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“The memory of how much we didn’t know…ought to sober us”

It is impossible to browse the newspapers these days without noticing more updates on that missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. And as cold as this may sound, I find myself paying less attention to this continued hunt for the missing … Continue reading

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There is madness in Singapore’s method

Published in TES magazine on 31 August, 2012 | By: Joy Hetherington Singapore, the uber-ambitious city state on the bottom of the Malaysian peninsula, has found itself the focus of Michael Gove’s attention this summer as he sings the praises … Continue reading

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Education: “Work hard, Memorize and Test well”?

We All Have a Lot to Learn Singapore’s students do brilliantly in math and science tests. American kids test much worse but do better in the real world. Why? By Fareed Zakaria Newsweek, Jan 9 2006 issue Last week India … Continue reading

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The HPB saga – homophobia in Singapore

So last week, I decided to informally survey my GP classes on THAT controversial issue that placed our Health Promotion Board (HPB) undere the spotlight recently. Question: “How many of you think that same-sex marriage should be legalized in Singapore?” … Continue reading

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Protected: Budget 2014: No vehement complaints so far?

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Isn’t it ironic?

Yes, students, Alanis Morisette’s song ‘Ironic’ is misleading. The article lists several categories of Irony, but I would say you just need to take note the following categories: Verbal Irony Situational Irony Dramatic Irony Are you using the word ‘ironic’ … Continue reading

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