Eunoia GO

Eunoia GO – A documentation of the 2018 BSP Chongqing-Chengdu immersion trip Led by 4 teachers, 35 Eunoians in the Bicultural Studies Programme (BSP) embarked on a 12-day immersion programme to Chongqing, China on 24th November 2018. This immersion programme is an enriching one, comprising enterprise visits, interactions with locals in schools and communities, city…

O HAVE SEEING EYES

(INTERACTING WITH THE NOT-SO-WELL-OFF), BIRTHDAY BOOK 2020 祖哈克 祖齐弗里:恻隐之心 人皆有之(如何与贫困人士交流) “The common eye sees only the outside of things, and judges by that, but the seeing eye pierces through and reads the heart and the soul, finding there capacities which the outside didn’t indicate or promise, and which the other kind of eye couldn’t detect.”…

POFMA – A Commentary

INTRODUCTION  With the seismic shift to the use of online means as a primary mode of communication, education and data, such merits brought about by the rise in digitalisation and the internet has been accompanied by their own perils – fake news. Fake news is more than merely the spread of false information online. In…

Reflections

In a series of essays, Eunoians reflect on life, love, and loss. The essays were written in Mandarin, and translated into English. Adversities As the saying goes, “Life isn’t a bed of roses.” Despite having heard this quote many times over, I still cannot help but grumble about my misfortunes in times of adversity. When…

Decision Paralysis

Firm’s perspectives on how ‘decision paralysis’ affects their business and decision-making, and how to address the issue. Ever felt stumped by what to watch on YouTube or settled on some lousy food because you did not know what to choose? Well, you just faced decision paralysis, which is the complete inability to decide because of…

Poetry from the Portfolio Project

译文 The Empty Dream In the winter months it snows, The lady’s hair, white as willows, as she grows old. The moon is out, but she stays sleepless, In the night that felt endless She dreads the years that follow. From afar, faintly, a flute plays, Lingering in the air, are sounds of sorrow.  As…

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.