Category Archives: Opinion pieces

Not just another grandfather story

This was the article I was referring to in class. Yesterday’s Straits Times just seemed to have a more-than-usual number of ¬†articles related to the elderly (or maybe it’s true that you start noticing things more often when you’re keeping … Continue reading

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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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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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Reblogged -Hacker strikes fear among “good” citizens

Originally posted on Yawning Bread:
Maybe the Stompers best represent our beating heart. There was a passing mention in a Facebook post that 87% were happy with the hacking of Straits Times’ blog website.¬†Schadenfreude is a totally legitimate emotion. “Stompers”…

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U.S. Shutdown enters its second week

The world is watching as this US shutdown enters its second week, as politicians fail to reach a consensus on budgeting issues. This is not the first time that the US government has declared a shutdown (according to reports, the … Continue reading

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Happiness, paraphrased (part II)

¬†Dear students, Multi-lingualism may be overrated, but there really must be some reason (besides pragmatic/economic ones) why we do place value on abilities to translate. Yes, this is a follow-up on the previous post about the correlation between Translation (from … Continue reading

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Happiness, paraphrased.

I recall mentioning this idea of Translation abilities being a pretty good indicator of understanding/ comprehension. It was an AQ lesson on what it means to Explain the author’s claim/ argument, and dear students, you might recall trying to translate … Continue reading

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