with The Black Eyed Peas, the music you listen to can either encourage or hamper your productivity at work.

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Help, My Colleague Can’t Stop Whining!

Question: My colleague is an incessant whiner. In fact, she often comes streaming in at half-rant the first thing in the morning. Her complaints revolve around everything, such as the amount of workload she has, how her morning went and even the office stapler that won’t work.

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Q&A: I Have A Crush On My Colleague. How do I make the First Move?

Question: I’ve been ‘crushing’ on my colleague for some time now, but she has no idea how I really feel. How do I make the first move?

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Well, looks like someone’s been bitten by the love bug!

Before asking your colleague out on a date, make sure you think long and hard about the impact it would have on your job.

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