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The odds of life – face it or leave it?

The odds of life - face it or leave it?

Have you ever felt as if you’re wasting your time on things that don’t seem to get enough recognition or even appreciation? It’s perhaps normal to feel this way because these sorts of situations can occur frequently. But when things like grades or other important criteria factor into the picture, then it becomes another matter. [...]

Miscommunication: Whose fault is it?

Miscommunication: Whose fault is it?

Oftentimes, when information gets to us it comes in bits and pieces; very rarely does it come in its full shape. Because of this, pieces of information are lost in the process of trying to communicate the details from one person to another, which can result in misunderstandings. If you’re the informant, would you bother [...]

Making Friends: The First Move

Making Friends: The First Move

We may feel either excited or distraught at the thought of meeting new people and making new friends, whether it is on the first day of school, or an orientation organized by the school to promote “ice-breaking” activities. Some people may find making the first move easy, while others find it incredibly difficult. When you [...]

Education: Love it or Hate it

Education: Love it or Hate it

“School sucks!” “I wish I could have holidays all year round (although you know that won’t happen)!” There’s at least one time in your life when you’ve said it, but did you really mean it? Many a time, we say things on impulse, usually prompted greatly by something that painstakingly makes you feel like you’re [...]

Escapism vs Responsiblity: Your Pick

Escapism vs Responsiblity: Your Pick

There’s at least one stage in our lives that we’re not in favor of, which often makes us feel disgruntled and sometimes at a loss. We tend to walk around in circles trying hard to avoid the main problem as much as we can, only to realize that all we have been doing is making [...]

A Deteriorating Society: where social graces have become transparent

A Deteriorating Society: where social graces have become transparent

While I waited for my train to arrive at its destination, in the midst of a very crowded carriage, a middle-aged woman behind me poked me in the arm without saying anything, and before I could turn around to ask her what she wanted, she pinched me. I winced in pain and finally alighted when [...]

Human parasites: a common misconception

Human parasites: a common misconception

Has it ever occurred to you how human parasites came about? Research has it that such organisms can only survive on humans and nothing else, not even your family pup or kitty, hence the name “human” parasites. There are many types of human parasites, but the most common ones are the head louse (Pediculus humanus [...]

Rude Ethics In-game: A Growing Trend or A Reflection of Today’s Society?

 Rude Ethics In-game: A Growing Trend or A Reflection of Today's Society?

The term “noob” has a variety of definitions in the gaming dictionary, but it is normally another meaning for “newbie”, which usually refers to someone who is playing a game for the very first time. However, it’s been a growing trend for gamers to use the term as a way to put down or ridicule [...]

Life With Cerebral Palsy

Life With Cerebral Palsy

Have ever wondered why some people can’t walk or talk normally? Why do they have a certain limitations? Some of us are born normal, we can do anything as we please, but some have limitations because they are not born normal. For example, people with cerebral palsy have limitations that they’ll have to live with [...]

Singlish: It’s a Singaporean Thing

Singlish: It's a Singaporean Thing

Person A: Oei, let’s go makan! Person B: Go where eat? Person A: Up to you lor. Person B: You decide lar. Above, is one simple example of our very (in)famous spoken “English”, commonly known as Singlish, short for Singaporean English. It’s a language that is widely used by most Singaporeans as a form of [...]