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Hi! I’m Grace. Welcome to my blog, WorkingWithGrace. ๐Ÿ™‚ I have interviewed a number of inspiring people for my blog, many of whom are celebrities, millionaires and entrepreneurs. Here’s one of them…

Meet Peter Buffett, son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett.ย Peter was one of my former interviewees, and here’s a quick clip for those who have never met him before:

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Since 2013, this blog has received awards and recognition from many brands. I’ve been blessed with awards such as these ones:

2013 Best Individual Blog WINNER at the annual Singapore Blog Awards
2013 Aries Gold Watches’ Blogger Contest WINNER
2013 Zespri Blogger Challenge WINNER
2013 StarHub Blogger Challenge WINNER
2014 BRANDS’ Blogger Challenge WINNER
2014 Influr Blogger Challenge WINNER
2014 rolleyes x Panasonic Blogger Challenge WINNER
2015 SingSaver Blogger Contest WINNER

… and more. ๐Ÿ™‚

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5 Best Moving Companies in Singapore

Recently, a reader wrote to me asking for a blogpost like this, so here it is – the 5 best moving companies in Singapore. I believe there are dozens, if not hundreds of movers in Singapore, and it can get really confusing, ya? When looking for a mover, I look at their track record and more importantly, their customer reviews, especially those on Facebook. It’s easy to see how many 5-star (versus 1-star) reviews they have gotten. I value punctuality / reliability, care taken in packing and transporting items, and of course, cost. ๐Ÿ˜€ Here are the 5 movers I’d recommend, in no particular order…

#1: Shalom Movers

Shalom Movers Singapore

Image from Shalom Movers’ FB page

I see their lorries the most frequently. If you don’t already know, Shalom Movers was given the GOLD award for being the Best Moving Company at the Expat Living Readersโ€™ Choice Awards 2018. Apparently, some 3500 respondents took part in the voting organized by Expat Living. Seems like people who relocate to SG really like these movers. ๐Ÿ˜€ย Contact them atย 6287 6117 /ย ย www.shalommovers.com.

#2: Union Mover

best mover singapore

Image from Union Movers’ FB page

I like how everything’s stated in this image / poster. Get a free quote if you’re on a tight budget and want to do a price comparison. *wink*

#3: Xpress Movers

best moving companies in singapore

[Screenshot] Reviews from Xpress Movers’ FB page

I think punctuality is really important, so I’m including Xpress Movers in this list. They’ve gotten some glowing reviews from fans on Facebook. Contact them atย 64010086 / www.xpressmovers.com.sg.

#4: Seng Hong Brothers Transport

best moving company singapore

Here’s another I found via facebook as well: Seng Hong Brothers Transport. Contact them at 9871 9844 /ย http://www.xpressmover.com.sg/.

#5: House Mover Singapore

Contact them at 8337 2433ย www.housemoversingapore.com.

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If you have a mover you’d highly recommend I include in this list, feel free to drop me an email and tell me why you LOVE them! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m open to updating this list and including gems I’ve missed out on. ๐Ÿ™‚

Hari Raya Goodies Going At A Big Discount @ FairPrice

Hari Raya Pineapple Tarts

Since the prices for Hari Raya goodies at FairPrice have been significantly lowered, I got a tub of the “Sunflower Pineapple Tart” from Style Food. The label says they are “handmade cookies” from Malacca, and the best pineapple tarts I’ve ever eaten are from Malacca so I thought I’ll try these. At S$3 for a 500g tub of maybe 32(?) pineapple tarts, it’s pretty cheap, considering the fact that they’ll last all the way till 30 June 2019! Actually, they can still sell these during Chinese New Year. Just change the “Hari Raya” sticker on top to a “Happy Chinese New Year” one. ๐Ÿ˜€

