Doesn't that look like a hotel toilet?

And the award for the best library toilet goes to…

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I’ve visited many libraries here in Singapore, and the toilets have been pretty ok. I mean, they’re average. There’s nothing about it that will make you go, “Wow!” But when I began working here in NTU (Nanyang Technological University), I discovered the most amazing toilet EVER! If I could hand out the award for The Best Library Toilet in Singapore (or …

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Building a Fort of Books

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When I learnt just how many books research staff are entitled to borrow from the university’s library, I was thrilled! My friends joked that I could build a fort of books with a borrowing privilege like that. Well, I went one step further. I borrowed a friend’s library card to use another university’s library. I need those books for uh… …

Research Mania!

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Today I visited the Central Library to do some research! It’s been quite a while since I last sat down with a huge pile of books flipping through pages looking for relevant information. I’m pretty excited about the idea of writing a paper for an academic journal. Oh wow! I miss doing this. Reading pages and pages and getting all …

Research, research, research…

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The second week of school has just ended, but it has already been quite an intensive week for me. I’ll be officially starting on my honours thesis next semester. However, my supervising professor will be away for a while during that time, and it would be quite inconvenient to attempt a thesis under such conditions. So, I figured it’s better …

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A Visit to the Institute of South East Asian Studies

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Today, I had the opportunity to visit the Institute of South East Asian Studies (ISEAS). If you’re not familiar with it, this is the institute that publishes several books about South East Asia (nooo… really?) on a wide array of topics, but usually on cultural studies, economics, history, politics, and sociology. I’ve read several books published by them. What makes …

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Desperate for Power

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As the exams draw near, more and more people are flooding the library (and every possible space with a power socket) to study. It’s inevitable that there will be people who are desperate for power. =P Was inspired to draw this after seeing how some people were desperate enough to do unconventional things just to charge their laptops.

Still in the Library

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What could be better than spending one whole sunday in the university? (Spending one whole Sunday outside the university, perhaps?) It’s 6.50pm. The library has closed, and so, I’m currently at some other area on campus to study. Today is one of the most stressful days ever. I’ve got to prepare for a test tomorrow. On top of that, I’ve …

Working on a Sunday

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I really do not like going to school over the weekends – especially on Sundays. Unfortunately, I cannot avoid doing this today. It turned out that the books which I borrowed on Friday were not related to the essay that I needed to do. I memorised the essay question wrongly. And so, I had to make a trip back to …