My Ruminations

I don’t believe in micromanaging my life; I surrender to surprises :) I want to travel, to every corner of the earth; to discover different cultures, to touch hearts and live dreams. Perpetual wanderlust.

I’m seeking; I’m striving. I am in it with all my heart.

2020

Great Minds Never Think Alike

I’ve always loved reading about business personalities. I’m curious to know what makes them tick and motivates them. The #GreatMindsNeverThinkAlike campaign is enlightening for me. Not only I get the insights of some of the brightest minds that I admire for years (my inspiration Rosaline Chow Koo!), but how these thought-leaders think, behave,

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Personal Challenge?

Thinking of embarking on a personal challenge for 75 days.  A few SIMPLE steps but it’s tough AF. I keep making excuses for myself. (Don’t confuse simple & easy.)  Some of the most simple things in life are also the most difficult. The reason why I want to do the

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COVID-19: Phase 2

It’s been a challenging period for all F&B (& most businesses) & I’m very proud of ALL our teams who have given our all. The team have been working to the bone to adapt to the changes. It’s been rough. We had to pivot from a purely dine-in model to

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Great Women of Our Time

Excited for The Singapore Women’s Weekly for The Great Women of Our Time award (Finance & Commerce). I think this highlights the importance and necessity for greater financial literacy in Asia. This recognition belongs to the hardworking The New Savvy team, past and present. It is also for all the friends and advocates who

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12 years on…

Was looking at Facebook Memories . Almost 7/8 years ago, I took the biggest loan of my life for my first HDB. It’s our first family home. A home that I love, have lots of fond memories and … am very proud of. It may not be much to some…

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Warm messages

One thing that’s constantly on my mind – how do we empower women to be more financially savvy? I refuse 95% of speaking invitation as I want to ensure whatever I do is impactful & meaningful & not for pure publicity. I don’t care if it’s only 10 people but

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Irving Kahn on Investing

108-year old investor Irving Kahn once said, “I would recommend that private investors tune out the prevailing views they hear on the radio, television and the internet. They are not helpful.” Kahn explained. “You must have the discipline and temperament to resist your impulses.”

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4 things I learn as a founder

Having the humility to accept not knowing what you don’t know Be comfortable with not knowing Frantically learning, adapting and problem-solving along the way  When all else fails, sometimes,… just gotta have patience.

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Thinking long-term and investing into the uninvestable

My opinion piece for The Peak Singapore Next Gen. Sharing things that matter & deep reflections on what I’m passionate about. Thinking long-term and investing into the uninvestable. “I personally believe that it’s not enough to make money. It is also our duty to help those who can’t help themselves, and to

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8 questions before marriage

BEFORE YOU SAY I DO 💕 8 Questions that every couple should answer 1. Why do you love me? 2. Will you stay in love when the routine catches you? 3. Will you stay with me during the most difficult moments? 4. What kind of parent do you want to

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COVID-19: Circuit Breaker Work Thoughts

Circuit breaker has been very interesting. With Tsuta Singapore & MRS PHO , I experience firsthand the challenges of being in the F&B business. It’s definitely been a period of growth, pause and massive action.⁠⠀⁠⠀At the start, I was filled with confusion, anger, grief… I couldn’t fathom what was happening.

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知福,惜福,同时懂得造福

”一日之需,百工为备” 提醒我们群体生活中“取之于人者多,出之于己者少”,在工作的当下,便能生出“我为人人,人人为我”的热忱,也乐于竭尽所能,为人群做出奉献。 一个常常对工作感到怨烦不满的人,或可将此做为一帖良药,细细品味一番,有助于减却心头之火。 世间也唯有知福惜福同时懂得造福他人的人,才能长享绵绵福泽。 週末愉快!💕💕

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Effective leadership

An effective leader is one that leads with example. Not one that does nothing but claims credit. Not one that’s vain or so in love with their own misguided ideas. No amount of fake praises or publicity is going to save your reputation. No point listening to bootlickers cuz …

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COVID-19: 2500 food items for healthcare workers

Sharing an initiative we did for frontline healthcare workers; very proud of the teams involved. Gourmet Food Holdings, Zouk Group & motherswork committed 2500 food items to support healthcare workers in the fight against COVID-19, distributed islandwide by Grab in April. Despite the insurmountable challenges, the shutdown of our businesses

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