Like it or not, Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Although the holiday gets a bad rep from both people in relationships ("It's so cheesy!") and those who aren't (cue the eye rolls or unwanted feelings of loneliness), I have to admit, for me, it's a good reminder of the importance of putting in the effort to actively show love. And this Valentine's Day, in honour of that, I plan to do something I realise I've never actually done before: I'm going to buy flowers for my boyfriend of six years. Now, before you assume that I'm a horrible girlfriend who doesn't get her boyfriend gifts, let me explain. The fight When my boyfriend and I were in our first two years of dating, he'd sometimes buy me a flower here or there. It wasn't very often, because we both preferred buying the other person food or chocolate instead (I mean, flowers don't exactly make for a tasty snack). I wasn't a big fan of flowers, because, well, I just didn't see the point of them. They felt so ... » Learn More about 6 years into our relationship, I decided to buy my boyfriend flowers for Valentine’s Day because why not?
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SINGAPORE - National cricketer Janak Prakash remembers the happiness he felt seeing his name on the national squad for the first time. It was in an email with a list of players selected to travel to Malaysia for the Stan Nagaiah Trophy in 2015. He also remembers what it was like receiving his first jersey in national colours with his number 16 on it - for his birthday, Aug 16. He recounted to The Straits Times: "It felt really amazing. It was like a weight off my shoulders because I had been working for that for so long but at the same time, that's what I needed to get started playing and winning for Singapore." Last week, he got to experience that feeling again when he was offered the chance to play in Nepal's Everest Premier League (EPL) in what will be his first time playing overseas. The 21-year-old, the first Singaporean cricketer to play in an overseas franchise league, joins the Kathmandu Kings XI, one of six teams for the Sept 25-Oct 9 season. He said: "I was ... » Learn More about Cricket: Janak Prakash is first Singaporean to play in an overseas franchise league
Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg Despite being the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a multi-million dollar fashion business rooted in four countries in Southeast Asia, Dione Song isn't a fan of her title. This isn't to say that she is at all uncomfortable about her role at Love, Bonito — her passion and knowledge about the fashion brand and the industry are evident. However, in the roughly 45 minutes that we have together, Song — dressed casually and fashionably so in a tube top, jeans and kimono-like outerwear — appears to hesitate whenever I mention her CEO title. She politely demurs when I ask if certain business decisions were her idea as the new CEO, and at the end of the interview, I finally pop the question about her reluctance over the three-letter word. Laughing in slight disbelief, perhaps over my rather personal query, Song reveals that she finds such titles "very formal". "Titles are just titles," she says. "I ... » Learn More about Love, Bonito CEO on why she doesn’t like titles & how thoughtfulness drives the business
Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg On Sep. 15, a vending machine dispensing Covid-19 tests outside Ng Teng Fong General Hospital was seen with incorrect information displayed on it. Incorrect images The vending machine outside Ng Teng Fong General Hospital dispenses Biomedia SPD Scientific Covid-19 home test kits. A Mothership contributor, Thomas Ho, spotted the machine. H0 was visiting his father-in-law at the hospital ward, when he took the photos at around 3pm on Sep. 15. On the side of the machine is a display that provides step-by-step instructions on how to use the kit, alongside reference images about how to read the test result. Ho said he was a little confused when he saw the image, wondering if he's seeing things wrongly. A closer look at the images indicating the five possibilities for a Covid-19 ART result quickly reveals a problem. The same images are repeated, and there are only really two different ... » Learn More about ART kit vending machine near Ng Teng Fong General Hospital displays incorrect test result image