Is it better to be a night owl or an early riser?

From as young as I can remember, I am naturally a night owl. When I was schooling, morning sessions were especially painful because I constantly have problem waking up early in the morning. During university days, my classes were constantly arranged early in the morning at 8am- so I have to get up earlier. As [...]

A strange dream after the Nine Emperor Gods Festival

The 9 Emperor Gods festival is celebrated by the Hokkien community. Every year, it falls on the first to the ninth day of the ninth month of the Chinese lunar calendar. And during these nine days, it usually rains- this is something that a lot of celebrants know about and would be careful to carry [...]

Why We Cannot Drag Ourselves Out of Bed

You have to have a dream so that you can get up in the morning                                                             – Billy Wilder Do you experience difficulty in dragging yourself out of bed every morning? Especially if it is on a Monday morning? All you feel like doing is to stay below the sheets and sleep forever? We would think [...]

Why is everyone busy being busy?

I must admit, I used to be one of those people who will never want to stand idle and do nothing. In the past, I always carry reading materials and notebook everywhere I go like to the bank, take public transport, have an appointment with a friend (in case the fella is late), at the airport, [...]

Should You Work in Shifts or Regular Hours?

Do you prefer to work in shifts or to work regular hours? Here are some benefits of working in shifts: a. it’s very easy to run errands- you can make visits to the bank, post office, shopping for groceries during day hours b. when you work shifts, you generally do not commute to work during [...]