Author Archive for uptowngal



Cut Loss

To cut loss and reprioritise is akin to taking a pin and bursting a balloon you blew. Even if it’s an ugly looking balloon, it still means your hopes were not met.

Disappointments

So this has been bugging me most of the afternoon. I was quite disappointed that despite having done training at least twice, and preparing condensed notes on insurance law, my staff still didn’t grasp a very fundamental concept. I didn’t want to spoonfeed him the answer so I told him to refer to the law […]

Minions, to note

I think all minions should take note that when your boss says, “would you like to take back this document to correct it before submitting it to me for review again?”, there is only one answer. And the answer is “yes”. Because it really wasn’t a question to begin with.

Consequences

Feeling bad abt telling a colleague off but also feeling annoyed that even after I said repeatedly that the client is on compliance leave and cannot work on any deals, my colleague wrote in his e-mail, “As spoken earlier…” Luckily I stopped him before the e-mail went out. Unfortunately, my reaction was a little harsh […]

Sense of Entitlement Indeed

I know we’re only 2 months into 2016 but I may have come across the most ridiculous thing for this year already! I was proof reading a tender document today when I saw that an overseas colleague listed “sense of entitlement” as a positive trait of a broker. I thought my eyes were playing tricks […]

A Tale of Two Dry Shampoos

A quick note on the 2 dry shampoos I’ve been using from Bastise. I started using the one on the left and I liked it because it leaves my hair feeling soft and gave a nice shine. However, while my hair didn’t smell (when I picked up portions n sniffed), somehow I felt there was […]

Singlish

Ever since I came back from my US trip in Dec, I get very tickled whenever I hear waiter/waitress ask, “having here or takeaway?” because it reminds me of an incident that happened in the US. One of my friends, a French chap and I wanted to buy lunch to eat in the ballroom. After […]

Nuisance

Because the insurance industry is tightly regulated, my company has a rule that when a broker visits a client overseas, the broker must be accompanied by local staff. A colleague from India wrote to us about 2 weeks ago asking to visit our clients in Singapore. I don’t know why he likes to come here […]

Purple Hair & Dry Shampoo

I finally got bored of my long tresses after 2 years and decided it’s time to have short hair again! I wanted a funkier cut but needed a more classic bob to cover the bleached and dyed hair. In the end, I settled for an inverted / a-line bob (googling for inspiration turned up several […]

US Open Swing and The After Party 2015

One of the best things about travelling is that it allows you to learn more about yourself and others around you. Being able to social dance, take private lessons, attend workshops and observe how people dance at both the US Open and The After Party (TAP) have me a deeper appreciation of what flight, quality […]




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