4 lessons I’ve learnt after 12 of formal education

Disclaimer: What I have posted is my perspective, and it may not be representative of how others feel about their academic life in Singapore. Many of the things I share here are my own experiences, and I originally wrote these to send to my students in the debate club of Cedar Girls’. Considering that I…

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If You Forget Me – Pablo Neruda

I want you to know one thing. You know how this is: if I look at the crystal moon, at the red branch of the slow autumn at my window, if I touch near the fire the impalpable ash or the wrinkled body of the log, everything carries me to you, as if everything that…

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Halal Eats: ButterScotch Cafe (Singapore)

Sandy and I were originally supposed to explore Bollywood Veggies Farm and the Kranji Countryside but we had to spontaneously change our plans because she had tickets booked for Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War. We still wanted to meet, so we settled on having brunch with each other. While I love my hawker food like Mee…

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Adventure: Overseas in Nanjing

This post has been sitting in my drafts for a while. It was written in bits and pieces over the past few weeks, but it was mostly written tonight as I watched the video clips I took in Nanjing and jogged my memory about what had happened during the trip.  I’m on the airplane flying…

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Coaching and the power of positive thinking…

My sisters and I often have discussions on how crucial a part our environment plays on the growth of individuals (be it their work, school or home environments). My oldest sister occasionally shares with us the emphasis her boss places on positive thinking and creating a conducive work environment. Over the past few months, I’ve…

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Cedar Debate and some afterthoughts

Note: This was written over two days. 8th March at Cedar Girls’, and 9th March at home. I’m here at Cedar Girls’, sitting down in the air-conditioned room of Moonstone, watching my team of girls prepare for their last and final round of the 2016 Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championships (SSSDCs). It’s heartwarming to see…

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Hello Interweb!

When I was younger, I created multiple blogs for myself, hoping that I would be bold enough to speak my mind in a very public space. It was however, an issue I felt ambivalent about. On one hand, I love to express my views. Yet on the other hand, I am a relatively private person….

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