Category Archives: Life

How I came out at the Singapore Canoe Marathon 2014

Marathons are dime a dozen in Singapore. But a canoe marathon? There’s only one. The Singapore Canoe Federation (SCF) just held its annual Singapore Canoe Marathon last Sunday (12 Jan 2014), but with a twist: it was the first time … Continue reading

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Writing, speaking, and counting

The toughest part about taking school examinations for me has always been the writing. I have never learnt to write efficiently with the pen, gripping it too hard till my knuckles go white. I’m probably holding it the wrong way … Continue reading

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How Singapore’s Election Deposits have increased over the years

Along with the announcement of the Polling Day of the Singapore election, the election deposit amount has also been increased to $16,000. That means a 6-member GRC team would need $96,000 just to contest. I got curious and decided to … Continue reading

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If time is money, then how many of us are bankrupt?

Time is money. It’s been repeated so many times that it has become a truism. Yet how many of us live our lives by it? After all, time is truly the most democratic entity in the world. Everyone has just … Continue reading

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Recycling at Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Singapore

Sunday is the day I do my weekly cleaning. Nothing clears the mind like a bit of uncluttering. Tidy room, tidy mind. My session last weekend was particularly vigourous. It expanded to include other rooms in the house. Nothing remotely … Continue reading

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Talk to your readers

One unexpected consequence of using the Dragon naturally speaking speech recognition software is that my writing becomes more conversational in tone. I guess this is perfect for a blog because conventional wisdom encourages us to talk to our readers. Compared … Continue reading

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Free speech recognition in Windows!

Did you know that there is a free speech recognition program in Windows Vista? Bet you didn’t know that. Previously I extolled the virtues of the Dragon naturally speaking software. But there is actually no need to splash out cash … Continue reading

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