Shopping Destinations in Singapore

Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy beautiful things in Singapore! If you have a great amount of money, you deserve to spend a little once in a while and Singapore is the best place to do that. The good thing about Singapore is that they focus on the economic class and the higher class at the same time which makes a spectacular combination to improve the standard of beauty around the country. There may be a lot of places to spend your money, but you want to make sure that you spend your money on the things that make you happy.

Here is a list of the places where the things you crave for aren’t so difficult to find:

  1. The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

Imagine a river much like those scenes in movies that depict a small boat sailing gently through romantic arch bridges. Now can you believe that you would be able to find that in Marina Bay Sands? Not only are the brands and food exquisite but so are the scenery and life in this mall. Shopping for the latest and most adored brands is not a problem as the Shoppes have the best of the best from all around. And yes, riding the boat is possible!

  1. Vivo City

The largest shopping mall in Singapore has nothing to hide as it is not just big but very much enjoyable as they boast their 15 cinema screens, a rooftop amphitheatre, and even an art gallery inside. Vivo City does not only provide luxury, but also entertainment. There are tons of things to do in Vivo City if you are tired of shopping around and are just dying to visit the mall to relax a little bit. The gathering of food and clothing is amazing and may seem like an unending list as the options will never run out as to which stores or which restaurants to enjoy.

  1. Raffles City Shopping Center

Last but not the least on our list is Raffles City Shopping Center. Although it does not offer as much extravagance as the other two malls mentioned earlier, Raffles City Shopping Center is a place where you can shop humbly for high-end products. The beauty of Raffles City Shopping Center is the balance between the affordable and luxurious for moments when you may feel like you have spent too much but want to keep on shopping.

If you can’t decide which mall to go to, check out all of them and experience the beauty of Singapore.

05 Aug 2019

Singapore and the World

One of the beauties of being a Singaporean citizen is getting a Singaporean passport and although it may not seem like too much, the Singaporean passport actually allows you to travel to almost everywhere in the world without much struggle. Singapore has brilliant relationships with other countries and this is why other countries are very friendly to Singaporeans.

Although a small country, Singapore does not fail to disappoint with its luxurious airlines, namely Silkair and Singapore Airlines. The traveller’s itch is a common feeling for our artistic and wondrous souls as we still crave the adventure of finding new places and discovering new things.

Here are ten major places you can visit visa-free for a Singaporean citizen.

Canada – Although most people tend to compare Canada to America, they would find that Canada has a really different and interesting city culture.

United Kingdom – The United Kingdom is the home of numerous great historical sites and people tend to go here to be inspired and experience the culture of both art and progress.

Peru – A lot of out-of-this-world sceneries can be found in Peru. If you are craving for that tropical, mountainous, ancient, and spiritual trip, Peru is the place for you

Hong Kong – Hong Kong needs the least introduction as people know this place to be the Asian equivalent of Las Vegas where the party doesn’t stop and there are so many things to keep you busy.

Bahamas – If you want to sit down, relax, enjoy the beaches, and just free your soul, the Bahamas is the place to go. With amazing beaches and life changing experiences, the Bahamas might make you not want to leave.

Ireland – Although the opposite from tropical countries, this does not mean that Iceland is not at all beautiful. In fact, Iceland is breath-taking! The beauty everywhere makes for a jaw dropping awe as you can witness the wonders in which cold part of this world has to offer.

Japan – Although you may find a lot of similarities between Japanese and Singaporeans, Japan has one of the most interesting cultures as it is very well preserved and very well presented.

Greece – The mind of a philosopher or the mind of an artist? It does not matter, Greece is definitely a place where you would enjoy as a place where both great art and great minds meet.

France – Ah yes, haven’t we all dreamt of going to France and unleashing the inner romantic inside us? Well, this is one of the perks of having a Singaporean passport.

Spain – Finally, are you ready to sing and dance and enjoy the rich and suave culture in Spain? Spain needs no introduction as Spaniards are well known around the globe. Visiting Spain will change your life as it might open the inner dreamer inside of you.

The Singaporean passport is a privilege! Don’t forget to make the most out of it.

05 Aug 2019

Develop Your Soft Skills to be Better at Work!

It is already quite known that Singaporeans are among the hardest working in the world. That should have a lot to do with our attitude towards our job and work environment. Attitude, if you think about it, is actually a soft skill. But what exactly are these soft skills we’re talking about? Continue reading to find out what soft skills really are and how they can help you become better at work.

Hard Skills and Soft Skills
To easily understand what exactly soft skills are, you ought to know how they compared to hard skills. Hard skills are basically the technical skills that you need to have to perform well in a job. That can be knowing how to make documents, computer programming, knowledge on vocational activities and etc. In essence, they are job-specific skills.

Soft skills, on the other hand, are non-technical or transferable skills. While hard skills are taught and learned quite easily, soft skills rely more on being able to “read” or empathize with people hence they can be harder to pick up. Some examples would be confidence, teamwork, communication, and the like.

