Philippine National Day

Monday, June 12 will be the 119th Philippine National Day – a day of celebration for Filipinos all over the world!

The year 1898 was a historic date for the Republic of the Philippines as it marked its independence from Spain. The Philippines have had a long history of being a colony as the nation was first under Spanish rule and then American influence – but also occupied for several years by the Japanese during World War II. After a few failed Spanish attempts to colonize the …

Dragon Boat Festival 30 May 2017

The Dragon Boat Festival is one of the most important traditional festivals of the Chinese lunisolar calendar. It is celebrated on the 5th day of the 5th month of the Chinese calendar – and has been for more than 2,000 years. This year the celebration falls on May 30th in Hong Kong. Many legends around the Dragon Boat Festival exist but surely the one that prevails in many regions is that of Qu Yuan, a renowned poet who was exiled during the Warring States period. Legend has it that…

Should I give my helper Mid-Autumn mooncakes?

Being an employer during the holidays is not always easy. Here are some helper Mid-Autumn facts to help you through it.

Maybe you haven’t even thought about this: should I give my helper mooncakes? Do you also get frustrated by the contradicting advice of friends and other employers? Never know what you should do? Whose advice to follow? We asked some helpers to see what other employers really do. Read these 5 questions and be ready for Mid-Autumn.

#1 Should I give my helper a day…