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Chester Bennington - 1976 to 2017

Thank You Chester

I didn't expect the abrupt end to Linkin Park's lead vocalist Chester Bennington's life to affect me. But it did and I was brought to recognise a part of me that I was and probably

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First Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, 1923-2015

Lee Kuan Yew’s analytical prowess and leadership skills

Lee Kuan Yew's passing and the subsequent week of national mourning caused many Singaporeans to revisit the achievements of one of the most important figures in Singapore's history. Lee's absence will be felt but more

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The runners came from many nations, so were the tweets.

The Boston Twitter Blasts

[caption id="attachment_4619" align="aligncenter" width="615"] The runners came from many nations, so were the tweets.[/caption] I was asleep when the Boston bombs went off. I woke still hazy with flu to see my daily news feeds

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Multiple viewpoints all right and wrong at the same time.

Keeping a Free Press Honest

[caption id="attachment_4070" align="aligncenter" width="615"] Multiple viewpoints all right and wrong at the same time.[/caption] I have been fascinated with mass media for the past eight years or so. Mass media is such an important facet of life

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The longest lived intermediary conduit will inevitably fall. (Credit: Madiba127 on DeviantArt)

The Inevitable Fall of Nations

[caption id="attachment_3824" align="aligncenter" width="615"] The longest lived intermediary conduit will inevitably fall. (Credit: Madiba127 on DeviantArt)[/caption] For thousands of years, nations were important building blocks of civilizations. As human beings, we found the need to

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What lies beneath glass, concrete and steel.

Singapore Badly Needs Her Soul

[caption id="attachment_3664" align="aligncenter" width="615"] What lies beneath glass, concrete and steel. (Credit: Woon Tai Ho)[/caption] Soaring housing and car ownership prices, diminishing personal space and intensely cramp public transport services have led to a series

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What freedom do we exactly want?

The Internet: Freedom & Neutrality

[caption id="attachment_2637" align="aligncenter" width="615"] What freedom do we exactly want?[/caption] Ever since SOPA and PIPA blared across the internet early this year, there has been consistent discussions about free speech on the internet. Over the

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Forstall & Sinofsky: Iron fisted leaders disposed.

Management: The Balance of Character and Characters

[caption id="attachment_2544" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Forstall & Sinofsky: Iron fisted leaders disposed.[/caption] Sinofsky's departure from Microsoft nearly mirrors Forstall's move away from Apple. Both of them played key roles in Windows (7 & 8) and iOS

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This site has gone through many changes in the past 8 years.

What I Learnt from Blogging

[caption id="attachment_2381" align="aligncenter" width="615"] This site has gone through many changes in the past 8 years.[/caption] I bought my domain 8 years ago and its main purpose was host sites that I created ever since

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Malala Yousufzai has struck the Taliban where others could not.

Persuade, Not Punch

[caption id="attachment_2179" align="aligncenter" width="615"] The end of WW1 saw a suppressed Germany and Hitler (leftmost). Both were key motivators of WW2.[/caption] Wars are like heated arguments, a disagreement that turns into a clash of egos.

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PSLE: It's not how but when

The Necessary Bell Curve: Why & How

Singaporeans face the bell curve from the age of 12 and this may continue all the way till we retire. It is used in nearly all national exams including the PSLE and also in firms

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Not yet a Nation. Not even close.

Time to Decide between Nation and Economy

This might sound strange to most Singaporeans. For decades, everything Singapore was tied to its economy. Incredible growth, one of the four proud Asian Tigers / Dragons, an economy that weathered the Asian Financial Crisis

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Freedom of the Press – Solutions for Singapore

It is easy to criticize. Easy to call for change. Easy to mock the system. How about fixing it? Every time a conversation on Singapore's politics pops up, almost everyone will agree that our press is

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Kong Hee – A Christian’s POV

This post is on religion which is a very subjective. Everyone interpretes religion differently. You see that in the vast numbers of religions, the vast denominations within religions (e.g. Methodist, Protestants, etc for Christians and Sunni, Aqidah,

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Another Bundle of Updates!

Hit the Ground Running [caption id="attachment_260" align="alignnone" width="293" caption="No False Starts"][/caption] Registration is done. Laptop is set (HP ProBook 4310s as decided earlier). So what's left is bidding for my modules and prepping myself to

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Live and Let Live

[caption id="attachment_220" align="aligncenter" width="420" caption="Hold, Don't Squeeze"][/caption] I have to say that the last few days at home has been anything but pleasant. I don't understand how he has to be in so much control

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This state of nirvana is hard to attain yet everyone craves for it and do countless things to achieve it. Some believe that a financial windfall would trigger this out-of-the-world feeling, some even look to

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How Far Would You Bend?

How much would you accept and take after? There are only two options out of this. Accomodate or influence. That's what things are. Life is a continual struggle between influences. Even though we might fool

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The Very Fundamentals of Love

Holy hell, here's my first go at posting about love. This is gonna be written in stream of consciousness (at least what my stream of consciousness is like) You know the teenage years when your

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You can’t take the best of both

At some point you have to choose, to take one and leave the other. To weigh the options at hand and to pick the better one. It's always hard to have to drop the second

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Why People Drown

1. They think they can swim 2. They think they can float, thus pretending to swim 3. They think they are deficient if they cannot swim at the deep end. 4. They wanted to try

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