Daily Archives: 2016-01-15

We worry for our well-being, but one thing absent today , was fear

By Uphie Abdurrahman Earlier today (14 January), around lunchtime, a co-worker warned us without losing her trademark sweet smile, “Don’t go to Sarinah. A bomb has just exploded there.” We immediately went into a tailspin, scrambling to refresh news channels and answering Whatsapp messages, but more in amusement and bewilderment than in fear-induced gasps or paralysis. Sarinah, where the bombed Starbucks …

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What scares me about transitioning into a working adult in Singapore

“We had so many dreams as children. Where do they go when we grow? Are they swallowed up by the mundane things of everyday life? Or do we lose them, leave them behind us in the dust, for new children to find and take up?” – Quoted from Paris Chia, a budding street photographer By Cass, Offbeat Perspectives What happens if …

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Singapore’s economic outlook in the year to come

By Chris Kuan During the General Election 2015, Singapore Democratic Party’s social spending strategy was criticized by People’s Action Party candidate, Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan as “failed policies of the welfare state” and brought a dire warning that if the strategy were to be implemented, Singapore would end up like Greece. However, that narrative has been proven to be false by 70 eminent …

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David Bowie: In Life, Surreal – In Death, Immortal

By Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss There is a famous English saying which goes “There are no atheists in foxholes.”  The saying meant to argue that when a person is staring at the face of death with no way out, he will believe in God. 10 January 2016 saw the passing of perhaps the greatest artist of our generation – David Bowie. He amazed …

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