Author : Noor

Before you accuse me of promoting poor work habits, we've all made excuses to avoid uncomfortable situations at work, right? Here are the 10 excuses every Singaporean uses at work.

About Noor

When not preparing for the inevitable zombie apocalypse, I turn to the humble craft of writing.

10 #SoSingaporean Excuses You Hear at Work

Umm guys I’ve got to be honest here. I’ve been putting off writing this article for a few days.It’s been tough having to juggle between work commitments, family, friends, MRT breakdowns and the like.

Before you accuse me of promoting poor work habits, we’ve all made excuses to avoid uncomfortable situations at work, right?

And here are the 10 excuses every Singaporean uses at work 😉

10 Signs You Do Not Have a Worklife Balance

Hands up if you read your work emails in bed before going to sleep. We at FiiT advocate hard work and a healthy work ethic in the office. However, there’s a fine line when it comes to being a highly committed employee and letting your job interfere with your personal life.

So dear readers, if you feel like a hamster on a treadmill of the neverending cycle of work, here are some signs it may be time to get more balance in your life.

FiiT visits The Little Prince Exhibitions at Voilah!

Hey everyone! It’s been a while since we did a review so with the Voilah! French Festival currently in full swing (4th May – 21st June 2015),  we thought we’d tell you about two events we visited:

The Little Prince in the Dark and The Little Prince Art Collection. Yes you heard that right, the world-famous tale with the equally famous characters (the Prince, the Fox and the Lamplighter, just to name a few) are having their own exhibition in sunny Singapore!

4 Instagram Worthy Holiday Destinations Less Than 4 Hours Away

Contrary to popular belief, there are other things besides artsy snaps of food and cringe-worthy selfies taken in the mirror that get uploaded on Instagram. The bright lights of Madison Square Garden, Trafalgar Square and other top holiday destinations attract enough aspiring photographers to upload their holiday pictures.

But what if you prefer holidays that are closer to home? One of the best things about being in Singapore is that it’s just a few hours away from many amazing cities in the region. If you are planning for a short weekend getaway, here are the Top 4 Instagram worthy holiday destinations where you can go for cheap shopping, good food, or a relaxed beach holiday.

5 Common Phrases You Should STOP Using At Work

As much as we’d like to deny it, we spend more time at work than any other place. The best work places are those where you can speak freely, communication is transparent and everyone is happy in their roles.

But there are times when it’s best to bite your tongue and say nothing at all.

Pack Your Lunch To Work!

Deep down, you know the truth. Any lunch you make yourself will taste 17 times better than the Cai Peng from that expensive economic rice stall.

Be careful not to fall into the habit of eating out daily. You may be spending close to $70 per week on lunches alone, and tossing a bag full of packaging, containers, and plastic flatware into the garbage each day. Meanwhile, the groceries you bought from Sheng Siong over the weekend are spoiling. Also it’s well-documented that we eat more fat and sodium when we eat out, so wonder no more when you find yourself feeling sluggish in the afternoon.

5 Useful Networking Tips for Introverts

Close your eyes and picture your average networking scenario.

You see:

People flashing smiles and friendly looks of approval.

Unruly mobs shaking hands and exchanging business cards.

Whipping out packets of tissue paper and slamming it down onto a table with the dexterity of a seasoned gambler – oh wait, that’s just the lunchtime crowd.

FiiTSG CNY Survival Guide 2015

Read this CNY survival guide because it’s that time of the year again! CNY is the time to usher in the Year of the Goat. But before you toss that yu sheng, pop open that tub of pineapple tarts, and indulge in the joy that is unbridled Chinese New Year binge eating,