Sunflower Pineapple Tart

They taste rather tart – I’m not sure if the sourness is from too much citric acid. I prefer pineapple tarts which are a little sweeter. Wait, scratch that. I love pineapple tarts that are very sweet. ๐Ÿ˜€ If I’m already eating something that calorie-rich thanks to the flour, butter and sugar, it might as well be appealing to my sweet tooth. ๐Ÿ˜›

I need to find that namecard of the awesome pineapple tart manufacturer in Malacca. Those tarts are seriously the best I’ve ever tasted. Will post the details here when I find that elusive card. ๐Ÿ˜€

Why Buka Puasa At Gokako (Paradigm Mall) Is A Great Idea

Paradigm Mall jb food

I’ve never really been inclined to dine at Gokako despite walking past the restaurant a couple of times while at Paradigm Mall, but my adventurous dining companion has always been insistent about trying the food here. The banners outside feature sliders in three colors, and I’m not a big fan of burger buns in colors like bright red, yellow or green, so I haven’t been drawn to this place. But he wanted to try the food here so (perhaps reluctantly on my part) yesterday, we sat down for a meal at Gokako, and I realised what a gem of a makan place we would have missed out on if I had stubbornly decided to eat elsewhere. ๐Ÿ˜€ The Ramadan dinner special (see image below) is really good value for money. Most importantly, the food is delicious.

For just RM39.90 NETT (which is probably around 14 or 15 SGD), this meal for two is really filling…

Gokako Paradigm Mall Menu

I totally approve of the nasi lemak pasta. You know how McD’s nasi lemak burger is either a hit or a miss, right? This nasi lemak pasta is definitely a HIT. We had the ‘curry’ version of the chicken and I have to say the curry paste is really thick – that spice hits you right away. Maybe we’ll try the ‘original’ version next time.

Paradigm Mall food

The Zicaza pizza doesn’t look like much but, boy, is it tasty! It has a super-thin crust, you don’t see much in terms of pizza toppings (save for the spring onion) but the flavors are pretty complex. It’s like a mixture of both sweet and savory at the same time, and if you eat this while watching football on TV, you’ll probably finish the entire pizza in no time at all.

gokako paradigm mall review

But my favorite dish has to be the quail. Maybe because we don’t usually eat quail at home or when dining out. ๐Ÿ˜€ The entire bird is roasted to perfection. Because it’s much smaller than chicken, it’d probably be easy to overcook the bird. But this one managed to remain succulent. My only complaint would be that one bird isn’t enough! Two of these yummy roasted quails, please! ๐Ÿ˜€ Also, I love the plates. I need to get some of these cheery-looking plates.

Paradigm Mall jb food

The staff were kept super busy as the crowd descended on Gokako when it was time to break fast. When we arrived after 8pm, many diners had left but the tables had not been cleared yet.

gokako paradigm mall

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You should definitely pop by before this Ramadan special ends tomorrow! ๐Ÿ˜€

Gokako is located at Level 4 of Paradigm Mall, Lot 4F-49.

Tel: 07 – 2323114

Latest Slime Bazaar At WOOW Plaza Singapura :D

Slime Bazaar Singapore

If you’ve never been to a Slime Bazaar before, my advice would be to get mentally prepared for it. When the slime fanatics descend on the bazaar, it’s like when Apple fans burst into the store to get their hands on the newest iPhone. And it’ll leave non-fans wondering “eh, free ah?” Visiting my first Slime Bazaar at WOOW outside Plaza Singapura, I was shocked to see so many teenagers spending an afternoon during the June school holidays shopping for slime. The venue is not exactly ideal as it gets really hot in the afternoon, and you’ll be sweating as if you’re at a sauna.

At the more popular booths, the slime gets snapped up really quickly. But fear not, as these young entrepreneurs usually have more stock in their plastic bags and luggage.

Slime Bazaar

I’ve seen cloud slime, glossy slime, clear slime, butter slime, etc. At this bazaar, I got to check out Chocolate Slime too. Doesn’t it look like chocolate ice cream?

