Tag Archives: Social Dynamics

Is Singapore a gaze-averse nation?

Normally, going home from work for me means taking one bus, getting off at Tanah Merah MRT and changing to another. I’m experimenting with a different routine where I walk home instead of taking the second bus. It takes me … Continue reading

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What some old folks at a Polyclinic can teach us about making Singapore a better place.

I was at the polyclinic today to get an MC. I reached the clinic at 1pm, which is lunch-time, during which you can neither take a number or see a doctor. I found several elderly folk sitting around, and a … Continue reading

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Why Singaporeans are outraged by the idea of Tin Pei Ling in a GRC, but not MG Chan Chun Sing

I had an interesting conversation with a friend about Tin Pei Ling, and his views are as follows: I think that people are spending far too much time scrutinising Tin Pei Ling and not enough time on other candidates being … Continue reading

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SG youth want to leave! But NOT because of foreign talent! Um, hooray?

TodayOnline: Youth intention to emigrate not linked to threat from foreign talent I love that. Youth intention to emigrate not linked to threat from foreign talent. Our youth want to leave this country, in other words, for other reasons. Um. … Continue reading

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What Singapore’s government can learn from U2, Starbucks and Manchester United

Governance is ultimately about management- managing systems, resources, processes, people. Management is a skill that is refined through natural selection- plants are tremendously good at resource management, as is all of nature- nothing gets wasted, everything is perfectly efficient- because … Continue reading

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The Smile Experiment: How you can exploit human nature to create happiness for yourself and others.

A lot of behaviour is infectious. Right? We have mirror neurons that light up in our brains when we see people doing things, and it resonates with us somehow. Apparently this may be the basis for empathy. Yawning is very, … Continue reading

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