The Thought Experiment has reached a real milestone of 50 articles! For a website run by a single person, that’s truly something worth celebrating and reminiscing over. Continue reading Commemorating A Milestone: 50 Articles Written
Singaporeans are by and large a materialistic lot. Although our society has progressed beyond the 5Cs, it is still an unfortunate reality that economic might makes right in Singapore. And in this class-conscious country of ours, where motorcycles are associated with deliverymen, hooligans and the less affluent, it is unsurprising to note that motorcyclists do not have much of a say in the Singaporean public … Continue reading Let Singaporean Motorcyclists Have Their Say
During the campaigning period, both sides sought to portray an extreme scenario of what would happen if voters did not vote for them. The Peoples’ Action Party (PAP) warned that Singaporeans that their political opponents “might eventually replace the government after July 10”. Meanwhile, the Worker’s Party (WP) stated that “there was a real risk of a wipeout of elected opposition MPs at the July … Continue reading GE2020: The Roar of the Swing Voter
You will be forgiven for initially assuming that GE2020 would be a boring affair given the Covid-19 pandemic. However, many events have happened that bear closer inspection ahead of us heading to the polls this Friday. Here is my take on many of the myriad issues in play for this election: The Televised Debate Jamus won the debate, there’s no question about it. With his … Continue reading GE2020: The State of Play
The recent Channel NewsAsia (CNA) documentary, Regardless of Class, has sparked off fierce debates, and I am here to write from the perspective of a girl from a “low-class” background and how I view privilege. Actually I wouldn’t want to use the word, “low-class” but this is just to illustrate my family financials who had an income of about $1,000 per month back then, and … Continue reading Guest Article: Bridging the Singaporean Class Divide – A Personal Account
I live in Singapore. Other than Singlish and our food, do you know what we are famous for? Complaining. We are notorious for this. Every little thing that happens to us is an opportunity to hem and haw about how hard life is and how bad things are for us. Complaining does serve some purpose, and it is always better to let off steam rather … Continue reading The World can’t always be better. But You can.
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
Superstitions. Like it or not, they are a fundamental part of life. Whatever community you live in, they will be there. Your Western friends will tell you to take good care of that mirror you have in your room, lest you break it and suffer seven years of bad luck. Meanwhile, your Chinese friends will tell you not to let that same mirror face your bed, lest your soul gets stolen … Continue reading The Value of Superstitions
This article is aimed at working Singaporeans who are in their twenties and thirties. People in this category are either just starting out their careers, or reaching a stage where their career is starting to go somewhere. It is also in this life stage that several important milestone events occur: getting married, buying a house, buying a car and last but not least – having … Continue reading Do Singaporeans Have Enough to Retire?
I am writing this on a Sunday, and for most for us that means that tomorrow is a work day. Except for a privileged few, work is something that is a daily reality – one that can either be looked forward to or dreaded. While there are several causes why a person may love or hate his or her work, today’s article will concentrate on the … Continue reading What makes a Good Boss?