Chocolate Slime

And oh, there’s Unicorn slime too, complete with a plastic horn. ๐Ÿ˜€

Folks who are crazy about slime tend to be, overwhelmingly, female. You’ll even find some girls sitting on the ground outside Plaza Singapura as they can’t wait till they get home to play with their new purchases. This slime ‘trend’ is still well and truly alive. I don’t think it’ll die down anytime soon. For one, there are always new kinds of slime to create, experience and play with. Secondly, I think it has the same effect as playing with a stress ball. It helps soothe the user from the pressures of school (maybe?) and engages the senses of sight, touch and also smell! Many of these slimes are scented. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Slime Bazaar Plaza Singapura

An event organiser should really look at doing a ‘Slime Expo’ of sorts. Bring in vendors selling glitter, clay, contact lens solution, glue, etc, and of course, the slime sellers. There can be workshops on how to make your own slime too! *ka-ching*

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Tips For People Going To Their 1st Slime Bazaar:

#1: Get there early so you can look for your favorite slime seller and get up close to the booth.

#2: Prepare a shopping list (even a mental one is fine) of slimes you want to get so you can purchase them and quickly leave – when the weather is hot, you’ll definitely want to be indoors where there’s air-conditioning.

#3: Bring a cold drink with you so you can sip on it while you wait to make payment. Yes, for the popular booths like the Bobba Slime one, you’ll actually have to WAIT for quite a while just to make payment. Bring a handheld fan if you have one too!

‘ALi BABA’ Amazing TOY BAG: Where’s My ‘Frozen’ merchandise?!

Ali Baba Amazing Toy Bag

When I spotted the ‘Amazing TOY BAG’ being sold at the Buzz Convenience Store at Hougang bus interchange this week, I couldn’t believe my eyes: Frozen-themed merchandise at $2 a bag? Sure, it’s what we’d call a “blind bag” and I won’t know if I’m getting a figurine or watch or some other ‘Frozen’ merchandise, but that’s why it’s fun, no? I could be getting a sticker book or maybe some plastic earrings. And at $2, that’s quite a steal. Also, it’s sold at SPH’s Buzz, and not from some random seller online, so I guess you’d consider this ‘legit’? As I had a $20 voucher to use, I grabbed some snacks and drinks and a handful of toy bags. Threw in two Hello Kitty Tumbler Toy Eggs too.

To my horror, when I got home and opened the bags, I found that there was no Frozen merchandise within. Even though the bag was plastered with images of Elsa and Anna, the toys inside had nothing, absolutely nothing, to do with them.

Random, non-Frozen, toys:

Ali Baba Amazing Toy Bag Singapore

Oh, the disappointment! Then I found, in tiny print at the bottom, the words “The illustrations on the pack are for decorative purpose only.” Man. That got my goat. NO, you DO NOT print pictures of Elsa and Anna all over your product packaging and then give us some random nonsense we don’t need. Will have to check with Disney regarding this.

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Did a quick video to record my opening of the last two bags. Did this on camera so people know I’m not lying when I say I’ve bought 4 bags and there’s no Frozen merchandise to be found. There isn’t even a sticker of Elsa and Anna. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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It’s the same with the “Hello Kitty” eggs. The Tumbler Toy Eggs got me disappointed too. Why would I want some random candy, unidentified plastic star, and what looks like a sticker or temporary tattoo?! I want something (anything) Hello Kitty related!

Ali Baba Tumbler Toy Eggs

Will ask Sanrio what they think about this.

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If you’re a parent, do be advised that you can disregard whatever is printed on the bag. The toy inside can come as a complete and utter surprise. Let your kids know too, that if they want to spend their $2 daily allowance on such toy bags, that it could contain something totally random. I think I saw other bags with Pokemon images. And I wonder how many kids bought them thinking there’s a Pikachu or Jigglypuff within. Sigh.

Update (13/6/18) I have received a refund from Buzz, which has also indicated that it’s pulling these items from its shelves.

