50 People Share The BEST Life Advice From Their Parents

Best advice from Dad

Chinese parents are fond of telling their children “我食盐多过你食米” (lit. I’ve eaten more salt than you’ve had rice) to indicate that they’ve accumulated more life experience, and therefore their words carry more salt *ahem* I mean, weight. In this blogpost, you’ll find life advice from 50 people, who first heard it from their parents. I’ve arbitrarily grouped those 50 pieces of advice into 8 categories: Money, Attitudes, Work, God, Family/Children, Relationships, Health and Dreams (and not in any particular order). Have a read and see which ones you can especially relate to. 🙂 *Have edited certain quotes for clarity and length.

Here are 3 nuggets of wisdom I found didn’t quite sit nicely in any category, but which I love anyway:

#1: My mum’s best advice to me is “Don’t do anything against your conscience, be true and good to yourself and others!”

#2: My late dad’s best advice to me: “Don’t make decisions when you’re angry. Don’t make promises when you’re happy. We should always weigh the pros and cons in order to make a sound decision.”

#3: My mom once said “Always believe in yourself. Even if your chances are slim, or when everyone else doesn’t believe you can succeed, persevere! People will look up to you because you’re sticking to what you believe in, and they will admire that in you.”

MONEY

#4: My parents’ best advice to me is to always be on the selling side and not of the buying side. This taught me to always think of ideas and ways to sell or be a seller instead of always spending money!

#5: My parents’ best advice to me was to help the less fortunate when we can, and not to waste food.

ATTITUDES

#6: My parents’ best advice to me is to BE HAPPY! Stay positive & always have a smile no matter what happens. Life is much simpler when you’re happy & carefree!

#7: My parents’ best advice to me is to never give up despite all odds. Looking back, I realise that all the problems were so minute as compared to what the adults were facing. At that time, I was only concentrating on my issues and felt so stressed – be it BGR or studies. I’m sure my parents had much bigger problems than I had; putting food on the table, job security, taking care of the household & the kids, etc. Despite their struggles of being poor and needing to feed us kids well, my parents never gave up encouraging us that it is OK to try and fail and we should never give up trying. I am so thankful for this advice as it stuck with me till today and it’s the same I’m telling my kids today! Hope to instill the same values in the next generation!

#8: Always be humble and never proud and arrogant even if I have done well or surpassed others!

#9: My dad’s best advice to me was to “Be grateful for everything and everyone that has crossed your path. Even if the person has fed you only a morsel.”

#10: My mom’s best advice to me is to always think positively and never ever let negative thoughts or words bring me down..

#11: My mother’s advice to me: never to look back in regret but to move on to the next thing. A setback is never a bad experience, just another one of life’s lessons.

#12: “No one can make you feel inferior except yourself’.

#13: My best advice from my parents is to be humble and to not give up easily.

#14: Doing the right thing is more important than doing things right.

#15: The best piece of advice my parents ever gave me is to enjoy life in the moment. Of course, they advise me about planning for the future and about saving up money but they also understand we get just this one life and we should go on as many adventures as possible.

#16: My mum’s best advice to me is to live life to the fullest, even during hard times. Life is short, so lead a meaningful one, be compassionate, kind-hearted, and helping people in need. There are bound to be ups and downs, challenges and obstacles in life but be positive and never give up. Be brave and determined to conquer any difficulties because when there is a will, there is a way, just like sunshine after the rain.

#17: My mother’s best advice to me is to take one day at a time, don’t worry as worries will not take you anywhere. Everything will be alright and will work out for me. Make the best of everything I do and be kind to everyone.

WORK

#18: My dad’s best advice is to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty. That way, you will learn more.

#19: My dad’s best advice to me is “Always give your 101% in everything you do. If you succeed, give yourself a pat on the shoulder. If you fail, try, try, try again, and even if you have to fail again, at least you know you’ve tried your best and have no regrets.”

#20: My dad’s best advice to me: Put your head down and work hard. Never wait for things to happen, make them happen for yourself through hard work and not giving up.

#21: My mom’s best advice is that life is all about hard work and treats. Work hard every day, always strive to achieve your greatest potential, and then treat yourself with small rewards like dark chocolate, a good cup of coffee or a nap. Also, whether they are mental, physical, or anything in between, people’s disabilities do not define them. Thirdly, be your own best friend and you’ll never feel lonely. And always remember to be true to yourself.

#22: My parents’ best advice to me is “the grass is greener on the other side but grass doesn’t grow on its own. There must be water, sunlight and someone’s effort to maintain it. If you want something, there’s no easy way out. You just have to work for it.”

