What 2018 means for milieu
As the glitter from indulgent Christmas parties settle and tan lines from tropical island holidays fade, it’s finally time we got a minute to hit the pause button and catch our breaths just enough to reflect on everything 2017 brought us and what the new year may bring. Here at milieu, we’re taking a few moments to...Read more →
The Phantom of Oprah
The Ascension to PowerTwo weeks ago, I watched with apprehension as Oprah Winfrey accepted the Cecil B. DeMille award at the 75th Golden Globe Awards. Her acceptance speech was a home run. The audience looked at her with an...
Here's how our festive consumption is toxifying our bodies
With Christmas celebrations having quietened down and shiny lights being replaced by bright Chinese New Year decorations, an inconvenient truth lurked in the shadows. Christmas was indeed the season of giving: a festive season where we contributed...Read more →
Here’s why saving money shouldn’t be your top New Year’s resolution
There are three kinds of people in the world when it comes to setting goals for the new year. The cynics who sneer at someone else’s futile attempt at accomplishing a goal, the wide-eyed optimists who fail to keep up with goals, but set them anyway....Read more →
Sexual Harassment and what it is to Singaporeans
Louis C.K. Harvey Weinstein. Kevin Spacey. Donald Trump. R Kelly. Men whose legacies now include ‘sexual predator’. Our collective consciousness have been rocked recently by shocking revelations of sexual misconduct by several influential and...Read more →
What does Christmas mean to Singaporeans?
Tis’ the season…. To be audio-visually assaulted by festive music and glitter decorations? For retailers to fight for your attention? As Orchard Road lights up and prepares for countless of tourists to stroll down her pavements admiring whimsical...Read more →
Are Singaporeans Really Happy? Part I: Optimism & Relationships
The corner office with a panoramic view of Marina Bay. A two week ski holiday in the Swiss Alps. 450K followers on social media. As a culture that glorifies the 5K diamond engagements and the latest model of a gadget named after a fruit, it’s easy to...Read more →