Journal

Why your AWARD does not belong to you (only) – A Reflection Piece

I received the prestigious SAF NSMan of the Year award from the hands of the Minister for Defence. It is awarded only to 17 national servicemen this year, a tri-service award that I later learnt that was extremely difficult to get. I was also blessed to be nominated for various awards in my workplace and… Continue reading Why your AWARD does not belong to you (only) – A Reflection Piece

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Ideas, Journal

only 12 hours to live

If you only have 12 hours left to live, what will you do? The image was vivid in that dream. The doctor declared that I have 12 hours more to go in that dream. No one was crying in that dream. Mum told me to resign to faith in that dream. I thought... "that's quick..."… Continue reading only 12 hours to live

Guide

the ART of studying (part 3): Tips to tackle technical written examinations

While my friends are chasing 'A's, I proudly proclaimed that I am chasing after perfection. It is not because I am a memorising king of the class. Quite the opposite, I sat through my A level Mathematics paper with only one single formula in my head; I derived everything else on the spot. So imagine,… Continue reading the ART of studying (part 3): Tips to tackle technical written examinations

Guide

the ART of studying (part 2): Effective Studying Techniques

I pushed myself to take up a Specialist Diploma in Teaching and Learning offered by my institution recently. It came with a thick reading list spanning three textbooks. THREE! That's thousand over pages! It's a fearful thought for me. After all, I didn't manage to successfully continue my Japanese language learning, ever since I tried… Continue reading the ART of studying (part 2): Effective Studying Techniques

Journal

Soak in LOCAL colours: Returning to Vietnam

And I didn't know I will be returning to Vietnam for a second trip. This time round, it is a business trip at Danang. The traffic that filled with the constant honking continues to amaze me. Seeing how a roadside chic juice store operates along an esplanade is even more amazing. Here's a picture of… Continue reading Soak in LOCAL colours: Returning to Vietnam

Journal

the ART of studying (part 1): the POWER of two JC students

We seldom meet and seldom speak. But we knew can have the most intellectual conversations together even after not contacting each other for so long. It's always great to meet an old friend and reminisce about the past. Time really flies and it's almost two decades since we've known each other. And so, eventually, the… Continue reading the ART of studying (part 1): the POWER of two JC students