Clouded Minds

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The Root Of Evil

When I was studying Biology, I learned that when we encounter a threatening situation, our adrenal glands secrete a fast-acting hormone called adrenaline. Our heart rate goes up, blood gets shunted into our muscles and…

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Misusing The Western Label

It’s interesting to read the recent debate on Western democracy in Today. Jeffrey Chua says that he is concerned about our ruling party losing its power and the country getting torn apart as a result….


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Souless In Singapore?

There was a worldwide outcry when Hongkong police used tear gas on peaceful and orderly pro-democracy protesters on 28th September 2014. Then, on 3rd October, “pro-government thugs” were reported to have provoked the protesters. Scuffles…


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Teacher Aiyoyo

I admit that we have the best educational system in this part of the world (Southeast Asia). But the culture here in Singapore dictates that we can never stop improving. Yes, complacency is bad, but…


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Teacher Aiyoyo

I admit that we have the best educational system in this part of the world (Southeast Asia). But the culture here in Singapore dictates that we can never stop improving. Yes, complacency is bad, but…


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Book And Counter Book

It’s rather insulting when your friends who don’t know you better think that you’re just being reckless and ignorant when you publish your books without first obtaining a “permit”. I guess it may have something…


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Human Shields & Political Pawns

We’ve all heard about human shields in recent wars, but this strategy goes way back to ancient China. During the period of the Three Kingdoms when the people were suffering from natural and administrative disasters,…


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Is It All About Making The Mark?

Jack and Jill, who have known each other since childhood decide to take part in a TV game show. On the show, they would be tested on how well they know their other half, how…


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Are You Part Of The Problem?

Before I talk about what’s new, let me first tell an old story. One evening some 20 years ago, I decided to buy a new wallet after money started falling out of my old one….


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Slimming Cups?

Cupping is a recognised form of treatment in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Many of us are already familiar with it. Even if we haven’t tried it ourselves, we would have seen the bruises that result…