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Blog: A Country of Smart Idiots

(WARNING: 2000 words post ahead)

You couldn’t have missed it. The news have been covering it all the past two weeks. The death of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first Prime Minister and one of our founding fathers, have brought on a wave of emotions in our island nation and a unheard of reaction from all over the world for an ASEAN leader. 2,159 more words

Service Opportunity!

PediPlace Marketing and Communications Specialist
The VISTA member at PediPlace will develop and implement social media campaigns, create speaking opportunities through the development of partnerships with civic, religious and business organizations, an develop a Speaker’s Bureau orientation and training program to educate the community about PediPlace’s services, programs and events as well as to encourage community involvement through volunteering and donations. 100 more words

AmeriCorps VISTA

& The Greater Good 

Apparently there’s a lot of confusion in Kimmel’s video helping Chelsea Clinton promote Americans to serve a year in AmeriCorps. Service is something I feel passionate about so I commented on the video informing folks that national service isn’t just the army and of course someone responded that serving in AmeriCorps isn’t doing anything “good for this country.” I don’t believe in wars point blank because a lot of lives are lost for senseless reasons. 327 more words

Life Happens

004. Happy Families (Part One)

When I was seventeen, a chap in uniform came to my school to speak to anyone interested in an Army career. Whether he was an officer or soldier I can’t recall, but I remember him being exact in speech and not terribly impressed with the awkward and gangly dozen of us who sat behind the wooden workstations in the biology laboratory classroom before him. 661 more words

Joining

B Day - 2

Unbeknownst to the majority of my readers, this alpha batch of cadets is trained under a new wing commander. This new wing commander places a lot of emphasis on morale as well as welfare, which explains why our wing, compared to the other wings, are having more fun ad laughter. 879 more words

National Service

National Service

Dear Boys.

I’ve completed my national service!

In case you do not have National Service in the not-so-distant future, it is basically a mandatory service all young men have to perform, in one of the few uniformed service, such as the Police Force, Civil Defence, or the Singapore Armed Forces’ (SAF) branch like, Navy, Air Force or the Army. 793 more words

For The Boys!

The longest march ever

If you ever played maplestory, you would have noticed that there was a medal feature imbued in it several years ago. To achieve the complete collection of the wide array, you will have to simply fulfil the stipulated requirements and before you know it, a medal is awarded to you. 1,998 more words

National Service