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Jolene Tan
Jolene Tan
Level 3. Wonderkid
Answered on 28 Jun 2019
Tuition!!! I regret forcing myself to study just for the sake of it and not truly learning & discovering what I enjoy. Wasted lots of money on tuition when the real issue was the mindset towards studies, anyone feel me haha

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Jolene Tan
Jolene Tan
Level 3. Wonderkid
Updated on 27 Jun 2019
I've done a 18 day Vietnam trip under 1k SGD before, backpacking style. Our route was Mui Ne, Dalat, Nha Trang, Hanoi, Sapa, Ha Long Bay, then back to SG. The trip had a good mix of leisure, water sports, shopping & nature so I would reccomend it! Some travel tips: - travel in a group (it's much easier to negotiate) - spend some nights travelling via sleeper buses - travel light (you can bring lesser clothes since there are many laundry shops there) - eat local food - plan your overall travel route well to maximise your time & expenses - scrimp abit on accoms if you can (we booked via booking.com and mostly stayed at backpacker hostels ~10 sgd/night. They can be a little noisy but rly worth the price).

Career

Jolene Tan
Jolene Tan
Level 3. Wonderkid
Answered on 27 Jun 2019
Hello, hope this helps! General Sites - https://sg.wantedly.com - https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/ - https://www.indeed.com.sg - https://www.glassdoor.sg Start ups: - https://angel.co/singapore/jobs - https://www.techinasia.com/jobs/search?country_name=Singapore - https://startupjobs.asia Others & Exotic Options (haha) - IG Posts (common for media related companies) - https://www.workaway.info - https://wwoofinternational.org - apply for a NZ visa (if you're under 30) and work there for 6 mths because the min wage is ~15 sgd/hr!!

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Jolene Tan
Jolene Tan
Level 3. Wonderkid
Updated on 27 Jun 2019
You can earn or invest. Assuming investing can wait, you can focus on earning with different part time jobs eg. participate in research studies, work event jobs (like the Coffee Festival) or give tuition. If you really want to start investing perhaps you can work out an agreement with your parents! Personally though, I think saving is much more important when growing up because young people like me really spend too much - peer pressure, indecision, whatever. Here are 3 areas I think you'd do well to focus on! 1. hanging out with friends: when you want to hangout but would be too broke for another cafe, consider dabaoing food to an open area like rooftops/open fields, sleepovers, cycling trips or even hike -- saves alot over time! 2. following (expensive) trends: trends will come and go - though you'd be tempted many times (like, I don't know, Fila Destroyers) but growing up is a great time to explore and figure out your own style and preferences, so others wouldn't decide it for you! You can explore styles by thrifting or clothes swapping with close friends for example. 3. trying to save too much: on the other extreme sometimes we spend lesser on important items - I'd recommend spending more on basics that can stretch for a longer period of time (eg. comfortable shoes, good quality basic clothing).

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Jolene Tan
Jolene Tan
Level 3. Wonderkid
Updated on 27 Jun 2019
Some hacks that have helped me: 1. Image search keyword search: Upload an image of what you're searching for (this article talks about it in detail). Taobao will churn out a bunch of similar items. Afterwhich, you can dissect the product names -- isolate key phrases and search them, so you'd be able to get a more accurate results for what you want! (imo this works much better than Google translate) 2. Clothes sizing: If you still feel uncertain with regards to sizing, you can actually chat with the merchant and tell them your height & weight - they'll revert with the appropriate size for the specific item you're looking at. 3. Sale seasons (11.11, 12.12, 6.18): A tip from locals is to only buy branded items during sale seasons - reason being that other stores would mark up their items before applying sales discounts. I'm not 100% sure about this but it wouldn't hurt to track the prices of items you're eyeing!
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