I recently attended a talk by a top secondary school about the Direct School Admission (DSA) program, as well as its Integrated Program.
I was bored to death, because the speaker was just intent on telling parents how much they intended to fill every waking second of a student’s time with endless enrichment programs, team-building exercises and more homework.
We want every child to be a leader! Said the speaker. Such enthusiasm and hope, yet I had such cynicism simmering inside of me.
Erm, where is their time to play, hang out and meet people of the opposite sex? I thought, and later whispered to my wife.
Continue reading What are we doing to our children?
This past week, two speeding-related things happened in Singapore – a 19-year-old P-plate driver killed himself while riding at high speed through Bedok and the Traffic Police announced their next-generation speed cameras.
The timing could not have been more coincidental, and while I hate speed cameras like anyone else, I cannot help but agree they are a necessary pain.
Continue reading Biker Bites : Those new speed cameras are a necessary pain
My readers will know that I usually only write on this blog on days when I get annoyed with some growing untruth or virulent stupidity.
Today is one of those days.
Last week on 6 May, the Straits Times published a sensational headline “Diabetes: The rice you eat is worse than sugary drinks” for a story by senior health correspondent Salma Khalik.
Continue reading The truth concerning white rice and diabetes
It has been over a year since I embarked on a cleaning up of my material life, and I would like to share some learnings if you are interested to do the same and reject the materialistic lifestyle of many people in developed countries. Last year I compiled a bunch of lifehacks to save money in Singapore, and I’ve continued to learn more ways to live like a modern minimalist.
Continue reading Wiping Away The Material Life II – One Year Later
It was your big wedding day and everything seemed to be going great. Then you receive your wedding photographs and they look like amateurish crap. Who should you blame?
I am sorry but it is your fault.
Yes, you, the victim of bad photography, are to blame.
Because unlike the weather, this is one of several things which you actually have complete control over when you plan for your wedding.
Continue reading Who should you blame for your lousy wedding photos?