$30 Lunch For 3: Arteastiq At Plaza Singapura

Me, 6 years ago, at Arteastiq Mandarin Gallery. How time flies!

About 6 years ago, my photographer pal and I interviewed the boss of Arteastiq at Mandarin Gallery. Today, together with my pal and his mother, I had lunch at Arteastiq at Plaza Singapura. It was pretty awesome scrolling through the blogpost published 6 years ago and looking at the pictures and being thankful that this friendship’s still going strong. ๐Ÿ˜€

Also, our lunch for 3 cost just under S$30! ๐Ÿ˜€ Here’s why…

To get more bang for your buck, simply head to Shopback and click through to Eatigo. Going through Shopback first means you get $1.50 for every Eatigo booking you make. And making an Eatigo booking can get you (up to) 50% off your meal, depending on the timeslot that you select. Furthermore, Eatigo often has promo codes you can use to get shopping vouchers, for instance, use SHOP25 for 4 reservations by the 30th of June (yes, you have to attend them all) and you get a $25 CapitaVoucher! Who will bother with cooking at home? Certainly not me. ๐Ÿ˜€

LOVE the decor. After all, the boss used to run a furniture shop!

Arteastiq Plaza Singapura review

We had Cod Fish and Chips (usual price: $18++). I love the waffle fries but I love the fish even more. It’s crispy on the outside and firm and well cooked through within. Both go so well with the dip.

arteastiq plaza singapura

We also had the Squid Ink Spaghetti (usual price: S$16++). It comes with 3 scallops – just nice for sharing among the three of us. The spaghetti itself is pretty ordinary. Do not order this dish on a first date though. Your teeth and lips will be stained black because of the squid ink. As it’s not the first time I’m dining with my pal and his mother, we had no trouble laughing at ourselves. ๐Ÿ˜€

arteastiq promotion

Finally, we had the Chicken Lasagna (usual price S$18). The pictures in the menu are gorgeous. And my pal’s mother and I had both picked this same dish. Haha! Thankfully, we decided not to order 2 plates of the same item, so there’s greater variety. And it’s probably the dish I liked the least after trying the other two.

arteastiq menu

It’s a pity this place doesn’t serve complimentary water. There’s bottled water only – still or sparkling. But I really cannot complain as the 50% discount via Eatigo makes this meal good value for money! ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, I got my $3 Boost juice downstairs. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Arteastiq is located at #03-70 of Plaza Singapura (new wing).ย 

Tel: 6336 0952

Gary Vaynerchuk Is Speaking At The National Achievers Congress 2018!

National Achievers Congress 2018

When I first saw the event banners for the National Achievers Congress a.k.a NAC 2018, I was pleasantly surprised that it featured Gary Vaynerchuk! No, scratch that. I was OVERJOYED that Gary will be speaking at the NAC! (How ever did Success Resources manage the guy to come over – seems he’s so busy all the time!) I’ve been following GaryVee’s videos on Facebook and have enjoyed them immensely, despite the dude’s frequent use of the F-word. Gary gives such good advice regarding money, marketing, and management of one’s use of time and resources. It would be a shame to not hear him speak when he’s here in Singapore for the NAC. Even if you don’t know who the rest of the speakers are, just getting to hear Gary speak would be well worth any ticket price. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here’s the event synopsis, courtesy of Success Resources:

The National Achievers Congress (NAC) is conceived by the founders of Success Resources, building on the dream of connecting the worldโ€™s best to every single person hungry for success. Whether itโ€™s in the fields of personal development, finance, investments, business, or technology, NAC strives to share this wealth of experience with the rest of the world, inspire them, and drive them towards growth and greatness. This annual flagship event stages world-class speakers in one location, providing individuals access to the best strategies, skills, and tools to help them become masters of their own personal and professional lives.

