Be a Traveler, not a Tourist

What do you picture in your mind when I say the word: Vacation? Well, let me take a guess. Oftentimes, due to our busy work schedules, we find it hard to take many days of leave. We are indispensable, you see – the company we work for would simply crumble to dust without us. So we take careful note of public holidays which make for … Continue reading Be a Traveler, not a Tourist

The Importance of Being Independent

Some people think that being independent means you have to do everything yourself. This simply isn’t true. No man is an island. Trying to do everything yourself is inefficient and ineffective. What being independent really means is this: If you were left to your own devices, what activities would you engage in of your own volition? In other words, what will you keep doing because … Continue reading The Importance of Being Independent

Pokemon Go: Boon or Bane?

Over the past week, Pokemon Go has taken our tiny island nation of Singapore by storm. Images of crowded playgrounds and other hotspots called “Pokestops” have flooded social media, and almost everyone you bump into on the street these days is playing the game on their phone. But amidst all this enthusiasm, there have been some voices who have expressed less than positive sentiments towards … Continue reading Pokemon Go: Boon or Bane?

Analyzing the NUS Fiasco

The fiasco surrounding the National University of Singapore (NUS) orientation camps has cast a harsh spotlight on how local universities welcome fresh undergraduates into their new school lives. There are some who feel the decision by NUS to shut down orientation week was too heavy-handed, letting the hard work put in by the various student bodies organizing the activities go to waste due to the … Continue reading Analyzing the NUS Fiasco