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Comedy: Its (Dis)comforts

Imagine a world where one can’t seek relief from an abysmal state of affairs. Affairs that invite fury – towards unscrupulous politicians, ridicule – towards politicians who lack a b…

The True Value of a Human Being

After a good 20 years of my life or so cumulatively spent in Singapore, I am currently on a sojourn in Tokyo, Japan. Living in a comparatively international environment, I have literally met people fr…

Work

I had just returned from my boss’s office and was back at my seat, beyond thrilled. “He gave me an assignment!” I exclaimed in obvious glee. “Pop in,” my boss had sent in an instant message ten minute…

Life lessons from a bar

My first encounter with racism occurred when I was 22 years old but it wasn’t the thing that shocked me the most. For the past five weeks, I have been in the US for a Southeast Asian – US exchange pro…

On Greener Pastures

Check out @pewpew_away on Instagram for more photos! For some reason, I love coming back to NUS to study on holidays (and sometimes, the weekends). It might be sense of academic pursuit amongst peers,…

That Jaded Feeling

My Dearest Freshmen, By now you have been treated to a glimpse of what your first few months or first semester of matriculation will be like. The fashion advice, the academic advice, the tissue paper-…

A Mess of Places

“I saw your name and thought you were local!” My latest addiction, to my bank balance’s immense displeasure, has been the tag-team of Grab and Uber which has not only made me steadily poorer but also …

The Age of Familiarity

Almost a hundred years ago, world-acclaimed poet Robert Frost advocated taking the road less travelled in a rhythmic classic that left its mark in modern literature. But we will be having none of that…

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