GOD

#23: My parents’ best advice is to love and prioritize God and the rest will come naturally.

#24: My mum’s best advice to me is “don’t compare your life with others; the grass always looks greener on the other side. Pray and thank the Almighty for the blessings He has showered upon us!”

FAMILY / CHILDREN

#25: My parents’ best advice to me is to LOVE your child the way we love you. Spread the love in the family.

#26: My parents’ best advice to me is “Love your family and you will have a rewarding life and filial children in your lifetime. Live your life to the fullest!”

#27: Best advice given to me from Mak was “Never separate a son from his mother, for she is still his heaven. A respectful son to his mother is as respectful to his wife and children.”

#28: My mum’s best advice to me is “You have two ears and one mouth. Listen twice as much as you speak”. Often the conversation ends in fights and arguments because one of us fails to listen sincerely. I think this advice is really great and looking back on 36 years of marriage, I think we have followed her advice wisely.

#29: My dad’s best advice to me was to never love my husband 100%. That we, as wives, deserve to love ourselves with at least 40% from that total, because we are the ‘backbones’ (the support) to our husbands. The rest of that percentage, you can give to your children (I have 4 haha!). Always take good care of yourself. Life is short, so love your family properly but never forget about yourself.

#30: My parents’ best advice to me was on the day of my wedding. They told both of us the following: 1. Never put each other down (criticize, insult, make negative remarks, make negative/disparaging jokes, etc.) either in private or in front of others, including your own family. Always ensure that you maintain each other’s dignity. 2. Always be sensitive to each other’s needs. 3. Identify the issues which your spouse is sensitive about, try and understand why your spouse is sensitive about these things, and avoid raising these issues or creating these sensitive situations. 4. Always respect each other as husband and wife. 5. Each spouse has an equal/balanced role to play to maintain the marriage, family or household, especially when it comes to decision making, as well as family or household chores. When deciding on something major, both sides should have a say. 6. In-laws and relatives (and friends). It is important to get on well with everyone as much as possible! 7. Do not forget important days, like birthdays and anniversaries, and celebrate the occasion. 8. Don’t always go with convention/follow the crowd. Be practical. 9. Have pleasant surprises (which do not have to be expensive/costly) for each other now and then. But make sure the surprises do not inconvenience your spouse or put him/her in a spot. 10. Make sure you give each other adequate space – to hang out with your own friends now and then, do your own things, etc. 11. When you do something for your spouse, don’t keep counting them and expect your spouse to reciprocate in the same manner! 12. Finally, everything said and done, if you do or say something which hurt your spouse, intentionally or otherwise, don’t wait too long to apologize.

RELATIONSHIPS

#31: The best advice from my mum was to learn to give up on my ex-bf (3 years) when he ask for a break up with me. I was so heart broken. I cried every night in her arms. Those were the darkest months of my life. Thanks to my mum, I managed to survive that episode.

#32: My mum’s best advice to me is don’t let other people make the choices for you and don’t let no one push you around. Be confident and proud of yourself!

#33: My parents’ best advice to me was: a marriage isn’t 1 + 1 =2. It is 0.5 +0.5 =1. Marriage is about removing each other’s bad habit(s) to become one. Marriage isn’t about possession, but it is about appreciating each other, loving each other through good and bad times.

#34: My mum’s best advice to me is to consider marrying a good man who is kindhearted and faithful, not based on looks alone!

#35: My parents’ best advice to us came not in words but in actions. They have shown us how to be appreciative, thankful and kind. In short, to show respect to all regardless of one’s profession and to never look down on others. And when the going gets tough, that’s when we have to be tougher! To keep going and never give up!

#36: My mum’s best advice to me is that there is no Prince Charming. Even if he exists, you shouldn’t count on him to provide for you or be the only one who handles financial issues. You should be a strong, independent woman. Mom taught me early on to understand financial basics and to set myself up for a stable future regardless of whether I have a partner to share that future with. Because of her, I always try to save 20% of my pocket money and invest my savings in fixed deposits.

#37: My parents’ best advice to me is to open my eyes BIGGER & marry the right guy!

#38: My Dad’s advice to me is ‘Treat others as you want to be treated’.

#39: My dad’s best advice to me is never disturb other people’s rice bowl no matter how much you despise that person.

HEALTH

#40: My parents’ best advice to me is to stay healthy and happy because these two are the most important things in life!

#41: My parents’ best advice to me is ‘study hard, play hard and health is wealth!’

