Category Culture and Lifestyle

Of Science and Humanity

Science exists for humanity. However, Science can simultaneously exist against humanity. It is prudent to consider the fact that Science does not, inherently, exist for humanity, and that it is cardinal for humanity to decide if it will exist for us, or against us. I will expound on the core issue which is the relationship […]

The Flipside of Community Service

So we come to the astonishing and unnerving conclusion that even community service proves to be a double-edged sword. After all, how can we expect to really do “good” to society, in a world where a tree’s death gives a mushroom life; where one man’s junk gives another man bread?

In Singapore, attitudes towards competition change

As any one who has emerged from the Singaporean education system would have been told, competition may be hard for the individual, but it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest and the greater good of the community. With foreigners moving onto Singapore’s shores to stimulate competition in local institutions, Singaporeans seem to […]

For Women of Today, the World is their Petri-dish

Through the centuries we have seen countless developments in our society that improved the lives of women immeasurably. Amazingly, the women of today truly have it all, with so many privileges ranging from the vote, the pill, the power, and even dedicated, exclusive metro carriages – as in Japan! In a society traditionally dominated by […]

In Danny Chen, a martyr for a new era

Recently, I read this article about the death of Pvt Danny Chen. (Link to NY Times article) Pvt Danny Chen was an American-Chinese in the US Army who was picked upon by other fellow soldiers who committed suicide. In our modern age, Man must learn to understand and accept each other’s differences. Let me share […]

The Locust and the Dragonfly

It was spring and a swarm of locusts sweeped over the Earth, feasting on cereal crops which were so delicately planted. One locust felt tired and so he decided that it was time for a break. He perched himself on a leaf. A dragonfly confronted him. “You are a pest, but I am a hero”, […]

Singaporeans’ attitude towards the Youth Olympic Games

I was reading an article on the newspaper which said that the Youth Olympic flame was coming to Singapore in about a weeks’ time to kick start the games. There were interviews with Singaporeans who, of course, commented that they were proud that their motherland would be hosting the inaugural YOG. They mentioned watching some […]