This year, the theme revolving around the NAC will be โ€˜Reinventing Business, Building Dreamsโ€™, and Gary Vaynerchuk, The Real Business Hustler, A Brand & Marketing Thought-leader in his own right, will be gracing the event. He is a venture capitalist, 5-time New York Times bestselling author, and an early investor in companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Venmo and Uber. Gary has also been named to both Crainโ€™s and Fortuneโ€™s 40 Under 40 lists. He rose to prominence in the late 90s after establishing one of the first e-commerce wine sites, WineLibrary helping his father grow the family business from 4 to 60 million in sales. Over the 2 days, Gary will be joined by 10 other speakers including Chatri Sidyotong, Founder of ONE Championship & Asia King of Martial Arts, and Henry Patterson, Worldโ€™s Youngest Serial Entrepreneur at age 14.

Weโ€™re now in the age of entrepreneurship and start-ups, the age of blockchain, of online stores, digital media and social media marketing. The world is moving FAST and if youโ€™re still playing catch-up with everything that has happened in 2017, you WILL want to get in on this as soon as possible.

What you will learn:

How to transform your fears into motivation and start doing the work that you want, instead of the work that you currently have.
How to leverage on the trends and tools of social media in order to build your business, grow your brand, and reach a wider market.
What it takes to build your company from scratch without any relevant experience, and how to weather the challenges you will face.

Over 25 years, millions of attendees have gathered across more than 30 countries to hear, see and learn from world-renowned speakers such as Former US President Bill Clinton, Michael Porter, Robert Kiyosaki, Tom Hopkins, Jay Abraham, and Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, Richard Branson, Tony Robbins, Donald Trump, and more at the NAC.

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Sign up now at:ย www.nacsingapore.com/koi

Epigram Books Sale: 10 Books For $20 (Selected Titles Only)

Epigram Books sale

I went all the way to Epigram Books’ office this morning, as I’d found out about their book sale which started last week. Apparently, selected books (and notebooks) are going at $20 for 10. I found the selection really small. In the picture above, you see a guy standing next to the main area with all the books, and then there’s the smaller bookshelf next to the windows with theย NotBooks (a.k.a notebooks). And that’s all there is.

The NotBooks are all going at 10 for S$20, regardless of size. Needless to say, I picked the bigger ones. ๐Ÿ˜€

Epigram Notbooks

The NotBooks all have punny quotes on the covers. My favorites are: “I am not perfect. But parts of me are pretty amazing.”, “I am not messy. I know where everything is” and “I am not kiasu. I am Singaporean.” ๐Ÿ˜€ The usual retail price is something like $12. So at $2 each, they are good buys!

And here are those which are actually books:

Epigram books

Epigram books singapore

Epigram Books office

Epigram book sale

I managed to buy 20 items, though most of them will end up as gifts! ๐Ÿ˜€

Also, I’m really looking forward to the annual Books Box Sale (that’s not by Epigram Books). There’s always this internal struggle: As an author, I’d really love for people to buy books at full price and support local authors. But as a consumer and book lover, book sales help me stretch my dollar and make me very happy. So… buy 10 books at a discount and buy 1 at full price? ๐Ÿ˜€ I really do think Epigram Books has some really outstanding authors. I’m currently reading Annabelle Thong by Imran Hashim. Before this, it was The Good, The Bad and the PSLE by Monica Lim. Both are amazing.

Green Signature: Vegetarian Food At Waterway Point

Green Signature Waterway Point

Green Signature is one of Waterway Point’s new additions and I had lunch there today. I was feeling a bit sad that Zakka Thai has been replaced by Green Signature. But I perked up at the sight of the S$1 Claypot Rice with Chicken in Gong Bao Sauce. S$1? Where can you find $1 Claypot Rice in Singapore?! What’s the catch? Well, you have to buy a drink, and I did. Their Homemade Barley drink costs $2.30++. Take a good look at the poster and you’ll see a claypot dish brimming with “chicken”, veggies and mushroom, and you can see almost no rice. That’s the Expectation. And now… here is reality:

Waterway Point Green Signature review

What went through my mind when the server put the dish in front of me was “erm, so much rice, and just half of the ingredients shown in the poster?” Looks nothing like what’s advertised. But for $1, you really cannot complain, ya? As for the barley drink, it was incredibly diluted. Basically, it’s water that looks like it could be a barley beverage.

