COMMENTARY: Why does the romance fizzle out after couples have been together for a long time, especially after having kids? What happens after one party cheats? Certified intimacy coach Angela Tan shares more about the common problems she has noticed while working with couples, such as the lack of open communication regarding expectations, and how it has become easy for couples to lose the 'spark' when things get too comfortable. Tan is the founder of the Academy of Relationship & Sex. She provides a platform where individuals and couples with relationship and intimacy issues, can have them all worked out in one space. September is World Sexual Health Month, aimed at promoting education, awareness, and best practices in Sexual Health. By Angela Tan I have been an intimacy coach for the last five years, working with individuals and couples to find passion in their sex life and overcome hurdles using coaching, talk therapy, and education. Some ... » Learn More about I’m an intimacy coach in S’pore who helps couples with relationship issues. Here’s what I’ve noticed.
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After all these years, Alex Cabagnot never ceases to amaze on a basketball court. In his first game for San Miguel in nearly two months, the wily 38-year-old in just 22 minutes of play erupted for a game-high 20 points, none more important than his contested game-winning jumper over the stunned NorthPort defenses for the 88-87 escape. As if he didn’t come fresh off a knee injury rehab, Cabagnot made every single second of his playing time count, and stayed composed for the endgame even after Robert Bolick drilled a near-half court go-ahead triple a la Damian Lillard with just 4.5 seconds left. When the dust settled after their heart-stopping best-of-three quarterfinals opener, the steady veteran simply thanked his coaches for the opportunity immediately given to him despite the Beermen already boasting an oversupply of available talent. “I just wanna give thanks to coach Leo (Austria). I just got in last night. He could have easily, you know, not ... » Learn More about Gutsy Cabagnot thankful for trust despite lack of practice post-injury
The following is our weekly feature in which we take a look at the top developing stories and things to follow over the next week. We are focusing on what is happening for the fourth week of September, ending October 1st, 2021. As we publish dozens of stories a week, this allows our readers to get a quick glimpse of the most important stories taking place in Thailand and Pattaya and to monitor and follow for the week ahead, as chosen by our editorial team. Let’s get right into it: This week, the main story to follow is a scheduled meeting of the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration, or CCSA, in Bangkok set for tomorrow morning, September 27th, 2021. This highly anticipated meeting is scheduled to discuss and potentially make final decisions on multiple items of extreme interest for both tourists and residents of Thailand. Although some of the decisions may be deferred, postponed, or delayed…many will likely get semi-final decisions. It’s important to note that these ... » Learn More about The week ahead in Thai news: Monday’s high-level Covid Center meetings to set the stage for October
In 2017, Brandan Chan and his girlfriend thought they had the perfect plan: buy a Built-To-Order (BTO) flat constructed by Singapore's Housing and Development Board (HDB) and get the keys to their new home within three to four years. Marriage and a family would follow soon after. Applying for a new government flat was the typical route taken by most young Singaporeans looking to land their first homes. But fast forward four years and the couple's housing dream has been shattered. While it typically takes three or four attempts to secure a BTO flat, which requires a balloting process that is akin to a property lottery, Chan and his girlfriend have failed seven times. Time is also no longer on their side - the Covid-19 pandemic has delayed the completion of ongoing BTO projects and extended the waiting time for future builds. Some buyers are now facing a wait of almost six years for their homes to be ready, instead of the usual three to four years. "Even if we were to get a ... » Learn More about Singapore’s first-time homebuyers in a bind as public housing prices close in on record levels
VIENTIANE, Sept 21 (Xinhua): Laos has made substantial progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations, Lao Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone told an Asean meeting on Monday. Addressing the online Asean Ministerial Dialogue on Accelerating Actions to Achieve the SDGs, the deputy prime minister said that since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for SDGs in 2015, Laos has made substantial progress. The poverty rate declined to 18 per cent in 2020, while improvements have been made in food and nutrition security in terms of quality and quantity, resulting in a decrease in malnutrition and underweight in children below the age of five, local daily Vientiane Times reported on Tuesday. The public health system has also been improved, reflected in part by a decrease in the maternal and under-five mortality rate and an increase in nationwide coverage of health services. The education sector has also seen achievements, such as an increase ... » Learn More about Laos makes progress in achieving Sustainable Development Goals
SINGAPORE, Sept 27 (The Straits Times/ANN): Two unvaccinated Singaporean women, aged 97 and 69, have died of Covid-19 complications. The 97-year-old died on Saturday (Sept 25) after testing positive on Sept 18, while the 69-year-old died on Friday after testing positive that day, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Sunday. The first woman had a history of hyperlipidaemia - or a high level of fats in the blood - and the second had a history of hypertension. Their deaths bring Singapore's death toll from the coronavirus to 78. MOH also reported 1,939 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, surpassing Friday's record high of 1,650 infections. It is the sixth consecutive day that the number of cases crossed 1,000. The number of fatalities in September now stands at 23 - which exceeds the 18 deaths in August. The local cases on Sunday comprised 1,536 in the community and 398 among dormitory residents. Among the local cases are 417 seniors who are above 60 years old. Five new cases ... » Learn More about Two unvaccinated seniors die of Covid-19, bringing Singapore’s death toll to 78, with 1,939 new cases
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/Asia News Network): More than 1,000 new Covid-19 infections were reported in Singapore for the second day in a row on Sunday (Sept 19). There were a total of 1,012 new Covid-19 cases, the highest daily number since April 23 last year when there were 1,037 new cases. Of the local cases, 919 were in the community and 90 cases were among dormitory residents, said the Ministry of Health (MOH). Of these, 321 are seniors above 60 years old. The remaining three cases were imported. The total number of Covid-19 infections in Singapore now stands at 77,804. There were also two new Covid-19 clusters reported at nursing homes, with transmission detected among residents and staff, said MOH. Woodlands Care Home has a total of 12 cases, of which 11 are residents. Windsor Convalescent Home in Pasir Panjang has 10 cases, of which nine are residents. A new cluster also surfaced in My Little Campus (Yishun), with transmission detected among staff and ... » Learn More about 1,012 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore; second day in a row new infections cross 1,000 mark