A Stepping Stone

8 May 2015 – Student Leader’s Investiture This was a day when we formally are invested into office of the 30th Student’s Council. We had been together long enough to be weirdly shipping each other and making lame jokes we still laugh at at the end of the day. We’ve made it through this far albeit our…

Catching My Breath

Welcoming May with a huge smile (: “Wait, it’s May now? What happened to April?” Literally said this is in my head when I got reminded that it is the 2nd of May today. April went by so quickly!! Even though the clock ticks at the same rate it has ever did, it feels surreal…

Q. How else can we support those who have built the nation?

Diverse societies cultivate different conditional morals and principles. In Jared Diamond’s The World Until Yesterday, he delves into what the Western people can learn from traditional societies, encompassing various current affairs. In particular to the contrasting elderly treatment of the two societies, he says “the treatment of the elderly varies enormously among traditional societies, from…

Change

Change make people feel uncomfortable, and that is why they avoid it as much as they can. People resist change because they are already accustomed to their familiar way of living, and also because they are daunted by consequences. Some people would have preserved countless tough waves to get to where they are now in their lives and…

Growing Up

Today, I met my happy pills. It had been agonising without these dosage, because they’re an addiction. Their presence is magnifique. Getting to finally meet them after what seems like an eternity and each second of it was terrific! Listening to them talk about their new campus and new friends while hungrily munching on fries and…

Q. How will we take the narrative forward?

Singapore came to be where it is now in the world because of a revolutionary leader, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, with vast foresight for the country and his team of devoted leaders. However, his recent passing has left the nation in profound grief. Nevertheless, his legacy remains for future generations as guidance and advice. Now…

Direct Your Discovery

In today’s world, we’re clouded by a mist of disguise. The wall of fear and insecurity shield us. Whether for the fear of rejection by others or the uncertainty of disappointments. That wall is a deceptive flaw. Sometimes we go through life thinking we are something that we’re not. Sometimes it becomes habitual and we…

A Letter to Mr Lee

“50 years ago, he cried for the nation. 50 years later, the nation cried for him.” Dear Mr Lee, 23 March 2015. On this day, your spirit leaves us, but your legacy remains. Your everlasting devotion and passion is what led Singapore standing where it is now. It has greatly saddened me and the whole nation…

The Gate of Hellos and Goodbyes

The airport has got to be one of the few places where pure authentic human emotions are noticeable. Folks get depressed, sad, or lost when they send off friends or family but when they reunite after a painful period of absence, that sheer happiness just pours out under a mere smile or buckets of tears….

Amicitia

((Amicitia is the Latin word for friendship.)) Amivus certus in re incerta cernitur. A true friend is discovered in times of uncertainty. People come and go in our lives. How often do we concede their little imprints that more often than not goes unnoticed? We’re lucky to be accompanied while cruising the rollercoaster ride of…

The Search of Purpose

How would you describe college? For me, it’s a mountain. A mountain to climb and get to the peak, because I know or rather anticipate the landscape to be imposing. The climb towards the peak is admittedly going to be arduous and strenuous. It does actually remind me of the Hunger Games but less gruesome….