I actually found the taste of the food decent. The seasoning’s done just right so it’s not too salty. The rice even had that burnt/charred smell and taste – I know some people love it.The claypot keeps the dish steaming hot throughout the meal so if you’re a slow eater, this will ensure the food doesn’t get cold before you’re done. However, be very careful. I nearly got myself scalded when the back of my hand accidentally brushed against the claypot. It’s SUPER hot. If you’re dining with young children, make sure you keep the claypot out of their reach otherwise you’ll have howling and wailing kids in no time!

I didn’t finish the rice as it’s pretty charred at the bottom:

Green Signature vegetarian food at Waterway Point

For a total of just S$3.90, it was a so-so meal. Would I be back again soon? Maybe. I’ll give the other dishes a try. This place is opened by the AONE Group. You’ve probably tried their porridge elsewhere before. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Very smart of them to take over this outlet that used to house Zakka Thai. They’ve kept the furniture and the kitchen looks similar. Probably didn’t have to spend very much on renovation.

That said, sit as close to the entrance as possible. The further into the shop you get, the more cramped the seating space is. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Green Signature is located at #01-29 of Waterway Point. Tel: 6242 3919.

Why Millennials Are Always Late, And Why It’s Actually YOUR Fault!

Why Millennials Always Late

I’d wanted to title this post “I Threw A Millennial Out Of My Class” but figured it sounded too harsh. The millennial in question is also one who teaches CEOs and bosses about how to handle millennials in the workplace. *cough cough* He even wrote a book about it. Recently, he showed up unannounced at a talk I was conducting. During the self-introduction round, I asked him to share with the class about how we’d previously met to talk about a book review I was (initially) happy to do about his new book on millennials. He proceeded to tell the class how I’d read only half of his book and did not review it.

Gosh that sounded bad. If you follow this blog, you know I LOVE reviewing books.

The reason I could not bring myself to complete reading the book is because of the way I was treated by this millennial who showed up really late for our appointment. How he behaved (first impressions last, remember?) and how he is portrayed within the book were total opposites.

We’d arranged to meet at Suntec City on 23rd March 2017, then he changed the location 2 hours before the meetup:

Author Of Book On Millennials

He did not ask for permission: “Hi Grace, would you mind meeting at Dhoby Ghaut instead of Suntec City?”. And he certainly did not provide a reason for the sudden change, e.g. “I’m so sorry, I forgot that I’m meeting someone else at Dhoby Ghaut right after so I can spend more time chatting with you if we meet at Dhoby Ghaut instead. Would that be alright with you? I really want to hear more about what you do for a living.”

Yes, millennials take things and people for granted.

I arrived at 10.40am, a good twenty minutes before our scheduled appointment time, and at 10.55am, he says he is “reaching”. <- NEVER trust a millennial who tells you he/she is reaching. If they say they’re on the way, you can bet your last dollar that they’re still at home.

At 11.15am, the person who was supposedly “reaching” at around 10.55am reveals he’s at Suntec. He says it was a bad idea to change the location for our meetup, but does not say whose bad idea it was. Certainly not mine. I accommodated the change and I was even EARLY, not just punctual.

Then he tells me to wait a little while longer because he’s “only [a] few stops” away.

Finally, he asks for directions to get to where I am. From the time I arrived till the time he sat down across from me, a good hour has passed.

To add insult to injury, this millennial takes a stack of books out of his backpack and proceeds to hand them to me, and I’m like “woah woah hang on a minute”. I need just ONE copy for a book review, but you want me to take this stack and hand it out to the bosses I meet or do a giveaway? I’m not even carrying a handbag. You expect me to lug this stack of books around the ENTIRE DAY, for the rest of my appointments?! (@_@) It’s not even ‘arms day’ for me at the gym!

