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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 …

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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 …

Waking Up After September Ended

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“Wake me up when September ends…” Well, ok, it’s October now. Gosh… I actually can’t believe I haven’t been blogging for slightly more than two months. It felt like eternity. I’ve been so ridiculously crazy over the past two months. Somehow, when the semester began, I found myself flooded with a never-ending stream of activity. It was exhausting and stressful, …

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 …

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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… …