With vitriol, angst and bile worming their way around the comment boxes of many websites like an unstoppable virus, it was heartwarming then that a single story was able to rouse a chorus of positivity and support from Singapore netizens.

 

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Differences like how to store potato chips and what cake to order for a child’s birthday may make you and your spouse quibble and even raise doubts on your relationship, but learning to deal with messes is part of married life.

 

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Like sticking flowers onto a Styrofoam ball, relationships all come together in the end. And they will hold.  As a mother of four kids — ranging from six months to 14 years old — I am building four different parent-child relationships every day, a delicate and ever-changing process. A recent incident brought this home to me. The school my two daughters go to gets fathers and daughters together every year to make something nice for mum for Mother’s Day.

 

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Losing Patience with the Online Mob
Crunching Through Married Life
One Flower at a Time

Issues

It’s not easy being an involved father in Singapore, but times are slowly changing for the better. When I was growing up, I was told, ‘What boys can do, girls can do too!’. So I’ve always believed that men and women are equal. But as a mum, I’m realising that this may not be the case.

And no, it’s not that women are lesser than men.

 

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What Girls Can Do, Boys Can Do Too

Talking to top designer Thomas Wee after this year’s Singapore Digital Fashion Week, Elaine Ee gets a glimpse of struggle underneath the style.

 

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"There is No Fashion Industry in Singapore"

I don’t mean pride in a great airport, getting good maths scores or in super trees. I mean pride in what you do, taking responsibility, having integrity.

 

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The Lion City Needs More Pride