Saturday, April 25, 2015
Ann's writing has led to speaking engagements. Here Ann spoke at The New Zealand Chinese Association.
Ann has spoken on many topics from Asian Culture, bereavement, to doctors, to libraries, to university students and high school students.
Friday, April 24, 2015
In my 16 years in Singapore, I refused to employ a full time domestic helper. I cringe when people talk about maids.
I have seen good employers, I have seen really bad employers. I even made official complaints. No doubt there were bad apples in both parties.
A new video calls on Singapore's employers to give their domestic workers at least one day off per week to mark Labour Day on May 1. The initiative IGiveADayOff.org was organised by migrant workers group Transient Workers' Count Two (TWC2) and marketing firm Ogilvy & Mather.
Interviewers ask mothers and their domestic staff a series of question about their children, with the children's answers shown separately. The video concludes, "Shouldn't we spend more time with our children? Let's give domestic workers their legal days off".
Saturday, April 18, 2015
I enjoyed myself and my audience had fun, listening to a talk peppered with my Quang Ning dialect which they could understand.