Jeraldine

Hello! I am Jeraldine. I care about the challenges and aspirations of my generation such as coping with the high cost of living; navigating the issues faced in our careers; providing the best for our elderly parents and children and saving for our own retirement.

In this blog, I hope to explore solutions we can take on an individual level and as a country to tackle these issues.

Do Beauty Pageants Degrade Women?

In the light of the recent case of the Miss Universe 2015, I’ve seen several comments online dissing beauty pageants. Many accused such competitions for degrading women. Some also criticized The Philippines, a country which has done very well in most pageants, for having an "unhealthy obsession" with beauty. As someone who joined a pageant previously, I thought I would share my personal experience here. I disagree...

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5 Factors Which Contributed To Tin Pei Ling Success In GE2015

During the General Elections 2011, Tin Pei Ling received heavy criticism from the public. Back then, many felt she was one of the weakest and most unpopular candidates from the People's Action Party (PAP). Even when the PAP eventually won in Marine Parade with more than 56% of the votes, Goh Chok Ting acknowledged that Tin's unpopularity was one of the contributing factors of the historically...

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Is it fair to label Millennials the Strawberry Generation?

I often come across comments online labelling Millennials as the "Strawberry Generation" or "Snowflakes"  Defined as young adults born between the 1982 to 2002, Millennials are often dismissed as "strawberries" who are unable to take hardships, narcissistic and deeply self-entitled. I agree with DPM Tharman that ageism and discrimination against older workers is wrong but I do believe that our stance as a country against ageism should apply to the...

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5 Ways To Save Money When Traveling This Holiday Season

After reading my previous post on Why You Should Travel While You Are Young, many of my readers have emailed me to ask how they can save money when traveling. Our generation is in love with travelling. According to the Boston Consulting Group, 75% of Millennials want to travel abroad as much as possible, and 70 percent said they would like to visit all seven continents in...

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Why are there so many cases of maid abuse in Singapore? And, what can we do to help?

Around 60 percent of foreign domestic workers in Singapore are exploited by their employers, according to a 2017 survey. The study said the abuse comes in various forms ranging from verbal threats and being overworked to being beaten or deprived of food. This is aligned to a recent 2019 survey by YouGov which found that one in seven Singaporeans reported personally witnessing a domestic worker...

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What are some human resource practices in Singapore that could be improved?

In 2014, I graduated from university and was looking for a job. I kept my options open and applied to both big and small companies - MNCs, SMEs, government agencies, and startups. During my job search, I encountered many strange human resource practices which I felt could be improved. So, I decided to share some of my experiences in this blog. 1. Employers Who Ask...

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