Monthly Archives: June 2011

Does Racial Harmony Justify Xenophobia in Singapore?

Is xenophobia justified if it promotes racial harmony? “I am not a racist but I am most certainly a nationalist. In the event of a dispute between a foreigner and a Singaporean, whether he is Chinese, Malay, Indian or Eurasian, … Continue reading

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Knowing But Not Knowing.

I had an art teacher in secondary school who never taught me anything about art, but he did leave me with a cryptic saying he was particularly fond of. “You know, you know, but you don’t know.” He was a … Continue reading

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armchair critic history

I’ve definitely missed out a couple of shows here and there, but here’s a list of what we’ve played! Apart from May 2007 and April 2008, we’ve played at least once or twice every single month since we got together! … Continue reading

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random ramblings

I feel like I’ve had a lot on my mind lately, and I feel a need to pen them down, to summarize them, to synthesize them- a bit of mental housekeeping, if you will. My most fundamental obsession is to live … Continue reading

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Hacking The 7 Deadly Sins: Greed

(image courtesy of blackeri) Greed is the untempered, unenlightened pursuit of acquisition. “Avarice” is more of a blanket term that can describe many other examples of greedy behavior. These include disloyalty, deliberate betrayal, especially for personal gain, for example through … Continue reading

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The Wisdom Of George Yeo

  Over the past few weeks, many Singaporeans have urged me to run for the Presidency. This is a major step which I could not rush into. I thought over it long and hard, consulting not only colleagues, friends and family members, but … Continue reading

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To live well, we must prepare for Death.

“We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.” – Chuck Palahniuk A couple of days ago I found myself thinking about death, about life, about legacy. What do I want to … Continue reading

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