Monthly Archives: December 2010

Why nobody gives up their seats, and how to fix that.

Why do we ask people to give up their seats? To achieve “efficient seat distribution”- an outcome where the seats on a bus or train go to the people who need them the most.  I like the idea of efficient … Continue reading

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Week 22. [ Last Of 2010! ]

I’ve been going kinda easy on myself for a while, I haven’t been indulging in the sort of intense reflection that I plan to make a part of my routine and identity. I went drinking with my friends for Christmas, … Continue reading

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There are no bad experiences.

There are no bad experiences. Getting your leg blown off would suck. Getting raped is a terrible, traumatic thing. There are few injustices more terrible than being charged for a crime you didn’t commit. All of those are terrible things … Continue reading

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The Lumberjack, The Major and The Conductor

A familiar parable: The wise lumberjack knows that the most important thing he needs to do before he fells a tree is to sharpen his axe. (Also, to be in good physical condition, a clear state of mind and to … Continue reading

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Now how?

I’ve realised that I’m not very interested in academia. It seems to me to be very saturated, and relatively kind of ‘sterile’. I’d get bored! I love history, philosophy, literature, economics, sociology, physics, chemistry, biology, neuroscience- so many things- but … Continue reading

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Straits Times Fail 01: Statistical Manipulation

SINGAPORE students have done well in their studies. The Ministry of Education (MOE) released the breakdown by ethnic groups on Monday which showed significant progress made in GCE O and A-levels examinations over the past 10 years. The biggest improvement … Continue reading

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Things I’d Like To Work On

A blog is an interesting place, an interesting thing to be responsible for, an interesting medium, a vehicle for thought and expression. Blogging- for now, at least- isn’t really the best way for me to express my thoughts and ideas … Continue reading

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