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The Useless Liberal Arts Degree

So what are you going to do with a Sociology degree? Become a popcorn seller? This is how I am often mocked by my Engineering friends or those with degrees that can be directly applied in the workplac…

Unpacking “Happiness”

It began with a casual conversation in a large shopping mall in central Singapore. A long-time friend of mine and I, then fresh from junior college, were wrecking our heads over possible university op…

The Musings of a City-Kampung Girl

I am not a countryside girl. I’d be the first to admit that I’m a 100% city girl, 100% metropolitan. I am not the type of person who likes the soft quiet haven of the countryside, who is content with …

The Power of Food

The old saying goes, “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”. What if I told you that it could do even more? The Choco Pie grabbed international headlines when it was banne…

Three Parts of Recovery

(Inspired by my 2016 SingPoWriMo Day 18 poem and Bulbapedia) HARBINGER ˈhɑːbɪn(d)ʒə/ noun (noun: harbinger; plural noun: harbingers) HARBINGER is an Omen/Forewarning type of Word. It has no true form,…

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