The past 5 or 6 weeks have been a continuous one essay after another. And for me, if you haven’t guessed, I pour heart and soul into every piece of writing I do. So I have been completely absorbed the past two months in my schoolwork. I think I have discovered the solution to this […]Read more "Wet!"
It’s Saturday, i have a lot of work to do, but as usual my common response to crippling workloads is to PROCRASTINATE. The Buddha from Pinterest and the Internet was right: “The problem is, you think you have time” | Internet Buddha In any case, i thought it wouldn’t do anyone any harm if I […]Read more "A Drop of Golden Sun"
“Training to be soldiers, fight for our land Once in our lives, two years of our time Have you ever wondered, why must we serve? Because we love our land, and we want it to be free, to be free” | Training to be Soldiers, SAF marching song Introduction Despite the fact that sovereign Singapore has engaged […]Read more "Because We Love Our Land: War & Nation-building in Singapore"
So was Lim Chin Siong a communist? Actually, I don’t think it really matters. In the early hours of 2 February 1963, just a few months before Singapore’s merger with the Federation of Malaya, to form Malaysia, over a hundred trade union leaders, Nanyang University leaders, rural association leaders were arrested under the orders of the […]Read more "On Singaporean Revisionists: A Critique"
Crystal thrust of a great spear deeper than the sparkling ocean-galaxy Pinpoint apex of an iceberg running into the oldest singing dream Yet you wield this weapon so carelessly; your lazy tired scrying These meandering wine-dark rivers which you spill onto My milk-white plains, marble-cold and endless forest Don’t you know the fury clenched in […]Read more "Mightier than the Sword"
Why do you go away? If it is adventure you seek, or curiosity that guides you, then perhaps consider USE2315: Participatory Development in Southeast Asia, a USP field-based (overseas) module offered by USP Faculty A/P Peter Vail in the summer (otherwise known as the special semester in NUS). Like many terms and concepts birthed […]Read more "Why Do You Go Away?"
Dear friends, who have always wondered where my instagram-wordpress handle comes from, this is it:Picture copyright Todd Aki, Getty Images Manta rays are one of the largest species of ray species in the ocean, growing up to seven metres in width. The term ‘manta’ comes is Portuguese for ‘mantle’. They are classified with the Elasmobranchii […]Read more "What is a Manta Ray?"