I take one copy and the rest is history. When he showed up unannounced at a talk I did last month, I made sure I told the class that I abhor lateness. If you’re late, you’re disrespectful. First impressions last, indeed! I think I’ll still remember how he made me feel ten years from today.

As for him, I think he’ll remember how I “threw” him out of class. Actually, I didn’t ask him to leave. I simply told the class how I waited for an hour, and that resulted in me not really wanting to review the book. And he decided to leave on his own accord, telling everyone he has another appointment to go to. Right.

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So back to the topic of why millennials are always late, and why it’s YOUR fault, really.

#1: You’ve “trained” your millennial friends to be late

If you have never made a fuss about their punctuality issue, then you’re condoning and encouraging it. If your friend shows up late, says “Eh sorry I’m late. You didn’t have to wait for me. Should have started eating first!”, tell the person that he/she is disrespecting you (and everyone present) by being late, but all of you decided to be respectful and wait for everyone to arrive before tucking in or even ordering the food.

If the person still doesn’t get the point, and start respecting everyone’s time by being early the next time, then you really should consider getting the person out of your life.

Don’t ever say to someone who is late that “it’s fine”. NO, it is NOT fine.

If your spouse has a punctuality issue, YOU take responsibility for ensuring he/she makes the change. Explain, cajole, put in place penalties (buy everyone a round of drinks), encourage the person to do better.

#2: You don’t point out how obnoxious and entitled they are

I’m guilty of this one. A JC schoolmate was late for our girly meetup at Orchard. She’s usually late but what made this particular occasion different was her comment that “I’m worth the wait, right?” gave me such a shock I couldn’t react in time. I remember her words till this day, some 14 years after she had uttered them.

No! Tell these people that they are NOT worth the wait. They are simply disrespectful folks who think they are the life of the party. They think they are being “smart” in showing up late and not having to wait for anyone to arrive (because everyone’s already here) but they are just being horridly disrespectful.

No disrespectful person is ever worth the wait, my friend.

*And no, that girl and I, we aren’t friends anymore. Thank goodness.

#3: You make fun of people who show up early

That friend who shows up early for the wedding dinner reception? You told him/her that it never starts on time and people who show up early seem to be kiasu or gluttons afraid of losing out on the sumptuous food?

When someone says he’s setting off early so that there’s ample buffer time should there be any accidents or unexpected circumstances, you ask why the person would want to reach so early and how he would “kill time” when he’s there way ahead of schedule.

You question your friend’s decision to head to the airport early to check-in, because there’s “nothing to do at the airport, so boring!” I’m sure you’d much rather show up late because of traffic, plead with staff to let you board and race to the boarding gate, right? I’d prefer reaching way ahead of time, leisurely checking in, visiting the duty free stores, getting something to eat, charging my phone, filling my water bottle for the flight, and doing everything that a chill traveler would do.

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At the end of the day, yes, I do feel bad about “throwing” someone out of my class. I got triggered when the person said I didn’t review his book after taking it. What an accusation. BTW, book reviews are not guaranteed, ok? Just putting it out there first. And I did not ask him to leave the class. He just felt embarrassed probably when I was sharing about how important punctuality is (just as other people were streaming into the class, late).

I’m not sure he even understands how he made me feel with the way he treated me during our first meet-up. I’m sure he’s only just pissed that I told the class he made me wait for an hour. Oh well.

Just in case you think all millennials have a problem with punctuality, think again.

I’m a millennial. And I’m hardly ever late. I also wrote this blogpost myself (no ghost writers!) So if you’re meeting me, and I’m late, please go ahead and ask me for S$50 (or a meal or a free book or whatever) as a penalty. ๐Ÿ˜€ <- My Number 1 strategy to ensure I’m always on time. ๐Ÿ˜€