#42: My mother once told me “Do the best you can every time. Sometimes, people will think that your efforts are not enough, that you are not good. But the important thing is how do you feel about it. Did you do your best? If the answer is ‘yes,’ you can feel proud, even if, to the world, you look defeated”. And my father once told me: Always remember that you work with people. People like you, with problems, with loved ones, with sad days and joyous days. So, every time you do something, think of the repercussion that your actions will have on other people, because that person on the other side is not really different from you!

#43: My mum’s best advice to me is to give and take. I learned from her that giving is a lot harder than taking, but the former is much more satisfying when it is done. She told me that giving makes one happy. I am sure she is right because half of her life, she has been giving me what I need, and in spite of all those years of giving, she is happy.

#44: My dad’s best advice to me was : “Don’t owe anyone any favor. When they ask it back from you, it will never be something you can return.”

#45: My mum’s best advice to me is to have integrity in life; it takes a long time to build a character that is trustworthy but just one moment and one foolish deed to tear it down!

DREAMS

#46: My mum’s best advice to me is never give up on your dreams and as long as you have done your best, never regret your decisions.

#47: My parents’ best advice to me is “be true to yourself and you will find the path that suits you the most!”

#48: ‘Doers achieve what dreamers believe. If you put your mind to it, you can do it. Be careful what you wish for because you might get it.’

#49: Be Strong enough to overcome failure and Happy enough to overcome sadness!

#50: “No matter what you’re given, do the best you can and give your all. In all things, compete against yourself. Be better than you were yesterday. You have a name – so leave your mark and continue moving forward.”

~

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Sheepography: Sheep And Typography, And A Source Of Inspiration!

I’m probably the least active user on Instagram that you know. But when I’m on IG, I tend to ‘surf’ and look out for interesting accounts to follow. I chanced upon ‘Sheepography’ one day and I found that the illustrations and the messages lifted my spirit.

On one particular occasion, I was feeling low and I saw one of the Sheepography posts which came with the hashtags “#jesus #loves #grace”. And it was like ‘OMG, this is God speaking to me’. And I kid you not… tears actually fell.

I watched a video featuring Oprah Winfrey recently and she mentioned something about how we ‘find’ God when we go in search of him. And I’ve found this to be so true! 😀

I got in touch with Kelvin, the founder and creator of Sheepography, to find out more about why he started this IG account / business in the first place, what he does for a living, and what his plans are for this Sheepography. But first, check out some of the current merchandise…

Sheepography 2016 Desk Calendar, greeting cards and bookmarks:

Sheepography Calendar

The Calendar: I love how the sheep on the cover is sleeping soundly as Jesus rows the (paper?) boat. It reminds me that through all storms, and in every circumstance, I can rest securely at the feet of Jesus. And what a joy and a privilege it is to be in this position! And inside the calendar is page after page of divine inspiration! I’m excited about 2016 already! If you’d like to purchase any of these awesome Sheepography products, the link will be at the end of this blogpost. 🙂

And here’s Kelvin, with what is possibly the coolest-looking van in town!

Sheepography founder Kelvin

He told me that the whole idea of Sheepography isn’t about an illustration or anything like that, or about whose drawing it is. He simply wants to ‘lift the name of Jesus’, and to help others encounter the love of Jesus, and share with us his take on the relationship between the shepherd and his beloved sheep.

Kelvin also showed me the sheep which started it all. (I forgot to ask if it has a name. Ha!) He now runs Sheepography full-time, and every week, he shares his illustrations with the world. Sheepography posts reach out to both Christians and non-Christians alike so check those out either on Facebook or Instagram.

Sheepography sheep

Now make a guess… what was Kelvin working as before he decided to dedicate his time to running Sheepography as a business? 🙂 (Teacher? Photographer? Engineer?)

Well, he was a lighting architect! Yes, I admit it’s the first time I’m hearing of such an occupation but it sure makes sense when you think about how there HAS to be someone who advises business owners (like restaurateurs) on what kind of lighting is suitable for their place of business, right? He’d even gone to Italy to learn from a “lighting master”!

However, he has quit his job to run Sheepography. Kelvin told me that he derives more fun from taking pictures of the toy sheep and the places he brings it to, versus “a thousand selfies”, and that’s how Sheepography was born! Then his church also got him to be the illustrator for the children’s programme that’s part of a missions trip. And one thing led to another and before you know it… we have these special illustrations and very unique greeting cards, which you can totally mail out as Christmas cards!

