Monthly Archives: April 2012

Animal Farm and National Education

Have you ever read Animal Farm? It’s a book by George Orwell, reflecting events leading up to and during the Stalin era before World War II. The novel addresses not only the corruption of the revolution by its leaders but … Continue reading

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Depoliticize Singapore for Economic Gain: Economy Suffers

I’ve been toying with the idea that Singaporeans’ general apathy and lack of drive is a form of “learned helplessness“, just as Seligman’s dogs lay down and took the electric shocks, meekly accepting their fate. For the most part, we … Continue reading

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W01D2

I wanted to wake up at 630am. I did. But I went back to sleep. I woke up again at 9am. Went back to sleep. I woke up again, got out of bed, showered, brushed my teeth, and here I … Continue reading

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My MBTI Journey

MBTI: I remember when I first encountered MBTI. It was introduced to me over beer, by a friend of a friend. He was a self-professed INTJ, and he was convinced that I was an ENTP. I thought it was fascinating. … Continue reading

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Games from my childhood

SC3K: I remember getting Simcity 3000 for my birthday. I was terrible at it as a child- I’d spend hours terraforming the map into an unrealistic, geometrically perfect fakery with no trees and a perfectly straight river- and then build … Continue reading

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Charlie Brown’s ‘Cyclopedia

I used to read a lot as a kid, though it never occurred to me that I was. If I ever seem more intelligent than anybody else, it can usually be boiled down to the fact that I’ve probably read … Continue reading

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starting plans

Yesterday I met my mentor-figure who helped to get me all fired up. I got home, tried to do some work, ended up getting distracted anyway, and spent a couple of hours on Facebook. I slept at 4am, or later. … Continue reading

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