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.

Why We Should Reintroduce Chinese Dialects On Singapore’s Free-To-Air Television

In Singapore, Chinese languages other than Mandarin (pejoratively referred to as 'dialects' in official Singapore parlance) are banned on television under Part 12.4 of the Media Development Authority's Free-to-Air Television Programme Code which states that "All Chinese programmes except operas or other programmes specifically approved by the Authority must be in Mandarin." Over the years, this policy has resulted several consequences: A declining interest and...

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It’s ok to not be skinny: Curves are attractive too

I was concerned to learn that eating disorders have been rising among the young in Singapore. In a 2015 study, patients were found to be suffering from more severe forms of anorexia nervosa. They tend to have a lower body weight and body mass index (BMI). More than a quarter of the patients also had medical complications such as a weak heartbeat and low bone density....

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Why I have chosen to cut down on meat intake

If you have been around City Hall MRT station recently you might have noticed these advertisements by the Singapore Vegetarian Society on the train doors. This is part of their ongoing campaign to encourage other people to cut down to meat consumption.   In support of this campaign,  I am going to share on this blog why I have chosen to cut down on my...

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College Hacks And Shortcuts For The Singapore University Student

A senior's guide on the college hacks you can take to achieve more with less stress. Published on 2014. Due to my previous feature on InternSG, I regularly receive emails and messages on my Facebook asking about university-related advice such as what modules to take and questions about applying for internships. To answer several common questions I receive, I came up with this small guide on how to...

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Why Is Ong Teng Cheong One Of My Favourite Politicians?

During the Miss Singapore interview, the contestants aged 18-26 were all asked who our favourite politician was.  Almost everyone answered former MM Lee Kuan Yew with brief general reasons like "he is a great man" and "he helped Singapore a lot". I personally feel that MM Lee has made a huge contribution to society. However, it really surprised me that so many youngsters saw him as the...

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