Category Archives: Society

Why we cried when Schooling our Singaporean champ won gold at the Olympics

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Much Ado over One little Amos Yee

It’s been 40 days since Amos Yee was arrested and he has spent some 15 days in remand since then. Following the 2-day trial which ended yesterday, this 16-year-old boy is currently languishing in a Changi Prison cell awaiting the … Continue reading

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Cartoons supporting dialects in Singapore by the talented Cartoon Press artist

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Tips on dealing with the haze

The haze is causing numerous problems to many people and I will like to share some of the ways I use to cope with it (plus throw in a few observations). If you have other ideas that work for you, … Continue reading

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Why is there no existing crisis plan to manage haze crisis?

Over the past week, everyone of us in Singapore has been suffering from the horrendous haze, the worst-ever, caused by the slash and burn fires in Indonesia. In addition, we have been frustrated and very disappointed by the lack of leadership shown … Continue reading

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Who says our kids can’t learn dialects and multi-languages at the same time?

Are our kids incapable of learning dialects and Mandarin at the same time? Our government thinks so. Education Minister Heng Swee Kiat said recently at a dialogue session that learning “dialects will burden school kids more” which makes it clear … Continue reading

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Singaporeans Happiest in Asia? How about Richest and Most Well-fed too?

I have seen a lot of bullshit surveys but the recent one claiming Singaporeans are the Happiest in Asia takes the cake for being the one with the biggest BS and a methodology that is laughable. Eden Strategy Institute (ESI) … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Yawning Bread:
These five men, all farmers from the rural backwaters of Bangladesh, were flotsam for our bureaucracy for three months recently. They didn’t know what was swirling around them and had absolutely no control over their…

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Using Laurentia Tan’s glory to shine on Feng Tianwei?

Monday’s edition of Straits Times Life! carried a huge cover photo of a smiley Laurentia Tan with the headline A Real Champ. For those unaware of who she is, Laurentia is Singapore’s most bemedalled Paralympian. An equestrian with cerebral palsy, … Continue reading

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No Sex Before Marriage says MOE?

Sometimes I wonder if our country is moving forwards or backwards with some of the surprising actions taken by our authorities. The latest brow raiser is the Ministry of Education’s revision of the sexuality education programme.  What surprised many people … Continue reading

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