Monthly Archives: March 2010

Snippets: making small talk

Many interviewers like to make small talk with a prospective employee to get more of a feel of the temperament and personality that goes beyond responses an interviewer might have rehearsed. While you don’t want to attempt to be buddies … Continue reading

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A question of shelter

When a parent transfers a house to his child, it does not automatically give the former a right to stay on, on an unlimited basis. THE problem of children neglecting their elderly parents is nothing new. It was recently highlighted … Continue reading

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Snippets: nice smells

The first impression always matters and the first glance that the interviewer steals on you most often immediately sets a grade for you at the back of their mind. Therefore, it is essential that you do not look too sophisticated … Continue reading

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Mind games

World-class players rise to the challenge of playing blindfold chess. DO YOU get a kick from looking at an empty chess board? I don’t, not any more. Nowadays, I prefer to play my chess with real pieces in front of … Continue reading

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Male Horse Power

Singapore’s Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has issued an advisory warning people against consuming “The New Millennium Male Horse Power Capsule”, a health supplement manufactured in the United States and distributed locally by American Bioceutics Labs LLP. In the United States, … Continue reading

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Perak chess kicks off

Kinta leg draws an impressive crowd. LAST Sunday, I dropped by the Kinta leg of the Tan Sri Lee Loy Seng Perak chess grand prix. This was the first leg to kick off the grand prix, and it was also … Continue reading

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A cornerstone of estate planning

Making a will is a cornerstone of estate planning. If approached properly, it can be a golden opportunity to plan more than just who will get your stuff after you die. Even the simplest wills can offer invaluable peace of … Continue reading

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Career move

The law provides for security of tenure but when it comes to fixed-term contracts, there may be limitations. SOMETIMES an opportunity comes along for a well-paying job that appears too good to give a miss. One may already be holding … Continue reading

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