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A Year and a Half in Academia

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Today marks the first day of the academic calendar for universities here in Singapore. Well, for me, it marks my 18th month here in Nanyang Technological University (NTU). That’s a year and a half! It’s amazing how fast time flies. When I first joined NTU, I was, at that point, unsure whether or not to take on academia as a …

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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Look at that Big Ass Fan!

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If you’ve ever walked around NUS or NTU, you would have probably seen enormous fans hanging down from the ceiling. Well, have you ever looked closely at the fan? If not, here’s a photo: There’s a donkey on the fan! Well, it’s not just a donkey. It’s an ass – a BIG ASS! Turns out, that’s the brand name of the …