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Massive Life Changes

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I apologise for the long period of silence. I decided to let my right hand rest for a while (it was hurting so badly). But by the time my hand recovered, I was overwhelmed by life. A lot of interesting things have happened since my last post in April. For one, I finally went on a lovely 17-day honeymoon with The …

Devotions, when balanced with a healthy dose of intellectualism, can be a light in the darkness. But without intellectualism, it can be the flame that sets the whole house on fire.

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A Worrying Trend Arising Among Religions in Singapore

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Allow me to share something that has been bothering me for some time now. If you’ve been visiting Christian or Buddhist bookshops here in Singapore, and if you’ve been paying attention, you’d notice that over the past few years, there’s been a drop in the selection of intellectual books and a sharp rise in devotional materials. Here are two examples: Novena …

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The Power of a Smile

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The other day, I picked up a book by Dale Carnegie, entitled, How to Win Friends and Influence People. I have seen this book around for a very long time, and it has been on many best-seller lists for a while. I decided to give this book a read. What I certainly did not expect from reading the book was a torrential …

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New Directions

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I have been thinking for a long time about what I should do with this website. If you’ve been following this site for some time, you would notice that I’ve been quite random in the things I write about. Sometimes, it’s about food or electronics. Other times, it’s about philosophy. And on rare occasions, it’s about politics. It has been …

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Good Bye 2015, Hello 2016 – Part 1: Thoughts on my Academic Career

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Well, what do you know? It’s already 2016. Here’s my wrap-up of 2015 and some comments about the new year. I’ll start by discussing my career first. I’ll discuss other issues like marriage and personal stuff in another blog post. 2015 has been incredible. I’ve had the opportunity to teach philosophy in a few schools. It was an interesting and fun …

The Pantry Chefs at McNair Road

The Pantry Chefs – A Review and Case Study of What Went Wrong and How They Can Improve

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I used to live in McNair Road. It’s a sleepy and quiet neighbourhood that’s almost unknown to everyone. If you’re wondering where it is, it’s about 5-10 minutes away from Boon Keng MRT station. One thing I didn’t like about living in McNair all those years was the fact that there really wasn’t anything exciting within walking distance. The nearest …