Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Monday, 28 January 2013

Catherine Khoo's learns from her daughter

Sharing a mother's blog entry - Catherine is our event partner for our May 12th Mother's Day event for mums and daughters!

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Women hit the hardest by global reccession

Women and girls have been hit the hardest by the global recession, according to child rights and development organisations.

"The world is failing girls and women," a report by Plan International and the Overseas Development Institute said.

A shrinking economy sent girls' infant mortality soaring, and more females were abused or starved, they said.This could erode gains made in recent years towards reaching the Millennium Development Goals, they added.

Click here to read more

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Destructive Relationships

Saw this chart on UNIFEM's page. Share it with your women friends who are trapped in destructive relationships. Recognise those signs.

Friday, 18 January 2013

Use our natural soap!

Here's another reason to switch to using our natural soap instead of commercial soaps - all commercial skincare products contain chemicals which require testing, and these animals suffer from them :(
Stop L`Oreals animal testing, including on CATS AND DOGS

L`Oreal tests new ingrediants for products on animals such as cats,dogs and rabbits.The dogs and cats are mostly taken out of animal shelters to be used as test subjects. It is estimated in 2010 alone almost 2.5 million animals were tested in France.

Rabits are one of the most widely used animals by L`Oreal for eye irritation tests because they are the only animal that can not flush chemicals out of their eye (they don`t have tear ducts). Rabbits are strapped down and then chemicals are dropped into their eyes. Since the rabbits are not able to move they cannot get the chemicals out. The rabbit may be left for days like this, with their eyes constantly burning.

Poisoning takes place by forcing feeding a group of animals an ingrediant until half of the group dies.
Skin irratation tests take place by shaving and scaping an animals skin until it is super sensitive, then the particular chemical is applied to test skin while L’Oreal researchers make sure that the animal cannot scratch or remove the chemical.

These are only examples of a couple of the tests used by L`Oreal, there are many others that are just as horrible. These tests are on animals that are identical to your pets at home, they feel pain, are sad, scared, and just want to be loved. Could you ever imagine someone torturing your beloved pet like this? They all just want to be loved, so please help end animal testing.

L`Oreal claims it will stop testing in 2013, but this seems to be all talk. Our mission is to push L`Oreal to stop animal testing now. Sign this petition to pledge that you are disgusted that L`Oreal continues to test on animals, and that you will not buy any of their products until they make all their products cruelty free.

Friday, 11 January 2013

Cool old lady we like!

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio.

"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 42 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written.

My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short – enjoy it..

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will. 

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. Save for retirement starting with your first pay check.

9. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

10. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

11. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

12. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

13. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it...

14 Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

15. Get rid of anything that isn't useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.

16. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

17. It's never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.

18. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

19. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

20. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

21. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

22. The most important sex organ is the brain.

23. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

24. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'

25. Always choose life.

26. Forgive but don’t forget. 

27. What other people think of you is none of your business. 

28. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

29. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

30. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does..

31. Believe in miracles.

32. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

33. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

34. Your children get only one childhood.

35. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

36. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

37. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.

38. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have not what you need.

39. The best is yet to come...

40. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

41. Yield.

42. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Saturday, 5 January 2013

DOT Pink & Green Contest

Last Christmas, DOT organized a Pink & Green Contest for all DOT followers! :)

Contestants posted a photo of their most heart-warming PINK & GREEN item or moment on Daughters Of Tomorrow's FB page. 

"My fave PINK & GREEN _____" and say why it warms your heart.

The photo with most 'Likes" won 10 Shaw movie passes for a good movie bonding time with their family & friends!

Congratulations to our winner, Haper Play, who won with 66 Likes on her photo submission!
This is her photo of her green headphones who rock the world & her pink tupperware she packs her food in!

The other creative & beautiful submissions:

Thank you all who participated! Look out for more contests on DOT's page by following us!

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Did you know that rate of rape is higher in S'pore than India?

This article sheds some light into issues deeper under the surface of Singapore society. 

Just because violence against women is not reported in the media or to the police does not mean it's not happening. 

The social stigma against rape needs to be addressed so that more victims will be supported and given the courage to stand out and stand up for themselves.