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Sick of studying? As long as you are diligent, hardworking and persistent, it is not impossible to get a high salary despite not having a university degree. 

So says a student from the National University of Singapore who is an accountant and has a boyfriend who earns more than her. 

According to her story, her boyfriend used to be in a polytechnic but dropped out because he was failing everything. He thought he did not have a knack for studying and so, went to enlist shortly after. 

When he completed his mandatory service, he worked as a waiter in a friend's father's restaurant. 

There, he found an interest in cooking and went on to do a part-time culinary course. Following that, he worked as an apprentice at a restaurant. 

"He worked very hard and took many part-time courses and participated in competitions along the way. He slowly worked his way up from apprentice to head chef.

He then went on to work at a five star hotel as a junior chef and recently got promoted to sous chef, which pays him more than what I earn as an accountant."

It took him many years of hard work but it is not impossible. There is a way to chase your dreams without going after paper qualifications. In the end, it is the attitude that counts. 

So, every school is a good school? Yeah sure, but some people do not need good schools either. 

The popular ice cream chain Creamier, will be closing its doors at their Toa Payoh outlet on 30 June 2019. They will be launching a 'popping root beer' as a farewell flavour to their customers. 

They decided on that flavour as it best represents their Toa Payoh outlet. As when they think of the Toa Payoh outlet, they think of 'comfort and the same fondness as diving into a delicious A&W Root Beer Float when we were kids.'.

The popping root beer is made of 'a root beer sorbet and swirled it with smooth French cream, and to enhance the sparkle, we added some popping candies to the mix.'

Will you be trying out their farewell flavour? 

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When we thought of what flavour to create that best represents Creamier Toa Payoh, we couldn’t help but focus on feelings. Magic. Play-time. Nostalgia. Heartlands. Childlike wonder. These were some of the words thrown around the table as we brainstormed, and our head chef excitedly blurted—why don’t we do a soda float mixed with a popular childhood candy. Launching tomorrow at all Creamier cafés is our Toa Payoh farewell flavour: Popping Root Beer Float. And what could be more nostalgic than an A&W Root Beer Float and popping candies? We made a root beer sorbet and swirled it with smooth French cream, and to enhance the sparkle, we added some popping candies to the mix. When we think of Creamier Toa Payoh, we think of comfort and the same fondness as diving into a delicious A&W Root Beer Float when we were kids. We hope you enjoy this tribute flavour as much as we do.✨

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A Singaporean man has issued an open letter to McDonald's Singapore, asking why the fast food chain have yet to offer any Indian inspired burger makeover, for special occasions such as Deepavali, and compared McDonals' treatment to other festivals such as CNY and Hari Raya.

The man, Aravin Sandran, said that McDonald's have offered such fares as the Chinese-inspired Prosperity Burgers, Samurai Burgers and Ha Ha Cheong Gai Chicken Burgers and the Malay-inspired Rendang Burgers and Nasi Lemak Burgers during festive occasions but has yet to offer an Indian-inspired meal for occasions like Deepavali.

The 29 year old says he is angry, as McDonald's can offer the Nasi Lemak burger just in time for the fasting month just so they can take advantage of a fellow ethnic minority community just to earn more dollars, but yet they fail to honour another ethnic minority group, for they never had any Indian inspired food sold at the fast foot outlets. 

The letter was published in the Buro 24/7 magazine, and in it, Aravin said he is glad that McDonald's is “thinking of our Muslim brothers and sisters during this fasting month”, yet he cannot recall McDonald's ever having any special food during Deepavali. 

He suggested a Masala Chicken Burger, saying a prata wrap would be a bad idea. May we also suggest having a tandoori butter chicken sauce since we are at it?

The month of Ramadan is where Muslims around the world fast from dawn to dusk, and where they reflect upon their lives as Muslims. The fasting is also a way to experience the lives of the less fortunate to develop a stronger sense of empathy.

