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.

5 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 in Singapore which I felt could be improved. So, I decided to share some of my concerns and experiences in this blog....

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Is It Really Necessary To Make Our Singapore Education System So Tough?

I've been pretty disappointed by the changes made to the Singapore Education System over the past decade. Many people have stepped forward to voice out their concerns and flaws of the system over the years but not much has been done other than superficial measures. For instance, proclaiming "Every school is a good school" and expecting people to buy it. As I've highlighted previously, I...

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Moscow: One Of The Most Afforable And Beautiful Cities

I visited Moscow, Russia from 1-12 May.  A common misconception by Singaporeans is that this is an extremely dangerous city to visit. I feel that this is untrue and mostly due to the negative portrayal of this city by the western media. I personally chose to visit Russia for several reasons. Firstly, rubles was at an all-time low. Furthermore, May is the month where Victory Day...

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Why do Singaporeans Get So Upset About MRT Breakdowns?

This article is written for those who feel that Singaporeans as 'pampered' and overreacting about the MRT breakdowns. I am a regular Singaporean who takes the MRT to and from work every day. In the past few years, there have been quite a few major train breakdowns. The first major one in December 2011. There were promises to improve things since then. However, minor train disruptions...

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Why Are There So Many Poor Elderly In Singapore?

I was pretty disappointed to read Tan Chuan Jin’s latest Facebook post on the poor elderly in Singapore who work as cardboard collectors. Quoting him: The normal perception that all cardboard collectors are people who are unable to take care of themselves financially is not really true. There will be some who do this as their main source of income. Some do so to supplement what they...

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4 Interesting Things I Learnt About Russians And Their Country

My trip to Moscow in May this year debunked many common stereotypes I’ve heard about the Russians and their wonderful country. Many Singaporeans’ impression of Russia comes entirely from Hollywood movies and western news which were often biased against them. The common shallow stereotypes of Russian people include mafia; spies; hot babes and communist.Before my visit, I did not have much understanding about Russian history...

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