The Singaporean Dream

6 03 2010

I am currently studying in a JC. The next step in the educational system here is a University education. This is what society expects of me. Sometimes I wonder I am expect of me.

To be honest, I had no intention of contining my education. If I could, I would drop out and travel the world and see and learn and meet people from different walks of life. However, in this fast-paced world, I can not afford it. I will not survive. Without credentials, a job, money, no one can survive. No one can make a mistake because many know that one mistake can cause you everything.

In fact, making mistakes has become a ‘ crime’  in the Singaporean education culture to the extent that students rather not learn, but memorise their texts and encrave the knowledge in their brains and then just ‘copy and paste’ everything back on their examination papers. This is not only seen in primary and secondary educational institutions but also in JCs. No one in my lectures raise any questions of clarification or possible other doubts. People believe whatever the lecturer says is 100percent true. Not me. I like a clear my doubts. I feel very unsafe with uncleared doubts.

Before I side track further, I would like to talk about my project work presentation assignment. It is a mini competition with in school to improve our presentation skills. The questions is ‘ Youths have a role to play in_________’

I have an idea which I intend to build on tomorrow but for now  I just wanted people to think about youths and their roles in society.


Thanking Time.

28 07 2008

I’ve realised that blogging about religion is very difficult. I’ve decided not to do so any more. I’m tired of trying to voice out my opinions and having people tell me I’m wrong. So instead, this post is going to be about things I am thankful for and everyone should be thankful for.

  • I am thankful for being alive. My life as always been at risk since I was born.
  • I am thankful for my family. They have supported me and guided me through everything. There are people without families.
  • I am thankful for living in Singapore.
  • I am thankful for living in a multiracial and religious harmony country. There are people who live in discrimination.
  • I am thankful that I am not in a country or a community which is surrounded by violence. There are people who live in countries that are in war.
  • I am thankful that I have friends who do not judge me on my race or religion but my character. There are students still discriminated by race and religion.
  • I am thankful that I can see. There are many who are blind.
  • I am thankful that I can hear. There are many who are deaf.
  • I am thankful that I can talk. There are many who are mute.
  • I am thankful that I can walk. There are people who are in wheel chairs.
  • I am thankful that I go to school.  There are many children who can’t afford to get an education.
  • I am thankful that I can read. There are many who can’t.
  • I am thankful that I can write. There are people who do not know how.
  • I am thankful I live in a HDB flat ( apartment). They are many with out a roof over their head.
  • I am thankful that I have a comfy bed every night. There are many who sleep on the ground.
  • I am thankful that I am healthy as can be. There are many who are ill.
  • I am thankful that Singapore offers me a variety of food. There are many who are hungry.
  • I am thankful I live in a clean environment. There are many who live in dirty environments.
  • I am thankful that I can travel. There are people who can’t get visas or can’t afford to leave their country.
  • I am thankful that I can see the world. There are many who haven’t left their country.

Lastly, I am very thankful that I can share this with you.

Thank you for listening.

The difference between men and women.

12 07 2008

First,how would you punctuate this sentence?

a woman with out her man is nothing












If you are a man , you would have punctuate it such that it looks like this

A woman, with out her man, is nothing.

If you are a woman, you would most probably punctuate it such that it looks like this

A woman, with out her; man is nothing.

That is the difference.

What does it mean to be a youth?

7 07 2008

Firstly I would like to wish one and all a happy youth day. If it isn’t youth day in your country, then never mind about it. I still all who are young and the young at heart a very happy youth day. Technically, youth day was on the 1st of July but schools around Singapore have closed their doors 6 days later so we can have a nice long weekend. How sweet ( but apparently teachers don’t know how to give us a break. Sadly this is another story all together).

As youth, we should be able to experience life as we see it. I was doing a bible study last year and the bible says nothing bout Jesus in his Youth years ( between the age of 12 to about late 20s). Sister was telling us to reflect this in your own lives.

“Have fun as youths, enjoy your youth years and don’t let anything hold you back. Don’t have boyfriends. They only make you worry more. Have fun!” Not really her exact words but it is close enough.  She was emphasing on the ‘NO BOYS’ but again another story for another day.

We are suppose to be free as youths. Do as we please. No regrets.

That’s the problem. Youths regret. Lot. We are so concern about what other people think that we dont dare that those risks. Then those in their golden years come up with the pharse ‘youth is waste on the young’.

I guess its true.

Well, no regrets from me ever.

What about you?