The Concept of Harmony in the Medical Context of the Zhou Dynasty

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[This is a draft section of a paper that I am in the midst of writing] Medicine in the Zhou Dynasty is particularly interesting in the history of Chinese medicine as it was the period where the first attempts were made to describe the phenomena of illness and disease in naturalistic terms, primarily, in terms of the flow of qi (氣 vapour). At …

A Salute to Nurses

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I really think nurses deserve more recognition (and maybe, a higher salary too) for what they do in the hospitals. It’s bad enough that they have to do a lot of unpleasant things which we wouldn’t usually do, e.g. clean up patients who can’t clean themselves, dispose of their excretions, clean up their vomit and blood, etc. It’s worse that …

Funny Museum Labels

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The other day, I was visiting the Fuk Tak Chi (福德祠) museum, which used to be a Chinese temple. The museum is meant to preserve Chinese culture and heritage, and to tell us a little about the things the Chinese in Singapore had back in the late 1800s to early 1900s. There were old passports, traditional charcoal-heated irons, and more! …

The Shih-tzu Story

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Shih-tzus! Everybody loves them (I think)! They’re so cute and adorable, and the best part? Unlike Jack Russells, shih-tzus won’t try to hump you! (Well, ok… I’ve never seen a shih-tzu violate someone before, so… Probably, yeah?) Anyway, here’s a cute picture of The Girlfriend’s shih-tzu! Cute right? I love its smile! So, what’s this shih-tzu story about? Well, do you …