Enhance Your Soft Skills
Communication
Probably one of the more important skills to develop is your ability to communicate. This is simply because we are always communicating with people at work. You need to be clear when making reports, communicating your ideas and opinions, or even just in casual conversation. This will help you avoid misunderstandings and cultivate a good working environment overall. Practicing your eye contact and use of gestures and body language can be a good way to get better at communicating.

Teamwork
Another important skill employers commonly look for is a person’s ability to work in a team. Teamwork is important because it determines how well you can work in a team and it leads you to have common goals with your peers. Plus, you’ll finish a lot more work if you are able to deliberate tasks fairly. One way you can improve in working with a team is to accept others’ opinions. You’ll be able to find and utilize each persons’ strengths while also covering for their weaknesses.

Leadership
Leadership can be quite a hard skill to develop since it is mainly a combination of many soft skills already. First of all, you’ll have to be a good role model for others. You’ll also have to know how to communicate your influence while still be approachable and helpful to others. You’ll also need to have the ability to make decisions without bias and even anticipate the benefits and consequences of these decisions. Although not everyone chooses to take the role of the leader, it would be good to at least enhance your leadership skills from time to time.

02 Jul 2019

How to Prevent Pimples and Acne Breakouts

Today, you’ll notice a lot of teens and even adults who face acne problems. You may have had pimples and breakouts once in your life or you may still be experiencing it now. Though having pimples can be problematic, there are always ways to control or even get rid of them completely. Here are some things you can try.

1. Wash your face
One of the best ways to prevent pimples is to keep your face clean. To do that, you’ll obviously have to wash your face regularly. Wash your face after doing activities that cause you to sweat a lot or after you go to places that are dusty. It should also be a good idea to wash your face as you get home or before you go to bed. This is because when you sleep, you’re already shedding dead skin cells and if you don’t wash up the dirt that sticks to your face might eventually cause breakouts.

2. Moisturize
Having dry skin is one of the reasons we get pimples and breakouts. To keep your skin from becoming too dry, try applying moisturizer. For those with oily skin, choose moisturizers that are noncomedogenic. That means it is formulated to not close pores and trap oil and dirt inside your skin. Moisturize after washing your face but try to do it moderately.

3. Drink lots of water
Staying hydrated is also one of the best ways to prevent pimples. Skin cells, just like the other cells of the body are made of water. And because the skin is basically the largest organ of the body, you need to constantly supply it with a good amount of water. If you don’t, it will cause dry skin and make it more prone to inflammations which cause breakouts.

4. Use sunscreen or try to avoid exposure to the sun
The hot and humid climate in Singapore can also be a factor when it comes to acne. That is why you should try to limit your exposure to sunlight and heat as they can make your face more oily and may even damage the skin directly. If you do have to go outside, remind yourself to apply sunscreen.

5. Take it easy with the exfoliant
Exfoliating cream is a skin care product that is basically formulated to remove any dead cells on your skin. Though it is made to help you clean your skin and prevent pimples, applying too much or too often can do you more harm than good. This is because when you exfoliate too much, you might remove the skin’s natural oils. That will signal the skin to produce more oil which might clog and eventually cause pimples.

02 Jul 2019

4 Social Media Mistakes to Avoid (at All Costs!)

Have you ever posted a tweet, a comment or a Facebook status that you wish you can take back? Perhaps, all of us have. However, to ensure you won’t fall into the same trap over and over again, here are four of the most common social media mistakes to avoid to save yourself from public embarrassment.

1. Leaving the Privacy Setting of Your Posts Public
Control your content by limiting the audience settings. Adjust your Twitter, Instagram and Facebook audience depending on the nature of the photos you share. Your friends would want to see photos from last weekend’s get-together, but check whether the privacy is in the appropriate setting, especially if you want to limit the people who can see them. You don’t want a prospect client or employer to see things that may turn them off. If you have some unruly candids with the gang, limit visibility to people who are in the photos. Better yet, avoid posting inappropriate things at all.

2. You’re Too Camera Shy
Your Skype, LinkedIn and other profiles will be easier to locate by prospect clients and employers if they contain a clear headshot of you against a neutral backdrop. For professional profiles, never make the mistake of posting a group shot or a default clipart photo as a display image. Prepare for a professional shot by dressing and looking professional. A well-taken photo will invite attention from employers and may possibly just land you a contract.

3. Conversely, You’re Over Confident
Instagram and Facebook are your go-to places for selfies. However, stepping up your online game means delivering more well-thought updates and photos. Whether you believe it or not, your social media friends will also ‘like’ your posts about the volunteer acts in a charity, the fascinating article you shared or the research project you just completed. There’s nothing wrong with selfies as long as you don’t post one every single day.