Sheepography greeting cards

For the year ahead, Kelvin plans to venture into producing an infant clothing line so parents can get ‘uplifted’ as they care for their children, by reading a verse on a baby’s romper, for instance. And oh, there might be journals too. I’m definitely looking forward to the launch of these upcoming products! 🙂

And here’s the bookmark set – perfect for a bookworm like me:

Sheepography bookmarks

If you’ve read this far, right to the end of this post… here’s a little reward for you: Locate Sheepography on Instagram and follow the account as Kelvin is conducting a giveaway. You’ll stand to win those awesome 2016 calendars! 😀 Trust me, you’ll want one. And to check out the whole range of merchandise, click on the link below…

 www.sheepography.com

~ May God bless you richly! ~

Jack Ma: Advice To Women Who Don’t Wish To Work

Jack Ma

[Picture and Original Article in Mandarin from this site]

Women Who Do Not Wish To Work Should Do 3 Things:

#1: Look at yourself in the mirror – do you have devastating good looks?

#2: Look at your bank balance – do you have enough in financial assets?

#3: Look at new marriage laws. Marrying a tall, wealthy and handsome man in order to become rich is now a thing of the past. In all matters, rely on yourself.

[Grace: As for this next portion, I’m not sure if it was said by Jack Ma or if it was the article writer’s thoughts. Makes a lot of sense though!]

I admire women who live like this:

1: They think of how to make more money, instead of trying to penny pinch.

2: No matter how angry, they do not scream nor shout, but maintain their cool.

3: They work hard to earn money and pay for whatever they want to buy.

4: Speak less, do more. Don’t sit when you can stand. [Grace: Not quite sure what this one meant]

5: Don’t imagine that you get everything you want when you find a rich guy.

6: If you hate your current job, either you quit, or you shut up and don’t complain.

7: When it’s time, be courageous about letting go.

8: It’s ok to disagree, but learn to show respect.

9: When you cannot decide, let time tell. Just do it first. It’s better to make a mistake than to live with regrets.

10: Demonstrate your good upbringing.

11: It’s important to be pretty, but more important to have a good temperament / disposition.

12: As long as it doesn’t violate your principles, be forgiving, and helpful, don’t force people into a corner, learn how to sincerely admire others (without envy) even though this can be difficult.

13: Don’t be like a prickly hedgehog – avoid making enemies with anyone. Learn to forgive and forget.

14: Money is important, but don’t rely on a man or your parents. You must have your own money-making capability.

15: Don’t think you are indispensable in any group / company. Once you choose to leave, you’ll realize that even without you, the sun continues to rise every day.

16: Let bygones be bygones.

17: Even if you’ve lost everything, never lose your smile.

~

*Disclaimer: As always, I take no responsibility for any meanings lost in translation. I just thought this would be helpful for people who don’t understand Mandarin. 🙂 If you think it’s good, keep it. If not, move on. 😀

Tiger Uncage: Tiger Beer’s Global Brand Repositioning

[Disclaimer: This blog supports responsible drinking and in no way seeks to promote the consumption of alcohol]

I’m no fan of beer, and I happen to think that people who liken beer to horse piss might be right, though of course, I do not also happen to know what horse piss tastes like. 😛 I did find the press release sent over to me pretty interesting. It’s about Tiger beer’s ‘global brand repositioning’.

“In May this year, Singapore’s national icon Tiger Beer underwent the biggest transformation in the brand’s history, where only the world-acclaimed brew remained unchanged. The global brand repositioning, Tiger Uncage, runs counter to traditional beer advertising themes, speaking to young adults in a personal way, to inspire them to realise their potential.

For many young adults in and beyond Singapore, conforming to societal or family expectations and taking safe, well-trodden paths is the only way to go. Tiger is thus portraying itself as a symbol of courage – encouraging people to ‘ignite the Tiger inside’ and take the leap to follow their passions and dreams.”

I was born in the year of the tiger, and I happen to believe in taking the path not traveled, so this is why I’m blogging about Tiger Beer’s campaign.

I like their three (ad) videos.

The first one I watched is about female Tattoo Artist, Joey Pang:

Expectation vs Passion

Often, society (and family) expect certain things from us that if we were to give, would end up making us miserable.

I can understand this thoroughly. My mother wanted me to be a teacher. While respecting her wishes, I was secretly rebellious. Usually ever-punctual, I was late for the interview at MOE, was unapologetic, and didn’t get the job (WOOHOO!!!).

This video has got it right – “Life is about following that fire inside you”, and not about trying to match up to society’s expectations or trying to trod down that path your parents have decided for you.

