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5 Minutes with Mr. Patrick Tay, assistant secretary-general of NTUC.

Recently, the report by the Committee of Future Economy has raised considerable interest and concern in Singapore. Against this backdrop, we have the huge privilege of having 5 minutes with Mr. Patrick Tay, the assistant secretary-general of NTUC today. He will share with us some of his thoughts about preparing Team Singapore for the future workforce.

[Review] Hair Cut and Colouring at Bump RiverValley by Aventa.

Hey guys! Today’s post is done in collaboration with Beauty Undercover. I came back to Singapore to host my friend’s wedding and went to Bump @RiverValley to do a hair cut + colouring. The staff at Beauty Undercover were kind enough to help me take photographs to document the whole process. Location: Bump RiverValley by Aventa is located at Mohamed Sultan Road, so it is a little far away from the train station if you are walking. I cabbed there. Is there WIFI at the hair salon? The answer is yes, so you won’t be bored to death. Ask for the WIFI password at the counter. What is so unique about the whole experience? SERVICE! I think the Japanese are the best in service– there is this concept of “omotenashi“, which means having pride in having excellent customer service. You are always made to feel very important at the salon. Enjoy this post–it is a stage-by-stage review! So here is how I look like before the haircut.  Stage #1: Consultation The tencho Sone actually gave me a consultation before doing anything to …

Art Opening of Finnish artist Soile Yli-Mäyry in Singapore

Soile Yli-Mäyry of Finland has been a painter for more than three decades and has had over 300 solo exhibitions in 30 countries such as Japan, China, India, the United States and many countries in Europe.   With strong colours and a sense of surrealism in her work, Soile makes her paintings by using a palette knife. She uses paint in three ways: a thin, even coat, thick lines and by scraping lines into the painted area, for a three-dimensional look. Soile’s main theme in her work is humanity and the person’s alienation from nature in the urban world. She recently held an art opening of selected works at B.NU gallery space in Singapore and the Finnish ambassador to Singapore, HE Ms Parviainen was present to grace the occasion. We hope you enjoyed this post! Thanks for dropping by! Wishing you a Blessed Christmas and Happy New Year!