Monthly Archives: March 2012

How 9Gag And Tumblr Will Save The World

Let’s talk about internet memes. I like internet memes. I like using them, and I like seeing them spread, mutate and evolve. Above all, I like contemplating their effect on the human species. The internet, and user-generated Web 2.0 content, … Continue reading

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Why does altruism exist?

Here’s my shaky hypothesis, which I put together from many casual (and possibly flawed) readings of several different sources: Before we begin to understand altruism, which I define as an impulse beyond our conscious control, we have to first understand … Continue reading

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Nurse reveals the top 5 regrets people make on their deathbed

“For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives. People grow a lot when … Continue reading

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The Art Of Overanalyzing Text Messages

There have been many great books and articles written about the art of writing- how to write formal letters, how to write love letters (I’m a big fan of Tom Chiarella), and even how to write for the web. Here’s … Continue reading

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Education in Singapore, by Eugene Chiong

(Visa: This time the emphasis actually isn’t mine, it’s mostly Eugene’s own. I’ve modified it slightly for readability.) Having lived in Singapore for my entire life, and currently pursuing a university degree, I have experienced most of what Singapore has … Continue reading

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Awesome Speeches and Essays concerning Singapore

I’ve read lots of wonderful things by and for Singaporeans, but I’ve never seen all of it in one place. So here you go!   My way to affirming gays, by Reverend Yap Kim Hao [2013] I am not a … Continue reading

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Adrian Tan’s speech at NTU’s convocation ceremony, 2008

(Visa: All emphasis mine.) —— Written by Adrian Tan, author of The Teenage Textbook (1988), was the guest-of-honour at a recent NTU convocation ceremony. This was his speech to the graduating class of 2008. —– I must say thank you … Continue reading

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