The 2nd video I watched is about Anthony Chen, acclaimed Film Maker. I watched Ilo Ilo and really hated it. Michelle Chong’s spoof of it on The Noose (the “movie” became ‘Milo Milo’) was wayyy better. Sorry bro. 😀

I love these lines: “So I wrote my own story”, “hearing it can’t be done just pushes me harder”.

Exactly.

At the start of my blogging journey, it was tough. People were quick to tell me that it is not going to be the bed of roses I imagine. And in a Pizza Hut restaurant, a fellow blogger told me point-blank to look around and see for myself; no one in the restaurant knew who I was.

That made me want to prove him wrong.

I’ve been featured on TV, radio, the papers, magazines, even on a Malaysian radio station. And at random events now, I do get people coming up to me to ask if I am Grace from WorkingWithGrace. 😀

Tell me something can’t be done. So I can enjoy that look on your face when I accomplish it. 🙂

The 3rd video is about Charlie Ruedpokanon, a stuntman.

“We all have cages. Mine was a university degree that led to an office cubicle”, “Of course there’s fear. That’s like the most natural feeling you get”, “Everyone has a cage, some just choose not to live in them”.

Freaking inspiring.

I must say I’m impressed by this “global brand repositioning”. Who knew one could create such stories around… beer?

The 3Ms To Increase Your Productivity At Work

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Does the mountain of paperwork on your desk make you feel overwhelmed?

Do you sometimes feel stressed/upset/tired for no particular reason at all?

Do you wish you can get your work done faster so you have more time for your family, your hobbies, or simply, for surfing Facebook? 😀

Then you need the 3Ms.

What are they? They are Mood, Motivation and Method.

Why am I “qualified” to share with you about the 3Ms? Here’s why:

Messy Table

Just a week ago, my workdesk (I’m a full-time blogger so my room’s my office) looked like that – a complete, utter mess! Totally unbelievable! Fellow bloggers will be able to understand – you get press kits, notes and all sorts of junk piling up in no time if you don’t systematically bin them.

Then I read a book at the library and it changed my life. Seriously. You can purchase the book HERE.

The Simple Guide To A Minimalist Life

Today, my desk looks like this:

Neat Table

It is still not as minimalist as the author, Leo Babauta, would like. But I think it is already a HUGE improvement from the junkyard it was previously.

So the first M to increase your productivity at work is to do whatever it takes to put yourself in a good MOOD!

You can start by clearing the clutter (dump the old bills, newspaper cuttings, expired coupons, etc), giving away what you no longer use (such as my hole puncher, as I don’t do any more filing), and ensuring that sitting at your desk puts you in a happy mood.

Remember: your external environment reflects your internal environment – messy outside, messy inside.

You can also establish a ritual to get you into the mood for working. When I worked in an office previously, my morning ritual would be to visit the washroom first, then brew a cup of tea when I am back at my desk, and finally get my laptop out of my bag and get started with tackling the emails. Hence, a daily ritual helps you get into the mood of being ready for work.

The second M you’d want to note is Motivation. All of us need motivation. And I believe all of us have post-it pads on our desks. So write down some motivational quotes to inspire you and stick them where you’ll see them. Here are some of mine:

An obstacle is often a stepping stone

Forgive Everyone Everything

And since Chinese New Year is just around the corner:

Want to eat bak kwa

You can stick them one on top of the other and peel off the top one every day and stick it at the back. They are reusable! 😀

Finally, the last M you need to know is Method. There are efficient ways of getting things done, and there are inefficient ways of getting things done. So find the right method.

For instance, everyone knows we should prioritize the tasks for the day. But not everyone does it. We usually just do first what seems simpler, more fun or because the boss says so.

I write down the tasks that need to be done today on post-its:

tasks

Then I arrange them according to the sequence in which they should be done – with the highest priority tasks at the top:

ranked

Then after I complete each task, I remove that post-it. It gives me a sense of achievement, akin to striking off an item on your to-do list.

And when it comes to reading material, bookmarks often fall out, we forget which was the last paragraph we read, and we waste time trying to locate it. I use post-it flags to clearly point me to the last word I set my eyes upon, and I carry on reading from there, with no time wasted at all:

*Psst… They don’t fall out!*

flags

I use the larger post-its to remind me of things I need to do after switching off the computer – I write them down on the post-it and it’s the first thing I see after the computer’s shut down.

On my netbook

This way, when I am working, I have peace of mind. I don’t have to worry about that errand I need to do later as it’s all written down and I know I’ll see the note when the computer’s shut down.

