Clouded Minds

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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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…


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…


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…


China Crapping

In 1993, Longman’s Dictionary of English Language and Culture was banned. Its entry for “Bangkok” described Thailand’s capital as a city known for its Buddhist temples and “a place where there are a lot of…


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Sweet Distraction

When China’s President Xi Jinping pledged to fight corruption, he probably meant it. Once powerful former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang is now under investigation after it has been revealed that when Zhou was in…


Teacher Aiyoyo Part 2

Have you spotted this? The enemy of something good is the quest for “perfection”. There are numerous examples of fixing something that ain’t broken and breaking it in the process within our much-lauded educational framework….


Teacher Aiyoyo!

The following page was taken from a PSLE assessment book from a reputed publisher of school text books. Check out their summary of organs and their relationship with the circulatory system below: Go through the…


A Spellbinding Tale?

Twelve years ago, ATV actress Erica Choi (蔡曉儀) suddenly disappeared from the entertainment scene after returning to Hong Kong from a promotional tour in Thailand. Erica was one of ATV’s leading actresses in the 1990s,…


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One Voice?

Post by Must Be Singapore. It may make you cringe. It may make you laugh. It made me say yao mo gao chor ah? I guess you make a stronger impression when you make people…