4. You’re Sharing Too Much Stuff
You may have the freedom of speech, but your professional network, including your extended network of employers and colleagues, may not agree with every opinion you share in your social media. Once you have posted that politically-incorrect statement, you can never retract it, even after you have deleted the post from your profile. It is now in cyberspace—anything posted can be screencapped, retweeded and shared. To save yourself from the forever embarrassment, keep your posts and comments clean and away from political and religious matters.

In the world where social media becomes an everyday norm, it’s important to be extra mindful of the impressions we make on people through online communication platforms. With so much information can be easily shared and found online, personal views and opinions can conveniently be used to assess your competence and even suitability for an employment opportunity.

13 Jun 2019

7 Ways to Stop Being So Negative

We get easily bombarded with negativity every single day. We see it on TV, in the news, in the social media and even when going to the park. But do you know you can combat negativity by focusing more on the positive sides of things? Lessen your pessimism and try these tips. We all know stress and negativity won’t lead to becoming the best version of yourself.

1. Stop Comparing Yourself to Others
Comparison simply breeds jealousy, and even anger. Walk your own path and do not mind those people who seemingly got ahead of you. They’ve worked hard for it, so do your best to achieve yours. Enjoy your own path and the happiness that comes along with it.

2. Learn to Forgive
Holding a grudge is like drinking poison and expecting for the other person to feel the pain. There’s nothing good that comes from holding grudges. Learn to forgive those who have done you wrong. That doesn’t mean to welcome them back into your life, but just forgive.

3. Avoid Excessive Self-Pity
So, your eight-year relationship has ended. While it’s okay to stay in bed and cry or three days, there comes a time when you need to pick yourself up. Grieve all you can, but know when to stop sulking. It’s not easy, but once you get the hand of it, you will surely feel better.

4. Have Fun and Don’t be Guilty About It
Whether your choice of fun is sleeping, indulging on a sweet treat or going on a vacation, just do it whenever you need one. Sometimes, you have to put yourself first. Reward yourself with that well-deserved break, and never feel guilty about it.

5. Be Grateful Even for the Smallest Things
Every day, count the little good things that happen to you. Acknowledge these positive things and be thankful for having them. Make this a part of your night rituals, and you’ll find yourself happier and feeling better in general.

6. Try New Things
Trying new things help build self-confidence. By saying yes to new experiences, you’re giving yourself the opportunity to learn and grow. Conquering new experiences, whether big or small, provides fulfilment and make life more exciting.

7. Be Nice to People
Be kind. It’s easy and makes you feel good afterwards. Find a way to give back to all the blessings you receive every day. Do something nice each day. Good karma will pay you back a hundred folds for it.

However, remember that being too positive isn’t good either. Like most things in life, it is about balance. When you find yourself too pessimistic, maybe you want to take a closer look at how you are dealing with the world.

13 Jun 2019

How to Improve Your Wardrobe Without Spending Much

There’s nothing more time consuming and frustrating than standing in front of your jam-packed closet and feeling like you have nothing to wear. Actually, you have plenty of clothes you can wear, but the point is that the clothes you own simply no longer add up to complete a stylish look. This can be extremely exasperating, especially if you just can’t afford to replace everything with new ones.

But don’t give up just yet. There are several ways you can do to improve your wardrobe without spending too much. Read on to find out how you can upgrade your closet on a cheap.

1. Come up with a capsule collection
A capsule collection consists of timeless clothing pieces. These clothes can be effortlessly mixed and matched with anything in your closet. Raid your closet and find your no-fail outfits you feel good and comfortable wearing. A good capsule collection should include a plain white tee, a simple button-down shirt, denim jeans, a tailored blazer, a little black dress and a comfy pair of office trousers.

2. Consider accessories
A capsule wardrobe—no matter how simple the pieces are—can be vamp up by adding a few elements. A plain white tee and jeans can look sophisticated when paired with kitten heels and a statement necklace or a cute scarf. Accessories can make a look, so don’t be afraid to get yourself a few brightly colored pieces to add to your outfits.

3. Shop at bazaars, night markets and thrift shops
These places have the best deals to begin with. But as you filter through endless racks of clothes, you will need some creative imagination, a great deal of patience and better haggling skills. However, remember to prioritize first the pieces you’re looking for—a floral dress and a pair of tattered jeans, for example. Once you found them, you can start wandering around to look for more pieces. That way, you have more energy to look for your priority purchases and won’t be killing your time and budget buying clothes you don’t need in the first place.

4. Split costs with your sister
Having a sister can do wonders for your wardrobe. While you and your sister are almost in the same age and have the same style, there could be some pieces you would both want to share and own. Shop for quality pieces—for example, a mid-priced purse or a pair of heels—and agree on splitting the bill.

5. Include shopping in your monthly budget
Again, no need to spare a big chunk of your paycheck on shopping. Budget just enough to shop at thrift stores and night markets. Jot down all your expenses first, and then allot a feasible amount for thrift shopping.
Take advantage of these tips, and you will be calling yourself a smart fashionista in no time.

22 May 2019