Learning like a Baby

During graduate study, I took a module titled ‘Designing for learning by creating’ by Karen Brennan. A paragraph in the course syllabus read: I find grades stressful. Too often, I see grades preventing people from taking intellectual risks, discouraging people from being bold, causing people to worry about the least important part of the process.…

If I Become Rich One Day

If I become rich one day My first instinct isn’t to travel the world I’ll lie on the world’s largest and most comfortable couch Eat, sleep and repeat for a whole year  Ever since I heard this song by Chinese Singer Mao Buyi, it has been stuck in my head. On the surface, there seems…

The Economics in Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Introduction A childhood classic, Roald Dahl’s critically-acclaimed novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a familiar story to many of us. Its popularity is evident even in its adaptations into video games, musicals, plays and movies. However, within the chocolate-filled world of Willy Wonka, it is interesting to note the slight nods to Economics within…

Politics and Economics: Who is Speaking the Truth?

Let’s take a look at the minimum wage, which found its way back into the centre of the Singapore General Election 2020. Every Economics student can simply tell you that minimum wage refers to a legally established price floor for salaries. This means that employers will have to pay their employees a minimum amount of wages, and anything below is illegal. It was implemented in most countries, except notably Singapore and Scandinavian countries. 

Relationships

ARTIST’S STATEMENT This film aims to highlight the relationship between the youth and the older generation that many take for granted. The protagonist represents the youth who still have plenty of time to live their lives. The Grandmother however represents the silver generation – the backbone of our society. Amidst our daily routines which can…

How Priming Affects Consumer Behaviour

As modern consumers of the 21st century, we are often spoilt for choice with an endless variety of products from both physical stores and online shops, so much so that it has even created what is known as the ‘consumerist culture’. Burdened with a seemingly insatiable hunger for consumer goods, we are constantly on the…

Why Learn Chinese?

During my internship, I noticed a girl who was not proficient in the Chinese language but was incredibly attentive in the Secondary 3 class I was teaching. Whenever I taught Chinese composition writing, she would copy down all the model sentences incessantly. Afterwards, she would annotate every single new Chinese vocabulary in English. Teachers all…

Half A Kennel

He would have been more dumbfounded, had he known that she made the decision because of half of a kennel. He finally acceded to her request after three years. Yet, she cowered.    She once firmly believed that she would never fall for a married man like him. Yet, firmly, too, she once believed that…

Keluargaku

Ibu, kamu Tempat aku bergantung Tempat aku bermanja Tempat aku mengisahkan segala suka dan duka Ayah, kamu Tempat aku berlindung Tempat aku berharap Tempat aku mempelajari erti tanggungjawab Adik, kamu Tempat aku  bermain Tempat aku berseloroh Tempat aku memberi tunjuk ajar Inilah keluargaku Tempat penaung kasih dan sayang Maisarah Hamdan (21-O2)

Periskop

Dari jauh Aku  menjemput Rindu yang ternyata bukan milikku Dari jauh Aku menyedari Cinta yang diharapkan tiada lagi Dari jauh Aku menyimpulkan Yang baik sekalipun suatu ketika mengecewakan Dari Jauh Aku mempelajari Harus melangkah pergi meneruskan hidup tanpamu Dari jauh Aku menginsafi cinta manusia seketika, cinta Esa yang abadi Emylia Audreyna (21-O1)