Let’s not forget the reason why we give

“Every night, when the lights are out, I dream of becoming a scientist or writer so that I can effect change and make a positive difference in the life of others.” That was one of my lines for… …my performance in a musical presented by the Athenarts Performing Troupe. The […]

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The brave fallen idols

The premiere broadcast of Singapore Idol was hilarious. In terms of humour, it rivalled… …Mr Bean. Yet while I guffawed at the antics of some contestants, I wondered if it was fair to them to be exposed at their most awkward. Unlike Rowan Atkinson who earned millions for his part […]

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Monsters of their own making

Not too long ago, I saw a child bawling at the toy section of a shopping centre. He was throwing the worst tantrum I had ever seen. Ignoring his own safety, he was kicking wildly while… …his mother tried to drag him away. “What a brat he is,” I said […]

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Learning how to learn

The education system under Education Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam seems to be going through endless change. But… …I am not complaining. I think the changes – such as the overhaul of Chinese language teaching and the greater choice of subjects – are necessary to meet the needs of pupils today and […]

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