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Unwrapped: The challenges of being a parentIn our weekly series Unwrapped, TheHomeGround Asia takes a closer look at major stories and happenings that impact Singaporeans. Today’s children are expected to be…
27 Jan 2022
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Unwrapped: The challenges of being a parent

In our weekly series Unwrapped, TheHomeGround Asia takes a closer look at major stories and happenings that impact Singaporeans. Today’s children are expected to be perfect in every way so having…

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The power of humbleness and togetherness in this New Year

Chinese New Year is soon upon us and as early as a month before, commercials and films celebrating Chinese culture have made their way into our homes and lives through the TV, the computer and the mobile phone. We see how people are moved by these contents, and in just 60 to 90seconds, there are…
27 Jan 2022 3 mins read

Unwrapped: The challenges of being a parent

In our weekly series Unwrapped, TheHomeGround Asia takes a closer look at major stories and happenings that impact Singaporeans. Today’s children are expected to be perfect in every way so having kids and bringing them up in Singapore can be daunting. This is especially so when, as parents, you need to ensure they develop a sense…
27 Jan 2022 1 min read

To vax or not to vax … is that still a question?

Since the first batch of Covid-19 vaccines rolled out in Singapore in December 2020, a rift between people on both sides of the decision to be inoculated began and is set to widen over time. From the initial narrative to the public in December 2020 by then Health Minister Gan Kim Yong that vaccination is…
26 Jan 2022 5 mins read

Unwrapped: Why many abuse those merely carrying out their duties

In our weekly series Unwrapped, TheHomeGround Asia takes a closer look at major stories and happenings that impact Singaporeans. The number of cases of people abusing those in the service industry for merely doing their jobs have spiked. In this week’s episode, we examine why so many are abusive towards front liners such as nurses,…
20 Jan 2022 1 min read

Unwrapped: Choosing pets over babies is ‘selfish and diminishes us’, says Pope

In our weekly series Unwrapped, TheHomeGround Asia takes a closer look at major stories and happenings that impacts Singaporeans. In this episode, we examine the Pope’s comments that choosing pets over babies is “selfish and diminishes us”. Are we being selfish to choose pets over having children? Or are there larger, more pressing reasons that…
14 Jan 2022 1 min read

Opinion: Will the Workers’ Party be done in by a “woke” member?

I woke up to woke only just now.  The word has been bandied about often but I have been against using it because I am an old-fashioned user of the English language who resists the use of new words when old ones can do the job. But then Raeesah Khan stormed into our consciousness and…
5 Jan 2022 2 mins read

Opinion: When I tested positive for Covid-19 and was given the run-around

It started out with a very deep, persistent cough. I have not had a cough that reverberated through my being like this in years. Suspecting the worst, I took an Antigen Rapid Test (ART). It first came back negative. By the next morning, my intuition proved me right. My symptoms started showing, so I took…
4 Dec 2021 5 mins read

Opinion: Wish for change? Plan to be a parent

As a generation that has been subjected to all manner of criticisms — think lazy, disrespectful, overconfident, spoiled, snowflakes, strawberries, and now, cheugy — Millennials the world over have had it pretty rough.  Many have been told they don’t work hard enough by the generations before them, but also that they sometimes try too hard…
26 Oct 2021 4 mins read

Opinion: Is therapy for everyone?

In Season 3, Episode 4 of Sex Education, Jakob Nyman tells therapist Jean Milburn, his soon-to-be co-parent, “I’m not saying that you’re not good at your job, but I’m not sure that talking can fix everyone!” He wouldn’t be the first or only one to have reservations about therapy, even in 2021. In 2020, the…
22 Oct 2021 6 mins read

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