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Living the American Dream isn't only for the privileged

By definition, having privilege is seen as an advantage in life. Privilege comes in many forms ranging from what family situation or race you were born into to how much money you make to even where you got your college degree. 862 more words

Why do we love royalty?

When most of us live in democracies or at least come from the western tradition of the equality and empowerment of the individual person, why do we consistently elevate and idealise kings and queens? 642 more words

The Art Of Narrative

Book Review: Hard Choices

The opening line of this book is as follows:

“Singapore’s economic success masks some uncomfortable truths about life in this city-state.”

The text is very neatly organised into three sections:

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What I Got Wrong About Professional Golf

I grew up playing golf.

My first job was parking golf carts and picking up range balls at Los Alamitos Golf Course. One benefit of that job was practicing and playing for free. 530 more words


I can’t wait for Malays here to be like Singaporean Malays - Former Malaysia Law Minister Zaid Ibrahim

The recent comments about the Singapore Malays by Former Malaysia Law Minister Zaid Ibrahim have garnered interest on social media.

Singapore’s relationship with Malaysia has been marked by their fair share of ups and downs (Source:   613 more words


A Short One - Why I Will Never Watch TED

This is going to be a short one for a few reasons – I forgot to think of something to write about because of exams coming up and general laziness overtaking, I don’t really feel like writing a long post anyway, and I’m kind of losing my enthusiasm for this blog, which I guess is only natural after several months. 613 more words