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3 BIG MONEY MISTAKES PEOPLE MAKE IN TIMES OF STRESS

Seriously, how hard can it be to just not buy that takeaway cup of Starbucks coffee or stop at two beers? But there’s one big reason so many people find it hard to stick to even the most meticulously-crafted of budget plans.

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SMRT STAFF VERSUS UNREASONABLE COMMUTER

 

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GAY OFFERS ADVICE ON SURVIVING CHINESE NEW YEAR

Activities at such gatherings would include the usual all-night mahjong parties (bye bye Hongbaos!), pot-luck cook-outs, as well as home-decoration competitions - given that festive seasons never fail to bring out the frustrated window-dressers in all gay men.

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TABOOS AND SUPERSTITIONS OF CHINESE NEW YEAR

The entire house should be cleaned before New Year's Day. On New Year's Eve, all brooms, brushes, dusters, dust pans and other cleaning equipment are put away. Sweeping or dusting should not be done on New Year's Day for fear that good fortune will be swept away. After New Year's Day, the floors may be swept.

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PLACES THAT ARE STILL OPEN FOR BUSINESS DURING CHINESE NEW YEAR

Ever wondered which places are still open during Chinese New Year? In a place populated mostly by Chinese people (we're including both the local born and the China-born ones for simplicity's sake), life during Chinese New Year every year seems to come to a complete standstill. So for the benefit of those of us who don't have red packets to receive and lots of visiting relatives to entertain, here's a list of places that are still open during the CNY period.

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CHINESE NEW YEAR GREETINGS FOR NON-CHINESE

Chinese New Year is here again. This means that almost all of Singapore is going to shut down and take a holiday for almost a whole week. Singaporean Chinese of all shapes and sizes literally will be out on the streets, decked out in their best red attires, going for their Chinese new year visitations. If you are like me and don't speak a word of Chinese, here is a list of 41 English greetings to say over the Chinese new year:

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CHINESE NEW YEAR CUSTOMS EXPLAINED

Chinese New Year takes place over 15 days and preparations for this celebration begin well over 1 month before the start of the new year. Here's a brief guide on the festivities and customs that take place during this annual event.

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AN ANALYSIS OF LEE HSIEN LOONG'S SEX LIFE, SEX DEMON OR PIOUS MONK?

Yesterday, news of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's prostate cancer broke and one cannot help but wonder if it finally shed some light on the Prime Minister's sex life. This episode has given us unprecedented insights into Lee's sex life. Which do you think is more plausible? Ah Loong the pious monk who says no to sex or is he the insatiable demon in bed?

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