To complement that, Muslims are also encouraged to carry out good deeds and other acts of charity in the month of Ramadan.

Here in Singapore, people and groups organised themselves to carry out many different charitable acts.

A group of delivery riders from who call themselves #teamkindredsouls are also speading the love, and doing their part for charity. The group is made of riders from Food Panda and Grab Food. They are based in the northeast.


Every day at 4pm, the group, in collaboration with sponsors and volunteers from Qaseh's Kitchen, Al-Mawaddah Mosque, and Al-Islah Mosque, distribute meals for Muslims to break fast in the Sengkang-Punggol area.

This goes to show that no matter what your job is, your character and your deeds are the things that define you.

Ride safe and deliver safely #teamkindredsouls.

Singapore should submit a bid to UNESCO to recognise its queuing culture, not hawker culture. Young and old, people love to queue for all things "happening". From Shilin market to watching the rain vortex at Jewel Changi Airport, one would have thought that Singaporeans have had enough queuing for the month.

But no. People from all walks of life are flocking to Fort Canning just to have a shot with a spiral staircase. 

There is now a queue forming inside the tunnel leading to the staircase. Yes. Singaporeans are queuing for a staircase. 

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While it looks nice with the background foliage and lighting, some may wonder if it is really worth the wait. Here are some Instagrammers who have been there, waited, and done that. 

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Convinced? Will you be there? ?

Wedding gatecrashes are a norm for Chinese weddings. The grooms have to prove his love for the bride through different acts such as eating sweet, salty, spicy and bitter food coupled with a few other games to deter the groom before he gets to meet the bride. A redditporean posted a weddding gate crash gone wrong. You can read more here:

So I wanted to share something epic that happened to me over the weekend. Long story short, I was part of the groomsmen or "brothers" for the groom. Tbh I was kind of surprised that I got asked to be a brother cause I wasn't THAT close to the groom, although I was close to the other brothers. In any case, I was happy for him and didn't want to turn him down so I went along with the whole wedding prep and all that.

Come to actual wedding day, we head to the bride's flat and had the whole gatecrash with the usual games like eating the sweet,bitter,sour and spicy food, some other games and stuff in the common area outside the flat. At this point everything was going okay and everyone was having fun, until we got to the "final stage" just outside the flat where we were outside and the rest of the sisters were inside the flat, separated by those grille doors. They started doing the "bribing" thing where the groom would offer increments of money in ang baos for the sisters to open the door (started at around $5 in each pack just for laughs, and increased to about $50 in each pack). Two of the sisters became quite demanding, to the point where we could see the groom getting a little agitated. They kept saying "eh give more ah, if not you cannot come in!", though it was in a half-joking half-serious manner.

After a good 10 or so minutes of it and the sisters not being very cooperative, the groom just suddenly shouted "Don't want to let me in then don't lah!" He threw the bouquet of flowers he was holding on the ground, stormed off to the lift and took the lift downstairs. When we (the brothers) eventually caught up to him at the carpark, he actually DROVE OFF!! Later on the bride's father had to call him and drive to meet him to talk through things, and eventually he came back and the rest of the events proceeded as planned...funny thing though, all the sisters were very quiet and awkward that whole afternoon.

What are some of your horror wedding stories (especially gatecrash) that you've heard in Singapore? from r/singapore

Weddings are suppsoed to be a happy affair. But some people do take it too far and push the grooms to their tipping points. From a glance of the comments section, money seems to be the one thing that turn these joyous occasions into a sour one. Many "sisters" do not want to let the groom see the bride until they get more money. However, grooms might feel that they have already spent too much on their wedding and spending more just to see his wife will be the straw that breaks the camel's back.  

Many agreed that the games are not the ones that will sour the event but money will. So how far can people actually push it? A tip given by experienced "brothers and sisters" is to let the bride talk to her sisters about how much they should expect and not to push for too much.

Well we have one tip too. When you see the groom's face becoming black. Stop playing. Don't destroy the couple's day.


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