When I worked in an office previously, I used to leave things (e.g. cream puffs) in the pantry fridge and forget to take them home when I leave the office. And most of the items would be left to rot in the fridge or miraculously disappear by the next day! 😛 Then I thought of this brilliant idea of writing notes like “Bring cream puffs home” and sticking them onto my laptop, so that I’ll definitely see them when it’s time to pack up and go home. Genius, isn’t it?

So there you have it – the 3Ms (Mood, Motivation, Method) that will help you be more productive at work and allow you to have more time for a lot of those things that matter MORE. 🙂

And this is what I look like when I’m working at home (makeup-less, don’t judge):

Blogging at home

And finally, a super cool video about what some (crazy) people have been doing with post-its. Do not try this in the office, well, unless you work for 3M. Hur hur:

p/s: Do you have a tip for working smarter and staying happier at work? Share your tips via this Facebook contest and stand to win S$1000 worth of travel vouchers. Share them HERE.

Meet The Entrepreneurs Charity Concert 2012 and visit to Dignity Kitchen

(Photo Credit: MTE on Facebook)

This week is proving to be a soul-stirring one. What with the Meet The Entrepreneurs (MTE) Charity Concert on Monday and my visit today to Dignity Kitchen.

What an interesting coincidence too that while reading Robin Sharma’s book ‘The Secret Letters Of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari’ this morning, I chanced upon this passage:

“With every person we engage, in everything we do, we must be kinder than expected, more generous than anticipated, more positive than we thought possible. Every moment in front of another human being is an opportunity to express our highest values and to influence someone with our humanity. We can make the world better, one person at a time.”

The passage encapsulates neatly the message that both the charity concert and my visit to Dignity Kitchen gave me.

Thanks to Andrew Chow from Ideamart, I got my first media invite to a charity concert. 🙂

The charity concert was organised by local entrepreneurs and spearheaded by Roger Koh, CEO of Chen Fu Ji International F&B Group. It warmed my heart as it showed me that there are many entrepreneurs who (in Roger’s words) care about “love, giving and sharing”.  Funds were raised for Club Rainbow which helps children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses and their families, and Dignity Kitchen, a hawker training school for the disabled and the disadvantaged.

One of the highlights for the evening was definitely Dr Tan Cheng Bock’s performance.

I particularly liked too, the Talkshow by Patrick Liew (CEO of HSR). While the Talkshow was hilarious and most enjoyable, the inspiring message that Patrick left us with was “If you have to talk, speak words of life. Inspire, motivate people and make them greater than before they met you”.

Upon the invitation of another of the MTE committee members, Ashley Ella Choo from One HR Concierge, I visited Dignity Kitchen today.

The 14,000sft foodcourt had stalls mainly manned by students of Dignity Kitchen and can be recognised by the logo:

I also got to meet Alson, who works at the noodle stall. He suffers from cerebral palsy and has difficulty cooking the noodles. Can you guess how Dignity Kitchen assists him?

 Second from left: Alson

They put together a special noodle machine with pre-set timers and which will lift the cooked noodles up automatically:

I think it’s an amazing invention! The bonus is that there’s quality control and the noodles always taste good! 🙂

Other innovations include the talking calculator and the cash registers affixed with Braille stickers to aid the visually impaired. I applaud all at Dignity Kitchen for going all out to assist the disadvantaged and helping them live fulfilling lives with dignity.

For one, Dignity Kitchen provides its students with $30 training allowance for each day of the 6-8 weeks training course that they attend. They do this to help solve the financial woes of the students first. Also, classes are conducted between 10am and 4pm so students can avoid the peak hours when taking public transport!

Their hard work has clearly paid off with the 100% passing rate for the NEA’s Food Hygiene Basic Test!

Here’s what our President, Dr Tony Tan, had to say about Dignity Kitchen:

Instead of donations, Dignity Kitchen prefers sponsorships for the elderly from old folks’ homes to lunch at Dignity Kitchen. I think that’s really awesome as every dollar goes toward meals for the elderly and also rewards the disabled and disadvantaged for their hard work in preparing and serving the food!

Dear friends, come on down to Dignity Kitchen at 1 Kaki Bukit View, #01-01 Techview Building (opposite Bedok North Secondary School). I loved the experience – the food not only filled my belly, the students’ warmth and friendliness (and innocence too!) lifted my spirits! 🙂

You and I can make a difference in the life of at least one person this year and we can “make the world better, one person at a time”.